Audio Texture Radio Dec 1st
This weeks show is a steady builder kicking off with the gentle tones of Ryuichi Sakamoto tinkling over some lovely soundscapes from Fennesz, one to sink and think into. The Lund Quartet then provided some lovely jazz with subtle hip hop undertones from their forthcoming album before Nostalgia 77’s ‘Sleepwalker’ was given a forward thinking Ambassadeurs Remix which led to great future soul from the excellent new Drive Me Home EP. New Ninja Tune signing Deco Child was then given an electronic makeover by Crewdson, who’s star seems to be shining ever more brightly, since his great album on Slowfoot earlier this year.
Great nu-soul was then the order of the day from Theriak as Opolopo lovingly recrafted and bumped up ‘The Crush’ featuring the vocals of Alicia Renee. Things then took a skanking tropical turn with a taster from the Prince Fatty meets The Mutant Hi-Fi album a modern retro exercise in ska, cumbia and spaghetti western soundtracks. Burnt Friedman then gave the Shangaan excessive tempos a much needed reduction and some great dub touches before some funky Pharrel beats got the party started.
Heatsick then showed that house music is a feeling despite only using a crappy old Casio keyboard and various guitar pedals before Sapphire Slows from Tokyo followed with more twisted loose house vibrations. Things then got all dark, sweaty and tribal courtesy of Sandman with an nasty, killer of a tune. QQ then hardly brightend the mood with a dark, brooding dancehall workout goes modern bassline workout from the Greensleeves dubstep remix album. Two man Rocketnumbernine then made a lot of noise for such a small combo and provided a nice live musical end to the show.
Fennesz & Sakamoto – 0319 (Touch)
Lund Quartet – Tulipan (A Future Without promo)
Nostalgia 77 – Sleepwalker, Ambaddadeurs rmx (Tru-Thoughts)
Deco Child – Nocturne, Crewdson rmx (Ninja Tune promo)
Drive Me Home – Don’t Play Around With That (Citinite)
Theriak – The Crush feat Alicia Renee, Opolopo rmx (Tokyo Dawn)
Prince Fatty meets The Mutant Hi-Fi – Plague of Locusts (Mr. Bongo)
Burnt Friedman Meets Zinja Hlungwani – Shangaan Shake (Honest Jons)
Freesol – Hoodies On, Hats Low, instrumental (Interscope promo)
Heatsick – Tertiary (PAN)
Sapphire Slows – Green Flash Mob (Not For Fun)
Sandman – No Prisoners (Blank Mind)
QQ – Tek It To Them, Kalbata rmx (Greensleeves)
Rocketnumbernine – Black and Blue (Soul Jazz)