Part One in a semi-advertent duo of shows centering around new-school soul & indie R&B, etc. The first part meshes some of the above with dance-pop from today (Surkin + Chromeo, Bonde Do Role) & yesterday (Human League, with a grim, Joy Divisionish commentary on the assassination of JFK).
The second block goes a little sideways, starting with a pair of very different tracks that both feature the Aphex Aural Exciter (I have no idea what this gadget is, but it’s important enough to get its own credit in the liner notes) & concluding with a really great song—hamstrung by a way-overlong solo that goes from Jerry Garcia to “November Rain” yet somehow doesn’t entirely derail the song’s overall catchiness.
The Revolutionary Plastics Hour: Volume Sixteen
Bonde Do Role—Sole o Frange
Platinum Pied Pipers—On a Cloud (ft. Karma)
LeToya—All Eyez on Me
Dwight Trible—Equipoise (ft. Sa-Ra Creative Partners)
Sleepy Brown—Me, My Baby & My Cadillac
Grace Jones—Warm Leatherette
Surkin—Chrome Knight (ft. Chromeo)
Stevie Wonder—Earth’s Creation + The First Garden
The Raes—Gonna Burn My Boogie Shoes
The Boyzz—Wake It Up, Shake It Up
Skunk—There’ll Be Other Girls (Hoss)
Blockhead—Jet Son (Aesop Rock remix inst)