Transmission #93: Electro Tapes 1984

South London. It’s a Saturday night in the Autumn of 1984, A teenager sits by the radio, spinning the dial, in search of new sounds, like the ones he has heard rocking the charts from time to time. And then, there it is, the new sound, on 102.8 FM, pirate station JFM, DJ Paul Dodd presents the Electro Funk Chart: top selling import 12″s from Groove Records in Soho.

This mix is some of the freshest sounds from the Autumn of 1984. A time of B-Boys and B-Girls, Fresh MCs, Graffiti artists, Body Poppers, DJs cutting and scratching on the wheels of steel, Streetsounds Electro compilations, 808 Drum machines, when Hip hop was the culture and Electro was the music, a mix of rap, synth-pop, turntable cut ups and electronic dance music. So, pause buttons at the ready, dust down your tracksuit, lay down some Lino, crank up the Boombox and let’s dance.

TRACKLIST
Electro Tapes Jingle by the ShaxDown Crew
Dynamic (Total Control – Club Mix & Dub Edit) by Dynamic Breakers
Rockin’ it (Main Mix & Dub Edit) by M.C. Flex & the FBI Crew
Renegades of Funk (Edit) by Afrika Bambaataa & The Soul Sonic Force
Breakdancer (Radio Mix & Club Mix Edit) by The Boogie Boys
Boogie Down (Bronx & Dub Edit) by Man Parrish
Masters of the Scratch by Master O.C and Kray Eddie
Megamix II. Why is it Fresh (Short & Long version Edit) by D.ST
Automan (Dub Edit) by Newcleus
Mean Machine (Dub Edit) by D.ST & Jalal
5 Minutes (B-b-b Bombing Mix Edit) by Bonzo Goes To Washington
Check us out (Edit) by Junior Gee & The Capital Boys
We’re Rocking the Planet (side 1 & 2 Edit) by Hashim
Scratchin’ 100 Speakers (Edit) by Daniel Sofer and Dr. Dre
Beat Freak by (Electro 6 & Album Version Edit) Bobby Broom
Breaker’s Revenge (Beat Street & Long Version Edit) by Arthur Baker
Reckless (Club Mix Edit) by Chris “The Glove” Taylor, David Storrs and Ice T

First broadcast on 3rd January 2021 on Radio Reverb 97.2FM and DAB, Brighton , UK, streaming on www.radioreverb.com in these timeslots:

Sun 3rd January 2021 at 11pm
Tues 5th January 2021 at 1pm
Thursday 14th January 2021 at 11pm
Sunday 17th January 2021 at 11pm
Friday 29th January 2021 at 2pm

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Transmission #92 – Artists in Lockdown

Transmission #92

Currently Off Air brings you Artists in Lockdown: music, poetry, streamed bathtub theatre and immersive gameplay stories, readings from a new novel, nonsense and reflections on a strange year from artists with links to Brighton: Yael Karavan, Tim Harbridge, Silvia Mercuriali, BRiGHTBLACK, Dave Stephens,  Sentimental Punk, mumdadandthekids and Xelís De Toro.

Tracklisting:
Intro
Rogue Molecule 1 by Dave Stephens
About Endings and Beginnings by Yael Karavan
Coming Back to Life by Tim Harbridge
Rogue Molecule 2 by Dave Stephens
Swimming Home (excerpt) by Silvia Mercuriali
Excerpts from Feral River (translated by John Rutherford) by Xelís De Toro
readings by Beka, Eddie, Jamie, Nina, Polly, Paul, Suzanne, Tessa and Janina.
Rogue Molecule 3 by Dave Stephens
Lost in the Fog by Sentimental Punk
Bashana Habaa by Yael Karavan
Rogue Molecule 4 by Dave Stephens
There’s a Killer Here by BRiGHTBLACK
Les Allumettes (Jacques Prevert) read by Yael Karavan
Birthday Song by Yael Karavan
Rogue Molecule 5 by Dave Stephens
Xmas Song (live at the Bleeding Hearts Club) by Mumdadandthekids
Rogue Molecule 6 by Dave Stephens
Inside the Granfather Clock (4 tape looks for walkman) by Graph Paper Shirts

Additional music used:
‘Between the night and the new day’, ‘Walk into twilight’, and, ‘In the winter we thought of light’ by Porcelain

