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Fabric Softener

Claire and Isabella present Fabric Softener: bring you the freshest hip-hop, soul, jazz, and more. Discover new tracks and breaking artists through the eyes of this smart, passionate duo. Fabric Softener gives listeners a new take on music journalism, and leaves them with that “fresh out of the laundry” feeling. Subscribe now!

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  • 14.10.2019
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    Episode 42 - A Moment with Simon

    Simon, our dear friend makes a guest appearance on our show and brings his own boogie to Fabric Softener. Makes Claire dance around in the studio and keeps it real fresh and grooovy. Check it out now and Simon will most definitely soon be a regular, to bring more of his moments in music.

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  • 04.10.2019
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    Episode 41: Moments from 91

    Inspired by the Larry June track Smoothies in 1991 from his latest album Out the Trunk, we found some really cool tunes, both new and old. We also included another Larry June track and Gang Starrs latest one feat J Cole and I found a very fitting track from Passpart Rev and Napoleon Da Legend all magically connected to 91. Hope you like it.

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  • 18.09.2019
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    Episode 40 - Wooohooo!

    Episode 40! That is a lot and we just wanted to celebrate it! We selected some power songs, what makes us feel empowered at least! It is a good mixture of great tunes and we danced in the studio while recording this. Enjoy! And cheers to all of you, whoever you are. Thank you.

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  • 04.09.2019
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    Episode 39 - What are we listening to right now?!

    It is almost the end of summer and we are looking forward to a fall full of amazing concerts. There are tons of new releases and since me and Claire listen to a lot of music we thought we just share some of it with you right now. Check out whats in our ears and hopefully you can find some new stuff to vibe to.

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  • 06.08.2019
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    Episode 38 - Punk and Rap

    In this episode we decide to explore punk and rap and punk rap. We dig deeper into the punk genre and based on our inspiration and interpretation we found 12 really cool and great tracks, from IDLES to Mr Muthafucking eXquire. Check it out, can also help with anger management and can have a hypnotic effect.

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  • 24.07.2019
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    Episode 37 - SURPRISE!

    In this episode me and Claire select our tracks and surprises each other with these choices, kind of a listen and react during our live show at the radio station. We picked some very good tracks and definitely inspired each other even more with some fresh new music. Enjoy!

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  • 25.06.2019
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    Episode 36 - Summer Vol II

    This years summer episode is done, is here and its gooood. It is very good music that suits every summer evening, anywhere, anytime and it is time for you to just play it and enjoy it.

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  • 12.06.2019
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    Episode 35 - Summer Vol I.

    Summer is here and we decide to dig into our archive and publish this summer episode filled with good vibes. We want to challenge ourselves and create a Summer Vol II. in the coming weeks, that will be even more groovy and vibey than this one. BUT for now please tune in to this one as the soundtrack to your sunnny (or rainy) days.

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  • 30.05.2019
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    Episode 34 - Fabric, Chamber of Shaolin

    In this episode we select some of our favorite tracks from the masters themselves and artists they inspired throughout their career. Wu-Tang Clan released their debut album "Enter The Wu-Tang - 36th Chambers" 25 years ago and it is still one of the best hip hop albums today.

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  • 14.05.2019
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    Episode 33 - Monday Service

    We present our own Fabric take on Kanye Wests well known Sunday Service. Our Monday service will lift your spirits with amazing selected tunes, from African gospel to rap verses about life. Any day of the week.

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  • 30.04.2019
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    Episode 32 - Polkorean disco-funk-jazz-hour

    Claire and Isabella go back to one part of their roots, Korea and Poland to discover incredible disco, funk, jazz tunes from the 70s and the 80s.

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  • 16.04.2019
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    Episode 31 - Smooth Spring

    Spring has sprung and we decided to celebrate this with a selection of smooth and happy tunes, those ones that bring a smile on our faces and makes us dance a little. Everything from 90´s inspired RnB, groovy and colorful pop RnB to Claires London rap boys along with a lot of awesome features. Check it out now and catch the trees getting greener.

