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José James

melds John Coltrane and spiritual jazz with hip hop, funk and RnB and draws lyrically on the political expression of Jon Lucien, Terry Callier and James Baldwin. James wants to make a connection between all black music genres and map the lineage. For his latest set DJ Mitsu, Flying Lotus and Moodyman contributed their production talents to help the New Yorker singer shape the future of black music.

Which song do you listen to when...
you feel like 1982?
Flying Lotus - 1983
you take a bubble bath?

That’s private ;)

you relax on a beach?
João Gilberto

Just the sound of the waves, or João Gilberto.

you ride a bicycle?

You shouldn’t ride and listen to music. Not in New York!

you prepare a candle light dinner?
Isley Brothers - Mission To Please You

No explanation needed!

you drive a car late at night?
Four Tet - Plastic People
you drive into the country?
The Beatles - She Came In Through The Bathroom Window
you are love sick?
Marvin Gaye & Tammi Terrell - You’re All I Need To Get By
you make love?
Marvin Gaye - I Want You

Also the Leon Ware version. The classic!

you paint your apartment?
Corinne Bailey Rae

Something bright like Corinne Bailey Rae. It’s good energy. 

you sit in a plane?

Usually the set from the night before. We study our shows and look for the brilliant moments!

you sit by the river?
Louis Armstrong with Ella Fitzgerald - Dream A Little A Dream
you have to spend a night in a spooky hotel?
Billie Holiday - God Bless The Child
you stay in bed?
Keith Jarrett - I Loves You Porgy

Solo piano.

you sit in the subway?
J Dilla

Anything by J Dilla. Keeps you going. 

you wake up?
Chopin - Nocturne #1 In B Flat Minor

Depends on the day. But normally Chopin’s Nocturne #1 In B Flat Minor. It’s very relaxing and evocative. 

you walk in the rain?
Nina Simone - Brown Baby
you work in the garden?
Chopin

Back to Chopin. Plants like classical music.

Horse Meat Disco

take these three CDs/records with you:
The Carpenters

When Saints Go Machine

you walk in the rain?
Black Dice - Cloud Pleaser

The Jackets

a song that reminds you of school
Extrabreit - Hurra Hurra die Schule brennt

Kathy Zimmer

a record you fell in love to
Bryan Adams - Everything I Do (I Do It for You)

Dinky

5 favorite remixes
Dinky - Acid In My Fridge (Tobi Neumann Remix)

Baikonour

best concert you ever attended
Sonic Youth

Max Tundra

you relax on a beach?
Chris Rea - On The Beach

Caron Wheeler

you are love sick?
Stevie Wonder - Have A Talk With God

Fingerpicked

No. 12
Doug Paisley - Us And Them (Mojo, 2011)

Ratatat

you fall asleep?
Augustus Pablo - King Tubby Meets The Rockers Uptown (L...

Turzi

best soundtrack ever
Terry Riley - Le Secret De La Vie

Apiento

you are stoned?
Art Of Noise - Crusoe

Gossip

you make breakfast?
Nas - Life's A Bitch

Still Going

first record you bought
The Clash - Combat Rock

Tiago

you drive a car late at night?
Tiago - Motorcycles

Metronomy

best concert you ever attended
Les Rhythmes Digitales

Tom Vek

you drive a car late at night?
Soul Coughing - City Of Motors

Beautiful Swimmers

you feel like 1982?
The Who - Eminence Front

Charles Webster

best concert you ever attended
Midori

Lindstrom

first record you remember
ABBA - Dancing Queen

C. Gibbs

a song guaranteed to make you feel depressed
Porter Wagoner - The Agony Of Waiting

Sophie Madeleine

5 favorite clubs

The Living Room, NYC / Komedia, Brighton / Start The ...

Rich Medina

you float on an air mattress in the pool?
Carl Thomas - Summer Rain

Zambri

you wash your hair?
Morella's Forest - Lush of Spring

Bonnie «Prince» Billy

a song guaranteed to make you feel depressed

I don’t want to waste the space ...

Papst & Abstinenzler

you feel lonely?
Lee Hazlewood - My Autumn's Done Come

Rod Thomas

a song that reminds your friends of you
Ace Of Base - All That She Wants

The Miserable Rich

you have to spend a night in a spooky hotel?
Lovebug Starski - Amityville

The Hidden Cameras

a song you would use as a ring-tone

I have a really shitty old mobile with ...

Cypress Hill

a song that reminds you of school
Zapp - More Bounce To The Ounce

Jacob Golden

a song you wish you'd written yourself
Jeffrey Lewis - Williamsburg Will Oldham Horror

Ricardo Villalobos

first record you remember
Iron Butterfly - In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida

Molly Wagger

5 favorite movies

«High Fidelity» by Stephen Frears /  «Before The Devil ...

Moving Units

you have to answer an elusive questionnaire?
Lou Reed - Metal Machine Music

Hatcham Social

a song you wish you'd written yourself
The Smiths - Hand In Glove

Prefuse 73

you camp in the desert?
Animal Collective

Jay Jay Johanson

you wake up?
Brian Eno - The Plateaux Of Mirror

David Holmes

you wake up?
The Verve

Ilija Rudman

a song you wish you'd written yourself
Escape From New York - Fire In My Heart

Lotte Kestner

your party anthem

Right now it's the new Big Boi ...

White Denim

your ultimate heartbreak song
Tom Waits - Alice

Barn Owl

best soundtrack ever
Neil Young - Dead Man

Zwicker

you wake up?
Metro Area - Caught Up

Matmos

take these three books along:

«The Complete Reprint of Physique Pictorial: 1951-1990» / A ...

The Chap

5 favorite records
Stereolab - Emperor Tomato Ketchup

Doe Paoro

your sunday morning song
Desmond Dekker – Israelites

Sarah Jaffe

a record you fell in love to
Bon Iver - For Emma Forever Ago

Ada

take these three tools with you:

Messer / Korkenzieher / Dosenöffner

Radio 4

a song that reminds you of school
Metallica - Fade To Black

A Touch Of Class

perfect anthem for Zurich
Stephan Eicher - Toutes Les Filles Du Limmatquai

Seelenluft

a song that inspires you
Johnny Cash - Solitary Man

Mediengruppe Telekommander

you take a bubble bath?

