November 21, 2010
It’s Sunday and time to post a new show from Jon Savage, this time starting with the words of Neil Armstrong, as we move into the first in a series of three shows focusing on the moon. As Savage says at the start, “why the moon? because it’s to do with the sub-conscious, because it’s beautiful and because it’s been a pop staple since the late years of the 19th century”. In my humble opinion these shows get better and better. Today we go from early early ambient, to the Grateful Dead, an old R&S record and more. Click on the images at the bottom if you fancy hearing more Savage Music shows.
November 7, 2010
Once again it’s Savage Sunday, this time with the focus on snakes. As Savage says in the introduction, “They are very beautiful, they hide most of the time and they don’t attack unless you tread on their tails, which is not a bad rule in life”.
Our Giacomo is a mysterious chap. He rarely surfaces but when he does it’s with the best in techno. He’s back, and with some underground goodies…
WDET broadcasts out of Wayne State University. Billing itself as ‘Detroit Public Radio’, the station has been around in one form or another since 1949, when it was set up by the United Auto Workers Union.
Back in 2004, Underground Resistance had been around for about 15 years. As part of a monthly segment called ‘Electronic Focus,’ WDET’s Liz Copeland and guest presenter Clark Warner broadcast a UR special, complete with a lengthy and interesting interview with Mike Banks.
Mike talks about the history of UR, the role of Ron Murphy, meeting Kraftwerk, a Swiss dynamite factory, misperceptions of ‘the Ghetto’ and so on. If you’re into techno, or merely want to get some mid-noughties Detroit slang to work into everyday speech, it’s well worth a listening. There’s also, obviously, some great music. Current favourite with us is the X-102 tune. A bit more on X-102 from Jeff…
Here’s the tracklist:
Underground Resistance – Elimination
Underground Resistance – Riot
Mad Mike – Death Star
Underground Resistance – The Theory
Nation 2 Nation – 303 Sunset
Underground Resistance – The Punisher
Mad Mike – Jupiter Jazz
X-102 – OBX-A
Underground Resistance – Metamorphosis
Red Planet – Stardancer
Underground Resistance – Hi Tech Jazz
Underground Resistance – Acid Africa (Roots Electric Mix)
Drexciya – Wavejumper
Chaos – Afrogermanic
Kraftwerk – Expo2000 (Underground Resistance Remix)
Underground Resistance – Electronic Warfare
DJ Rolando – Knights of the Jaguar
The Suburban Knight – Marooned
Timeline – Time Sensitive
Underground Resistance – UR-046
Aquanauts – Spawn (Genetic Continuation Mix)
Andre Holland – Vector Research
Underground Resistance – A Thousand Questions
Gigi Galaxy – One Step Beyond
Underground Resistance – Inspiration
M.I.A. – All I See
The Suburban Knight – Nocturbolus
Underground Resistance – A Moment in Time
Underground Resistance – Black Strategy (DJ Dex Edit)
Warning: The file is just over 200MB so may take a minute. Well worth it though. x.
September 20, 2009
Emma Warren, journalist and contributor at Test Pressing, has been part of the Red Bull team for some time now. Here she is talking about her lovely Wandering Feet show…
I’ve been doing these podcasts every month since January now. They’re linked to the Red Bull Music Academy, which is coming to London in February and March next year, but they’re mostly about what I’m tagging ‘new music and old-school knowledge’. This month we have music from Taken By Trees; an exclusive forthcoming track from American basshead and new Hyperdub signing Faltydl; a Wiley mix of Speech Debelle, before she won the Mercury; and Venezuelan dubstepper Cardopusher on a funky tip. We also have a few words from Candi Staton (did you know You Got The Love started life as the theme tune for an American dieting product?) and DJ Zinc came down to the studio to talk about junglist influences and his new jump-up house tunes. It’s worth taking a look at the Red Bull Music Academy site anyway, because there are hundreds of video interviews with everyone from Arto Lindsay to Bob Moog to Sly and Robbie. Ditto the radio site, RBMA Radio. My top recommendations would include the Warp special currently on the frontpage. And the new Wandering Feet, of course.
Get the show here.
September 17, 2009
Dred Lepke was the man behind the Dread Broadcasting Corporation, the first black music pirate station in the UK. He began broadcasting from a shed in his Neasden back garden in in October 1980 with an aerial that sent his reggae and community vibes out as far as the end of the street. Soon it became a cultural phenomenon, the literal grandaddy of today’s vibrant pirate radio scene. I interviewed Lepke in 2002 for a Mixmag feature on the history of pirate radio and he kindly sent me this cassette tape, with a handwritten cover, of recordings from the station – something he later turned into the brilliant Trojan compilation ‘Dread Broadcasting Corporation: Rebel Radio’. It’s still got pride of place in my front room. As Lepke said: ‘tune in if yu rankin’.