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Episodes

#219: “Accidentally Autopilot”

9/11/2018
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Simon is away again so Ben puts together a classic Kettle set list, including a highly recommend middle of delicate, immersing, cinematic piano-driven works. Enjoying the show? Please support BFF.FM with a donation. Playlist The Morning AfterSpiritualizedAnd Nothing HurtFat Possum200 Deer, 1 RabbitAlvie & The Breakfast PigsPlastic SurgeryBird Flu KitchenYoung At HeartMilo GreeneAdult ContemporaryNettwerkThe InvisiblesSuedeThe Blue HourWarnerI Feel FreeDilly DallyHeavenPartisanFuneral...

Duration:02:19:29

#218: “A Questionable Podcourse of Action”

9/4/2018
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Two Kettles in two days, Ben returns to the studio after yesterday's ATA Window-occupying bank holiday special, to play all the music that didn't make it into yesterday's set. Enjoying the show? Please support BFF.FM with a donation. Playlist Soft StudBlack Belt Eagle ScoutMother Of My ChildrenSaddle CreekWham! Bang! Pow! Let's Rock Out!Art BrutWham! Bang! Pow! Let's Rock Out!Alcopop!OutsideDrengeAutonomy EPInfectiousIf You Really Love NothingInterpolMarauderMatadorSee You at the MoviesJ...

Duration:02:22:55

#217: “Bank Holiday Special” (Live from BFF @ ATA.)

9/3/2018
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A long weekend yields special programming and so we're delighted to present an extra special afternoon episode of Eclectic Kettle for the Labor Day holiday. “Less Steve Lamaq, a little more Mark Radcliffe” is the plan. Tune in for afternoon choons, affable rambling, and the true meaning of Labor Day. Plus we'll replay our conversation with Matt B from last week's Tuesday show, and give you all another chance to indulge the wonders of the modular synth. What's more, this broadcast comes LIVE...

Duration:02:03:12

#216: “Modular Melodies”

8/28/2018
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This week on Kettle, Simon is away in the desert so Ben is rejoined by Matt B to play new tunes and chat about music production with modular synths (Simon played one of his tracks back on #207.) Enjoying the show? Please support BFF.FM with a donation. Playlist BodysCar Seat HeadrestTwin FantasyMatador RecordsMainlandRolling Blackouts Coastal FeverHope DownsSub PopMe And My HusbandMitskiBe The CowboyDead OceansUnder the SunDIIVIs The Is AreCaptured TracksRepeating PatternsWe Were Promised...

Duration:01:25:19

#215: “Nightmares on Wax”

8/21/2018
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This week's Eclectic Kettle is a special show as we're finally keeping a promise to ourselves to play all vinyl for the night. As a result, you get a set-list that's 50% non-existant on streaming services and includes eclectic gems such as the Castle Face Records “Group Flex” book (a literal book of rubber flexidisc promos), Aphex Twin's “33 or 45” release of Computer Controlled Acoustic Instruments (at 45, so you can dance to it), Record Store Day releases, the original mono promo for...

Duration:01:48:23

#214: “Soundtrack OST”

8/14/2018
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It's Tuesday, it's still number… I dunno, 8? It's Eclectic Kettle! This week Simon makes an appearance, picks some great tunes and previews a set of chill electronic beats that he'll be playing live at Burning Man next week. Fiona is in the studio for laughs, and we occasional visit the theme of “what if this was all the soundtrack to a movie?”. The movie would be… disjointed, we conclude. Enjoying the show? Please support BFF.FM with a donation. Playlist Grow BackThe Happy...

Duration:01:25:22

#213: “Trivial Genius”

8/7/2018
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It's the final show of the BFF.fm Summer Sustainer month — it's not too late to sign up and become a BFF.fm Bestie, do it now! — and we conclude this run of guest co-hosts having featured other BFF.fm DJ's (Lily and Johan), our BFF.fm station founder and station manager, and now it's a delight to bring back a voice from the past, as Sarah of Lyrical Genius returns to the air. Sarah is joined by Audra, who hasn't run run a radio show (yet) but we did used to do Trivia nights together so...

