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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.

Cornelius

you sit in the subway?
Ozzy Osbourne - Crazy Train

Lexx

you meet your parents?
Cornelius - Bird Watching At Inner Forest

Tiago

you jump out of a plane with a parachute?
Nina Simone - Feeling Good

Hannah Scott

your guilty pleasure song
Lady Gaga - Poker Face

Trevor Jackson

you sit in the subway?
Monolake - Ice

Bronnt Industries Kapital

you stay in bed?
Mark Hollis - Inside Looking Out

James Yorkston

first record you remember
Carl Perkins - Matchbox

Xiu Xiu

start to learn these three things:

being nice / kung fu / playing piano

Polly Scattergood

you jog?
Yeah Yeah Yeahs - Cheated Hearts

Swahili Blonde

you meet your parents?
Earth, Wind & Fire - Boogie Wonderland

Sondre Lerche

you go to a club?
Justin Timberlake - Seniorita

Air

your liberation anthem
Bob Marley - Redemption Song

Chikinki

the song to be played at your funeral
Jelly Roll Morton

Scout Niblett

the song to be played at your funeral
Daniel Johnston - True Love Will Find You In The End

M.A.N.D.Y.

you cook?
Justin Timberlake - Senorita

Robin Saville

you float on an air mattress in the pool?
Andrew Coleman - Hang Up Season

My Bee's Garden

a song that reminds you of school
All Saints - Pure Shores

Linda Lewis

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

Cage The Elephant

5 favorite gigs you played

Tidballs (in our hometown Bowling Green) / Trans Musicales ...

Unconventional Science

record you were looking for the longest
Can - Ege Bamyasi

Soul Mekanik

you meet your parents?
Sly & The Family Stone - Family Affair

Mark E.

you relax on a beach?

José Padilla mixtapes.

Azari & III

you drive a car late at night?

F: I don't drive. So I listen ...

Psychic Ills

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

Miss Platnum

you walk the cat walk?
Amerie - 1 Thing

The Invisible

5 favorite records
Prince - Sign Of The Times

Ed Harcourt

you are love sick?
Percy Sledge - When A Man Loves A Woman

Richard Norris

5 favorite remixes
Primal Scream - Uptown (Weatherall Remix)

Heidi

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

Parlour

best Beatles song
The Beatles - Dear Prudence

Invisible Conga People

you stay in bed?
Tolerance - Pulse Static

Kathy Zimmer

a song guaranteed to make you feel depressed
Bright Eyes - A Spindle, A Darkness, A Fever And A Neck...

Whitehouse

your party anthem
Baby's Gang - Happy Song

David Morales

you make love?
The Chakachas - Jungle Fever

Howling Bells

you wake up?
Radiohead - How To Disappear Completely

Alela Diane

first record you bought
The Shangri-Las

Faust

you jump out of a plane with a parachute?
Edith Piaf - Je Ne Regrette Rien

El-P

you relax on a beach?

Doesn't happen.

Bit-tuner

start to learn these three things:

Segelboot fahren / Schnaps brennen / neue Gemüsearten z ...

Jazzanova

you feel like 1982?
Magnificent Three & Fearless Master - Crush

Heidi Happy

you go to a club?

Am liebsten etwas, das ich weder kenne noch ...

Al McKay

you are on the tour bus?
Santana

Marius Circus

best concert you ever attended
Gayngs

Architecture In Helsinki

your sunday morning song
Roxy Music - Avalon

Pure Reason Revolution

5 favorite drinks

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

Lo Fat Orchestra

first record you remember
Hui Buh - Das Schlossgespenst

Minus 8

a song guaranteed to make you feel depressed
Nick Drake - Riverman

Nils Frahm

you are love sick?
Chet Baker - Chet Baker Sings

Fabrizio Mammarella

a record you fell in love to
Arthur Russell - You And Me Both

Gary Lucas

the song to be played at your funeral
The J.B.'s - Doin' It To Death Part One And Two

Blow Monkeys

the song to be played at your funeral
Bob Dylan - Death Is Not The End

Broken Social Scene

your ultimate heartbreak song
Willie Nelson - Stardust

James Pants

best Stevie Wonder song
Stevie Wonder - Contusion

Nedry

a record you fell in love to
The Postal Service - Give Up

Aaron Wright

first record you bought
Bon Jovi - These Days

Dark Captain Light Captain

5 favorite books

Can I mention six? Jack Kerouac: «On The ...

Matthew Herbert

take these three tools with you:

nail clippers / a pocket saw / my computer

Manuel Goettsching

5 favorite records
Julee Cruise - Summer Kisses, Winter Tears

Chuck D

you are in a depressive mood?
Howlin' Wolf

Cosmo Vitelli

take these three books along:

Henri Michaux «Ailleurs» / Samuel Beckett «En Attendant Godot ...

A Fine Frenzy

5 favorite songs by The Beatles
The Beatles - Blackbird

Pepe Bradock

a song that reminds your friends of you
Positive Force - We Got The Funk

Padded Cell

you run from the cops?
Badder Than Evil - Hot Wheels (The Chase)

Prince Language

best Beatles song
The Beatles - She Came In Through The Bathroom Window

Oyvind Morken

a song that evokes the greatest summer of your life

I live in Norway, when its finally summer ...

Cosmo

5 favorite cartoon characters

Lisa Simpson / Blue Cow / Peggy from King of ...

Duke Special

best David Bowie song
David Bowie - Letter To Hermione

Justus Köhncke

your sunday morning song

Sonntagmorgens keinesfalls Musik. Ausser ich bin noch wach.

