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IMPORTED [S02.E01]

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World Music from WKMS
Imported airs Sundays @ midnight on WKMS or listen to it On-Demand here.

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Written by Chris Taylor

February 12, 2012 at 8:32 pm

I listen to IMPORTED because I’m worldly

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World Music from WKMS

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Yelle - Safari Disco Club - Chimie Physique
Malajube - Labyrinthes - Porte Disparu
Chambao – Caminando (2001 – 2006) – Los Muchachos De Mi Barrio
Cut Copy - Bright Like Neon Love - Saturdays
Florence and The Machine - Drumming - Lungs
Arash - Arash - Boro Boro
Cyrine - Ya Msahar Aini - Law Bass Fi Aini
Despina Vandi – Come Along Now - Jambi
Vitas - Audio Visual Connect Series - Lucia Di Lammermoor
La Roux - La Roux - Tiger Lily
Monica Giraldo - Todo Da Vueltas- Todo Vuelve A Empezar
El General - No Me Trates de Enganar - Grandes Exitos
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Imported is an international music program showcasing artists from all over the world, combining an eclectic and genre-blending playlists by well-known and aspiring talent abroad.  Airing Sundays @ midnight on WKMS or on-demand here.

Written by Chris Taylor

August 12, 2011 at 5:29 pm

IMPORTED [S01.E03]

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World Music from WKMS
Imported is WKMS’ premier international music program showcasing artists from all over the world. We combine an eclectic and genre-blending playlist with tracks by well-known and aspiring talent abroad. Hear Punjab, reggae, K-pop, indie, electronica and more from the mainstream to the culturally obscure.

IMPORTED [S01.E03]

Imported airs Sundays @ midnight on WKMS. Listen On-Demand here. (Episode 2 should be online Monday afternoon. If you missed Episode 2, check it out now!).

Yeah, this playlist is pretty fun. We have a selection from MySpace-spawned, French band Yelle; another awesome track from our (2nd) fave musical Canadians: Malajube; and we succumb to one of Georgena’s favorite artists: Florence and the Machine (watch the video).

We also have a space opera! (sortof/notreally)

| PLAYLIST | (artist/album/song)

Yelle – Safari Disco Club – Chimie Physique
Malajube – Labyrinthes – Porte Disparu
Chambao – Caminando (2001 – 2006) – Los Muchachos De Mi Barrio
Cut Copy – Bright Like Neon Love – Saturdays
Florence and The Machine – Drumming – Lungs
Arash – Arash – Boro Boro
Cyrine – Ya Msahar Aini - Law Bass Fi Aini
Despina Vandi – Come Along Now – Jambi
Vitas – Audio Visual Connect Series – Lucia Di Lammermoor
La Roux – La Roux – Tiger Lily
Monica Giraldo – Todo Da Vueltas- Todo Vuelve A Empezar
El General – No Me Trates de Enganar – Grandes Exitos

We want to hear from you! Contact us with opinions, requests, questions, anything: importedwkms@gmail.com.

<3  Chris & Georgena

Written by Chris Taylor

July 16, 2011 at 8:54 pm

Weekend Energy Preview – 7-16

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Here’s what’s in the mix for this Saturday night’s Weekend Energy. This week’s show is so long-awaited, so highly anticipated… lines forming around the block, blogs and YouTube tributes worldwide… it’s like the box-office blockbusting premiere of… Winnie the Pooh!

Highlights

Yelle – Que Veux Tu (Madeon Remix) – French singer Yelle has been at the top of my playlists for years. I’m especially fond of A Cause Des Garcons, Ce Jeu, Je Veux Te Voir, Qui Est Cette Fille, La Musique, Safari Disco Club and her vocals on Cooler Couleur by Crookers. Que Veux Tu is the latest single from her new album Safari Disco Club, and I think it’s even better than the title track, much more dance-able, more lively – tonally perhaps more American (or American-friendly). I’ve heard Yelle on NPR, so she’s definitely made a name for herself and really needs no endorsement from me. The music speaks for itself. I mean, check out this video of the remix in tonight’s show. Tell me it doesn’t wan to make you dance in public.

William Breakspear – Innovation (feat. Credit to the Nation & Georgina Upton) – See this week’s “Discovery” below.

Durchblick – La Villa Sonderbar – Durchblick is German hipster glitch-pop. The title track from the EP La Villa Sonderbar is the most mainstream of the four tracks with catchy, monotone female vocals and a solid dark bassline. The glitch aspect comes out more in the third track – Scaramoush, full of clicks, bloops and heavy distortion. Great stuff! Durchblick shows their versatility on this EP, and I’d love to hear more of their work – possibly more of a blending of the two styles.

Power Francers and D-Bag – Pompo Nelle Casse (Avengers Remix) - Lots of foreign language music this week (unintentional!). Pompo Nelle Casse by Power Francers and D-Bag (great name), lives up to it’s name literally “pump in breakage.” This actually works because the beat and female vocals totally pumps in a slick breaks styling. The Avengers Remix doesn’t mess with the song too much, but gives it a bit of depth with more electro-synth. It’s a high-flying song with a peppering of sass that will have you shouting “Pompo Nelle Casse!” Like everyone in this video.

(After the jump read this week’s Discovery and what Almost Made It)

Discovery

William Breakspear

I normally wouldn’t put much rap in the Weekend Energy mix unless it somehow fit the format and was truly exceptional. Such is the case with the new single Innovation by William Breakspear. I saw the name first and thought, clever, totally British, love it. I was blown away by ten seconds of the song, due largely to the awesome Black Country British rapping of Credit to the Nation, juxtaposed by Georgina Upton’s harmonic singing. William slaps it all together with super tight breaks, some of the best this year. I had never heard of him until this song, so I did some educating and highly recommend Skydive, if you’re in to tons of versatility and superb mixing (with a bit of ragga sound), also Million Monkeys, which fuses breaks with dnb – resulting in a really rich sound. But first. hit up Innovation for some musical inspiration.

