My Exit: Josh Potter

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Tonight on My Exit, electronic music with Josh Potter.

My Exit is back. Every Monday night local listeners get to come into the station and program an hour of music. We thought it'd be fun to find out a little bit about these people and why they picked the songs on their play list.

Here's tonight's person:

Josh Potter, music editor at Metroland.

How would you describe your taste in music?
Loud, soft, from the left and the right, the kind you listen to with your whole body.

A few songs from Josh's My Exit:
For my second My Exit show, I decided to recap some of my favorite electronic music from 2010.

+ James Blake-- Air & Lack Thereof
OK, this track is actually from 2009, but 2010 was when Blake really started to get noticed. "Air & Lack Thereof" is a good example of the dubstep tradition the uber-young British producer comes out of, despite the more vocal-oriented stuff he released on his self-titled debut LP this winter.

+ So Percussion and Matmos --Needles
This record (Treasure State) was a sort of dream collaboration between one of the world's elite avant percussion ensembles and a sample-heavy electronic duo known for their work with Bjork. This particular track was constructed exclusively using the sound of plucked cactus needles.

+ Flying Lotus-- Table Tennis > Galaxy in Janaki
The drum sample at the core of "Table Tennis" is indeed a ping-pong ball bouncing off of a table and it's a great example of the kind of creativity Flying Lotus packed into Cosmogramma. There's also some pretty incredible organic instrumental work in their, as evidenced in the bassline on Galaxy in Janaki. If John Coltrane's great-nephew made hip-hop beats, they'd sound like this--because that's exactly Flying Lotus' musical pedigree.

You can hear Josh's My Exit show tonight at 8 on 97.7 or at

Here's how to schedule your own My Exit show on WEXT.


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