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Scott Listfield
Scott Listfield

Digging deeper into some favorite songs from the past year (according to Spotify), so it's going to be an eclectic, yet killer way to fall into the weekend. We're also in the HPR End of Year Mini-Drive, so if you can help support Public Radio please do so by clicking the link below.

Jeremy Booth
Jeremy Booth

Exploring new discoveries from mostly familiar artists in this session of Bridging the Gap. Eclectic selections ranging from Indie Rock to Downtempo.

Rae Pozdro for NPR
Rae Pozdro for NPR

NPR Music just released their Top 100 songs of 2020, and if you follow that team, you know that they go all over the place, and it really is "all songs considered", and occasionally they put out some strange offerings mixed into some real discoveries. So for this session of Briging the Gap, I'm going to cherry pick some of the 1oo, and weigh my taste against NPRs.

Sotomayor
Sotomayor

Uggg It's happening again. I'm repeating a show.. this time one from March which was an eclectic global show. So we're Traveling across the board... and bridging that musical gap tonight with new music from Shabaka and the Ancestors, Sotomayor, Dr. Rubberfunk and more. It's going to be an electronic afro-funky eclectic latin jazzy good time.

Going with the easy song selection and taking a 1st stab at the Best of 2020 (according to my Spotify)... So it's going to be eclectic to say the least. But everyting is going to be killer, well tested, and something fun to close out this dumpster-fire of a year.

Staying with familiar territory this evening on Bridging the Gap, and picking a mixture of Downtempo, Jazz and World Fusion.

For this Black Friday, I'm doing something rare and terrible...and replaying this show from June featuring funky grooves, complex rhythms, Drum and Bass, and a lot of music from Tru-Thoughts records.

Since the recording of this show didn't exactly land on Thanksgiving, I'm going to revive an old playlist of songs that I play when I cook. Most of it was taken from a mix I made for HPR in 2017. Hopefully you can use it to soundtrack your kitchen!  There's also a companion mix for dinner.

Oh how I missed the rain. The sights, the sound, the snuggling. So this session of Bridging the Gap will be a collection of songs I got stuck in my head while watching the rain come down.

Picking up where I left off on Wednesday with an eclectic mix of World Music with an electronic beat driven touch. Expect bits of Cumbia, Afro-Funk and other groove.  The inspiration for a lot of tonight's show came from a Spotify playlist called Folk Fabrique

This eclectic session of Bridging the Gap will focus on World Music with an electronic beat driven touch. Expect bits of Cumbia, Afro-Funk and other groove.  The inspiration for a lot of tonight's show came from a Spotify playlist called Folk Fabrique

On good weekends when I have free time, I have a hobby of fixing and restoring old surfboards. There's something wonderful about breathing new life into something old and getting it back into the water. It's also an opportunity to listen to music uninterrupted. So, the music in this session of Bridging the Gap are some favorites when I'm surrounded by fiberglass dust and fumes.

Nothing Happened Today
Nothing Happened Today

Electronic beats dominate this not-so-scary late night Friday the 13th session of Bridging the Gap. What's scary is that most of it will be picked on the fly, and built around new music from Sault, Quantic, Bonobo, Kokoroko and more.

LA Times
LA Times

This session of Bridging the Gap will focus on dreamy indie pop and folk, while dipping into a little shoegaze and other bits of beauty... starting with a dreamy sun-soaked song from maye.

Digging into the current state of Jazz music in this session of Bridging the Gap, mixing it up with bits of experimental, beat driven and world influenced songs... as well as a few classics.

Tyrone Turner/WAMU
Tyrone Turner/WAMU

So as of recording this show... we still don't have a new president. But it's getting oh so close as votes trickle in. With that said I'm musically reflecting back on the last few days of election ups and downs with an eclectic, yet sarcastic selection of Soul, Indie Rock and Hip-Hop.

Neon Cat DC via NPR
Neon Cat DC via NPR

Sitting in live on this election night, and breaking in here and there to bring you the local election results. I'm picking music on the fly, and since we don't know the results, trying to keep it as neutral as possible.

Brooke Didonato
Brooke Didonato

With election day coming tomorrow we face a very uncertain future. So I'm using this session of Bridging the Gap to send out one last night of hope and calm.

Happy Halloween! Although we can't safely go out and celebrate this Halloween, we can still revel in the sound of it. So this session of Bridging the Gap will be a collection of favorite Halloween songs ranging from vintage swing to silly horror-punk.

Doing a mixed DJ set tonight on Bridging the Gap ahead of Friday's virtual dance party. It's the 1st public DJ set in a while... so I'm shaking off the rust and testing to see if I can still mix records. The event is this Friday at 8pm. RSVP from the link below.

Paying tribute to DJ José Padilla, who many consider the godfather of chillout music. He passed away last week at 64. He was the resident DJ of Café del Mar in Ibiza for 4 decades, and the music tonight is pulled from a few of their many compilations. We're also winding down our Fall 2020 Pledge Drive and if you want to (and can) support HPR...

Tanguy Jestin
Tanguy Jestin

Keeping the mood upbeat and eclectic for this Friday night session of Bridging the Gap, with mostly beat driven new music from Garza, Disclosure, Gerardo Frisina and more. If you want to (and can) support HPR... the number is (888) 536-4700 or pledge online.

Sticking mostly to Soul and Rare Groove for this 3rd day of HPR's Fall 2020 Pledge Drive, Expect music from Vulfpeck, Nina Simone, Daptone records, Jackie Shane and more. If you want to (and can) support HPR... the number is (888) 536-4700 or pledge online.

Anchoring the first day of HPR's Fall 2020 Pledge Drive, and I'm trying to keep it mellow with favorites from the last 6 months or so. If you want to (and can) support HPR... the number is (888) 536-4700 or pledge online.

Digging through an eclectic mix of new music in this session of Bridging the Gap. Expect new stuff from Proleter, El Buho, Cults, Hypnotic Brass Band and more.

There's a cosmic event happening this evening that takes place every two years where the Mars and the Sun are on opposite sides of the Earth. The event is called "Opposition" and it's great for checking out the red planet. So i'm using the oppurtunity to play a few songs about space, starting out with Bowie's "life on Mars".

Picking up where we left off on Monday night.  I wanted to do a follow up show featuring the music of the Eighteenth Street Lounge and it's record label ESL Music. So this session of Bridging the Gap will feature songs taken from many of their compilations and remixes, so expect an eclectic mix of dub, bossa and lounge, as well as a tribute to Johnny Nash who passed away at 80. 

Call this show a tribute.

Latin, African and other global rhythms mix into electronic beats in this session of Bridging the Gap. Expect new music from Ondatropica, Gerardo Frisina, WheelUP and more.

This session of Bridging the Gap is a subtle follow up to Monday's dreamy show, and it'll focus on beautiful and romantic songs centered around late nights in the moonlight.

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