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#113: Euro Curios – 1980-85

This transmission is a mixtape of Euro Curios: independently released European music from short-lived bands of the early 1980s – a trip through the synth-pop, cold wave, electro, euro-disco, new wave, minimal and experimental sounds of Continental Europe.

TRACKLISTING
Adjudicado A La Danza by Camino Al Desvan from Violines Y Trompetas / Una Fuente Inservible Cassette, 1984, (Spain)
Chiquillo 83 by Diseño Corbusier from Nuit Blance (compilation LP) 1984, (Spain)
On the beach at Fontana by Fall of Saigon, from Fall of Saigon 12″ EP , 1983, (France)
What’s There Left by Nine Circles from RadioNome… compilation LP 1982, (Netherlands)
Night Shelter by Stratis from Exotic Cassette, 1982, (Germany)
|The Third Autumn by Autumn from Synthesize 7″, 1981, (Belgium)
Portrait of Ezra Pound by Electric Party from Play LP, 1982, (Netherlands)
La Diferencia by Richenel from La Diferencia (Cassette) 1982, (Netherlands)
Spiegelbild by Gorilla Aktiv from Gorilla Aktiv 12/82, Cassette, 1983, (Germany)
Du und ich by Xaõ Seffcheque Und Der Rest from Ja – Nein – Vielleicht LP, 1981, (Germany/Austria)
Det Ventes Alt by Program 82 from Pictures LP, 1982, (Norway)
Clip Eroclap by Vitor Hublot from Aller Simple 12″ EP, 1983, (Belgium)
Dance Of The Pessimism by Bi Nostalgia from Dances Of The Pessimism Cassette, 1985, (Italy)
Grapsch! (Communist Party Mix) by Die Zwei from Grapsch! 12″ Single, 1983, (Germany)
Act On Instinct (Hot Swedish Mix) by Streetlife from Act on Instinct 12″ Single, 1984, (Netherlands)
Ivre De Vie by Kevin Morane from 7″ Single, 1980, (Belgium)
Yellow Turtles by Gerard Stokkink from Shusaku & Dormu Dance Theater LP, 1984, (Netherlands)

First broadcast on 4th September 2022 on Radio Reverb 97.2FM & DAB, Brighton, UK, streaming on www.radioreverb.com

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#112: Poets Without Words: Berlin Dada

Xelís de Toro is a Galician writer, performer and musician based in Brighton. In this transmission he presents his fourth talk on Sound Poetry as part of his ongoing ‘Poets without Words’ project. In this episode, Xelís looks at the world of Berlin Dada from 1918 including the sound poetry innovations of Raoul Hausmann and Kurt Schwitters.

The talk is accompanied by a mix of archive recordings including voices and sounds emerging from Berlin Dada. In this mix you can hear original poetry performances from Hausmann and Schwitters through to more recent interpretations of their work.
The mix also includes interviews with Marcel Duchamp, Richard Huelsenbeck, Tristan Tzara and Man Ray.

Poets Without Words is supported using public finding by the National Lottery through Arts Council England

Tracklisting
Xelís de Toro presents a talk on Berlin Dada, Raoul Hausmann and Kurt Schwitters.
Karawane by Hugo Ball, performed by Trio Exvoco from ‘Dada For Now (A Collection Of Futurist And Dada Sound Works), 1985
Kp’Eporium by Raoul Hausmann, 1946
An Anna Blume by Kurt Schwitters, 1932
Die Sonate In Urlauten by Kurt Schwitters, 1932