Flo: Meinen Handyklingelton, weil ich natürlich wieder ...

Alter Ego

a record you fell in love to
New Order - Crystal

Bill Brewster

you fall asleep?
Ornette Coleman - Sleep Talk

A Fine Frenzy

5 favorite animals

owls / deer / birds of all kinds / dogs / cats

Daniel Wang

your ultimate heartbreak song
The Carpenters - Ordinary Fool

Emmy The Great

a song that evokes the greatest summer of your life
Third Eye Blind - Semi-Charmed Life

Justus Köhncke

a record you fell in love to
Workshop - Talent

Wally Badarou

a record you fell in love to
Jimi Hendrix - All Along The Watchtower

Yoyoyo Acapulco

you sit in a plane?

I try to watch «Northern Exposure» because I ...

Lovefingers

you make love?
Minnie Riperton - Inside My Love

Karolina Stenstöm

where was your first flat?

It was a large room in a five-room ...

Mark Archer

record you were looking for the longest
Santos - Work The Box (Space The Box)

Marit Bergman

your ultimate heartbreak song
Mazzy Star - Fade Into You

Cajun Dance Party

best concert you ever attended
Daniel Johnston

Ost & Kjex

you make love?
Steely Dan - Do It Again

Osborne

you float on an air mattress in the pool?
Madonna - Borderline

AM

No. 1
Arthur Verocai - Arthur Verocai

Kon & Amir

you solve difficult mathematical tasks?
The Honorable Elijah Muhammad - Peace To Allah And Just...

Georg Levin

you go to a club?
Metro Area - Miura

Kelli Ali

you drive a car late at night?
The Stooges - Dirt

Odawas

your party anthem
Various Artists - The Best of New Orleans Rhythm & Blue...

Rumer

first record you bought
Cliff Richard & The Young Ones - Living Doll

Chikinki

a song that reminds your friends of you
John Coltrane - My Favorite Things

Erobique

record you were looking for the longest
The Jackson Sisters - I Believe In Miracles

Angel Deradoorian

your guilty pleasure song

I don’t feel guilty about any of ...

Todd Terje

a record you fell in love to
Creative Source - You Can't Hide Love

The Soulsavers

you go fishing?
Boards Of Canada - Geogaddi

Bottin

you make breakfast?
De La Soul - Keepin' The Faith

Linda Lewis

your ultimate heartbreak song
The Beatles - Here There And Everywhere

Captain Sensible

learn these three songs by heart:
Gabriel Fauré - Clair De Lune

Kalabrese

first record you remember
The Doors

US3

first record you remember
Diana Ross - I'm Still Waiting

Luca C & Brigante

you ride a bicycle?
Pink Floyd - Bike

Kid Loco

you prepare for an important date?
Dr. Alimentado - The Best Dressed Chicken In Town

Johnossi

where do you kiss the last time (or where would you like to)?

J: I kissed my girl good-bye at the ...

Air

best Beatles song
The Beatles - Hey Bulldog

Ian Hart

the song to be played at your funeral
Ludwig van Beethoven - 3rd symphony 2nd part requirium

Malachai

5 favorite records
The United States of America - The Garden Of Earthly De...

Frank Black

invite these three persons for a weekend:

John Waters (Mr. Francis pointed out that he ...

Scout Niblett

your ultimate heartbreak song
Pixies - Hey

Heidi

you take a bubble bath?
Iron & Wine

Sharon van Etten

you sit by the river?
Otis Redding - (Sittin’ On) The Dock Of The Bay

Dennis Bovell

you have to spend a night in a spooky hotel?
Michael Jackson - Thriller

John Daly

take these three CDs/records with you:
Captain Beefheart & His Magic Band - Trout Mask Replica

Simple Kid

you are in a depressive mood?
Karen Dalton - Something On Your Mind

Azari & III

you prepare for an important date?

DA: This CD by Richard Simmons with dance ...

The Emperor Machine

you are love sick?
Depeche Mode - Free Love

Cazals

best Beatles song
The Beatles - I've Got A Feeling

Magic Mike

the song to be played at your funeral
Boyz II Men - It's So Hard To Say Goodbye To Yesterday

Kinski

first record you remember
The Beatles - Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band

Valery Gore

you prepare for an important date?
Jamie Lidell - When I Come Back Around

Black Angels

your liberation anthem
The Doors - The End

Andreya Triana

a song that reminds you of school
The Fugees - Killing Me Softly

Travis

you sit in the subway?
Boards Of Canada - Music Has The Right To Children

GusGus

you make love?
PPPönk - Ultra Dance

Panico

No. 9
Moonshake - Dirty And Divine

Midlake

your party anthem
The Jackson 5 - Dancing Machine

Coyote

a song guaranteed to make you feel depressed
Bob Marley & The Wailers - Time Will Tell

Headless Heroes

you play a game of chess?
Thelonious Monk - Between The Devil And The Deep Blue S...

Erik Truffaz

you make love?
Jimi Hendrix

A Winged Victory For The Sullen

the song to be played at your funeral
Chopin - Funeral March

Birdy Nam Nam

you relax on a beach?
Les Negresses Vertes - Voila l'été

Woodpigeon

5 favorite songs by The Beatles
The Beatles - Helter Skelter

Nicky Siano

a record you fell in love to
The Spinners - I'll Be Around

Syd Matters

you have to spend a night in a spooky hotel?
Simon & Garfunkel - Homeward Bound

Boozoo Bajou

No. 2
Primal Scream - Screamadelica

Bjorn Torske

you go to a club?
Basic Channel - Phylyps Trak II

Rebelski

you are in the sauna?
Chopin - The Minute Waltz

Sandro Perri

you stay in bed?
Shuggie Otis - Inspiration Information

Bodies Of Water

your ultimate heartbreak song
Roy Orbison - It's Over

Jimi Jamison

a song that evokes the greatest summer of your life
The Mamas & The Papas - California Dreamin'

Division Of Laura Lee

you float on an air mattress in the pool?
The Beach Boys - Sail On Sailor

DJ Hell

you drive a car late at night?

Demo and Promo CDs.

