Tom Ravenscroft Turns 1 (On BBC6)

Last week saw the one-year anniversary for Tom Ravenscroft taking over the Friday night slot on BBC6, long may he reign.

Tom’s one of the few left with proper underground roots in a lot of what he plays, though not excluding good tracks with a bit of promo budget, doing it for the right reasons. And while comparisons to his father John Peel will always be there, at the end of the day he’s still the best DJ on a major station, long ago earning his stripes on his own accord. While a lot of his contemporaries who were originally pioneers seem to be too busy to even sort an original playlist, Tom’s still actively sourcing new music, filling the need for sharing good music worldwide regardless of what genre, label or place in the world it comes from.

We were stoked to have him dropping NKC’s Marie on a night of brilliant radio that saw chamber folk act Dark Dark Dark deliver a 30 minute mix, a handful of new favourites, and as always a load of joints we’d never find out about otherwise.

You can listen back to the show for 7 days after via iplayer, and there’ll no doubt be download link floating about soon after that expires.

BBC Iplayer:

U. S Girls — If These Walls Could Talk
Son Lux — Leave The Riches
Starkey — Street Rockers
Spectrals — Bonus Jam
Super Khoumeissa — Ali Baka
The Wax Museums — Sunburn
Prince Buster — Texas Hold-Up
Mondkopf — Piste 02
French Quarter — Don’t You?
Night Beats — Dial 666
Dalglish — 10.7.2005
Tula — Tula
Lonnie Donegan — Jimmie Brown The Newsboy
Andre Denis — Cherie N’Aluli Yo
Milk Maid — Girl
Grass Widow — Milo Minute
The Body — Song of Sarin, The Brave
Orchestre Kanaga De Mopti — Sory Bamba
NKC — Marie
Swell Maps — Midget Submarines
The Chimes — I Can’t Smile
Cola Freaks — Kniven
Part Chimp — Big Bird
Richard Youngs — Summer Void
Arthur Russell — This Is How We Walk On The Moon
Callers — You Are An Arc
Wye Oak — Two Small Deaths
Soulja Boy Tell ‘Em — Pretty Boy Swag (feat. Gucci Mane)
Brute Heart — Lonely Hunter
Sam Cooke — Mean Old World
Emptyset — Point
Sissy Spacek — Fist Paste
The Residents — When We Were Young
Subwave — Intercontinental Meltdown
Bakolo Keta — Hello Vevina – Part 2
Wild Wild Geese — Art and War
Oh Gunquit — Lights Out
Eddie & Ernie — Time Waits For No-one
Zomby — Natalie’s Song
Klu Klung Klung — Sweet Love
Yuppies — Motivation
Dan Melchior — Counting Calories At The Last Supper
White Hills — Monument
The Caretaker — A Relationship With The Sublime