The ARCHIVE MIX includes:
Drei Metronomfassung by Kurt Schwitters, performed by Die Schwindlinge from ‘What A Beauty: Die Ursonate Und Andere Lautgedichte’ CD, 2004
Interview with Marcel Duchamp (1959)
Interview with Max Ernst (1960s)
Simultangedicht Kaa Gee Dee / WW / Boo / by Kurt Schwitters performed by Trio Exvoco from ‘Dada For Now (A Collection Of Futurist And Dada Sound Works), 1985
Phonemes by Raoul Hausmann, 1957
b b b b et F m s b w (1918) by Raoul Hausmann, 1957, excerpt from Documentary film, ‘Alphabet of German Dada’
Fantastic Prayers by Richard Huelsenbeck from documentary film, ‘Dadascope’
Interview with Richard Huelsenbeck (1959)
What A B What A B What A Beauty by Kurt Schwitters, performed by Die Schwindlinge from ‘What A Beauty: Die Ursonate Und Andere Lautgedichte’ CD, 2004
The Real Disuda Of The Nightmare / Obervogelsang / Niesscherzo by Kurt Schwitters, performed by Trio Exvoco from ‘Dada For Now (A Collection Of Futurist And Dada Sound Works), 1985
Soundreel by Raoul Hausmann, 1959
Nießscherzo by Kurt Schwitters, performed by Sprechbohrer from ‘Ursonate Und Andere Konsequente Dichtung’ CD, 2014
To Eve Blossom by Kurt Schwitters, performed by Ernst Schwitters from ‘An Anna Blume / Die Sonate In Urlauten’ LP, 1958
The Real Disuda Of The Nightmare by Kurt Schwitters, performed by Sprechbohrer from ‘Ursonate Und Andere Konsequente Dichtung’ CD, 2014
L’Amiral Cherche Une Maison À Louer by Tristan Tzara, Marcel Janco, Richard Huelsenbeck performed by Trio Exvoco from ‘Dada For Now (A Collection Of Futurist And Dada Sound Works) LP, 1985
Cigarren by Kurt Schwitters, performed by Trio Exvoco from ‘Dada For Now (A Collection Of Futurist And Dada Sound Works), 1985
Bii Bill (3 Versionen) by Kurt Schwitters, performed by Die Schwindlinge from ‘What A Beauty: Die Ursonate Und Andere Lautgedichte’ CD, 2004
Interview with Man Ray from ‘Surrealism Reviewed’, CD, (date unknown)
Dada Into Surrealism by Tristan Tzara, Music by Marcel Duchamp from ‘Surrealism Reviewed’ CD, (1959)
Minotaur by Hans Arp from Documentary film, ‘Dadascope’ 1964
Naa by Kurt Schwitters performed by Trio Exvoco from ‘Dada For Now (A Collection Of Futurist And Dada Sound Works) LP, 1985

The voices and poetry are accompanied by a mix of musical recordings from cassettes by Soundless Mind Eraser including excerpts from: ‘Berlin’, ‘Compressed Stylus’, ‘Derric Funes’, ‘Dunes’, ‘Harmonium’, ‘Hummuh’, ‘Loopinalowdrone’, ‘Lost Hours’, ‘Omno’, ‘Suture’, ‘XmasDayXstatic15’ and ‘Polka Ittegil’.

This is followed by a mix of tracks related to the techniques of Berlin Dada:
Jump Did-le-ba by Dizzy Gillespie & His Orchestra, 10″ 78 RPM, 1949
I’ve found a new baby by the Mills Brothers, 10″ 78 RPM, 1935
Drifter Teil by Spiritus Noister from ‘Ursonate For 2 Voices And Musical Environment’ LP, 2003
Oscillations by DJ Spooky feat Kurt Schwitters from ‘Rhythm Science: Excerpts And Allegories From The Sub Rosa Archives’ CD, 2004
Sample & Hold (Wer bitter im Munde hat, kann nicht süßpricken) by Xao Seffcheque from ‘Eins Und Zwei Und Drei Und Vier (Deutsche Experimentelle Pop​-​Musik 1980​-​86)‘ LP, 1981
Reading Light (for Raoul Hausmann) by Jaap Blonk from ‘Songs Of Little Sleep’ Cassette, 2014

First broadcast on 7th August 2022 on Radio Reverb 97.2FM & DAB, Brighton, UK, streaming online at www.radioreverb.com

To find out more about the work of Xelís de Toro visit: xelisdetoro.net

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#111: Poets Without Words: Italian Futurism & The Art of Noises

Xelís de Toro is a Galician writer, performer and musician based in Brighton. In this transmission he presents his second talk on Sound Poetry as part of his ongoing ‘Poets without Words’ project. In this talk, Xelís looks at the work of the Italian Futurists including Filippo Tommaso Marinetti and Luigi Russolo.