My Morning Jacket

you prepare for an important date?
Outkast - Spread

KT Tunstall

you destroy a hotel room?
The Who - Won't Get Fooled Again

Parlour

a record you fell in love to
Crosby, Stills & Nash - Guinnevere

Dwele

a song that evokes the greatest summer of your life
Outkast - Crumblin' Erb

Kid Koala

you take a bubble bath?
Ernie (from Sesame Street) - Rubber Ducky

The Project Club

you fall asleep?
Sub Sub - Past

Chris Carrier

you relax on a beach?
Omar-S - Set it Out

Bronnt Industries Kapital

a song that evokes the greatest summer of your life
Gastr Del Sol - Camoufleur

Kevin Saunderson

which is the best job one can have in the city?

That would probably be the governor.

Lydia Lunch

you have to answer an elusive questionnaire?
Johnny Cash - Five Feet High and Risin'

Phenomenal Handclap Band

a song that reminds you of school
Squire - September Gurls

Devendra Banhart

you take a bubble bath?
CocoRosie - La Maison de Mon Reve (LP)

James Yorkston

a song you wish you'd written yourself

The Channel Four theme tune. Nice royalties, I ...

Max Essa

you want to tell your girlfriend it's over?
Hall & Oates - Cold, Dark And Yesterday

Lopazz

you sit in the subway?

Oh, in der U-Bahn lausche ich den Ger ...

Omar

your boozed up anthem
Slade - Merry Christmas Everybody

Shakespeares Sister

you try to stay up for more than 24 hours?
The Clash - 48 Hours

Mark E.

you wake up?
Phuture - Rise From Your Grave

Orishas

you sit in a plane?
50 Cent; Dr. Dre

Mooner

No. 2
Clara Mondshine - Memorymetropilos

Morningwood

best video clip you ever saw
ZZ Top - Legs

Gravenhurst

you have to spend a night in a spooky hotel?
Pan Sonic - Kesto

The Late Greats

you prepare a candle light dinner?
Talking Heads - Burning Down The House

Minotaur Shock

you destroy a hotel room?
PJ Harvey - Rid Of Me

Oyvind Morken

a song that reminds your friends of you

I have no idea. If you ask them ...

The Priscillas

a song guaranteed to make you feel depressed
Alanis Morissette - Ironic

Kurt Maloo

you ride a bicycle?
Mono - Life in Mono

Afrika Bambaataa

you cook?

Well nothing that distracts me too much from ...

Caribou

first record you remember
Dave Mattacks

Port O'Brien

a song you wish you'd written yourself
R. Kelly & Usher - Same Girl

Pastor

your party anthem
Holy Ghost! - Hold On

Lone Wolf

best soundtrack ever
Mark Isham - The Hitcher

George Duke

the song to be played at your funeral
Milton Nascimento - Bridges

Howe Gelb

take these three DVDs along:

Lost (the 1st season) / Lost (the 2nd season ...

Magic Arm

you make breakfast?
The Buena Vista Social Club

Anna Kashfi

a song that reminds you of school
Siouxsie & The Banshees - Hong Kong Garden

Pyrolator

you run naked through a cornfield?
Imogen Heap - Hide And Seek

Tanya Stephens

you relax on a beach?
Uncle Cracker - Follow Me

Jesper Dahlbäck

which is the best job one can have in the city?

No job!

My Bee's Garden

best concert you ever attended

Grizzly Bear, Deerhunter, Dirty Projectors, Tame Impala in ...

Ewan Pearson

a song that reminds your friends of you
Pet Shop Boys - West End Girls

Sebastien Tellier

best Beatles song
The Beatles - Back In The USSR

Terry Lynn

best day of the week in the city?

Friday’s – week done, people are paid, everything ...

The Rayographs

a song you wish you'd written yourself
Delia Derbyshire - Dr. Who Theme

Cosmo Vitelli

a song that reminds you of school
Beastie Boys - No Sleep Till Brooklyn

Interpol

you are on the tour bus?
Mystikal - Y'all Ain't Ready Yet

Gary Numan

first record you remember
Eddie Cochran - Summertime Blues

Leroy Burgess

your boozed up anthem

Don’t remember. Was drunk. Depends on my ...

Gary Lucas

a song that reminds you of school
Steely Dan - My Old School

Bomb The Bass

a song that reminds you of school
Madness - One Step Beyond

First Aid Kit

you cook?
Joanna Newsom - Peach, Plum, Pear

ESG

you play a game of chess?
Joe Tex - I Gotcha

Everything Everything

you sit in a plane?
The Beatles - Rocky Raccoon

Theo Parrish

a song you wish you'd written yourself
James Brown - Ain't It Funky

Defari

best Stevie Wonder song
Stevie Wonder - Visions

Manuel Tur

a song that reminds your friends of you
Moloko - The Time Is Now

Wolf People

best concert you ever attended
Dungen

Oneida

you have to spend a night in a spooky hotel?

The last time I was in a spooky ...

Yacht

No. 7
Good Morning Vietnam Soundtrack

Vetiver

best video clip you ever saw
Arthur Brown - Fire

Chromeo


Top 10 all time favourite songs

Bush Tetras

you wake up?

Nothing. I meditate and try to shut off ...

Brennan Green

you come home from the club?

No music, because chances are, the DJ was ...

Alan Oldham

No. 6
Anything by Paul Pope

Love Inks

first record you remember
Michael Jackson - Thriller

Dennis Kane

you sit in a plane?

Same as in subway. Although sometimes I'll ...

Chrome Hoof

you come home from the club?
Aqua - Barbie Girl

Matthew Dear

a record you fell in love to
Brian Eno - 1/2

Raul Midon

5 favorite bands you know personally

Stevie Wonder / India Arie / James Taylor / D’Angelo ...

Nocturnes

record you were looking for the longest
Prick - Communiqué

Headman

first record you bought
Kiss - Animalize

Steve Mason

first record you bought
Adam & The Ants - Stand And Deliver

Colder

No. 1
Gyorgy Ligeti - Lux Aeterna

Howlin' Rain

first record you remember
Crosby, Stills & Nash - CSN

Max Romeo

first record you remember
Bobby Day - Rockin' Robin

Gilles Peterson

you are on a football field?
A Tribe Called Quest - Can I Kick It?

Munk

you are in the sauna?

Ich saune nie.