Manuel Tur

perfect anthem for Essen
Bat For Lashes - The Big Sleep

Bill Brewster

you wake up?
Dionne Warwick - I Say A Little Prayer

DJ Nature

your party anthem
DJ Nature - Everyone

Dinky

5 favorite records
ESG - A South Bronx Story

Sons And Daughters

you play ping-pong?
Stereolab - Ping Pong

Chris Coco

you go to a club?
Joe Smooth - Promised Land

Leon Ware

your liberation anthem
Marvin Gaye - Turn On Some Music

Hatcham Social

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

Alan Oldham

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

Alexander Robotnick

you drive a car late at night?
Barry White - Let The Music Play

N.A.S.A.

a record you fell in love to
Michael Jackson - Thriller

Cosmin TRG

take these three tools with you:

Lighter / Morse code device / Doomsday device

Bill Callahan

first record you remember
Popeye and Brutus Sing Sea Shanties

Munk

you are in the sauna?

Ich saune nie.

Heavy

you take a bubble bath?
Sylvia Striplin - You Can't Turn Me Away

Dillon

you make love?

Regengeräusche. Also sicherlich keine Musik. Meistens hat ...

Jimmy Edgar

first record you remember
Michael Jackson - Off The Wall

David Rodigan

No. 17
Super Cat - Vineyard Party

Phenomenal Handclap Band

the song to be played at your funeral
Derek Warne - Comes The Cajun

Woodpigeon

5 favorite TV shows

«30 Rock» / «Arrested Development» / «Project Runway» / «The Real ...

Circlesquare

you prepare for an important date?
The Smiths - Please, Please, Please, Let Me Get What I ...

The Bangles

you work in the garden?
Simon & Garfunkel - Bookends

Yoav

best concert you ever attended
Björk

Terry Lynn

favorite club?

Asylum. You can go crazy at the «Asylum»!

Modeselektor

5 favorite TV shows

Deutschland Sucht Den Superstar / Germanys Next Topmodel / Promidinner ...

James Murphy

you wash your hair?
Chrome - Firebomb

Junior Boys

a song guaranteed to make you feel depressed
Bob James - Angela (Theme from «Taxi»)

Alter Ego

your sunday morning song
Clap Your Hands Say Yeah - Over And Over Again (Lost An...

A Touch Of Class

your boozed up anthem
Edwin Birdsong - Cola Bottle Baby

Osborne

you sit in the subway?

The only subways I’m ever in are ...

Richard Hawley

5 favorite records
Howard Seratt - Troublesome Waters

Lone Wolf

a song guaranteed to make you feel depressed
Jason Molina - It's Easier Now

The Jackets

your boozed up anthem
Lyres - Help You Ann

Bob Power

a song you wish you'd written yourself
Billy Joel - Just The Way You Are

Whomadewho

5 favorite months

August / May / December / January / November

Dominique Leone

learn these three songs by heart:
La Monte Young - Well-Tuned Piano

Large Professor

5 favorite cartoon characters

Magilla Gorilla / Hong Kong Fuey / Brother Rabbit / Fat ...

Dynamite Deluxe

best video clip you ever saw
Duran Duran - Wild Boys

Chateau Flight

a song that reminds your friends of you
I:Cube

Constance Amiot

your boozed up anthem
Bob Dylan - Rainy Day Women

Glen Johnson

your party anthem
CSS - Let's Make Love And Listen To Death From Above

Gary Numan

first record you bought
Hank Williams - Greatest Hits

George Duke

best Miles Davis song
Miles Davis - Four And More

Morton Valence

you feel like 1982?
David Bowie - 1984

Everything Everything

you make breakfast?
Didorion - Woman On A Piano

Charles Webster

the song to be played at your funeral
Urban Culture - The Wonders Of Wishing

Quiet Village

you take a bubble bath?
Various Artists - The Sound Gallery, Vol. 1

Pastor

the song to be played at your funeral

This is the big one. This song must ...

Mélissa Laveaux

a song you would send over the ocean
Anni Rossi - Machine

Al Kent

your ultimate heartbreak song
Timi Yuro - It'll Never Be Over For Me

Black Angels

a song guaranteed to make you feel depressed
Son House - Death Letter

Kissey Asplund

you drive a car late at night?
Jamiroquai - Canned Heat

Morpheus

you jump out of a plane with a parachute?
Tiffany - I Think We're Alone Now

Dave Clarke

you want to disturb your neighbours?
U.K. Subs - Warhead

Kool Keith

a record you fell in love to
Art Of Noise - Moments In Love

Kasper Bjorke

the song to be played at your funeral
The Doors - The End

Headless Heroes

you drive into the country?
Television - Marquee Moon

Kinky

you run naked through a cornfield?
The Verve - The Drugs Don't Work

Loane

a song that reminds your friends of you
Just Jack - Disco Friends

Bobbito Garcia

you sit in a plane?

Headphones sound shitty on planes, too noisy and ...

Kelli Ali

you wake up?
John Barry - The Beyondness Of Things

CALLmeKAT

favorite band hailing from the city?

I don’t know exactly which bands are ...

Erobique

you take part in a peace rally?
Joseph Beuys - Sonne statt Reagan

DJ Touché

No. 5

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

Lanoiraude

5 favorite records
Carl Craig - From the Vault of Planet E

Tim Mälzer

best Beatles song
The Beatles - With A Little Help From My Friends

David Pajo

get these three pets:

Miss Piggy / R2D2 / Herve Villechaize from Fantasy Island

Zohra

you want to tell your girlfriend it's over?
Nelly Furtado - All Good Things (Come To An End)

Brothers Of End

you prepare for an important date?
Althea & Donna - If You Don't Love Jah

Mugwump

you take a bubble bath?
Curtis Mayfield - Superfly

Sibrydion

a song you would use as a ring-tone

It’s a Welsh programme for kids that ...

