Thursday, 28 February 2013

Rude Nation

The Restless Funk Radio Show 27/02/13


The Rhythm Odyssey & Dr Dunks - Fox
Housemaster Boyz - House Nation
Levon Vincent - Rainstorm II
Juju & Jordash - Coffin Train Getaway
3rd Wave - New Body
141G - Whatcha Gonna Do? (12" Dub)
Two Of China - Los Ninos Del Parque (Tormenta Mix)
The Rhythm Odyssey & Dr Dunks - Night Addict
Cyclopean - Apostles
Kloot Per W - Programmed
Leven Signs - This Inner Space
Boys From Patagonia - It's So Exciting
Brian Bennett - Rock Dreams
Marcos Valle - Paisagem De Mariana
Fania All Stars - El Raton
Fania All Stars - Soul Makossa
Taj Mahal - Why Did You Have To Desert Me?
Urban Tribe - Untitled A1
Gordon Lightfoot - If You Could Read My Mind
Spike - Can You See Me?
The Velvet Underground - Ride Into The Sun
Tim Maia - Over Again
Lodi - I Hope I See It In My Lifetime

 Archive Streaming Links:
Restless Funk 27/02/13 Part One
Restless Funk 27/02/13 Part Two

Restless Funk is a radio show broadcast LIVE from 8-10pm GMT every Wednesday evening on 97.2FM and

Wednesday, 27 February 2013

Getting hot

(Fashionably?) Late to the party, but with youtube now on your living room TV I've been catching up with the latest hype, "boiler room tv". Like that mad Thomas Bullock DJ set we previewed here in the village, it's basically a DJ playing records on camera (boring, right?) in a TV studio a bit like DJ on "top of the pops". So the idea sounds whack, and actually it is whack, but if you're going to listen to a mix, or perhaps a radio show, it's kinda like having a webcam in the studio - you can pretty much ignore what's happening on screen, but actually it's a pretty fun and compelling game to watch the idiots in the TV studio pretending that they are in a club. Honestly, you'll be amazed by how you can't take your eyes away from the dude with the strange moustache/glasses combo, or the girl quite obviously gurning her face off, or the midget doing the really weird anti-dance. Regardless, the music is pretty tasty and some of the DJ's work their socks off, take this set below from Young Marco, he works the studio from dead still into a proper spin, sweating his tits off and smoking furiously throughout. Others to check include the Carl Craig set (he brings his home studio with him), the Daphni set and the Actress set. We watched Charlie Brookers's Black Mirror straight afterwards, the irony of our viewing not entirely lost on us...

While I'm at it, I read this morning about the new version of NI's Traktor software for iPad 2. Further inflaming the digi-debate, the newest version of the software means not only you can DJ solely with an iPad, but it now in addition to snapping the beats to a grid to enable beatmatching via the sync feature, is able to read the musical key of the track in question and will suggest songs in your iTunes library which would sound appropriate mixed in. Critics have long feared the advent of this type of functionality bemoaning robot DJ's and the like, however I reckon if you've already stepped along the path towards digital DJ'ing then it's already a different beast and shouldn't be compared to the traditional role. You're stepping towards the future which means a change in thinking - embrace every new advance and use it to your advantage to mold the future and become an artist. But you will look like a twat.

Thursday, 21 February 2013


The Restless Funk Radio Show 20/02/13

The Pyramids - Lalibela (Part 1)
Second Family Band - East To West
Darisuh Dolat-Shahi - Sama
Leven Signs - Prague Spring
Barney Wilens - Fete A Tam I
Barney Wilens - Zomzibar Reloaded
Miles - For Dave
Tetsu Nishiuchi & The Band - North Of The River Tama
Bobby Beausoleil - Dancing Hearts Adrift
Peter Brotzman Octet - Machine Gun

 Archive Streaming Links:
Restless Funk 20/02/13 Part One
Restless Funk 20/02/13 Part Two

Restless Funk is a radio show broadcast LIVE from 8-10pm GMT every Wednesday evening on 97.2FM and

