Sunday, 30 April 2017

Gonna be a quiet one

Selecta Selections 29/04/17

Bert Lynch - Mama
Kabasa - Happy Together
Those Eyes - Soca Hustle
Gayap Rhythm Drummers - Zion Gates
Coachhouse Rhythm Section - Nobody's Got Time
Obi Waru Out Dance Group of Ihiagwa-Owerri - Nwanyi Ma Obi diya
Ebenezer Obey & His Inter Reformers - Eyi Yato
Guillaume Lambert - Noel Bo Kail
George Amoah - Aposese (Rambling)
Sammy Massamba - Azuli
Moodymann - Music People
The Secret Weapon - Have No Way
Jody Fingers Finch - Short Fat Skinny Tall (Brian Heath Mix 1)
Cloud One - Disco Juice
Nikki-O - Gotta Believe
Ponzu Island - Super Koto
Focus - Hay-Hay
Splash - Vhobalelwa
V/O - Mashisa Dub
Carl & Carol - Jam Without Mercy
Gasolinn' - Tafia
Songs for Gods - Boss

As usual, sincere thanks to everyone who made last night special from the crew, sound guys, visual artists, bar staff and dancers; shouts to Andy, Laurence (Mr Knobs !), Pete, Dave, Mostyn, Colin, Julia, Sarah, Becca, Poppy, Anna, Tom, Andrew, Mark and Layla

Friday, 28 April 2017

Noisy neighbours

The Restless Funk Radio Show 27/04/17


Dunkelziffer - Oriental Cafe
Pepe California - Yureru (Nozaki Pure Pleasure Control Mix 2)
Beverley Skeete - You Can't Say No
Carol Douglas - You're Not So Hot (Instrumental)
Nikki O - Gotta Believe
Razz-Ma-Tazz - On The Disco Floor
Jean Wells - Number One
Marcos Valle - A Paraiba nao e Chicago
Reverberi - Cat Casanova
Hiroyuka Namba - Tropical Exposition
Miles Davis - Portia
Bernard Jackson Jr. - Billy Jean (Discomix)
Altz - Magenta Loops
La Funk Mob - Motorbass Get Phunked Up (Electrofunk Remix)
The Chakachas - Africa Yama (Instrumental)
Children Of Zeus - Don't Say A Word
DRB ADB - Zelda
Frank Izuora - Let It Cry
Gas Lab (featuring Velcro, Francisco Reyes Y Yamuel Marcano) - Ella
Kuartz - The Way
Songs For Gods - Boss
Kouakou Michel - Sekou Toure
Don Cherry - Music, Wisdom, Love (film edit with poetry).

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Restless Funk 27/04/17

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Thursday, 20 April 2017

Choose, consume, enjoy

The renegade masters of all things free and decent are back at The Blue Moon for an extended jam. Starting off with a record fair / DJ session at 5 pm then moving into dance party mode from 9:30pm.

As space will be limited please bring no more than 4 crates of records to sell / trade and be aware they will need to be out the venue by half 9.


Andy Barlow
Fred Naked
Purple Hands
Le Jazz
Free Admission
The Blue Moon
Norfolk Street

Friday, 31 March 2017

Can't stop, won't stop

Missing Restless Funk? Yeah, us too. What's that you say? You can't get enough of all that tropical goodness that's been brightening up the winter months? No, sorry, can't help you. Oh, hang on, wait...


Del Monte & Marco Piccolo - Unconscious 
Unknown - Ahiwo Ahiwo 
Nairobi Matata Jazz - Mapenzi Hayana Daktari Pt 2 
CDM Kiratu - Kanua Wariire Mbeu 
Robert Loyson - Ji A Canne A La Richesse 
Eric & George - Hot Wire 
Nkodo Si Tony - Dolo Eibe (10F) 
Dikoto Mandengue - Chacun Pour Soi 
Emile Yoan with the Ancestors - Mama 
Charlies Roots - Skylab (Version) 
Iyke Peters - Forward Forever 
The Pyramids - Brother 
Frank Izuora - Dreaming 
Kabusa - Happy Together 
Them Mushrooms - Africa Got To Have Peace 
Mwambo and Party - Hakika I Love You Pt 1 
Hirut Bekele - Shega Lij 
The Radi - She's Heard It All 
Angel (Nana) Love - Heartbreak

Monday, 27 March 2017

Friday, 24 March 2017

For Cleo

Due to more "technical issues", no Restless Funk radio show last night. So I stayed in and played some of my favourite current jams for the cat. Tough crowd.

