PLAYLIST/Dominic Valvona

For those newcomers to the site, the Monolith Cocktail Social Playlist is the blog’s sort of imaginary radio show (ideally with no breaks, no inane chit-chat); a cross generational eclectic experience curated by this blog’s founder, Dominic Valvona. Newish tracks sit alongside album anniversaries and tributes to those musical souls we’ve lost. In the album anniversaries this month we have cosmic wistful love from T. Rex (Electric Warrior celebrates its fiftieth this month) and, before their ‘Hip Hop Hooray’ fame, Naughty by Nature (their eponymous debut is unbelievably thirty years old this month).


We raise a glass to Don Everly, Lee Scratch Perry and Charlie Watts too, whilst adding a cocktail of no wave, post-punk, jazz, sauntering African vibes, electronica and hip-hop. And so Writhing Squares sit alongside L’ Rain; Elichi Ohtaki shares space Gyedu-Blay Ambolly; and Darrow Fletcher breaks bread with Divide And Dissolve.

Those Tracks Are:…

Wall Of Voodoo  ‘Do It Again’
Writhing Squares  ‘NFU’
Wu-Lu & Lex Amor  ‘South’
Bang  ‘Mother’
Maximum Joy  ‘Temple Bomb Twist’
Suburban Studs  ‘Suburban Studs’
Eddy Current Suppression Ring  ‘I’ve Got A Feeling’
ShitKid  ‘runt på stranden’
L’ Rain  ‘Two Face’
The Spongetones  ‘Got Nothing Left To Hide’
Don Everly  ‘Jack Daniels – Old No. 7’
Gyedu-Blay Ambolly  ‘Brokos’
Bohemian Vendetta  ‘I Wanna Touch Your Heart’
Curt Boettcher  ‘It’s A Sad World’
Geoff Westen  ‘I Know What Your Love Can Do’
T. Rex  ‘Cosmic Dancer’
La Femme  ‘Tu t’en Lasses’
Ernest Ranglin  ‘In The Rain’
Lee Scratch Perry & The Upsetters  ‘Return Of The Super Ape’
Cosmic Jokers  ‘Downtown’
Anchorsong  ‘New World’
Paul Leary  ‘What Are You Gonna Do’
Lorraine James ft. Eden Samara  ‘Running Like That’
Silver Bullet  ‘Raw Deal’
Naughty By Nature  ‘Pin The Tail On The Donkey’
Young Black Teenagers  ‘First Stage Of A Rampage Called The Rap Rage’
Preston Love  ‘Chili Mac’
Darrow Fletcher  ‘My Judgment Day’
The Danish Radio Big Band with Charlie Watts  ‘Elvin Suite – Pt. 2/Live At Danish Radio Concert Hall, Copenhagen/2010’
Sweet Talks  ‘Ehurisi’
Natural Food  ‘Siren Song’
Menahan Street Band  ‘Midnight Morning’
Deliluh  ‘Amulet B’
Divide And Dissolve  ‘Prove It’
Steve Wynn  ‘The Air That I Breathe’

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