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  • 02.04.2019
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    X-Files: The Grammys

    The Grammy Awards take place each year and have been around for ages. We decided to look into this music award and question the industry´s role. There are certain rules and restrictions that have to be followed and in todays fast paced and ever changing environment it feels like The Grammy Awards are not entirely up to date or on par with the new additions for artists and producers. How will the Grammys keep up with the future and what is the most important recognition for the artists and the industry?

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  • 19.03.2019
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    Episode 29 - Every day is women´s day

    This is one of our early episodes with great, amazing rnb, soul, hip hop women. Since the month of March has been all about women we thought it was time to publish this again. For us, every day is a women´s day and we celebrate the amazing female artists that are out there. Much love.

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  • 05.03.2019
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    Episode 28 - Whats cooking?

    We are checking out some of the latest releases and simply checking what is cooking out there and how good it is. Tune in to our very soulful selections and check out the playlist below. We are happy to bring you our current favourites.

    Playlist episode 28: https://open.spotify.com/user/vonskittles/playlist/5UhDMDhmtG1fnjcilOdnj9?si=qozViI44RwGBVUzsYi2SHw

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  • 05.02.2019
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    Episode 27 - #10yearchallenge

    We decided to take on the recently trending #10yearchallenge with no pictures, just music. We dug into the archives of hiphop and soul coming from 2009 and got to know more about the releases of 2019. No comparisions but just a very good playlists that might as well be timeless.

    Spotify playlist here: https://open.spotify.com/user/vonskittles/playlist/23qhEHBLxC2Q43MaQSoeyB?si=P3607s8aQgeCgpr8tl5DMA

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  • 22.01.2019
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    Episode 26 - Divine Feminine

    We kick off 2019 with some bad ass female artists, very straight forward and very good, listen to our selected tracks and make sure to follow and support all these amazing artists.

    Track list on Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/user/vonskittles/playlist/6JIQGnB95mYJ9F1eDgYYV4?si=RBxSv_EOTSKI0kxJotQHcw

    Enjoy!

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  • 25.12.2018
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    Episode 24 - Merry Christmas

    From us at Fabric Softener, to all of you out there: We wish you a very Merry Christmas with family and loved ones and a great start to the new year 2019. Thank you for all of your support and we cant wait to continue next year. Much love.

    Track list: spotify:user:vonskittles:playlist:55dW6BcBQ8P7TeEPMw7ANx

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  • 17.12.2018
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    Episode 23 - Our Watchlist 2019

    2018 is coming to an end and in order to already now get excited about 2019 we have put together some tracks from artists that we want to see and hear more from in 2019. Our watchlist for the coming year.

    Check out the tracklist here: https://open.spotify.com/user/vonskittles/playlist/3sX4KVjfViKext1h6ogPgc?si=E2rQLdmJRMaNegdL0Nv2gA

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  • 03.12.2018
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    Episode 22 - Old School Vibes

    This episode is a bit about old school vs new school but all with the same kind of vibe and groove. From the masters like Phat Kat and Ghostfacekillah to Hugo $anchez and Warmbrew you can enjoy one hour of great rap.

    Check out the track list on Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/user/vonskittles/playlist/1qiM1S8s6F2yxL2We0XbZX?si=7as-MEmxS0m0n267_j1qyw

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  • 21.11.2018
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    Episode 21 - Cozy November

    Winter is coming, it is getting darker by the hour so why not just grab a blanket, a glass of wine and just listen to our cozy picks of tunes. Check out the playlist here: https://open.spotify.com/user/vonskittles/playlist/6Sc8BP5ntpJC7dWDweiDKb?si=aFni3KByTA29YlxR5AJOiQ

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  • 07.11.2018
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    Episode 20 - Téos Album is So Good!

