Listen to the May 3, 2015, episode of the Strombo Show.
"'Cause nobody can do it like MixMaster can..."
The Strombo Show ran the gamut this Sunday night, keeping the spirit of radio alive by delivering the best records in the best order. It's a show for music lovers by music lovers, ranging over three hours of commercial-free music to honour both old and new.
George Stroumboulopoulos was joined by American turntablist MixMaster Mike and Toronto-based punk band METZ for some intimate conversations and musical exploration.
MixMaster Mike is the serial wax killer and former DJ assassin for the legendary Beastie Boys. To honour Adam 'MCA' Yauch on the third anniversary of his passing, Mike celebrates his relationship and history with the Beasties and his own personal journey to the stage before performing a set in George's kitchen.
"He was my great teacher," Mike remembers MCA. "He taught me a lot about being on the road. He brought me into the group. He taught me so much about being a musician, playing live and carrying myself under the bright lights.
We were not only band mates, we were brothers. When I first joined the band, we were in Germany and he was like, 'Don't worry Mike. We mess up all the time.' Even my heroes mess up. I went out there and I didn't mess up. I would never forget that advice."
METZ have been riding the heavily distorted wave of their debut album with over 400 shows and now they've returned home to Toronto with their sophomore record, the apply titled 'II'. All the boys are here: Alex Edkins, bassist Chris Slorach and kit-meister Hayden Menzies, to exclusively drop some songs ahead of the release.
As always, we tip our hats to those ground-breakers and game-changers with a Nod to the Gods, spin the best new tracks, paying tribute to Tom Waits on Ten with Tom and send you into the horizontal with the Big Lie Down.
Lock it. Crank it. Join the collective!
M7: Bouquet, "Come To Your House"
M6: BRAIDS, "Warm Like Summer"
M5: Hot Chip, "Need You Now"
M4: Hey Mother Death, "Highway"
M3: NYSSA, "Deep Cuts"
M2: Duke Evers, "Lions"
M1: 79ers Gang, "Drama"
Beastie Boys, "Too Many Rappers (Ft. Nas)"
Chemical Brothers, "K+D+B"
Beastie Boys, "Intergalactic"
Beastie Boys, "She's Crafty"
Beastie Boys, "Paul Revere"
Arcade Fire, "Sprawl II"
Bouquet, "Come To Your House"
BRAIDS, "Warm Like Summer"
The Weeknd, "Wicked Games"
Beastie Boys, "Gratitude"
Dolly Parton, "9 To 5"
Hot Chip, "Need You Now"
Best Coast, "California Nights"
Misfits, "Where Eagles Dare"
The Offspring, "Hand Grenades"
NOFX, "Don't Call Me White"
The Runaways, "Cherry Bomb"
MixMaster Mike, "Trashcan"
Beastie Boys, "Body Movin'"
Beastie Boys, "Cooky Puss (Censored Version)"
Beastie Boys, "Super Disco Breakin'"
Beastie Boys, "Three MCs & One DJ"
Robert Johnson, "Hell Hound On My Trail"
MixMaster Mike (Strombo Session)
The Replacements, "Androgynous"
Jessy Lanza, "Keep Moving"
Hey Mother Death, "Highway"
NYSSA, "Deep Cuts"
Soft Cell, "Tainted Love"
Iron Maiden, "Run To The Hills"
Gloria Jones, "Tainted Love"
The Happy Mondays, "Step On"
Duke Evers, "Lions"
TORRES, "Strange Hellos"
Janis Joplin, "Cry Baby"
Tom Waits, "Just Another Sucker On The Vine"
Tom Waits, "Little Rain (For Clyde)"
Velvet Underground, "Venus Furs"
Henry Jackman, "Project Insight"
Professor Longhair, "Mardi Gras In New Orleans"
79ers Gang, "Drama"
Sonic Youth, "Brother James"
METZ, "The Swimmer"
METZ, "Spit You Out"
Beastie Boys, "Don't Play No Game That I Can't Win (Ft. Santigold)"
The Streets, "Dry Your Eyes"
Coldplay, "Fight For Your Right (Live)"
For further musical exploration with George Stroumboulopoulos, tune in to The Strombo Show every Sunday night on CBC Radio 2 or CBC Music from 8 to 11 p.m. for three hours of uninterrupted music for music lovers.