Friday, 30 May 2014

pt. 2

The Restless Funk Radio Show 29/05/14


Romanthony - Trust (Original Mix)
Romanthony - Trust (Kerri Chandler Dub)
Ty - Zaibo
A Tribe Called Quest - Stressed Out
Itinerant Dub - Untitled 1
Mamelon - Koumba FriFri (Gulls Version)
Rufus ft. Chaka Khan - Sweet Thing
Jill Scott - Golden (Blackbeard Remix)
HOWEEFEEL - People of the World
Alfonzo Turner - Whoever Said It (pt. 2)
Esther Phillips - We've Got a Good Thing Going
Mr Scruff ft Vanessa Freeman - Come Find Me
Percussions - KHLHI
Joan Biblioni - Boogie
JPR - Daylight
Editions Basso - Sore Sebi
Kenya Super Rumba - Mpende Mwenzio (pt. 2)
Mamman Sani - Amiram
Nana Vasconcelos - Bush Dance
Angel Corpus Christie - Cheree
Morton Subotnick - Silver Apples of the Moon (pt. 2)
James Jackrabbit Martin - Only Wanted To Be
Fatima - Family
Raphael Saadiq - Sky's The Limit (Yamwho's Spiritual Rework)
Grace Jones - Me, I Disconnect From You

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Friday, 23 May 2014


The Restless Funk Radio Show 22/05/14


All compositions by Sun Ra and various Arkestra incarnations

Perspective Prisms of Is (Monorails & Satellites Vol II)
Somewhere Over The Cosmic Rainbow (Black Utopia)
Dance of Innocent Passion (Dance of Innocent Passion)
Second Stop Is Jupiter (Black Utopia)
Solar Reflects (Secrets of the Sun)
They Plan To Leave (Ra To The Rescue)
Journey To Saturn (Out Beyond The Kingdom Of / Discipline 99)
To Nature's God (Dark Myth Visitation Equation)
Space Loneliness II (Nidhamu)
The Other Beings (Other Strange Worlds)
Constellation (Media Dreams)
Cosmo-Earth Fantasy (Sub-Underground/Temple-U)
East Of Uz (Sound Advice)

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Monday, 19 May 2014

Replacement Therapy

The Restless Funk Radio Show 15/05/14


Sneaky Fox - High Roller
Hackney Colliery Brass Band - Money
Sweet Smoke - Silly Sally
Ricardo Ray & Bobby Cruz - In Orbit
Aquacucho - Pobre Del Cantor
Celia Cruz & Johnny Pacheco - Quimbaru
Sabu Martinez - Hotel Alyssa-Sousse, Tunisia
Ray Munnings - Let's Boogie
Shirley Scott - Hanky Panky
Les Surfs - Clac Tap
Ralf Lundsten - Horrorscope
Ennio Morricone - Il Gatta A Nove Code
Begin - Help Me
Illusion - Why Can't We Live Together
Bell Towers - Territory
Music By Modular Synthesizers - ?
The Godson & Kyle Hall - Microburst
Lolletta Holloway - Runaway (Danny Krivit Edit)
Double - Woman of the World
Community Recordings - Gypsy Sunrise
Skatelites - Dumboo Dub

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Friday, 9 May 2014

A Many Splendored Thing

The Restless Funk Radio Show 08/05/14


Ha, Ha Ha. Not this time!!!

(Note; show starts at 10m40s)

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Friday, 2 May 2014

Re-Return of Our Original Art Form

The Restless Funk Radio Show 01/05/14


Terre Thaemlitz - Spirits, Lose Your Hold
Ninos Du Brasil - Olhar Das Folhas
69 - Sub Seducer (Unreleased Version)
Bo Kool - Money (No Love)
Sergio Mendez - Zanzibar
La Maison - Mercedes
Erykah Bady - Bag Lady (Basement Boys Remix)
Innergaze - Way of Life
Niama Makalou - Kognokoura
DJ Balani - Bala
Blobloo - Superstitious
Altz - Yellow (Idjut Boys Dub)
Wildest Dreams - Call To Prayer
Medico Doktor Vibes - Kalimba Tune
Daniel Grau - Dejando Volar El Pensamiento
Madam Neltie Robinson - Minnie, Your Dress Is Too Short
Pentangle - In Time
Art Jackson's Atrocity - Available Bush
Sun Ra - Enlightenment
Jan Hammer - Light/Sun
Michael Chapman - Postcard of Scarborough
Peter Zummo - Song VI
The Cure - Inbetween Days

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Thursday, 1 May 2014

The long and the short of it

Caught on the dancefloor.

So, having played at a few parties recently, there’s been a couple of records that I’ve found have surprised me. Now, don’t get me wrong, I like (nearly) all of my records but there are some that you think, yeah, that sounds good, that’ll work, but that you don’t really listen to that well, often I find, long ones, that in the narrow window’s that I get to listen to my records outside parties or the radio because they’re avoided as they’re too long, or skipped through, as you feel the pressure of time to maximise all that you can get through and so only vaguely familiar. Maybe it’s the context of the party, deep in the dance that makes these records special, maybe the dynamics of the sound that listening loud conveys nuances too subtle for a home listening environment. Maybe there’s just something that you don’t like in them but you think that the beats fit with that moment in the party so you’re going to play it but wouldn’t listen at home. Whatever. Some of these tracks recently have stuck in my mind because they’ve caught me off guard when I played them and I’ve been astounded, like, fuck me that’s really good and I feel it’s the length that’s allowed this depth of sound and groove to blossom. I think, I’d really like to listen to them again but they’re bloody long and the context isn't right.

DJ Sprinkles & Mark Fell – Complete Spiral
Thought this was a bit of a snooze-a-thon, but I wanted to set a deep mood for the party early doors, gentle sounds with a nice pulsing rhythm to relax people and welcome them. Blimey, I was completely tripping to the crazy deep trance inducing bassline that I’d not even noticed metamorphosing throughout leaving me dribbling and very pleased with myself by the end of it. When it stopped it left an emptiness hard to explain.

Sotofett – Trans Jungle Trip
Jungle breaks at a house tempo. Surely this’ll satisfy the drum-n-bassers in the crowd. I like the revivalist idea (I think Drum & Bass has come and gone again already…). It’s done really well, but rinsing that idea for 12 minutes? Dunno about that. Is it finished yet? Wait, hang about. Where did that orchestra come from? Those strings? Eh? Have they been there all along? WTF? That bassline is locked on! This is gorgeously deep. Forget the amen break, that’s just window dressing! Gloriously euphorically lush!

Lil Louis - 6AM (Extended mix)
Well, it’s Lil Louis, it’s gotta be good, so I’ll play it. But it’s a bit fast. And I really hate a cheesy saxophone. Hang about. People are really dancing to this. In fact. It’s bloody rocking. People are losing their minds. It’s incessant, relentless.

Pepe Bradock - Mujieres Nerviosas
Same as above, it’s Pepe Bradock, it’s gotta be good. He makes weird music though. I like weird, but a dancefloor often doesn’t. It’s acid house though, can’t go wrong, give it a spin. That melody is so de-tuned, it’s horrible. But no, it’s actually kinda catchy. Totally fragmented. Not there when it should be. Over the top when it shouldn’t be. But damn, I’m singing this in the taxi, still.

And on a similar note:
Short ones better than the long ones, the 7” version is soooo much more killer than the extended mix on the 12”

Panda Bear - Surfers Hymn (Actress Mix)

Bayara Citizens – Ju/Ru Dubness

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