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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.

Gary Lucas

a song guaranteed to make you feel depressed
The Horst Wessel Song

C. Gibbs

first record you remember
Bee Gees - Saturday Night Fever

Terry Lynn

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

My room. I don’t kiss on the ...

Slove

you are stoned?
Herrmann & Kleine - Dagger

Million Stylez

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

I kiss my empress all the time and ...

Osborne

you come home from the club?
Red House Painters

Vetiver

a song that reminds your friends of you
Kathy Heideman - Sleep A Million Years

Seether

you are love sick?
Journey - Send Her My Love

Race Horses

best concert you ever attended
Björk

Whitehouse

a song that reminds you of school
T. Rex - Get It On

Melanie C

5 favorite records
Red Hot Chili Peppers - Californication

Valery Gore

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

Kaos

a song that reminds your friends of you
Donna Summer - I Feel Love

Toby Tobias

your ultimate heartbreak song
Joe Cocker - You Are So Beautiful

Andy Gill

a record you fell in love to
Muddy Waters - Manish Boy

Boozoo Bajou

your ultimate heartbreak song
Love Unlimited - Love Theme

Tal Weiss

a song that evokes the greatest summer of your life
The Turtles - The Turtles Present The Battle Of The Ban...

El-P

first record you bought
John Williams - The Star Wars Theme Tune

Editors

you run from the cops?
The Police - Message In A Bottle

Lopazz

you work in the garden?

Eine gute Frage, denn ich habe einen sehr ...

Gary Numan

first record you remember
Eddie Cochran - Summertime Blues

VV Brown

you sit in a plane?
The White Stripes - Seven Nation Army

Hannah Scott

best concert you ever attended
Ben Folds

Heidi

you prepare a candle light dinner?
Aretha Franklin; Candi Staton

Alela Diane

record you were looking for the longest
Joni Mitchell - Blue

Joan As Police Woman

you walk in the rain?
Nina Simone - Black Is The Color Of My True Love's Hair

Mediengruppe Telekommander

you come home from the club?
The Robocop Kraus - Disco Punks Fuck Off

James Holden

the song to be played at your funeral
Frank Sinatra - My Way

New Young Pony Club

you play a game of chess?

Must have total concentration in order to thwart ...

DJ Cherrystones

you go to a club?
EPMD - Scratch Bring It Back (Part 2 Mic Doc)

Apache Beat

your party anthem
Talking Heads - This Must Be The Place (Naive Melody)

M.A.N.D.Y.

you relax on a beach?

The Studio One Compilation on Soul Jazz Records.

Hacienda

a song that reminds your friends of you
Lee Dorsey - Working In The Coalmine

Jimmy Edgar

your boozed up anthem
Prince - Erotic City

Metronomy

a song to seduce you
Nirvana

The Soulsavers

you destroy a hotel room?
AC/DC - Whole Lotta Rosie

Stefan Goldmann

you wake up?

Keinen. Ich weiss Ruhe wirklich zu schätzen ...

Horse Meat Disco

take these three CDs/records with you:
Dusty Springfield - Dusty In Memphis

Erobique

a song that evokes the greatest summer of your life
The Style Council - My Ever Changing Moods

Mark E.

you go to a club?

Some Grime that the taxi driver’s playing.

Blow Monkeys

a song that evokes the greatest summer of your life
The Blow Monkeys - Digging Your Scene

Angel Deradoorian

best Beatles song
The Beatles - I Want You (She's So Heavy)

Max Romeo

you drive into the country?

I listen to the birds singing.

Leroy Burgess

first record you remember
Johnny Mathis

Linda Lewis

a song guaranteed to make you feel depressed
Andrew Lloyd Webber; Elaine Paige

Van She

5 favorite bands you know personally

Soulwax / Yeah Yeah Yeahs / Cut Copy / The Presets ...

ESG

you paint your apartment?
Queen - I Want To Break Free

Minus 8

you cut a silhoutte?
Scissor Sisters - Comfortably Numb

Leon Ware

a song that reminds your friends of you
The Isley Brothers - Got To Have You Back

Sophie Madeleine

5 favorite TV shows

«Agatha Christie's Poirot/Marple». I find these ...

Zohra

you wake up?
Buddha Bar - Sky Walk/Althea W

DJ Touché

No. 5

«The Beyond» (Lucio Fulci, 1981). The second in ...

Fabrizio Mammarella

a song that reminds you of school
Daft Punk - Homework

Bill Adler

your ultimate heartbreak song
John Coltrane - Alabama

Bettye Lavette

the song to be played at your funeral
Donny Hathaway - Giving Up Is Hard To Do

The Revenge

your party anthem
Wilson Pickett - Land Of 1000 Dances

Dave Clarke

the song to be played at your funeral

That is a secret. You’ll have to ...

Natalie Tusia Beridze

best day of the week in the city?

The whole week is basically the same, hence ...

Monday Michiru

best Beatles song
The Beatles - A Day In The Life

Final Fantasy

you try to stay up for more than 24 hours?
Jann Arden

Droog

you are in the sauna?
Jean Beauvoir - Feel The Heat

Chaz Jankel

5 favorite magazines

Rolling Stone / Q magazine / Classic Car / The Face

Sebastien Tellier

a song that evokes the greatest summer of your life
Snoop Dogg - Beautiful

Dego

you relax on a beach?
Lyn Collins - Mama Feelgood

Chris Coco

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

Peter Broderick

best concert you ever attended
Sam Amidon

Brasstronaut

you take a bubble bath?
Björk - Aurora

Eagles Of Death Metal

you are love sick?
The Stooges - Shake Appeal

Brothers Of End

you sit in a plane?
Queens Of The Stone Age - The Lost Art Of Keeping A Sec...

Ost & Kjex

you sit in a plane?
Dr. John - Angola Anthem

Jimi Jamison

perfect anthem for Mississippi
Elvis Presley - An American Trilogy

Sven Väth

the song to be played at your funeral

Hm...überleg ich mir noch...