Thursday, 14 February 2013


The Restless Funk Radio Show 13/02/13

Clyde Alexander & Sanction - Gotta Get Your Love
Bumblebee Unlimited - Love Bug
Human League - Love Action
Mary J Blige - Real Love
The Third Guitar - Baby Don't Cry
Unknown - Think They Call It, Let It Show
Third Genreation - Love Is Gonna Rain Down On Me
Billie Holiday - Love Is Here To Stay
Erasmus Hall - Just Me n You
The Fabulous Fugitives and their Revue - What The World Needs
Chic - I Feel Your Love Coming On
Syreeta - I Love Every Little Thing About You
Norman Conners - Be There In The Morning
New Birth - I Never Felt This Way Before
Barry White - I'm Gonna Love You Just A Little More
Leroy Hutson - So Much Love
Natural Impulse - She Went Away
Roy Roberts - So Much In Love
Nina Simone - To Love Somebody
Round Robin & Brimstone - Our Love So True
Chapter Three - Never Be The Same Again
The Elgins - Heaven Must Have Sent You
Marvin Gaye - Sexual Healing
Scientist - Love You Dub
Sammy Campbell - Suga, Would Ya?
Twillight - Still Loving You

 Archive Streaming Links:
Restless Funk 13/02/13 Part One
Restless Funk 13/02/13 Part Two

Restless Funk is a radio show broadcast LIVE from 8-10pm GMT every Wednesday evening on 97.2FM and

Thursday, 7 February 2013

The Ballad Of The Joyless Faker

The Restless Funk Radio Show 06/02/13

Flatliners - Raw Fi Dub
Lowcut - Detatchment Dub
Innerzone Orchestra - Bug In The Bassbin (4 Hero Remix)
F.I.T.S. vs The Idjuts - Deborah Dub (Version Idjut)
KH - The Track That I've Been Playing...
Niagara - S.U.B.
Baby Huey - Running
Syl Johnson - Right On
Lil Louis - 6AM (Edit)
Dante - Mother
The Major Harris Boogie Blues Band - Each Morning I Wake Up
Syreeta - Signed, Sealed & Delivered (I'm Yours)
Thad Jones & Mel Lewis - Don't You Worry 'Bout A Thing
Yamasuki - Asiere I Love you
Nite Jewel - Falling For
Simian Mobile Disco - Love (BTWS Reanimation)
Quando Quango - Genius
Sabu Martinez - Hotel Alyssa
The Masqueraders - Run (Heavy Disco Edit)
Syclops - Mom, The Video Broke
Kikrokos - Life Is A Jungle (Ron's Edit)
Unfinished Business - Out Of My Hands (Love's Taken Over)
Deelite - Good Beat (Pal Joey Mix)

 Archive Streaming Links:
Restless Funk 06/02/13 Part One
Restless Funk 06/02/13 Part Two

Restless Funk is a radio show broadcast LIVE from 8-10pm GMT every Wednesday evening on 97.2FM and

Friday, 1 February 2013


The Restless Funk Radio Show 30/01/13


Yamasuki - AEIOU
Yellow Sunshine - Yellow Sunshine
Wendy Renee - Give You What I Got
Voices - Fall In Love Again
Joao Donato - The Frog
Asiko Rock Group - Solo, Mon, A Ndoan
Idjut Boys - Going Down
Mim Suleiman - Mpezi
Moody - Jimmy D's (Theme)
Hieroglyphic Being - Cosmic Bebop
Maxmillion Dunbar -  Breathe What You Say
Lady June - Everything's Nothing/Tunion
A Private Realm - Sacred Hole
Ten City - Devotion
Kathy Diamond - Another Life
Willy Mason - Oxygen
S.O.L.A.R. - Faith For My Mind
Sun Ra Arkestra - Pan Afro
Kevin Sheilds - Are You Awake?
Serge Gainsbourg et Michel Columbier - Unknown
Marshal McLuhan - The Medium Is The Massage (Excerpt)

 Archive Streaming Links:
Restless Funk 30/01/13 Part One
Restless Funk 30/01/13 Part Two

Restless Funk is a radio show broadcast LIVE from 8-10pm GMT every Wednesday evening on 97.2FM and