Bestivaloid - Bestival 2010 Preview

Electronic music expert Mark Jones goes BACK TO THE PHUTURE, joining the dots between synthesised music past and present.

Sunday 5 September 2010

BBC 6 Music - Sunday 5 September 2010 20:00 - 22:00 - Electronic music enthusiast and record label MD Mark Jones will host a very special edition of his inspired radio series 'Back To The Phuture', which explores synthesised music past and present, and connects the dots between them.

Entitled 'Bestivaloid', to be broadcast on BBC 6Music on 5th September, Mark previews a selection of the electronic acts playing this year's Bestival festival on the Isle of Wight, where Back To The Phuture has its own stage for the first time and will host the newly added Thursday night. This will feature live sets from Heaven 17, Janelle Monae, Howard Jones , Villa Nah and Kids On Bridges plus DJ sets from La Roux/ Dead Guy , Mark Jones & Rusty Egan.

In the show Mark will play a selection of music from electro artists playing this year's festival, which takes place on September 9-12, including tunes from La Roux, Aeroplane, Marc Almond and Steve Mason. Mark will be joined by 80's legend Howard Jones, who makes his Bestival debut this year. Best known for his hits 'New Song', and 'Like To Get To Know You Well', Howard has recently re-mastered his early albums which will be re-issued this autumn. He talks to Mark about these records, his forthcoming tour, and picks a selection of acts who influenced his own synth pop sound including tunes from Thomas Dolby, Tears for Fears and Scritti Politti.

In May Howard played a live set at the inaugural Back To The Phuture party and commented on this forthcoming radio appearance, "I am looking forward to keeping it in the family, whilst going Back To The Phuture, with the marvelous Mark Jones."

In the final half hour, hotly tipped Mancunian electro duo Hurts – who release their debut album 'Happiness' today – will present a special mix with a selection of music that inspired their sound.


New Order – Confusion (Arthur Baker mix)
Aeroplane – Superstar
Soft Cell – Bedsitter
Janelle Monae – Cold War
Bryan Ferry – You Can Dance (Fred Falke remix)
Steve Mason – Lost And Found
La Roux and Heaven 17 – Tempation
Howard Jones In Conversation
Howard Jones – New Song
Isao Tomita – Arabesque No.1
Peter Gabrial – Solsbury Hill
Scritti Politti – The Word Girl
Tears For Fears – Mad World
Thomas Dolby – Europa And The Pirate Twins
The Nice – America
The Human League – Love Action
Frankie Goes To Hollywood – Two Tribes
OMD – Enola Gay
Howard Jones – For You See Me
Hurts 'Synthfluences' Mix
LCD Soundsystem – Get Innocuous
Massive Attack – Teardrop
Prince – Gold
Brad Fiedel – Terminator Theme
Depeche Mode – Behind The Wheel
Friendly Fires – Paris
Japan – Ghosts

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