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[edit] radio recollection mix 2020

Selected by our founder Kev Lawson and, Guardian journalist, Jenessa Williams, we present this year’s [edit] radio recollection mix – more than 15 hours of new music from 2020 for you to enjoy! After a year in which it’s been easy to feel isolated from the people, places and activities we love, it is our…


For Those I Love – I Have A Love

“I have a love and it never fades” Sometimes the best way to cope with loss is to create something new.  Whether you choose to paint, write, curate memories or do something altogether more personal, finding an artistic outlet in which to explore the death of a loved one is an essential part of grieving…


Iris (아이리스) – Love Game

Played on podcast 519, Love Game by Iris (아이리스) is a disco-funk ballad with a K-pop twist that has become my go-to, feel-good songs of 2020. Sung almost entirely in kawaii-cute Korean, the track uses familiar musical cues – a Nile Rodgers inspired guitars and doe-eyed keys – to remove the language barrier and allowing…


Bad Boy Chiller Crew – 450 (feat. S Dog)

“Bitch I’m a Charva, Grey Goose Parka” 450 by Bad Boy Chiller Crew is a solid gold banger. Released by a bunch of #Lads from Bradford at the tail end of 2019 and played on podcast 515, the exuberant track parties between Dance and Grime like The Streets with Original Pirate Material, but with fewer…


The Evolution of Fanzines

A look at the history of fanzines reveals more about their writers than the music The first time I encountered a real fanzine was at a festival. I hadn’t slept for 24 hours, was covered head to toe in what I hoped was mud and feeling the satisfying effects of a large amount of gin….


Recollection Mix 2019

Each year since 2015, the team at [edit] radio has pulled together a ‘Recollection Mix’, an extensive playlist of the best music from the past year. With over 12 hours of new music, this time we’ve moved with the times, ditched the MP3’s and put the full playlists across Spotify, Apple Music and YouTube to…


Edit Recommends: Ravyn Lenae – Sticky

I’d stick around when things are falling down As song titles go, there are few as apt as ‘Sticky’. Succinctly describing the track’s figurative and metaphorical message, it stands as a testament to the artistic focus of Ravyn Lanae. Featuring production by the talented Steve Lacy – the man behind the best of Kendrick Lamar’s…


Recollection Mix 2018

As has become a tradition here at [edit] radio, we celebrate the start of every new year of podcasting with a rundown of our favourite tracks of the past 12 months. With over 10 hours of music the playlist, which hops from Hip Hop, RnB, Alternative, Indie, Rock, Pop, Dance, Electronic and back again, it’s…


Review: Boy Pablo – Feeling Lonely

“I woke up this morning” Romanticising the emotional trauma of a morning after the night before is something that Boy Pablo has mastered. On, Feeling Lonely, the Norwegian Indie-pop newcomer confesses to waking up unexpectedly alone, without a “cellphone” and with a headache that thumps like a “heart attack”. Instead of doing the sensible thing…


Recollection Mix 2017

Welcome to [edit] radio’s recollection mix for 2017! It’s a collection of over 11 hours of the best new music from the past 12 months for you to enjoy at your leisure. In case you were wondering the tracklisting below isn’t a ranking, just system generated list from the iTunes playlist I used to pull…