Dan Michaelson

best concert you ever attended
Beck

Mavis Staples

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

Skull Defekts

take these three games along:

I guess I'm alone so... a football ...

Wally Badarou

a record you fell in love to
Simon & Garfunkel - Bridge Over Troubled Water

Lucky Luke

your liberation anthem
Madonna - Into The Groove

AM

No. 7
David McCallum - The Edge

Aaron Wright

your party anthem
The Stone Roses - Love Spreads

Luke Solomon

you come home from the club?
The Alan Parsons Project - I Robot

We Are Wolves

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

The Bangles

you paint your apartment?
The Beatles - White Album

Tony Carrasco

5 favorite cartoon characters

Silver Surfer / Captain America / Daredevil / Dr.Strange / Prince ...

Jesh

No. 1
Ryan Adams - Love Is Hell

Gossip

you make breakfast?
Nas - Life's A Bitch

We Are Scientists

5 favorite records
The Velvet Underground

Tom Vek

5 favorite records
Cable - When Animals Attack

The Dirtbombs

5 favorite bands you know personally

Viva L’American Death Ray Music / The Greenhornes ...

Soul Mekanik

you feel like 1982?
Man Parrish - Hip Hop Bee Bop (Don't Stop)

Cosmin TRG

learn these three songs by heart:
Kraftwerk - Trans Europa Express

Barn Owl

you are on the tour bus?
Neil Young

Ada

5 favorite records
Jamie Lidell - Multiply

Bill Brewster

you destroy a hotel room?
Led Zeppelin - The Crunge

2raumwohnung

take these three CDs/records with you:
Ravi Shankar

CALLmeKAT

favorite sound in the city?

Rain on the roof. Alltime favourite sound! Here ...

Shakespeares Sister

your party anthem
James Brown - Honky Tonk

Munk

you prepare for an important date?
Böhse Onkelz

A Winged Victory For The Sullen

a song to seduce you
Fleetwood Mac - Albatross

Georg Levin

a record you fell in love to
Sade - Love Is Stronger Than Pride

Jesper Dahlbäck

favorite restaurant?

Amida Kolgrill. At Folkungagatan 76. So good...

Drugstore

you drive into the country?

Miss M likes to be driven away, anytime ...

Dollskabeat

5 favorite animals

all big cats / all primates / bears (all breeds ...

José James

you drive into the country?
The Beatles - She Came In Through The Bathroom Window

Candi Staton

a song that reminds you of school
Sam Cooke - You Send Me

Jean-Michel Jarre

a song that reminds you of school
Jimi Hendrix - Purple Haze

Kathy Zimmer

your ultimate heartbreak song
Sinéad O'Connor - Nothing Compares 2 U

Fiona Daniel

you destroy a hotel room?

Ich höre nicht oft aggressive Musik. Das ...

Bush Tetras

you wake up?

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

Matthew Dear

a song that evokes the greatest summer of your life
Arthur Russell - Calling Out Of Context

The Battle Of Land And Sea

your ultimate heartbreak song
Stevie Nicks & Tom Petty - Stop Draggin' My Heart Aroun...

Soul Clap

best Kraftwerk song
Kraftwerk - Computer World

Chromatics

a song you wish you'd written yourself
Grace Jones - She's Lost Control

Bebel Gilberto

you paint your apartment?
Amy Winehouse - Love Is A Losing Game

Good Shoes

you are on the tour bus?
Patrick Wolf - Wind In The Wires

Bodies Of Water

your boozed up anthem
The Ramones - Chainsaw

Yacht

No. 10
LCD Soundsystem - Sound Of Silver

Moonboots

No. 4
Tears For Fears - The Hurting

Yoyoyo Acapulco

you jog?

No jogging. 52 mm. On Indy's or ...

Lail Arad

you wake up?
Joni Mitchell - Chelsea Morning

Faust

you try to stay up for more than 24 hours?
Ludwig von Beethoven - Mondscheinsonate

Scout Niblett

a song you wish you'd written yourself
Daniel Johnston - True Love Will Find You In The End

Kissey Asplund

you relax on a beach?
Opolopo feat. Amalia - I Do

Defari

first record you bought
George Clinton - Atomic Dog

Jonathan Wilson

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

Justice

5 favorite instruments

Rickenbacker 4001 Bass / Gretsch Drums / Roland Juno 106 ...

Bit-tuner

subscribe to these three newspapers / magazines:

WOZ / Spex / GEO

Hans-Joachim Roedelius

you drive into the country?

Da hör ich am liebsten den Hahn ...

First Aid Kit

you read a magazine?
Gary Numan

Richard Norris

5 favorite records
Lee Dorsey - Ya Ya

N.A.S.A.

you come home from the club?
War - Low Rider

Karl Culley

first record you remember
Paul Simon - Graceland

Holger Czukay

you relax on a beach?

Musik am Strand ist DER Grund um nicht ...

Morton Valence

you run naked through a cornfield?
The Smiths - How Soon is Now?

No Age

you play a game of chess?
Dinosaur Jr. - In A Jar

Junior Boys

a song that reminds you of school
William Blake - Jerusalem

Justus Köhncke

the song to be played at your funeral
Electric Light Orchestra - Livin' Thing

Dennis Bovell

you want to disturb your neighbours?
Bob Marley & The Wailers - Ina Rub A Dub Style (Bad Car...

Kevin Saunderson

best movie that takes place in the city?

«Transformers». Most of that footage was shot in ...

