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)