Duration:01:24:19

#212: “A Guest Around”

7/31/2018
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It's week 3 of the BFF.fm Summer Sustainer so we welcome station founder and GM Cosmic Amanda onto the show to play some tunes and talk about the things BFF.fm does beyond radio — sharing stories from the shows we put for Off the Grid, and the plans for the the 5th Birthday Celebrations in September. Musically, Amanda features a handful of artists who've been part of our BFF.fm shows at Off the Grid, and played our anniversary parties, while Ben plays a game of “makes me think of…” with a...

Duration:02:23:24

#211: “Living It Up”

7/24/2018
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For week two of the BFF.fm Summer Sustainer, Ben is joined by Lily from Radical Advice (Tuesdays 10am–12) and bring you a packed show of music new and old from Hampshire and Foat, The Twilight Sad, Madeline Kenney, and DJ Supreme, plus a host of live and alternate takes from from The xx, Florence + The Machine, DJ Shadow, and The National. In between, rampant encouragement to become a BFF.fm Bestie and support the station, and Ben joins Pottermore. Playlist

Duration:01:47:07

#210: “Sweet Sustinance”

7/17/2018
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Continue the wild ride of the BFF.fm Summer Sustainer with Ben and Johan, this weeks' special guest host from 1.21 Gigawatts. Playlist

Duration:02:22:55

#209: “World in Commotion”

7/10/2018
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Ben and Simon return to the studio and ponder England's unexpected footballing prowess, and whether sweating profusely counts as a superpower. Playlist

Duration:01:26:43

#208: “Out of Time”

7/3/2018
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You might not notice the impact on their legendary on-air chemistry, so we'll state it up front: This week Ben and Simon are out of San Francisco and out of band with one another, recording the show from Florida, Brighton, Cambridge and London. Fortunately, the format remains the same, with some music from the places Ben has been visiting, a whole load of new releases, and a lot of beats to get your foot tapping while you stare out the window of trains (if you're into that kind of...

Duration:02:01:54

#207: “The Floridian News Cycle”

6/26/2018
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Left to his own devices for the week, Simon serves up slightly more fantastic new music than usual, with highlights including 9 Theory, Tierra Whack, Maribou State and friend-of-Eclectic-Kettle, mattb. In between, Simon takes some time to explore the ever-insane news emanating from his reluctantly-adopted home state, Florida. Playlist

Duration:01:57:11

#206: “Sausage & Mash”

6/19/2018
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Boots, cats, and other electronic animals. Playlist

Duration:01:59:07

#205: “Low Road to the Motorway”

6/12/2018
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Duration:02:07:00

#203: “Weak end, Warriors”

5/22/2018
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New music, old music, some obscure remixes, and technical glitches. Playlist

Duration:01:58:43

#202: “You and I Owlone”

5/15/2018
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Ben compiles a selection of this week's new music, throws in some old ones, and takes a moment to acknowledge the extremely fine music choices and compositions of FX's “Legion”. Playlist

Duration:01:58:36

#201: “Pärt of the Family”

5/8/2018
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With our #200 hangover just about receded, Ben returns with Tom Coates for a brand new Eclectic Kettle. Playlist

Duration:02:00:47

#200: “Double Boiler”

4/24/2018
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Let's all meet up in show 200. (Won't it be strange when we all fully …groan.) It is, astonishingly, the 200th episode of Eclectic Kettle. To celebrate we went out for drinks beforehand, filled the studio with some of our favourite people, and played songs from all over the place, Enjoy the tunes, dramatic quotation readings, live basketball score updates and… multi-dimensional banter. Thank you everyone who's listened over these past 4 years. We can't believe we've been able to get away...

Duration:02:03:15

#199: “Party Like It's Nineteen-Nine.”

4/17/2018
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Ben and Simon present their weekly magazine of new music and tenuous banter. Great new tracks from King Tuff, Kate Nash, Dream Wife, The Essex Green, Ben Frost, Paul White and so many more. Playlist

Duration:01:59:42