Tag Archives: Kendrick Lamar

The Block with Peter Curtin on SPIN South West: Saturday February 14th

15 Feb


On tonight’s show Peter has new music from BADBADNOTGOOD, Ibeyi, THEESatisfaction and Ady Suleiman. We take a look at some of the big winners from the Grammy awards plus drummer and producer Makaya McCraven joins Peter on the phone to talk about his new project ‘In The Moment’. 

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BADBADNOTGOOD & Ghostface Killah ft. DOOM – Ray Gun [Lex]

Aphex Twin – Minipops 67[120.2][Source Field Mix] [Warp]

Flako – Kuku [Five Easy Pieces]

Melanie De Biasio – I’m Gonna Leave You (Clap!Clap! Remix) [PIAS]

THEESatisfaction – EarthEE [Subpop]

Kendrick Lamar – I [Interscope]

Space Age – Colour Blind [Self]

James Blake – Words That We Both Know [1-800 Dinosaur]

T-woc – Track 07 [Unreleased]

JNTH STEIN x Brasstracks – Laced Up [Self]

Ady Suleiman – So Lost [Sony]

Robert Glasper ft. Lalah Hathaway & Malcolm-Jamal Warner – Jesus Children [Blue Note]

Erykah Badu – Didn’t Cha Know [Motown]

***Classic From The Crates***

Prince Paul – You Made Me (A.K.C.) [Tommy Boy]

Pharrell Williams – Hunter [I Am Other]


Ibeyi – Ghosts [XL]

Francis Bebey – Catching Up [Born Bad]

Segun Bucknor – A Yinde Ogo [Vampi Soul]

Master Plan Inc. – Something To Be Done [Jazzman]

The Buddy Rich Big Band – Bugle Call Rag [Pacific Jazz]

***Makaya McCraven Interview***

Makaya McCraven – Requests [International Anthem]

Stephen McCraven ft. Archie Shepp – Song Of The Forest Boogaraboo [Self]

Cold Duck Complex – I’ve Got A Friend [Dozo]

Makaya McCraven – The Jaunt [International Anthem]

Makaya McCraven – Gnawa [International Anthem]

Makaya McCraven – TomTom [International Anthem]

Makaya McCraven – On The Spot [International Anthem]

Madlib – Cue 4 [Stones Throw]

Makaya McCraven – In The Moment [International Anthem]

Makaya McCraven – Butterscotch [International Anthem]

Robert Glasper – Dillalude 3

Skid Row – Night Of The Warm Witch (Snippet) [CBS]

Portico ft. Joe Newman – 101 [Self]

Chick Corea Trio – Work [Concord]

Beck – Say Goodbye [Capitol]


SchoolBoy Q – Collard Greens ft. Kendrick Lamar

9 Aug

The Block Best of 2012 Saturday December 15th

17 Dec

Peter Curtin

Peter is back with his round up of 2012! 101 of the best tracks from the past year including Actress, The XX and everything else in between!

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The White Lamp – Make It Good [Sonar Kollektiv]

Fatima & Funkineven – Phoneline [Eglo]

Azealia Banks – 1991 [Polydor]

Julio Bashmore – Au Seve [Broadwalk]

Baauer – Yaow! [Mad Decent]

G.O.O.D. Music – Mercy [G.O.O.D Music]

TNGHT – Higher Ground [Warp]

Nas – The Don [Island/Def Jam]

Jeremiah Jae – Cat Fight [Brainfeeder]

JJ DOOM – Guv’nor [Lex]

IG Culture ft. ID 4 Windz – I Can’t Believe It [Kindred Spirits]

Captain Murphy ft. Azizi Gigson & Jeremiah Jae – Immaculation [Duality Mixtape]

DJ Dez – Brain [Rootdown]

2562 – Jerash Herwerken  [When In Doubt]

Natasha Kmeto – Valley [Bandcamp]

Ultraista – Gold Dayzz [Temporary Residence]

Belleruche – Wasted Time [Tru Thoughts]

Atoms For Peace – Default [XL]

Kab Driver – Ormeau Strip [Reset]

SertOne ft. Young Yonder – Breath [Melted Music]

Om Unit ft. Tamara Blessa – Dark Sunrise [Civil Music]

Clarke ft. Martina Topley Bird – Secret [Warp]

mynameisjOhn – Portals [Stress Debt Chest Pains]

The Internet – The Garden [Odd Future]

Julien Dyne ft. Claire Duncan – Candy Apple Grey [BBE]

Zack Sekoff ft. Thundercat – Drowning [Stussy]

J’Danna – Winter In America [2morrows Voctory]

Alt – J – Fitzpleasure (The Internet of Odd Future Remix)

Letherette – Surface [Ninja Tune]

Ryat – Howl [Brianfeeder]

Actress – Caves of Paradise [Honest Jon’s]

Airhead – Pyramid Lake [R&S]

Harmonic 313 – Lion [Warp]

Antibalas – Sare Kon Kon [Daptone]

Konkoma – Another Day [Soundway]

Rocket Juice & The Moon – Follow Fashion [Honest Jon’s]

The Souljazz Orchestra – Bibinary [Strut]

Dr. John – Revolution [Nonesuch]

Nick Waterhouse – Raina [Innovative Leisure]

Lee Fields & The Expressions – You’re The Kind of Girl [Truth & Soul]

Menehan St Band – Keep Coming Back [Daptone]

The Greg Foat Group – Girl & Robot With Flowers Part 1 [Jazzman]

Meshell Ndegeocello ft. Valerie June – Be My Husband [Naive]

Jimi Tenor & Kabukabu – Suite Meets [Kindred Spirits]

Samuel Yirga – Neu Se Soleil [Real World Records]


Quakers ft. Guilty Simpson & M.E.D. – Fitta Happier [Stones Throw]

El-P –  The Jig Is Up [Fat Possum]

Angel Haze – New York [True Panther/Noizy Cricket!]

