This week I was joined by all around good guy and electronic music enthusiast, Sam Dunne. In honour of his presence, The Gabeyard Shift focused on one of his faves, the LA Beat Scene.
Having covered a major player in the Scene a couple of weeks ago in Flying Lotus, it was the perfect opportunity to delve into Sam’s rich music collection and knowledge of this eclectic group of musicians and producers.
LA Beat Scene is a genre that’s continually evolving and pushing boundaries, in a large part thanks to FlyLo, but also thanks to the large pool of talented producers that draw on a huge range of musical backgrounds.
It’s important to note that a few inclusions in the playlist aren’t strictly Beat Scene. They do however, fit beautifully within the scope of electronic producers hell bent on doing something different.
You can listen to the whole beautiful thing right here.
The Dark Prince himself, Mr Nick Cave, was the focus of The Gabeyard Shift this week. A hugely influential artist and revered songwriter, he’s had an incredible career that’s spanned everything from music to screenwriting.
You could probably dedicate a whole day of radio celebrating this fella’s talents and influences. Even a couple of hours is somewhat of an emotional journey as well as a serious education in songwriting.
There are a few tunes from his big influences, but mostly tracks from the man himself, and there are plenty to choose from.
You can listen back to the whole show right here.
The incredible musicianship and artistry of Steven Ellison, more popularly known as Flying Lotus, was the focus on The Gabeyard Shift this week.
A huge player in the early incarnation of the LA beat scene, he’s continued to push the boundaries of his music with every new release. Having come from such incredible music pedigree, he’s the great nephew of John and Alice Coltrane, it’s no surprise he creates such interesting and eclectic music.
An artist in the true sense of the word, you could dedicate many hours to going deep on FlyLo and his influences, but this week I just dipped my toes in on what makes him the musician he continues to be.
You can listen back to the whole darn show right here.