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Another Angle (24.04.12)

Catching up on some past show postings. Here’s the first of them. Loss – Tezeta Suzuki (Burnt Friedman Nonplace Dub) – Tosca Raindrops – Monster Rally & Rumtum One Life – The Albert Is This Love – Lady Lex That Very Night Dub – Holly Cook Luv Zombie – Elgato Importing Mosquitoes (Coyote Clean Up … Continue reading


A film of sheer sound and fury, the uncompromising subject matter (it all but anticipates the race riots that engulfed inner cities soon after release) and classic reggae soundtrack helped cement Babylon’s reputation as one of the most powerful and historically significant documents about the black British experience ever made. Babylon stands up today as … Continue reading

Gabor Live

OMFG – so good. 01 Magical Connection (John Sebastian) 02 My Foolish Heart (V. Young/N. Washington) 03 Fly Me To The Moon (Bart Howard) 04 Az eso es en (The Rain And Me) (T. Somló/A. Adamis) 05 Sombrero Sam (Charles Lloyd) 06 Thirteen (Gabor Szabo) 07 My Love (Paul and Linda McCartney) 08 Reinhardt (Wolfgang … Continue reading

Emotional (Once More with Feeling)

Discovering this mix tonight was a nice slice of serendipity after posting the opening track by A Reminiscent Drive in a music forum earlier in the week and rediscovering their album  – an old favourite and one of the best things to come out on the French label F Communications. This entire mix by Diem … Continue reading

True Adventures

TRUE ADVENTURES IN BETTER HOMES “When I recently discovered men’s adventure magazines of the 1950’s and early 1960’s at a flea market, I found them shocking, funny, ambiguously rich artifacts of popular culture. Seeing them as narratives from the collective psyche, I wondered how they would speak in an environment of orderly homes with sunny … Continue reading

Rock It Down

KILLER selection of ska, rocksteady and early reggae from UK selector Alfalfa Sprouts. Don’t miss this one. The Classics – History of Africa (New Beat) Joe Gibbs – Hijacked (Amalgamated) Lester Stirling – Sir Collins Special (Collins Down Beat) Winston Francis – If your heart be lonely (Coxsone) Glen Adams – Mighty organ (Crab) The … Continue reading

Hazy Redwood

I love me some Neil Young, I also love me some Neil Young cover versions. I’ve heard my fair share of ol’ Shakey interpretations and I’m thrilled to have found a batch put together by Plantweed called The Redwood Lounge Vol. 1: A Crowded Hazy Bar that manage to eplore some really obscure cuts that don’t … Continue reading

Alien Animal Music

A nice drift in the outer realms. Synth based space mix from Projunior. Ariel Kalma + Richard Tinti – 6 and C° Roedelius – Regenmacher Einzelgänger  – Einzelgänger Marc Barreca – Oleo Strut Hydravion – Metropolitain Ose – 29 H. 08 MN Tony McPhee – The Hunt (excerpt) Cybotron – Arrikas Dionne – Bregent – … Continue reading


If you’ve never heard Monster Rally before, prepare yourself for an adventure in modern exotica with a beat. Here he teams up with RUMTUM for a pay what you feel download release. Monster Rally & RUMTUM is the collaboration of Ted Feighan (Monster Rally) and John Hastings (RUMTUM). The two natives of Cleveland met in … Continue reading


Portishead’s fantastic Roseland concert filmed in NYC, 1997 “Humming” “Cowboys” “All Mine” “Half Day Closing” “Over” “Only You” “Seven Months” “Numb” “Undenied” “Mysterons” “Sour Times” “Elysium” “Glory Box” “Roads” “Strangers” “Western Eyes”