Radio LBB: Generations of Felt
Welcome to my 'Generations of Felt', get ready for a flashback of tracks from my childhood up to now, which have shaped my musical tastes and most likely my character.
My dad has had a massive impact on my early musical days. With him being a teenager in the '60s, my favourite albums as a kid where laden with a splattering of The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, Bob Dylan, Hendrix, Pink Floyd and - being from Birmingham of course - Electric Light Orchestra. Although having such great music around still didn’t stop me from buying singles such as the Power Rangers theme tune…
As a teenager I seemed to have a confused taste in music, listening to pop punk, indie, folk, reggae and hip hop (especially UK). The joy of the old Walkman meant that, with a careful placement of the cable, I could run a headphone up my school jumper sleeve and leaning the right way meant I could listen to tracks in the classroom. Also, writing my own music and having a habit of falling asleep to Classic FM meant I not only had the vibes of a rebellious teenager, but also a pensioner. Playing a vast amount of instruments as a kid helped widen my taste in music and appreciation of all genres, and I can honestly say I will listen to almost anything.
Moving forward I started finding myself listening to more and more electronic music and ambient sounds, being introduced to people like Moderat, Aphex Twin, Olafur Arnalds and Four Tet, as well as listening to more film scores. I'm always on the hunt for new music... but who doesn’t like a trip down nostalgia lane? Check out my journey below.
Mikey Panting is music supervisor at Felt Music