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Driving Home: Anika’s Favourite Music
Stephanie Phillips , July 21st, 2021 08:53

In this week’s Baker’s Dozen, Anika guides Stephanie Phillips through the records that made her, from the power of Grace Jones, Courtney Love and PJ Harvey, to the soothing effects of Goldie and Guru


Guru – Jazzmatazz Volume 1

It’s one of those that I listened to since I was a kid. My brother had it on CD and I used to steal it off him and then it turned out it was on the Cindy Crawford workout tape that made my sister lock us out of the living room; she'd be like, ‘no one comes in for an hour’. It was just everywhere. It’s a very well-made record. I saw him in the Jazz Cafe in London in 2007 or so. Sadly he passed away some years ago but it was a great concert.

This is another one of my car CDs. It's got this positive attitude and it's just very well produced. That's my theme, I suppose. It's definitely what I needed during lockdown. That's why they became the car CDs. I needed some positivity and these well produced beats really helped, especially as with the album I was programming the beats and I recorded the drums live with it with my friend, from Exploded View, Martin [Thulin]. He played them live but I programmed all the drums and I think that's why I needed some drum input in my head while I was doing the album.