Audio Texture Radio: March 30th
Warmer music for warmer days is the ticket for the start of this weeks show, kicking off with some great Kiwi soul from the newly formed group Fabulous/Arabia. Vintage vibes from Meirelles then added some Brazilian sunshine to the mix – look out for the excellent Bossa Jazz compilation it was taken from if you fancy more of the same. The modern dream team of Quantic, Alice Russell & The Combo Barbaro then provided some classy soul vibes. You really do need to buy their album that has just been released, trust us. More modern vintage vibes were then provided thanks to Mr. Day and the soulful delights of ‘Right On’ from the soon to be released ‘Dry In The Sun’ album.
We don’t drop enough Barcelona made music on the show mainly because, to be brutally honest, most of it just isn’t up to standard but Seward are beyond reproach and our favourite band in the city. Starting off as a sprawling live project, they’ve trimmed down the group size and started putting some recordings down and both live and recorded they are great. If you are a label, they are also unsigned -tip! Don’t say we didn’t warn you. Sven Kacirek our favourite German drum experimentalist then followed with a track from his forthcoming album on Pingipung before Bang On! provided the Liverpool urban music flavour. Portland duo, Blaktronics then kept the slo-mo beats rolling, Ostinato waved the flag for the Sydney beat making massive and Lo Tide represented for the rejuvenated Future Sounds Of Jazz comp, now at the dizzy heights of volume 12.
Mathias Stubo is spreading his wings, away from disco deviance as the genre fusing ‘Those High Frequency Feelings’ showed, which led nicely into the feel good house vibes of ‘Magic’ from Recloose. Jazzanova are about to drop a new album with help from a full contingent of musicians and the disco vibes of ‘Theme From Belle Et Fout’ are a little taste of things to come. Ebo Taylor then finished the show with some great Ghanain funk vibes from his great new album Appia Kwa Bridge.
Fabulous/Arabia – Up To My Neck In Shit (Jakarta promo)
Meirelles – Mulhe Rendeira (Soul Jazz)
Quantic & Alice Russell With The Combo Barbaro – Travelling Song (Tru-Thoughts)
Mr. Day – Right On (Favourite promo)
Seward – Avocado (Self Released)
Sven Kacirek – Or Other Stirring Or Boring Tales (Pingipung promo)
Bang On! – The Whinge (Big Dada promo)
Blaktroniks – Keep Reakting (Tokyo Dawn)
Ostinato – Echoes From The Past (Free The Beats)
Lo Tide – Yello Brick (Compost)
Mathias Stubo – Those High Frequency Feelings (BBE promo)
Recloose – Magic feat B.Slade, Carl Craig Edit (Rush Hour)
Jazzanova with Band & Paul Randolph – Theme from Bell Et Fout (Sonar Kollectiv promo)
Ebo Taylor – Assom Dwee (Strut)