Yes! Welcome back to Staying In, your 8-line-long Brexit bill of distracting content to see you through till Monday.
This time last week we were all glued to our screens live streaming the start of the apocalypse without a TV license. This week we feel slightly more hopeful, mainly just because we made it.
Here’s eight pieces of entertainment which we think are good. Burst the bubble. Feel the rattle. Stay woke. Stay in.
Cherrystones (Jaki Liebezeit Special)NTS Radio
Celebrating the life of Jaki Liebezeit, the seminal drummer who founded Can, this mix by NTS regular Cherrystones captures his famed machine-like drumming, tracing its most propulsive moments through to its subtle, psychedelic depths.
Track by Track: Welcome to the New GenCrack Magazine
If you haven’t already listened to it, the New Gen compilation which dropped today serves as a handy pin-drop on the exciting young talent heating up the UK underground. Listen to it via our track-by-track guide with commentary from A&R Caroline SM and Executive Producer Renz. Get to know the New Gen here.
Burst your bubble: five conservative articles to read during Trump's first weekThe Guardian
Are you stuck in a exclusively liberal house with no windows? Is your echo-chamber getting you down? Break free and see what the other side are up to and gain greater understanding in the process.
FACT Mix 585: NiagaraFACT
Principe’s new-wave instrumental outfit Niagara turn in this mesmerising cocktail of freeform experimental cuts for FACT. It’s loose enough to chill you out and wiggy enough to help you lose your mind. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
Desert Island Discs: David BeckhamBBC Radio 4
Desert Island Discs – the GOAT fixture of British daytime broadcasting – turns 75 on Sunday. To celebrate, they have the King of England listing his favourite songs and luxury items. Clear the schedule. 11:15AM on Sunday. #Iconic.
“Everybody Still Wants to Fly:” Activism in Pop from Prince to SolangeYale University
Daphne A. Brooks, Professor of African American Studies at Yale University, in conversation with Solange Knowles as part of a symposium looking at how activism and justice can be incorporated in to work and life. An enlightening and rewarding listen. Side-note: shout out to Greenpeace for their actual cranes in the sky.
Wiley: the enigmatic Godfather of GrimeThe Guardian
There’s been a healthy amount of hype around Wiley’s new album Godfather, and so the grime legend has been on a fairly prolific press run recently. This longread by politics and music writer Dan Hancox is arguably the best profile that’s been published on him this month. Sure, the feature retells a lot of stories we’ve heard before – Slimzee’s ASBO, the Dizzee feud, the Wearing My Rolex video, and so on – but across 6000 words, Hancox paints an impressively detailed picture of grime’s complicated and endearing architect. Read it here.