Prince Language

you ride a bicycle?
Pink Floyd - Bike

Al Kent

a song that reminds you of school
Small Faces - Sha La La La Lee

Sandi Thom

you ride a bicycle?
Steppenwolf - Born To Be Wild

The Fray

favorite club?

We’re not clubbers. If we go out ...

Jonathan Wilson

a song that evokes the greatest summer of your life
Dennis Wilson - Pacific Ocean Blue

Yuck

you relax on a beach?
Nirvana - All Apologies

Tha 4orce

you prepare for an important date?
The Temptations - Get Ready

Kool Keith

best Marley Marl track
MC Shan - Left Me Lonely

Riccio

favorite band hailing from the city?

Stadio

Cosmin TRG

you sit by the river?
Gescom - Viral Rival (AE Remix)

Jimi Tenor

5 favorite records
George Duke - Feel

Sam Amidon

5 favorite records
Missy Elliott - Miss E... So Addictive

Soul Clap

a song that evokes the greatest summer of your life
Bobby D'Ambrosio - Moment Of My Life

Xiu Xiu

take these three CDs/records with you:

a complete box set of islamic music / a ...

Micah P. Hinson

a song that evokes the greatest summer of your life
The Beach Boys - Pet Sounds

Motor City Drum Ensemble

record you were looking for the longest
Roy Brooks & The Artistic Truth

Paul Frick

you take a bubble bath?
Windjammer - Tossing And Turning

Bing Ji Ling

best concert you ever attended
Stevie Wonder

Holger Czukay

you relax on a beach?

Musik am Strand ist DER Grund um nicht ...

Tridact

you take a bubble bath?
Pharoah Sanders - Colors

Grizzly Bear

you sit in the subway?
Do Make Say Think - Chinatown

Soft Rocks

you ride a bicycle?
The Project Club

Woolfy

best Beatles song

Impossible to answer, wait, no, it’s impossible...

Windsurf

best concert you ever attended
David Axelrod

Holy Ghost!

you prepare for an important date?
Q-Tip - Move

Manuel Goettsching

5 favorite instruments

meine 7 Gitarren.

Art Brut

a song guaranteed to make you feel depressed
Art Garfunkel - When I Fall In Love It Will Be Forever

Trentemoller

you paint your apartment?

I rarely paint my apartement.

Kissey Asplund

you wake up?
Nino Oliviero - Una Moglie Americana

Richard Hawley

5 favorite restaurants

Food is for puffs.

Wolfmother

you wake up?
The Who - Won't Get Fooled Again

Adonis

a song you wish you'd written yourself
Michael Jackson

Jesh

No. 9
Smashing Pumpkins - Mellon Collie & The Infinite Sadnes...

Bobbito Garcia

you read a book?

I can’t hear music when I read ...

James Pants

record you were looking for the longest
Gary Wilson - You Think You Really Know Me?

Chris Coco

you prepare for an important date?
Lou Reed - Make Up

Michael Reinboth

you jump out of a plane with a parachute?
David Sylvian - Brilliant Trees

Lanoiraude

5 favorite records
Ray Barreto - Eye Of The Beholder

Ralphi Rosario

record you were looking for the longest
The Comsat Angels - I'm Falling

Shitdisco

you have to spend a night in a spooky hotel?
Dr. Demento - Monster Mash

Anni Rossi

5 favorite records
Ace Of Base - Ace Of Base

Eagles Of Death Metal

you make love?
Parliament - Clones Of Dr. Funkenstein (LP)

Stephan Remmler

a song that reminds your friends of you
Trio - Da Da Da

Faust

you walk through a dark forest?

Ich wäre doof dazu Musik hören ...

Stefan Goldmann

you want to disturb your neighbours?

Meine Nachbarn sind schon genervt genug.

Kaos

a song that evokes the greatest summer of your life
Lonnie Liston Smith - Expansions

Candi Staton

a record you fell in love to
Roy Hamilton - Don't Let Go

Sven Väth

first record you remember
Bill Haley & The Comets - Rock Around The Clock

David Pajo

take these three CDs/records with you:
ZZ Top - Eliminator

Luke Solomon

you sit in the subway?
Joy Division - Transmission

Emma Tricca

you stay in bed?

That would be any 60’s psychedelic extravaganza ...

Jimmy Edgar

the song to be played at your funeral

I will have my best friend mix some ...

Heidi Happy

you are love sick?
Feist - So Sorry

Alaska In Winter

5 favorite personal belongings

Keytars / Reeboks / my crystals / my abs / colors

Whirlwind Heat

you run from the cops?
Beanie Siegel & Dirt McGirt - When You Hear That (Ratat...

Joakim

you meet your parents?
Johnny Cash

Coldplay

a record you fell in love to
Sigur Rós - ()

The Bees

you walk in the rain?
Chet Baker - Let’s Get Lost

N.A.S.A.

you are love sick?
Donna Summer - I Feel Love

!!!

first record you bought
The Ghostbusters Soundtrack

Kool & The Gang

you are love sick?
Hardold Melvin & The Blue Notes - Yesterday I Had The B...

Polly Scattergood

you wash your hair?

I don’t listen to music while washing ...

Ed Harcourt

you destroy a hotel room?
Wizard Of Oz - If I Only Had A Brain

Datarock

you jump out of a plane with a parachute?
JR Ewing

James Holden

a song that reminds you of school

We had a tape of the Paul Oakenfoald ...

Clare & The Reasons

best concert you ever attended
Caetano Veloso

Alexandra Hope

you sit in the subway?
Moondog - This Student Of Life

Bebel Gilberto

your sunday morning song
Bob Marley - Sun Is Shining

Cornelius

you prepare for an important date?
Date Course Pentagon Royal Garden - Structure

Wooden Birds

record you were looking for the longest
Galaxie 500 - Blue Thunder EP

Mavis Staples

first record you bought
Sam Cooke - You Send Me

Peter Kruder

your boozed up anthem
Mr. V - Put Your Drink Down

Ashley Beedle

you take a bubble bath?
The Kinks - Waterloo Sunset

Hans-Joachim Roedelius

5 favorite personal belongings

Meine Nase, mein Gespür.

Saint Etienne

you go fishing?
Donovan - Lord Of The Reedy River

Junior Boys

a song everyone should hear
Mantler - Lately I'm Sad

Justine D

5 favorite songs by David Bowie
David Bowie - Conversation Piece

Quiet Village

you drive a car late at night?
John Carpenter - Halloween

In Flagranti

you relax on a beach?

