talks about her favourite music, from not being able to breathe as she heard Sam Cook as a teenager, to how Beirut and Arcade Fire changed her musical direction.
Florence Welch talks about her favourite music, mainly rap, pop and soul.
Artist and DJ Goldie presents his 6 Music playlist, including tracks from The Clash, James Brown, The Beatles, Dexy's Midnight Runners, Miles Davis and Supertramp. He tells stories from his youth as he moved between childrens homes and how Supertramps 'Logical Song' is a song that connected with him more than any other at that time, how bands like The Clash were hugely influential with breaking down musical boundaries, and how tracks such as Miles Davis' 'Decoy' were a soundtrack to a crazy period in his life.
Goldie rose to fame in 1995 with his seminal drum and bass album 'Timeless' which featured the single 'Inner City Life'. He has made a few movie appearances including the James Bond film 'The World Is Not Enough' and 'Snatch', and was in East Enders in 2001 and 2002. he has more recently appeared on several entertainment TV shows.
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Performance poet John Cooper Clarke shares some of his favourite music, including songs from Howlin' Wolf, James Brown, The Only Ones, Brenda Lee and 6 Music's own Huey Morgan, performing with his band The Fun Lovin' Criminals.
John first became famous at the end of the 70s during the punk scene and he has since become known as the "punk poet" and "the bard of Salford'. In 1978 he toured with Bill Nelson's band Be Bop Deluxe, and was signed by Epic Records.
He has toured with Linton Kwesi Johnson, and has performed alongside Joy Division, The Sex Pistols, The Buzzcocks, The Fall, Siouxsie and the Banshees and Elvis Costello amongst many others.
The Arctic Monkeys printed his poem Out of Control Fairground inside their single Fluorescent Adolescent in 2007, and Alex Turner of the band says he takes inspiration for his lyrics from John's work.
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Alison Mosshart takes over 6 Music to play tracks from her record collection.
Alison Mosshart takes over the 6 Music airwaves to play tracks from her record collection including Captain Beefheart, The Doors, Hank Williams Frank Zappa, Neil Young, The Butthole Surfers and Fugazi.
Alison has spent 10 years fronting the effortlessly cool, rock duo The Kills alongside Jamie Hince. She's also frontwoman for the Dead Weather supergroup, alongside Jack White his fellow Raconteur Jack Lawrence and Dean Fertita from Queens of the Stone Age.
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US rockers Band of Horses share some of their favourite music, including The Band, Ozark Mountain Daredevils, Waylon Jennings, Howlin Wolf, The Eagles and Joe Cocker.
take over 6 Music to play some of their favourite tracks.
Folk songstress Beth Orton is a Brit award winning, and two time Mercury Prize nominee who has collaborated with Bert Jansch, Emmy Lou Harris, The Chemical Brothers, Beck, Terry Callier and Ryan Adams among others. Her latest album Sugaring Season has been described as An Assured return, where she reclaims her Folk Queen crown. Beth digs into her personal record collection to share some of her favourite tracks for the 6 Music playlist show. Expect to hear some Laura Nyro, Eek a Mouse, Gillian Welsh as well as a few suprises.
Folk songstress Beth Orton shares some of her favourite records.
Folk songstress Beth Orton is a Brit award winning, and two time Mercury Prize nominee who has collaborated with Bert Jansch, Emmy Lou Harris, The Chemical Brothers, Beck, Terry Callier and Ryan Adams among others.
Her latest album Sugaring Season has been described as "an assured return, where she reclaims her Folk Queen crown".
Beth digs into her personal record collection to share some of her favourite tracks for the 6 Music playlist show. Expect to hear some Laura Nyro, Eek a Mouse, Gillian Welsh as well as a few suprises.
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, the iconic singer with Blondie, presents an hour of her favourite music.
Debbie Harry, the iconic singer with the hugely successful American pop rock act Blondie, presents an hour of her favourite music.
Blondie had been making music and enjoying reasonable success since 1974, but with the release of their Parallel Lines album in 1978, they became a global phenomenon, and lead singer Debbie Harry became the poster girl for millions of people around the world. They enjoyed continued global success until the band splintered and split in 1982.
