Sunday, 24 November 2013

Audio Texture Radio Show - November 18, 2014

So all about the jazz to kick off the show with the fierce sounds of Jaimeo Brown closely followed by the sweeter tones of rising vocal star Zara McFarlane with some help from Leron Thomas which bodes very well for her forthcoming album on Brownswood. Things then got tinged with some tropical vibes from the very pleaseant Lord Echo album on Jakarta before Herbie Hancock got an excellent disco reggae makeover from the unfortunately named Taggy Matcher. Fatima has come through with a great new soul EP and we're particularly liking "Family". Robert Glasper then went nu-soul with some major assistance from Dwele on commendable vocal duty before Alice Russell finished off the soul section with the latest single taken from her recent album.

Now John Wizards has been one of our albums of the year for sheer invention and it was nice to get some remixes this week including one of Seiji's best remixes for a while making the show though look out for a nice, elongated house rub on the same package. EASY & COU then provided the submerged skwee vibes and we couldn't resist dropping another cut from the more than excellent KingTunes release, available on a Bandcamp freeload. Boxcutter is just about to drop a great footwork infused EP on Cosmic Bridge and "Daylight Saving" is just one of 6 great cuts on the soon to come release. Starship Connection then went all dubbed out boogie before vintage Afro soul from Penny Penny cut in and led nicely into some Luke Slater under a pseudoname new/vintage house vibes.

Jaimeo Brown - Mean World (Motema Music)
Zara McFarlane - Angie La La featuring Leron Thomas (Brownwood promo)
Lord Echo - Arabesque (Jakarta)
Taggy Matcher - Chameleon, Taggy Matchers Disco Mix (
Fatima - Family (Eglo promo)
Robert Glasper Experiment featuring Dwele - No Worries (Blue Note)
Alice Russell - To Dust (Tru Thoughts)
John Wizards - Muizenberg, Seiji rmx (Planet Mu promo)
EASY & C.O.U. - Dr. Ananas (
KingTunes - LowmindedTypes (Bandcamp)
Boxcutter - Daylight Saving (Cosmic Bridge promo)
Starship Connection - We Can Go All Night (Bastard Jazz)
Penny Penny - Dance Khomela (Awesome Tapes From Africa)
L.B. Dub Corp - Nearly Africa

Thursday, 14 November 2013

Audio Texture Radio Show - November 11, 2013

Trippy soul from New Zealand kicked off this weeks proceedings with the quirky delights of Connan Mockasin before the leftfield soul vibes of Jitwam ran nicely into the post punk funk of The Jellies. !!! with a little twist from Maurice Fulton then kept the funk but added some nice soul vocals before Axel Bonan's, end of night vibed, "Fantastic Piano" didn't quite end the night but paved the way for some classical experimentation from Nils Frahm.

KILM and KRTS then came through with the pastoral electronica before Jagan Mai kept the electronica but upped the exerimentation, very impressive for a 17 year old, one to keep your eyes on. The Teotima Ensemble then laid down some spiritual, soulful AfroLatinJazz vibes before Neptune Alpha Base Massive took us on a trip down Nu-Jazz memory lane. KingTunes then dropped the quality underground hip hop vibes from their great, free to grab release, Recondite upped the tempo before Rael and then Funkineven twisted the techno template to fit their own musical vision.

Connan Mockasin - I'm The Man, That Will Find You (Phantasy Sound)
Jitwam - Rightaboutnow (Leaving Records)
The Jellies - The Conversation (Emotional Rescue)
!!! - One Girl/One Boy, Maurice Fulton Remix (Warp)
Axel Boman - Fantastic Piano (Studio Barnhas)
Nils Frahm - Ross's Harmonium (Erased Tapes)
KILN - Pinemartin (Ghostly International)
KRTS - Nothing Grows In Red Soil (Project Mooncircle promo)
Jagan Mai - Naptime Feelings (Soundesc promo)
Teotima Ensemble - Darbari (First Word promo)
Neptune Alpha Base Massive - Stargazer's Theme (Further Out)
KingTunes - Natura (Bandcamp)
Recondite - Rise (Ghostly International)
Rael - Monsoon (Nonine)
Funkineven - Egypt (Eglo Records promo)

Thursday, 7 November 2013

Audio Texture Radio Show - November 4, 2013

A mixed bag this week both stylistically and tempo wise and that's the way it should be really. F.S. Blumm kicked the show off in pastoral style with a taste of his lovely new album about to drop on one of our favourite labels, Pingipung. Aloa Input then ran with the pop vibe with "Zweiklang" from their new release on Morr Music before Ital Tek waded in with some atmospheric footwork to herald his forthcoming footwork flavoured EP on Planet Mu which led nicely into the least sacharine track from the new BFlecha album on Barcelona's Arkestra label. Krohn Jestram and Lippok then brought back the pop vibes in a German kind of way but melded it with an electronic finale befitting of a Tarwater collaborative effort.

Hartley and Wolfe sound like a chavvy UK clothing label but it is actually a pseudonym of DJ Vadim and Essex soulboy Greg Blackman and we're loving the Temptations like uptempo soul vibes of "Wat I've Been Told". Robot Koch then lowered the tempo with his new soundtrack project on Project Mooncircle which was closely followed by the fresh soul vibes of Harleighblu and her latest single "Let Me Be" from her great album, Forget Me Not out now on Tru-Thoughts. We then got deep into the long groove with the finest cut from Miracle's new album on Planet Mu, "Organon" before Jeremiah Jae stepped in with some forward leaning hip hop from his new Warp Records project.

Illum Sphere has been on our radar since his Hoya Hoya early days and it's nice to see him being picked up by Ninja Tune for his productions and "Sleeprunner" is more than a promising debut for the label. Gelbart is a producer from Tel Aviv, now living in Berlin (are there any producers not living in Berlin these days?) with a penchant for turning kids toys into musical instruments and general sonic experimentation and, believe it or not, "Meloda" is probably the most normal cut from his new album coming shortly on Gagarin. Percussive experimentation then followed from the meeting of Chronomad and Burnt Friedman under their Tohuwabohu moniker who also happen to boast this weeks worst song title, "0AFRM4" - catchy. Joe then dropped the percussive bass flavour which led nicely into some boogie experimentation from Imami before the show was nicely rounded off by King Of Hearts from the great NX compilation showcasing the hottest young talent from South East London's New Cross barrio.