Whatever local music is happening.

Blow Monkeys

your party anthem
Parliament - Flashlight

Lail Arad

you sit by the river?
Uzi Ramierez - Baby, Please Come Home

Sóley

the perfect anthem for Edmonton
Leonard Cohen - Famous Blue Raincoat

Suzanne Vega

your boozed up anthem
Foo Fighters - Free Me

Mungolian Jetset

perfect anthem for Oslo
Ost & Kjex feat. Mungolian Jetset - Milano Model

Sondre Lerche

you prepare for an important date?
Alicia Keys - You Don't Know My Name

Olafur Arnalds

the song to be played at your funeral
Arvo Pärt - Cantus In The Memory of Benjamin Britten

Belle & Sebastian

the song to be played at your funeral
Booker T. & The M.G.’s - Green Onions

DJ Kent

you wake up?
Little Tempo - Ron Riddim In Dub

Stratus

a song you wish you'd written yourself
Mr. Fingers - Can You Feel It

Franz Nicolay

perfect anthem for New York
Simon & Garkunfel - Only Living Boy In New York

Tiga

you fall asleep?
Duran Duran - The Chauffeur

Fujiya & Miyagi

first record you remember
The Carpenters - Please Mr. Postman

Mélissa Laveaux

first record you bought
Aaliyah - Age Ain't Nothing But A Number

Funkmasters

a song guaranteed to make you feel depressed

J: The ones the hiphoppers are using and ...

Alela Diane

a song that reminds you of school
Cat Power - Metal Heart

Our Broken Garden

you make love?
Barry White - Can't Get Enough Of Your Love, Babe

Morgan Geist

you need to get work done?

Music is too important to me and too ...

Shawn Lee

a record you fell in love to
Eg White

Telepopmusik

the song to be played at your funeral
Louis Armstrong - What A Wonderful World

Van She

5 favorite cities

Sydney / Paris / New York / Brussels / San Francisco

Skull Defekts

take these three DVDs along:

Kenneth Anger’s complete works. Need to get ...

Alex Smoke

you stay in bed?
The Beach Boys - God Only Knows

Jackpot

you are in the sauna?
Hurriganes

Jesse Lenat

you wake up?

Nothing. I like to have silence in the ...

DJ Vadim

you go to a club?
Bugz In The Attic - Don't Stop The Music

DJ Nature

perfect anthem for Bristol
The Pop Group - She Is Beyond Good And Evil

Jean-Michel Jarre

first record you remember
Ray Charles - What'd I Say

Treefight For Sunlight

a record you fell in love to
Radiohead - OK Computer

Glass Candy

your ultimate heartbreak song
Mike Post - Theme From Hill Street Blues

David Rodigan

No. 3
The Melodians - You Have Caught Me

Fabrizio Mammarella

your ultimate heartbreak song
Virgo Four - In A Vision

Little Dragon

5 favorite records
Prince - Sign Of The Times

Nick Chacona

you destroy a hotel room?
Turning Point - Broken

Lhasa

a song you wish you'd written yourself
Radiohead - Videotape

Morpheus

a song guaranteed to make you feel depressed
The Rolling Stones - Coming Down Again

Mouse On Mars

start to learn these three things:

Geduld / Surfen / Sandkuchen backen

Loane

your ultimate heartbreak song
Barbara - Parce que

VV Brown

you had enough of this world?
YMCK - Magical 8-bit Tour

Dani Siciliano

a song that reminds your friends of you

I gotta ask my friend Olivia who is ...

José James

you drive a car late at night?
Four Tet - Plastic People

Andy Gill

first record you bought
The Beatles - She Loves You

Kissogram

you run naked through a cornfield?
The Swinging Blue Jeans - The Hippy Hippy Shake

Psychic Ills

you sit in the subway?
Time Machine - 7-Methoxy-?-Carboline: (Telepathine)

Aaron Wright

your party anthem
Marvin Gaye - I Heard It Through The Grapevine

Higamos Hogamos

you go to a club?
The Fall - Totally Wired

Trevor Jackson

you cook?
Metro Area - Miura

Glimpse

5 favorite records
Beaumont Hannant - Woven Textures

Bit-tuner

get these three pets:

Jagdhund (wieso ist ja klar) / Hühner (f ...

Brothers Of End

you jump out of a plane with a parachute?
Jerry Lee Lewis - Great Balls Of Fire

The Loose Salute

a song you wish you'd written yourself
Sade - By Your Side

We Are Wolves

take these three CDs/records with you:
Kraftwerk - Radioactivity

Social Disco Club

No. 7
Simon Baker - Plastik (Todd Terje Türkatech Mix)

Toby Tobias

a song that evokes the greatest summer of your life
The Stone Roses - Fools Gold

Charlotte Hatherley

a song guaranteed to make you feel depressed
Radiohead

Peter, Bjorn & John

you come home from the club?

Preferable nothing.

The Bangles

you feel like 1982?
Dream Syndicate - That's What You Always Say

Smudo

you are in a depressive mood?
Skunk Anasie

Anja Schneider

a song that reminds your friends of you
Anja Schneider & Sebo K - Rancho Relaxo

Horace Andy

No. 6
Bob Marley - Get Up, Stand Up

Ingrid Olava

which is the best job one can have in the city?

The same best job as anywhere else in ...

Annie

you ride a bicycle?
Maurice Fulton - My Gigolo (Chicken Lips Remix)

Hannah Scott

perfect anthem for London
Wallis Bird - To My Bones

Dave Clarke

you sit in a plane?
Baltic Fleet

Jacques Renault

No. 1
Syd Barrett - If It’s In You

Lloyd Cole

your ultimate heartbreak song
Nina Simone - Do What You Gotta Do

The Morning Benders

perfect anthem for Oakland

Some Hyphy shit I guess.

DJ Mehdi

you relax on a beach?
The 5th Dimension - Let The Sunshine In

Ben Watt

your party anthem
Chic - I Want Your Love

Living Things

No. 1
Bob Dylan - Blonde On Blonde

Chaz Jankel

5 favorite cities

London / Paris / Tokyo / Gothenburg / Edinburgh

Final Fantasy

your boozed up anthem

None, I never drink!

