Tonight on Bridging the Gap I'm switching back and forth between two of my favorite genres: Soul and Ska. They borrow so heavily from each other that they become easily interchangeable. I'm also using the opportunity to anchor the show with some Amy Winehouse who died 7 years ago yesterday.
It's Mandela Day, and would have been Nelson Mandela's 100th birthday. So I thought it would be fitting to assemble a collection of songs, not completely about Mandela, but to showcase a few South African artists and remind ourselves about the continuing need to strive for freedom and equality.
Sometimes keeping up with music, especially rock and roll with all it's different genres and history can be a little like pushing Sisyphus' rock up the hill. Simply because there's always so much being released, and one really has to wade through a lot of rubbish and judgement to get to the good stuff. But once in a while it's nice to take a break from the norm and do a rock show. Hopefully it's as refreshing as it's heavy.
Mixing music blind and without direction for this Wednesday evening (not literally). Starting somewhere and finding my way through new releases and some classics. Expect a little drum & bass from ShyFX, pop from Disclosure and Louis the Child, and other surprises.
No real theme for tonight's show, just mixing some new discoveries with a few older favorites. Expect new music from a colaboration between Las Cafeteras and Making Movies, Lily Allen, Lucky Chops and more.
Continuing on with day #4 of this "5 Days of Summer" special of Bridging the Gap. Tonight I'm keeping it really light and playful with a little reggae and jazz in the first hour, and slowing it down in the second.
So I missed the the Summer Solstice last week, and my opportunity to do a show around it. So to make up for that... I'm devoting this week, hopefully all 5 days of it... to the warm sounds of Summertime.