The talk is accompanied by a mix of archive recordings of voices and sounds emerging from Italian Futurists from 1920-1930s. In this mix you can hear original Marinetti’s poetry performances, original recordings and recreations of Russolo’s noise generating machines: intonarumori, the 11 points of the Futurist manifesto, and piano pieces from the time.
Poets Without Words is supported using public finding by the National Lottery through Arts Council England

Tracklisting
Xelís de Toro presents a talk on Marinetti and Italian Futurism

The archive mix includes excerpts from:
Gracidatore by Luigi Russolo, 2000
Risveglio Di Una Città by Luigi Russolo, 2000
Discussione sul Futurismo di due Critici Sudanesi by Giacomo Balla, 1976
Gorgogliatore (Gurgler) by Luigi Russolo, 1977
Russolo Phone by Atsuhiro Ito & Intonarumori Orchestra, 2002
Ululatore (Howler) by Luigi Russolo, 1977
La Vittoria from Three Dances for Orchestra, Op 32 by Francesso Balilla Pratella, 1978
Anode #4 by Otomo Yoshihide & Intonarumori Orchestra, 2002
Sintesi Musicali Futuriste by F.T. Marinetti & Aldo Giuntini, 1931
La Battaglia Di Adrianopoli by F.T. Marinetti, 1924
Macchina Tipografica by Giacomo Balla, 1985
Canzone Rumorista by Luigi Russolo, 2000
Omaggio by Luigi Russolo, 2000
Arco Enarmonico by Luigi Russolo, 2000
Serenata by Antonio Russolo, 1924
Two Preludes From ‘Gli Stati D’Animo’ by Silvio Mix, 1978
Cinque Sintesi Radiofoniche by F.T. Marinetti, 1978
Futurist Caprice by Matty Malneck & Frank Signorelli, 1930
The India Rubber Man (Foxtrot) by Aldo Giuntini, 1978
Prelude to ‘Prigioneri’ by Franco Casavola, 1978
Parole in Libertà by F.T. Marinetti, 1924
L’Aspettazione from Three Dances for Orchestra, Op 32 by Francesso Balilla Pratella, 1978
Aeroduello by Luigi Grandi, 1978


This is followed by a mix of tracks that use noise:
M-M-M-Manhattan by Sonic Architecture, from 12″, 1984
Passing Complexion by Big Black from Atomizer, 1986
Money is Flesh by Swans from Holy Money, 1986
Hirnsäge by Einstürzende Neubauten from Kollaps, 1981
Holland Tunnel Dive by impLOG, from 12″, 1980
Be Good to Them Always by The Books from Lost and Safe, 2005
It’s Been A Honeymoon – Can’t Take No Mo by Steve Reich from City Life, 1996
Mind At The End of The Tether by Tack>>Head from 12″, 1985
AfX 6/B by AFX from Analogue Bubblebath Vol 3, 1992
The Hacker by Jeff Mills from Waveform Transmission Vol. 1, 1992
Scrap Metal Music by Scrap Metal Music from Cassette, 1985

First broadcast on Radio Reverb 97.2FM and DAB, Brighton, UK on 5th July 2022


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#110: Poets Without Words: Hugo Ball, Zurich Dada & Cabaret Voltaire

Xelís de Toro is a Galician writer, performer and musician based in Brighton. In this transmission he presents his second talk on Sound Poetry as part of his ongoing ‘Poets without Words’ project. In this talk, Xelís looks at the work of Hugo Ball, the Cabaret Voltaire and the origins of Dada in Zurich, around 1916.

The talk is accompanied by a mix of archive recordings of voices and sounds emerging from the birth of Dada. In this mix you can hear original Dada artists: Richard Huelsenbeck, Hans Richter, Tristan Tzara, Jean Arp and Marcel Janco reciting poetry and discussing their time at the Cabaret Voltaire alongside Emmy Hennings, Hugo Ball, Sophie Tauber, Viking Eggerling and Walter Serner. The mix includes several recitals of sound poems by Hugo Ball.
Poets Without Words is supported using public finding by the National Lottery through Arts Council England

Tracklisting
Xelís de Toro presents a talk on Hugo Ball
Simultaneous poetry in Galician, English and French by Xelís de Toro
Bruitist poem by Xelís de Toro
Gadij Beri Bimba – written by Hugo Ball, performed by Xelís de Toro
I Zimbra by Talking Heads, 1980
Karawane x 3 – written by Hugo Ball, performed by Xelís de Toro