Jill Jones

you meet your parents?
Björk - Unravel

Wordsworth

the song to be played at your funeral
Curtis Mayfield - Curtis

Nils Frahm

you drive a car late at night?
Boards Of Canada - Geogaddi

Bill Callahan

the song to be played at your funeral
Willie Nelson - Pick Up The Tempo

Good Shoes

you need to get work done?
Clor - Love And Pain

Audie Darling

best movie that takes place in the city?

The only movies I can think of filmed ...

Mystery Jets

you wash the windows of a skyscraper?
John Adams - Shaker Loops

Tim Mälzer

get these three TV channels by satellite:

Premiere / VOX / RTL

Kris Menace

you smuggle diamonds?
The Who - Eminence Front

Casual

a song that reminds you of school
X-Clan - Tribal Jam

Daddy-O

you want to disturb your neighbours?
James Brown - Mind Power

Mugwump

you ride a bicycle?
Prince & The Revolution - Rasperry Beret

Young Knives

perfect anthem for Oxford
The Damned - Smash It Up

Circlesquare

you jump out of a plane with a parachute?
Santo & Johnny - Sleep Walk

The Dirtbombs

5 favorite books

Matthew Klam: «Sam The Cat» / William Poundstone: «Big ...

Barbara Carlotti

you sit by a camp fire?
White Noise - Firebird

We Are Scientists

5 favorite records
Editors - The Back Room

CALLmeKAT

favorite sports team?

I’m worried about this one! I have ...

The Shortwave Set

your liberation anthem
Beastie Boys - Fight For Your Right

Shine 2009

you jump out of a plane with a parachute?
Omar - There's Nothing Like This

Little Jackie

you feel like 1982?
Prince - The Future

Penguin Prison

record you were looking for the longest
Operation Ivy

Drugstore

you ride a bicycle?

All the way to the booze-store.

M.A.N.D.Y.

you make love?

That’s a secret.

Mario Basanov & Vidis

you take a bubble bath?
Smith & Mudd - Shulme (Lexx Remix)

Nedry

best Beatles song
The Beatles - Back In The USSR

John Foxx

you prepare a candle light dinner?
Erik Satie - Gymnopedies

Duke Special

the song to be played at your funeral

I would like a song specially written for ...

Race Horses

first record you bought

I think it was «Fresh Hits 1998». A ...

Anne Clark

you destroy a hotel room?
Altered St8s Of Consciousness - Eye Of The Storm

Like A Stuntman

you run naked through a cornfield?
Pixies - Debaser

Pearly Gates

a song that reminds your friends of you
Tina Turner - Simply The Best

Fol Chen

you wake up?
X-Ray Spex - Oh Bondage! Up Yours!

Marcus Bonfanti

a song that evokes the greatest summer of your life
Muddy Waters - Electric Mud

Simone White

your party anthem
Amy Winehouse - You Know I'm No Good

Ronny & Renzo

you wake up?

Nicolas: Environmental sounds are just fine.

Dillon

you want to disturb your neighbours?
Death From Above 1979

Karl Culley

a song you wish you'd written yourself
Randy Newman - I Think It's Going To Rain Today

Black Devil Disco Club

you come home from the club?
Serge Gainsbourg - L'eau à La Bouche

Miss Platnum

you pretend to be married?
Stevie Wonder - Ribbon In The Sky

The Good Natured

start to learn these three things:

How to knit (well) / how to complete a ...

The Juan MacLean


Top 10 all-time favorite records

2raumwohnung

take these three CDs/records with you:
Chet Baker

Dynamite Deluxe

a song that evokes the greatest summer of your life
Dr. Dre - The Chronic

Renegade Soundwave

a song to seduce you
Dreadzone - Shining Path

Large Professor

5 favorite cities

New York / Philadelphia / Los Angeles / Boston / London

Monday Michiru

you want to disturb your neighbours?
Led Zeppelin

Lucky Luke

your liberation anthem
Madonna - Into The Groove

Wooden Shjips

you go to a club?
GZA - Liquid Swords

Dan Michaelson

a song you wish you'd written yourself
Glen Campbell - Wichita Lineman

Studio

you sit in a plane?
JJ Cale - Travelin' Light

Rainer Trüby

you run naked through a cornfield?

Hab ich bisher noch nie ausprobiert.

Memory Band

you sit in a plane?
The Soulful Strings - Burning Spear

Michael Mayer

the song to be played at your funeral

Ist mir egal. Ich habe dann schon mein ...

Mechanical Bride

you play ping-pong?
Mark Mothersbaugh - Ping Island

Architecture In Helsinki

first record you remember
Madonna - Material Girl

The Battle Of Land And Sea

first record you bought
Bruce Springsteen - Born In The USA

Jakob der Lügner

a record you fell in love to
Portishead - Dummy

Electric 6

you relax on a beach?
AC/DC

Apache Beat

your boozed up anthem
David Bowie - Scary Monsters

DJ Nu-Mark

your party anthem
Mark The 45 King - The 900 Number

Hannah Cohen

a song to seduce you

Not telling you.

Lisbee Stainton

best David Bowie song
David Bowie - Life On Mars

Richard Norris

you drive a car late at night?
Kraftwerk - Autobahn

Marissa Nadler

first record you bought
Madonna - The Immaculate Collection

Neon Heights

you wake up?
Marvin Gaye - What's Going On

Boom Bip

you are love sick?
Chet Baker - I've Never Been In Love Before

New Young Pony Club

you go to a club?
New Young Pony Club

Pure Reason Revolution

5 favorite ways to leave your lover

I Love You... that’s a difficult one!

The Revenge

a song you wish you'd written yourself
Donald Fagen - I.G.Y.

Unconventional Science

a song guaranteed to make you feel depressed

Most anything coming out of Orlando.

Soul Mekanik

you go fishing?
The Floaters - Float On

Joan As Police Woman

you have to spend a night in a spooky hotel?
Public Enemy - Black Steel In The Hour Of Chaos

Empire Of The Sun

you wake up?
Don Williams - We Should Be Together

Peter Broderick

record you were looking for the longest
Tarentel

Phil Mison

record you were looking for the longest
Crazy Eddie - Rap In Africa

Swahili Blonde

you make breakfast?
Bill Ali'iloa Lincoln (Hawaii's Falsetto Poet) - Ku'u L...

