Audio Texture Radio: March 2nd
Balearic business courtesy of the new Incarnations EP kicked off this weeks show where we let the tunes run their long, meandering courses and lock you into their hypnotic grooves. Arp 101, courtesy of an Eglo Records freeload then switched the vibe to some 80’s style, modern electro funk before Madrid’s Alex Under went mesmerizingly deep and dark with ‘BOLA5’ from his excellent new album available on Soma Records. The new Portico Quartet material has just been given some progressive remix treatment and Will Ward’s Circle Trap remix is the pick of the bunch for us. The new RareBit album is a really interesting listen with more hidden depths and layers than most but ‘I’ll Be Hard On You’ is something else, fantastic, cultured jazz flavoured beats which led perfectly into some of that original jazz flavour and Tyrone Washington’s ‘Submission’ from the excellent Best Of Perception & Today Records compilation put together by the one and only DJ Spinna and coming shortly on BBE records.
Senegalese Mbalax started the second half of the show and another killer long groove this time at high tempo from Jeri-Jeri & Mbene Diatta Seck ably produced by the one and only Mark Ernestus before some fresh modern broken beats from Blaktronics new album, coming shortly on Tokyo Dawn, highlighted the drums move from palms and animal skin to fingers and pads. House music was then the order of the day from Chicago’s Gene Hunt but given a Detroit resident’s remix courtesy of Theo Parrish. Austrian Roman Rauch then provided the deep house vibes with his Curtis Mayfield sampling ‘Hell Below’. Hype Williams then ended the show with a radical Shangaan remix from the recent Honest Jon’s compilation which in our books is much better than the source material.
Incarnations – Let Love Find You, Pepe Link Balearic rmx (Lovemonk promo)
ARP 101 – Mystery Man (Eglo freeload)
Alex Under – BOLA5 (Soma promo)
Portico Quartet – Window Seat, Will Ward Circle Traps remix (Realworld promo)
RareBit – I’ll Be Hard On You (Non Projects)
Tyrone Washingon – Submission (BBE promo)
Jeri-Jeri with Mbene Diatta Seck – Mbeuguel Dafa Nekh (NDagga)
Blaktronics – Nothing (Tokyo Dawn promo)
Gene Hunt – May The Funk Be With You, Theo Parrish rmx (Rush Hour promo)
Roman Rauch – Hell Below (Tenderpark)
Hype Williams Meets Shangaan Electro (Honest Jons)