Tuesday, 21 March 2017


Andy's up over at Argyle Radio and there's some firm village favourites featured and put together in his own inimitable style. He's carefully sourced these choices from a selection of readily available compilation CD's available at your local supermarket and from youtube and spotify playlists. No expense has been drawn, other than years of coffee and digital anticonsumerism (illegal downloads), spending hours reconstructing vinyl crackle on a vintage copy of ableton.

Friday, 17 March 2017

Version Two

The Restless Funk Radio Show 16/03/17

Rammellzee Vs. K-Rob - Beat Bop (Instrumental)
Sly & Robbie - Triplet
Dillinger - Truth & Rights (Tubby's Version)
Johnny Scar - United Africa
Ijahman Levi - Africa
Rico - Africa Dub
Merva Grey - War Version
Yabby You - King Pharoah's Plague (DJ Garth & Markie Mark Remix)
Lee Perry vs the Moody Boys - Broadcaster Version
Zinja Hlungwani - Ntombi Ya Mugaza (Burnt Friedman Remix)
Splash - Vhobalelwa
Focus - Hay-Hay
Jabeli - Folk Song
The Witch - More Sweat Than Sweet
Raphael Top Secret & Nelson Bishop - Love So High
Psychic Mirrors - I Come For Your Love
Glenn Underground - Trust (Moog Mix)
Vakula - Dub As Always
Anthony Shake Shakir Meets BBC
Charmaine Yates & The Equitables - One Draw Soca
The Jamayka Boys - Rastaman (J. Boyz Dub From Creation)

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Restless Funk 16/03/17

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Monday, 13 March 2017

Sina Jina

It never stops flowing, massive thanks to Tom and crew for supporting us and for all their endeavours, Cambridge is lucky to have you. Keep an eye on Argyle Radio, previous killer sessions from Purplehands of Mothership Connextion and Pete Moore (Le Jazz) and Blackwax, soon to come from Andy Barlow and more along with Tom Bacon from OpenDeck Soundsystem's own selections.

Friday, 10 March 2017


The Restless Funk Radio Show 09/03/17


Endless Boogie - 20 Minute Jam Getting Out Of The City
Joe Walsh - Theme From Boat Weirdos
Sammi Smith - Help Me Make It Through The Night
Kevin Harrison - Ink Man
Led Er Est - Lonesome Xoxo
Gray - So Far So Real
Kid Creole & Coconuts/Coati Mundi - Kpasa-Pop I
Rocket Juice & The Moon - Manuela (Mark Ernestus Dub)
Splash - Troubled Man
Tom Noble - Funk Mystikz
Double Fantasy - Heartbreaker
Mudd & Pollard - N7 Odyssey
Dominique Bertram - Chinese Paradise
Bill Laswell - Lowlands
Five Points - Equality
Equipe Radio Cidade - Bons Tempo Sao Paulo
Charles Amoah - Aposese
Jo Dikongue Jr - Ma Ba Ma Wengue
Rhythm & Sound with Tikiman - Spend Some Time
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Restless Funk 09/03/17