ARTIST LINKS
Yael Karavan
Tim Harbridge
Silvia Mercuriali, Tickets for Swimming home here
Xelís De Toro – Feral River available at www.smallstations.com
Dave Stephens – Older work : website:
Newest work: Dave Stephens (@davestephensart) • Instagram
Sentimental Punk
BRiGHTBLACK

First broadcast on 6th December 2020 on Radio Reverb 97.2FM and DAB, Brighton , UK, streaming on www.radioreverb.com in these timeslots:
Sun 6th December 2020 at 11pm
Tues 8th December 2020 at 1pm
Thursday 17th December 2020 at 11pm
Sunday 20th December 2020 at 11pm
Friday 1st January 2021 at 2pm

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Transmission #91 – Cassette Tapes

 

Drawings on a Bus by Television Set from Emma Hauck’s Letters [The Tapeworm]
Oddlight by Re/search/er from FC1​-​6 (Selected Electronic Songs) [self-released]
Sax Pest by Christopher Brett Bailey from Sax Offender [Pastel Heck]
Dreamscape 1 excerpt by Dark Half from Moon Through Dark Trees [Third Kind Records]
Wired Wing by Charla’s Brainstorm from Journey into Charla’s Mind [self-released]
Lloyd Clark Smithie’s Sextet Now I Know the Reason from If I Had a Pair of Wings Jamaican Doo Wop Vol. 2 [Death Is Not The End]
Solo Dance by Michele Mercure from Pictures of Echoes [Freedom To Spend]
Delureos by Zigo from Selección Magnética 1982 / 1996 [Discrepant]
Stress by Quum from Selección Magnética 1982 / 1996 [Discrepant]
I’m Not Psychic, Obvs by All Cats Are Beautiful from a/c/a/b e/p/3 [Third Kind Records]
My Son Jim by People Like Us from Recyclopaedia Britannica [Sucata Tapes]
Excerpts by Grup Ses from Program #02 – A Mixtape of Turkish Rap [Discrepant]
Hidden Machine by South City Hardware from Redirected Midi [Third Kind Records]
Anzar by Marta De Pascalis from Anzar [The Tapeworm]
Familiar Feelings In New Places by Bary Center from Guide Me Through The Hills Of Your Home [Third Kind Records]
4 TRACK 24: Delayer #3 by T H I S I S N O T H I N G
The Runaround by Sufjan Stevens, Lowell Brams from Aporia [Asthmatic Kitty Records]
VKIM by Nate Scheible from Prions And Scrapie [unifactor]
Clear Nakayama Munetoshi from Reboot a Repetition
[Muzan Editions]
Asleep by Davide Luciani from Calming Counts
[The Tapeworm]
Rehearsal Pt 1 by Jiyeon Kim from Long Decay and New Earth
[The Tapeworm]

First broadcast on 1st November 2020 on Radio Reverb 97.2FM and DAB, Brighton , UK, streaming on www.radioreverb.com in these timeslots:
Sun 1st November 2020 at 11pm
Tues 3rd November 2020 at 1pm
Thursday 12th November 2020 at 11pm
Sunday 15th November 2020 at 11pm
Friday 27th November 2020 at 2pm

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Transmission #90 – Cassette Tapes

 

A mixtape of past and present uses and abuses of cassette tapes. Including new tapes, the never aired and the rarely heard.