After a few years as a solo artist, Debbie got back together with Blondie in 1997, and the band are still active today. They are set to release their new album Ghosts of Download later this year.
In this show Debbie includes some of her all time favourite artists such as The Ramones and The Velvet Underground, whilst also showcasing some of her current favourite music from the likes of James Blake and Calvin Harris.
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presents his 6 Music playlist.
As BBC Radio 6 Music Celebrates: Dance Culture this month, Felix Buxton from Basement Jaxx presents his 6 Music playlist featuring music from Mozart and John Coltrane, amongst others. He also gives 6 Music listeners an exclusive preview of some new material.
Basement Jaxx have enjoyed massive success since their breakthrough in 1999, with 17 top 40 singles and 6 top 40 albums. Their singles collection topped the chart in 2005, and they won the best Dance act BRIT in 2002 and 2004.
They became one of the most successful crossover dance acts at the end of the 90s and into the early 2000s. They are currently working on their new album, though no release date is set as yet.
Felix from Basement Jaxx presents his 6 Music playlist.
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Alex and Bob from Franz Ferdinand present an hour of their favourite music.
Franz Ferdinand Frontman Alex Kapranos and bass player Bob Hardy present an hour of their favourite music. They released their 4th album Right Thoughts, Right Words, Right Action at the end of last month.
The Glasgow 4 piece formed in 2002, and exploded into the mainstream with their 2nd single Take Me Out, a huge hit in 2004. The self-titled debut followed and won that years Mercury Music Prize. They released the follow up You Could Have It So Much Better the following year, but it was another 4 years before the 3rd album Tonight: Franz Ferdinand arrived in 2009.
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Electronic music pioneer Gary Numan, the man who changed the face of music forever at the end of the 70's, presents an hour of his favourite music.
When Gary appeared on Top of the Pops in 1979, the world was barely prepared for him with his androgynous, almost robotic look and futuristic music. He is a true musical pioneer, taking the formerly niche and experimental electronic music and catapulting it into the mainstream. His influence is still ever apparent today, and he's cited by numerous artists including Trent Reznor of Nine Inch Nails, Kanye West, Lady Gaga, Prince, The Foo Fighters and Queens Of The Stone Age.
Gary is set to release his new album Splinter(Songs From A Broken Mind) in October, and will be touring the UK throughout November.
Electronic music pioneer Gary Numan presents an hour of his favourite music.
presents a selection of his favourite music.
Gaz Coombes is probably best known as the frontman for the Oxford band Supergrass. Now a solo artist he released his debut album Here Come the Bombs earlier this year.
Gaz will be sharing some of his favourite music including tracks from ESG, Scott Walker, Alt J, James Blake, Velvet Underground, Elliott Smith and Midlake. He also talks about the first time he met Robert Smith from The Cure on a plane to Brazil, writing soundtracks, and working as a producer in his home town of Oxford.
is probably best known as the frontman for the Oxford band Supergrass. Now a solo artist he released his debut album Here Come the Bombs earlier this year.
Turner Prize-winning artist Grayson Perry shares some of his favourite music.
Turner prize-winning artist Grayson Perry takes us through some of the tracks that have influenced his life and art. The playlist includes David Bowie, The Dixie Chicks, Jacques Brel, Radiohead, Reba McEntire Loudon Wainwright III, David McAlmont and Michael Nyman.
Este from Los Angeles four-piece Haim presents a playlist of some of her favourite songs.
Este from the BBC's Sound of 2013 winners LA 4 piece Haim, presents a playlist of some of her favourite songs. She is the eldest of the 3 sisters who are the core of the band.
Their sound has been described as nu-folk-meets-nineties-R&B.
The 3 sisters formed the band in 2006 and spent the next 5 years playing local venues. After playing in other bands they decided to take Haim more seriously.
After playing supporting acts such as Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros, The Henry Clay People and Ke$ha, they released their debut ep Forever in 2012. This let to a deal with Polydor records. They played their debut UK shows at the end of 2012, and in January they topped the BBCs Sound of 2013 poll.