Coldplay

your ultimate heartbreak song
Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds - Into My Arms

Panico

No. 3
The Jesus And Mary Chain - Psychocandy

Alex Smoke

you are in a depressive mood?
Radiohead - Pablo Honey

Ora Cogan

you jump out of a plane with a parachute?
Deep Purple - Bloodsucker

Wordsworth

your sunday morning song
Jay-Z - What More Can I Say

Doe Paoro

a song guaranteed to make you feel depressed
Cat Stevens – Trouble

Grizzly Bear

you are stoned?
Deerhunter

Lucky Soul

you feel like 1972?
Carly Simon - You're So Vain

Bebel Gilberto

first record you remember
Stevie Wonder - Isn’t She Lovely

J Rawls

5 favorite magazines

Waxpoetics / Scratch / Business Week / Keyboard / Remix

ESG

you want to disturb your neighbours?
Blak Jak - Ball Out ($500)

Race Horses

you wake up?
The Beatles - This Boy

Lovefingers

you are love sick?
Roger Nichols & The Small Circle Of Friends - I Can See...

Andy Gill

your boozed up anthem
The White Stripes - Seven Nation Army

Empire Of The Sun

you relax on a beach?
Neil Young - Southern Man

Rumer

first record you remember
Terry Jacks - Seasons In The Sun

Melanie C

perfect anthem for Liverpool
Queen - We Are The Champions

Mystery Jets

you drive a car late at night?
Lou Reed - Satellite Of Love

Yuck

5 favorite bands you know personally

The History of Apple Pie / Fanzine / Bo Ningen

Rod Thomas

best concert you ever attended
Björk

The Juan MacLean

No. 4
D.A.F. - Tanz Den Mussolini

Lopazz

you are on a football field?

Der Ball ist rund. Das Spiel dauert 90 ...

Erik Truffaz

you drive a car late at night?
Radiohead

Dollboy

best soundtrack ever
David Shire - The Conversation

Treefight For Sunlight

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

Mungolian Jetset

your boozed up anthem
Ganim's Asia Minors - Daddy Lolo

The Late Greats

you have to spend a night in a spooky hotel?
Daniel Johnston - Casper The Friendly Ghost

Holy Ghost!

you go to a club?
Joubert Singers - Stand On The Word (Larry Levan Mix)

John Daly

take these three DVDs along:

«Apocalypse Now» by Francis Ford Coppola / «Woodstock» by ...

Mechanical Bride

a record you fell in love to
Kate Bush - Babooshka

Monday Michiru

a song guaranteed to make you feel depressed

Any modern day Japanese Enka ballad.

Ian Pooley

you drive a car late at night?
Kraftwerk - Autobahn

James Holden

a record you fell in love to
Lamb - Gorecki

The Hidden Cameras

best Kraftwerk song
Kraftwerk - Nummern

Alva Noto

you walk through a dark forest?
Iannis Xenakis - Polytope

Moonboots

the song to be played at your funeral
Jean Carne - Was That All It Was

Tom Vek

you have to answer an elusive questionnaire?
The Black Eyed Peas - Don't Phunk With My Heart

Fiona Daniel

you meet your parents?
Antonio Vivaldi - Vier Jahreszeiten

Motor City Drum Ensemble

a song you wish you'd written yourself
Curtis Mayfield - Move On Up

José James

you stay in bed?
Keith Jarrett - I Loves You Porgy

Casiotone For The Painfully Alone

your party anthem
Chris Montez - Let’s Dance

Cajun Dance Party

a song you wish you'd written yourself
Silver Jews - Trains Across The Sea

Efterklang

your ultimate heartbreak song
Berlin - Take My Breath Away

Social Disco Club

No. 1
Donna Summer - I Feel Love (Patrick Cowley Mega Mix)

Daniel Wang

a song that evokes the greatest summer of your life
Sumeria - Golden Tears

A Guy Called Gerald

the song to be played at your funeral

I’m working on it.

Port O'Brien

a song you would use as a ring-tone
R. Kelly & Usher - Same Girl

Dollskabeat

you take a bubble bath?
Serge Gainsbourg - Ah! Melody

Gwyneth Herbert

you prepare for an important date?
Wayne Country & The Electric Chairs - (If You Don't Wan...

Tha 4orce

best Marley Marl track
Masta Ace - Letter To The Better

Ewan Pearson

first record you remember
Linda Ronstadt - Blowing Away

Jacob Golden

a song that reminds your friends of you
Beck - True Love Will Find You In The End

Raul Midon

5 favorite personal victories

be successful on tour / keep my girl’s ...

Fujiya & Miyagi

first record you remember
The Carpenters - Please Mr. Postman

White Denim

you prepare for an important date?
Huey Lewis & The News

Alexandra Hope

you go to a club?
The Seeds - Can't Seem To Make You Mine

We Are Wolves

miss these three things the most about living in a city:

riding my bike / cute girls at rock shows ...

Georg Levin

your sunday morning song
Donny Hathaway - Flying Easy

Studio

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

Tracey Thorn

the song to be played at your funeral
Robert Wyatt - At Last I Am Free

Peter Kruder

you play a game of chess?
Kraftwerk - Numbers

Dego

you sit in the subway?
Company Flow - Funcrusher Plus (LP)

Belle & Sebastian

you prepare for an important date?
Nat King Cole - Quizas, Quizas, Quizas

Lindstrom

perfect anthem for Oslo
Uriah Heep - Heartache City

Vetiver

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

Alaska In Winter

5 favorite cities

Berlin / Kreuzberg / Friedrichshain / Prenzlauerberg / San Francisco

Chris Carrier

5 favorite books

Charles Baudelaire: «Les paradis artificiels» / «The Fabulous Furry ...

Seether

you go to a club?
Kanye West - Gold Digger

Senor Coconut

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

Adonis

perfect anthem for Chicago
Adonis - Rocking Down The House

Justine D

5 favorite clubs

I rarely go out, believe it or not ...

