Episode 8 of This Is Not Happening finds one of the most hotly-anticipated electronic music albums of the last year: Bicep's Isles. Made mostly before lockdown, and held back as music came to terms with the pandemic, Isles comes after their monster self-titled debut in 2017. Guy is at the helm to ask if you can dance to an album with no dancefloors and whether genres matter.
In the second part of the show, we follow up covers with our favourite remixes, going right across the board with new and old, and finding out what makes a great remix. We chose:
David: Eric B & Rakim - Paid In Full (Seven Minutes of Madness - The Coldcut Remix)
Nolan: Freeform Five - No More Conversations (Mylo Remix)
Joey: Fuck Buttons - Sweet Love For Planet Earth (Andrew Weatherall Remix)
Guy: David Bowie - Lost Is Love (Hello Steve Reich Mix by James Murphy for the DFA)
This album of the month and all our music discussions from the past decade or more can be found on our blog at www.thisisnothappening.net, which will run alongside the podcast choices and much, much more. So check them out so to see what we love and what we don't love, and if something catches your eye, we'd love to hear what you think.
Episode #9 will be casting our eye over the much-hyped debut album from Arlo Parks: Collapsed In Sunbeams. Coming to you in late March.
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