Sunday, 16 October 2011

Audio Texture Radio Show - October 7, 2011

A fictitious soundtrack to an imaginary version of The Shining set in a Dubai hotel kicks off this weeks very real show before talented young Chilean producer Ocelote Rojo was responsible for  some great spiritual sample based vibes with 'Untitled #1' a 7" taster for his new album. A latin frenzy was then kicked off with Quantic Y Conjuncto which is part of his 'Best Of' compilation out now on Tru-Thoughts. More Chilean vibes followed with Chico Trujillo and a kick arse horn section laying down some wicked Cumbia vibes before the saucy vintage delights of Juaneco Y Su Combo kicked in, cheeky. Favourite are re-issuing the classic African jazz funk of Ray Stephen Oche & His Matumbo and the album definitely deserves a wider audience than the record collecting trainspotters (me included!) who paid too much for the original vinyl.

Paul Murphy has produced a great version of 'Moaning' by The Triptet from his new Hungarian HQ, some real swinging funky shizzle before another French re-issue alerted us and consequently you to the southern bluesy soulful delights of Levert Alisson. Some brand new old school funky hip hop vibes were then the order of the day with a new tune from down under's Katalyst followed by The (French) Funk League with the help of some classic US MCs. Things then took a progressive turn with the debut single from London based "art-led record label and magazine" Earnest Endeavors who have hit the ground running with their first release which sees the excellent 80's synth soul boy and funkateer B.Bravo laying down his best material yet, and that's saying something. Check the label, they are going to be one to watch. Mad electronic beats and bleeps were then the order of the day as we gave you a taster of Zanshin who, through all the electronic madness, still manages to keep the head nodding (partly in an effort to comprehend his sonic stew) - look out for the album coming on Affine, very soon.

Guy Andrews then dropped the UK house mutations with a killer track on his forthcoming EP for Hemlock which is never predictable before Makossa & Megablast laid down some killer jazzy funky tropical bassline vibes from their new album which led perfectly into the percussive madness of Cooly G's new single on Hyperdub featuring Karizma. Boo Williams then provided a taste of where it all started with his 'Home Town Chicago' track from a new retrospective release coming on Another Day Records.

Nettle - Shining One (Sub Rosa)
Ocelote Rojo - Untitled #1 (Hollie Records promo)
Quantic Y Conjuncto - Step Into A World, Raptures Delight (Tru- Throughts)
Chico Trujillo - Varga Varga (Barbes)
Juaneco Y Su Combo - Vacilando Con Ayahuasca (Barbes)
Ray Stepen Oche & His Matumbo - Alaglanu, Alaglano (Favourite)
The Triptet - Moaning (Second Floor Music promo)
Levert Alisson - Hear That River (En Avant La Zizique!)
Katalyst - U Can't Save Me featuring Buff1 & Stephanie McKay (BBE promo)
The Funk League - Through Good & Bad feat Large Professor, Breaking North Mix (Favourite promo)
B Bravo - Kiss 'n' Tell feat Zackey Force Funk (Earnest Endeavors promo)
Zanshin - Shadoubt Shaps (Affine promo)
Guy Andrews - Shades (Hemlock promo)
Makossa & Megablast - Jungo (Luv Lite)
Cooly G - It's Serious feat Karizma (Hyperdub promo)
Boo Williams - Home Town Chicago (Another Day Records promo)