Tim Mälzer

a song that evokes the greatest summer of your life
Aretha Franklin - Respect (Albert Cabrera Remix)

Large Professor

5 favorite Marley Marl productions
MC Shan - The Bridge

Sóley

a song that reminds your friends of you
Fleedwood Mac - Dreams

Air

your boozed up anthem
Run DMC & Aerosmith - Walk This Way

DJ Kent

you are in a depressive mood?
Bobby McFerrin - Don't Worry Be Happy

Zambri

you want to disturb your neighbours?
Mani Pedi - It's A Fire

Joakim

you sit in the subway?
impLOG - Holland Tunnel Dive

Pacifika

5 favorite magazines

National Geographic / Tape Op / Performance Bikes / Surfer Magazine ...

Empire Of The Sun

you have to spend a night in a spooky hotel?
The Beach Boys - Surfer Girl

Trevor Jackson

you wake up?
Michael Jackson - Rock With You

DJ Hell

you have to answer an elusive questionnaire?
Gloria Gaynor - I Will Survive

Whomadewho

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

Social Disco Club

No. 2
Inner Life - Make It Last Forever (Larry Levan 12" Remi...

A Touch Of Class

your ultimate heartbreak song
Surface - Falling In Love

Karl Bartos

a song that reminds you of school
The Who - My Generation

Ed Harcourt

you stay in bed?
Jane's Addiction - Three Days

Ruede Hagelstein

5 favorite personal belongings

Meine Angel / Mein Fahrrad / Mein USB-Stick / Mein Studiorechner ...

Rebelski

your ultimate heartbreak song
Marvin Gaye - Mercy, Mercy Me

Ben Watt

you sit in a plane?
Rufus Wainwright - Memphis Skyline

GusGus

you go to a club?
Q-Burns - Anstract Message

Theo Parrish

you run from the cops?

Shit, when I run from the cops I ...

Woolfy

perfect anthem for London
Underworld - Born Slippy

Daddy-O

you prepare for an important date?
Mystikal - Beware

Phenomenal Handclap Band

your ultimate heartbreak song
The Nazz - Hello It's Me

Stephan Remmler

record you were looking for the longest
Mickey & Sylvia - Love Is Strange

Mr Scruff

you destroy a hotel room?
A Cetain Ratio - Wild Party

Apiento

you make breakfast?
Wally Badarou - Waltz

Marissa Nadler

you sit in a plane?

I watch the movies instead because a lot ...

Alexandra Hope

you take a bubble bath?
John Fahey - Sligo River Blues

Thieves Like Us

best Beatles song
The Beatles - And Your Bird Can Sing

Port O'Brien

you sit in the subway?
Beach House - Norway

Turzi

best concert you ever attended
Primal Scream

Dinky

5 favorite records
Arthur Russell - The World Of Arthur Russell

Gwyneth Herbert

you drive a car late at night?
Tom Waits - Grapefruit Moon

Morpheus

first record you remember
Trini Lopez - If I Had A Hammer

John Klemmer

you want to disturb your neighbours?

I once, in the middle of the night ...

Dwele

a song guaranteed to make you feel depressed
Bill Cosby - Martin's Funeral

Tindersticks

first record you remember
Doris Day - Once I Had A Secret Love

Sam Amidon

you want to disturb your neighbours?
Värttinä - Aitara

Julia Franck

take these three CDs/records with you:
Michel Petrucciani - Both Worlds

The Rayographs

a song you would use as a ring-tone
Eliane Radigue

Bronnt Industries Kapital

a song guaranteed to make you feel depressed
The Durutti Column - Love No More

Ray Mang

you drive into the country?
Steve Reich - Electric Counterpoint

Tha 4orce

you make love?
Marvin Gaye - Let's Get It On

Still Going

a song guaranteed to make you feel depressed

E & L: Why would we want to think ...

Wolf People

your party anthem
Nena - 99 Red Balloons

Alan Oldham

No. 1
Jack Kirby comics from the '60s and '70s

Coldplay

the song to be played at your funeral
Jimmy Cliff - Many Rivers To Cross

Richard Hawley

you have to spend a night in a spooky hotel?

Hotels are only spooky when I’m in ...

Shitdisco

a song that reminds your friends of you
A Guy Called Gerald - Voodoo Ray

Lone Wolf

best soundtrack ever
Lalo Schifrin - Dirty Harry

Ingrid Olava

best day of the week in the city?

Sundays. Hang around in the sun, visit an ...

Dominique Leone

a song you wish you'd written yourself
Peggy Lee - Is That All There Is?

Yellowman

a song that reminds your friends of you
Yellowman - Nobody Move Nobody Get Hurt

Morningwood

the song to be played at your funeral
Mahalia Jackson - Trouble Of The World

Adonis

a song that evokes the greatest summer of your life
Kool & The Gang - Summer Madness

Brian Jackson

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

Howe Gelb

take these three DVDs along:

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

Vashti Bunyan

get these three pets:

I have no animals around me at the ...

Dynamite Deluxe

a song you would use as a ring-tone
Fantan Mojah - Hail The King

Meret Becker

your ultimate heartbreak song
The Beatles - Michelle

Jacob Golden

first record you bought
Michael Jackson - Thriller

Todd Terje

most valuable record you own
John Forde - Don't You Know Who Did It

Molly Wagger

you make love?
Yeah Yeah Yeahs - Soft Shock (Acoustic)

Constance Amiot

a song you would use as a ring-tone
Theme form «Mr Ed»

The Priscillas

your ultimate heartbreak song
Tim Rose - I’m Gonna Be Strong

Grizzly Bear

you make love?

Nothing. I like to hear sex.

Rumer

a song guaranteed to make you feel depressed

Anything I have written myself, usually!

Senor Coconut

you prepare for an important date?
Antonio Machin - Early Recordings

Charlotte Hatherley

you drive a car late at night?
Fu Manchu - King Of The Road

Plum

learn these three songs by heart:
Queen - Bohemian Rhapsody

Raul Midon

5 favorite personal belongings

my little bag which contains my other personal ...

Bob Power

perfect anthem for New York
Sly & The Family Stone - Everyday People

Karolina Stenstöm

favorite band hailing from the city?

