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Leo Gilbert - DJ

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Leo Gilbert

On my show this month:
Two compact hours of wonderfulness from me this month, and, like last month's, almost everything on display is the newest of new. So many new tunes by bands who are new to me have elbowed their way onto my August show, meaning there is sadly no room at all for Billy Joel, Ed Sheeran or Joe Dolcest.
Blossoming talents such as Sarathy Korwar, Anna Meredith and Lost Under Heaven feature not for the first time, alongside current favourites Mondkopf. Fresh to my tracklist are black midi (a couple from their new album), Raw Ambassador (something from his upcoming EP), Weval and the splendidly named Carnivorous Plant Society. I have also given way to the charms of a couple of remixed not quite so newies by Low and Jon Hopkins, and if you want to hear just how strongly Mr Hopkins feels about this most recent release of his, you'll have to tune in. A couple of other well-established artists - Amadou and Mariam and Darren Hayman - prove that experience is the best teacher when it comes to creating tune after brilliant tune that make tapping your toes just something you have to do.
And that's not even the half of it. Listen in to this month's show to discover that everything in August truly is awesome.


My previous session guests:

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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:

2019Jul - Jun - Leo's Ceaseless Salmagundi - Apr - Feb - Jan - Festive 50 - 2018 Review
2018Dec - Festive Fifty Build Up Show - Nov