Our next playlist comes from broadcaster Gordon Smart who has selected tracks from Little Simz, The Chemical Brothers, Anna Calvi amongst others. Catch him on the Radio X Evening Show with Gordon Smart > Weeknights from 7pm > The place for all the biggest guests and the biggest tunes.
The Strokes > Reptilia
An era-defining, game-changing band, FINALLY on the comeback.
The Chemical Brothers > Setting Sun
An utterly unmissable live experience. People will tell you no-one ever goes home humming the lights, but a Chemical Brothers set is the closest you'll get to a numinous experience set off by big beats and an even bigger light show.
Anna Calvi > Don't Beat The Girl Out Of My Boy
A ridiculously under-appreciated artist. Anna Calvi is an absolutely powerhouse and promises to rip up any stage she sets foot on.
Christine & The Queens > Narcissus Is Back
A Christine & The Queens show is memorable, to say the least. A geek-chic-Prince, an angst-ridden Michael Jackson, she's got the tunes to accompany the sharpest moves on the planet.
Hot Chip > One Pure Thought
You want a party in a field? Hot Chip will give you a party in a field.
Jon Hopkins > Singularity
The minimal maestro. Chris Martin calls him Magic Fingers.
Run The Jewels > Close Your Eyes (And Count To Fuck)
RTJ. RTJ. RTJ. Simply THE BEST politico hardcore big-beat hip-hop in the world right now.
Primal Scream > Kowalski
Creation Records' greatest signing? Certainly in the running - if there was no Primal Scream, McGee may not have signed Oasis. They've ripped up the rule book and they sound class.
James Blake > I Never Learnt To Share
An understated genius, his influence on modern pop music extends across genres.
Idles > I'm Scum
Rock'n'roll is bag in a BIG way. No one else references Dennis Skinner and Mo Farah with this much passion, zeal and fervour. We're all scum.
Yonaka > Creature
Fast becoming exponents of the indie anthem. Theresa Jarvis is a flag-bearer for the next generation.
Bon Iver > For Emma
The confessional troubadour is back. Bon Iver is a true chameleon, sounding bigger and bigger every day, but somehow managing to convey the purest emotion direct to every single member of his audience.
Kamasi Washington > Askim
Operatic, ambitious, incredible. A true virtuoso, surrounded by an orchestra of virtuosos.
Johnny Marr > The Priest
An icon. Simple as that.
Little Simz > Wings
Raw, confident and funny in equal parts, Little Simz is guaranteed to raise the energy and grab your ear.