F.S. Blumm - Tonne Takt7 (Pingipung promo)
Aloa Input - Zweiklang (Morr Music)
Ital Tek - Violet (Planet Mu promo)
BFlecha - Beta (Arkestra)
Krohn Jestram Lippok - Metall (Distillery promo)
Hartley & Wolfe - Wat I've Been Told (BBE promo)
Robot Koch - Poder Del Perro (Project Mooncircle promo)
Harleighblu - Let Me Be (Tru-Thoughts)
Miracle - Organon (Planet Mu)
Jeremiah Jae - Fun (Warp promo)
Illum Sphere - Sleeprunner (Ninja Tune promo)
Gelbart - Meloda (Gagarin promo)
Tohuwabohu - 0AFRM4 (Non Place promo)
Joe - Slope (Hessle Audio)
Imami - Ghost2Ghost (Apothecary Compositions promo)
King of Hearts - No One's Watching (NX Records promo)

Wednesday, 6 November 2013

Audio Texture Radio Show - October 28, 2013

Audio Texture Radio Show - October 28, 2013 by Audiotexture on Mixcloud

Time is of the essence again this week so no waffle just the track listing, sorry no links

Torus - Backyard (Sonic Router promo)
Ancient Astronauts - Robots Are Taking Over (Switchstance)
Laurel Halo - Dr. Echt (Hyperdub)
Kid606 - Cloud Sculpting (Tigerbeat6 promo)
Mount Kimbie - You Took Your Time, Kyle MF Hall DVO Dub (Warp)
Rumpistol - Asleep (Rump Recordings promo)
Exercise One - Verlooka (Exone promo)
Palms Trax - Equation (Lobster Theremin promo)
Outlander - Vamp (R&S)
Special Request - Soundboy Killer (Houndstooth)
Teengirl Fantasy - Nun (This Is More promo)
Paper Tiger - Expensive Samurai (First Word Records)

Tuesday, 29 October 2013

Audio Texture Radio Show - October 21, 2013

Audio Texture Radio Show - October 21, 2013 by Audiotexture on Mixcloud

A nice soulful selection in a roundabout sort of way this week, a week when Boards of Canada have been releasing their back catalogue for all those slow on the draw the first time around. The new Om Unit album on Civil Music is a pleasant surprise with it's pleasing musicality and some nice vocal touches, ably demonstrated by "The Road" featuring Charlie Dark. Some future hip hop then followed from Thriftworks and a track we plucked from the excellent new Project Mooncircle compilation showcasing artists new and old before The Poets of Rhythm reminded the show of their soul credentials.

Talking of soul and specifically nu-soul, the new Reggie B album has just dropped with some fine beats and great vocals, check it out on Tokyo Dawn Records. We couldn't help dropping a small taste of the dependable and wonderfully named Seasick Steve's new album before heading into global soul territory first with Da Lata and "Deixa" from their new album and then with Quantic and his new vocal hookup Nidia Gongora, lovely.

Things then got deep and house like kicking off with Simon Garcia AKA The Blaxploited Orchestra and some simple but hypnotising vibes before Paskal & Urban Absolutes chipped in with a great slo-mo soulful cut. Ulrich Troyer then provided the deep twisted dub before new kid on the block Hubie Davison delivered the goods with the excellent "I Won't be There" from his soon to be released debut EP on Leisure System. The show finished with some Space Dimension Controller to celebrate the 30th anniversary of electronic music institution R&S Records, an achievement, we're sure, not too many of today's labels will be emulating.

Boards of Canada - Reach For The Dead (Warp)
Om Unit - The Road featuring Charlie Dark (Civil Music promo)
Thriftworks - Die Gracefully ft DH the Mythicalifornian (Project Mooncircle promo)
The Poets of Rhythm - Smilin' While You're Crying (Daptone promo)
Reggie B - Love's The Way feat Kan Sano (Tokyo Dawn)
Seasick Steve - Hope (Third Man)
Da Lata - Deixa feat Jandira Silva (Agogo)
Quantic and Nidia Gongora - Nanguita (Tru-Thoughts)
The Blaxploited Orchestra - The Pursuit (Compost Disco promo)
Paskal & Urban Absolutes - Take The Fall feat Pete Josef (Sonar Kollektiv promo)
Ulrich Troyer - Deadlock, Melodica Version (4 Bit Productions promo)
Hubie Davison - I Won't Be There (Leisure System promo)
Space Dimension Controller - The Love Quadrant (R&S)

Thursday, 24 October 2013

Audio Texture Radio Show - October 14, 2013

No time for waffle or links this week, just the tracklisting...

Beer and Air - Acoustic High-End Research (Rush Hour prom)
Demian - Out of Green Ink (Bandcamp)
Jimi Tenor - Egyptian Walz - Jimi Tenor (Sahko)
Fetsum - Letters From Damascus (Sonar Kollektiv)
Luc Cousineau -Vaya Mulata (BBE promo)
7 Days of Funk - Faden Away (Stones Throw promo)
SETH - Fish Oil (Uno NYC)
Kwes - 36 (Warp)
Jonwayne - Black Magic (Stones Throw promo)
DJ Rashad - She a Go (Hyperdub promo)
Fatima - Black Dough, Instrumental (Eglo promo)
Kelpe - Astrolomy, Mike Slott Remix (Drutt promo)
BD1982 - Casava (Disktopia promo)
Beanfield - Alone (Compost Black promo)

Saturday, 12 October 2013

Audio Texture Radio Show - October 7, 2013

So the Forgotten Bird's album, "Sahara" is finally out and it's a lovely thing as this weeks opening track, "Windmills Of Your Mind" clearly shows, do yourself a favour and go and buy it to soundtrack those quieter moments in your life. A killer version of one of our favourite Fela tunes, "Sorrow Tears + Blood" then followed, taken from the new Red Hot and Fela album, a long running project to raise money for HIV by bringing a diverse set of artists together to recreate the work of the great man. One of the few instrumental cuts from the forthcoming Reggie B album followed, not because we don't like his voice, just because the track is completely dope. Rival Consoles then gave the world a taste of his new stripped back studio philosophy and we have to say it's working, look out for the EP on Erased Tapes soon. Cupp Cave then waded in with some twisted electronic madness, sewn together with an underlying soul thread.

Fulgeance then stripped things back with a minimal yet mesmerising cut from his new album before Samiyam provided a taste of his new output for Leaving Records, although "Snakes On The Moon" is one of the odder tracks. We then had to drop another Jonwayne track from his new album, Rap Album One, which just gets better with every listen. Leroy Sibbles then provided some deep vocal reggae, again courtesy of the great Wackies reissue series,  before Aardvarck kept the bass and peeled away the layers with the simple yet hypnotising "Still Point". More beats were then the order of the day from Huesstick, obtained as only you can via their Bandcamp page before Katsuma ended the show in an upbeat boogie party style to hopefully leave you with a spring in your step and twinkle in your eye.

