Alternate Take: Hear Pachyman, La Comitiva, a Gilles Peterson spotlight and more

Listen to “Alternate Take” with host Liz Warner every Thursday from 8-10 p.m. ET on Detroit Public Radio 101.9 WDET.

Pachyman sitting on the hood of a car.


This week on Alternate Take, we blur the lines between jazz, acid-jazz, underground and electronic sounds, highlighting music that iconic French DJ Gilles Peterson helped put on the map ahead of his residency at Spot Lite, featuring musicians and DJs from Detroit.

Plus, hear music from La Comitiva that’s inspired by Detroit, reggae-influenced Puerto Rican musician Pachyman and more.

Check out the playlist below and listen to the episode on-demand for two weeks after it airs using the media player above.

Alternate Take Playlist for May 2, 2024

  • “Lazy Days (feat. Emma-Jean Thackray) [Ruf Dug Rework]” – STR4TA
  • “Switched-One” – Pachyman
  • “Pon Pón” – Khruangbin
  • “United Future Airlines” – United Future Organization
  • “Soft as a Flame” – Nick Schillace
  • “Treat Me a Stranger” – Kiran Leonard
  • “A City’s Never” – Bullion & Panda Bear
  • “The Chapel (Live from Maida Vale)” – Ishmael Ensemble
  • “So Blue” – Four Tet
  • “The Sand Reckoner (feat. BBC National Orchestra Of Wales)” – Will Gregory Moog Ensemble
  • “Havona” – Weather Report
  • “That Night In Hawaii When I Turned Into A Panther And Started Making These Low Register Purring Tones That I Couldn’t Control … Sh¥t Was Wild” – André 3000
  • “Brilliant Trees” – David Sylvian
  • “El amor la esperanza” – Daymé Arocena
  • “Yambú (feat. Daymé Arocena) [Sacred Rhythm Mix]” – Joe Claussell
  • “For the Time Being” – Erlend Øye & La Comitiva
  • “Quetzel” – Los Hermanos
  • “Breathless” – Infinite River
  • “Planetaria (A Theme From a Dream)” – 4hero
  • “Moskow Diskow (Carl Craig Remix)” – Telex
  • “look at this mess” – Meftah

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  • Liz Warner
    Liz Warner — known to late-night Detroit audiences as Liz Copeland — is an award-winning multimedia journalist specializing in audio. She started in Detroit as a nightly live radio producer and host on WDET in 1995.