new music: supreme cuts “envision”

SUPREME CUTS‘ Mike Perry and Austin Keultjes don’t come off as artists terribly concerned about popular thought regarding their music. Critics are divided in their opinion of  the Chicago duo and its airy urban sound, but neither of them seems to care. In that way, SUPREME CUTS’ output has always come off as deeply personal. Interviews surrounding the release

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RADIO SHOW [AS0839]

DAEDELUS, ILLUM SPHERE, DEADBEAT, OWINY SIGOMA BAND, + FRANCIS HARRIS are new music features, plus a ROOTS REWIND in honor of BOB MARLEY’s birthday. >Mister Joshua 6th Borough Project “U Know U” — In Your Arms EP — Delusions of Grandeur Exercise One “Wandering” (Peter Van Hoesen remix) — Tales of Ordinary Madness — Exone

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roots rewind: fred welsey & the jbs “blow your head”

the often sampled “blow your head”, from JAMES BROWN’s band-leader/composer/arranger FRED WESLEY, kicks off our ROOTS REWIND radio show and blog series. each week we highlight recordings essential to the history and development of electronic music and DJ culture. released 40 years ago on FRED WESLEY & THE JBs’ 1974 people records LP “damn right

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new music: shackleton “freezing opening thawing”

much like listening to his music, waiting for new material from SHACKLETON is a rewarding exercise in patience. originally from lancashire, uk (not too far from manchester), SHACKLETON made his name co-running the SKULL DISCO label and turning out unique dubstep recordings, noted for their meticulous sound design, percussion programming and dread atmosphere. sometime after

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radio show [as0838]

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the latest from shackleton, benny ill, faltyDL + todd terje, plus a much sampled roots rewind from fred wesley + the jbs. [aired 30 jan 2014] >chris widman Fred Wesley & The JB’s “Blow Your Head” –Damn Right I Am Somebody-People Dusky-“9T8 (Benny Ill London Underground Mix)”–School Records Ashley Beedle “Saturday (Let Me See You)”-

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best of 2013 (omitted): SHIGETO + KROMESTAR

excellent LPs from SHIGETO (“no better time than now”) + KROMESTAR (“tears of joy”) are the most glaring omissions we’ve noticed, so far, from our “best of 2013” radio show. the former was such a program staple during the year, that each co-host must have assumed one of the others would include the talented michigan

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best of 2013 radio show [as0834-35]

happy 2014 loyal listeners, welcome to our annual “best of” episode. maybe it was just us, but, 2013 went by in a blur, smearing distinctions between genres and audiences. a year of new fusions and revivals of revivals. while classic house and disco-influenced sounds dominated mainstream pop music, dubstep and grime’s lasting influence fueled a

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FaltyDL AUDIO INTERVIEW

FaltyDL ABSTRACT SCIENCE radio interview by joshua p ferguson aired on WLUW-chicago 88.7fm 12 july 2013

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PLAID LIVE SET

empty bottle [chicago] – april 2007 recorded at the empty bottle last april (one of our 10th anniversary celebrations), this set finds ed handley and andy turner in top form, dropping gems both new and old. it starts with a large selection of the film score for “tekkonkonkreet” (an amazing japanese anime film that hit

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best of 2012 radio show [as779]

aired 12/27/12 with joshua p. ferguson, chris widman, luke stokes + henry self DOWNLOAD THIS SET HERE (fyi: large file 530 MB) >joshua p ferguson John Talabot — So Will Be Now — fin — Permanent Vacation Maxxi Soundsystem — Regrets We Have No Use For (Herbert remix) — Hypercolour Hot Chip — Flutes —

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