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'Broadcast One' - Dandelion Radio's 1st compilation album

NEWS:Loads of new songs to listen to this month - 30 hours of great shows

Leo Gilbert - DJ

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Leo Gilbert

On my show this month:
Leo maxes out on music from all over the wonderful continent of Africa in his four-hour September show, with tunes from Niger, Kenya, Libya, South Africa, Ethiopia, Uganda, Tanzania and Morocco featuring Mc Yallah, Mdou Moctar, Les Filles de Illighadad, Ahmed Fakroun, Moonchild Sanelly and many others.
He also manages to squeeze in a track from Paul Rooney's wonderful new album and a new single from Jangly Mark, two tunes from Sault, two from Damon Locks & Black Monument Ensemble, and a handful of new songs from big-hitters such as Dry Cleaning, IDLES, Low and Porridge Radio.
Possibly the most intriguing tune is a Spanish reworking of a 1978 Elvis Costello song that brought memories of Leo's youth flooding back.
And there is so much more besides. Unmissable? You bet!


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Biography:
I am in many ways your typical John Peel fan. I grew up listening to his shows from the era of punk rock until his death, and, with increasing obsessiveness, compiled cassettes, mini discs and finally mp3 playlists of the best tunes. Music runs through my family’s veins, and in me this takes the form of a compulsive search for new sounds. As John Peel used to put it, what I really want to hear is something I haven’t heard before.

Envy fills me when I read what my Dandelion collaborators have achieved in promoting, making and playing music, but my life as a teacher for the past quarter of a century has squeezed out any time for, well, pretty much anything apart from listening to and appreciating what continues to be made musically across the world. At last, though, I have found the space to pursue what has long been an ambition and can attempt to meet the stellar broadcasting standards set by my volunteer colleagues by sharing my love of new music with Dandelion listeners. I really hope at least some of what you hear gets its hooks into you.


Tracklistings and listen again to the previous shows:

2021Aug Leo One - Leo Two - Jul - Jun - May - Again - Apr - Mar - Feb - Jan - 2020 Review - Festive 50
2020Dec - Festive Fifty Build Up Show - Nov - Oct - Jul - Jun - May - Again - Apr - Feb - Again - Jan - 2019 Review - Festive 50
2019Dec - Festive Fifty Build Up Show - Nov - Oct - Again - Aug - Jul - Jun - Ceaseless Salmagundi - Apr - Feb - Jan - Festive 50 - 2018 Review
2018Dec - Festive Fifty Build Up Show - Nov