Charlotte Hatherley

you fall asleep?
Captain Beefheart - Her Eyes Are A Blue Million Miles

Luca C & Brigante

first record you remember
Harry Belafonte - Matilda

Jean-Michel Jarre

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

Emma Tricca

you jog?

I don’t jog.

Jesh

No. 3
Bob Dylan - Blonde On Blonde

Theo Parrish

you drive a car late at night?
James Brown

Midlake

a song guaranteed to make you feel depressed
Etta James - Trust In Me

Bing Ji Ling

best soundtrack ever
Ennio Morricone - The Good, The Bad And The Ugly

Wall-E

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

Camille

you meet your parents?
David Kramer

Matthew Dear

best video clip you ever saw
Herbie Hancock - Rockit

Defend Moscow

first record you remember
Guns N' Roses - Live And Let Die

The Soulsavers

a song that evokes the greatest summer of your life
Beastie Boys - Ill Communication

Slove

you stay in bed?
Etienne Daho - Le Grand Sommeil

Interpol

you prepare for an important date?
Jneiro Jarel - Big Bounce Theory

Sebastien Tellier

the song to be played at your funeral

Ska music!

Jonathan Wilson

best Joni Mitchell song
Joni Mitchell - California

Little Jackie

you have to spend a night in a spooky hotel?
Radiohead - Karma Police

Whirlwind Heat

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

The Revenge

your ultimate heartbreak song
John Waite - Missing You

Kevin Saunderson

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

That would probably be the governor.

Chromeo

No. 10
Larry Wu - Let Me Show You

Love Inks

record you were looking for the longest
Life Without Buildings

DJ Kent

you repair a synthesizer?
Raymond Scott - Manhattan Research Inc.

Tal Weiss

perfect song to end a party with
John Cage - 4:33

Bettye Lavette

your party anthem
T Baby - Whit It Baby

Chris & Cosey

a song guaranteed to make you feel depressed

Chris: ANY rap music.

Rebelski

you meet your parents?

Polish christmas carols. I only really see my ...

Trusme

the song to be played at your funeral

I need some more diggin years under my ...

Bjorn Torske

you drive a car late at night?
Carl Craig - Landcruising

Turzi

your party anthem
The Maxx - Techno Time

Future Beat Alliance

a song that reminds you of school
Demon Boyz

Michael Reinboth

you camp in the desert?
Fela Kuti

Brennan Green

you sit in a plane?

If I’m on a plane, I’m ...

Prefuse 73

your boozed up anthem
Ol' Dirty Bastard - Shimmy Shimmy Ya

Baikonour

first record you bought
David Bowie - Let's Dance

Ben Watt

you go to a club?
Booka Shade - In White Rooms

Datarock

you prepare for an important date?
Op:l Bastards - Spraybeat

Molly Wagger

5 favorite remixes
Radiohead - Sktterbrain (Four Tet Remix)

The Bees

you want to disturb your neighbours?
Boards Of Canada - Zoetrope

Andreya Triana

your sunday morning song
Bob Marley - Is This Love

Ralphi Rosario

a song guaranteed to make you feel depressed
Madonna - Bad Girl

DJ Nu-Mark

best Marley Marl track
MC Shan - The Bridge

Electric 6

you cook?
Air - Virgin Suicides

Final Fantasy

you play lego?
Björk - Debut

Jill Jones

you wake up?
Blonde Redhead - Elephant Woman

Mouse On Mars

learn these three songs by heart:

Alles von David Guetta / «Copa Cabana» / «Sunshine Reggae»

Van She

5 favorite bands you know personally

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

Fan Death

a song you would send over the ocean
Lewis Furey

Million Stylez

which person from the city you like the most?

My mother.

Soft Rocks

you want to tell your girlfriend it's over?
Soft Rocks

Headman

best Rolling Stones song
The Rolling Stones - Miss You

Todd Terje

a record you fell in love to
Renee Geyer - Be There In The Morning

AM


Top Ten Albums (for right now and in ...

Morningwood

first record you remember
Supertramp - Breakfast In America

Radio 4

your ultimate heartbreak song
Otis Redding - I've Been Loving You Too Long

Mugison

5 favorite drinks

Water / any kind of beer / Orange juice / Whiskey ...

Karl Bartos

record you were looking for the longest

Gibt es nicht, heutzutage findet man im Internet ...

Leroy Burgess

a song guaranteed to make you feel depressed
Johnny Mathis - Over The Weekend

Stephan Remmler

the song to be played at your funeral
Stephan Remmler - Alles hat ein Ende nur die Wurst hat ...

These New Puritans

you sit in a plane?
Britney Spears - Why Should I Be Sad

Bottin

No. 3

Paris CDG. If you’re connecting for a ...

Angel Deradoorian

perfect anthem for New York
Gerry Rafferty - Baker Street

Mark Archer

a song that evokes the greatest summer of your life
Jamiroquai - Mr Moon

Ronny & Renzo

you jump out of a plane with a parachute?
Suns Of Aqra - Revenge Of The Mozabites (Dark Side)

The Phantom Band

best Beatles song
The Beatles - Helter Skelter

Lail Arad

you wake up?
Joni Mitchell - Chelsea Morning

Audie Darling

favorite park?

There are so many beautiful parks in and ...

Bill Adler

a song that evokes the greatest summer of your life
Kanye West - Gold Digger

The Fray

best record store?

Twist & Shout – they are on Colfax Avenue. And ...

Dan Michaelson

a song you wish you'd written yourself
Etta James - I'd Rather Go Blind

Anne Clark

5 favorite TV shows

There’s only two favourites of all time ...

