This month we have a special guest mix from a very long-time friend of ours, Richard Grainger aka Richard Foe, one of the chaps behind the awesome Good Block parties in London. Now into it's 5th year, they have hosted the likes of Jon K, Cosmic Slop, Sacha Mambo, Sean P, Nick The Record, Skyrager, DJ Amir, Esa, DJ Okapi, Glowing Palms, Bradley Zero, Bahamian Moor, Apeinto (Test Pressing), John Gomez, Charlie Bones and Phonica DJs.
Richard has assembled an all-vinyl mix "sailing through the French Caribbean Islands and African Zouk sounds. Heavy on Celluloid, Sonodisc, Moradisc and Debs releases from the likes of Kassav, Gerard Hubert, Eric Brouta, Energy, Tatiana and more."
You can find out more from his Facebook and Instagram and also from the Good Block Facebook page and Instagram
More his mixes can be found at www.mixcloud.com/richardfoe/
1. Guy Cuevas - Ebony Games
2. EKO - Kilimandjaro
3. Frek Khodja - Nefsi Toubi
4. Pierre Sandwidi - Boy Cuisinier
5. Harari - Musicana
6. Mirage - Bend a little
7. Slow Mtion - Fast Family
8. Alex - I Gotta feel Something
9. Nino Ferrer - Mint Junlep
10. Adriana - Contigo
11. Onike - Love Never Taste So Good
12. Womack & Womack - MPB
RICHARD FOE – GUEST MIX
13. Abdoulaye Cissé & Super Volta - A Son Magni
14. Kiru Stars - Family Planning
15. Soseme Makeonde - Manzara
16. Elias Rahbani & His Orchestra – Liza… Liza
We’re honoured to have one of France’s finest select records for us this month. Pablo Valentino runs the FACES and MCDE labels and founded ‘Children Of The Drum’ at the awesome Le Sucre club in Lyon. He’s also a DJ force to be reckoned with.
Pablo assembled this mix for us on a mellow bank holiday Monday in Lyon – no preparation, just pulling records inspired by the mood. For more information on Pablo Valentino check out his FB page – https://www.facebook.com/pablovalentino/
Hosted by Graham Luckhurst and Gareth Stephens.
Special guest mix from the mysterious music mastermind Wyndham Earl. Earl is a producer, musician, DJ and obsessive record collector who feeds his terrible habit by dealing records; specialising in obscure Library, Funk, Psych and other 60's and 70's music. He cut his teeth working at the always excellent Rarekind Records in Brighton and is an avid digger with a penchant for foreign exotic funky oddities and a keen ear for uncovering obscure grooves. We didn't know a single track in his mix...!
As a musician and producer he has played with a bands covering a wide spectrum of music from hip hop, funk and jazz to electronica, rock and folk. His past musical collaborations include Bonobo, Alice Russell, Rough Fields, My Little Problem, Dr Syntax, TM Juke and many others.
Hosted as always by Graham Luckhurst and Gareth Stephens.
Orm - Tropic
Raimonds Pauls - Games
Mirdza Zivere - Solar Rhythms
Rupa - Moja Bhari Moja
Twinkie Clark - Awake O Zion (Edit)
Jaye P Morgan - Here Is Where Your Love Belongs
Joseph Nicoletti - Night-Time Stars
Jesus Alvarez - Please Stay, Don't Go
Maureen Bailey - Takin' My Time With You
Skip Jackson - Micro Wave Boogie
Yves Simon- Au Pays Des Merveilles De Juliet
Harris Chalkitis - Time Is Over
Wyndham Earl Library Jazz mix:
Paul Kass - The Big Break
Remigio Ducros - Lunedi Ore 7,45
Dave Sarkys - Balleroy
The Rapture - Funky Pop
Paul Kass - Beach Bossa
Fritz Maldener - La Serenade
Max Rocci & His Friends - Colorombo
Modern Sound Quartet - Narcisso
Giudo Giovagnoli - OK Joan
Paul Kass - Southern Sunshine
Rino De Filippi - Ivory
Orchestra Sunny Lord - Message To You
Powerhouse - Hole In One
Boss Music - Leak On Way
Tom Mannoff - Mr Max
Vic Flick - Brother Hood
Tilsley Orchestral - Bit (London Big Sound - Bite Back)
Living Group - Tune Of Love
Glen Somers - Movement
Gershon Kingsley - Humpty Dumpty
Tany Turens - Little Sony
André Heller - Was Mir Der Dichter Luis Rosalez In Etwa Erzählte
Sonny Pearson Orchestra - Senso Unico
End of mix
Paul McCartney - Check My Machine
Pecker - Pecker Power
Shadow - Lets Get Together
Zimba - Baleka
End of show.
