Sunday, 29 March 2015

Audio Texture Radio Show - March 23, 2015



A Coral Room - The South Border (Infracom promo)
Cy Gorman - Cool Change feat Will Poskitt (Heard and Felt promo)
Dizz1 - Get Em Up feat. Frank Nitt (Tru Thoughts promo)
Vursatyl - Super (BBE promo)
Ego Ella May - How Far (Self Released)
Jonny Faith - Neon (Tru Thoughts promo)
Gantz feat. Rider Shafique - Rock Star (Deep Medi)
Beacon - Better Love (Ghostly International)
Helena Hauff - The First Time He Thought, He Died (Werk Records)
Mount Bank - Low Fantasy (Donkey Pitch)
Arp Aubert - Moshislongo (Ki Records)
Anthony Joseph - Botanique, Osunlade Yoruba Soul Mix (Heavenly Sweetness)
Workerz - Workzilla (Back Office promo)
Legowelt - Evaporate With Me 2 Infinity (Technicolour promo)

Audio Texture is an independent music consultancy specializing in putting extraordinary music in the ordinary world. We love music even more than chocolate & we constantly research, listen to & painstakingly collate what we consider to be the best music in the world. So we thought it would be a nice idea to put out a weekly radio show to spread the word about some of our musical discoveries & support the world of quality, underground music.

The show can be found at:
BLN FM, Berlin (www.bln.fm/)
Ness Radio, Marrakech (www.nessnradio.com)
Scanner FM, Barcelona (www.scannerfm.com)
Groovalizacion, Lisbon (www.groovalizacion.com)
Frission Radio, Dublin (www.frissionradio.com)
Podcast (www.audiotexture.podomatic.com)
Show Archives (www.mixcloud.com/audiotexture)

Find out a bit more here:
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Tuesday, 24 March 2015

Audio Texture Radio Show - March 16, 2015


 
Jiin - Black Ballet (Planet Mu promo)
Optic Nerve - The Calling (Delsin)
Great Dane - Until We Meet Again (Alpha Pup)
Kasar - Alwin (Sonar Kolletiev)
Loscii - Ma.Org (Segue) Re.Mx (Cronica Electronica)
Dasha Rush - Sleep Ballade (Raster Norton)
INIT - Talking About Talking (Hivern Discs)
D.k. - Licence To Dream (Antinote)
Fabiano Do Nascimento - Minha Ciranda (Now Again)
Maribou State - Raincoats (Counter/Ninja)
Causa - Lo Sar (Birdie promo)
Danza Macabra - In For It feat Diyala, Matthew Herbert Remix (Danza Macabra)

Audio Texture is an independent music consultancy specializing in putting extraordinary music in the ordinary world. We love music even more than chocolate & we constantly research, listen to & painstakingly collate what we consider to be the best music in the world. So we thought it would be a nice idea to put out a weekly radio show to spread the word about some of our musical discoveries & support the world of quality, underground music.

The show can be found at:
BLN FM, Berlin (www.bln.fm/)
Ness Radio, Marrakech (www.nessnradio.com)
Scanner FM, Barcelona (www.scannerfm.com)
Groovalizacion, Lisbon (www.groovalizacion.com)
Frission Radio, Dublin (www.frissionradio.com)
Podcast (www.audiotexture.podomatic.com)
Show Archives (www.mixcloud.com/audiotexture)

Find out a bit more here:
www.audiotexture.com
www.audiotexture.blogspot.com
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www.twitter.com/audiotexture

Sunday, 8 March 2015

Bandcamp sales top $100 Million and sales up 30% in the last year - BIG UP

Now if you've been checking the radio show for the last few years you know that Bandcamp has become increasingly important to the show's content. Well they've just announced that the sales through the site have topped the $100 million mark and that sales figures have grown by 30% in the last year, now there are not too many music retail outlets that can boast figures like that, so a big congratulations to them and long may it continue.

It's also the site which has finally got me genuinely juiced up about digital digging with its friendly design, try the full track(s) before you by option and well executed newsfeed allowing me to connect with artists, labels and users to keep tabs on what is new. It also makes me feel all warm inside that the money is going direct to the artists and labels, cutting out the middle men and arriving where it can do most good in supporting the music making process.