Sóley

your ultimate heartbreak song
Sinead O’Connor - Nothing Compares 2 U

Tridact

you float on an air mattress in the pool?
The Upsetters - Long Sentence

Like A Stuntman

you feel lonely?
Station17 - Ich Kann Dich Immer Verstehen

Crystal Antlers

5 favorite records
Alice Coltrane - Universal Consciousness

Lydia Lunch

you are in a depressive mood?
Notorious B.I.G.

Neon Heights

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

Wolf People

a song guaranteed to make you feel depressed
U2

Shawn Lee

the song to be played at your funeral
The Free Design - Love Does Not Die

Comanechi

you have to answer an elusive questionnaire?
The Coachwhips - Bangers vs. Fuckers

Lloyd Cole

perfect anthem for New York
Richard Hell & The Voidoids - Blank Generation

Brian Jackson

the song to be played at your funeral
Donny Hathaway - Someday We'll All Be Free

Sam Amidon

you stay in bed?
Martin Hayes - Martin Hayes

Stratus

best Beatles song
The Beatles - Helter Skelter

Gravenhurst

you drive a car late at night?
Mastodon - Colony Of Birchmen

Little Dragon

a song that reminds your friends of you
Jan Hammer - Don't You Know

Yoyoyo Acapulco

you sit in the subway?
N.W.A.

Yellowman

perfect anthem for Kingston
Bob Marley - War

Mario Basanov & Vidis

you run naked through a cornfield?
The Verve - Love Is Noise

Wooden Shjips

you need to get work done?
Les Rallizes Denudes

Franz Nicolay

best Beatles song
The Beatles - Act Naturally

Max Tundra

you come home from the club?
Harry Merry - Bye, Bye (Here's Some Stuff!)

Magic Arm

you go fishing?
Billy Briggs & The XIT Boys - On Top Of Pike’s Peak

Spinto Band

your sunday morning song
Sister Rosetta Tharpe - Down By The Riverside

Omar

perfect anthem for London
The Clash - London Calling

The Golden Filter

you jog?
Vivian Girls - Where Do You Run To

White Hinterland

best Beatles song
The Beatles - Julia

Tahiti 80

you ride a bicycle?
Tomorrow - My White Bicycle

Candi Staton

you sit in the subway?
Barbara Lewis - Hello Stranger

First Aid Kit

you cook?
Joanna Newsom - Peach, Plum, Pear

Papst & Abstinenzler

you meet your parents?
Nilsen Brothers - Tom Dooley

Suzanne Vega

best Beatles song
The Beatles - Eleanor Rigby

Oneida

you play a game of chess?

Haven’t played chess in 10 years and ...

Art Brut

a song that reminds you of school
Bonzo Dog Doo Dah Band - I'm The Urban Space Man

Joakim

you fall asleep?
Biosphere - Shenzhou

Peter Broderick

record you were looking for the longest
Tarentel

Beppe Loda

first record you remember
Shocking Blue - Venus

Boozoo Bajou

best Beatles song
The Beatles - Strawberry Fields Forever

The Battle Of Land And Sea

first record you remember
Crosby, Stills & Nash - Crosby, Stills & Nash

Orishas

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

Dennis Kane

first record you remember
Count Basie - Lil' Darlin'

Tanya Stephens

you run from the cops?
Toy Capone - God Help Me

Anja Schneider

your sunday morning song
Steve Bug - Loverboy

Justice

5 favorite remixes
Hell - Let No Man Jack (Busy P Remix)

Anni Rossi

5 favorite instruments

viola de gamba / recorder / harpsichord / fender jaguar / viola

King Britt

you go to a club?

I can’t answer that ... I hate clubs ...

Hannah Cohen

a song you would use as a ring-tone
Judy Garland - Somewhere Over The Rainbow

Tim Sweeney

you sit in a plane?

Long DJ mixes. Sitting in a plane is ...

The Priscillas

take these three CDs/records with you:
Broken Social Scene - You Forgot It In People

Eagles Of Death Metal

you want to disturb your neighbours?
Mahavishnu Orchestra - Birds Of Fire

Saint Etienne

best concert you ever attended
The Stone Roses

Penguin Prison

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

Renegade Soundwave

a record you fell in love to
Coldplay - Clocks (Röyksopp Remix)

Hugh Herrera

5 favorite fruits

Watermelom / Pear / Peach / Goji Berry / Red Grape

Mirror Mirror

first record you bought
George Michael - Faith

VV Brown

you drive a car late at night?
Dead Prez - Hip Hop

Architeq

you play ping-pong?
Kelpe - Shipwreck Glue

Mr Scruff

you relax on a beach?
Kelan Phil Cohran - On The Beach

Cypress Hill

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

Dennis Bovell

you sit in a plane?
5th Dimension - Up, Up And Away

Round Table Knights

you stay in bed?
Bon Iver - Flume

Birdy Nam Nam

you walk in the rain?
Grace Jones - Walking In The Rain

Chaz Jankel

5 favorite drinks

water / lucozade /real ale /real apple juice / tea

Mediengruppe Telekommander

you want to disturb your neighbours?
Mediengruppe Telekommander - Panzer

Lhasa

your sunday morning song
Franz Schubert - The Hungarian Melody

Soul Clap

your guilty pleasure song
Wham! - Careless Whisper

Telephones

you feel like 1982?
Arild Nyquist & Terje Wiik - Rulleskoyter

Michael Mayer

your ultimate heartbreak song
Glen Campbell - Wichita Lineman

Kris Menace

a song that reminds you of school
Snap! - Rhythm Is A Dancer

Windsurf

first record you remember
Burl Ives - The Little White Duck

Defari

your ultimate heartbreak song
Michael Jackson - She's Out Of My Life

Bosque Brown

your ultimate heartbreak song
Low - Will The Night

Wooden Birds

best soundtrack ever
Pink Floyd - Obscured By Clouds

Ilya Santana

you make love?