Forgotten Birds - Windmills Of Your Mind (Karaoke Kalk)
Kyp Malone and Tunde Adebimpe, Kronos Quartet + Stuart Bogie - Sorrow Tears + Blood (Knitting Factory)
Ross McHenry - Lights Across The Sky (First Word promo)
Reggie B - Addictive feat. Leonard D'Stroy & Hevi (Tokyo Dawn promo)
Rival Consoles - Odyssey (Erased Tapes promo)
Cupp Cave - Everlastic (Ramp)
Fulgeance - He Knows (Musique Large)
Samiyam - Snakes On The Moon (Leaving promo)
Jonwayne - After The Calm (Stones Throw)
Leroy Sibbles - Now You're Gone (Wackies)
Aardvarck - Still Point (Eat Concrete)
Huesstick - 28 Times A Day (Inaudible Answer Bandcamp)
Katsuma -  All Night, Extended Mix (Zoo Originals promo)

Wednesday, 2 October 2013

Audio Texture Radio Show - September 30, 2013

So it's mostly about the beats this week followed by some house mutations but kicking off with Four Tet's radical reinterpretation of Jimi Hendrix's "Castles Made Of Sand" which led nicely to a little Eat Concrete Records love fest. Now we've liked Eat Concrete for quite a while and it is one of those labels that we always look forward to the promos because you know they hold down the quality and push at the boundaries. So it was a nice surprise this week when they offered their excellently entitled new compilation, Benefit For The Psycho In-Active for free download. Now normally free download albums ring alarm bells but we ended up with half a dozen tracks for potential radio play and liked the rest as well! We couldn't make up our mind which to play, so thought we'd drop a few of them. As well as their established artists like Spinachprince we were more than happy to see some new names like Lasse Passage, Ichiro, Blipvert and Knalpot which bodes well for the label. So we urge you to run over to their website for the download and like them on their Facebook page for up to date news.

Now the Eat Concrete crew were a hard act to follow but Medline did a good job with a taster from his new mixtape (literally one of those old analogue things) due very shortly on his own label Sunsonsound, make sure you get on it. Now discovery of the week, as much as we like to look forward, has to be Hailu Mergia one of the old time Ethiopian dudes who has been on Deezer repeat for our late night chilling needs this week, it's just full of soul - no voice needed. Now the Nightmares on Wax album sounds like it's come out of a timewarp and not in a good way but we have been quite taken by the "So Here We Are" track, we hope you are too. Germany's Betty Ford Boys then got the hip hop flavour rolling and paved the way nicely for some golden age vibes from Sunny Daze and Grand Puba before young French Talent Zerolex flew the flag for the new school, look out for his debut on Eklektic sometime soon.

Daedelus then upped the tempo with one of the simpler, yet no less effective, tracks from his new album on Anticon which led nicely into some quality soundtrack house vibes from up and coming North Lakes which paved the way for the latest release in the excellent Compost Disco series from Evol Ai with "Dar K Disco". Downliners Sekt then waded in with some vaguely house like eroded sonic mutations which paved the way nicely for the pleaseantly named Shit and Shine with their wonderful "Blowhannon"

Four Tet - Castles Made Of Sand (Freeload)
Lasse Passage - Skate Tape (Eat Concrete)
Spinachprince - Degradations (Eat Concrete)
Ichiro - HT (Eat Concrete)
Medline - Gravity 0 (Sunsonsound promo)
Hailu Mergia - Wegene (Awesome Tapes From Africa)
Nightmares on Wax - So Here We Are (Warp)
Betty Ford Boys - Sippin' (MPM)
Sunny Daze ft. Grand Puba - I Like It (Good For You promo)
Zerolex - Floating Moments (Eklektic promo)
Daedelus - Paradiddle (Anticon)
North Lakes - Marlborol Noir (Phonica promo)
Evol Ai - Dar K Disco (Compost Disco promo)
Downliners Sekt - Balt Shakt, Side A (Infine promo)
Shit and Shine - Blowhannon (Diagonal)

Friday, 27 September 2013

Audio Texture Radio Show - September 23, 2013

Audio Texture Radio Show - September 23, 2013 by Audiotexture on Mixcloud

Quite an experimental, cosmic sort of vibe going on this week kicking off in lovely melodic style though with Noveller's "Bright Clouds Bloom" which led right into the submerged jazz beats of Ahnnu before Submerse waded in with some fine instellar beats from his new Project Mooncircle release. Things got a bit beat mental from then on with Oneohtrix Point Never and then Mike Gao both ditching familiar song structures to good, if slightly challenging, effect.

Low Leaf is a multi-talented type of girl hanging out in LA and is about to release some interesting material on MPM, which "Burning Clouds" nicely showcases. Our new favourite Aussie muso Kirkis then provided a fitting tribute to the recently departed George Duke. Classic Reggae from Bullwackies All Stars was then the order of the day courtesy of the very welcome Wackies digital reissue program which led nicely into some spiritual jazz from the new Jimi Tenor album, Exocosmos.

Vakula then dropped a 9 minute slice of deep, slo-mo jazz house of the highest order before things went all leftfield hip hop firstly from exciting new French producer Zerolex with some help from Selfsays and then with an old Audio Texture favourite the Clark remix of Rone's "Let's Go". We were then really happy to be teasing you with some of the new Torus material as this young Dutch producer goes from strength to strength, look our for the EP next month on Sonic Router. Harleighblu then provide some nice deep soulful vibes before Lucrecia Dalt added her own blend of machine soul to proceedings before Samuel finished the show in a nice way with "Steam Train" from his new EP forthcoming on Technicolour.

Noveller -Bright Clouds Bloom (Ghostly International promo)
Ahnnu - Shame (Leaving Records)
Submerse - Melonkoly, RLP Remix (Project Mooncircle promo)
Oneohtrix Point Never - Zebra (Warp)
Mike Gao - Semisophisticated Freak (Huh What Where)
Low Leaf - Burning Clouds (MPM promo)
Kirkis feat. Laneous - Just For You (Wondercore Island Mixtape)
Bullwackies All Stars - Selasi I Dubwise (Wackies)
Jimi Tenor - Accra Blues (Sahko)
Vakula - Sleepy Vision (Firecracker)
Zerolex - Home feat Selfsays (Eklektic promo)
Rone - Let's Go, Clark Remix (Warp)
Torus - Feeel (Sonic Router promo)
Harleighblu - How Deep Is Your Love (Tru-Thoughts promo)
Lucrecia Dalt - Mirage (Human Ear Music promo)
Samuel - Steam Train (Technicolour promo)

Thursday, 19 September 2013

Audio Texture Radio Show - September 16, 2013

Audio Texture Radio Show - September 16, 2013 by Audiotexture on Mixcloud

A hazy, laid back selection this week kicking off with long time show favourite, Jono McCleery and his new single "Ballade" closely followed by Demian from the great new Wondercore Island mixtape showcasing a whole host of varied talent from down under. Icelandic experimental popsters, Mum, then made an appearance with "Slow Down" our favourite track from their new album before we had to drop some more Jessy Lanza as her great new album on Hyperdub has been our late night listen of choice recently. Thankfully the ridiculously expensive Damon album is about to be reissued, saving everybody who wants a copy several thousand pounds and "Song Of A Gypsy" is a little taste of it's pysched out delights - good work once again by Egon.

