Sunday, March 31, 2013

Under Starter's Orders





. . . and we're off . . .

. . .slowly evolves from a fuzzy vocal intro through tumbling, minimalistic swirls of sound . . .as a jaunty piano motif gradually distends downward into something entirely more sinister and dissonant. . ."Mix 2," in an an act of perversity. . . is built around sharp, icy electro bass stabs. . . . concludes with a typically punchy slice of club-orientated tech-funk . . . Finally, “. . .” sees the producer pair a celestial groove with a deep undercurrent . . .Sticky, snappy, obtrusive synths. . .youʼre struck not by the difference between the tracks but by the seamless way the jazzy newer one is complemented by the funky older one . . . untethered from a rhythmic framework and allowed to float in free space . . . there’s a complexity on show; tied up in its straight muscular rhythm and sinewy bassline is an improvised piano line that adds an emotional nuance . . .with slivers of pulled apart and reassembled sounds and splintered percussive parts unfolding over stepping, half-paced beats . . . pushes his Utopian vision over the edge on this third wedge of amorous chastity to produce a comparatively more industrial setting . . 

Saturday, March 30, 2013

John Peel During the Liverpool Roma Penalty Shoot-Out



 


Historic broadcast of part of John peel's show the night Liverpool beat Roma on penalties to win their fourth European Cup. That night I was watching the match at a mate's house, trying to keep it together while the shoot-out was in progress, much like Peelie. There's also part of a news broadcast reporting on the miner's strike. Liverpool was full of union members collecting for the miners every day around that time; their buckets were always full.

The match is won just after the news broadcast, at around twenty seven minutes, hence the playing of 'You'll never Walk Alone' followed by church bells. Peel then plays 'Come  Back' by Wah!, has a chat with Kid Jensen after, then sticks on "my favourite record of all time" for "all British football fans whoever they support".


Sunday, March 24, 2013

Thee Kaleidoscopic Rebellion: 23/3/13






As enjoyable as last night's show was, it was somewhat overshadowed by the journey home, which was quite hazardous, the roads not having been gritted at all and becoming very dodgy indeed the nearer I got to my destination. I was helped through it by the knowledge that Barry Simmons from "Eggheads" won "Brain Of Britain", Radio 4's weekly Saturday night quiz composed of random people and even more random questions. Barry, a professional quizzer, was the object of much public disapproval for even daring to compete on the show. Anyway, he won, to a chorus of much applause and neither a catcall or boo was heard. Not bad for a 67 year-old Baz. If I can be doing that when I'm your age then I'll be pretty happy.

And I don't want to blow my own trumpet but I even received some approving emails during last night's show from my two listeners. Seriously though, I need to prepare more before I do my shows, I mean, I'm making it up as I go along ffs! As you can hopefully see from the playlist below, the two hours was an undulating binary unit of electronic listening bliss. Starting off with the downright industrial morbidness of Kerridge, through to the proto-eighties electro funk of Sheffield's finest Cabaret Voltaire, (still Sheffield's finest btw), then riding a wave of relative uncertainty in the shape of Anthony Naples onto a linear, trance-induced wave of funk until Shed's breakbeat-infused 'Tantakatan' (I was punching the air on my own in the studio for that one. The only real exercise I've had all week), onto the highlight of the night, Callisto's 'Resistance' and through to the finale, the AW remix of 'Like A Machine' which had to be faded out after four or so minutes.

As blurted throughout the show, Harry's up next on the 6/4, and then me on the 20/4. Harry has asked Lee Scott to do a mix for him, so that may be coming up on the sixth, while Rick Hopkins, of Thunder fame, will be providing a mix for my show on the twentieth, along with an interview for this here blog.


Kerridge - Waiting For Love 3 (Downwards)
Dimen Andesso - Kangding Ray (Stroboscopic Artefacts)
Terrence Dixon - Self Portrait (Actress Remix) (Monique Musique)
Cabaret Voltaire - Do Right (Some Bizarre/Virgin)
Elizabeth Merrick-Jefferson - Astronomical Twilight (Argot)
Roman Fluegel - Cookie Dust (Live At Robert Johnson/Playhouse)
Paranoid London feat Paris Brightledge  - Paris Dub 1 (Paranoid London)
KCL Project - La Liberte (Octopus Records)
Martyn - Newspeak (Dolly Dubs)
Anthony Naples - El Portal (The Trilogy Tapes)

Johannes Volk - The Second Resistance (Dolly)
Lamar aka Keith Worthy - Karma (Original Mix) (Aesthetic Audio)
Balil - Parasight (Rising High)
Radio Slave - Tantakatan (The Drunken Shed Remix) (Rekids)
Callisto - Resistance (Guidance)
Simoncino feat Julian Jonah - Where Did U Go? (Echovolt)
JTC - South Brooks (HoyaHoya)
The Emperor Machine - Like A Machine (Andrew Weatherall Remix) (Southern Fried)


Saturday, March 23, 2013

Dana Kelley











Boston house producer Dana Kelley, aka Callisto, aka Krimp, and sundry other monikers, passed away a couple of months back. He was a producer who I've always returned to over the years, but was very underrated and slept on. He recorded for a reasonable range of labels, but for me he did his best work for Chicago's Guidance, a label which I feel was every  bit as influential as the likes of Cajual, Relief or, journeying away from the windy city, Classic. I'm very late to the party here, but I'm going to play a record by him on my radio show tonight, so here's a belated tribute. More to follow soon.

Sunday, March 17, 2013

Tunes Of The Day



You know you want to . . .



As much about the space as the sound . . . .



More cosmic ambience.



Subtle sonics. Of Detroit, of jazz, but something else . . .



Seminal label from Vienna. Never gets the attention it deserves.

March Chart




The Present Tense - Call Super (Houndstooth)



Marquis Hawkes - DABJ 1204 (Dixon Avenue Basement Jams)



Crue 3 - Crue (Crue)


Newspeak - Martyn (Dolly Dubs)



Waiting For Love - Kerridge (Downwards)



Finders Keepers Remixes - David Shaw & The beat (Her Majesty's Ship)



Giant Robot EP - Terrence Dixon/Population One (Monique Musique)



Urban Off Road - Elizabeth Merrick Jefferson (Argot)



Graze - Graze (New Kanada)



Analog Funktions - Spirit Of The Black 808 (Episodes)

In no apparent order . . .

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Timothy J Fairplay @ Bootleg Tel-Aviv 07-12-2012




Great mix from Andrew Weatherall's partner in crime in The Asphodells. Cosmic balearica with all of its psychedelic narcotic credentials intact. Great stuff.

Deeper Knowledge EP - Annie Errez (Saints & Sonnets)




Read my review of Annie Errez's debut release on Saints & Sonnets here.

Wednesday, March 06, 2013

Freefall EP - Strange Attractor (Full Flavor Music)



The return of Strange Attractor, aka Jonah Sharp, as documented for Ibiza Voice.

Catz 'N Dogz Interview



Here's the result of a recent Skype chat I had with Catz 'N Dogz for Ibiza Voice.




And here's their recent Boiler Room set, which we talk about during the interview.