Totally Wired Radio Show: September 18th, 2011 with Barker and DJ Medhi

September 23, 2011

Bit of a special show this week. We recorded half the show in Berlin! We talk to Berlin electronica label Leisure System founder and label manager, Ost Gut Ton recording artist and Berghain resident Barker (of Barker & Baumecker, and previously known as Voltek) about the label, the club and  everything that’s happening in the world of future electronica and bass music. He also has a never before heard, 100% exclusive track for us in the form of a forthcoming Leisure System release. Fascinating stuff.

Elsewhere there’s the usual mix of brand new indie, disco and all manner of non-genre excellence, featuring brand new tracks from Casiokids, M83, Toro Y Moi and Two Wounded Birds. We also pay tribute to the wonderful DJ Mehdi whose untimely death at the age of 34 was announced this week. There is a classic track from him and Chromeo, as well as Aeroplane’s tribute Big Boys Don’t Cry.

Listen right here, playlist down there:

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Casiokids Det Haster Moshi Moshi
Eleanor Friedberger My Mistakes
DJ mehdi I Am Somebody (Paris Version) Ed Banger
Aeroplane Big Boys Don’t Cry Self Released
Friends I’m His Girl
M83 Midnight City
Remember Remember John Candy
Teeth Flowers
Fool’s Gold Wild Window
Toro Y Moi All Alone
2 Wounded Birds I think The world Of You Self released
Ford & Lopatin Channel Pressure
Girls Honey Bunny
Pinkunoizu Time is like a Melody
Summer Camp Better Off Without you Moshi Moshi
Strange Boys Be Brave
Pixelord Iron & Cream Leisure System
Lando Kal Exotic jesus
Barker Like an Animal Leisure System
The Field Then It’s White Kompakt
S.C.U.M Whitechapel (Barker & Baumecker Remix) Mute

Radio Show: November 7th, 2010 // !!! (chk chk chk) and the Hundred In The Hands very special guest co-hosts!

March 2, 2011

The Hundred In The Hands

Special guest hosts for this weeks show are a pair of bands on Warp Records, the hard-touring New York punk funkers !!! and new post-pop duo The Hundred In The Hands. With Nic (!!! Lead singer) on the tunes, the two bands interviewed each other, talked about their bands and their mutual friends in New York, and generally larked about having fun, with just the not-so-steady hand of Matt to keep things on track! Unguarded and fun.

Listen right here, playlist down there:

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The Mole Like The Way Fur Trade
New Age Steppers Problems Statik Records
Paul McCartney Monkberry Moon Delight Apple
James Blake The Bells Sketch Hessle Audio
Fleetwood Mac Brown Eyes Warner Bros.
Bill Withers You Got The Stuff Columbia
Dr Buzzards Original Savannah Band Sunshower Ze Records
Neon Indian I Should Have Taken Acid With You Lefse Records
Washed Out Feel It All Around Mexican Summer
Toro Y Moi Thanks Vision Carpark Records
Summer Camp Round The Moon Moshi Moshi
Floating Points Love Me Like This R2 Records
Surfer Blood Twin Peaks Kanine Records
The Vaccines Blow It Up unsigned
Eskmo Cloudlight Ninja Tune
Silver Columns (Dreamtak Diamond Sound Remix) Moshi Moshi
Girls Heartbreaker Fantasy Trashcan
Calloway I Wanna be Rich Solar

Radio Show: October 24th 2010 // Guest Host DARWIN DEEZ

February 24, 2011

Darwin Deez

Very Special guests this week are Darwin Deez, and Andrew Deez from Darwin’s band. We let Darwin loose on Totally Wired and BOY did he deliver! Little did we know, Darwin had been presenting on High School radio since he was a youth, and he’s got the chops! This show was the most fun to record – just having fun in the studio, sticking tunes on and chatting about whatever came up. I defy you not to find Darwin Deez’s enthusiasm infectious! CHECK IT OUUUTTT!

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Rich Boy Throw Some D’s on it Interscope
Neon Indian Terminally Chill Lefse
Ali & AJ Potential Breakup Song Hollywood Records
The Vaccines Blow It Up Moshi Moshi
Bell Dialtone Two Syllable
Alice Deejay Better Off Alone (Darwin Deez Chopped & Screwed ReEdit) Universal
Caged Animals Hazy Girls unsigned
Totally Enourmous Extinct Dinousaurs Garden Greco Roman
Wolfgang The King & All Of His Men (Totally Enourmous Extinct Dinousaurs Remix) Hit Club
Donnacha Costello It’s What We Do (Kink & Neville Remix) Poker Flat Recordings
Darwin Deez Untitled (Wonky Beats mixtape EXCLUSIVE preview) Not on Label
!!! Jamie, My Intentions Are Bass Warp
Paula Abdul Knocked Out (Darwin Deez Chopped & Screwed ReEdit) Virgin
Duck Sauce Barbera Streisand Fools Gold
The Hundred in the Hands Young Arent Young Warp
Villa Nah Running On Moshi Moshi
Chrome Hoof Sea Hornet Southern Records
Eskmo Cloudlight Ninja Tune
The Agitator All That You Got Pointless Excitement
Starfucker Julius Polyvinyl
Sleigh bells Rill Rill Mom + Pop

Radio Show: October 10, 2010: Guest Hosts SUMMER CAMP on “Replacing the People we Love with Machines”, Brian Eno and Raising Awareness. Featuring Toots and The Maytals, Chilly Gonzales, The Agitator, STRFKR and Summer Camp’s Guest Playlist.