Tracklisting
Age of Confusion & Moon Child by Prophetas from Maury Island Reverie [Discrepant]
Untrum by Bleed Air from s-t [superpolar Taïps]
Ancient Kasbah Lays in ruin – Merzoug viper Mix by Ross Alexander from Memorias vol.2 Live Dub Versions [Discrepant]
Spirituals by Jachna-Ziolek-Buhl from Animated Music ppt49 [Pawlacz Perski]
Strandfynd from Thet Liturgiske Owäsendet from Det Var Folk Där Ute. Dom Är Borta Nu. [Opal Tapes]
Mindscapes by Rupert Lally from Strange Systems [Third Kind Records]
Excerpt From Improv 24 April 2013 by Hassni Malik & Nicholas Langley from Music By Hassni Malik & Nicholas Langley [Third Kind Records]
I saw You by Peter Kardas from I Saw You [Echo Ocho]
Adam’s song by Peter Kardas from I Saw You [Echo Ocho]
Snyrk by Ball Geographie from Live at Budokan [superpolar Taïps]
4 track 24: Inside the Grandfather Clock (7 tape loops for walkman) by Graph Paper Shirts
The End by Morusque from The End of Music [wabi-sabi tapes]
Preview by Grup Ses from Program #02 – A Mixtape of Turkish Rap [Discrepant]
Walk Away by Life’s Track from Race Against Time [Opal Tapes]
Ibex Ribbon by Deep Space Duo from Spacetones [Love All Day]
A Pale Cloth That Covers The Eyes by J. Carter from Rejoice! [Opal Tapes]
Spectacular Items by Portland Vows from Living Posthumously [Third Kind Records]
Warm Room (excerpt) by John Macedo from Left Behind [The Tapeworm]
…An Ending by Andy Fosberry from When Comfort Is Stranger [Third Kind Records]

Broadcast on Radio Reverb 97.2FM & DAB+, Brighton, UK, streaming online at www.radioreverb.com in these timeslots:
Sun 4th October 2020 at 11pm
Tues 6th October 2020 at 1pm
Thursday 15th October 2020 at 11pm
Sunday 18th October 2020 at 11pm
Friday 30th October 2020 at 2pm

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Transmission #89: Lockdown Tapes

Currently Off Air brings you Lockdown Tapes: music, talk and sound experiments from artists from Brighton and beyond: Yael Karavan, Tim Harbridge, Dave Stephens, Soundless Mind Eraser, Sentimental Punk, Ethan Persoff, Sylviane De La Fleur, Stenorette, Jonnny Schlackman, Blacksunburstdaydream, Meno Likke ((Loops))

Coast to Coast (from Tel Aviv to Dorset) with Yael Karavan & Tim Harbridge.
Once the humans had left
From a deep dark place Dave Stephens
Experiments with Chance No.2 Soundless Mind Eraser
On ‘Breakthrough by Konstantin Raudive’
Warsaw Yael Karavan.
Enemy Of The People Sentimental Punk
Earth, Take Four Ethan Persoff from “This is the TRUTH!” (Music for Pandemics and Home Cooking)
Opening Scene Ethan Persoff from ““THE APARTMENT”— A Recovered Memory of Chicago, 1996.
The language of malfunction Sylviane De La Fleur
Marble Not Thunder Stenorette
I’m not a poet / Give Up on Me by Tim Harbridge
Sōsēji variations Jonnny Schlackman
Tunneldown by Blacksunburstdaydream
Turn on your Sacred radio Meno Likke ((Loops))

LISTEN:
PODOMATIC
MIXCLOUD

Broadcast on Radio Reverb 97.2FM & DAB+, Brighton, UK, streaming online at www.radioreverb.com in these timeslots:
Sun 6th September at 11pm
Tues 8th September at 1pm
Thursday 17th September at 11pm
Sunday 20th September at 11pm
Friday 2nd October at 2pm

ARTIST LINKS
Yael Karavan
Tim Harbridge
Dave Stephens – Older work : website:
Newest work: Dave Stephens (@davestephensart) • Instagram
Stenorette
Ethan Persoff
Sentimental Punk

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Transmission #88: Lockdown Tapes

Currently Off Air brings you Lockdown Tapes: music, talk and sound experiments from artists with links to Brighton: Yael Karavan, Xelís de Toro, Alejandro Vargas, Tim Boat, Dave Stephens, Alsace Lorraine, Blane Chooley, Blacksunburstdaydream, Suz Almond and Calhau!

TRACKLISTING:
The Story behind Neanderthal by Tim Boat
Audio Dances by Yael Karavan
Shir Leshira by Korin Allal, read by Yael Karavan
Lying in which wardrobe? by Dave Stephens
Galician Radio Memories by Xelís de Toro
Improvisation Xelís de Toro & Alejandro Vargas
Sea Swimming Suz Almond
On a Beach Part 3
The City Not the City (live from Wild Park) Blacksunburstdaydream
Automatic Walkman Poetry 27/7/20 Blane Chooley
Dis, quand reviendras-tu by Barbara, read by Yael Karavan
Ngoni improvisation by John Berry
I love you like Porn by Alsace Lorraine, Accordion by Joe Watson
Bófiacult by Calhau! from LP Tau Tau
Walk along Pilgrim’s Way to the Holy Island of Lindisfarne, Field Recording
Lotus Flower Garden by Woodgoblins

ARTIST LINKS
Tim Boat
Yael Karavan
Suz Almond
Alsace Lorraine / Tim Harbridge
Xelís de Toro
Calhau!

