Seb Rochford picks just some of the tracks that inspired him when growing up.

Seb Rochford is the drummer, band leader and producer of Polar Bear, a multiple Mercury prize nominated experimental jazz band. He also played drums and produced Bee MC’s Society of Sound debut album Cash is King.

He told us: “This is a selection of the music I heard around my house growing up. I have 9 brothers and sisters who all love music. Also my parents do too, so it was normal for me to be surrounded by lots of different music.”

And it certainly is an eclectic mix – it’s not often you see Bach, Sister Sledge and the Dead Kennedys in the same line up. However, make sure you have a listen, as every single one is a stone cold classic.


Stevie Wonder – As

Grace Jones – Pull Up To The Bumper

Bill Evans – Waltz for Debby

Bach – Goldberg Variations

Buzzcocks – Ever fallen in love

Bruce Springsteen – Born in the USA

Pink Floyd – Money

David Bowie – John, I’m Only Dancing

Dead Kennedys – Too Drunk to Fuck

Sister Sledge – We Are Family

Fields of the Nephilim – Chord of Souls

Led Zeppelin – Kashmir

Jimi Hendrix – Castles Made of Sand

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