Radio Show 30/06/2015 – Muy Tropical!

This Friday we play at Couleur Café festival in Brussels on the 22tracks stage (Clandestino / 20h-22h) and to prepare you for that we’ve made this mix of off-centre music with a tropical twist and / or link to the festival. Probably not your average mix of African music and more but we’re shit at being average.

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Ebo Taylor Jnr. & Wuta Wazuri – Mondo Soul Funky – Soundway
Rob – Make It Fast, Make It Slow – Soundway
The Meters – Funky Miracle – Josie
Maceo & The Macks – Cross The Track (We Better Go Back) – Polydor
Cypress Hill – The Phuncky Pheel One – Columbia
Ghostface Killah – Cherchez LaGhost – Razor Sharp
Bobby I.G. – Funk Ina Ghetto – Don Pedros Records
Françis Bebey – Divorce Pygmee – Born Bad
Codek – Tam Tam – West African Music
Tapes Meets The Drums Of Wareika Hill Sounds – Dub – Honest Jons
Dego & Kaidi – Backchat For Toprock – Sound Signature
The Leo Magic Orchestra – My Gitana (Late Night Ritual Version) – People
Konono n°1 – Kule Kule – Crammed Discs
Ata Kak – Moma Yendodo – Awesome Tapes From Africa

Radio Show 23/6/2015 – Summer Festival Preview.

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A preview of our own festival summer with music from artists we play with. You’ll find us here:

3/7 – Couleur Café – Brussels
25/7 – Bruksellive – Brussel
5/9 – Spectakulo – Halle
18/9 – Mekitburn – Vilvoorde

Next to that we talk about the last Bedroom Beats edition before summer and drink a Dutch beer called “Hel & Verdoemenis”.

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Collie Buddz – Blind To You – Columbia
Lefto – Listen – B9000
Ol’ Dirty Bastard – Shimmy Shimmy Yo – EMI
Starflam – J’étais La – Discipline
Youngblood Brass Band – Brooklyn – Ozone
Wu Tang Clan – Protect Ya Neck – Loud
Arsenal – A Volta – Wally’s Groove World
Minos Pour Main Basse (Sur La Ville) – Le Patron Est Devenu Fou – Solid
Ronny Jordan – London Lowdown (Joe Claussell Flute Dub) – Blue Note
Phoojun – Rainbow – BBE
Su-Paka-Pooh – Theme Do Yo Yo (Restless Soul Peak Time Mix) – Slip ‘n’ Slide

Monthly Music List.

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That list with songs, past to present, that are in one way or another linked for us to the past month and that we think you should give a check.

Maximum Joy – Station M.X.J.Y. – Rough Trade
Band made out of ex Glaxo Babies and Pop Group members. Funky post-punk not unlike that other post-Pop Group band Pigbag. Will appeal to those that like Marine or Allez Allez. Very solid album.

Andre Prévin – Executive Party – United Artists
Sensual funk track on an otherwise dull soundtrack (well, there’s the slower “Executive Party Dance” that’s ace too). From the original Rollerball OST. Getting tracks like these suggested by experienced record shop staff is why I prefer that before the online game.

Taxie – Rock Don’t Stop – Melodies
A release that’s been on my wantslist for years but only recently became available reasonably priced thanks to Floating Points new imprint. Comes with a lovely magazine. Reissued the way it should be done.

Johnny Superglu – Rambo Village EP – Plynt
Plynt is back. First with a digital only release but now good and proper with this EP. Out there acid workouts which are very representative for a certain side of Brussels for me. Nice one.

Dego & Kaidi – Backchat For Toprock – Sound Signature
Although I’m a big fan of these 2 cats I must say I haven’t bought their latest work as rigorously as I used to do. This track though is as good as they come. Drumheavy jazzfunk workout that I’ll certainly play in my deeper sets. Out on Theo Parrish’s Sound Signature label.

