Better Days with Tom Lye (December ’17)

Written by on 5th January 2018

A radio show for sore heads and sore feet, stick the kettle on and let Better Days ease your reality.

A founding member of Melodic Distraction Radio, Tom Lye has been integral to the launching of the online station. As resident DJ for Abandon Silence, he has regularly supported internationally-acclaimed DJs such as Omar-S, Dan Shake, Secret Sundaze, Alexander Nut, Jayda G and Mount Kimbie. Having performed at Farr Festival and The Baltic Weekender last summer, the future is looking bright!

With Better Days, Tom has taken the opportunity to play out his lesser-known favourites on a calmer tip. A blend of ambient, folk, afro-funk and wonky soul, Better Days takes you through to the PM on the last Sunday of every month. This month sees the Better Days show come full circle, with 12 shows over the past year. There’s highlights from the last 12 months, as well as brand new and forthcoming music, as always!



Grindadráp – Troels Hammer [Music For Dreams, 2017]

Urban Jungle – Fanfara Electonica [Self Released, 2017]

Who Are You – E Ruscha V [Beats In Space, 2017]

C890 – Dubtractor [Music For Dreams, 2017]

Stairs (Once More) – Kumea Sound [Self Released, 2017]

Milk Beach – Dreams [Multi Culti, 2017]

Renaissance Man (Stylee Cee Remix) – Quakes [SON Records, 1998]

Still Standing – Children of Zeus [First Word Records, 2017]

Can’t Catch Me – Run Child Run [Self Released, 2017]

Lucid – Jordan Rakei [Ninja Tune, 2017]

Too Much Attention – Gilbert O’Sullivan [MAM, 1971]

Mirage – Earth Trax & Newborn Jr. [Les Yeux Orange, 2017]

Body – Kylie Auldist [Self Released, 2017]

Be Thankful For What You Got – William DeVaughn [Roxbury, 1974]

Oyelo (Original Mix) – Sunlight Square [Sunlightsquare Records, 2017]

I Ain’t Got Nothing – Glenn Davis [F*CLR, 2018]

Copacabana Sadia – Junior Mendes [Athens Of The North (RCA Victor), 2017 (1982)]

Where Is The Love – Sérgio Mendes & Brasil ’77 [Bell Records, 1973]

Gum Gum – Hailu Mergia [Awesome Tapes From Africa, 2018]

Glorified Beauty – Lo Five [Daffodils, 2017]

Can I Kick It? – A Tribe Called Quest [Jive, 1990]

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