Dope Gems then provided a wicked cover, as is their remit, of Ethel Beattie's, "It's Your Love" before things went all Hip Hip kicking off with a little preview of the new, left leaning, Jonwayne album which paved the way for a cool Shafiq Husayn rerub of an old Lloyd Scott swing classic. Hot new UK talent then followed with the first single, "Like" from Baishe Kings, let's hope the rest of their material lives up to the early promise. Knxwledge then kept the leftfield vibe rolling with a taste of his new material on All City before Larry Heard kept the hip hop beats but went soaring into the outer realms of machine soul with "Three Spheres".

The Range then upped the tempo with a taste of his new EP on Donkey Pitch which led nicely into Neko Neko, a track we purloined from the Groovement blog's recent compilation. Opdot, with a little help from a Circle Trap's remix, then melded deep techno with some classical touches before the unique sounds of Hello Skinny finished the show off in fine oddball style.

Jono McCleery - Ballade (Ninja Tune promo)
Demian - Hope Returns Fades Glows (Wondercore Island Mixtape)
Mum - Slow Down (Morr Music)
Jessy Lanza - Strange Emotion (Hyperdub)
Damon - Song Of A Gypsy (Now & Again promo)
Dope Gems - It's Your Love (Heavenly Sweetness promo)
Jonwayne - Yung Grammar (Stonesthrow promo)
Lloyd Scott & His Orchestra - Happy Hour Blues, Shafiq Husayn rmx (HBO)
Baishe Kings - Like (Big Dada promo)
Knxwledge - Whenevr U read i (All City promo)
Larry Heard - Three Spheres (Y-3 promo)
The Range - Everything But (Donkey Pitch promo)
Neko Neko - Stoned Love (Groovement)
Opdot - Lamante, Circle Traps rmx (Just Music promo)
Hello Skinny - Revolutions Part 1 (Slowfoot)

Thursday, 12 September 2013

Audio Texture Radio Show - September 9, 2013

Milo Mills launched this weeks show with the atmospheric, instellar vibes of "Rocky" which led nicely into the "Lunar Dub" from Dr. Zygote's nice new EP of cinematic beats on Black Acre. It was then a trip down memory lane for us with some brand new retro rave vibes from the one and only Mark Pritchard with a little help from the Ragga Twins, no less - banging! Yoggyone then mellowed out the rave vibes with his great new single "Windeed", hyper beats and sweet soul in perfect harmony. The mischieviously named National Jazz Trio of Scotland then dropped the tempo right down with a lovely example of the mellow delights to be had from their great new album on Karaoke Kalk. Now Dope Gems are an interesting new band making a living from covering only the dopest of tunes and they certainly did a good job with "The Ruins Of Britain" from the new Webster Wraight Ensemble album.

He3dless then kicked of the more electronically inclined second half of the show with some great atmospheric bass driven beats which, after my meltdown/technical difficulties was pursued by the more sprawling, spacious sounds of Aebeloe, one of our tips for future stardom. Soulful house vibes of Germanic origin followed from Drei Farben House before Jose James & the ever excellent Hindi Zahra were treated to a rare leftfield house remix courtesy of Falty DL. Titeknots then chipped in with some quality soulful beats due out soon on Tru-Thoughts before Alex Barck ended the show in a truly epic, prog rock, house style no less.

Milo Mills - Rocky (Darker Than Wax)
Dr. Zygote - Lunar Dub (Black Acre)
Mark Pritchard - 1234 (Warp)
Yoggyone - Windeed (Eklektic)
The National Jazz Trio of Scotland - My Tiny Butterfly (Karaoke Kalk)
Webster Wraight Ensemble - The Ruins Of Britain, Dope Gems rework (Heavenly Sweetness)
He3dless -Inadequate (Mindtrick promo)
Aebeloe - Patience (Farver promo)
Drei Farben House - Offsetting (Tenderpark promo)
Jose James & Hindi Zahra - Sword + Gun, Falty DL rmx (Blue Note)
Titeknots - Mind Open (Tru-Thoughts promo)
Alex Barck - Reunion (Sonar Kollekiv promo)

Friday, 6 September 2013

Audio Texture Radio Show - September 2, 2013

Audio Texture Radio Show - September 2, 2013 by Audiotexture on Mixcloud

A largely leftfield electronic selection this week kicking off with more Shigeto because, quite frankly, you can't have too much of Shigeto's new album which is on the headphones and on repeat. A young lady from Japan, under the artistic name of Moskitoo has infiltrated the bearded, overly serious world of avant-garde electronica to good effect as her tune "Night Hike" ably demonstrated. Her album comes via the ever great 12K label so look out for her soon to be released album, Mitosis. That led nicely into the lovingly textured, ambient soundscape, "Le Pont" from (the probably bearded) Gaston Arevalo from Uruguay. The first of two John Wizard tracks then ensued and we have to say the album is surely one of the joys of the Autumn release schedule, there really is nothing else like it out there and if there is we want to hear it.

Attention then turned to the African diaspora and Haiti in particular as we dropped some Toto Bissanthe from the excellent new Rough Guide to Voodoo compilation which paved the way nicely for the Brazilian jazz fusion of Lavoura on EBS Diggin, a really interesting Brazilian label we have had the fortune to hook up with recently. After the almost dreamy start to the show things then took a turn for the uptempo, kicking off with a drum and bass/proto footwork remix of Christian Falk, surprisingly by disco/house don, Opolopo. Full on footwork rave madness then ensued from Brooklyn native Seafloor released on Russian label Hyperbolid, now there's a lesson for Obama and Putin - co-operation! Archie Pelago with their slightly bonkers, broken blend of beats and instrumentation then graced the show and we whole heartedly recommend you obtain their new EP coming on Styles Upon Styles very shortly, they're fresh, got a great name and good artwork, what more do you want?

 An urban soundtrack by the ever dependable Roots Manuva then dropped the tempo, paving the way for one of the more leftfield cuts from the new Jessy Lanza album on Hyperdub before, lest you forget the quirky joys too quickly, we dropped another cut from the excellent, self titled album, from John Wizards. Damiano von Erckert then chipped in with some modern boogie aided by the vocal talents of Georgia Anne Muldrow before we threw in another, simple but effective, Shigeto track before ending the show in fine style with a track from GB and taster from his rather excellent new album coming very soon on the modestly entitled Gifted and Blessed label.