The archive mix includes:
Interview with Richard Huelsenbeck (1959)
Wolken, Katzen Und Pfauen and Karawane by Trio Exvoco from ‘Dada For Now (A Collection Of Futurist And Dada Sound Works), 1985
Dada-Sprüche by Hans Arp (1955) from ‘Dada > Antidada > Merz’
Pour Compte by Tristan Tzara from ‘Voices Of Dada’
Phantastische Gebeté by Richard Huelsenbeck, 1967 from ‘Lunapark 0,10’
Seepferdchen Und Flugfishche by Trio Exvoco from ‘Dada For Now (A Collection Of Futurist And Dada Sound Works), 1985
Souvenirs by Marcel Janco from ‘Dadascope’, 1957
Gadij Beri Bimba by Trio Exvoco from ‘Dada For Now (A Collection Of Futurist And Dada Sound Works), 1985
Reading from Fantastic Prayerbook by Richard Huelsenbeck
Totenklage by Trio Exvoco from ‘Dada For Now (A Collection Of Futurist And Dada Sound Works), 1985
Seepferdchen Und Flugfishche by Jaap Blonk from ‘Flux De Bouche’, 2003
A Chanson Dada by Tristan Tzara & George Auric from ‘Dadascope’, 1957
Din Daa Daa (Trommeltanz + Dub Version) by George Kranz, 1983

Throughout the mix you can hear excerpts from the following documentary films:
Dadascope by Hans Richter 1961
Germany –Dada: An Alphabet of German Dada, 1968

The voices and poetry are accompanied by a mix of musical recordings from cassettes by Soundless Mind Eraser including excerpts from: ‘Berlin’, ‘Compressed Stylus’, ‘Derric Funes’, ‘Dunes’, ‘Harmonium’, ‘Hummuh’, ‘Loopinalowdrone’, ‘Lost Hours’, ‘Omno’, ‘Suture’, ‘XmasDayXstatic15’ and ‘Polka Ittegil’.
First broadcast on 5th June 2022 on Radio Reverb 97.2FM & DAB, Brighton, UK, streaming online at www.radioreverb.com

To find out more about the work of Xelís de Toro visit: xelisdetoro.net

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#109: Electro Funk Tapes 1982: Vol. 2

The second in a two-part mix of tracks that followed the release of
Afrika Bambaataa & Soulsonic Force’s 12″ single ‘Planet Rock’, forty years ago, in April 1982. Planet Rock helped define a new genre, eventually known as ‘Electro Funk’ which brought together 808 and DMX drum machines, synthesizers and FX- heavy extended dub versions, as a backdrop to uptempo raps on space themes and the struggles of late 20th century city living.
The emergence of Electro Funk in 1982 introduced a generation of worldwide dancers and teenagers to the crafts of breakdancing, body popping, graffiti,
rap and turntable scratching.

T R A C K L I S T I N G
Jive Rhythm Trax 122 BPM (Side B) by Willesden Dodgers
Planet Rock by Afrika Bambaataa & Soulsonic Force
Hip Hop, Be Bop (Don’t Stop) by Man Parrish
Don’t Make Me Wait (Dub Mix) by Peech Boys
Nunk (New Wave Funk) Instrumental by Warp 9
Magic’s Wand (Special Extended Mix) by Whodhini & Thomas Dolby
E.T. Boogie by Extra T’s
Fly Guy & the Unemployed by Ramsey 2C-3D
Cosmic Glide by Captain Rock
The Escapades Rap by Futura 2000
The Smurf by Tyrone Brunson
Funky Soul Makossa (Rap and Version) by Nairobi And The Awesome Foursome
One More Shot (instrumental) by C-Bank featuring Jenny Burton
I Dub U by Freeez
Rockin’it and instrumental by The Fearless Four
Une Sale Histoire Part 2 (Male Version) by Fab 5 Freddy
Une Sale Histoire (Female Version) Fab 5 Freddy & Beside
The Message (instrumental & Vocal) Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Five
Granmaster C.I.U.! Infinity and Grandmaster D.ST
The Roxy by Phase II
Smerphies Dance (Make Your Own Rap) by Spyder-D
Trouble Funk Express by Trouble Funk
I’m the Packman (Eat Everything I Can) by The Packman
Mt. Airy Groove by Pieces of a Dream
Buffalo Gals (Scratch) by Malcolm McLaren And The World’s Famous Supreme Team
Funkbox Party (Instrumental) by the Masterdon Committee

First broadcast on Radio Reverb 97.2FM + DAB, Brighton, UK, streaming on www.radioreverb.com on 3rd May 2022