Bene Gesserit – The Record Store Day EP – EE Tapes
The only record store day release I bought this year. From one of the most interesting and underrated Belgian bands. Always quirky yet strangely catchy electronic music. The 7” this track is picked from contains only work made in the 80s. As everything by them essential.

Garfield Fleming – Don’t Send Me Away – Becket
Undeniable modern soul classic. I get chills every time I hear it. This at an afternoon session on the third day of a soul weekender never fails to bring me to tears. The lyrics, that break and tiredness combined are stronger than the macho in me. Re-issued.

Black Disco – Disco Club – Private
Mythical French deep disco reissued by the excellent Berlin based Private records. So out there it’s almost post-punk. Original is ridiculously hard to find but if you’re a bit like us and like edgy and off-centre dance music with a relentless groove you need it and now that’s finally officially possible.

Gé Titulaer – What’s New – Polydor
Lovely cheap find. Know this of course through Ed Motta’s excellent AOR mixes but might have bought this anyway because of the great cover and the fact Bruno Castellucci, who you should know of Marc Moulin’s Sam Suffy and many other sessions, is playing on it.

Sandy Kerr – Thug Rock – High Fashion
One of these finds that make no sense. Found this for 25 cents in nearly mint condition in a thrift store with hardly any records. Classic boogie disco.

Weird Candle – Regeneration EP – Weyrd Son
A Belgian new wave label releasing newly made music and doing it in style. Updated my collection this month as I missed a few releases. This one is their latest and although I usually detest coloured vinyl I love this one. Milky clear.

Gill Kane ‎– Where Is The Love (Instrumental) – Target
Another step deeper into my obsession for Belgian electronic funk / disco. Remake of the Betty Wright classic. Not too keen on the vocal version but like the instrumental. On a label I mostly connect with new beat.

Haring – Latenightdream – Venja Venja
Love how this Brussels based producer is working hard to get where he wants to be. Crowdfunded vinyl release which is, for once, available in most shops in Brussels. One of my main frustrations, not finding releases by local labels in locals shops. Amateurism still the norm but Haring is having none of it.

Radio Show 16/06/2015 – Storm Music.

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A show to express our dissatisfaction with what happened the previous week when it was announced our beloved radio station would be taken off air by the end of the month. Something that’s been put on hold because we stood up, spoke loud so that fm brussel and its community counted.

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The Specials – A Message To You Rudy – Chrysalis
Gil Scott-Heron – Storm Music – Arista
Chocolate Milk – Action Speaks Louder Than Words – RCA
The Flames – Stand Up And Be Counted – Harmless
Fred Wesley & The JB’s – You Can Have Watergate Just Gimme Some Bucks And I’ll Be Straight – People
Public Enemy – Louder Than A Bomb – Def Jam
The O’Jays – For The Love Of Money – Philadelphia International
LL Cool J – I Can’t Live Without My Radio – Def Jam
Billy Paul – False Faces – Philadelphia International
Biz Markie – Something For The Radio – Cold Chillin’
Taxie – Rock, Don’t Stop – Melodies
Medium Medium – Hungry, So Angry – On-U-Sound
Thomas Dolby – Dissidents: The Search For Truth Part I – Capitol
ESG – You’re No Good – 99 Records

fm brussel must stay.

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The radio station that has been airing our weekly radio for the past 7 years is under threat.  Tuesday, out of the blue, plans for complete closure by the end of the month of fm brussel were announced. A massive protest since then has made the powers that be temporarily reconsider their harsh decision. But the threat isn’t gone yet. We still need to fight and put pressure on those that are in charge to keep it on air lastingly. If knowledge isn’t what will make them do the right thing we’ll make sure they hear the voice of reason, a loud undeniable one of many like us who appreciate the diverse urban media that are fm brussel, tv brussel, Brussel Deze Week / Agenda and Brusselnieuws.be. Hoping this will make them understand that changing a winning team this drastically is sheer stupidity. We’re not against progress, evolution is a fact of life, but we like it to be based on something else than the expertise of a few marketeers who don’t get Brussels and its city life.

