A playlist from auction lot e.1. Basile Merrero of Alchemy at Zahar supplied us with the tunes with which to sample some of the talents turning up to this desert setting to create one-off unique performances never to be forgotten. Station manager Chris Weaver joins Fari Bradley to discuss this and lot e.15 The Electric Elephant Festival in Croatia 2013, a five day event set in its own bay and amphitheatre surrounded by fig and almond trees, and complete with its own after party boat the Argonaughty which sets sail each night away from the historic town of Tisno where the festival is set. Electric Elephant features music magician and (fittingly) tea producer Mr Scruff, and DJ giant Andrew Weatherall. Follow Free Lab Radio’s blog or more regular posts on Facebook
Longstanding underground DJ and jungle producer Persian’s collaborators include MC Mello, UK Apache and DJ Texsta. Producing vinyl since 1991, Persian has remained a dedicated jungle producer and as such is one of the last few proponents of this genre. But will jungle, and especially jungle on vinyl, come back? We spin Persian’s dedicated productions in the studio while mulling over this pertinent question, while playing a few cheeky games based on Persian’s many monikers and on wrongspeed vinyl settings… Follow Free Lab Radio’s blog or more regular posts on Facebook
Composer, former post-punk band member and BBC Radio 3 broadcaster Robert Worby in the studio discussing his methods, influences and the forthcoming John Cage centenary. From reel tape to keyboards to field recordings, features on sound art history, and even directing the Sonic Arts Network while holding down his day job on BBC 3’s Hear and Now – Worby’s life is steeped in audio.
Leaping across the pond on lily pads buoyed up by sound. Amongst others, Canadian avant garde, African-Brazilian-Indian tribal gabba, remixed Irish boy bands and various electronica of Persian descent.
11pm Saturday – a special one hour mix for Resonance104.4fm: “After This” by Mutamassik, made on 2 turntables, a CD walkman for original tracks, and a broken mixer. Featuring tracks from the upcoming 2012, vinyl-only release “Rekkez” on ini.itu records.
“After revolutions, what do you put in place?I completely lost the illusion that metropolis like New York, London and Tokyo are the ultimate hubs of activity, power points on maps, the epicenters of life. The irony and truth is that their very breath depends on an enormous, rhizomatic, artificial life-support system that trucks,ships, flies in provisions from all kinds of unfashionable places to sustain it’s millions. A city cannot produce enough food for even a fraction of its population. If people do not eat, they die…
“How dare you come and live in our street
You are occupying us and you’re cramping our style
We don’t have any more comfort.
Find a solution for our situation,
Otherwise leave this place
And go somewhere else.”
Trollstepper by Fari Hip teen American programmers, chat room trolls and producers vent their feelings in this new genre blend of rap, lo-fi game tunes and dark step. Dubstep’s offshoot Trollstep is the first generation of internet babies growing up. “Teehn Bwitches 12yr old wicca on H learning spells on youtube.”