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#108: Electro Funk Tapes 1982: Vol. 1

In this transmission, we’ll be heading back 40 years, to April 1982 and the release of a 12″ dance track that launched a new genre. The track was ‘Planet Rock’ by Afrika Bambaataa and the Soulsonic Force, and the genre was Electro Funk (known in the UK as ‘Electro’), which brought together uptempo rap, drum machines, synthesisers, FX heavy extended dub versions, turntable scratching in dancefloor orientated space-themed funk. Planet Rock would go on to sell 600,000 copies, making it one of the highest selling 12″ singles of the 1980s, and spawn years of imitators. 1982 was the year that turned the failing Roland 808 drum machine into a classic instrument, used to this day, and saw the first steps in introducing a generation of worldwide teenagers to breakdancing, graffiti, scratching and cutting, and rap. It gained notice through breakthrough pop hits such as Malcolm McClaren’s ‘Buffalo Gals’, and Melle Mel and Duke Bootee’s raps on ‘the Message’.
This mix starts with some of the tunes that preceded ‘Planet Rock’, that influenced its creation and were referenced in the final production, including disco and rap productions by Arthur Baker, Afrika Bambaataa and Tommy Boy records, before playing excerpts from the Planet Rock sessions. The mix ends with a selection of electro singles that followed in 1982.

TRACKLIST
Tee’s Happy by Northend (1981)
Havin’ Fyn (instrumental) by Cotton Candy (1981)
Rap-O-Clap-O by Joe Bataan (1979)
Jazzy Sensation (Bronx Version) by Afrika Bambaataa & The Jazzy 5 (1981)
Are Friends Electric? by Tubeway Army (1979)
Trans-Europe Express by Kraftwerk (1977)
Theme from a Few Dollars More by Babe Ruth (1972)
Super Sporm by Captain Sky (1978)
Planet Rock (Instrumental) by Afrika Bambaataa & Soulsonic Force
Numbers by Kraftwerk (1981)
Planet Rock by Afrika Bambaataa & Soulsonic Force
Rock at your own risk by Planet Patrol
Scorpio by Grandmaster Flash & The Furious Five
Pak Man (Look Out for the OVC) by The Jonzun Crew
I Need a Freak by Sexual Harassment
Pleasure Boys (Dance Mix) by Visage
Computer Wars by Began Began
On A Journey (I Sing The Funk Electric) by Electrik Funk
Body Mechanic (instrumental) by Quadrant Six
Message II (Survival) by Melle Mel & Duke Bootee
Jive Rhythm Trax 122BPM, Side B by Willesden Dodgers
Cosmic Cars by Cybotron
Man Made by Man Parrish
Mirda Rock by Reggie Griffin & Technofunk
The Beat Goes On ( The Lunar Mix ) by Orbit
First broadcast on Radio Reverb 97.2FM + DAB, Brighton, UK, streaming on www.radioreverb.com on 3rd April 2022

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#107: Songs They Don’t Play on the Radio

Transmission 107

In this transmission you can expect to hear music that has been under-played and overlooked, from the rediscovered and the unjustly neglected to the brand spanking new: dream-folk from the former Yugoslavia, Canadian post-rock, Scottish drollery, Australian ambience, Turkish-German Electro-Noir, US New Wave, New Age, Spiritual Jazz and Beat Poetry, Japanese Soundtracks, French Art-Rock, Belgian synthwave, Russian Funk, UK Electronics, synth-pop and Alt-Rock, on cassette, vinyl and digital.

