Simple folky delights led us gently into this weeks show firstly with Grey Reverend, of Cinematic Orchestra fame and his one man and guitar sound, before DJ Cam mixed the pleasant vocals of Chris James with some orchestral strings and hip hop touches. Free The Beats is a handmade CD compilation series featuring unsigned artists and was the source of the delicate, stringy, delights of Howard before things took a turn for the dark, dramatic and testing sounds of the new Vladislav Delay Quartet album which comes highly recommended.
The enigmatic Downliners Sekt then kept things twisted and dubby with a track from their latest offering on Barcelona's Disboot label before Johnny Clark and King Tubby laid down the dub roots and Wrong Tom and Citizen Sound niced up the dance with some feel good reggae vibes. Hail Mary Mallon otherwise known as Aesop Rock, Rob Sonic and DJ Big Wiz then dropped some of that good old underground hip hop before Starkey further carried the hip hop torch, bassline style and made you wonder why more modern, forward thinking producers don't throw vocals over their fresh rhythms.
Kuedo is back with another EP coming soon on Planet Mu and we particularly liked the dreamy Hetoric remix of 'Shutter Light' before we gave you a little taster of the drum mental floater, 'Farthing Wood Dub' from Hype Williams, rather (un)surprisingly on Hyperdub. Alex Barck then displayed his musical pedigree and versatility by remixing ambient pioneers Popol Vuh to prog rocktastic effect - epic! Loose limbed house vibes then finished the show courtesy of Ossie and rising star based in the Middle East, Darling Farah.
Grey Reverend - Box (Motion Audio promo)
DJ Cam - Swim feat Chris James (Inflamable promo)
Howard - Music In Slow Motion (Free The Beats)
Vladislav Delay Quartet - Killing The Water Bed (Honest Jons)
Downliners Sekt - All I Can Hear Now (Disboot)
Johnny Clark - Roots Natty Congo, King Tubby Dub (BBE promo)
Wrong Tom meets Citizen Sound - We Do Dance (Irieites)
Hail Mary Mallon - Smock (Rhymesayers promo)
Starkey - Bricks feat Curly Castro (Civil Music promo)
Kuedo - Shutter Light Girl, Hetoric remix (Planet Mu promo)
Hype Williams - Farthing Wood Dub (Hyperdub promo)
Popol Vuh - Haram Dei haram Dei, Alex Barck Prog Rock Edit (SPV promo)
Ossie - Set The Tone (Hyperdub)
Darling Farah - Crown (Civil Music promo)
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