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
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
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)”-
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
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
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
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 —
ATOM: christopher bauder + robert henke at mutek 2009 (kim schlechter, 2010, usa, video, 5 minutes) http://abstractscience.net christopher bauder + robert henke (aka monolake) discuss their monumental ATOM performance for a matrix of 64 gas balloons, lights, and sound at the place des arts, montreal for the 10th anniversary (2009) edition of the MUTEK festival.