Guest this week was the very talented Rina Mushonga and talked about her newly released album, The Wild, The Wilderness, recording in a barn in Devon, un-pigeon-holeable music, Zimbabwean influences and love for the work of Eefje de Visser. We got on like a house. Not so much as on fire, but one that somewhat smoldered with bewilderment over how she ended up spending her Monday night talking to us. I think she liked us really.
We also played music from Fujiya & Miyagi, J’lectroniq, I Am Oak, Angel Olsen and Booker Shade.
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We were blessed with the presence of the lovely Rita Zipora in the studio. We played a couple of tracks off her new album ‘Als Ik Kijk’, talked about the 1 minute 12 seconds you get allocated on De Werld Draait Door to play your song, xylophone trashing on stage, battling with Beyonce in the iTunes chart and making mistakes on purpose in your lyrics.
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Rita is on tour as support for Kris Berry and Perquisite in the forthcoming weeks and will be found in Amsterdam in the Artis as part of the Zoomeravond concerts this summer. We like.
Show #2 we were joined by Dieuwertje from Massive Music. Discussion dipped into what makes a brand choose a band, selling your creative soul to the corporate devil and how, by licencing music, bands can make the kind of money selling good ole fashioned records used to offer.
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We squeezed in a few tracks from Massive Talent roster bands and the excellent Rina Mushonga, who’s doing an album launch event at Bitterzoet this Thursday.
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So, our first show went out last night. You can listen back again to it here: (seems to favour IE Exporer as a browser):
The child-like enthusiasm seem to win over the mumbling on the night. It was fun.
We played a whole bunch of tracks by Dutch artists and internationals coming soon to town (just like our mission statement has carved into stone). We had a bit of local music news. We gave you sufficient water-cooler conversation pieces for you to impress your cooler colleagues.
We continue next week, Monday night, 10pm Stads FM.
Just brushing up on a playlist for the first live show going out this Monday from 10pm on Stads FM. There’s not a snowflake’s chance in hell I’m gonna get all this content covered in an hour, but I will be showing you the musical joys of Dutch artists Sophie Winterson, Ode To The Quiet, Thomas Azier plus many more. I’ll be giving you heads up of the kinda of upcoming gigs from out of town artists you should be killing close relatives to ensure you get tickets.
Got loads planned over the coming weeks: interviews with local bands, some visiting international bands such as Public Service Broadcasting, some on-location interviews with the well known and not so well known venues in and around Amsterdam (from the Vondelbunker to the Heineken Music Hall).
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