Rabz’ Radio Show February 2024 – Twenty First Century Tunes 2001–2020

Cats, the first two decades of this century saw the release of some magnificent tunes and albums.

The first decade featured much electronica and dance music including the many Ministry of Sound compilations which always take me back to long gone legendary venues like Soho in the Cross, which was best attended on a Saturday night/Sunday morning when it was so packed you literally could not move. Hence the need to adjourn to the “Pillhead Room” when not playing pool.

OutKast and Groove Armada were two of my favourites from that decade.

The second decade was a mixed bag, although there were some standouts. Tame Impala did Oz proud with some wonderful psychedelia, while the FIFA soundtracks could always be relied upon to highlight various (mostly unknown) artists’ excellent new tracks.

I’m interested in hearing the favourite songs of Cats from that period of time – which in future we will probably look back upon very fondly.

Some personal favourites, funnily enough, from the middle of last decade:

Louis The Child – It’s Strange (2015)
Tame Impala: The Moment (2015)

Enjoy Cats, let’s see some musical memory filled in!

18 responses to “Rabz’ Radio Show February 2024 – Twenty First Century Tunes 2001–2020”

  1. Rabz Avatar

    The film clip for “It’s Strange” …

    The bass is just out there …

  2. Cassie of Sydney Avatar
    Cassie of Sydney

    Popping in to say hello.

  3. Muddy Avatar

    Good golly!
    That is not an impala, that’s an ocelot.
    And I doubt she’s tame.
    Is this that kind of blog now?

  4. Bruce of Newcastle Avatar
    Bruce of Newcastle

    Outkast is excellent! Likewise Tame Impala. However I’ll do one from this week since it’s so hilarious.

    Ben Shapiro Has the #1 Rap on iTunes. What Alternative World are We Living In? (lefty Medium, 29 Jan)

    Lots and lots of head explosions. Here’s his single, it’s not too bad if you like that style:

    “Facts” – Tom MacDonald (feat. Ben Shapiro) (27 Jan 2023)

  5. Bruce of Newcastle Avatar
    Bruce of Newcastle

    Oops that should be 27 Jan 2024… it’s a new year we’re being in.
    Taking me a while to catch up.

  6. Bruce of Newcastle Avatar
    Bruce of Newcastle

    Ok one from the start of the century, which I really like, since it has guitars and slide guitar and nothing else much except a bit of synth.

    Calexico – Pepita (2003)

    First heard it on SBS of all places, so there you go.

  7. MatrixTransform Avatar

    Gotan Project – Santa Maria (Del Buen Ayre)

  8. MatrixTransform Avatar

    Cake, for the their sheer brilliance an mixing poetry and rhythm

    going the distance

  9. eric hinton Avatar
    eric hinton

    Destiny’s Child – Bootylicious

    P!nk – Get The Party Started

    Kylie Minogue – Can’t Get You Out Of My Head

    All from 2001, which must have been my last gasp attempt to keep up. Night.

  10. Rabz Avatar

    Cake – “Short Skirt, Long Jacket“, live 2011?

  11. Muddy Avatar

    Tom MacDonald is pretty impressive if you consider what he’s done as an independent artist. Though some of the beats can be repetitious, and the choruses often not so inspiring, he’s pretty out there with the verse content, and has a very loyal following online and a lot of youtubers reacting to him. What I find most of interest are the reactions of many of the African-American youtubers to his content, although some of course seem a little predictable.

    Adam Calhoun and Struggle Jennings are kind of – sort of – in the same vein. Upchurch as well, though I haven’t listened to much of his work. Jelly Roll.

    Facts with Ben Shapiro is musically pretty ‘blah’ but a massive up-yours troll to the conventional music industry.

  12. Crossie Avatar

    Cassie of Sydney
    Feb 3, 2024 7:34 PM
    Popping in to say hello.

    That’s about the extent of the contribution I’m able to make to this subject as well.

  13. Helen Avatar

    Sorry that Tame Impala did nuthin’ for me, Puberty Blues Video, no gals surfing or rollering. But I can see why you fellas might like it … 🙂

  14. Helen Avatar

    Loved Strange and Pink, thanks for the listen

    Now I know its not in the 20’s but I missed that, being in the bush.

    This is my favourite at present, makes me laugh when I sing along, cooking in the kitchen.
    Summer Wine

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