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.
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.”
An interview with the great electro-Pharaoh West Coast Pioneer. After an hour of his early 80s and 90s releases, we launch into an in-depth interview to discuss the rise of feminism, spirituality of music and the future for Egyptian Empire Records, his own label, reputed to be the first Afro-American record label. Tracks like Freak-a-holic, influenced by Kraftwerk, made Egyptian Lover one of the most notable producers and DJs of his time. Still performing with his 808 and decks, Egyptian Lover visits the UK for a one-off gig. Follow Free Lab Radio’s blog or more regular posts on Facebook
Cock an ear to the u:ber cross-genre form that’s been exploding dancefloors over the world with such bravado.
Strangely I came across this music form (most commonly incarnate as maximal-electro) while hunting Iranian dance music, so thanks to Ramtin from the group Monosurround and artist/filmmaker Daryus Shokof. Most tracks in this episode explore tensions between maximal and minimal style.
Drugs, dirty dancing and pounding discoteca: man’s creations respond. This show was originally broadcast live from ResonanceFM studios, summer 2010. Follow Free Lab Radio’s blog or more regular posts on Facebook