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Review the Situation 2015

January 4, 2016

5 Films
Me and Earl and the Dying Girl
End of the Tour

5 Docs
Keep on Keepin On
Stretch and Bobbito…Radio that changed Lives
Amy (depressed me though….)
What Happened Miss Simone?
The Case of the 3 Sided Dream (Roland Kirk)

5 Books
Detroit 67 The Year that changed Soul (Stuart Cosgrove)
Original Rockers (Richard King)
Clothes Clothes Clothes…Music Music … Boys… (Viv Albertine)
Nemesis – One man and the battle of Rio (Misha Glenny)
different Every time – the authorised biography of Robert Wyatt (Marcus O’Dair)

10 Blogs
Stamp the Wax
Jocks and Nerds
The Blue Moment
Ancient to Future

10 Gigs
Sons Of Kemet
Young Fathers
Strata East at the Barbican
Kamasi Washington
Bangkok Paradise Molam International Band
Flying Lotus with special guest Thundercat
Little Simz
Melanie de Biasio
Floating Points
Dayme / Ed Motta / Roy Ayers

Late Night Radio — Dotun Adebayo Virtual Jukebox (5 Live)
Late Night Radio #2 — Mike Parry and Mike Graham
Pundit of the year — Stan Collymore (Talk Sport)
Talk Radio News — Chris Warburton (5 Live)
Breakfast Radio — Charlie Bones (NTS)
Original Taste and delivery — Tom Ravenscroft (6 Music)
Mid Morning — Lauren Laverne (6 Music)
Sunday Vibes — Josey Rebelle (Rinse)
Jazz and More — The Blueprint with Chris Philips (Jazz FM)

International Radio
Jeremy Sol (KCRW)
Tim Sweeney — Beats in Space (WNYU)
DJ Lefto — Studio Brussels Belgium
Kristian Davidek — FM 4 Austria
Radio Station — Radio Nova Paris
Shacho — JWave (Tokyo)
Toshio Matsuura — Inter FM (Tokyo)
Ennio Styles — Triple R (Melbourne)

Precious Hall Sapporo
Output Brooklyn
Sing Sing Theatre Bangkok
New Guernica Melbourne
Patterns Brighton
Teatime Bellevilloise Paris
So Flute Manchester/London
Banana Hill Sheffield
Deviation XOYO London
Leftfoot Birmingham
Onzieme Osaka
Unit Tokyo
Elita Milan
Reading Rooms Dundee
Sheffield Tramlines
Dingwalls November Session

My most popular Soundcloud Mix of 2015 was the Fruits and Culture Roots Reggae….

3 Restaurants
Brawn Columbia Rd E 2
Primeur Petherton Rd N5
Narukiyo Shibuya (still the best for me….)

Record Shops
HMV Shibuya Tokyo (7″ vinyl back room is a must…)
Cosmos Toronto and London
Love Vinyl Shoreditch
Sounds of the Universe Soho
Betinos Paris
SuperFly Paris
Disc Union Tokyo
Record Parlour LA
If Records
Zico and Chico Sao Paulo
Supernut Rio
Victor Kiswell’s Place….

Emotional moment….
Lynne Page choreographed dancers to GoGo Penguin on the night after the Paris attacks… The Barbican was moved…

Thanks so much for your support and encouragement in 2015 -

It’s been a lot of fun with highlights a plenty…

You’ll have to wait till after the Worldwide awards on Jan 16 for my favourite albums and tracks and sessions etc of 2015….remember you can still vote here 

although this is probably the track I played most in 2015….

Happy New Year!!!!