Shigeto - First Saturn Return (Ghostly International)
Moskitoo - Night Hike (12K promo)
Gaston Arevalo - Le Pont (Rollin Ballads)
John Wizards - Leuk (Planet Mu)
Toto Bissanthe - Dey (Rough Guide)
Lavoura - Iperoig (EBS Diggin)
Christian Falk feat Jevetta Steele - Calling You, Opolopo remix (White)
SeaFloor - Toolate, original mix (Hyperboloid promo)
Archie Pelago - Joyce Drop (Styles Upon Styles promo)
Roots Manuva - 93 (Big Dada promo)
Jessy Lanza - As If (Hyperdub promo)
John Wizards - Jabu Ley (Planet Mu)
Damiano von Erckert - Hollywood feat Georgia Anne Muldrow (AVA promo)
Shigeto - Miss U (Ghostly International)
GB - The Winds Have Passed (Gifted and Blessed promo)

Thursday, 29 August 2013

Audio Texture Radio Show - August 26, 2013

Audio Texture Radio Show - August 26, 2013 by Audiotexture on Mixcloud

So the show is back again after a little Easter sojourn to places more relaxing , where the batteries have been recharged ready for the Autumn workload and release schedule madness. Grey Reverend marks the show's return to the airwaves and fibre optic cables with  a track from his excellent new album on Jason Swinscoe's Motion Audio label, closely followed by the Webster Wraight Ensemble, the unlikely pairing of deep house don Charles Webster and orchestral composer Peter Wraight who are just about to release probably the best orchestral jazz albums of the year, OK it's not a big market, but wait until you hear it. Grandbrothers then kept the deep musical vibes flowing and provided a glimpse into the eclectic world of the new Brownswood Bubblers Vol. 10 compilation before Teebs got all abstract and ripped apart and stitched back together Raffertie's "Rain" tune from his recent album.

Now Call Super is fast turning into one of our favourite techno producers with his decayed and twisted techno mutations and his new EP coming on Houndstooth is another winner. This led nicely to a new young Danish talent, Aebeloe, who is looking like one to watch. He's got a great little EP coming out on Farver and it's refreshing to see such a young head developing a distinctive style and daring to be a bit different. A soul double header then followed with the sweet throwback soul vibes of Frootful chased by the Emanative remix of Omar taking the singer into more cosmic soul realms.

Two tunes of African hip hop with a golden age then went back to back with another play for a track from the excellent Jazz P EP on Kongoloti before we had the pleasure of showcasing another tune from Simba and Milton Gulli's killer album of Tribe Called Quest tributes, with a Mozambique twist, which is out anytime now on BBE Records, just check it is all we can say - you'll like it. J Dilla then sneaked his head into the playlist as the record label run by his estate, Pay Jay, releases some  unreleased bits and pieces and "Diamonds" is a timely reminder of the mans skills and hip hop's loss. We then had to drop a tune from the new Shigeto album which has been on repeat recently, killer beats with a cosmic jazz twist - deep. A little tribute to the recently departed George Duke ended the show courtesy of the King Britt remix of  the slightly obscure Duke tune, "Tzania", RIP George and thanks for all the great music.

Grey Reverend - The Payoff (Motion Audio promo)
Webster Wraight Ensemble - Hard To Say (Heavenly Sweetness promo)
Grandbrothers - Ezra Was Right (Brownswood)
Raffertie - Rain, Teebs remix (Ninja Tune promo)
Call Super - Dewsbury Severance (Houndstooth promo)
Aebeloe - Manon (Farver promo)
Frootful - The Road (Freestyle promo)
Omar - The Man, Emanative Space Man remix (Freestyle)
Jazz P - Intro, Prayer feat Black Scream & Nelson Tivan (Kongoloti Records)
Simba & Milton Gulli - Bonita Applebum (BBE Records promo)
J Dilla - Diamonds, The Shining Part 1 (Pay Jay)
Shigeto - Ringleader (Ghostly International)
George Duke - Tzania, Scuba Remix 2 (MPS)

Sunday, 4 August 2013

So the last show for a couple of weeks as I'm off on a holiday to places well away from civilisation to rediscover the art of conversation and a to freak myself out with a largely technology free existence - can't wait! Dynoo kicked off proceedings this week with a rare beat free, yet atmospheric, opener on the ever excellent Astro:Dynamics label before new shoegaze folktronic outfit Boardwalk got me in the holiday mood with some lazy hazy vibes before Gentlemen Of The Road took that baton but added a bit of drama to proceedings before Quantic & Alice Russell laid down some stone cold classic Latin soul.

Kirkis the provided some great quirky jazz beats from his free to download album which sounded quite apt next to Burnt Friedman's Germanic dub re-imagining of Brazilian Lucas Santtana. The Betty Ford Boys are a new Melting Pot Music dream team on the block with some nice new material and even better packaging! Jeremiah Jae has just celebrated his move to Warp records with a great free mixtape and we particularly like the Jon Wayne produced "Seventy 8" which paved the way for some greener than green conscious reggae from Mark Professor which marks an auspicious start for the producer, Wrong Tom's new label, Rongorock.

Ras G has just dropped an album for Brainfeeder which has only gone to confirm my suspicions that his production talents don't live up to his overall concept and ambitions but there are three tracks on there that tickled us with "Jus There" being one which led nicely into the dark soundtrack vibes of Glass Eyes. Denitia & Sene then dropped the future soul vibes as did Lost Midas, the new LA producer, just signed to Tru-Thoughts. We are absolutely loving the new Afrotech vibes of Pedestrian & Jasperdrum on 2nd Drop and if you have the time go grab the mash up with Fela of this track on XLR8. Deft then provided some great leftfield deep house vibes and King Britt ended the show in deeper than deep style with his Floston Paradigm remix of Natasha Kmeto (big up SonicRouter for the tip off)

Dynooo - Gel Lite (Astro:Dynamics)
Boardwalk - I'm To Blame (Stonesthrow promo)
Gentlemen Of The Road - Hidden Depths (Brownswood)
Quantic & Alice Russell with The Combo Barbero - Similau (Tru-Thoughts)
Kirkis - Willywonka (Heard and Felt promo)
Lucas Santtana - Ca Pra Nos, Burn Friedman remix (Mais Um Discos)
Betty Ford Boys - Get 2 Know U (MPM promo)
Jeremiah Jae - Seventy 8 (Mixtape business)
Mark Professor - Oystah Card (Rongorock promo)
Ras G - Jus There (Brainfeeder)
Glass Eyes - Vector (Zoology)
Denitia & Sene - Again (Snowdog promo)
Lost Midas feat. Taylor O-Donnell - Love Undone (Tru-Thoughts)
Pedestrian & Jasperdrum - Kalakuta (2nd Drop Recordings)
Deft - Rising Sun (Project Mooncircle)
Natasha Kmeto - Deeply, Floston Paradigm Journey rmx (Dropping Gems)

Thursday, 25 July 2013

Audio Texture Radio Show - July 22, 2013

Nice warm summer vibes in this weeks show on the whole with a taste of Kasket's forthcoming EP of jazz beats on Apollo setting the tone, closely followed by some classic jazz from Henry Franklin which has been given a new lease of life and publicity courtesy of the new Snowdog, Black Jazz reissue mission. Simba & Milton Gulli then provided the spiritual African flavour with the "Outro" to their amazing tribute album to Tribe Called Quest which will be wowing the world at the end of the summer, look out for that on BBE Records. Milton was also instrumental in the following Jazz P tune as it is on his new record label Kongoloti which aims to showcase the best of African urban music and is off to a flying start.

