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)