Ten cool facts we’ve learnt from musicians on the Supreme Standards Podcast

26th March 2019

The Supreme Standards podcast is now eleven episodes strong, with each one bearing a fascinating collection of stories from incredible musicians and figures in music. We thought we’d give you the opportunity to dip your toe in; If you haven’t listened yet, here’s a taster of what’s waiting for you. 

1 Nubya Garcia tells us why she thinks geo-tagging on Instagram isn’t great for tourism

We know Instagram has its ups and downs, but Nubya’s insight gave us some fresh perspective, whilst also chatting about how she’s learning to speak several languages. 

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2 Finding out how South London artist Emma-Jean Thackray ‘sees’ music.

Yep, the multi-instrumentalist talks about how her mind works when it comes to writing music, and it’s pretty amazing. 

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3 Richard Spaven telling us how important ‘Grease the Musical’ was for him at school 

We find out how a young Richard Spaven was given the chance to show his school what he was made of thanks to a production of ‘Grease’. Tell me more, tell me more. 

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4 Finding out that percussionist Sarathy Korwar could have played tennis for his country

Apparently Sarathy was taking tennis very seriously for several years… until music peaked his interest just a little bit more. He also talks about the incredible hip-hop scene in India. 

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5 Discovering what artists daydream about 

Nubya Garcia reveals that she wants to farm mangos whilst Sampa the Great would like to be Will Smith…

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6 Future Bubblers reveal that they receive 350 applications each year

Amy French reveals how they pick the lucky ten each year. 

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7 Brownswood Recordings tell us the ins and outs of how to run a label

Tempted to start your own imprint? We learnt really practical advice from two members of Gilles Peterson’s Brownswood family, Emily Moxon and Ruby Savage. 

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8 Allysha Joy talks about the impact of the moon on our bodies 

Is it true that the moon can have an affect on human behaviour and menstrual cycles? Melbourne based vocalist and keys player Allysha Joy thinks so. 

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9 Femi Koleoso (Ezra Collective) has a HUGE collection of sneakers

Music Journalist Kate Hutchinson talks about interviewing Femi in his home in our Best Albums of 2018 episode with Mari (Worldwide FM) and Ammar Kalia (The Guardian). 

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10 Barney Artist was introduced to hip-hop via Nelly records

In an upcoming episode, ‘Is Jazz the mother of hip-hop?’, Barney Artist and Corey Fonville reveal the records that got them into the genre. Subscribe to the Supreme Standards podcast to be notified when it lands – available on all podcast platforms, including Entale. 

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