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Rain Return

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It's been a very interesting week here in the Pacific Northwest, home of the Podcast Cafe : raging wildfires, air full of smoke and ash, then a giant storm on the day of the Full Moon bringing torrential rains and winds strong enough to topple trees and knock out power at the cafe. In the midst of all this elemental power, raw force of nature and dramatic upheaval, we lit some candles, opened the cafe to our neighbors and spun out this nearly-2-hour mix of newish music that has been tickling our earholes here in late Summer. It is, mind you, our 99th episode!

"Rain Return" features a bunch of cafe regulars like Wilco, Beck, Built to Spill, Father John, Beirut, Kurt Vile and Laura Marling, while also bringing is some new friends that we'd love for you to meet, like Courtney Barnett, Yaima, SaQi, Hot Chip, Subaqueous and Pepper Proud. DJ Fundi gets things started off, while DJ Playaduster steps in midway through to blend in some new, groovy sounds from the world of electronica and sacred bass music, before handing back to Fundi to wrap things up and tuck us in. The journey ends with a fitting track, "The Long Awaited Rains....."

Hope y'all enjoy and thanks for dropping by the Podcast Cafe!

Rain Return by Moontrolling on Mixcloud




episode #99 // Hot Chip
"Huarache Lights" / Courtney Barnett "An Illustration of Loneliness" / Kurt Vile "Pretty Pimpin'" / Laura Marling "Strange" / Wilco "Random Name Generator" / Father John Misty "Nothing Good Ever Happens At The Goddamn Thirsty Crow" / Kendrick Lamar "i" / Alabama Shakes "Don't Wanna Fight" / D'Angelo "The Door" / Beirut "No No No" / Beck "Dreams" / Hot Chip "Need You Now" / Jamie XX "Seesaw" (with Romy) / Terra Bella "Dreaming of Banjos" / The Polish Ambassador "Sri Gurvastakam" ft. Kirtaniyas (DAD remix) / Lulacruza "Lagunita" / Subaqueous "Dusk's Dawning" (Yaima remix) / Pepper Proud "Reflection" / Tame Impala "Let it Happen" / Shakey Graves "Hard Wired" / Rising Appalachia "Cripple Creek" / Built to Spill "When I'm Blind" / Beats Antique "New Speedway Boogie" / Courtney Barnett "Boxing Day Blues" / SaQi "The Long Awaited Rains" \\

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Real Life : 2012 Favorites

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Every year around this time we join journalists, DJs and music bloggers in looking back at the year of music and having some fun selecting the sounds that moved us the most. DJ Fundi scratched out a list of 20 or so albums that we enjoyed the most, and then crafted up a mix over 2 nights featuring his favorite tracks from those records. We hope you enjoy the flavors and this celebration of great music, songwriting, grooves & hooks!



Read DJ Fundi's list of 20+ favorite artists, albums, songs and videos on our Fundiblog at
podcastcafe.org/blog.

Playlist:
∆ "Intro"
Cody ChestnuTT "I've Been There"
Cat Power "Cherokee > Real Life"
Dirty Projectors "Offspring are Blank"
Frank Ocean "Sweet Life > Crack Rock"
Grizzly Bear "Speak in Rounds"
Horse Feathers "So Long"
∆ "Interlude 1"
Macklemore & Ryan Lewis "Thrift Shop"
Tallest Man on Earth "There's No Leaving Now"
Father John Misty "Now I'm Learning To Love the War"
The xx "Sunset > Missing"
Hot Chip "Look At Where We Are" (with Four Tet rmx)
Neil Young and Crazy Horse "Psychedelic Pill"
The Lumineers "Dead Sea"
Andrew Bird "If I Needed You"
∆ "Fitzpleasure"
Damian Jurardo "Maraqopa"
The xx "Swept Away" + ∆ "Interlude 2"



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Roots Blend: N'Awlinz & Beyond

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For our 81st episode, we're going on a road trip to New Orleans. Down in the Crescent City, we'll take in some of the music finest purveyors of cajun funk, swamp blues and street jazz. "Roots Blend" explores a wide variety of down-home music from NOLA and beyond, starting with the propulsive get-down music of Galactic and touching on related moods found in hip-hop, James Brown-inspired grooves, jazzy funk and funky jazz, from new to old and in-between.

Artists featured include Galactic * De La Soul * Quantic & Mr. Scruff * Brothers Johnson * Dr. John * Fred Wesley & the Horny Horns * Wynton Marsalis * Taj Mahal * Dirty Dozen Brass Band * The Roots * Bill Withers * Garage a Trois * Stevie Wonder * Jimmy McGriff * Spoon * Medeski Scofield Martin & Wood * Gary Clark Jr. and John Lennon!

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Our Love is Our Power



A mix of new soul, r&b love and loose-limbed funk, inspired and informed by my recent discovery of the musician Jamie Woon. Jeremy Sole dropped Woon's track "Lady Luck" on his KCRW show a couple of weeks ago, and I've been rocking it on the headphones every day since. I built this mix around 3 Jamie Woon tracks that I love, and they appear at the beginning, middle and end. Supporting the mood are jams by Raphael Saadiq, Digable Planets, Sade, Aloe Blacc, The Bees, Erykah Badu, Jamie Lidell, Lauryn Hill, The Roots, Andreya Triani, Galactic, Pharcyde and the Spinners. DIG IT Y'ALL!







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