The Six Degrees is an online series streamed via Mixcloud. It’s all about connections and the musical thread that ties together two bands. It might be a spin-off band, cover version, solo project, sample, producer, and any other connection that creates a link between each band. Each episode, we will start with a band and leap frog from band to band tying one to the next to the next to the next, and so on until we have connected the two showcase bands together. It’s like a musical version of six degrees of Kevin Bacon (if you remember that).
Sounds easy right? If I was using YouTube and Spotify to find the bands and play the tracks – absolutely. But the big limitations and challenge is I must have a record from the band or artist in my collection so I can spin it live into the set on my turntables. This is an all vinyl series – physical vinyl media only and no cheating.
To keep up-to-date on upcoming episodes, follow series host Cameron Pretendre aka Your Pretend Boyfriend on Facebook or pop back here to check.
Episode 18: The Knife to Heaven 17 – Sunday December 4 @ 8 pm ET
Episode 1: Blur to Wire
Episode 2: Gary Numan to Bloc Party
Episode 3: The Go-Go’s to Manic Street Preachers
Episode 4: My Bloody Valentine To The Brian Jonestown Massacre
Episode 5: David Bowie To Franz Ferdinand
Episode 6: Add N to (X) To Neneh Cherry
Episode 7: Les Rythmes Digitales To Stephen ’Tintin’ Duffy
Episode 8: The English Beat To LL Cool J
Episode 9: Teenage Fanclub to The Stranglers
Episode 10: The Bangles to Spectrum
Episode 11: Soup Dragons to Kraftwerk
Episode 12: Yeah Yeah Yeahs to Sigur Ros
Episode 13: OSees to New Order
Episode 14: Supergrass to The Presets
Episode 15: Spandau Ballet to LFO
Episode 16: The Doors to Cheap Trick
Episode 17: Billy Idol to Deee-Lite