I don't listen to music when I ...

Beautiful Swimmers

you take a bubble bath?
Dolphins Into The Future

Rocko Schamoni

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

Müllmann

Apiento

you surf the internet?

Can I choose something from my own blog ...

Beverley Knight

you jump out of a plane with a parachute?
Led Zeppelin - Stairway To Heaven

Woolfy

your boozed up anthem
Chicago - I'm A Man

Daddy-O

first record you remember
The Stylistics - You're A Big Girl Now

Holger Czukay

you sit in a plane?

Konzentriere mich da aufs Kurshalten.

Sven Väth

a song you wish you'd written yourself
Frank Sinatra - New York, New York

Matmos

take these three CDs/records with you:
Nico - Chelsea Girl

Boom Bip

you prepare a candle light dinner?
Michael Jackson - Human Nature

New Young Pony Club

a song guaranteed to make you feel depressed
Nickelback

Stefan Goldmann

you go to a club?
Paperclip People - Clear And Present

Erol Alkan

you relax on a beach?
Mantronix - Push Yer Hands Up

Howe Gelb

take these three DVDs along:

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

Kaos

you walk through a dark forest?
Brian Eno

DJ Vadim

you are love sick?
Minnie Riperton - Adventures In Paradise

Toby Tobias

a song you wish you'd written yourself
Prefab Sprout - Cars & Girls

Explosions In The Sky

you eat a cucumber?
Panda Bear - Comfy In Nautica

The Project Club

you take a bubble bath?
Model 500 - Starlight (Echospace Dub)

Kurt Maloo

you ride a bicycle?
Mono - Life in Mono

Shakespeares Sister

you have to spend a night in a spooky hotel?
Kate Bush - Wuthering Heights

Pink Skull

your sunday morning song
Led Zeppelin - The Rain Song

We Are Scientists

5 favorite months

September / October / November / April / May

Smudo

you cook?
Louis Prima

Mark Richardson

you play golf?
Bob Marley - Kinky Reggae

Bomb The Bass

a song you wish you'd written yourself
Depeche Mode - Enjoy The Silence

Jimi Jamison

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

The Loose Salute

a song that evokes the greatest summer of your life
Wilco - Yankee Hotel Foxtrot

Pyrolator

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

Barbara Carlotti

you walk in the rain?
JP Nataf - Seul alone

Shitdisco

you run naked through a cornfield?
Hot Butter - The Popcorn Song

Horse Meat Disco

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

Peter, Bjorn & John

you work in the garden?
Toto - Africa

My Morning Jacket

you wake up?
The Rascals - It's A Beautiful Morning

Emmy The Great

a song guaranteed to make you feel depressed

I don’t get depressed by depressing music ...

Caron Wheeler

you walk in the rain?
Stevie Wonder - Saturn

When Saints Go Machine

you repair a synthesizer?
Antony And The Johnsons - Thank You For Your Love

Shine 2009

you sit in a plane?
Luscious Jackson - Naked Eye

Jay Jay Johanson

you sit in a plane?
Nico - Chelsea Girl

Morgan Geist

you are love sick?

Silence.

Max Romeo

you make love?
Serge Gainsbourg & Jane Birkin - Je t'aime... moi non p...

Pearly Gates

your ultimate heartbreak song
Gladys Knight & The Pips - Midnight Train To Georgia

The Morning Benders

record you were looking for the longest
Neil Young - Time Fades Away

Drugstore

first record you bought
The Smiths - Hand In Glove

Natalie Tusia Beridze

your party anthem
Matias Aguayo - Minimal (DJ Koze Remix)

Nocturnes

your sunday morning song
Mississippi Fred McDowell - You Gotta Move

Division Of Laura Lee

you meet your parents?
Daft Punk - Teachers

Lotte Kestner

your liberation anthem
Björk - Joga

The Miserable Rich

you make love?
Talk Talk - Spirit Of Eden

KT Tunstall

a song that reminds your friends of you
KT Tunstall - Suddenly I See

Max Essa

you take a bubble bath?
Herb Alpert - Manhattan Melody

Marc Romboy

you camp in the desert?
The Cure - Hot Hot Hot

Good Shoes

you go to a club?
Kings Of Leon - The Bucket

Bonnie «Prince» Billy

a song that reminds your friends of you
Marty Robbins - Lord You Gave Me A Mountain

Metronomy

your ultimate heartbreak song
The Beach Boys - Pet Sounds

Colder

No. 6
Brian Eno - No One Receiving

Ian Hart

best Beatles song
The Beatles - In My Life

C. Gibbs

first record you bought
Prince - Little Red Corvette

Lisbee Stainton

perfect anthem for London
The Kinks - Waterloo Sunset

The Emperor Machine

you want to disturb your neighbours?
The Emperor Machine - An Introduction To Outer Space

DJ Hell

you take part in a peace rally?
George Harrison - My Sweet Lord

Horace Andy

you run naked through a cornfield?

I would never do that.

Rainer Trüby

your ultimate heartbreak song
The Jacksons - Heartbreak Hotel

Gilles Peterson

you fall asleep?
Sun Ra - Sleeping Beauty

Vashti Bunyan

learn these three songs by heart:
David Crosby - Traction In The Rain

David Holmes

you sit in a plane?
Roy Montgomery - Temple V (LP)

Rich Medina

you come home from the club?
Shalamar - A Night To Remember

Travis

you wake up?
Teenage Fanclub - Ain't That Enough

Sharon van Etten

you sit in a plane?
Bob Dylan - Sarah

Sophie Madeleine

5 favorite records
The Penguin Café Orchestra - Penguin Café Orchestra

Terence Bernardo

your sunday morning song
Philip Glass - Solo Piano

Marit Bergman

first record you remember
Alphaville - Forever Young

Frank Black

take these three CDs/records with you:
Hall & Oates - Greatest Hits

Nicky Siano

you drive a car late at night?
Anita Baker

In Flagranti

you ride a bicycle?

