Classic Album Sundays

Classic Album Sundays: Alice Coltrane’s Journey in Satchidananda

Journey in Satchidananda is Alice Coltrane's fourth studio album and explores her profound relationships with Indian music, spirituality and her mentor, religious teacher Swami Satchidananda. The record also deals intimately with her relationship with her late husband, John Coltrane.continue reading

Classic Album Sundays: Dr Dre’s The Chronic

This edition focuses on the debut album from American hip hop artist, Dr Dre, released on his own label Death Row Records. The record was Dr Dre's first release after his departure from the NWA and is noted for kickstarting the G-Funk genre of Gangsta Rap. The album is since certified triple platinum... continue reading

Gilles Peterson’s Worldwide FM Top 10 – Best of November 2017

WW Berlin: Alex Barck with Henrik Schwarz // 07-11-17 Track: Khaled Kurbeh & Raman Khalaf Ensemble - Shamal Once a fortnight, Alex Barck of Jazzanova and Sonar Kollectiv hosts Worldwide Berlin, a dynamic and unique window into Berlin’s music and nightlife. On the 7th of November he was joined... continue reading

Classic Album Sundays: Fela Kuti’s Gentleman & Zombie

This edition focuses of two albums from Afrobeat pioneer Fela Kuti: Gentleman and Zombie. The two albums not only celebrate his self-acclaimed Afrobeat style but also marked two pivotal moments in his life and dedication to politics and social issues. Colleen is joined by Rikki Stein, Fela's manager,... continue reading

Classic Album Sundays: The Strokes’ Is This It

Is This It is the debut album from American rock band The Strokes released in 2001. The record combines garage rock influences with the charm and poppy aesthetic of fellow New York bands like the Velvet Underground, who similarly journaled the experience of the disillusioned urban youth of America.... continue reading