Radiohead seem to have come to a new point in their storied career, where their own music seems almost secondary to the fact that they bring a constant awareness of new sounds to a mass audience that might not otherwise invest the time in finding new music themselves.
To that end, Thom Yorke took to the mixing board for this week’s BBC 6Mix with a two hour selection of songs that are “inspiring” him right now. And while there’s a lot of obvious selections in the set—J Dilla, Caribou, Jamie XX, Flying Lotus—the real tresures are found in the inclusion of artists such as Dabrye, Ricardo Villalobos & Max Loderbaur, Tapes and Steve Poindexter, whose music flies under all but the most dedicated music fan’s radar.
There is also of course selections from the recently released TKOL 1234567 remix collection, as well as a not before heard “club” mix of Jamie XX’s version of Radiohead’s “Bloom.”
You can glance the tracklist after the jump and stream the full session on the BBC website.