The focus then shifted to UK soul talent and Fatima's nu-soul vibrations before DJ iZem gave Brazilian boy Lucas Santtana a decidedly forward looking twist. Just because music is distressed and not polished doesn't mean it hasn't got soul and feeling as Luke Wyatt and then Heat Wave more than ably demonstrated before Kelpe got his dub boogie on which led nicely into the soulful world of breaks and house of MonkeyRobot.

We couldn't resist dropping another Dirg Gerner track from his now released EP because, well just because it's a great project, say no more. Jono McCleery then continued in a similar vein as he takes his delicate folk vibes in a more electronic direction which bodes well for the coming album. The pace then hotted up with the cosmicjazzkrautrock vibes of Rocketnumbernine whose excellent debut album is now available on Smalltown Supersound. Food Pyramid then ended the show in fine Krautpop style..

Kasket - Warm Regards (Apollo promo)
Henry Franklin - The Skipper (Black Jazz/Snowdog)
Simba & Milton Gulli - Outro (BBE promo)
Jazz P - Sweet Melody (Kongoloti promo)
Fatima - Technology (Eglo promo)
Lucas Santtana - Hold Me In, DJ Izem remix (Mais Um Discos)
Luke Wyatt - Bertone Stratos (Emotional Response)
Heat Wave - Leave Me (Deep Tapes)
Kelpe - Monte Verita (DBA Dubs)
MonkeyRobot - YBMJ (Heavenly Sweetness)
Dirg Gerner - Mapa Bells (Eglo)
Jono McCleery - Ballade (Ninja Tune promo)
Rocketnumbernine - Black and Blue (Smalltown Supersound)
Food Pyramid - The High Life (Intercoastal Artists)

Friday, 19 July 2013

Audio Texture Radio Show - July 15, 2013

So this weeks show veered a bit towards the dark side with a few rays of musical sunshine thrown in for good measure with Paul White kicking things off and a further taste of his new Watch The Ants EP which should be due sometime very soon. The aptly named Heat Wave then ably displayed his kitchen sink approach to splicing rock, folk, hip hop, electronica and whatever else into listenable new wholes before David Lynch (yes that one) dropped his future blues into the show from his, better than I thought it would be, new album. Tall Black Guy then funked things up with his fresh imagining of one of the most sampled artists of all time, James Brown (but don't tell anyone!)

Album of the week honours go to The-Drum's, Contact, it really is a wonderful, multi-stylistic musical collage, stitched together with some fine beats and love for The Art of Noise. Things then got a bit bassline nasty with Commodo kicking things off with his driving, "A $pace Cash" before Alan Johnson got all rude bwoy on us which paved the way nicely for the twisted house sounds of up and coming talent rRoxymore before Alex Barck turned things round with some sweet, Afro soul and Slow Machete compounded the sweeter vibes with their sunshine mish mash, "Vie d'Esperance"

South London Ordnance then paired some sweet vocals from Brolin with some nice beats and bass as way of introduction to their new record label, Aery Metals before new project These Hidden Hands waded in with their heavy vibes which led nicely into Roel Funcken's madcap beat making. Letherette with some help of a nice Bibio retouch then ended the show in fine style.

Paul White - Divining Rod (One Handed Music promo)
Heat Wave - It's My World (Deep Tapes)
David Lynch - The Ballad Of Hollis Brown (Sacred Bones)
Tall Black Guy - The Big Payback Edit 1 (White)
The-Drum - Narco (Audraglint)
Commodo - A $pace Cash)
Alan Johnson - Goron Sound (Blank Mind)
rRoxymore - Gatsy (Human Level promo)
Alex Barck - Oh Africa feat Christine Salem (Sonar Kollektiv promo)
Slow Machete - Vie d'Eserance (SMTG)
South London Ordnance - Black Acre ft Brolin (Aery Metals)
These Hidden Hands - Ivy (Hidden Hundred)
Roel Funcken - Zink Blession (Eat Concrete)
Letherette - After Dawn, Bibio Remix (Ninja Tune promo)

Thursday, 11 July 2013

Audio Texture Radio Show - July 8, 2013

All over the shop this week kicking off with East of England based Hoofus and a taste of his peculiar musical madness closely followed by Jameszoo and his chopped, twisted and then retwisted blend of jazz and MPC prowess. Myron & E then provided the traditional soul vibes from their great new album on Stonesthrow before Cavern of Anti-Matter laid down the soundtrack to dystopian future, some would say present. Dirg Gerner then treated us to some of his distinctive vocal beat arrangements to announce the release of his new EP on Eglo and what should be the start of a healthy career.

Blind Prophet & Hirshi are just about to drop a nice new EP full of forward thinking sun drenched jazz vibes which is well worth tracking down and it must be said Ikonika has a fair amount of good time vibes on her forthcoming  lp on Hyperdub even if it is occasionally diluted with some darker numbers. Then came the first from the excellent new Young Fathers album on Anticon which is announcing, in fine style, these childhood friends' musical intentions to the world. They have a healthy knack for taking the best parts of many genres and combinging them in distinctive new ways, make sure you check them. They also nicely paved the way for the commercial electronic soul intentions of Troumaca, the West Midlands have rarely sounded so good. Just for good measure Atmosphere then popped up but dropped down the tempo with some nice pysche rock inspired hip hop beats.

Twisting things further Suns of Arqa, courtesy of a nasty Muslimgauze remix, brought the show into a darker, dubbier Middle Eastern place before Lewis Badwan announced his musical intentions with the help of Nightshade a little known B-side cut from his new material before Young Fathers came back with the excellent "I Heard", just in case you were in any doubt of their quality credentials. A little house vibe then permeated the end of the show kicking off with Secret Circuit's rerub of Linda Mirada before the killer Philipp Stoya remix of Madcap led into the show finale Rumpistol and John LaMonica's great "It's Everywhere" which is now (just about) available on their new imprint Rump recordings, one to keep an eye on for sure.

