March Podcast

The 1951 US civil defence film 'Duck and Cover' offers invaluable advice in the case of a nuclear attack, like covering yourself with a picnic blanket or crouching against the nearest wall. It also features a cartoon turtle named Bert, who hides in his shell whilst a Soviet chimp blows itself to bits. Footage like this was just asking to be edited into a quick promo for this month's podcast:

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1. Nathan Fake - You Are Here (Four Tet remix)
2. Four Tet - Plastic People
'Really shouldn't play another Four Tet track this month' - such thoughts dissipated after his masterful set at Plug last week. Support was provided by Nathan Fake, whose sublime 'You Are Here' was given the slow-burning remix treatment by Four Tet. Hebden's own 'Plastic People' is named after the London club where he honed his current techno-influenced style, and similarly his 'Much Love To The Plastic People' mix is also well worth a listen.

Writing this blog, I never thought I'd have the chance to mention Charlie Brooker, but seeing as 'You Are Here' offers just that, there's no way I'm not taking it: FortDax's remix of the tune provides the theme to the indescribably good Newswipe.

3. Pantha Du Prince - Stick To My Side (ft. Panda Bear)
I caught Animal Collective's Panda Bear in London a couple of weeks ago. He played a lot of new material which seems to depart from the sample-based sound that makes Person Pitch so timeless, but nonetheless Tomboy is one of the albums I'm looking forward to most this summer. He brings an otherworldly feel to this track from Pantha Du Prince's Black Noise LP, which came out in February and is definitely deserving of your time. Oh yeah, I think some guy called Four Tet has remixed this track too, and if I remember correctly, it's fucking amazing.

4. The Field - Morning
2008's The Sound Of Light is a concept EP where twenty-four hours are condensed into one. 'Morning', with its rolling drumbeats and vocal samples, is an uplifting tune, preceding the relentless intensity of 'Day', the hedonism of 'Evening', and the crushing comedown of 'Night'. It's releases like this that make The Field one of the most consistently progressive producers out there.


Ptolemy said...

Woah, nice transitions!
Helps the music is so pretty.
- Ptolemy.

Duck&Cover said...

Thanks Ptolemy, glad you enjoyed it!