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Friday, 3 March 2017

Dressing Down

The Restless Funk Radio Show 02/03/17


Vakula - You Cannot Resist
DJ Sprinkles - Sloppy 42nds (Sprinkles' Deeperama)
Moodymann ft Charlotte OC - Hangover
Pollyn - Sometimes You Just Know (Moodymann Remix)
Alonzo Turner - Whoever Said It (Part 2)
The Pyramids - Brother
Demo Cates - Ain't No Stopping Us Now
Monyaka -Reggae-Matic-Funk (Instrumental)
Iyicko - Tied Up On Love (Truth Is Light)
Logic System - Clash (Chinjyu of Sun)
John Henry Miller Jr. - Spiritual Healing (Version)
The Clarke Sisters - You Brought The Sunshine (Into My Life) (Instrumental Dub Version)
Gravity - Lost In Love
Hall & Floyd - Sunrise
Uncle Louie - I Like Funky Music
Bobby Demo - Ounce
Miles Davis - Untitled
Billy Bang Quintet - Bang's Bounce
This Heat - Health And Efficiency
Frank Izuora - Dreaming
Cracky - Pack a Punch
Lou Donaldson - Everything I Do Gohn Be Funky (From Now On)
Jimmy Smith - All Day Long Pt. 1
Meredith Monk - Gotham Blues
Gigi Mason - Clouds

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Restless Funk 02/03/17

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Shoutout to Stuart Robinson!

Saturday, 25 February 2017

In the red

Disco @ Relevant Records

Sizzle - Love Is All Around 
King Tutt - D-A-N-C-I-N
Mike & Mark - Obliviation Vol 1
Idjut Boys - Woman
Francis Njoroge - Nyinukia
The Ice Cream - Let’s Go Stomping
Sparkle - Disco Madness
Magnifique - Magnifique Pt 1
John Morales - Columbian Disco (Deadly Medley Sunshine Sound)
South Shore Commission - Free Man (FK Edit)
Gyedu-Bley Ambolley - Akoko Ba
Sammy Massamba - Azali
Ikuku Midnight Band - After A Lot Of Booze
Sleeque - One For The Money
Frank Murillo - Letting It Rest
Donna McGhee - Love Bug
Magic Disco Machine - You Don’t Know How Hard It Is
Don Pancho - Memories
Stratovarious - I Got Your Love
Don Armanado’s Second Avenue Rumba Band - I’m An Indian Too
Roberta Kelly - Zodiac Lady
Edwin Starr - (Get Up) Whirlpool

Massive thanks to Andy & Euan for producing another spectacular party

Friday, 24 February 2017

Brokedown blues

The Restless Funk Radio Show 23/02/17

Orchestre Ryco Jazz - Yoka Makossa
Gnonnas Pedro - Searching For My Love
The City Sound Band - Ngamiira Iri Weeru
Edward Nandwa - Kazi Ya Ki Boy
The Eagles Lupopo - Blue Zambezi
Adero Onani - Ombuya Gi Akoth
William Osale - Wazee Nimwambie
Orchestre Super Tukina - Tukulala Wapi Part 1
Super Djata Band - Nama Djidja
Maitre Ledy Youla - Alou Kele Dabila
Sah'lomon - Kumba
Dominique Bertram - Maka Kin Jokaya
Dan Amen - One Nigeria
Raphael Toine - Ce Taou
Oluko Imo - Praise Jah
Loi - Body Contact
Loose Joints - Is It All Over My Face (Kenny Dope Dub)
Nicky Siano - Move
Loose Joints - Tell You Today (Megamix)
The Funkees - Wasting My Time
Theo Parrish - Avantsdrumface

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Restless Funk 23/02/17

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Thursday, 23 February 2017

Catz n Dogz

Euan Simpson and Andy Barlow will be joined for the evening by Matthew Stancombe. Expect disco in all its many forms. As always entry is free and this month we will be only admitting 70 people in an effort to make it a little more comfortable. As we've limited the numbers early arrival is advisory.

Friday 24th February 7.30pm till late, free entry
Relevant Records Cafe, 260 Mill Road, Cambridge

Tuesday, 21 February 2017

meanwhile in madrid

Well, this is rather exciting. Please take the time to check out the music and art collective at They host musical selections from a wide range of artists across the globe (many of whom are inspirational to me), along with really interesting visual aesthetics and interviews.

The lovely people there asked me to submit something for their 10TRAX series of podcasts, so I put on my best suit and tie, poured an extremely generous glass of Macallan and fell asleep. Months later having forgotten all about this, they pop me on the front page for their 50th edition.

10TRAX asks performers, musicians, producers and dj's to submit 10 songs without any limitations that reflect their home listening as opposed to their creative output. I gave them a quick run down (Spanish and English) of what I chose.