    For our 20th episode we wanted to try something a little bit different so we chose an album by Téo, amazing artist, someone we are both very impressed by (we are by all artists) and decided to play it and talk about it. It was not as easy as we thought. But the album is great. Enjoy it too on spotify: https://open.spotify.com/user/vonskittles/playlist/42cCOMQX5rkZuagD4pEcNo?si=nwEU4NEiQ6Cj48PJJu__Hw

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  • 22.10.2018
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    Episode 19 - Conversations about Pusha T

    Inspired by an interview that we attended, presented by Red Bull Music in Berlin with the rapper Pusha T we decided to dive into the world of Clipse, Kanye, G.O.O.D Music Records, Virginia Beach, Biggie Smalls, Sheck Wes, 070 Shake etc. It is a good mix between old skool new skool. Check out the playlist here and enjoy: https://open.spotify.com/user/vonskittles/playlist/6tquUMoT0tZAHNzidvxs4l?si=w94VJghfSfaIRrZ1jfOW_A

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  • 08.10.2018
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    Episode 18 - Interview with the amazing Aaron Taylor

    Some months ago we had the honor to see Aaron Taylor perform at an amazing venue called Atelier in Berlin as part of a series of concerts called Sundowner session. It was beginning of the summer and he was so kind that he let us do a short interview with him. We talk about his albums, his lyrics, his inspiration and the artists he is listening to right now. It was one of those days we look back at and just smile.

    Here you can find the spotify playlist: https://open.spotify.com/user/vonskittles/playlist/2sVsLcO7cWdteZA3TmmEYt?si=XlVnrj35RIWRd8oJnaXXZA

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  • 25.09.2018
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    Episode 17: Claires flying solo - Grime Time

    Isabella is on vacation and Claires flying solo and introducing you to her grime world with awesome tracks and great insights - Get set for grime time!

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  • 11.09.2018
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    Episode 16 - Aretha Franklin - Our Tribute

    There are no words that can describe the greatness of the queen of soul and all we can do is show how she has inspired throughout decades.

    Here is the Erykah Badu "Tyrone" performance that we spoke off in the episode: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YY2-mrsXgMM

    Aretha Franklins: it only happens when I look at you: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cucwxiNOJus

    Here is our spotify playlist for this episode:

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  • 13.08.2018
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    Episode 15 - Groups and Collectives

    We have selected a few groups and collectives with amazing artists and discuss everything from boybands to naming an album as an ode to your grandpa. Good tunes, good vibes and good times!

    Check out the playlist here: https://open.spotify.com/user/vonskittles/playlist/12w78phMJxRRurRYCwXq9k?si=K2DfShMMROSXt252_ppzrg

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  • 30.07.2018
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    Episode 14 - This is it right now!

    Our first live broadcasted episode and we brought some tunes that we are listening to right this very moment!

    Check out the playlist on spotify here: https://open.spotify.com/user/vonskittles/playlist/1qlRpsPPnUxQLcntx9CkNO?si=8dzvwyqwTqSlu14QH650JA

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  • 24.07.2018
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    Episode 13 - Summer Vibes

    It is summer and we decided to play some of our summer tunes in celebration of! It includes both summer days, summer nights and summer sunrises! Check out the playlist on spotify here: https://open.spotify.com/user/vonskittles/playlist/52yBjvYzEY069FIzYsjvzH?si=w3pE_hAZS42WNq0G0SFkLw

    And check out Thutmose "Humble" cover here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TeJ5pSpaTFY

    Have a wonderful summer!

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  • 13.07.2018
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    Special Episode - Happy Birthday Claire!

    From Fabric Softener - Happy Birthday Claire! Check out this playlist created for you on your Happy Day, each song represents that! HAVE FUN! https://open.spotify.com/user/vonskittles/playlist/1YVyK5rGXoL1gi8qgV3meD?si=Bob1MHVRRz-Y9MRc5jFC_w

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  • 03.07.2018
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    Episode 12 - Female vs Male Top Picks

    We select 5 tracks each from males and females that we are listening to right now. It is goood music for sure. Check out the playlist here:

    https://open.spotify.com/user/vonskittles/playlist/4WVESR1B6jZP13QbV9GyXN?si=8sR914_ZQb-J2LAhjVTyQA

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  • 13.06.2018
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    Episode 11 - Beats & Instrumentals

    In this episode we dive into the world of instrumentals and beats. We have picked a great selection of different types of producers, artists and tracks that has been with us for a long time or just recently discovered.