El-P

a song you wish you'd written yourself
Jay-Z - Jigga What

Heavy

you sleep walk?
Joe Henderson - Punjab

Pepe Bradock

you prepare for an important date?
Houria Aichi - Hawa

Million Stylez

which song fits the city the best?

«Give Me The Strength» (from my own album ...

Leon Ware

your boozed up anthem
Marvin Gaye - After The Dance

David Morales

you wake up?
Bill Withers - Lovely Day

Gwyneth Herbert

you sit in a plane?
Joni Mitchell - Both Sides Now

Martin Rev

you have to spend a night in a spooky hotel?

I play the music and notes in my ...

Matthew Herbert

learn these three songs by heart:
Tom Waits - Step Right Up

Melanie C

your ultimate heartbreak song
Fiona Apple - Love Ridden

Fiona Daniel

you drive a car late at night?
Tracy Chapman - Fast Car

The Invisible

you have to spend a night in a spooky hotel?
Radiohead - Pyramid Song

Senor Coconut

you wake up?
The Beatles - Something

Efterklang

the song to be played at your funeral
Fred Astaire - He Loves And She Loves

Tim Sweeney

you walk in the rain?
Eddie Kendricks - Date With The Rain

Spinto Band

you have to spend a night in a spooky hotel?

No Music. I need to listen for ghosts ...

Chromatics

your party anthem
Soft Cell - Seedy Films

Dominique Leone

invite these three persons for a weekend:

my girlfriend / my mom / my soon-to-be-ex-travel agent

Camille

you sit in a plane?

Some easy elevator music. Something they actually play ...

Bill Adler

a record you fell in love to
Miles Davis - Kind Of Blue

A Mountain Of One

best Beatles song
The Beatles - Because

Mark Richardson

you ride a bicycle?
Led Zeppelin - Black Dog

Future Beat Alliance

a song you wish you'd written yourself
Carl Craig - Landcruising (LP)

The Ones

first record you bought
Cerrone - Supernature

DJ Cherrystones

you wake up?
Wipers - Over The Edge

Crystal Antlers

you wake up?
Wham! - Wake Me Up Before You Go-Go

Tahiti 80

you wake up?
Shuggie Otis - Inspiration Information

Erol Alkan

you are on a football field?
The Stone Roses - This Is The One

Dollboy

first record you bought
John Barry - James Bond Collection

Ray Mang

you stay in bed?
Gwen Guthrie - Seventh Heaven

Mugison

5 favorite bands you know personally

The Matthew Herbert Big Band is the biggest ...

Cortney Tidwell

5 favorite instruments

Cello / Drums / Classical Guitar / Clarinet / Piano

J Rawls

first record you bought
Kiss - Alive!

Yoav

record you were looking for the longest
Portishead - Sour Times

Meret Becker

a song that reminds your friends of you
The Commodores - Easy

Chuck D

you sit in a plane?

The Stax catalogue.

The Earlies

a song that evokes the greatest summer of your life
Depeche Mode - Black Celebration

The Diaphanoids

you meet your parents?
Luciano Pavarotti

Terence Bernardo

the song to be played at your funeral
Chilliwack - My Girl (Gone, Gone, Gone)

Howling Bells

you start a riot?
Mogwai - Hunted By A Freak

Sons And Daughters

you take a bubble bath?
De La Soul - A Little Bit Of Soap

Vashti Bunyan

take these three games along:

cards for Solitaire / Gameboy (see above for how ...

Architeq

you have to spend a night in a spooky hotel?
John Carpenter - Football Run (Kill Your Kids)

Al McKay

you cook?
Notorious B.I.G.

Pilooski

record you were looking for the longest
Michael Bundt - Just Landed Cosmic Kid

Editors

you sit in the subway?
The Cure - Lovesong

Beverley Knight

you cook?
John Holt - 1000 Volts Of Holt

Explosions In The Sky

you feel like 1982?
Minor Threat - Minor Threat

Slove

you come home from the club?
Daven Keller - Je Suis Un No Man's Land (Bande Original...

Ame

you meet your parents?
John Coltrane - A Love Supreme

No Age

you prepare for an important date?
My Bloody Valentine - When You Sleep

Robin Saville

you shop for shoes?
The Chap - Fun And Interesting

Dollskabeat

you sit in the subway?
Ultramagnetic MC's - Ego Trippin'

Newton Faulkner

No. 8
Thomas Leeb - Riddle

Whomadewho

5 favorite remixes
Headman - It Rough (Chicken Lips Remix)

The Golden Filter

you wake up?
Slowdive - When The Sun Hits

Tony Carrasco

first record you remember
Baby Huey - Listen To Me

Invisible Conga People

you walk in the rain?
Che Shizu - Tatakai No Hi Wa

Nicole Willis

take these three tools with you:

knife / shovel / hammer 

Marius Circus

you want to disturb your neighbours?
Snares - Black Sabbath

Chris & Cosey

a song that evokes the greatest summer of your life
ABBA - Dancing Queen

Whitehouse

your party anthem
Baby's Gang - Happy Song

Irvine Welsh

a record you fell in love to
Culture Club - Karma Chameleon

Round Table Knights

you want to get inspired?
Phoenix - Napoleon Says

Tracey Thorn

record you were looking for the longest

Can't think of one...

Kasper Bjorke

a song guaranteed to make you feel depressed
The Cure - Plainsong

Alva Noto

you make love?
Barry White - Can't Get Enough Of Your Love Babe

Trusme

your party anthem
Spanish Harlem Orchestra - La Banda (Fruitmeat / Rope A...

Trans Am

you are in a depressive mood?
Neil Young

These New Puritans

you are love sick?
George Michael - Fast Love

Padded Cell

you smuggle diamonds?
Krishna Shah - Shalimar OST

King Britt

your ultimate heartbreak song
Level 42 - It's Over

Minus 8

you take a bubble bath?
Lalo Schifrin - Jaws

Brasstronaut

you make love?
Kanye West/Jay-Z - Put On (Remix)

Tal Weiss

best soundtrack ever
Harry Nilsson - The Point

Marc Romboy

you have to answer an elusive questionnaire?
Wolfgang Petry - Die Längste Single Der Welt

Alexander Robotnick

you sit in the subway?
Kraftwerk - The Robots

Ruede Hagelstein

5 favorite magazines

Hate Magazin / Groove / Frankfurter Allgemeine / Spiegel / Blinker

Jazzanova

you sit in a plane?