Monday, 20 February 2017


 On a grey and dull February evening, white clouds brought light and warmth
Matt Valentine - Raga Turasatana
Neokarma Jooklo Trio - Vision of Light
Bernard Parmegiani - Train de Passage
Riccardo Sinigaglia - Scorrevole 3
Brock Van Wey - A Chance to Start Over
Popol Vuh - Broder des Schattens - Sohne des Lichts
Vito Ricci - The Lotus Leaf Floats on the Lake
Conrad Schnitzler - Zug

Friday, 17 February 2017

Cookshop blues

The Restless Funk Radio Show 16/02/17

Edmony Krater et Zepiss - Tijan Pou Velo
Winsome - Untitled 2
Prince Jammy - 271 Utica Dub
Upsetters - Popcorn
Kilimambogo Brothers - Thina Ti Kironda
Echo Del Africa - Gentlemen Doromina
Miriam Makeba - Xica Da Silva
Jill Scott - Love Rain (Remix feat Mos Def)
John Chibadura & Tempo Brothers - Mudiwa Jenneti
Vibro-Success Orchestra - Ijeoma Susanna
Doctor Rockit - Cafe De Flore (Trio Reprise)
Nat Adderley - I've Got A Crush On You
Teuro Nakamura Group - Understanding
Gayap Rhythm Drummers - Sweet & Free
Alain Goraguer - L'Oiseau
Edu Lobo - Zanzibar
Sergio Mendes - Zanzibar
D'Angelo & The Vanguard - Another Life
Ramsey Lewis - Sweet Rain
Hall & Floyd - Sunrise
Moodymann - Yesterdays
Jay Dilla - Yesterday
Billie Holiday - I Get Along Without You Very Well
Kenn Lowy - Rein
Francis Bebey - Savannah, Georgia
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Restless Funk 16/02/17

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White Clouds 
This Sunday, W h i t e c l o u d s 2 is happening at the Blue Moon, Norfolk Street, Cambridge from 7pm
Art Installations, Live audio experimentation and ambience, free entrance and all welcome 

Friday, 10 February 2017

...cultivating a nice buzz since 2001...

The Restless Funk Radio Show 09/02/17


Cotonete - Inside Outside
Alpha - Mizik
Wilbert Longmire - Black Is The Colour
Tangerine Dream - Impressions Of Sorcerer
Tangerine Dream - Betrayal
Kraftwerk - Kristallo
Craig Leon - Donkeys Bearing Cups
Mark Isham - Mrs Soffel
G Sudden - Girls Dem Need Mi (Dupp'd Version)
Charlie's Roots - Skylab (Version)
Kurtis Scott - Moon River
Oliver Sain - Blowin' For Love
Mac & Party - Liverpool
Edmony Krater - Paa An Go To (Remix)
Donald Byrd - Witch Hunt
Jimmy Smith - Pork Chop Part 1
Greg Jackson with Strike Force Band - One For The Road
El Count Executives - I Want To Thank You (Sons of Dancefloor)
The Ornette Coleman Quartet - Beauty Is A Rare Thing
David Axlerod - Overture
Bernard Bonnier - La Demoiselle au corsage vert
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Restless Funk 09/02/17

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Friday, 3 February 2017

Giddy up

The Restless Funk Radio Show 02/02/17


Note, small technical glitch leaving drop outs until 12m12s
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Restless Funk 02/02/17

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Friday, 27 January 2017


The Restless Funk Radio Show 26/01/17

The Upsetters - Chim Cherie
Dub Organiser - Chim Cherie
Joe Higgs - Creation
Barry Biggs - Love Come Down
Demtoco du Maurier Silvertones Steel Orchestra - Reggae Express
Angostura Stairlift Steel Orch - Congo Man
Art De Coteau - Moonlight Serenade
Harmony Cats - Theme From Harmony Cats
Eddie Brennon & B.B.S. Unlimited - Get Down Do The Latin Hustle
Prince George - Wrong Crowd
Alvin Cash's Tribute To Muhammad Ali - GQ Rock (Part 2)
Love Deluxe - Space Love
Latapaza Band - Odi Yoo
Ikuku Midnight Band - After A Lot Of Booze
Shirley Caesar & The Caesar Singers With The Mount Calvary Mass Choir - Dry Bones
Rev. Milton Bronson & The Thompson Community Singers - All Power
Gloria Barnes - You Don't Mean It
Omar Khorshid - Cidi Mansour
Tickled Pink - Reach Out (And Give Me Your Hand)
Ramsey Lewis - Money In The Pocket
Bontuku - Briefcase
? - ?
Sonya Spence - Talk Love
Bill Moss with Scott White Family Choir - Whatever It Takes
Raphael Toine - Femme Pays Douces
Thelonious Monk - I Mean You
Merge - Kashan III

