Episode 3: Sleep and Rave Culture
We’re all familiar with the idea that we should be getting an average of 8 hours of sleep a night. But we are not all as familiar as to why. And for some of us, the value we place on a good night sleep is trumped by the value we place on the underground music scenes that have thrived on staying up all night, nourishing us in a different way.
This month on Sound Science, we explore the science of sleep and pay tribute to rich underground night time music scenes past and new, asking whether we can enjoy dancing the night away, while maintaining good sleep health.
Aka Adam Cooper is a multi-disciplinary creative best known as a DJ, designer, and event producer. He has a monthly show on NTS Radio and is responsible for blessing LA with some of the best events it’s ever seen, including Junkyard Jouvert, Midnight (Made in L.A. afterparty) and RAIL UP. Find out more here.
Dr Russel Foster
Dr Russel Foster is Head of the Nuffield Laboratory of Ophthalmology and The Sleep and Circadian Neuroscience Institute at Oxford University. His research interests span both visual and circadian neurobiology with the main focus on the mechanisms whereby light regulates vertebrate circadian rhythms.
Master C & J – Face It
Janet Jackson – Go Deep
Little Willie John – Sleep
Darkstar – Since There’s Only You
A Tribe Called Quest – Melatonin
Woo - A Little Long Way
Darkstar and Zomby – Quandry
Greg Henderson – Dreaming
Flying Lotus – Lullaby
Theo Parrish’s Space Cadet Mix
Skye - Ain’t No Need
Mr. Fingers - Can You Feel It
The Coach House Rhythm section – Time warp
Clips from the documentary Maestro, directed by Josell Ramos
Risco Connection – Ain’t No Stopping Us Now
Aleem – Release Yourself
Celestral Choir – Stand On the Word (Larry Levan Mix)
Black Boy – Fire
Zebra Katz – Hello Hi
Foreigner – Y-3 F/W collection launch mix
Bigred Ft Melo & KC & Scout - No Behavior
Shango - Lord Nelson
High Mas - David Rudder