Ahead of the Curve
Tuesdays 20:00 - 21:00
Jake Shapter leads you through various unorthodox tracks he’s been in to of late. Varying from avant-garde, out-there, boundary-shifting, barely definable music to familiar-sounding tunes that put a new take on the already well-established, both classic and contemporary, these artists and genres may well become regarded as big stars or iconic movements. Jake likes to think so but it’s really only him trying to make himself look cool and cultured.
jake puts his phone music on shuffle and talks about the songs for a bit. that's it. sorry.
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jake comes back after the holidays, refreshed and ready to fuck up again in another instalment of ahead of the curve focused music with detailed and interesting vocals! to add to the mediocre fun this first attempt at prerecording a show ultimately falls flat with poor delivery and evident struggles to maintain a conversational flow as jake grasps vainly for anything to say about the songs he chose minutes before playing with little no research or prior knowledge. you're in for a treat, folks
featured in playlist image: sleaford mods (big up nottz)
jake presents a series of songs whose lyrics are completely incomprehensible in a pathetic display of one-upmanship. definitely check out more non-english music though guys it's worth the shot
featured in playlist image: klaus johann grobe
jake takes you on a litty adventure across some of his favourite genres that sound like they might just pass in a club if everybody was so waved that they stopped caring about the content of the music and were instead irrhythmically swinging to the beat like a cohort of glittery ket-heads. oh wait Bridge is like that anyway oh well lol
feature in playlist image: the big bois from hard bass school
jake makes his staircase chum alex react to various styles of noise music, which he had never heard of before this episode. he didn't really enjoy it that much .
no spotify playlist because noise music is just that obscure, videos shown to Alex on the show to the right
the third episode in which jake explores pop music that ain't actually that popular. oh god it's all come falling down.
featured in playlist image: kero kero bonito.
jake guides you through a series of electronic tracks which due to a complete lack of episode planning were only decided on in the process of recording the show. wonderful.
featured in playlist image: jacques. as the macintosh plus and machine girl songs aren’t on spotify i’ve stuck in appropriate replacements.
the first and therefore probably worst episode of ahead of the curve, the most pretentious new show on oxide! yay! to start with jake has simply played an eclectic mix of various tunes from various people. the lack of experience in amateur radio really shows through in this thrilling instalment, with a reverb issue that continues until half-way through the second song when jake figures out how to solve it using his trusty handbook, as well as constant stuttering and awkward conversation wedged haphazardly between every track. listeners will also notice an uncomfortably long pause before the third song, as jake failed to push the right slider on the mixing board to allow the audio to broadcast correctly. whoopsie.
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