Thursday, 30 June 2011


The Restless Funk Radio Show 29/06/2011

Juju & Jordash - Chelm Is Burning
Justin Velor - Super Disco Drums
Red Rack'Em - How I Program
Christophe - The Force (Lukas Remix)
Beautiful Swimmers - Open Shadow
Dancecamp - Cut N Break
Ashford & Simpson - Over & Over
Odyssey - Our Lives Are Shaped By What We Love
3 Generations Walking - Midnight Bustling (FK Dub)

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Restless Funk is a radio show that is broadcast live at and 97.2FM every Wednesday night from 8-9pm GMT

Wednesday, 29 June 2011

Barely Breaking Carpet

Auntie has always tried to be Disco, but let's face it she's a bit too mainstream to ever really  feel the sleeze. If you read this blog then this documentary isn't going to tell you anything you don't know, however there's something comforting about hearing a familiar voice tell you a familiar story - so let's snuggle up together with a cup of cocoa and revist a favourite bedtime story:

"Disco is one of the most maligned and misunderstood of musical genres, thought to be musically vapid, hedonistic and frivolous. Far from it. Disco was utopian and subversive, and political to its core. Born in New York's deepest underground, it brought together strands of gay liberation and post Civil-Rights racial integration. Disco put into practice what the Sixties preached. This feature uncovers the politics of the disco movement, beginning in the lofts of New York and culminating in a racially charged backlash and the mass burning of disco records in football stadiums across America.
Presented by Martha Reeves, with contributions from Nile Rodgers, Gloria Gaynor, Frankie Knuckles, Jocelyn Brown, Nicky Siano and Vince Aletti."

Tuesday, 28 June 2011

Thursday, 23 June 2011


Had Eavis invited me, I might have played records like these:

Glastonbury by fred_naked

In Absentia

The radio station studio where we normally produce the Restless Funk Radio Show was undergoing a refit last night, so Andy and I put the time to good use - playing more records. So, in place of the show, here's us doing what we do best:

No Radio Mix 2 by Disco Village


Linda Perhacs - Hey, Who Really cares?
Cheval Fou - La Fin de la Vie, le Debut de la Survivance
Steve Hillage - Sun Song (overlay)
Coati Mundi & Jean-Michel Basquiat - Palabras Con Ritmo
Sun Ra - The Antique Blacks (Mike Huckaby Reel to Reel edit)
Roy Brooks - Her Blues Is Mine, Ra
Funky Badja - Brommage Dub
Fatima - Red Light
Floating Points - People's Potential
The Rootsman - Blood, Sweat and Tears (Version)
3 Generations Walking - Midnight Rockers
Bobby Konders - Platinum Hen
Tenor Saw - Jah Guide & Protect Me (Version)


A weekend away in Dorset, kickstarted with a pint of local "Glastonbury" Cider and a Cornish pasty

Nice location

Nice pub - Square & Compass (shhh, best kept secret!)

...strike a pose

Off to explore the coastline

Go east, man!

cave painting


L's aunt is a potter

not Cheap

she also makes pickles

and pots

work in progress

she's also a keen gardener

heard it on the grapevine

country living

Thursday, 16 June 2011

"Where d'ya Want to go? ...Chi-Ca-Go!"

The Restless Funk Radio Show 15/06/2011
Chicago Special Playlist

Virgo Four - In The Valley
Joe R Lewis - Love Mystery (Of Love #2)
Jamie Principle - Your Love (Original Unreleased Version) (Female Vocals)
The It - Donnie (Love N Happiness Version)
Unknown - Liquid Love (Instrumental Mix)
Marcus Mixx - Psychousic
Chip E - It's House
K. Alexi - Don't You Know?
Jody "Fingers" Finch - Whistle Worm
Adonis - No Way Back
Robert Owens - Your Mind (Passion) (Ron Hardy Edit) (Mix 1)
Marcus Mixx - The Spell (Ron Hardy Mix)
Liasons Dangereuses - Peut Etre... Pas
Armando - 151
Lil Louis - Super Clash (DJ Cease Rework)
Hieroglyphic Being - MB Trax V

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Restless Funk is a radio show that is broadcast live at and 97.2FM every Wednesday night from 8-9pm GMT

Monday, 13 June 2011

Fighting back

Monday's two tips to start the week:

1). Phil Musra. On Saturday we stroked our beards and listened to Jazz.