Dave Stephens – Older work : website:
Newest work: Dave Stephens (@davestephensart) • Instagram
Dave Stephens’ Lockdown films:
Come Heaven and Homework
Stalactite, Stalagmite

MIXCLOUD
PODOMATIC

Broadcast on Radio Reverb 97.2FM & DAB+, Brighton, UK, streaming online at www.radioreverb.com in these timeslots:
Sun 2nd August at 11pm
Tues 4th August at 1pm
Thursday 13th August at 11pm
Sunday 16th August at 11pm
Friday 28th August at 2pm

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Transmission #87: Lockdown Tapes

In this transmission, Currently Off Air brings you Lockdown Tapes: music and sound experiments from artists with links to Brighton: BRIGHTBLACK, Yael Karavan, Tim Harbridge, Alsace Lorraine, Xelís de Toro, Soundless Mind Eraser, Meno Liike ((loops)), Naina Pari, Super Spatial Biscuit Band and Jonny Schlackman.

TRACKLISTING:
Intro from Currently Off Air Transmission 1 (2010)
I So Late Meno Liike ((loops))
Sunk BRIGHTBLACK
Zurph in between StarZ BRIGHTBLACK
Bird Bass for Buddha Jonny Schlackman
Breathing Yael Karavan
On the Beach Part 2
Sleepless Tim Harbridge
Joie de Vivre Alsace Lorraine
Respiração Yael Karavan
Skrank (harbourfront mix) Naina Pari
Protest Song Xelís de Toro
I am not here Xelís de Toro
Poems accompanied by track: Dub AM Dub Super Spatial Biscuit Band
Simon BRIGHTBLACK reflections on lockdown
The Lake / The Fish / The Bones CiRCA69
Clap Your Hands (for 500 clappers and 10 pump organs) Soundless Mind Eraser
Respiration/נְשִׁימָה Yael Karavan
Credits – song: Henchclaw Pablo The M is for Marv
Outro from Currently Off Air Transmission 1 (2010)

First broadcast on Radio Reverb 97.2FM & DAB, Brighton, UK, , streaming online at www.radioreverb.com, on 5th July 2020
Transmission dates:
Sun 5th July at 11pm
Tues 7th July at 1pm
Thursday 16th July at 11pm
Sunday 19th July at 11pm
Friday 31st July at 2pm

Links:
BRIGHTBLACK
Yael Karavan
Tim Harbridge
Xelís de Toro
CiRCA69

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Transmission #86 – Artists in Lockdown


In this transmission, you’ll be hearing from artists with links to Brighton. Music, Field Recordings, poetry, nonsense, talks and walks from Yael Karavan, Tim Harbridge, Xelís de Toro, Alejandro Vargas, Matt Page, Yassin Zelestine, Suzanne Almond, A. AV and Soundless Mind Eraser.

TRACKLISTING
Tschuture by Soundless Mind Eraser
Automatic Walkman Poetry by Marv
Hieroglyphic Stairway by Drew Dellinger read by Yael Karavan
This is a Call by Tim Harbridge
Field Recordings and I am in a Breath Xelís de Toro
Improvisations by Xelís de Toro & Alejandro Vargas
Requiem by Kurt Vonnegut read by Yael Karavan
4am / Peculiarities of the night by Yassin Zelestine
Suz’s Art Club by Suzanne Almond
Once More Unto The Breach by Tim Harbridge featuring Xelís de Toro
Up & Out in Brighton & Lisbon by Yael Karavan and Tim Harbridge
Moroccan Field recordings by Matt Page
Campanas de Bastabales by Xelís de Toro
I Found God by Tim Harbridge from Disfigurine, 2017
The fear of missing the last mockba metro and having to ask how to get home by A.AV
from Multi screen projection music_screen_02, 2019

First broadcast on Radio Reverb 97.2FM and DAB, Brighton, UK on 7th June 2020.

