The Essential Weekly Playlist of: Jamie Jamal (This Human Condition)


Jamie Jamal is one half of electronic  duo “This Human Condition” from Bristol. You can find them online on their website. Jamie gives us his Essential Weekly Playlist.

This Human Condition

All these songs and artist mean something to me, never easy to choose just 10.

John Grant – ‘Pale Green Ghosts’

I was aware of John Grant before he released this song, when he released this song i couldn’t stop playing it and loved this new direction. The string section based on a Sergei Rachmaninoff piece is stunning. It was also the song that got my band mate Jason into him.

Foals – ‘Late Night’

This song just does something to me, i don’t know what but it’s my go to song.

Bjork – ‘Crystalline’

An artist i have always admired for her originality. I wish i had written this song it sounds fantastic live especially with the Icelandic choir.

Portishead – ‘Glorybox’

I never tire of listening to ‘Glorybox’. It’s an outstanding piece of work.

Kate Bush – ‘Among Angels’

I was lucky enough to see Kate Bush in 2014, just Kate playing piano and singing “Among Angels” felt like pure sorcery.

Anohni – ‘4 Degrees’

Love the Production by Hudson Mohawke and message of the song.

“Let’s be brave and tell our truths as much as we can.”

Martha Reeves and the Vandellas  – ‘Heatwave’

Love the energy of this song. My mum got me into them.

Culture Club – ‘Black Money’

Culture Club were the first band i remember getting into. I’ve always loved this song – Boy George’s vocals with Helen Terry’s are a match made in heaven.

Everything But The Girl – ‘Single’

Such an underrated singer. I love the mood of this song.

The Smiths – There Is A Light That Never Goes Out’

Such a great song to sing. |’d like this played at my funeral.

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