 It's Locussolus album launch day. Check the fun with International Feel on facebook

3). Bonus tip for the village heads; check out Zhonghua traditional snacks, 13 Norfolk Street (next to CB2 cafe) for some real good home-cooked chinese fare. L says she's not seen steamed filled bread much outside of China. The red bean paste cake looked good, as did the chinese chiffon cake. I had shredded chicken noodle soup, L had egg & tomato noodles with prawn dumplings. Eat in for best results :-)

Steamed bread

Friday, 10 June 2011


Three new records which to me are just fabulous. Dance music with energy and musicianship, not simply going through the motions and trying to make something that fits a mould (although you can certainly hear the influences), but also euphoric and intelligent from producers that have developed and learned how to make music rather than plodding chord changes with timestreched samples. It's disco for the new generation and it's approaching a depth not attained since the full orchestra's of the seventies in my opinion. One original, one remix and one edit - these guys really are at the top of their game and it shows:

Rub N Tug - Scanners (Live Edit)
Harvey Presents Locussolus - I Want It (Lindstrom & Prins Thomas Remix)
M.L. Booster - D___S House Moods
The Rub N Tug record was recorded back in 2008, by Thomas Bullock (ex Disco Village) and Eric Duncan (aka Dr Dunks also of Still Going) and a host of live musicians. An album is expected to follow shortly. Cock rock for the dirty dancefloor.

The Harvey record is the first new work from nordic heroes Lindstrom & Prins Thomas for a long time. The Locussolus album has finally arrived this week and it's ace, it goes without saying - however nothing really prepared me for this remix. I'd not heard anything about it and as soon as the needle hit the record I was bouncing around with excitement - what a brilliant, fun, crazy peaktime anthem!

The Who Knows record is an edit by Kenji Takimi of Crue-L records (Japan). The original track is called 'Doomsday' by Danny Darrow, a lounge singer known for Sinatra covers and christmas songs. Kenji is a legend, straight up, who isn't afraid of the weird side of music - check the Crue-L back catalogue for some insane A&R...

Thursday, 9 June 2011


The Restless Funk Radio Show 08/06/2011

Maurice Fulton presents Stress - My Gigolo
Wolf People - Mercy II
Phil Lynott - Talk In '79
The Phenomenal Handclap Band - 15 to 20 (PHB Extended Mix)
Komiko - Feel Alright
Hidden Fee's - Sale Away
Toney Lee - Reach Up (Dub)
Loose Ends - Emergency (Dial 999) (Dub)
Biddu Orchestra - Journey To The Moon
Cosmos Universal Band - Third Eye
Midnight Lab Band - Don's Demo
IQU - Can't You Even Remember That (Sonic Boom Mix)

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Restless Funk is a radio show that is broadcast live at and 97.2FM every Wednesday night from 8-9pm GMT

Monday, 6 June 2011

2 togo

Two heads up to start the week;

#1. Chitown BITD - Interview with an originator:

#2. When Sarcastic gives you a heads up, it's gonna be interesting:

#3. Bonus tip for the Village heads:

The Jolly Scholar - used to be known as The Bunn Shop, on King Street, now a nice new restaurant. Check the Seafood Platter starter (fresh crab, whitebait, mackeral pate, homemade calamari), and also give the house white a go - suprisingly cute and fresh spanish!

Thursday, 2 June 2011

The Restless Funk Radio Show 01/06/2011

Hannulelauri - Detourists
College - A Real Hero
Carl Carlton - You Can't Stop A Man In Love
Brenda Gooch - You & I (John Morales remix)
33 1/3 Queen - Disco Four
Unknown - Desperately (Truth is Light edit)
The Jamaica Girls - On The Move (Instrumental)
Forrrce - Keep On Dubbing (with no commercial interruptions)
Ever Red - Hot Number
Little John - 51 Storm
Horace Andy - Love Hangover
Johnny Osborne - Rubadub Version
Roland Alphonso & The Skatalites - Freedom Sound
Almunia - Moving Up Slowly

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coming soon

Restless Funk is a radio show that is broadcast live at and 97.2FM every Wednesday night from 8-9pm GMT

fight on, your time ain't long