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Mary Anne Hobbs Quits Radio one by strangefruitmusic
July 23, 2010, 6:29 pm
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Mary Anne Hobbs is to step down from her BBC Radio 1 show championing new dance music after 14 years.

The DJ is taking up a teaching role at the University of Sheffield’s Union of Students radio station, TV station and newspaper. She said it was an “emotional” decision but she was bowing out “at the very top of my game”.

Hobbs, 46, said: “The great freedom the BBC has given me as a broadcaster has allowed me to help break so many confrontational artists as diverse as Slipknot and Skream, and of course, the whole genre of dubstep in recent times.

 “My current Experimental show is in peak condition, it’s never been stronger and although it’s a very emotional decision to leave the show that I love so much, it’s also an optimum moment to bow out at the very top of my game.”

The last of Hobbs’s weekly shows will be broadcast on Thursday September 9 from 2am to 4am. BBC Radio 1 will announce plans for the slot in the coming weeks. The station said the new programme will follow the tradition of providing “distinctive specialist music content”. Hobbs will continue to DJ live, work in film and curate at the Sonar festival in Barcelona.

Ben Cooper, deputy controller of BBC Radio 1, said: “Mary Anne’s passion and energy for her music means she has been an amazing ambassador for Radio 1 in the UK and around the world.

“We all wish her all the very best for the future.”

July 13, 2010, 7:16 pm
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Flying Lotus in MmmHmm, featuring Thundercat. Directed by Special Problems. Commissioned by Warp Films. Track taken from the album ‘Cosmogramma’, out now

Dorian Concept – My face need food by strangefruitmusic
July 12, 2010, 11:54 pm
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May 26, 2010, 2:29 pm
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Download: Ahu Exclusive Fact Mix (three weeks available) by strangefruitmusic
May 22, 2010, 6:47 pm
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One of the ortist that keeps showing up in our playlist is Ahu (pictured above) . The young Turkish singer, full name Ahu Kelesoglu, has already built up quite a reputation for her collaborations with Flying Lotus, Mr Beatnick and others – it was she, under the name Dolly, who contributed the sublime, dusky vocal to Flying Lotus’s ‘Robertaflack’. At the moment she is focussing on her solo work inspired by house, techno, the golden age of jazz singers, European movie soundtracks and much else besides, we reckon Ahu’s really going to be one to watch in the months and years that lie ahead. This wonderful mixtape for FACT includes music from Brigitte Bardot, Daedalus and Matthew Herbert and two unreleased tracks by Portishead’s Beth Gibbons. Listen, read and enjoy.

Download: Ahu – Exclusive FACT mix
(Available for three weeks)

1. Beth Gibbons – from L’Annulaire (Soundtrack) – Unreleased
2. Beth Gibbons – from L’Annulaire (Soundtrack) – Unreleased
3. Georges Delerue – Aveux D’Anne A Muriel – Universal
4. Serge Gainsbourg -L’hotel Particulier – Philips
5. Brigitte Bardot – Rose D’eau – Philips 1963
6. Piero Umiliani – Crystal – Cinevox
7. Luis Bacalov – Paraguana – EMG
8. Joao Donato – Me Deixa – Odeon
9. Vladimir Cosma – Les Vacances D’Alexandre – Pomme
10. Armando Trovaioli – Please Be Nice – United Artists Records
11. Piero Piccioni – End Title – Easy Tempo
12. Daedelus – Fin De Siecle – Brainfeeder
13. From American Dad // Roger // The Sad story of Oscar Gold
14. Matthew Herbert – Leipzig – Accidental
15. Flying Lotus – German Haircut – Warp
16. Gonjasufi – Change – Warp
17. Jamie Lidell – I Can Love Again – Warp
18. From American Dad // Roger & Stan //
19. Amy Winehouse – Trilby – Unreleased
20. Erykah Badu – Gone Baby , Don’t Be Long
21. Oddisee ft. Olivier Daysoul – In The Now – Cdr
22. Eric Lau – Always Will (Inst.) – Kilawatt
23. Jarvis Cocker – Discosong – (Pilooski mix ) – Cdr

Flying Lotus – Interview Apollo Magazine by Noggy
May 19, 2010, 4:04 pm
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May 11, 2010, 7:19 am
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Strangefruitmusicblog knows that hardcore flylo fans probably copped this one already since it was as of May 4th. So for those of you that were living under a rock and therefore were not in the know…click here to listen to Flylo’s latest in Full. Afcourse this one is also for those of you who did know but are still in doubt….

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Flying Lotus’ Cosmogramma Tracklist