Chris and Darren's Pick and Mix

Here you'll find playlists and other features from us - Chris Robb and Darren Hunter - on our Discover Radio show, every Monday from 12-2pm. Enjoy!

This week - for the second time - we welcome Craig Houston (frontman of Spartan Dream) on Chris and Darren’s Pick and Mix! We initially had an old-school hip-hop theme in mind, but that quickly went to pot after our varied requests - WHICH WE LOVE, SO THANK YOU AGAIN! - so we just decided to play whatever we wanted, which is what we love doing anyway. As usual, I’ve posted the entire playlist, with YouTube links for every song, so you can catch any songs you missed or just really want to hear again. Muchos gracias to all that listened, and for those who didn’t, there’s always next week!

Much love, 


Public Enemy - Welcome to the Terrordome

Cypress Hill - Insane in the Brain

House of Pain - Jump Around

Black Stone Cherry - Rollin’ On

Edward Sharpe & the Magnetic Zeros - Home

Bloc Party - Helicopter

Them Crooked Vultures - Mind Eraser, No Chaser

James Brown - The Boss

Rick Derringer - Real American

Friendly Fires - Skeleton Boy

The Burning Hell - Grand Situation Part 1

Neil Young - Cinnamon Girl

Arcade Fire - Keep The Car Running

Biffy Clyro - Saturday Superhouse

The Rolling Stones - Jumpin’ Jack Flash

Soundgarden - Rusty Cage

Run DMC vs. Jason Nevins - It’s Like That

Aztec Camera - The Bugle Sounds Again

Shed Seven - Dolphin

Birdy - People Help the People

The Vaccines - Wreckin’ Bar (Ra Ra Ra)

As always, keep the requests coming, on our Facebook, Twitter or Tumblr pages! 

Three is indeed a crowd (in a small studio anyway), with Chris and Darren’s Pick and Mix being graced with the presence of Dumfries’ own Craig Houston! In addition to playing Craig’s new song on Monday’s show, Craig will donate 50p to Movember for every time the song is played on SoundCloud. As before, links to all the songs will be provided, so make sure to click on The Craig Houston Band’s Falling and Laughing to do your bit for Movember!

Maroon 5 - Moves Like Jagger

City & Colour - The Girl

Arcade Fire - Rebellion (Lies)

The Cure - The Lovecats

LCD Soundsystem - Tribulations

Beck - E-Pro

John Williams - The Imperial March

Ramones - Baby, I Love You

Black Sabbath - Paranoid

Huey Lewis & The News - The Power of Love

The Prodigy - Omen

Bruce Springsteen - Dancing in the Dark

Killswitch Engage - My Curse

Talking Heads - (Nothing But) Flowers

The Craig Houston Band - Falling And Laughing

Queen & David Bowie - Under Pressure

Sub Focus - Could This Be Real

The Black Keys - Chop and Change

Red Hot Chili Peppers - Suck My Kiss

Genesis - I Can’t Dance

Joseph Arthur - In The Sun

For the patient among you, here’s the playlist for last week’s show from 1-2pm (the following presenters turned up early)

Now as an extra-special treat for everyone who didn’t get the chance to listen to the great tracks on offer, we’ve placed YouTube links for every song, so just click the song and Bob’s your uncle!

Narada Michael Walden - I Shoulda Loved Ya

Fleetwood Mac - Go Your Own Way

Pink Floyd - Money

The Clash - The Magnificent Seven

James Brown - Super Bad

The Police - Next To You

Michael Jackson - Don’t Stop ‘Til You Get Enough

Ohio Players - Fopp

Muse - Hysteria

Red Hot Chili Peppers - Give It Away

A Tribe Called Quest - Can I Kick It

This week on Chris and Darren’s Pick and Mix, it’s time to get funky, with shows from 9-10am and 1-3pm! Unfortunately, we couldn’t record the shows this week, but here’s the playlist from today’s show anyway to get you started!

Haddaway - What is Love

Red Hot Chili Peppers - Tell Me Baby

The Who - My Generation

Queen - Another One Bites the Dust

Thin Lizzy - Dancing in the Moonlight

Sugarhill Gang - Rappers’ Delight

Santa Esmeralda - Don’t Let Me Be Misunderstood

Maceo & The Macks - Cross the Tracks

Blondie - Atomic

House of Pain - Jump Around

Alice in Chains - Would?

