CultureClash – ‘CultureClash’ LP / Cassette [Lost Futures]


Cracking release here courtesy of Semtek and Ben Morris, bringing forth unreleased material from a makeshift group calling themselves CultureClash. Launching a new imprint called Lost Futures, it’s a properly done package in every way from the full colour sleeve and notes to the sheer quality of the music dug up from a one-off radio recording. The release info below…

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The Dead Albatross Music Prize 2017: Results


Take a bow Paul Ackroyd and co, as Dead Albatross season comes to an end with a winner announced (two weeks back…yes we’re incredibly late in posting, we’ve been busy) on what can only be described as some epic live radio. The Dead Albatross Music Prize 2017 topped all previous efforts with a crazy haul of dedicated artist mixes, album features…

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JMF vs KK – Illuminations: The World Of Sci-Fi Hip-Hop


In honour of #LP4080 by Strange U making the nomination list for Dead Albatross 2017, the men like Kamikaze and Jimmy Monsta Funk connected once more on a session last week, this time around exploring Sci-Fi influenced hip-hop. In case you missed there last hookup you can revisit here: https://awkmo.co/jmf-vs-kk-sessions-56/ As well as Strange U and Ras G featuring throughout, this time around they’re…

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Red Snapper / SKRS – ‘Prince Blimey Dub Reconstruction’ Cassette [Warp]


We’d be remiss for not shouting at the latest Seekersinternational (SKRS aka Seekers aka Seekers International) project, a thirty-six minute tape which sees them mixing up mid-nineties classic Prince Blimey in it’s entirety that needs to be heard. Back in 1996 Red Snapper debuted on Warp with a full length that helped bring ‘acid jazz’ (back when it was a tern…

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JMF’s You Asked For It Part 4 – ‘Taking Back Control’


The final part of Jimmy Monsta Funk’s 2016 series – proper house, proper floor vibes proper deck skills. Digging through his vinyl purchases of last year Monsta Funk has put together a series of mixes to wrap it all together, broken off in to 80 minute sessions going straight from wax to mixer to recorder. This is part 4 of…

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Just The Basics: Basic Rhythm and Imaginary Forces Mix by Charity Queen


Kieron aka Charity Queen has been missing from radio – and our general radar (with the exception of the occasional 3rd party ‘Hello’ delivered via Paul) – for the last six years. In fact, I daresay Charity Queen presents A Chronology of Electroacoustic and Electronic Music was one of the last recordings he threw up before the self-imposed hibernation. It’s…

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‘Rap Stats’ & ‘The Language Of Hip Hop’


I don’t really know why things like this excite me as much as they do. Hip-hop’s big business and in the digital age where data is power I shouldn’t really be surprised or overly impressed when someone applies a formulaic model to it. But I am, and as such have dedicated countless hours to over analysis of moments in music…

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