Wednesday, 23 April 2014

Audio Texture Radio Show - April 21, 2014



The lovely voice of Josa Peit and great production talents of Nostaligia 77 kick off this weeks show before Kelis raised the musical drama with a taste of her new, highly recommended and diverse  album. The first of this week's Bandcamp finds, Chicago Underground Duo,  then stepped up the intensity before The Edison Electrics smoothed things out with the Te'Amir remix of "Yekermo Sew", just one of the great tunes from their Oneironautics album. The modern twisted sounds of Africa then ensued, firstly with "Rise Up" from Low Leaf before Te'Amir pops up again with a great cut and paste rework of Bembeya Jazz National's 1973 tune Ballake.

Less frenetic dub reggae was then the order of the day and another preview of the new Quasi Dub Development album dropping in May on Pingipung, closely followed by the standout tune from the new Hollie Cook album, "Looking For Real Love" which we couldn't resist dropping again. Next level beats then ensued with Electoom Acoostap (aka Medline) killing it with "Ubiquity" before Matthewdavid showed he is no slouch either. Arcka then changed the vibe with some spliced and diced Herbie Hancock vocoder vocals from his new Hancock sampling beat release.

Now Slowfoot always come through with some diverse and interesting releases and the new Prescott album, despite being named after an ex UK deputy prime mininster, is no exception. The Hidden Orchestra have had a few tracks from their last album remixed and  we're particularly fond of the Dam Mantle rework of "Seven Hunters" which led nicely into some uptempo US soul from the promising Sorceress, a new signing to Wonderwheel before Chrome Sparks sent the show out with some melodic, deep space beats..

Nostalgia 77 - One (Tru Thoughts)
Kelis - Change (Ninja Tune)
Chicago Underground Duo - Boss (Northern Spy)
The Edison Electrics - Yekermo Sew, Te'Amir rmx (Self Released)
Low Leaf - Rise Up (Fresh Selects)
Te'Amir - Ballake, 2014 (Self Released)
Quasi Dub Development - Zebroid Z (Pingipun promo)
Hollie Cook - Looking For Real Love (Mr. Bongo promo)
Electroom Acoostap - Ubiquity (Cascade)
Matthewdavid - In My World (Brainfeeder promo)
Arcka - Just Come To Me (Self Released)
Prescott - Piece Of Cake (Slowfoot promo)
Hidden Orchestra - Seven Hunters, Dam Mantle rmx (Tru Thoughts)
Sorceress - Teacups (Wonderwheel)
Chrome Sparks - Enter The Chrome Forest (Future Classic)