The Big Payback

Fridays 9.30PM


Presented by Graflex Flash & The Shady Lady

The Big Payback showcases the raw emotion of soul, the bass-heavy rhythm of funk, and the stylings of sample-based “golden age” and contemporary underground hip-hop – never the tiresome “guns/jewellery/cars” fare played on commercial stations.

Wedged amidst Eastside’s Friday night groove-fest, the show aims both to get listeners’ heads nodding and to put hip hop in its proper historical context – as new music developed through the use and manipulation of existing music.

The Big Payback is hosted by The Flying Fist and The Shady Lady

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Recent Episodes

The Big Payback - 09:30pm - Friday 17th February, 2017

The Big Payback - 09:30pm - Friday 10th February, 2017

The Big Payback - 12:00am Friday 10th February, 2017
herbie mann - summertime
sublime - doin time
beach boys - cool cool water
camp lo - sparkle
xavier cougat - la playa
jimi hendrix experience - third stone from the sun
ennio morricone - addio a cheyenne
cw stoneking - the love me or die
war - h2overture
jamie cullum - high and dry
beach boys - the trader
chico hamilton - mysterious maiden
the durutti column - sketch summer
the avalanches - summer crane
nathaniel merriwether - everyone has a summer
meem - guitar ahgetfa
jj cale - cajun moon
crosby , stills, nash & young - just a song before i go
the rolling stones - miss you
the grateful dead - shakedown street
paul simon - late in the evening

The Big Payback - 09:30pm - Friday 3rd February, 2017

The Big Payback - 12:00am Friday 3rd February, 2017
public enemy - contract on the world love jam
boca 45 - in the city
blackstreet - no diggity
moloko - fun for me
jon kennedy - brown acid
happy mondays - loose fit
stereo mcs - all night long
delinquent habits - lower eastside
method man - bring the pain
dj shadow - the number song (cut chemist remix)
katalyst - fusion
the mighty mocambos - battle
london funk allstars - sure shot
public enemy - show em what you got
chase me - hexstatic
coldcut - true skool
george kranz - din daa daa
talking heads - burning down the house
david bowie - let's dance
nina simone - aint got no - i got life
betty everett - 1900 yesterday
kwansa posse - basic groove

The Big Payback - 09:30pm - Friday 20th January, 2017

The Big Payback - 12:00am Friday 20th January, 2017
Open Door - Breathe
Paul Simon - God bless the absentee
Byrne & Barnes - Love you out of your mind
Michael McDonald - I keep forgettin
Maze - Travelin Man
Ben E King - Supernatural Thing
George McCrae - I get lifted
Sly & the Family Stone - If you want me to stay
Gil Scott-Heron - Gun
Rasputin's Stash - The Devil Made Me Do It
Rose Royce - You gotta believe
Prophet of Soul - Kick the habit
Marquis of Kensington - Flash
MFSB - Family Affair
Johnny "Guitar" Watson - Booty Ooty
Maze - Time is on my side
Edan - MCs Smoke Crack
Tribe Called Quest - The Space Program
Naughty by Nature - Holiday
The Freebeez - The Freebeez
Marvin Gaye - After the Dance
Latimore - Out to get cha

The Big Payback - 09:30pm - Friday 13th January, 2017

The Big Payback - 12:00am Friday 13th January, 2017
the jazz crusaders - way back home
the crusaders - soul caravan
isaac hayes - hung up on my baby
billy paul - brown baby
herbie mann - memphis underground
eddie harris - it's alright now
grace jones - pars
david t walker - never can say goodbye
al green - call me
les mccann - hustle to survive
robert palmer - sneakin sally through the alley
jack mcduff & david newman - sunny
ronn matlock - feeling something
herb alpert - rotation
michael jackson - human nature
stylus - summer breeze
soul investigators - soul investigators theme
the avalanches - saturday night inside out
electra glide OST - joelene's dance
david t walker - hot fun in the summertime