This episode we we sampled the sounds of Nour Festival 2013 and gave away tickets to see Jah Wobble live. Plus audio by two Iranian female composers who were applicants for the Six Pillars UK-Iran Sonic Residency Project. We also open and close this new releases by Lebanese singer and writer Yasmine Hamdan, who was performing in Shepherd’s Bush, West London that month.
Free Lab Radio broadcasting 11-midnight, Saturday nights on Resonance104.4FM. Fari Bradley’s guest is London-based Paul Noble, an active DJ, radio producer, music consultant and producer.
He’s worked on Monocle 24, The White Cube, The Observer, The Green Man Festival and dance floors around the world. His directive tonight is to dig into the depths of his music collection for the truly bizarre.
deepwhitesound an online label of free, experimental music from all over the world, whose aim is to create challenging, experimental work and make it available via digital download for free.
These tracks were sent in by founder DB Amorin to give us an overview of the different works and disciplines being submitted to DWS, and we begin with the most abstract one!
Deep white sound “supports and foster a community for artists working at the fringes of art, technology and society, that expand the possibilities of how sound-based art is experienced, distributed and discussed”.
While female, queer and ethnic minority artists comprise a woefully under-represented and under-supported demographic in the arts, they are of particular interest to DWS who champion the margins. However DWS state clearly that they “seek out and support work from all people, everywhere, who wish to broaden the scope of what is possible”.
After having seen him play live at The Egg, building the set sound by sound in Ableton and carrying his own mixer with him, we asked Iranian house tech producer and DJ Bitmarx to make us an hour of electronic dance while he was back in Iran. He used his contacts and experience as a DJ to pull in the best tracks by both obscure and very well known producers, most of whom like himself, are also DJs. The mix features production and remixes by Iranian artists – some of them based solely in Iran while others travel globally.
Very laid back tonight, we sample new releases, new bands (new to us) anything from contemporary classical to Gaza rap. Abjure, Trushkadelic, Dai Dream, Crash Ensemble, Nullsleep, Kratos Himself… Fains. Tracklist above. It’s very hot. We’re travelling up and down the country. We’re taking a break in August do to some live producing and record an album. Follow the show on Facebook for more regular news https://www.facebook.com/FreeLabRadio
New releases including E.M.M.A, The Cutler, Shugmonkey, Mind Enterprises, tracks from France, Serbia, Hackney, tracks for summer by the man we’re calling a “solarr-vocalist”, and a shout out to Republika Festival, from which we play the track by X-Coast. And somewhere in the middle the Alva T Stanford Middle School Chorus kids sing ‘Chinatown’ with a suitably plinky-plonky piano. Free Lab Radio broadcasts Saturday 11-midnight, repeats Wed 2.30am.
Sounds disseminated by artist Haroon Mirza for his exhibition ‘/o/o/o/o/’ at Lisson Gallery, London and a release by Vinyl Factory on limited edition vinyl. We listen to the remixes from o-o-o-o, a project in conjunction with Haroon Mirza’s exhibition and which involves working with his source sounds, plus an interview with Mirza on details of the show.
For this project tracks by Factory Floor and Jellyman were issued, one black and one white, to compliment the exhibition.
Cornershop are still releasing while supporting artists such as Sexton Ming and others from afar afield as Nashville, Tennessee.
Lastly the latest Cornershop video, lyrics: “Milking it. Jiggy, jiggy, jiggy is all I hear, no rhymes, no style, no original beats.”