shows // Codeine Drums
Every second Friday (1500-1600 GMT) we bring you the latest in hip hop, rap and R&B, as well as a huge scope of electronic music - from places you may expect, and those you may not.
Over four years running. No slowing down.
To check out the guest mixes that have been featured on the show, go to our Mixcloud page at:
from the ground up
Having been quite taken with the slew of great electronica that's been released this year so far, I'm dipping into new work from Bonobo, Evenings, Lapalux, Kelpe and Shlohmo, all having killer years so far.
The more rap and hip hop side of things comes courtesy of Jeedo (aka Waajeed, aka Get To Know This Man, Seriously) whose 'Natives' EP is released today via his own label, Dirt Tech Reck, as well as Schoolboy Q, Danny Brown, OFWGKTA and a lil bit of Andre 3000 on the end of that Frank Ocean.
Thanks to all the listeners, trying to keep it as new, varied and fun as possible as always,
Posted at 17:33, 5th April 2013
descent into winter
Black ice, dwindling sunlight and visible breath. Yup, it's winter.
We decided to keep warm in the studio by giving you something to really dance to this week.
Everything is as new as it possible can be. Well, apart from the Ginuwine, but we forgive ourselves for it.
Thanks for listening.
Posted at 19:44, 4th December 2012
This week we've been a bit torn; we crave the warm summer sun but there's something so lovely about those crisp, sunny winter mornings that feels clearer and calmer. This show represents those warm slices of pop, R&B and electronica that are reminiscent of warmer summer days, but have their own chilly little elements to them too. The new Steve Hauschildt and Sun Glitters, well, glitter, and FaltyDL and Funkineven & Fatima's new material is really fantastic too.
R&B is becoming more sophisticated and innovative by the day it seems; Solange Knowles' work with Dev Hynes of Blood Orange has been surprisingly good, Jeremih's new mixtape has become a favourite of the year and Ango continues to be one of the most fragile and lovely falsetto's around. Also, sorry for the rough voice from me (Lauren) too, tonsilitis is a cruel beast.
A big thank you to everyone who came to Codeine Drums #2, the guests were so pleased with the crowd reaction and we'll be sure to carry that fun vibe on into the next one.
Thanks for listening.
Posted at 13:41, 17th November 2012
When I heard this new E-40 track, I knew I had to structure the show around it. Big, brash and fun. Danny Brown is proving to be one of the most interesting and unlikely success stories of the year, G.O.O.D. Music are - of course - killing it and making Young Money look so redundant in the process and we're so proud of our boy S-Type on the release of his debut EP 'Billboard'. It's out now on LuckyMe and is, in a word, TRIUMPHANT. Here's to you, S-Type.
Posted at 18:30, 13th November 2012
This week has been largely inspired by the myriad directions that R&B has taken in the past two years, which has culminated in late 2012 with some truly unique and inspiring takes on this ever-evolving sound. From the piano ballads of Frank Ocean to the evocative electronic leanings of The xx, R&B seems to be such a porous genre at the moment, and very exciting for it. How To Dress Well and Ryan Hemsworth have become favourites of ours recently, and how could we neglect the amazing Hudson Mohawke productions on the new Kanye West album? Seriously, boy from Glasgow done soooo good.
Posted at 18:25, 13th November 2012