For episode 25 we are joined by Anton Spice – editor-in-chief of The Vinyl Factory online magazine, occasional DJ and even more occasional radio host. This is a selection of a few favourites recorded on a slow, possibly rainy, Sunday afternoon. Hosted by Graham Luckhurst and Gareth Stephens.
This month we have a superb guest mix from a good friend of ours DJ Ionik, hailing from Turku in Finland. He's the man behind labels Kojak Giant Sound and Traveller Records – releasing disco edits, previously unreleased soul and unreleased house music from the 80’s and 90’s. He’s also a super DJ with an expansive knowledge of excellent music, so we are delighted to have him select for us this month.
Hosted as always by Graham Luckhurst and Gareth Stephens.
Our final show of 2016 and we’re going out big – a special guest mix by Dave Maclean from Django Django. Thanks to Dave for assembling such a unique and interesting selection for us, and for supporting our music. For more info on the band please check out their website at http://www.djangodjango.co.uk/.
Another great guest mix this month from DJ Okapi. He specialises in digging up rare electronic grooves in the ‘city of gold’ aka Johannesburg, bringing the forgotten era of South African pop music back to lifespecifically the synth-fuelled 80s disco-funk known as ‘bubblegum’ and the unique house-inspired ‘kwaito’ grooves of the early 90s.
His Afro-Synth blog has been instrumental in turning a new generation of music fans from all over the world on to South African music of the 80s and 90s, most of which was never heard outside the country at the time. The website has since grown into an online store and more recently a shop in downtown Johannesburg.
With African synthesiser music growing in popularity around the world, DJ Okapi recently put together a compilation of South African disco for US-based label Cultures of Soul, entitled ‘Boogie Breakdown’, released in September 2016.
Our second anniversary radio show – hosted by Graham Luckhurst and Gareth Stephens, featuring a very special guest mix from Jameszoo.
Jameszoo released his debut album ‘Fool’ on Brainfeeder in May, which is one of our favourite albums of the year for sure. He recorded with Arthur Verocai - how we discovered him initially – and also put together a mammoth 24 HOUR jazz mix which is a brilliant listen. We also highly recommend you check him out live with his Jameszoo Quintet, featuring Richard Spaven on drums.
For episode 20 we are proud to present a very special mix from one of our favourite bands at the moment – Flamingods. The band recently dropped their amazing third studio album Majesty on Soundway Records.
Described as ethnic pop with elements of noise, psychedelia, tribal and freak folk, they have a truly unique sound. Be sure to check them out live if you get the chance. Big thanks to Karthik, Kamal and the guys for the mix.
Hosted by Gareth Stephens, Ally Smith and Ville Marttila.
We welcome a very special guest this month – Antal from Rush Hour in Amsterdam, one of our favourite labels and record shops. He has put together a mix of Brazil 45's sourced from recent digging trips to Brazil. Hosted by Graham Luckhurst and Gareth Stephens.
Antal is regarded as one of the finest DJ's and selectors in the world, with knowledge spanning Brazilian, African, disco, jazz, soul, house, techno and beyond. Thank you, sir!