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Friday playlist: The Eccentronic Research Council playlist

Welcome to the latest Friday playlist, this week compiled by The Adrian Flanagan from The Eccentronic Research Council ahead of the band's live London debut at Village Underground as part of the Noise of Art electronic music celebrations. His far reaching playlist takes in the weird and the wonderful from dancehall star Wayne Smith to 60s pioneer Joe Meek…

Playlist: Food and drink

Welcome to the latest Friday Playlist. The most recent series of Master Chef has just come to a conclusion so we’re taking comfort in a playlist devoted to food and drink. Whatever your flavour, there should be something to satisfy even the heartiest of musical appetites in this week's selections. Our tasty pick of aural treats features the likes of Snoop Dogg, Bloc Party and Silver Apples…

Friday playlist: Ben Osborne, Noise of Art

This week’s playlist has been curated by Noise of Art founder Ben Osborne and features a mix of electronic gems straddling dub to disco. Rough edges and smooth sides come courtesy of Rudimental, Basement Jaxx, Ty, Eccentronic Research Council, Symbol One and more. Listen in to get a flavour of his upcoming celebrations that will mark 100 years of electronic music.

Friday playlist: Direction

Welcome to this week's Friday playlist. For this latest installment, we're mulling over the concept of direction. Whether that be north, south, left or right we're all hoping that this week's good weather point towards a sunny weekend and summer. Listen here to the likes of The Smiths, 4 Non Blondes, KC and The Sunshine Band and Dead or Alive among others...

Friday playlist: Record Store Day 2013

This week our Friday playlist is celebrating Record Store Day in all its re-issue glory! In preparation for our mammoth shopping trip tomorrow, we've put together our favourite picks from this year's special releases and given a nod to some of the acts who will be coming out in force to support their local record shops.

Friday playlist: songs from adverts

We’ve compiled our favourite songs from adverts for this week’s playlist. Here, you’ll find some of the most iconic songs ever used, from Marvin Gaye's I Heard it Through the Grapevine to Blur's The Universal, and also hear the likes of Giorgio Moroder, Feist, The Knife, Free, This Mortal Coil and Goldfrapp.

Playlist: Story Books

Story Books are a five piece indie rock act doing their best to put Sittingbourne in Kent on the map as a hotbed for new musical talent. Their forthcoming Too Much a Hunter promises big things for them in 2013. Check out their exclusive M playlist featuring Neil Young, Glasser and the Red House Painters…

Playlist: Mt.Wolf

Mt. Wolf are the UK's most hotly tipped new acts as heard on their forthcoming Hypolight EP. Check out their exclusive playlist for M. Featuring James Blake, Jacques Greene and Santigold, it showcases their influences as well as the sound of their Wolf Club night in London...

Playlist: Laura Mvula

We spoke to Laura Mvula about her upbringing and musical influences to decipher the vast array of styles that crop up in her eclectic debut album Sing to the Moon. Here, we've put together a playlist of songs that Laura herself has referred to, plus related artists we think have touched her unique sound.

Playlist: OMD’s Andy McCluskey selects

Andy McCluskey counts Kraftwerk, Brian Eno and Stockhausen among his musical mentors, which may not come as a surprise to many. He's also influenced by the music of Swedish electro artist Robyn and the moody minimalism of south London's The xx, to name a few. Listen to his choice picks here....