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.
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!
Extended Jazz special, with the MBRC residents. Inspired by recent digging trips to Stockholm and Helsinki – shouts to Record Mania and Bromna Records!
DJ, collector and supreme record dealer Nick The Record joins us for episode 16.
Famous for compilations including Under The Influence, his edits of rare sought after tracks, diverse and emotional DJ sets, and a legendary record collection, it was a privilege and pleasure to have Nick on the show.