I ride my bike in NY every day ...

Bush Tetras

you paint your apartment?
David Bowie

Still Going

first record you bought
Serge Gainsbourg - Love On The Beat

Simple Kid

you run naked through a cornfield?
Bronski Beat - Smalltown Boy

Ame

you run from the cops?
John Carpenter - The Duke Arrives

Hacienda

a song guaranteed to make you feel depressed
Wilco - Please Tell My Brother

Jimi Tenor

5 favorite English words

baby / cunt / blue / money / right

DJ Cherrystones

you prepare a candle light dinner?
Embryo - Dreaming Girls

Jesper Dahlbäck

best day of the week in the city?

Sundays – calm and quiet.

Gnod

the song to be played at your funeral
Harry Belafonte - Banana Boat Song

Young Knives

a record you fell in love to
Paul Weller - Wild Wood

Marissa Nadler

you sit in a plane?

I watch the movies instead because a lot ...

John Klemmer

a song you would use as a ring-tone
Stevie Wonder - Happy Birthday

Pilooski

first record you remember
Imagination - Body Talk

The Dirtbombs

5 favorite personal victories

getting a girl at a Dirtbombs show to ...

Glass Candy

take these three CDs/records with you:
Nico - The Marble Index

Mavis Staples

a song that reminds your friends of you
The Staple Singers - I'll Take You There

Peanut Butter Wolf

you feel like 1982?
Afrika Bambaataa & The Soul Sonic Force - Planet Rock

Martin Rev

you are love sick?
Tschaikowsky

Sumner Brothers

5 favorite songs by The Beatles
The Beatles - Eleanor Rigby

Leo Zero

your party anthem
Manu Dibango - Big Blow

Black Devil Disco Club

your boozed up anthem
Captain Sensible - Wot?

!!!

you prepare a candle light dinner?
Marvin Gaye - After The Dance

Casual

you wake up?

None.

Telepopmusik

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

Coyote

a song you wish you'd written yourself
David Crosby - Traction In The Rain

Simone White

a song guaranteed to make you feel depressed
Cat Stevens - Trouble

Ricardo Villalobos

a song that reminds you of school
Spider Murphy Gang - Skandal Im Sperrbezirk

Hot Chip

you run naked through a cornfield?

Joe: Yeah, I would agree with Al. It ...

Annie

you jump out of a plane with a parachute?
Green Velvet - Flash

Mooner

No. 10
Peru - Continents

Fingerpicked

No. 3
Clock Opera - Let Go The Lifeboats (Moshi Moshi, 2011)

Kathryn Williams

you wake up?
Nina Simone - Feeling Good

Funkmasters

your sunday morning song
Let The Good Times Roll

Moving Units

you take a bubble bath?

Foam bubbles.

Kalabrese

the song to be played at your funeral
Pink Floyd - Wish You Were Here

2raumwohnung

start to learn these three things:

Spanisch / Surfen / Tauchen

Nicole Willis

take these three CDs/records with you:
Rotary Connection - Hey Love

Bodies Of Water

first record you bought

K-EARTH 101’s Oldies compilation they were selling ...

Bloc Party

you destroy a hotel room?
At The Drive-In - Arcarsenal

The Earlies

a song that reminds you of school
Kraftwerk - The Model

Zambri

you walk in the rain?
Puccini - Nessun Dorma

Newton Faulkner

your party anthem
Rick James - Give It To Me Baby

Fol Chen

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

Ilija Rudman

your party anthem
Tony Lee - Love So Deep (Dub Version)

Ruede Hagelstein

you have to spend a night in a spooky hotel?
Sisters Of Mercy - Marian

Nick Chacona

first record you remember
The Drifters - Greatest Hits

Micah P. Hinson

first record you remember
John Denver - Greatest Hits

Wolfmother

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

Zwicker

you are stoned?
Vangelis - Wait For Me

Ratatat

your boozed up anthem
Jadakiss - We Gon' Make It

Jacques Renault

No. 14
Supermax - Love Machine

Afrika Bambaataa

you are in a depressive mood?
Yolanda Adams

Sandro Perri

you go to a club?
Dinosaur - Kiss Me Again (Version)

Editors

you pretend to be married?

I’d let the lady decide.

Malachai

you jog?
Sergio Mendes - One Note Samba

GusGus

you sit in a plane?
Tschaikowsky

Karolina Stenstöm

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

It’s for me to know and for ...

Trentemoller

you fall asleep?
Brian Eno - Apollo: Atmospheres & Soundtracks

The Rayographs

first record you remember
Rolf Harris - Six White Boomers

Chrome Hoof

you make love?
Anything by Chris De Burgh

Thievery Corporation

you make love?

I dont really care, it could even be ...

Clare & The Reasons

best concert you ever attended
Caetano Veloso

Living Things

you have to spend a night in a spooky hotel?
Fleetwood Mac - Gold Dust Woman

John Foxx

you sit in a plane?
Brian Eno - Music For Airports

Droog

you want to disturb your neighbours?
Renegade Soundwave - Women Respond To Bass

Skull Defekts

subscribe to these three newspapers / magazines:

The Wire / National Geographic / The New York Times

Glimpse

5 favorite fruits

Apples / Strawberries / Tangerines / Oranges / Kiwis

The Shortwave Set

a song you wish you'd written yourself
David Bowie - Life On Mars

Dani Siciliano

first record you bought
The Go-Go's - Beauty & The Beat

Gossip

you read a magazine?
Fugazi - Waiting Room

Caribou

a record you fell in love to
Lilys - Ginger

The Good Natured

take these three books along:

A book about horoscopes, I am into that ...

