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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]

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 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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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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