After eventually realising we can’t use SoundCloud to put the shows online due to copyright restrictions for the music we played, Chris and Darren’s Pick & Mix is finally here to download for your listening pleasure over and over again! 

Here’s the MediaFire link for the MP3 file:

The previous post is where you’ll find the entire playlist for today’s show, and at a total running time of two hours and fifteen minutes, we managed to fit in a fair amount of music!

So I do hope you enjoy the show if you didn’t get the chance to listen live, but at least you get to fast forward through our terrible jokes this time if you did. 

Peace and love,


This week, we were on air for the grand total of two hours and fifteen minutes! Here’s the playlist for today’s extended show, and expect to see the link to the show in a matter of time…

Derek & The Dominos - Layla

The Beatles - We Can Work It Out

Ray Charles - Mess Around

Lamb - Angelica

Michael Jackson - Thriller

Bobby Pickett - Monster Mash

The Count Censored

The National - Bloodbuzz Ohio

Doves - Black and White Town

Maximo Park - Apply Some Pressure

The Cure - Boys Don’t Cry

The Clash - Train in Vain

Pink Floyd - Keep Talking

City & Colour - The Grand Optimist

Creedence Clearwater Revival - Fortunate Son

City & Colour - Casey’s Song

Seal - Fly Like An Eagle

Spencer Davis Group - Gimme Some Lovin’

John Fred & His Playboy Band - Judy In Disguise

Bob Dylan - The Times They Are A-Changin’

Alexisonfire - Control

Maroon 5 - Misery

The Black Keys - Lonely Boy

The White Stripes - The Hardest Button to Button

Idlewild - American English

Kenny Rogers & The First Edition - Just Dropped In (To See What Condition My Condition Was In)

Ivor Cutler - Lemonade

This week, there wasn’t a specific theme to the music we played, but nevertheless, it’s still a great selection!

Creedence Clearwater Revival - Someday Never Comes

Madness - Baggy Trousers

Neil Young - Cinnamon Girl

The Horrors - I Can See Through You

Lostprophets - Shinobi vs. Dragon Ninja

Daft Punk - Da Funk

Radiohead - Jigsaw Falling Into Place

Kiss - Love Gun

Swede Mason - Masterchef Synthesesia (Buttery Biscuit Base)

Metallica - Hero of the Day

The Police - Message in a Bottle

The Doors - Peace Frog

This week we based our playlist (and most of our chat) on the theme of movie and TV soundtracks! Here’s the songs we played (in no particular order), plus the films in which you’ll hear them…

Daft Punk - Derezzed (Tron Legacy)

Queen - Don’t Stop Me Now (Shaun of the Dead)

Supergrass - Caught by the Fuzz (Hot Fuzz)

The Rolling Stones - Under My Thumb (Scott Pilgrim vs. the World)

Alien Ant Farm - Smooth Criminal (American Pie 2)

The Rolling Stones - Gimme Shelter (The Departed)

Terry Gilkyson - The Bare Necessities (The Jungle Book)

Pixies - Where is My Mind? (Fight Club)

James Brown - Living in America (Rocky IV)

Santa Esmeralda - Don’t Let Me Be Misunderstood (Kill Bill Vol. 1)

The Blues Brothers ft. Ray Charles - Shake A Tailfeather

Joy Division - Love Will Tear Us Apart (Control)

Stealers Wheel - Stuck in the Middle With You (Reservoir Dogs)

The Beatles - Twist and Shout (Ferris Bueller’s Day Off)

David Bowie - Let’s Dance (The Boat That Rocked) 

Alabama 3 - Woke Up This Morning (The Sopranos - theme)

Simon & Garfunkel - Mrs. Robinson (The Graduate)

Arcade Fire - Ready to Start

Daft Punk - Da Funk

Foo Fighters - All My Life

Bloc Party - Helicopter

Owl City - Alligator Sky

Breaking Benjamin - Diary of Jane

The Kinks - Lola

Nine Inch Nails - The Hand that Feeds

Iggy & The Stooges - Search and Destroy

Damien Rice - The Blower’s Daughter

Maroon 5 ft. Christina Aguilera - Moves Like Jagger

The Vaccines - Wreckin’ Bar (Ra Ra Ra)

LL Cool J - Mama Said Knock You Out

House of Pain - Jump Around