We're coming up to 2 whole years of SESHWYN podcasts and I'm still baffled by our lack of industry awards and accolades. Our invites must have been lost in the post, I really should have set up a forwarding address from our Tooting PO box. To top it all off, this hired tuxedo has cost me a fortune as well and I'm all dressed up but with nowhere to go. I might just have to go full Step Brothers and start wearing it to job interviews or like, the Spoons.
Anyway, here's Episode 24 of the SESHWYN Podcast.
Christy brings us some Philly punk from Dark Thoughts. Their second album At Work came out earlier this year but in true punk fashion, it's yet to surface on Spotify and as such I'm reporting on their Ramones-esque Bandcamp release.
The trio managed to produce at least four songs clocking in at over 2 minutes on this sophomore release (compared to just one on on the debut LP), but are still yet to break the 3 minute barrier. They'll make it one day.
Oxnard might not spring to mind when talking about California but with Anderson Paak, Nails, The Warriors, Dave Grohl, Ritchie Blackmore and even Sonny & Cher amongst its past and present residents, it's clearly home to some talented people.
To prove my point, rappers Dudley Perkins and M.E.D. caught my attention with their flow over their fellow Oxnardian compatriot Madlib's silky beat. To top it off, Sadat X joins the party as an extra treat and ensures that it doesn't get too Californian as he delivers a little taste of the East Coast to this overflowing West Coast party.
Hanra returned to the Emerald Isle to bring us Doubt's 'Whisper' and after some deliberation 'Techno Drums' was how we ended up describing its sound but I'm still not convinced that fully does it justice.
'Whisper' has been gracing runways as much as it has dancefloors which is no small feat and this young Cork based producer also recently contributed to SESH FM's charity compilation raising money in support of Palestinian rights which is worth checking out and supporting if you can.
We're slowly making our way around the world on this podcast and I had to take it all the way back to 1976 to find this Guyanese gem. I can't say I've ever really been a fan of power ballads but Sammy Baksh laying his heart and soul on 'To Be Lonely' really resonated with me, 42 years later.
I can't find out much about old Sammy these days so I hope he's still out there doing bits, but what I can confirm is that he's the greatest thing to come out of Guyana since Eddy Grant.
Following the legendary EVERYTING SESHWYN playlist makes your monthly Spotify subscription worthwhile. In fact, I'm not sure why we haven't started charging yet so get whilst you can you lucky bastards.
The battle to the death between Cardi B and Nicki Minaj rages on in our WHO WOULD WIN and your vote might just sway this hotly debated scuffle. My money is on Travis Scott to prevail...
That's August down and typing this is once again giving me an existential crisis over the fleeting sands of time. Now I'm off to daydream about being the Prince Of Persia as running up walls and rewinding time would prove to be very helpful in my day to day life. I'll let you know if I made any headway in that department next month, but until then look after yourselves.