Monday, 17 October 2011

Audio Texture Radio Show - October 14, 2011

So Jazzanova are raising their heads again after a conspicuous absence with a nice new compilation called 'Coming Home' and their 'Behold These Days' track was a lovely way to ease into this weeks show. Ensemble Du Verre then carried on the cinematic jazzy vibes with the title track from their great new album 'The Contemporary Cowboy'. Inspired by the global protest marches on October 15 we then dropped a series of tracks reflecting some of todays concerns kicking off, rather aptly, with an Egyptian protest tribute track from Natacha Atlas, before the ever political global beatsmith Filastine dropped the 'Gendjer2' which is from his new EP of killer beats which is looking for a good home at the moment. I then dropped Roots Manuva's perceptive slice of social commentary 'Skid Valley' from his just released 4Everevolution album before dropping Rodney P's party skanking conscious call to arms 'Live Up'. All tracks with great messages whilst not compromising the musical quality - long live independent and internet radio where presenters can play this sort of music freely without restrictions.

Kromestar then came through with the catchy as hell bassline beats of 'Don't Make Sense' and continued the healthy start for Om Unit's Cosmic Bridge label. We then had to drop another track from the excellent debut EP on Earnest Endeavors from B Bravo, a really top drawer release, which led nicely into some more fresh boogie fueled beats from Sina from his great EP forthcoming on the ever dependable Project Moon Circle before hitting you with a slight cock up(!) and some impeccable, long forgotten soul music from Jean Wells which is dropping soon courtesy of those nice boys at BBE.

Falty DL then took the show into more experimental territory with a real curve ball of a tune from his forthcoming and excellent EP on Ninja Tune. Robert Lippok then provided some of the freshest synth sounds we've heard in a while and some nice beats - look out for one of our favourite Raster Norton albums for a while dropping from him in the coming weeks. Gerry Read has been cropping up on a lot of releases recently and for good reason and we're happy to help him up the ladder as he's coming through with some fresh vibes as the rather odd house sounds of 'We Are' aptly displayed. Sexier, more traditional, late night house vibes were then provided by the excellent Da Capo's Afro remix of Timmy Regisford's 'In Da Club' before we dropped some more IG Culture tribal funky tribute to Mongo Santamaria from his recent mix tapes in anticipation of some new material coming soon (pleaseeeeee!)

Jazzanova - Behold These Days, Berlin '74 (Sonar Kollektiv)
Ensemble Du Verre - The Contemporary Cowboy (Batterie)
Natacha Atlas - Egypt: Rise To Freedom feat Basha Beats (Six Degrees promo)
Filastine - Gendjer2 (Unreleased and looking for a home!)
Roots Manuva - Skid Valley (Big Dada)
Rodney P feat The People's Army & Mighty Moe - Live Up (Tru Thoughts)
Kromestar - Don't Make Sense (Cosmic Bridge)
B Bravo - Right On Time, Synth Dub (Earnest Endeavors promo)
Sina - Just Shoot (Project Moon Circle promo)
Jean Wells - Somebody's Been Loving You, John Morales Edit (BBE promo)
Falty DL - Can't Stop The Prophet (Ninja Tune promo)
Robert Lippok - Sugarcubes (Raster Norton promo)
Gerry Read - We Are (Fourth Wave promo)
Timmy Regisford - In Da Club, Da Capo's Afro remis (Tribe)
Nkrumah Santiago - Mongo (Manz At Work Mixtape Volume 1)