Thursday, 27 February 2014

Audio Texture Radio Show - February 24, 2014



Soul, dub madness, hip hop and Brazil dominate this weeks show kicking off with a track from the excellent debut album from Gabriel Garzon-Montana which has been on repeat all week and is highly recommended. Hollie Cook then took the soul and gave it a Prince Fatty riddim, look out for her new album coming on Mr. Bongo later this year. We couldn't resist playing the kookly little dub from the new Kalbata & Mixmonster single which led into the crazy dub techno vibes of Martijn Comes, closely followed by the analogue dub vibes of "Robert Rental" a taster from Ekoplekz's excellent album coming in March on Planet Mu.

Modern Brazilian vibes then ensued from the ever interesting Kassin, look out for his self released modern day Tropicalia vibes from his Bandcamp page. Some nice underground hip hop joints were then the order of the day kicking off with Stainless Steele and his contribution to an excellent Sun Ra sampling themed compilation, on our label discovery of the week, Cosmic Compositions. Check out their whole catalogue if you like your beats deep. A new Homeboy Sandman and Paul White collaboration was next, continuing Homboy's fine run of recent form before the no nonsense approach of Joe Kickass got things moving. Tunde Olaniran then added his unique flavour before the ever listenable Essa finished off the hip hop vibes for the night.

The new Turtle track, "The Opposite of Low" added another Bandcamp discovery to the show and the platform is increasingly playing a large part in our music discovery process, they really seem to be heading in the right direction, if you haven't checked it make sure you do. Just to prove the point we then played a Bandcamp only available taster of the new Meta Meta album from Mais Um Discos before another track from the wonderful Kassin album closed the show.

Gabriel Garzon-Montano - Everything Is Everything (Styles Upon Styles)
Hollie Cook - Looking For Real Love (Mr. Bongo promo)
Kalbata & Mixmonster - Prisoner In Love, CRB Version (Freestyle promo)
Martijn Comes - Electric Field (IO Sound promo)
Ekoplekz - Robert Rental (Planet Mu promo)
Kassin - Lua Do Sol (Self Released)
Stainless Steele - Pulling Back The Curtain (Cosmic Compositions)
Homeboy Sandman - Bad Meaning Good (Stones Throw)
Joe Kickass - The Average Joe (Project Mooncircle)
Tunde Olaniran - The Highway (Quite Scientific promo)
Essa - The World Belongs To You (First Word promo)
Turtle - The Opposite Of Low (Beatnik Creative)
Meta Meta - Man Feriman (Mais Um Discos)
Kassin - Mundo Natural (Self Released)