Julia Franck

take these three books along:

Dostojewski: «Verbrechen und Strafe» (weil ich es noch ...

Valery Gore

you wake up?
Elbow - Jesus Is A Rochdale Girl

Captain Sensible

you sit in a plane?
Jean-Luc Ponty - Imaginary Voyage

Kid Loco

you relax on a beach?
Kid Loco - Relaxin' With Cherry

Hans-Joachim Roedelius

you make breakfast?

Das Geräusch des Wassererhitzers, die Orangenpresse, der ...

Higamos Hogamos

you play lego?
Aphex Twin - Windowlicker

Minotaur Shock

you wake up?
Terry Callier - Ordinary Joe

Sandi Thom

you go to a soundsystem?
AC/DC - Back In Black

Jakob der Lügner

you make love?
Brigitte Bardot

Riccio

favorite restaurant?

Eat super fresh tuna and superb white wine ...

Cortney Tidwell

5 favorite magazines

Rolling Stone / Venus / Popular Mechanics / National Geographic / Uncut

Tiga

you meet your parents?

That wouldn't really have a soundtrack.

Yacht


Top 10 all-time favourite records

Paul Frick

you want to disturb your neighbours?
Edgard Varèse - Amériques

Jesse Lenat

you float on an air mattress in the pool?
Hank Williams - I'm So Lonesome I Could Cry

Meret Becker

your ultimate heartbreak song
The Beatles - Michelle

Wally Badarou

record you were looking for the longest
Miriam Makeba - Miriam Makeba

Dwele

a song you wish you'd written yourself
Bilal - Soul Sista

Olafur Arnalds

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

The Diaphanoids

you drive a car late at night?
Faust

Kon & Amir

you need to get work done?
DJ Assault - Ass N Titties

Joan As Police Woman

you want to disturb your neighbours?
Bad Brains - Banned In D.C.

Sarah Jaffe

a song that evokes the greatest summer of your life
Bon Iver - For Emma Forever Ago

Magic Mike

first record you bought
The Jackson 5 - Goin' Back To Indiana

Chelonis R. Jones

you are in a depressive mood?
Joni Mitchell - Blue

Ingrid Olava

where was your first flat?

A really small and shitty one, at Bislett ...

Cazals

a song guaranteed to make you feel depressed
Etta James - I'd Rather Go Blind

Marcus Bonfanti

a record you fell in love to
Joni Mitchell - Blue

Our Broken Garden

you meet your parents?
Bill Evans - Waltz For Debby

Karl Culley

a song that evokes the greatest summer of your life
Cat Stevens - Teaser And The Firecat

Phil Mison

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

Howlin' Rain

the song to be played at your funeral
John Coltrane - My Favorite Things

Anna Kashfi

the song to be played at your funeral
Victoria Wood - Let's Do It

Ost & Kjex

you fall asleep?
Carcass - Reek Of Putrefaction

Chromatics

first record you remember
Kitaro - Oasis

Memory Band

you take a bubble bath?
Jeff Alexander - Come Wander With Me

Devendra Banhart

you make love?
Bone Thugs-N-Harmony

Seelenluft

your ultimate heartbreak song
Django Reinhardt - When Day Is Done

Au Revoir Simone

you stay in bed?
Chicago - Hard To Say I’m Sorry

Trans Am

you cook?

Commercial radio stations.

Kissogram

you prepare for an important date?
The Lil’ Fighters - Non-Stop Love

Gemma Ray

you go to a club?
Low - (That's How You Sing) Amazing Grace

Thieves Like Us

you are love sick?

I’m always love sick. So whatever is ...

No Age

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

Luke Haines

5 favorite personal belongings

dark glasses / guide dog / white stick / Braille Bible ...

US3

a song you wish you'd written yourself
Marvin Gaye - What's Going On

Steve Mason

a song that evokes the greatest summer of your life
Happy Mondays - Wrote For Luck

The Ones

a song you wish you'd written yourself
Amy Winehouse - Just Friends

Jackpot

you try to stay up for more than 24 hours?
Daft Punk - Alive

Lucky Luke

first record you remember
Kate Bush - Wuthering Heights

Fanfarlo

your ultimate heartbreak song
Le Mans - Buenos Días, Corazón

Brasstronaut

you sit in the subway?
Phoenix - Love Like A Sunset

Irvine Welsh

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

A Winged Victory For The Sullen

a song to seduce you
Fleetwood Mac - Albatross

Barn Owl

first record you remember
Ace Of Base

Kool & The Gang

you are love sick?
Bee Gees - How Can You Mend A Broken Heart

A Mountain Of One

the song to be played at your funeral
Henry Mancini - Moon River

The Chap

5 favorite instruments

piccolo snare / the bass / singing saw / organ (any ...

DJ Mehdi

you prepare a candle light dinner?
Ella Fitzgerald

Luke Solomon

5 favorite records
Pride ’N Politix - Hold On

Ray Mang

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

Plum

learn these three songs by heart:
Johann Sebstian Bach - Toccata And Fugue in D Minor

Apache Beat

best Beatles song
The Beatles - I'm Only Sleeping

Syd Matters

you rob a bank?
Sly & The Family Stone - Runnin' Away

Tindersticks

first record you remember
«Sparky's Magic Piano»

Ada

take these three CDs/records with you:
Zoot Woman - Zoot Woman

Pacifika

you drive a car late at night?
Sigur Rós

Tony Carrasco

a record you fell in love to
Carole King - It’s Too Late
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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 record you fell in love to
Talk Talk

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Doe Paoro

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

+more

Valery Gore

you go to a club?
Lee Fields - Ladies

+more

Sarah Jaffe

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

+more