So please  sign the petition and like the facebook page.

And come to the party at Soul Inn this Saturday which is organized by all fm brussel evening DJs, our colleagues and us, and which will be an excellent occasion to meet the people that make excellent radio every day and express your support in the most fitting way possible, by dancing.

This is but the beginning of our protest but let it be a flying start.

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Inspired by the first real bits of summer and excursions through the dusty sections of our collection we put together some old favourites and bits we only really appreciate to the fullest nowadays. We could have called it deep afro house but that sounds far more beige than the title it has now. Enjoy.

Alistair Colling vs Tortured Soul – When You Find Your Love … Hold On – Central Park
Osunlade – Cantos a Ochun et Oya (Frankie Feliciano Remix) – Yoruba
MAW feat. Wunmi – Ekabo (Afro House Mix) – MAW
Dom Um Romao – Sambao (LTJ X-Perience vs DJ Uovo Rmx) – Irma
The Rising Sunz – Ricano Sunspots – Henry Street Music
Black Science Orchestra – Streets Are Real – Soundboy
Kerri Chandler – Ladbroke Groove – Large
Ola Jagun & The Ancestral Rhythms – Drums Of Afrika – Spiritual Life Music
Wild Magnolias – Battlefield (Kongo Square Dub) – Spiritual Life Music
Soul Ascendants – The String Thing – Nuphonic

Radio Show 2/06/2015 – Fela Kuti + Le Barboteur

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This week we play nothing but music from Fela Kuti and those he influenced. Afrobeat galore because on Thursday you can see “Music Is The Weapon”, a film about the man, at Beursschouwburg’s Out Loud festival. Next to that we have the boys behind Le Barboteur, a fresh new beer shop with room to taste in our hometown Schaarbeek, in the studio. To talk about their fine initiative and to serve us some beers.

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Tony Allen – Afro-Disco-Beat – Comet
Seun Kuti + Africa 80 – Think Africa – Still Music
Fela Kuti – Sorrow, Tears and Blood – Arista
Soul Ascendants – Tribute – Nuphonic
Fela Kuti – Let’s Start – Celluloid
Femi Kuti – lackman Know Yourself (Remix By The Roots) – Barclay
Frank Biyong – Power Of Brain – Hot Casa
Fela Kuti & Africa 70 – He Miss Road – KFR

Radio Show 26/05/2015 – Italian Special

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This week we play nothing but Italian music. Inspired after a trip to Venice.

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Traks – Drums Power
Bilgeri ‎– Video Life
Tony Esposito – Pagaia
Hipnosis – Bormaz
Video – Somebody
Arkanoid – No Problem
Ris – Love-N-Music
Doris Norton – Raptus
Soft House Company – What You Need
Kasso – Key West
Tufo – Leadlights
Electra – Feels Good (Carrots & Beets)
Sergio Ferraresi – Kripton

Radio Show 19/05/2015 – Jazz, Onda Sonora Style.

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Jazz, Onda Sonora style to prepare you for Brussels Jazz Marathon this weekend. While we’re playing these tunes we were drinking Monk’s Stout by brasserie Dupont.

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Jean-Luc Ponty – Computer Incantations For World Peace – Polydor
Jan Akkerman – Streetwalker – Atlantic
Oko – Tema IV – Jugoton
Lalo Schifrin – Baia – CTI
STUFF. – Java – Buteo Buteo
Charles Earland – Leaving This Planet – Prestige
Steve Reid – Center Of The Earth – Universal Sound
Robert Watson – Reachin’, Searchin’ – Roulette
Dexter Wansel – Life On Mars – Philadelphia International
Monty Alexander 7 – Accompong – Pablo
Doris – Beatmaker – Odeon
Ron Carter – Can’ t Give You Anything – Kudu