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Ten people in the studio, ten very different selections...

 
Jonathan Richman –  That Summer Feeling  

Sounds great until you realise that the summer feeling he's talking about is the one when you've been stuck in a windowless office during the best weather. Or that you're totally past it and might as well go and lie in a hole filled with sewage. Actually it still sounds great after that, in a pleasingly melancholy way.

 
The Eames Era – Dear Gabby  

Big, fun, bubblegum American diner pop/rock with added clapping.

 
Electrelane – Suitcase  

One of the longest tracks we have, an ambitious, varied nine minutes of pure pleasure with some unexpected twists and turns along the way.

 
Ghostpoet – Cash And Carry Me Home  

Come rain or shine, this is a great mid-afternoon track.

 
Foals – Spanish Sahara  

It might be a bit cheesy but there is no better song to accompany a mug of steaming tea on a rainy day - a haunting, emotional rollercoaster of a song. Heard them play it at a festival in Corsica - an unforgettable,  heart-wrenching seven minutes.

 
Aeroplane vs Friendly Fires vs Flight Facilities – I Crave Paris  

A really smooth mash up by a great DJ, very good to chill out and to work to, but can also be good party music. Reach for the lasers.

 
Bill Wyman – (Si Si) Je Suis Un Rock Star  

Has defined Friday afternoon for as long as we can remember.

 
The Clash – Straight To Hell  

As excellent first thing as it is at the end of the day, and always with collective head-nodding- an original with added "crowd-pleaser" effect. 

 
Astatke – Yègellé Tezeta  

Jim Jarmusch used this song in his 2005 film Broken Flowers. Seeing as the film stars the always-excellent Bill Murray, and we love Bill Murray, it seems an appropriate choice. Also, it's a good song.

 
Katrina and the Waves – Walking on Sunshine  

A studio anthem for when times are good as much as when they are not so great. How can you not smile?




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