Masta Ace – Slow Down [Fat Beats]

House Shoes ft. Big Tone – Time [Tres]

Hodgy Beats – In A Dream [Odd Future Records]

Kendrick Lamar – Sing About Me [Top Dawg]

Andrew Ashong – Flowers [Sound Signature]

Romare – Freedom (Aspirations of A Prisoner) [Black Acre]

Quantic with Alice Russell – Look Around The Corner [Tru Thoughts]

Kilo Kish – Navy [Blue Rider]

Frank Ocean – Thinking About You [Def Jam]

Hiatus Kaiyote – Nakamara [Bandcamp]

Rhye – The Fall [Innovative Leisure]

Robert Glasper Experiment ft. Shafiq Husayn – Lift Off [Blue Note]

Vijay Iyer Trio – Mmmhmm [ACT]

Flying Louts ft. Thundercat & Austin Peralta – DMT [Warp]

Cid Rim – A Fall Four Two [LuckyMe]

Monto – All Is Well [Melted Music]

Scuba – Dsy Chn [Hot Flush]

Addison Groove – Made For The Return Of Portia Pidge [50 Weapons]

Sight – Atlas [Hsuan Records]

Daphni – Ye Ye [Jiaolong]

Darkhouse Family ft. Om’Mas Keith – Take On The World [Earnest Endeavours]

Common – Lovin’ I Lost [Warner Bros]

Karriem Riggins – Stadium Rock [Stones Throw]

Wiley – Money Man [Big Dada]

Trimbal – Saying (Harmonimix) [R&S]

Koreless – Lost In Tokyo [Vase]

Joe – MB – [Hemlock]

Jeremih – Keeping It Moving (Late Nights Mixtape)

Flying Buttresses – Orson Welles [Bandcamp]

Neneh Cherry & The Thing – Accordion [Smalltown Supersound]

Jeb Loy Nichols – Disappointment [Decca]

The Rongetz Foundation ft. Gregory Porter – Gogo Soul [Heavenly Sweetness]

Bobby Womack ft. Lana Del Ray – Dayglo Reflection [XL]

Jessie Ware – 110% [PMR]

LeMoNaDa – RUF .LiFE [Bandcamp]

Lethal Dialect – Keep It Real [Bandcamp]

Mo Kolours – Twelve [One Handed]

fLako – Honey Drips [Five Easy Pieces]

The XX – Tides [Young Turks]

One Little Plane – She Was Out In The Water [Text]

Bev Lee Harling – Angels & Robots [Wah Wah 45s]

Diggs Duke – Like I Won’t Grow Old [Bandcamp]

Domenico – Os Piguinhos [Plug Research]

Willis Earl Beal – Monotony [XL/Hot Charity]

Four Tet – 128 Harps [Text]

DVA – Fly Juice [Hyperdub]

Mute Speaker ft. Shiula  – Day By Day [Bandcamp]

Jimmy Edgar – HRT Real Good [Hot Flush]

The Gaslamp Killer ft. Gonjasufi – Apparitions [Brainfeeder]

Esperanza Spalding – Cinnamon Tree [Heads Up International]

Jesse Boykins III & MeLo-X ft. Chris Turner – Outta My Mind [Ninja Tune]

Dean Blunt & Inga Copeland – Track 11 [Hyperdub]

Todd Terje – Inspector Norse [Smalltown Supersound]

The Block Playlist Saturday October 20th

23 Oct

New music tonight from Kendrick Lamar, Strange U, DVA, fLako, Drumtalk and the Menahan St. Band!

Listen again here.

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Kendrick Lamar – Backseat Freestyle [TDE/Interscope]

Flosstradamus – Rollup (Baauer Remix) [Fools Gold]

Strange U ft. Shadowstar Boxer- Scarlet Jungle [Eglo]

Jeremih ft. Marcus Fench – Keep It Moving

Daedelus ft. Austin Peralta – Looking Ocean [Scion A/V]

Flying Lotus ft. Thundercat – Until The Quiet Comes/DMT Song [Warp]

DVA – Fly Juice [Hyperdub]

Prizm – Forest Road

Mark De Clive-Lowe ft. Nia Andrews – Hooligan [Tru Thoughts]

Tatham, Mensah, Lord, Ranks ft. Mark Force – Stars Shine For You [2000 Black]

DJ Shadow – Swimming Upstream (Lab Demo 4) [Reconstruction]

fLako – Honey Drips [Five Easy Pieces]

Defcon [FM2030 [Reset]

Drumtalk – Petro [Soundway]

Diggs Duke – Like I Won’t Grow Old


FaltyDL – Straight & Arrow [Ninja Tune]

Joe – Studio Power On [Hemlock]

John Robinson & PVD – Miles & Trane [Coulter/Brick]

Freddie Gibbs ft. Bun B – Rock Bottom [Decon]

Kendrick Lamar – Swimming Pools (Drank) [TDE/Interscope]

Angel Haze – Werkin’ Girls [True Panther]

Menahan St. Band – Keep Coming Back [Daptone]

Roy Porter  Sound Machine – Love You [Tramp]

Ghetto Brothers – Got This Happy Feeling [Truth & Soul]

Little Ester – Wild Child [Maggie]

Moodyman – Why Do U Feel [KDJ]

First Aid Kit – Winter Is All Over You (Baauer Remix)

Double Yellow – Mono Soul [Here & Now Recordings]

Teebs & Yuk – Estara

Clouds – I’ll Be Broke [Ramp]

Low Leaf – Outre. Space

Kira Neris – Season 9 Episode 12 [Refined]