Hoofus - Disorder (Exotic Pylon)
Jameszoo - Poek (Rwina)
Myron & E - Broadway (Stonesthrow)
Cavern of Anti-Matter - Irradiated Dream Mouth (Grautag promo)
Dirg Gerner - What A Life (Eglo)
Blind Prophet & Hirshi - Sunset (South Fork Sound promo)
Ikonika - Mr Cake (Hyperdub promo)
Young Fathers - Freefalling (Anticon)
Troumaca - Layou (Brownswood promo)
Atmosphere - Bob Seger, Instrumental (Rhymesayers promo)
Suns of Arqa - Zorasta, Muslimgauze remix (Emotional Rescue)
Lewis Badwan - Nightshade (Studio Rockers promo)
Young Fathers - I Heard (Anticon)
Linda Mirada - Aire, Secret Circuit's Gone Tropic remix (Lovemonk)
Madpac - Angry Nerds, Philipp Stoya rmx (Compost Black promo)
Rumpistol & John LaMonica - It's Everywhere (Rump Recordings)

Thursday, 4 July 2013

Audio Texture Radio Show - June 31, 2013

A quite unrepentently electonic affair this week apart from the lovely folk opening courtesy of Grey Reverend, a little taste of his new material due later in the year. Ken Camden then sent us on a sprawling electronic space odyssey and gave the world a taster of his forthcoming release on Kranky, which we will be checking for sure. We were interested to receive the new Comfort Fit material this week having known him from his more soulful endeavours on Tokyo Dawn but his new stuff on First Word is a bit darker and deeper but none the worse for it. Jaw Jam then dropped some  big beats and bass, big up XLR8 for the freeload before we had to drop a tune from our album of the week from The Child Of Lov which has been on heavy headphone rotation.

Raffertie then provided another reason to buy his new album on Ninja with the slo mo soulful delights of "Rain" before Machinedrum ditched the juke and laid down the hip hop which led nicely into the live drum and electonic fusion of Makaya from his new Bandcamp release. We then had to celebrate the imminent release of the TG Mauss album on Karaoke Kalk by dropping the rather wonderful "Lover" and we well recommend that you run out and buy the album, along with most other Karaoke Kalk albums.

Various house mutations then occupied the show's second half kicking off with one of two tracks in this weeks show from hot new Belgium talent Hiele who has just dropped his amazing debut album on Ekster, a lovely diverse EP of juke, house and dowtempo electro delights. The Jazz n Milk mafia, GTA Hoffmann, then provided some looser, funkier vibes before Tendts twisted things back up with some of his forthcoming material on Project Mooncircle. Moire then got all dark and deep before Fantastic Mr. Fox injected the twisted soulful house with his amazing future house perversion of the Colonel Abrahams classic "Trapped". As our EP of the week it was then only fitting that Hiele closed the show with one of his inventive footwork mutations.

Grey Reverend - Lament (Motion Audio promo)
Ken Camden - Eta Carinae (Kranky freeload)
Comfort Fit - Worlds Falling Apart (First Word promo)
Jaw Jam - Long Night (XRL8 Freeload)
The Child Of Lov - One Day feat. Damian Albarn (Domino)
Raffertie - Rain (Ninja Tune promo)
Machinedrum - Body Touch (Ninja Tune promo)
MAKAYA - Split Decision (Bandcamp business)
TG Mauss - Lover (Karaoke Kalk)
Hiele - Return To See (Ekster)
GTA Hoffmann - The Quick Brown Fox Jumps Over The Lazy, Bartellow rmx (Jazz n Milk promo)
Tendts - I Met A Girl (Project Mooncircle promo)
Moire - I Don't Get It (Rush Hour)
Fantastic Mr. Fox - The Trap (Black Acre promo)
Hiele - Fake Fiestagirl (Ekster)

Thursday, 27 June 2013

Audio Texture Radio Show - June 24, 2013

So back from the holiday and back into musical action once more kicking off this week with some of that new/old soul business belted out by the powerful voice of Marta Ren. Debruit then laid down the summer hip hop vibes recorded with Shamon Cassette whilst he was in New York, which led nicely into the ever impressive Homeboy Sandman riding a twisted, yet compulsive break. We were then happy to finally share a track from the forthcoming TG Mauss album which we've been sitting on and enjoying for the last few weeks, check it when it drops on the ever interesting Karaoke Kalk in July.

Seaworthy & Taylor Deupree then dropped the tempo off the radar as usual with a cut from their lovely, hyper-chilled new album before, almost reluctantly, we popped a cut in the show from the new Bob Marley Legend remixed album, a thoroughly shameless and misguided project but with a decent Photek remix! A Ninja Tune 1, 2 then ensued with a couple of the labels rising stars, Raffertie and Emika both of whom are really coming of age. We then pitched up a nice new Hanami track from the forthcoming Project Mooncircle EP to get a little house mix rolling.

Different Marks kept the dreamy vibe flowing with "To Be Without Me" from the excellent and inexplicably free "Untitled" album on Pet Recordings - if you fancy a bit of super credible/dance pop vibes then we heartily recommend it. The Hello Skinny remix of Owiny Sigoma Band then followed which paved the way nicely for some post punk/disco not disco politically minded grooves from the new Phil Asher affiliated project Aisling & The Haze and we're looking forward to hearing more of that. U-Ziq then sent the show spinning off into a parallel, electronic fusion, universe before Christian Prommer finished things up in a more grounded fashion with a cut from his new Compost Black EP, about to drop soon.

Marta Ren & The Groovelvets - 2 Kinds Of Men (Record Kicks)
Debruit feat Shamon Cassette - Red Hot (Freeload)
Homeboy Sandman - In A Daze (Stonesthrow promo)
TG Mauss - Welcome (Karaoke Kalk promo)
Seaworthy & Taylor Deupree - Wood (12K)
Bob Marley - One Love, Photek remix (Universal)
Raffertie - Gagging Order (Ninja Tune promo)
Emika - After The Fall (Ninja Tune promo)
Hanami - Fruition (Project Mooncircle promo)
Different Marks - To Be Without Me feat Glimpse (Pet Recordings freeload)
Owiny Sigoma Band - Harpoon Land, Hello Skinny remix (Brownswood promo)
Aisling & The Haze - Occupy The World (R2 promo)
u-Ziq - Wipe (Planet Mu)
Christian Prommer - Marimba (Compost Black promo)

Friday, 21 June 2013

Audio Texture Radio Show - June 17, 2013

Audio Texture Radio Show - June 17, 2013 by Audiotexture on Mixcloud

I'm not going to write much this week as I'm officially on holiday exploring, then laying on, the quietest beaches in the north of Ibiza I can find with the help of my nice girlfriend and little hairy dog. So far so good we're all totally chilled and enjoying life and I'm even getting some colour!

On repeat in the car are the Pyschemagik - Magik Circles album and the soon to be released Beach Diggin' from Guts and Mambo and if you need some summer soundtracks then I heartily recommend both of them.