Kite

Cortney Tidwell

No. 5
Depeche Mode - Black Celebration

The Golden Filter

you sit in a plane?
Nick Drake - Riverman

Franz Nicolay

best soundtrack ever
Mystic Knights Of The Oingo Boingo - Forbidden Zone

The Ones

best Stevie Wonder song
Stevie Wonder - You And I

Rod Thomas

your boozed up anthem
Pulp - Babies

Al McKay

you are in a depressive mood?
Thijs Van Leer - Introspection 1 & 2

Young Knives

a song that reminds you of school
Cat Stevens - Morning Has Broken

Beverley Knight

you cook?
John Holt - 1000 Volts Of Holt

Gilles Peterson

you make love?
Roy Ayers - You Send Me

Brennan Green

you relax on a beach?

I will be in the water, on the ...

Stratus

you take a bubble bath?
Structures Sonores Lasry-Baschet - Manége

Au Revoir Simone

you prepare a candle light dinner?
Air Supply - Even The Nights Are Better

Lotte Kestner

a song that evokes the greatest summer of your life
Air - Talkie Walkie

Steve Mason

a song that evokes the greatest summer of your life
King Bee - Back By Dope Demand

Dark Captain Light Captain

5 favorite records
Nick Drake - Bryter Layter

When Saints Go Machine

you prepare a candle light dinner?
Roxy Music - Avalon

Heavy

you wake up?
Dynasty - Adventures In The Land Of Music

King Britt

you relax on a beach?
Tears For Fears - The Working Hour

Lo Fat Orchestra

your ultimate heartbreak song
Olli Schulz - Nimm mein Mixtape Babe

Dani Siciliano

your boozed up anthem
Missy Elliott

Bottin

you drive a car late at night?
Digable Planets - Nickel Bags

A Guy Called Gerald

a song that reminds you of school
Adam & The Ants - Antmusic

Horace Andy

you feel like 1972?

Hey, I am always young.

Charles Webster

you come home from the club?
John Beltran - Ten Days Of Blue

Trusme

a song that evokes the greatest summer of your life
Jamiroquai - Emergency On Planet Earth

Tiga

your boozed up anthem
The Cult - Love Removal Machine

Peanut Butter Wolf

the song to be played at your funeral

Don’t jinx me!

Jakob der Lügner

you are on a football field?
Rachel Stevens - Sweet Dreams My L.A. Ex

Matthew Herbert

take these three CDs/records with you:
Keith Jarrett - The Melody At Night, With You

Tanya Stephens

you had enough of this world?
Simon & Garfunkel - The Sound Of Silence

David Holmes

you sit in the subway?
The Jam - Down In The Tube Station At Midnight

Black Devil Disco Club

you prepare a candle light dinner?
Erik Satie - Les Gymnopédies

Pearly Gates

a record you fell in love to
Doris Day - A Secret Love

Neon Heights

you are on a football field?
Terry Callier - Love Theme From Spartacus

Chuck D

you sit in a plane?

The Stax catalogue.

Cage The Elephant

5 favorite personal belongings

My first acoustic guitar / my MC5 T-shirt / my ...

Nedry

best concert you ever attended

Festival: Day 1 Rock Werchter 2003 with Bj ...

Midlake

best Beatles song
The Beatles - This Boy

Wordsworth

first record you bought
Run DMC - Here We Go

Mechanical Bride

your party anthem
The Chips - Rubber Biscuit

Jimi Tenor

5 favorite books

Donald Goines: «Dopefiend» / Homer: «Ilias» / Erich von D ...

Emmy The Great

your liberation anthem

I’ve never been opressed!

Ralphi Rosario

first record you remember
Queen - Bohemian Rhapsody

Cajun Dance Party

the song to be played at your funeral
Smog - Dress Sexy At My Funeral

Duke Special

your guilty pleasure song
Boney M. - Rivers Of Babylon

Syd Matters

you cook?
The Palace Brothers - I Tried To Stay Healthy For You

Bloc Party

you relax on a beach?
Alfie - People

The Late Greats

you feel like 1982?

Dirty post punk which violates all of your ...

Love Inks

a song you wish you'd written yourself
Joni Mitchell - Blue

Telepopmusik

perfect anthem for Paris
Chet Baker

Chrome Hoof

a song guaranteed to make you feel depressed

Any song by Coldplay.

Ame

you want to disturb your neighbours?
Olivier Messiaen

Funkmasters

first record you remember
Count Basie - Topsy

The Phantom Band

the song to be played at your funeral
Queen - Who Wants To Live Forever?

Irvine Welsh

a song that evokes the greatest summer of your life
Stardust - Music Sounds Better With You

Jay Jay Johanson

you make love?
Phoenix

DJ Nature

first record you bought
T. Rex - Telegram Sam

Afrika Bambaataa

a record you fell in love to
Donna Summer - Love To Love You Baby

Jesse Lenat

you take a bubble bath?
AC/DC - Highway To Hell

Rocko Schamoni

where was your first flat?

Kampstrasse 6. Hab ich seit 1986. Hab ich ...

Leo Zero

record you were looking for the longest
Tullio de Piscopo - Primavera (Stop Bajon)

Luca C & Brigante

a song that evokes the greatest summer of your life
Etnica - Tribute

These New Puritans

you make love?

I usually don’t listen to music on ...

Broken Social Scene

a song that inspires you
Joni Mitchell - The Hissing Of Summer Lawns

Kasper Bjorke

record you were looking for the longest
The Stone Roses - I Wanna Be Adored

Wall-E

you stay in bed?
The Beach Boys - Shut Down

Magic Mike

a record you fell in love to
The Commodores - Easy

Casual

you sit in the subway?
Nas - NY State Of Mind

Olafur Arnalds

a song you wish you'd written yourself
Max Richter - Horizon Variations

Terence Bernardo

a song you wish you'd written yourself

Only the songs I haven't written yet ...

