Thursday, 5 June 2014

Audio Texture Radio Show - June 2, 2014



Bass lines and beats kicked off this weeks show with Jah Wobble, the Larry Heard meets Hip Hop meets Juke sounds of Traxman and then the darker dubbed out breakbeats of DNN and no talking from me for three tracks either, can't be bad. The more traditional dub sounds of The Lions vs The Dub Club then dropped the tempo and paved the way for the nice jazz beats of Sol Monk, a great live drummer meets producer project out of Tel Aviv.

More straight up jazz then ensued, this time from Fatima and the absolutely wonderful "Do Better" taken from her debut album. The new Taylor McFerrin album is now out on Brainfeeder and is a great listen, start to finish, but we particularly like "Already There" which enlists the undoubted talents of Robert Glasper & Thundercat. The Ambient Jazz Ensemble are a great new jazz group from the UK with a great album about to drop and "Hallucinogenic" is the first track of several tracks. If you are having trouble coping with the interminable wait between Cinematic Orchestra albums then they could well be your saviour.

Now Actress is, generally speaking, not one of our favourite artists but we have to say he has killed it with his remix of Kelis', "Rumble". Coco Bryce then waded in with a nice slice of hip hop from his forthcoming self released, old school rave meets hip hop, project. We are happy to report Reginald Omas Mamode IV is back with a new EP and "You Know Better" with its tropical shuffle is a wonderful thing. The Sonzeira remixes, of which we are sure there will be many,  have just started to drop and Mark E has got the ball rolling with a great version of "Aquarela Do Brasil". Electric Wire Hustle also make a welcome release return this week with a new EP, two originals and two remixes, and everyone is a winner. This led nicely into a track from the imminent Fhloston Paradigm album on Hyperdub, big up King Britt and his decade spanning, chameleon like, production talents. My Dry Wet Mess ended the show with "Twos Too" from his great new EP coming soon on the, increasingly, interesting Fine Grains record label, keep your eyes on them..

Jah Wobble presents PJ Higgins - Chaingang (Sonar Kollektiv)
Traxman - I Wanna Be High (Planet Mu promo)
DNN - Eclipse Dub (Mnemonic Dojo promo)
The Lions vs Dub Club - More More Dub (Stones Throw promo)
Sol Monk - Albi Goes To India (Time Grove promo)
Fatima - Do Better (Eglo)
Taylor McFerrin - Already There feat. Robert Glasper & Thundercat (Brainfeeder)
Ambient Jazz Ensemble - Hallucinogenic (Here & Now)
Kelis - Rumble, Actress Sixinium Bootleg remx (Ninja Tune)
Coco Bryce - On Language feat. New Slang (Myor promo)
Reginald Omas Mamode IV - Know You  Better (Five Easy Pieces promo)
Sonzeira - Aquarela Do Brasil (Talkin' Loud promo)
Electric Wire Hustle - If These Are The Last Days (Somethinksounds promo)
Fhloston Paradigm - Race To The Money (Hyperdub promo)
My Dry Wet Mess - Twos Too (Fine Grains promo)