During this little ‘summer season’ of The London Ear, I thought it would be fun to produce a show of collaborations.
When I talk to musicians, collaboration is a huge part of the creative process. Using each other’s skills, influences and inspirations can lead to some truly fantastic work which I showcase in today’s show.
As always, we support Irish artists here on The London Ear but none of us live in a bubble so I feel it’s important to showcase what’s around us. It’s always brilliant to see how easy it is for Irish independent artists to stand shoulder to shoulder with their fellow international artists.
Irish Track From The Vault
Every week I play an Irish track From The Vault, a track we don’t hear enough of or one that we may have forgotten about.
Haunted from Shane MacGowan with Sinead O’Connor was one that was suggested on Twitter and I just had to play. This track always reminds me of working in Slattery’s Bar in Rathmines in the mid-2000s. The place always had decent music on this track always seemed to play as we sat down after a night’s slog. Good times!
Sound of The Underground
Sound of The Underground is the section of the programme where I introduce you to a London-based artist or band.
Staying with the theme of collaboration, I had to choose a track from Hagan. This track ‘Sise Ntweni’ features Aymos. Hagan has been working with a number of different artists over the past while. I really love the fusion of his Ghanian/British heritage with modern production and Aymos’ South African background.
Here’s what was on the playlist for The London Ear on July 30 2022. It’s all about collaborations on episode 399 of The London Ear.
Mango & Mathman feat Lisa Hannigan: Deep Blue
Denise Chaila, Sorcha Richardson, God Knows, Murli: Out The Gaff
Dyvr Feat Havvk: The Others
Tadhg Daly & Etaoin: Not Over You
Dogs: Nick Kelly & Sean Millar: Heartbeat
Eileen Gogan & Sean O’Hagan: Wave
Paul Alwright Feat Maverick Sabre: All Love
Kae Tempest & Grian Chattan: I Saw Light
David Bowie & Nine Inch Nails: I’m Afraid Of Americans
Diplomat M feat. Walter D’goon & Tony Fitz: Swine
Le Boom Feat AE MAK: Dancing Bug
Thanks Brother: F My Life
Darce & Will DeBurca: Bob Ross
From The Vault: Shane MacGowan & The Popes feat Sinead O’Connor: Haunted
Campernero: Houseplants (Daithi and Paul Noonan)
Shibashi feat Aoife Whenyoung: All The Lights
Gary Moore & Phil Lynot: Out In The Fields
Sound of The Underground: Hagan & Aymos: Sisi Ntweni
Maria Kelly feat Ciaran Lavery: Martha (Postcards version)
iEuropean feat. Wolfgang Flür: Activity of Sound
Public Service Broadcasting & Andreya Casablanca: Blue Heaven
Zoid & Meljoann: Spacemission
Electronic: Getting Away With It
Zapho + Toluy Makay + Jenny Browne: Collide
Bantum & Loah: April Brave
Carrie Baxter feat Jack Tyson Charles: I Wasn’t Looking For You
Joy Crookes feat Jafaris: Early
Luciano Pavarotti & Passengers – Bono, The Edge, Brian Eno: Miss Sarajevo
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