The Jacaranda is an institution around these parts, and we’re delighted to have their record store host a brand new regular show on Melodic Distraction. Since July 2015, Jacaranda Records has occupied the snug surroundings of the The Jacaranda’s first floor, with a cafe/bar and listening booths available for you to while away the hours digging through the wax.
Based around the tastes and expertise of the Jacaranda Records staff, host Alex Sweeney AKA Ali Bongo provides a run-down of our favourite new releases, in-store top-sellers, and underground club hits. Ali takes over the Jacaranda basement every Tuesday running through hip-hop, soul and funk and brings 20 years of experience to the show. Rotating guests will include Jacaranda’s Namina, Alex C and Pete G, as well as regular customers showcasing their own new favourites or golden oldies from their collections. Over the next few months you’ll get a taste of what is moving through Jacaranda Records, and the best thing is you can pick most of them up in store!
For this show, Ali Bongo chats with Darren Williams about music and its place within society, having grown up during the infamous Toxteth Riots in 1981.
Raury – God’s Whisper
Alice Russell – Hurry On Now feat. Tim Duke
Taylor McFerrin – The Song I Promised
Thundercat – Fleer Ultra
Red Nose Distrikt – NY Boom (Moonstar Remix / Dam Mix)
Diplo – Rhythm feat. Sandra Melody, Vybz Kartel & Pantera Os Danadhinio
The Jays & Rankin Trevor – And The Reggae Beat Goes On
Michael Jackson – One Day In Your Life
The Specials – Ghost Town
Bobby Womack – If You Think You’re Lonely Now
Mtume – Juicy Fruit
Marvin Gaye – Sexual Healing
ZZ Top – Legs
Dead or Alive – You Spin Me Round (Like A Record)
The Prodigy – Charly (The Alley Cat Mix)
Talking Heads – This Must Be The Place
The Stranglers – Golden Brown
Paul Simon – 50 Ways To Leave Your Lover
Stevie Wonder – Boogie On Reggae Woman
Madness – One Step Beyond