Moving Units

a record you fell in love to
The Cure - Disintegration

Gnod

your ultimate heartbreak song
Rolf Harris - Two Little Boys

Phil Mison

best concert you ever attended
Jon Lucien

Radio 4

the song to be played at your funeral

That’s too depressing.

Mirror Mirror

you play ping-pong?
Slayer - Fight Till Death

Erik Truffaz

you cook?
Crosby, Stills & Nash

Michael Reinboth

you take part in a peace rally?
Odyssey - Our Lives Are Shaped By What We Love

Shine 2009

you are at the hairdresser?
Marlena Shaw - California Soul

Doe Paoro

a record you fell in love to
Van Morrison – Astral Weeks

The Project Club

you had enough of this world?
Beck - Lost Cause

Tridact

you sit in a plane?
Michael Rother - Sterntaler

Manuel Tur

your sunday morning song
Róisín Murphy - Sow Into You

Yuck

you drive a car late at night?
Pixies - I Bleed

Lucky Soul

you drive a car late at night?
Stereolab - Super-Electric

Kissogram

you want to disturb your neighbours?
The Fall - The Joke

Round Table Knights

you walk the cat walk?
Holy Ghost! - Hold On

A Mountain Of One

best Beatles song
The Beatles - Because

Justine D

you come home from the club?
Chet Baker

Nocturnes

your sunday morning song
The Bad Plus - Giant

Bill Callahan

a song that reminds you of school
Lou Reed - Metal Machine Music

Mungolian Jetset

first record you remember
Trond-Viggo Torgersen - Det Var En Gang

Dollboy

first record you bought
John Barry - James Bond Collection

Treefight For Sunlight

your party anthem
Dr. Dre & Snoop Dogg - The Next Episode

Coyote

you drive into the country?
Kings Of Convenience

White Hinterland

the song to be played at your funeral

One that I have written (however, not one ...

Paul Frick

you walk in the rain?
Rufus Wainwright - Tiergarten (Supermayer Remix)

Bobbito Garcia

you fall asleep?

I can’t hear music when I’m ...

Newton Faulkner

your ultimate heartbreak song
Tom Waits - I'm Still Here

Casiotone For The Painfully Alone

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

Alexander Robotnick

you fall asleep?
Tangerine Dream - Phaedra

The Chap

5 favorite records
Stereolab - Emperor Tomato Ketchup

David Morales

you want to disturb your neighbours?
Prodigy - Firestarter

Glen Johnson

best Beatles song
The Beatles - Ticket To Ride

Lydia Lunch

you have to spend a night in a spooky hotel?
Etta James - St James Infirmary

Mario Basanov & Vidis

you wake up?
Haruko Nara - 93 Degrees

Ilya Santana

first record you bought
Chuss Project - The Night

Anja Schneider

your boozed up anthem
Underground Resistance feat. Yolanda - Living For The N...

Chikinki

your ultimate heartbreak song
Billie Holiday - Don't Explain

Prefuse 73

a song that reminds you of school
Kurtis Blow - Basketball

Cazals

first record you bought
Guns N' Roses - Appetite For Destruction

Hatcham Social

a song guaranteed to make you feel depressed
The Beach Boys - Here Today

Chateau Flight

a song guaranteed to make you feel depressed
Mal Waldron - All Alone

Bomb The Bass

your boozed up anthem
David Bowie - Sound And Vision

Nicky Siano

a song that evokes the greatest summer of your life
The Jackson 5 - Forever Came Today

Max Tundra

the song to be played at your funeral
Max Tundra - Until We Die

Cypress Hill

a song you wish you'd written yourself
Michael Jackson - Billie Jean

The Invisible

5 favorite instruments

bass clarinet / DX7 / Hohner telecaster / zither / MPC

Lindstrom

you eat a cucumber?
Grateful Dead - Terrapin Station

Black Angels

you relax on a beach?
The Congos

Lhasa

a record you fell in love to
Radiohead - In Rainbows

Kool & The Gang

you are on a football field?

The echo of the pre game and after ...

Clare & The Reasons

you sit in a plane?
Van Dyke Parks - Vine Street

Fanfarlo

your sunday morning song
Antonio Vivaldi - Mandolin Concerto' 1st Movement and t...

Hot Chip

you relax on a beach?
Sam Cooke

Mugison

5 favorite personal victories

finishing an album that I am really proud ...

Colder

No. 4
Current 93 - Angel

KT Tunstall

you run naked through a cornfield?

The sound of husks on skin.

Jazzanova

you relax on a beach?
Fat Freddy's Drop

Caron Wheeler

you prepare for an important date?
Stevie Wonder - Village Ghetto Land

Boom Bip

you run naked through a cornfield?
Madonna - Erotica

Sibrydion

No. 3
Datblygu - Libertino

Marit Bergman

favorite building?

Centralbadet. Great Art Nouveau.

Tiago

you paint your apartment?
The Rolling Stones - Paint It Black

Ricardo Villalobos

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

Jackpot

you prepare for an important date?
James Horner - Braveheart Soundtrack

Pilooski

a song you would use as a ring-tone

I don't use songs as a ringtone ...

Mélissa Laveaux

first record you remember
Martha Jean-Claude - I Don't Care

Mooner

No. 7
Supermax - Fly With Me

Dennis Kane

you wake up?
Bud Powell

Gravenhurst

you need to get work done?
Arvo Pärt - Arbos

Rainer Trüby

a record you fell in love to
Jose Feliciano - Golden Lady

Sondre Lerche

you relax on a beach?
Steely Dan - Black Cow

The Bees

you sit in the subway?
Quasimoto - Bad Character

DJ Vadim

you run naked through a cornfield?
Gnarls Barkley - Crazy

Mystery Jets

you wash the windows of a skyscraper?
Aphex Twin - Windowlicker

Crystal Antlers

you relax on a beach?
Wham! - The Edge Of Heaven

Trans Am

you prepare for an important date?
Crowded House

Daniel Wang

record you were looking for the longest
«24 Hours from Culture»

A Fine Frenzy

5 favorite songs by The Beatles
The Beatles - Yesterday

Ashley Beedle

you go to a club?
Half Pint - Greetings

Ronny & Renzo

you run naked through a cornfield?
Leo Delibes - The Flower Duet (Lakme)

Wooden Birds

your sunday morning song

Lately it's been the network football theme ...