I genuinely get excited about logging on and spending a couple of hours trawling the site and  discovering the wealth of talent that have decided to go their own way, avoid the label release route (or labels that have embraced the Bandcamp platform) and so I thought I would knock together a quick post on some of the great releases that I would never have discovered if it wasn't for Bandcamp.

If you want to delve deeper into my Bandcamp world then head over to the Audio Texture Bandcamp profile and if you like what you hear then you would probably also like the Audio Texture Radio Show - in the meantime check out these amazing releases below:

Dumbo Gets Mad - Quantum Leap (Bad Panda Records)



Ruspo - Esses Patifes



Baron Retif & Concepcion Perez



Nozu - Life (Metal Postcard)



Lucky Tapes - Peace & Magic/Sunday Night



Despertar Antoles - Alimanas



Shoos off - Most Times EP



NIKO IS - Good Blood



Floex - Zorya



Kassin - Sonhando Devagar



Dub Store Records Sampler Volum One


Saturday, 7 March 2015

Audio Texture Radio Show - March 2, 2015



Laura Groves - Friday (Deek)
Nostalgia 77 & The Monster - Island In The Sun (Tru Thoughts)
Clifford Jordan - John Coltrane (Jazzman)
DopeGems - Trust Me (Heavenly Sweetness)
Tom Ze - Guindaste A Rigor (Mr. Bongo)
J'von & Ackryte - Lawst Sheep Intro (Cascade promo)
Dumbo Gets Mad -Indian Food (Bad Panda Records)
9th Cloud - Almost Now Utopia (Eklektic promo)
DJ Bootsie - Sometimes, I Often (BBE promo)
Lapalux - Don't Mean A Thing (Brainfeeder)
Bambooman - Chambers (Health)
Wiley - From The Outside, Actress' Generation 4 Constellation Mix (White)
Biosphere - Space Is Fizzy (Touch Music promo)
Henry Homesweet - Track Your Body (Bleep Street)
DJ Khalab - Malala (Black Acre promo)


Audio Texture is an independent music consultancy specializing in putting extraordinary music in the ordinary world. We love music even more than chocolate & we constantly research, listen to & painstakingly collate what we consider to be the best music in the world. So we thought it would be a nice idea to put out a weekly radio show to spread the word about some of our musical discoveries & support the world of quality, underground music.

The show can be found at:
BLN FM, Berlin (www.bln.fm/)
Ness Radio, Marrakech (www.nessnradio.com)
Scanner FM, Barcelona (www.scannerfm.com)
Groovalizacion, Lisbon (www.groovalizacion.com)
Frission Radio, Dublin (www.frissionradio.com)
Podcast (www.audiotexture.podomatic.com)
Show Archives (www.mixcloud.com/audiotexture)

Find out a bit more here:
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www.audiotexture.blogspot.com
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www.twitter.com/audiotexture

Sunday, 1 March 2015

Discovery Of The Day: Akua Naru - The Miner's Canary

So it was urban music discovery day today, trawling through the blogs to find something a bit special and non generic and I had the great fortune to stumble across this lady and her new, self released, album "The Miner's Canary" is on the headphones as I type and she's just jumped straight into my top 5 female MCs.

She's got a great socially conscious flow and is backed up by DIGFLO, a six piece band which includes drums, keys, sax/flute, bass, guitars and turntables, who lay down the good grooves, jazz noodles or head snapping beats depending on what is required and who are not afraid to rock out as well - think The Roots rather than Nicki Manaj.

Currently residing in Cologne, Germany of all places she originally comes from New Haven (CT) via a stint in Philly and her broad horizons have taken her via West Africa and China and you can just hear she sees the bigger picture. Collaborations with Tony Allen, TY, Ursula Rucker, Lords Of The Underground and album guests like Cody ChestnuTT and Georgia Anne Muldrow should give you futher clues as to where she is at musically.

Anyway enough words get this album through your ears and if you get the chance go and check her up and coming live shows, it will help if you live in Germany but there are also dates in Switzerland and London, you can find the dates on her Bandcamp page.