February 10, 2011
Summer Camp

Guest Hosts Jeremy and Elisabeth from Summer Camp highjack the airwaves with their holographic checkout selection, words on their unique working relationship, their favorite records and a special, exclusive live version of their forthcoming single Round The Moon recorded by our in house expert Mr Matt Barker.

Also Matt spins a cracking remix of Snoop Dogg’s Gangster Love by Mayor Hawthorn, plenty of that LOOOOVE Funk we’ve been hearing so much about and a new DFA release from Discodeine featuring Jarvis Cocker. Also breaking news from local heroes The Agitator as Matt reveals the date of their Concorde 2 Support slot with KRS One. I recommend you sit down, shut up and prepare to hand your wages over to iTunes.

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Toots & The Maytals That’s My Number
The Agitator Heart Isn’t In It Pointless Excitement
Chilly Gonzales You Can Dance
Bot’ox Rue De l’Arsenal I’m A Cliche
Sleigh Bells Rill Rill Mom + Pop
Summer Camp Round the Moon (Exclusive Acoustic session track for Totally Wired) Moshi Moshi
Snoop Dogg Gangster Love (Mayer Hawthorne Remix)
The Bar-Kays Sexomatic
Discodeine Synchronize (ft. Jarvis Cocker) DFA
Starf**ker Julius
Iron Curtain Legalize heroin
Sammy Bananas Ladies
Barker & Baumecker Candyflip Ost Gut

Radio Show: December 13th, 2009 // Little Dragon + :Kinema: interviews

December 14, 2009

Little Dragon

It must be the time of year – the heady mix of mulled wine and brandy butter in the bloodstream – but this week, Totally Wired flew by in a storm of OfCom-baiting guffaws and woops. In order to not preempt next weeks (first of two) Best of 2009 show (more of which later), you’ll hear a fair smattering of oldies from such disco wizards as Siedah Garrett, The Units, Lisa, Comateens and Stargaze. It wouldn’t be Totally Wired though if there wasn’t a whole raft of up to the minute works of minor (and major) genius, and filling that particular niche this week were newbies from Yeasayer, Hot Chip (two big albums coming early next year from them), as well as Appaloosa, Foreign Born, Chapel Club, Silje Nes, Slow Club and Cinnamon Chasers.

The headline news however is not one, but two amazing bands, interviewed this week just for us. The first is Sweden’s oddball popsters Little Dragon, who spilled the beans to Dionne after their triumphantly sweaty sold-out show this week. Topics covered included meeting at school, the music scene in Gothenburg, and a February sea swim in Brighton. Scandinavians are CRAZY.

Next in the interview hotseat were Brighton super-pop synthsters :Kinema:, who we caught up with before they soundchecked for their Little Dragon support slot. They told us all about the roadtrip of their conception, about searching for a producer only to find him in the band all along, about their upcoming Circles EP and about their love for Ne-Yo. Neato!

Well, this is our last normal (so to speak) show of the year. Next week we’ll be rounding up our favorite albums of the year, climaxing in a countdown of the top ten of 2009, and the week after we’ll do the same for our fave standalone track of the year. Give the show a listen right here – it’s a bloomin’ corker!

J*Davey Outta The Window Sony
Cold Cave Life Magazine Matador
Appaloosa The Day (We Fell In Love) Kitsuné
Foreign Born Early Warnings Moshi Moshi
Hot Chip One Life Stand XL
Comateens Nightmare Cachalot
Yeasayer Madder red Secretly Canadian
Siedah Garrett Do You Want It Right Now Gordy
Stargaze You Can’t Have It TNT Unlimited
Little Dragon Interview +
Constant Surprises
Little Dragon My Step Peacefrog
Chapel Club Surfacing East City
Kinema Interview +
My Girls
Kinema Circles Hot Pockets
The Units High Pressure Days (Headman Rework) Gomma
The Whitest Boy Alive Dead End Bubbles
Silje Nes Third Remove Fat Cat
Little Dragon Stormy Weather Peacefrog
Slow Club It’s Christmas and you’re boring me Moshi Moshi
Medium Medium Hungry So Angry Cachalot
Lisa Sex Dance Moby Dick
Cinnamon Chasers Minimalia Modus

Interview and Session: The Wave Pictures

December 8, 2009

The Wave Pictures session and interview on Totally Wired

On these occasional weeks in the month where we don’t have a show, and you all get so musically parched you start wondering whether Steve Wright in the Afternoon is really as bad as you remember it being (it is), we thought we’d do the humanitarian thing and post some of the interviews we’ve done, so you can listen to them as nature intended, without being cut to fit on the radio show.

We also have some pretty excellent sessions that we’re dying for you to hear, so we’re going to pop them up here too whenever there’s a down week.

First in the series are the charming Wave Pictures, who came in and chatted about their most recent album If You Leave It Alone, about recording it in 2 days in Berlin, and about egg mayonnaise. They also did a super acoustic version of their track Now You Are Pregnant. Goosebumps!

Wave Pictures Interview

Now You Are Pregnant by The Wave Pictures, live acoustic session

New show up on Monday!