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Over four years running. No slowing down.

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my last show, after five awesome years.

Codeine Drums // 08.11.13 // The Finale

Hey everyone.

This show is my last show on Subity Radio as Codeine Drums, as I'm leaving Glasgow and can't continue to go out live.

Thank you so, so much to everyone who's ever listened to the show over the past five years, be it only once or regularly. I've loved doing every last hack-handed, nonsensical show to date. It's been wonderful sharing music on the radio like this, and I hope I can do it somewhere else again soon.

In honour of it being my last show, and with 2013 drawing to a close, I thought I'd do something different and play some of the more unexpected music I've loved this year. One last indulgence.

Thanks. I'm out.


Posted at 17:21, 8th November 2013

from the ground up

Codeine Drums // 05.04.13 // 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

Codeine Drums // 30.11.12 // 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

winter sunshine

Codeine Drums // 16.11.12 // Winter Sunshine

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

no rest

Codeine Drums // 05.10.12 // No Rest

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

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