‘Voodoo’ is more than just an album, it's an experience. In this in-depth exploration, we'll delve into the making of this masterpiece, its impact on music history, and why it remains a touchstone for generations of music lovers.
Nightmares on Wax ‘Carboot Soul’
'Carboot Soul', released in 1999, is a seminal album in the trip-hop genre that seamlessly blends elements of soul and jazz to create a laid-back and atmospheric sound. Colleen 'Cosmo' Murphy digs deep into the story of the album.
Talk Talk ‘Spirit of Eden’
'Spirit of Eden' is a masterpiece of ambient post-rock, characterized by hauntingly beautiful soundscapes, complex instrumentation, and Mark Hollis's soulful vocals. A timeless classic.
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The Story of Grace Jones ‘Slave To The Rhythm’
“I can be a pain, but most of all, I can be a pleasure.” Grace Jones
The Story of Fugees ‘The Score’
"When I rap, I get to express myself in a way where putting words together is like poetry, and sometimes it's better to talk in certain expressions than sing, you know? So I love, I love to rhyme when I want to express certain things." Wyclef Jean
The Story of Patti Smith ‘Horses’
The story behind the album credited with helping launch punk that fused music, poetry, art and theatre in mid-Seventies downtown Manhattan.
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‘Hopelessly In Love’ with Carroll Thompson and Colleen ‘Cosmo’ Murphy
Considered by many to be the greatest lovers rock album of all time, hear how it was recorded and went on to sell a million copies.
The Wailers’ ‘Burnin’ with Don Letts and Colleen ‘Cosmo’ Murphy
When The Wailers recorded this album they had their eyes on a far greater prize of international attention - far from simple and not without its sacrifices. Listen to the story and music.
Fela Kuti ‘Gentleman’ & ‘Zombie’ with Rikki Stein and Colleen ‘Cosmo’...
Nigerian icon Fela Kuti pioneered Afrobeat and was a political and social renegade. He also led a life and had an impact that was uniquely singular. Listen to the story and music.
Producer Pioneers with Emma-Jean Thackray
Emma-Jean Thackrey discusses how she found her way into producing, some of her best loved jazz influences and why she loves a short track.
Producer Pioneers with Lucinda Chua
In Chua unravels her musical journey, starting with her first Suzuki piano lesson at three years old that morphed into a lifetime of experiments.
Producer Pioneers with Flava D
Raj Chaudhuri interviews London-based producer Flava D, whose output over the years has spanned grime, house, bassline, drum & bass and more.
Joni Mitchell ‘The Hissing of Summer Lawns’ Musical Lead-Up Playlist
Duke Ellington, The Crusaders, Joni Mitchell, James Taylor, David Crosby, Graham Nash, Joan Baez and more to whet your appetite before listening to Mitchell's seventh studio album.
‘Buena Vista Social Club’ Musical Lead-Up Playlist
This album is named after a members-only club that was opened in Havana in pre-Castro times, a period of unbelievable musical activity in Cuba. Check out this playlist of music that inspired the album.
De La Soul ‘3 Feet High and Rising’ Legacy Playlist
A Tribe Called Quest, The Pharcyde, Digable Planets, Camp Lo and many more were inspired by the jazz-influenced sounds of De La Soul. Check out this playlist of music that was inspired by De La Soul.