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Lester Lloyd – Morale Booster: Episode 2

DJ Lester Lloyd brings us two eclectic hours of music from his collection for the second episode of Morale Booster. Expect tunes from Todd Rundgren, Black Grape, The Contours and more.

Banksia – “Solitude”

A devote house and techno producer - Banksia unveils a mix inspired by his time in isolation, he says 'I think it’s more to do with the fact we are all locked up alone in our homes and how restricted life has become. But there’s a light at the end of the tunnel.’ Born in Ma nchester, raised in Zambia and now living in the electronic hub San Francisco, he works as a talent buyer and promoter by day and flourishes in some of the major clubs in California by night. There is so much more to come from him, keep your eyes peeled.

Casnova – “Future Sounds”

Rising West-London DJ Casnova brings us a selection of Jazz-infused UK Club and Hip Hop sounds. His set is named after the future sounds that he discovers and falls in love with when playing DJ sets. Expect music from K-LONE, J.D Reid, Jorja Smith and more.

Cam Brott – “Where Dad Goes To Dance”

Cam Brott is a London-based DJ and Record Collector. Originally from New Zealand, Cam has a long-held obsession with collecting. His mix reflects his experience as a father and is largely influenced by the music that Cam’s father introduced to him at an early age.

Lester Lloyd – Morale Booster

DJ Lester Lloyd brings us two eclectic hours of Soul, Hip Hop, and Rave tunes in the first edition of his Morale Booster show on whynow Radio.

Rubashov – “Take Care”

Rubashov is a London based DJ behind the Thirty Year Records label. After many years (thirty, in fact) of record collecting and playing, Rubashov decided to start his own label to give back to the community. “Take Care” is a reference to the current moment. It’s impossible to ignore all that has happened in the past months, weeks, and days. Take care of yourselves and one another.

Reynes – “Plastic Trees”

Reynes is a Manchester-based electronic producer. His sound is influenced by stripped back minimal house and techno, incorporating subtle melodies, rolling basslines and intricate sound design. This can be heard in full effect on his 2018 EP, titled ‘Light Showers’ for Thirty Year Records. His mix for Whynow is simply titled “Plastic Trees”, referencing a warped view of daylit scenery following a night of partying.

Velmondo – “Early Echoes”

Electronic artist Arnau Obiols AKA Velmondo is an electronic producer, living in Barcelona. His production style takes influence from the various blossoming genres of electronic music in the 70's, creating textures and rhythms from analogue instruments and raw primitive sounds. I n December 2019 he released his Debut EP as Velmondo on John Talabot's esteemed Hivern Discs label. He has put together a mix for whynow titled 'Early Echoes', in tribute to the Dub Pioneers of the latter half of the 20th century.

FYI Robyn

One foot in London, and one in the cosmos, FYI Robyn takes pride in cultivating a dance floor with free flowing energy, connection and vulnerability. She’s a fresh face on the scene (well as a DJ), and is quickly forging a name for herself playing numerous high-end fashion part ies, as well as boasting regular gigs at Egg London, and some UK festivals.

Cimmerii

Universal Language Records Founder and XOYO Resident Cimmerii brings us a mix titled 'Alice in Isolation'. The intro reflects the dream-like rabbit hole of Alice in Wonderland, before she dives into a selection of synth-heavy, space-age disco and club tracks. Expect music from Sp ace Dimension Controller, Silk Rhodes, Tei Shi and an exclusive unreleased tune from Cimmerii.

BOA

BOA bring us an hour of distorted, ambient electronics, coinciding with the release of their debut album, Outer Gateways.

Jeigo

London-based Jeigo brings a brilliant balance between the ethereal and the hard-hitting. This mix typifies his ability to pack a continuous punch, when drawing from garage and minimal to melodic house and breakbeat. With releases already out from labels Air Miles Records, Lowlife Cartel and more, there’s plentiful reason to keep one eye out.

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