Fujiya & Miyagi

a record you fell in love to
Pavement - Slanted And Enchanted

Pastor

you camp in the desert?
Godley & Creme - Cry

Headless Heroes

you paint your apartment?
Rhythm Is Rhythm - Strings Of Life

Hugh Herrera

record you were looking for the longest
Soft Cell - It's A Mugs Game

Saint Etienne

you feel like 1982?
Soft Cell - Torch

Matmos

you drive into the country?
John Fahey - America

Whirlwind Heat

a song guaranteed to make you feel depressed
Neil Young - Ambulance Blues

Riccio


Bologna

Penguin Prison

a song you would send over the ocean
Weezer - Across The Sea

Living Things

you surf the internet?
Johnny Cash - Ballad of A Teenage Queen

Datarock

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

Magic Arm

you take a bubble bath?
Yann Tiersen

The Loose Salute

a song to seduce you
The Byrds - Triad

George Duke

a song guaranteed to make you feel depressed

The only music that makes me depressed is ...

Kris Menace

best video clip you ever saw
Dire Straits - Money For Nothing

David Rodigan

No. 14
Dennis Brown - Here I Come

Ian Pooley

you wake up?
Roy Ayers - Everybody Loves The Sunshine

Sandi Thom

you fall asleep?
Metallica - Enter Sandman

Andreya Triana

a record you fell in love to
Erykah Badu - Mama's Gun

Spinto Band

perfect anthem for Delaware
Cole Porter - Anything Goes

Peter, Bjorn & John

you sit in a plane?
Brian Eno - Signals

Papst & Abstinenzler

you have to spend a night in a spooky hotel?
Dr. John - I Walk On Guilded Splinters

Tracey Thorn

perfect anthem for London
A Nightingale Sang In Berkeley Square

Ratatat

you run from the cops?
Ghostface - Run (Ratatat Remix)

Michael Mayer

your ultimate heartbreak song
Glen Campbell - Wichita Lineman

Headman

the song to be played at your funeral

I don't wanna think about my funeral ...

Captain Sensible

learn these three songs by heart:
The Lovin’ Spoonful - You Didn’t Have To Be So Nice

Robin Saville

you come home from the club?
Stars Of The Lid - Don't Bother They're Here

Emma Tricca

best concert you ever attended
Seasick Steve

Marius Circus

you walk in the rain?
Radiohead - Reckoner (Johnny Miller Remix)

Cosmo Vitelli

take these three DVDs along:

«Safe» by Todd Haynes, with Julianne Moore / «La ...

Kid Loco

you fall asleep?
The Velvet Underground - Sunday Morning

Tim Sweeney

you prepare for an important date?
Marvin Gaye - T Plays It Cool

Wooden Shjips

you need to get work done?
Les Rallizes Denudes

Lisbee Stainton

a song that reminds your friends of you
Paolo Nutini - Pencil Full Of Lead

Loane

first record you remember
Rare Bird - Somebody's Watching

Erol Alkan

you wake up?
The KLF - What Time Is Love

Gemma Ray

you have to spend a night in a spooky hotel?
The Cramps - Human Fly

The Shortwave Set

a song that reminds your friends of you
The Shortwave Set - Is It Any Wonder

Morgan Geist

you want to disturb your neighbours?

You’re obviously not from NYC. Why don ...

US3

a song that evokes the greatest summer of your life
Grandmaster Flash & The Furious Five - The Message

Swahili Blonde

you go to a club?
ESG - Dance

Interpol

you run naked through a cornfield?
Mogwai - Christmas Steps

Sarah Jaffe

a song guaranteed to make you feel depressed
Harry Nilsson - Without You

Nicole Willis

a record you fell in love to
Heatwave - Always And Forever

Invisible Conga People

you go to a club?
Flying Rhythms - Doragon Balls

Lovefingers

a song that reminds you of school
Silver Apples - Silver Apples

James Pants

a song you wish you'd written yourself
Laibach - Opus Dei

Anna Kashfi

a song that evokes the greatest summer of your life
The Psychedelic Furs - Love My Way

Malachai

5 favorite songs by The Beatles
The Beatles - Yes It Is

Bonnie «Prince» Billy

a song you would use as a ring-tone
Kenny Chesney - Be As You Are

Kalabrese

perfect anthem for Zurich
Marshall Jefferson - Move Your Body (The House Music An...

Mark Richardson

you camp in the desert?
The Doors - Waiting For The Sun

Anni Rossi

5 favorite records
Black Sabbath - Master Of Reality

Quiet Village

you have to spend a night in a spooky hotel?
Godsy

Heidi Happy

you are love sick?
Feist - So Sorry

Mugwump

you make love?
Findlay Brown - Promised Land

Mark Archer

a song that reminds you of school
New Order - Blue Monday/The Beach

Chelonis R. Jones

you make breakfast?
Sugar Minott

Art Brut

first record you remember
Bob Dylan - Baby, Stop Crying

Studio

you jog?
Steve Reich - Vermont Counterpoint

Alva Noto

you go to a club?
Bobby Peru - Erotic Discourse (Audiojack Remix)

Travis

you jump out of a plane with a parachute?
AC/DC - Back In Black

Nils Frahm

you walk through a dark forest?
Murcof - Remembranza

Jacques Renault

No. 7
Alan Parsons Project - Eye In The Sky

Explosions In The Sky

you are on a football field?
Pantera - Mouth For War

Simple Kid

you wake up?
Throbbing Gristle - Heathen Earth

Polly Scattergood

you miss London?
Neil Young - Old Man

Telephones

you are love sick?
Pow Pow - Maspalomas

Oyvind Morken

your ultimate heartbreak song

I'm like the T-1000, I don`t ...