Neue Demos.

Dego

you are on a football field?
Doug Carn - Higher Ground

Morton Valence

you are love sick?
Lou Reed - The Bed

Fanfarlo

the song to be played at your funeral
Lee Hazlewood - Your Sweet Love

Plum

subscribe to these three newspapers / magazines:

Finger / The Metro / Future Music

Defend Moscow

a song that reminds you of school
a-ha - Take On Me

Tindersticks

a song you wish you'd written yourself
John Barry - The More Things Change

DJ Touché

No. 9

«The New York Ripper» (Lucio Fulci, 1982). An ...

Kathryn Williams

you prepare for an important date?
The Kinks - You Really Got Me

Peanut Butter Wolf

you have to spend a night in a spooky hotel?

I stayed at what was labeled a «Bed ...

Bob Power

first record you bought
The Tokens - The Lion Sleeps Tonight

Brian Jackson

a song guaranteed to make you feel depressed
Billie Holiday - Strange Fruit

Constance Amiot

a song that reminds your friends of you
Leadbelly - Take This Hammer

Modeselektor

5 favorite records
Siriusmo

Seether

No. 1
The Beatles - White Album

Luke Haines

5 favorite cartoon characters

I don’t watch or read cartoons. I ...

Comanechi

you ride a bicycle?
Jitterin' Jinn - Annie

Pacifika

you read a magazine?
Miles Davis

Cosmo

5 favorite magazines

Observer Food Magazine / Vanity Fair / The Observer Magazine ...

Lo Fat Orchestra

your ultimate heartbreak song
Olli Schulz - Nimm mein Mixtape Babe

Yellowman

first record you bought

Well, as a young kid I worked for ...

Bloc Party

you wake up?
Kate Bush - Wuthering Heights

Cage The Elephant

5 favorite bands you know personally

Morning Teleportation / Screaming Tea Party / Foals / Autovaughn / Let ...

James Murphy

you drive a car late at night?
NEU! - NEU! 75

Lexx

best Beatles song
The Beatles - Tomorrow Never Knows

Pink Skull

your guilty pleasure song
Kylie Minogue

Mirror Mirror

you prepare a candle light dinner?
Prodigy - Firestarter

Hugh Herrera

5 favorite places in the world

San Felipe, Mexico / Dharma Yoga Center, NYC / The ...

The Phantom Band

a song that reminds you of school
Led Zeppelin - Immigrant Song

Thieves Like Us

a song you wish you'd written yourself
Bee Gees - How Can You Mend A Broken Heart

Fan Death

a record you fell in love to
The Creatures - A Bestiary Of

Gemma Ray

you sit in a plane?
Nirvana - On A Plain

Wall-E

you wake up?
Michael Crawford - Put On Your Sunday Clothes

Dark Captain Light Captain

5 favorite things that make you sexy

There is no possible way to answer this ...

Leo Zero

a song you wish you'd written yourself
Gina X Performance - Kaddish

Rocko Schamoni

favorite street corner?

Davidstrasse, Ecke Reeperbahn. Da ist die Davidwache, die ...

Sumner Brothers

5 favorite records
Tom Waits - Bone Machine

White Hinterland

your boozed up anthem
Bob Dylan - Isis

Bettye Lavette

your party anthem
T Baby - Whit It Baby

Sibrydion

No. 6
Llwybr Llaethog - Mewn Dyb

Glen Johnson

first record you bought
Secret Affair - Time For Action

Julia Franck

take these three tools with you:

mein schönstes Laguiole / einen Stift, der ewig ...

Gnod

your ultimate heartbreak song
Rolf Harris - Two Little Boys

Casiotone For The Painfully Alone

a song you wish you'd written yourself
Lispector - Young And Wild

Ilya Santana

record you were looking for the longest
Gradiva - To The Funky Beat

Zohra

you go to a club?
LCD Soundsystem - Get Innocuous (Soulwax Remix)

Thievery Corporation

you wake up?
Luis Bonfa - Song Of The Hills

Chelonis R. Jones

a song you wish you'd written yourself
Fleetwood Mac - Rhiannon

Moonboots

a record you fell in love to
Nick Drake - Riverman

Kinky

5 favourite bands that hail from Mexico

Zoé / Nortec / Maria Daniela / Chico Sonido / Molotov

Chateau Flight

your liberation anthem
Public Enemy - Fight The Power

Ora Cogan

you make love?
Slayer - Raining Blood

Justice

5 favorite drinks

Coca Cola / Breizh Cola /Afri Cola /Muslim Cola ...

Telephones

you ride a bicycle?
David Bowie - Heroes

Bosque Brown

a song you wish you'd written yourself
Daniel Johnston - Some Things Last A Long Time

Hot Chip

you feel like 1982?
Kraftwerk - Das Model

Beppe Loda

a song guaranteed to make you feel depressed
Pink Floyd

John Klemmer

best Miles Davis song
Miles Davis - Bitches Brew

Ian Pooley

you take a bubble bath?
Eggstone - Vive La Difference

Hacienda

first record you bought
The Beatles - Number 1's

Lucky Soul

you sit by the river?
Julie London - Cry Me A River

A Guy Called Gerald

perfect anthem for Manchester
Bee Gees - Stayin' Alive

Au Revoir Simone

you go to a club?
Phil Collins - Don't Lose My Number
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Finger Magazine

Issue 6

Finger Magazine A Bi-Annual Print Publication, 64 pages, 4c, 6000 copies, distributed worldwide

News

Chromatics: Kill For Love

The Chromatics are finally back. After their very promising debut they took some time to come back with an album that finally shows the full potential of what Johnny Jewel & co is capable of. Where «In The City» left off ...

Most recent Interviews

Hannah Cohen

a song for cat lovers
Tom Jones - What's New Pussy Cat

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Doe Paoro

your boozed up anthem
Ghostface Killah – Saturday Nite

+more

Valery Gore

you take a bubble bath?
Tom Waits - Alice

+more

Sarah Jaffe

record you were looking for the longest
Harry Nilsson - The Point

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