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Restless Funk 26/01/17

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Friday, 20 January 2017

Unreliably predictable

The Restless Funk Radio Show 19/01/17


Riccardo Villalobos - Koito
Millsart - Gamma Player
Ike Yard - Loss (Regis Version)
Delroy Edwards - The Fast Lane
Fiedel - Ferro
Trade - Positive Neckline
33.10.3402 ‎– 33.10.3402
Container - Obstruction
Tin Man - Bass Tunnel
Tuff Sherm - Easy Company (Delroy Edwards Remix)
Jamal Moss - Arras (Instrumental Version)
Levon Vincent - Invisible Bitchslap
Psychic Ills - Mantis (Juan Atkins Remix)
KCC - Future III
Zsa Zsa Laboum - Something Scary
Two of China - Los Ninos Del Parque (Tormenta Mix)
Virgo Four - The Mop
Recloose - I Can't Take It (Theo Parrish Mix)
Quiet Village - Social Music
C2 vs FT 

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Restless Funk 19/01/17

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Tuesday, 17 January 2017


Not a mix, just some fabulous African 45's. Very early highlife, folk, benga and twisted electronics.

Friday, 13 January 2017

Bell Ringing

The Restless Funk Radio Show 12/01/17


Brother Resistance - Ring De Bell pt 1
Chief Checker - Impossibilities
Tetrack - Lets Get Together
Chief Checker - Ire Africa
Dan Amen - Seek Jah Today
Wagadugu - Freetown Calypso
Jenny Pakeera - How About A Little Love
The Ice Cream - Don't Stop It Now
The Phantom Band - No More Fooling
Ernest Honny - Star of the Sea
Orchestre Bella Bella - Anina La Fille De Mon Coeur
Chief Inyang Henshaw & His Aces - Udok Anam Utom Mkpa Akam
Bianco Guitar Band - Ononadi Achodi
Akwasa Singing Party - Ajigwu Owhuo Nogwu
Eric & George - Hot Wire
The Ice Cream - Let's Go Stomping
Cracky - Coming Home Again
Roland P Young - It Hurts So Bad
Wrinklemuzik - A Change In Direction
Holger Czukay - My Persian Love (Remix)
Joe Isaacs - One More Time
Witch - Movin' On
Ofege - Lead Me On

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Restless Funk 12/01/17

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Friday, 6 January 2017

I'm just thinkin' bout coolin' out

The Restless Funk Radio Show 05/01/17


Gideon Nxumalo - Lonesome Lover
Guy Conquette - Zezele
Art De Coteau - Kareika Woman
Dan Amen - Igi Otu Wa
Risco Connection - Ain't No Stopping Us Now (Unreleased Version)
Don Pancho - Memories
Theophilus Homer - Don't Trouble People
-----All Night-----
S M - Azali
Carthago - Hanen
Bunny Sigler - By The Way You Dance (Bobby DJ Guttadaro Acetate)
Salsoul Orchestra - Magic Bird of Fire (Sunshine Sound Acetate)
Mal Waldron - Red Match Box
Franck Valmont et Synchro Rhytmic Eclectic Language - Ou Te Que Belle
Monsieur Donat - Bon Die Protege Vania
D'Jackson Suriam - SOS Nucleaire
Ron English - Bees
Black Ark Players - Upsetting Rhythm No 2
Vito Ricci - Do The Mouse, Yeah
Caleban - Open Mind
Carrie Cleveland - Only Love Will Set You Free

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Restless Funk 05/01/17

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Obligatory holiday photo