The first new Six Degrees Traveler radio broadcast of '09 is now up on Apple i-tunes (Under the "Eclectic" or the "Electronica" sections of their "Radio" page)
Or at www.live365.com/sixdegrees
This week we focus mostly on a set of global grooves that includes many new and upcoming projects, including first listens to brand spanking new remixes of Pacifika (by Quiet Village!) and Bombay Dub Orchestra (by Tom Bailey of Thompson Twins fame- under his International Observer moniker). I am a big fan of Quiet Village's strangely compelling ambient lounge approach, so hearing them wrap their textures around the lovely voice of Pacifika's Silvana Kane is a particular thrill. The International Observer mix of Bombay Dub Orchestra is also wonderful in an old school, Indo-Dub kind of way. You really never know what you're going to get when you solicit remixes, so it is very exciting when a couple of really creative "winners" come in the door. This week we also spin Peter Gabriel & Hot Chip's great new cover version of Vampire Weekend's "Cape Cod Kwassa Kwassa". I think it's a hoot that Gabriel has sung on a version of this track since the chorus features the refrain "It feels so natural, Peter Gabriel too". In a particularly cheeky touch Peter adds the line "And it feels so un-natural, to sing your own name"- classic!
Check out the full playlist here
And here is the rest of it.