    Track list:

    Knwxledge - Starvn Twit One - Lecko Mio The Nonce - Keep on (instrumental) Madlib - Thuggin (instrumental) FKJ - Vibin out ((((o)))) Neil Young - Dead Man theme Tarika Blue -Dreamflower Illangelo - A lily or a rose FKJ - Tui The XX - intro

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  • 28.05.2018
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    Episode 10 - Interview with Don´t Sleep Records

    We met with Dont Sleep Records, Awon, Phoniks, Anti Lilly and Tiff The Gift on a spring evening in Berlin and here is the interview and the track list. We are grateful and humble for them taking their time and for the music that they are creating for all of us. Listen and enjoy!

    https://open.spotify.com/user/vonskittles/playlist/5r9TlVO4jjhis4cUzvALve?si=uZXE3v5_SS6xc-VttZSdEw

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  • 10.05.2018
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    Episode 09 - Top songs from top concerts

    We choose a couple of songs from picked out concerts we went to last year. Check out the playlist on Spotify here: https://open.spotify.com/user/vonskittles/playlist/5O1Wz60Jk1DvZF2ZupVW82?si=wAJH-6QxQW6-gqi0U6eLpA

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  • 30.04.2018
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    Episode 08 - Disco and Funk

    We danced this entire episode so you better check out our top funk and disco tracks from back in the days until today! James Brown and Yung Bae as well as Daftpunk and CHIC and one of my favorite Mr Keni Burke! It is amazing. Check out the link to the playlist on spotify and follow us here and on apple podcast! https://open.spotify.com/user/vonskittles/playlist/1LUawnmwo9fiQ6sPRdIYKH?si=nkztHsqBT1uWkQhCNFhOVA

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  • 16.04.2018
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    Episode 07 - Dave and Johnny Rain

    it is time to get to know Dave and Johnny Rain, two of our recent discoveries, we have chosen a few tracks, that you can also find on our spotify playlist, along with one surprise artist pick, who has a lot of stuff on Soundcloud. Make sure to check it all out. Enjoy this episode.

    https://open.spotify.com/user/vonskittles/playlist/27cuabj3VanrgPNIGUHYdW?si=YPSFJZ9YS0mrbzzPzLOUxQ

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  • 02.04.2018
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    Episode 06 - Global Hip Hop

    There is a world of music out there and this time we explore global hip hop. Polish, Swedish, Punjabi, korean etc etc. Find our spotify list with all the tracks here: https://open.spotify.com/user/vonskittles/playlist/0EbV2tiG3Q9KztDaxoJKvH?si=3O66Pu-7RMiFPF57D_Txrg

    For the songs we cant find on Spotify check out our short summary of the episode on our blog: https://fabricsoftenerblog.wordpress.com/2018/04/02/episode-06/

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  • 06.03.2018
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    Episode 05 - New Jazz

    Jazz - is very interesting and has also been around for more than 100 years, so we decide to tap into the new jazz of today in this Fabric episode! Tracklist is on Spotify and our blog: https://open.spotify.com/user/vonskittles/playlist/6QSqgVuryRpntJTndmS8hb?si=S4pwhDo5RjmmZ-kEDGTysQ

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  • 05.03.2018
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    Episode 04 - UK Rap, Grime and Spoken Word

    In this episode we dive into the UK hip hop, rap and grime scene. For track list check out our spotify playlist:

    https://open.spotify.com/user/vonskittles/playlist/7d1CVnLTEPjYEjYKQqcpDo?si=lANV38wOSfupGsEYGGYbew

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  • 18.02.2018
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    Episode 03 - Female RnB

    Our 3rd episode is all about female rnb and soul! Join us and listen to some really cool ladies in newly discovered tunes.

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  • 01.02.2018
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    Episode 02 - Fabric Softener Inspiration

    We are back with our second episode where we talk about and play songs that have had a huge influence and impact on our music taste and music paths! Listen and enjoy these tunes!

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  • 21.12.2017
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    Episode 01 - Gabe Nandez

    Episode 1 of our Fabric Softener podcast about music. in this one we talk about NYC rapper Gabe Nandez and other rappers we discovered along the way.

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