Browsing Category : Rants

Switched On: A Link to The Past


The 8- and 16-bit games that soundtracked my 90’s youth have been going through a revival the last few years, with the likes of Koji Kondo and Hip Tanaka getting the long overdue status they deserve across a more mainstream audience. LP releases from Konami Kukeiha Club, an increase in 8-bit sampling and the brilliant Diggin’ In The Carts series…

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DJ Shadow ‘Find, Share, Rewind’ Radio Show on KCRW 89.9FM


DJ Shadow continues to kill it with a new monthly residency on Los Angeles mainstay KCRW 89.9 FM. Giving us two-hours the first Saturday of each month, the Bay Area record digger, DJ and beat maker manages to not only live up to his legendary status but surpass any expectation even the hardest fan of Entroducing might’ve had. We’re three shows…

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The Style Of Tribe


Came across this shot of A Tribe Called Quest, which is ripe for over analysing. Every time I see images of Phife Dawg and Q-Tip together on stage I can’t help but clock the clashes in personal style that seem to resonate from their unique makeups and, most importantly, in parallel with their differing lyrical deliveries. You could talk for hours on…

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David Rodigan ‘Sound System Special’ on Worldwide.FM


Do yourself a favor and take two hours to David Rodigan and Gilles Peterson in session. Broadcast on Worldwide.fm last week, it’s yet another session that Gilles and crew (shouts to Thris Tian) have delivered for the platform cementing the station as one of the best channels out there. It’s impossible to say people don’t care about radio anymore with…

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Awkward Movements on NTS – 7.1.17 (2016: Year Of Death)


If you locked in to Awkward Movements on NTS last weekend you would’ve caught Paul Ackroyd aka Kamikaze giving tribute to the artist’s death toll of 2016. You can’t fit it all in a two-hour show however, with the original being over four hours covering 43 artists. Paul’s words and tribute show below. 2016 was not kind to the music…

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Radio Garden


Well happy to have discovered Radio Garden (Radio.Garden) today, a web app that connects you to radio all over the world. An international research project from Transnational Radio Encounters, directed by Golo Föllmer at Martin-Luther University Halle in collaboration with other universities across Europe, it’s a simple concept brought together by great design and intentions. The interface lets you scroll across…

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Radio Is My Bomb: A DIY Manual For Pirates (1987)


Stored on libcom.org (“a resource for all people who wish to fight to improve their lives, their communities and their working conditions”) alongside such greats as Steal This Book by Abbie Hoffman and Government In The Future by Noam Chomsky, we found this treasure worth shouting out. Published by Hooligan Press in London in 1987, Radio Is My Bomb: A…

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