Excellent Reception | One-Off : Sun Palace – Rude Movements

One of the best songs I’ve ever heard in my entire life is an instrumental slice of cosmic disco called “Rude Movements” from a mysterious band of British musicians know as Sun Palace.

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Excellent Reception | Episode 17 : Think I’m Sexy?

On this episode of Excellent Reception, we are going to talk about a song that we actually don’t think is that great but the stories that come from it are pretty amazing. By the end of this episode, you will have a new appreciation for it and the melody will definitely be embedded in your mind for the next few days. We are talking about Rod Stewart’s song “Da Ya Think I’m Sexy”.

Excellent Reception | Episode 16 : Party Breaks

From lesser know records to rare remixes to creative mash-ups, DJs have always had access to an exclusive arsenal of unique music tools. On this episode of Excellent Reception, we are going explore some of the classic party breaks that set off dance floors worldwide throughout the 80’s and 90’s. Listen: DOWNLOAD (right click and…

Excellent Reception | Episode 15 : Trip Hop

On this episode of Excellent Reception, we are going to talk about the downtempo fusion of hiphop and electronic music known as Trip Hop. Listen: DOWNLOAD (right click and save as) | Subscribe This episode features these songs: Massive Attack – Lately Portishead – Numb DJ Shadow – Midnight In A Perfect World Attica Blues…

Excellent Reception | Episode 14 : Been Here For Years

This time on Excellent Reception, we are going to explore the early works of some our favorite modern music makers: Anderson .Paak, SBTRKT, Yukimi Nagano of Little Dragon, Kaytranada, and Noelle Scaggs of Fitz & The Tantrums. Listen: DOWNLOAD (right click and save as) | Subscribe The featured songs on this episodes are: Anderson .Paak…

Excellent Reception | Episode 13 : Pos K

On this episode of Excellent Reception, we are taking a closer look at Positive K and his most well known song “I Got A Man”. Listen: DOWNLOAD (right click and save as) | Subscribe This time we are featuring these songs: Positive K – “Quarter Gram Pam” Positive K – “Step Up Front” Positive K…

Excellent Reception | Episode 11.5 : Jazz *Bonus* Episode

This is a bonus follow up to episode 11. Here are a few extra songs by other artists that are worth a mention. Listen: DOWNLOAD (right click and save as) | Subscribe On this bonus episode we feature these songs: Nicola Conte – Love In BADBADNOGOOD – Cashmere Soil & Pimp – Paraiso Bajka –…

Excellent Reception | Episode 11 : Jazz Thang

On this episode of Excellent Reception, we are going to explore the new wave of jazz musicians that have helped to reinvigorate the art form and drawn in a new breed young jazz enthusiasts. Listen: DOWNLOAD (right click and save as) | Subscribe On this episode we feature these songs: Kamasi Washington – The Rhythm…

Excellent Reception | Episode 10 : Radioversary

On this very special episode of Excellent Reception, we are going to celebrate our host lil’dave’s 20th year of doing radio.  From the Down Lo Mix Show to Eavesdrop Radio, he has built a legacy exposing people to great music.  We are going to take some time to dig through his cassette tape archives and see…

How the TR-808 drum machine added the low end to modern music.

[From Excellent Reception : Episode 9] By lil’dave The classic drum machine known as the “808”, has maintained a place in the backbeat of popular music since it’s creation in the early 1980’s all the way up to today. It’s unique sound has helped to define numerous genres, such as Techno, Miami Bass, Electro and…