TRACKLISTING
Alpine Flight by Trans-Millenia Consort (Pauline Anna Strom ‎) from LP Spectre, 1984
Cool by Pylon from Cool / Dub 7″, 1979
Tamo Daleko (Far Away) by Branko Mataja from LP ‘Over Fields and Mountains’
Coming for your kids by BRiGHTBLACK, 2022
Under Belly by Blawan from Woke Up Right Handed EP, 2021
Maker Of Me by Carola Baer from Untitled Cassette/The Story Of Valerie, 1991
Running Out Of Time by Rexy from LP Running Out Of Time, 1981
Patriarcat by Brigitte Fontaine & Areski Belkacem from LP Vous et nous, 1977
Meshes of the Afternoon by Teiji Ito from soundtrack to the film ‘Meshes of the Afternoon’, 1959
Meshes by Sd Laika from LP That’s Harakiri,2014
Venise (Early Version) by Martin Rev from 12″ 3 Raw Takes recorded in 2006, released 2020
White Bird by June11 from Compilation, ‘11000 Dreams’, 2016
Overworld by A.r.t. Wilson ‎ from Overworld, 2014
Solo Dance by Michele Mercure from Compilation, ‘Pictures of Echoes’ 2020
Ay Çürüdü by Anadol ‎from LP ‘Uzun Havalar’, 2018
Yasmeen by Jeff Majors from LP, ‘For Us All (Yoka Boka)’, 1986
Sit Down by Ivor Cutler and Linda Hirst from LP, ‘Privilege’, 1983
Diminishing Shine by God Speed You Black Emperor! from Cassette, ‘All Lights Fucked on the Hairy Amp Drooling’, 1994
Poem to Ernie Henry by Gloria Tropp from compilation LP, ‘New Jazz Poets’, 1967
Where Flamingos Fly by Ran Blake and Jeanne Lee from LP, ‘The Newest Sound Around’, 1962
Don’t Challenge Me by Makers from 7″Single, 1972
Hot & Cold by The Same from LP, ‘Sync or Swim’, 1981

First Broadcast on Radio Reverb 97.2FM & DAB+, Brighton, UK, streaming on www.radioreverb.com on 6th March 2022

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#106: Songs They Don’t Play on the Radio

In this transmission you can expect to hear music that has been under-played and overlooked, from the unjustly neglected to the brand spanking new, from UK, USA, Canada, Niger, Egypt, Hungary, Belgium, Iran, Jamaica, Tunisia, Finland, Holland, Korea and Ukraine, Electronics, New Age, Folk, Classical, Persian Funk, Jazz, Reggae, Post-Punk, Electro on cassette, vinyl and digital.

TRACKLISTING
PO by Gosheven from Antipodal Polyphony (2021)
Path to the Cave of the Bear (excerpt) by Alice Damon from Windsong (1981)
Something Old by Linda Smith from Something New! (2001)
One by One by Connie Converse from Compilation LP How Sad, How Lovely (1954)
Listen to the Quiet voice by Dominique Lawalrée from Vis A Vis (1979)
Helelyos by Zia from Pomegranates – Persian Pop, Funk, Folk And Psych Of The 60s And 70s (circa 1970)
Music De Carneval by Magdy El Hussainy from Habibi Funk – An Eclectic Selection Of Music From The Arab World, Part 2 (1972)
Bodo by Mamman Sani Abdoulaye from Unreleased Tapes 1981 – 1984
Chinese Beauty by Lennie Hibbert from More Creation (1971)
De L’orient a Orion KR Nagati from Tunisia 7″ single (circa 1974)
Jo Alkaa Niitty Tyhjentyä by Tomutonttu from LP Hoshi (2021)
Portrait of Ezra Pound from Electric Party from Compilation ‘Play’ (1982)
Fairy by Glass Domain from Glass Domain 12″ (1991)
Form and F a d e by Slow Attack Ensemble from LP Music For Turntable, Guitars and Sampled Instruments (2020)
As Long As The Rivers Run by Tucker Zimmerman from LP Word Games (1983)
Love No More by the Durutti Column from LP Vini Reilly (1989)
Mountains by Okkyung Lee from LP Na-Reul (2021)
Insight by Valentina Goncharova from Recordings 1987 – 1991, Vol. 1, (1991)

First Broadcast on Radio Reverb 97.2FM & DAB+, Brighton, UK, streaming on www.radioreverb.com on 6th February 2022

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#105: Songs They Don’t Play on the Radio

In this transmission you can expect to hear music that has been under-played and overlooked from UK, USA, Australia, Canada, Italy, Spain, France and Japan. Field Recordings, Electronics, ambience, Jazz, new wave, Hip hop, Poetry, 1930s Japanese Pop, on cassette, vinyl and digital.

