k-os | The Strombo Show

November 23, 2015 at 11:54 am  •  Posted in RADIO by

“I feel a sudden urge to sing. The kind of ditty that invokes the Spring So, control your desire to curse. While I crucify the verse.” – Ella Fitzgerald

The Strombo Show runs the gamut this Sunday night, keeping the spirit of radio alive by delivering the best records in the best order. It’s a show for music lovers, ranging over three hours of commercial-free music to honour both old and new.

George Stroumboulopoulos will be joined by k-os for intimate acoustic performances and conversations to dig through the crates of his musical mind.

k-os is Kheaven, or Kevin Brereton. Since he began releasing his music over a decade ago, he has been Canada’s outsider that is too pop to be rap, too rap to be indie. He has released five studio albums, two earning platinum and collaborations that have included Sam Roberts, Chemical Brothers, Black Thought and Drake. Throughout his journey, he has solidified himself as one of the most important musical minds in the Canadian culture and that is well-documented on his latest release, Can’t Fly Without Gravity.

In the House of Strombo, k-os strips down a classic, a new cut offCan’t Fly Without Gravity and an intimate rendition of a Radiohead standard. He’ll also discuss his thoughts toward his position in hip-hop, the 6ix and spin integral records of his life.

Also, George welcomes a handful of friends to drop some requests that include Brooklyn-based pop group Lucius and Atlanta’s free-spirited noisemaker, Raury.

Magnificent 7

Missy Elliott, “WTF (Where They From?)”
royceBIRTH, “Rhythm, The Rebel”
TEEN, “All About Us”
Savages, “T.I.W.Y.G.”
She-Devils, “Come”
Career Suicide, “Cut And Run”
Pussy Riot, “Refugees In”

Playlist

INXS, “Don’t Change”
U2, “Stuck In A Moment You Can’t Get Out Of (Live On Letterman)”
Missy Elliott, “WTF (Where They From?)”
RAF, “Rhythm, The Rebel”
royceBIRTH, “Rhythm, The Rebel”
Aretha Franklin, “Think”
Depeche Mode, “People Are People”
TEEN, “All About Us”
The Beatles, “All You Need Is Love”
Kendrick Lamar, “Alright”
Savages, “T.I.W.Y.G.”
T-Rex, “Teenage Dream”
U.S. Girls, “Damn That Valley”
The Flatliners, “Broken Man”
Sacrifice, “The Great Wall”
Propagandhi, “Supporting Caste”
Deftones, “You’ve Seen The Butcher”
Frankie Valli, “Can’t Take My Eyes Off Of You”
Loverboy, “Turn Me Loose”
k-os, “Man I Used To Be (Strombo Session)”
k-os, “Another Shot”
k-os, “Spaceship (Strombo Session)”
Thomas D’Arcy, “The Price You Pay”
Drake, “Uptown (Ft. Lil Wayne & Bun B)”
k-os, “Karma Police (Radiohead Cover) (Strombo Session)”
Aretha Franklin, “I Say A Little Prayer”
Lucius, “Tempest”
Tom Waits, “Take It With Me”
Broken Social Scene, “Anthems For A Seventeen-Year Old Girl”
Ginuwine, “Pony”
She-Devils, “Come”
Career Suicide, “Cut And Run”
Pussy Riot, “Refugees In”
Shad, “Fam Jam (Fe Sum Immigrins)”
Raury, “Revolution”
Phil Collins, “In The Air Tonight”
Jeff Buckley, “Everyday People”
Bat For Lashes, “I’m On Fire”
U2, “40 (Live From Paris, 1987)”

For further musical exploration with George Stroumboulopoulos, tune in to The Strombo Show every Sunday night on CBC Radio 2 or CBC Music from 8 to 11 p.m. for three hours of uninterrupted music for music lovers.