Their debut album Days Are Gone comes out at the end of the month.
Jim Reid of The Jesus and Mary Chain plays some of his favourite records, including tracks by Pink Floyd, Siouxsie & the Banshees, The Monkees and Muddy Waters.
He talks about his deep regret over saying some nasty things about Sir Paul McCartney a few years ago. He also declares his love for Strawberry Switchblade, and tells how Muddy Waters was a favourite on the Mary Chain tour compilation.
The Jesus and Mary Chain rose to prominence in 1985 with much critical acclaim. Their debut single 'Upside Down' topped the indie chart, and their debut album 'Psychocandy' followed later that year. Bobby Gillespie had been a member but left ahead of the release of the album to concentrate on Primal Scream.
The band released 5 more studio albums before separating in 1999. They got back together in 2007 to play some live dates.
Jim Reid of The Jesus And Mary Chain picks his playlist.
present their 6 Music Playlist.
6 Music's celebration of dance culture reaches its final week with the former Hacienda DJ.
6 Music's celebration of Dance Culture reaches its final week with another influential figure sharing his 6 Music Playlist.
Mike Pickering was a DJ at Manchester's famous Hacienda club and worked for Factory Records, where he signed the Happy Mondays and James. He now works as Head of A&R for Sony BMG's Columbia label, where he's signed the likes of Calvin Harris and the Ting Tings.
He now shares some favourite tracks and musical inspirations.
Mike Skinner of The Streets is the next artist to share his 6 Music playlist, which will include tracks from Benny Banks, Lady Leshurr, Man Like Me, Mord Fustang, Dillon Francis and J Jean, amongst others.
The Streets first broke through in 2001 with the top 20 single, Has It Come To This? Debut album Original Pirate Material followed to much critical acclaim and commercial success. They achieved 12 top 40 singles, and topped the chart in summer 2004 with Dry Your Eyes.
They also topped the album chart with A Grand Don't Come For Free in 2004 and again in 2006 with The Hardest Way To Make An Easy Living. But last year, Mike released the band's fifth studio album, Computers and Blues, and announced that he was putting the band on hiatus to pursue other projects. His book, The Story of The Streets, is published this month.
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Nile Rodgers, one of the most revered and respected producers and musicians of his generation presents an hour of his favourite music.
If ever the word legend applied to someone, it's Nile Rodgers. As a musician and as a producer, he has created some of the best known and best loved music of all time. He has worked with some of the biggest names in music, and produced key albums for acts such as David Bowie, Madonna, Sister Sledge, Duran Duran, and of course recently Daft Punk.
In this program he takes us through his musical journey, from his early beginnings listening to Elvis Presley and Jimi Hendrix, to working with Sister Sledge, David Bowie and Duran Duran, and closes with something very special from The Doors.
Musician and producer Nile Rodgers presents an hour of his favourite music.
, one of the most revered and respected producers and musicians of his generation presents an hour of his favourite music.
Pete Tong shares some of his favourite tracks and musical inspirations.
As 6 Music continues to celebrate Dance Culture this April, we're joined by a DJ whose name is synonymous with acid house and the Balearic scene, thanks to high profile residencies and two decades at Radio 1.
As well as gracing the decks of clubs and festivals around the world, Pete Tong has produced his own music, and supervised film soundtracks including Human Traffic and 24 Hour Party People. He was also an executive producer on It's All Gone Pete Tong (a film named after the cockney rhyming slang he inspired).
Pete shares some of his favourite tracks and musical inspirations.
Another artist presents their 6 Music Playlist.
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Lead singer, guitarist and songwriter of Placebo Brian Molko presents an hour of his favourite music, which includes Radiohead, TV On The Radio, Sigur Ros and Sonic Youth.
His band Placebo formed in 1994 and exploded into the mainstream during the Britpop era with the self-titled debut album which reached number 5, still their highest charting album to date. They have developed a cult following across Europe, much of that based around Brian himself. They recently released their 7th album Loud Like Love.