TRACKLISTING

Preparations III by Del Lumanta from Preparations (2019)
Tower Bridge North Bascule Chamber by The London Sound Survey from ‘Thames’ (2013)
#14 by Nite Jewel from No Sun (2021)
Forest Run by Joseph Shabson from Anne (2018)
Petals Have Fallen by Coby Sey (2017)
Bluest by Tomaga from Extended Play 1 (2019)
Echolotion by Pamela Z from Echolocation (1988)
Il Pavone by Maria Monti from Il Bestiario (1974)
Bluest by Tomaga from Extended Play 1 (2019)
Hybla by Finis Africae from Finis Africae (1985)
Tarde De Núpcias by José Mauro from Obnóxius (1970)
Asama Smoke by Akasaka Koume from cassette compilation: Longing For The Shadow: Ryūkōka Recordings, 1921​-​1939
Record of a Living Being by Fumio Hayasaka from Record Of A Living Being Soundtrack (1955)
God Bless the Child by QOW Trio from QOW Trio (2021)
Woodsah by Dean Blunt from Black Metal 2 (2021)
Black Woman by Linda & Sonny Sharrock from Black Woman (1969)
William Shakespeare Sonnet 33 and 55 / Friendship Dance by Willie Dunn from The Pacific (1980)
Home: “Ruitor” by Richard Pinhas from East West (1980)
Hollywood Dream Trip by Syrinx from Tumblers from the Vault (1970)
A Kind of Promise by Claire Rousay from a softer focus (2021)
Over and Over by Beach House from Once Twice Melody (2022)

First Broadcast on Radio Reverb 97.2FM & DAB+, Brighton, UK, streaming on www.radioreverb.com on 2nd January 2022

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#104: Electro Tapes 1985 – Vol.7

In this mixtape, you’ll hear electro and hip hop tracks that first hit the UK import charts in November and December 1985. 1985 was a year that saw a gradual move away from the early Electro Funk style of uptempo 808 drum machines, layered synth basslines, lush chords, vocoders and space party themes established in Afrika Bambaataa and the Soulsonic Force’s 1982 blueprint ‘Planet Rock’.
The new sound used harder, sparser Hip hop beats topped with brag raps chronicling the challenges of life in the city. With the international success and rock crossover stylings of Run DMC’s ‘Raising Hell’ LP with its lead single, ‘Walk this way’ and the Beastie Boys major label debut, ‘Licensed to Ill’, 1986 saw the establishment of a new money-making Rap music industry, leaving many original electro producers either retired or seeking new dancefloors with the emerging sounds of House, Acid and Techno.
1985 saw the last Street Sounds Electro compilation before the series was renamed Hip hop Electro to refelct the change in sound. By 1987 the word Electro had been dropped altogether. In a similar vein, in February 1986 the Groove Electro Funk Chart was renamed the Hip Hop chart.

All of these Electro Tape mixes have been greatly helped by the website: www.mikeallencapitalradio.com – home to Groove charts from 1984 to 1988.

Tracklisting

Two, Three, Break (Part II – The Sequel) by DJ Born Supreme Allah
Warrior Groove by DSM
Yellow Panties (Instrumental) by Dr. Jeckyll & Mr. Hyde
Don’t stop the rock (Vocal & Dub) by Freestyle
The Dream Team is in the House! (instrumental) by L.A. Dream Team
What’s Your Sign (Of The Zodiac Baby Doll) (Vocal & Instrumental) by Uncle Jamm’s Army
Star Raid (Club Version) by 19th Fleet
Slow and Low by Beastie Boys
Together Forever (Krush-Groove 4) (Live At Hollis Park ’84) by Run DMC
Transformer ( Vocal Mix & Def Mix ) by M.C. Craig “G”
I can’t live without my radio by LL Cool J
Freshest Rhymes In The World (Vocal & instrumental) by Dr. Jeckyll & Mr. Hyde
Fat boy’s Scratch by Fat Boys
A Christmas Rhyme by Audio Two
We’re Treacherous by Symbolic Three featuring D.J. Dr. Shock
Bust this Rhyme (Dub Version) by MC Chill Featuring D.J. Kid Finesse & Beatmaster T
Veronica by Bad Boys Featuring K Love
If I ruled the world (instrumental) by Kurtis Blow
We Just Want To Have Fun (Gangster Boogie Dub) by MC Jazzy Jeff
P.S.K.What Does It Mean? by Schoolly D
Inspector Gadget by The Kartoon Krew
Bassline by Mantronix
Mission by Bad Boys Featuring K Love

First broadcast on Radio Reverb 97.2FM & DAB+, Brighton, UK and streaming on www.radioreverb.com on 5th December 2021