Here’s a 1 minute preview:


Almost Made It

Puppy Giant

Super Funk by Puppy Giant is absolutely huge. It’s a slamming hard hoppy electro banger, rife with all kinds of sampling – the kind of music one should expect from the name Puppy Giant. They almost made the mix this week and will surely be in next week’s mix. It’s the kind of song that takes over a playlist, and I already had a couple of those with William Breakspear and the incredible dubstep track Cobwebs by Skeptiks. I had The Slag’s Remix on the shortlist this week, which it a little bouncier and more robust than the original. Check out all the comments on this Soundcloud…


Second Hour Rewind

The second hour rewind is the previous week’s first hour. Featured artists include Kap Bambino, Emalkay, Ellie Goulding, The Death Set, Designer Drugs and more!


“Crank up your stereo, bust out the strobe light and kick up the bass.”

Weekend Energy has been blowing out car stereo systems, upsetting the neighbors and enhancing the night life of western Kentucky every weekend since July 2007 on WKMS. Host Matt “McG” Markgraf pours through hundreds of songs each week to create “the loudest show on public radio” featuring the best techno, dance and electronica from around the world.

Weekend Energy airs Saturdays on 91.3 WKMS from 11 p.m. to 1 a.m. Stream it live on wkms.org Saturday nights.

Hear the show streaming online.

Written by Matt Markgraf

July 16, 2011 at 5:12 pm

Weekend Energy Preview 2-26

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Here’s what’s in the mix for this Saturday night’s Weekend Energy. This week’s show is so explosive, it’s like sling-shooting revenge-craven birds into a neglected pile of dynamite stacked against a wooden fortress inhabited by a hapless pig king and his minions.


Highlights

Yelle – Safari Disco Club  – The latest single by French singer Yelle is quirky and disjointed yet strangely alluring. It’s not a instantly catchy as some of her earlier releases like A Cause Des Garcons, Ce Jeu or Je Veux Te Voir. Not at all. Yelle is taking indie French pop into entirely different territory. We can either keep up or miss out big time.

Chapeau Claque – Platte An – See this week’s “Discovery” below.

La Roux – I’m Not Your Toy (datA Remix) – Like pretty much everyone else, I’m a total sucker for La Roux. She’s one of those singers with a universal appeal. I’m Not Your Toy is no newcomer to Weekend Energy, but every time it makes its way on to a playlist, I’m reminded of her freshness. Similarly, datA does an excellent job revving up the energy in the song, giving it more of an electro vibe you’d hear on his original tracks.  Pool parties never looked so unique than in this official video.

Tritonal – Lifted feat. Cristina Soto (Mat Zo Remix) – I can’t remember the last time I’ve played Tritonal on the show. They’re one of those trance artists that gets easily lost in the mass of similarity. The particular addition of Mat Zo and Cristina Soto have created something special with Lifted. I first heard Zo upon the release of his stellar EP “The Lost / The Found” which stood out to me as vibrant and unique. His remix of this song is as crisp and smooth as it gets. This song is like audio butter melting in your ears. Much of this effect should be credited to the delicate, breathy vocals of Cristina Soto. This song is one of the best in the trance genre. I am particularly thrilled to be sharing it with you in the mix tonight.

(After the jump read this week’s Discovery and what Almost Made It)

Discovery

Chapeau Claque

Chapeau Claque is  an energetic band from Germany with a thoroughly diverse sound. Their new album, Hab & Hut, is a complex blend of pop, downtempo, poetry slam and acoustic singer-songwriting – helmed by the always charming Maria Antonia Schmidt. Platte An is the one in this week’s mix, and explodes as the vibrant second track. Some of my other favorites on the album are the groovy Silhouette, the tenderly lyrical Knallt Ein Spatz and the absolutely insane Schlosshund. This group is so far my favorite find of the year. I’m sure I’ll be making that claim a lot as the year progresses, but Chapeau Claque has set the bar high. Check out the romping video below for Platte An. If your German is so-so, visit their web site and like them on Facebook.


Almost Made It

Bobby C Sound TV

If you do a search on YouTube for Bobby C Sound TV, you’ll see all kinds of hilarious retro remix videos (like the one below). I picked up a couple tracks from his new album “Future Past” and they almost made the mix. The tracks I had on the shortlist were Night Vision and The Digitalist. Both are straight up feel-good party bangers. If you’re throwing a party soon, or just want a party in your ears, recommend getting full album. The audio experience blends into itself, making a consistent good time. Check out more Bobby C Sound TV on his Facebook page.


Second Hour Rewind

The second hour rewind is the previous week’s first hour. Featured artists include  Pony Pony Run Run, Jaguar Love, Peo De Pitte, Amanda Palmer & The Young Punx, Basement Jaxx and The Sneekers!


“Crank up your stereo, bust out the strobe light and kick up the bass.”

Weekend Energy has been blowing out car stereo systems, upsetting the neighbors and enhancing the night life of western Kentucky every weekend since July 2007 on WKMS. Host Matt “McG” Markgraf pours through hundreds of songs each week to create “the loudest show on public radio” featuring the best techno, dance and electronica from around the world.

Weekend Energy airs Saturdays on 91.3 WKMS from 11 p.m. to 1 a.m. Stream it live on wkms.org Saturday nights.

Hear the show streaming online.

Written by Matt Markgraf

February 26, 2011 at 11:58 am

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