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RELAX NOW BABIES, slide into the wormhole and enjoy the cosmic string...

Join us for some musical time travel, as we leap year to year, stretching back to the BEGINNING of recorded music.

It's 1959. Sun Studio reigns supreme - a bit of Ray Charles,The Drifters, and The Flamingos to kick it off.

Bounce forward to 1993. We’re in Brit pop heaven, stiiiinky grunge and golden era hip-hop.

1938. Blues run the game. We’re selling our souls to the devil live on air for the chance to be DJ masters of the universe. Lead Belly, Sonny Boy Williamson, Lester Young, Jelly Roll Morton provide the musical backdrop.

Want to swim in a warm pool of indie? 2004's the year. Ratatat, The Concretes, The Walkmen, Arthur Russell, Air, Arcade Fire, and Elliott Smith are taking off their skivvies.

1981. New Order, Visage and dare we say Duran Duran? [Duran Duran!] Regrettably no visual radio yet, so no one gets to see our cushy shoulder pads or asymmetrical haircuts.

1824. Beet. Hoven. Need we say more.

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  • In what must be our most faux sophisticated show yet we go aaaall the way back to 1720 and visit Johann "One N too far" Sebastian…

  • Guest host Evan Meagher dives in to his dad's record collection from '74. https://open.spotify.com/user/skr/playlist/5z3TeJ0IusIXq8qS4iTUEA

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  • This year has it all. Motown soul, greenwich village folk, and some garage rock to top it all off. Oh and the vietnam war and the…

  • As our next husband once said: We're all gonna be alright. Kulu Shi Tamaam. Take that 2016, you little fuck. [And for those of you who…

  • The eighties - it was the best of times, it was the worst of times. The former, says guest host Fiona Miller. The latter says Johan. Below…

  • Guest host Jacob Thornton  teaches Johan about hip-hop in 1996. Come for the music, stay for the brief discussion about IE3.

  • ONE of us stands corrected (John Frusciante was NEVER in Jane's Addiction). ...and other biting self-criticisms. JOIN US! It's 2004.

  • It was an absolute mess, a time of transition and catharsis. All the hippies who’d turned into lumbering rock dinosaurs found themselves smashed by the meteor…

  • 1959. Khrushchev snubbed by Disneyland. Peak Jazz. Rock music is still finding its feet but we think it is off to a promising start. Spotify playlist…

  • World premiere! The long awaited first episode of the seminal bff.fm radio show 1.21 gigawatts. 1969. Peak classic rock before it was called classic rock. Civil…