Links:
Yael Karavan
Tim Harbridge
Xelís de Toro
A.AV / AMOEBA
Suzanne Almond
Matt Page
Yassin Zelestine
Alejandro Vargas

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Transmission #85 – Lockdown Edition

Paradise Engineering Barker from Utility LP, 2019
Dream St. Jackie Lynn from Jacqueline LP, 2020
Chocolate Matter Sweet Trip from Velocity : Design : Comfort LP, 2003
Shikako Maru Ten Can from Spoon 7″, 1972
The Night Watcher Tony Allen & Jeff Mills from Tomorrow Comes The Harvest LP, 2018
Visit Croatia Alabaster DePlume from Copernicus – The Good Book of No CDr, 2012
Bimoko Magnin (Pigmalião Rework) by Super Djata De Bamako, Digital, 2017
Anambra Ozo from Anambra 12″, 1976
Strange Wing Chicago Underground Quartet from Good Days LP, 2020
Stolen Clothes Spoonfed Hybrid from Spoonfed Hybrid CD, 1993
White Nile Kelan Phil Cohran and Legacy from African Skies LP, 1993
Floods Aris Kindt from Floods LP, 2015

First broadcast on 3rd May 2020on Radio Reverb 97.2FM an DAB, Brighton, UK.

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Transmission #84

In this transmission expect Venezian ambience, Belizean funk, Private press lounge music, Swedish acid, Japanese computer-game electro and ambience from the 80s, Dada-ist poetry, absurd stories, and music from Somalia, Italy, Austria, Germany, Canada, Brazil, USA, Scotland, Derby on vinyl, digital, cassette.

Sirmaqabe (No Secrest) Iftin Band Mogadisco from Dancing Mogadishu – Somalia 1972​-​1991 Compilation LP
Friends Leon Lowman from Syntheseas LP, 1980
A Real Man Citizen Bravo feat James Yorkston from LP Return To Y’Hup The World Of Ivor Cutler, 2020
The Crash by Haiku Salut ‎from The General, 2019
Hey Moon! Molly Nilsson ‎from These Things Take Time Cdr, Sweden, 2008
Hey Moon John Maus from We Must Become the Pitiless Censors Of Ourselves LP, 2011
How Bright They Shine Matana Roberts from Coin Coin Chapter Four Memphis LP, 2019
My Molly Ariel Pink’s Haunted Graffiti from My Molly EP, 2006
Circus by Tom Waits and Kathleen Brennan, Narrated by Ken Nordine, taken from ‘Stories for Ways and Means‘ Book, 2017
Smoke Signals Eddie Harris from Silver Cycles LP, 1968
Thrill of the Hunt Patrick Cowley from Mechanical Fantasy Box, 1982
Wässer Inoyama land from Danzindan-Pojidon LP, 1983
Broadcast Profanity Delay Atsushi Chikuma from Divertimento LP, 1986
Ursonate Kurt Schwitters from Dada > Antidada > Merz, Compilation LP, 1932
Oceanic Bathtube The Elks This is Not the Ant LP, 2017
Poppies Buffy Sainte-Marie from Illuminations LP, 1969
Excerpt from Love of Life LP by Swans, 1992
Kills V. Lies Efrim Manuel Menuck from Pissing Stars LP, 2018
Angels Charles Wain from Last Wave Soundtrack LP, 1977
Mechanical Advantage Datasette from Existenzmaximum EP, 2019
Sapto TM404 from Acidub LP, 2016
Baianá by Barbatuques from O Seguinte É Esse LP, 2005
Dancin Bro David from No Fear 1984
The Night You Didn’t Come Peter Ivers from Becoming Peter Ivers LP of Demos, 2019
I am the Walrus Lol Coxhill from Ear Of Beholder LP, 1971
Bouncing Clouds Sava Sol from Bouncing Clouds digital, 2019
Call Me Gigi Masin from Wind LP, 1986
Feminina Mulher (Instrumental) Região Abissal from Onda De Amor (Synthesized Brazilian Hits That Never Were 1984-94

First broadcast on 5th April 2020, under lockdown, on Radio Reverb 97.2FM and DAB+, Brighton, UK

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