1.21 gigawatts

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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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  • The eighties strike again. This time there's no Fiona Miller to guide Johan through these hard times. Let's see how well he does.

  • In 2006 Johan goes to tons of shows in London, some of which are featured here. Apologies for the minor sound hiccups.

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  • Mylene is back in the studio and she is bringing us the gift of Zamrock!

  • Rock music hasn't quite taken off, so we try to flip through some blues and jazz for you, with a brief guest appearance by Elvis.

  • DJ Pardis leads us on a journey through late 1900s hiphop, before y2k hit and the world destroying apocalypse.

  • We do 1971 once more, this time with a soul and reggae focus.

  • Fiona "80s" Miller brings us a solid introduction to 80s metal.

  • Jenn Wong tells all about putting on shows as well as sneaking backstage at festivals in 2002-ish. Apologies for the background noise, some sort of event…

  • Our virtual guest Anna Bafverfeldt digs into her krauty record collection with a laser like focus on 1973.

  • War in Europe, blues and much more in this 1939 episode of your favourite time travel show on BFF.fm.