Beppe Loda

your party anthem
Beppe Loda - Electronica Virtuale

Memory Band

you relax on a beach?
John Martyn - Bless The Weather

DJ Nu-Mark

best concert you ever attended
Run DMC; Public Enemy; Beastie Boys

The Good Natured

take these three CDs/records with you:
Cat Power - You Are Free

Ian Hart

best video clip you ever saw
Nirvana - Smells Like Teen Spirit

Like A Stuntman

you run naked through a cornfield?
Pixies - Debaser

Smudo

you are on a football field?

«Oleeeoleee St.Pauliii – oleeeee...»

Sons And Daughters

you rob a bank?
Mudhoney - Hate The Police

The Morning Benders

best soundtrack ever
Jean Constantin - The 400 Blows

Thievery Corporation

you wake up?
Luis Bonfa - Song Of The Hills

Little Dragon

a song that reminds you of school
Swedish national anthem

DJ Mehdi

you run naked through a cornfield?
Stevie Wonder - Free

Camille

you come home from the club?
ABBA

Barbara Carlotti

you sit in a plane?
Plastic Bertrand - Ca Plane Pour Moi

Our Broken Garden

you want to disturb your neighbours?

I don’t.

Electric 6

you sit in a plane?
Cat Power - Moon Pix

Minotaur Shock

you walk through a dark forest?
Gas; A Tribe Called Quest - Midnight Marauders

Max Essa

you go to a club?
Gepy & Gepy - Machine Man

In Flagranti

you ride a bicycle?

I ride my bike in NY every day ...

Panico

No. 9
Moonshake - Dirty And Divine

Kid Koala

you run naked through a cornfield?

That will never happen.

Cosmo

5 favorite months

October / November / December / May / June

Belle & Sebastian

you need to get work done?
Funkadelic - Can You Get to That

Efterklang

record you were looking for the longest
Alan Lomax - Murder's Home

Odawas

a song that reminds your friends of you
East River Pipe - Stare The Graveyard Down

Oneida

you are love sick?
New Order

Ewan Pearson

your party anthem
Womack & Womack - Teardrops

David Pajo

take these three games along:

Galaga for Palm Pilot / Connect 4 (the travel ...

Psychic Ills

you come home from the club?
Roy Orbison - In Dreams

Martin Rev

you are love sick?
Claude Debussy - Petite suite for piano

Mouse On Mars

the song to be played at your funeral
The Byrds - Mr. Tambourine Man

Annie

you prepare for an important date?
Donna Summer - I Feel Love (Patrick Cowley Mega Mix)

Kinski

a song that reminds you of school
Squeeze - In Quintessence

J Rawls

5 favorite sayings

situations / what up / peace / holla atcha boy / thas ...

Circlesquare

you are in the sauna?

You won’t find me in there.

Defend Moscow

your liberation anthem
Rage Against The Machine - Killing In The Name

Howling Bells

you paint your apartment?
Bob Marley - Natural Mystic

My Bee's Garden

best concert you ever attended

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

Johnossi

what should one eat when in the city?

J: Meatballs with mashed potatoes, lingoberry at «Prinsen ...

Howlin' Rain

you meet your parents?
Bill Withers

Woodpigeon

5 favorite books

Georges Perec: «Life: A User's Manual» / Miroslav ...

Caribou

the song to be played at your funeral
Crazy Frog - Axel F

Kinky

5 favorite animals

blue whale / panter / pig / dog / penguin

Kelli Ali

you go to a club?
Roxy Music - Angel Eyes

Modeselektor

5 favorite cities

Berlin / San Francisco / New York / Rüdersdorf / Bukarest

Little Jackie

you sit in a plane?
Pink Floyd - Dark Side Of The Moon

Rich Medina

a song you wish you'd written yourself
Roberta Flack - Sunday And Sister Jones

Chris Carrier

5 favorite ways to leave your lover

Traveling far away.

Cornelius

you take a bubble bath?
Right Said Fred - I'm Too Sexy

Kathryn Williams

you are love sick?
Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds - Into My Arms

John Daly

invite these three persons for a weekend:

Captain Beefheart / Pharoah Sanders / Dan Aykroyd

Fingerpicked

No. 10
Johnny Harris - Footprints On The Moon (Warner, 1969)

Seelenluft

your ultimate heartbreak song
Django Reinhardt - When Day Is Done

Audie Darling

favorite restaurant?

OK! This is a tie for me! My ...

Lloyd Cole

first record you remember
The Beatles - Can't Buy Me Love

Kon & Amir

you want to disturb your neighbours?
Kelis - Caught Out There (I Hate You So Much Right Now)

Alter Ego

a song that reminds you of school
AC/DC - Highway To Hell

Higamos Hogamos

you relax on a beach?
The Velvet Underground - What Goes On

Xiu Xiu

invite these three persons for a weekend:

my niece / my friend Miya Osaki / George W ...

The Miserable Rich

you play ping-pong?
Luke Vibert

Comanechi

you destroy a hotel room?
Trencher - When Dracula Thinks (Look At Me)

Alaska In Winter

5 favorite places in the world

Cybertron / Future Ditches, Albuquerque / Bloody Noses / I’m ...

Simone White

a song that evokes the greatest summer of your life
Blonde Redhead - Misery Is A Butterfly

Anne Clark

5 favorite personal victories

I’m probably still fighting for them!

Micah P. Hinson

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

Pepe Bradock

best David Bowie song
David Bowie - Ashes To Ashes

Yoav

best concert you ever attended
Björk

Zwicker

you eat a cucumber?
MGMT - Electric Feel

Parlour

first record you bought
Fancy - Slice Me Nice

Suzanne Vega

perfect anthem for New York
Bobby Womack - Across 110th Street

The Hidden Cameras

a song you would use as a ring-tone

I have a really shitty old mobile with ...