Anyway here's the tracklisting, without links this week as I've got some food to eat and some nice cold white wine to drink in our little cottage in the middle of nowhere. There is not even any music playing as the crickets, chickens, owls and birds are doing a fine job of providing the evening's soundtrack.

Abeti - Usisilike (Heavenly Sweetness)
Congo Natty - Jungle Souljah feat La La & The Boo Ya (Big Dada)
Digi - Trwick (Luckybeard)
Silver Bullit feat Afrikan Boy - Show Me What U Made Of feat Spoek Mathambo, Kush Arora remix (Urban World)
Walton - Memories (Hyperdub promo)
Moodymann - Some Mo (Scion A/V freeload)
Lo Tide - Allocated Time (Audiokult)
Thundercat - Tron Song (Brainfeeder)
Swindle - When I Fly (Deep Medi promo)
Fuewa - Time Paint (Sonic Router promo)
Bludd Relations - Us (Deek)
Josip Klobucar - The Tea Bag (Eklectic promo)
Josip Klobucar - Again and Again (Eklectic promo)
Atiq & Enk - Three Minutes (Mind Trick)
Filastine - Circular False Notes, The Clerk remix (Post World Industries)
Jay Hats - Rise (Fremdtunes)
Timo Garcia & Manu Delago - The Hang Track Pt. II, A Green Meadow remix (Compost Records)

Tuesday, 11 June 2013

Audio Texture Radio Show - June 10, 2013

Audio Texture Radio Show - June 10, 2013 by Audiotexture on Mixcloud

Sweet reggae music from Willie Lindo started this weeks show from the new Beach Diggin', aptly timed, summer soundtrack from Heavenly Sweetness. Frameworks then provided the beautiful stringy vocals from his great new EP with a little help from the wonderful Kathrin DeBoer. Modern interpretrations of the English folk tradition then followed first from old hands, The Memory Band who have just released a great new album on Static Caravan and then from relative new boy, Airhead whose new album on R&S is sure to be one of this years, thinking man's, electronic highlights. High Wolf then brought the Gallic pysche before John Roberts laid down the horizontal machine vibes.

The Hidden Orchestra have been remixed on a new EP and Long Arm's cinematic hip hop vibed twist is the pick which led nicely into the dub tickled Hey-O-Hansen remix of "Ode To Yakushima" just one of the many excellent tracks from the recent Springintgut album. All sorts of fusions then ensued firstly with some Blludd Relations the exciting new project of Jessie Hackett and Bullion, before Paul White displayed his diversity and virtuosity with "Watch The Ants" and Kelpe disorientated everyone with the twisted "Nice Eyes In My Size".

Yosi Horikawa led the end of show uptempo vibes with his progressive tribal rhythms and his new album on First Word is well worth checking for some fresh musical beats and pieces. Gold Panda then followed with "Flinton" just one of the many rays of electronic musical sunshine from his new album on Ghostly which led nicely into "Distant Places" from the talented Magic Panda, surely a close relative? Okapii, a fresh, sweet sounding, young duo from Denmark then finished off the show in fine uplifiting sunshine style and we look forward to hearing much more from them.

Willie Lindo - Midnight (Heavenly Sweetness promo)
Frameworks - Breaks My Heart feat Kathrin DeBoer (First Word)
The Memory Band - As I Walked Over Salisbury Plain (Static Caravan)
Airhead - Autumn (R&S promo)
High Wolf - An Empire Upon  An Empire (Not For Fun)
John Roberts - Chalkdust (Dial)
Hidden Orchestra - Reminder, Long Arm remix (Tru-Thoughts promo)
Springintgut - Ode To Yakushima, Hey-O-Hansen remix (Pingipung promo)
Blludd Relations - Up (Deek Records)
Paul White - Watch The Ants (One Handed Music)
Kelpe - Nice Eyes In My Size (Drut)
Yosi Horikawa - Grandpa (First Word promo)
Gold Panda - Flinton (Ghostly International)
Magic Panda - Distant Places (Tigerbeat6)
Okapii - Gattu (Okapii Music)

Wednesday, 5 June 2013

Audio Texture Radio Show - June 3, 2013

An interesting show this week if only from the perspective that 5 of the tracks are all sitting around the web just waiting to be downloaded for free, the first example of which is the show's opening track from 18 year old Danish talent Bwoy De Bhajan, one to watch for sure. A taste of the new Donso album, the African sideproject of Krazybaldhead, followed and is just one example of the forward looking Afro fusion from the excellent Denfila album available now on Comet. The abstract, twisted Balearic, b-side  vibes of Luminodisco ensued which, rather weirdly, seagued nicely into some hip hop beats from the Japan Project beat tape courtesy of Al Dobson Jr and Creole+ before The Jet Age of Tomorrow cam along and laid down the sweet soul with some help from Jesse Boykins III.

The fresh styles of Chance The Rapper then paved the way for the more abstract hip hop beats of Jonwayne and Jeremiah Jae before Sqaramouche came along with the deep atmospheric techno vibes. Things then went all Balearic as we dropped two tracks back to back from the outstanding Magik Sunrise compilation from Psychemagik, surely one of the compilations of the year. Bwoy De Bhajan then made another appearance, this time a longer display of his talents with the scizophrenic delights of  "Global Aztec Civilization".

Moods, another promising beat talent unearthed by the Fremdtunes crew, then laid down the hard to categorize beats with his "Stimulus" track before Atjazz displayed his remix talents with his take on Little Big Bee's, "Searchin" which is just one of 3CDs worth of remixes celebrating the golden touch of Atjazz soon to be released on R2 records. Vondelpark then kept the mellow vibes rolling but this time with a little house mix from Robag Wruhme before Scarper revived the ghosts of 808 State to end the show with "Surfing The Cosmic Belt" a little taste from their forthcoming EP on Plexus.

Bwoy De Bhajan - A Bwoy's Mind, Intro (Sound Desc)
Donso - Mantiaba (Comet)
Luminodisco - Burundiness (Hell Yeah)
Al Dobson Jr & Creole+ - Ainu People's Party (OHM Bandcamp beat tape)
The Jet Age Of Tomorrow - A Place Where Lovers Go feat Jesse Boykins III (Oddfuture freeload)
Chance The Rapper - Acid Rain (Acid  Rap Mixtape freeload)
Jonwayne feat Jeremiah Jae - Rap Robbery (Scion freeload)
Sqaramouche - Belly Love Part 3 (Nonine)
Rioland and Goldfeder - Tension (Leng Records)
Yves Simon - Raconte-Toi (Leng Records)
Bwoy De Bhajan - Global Aztec Civilization (Sound Desc)
Moods - Stimulus (Fremdtunes promo)
Little Big Bee - Searchin, Atjazz Remix (R2 promo)
Vondelpark - California Analog Dream, Robag Wruhme mix 1 (Pampa)
Scarper - Surfing The Cosmic Belt (Plexus promo)