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'Broadcast One' - Dandelion Radio's 1st compilation album

2020 starts with 24 hours of new shows plus the 2019 Festive 50

Leo Gilbert - DJ

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Leo Gilbert

On my show this month:
Two shows from Leo this month. This is because, despite planning to use his first show of 2020 to look back at the delights that came his way throughout 2019 – replaying some of his favourites and airing some of the tracks that were squeezed out as he made painful editing decisions – Leo found himself unable to resist the slew of new music that landed in his virtual inbox in the last month or two of the year.
In the first show - a major late-year discovery for Leo (probably years after everybody else) was Danish group Efterklang, and he just had to start his show with a track from their new EP "Lyset", a companion piece to the recent album, "Altid Sammen".
Syrian artist Omar Souleyman also features, with a track from his new album "Shlon", and broody new tunes from Daniel Knox and Sarah Mary Chadwick are particular highlights.
There are also two versions of a new song by Seb Rochford's Pulled By Magnets and Max Richter appears twice with a pair from his soundtrack to the film Ad Astra.
There is also a slew of fabulous music from around the world: Corridor from Montreal, Yamaneko from Japan and Makoto Holmberg from Italy. Closer to UK home, Leo has Zonae, Low End Activist, slowthai and dgoHn.
And there is so much more besides, crammed into 120 minutes.
The second of Leo's two two-hour shows for January continues the Chinese theme of his December show, with two tunes from China, one by Beijing-based Gong Gong and the other by the hard-to-trace Yao Shisan from the Guizhou Province.
He also has his first tune from Northern Uganda in the form of Rwot Moo, another from Danish new-favourites Efterklang and a couple from New Zealand in the form of Sarah Mary Chadwick and Nadia Reid.
Intriguing collaborations come courtesy of Elizabeth Fraser, ex of the Cocteau Twins, guesting on a new Sam Lee single, Radiohead's Jonny Greenwood working with cellist Oliver Coates on a fascinating eleven-minute track and Flaming Lips combining with Deap Valley to make Hope Hell High.
Also up is a debut tune from techno stalwart Benjamin Damage recording as BDB, Tygapaw's contribution to a Brooklyn compilation, Holy Fuck's continuing return to form, Samo DJ, Karel and a fourth track from Daniel Knox's wonderful recent EP.
All that and more await you...


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I am in many ways your typical John Peel fan. I grew up listening to his shows from the era of punk rock until his death, and, with increasing obsessiveness, compiled cassettes, mini discs and finally mp3 playlists of the best tunes. Music runs through my family’s veins, and in me this takes the form of a compulsive search for new sounds. As John Peel used to put it, what I really want to hear is something I haven’t heard before.

Envy fills me when I read what my Dandelion collaborators have achieved in promoting, making and playing music, but my life as a teacher for the past quarter of a century has squeezed out any time for, well, pretty much anything apart from listening to and appreciating what continues to be made musically across the world. At last, though, I have found the space to pursue what has long been an ambition and can attempt to meet the stellar broadcasting standards set by my volunteer colleagues by sharing my love of new music with Dandelion listeners. I really hope at least some of what you hear gets its hooks into you.

Tracklistings and listen again to the previous shows:

2019Dec - Festive Fifty Build Up Show - Nov - Oct - Again - Aug - Jul - Jun - Ceaseless Salmagundi - Apr - Feb - Jan - Festive 50 - 2018 Review
2018Dec - Festive Fifty Build Up Show - Nov