John Foxx

you jump out of a plane with a parachute?
Elgar - Enigma Variations

Soft Rocks

you meet your parents?
The Beach Boys - Feel Flows

Luke Haines

5 favorite books

Colin Wilson: «Ritual In The Dark» / Robert Irwin ...

The Fray

you destroy a hotel room?
Led Zeppelin - Dazed And Confused

Padded Cell

you want to disturb your neighbours?
I- Robots - Frau (Boys Noize Remix)

Sandro Perri

you have to spend a night in a spooky hotel?
Judas Priest - The Ripper

Frank Black

take these three games along:

a deck of cards – a thousand games in ...

Bosque Brown

your ultimate heartbreak song
Low - Will The Night

Wolfmother

you surf the internet?
Lionel Richie - Hello

Baikonour

your sunday morning song
The Skatalites - Coconut Rock

Marcus Bonfanti

record you were looking for the longest
Paul Kossoff - Backstreet Crawler

Beautiful Swimmers

you jump out of a plane with a parachute?

A: That just sounds totally terrifying. 

!!!

you make love?
Luomo - Vocalcity

Alex Smoke

you relax on a beach?
Rhythm & Sound - With The Artists

White Denim

you want to disturb your neighbours?
Daft Punk - Harder Better Faster Stronger

Holy Ghost!

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

My Morning Jacket

you take a bubble bath?
Prince - Cream

Motor City Drum Ensemble

first record you bought
The Awakening - Mirage

Hannah Cohen

first record you remember
Pink Floyd - The Wall

Dillon

you wake up?
Billie Holiday - It's The Same Old Story

Trentemoller

you have to spend a night in a spooky hotel?
The Cure - Disintegration

Fol Chen

you go to a club?
The Move - It Wasn't My Idea To Dance

Orishas

you paint your apartment?

Definitely Cuban music. You need to listen to ...

Glass Candy

take these three DVDs along:

«The Fearless Vampire Killers» by Roman Polanski / Gilligan ...

Sharon van Etten

best concert you ever attended
Patti Smith

Azari & III

you run naked through a cornfield?
Madonna - Erotica

Peter Kruder

you make breakfast?

Die neuen Promos die in meiner Mailbox gelandet ...

Sumner Brothers

5 favorite songs by The Beatles
The Beatles - Come Together

Jill Jones

you want to disturb your neighbours?
Jeff Buckley - Lover, You Should've Come Over

Pink Skull

record you were looking for the longest
Bl'ast! - Take The Manic Ride

Pure Reason Revolution

5 favorite drinks

Coke / Cherry Coke / Dr Pepper / Peach Iced Tea ...

Ora Cogan

you prepare a candle light dinner?
Skip James - Devil Got My Woman

Al Kent

record you were looking for the longest
Curtis - How Can I Tell Her

James Murphy

you destroy a hotel room?
Big Black - Songs About Fucking

The Emperor Machine

you make breakfast?
Glen Campbell - Wichita Lineman

Lanoiraude

5 favorite records
Ray Barreto - Eye Of The Beholder

Marc Romboy

you sit in a plane?

Ich haue mir immer alle Demos und Promos ...

Kool Keith

record you were looking for the longest
Rick James - Super Freak

Devendra Banhart

you go to a club?
Joseph Spence

James Yorkston

your boozed up anthem

I booze down. 

Nick Chacona

you run naked through a cornfield?
Talking Heads - (Nothing But) Flowers

Miss Platnum

you remember the good old days?
Whitney Houston

Bing Ji Ling

best Beatles song
The Beatles - Something

Renegade Soundwave

a song that reminds you of school
Sex Pistols - Anarchy In The UK

The Earlies

a song that evokes the greatest summer of your life
Gillian Welch - Time, The Revelator

The Juan MacLean

No. 5
Bread - The Best Of Bread

Manuel Goettsching

5 favorite things that make you sexy

mein Smoking und meine Schlafanzüge.

Lexx

you have to answer an elusive questionnaire?
The Beta Band - Heroes To Zeros

Ilija Rudman

your ultimate heartbreak song
Willie Colon - Set Fire To Me

Tahiti 80

first record you remember
Lipps Inc. - Funky Town

The Diaphanoids

you sit in a plane?
Diamanda Galas

Omar

perfect anthem for London
The Clash - London Calling

Fan Death

first record you remember
ZZ Top - Eliminator

Glimpse

5 favorite fruits

Apples / Strawberries / Tangerines / Oranges / Kiwis

Kurt Maloo

record you were looking for the longest
Art Ensemble of Chicago - Les Stances A Sophie

Prince Language

take these three tools with you:

Corkscrew / knife / and uh, man I don’t ...

Pyrolator

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

Shawn Lee

a song that evokes the greatest summer of your life
Shawn Lee - Happiness

Architecture In Helsinki

first record you bought
Nirvana - In Utero

Chromeo

No. 10
Billy Ocean - Caribbean Queen

Division Of Laura Lee

you come home from the club?
Marvin Gaye - You Sure Love To Ball

Windsurf

you go to a club?
Broker/Dealer - Afterhours

Architeq

you walk through a dark forest?
The Beta Band - Dr. Baker

Future Beat Alliance

best Beatles song
The Beatles - She Loves You

Unconventional Science

best Beatles song
The Beatles - Blue Jay Way
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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 ...

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Hannah Cohen

a song guaranteed to make you feel depressed
Portishead

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Doe Paoro

your sunday morning song
Desmond Dekker – Israelites

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Valery Gore

you go to a club?
Lee Fields - Ladies

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Sarah Jaffe

a song that reminds your friends of you
Drake & Young Jeezy - Unforgettable

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