Thursday, 8 May 2014

Audio Texture Radio Show - May 5, 2014



It's not often we devote 20% of the show to one tune but the Theo, Dego & Akwasi remix of A Race Of Angels really is worth it, Parrish's Wild Heart recordings is just going from strength to strength. It must have been Dego's influence in Blu James' "Stare Into The Truth" which made it such a logical choice as the next track - great soulful, broken beat vibes and a very promising start to this new label, Ten50. The soulful vibes just kept on flowing with west coast dons, The Decoders covering the classic "Respect" to great effect. If you are going to cover a killer tune make sure you do it right like these guys.

An electronic mix up selection then ensued with the cut up glitchy vibes of Sean Piñeiro closely followed by the great Tim Shiel remix of Aussie muso, Luke Howard. Molo then provided some lovely soulful, dreamy vibes before Ghost Kwini waded in and roughed things up with "Netscape Navigator" forthcoming on Sonic Router. We then dropped another Quasi Dub Development tune in anticipation of their album release later this month, it probably will be the dub album of the year. More Bandcamp business followed from the very nice Spacedtime album and highlighted yet another young producer heading in the right direction and taking business matters into their own hands by self releasing on Bandcamp.

Hip hop was then the order of the day and an early taste of the new Guts EP, another winner from Heavenly Sweetness. Shawn Lee then upped the tempo, injected some boogie and old school lyricial flow, look out for his hip hop leaning album on BBE dropping soon. Now Luaka Bop have commissioned a heap of remixes for William Onyeabor and the respectful, contagious Whatever rework of the classic, "Body & Soul" is the undoubted winner. Some classy, building house music then ended the show courtesy of Strategy from his great new EP on 100% Silk

A Race of Angels - It's Just Begun, Theo Parrish, Dego & Akwasi Mensah rework (Wild Heart)
Blu James - Stare Into The Truth (Ten 50)
The Decoders - Respect feat Hruby & Van Hunt (Self Released)
Sean Piñeiro - Green Copy (Ki promo)
Luke Howard - Portrait Gallery, Tim Shiel remix (Self Released)
Molo - The Ghosts Are Dancing (Eklektic promo)
Ghost Kwini - Netscape Navigator (Sonic Router promo)
Quasi Dub Development - Zebroid Dub (Pingipung promo)
Spacedtime - Theway (Self Released)
Guts - The Forgotten Don't Look Away feat Quelle Chris & Denmark Vessey (Heavenly Sweetness promo)
Shawn Lee - Baby Breakin feat MC Shawny Shawn (BBE promo)
William Onyeabor - Body & Soul, Whatever/Whatever remix (Luaka Bop)
Strategy - Dragi It Through The Garden (100% Silk)