FBi Monthly Mixtape #007
July 1st 2022
June is weird. The financial year draws to a close, the days become shorter, and we somehow find ourselves on the tail end of 2022 already. One thing remains constant however: the calibre of music airing on FBi Radio’s specialist programs.
As always, our presenters well and truly turned it out last month – bringing you tracks from across the musical fringes they’re plugged into. Uncover some of the the farther corners of our programs grid and stop to meet some of our hosts while you’re there. These are the songs they’ve loved lately.
Luke de Zilva & Mara Schwerdtfeger, cohosts of Surfacing
Honey 2 Honey – Hold On
Alexandra Spence – Blue Waves
Blue Waves is a deluge into field recording that connects bodies and water. Through lulls of distant waves, synthesised sounds that verge on the edge of environments, and Spence’s voice close to your ear, this track is a transportative treat to a large body of water that immerses you completely. Blue Waves is from the album ‘Blue waves, Green waves‘, released last week via Room 40. – Mara
Jaimee Taylor-Nielsen, host of The Bridge (Thursday)
East Denistone – Headspin
Elizabeth M. Drummond – Crisis
Hotel – I’ve Seen Terrible Days
Rydeen and Johnny Lieu, cohosts of Spin The Bottle
Black Rave Culture – Sub Poppin
US East Coast club music is really having a moment RN. Predominantly Black artists and DJs centered around clubs like Bossa, Nowadays, and collective/crew Juke Bounce Werk are taking the lessons from a rich history of Black American dance music and synthesising it into completely new forms. BRC make club tracks that are touched by all of this – Baltimore/Jersey club, footwork, house, techno and sounds from off continent, but doesn’t feel quite like any of them. Music both super grounded in where they’re from and looking to the future, but it’s also just fun AF. 😛 – Rydeen