Aha! A new year – THANK GOD! Yes, we’re unashamedly glad to see the back of 2008 for various reasons, and so its with some excitement that we move into 2009 with new shows for your keen ears.
So, for our first show we bring you the lost indie gods Crane, newness from Thunderheist, the Bomb Squad-esque Paris, insane (and insanely nice) dub from Ranking Dread and even the dubby drums of… Roy Budd. Y’know, he of Get Carter fame. In between all that you also get to hear chatter covering Tom’s 6 degrees of separation from Katy Perry (not to mention Trick’s rank indifference at this revelation), the full explanation of a Filbert, Trick’s potential to be gay and how Tom’s cat was once healed by jazz. What’s not to like eh?!
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This week’s show takes something of a dub leaning, taking in the new wave dub soundclash of Viv Goldman’s “Launderette”, the supertight rhythm section that is Sly and Robbie and the ’83 spacerock-meets-dub of 4AD’s Colour Box. And if dub styles ain’t your thing, we also have the tablist antics of The Allies (better known as “the crew A-Trak was in before he became Kanye’s DJ and cut B-More tracks), a rare Max Romeo cut that represents one of the rare Jamaican forays into more traditional Al Green soul kinda territory, Todd Rundgren in Runt mode and the sweet blues wailings of Freddie King’s “Woman Across The River”…
Underpinning it all as ever is chat covering the rise and fall of 99 Records, the strange collabs of the early 80′s, the merits (or not) of remastered LPs, the downfall of turntablism, how the internet killed everything and, naturally, Tom’s abject inability to pronounce any act’s name correctly.
Go get some!
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