Dec 23, 2014
As a proud self-confessed music junkie, it's always exciting to meet a fellow addict to ﬁll in the blanks of discovery. My ﬁrst clue should have been Daniel's informative reviews on the website of Other Music, an esteemed record store located in lower Manhattan, where he is an employee. Sound unheard, I could read one of his reviews and purchase a new release based solely on his recommendation. This year's Shabazz Palaces and Neneh Cherry albums being standout examples. Obviously, I had to bring him on the show. It wasn't until I researched him that found out Daniel is a DJ, artist, poet, musician and more. Instead of only discussing 10 of his favorite albums of 2014, I was interested in hearing about his artistic career. It's the conversation that couldn't be contained within an hour. Enjoy!
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Other Music: www.othermusic.com
Talk Music Talk Playlist/007: Daniel Givens Edition
This week's TMT Spotify playlist is twice the bang! Two exciting playlists in one with the DNA of guest Daniel Givens running through both. The ﬁrst half features 9 selections from Daniel's favorite albums of 2014; he chose the albums, I cherry-picked the songs (see list below). Since Daniel's quite the accomplished musician himself, the second half of the playlist is a TMT exclusive Best Of---per yours truly. Daniel's musical palette goes from trippy jazz excursions to moody dub and electronica. My advice? After listening to the interview, ﬁnd a private place with some headphones and enter the aural eclipse from Daniel Givens' mind. Enjoy! http://open.spotify.com/user/therattlecat/playlist/79azyvqfJzbzmolOMHpj1O
FKA Twigs "Give Up" LP1 Arca "Family Violence"
Xen Vessel "Black Leaves and Broken Branches" Punish, Honey
Andy Stott "Faith in Strangers" Faith In Strangers (Unavailable on Spotify)
*On Soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/modernlove/andy-stott-faith-in-strangers
Mr. Mitch "Wandering Glaciers" Parallel Memories
Francis Bebey "Tumu Pakara" Psychedelic Sanza
Shabazz Palaces "Motion Sickness" Less Majesty
Popcaan "Cool It" Where We Came From
Copeland "insult 2 injury" Because I'm Worth It
Azealiza Banks "Heavy Metal and Reﬂective" Broke with Expensive Taste
Selected List of Daniel's Daily Go-To Music Sites:
The Fader www.thefader.com/
trap mag www.trapmagazine.co.uk/
big up www.bigupmag.com/
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