Roots to Grooves

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Roots to Grooves – Bloc Party

From grinding it out in the early 2000's pub & club circuit of London, to international touring and 5 studio albums. This is the story of "Bloc Party".

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Roots to Grooves – Biig Piig

One reviewer has described her as "candlelight hip hop" but this Irish singer and rapper is hesitant to label her sound just yet, instead preferring experimentation and spontaneous creativity. Join us for a discussion about the music and career of "Biig Piig".

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Roots to Grooves – Local Natives

Remember when bands would get together in high school and rehearse in their parents garage? Well that's the conventional origins of this indie rock band out of Orange County. Join us for a discussion about "Local Natives".

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Roots to Grooves – Franc Moody

From late-night inner city warehouse raves, to producing some of the smoothest and finest disco/funk/pop sounds you've ever heard. Join us for a discussion about London duo "Franc Moody".

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Roots to Grooves – Fitz and The Tantrums

From purchasing an old church organ for fifty bucks to appearing on some of America's most mainstream TV shows. This is the story of LA's "Fitz and The Tantrums".

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Roots to Grooves – Wombo

Exploring the music and career of this three piece Alternative band out of Louisville, Kentucky.

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Roots to Grooves – Slow Pulp

This rising quartet out of Chicago has graced us with a slew of increasingly good EP's since 2017. But their pivotal moment was the release of their debut LP "Moveys".

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Roots to Grooves – The xx

The story of how these teenagers managed to stay level headed and humble in the face of major awards, critical acclaim and a headlining world tour.

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Roots to Grooves – Mark Guliana

We explore the creative approaches of this prolific session drummer, perhaps most famously known for his contributions to David Bowie's last ever album, "Blackstar".

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Roots to Grooves – Young The Giant

Starting out straight out of high school, it was a chance meeting at a Viper Room performance that took this five-piece band from Irvine in a new direction.

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Roots to Grooves – Little Dragon

A Swedish quartet tantalizing a vast audience with downtempo electronic pop.

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Roots to Grooves – Car Seat Headrest

From a prolific back-catalogue of rough around the edges Band Camp releases, to polished new albums with "structurally ambitious" song arrangements.

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Roots to Grooves – Saba

Emotion, vibe and authenticity is at the heart of everything this Chicago born rapper and record producer is all about.

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Roots to Grooves – Amon Tobin

More than just an electronic music producer, Amon Tobin sees himself as someone who is obsessed with exploring sound. Wherever that takes him.

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Roots to Grooves – Mini Mansions

A mini supergroup, featuring members of Queens of The Stone Age and Arctic Monkeys.

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Roots to Grooves – Sampha

Sampha is a singer-songwriter, producer, and musician from Morden, South London, and is one of the UK’s most enigmatic young artists in 2022.

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Roots to Grooves – Polo & Pan

This French electronic duo are focused on upbeat, immersive and engaging electronica. Often playful, inspiring, and positive, Polo & Pan are influenced by sounds and tradition from around the world.

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Roots to Grooves – Viagra Boys

Intrigued by drugs, emotions, and male-privilege, Viagra Boys articulate their attitude in a punishing approach to music.

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Roots to Grooves – Moses Gunn Collective

An eclectic mix of musicians, MGC mix up dreamy pop flavors with soulful crooning and howling riffs, creating music that feels simultaneously classic and fresh.

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Roots to Grooves – The Holydrug Couple

The Holydrug Couple are a psychedelic rock duo from Santiago, Chile, comprised of friends Ives Sepúlveda and Manuel Parra. Join us as we explore the sounds from this underground, experimental outfit.

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Roots to Grooves – Danger Mouse

From Gorillaz and Gnarles Barkley to Beck and Adelle. Danger Mouse has worked with an incredible array of disparate artists throughout his career, but his own distinct style still shines through. Join us as we explore his career so far.

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Roots to Grooves – Japanese Breakfast

This project led by Michelle Zauner combines her indie rock origins with highly personal lyrics and an ever evolving palette of musical influences.

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Roots to Grooves – Little Simz

This British singer, rapper and actress of Nigerian roots grew up in a busy London household full of siblings, foster children from different backgrounds and along with it, a whole host of different musical influences.

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Roots to Grooves – Electric Guest

With only 3 albums under their belt, this indie pop duo have also worked on some unusual songs in their past. We dive into their history.

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Roots to Grooves – Jessie Ware

Garnering acclaim in 2012 with her debut album, Devotion, this singer/songwriter has built a successful solo career as well as writing for the likes of Nicki Minaj and Ed Sheeran.

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Roots to Grooves – Foxygen

"Foxygen" is what you get if you take David Bowie, The Rolling Stones, Lou Reed, 1970's era Elton John, The Doors and mix them all up in a blender.

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Roots to Grooves – Tank and the Bangas

Fresh from his month long trip to New Orleans, Jay's pick for this week's podcast episode is the joyful force of nature that is "Tank and the Bangas".

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Roots to Grooves – Magdalena Bay

Prog rock and mainstream pop. Two genres you wouldn't ordinarily put together, let alone be the basis of a new sound from an electronic duo. But that is just what Miami born, Los Angeles based outfit "Magdalena Bay" is all about.

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Roots to Grooves – Tom Misch

We explore the journey from bedroom producer making waves on SoundCloud, to critical acclaim. London's Tom Misch is our focus on this week's episode of the Roots to Grooves podcast.

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Roots to Grooves – Flying Lotus

Steven Ellison (aka Flying Lotus) has a rich family heritage when it comes to music, but it took mixtapes, samplers and heavy experimentation to get him into producing his own original work.

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Roots to Grooves – Eli Keszler

An exploration into this drummer's world of experimental composing and interactive sound/art installations.

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Roots to Grooves – Mount Kimbie

From found field recordings to post dubstep masterpieces.

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Roots to Grooves – Joywave

Indietronica is the mood of the week with this indie outfit out of Rochester, New York.

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Roots to Grooves – Richard Ashcroft

We explore the career and creative mindset of the former "The Verve" frontman.

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Roots to Grooves – Kaytranada

We explore the career and creative mindset of this world-renowned experimental beatmaker.

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Roots to Grooves – Zero 7

The story of how two London studio engineers came from obscurity to mainstream success.

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Roots to Grooves – Hauschka

An exploration into the world of the "Prepared Piano".

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Roots to Grooves – Unknown Mortal Orchestra

Join us as we discuss the career and creative approaches of this New Zealand psychedelic rock band.

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Roots to Grooves – DIIV

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Roots to Grooves – Fink

Podcast

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Guest Playlist & Interview with ALLA

Guest Playlist + Interview

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Roots to Grooves – Pond

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