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Playlist: Pete Wareham

Melt Yourself Down is the newest musical outfit from saxophonist Pete Wareham. It’s his latest project to flick two fingers at the traditional jazz template and reinvent it with a wild energy few others tap into. Pete looks to the sounds of North Africa to inspire his incendiary deconstruction of the genre. If you're intrigued as to which artists have informed the Melt Yourself Down debut album, then you need to check out his exclusive playlist for M…

Sound Effect: Orlando Gough

Composer Orlando Gough has built his career around a taste for the unconventional. The former maths teacher has crafted music for battleships, choirs, TV operas, theatre productions, ballet and, most recently, for a lighthouse foghorn. Here, he talks us through the diverse music that soundtracks his life - expect gems from Animal Collective, The Small Faces, Monteverdi, Fairport Convention, Henry Purcell, Joe Zawinul and more....

Playlist: Collaborations

Welcome to this week's playlist. This Friday we're tackling the theme of collaborations so we've put our heads together to come up with a whole heap of great music for your aural delectation. Our list includes classics by Jazzy Jeff and Will Smith, David Bowie and Micke Jagger and as well as more recent cuts by the likes of current industry darlings Disclosure and vocalist Sam Smith and Hot Chip's Joe Goddard...

Playlist: Him & Her

Welcome to our latest playlist. This week's theme is 'him and her' so we've compiled a stack of hits from our favourite male and female solo artists and picked off some great tunes from bands that reference lads and lasses. You'll find odes to long lost lovers, lamenting R&B divas, good-time disco and some starry-eyed pop classics. Tune in now...

PLAYLIST: TRAVEL & TRANSPORT

Welcome to this week's playlist. The M team are heading off in all directions for the Bank Holiday weekend and wanted some sounds to make those roadblocks, train and plane delays a little less arduous. So dive into our Travel & Transport playlist - it includes Catatonia, The Clash, Daft Punk, Metronomy, Vitalic and Jessie Ware...

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.