He is known for his androgynous image and his nasal, high pitched vocals, and is the subject of much adoration from fans. The band explore Lesbian-Gay-Bisexual-Transsexual cultural themes in their music.
Here Brian shares his admiration for some of his influences and peers, in particular Radiohead and his favourite band, Sonic Youth.
Suede's Brett Anderson and Mat Osman present an hour of their favourite music.
Frontman Brett Anderson and Bass guitarist Mat Osman from Suede present an hour of their favourite music, which includes tracks from Black Sabbath, Interpol, Ultravox, Toy and The Walker Brothers.
Suede formed in London in 1989 and by 1992 were attracting much attention from the music press, some lauding them as 'The best new band in Britain'. Their self titled debut album came out the following year and topped the chart. It went on to win the Mercury Music Prize. Although guitarist Bernard Butler left during the recording of their 2nd album, they maintained a highly successful career though their next 3 albums. By the time of their 5th album A New Morning in 2002, their star had waned and the album was a commercial disappointment. They disbanded the following year.
They reformed in 2010 for a series of live performances, which eventually led to a new album Bloodsports earlier this year.
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The Flaming Lips' Wayne Coyne explores the band's 30-year musical history in 60 minutes.
Flaming Lips frontman Wayne Coyne takes a look at the music that has influenced the band's career. Covering 30 years in 60 Minutes, with tracks from the likes of Gavin Bryars, The Beatles and Beastie Boys.
Flaming Lips frontman Wayne Coyne takes a look at the music that has influenced the band's career. Covering 30 years in 60 Minutes, with tracks from the likes of Gavin Bryars, The Beatles, Beastie Boys, and perhaps surprisingly Madonna.
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Dr Alex Paterson from The Orb presents his 6 Music playlist.
The Orb's debut album The Orb's Adventures Beyond The Ultraworld is regarded as one of the seminal electronic ambient dance albums of the 90s. As 6 Music celebrates Dance Culture founder member Alex Paterson will be sharing his memories and handpicking some of his favourite tracks.
The Charlatans frontman Tim Burgess presents his 6 Music playlist, featuring tracks from Curtis Mayfield, The Horrors, Primal Scream, Bill Callaghan, Felt and Arthur Russell.
The band found top 10 success with their 2nd single 'The Only One I Know' in 1990, and have charted with all 11 of their studio albums to date, topping the chart with 3.
Charlatans frontman Tim Burgess presents his 6 Music playlist.
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The London quartet present and curate the show ahead of their appearance at the 6 Music Festival at the end of the month in Manchester. They're performing on the saturday night alongside The National, Franz Ferdinand, Jake Bugg and The Staves.
The show includes music from Tom Vek, John Martyn, Washed Out, Metronomy and Dire Straits.
They've just released their 4th studio album So Long, See You Tomorrow.
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BBC Introducing discovery Jake Bugg presents and curates the show ahead of his appearance at the 6 Music Festival at the end of the month in Manchester. He's performing on the saturday night alongside The National, Franz Ferdinand, Bombay Bicycle Club and The Staves.
Since appearing on the BBC Introducing stage at Glastonbury in 2011, he's enjoyed huge success. He topped the UK chart with his self-titled debut album, and his recerntly released 2nd album, produced by Rick Rubin, reached number 3.
The American singer presents and curates the show ahead of her performance at the 6 Music Festival. She's appearing on friday alongside Damon Albarn, Midlake, Haim and Luke Sital Singh.
When she first appeared in 1999 with the single Caught Out There you sensed here was an artist with her own vision and style. She's released 5 albums to date, with the latest Food dropping in April.
Midlake frontman Eric Pulido presents and curates the show ahead of their appearance at the 6 Music Festival at the end of the month in Manchester. They are playing on Friday night along side Damon Albarn, Kelis, Haim and Luke Sital Singh.
The show includes tracks from Pink Floyd, Grizzly Bear, Neil Young, St Vincent and Genesis.
They released their 4th album Antiphon at the end of last year, their first since the departure of original frontman Tim Smith in 2012.