After 17 years at KUSF/KUSF in Exile this episode will be the last Friday Night Session on the station. It’s been a blast. Thanks to everyone at KUSF in all it’s incarnations, to all the listeners, and to all the guests – couldn’t have done this so long without you. And to my co-hosts over the years – Caspar, Tomas, Mike Bee, Cez, Jantine et al. And also (and especially) to my amazing wife who put up with my Friday night radio habit, and with me coming home late (and raiding the kitchen,) for longer than anyone should have to endure.
We’ll be taking a break. We will come back. Probably with a monthly. Probably just here on The Sport of Selection.
There will be news on Tuesday about a big new show that I’m involved with.
Until then, Fridays will never be the same.
Andrew Jervis x
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Hosted by DJ Tomas
This week’s Session features tracks by new talents we think will be lighting up the music world for years to come. Artists like Ninja Tune’s Letherette, Submerse, Dauwd and Astronautica. We also hear new music from some confident veterans acts at the peak of their sonic powers including The Heliocentrics, Bonobo and Patchworks. Great vocalists and MCs like Yannah Valdevit, Sarah Gessler, Ty, Nia Andrews and Trek Life add their aural elements to the mix. So settle in for two hours of fresh and interesting sounds, curated especially for you by the Friday Night Session crew! Continue reading →
Hosted By Andrew Jervis
3FromMe Guest: Andrew Jervis
Exclusive Guest Mix: DJ Sureshot / Sureshot Symphony Solution
Heavyweight show tonight with massive new tracks from the likes of Bonobo with Erykah Badu, Atoms for Peace, Inc., Jamie Lidell, Qtier and Matmos. Delighted to have two connoisseurs of vintage funk, soul, and jazz joining me tonight, too. Jazzman Records head honcho Gerald drops a forthcoming release on his label from The Sign of Four and plays an all time fave from Ella Fitzgerald. Also, SF-based DJ Sureshot weighs in with a fantastic mix of soulful boogie, funk and beyond. Read on for the tracklist and a few words from Jazzman Gerald… Continue reading →
Hosted by Tomas
This week we’ll hear new music from established talents like Thievery Corp, Nickodemus, Ian Pooley and Georgia Anne Muldrow, as well as fresh, up-to-the-minute producers and bands like Dauwd, Brisa and MopMop. We get a flashback of J-Dilla’s brilliance and hear an emerging star in Nia Andrews. Along the way we’ll bop to the headnodic rhythms of beat-makers Spaced Out Family, Lapalux, and Hackman. This one’s for the groovers, so enjoy! Continue reading →
Hosted by Andrew Jervis
3FromMe Guest: Philip Owusu
On this weeks episode I am delighted to be debuting a super dope brand new Philip Owusu track. The Danish soul man has an awesome album set for release later this year and is my guest in the 3FromMe segment. On the menu tonight are fantastic new songs back by genre-traversing production from the likes of Hundred Strong and Joseph Malik, Natural Self, Free The Robots, and Devendra Banhart and some tunes-of-the-moment from BJ Smith and Lion Babe. Plus, I’m digging new cuts from London-trio Qtier, Berkeley-based Toro Y Moi, and New Yorker Falty DL that blend soulful electronics with indie-pop stylings. Also in the bag are crackly vintage oldies from Jimmy Preacher Ellis, Toussaint McCall, Gloria Ann Taylor and Eunice Collins, and some late night boogie business from Kleer, Komiko and the Circle City Band to round out proceedings. Hold tight, it’s Friday Night . . . read on for the playlist and a few words with Philip Owusu Continue reading →
Hosted by Andrew Jervis
Celebrating the music of the artists, writers, producers, and performers who passed away in 2012; Adam Yauch, Etta James, Hal David, Terry Callier, Chuck Brown, Ted Curson, Pete La Roca, Dave Brubeck, Ed Lincoln, Johnny Otis, Donald “Duck” Dunn, Byard Lancaster, Austin Peralta, Donna Summer, Robin Gibb, and Pete Namlock. R.I.P., your influence and music will live on . . . Continue reading →
Hosted by Andrew Jervis and Cez
3FromMe Guest: Matt and Matt of Lefse Records
Andrew holds down the first hour with a selection of stolen moments, hidden gems, and tracks that nearly fell between the cracks…From the electronic sound of Mdou Moctar of Mali and Sarp Yilmaz of Istanbul, to the unique flavors served up by Australians Hiatus Kaiyote and German-based Taron Trekka. Cez follows with a second hour of current faves from Leatherette, Alice Russell, Andy Stott and more. Sandwiched between us are our 3FromMe guests, the two Matts who run the Sacramento-based Lefse Records. We’ve been loving their releases this year, especially the recent Levek album, and had to have them pick 3 tunes for us this week… Continue reading →
Hosted by DJ Tomas This week’s Session highlight’s our program’s eclectic depth and dedication to new sounds, as we travel from the Van Morrison-esque songcraft of Michael Kiwanuka to the insistent electronics of Letherette. Along the way we revisit Wendy Rene‘s Stax gem, famously sampled by Wu-Tang, and explore Brazilian rhythms with ace turntablist DJ Nu-Mark. Plus some oddly named characters (Sarp Yilmaz, Uffe, Falty DL) contribute superb club-friendly tracks to warm up your autumn night. Playlist follows . . . Continue reading →
Hosted by Tomas
This week’s Session features a ton of new talents with interesting names, like Glasgow’s Dam Mantle and his London cohort My Panda Shall Fly. Despite the strange monikers, though, the music is brilliant. The aforementioned artists trade in eclectic bass sounds, and there’s a similar adventurousness displayed in the electronic work of Lapalux, Monokle and the more spartanly named producer U. We’ll also feature plenty of deeply soulful music this week from vocalist Jose James and jazz pianist Robert Glasper, plus multi-instrumentalist Mark deClive-Lowe and 2000 Black super-combo Tatham, Mensah, Lord and Ranks. We circle the world via Africa and Latin America with Pyramid Blue, Chico Mann and Captain Planet, and wrap the show up with an an hour-long in-the-mix set featuring burners from Falty DL, Jack Dixon, Deepchild and others. So dive in with DJ Tomas and the Friday Night Session, we’ll put the tunes on the burner and get cooking. Playlist . . . Continue reading →