Audio Texture Radio: Feb 17th
So the show is back in full effect after a rare missed week due to work commitments and we kick off in fine style with a track from the Project Mooncircle 10th anniversary boxset, a nice slice of deep bassline action from Rain Dog, one of many great tunes celebrating this ever improving label and their dedication to unearthing fresh beat making talent. A 10th anniversary is a real milestone for a label in todays difficulty record selling climate and to have put out over a 100 releases in that time makes it even more so. Fink then kept the deep vibes flowing with an excellent Close remix of his ‘Perfect Darkness’ track from last year before Shlohmo kept the future soul vibes flowing with the excellent ‘Wen Uuu’ from his recent EP on FoF music.
We couldn’t resist dropping more Jeb Loy Nichols as his new album is about to drop on Decca. We’d already hit you with ‘Hard Times’ but this time the track has been given a little reggae remix courtesy of Curtis Lynch to take the tune back to it’s JA roots. Ruder dancehall bassline vibes then invaded the airwaves as Belleruche’s DJ Modest gave Hint’s ‘Crash and Burn’ a little dubstep refix. Lorca has been on our radar since last year and showed why by supplying a nice slice of swinging, jazz flavoured, funky house niceness before Micatone dropped the tempo and injected some country edged soul with their welcome return.
Now we’ve been on the case of Mancini and The Creepers since day one and I’m happy to report their debut album is about to drop. Now some people are going to say they sound a bit Ghostpoet like and we’re not going to dispute that but to be honest we’d heard them before Ghostpoet and to be honest we don’t care who was first as they both rock. Joash with a little help from Chocolate Garage then single handedly revived hip house with the killer ‘Mission’. Subsequent featuring Festa then rounded off a trio of leftfield hip hop gems in a German stylee, thanks to Nonine for that one. Mo Kolours then dropped a real slice of Mauritian flavoured beat madness as he is wont to do before Bullion, if he hadn’t already, cememented his stylistic versatility with ‘Say Arr Ee’ from his new R&S release before Maddslinky’s Azymuth rerub ended the show in fine Brazilian beats style.
Rain Dog – Spatial Separations (Project Mooncircle promo)
Fink – Perfect Darkness, Close rmx (Freeload)
Shlohmo – Wen Uuu (FoF Music)
Jeb Loy Nichols – Hard Times, Curtis Lynch rmx (Decca promo)
Hint – Crash & Burn, DJ Modest rmx (Tru-Thoughts promo)
Lorca – Can’t See Higher (Dummy Records promo)
Micatone – Handbrake (Sonar Kollektiv Promo)
Mancini & The Creepers – Killers (Jakharta promo)
Joash – Mission, Chocolate Garage Oldschool mix (Compost)
Subsequent feat Festa – Daglicht rmx (Nonine)
Mo Kolours – Banana Wine (One Handed Music promo)
Bullion – Say Arr Ee (R&S)
Azymuth – Heavy Up, Maddslinky rmx (Far Out promo)