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Saturday, December 31, 2016

Playlist - 1st January 2017

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Mikael Seifu - How to Save a Life (Vector of Eternity) - [Zelalem] – RVNGNL
Marie Davidson - Good Vibes (Mocking Birds) - [Adieux Au Dancefloor] - Cititrax
Seekersinternational - ChannelTwo(MurderousDub) - [Presents the RaggaPreservation Society EP] - Diskotopia
Javascript - Prayer Hands - [Body Armor] - Knightwerk Records
DJRum - Space Race, Pt. 1 & 2 - [Space Race] - 2nd Drop Records
Paddy Mulcahy -  Sophie's Theme - [Tape Sketches ]
Four Tet - A lost track that I’ve been playing on the radio and stuff  Seemed like a nice thing to put out there because of smashing it on the internet etc 
Afro Celt Sound System - Mansani Cissé/Tàladh -[The Source]  - ECC
Mats Erlandsson - Use Roman Numerals - [Selective Miracles] - Posh Isolation
Perfume Advert - Mirror Shield  - [Big Gete Star] - 1080p
The Beacon Sound Choir-  Drone 1 -  [Sunday Morning Drones] - Infinite Greyscale
Mr. Fingers – Qwazars - [Outer Acid EP] - Alleviated Records
Ulver - England's Hidden - [ATGCLVLSSCAP] - House Of Mythology
Lucy - Meetings with Remarkable Entities - [Self Mythology] -     Stroboscopic Artefacts
Arovane - Modul 1 - [Modul] -     Echocord - echocord
Julianna Barwick - See Know - [Will] -     Dead Oceans
Olafur Arnalds – Doria - [Island Songs] - Mercury KX
LSO Percussion Ensemble - Music for Pieces of Wood - [Reich: Sextet, Music for Pieces of Wood, Clapping Music] -LSO Live
Ragazze Quartet - Riley - 'In C' - [Four Four Three ] - CHANNEL CLASSICS
Awar  - Jarvan - - [Sacred Flute Music From New Guinea: Madang / Windim Mabu] (Re-issue)- Ideologic Organ
Subset - New World Echo - [New World Echo] - DimbiDeep Music
Deepnaut - Jah Is My Driver - [ESPECTRUM] - AvantRoots
haircuts for men - 多くの巻き戻さvhsへ - [壊滅悲しみ] - Not On Label
Fennesz, Jim O'Rourke -  I Just Want You To Stay - - [It’s Hard For Me To Say I’m Sorry] -     Editions Mego

Wednesday, December 28, 2016

808 State / A Guy Called Gerald - Christmas Bash - Manchester Ritz - December 1988

Report from NME, 24 December 1988:
On The Wire Christmas Ball
Manchester Ritz

ROLL UP! Roll up! all you freaky people! Outside the tinsel-strewn Ritz ballroom are parked coaches boasting the name of such far-away towns as Chester, Colwyn Bay, Wigan and Rochdale. From all over Northern England hundreds have travelled to pay tribute to the God of BBC Radio Lancashire, Steve Barker. Tonight is the Christmas knees-up for his On The Wire programme. And it's an extravaganza of hippness and insanity.

Welcome to the lunatic asylum. Home of Annie 'Anxiety' Sandoz. The Crass-girl shambles on to the stage with hair cropped, fag hanging out her mouth and black fingerless gloves concealing her hands. The Liza Minelli of One Little Indian Records, she bursts into a rendition of her single 'As I Lie In Your Arms', like the eccentric old lady who buys her 'glamour' from Oxfam. But this is nothing compared to the eccentric nature of the audience . . . This is On The Wire's three-way listenership. One third gang anarcho hippies, one third youthful homeboys . . . and one third dope-smoking, middle-aged civil servants!

Dungaree-clad 808 State and Brylcream boy A Guy Called Gerald are next on the bill with a hour of live House mixing. There is not a 'real' instrument anywhere, just wires, keyboards, microphones and tables of jiggling computers until they are joined by rap crew The Spinmasters to liven things up. This is where the dancing really begins.

Finally it's Tackhead tape time! Looking like a fat, ex-con bouncer Gary Clail begins the megatrip, rapping out the words of 'Half Cut For Confidence' with the balding genius of Adrian Sherwood at his side. The world is visibly shaken, Steve Barker grins and scenes of madness and hysteria continue late into the night.

Sarah Champion

Saturday, December 24, 2016

Playlist - 24th December 2016

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TRex - Christmas jingle - flexidisc
Dub Syndicate - Ravi Shankar No.1 (China mix) - Leghorn saw003
The Qualities - Its Christmas time - Strut
TRex - Super funk Christmas - flexidisc
TRex - Christmas bop - flexidisc
Low - Some hearts (At Christmas time) - Sub Pop
Melanie Velarde - Ocelot - Command
Fujimoto Tetsuro - Roof - Disktopia
foodman - Amenbo Wodori - Disktopia
Uqbar - Celestial waves (Ambient version) - Semper Memor IV
Via Maris - Credentials - Mechanical Reproductions
Yehoshua - Corrections - Concrete Tapes
75 Dollar Bill recorded live in Amsterdam / Pest House (NL) on Tuesday
8 November 2016
Mrs. Pilgrimm recorded live in Utrecht / Le Guess Who? festival (NL)
on Friday 11 November 2016
Les Filles Des Illighadad recorded live in Amsterdam / RPM Studio live
session (NL) on Monday 7 November 2016
Forest Management recorded live in Martigny / Cave Du Manoir (CH) on
Friday 23 September 2016
Ab Baars recorded live in Utrecht / Le Guess Who? festival (NL) on
Friday 11 November 2016
Seamus Cater recorded live in Utrecht / Le Guess Who? festival (NL) on
Friday 11 November 2016
Tom Carter recorded live in Utrecht (NL) / Le Guess Who? festival on
Thursday 10 November 2016
Annie & the Station Orchestra - Bicycle Jane - Bearsuit Records
Geir Sundstol - Gratarslaget - Hubro
Whyte Horses with St. Bart's School Choir - Snow falls - CRC Recordings
Howie Gelb - Severe season - Fire
Big Joe Turner - Christmas date boogie - Crimson
Charles Brown - Merry Christmas baby - Viper
Coldcut meets On U Sound - Kjara - master
Jeb Loy Nichols - Long live the loser - City Country City
Mose Allison - Foolkiller - BGP
Cleo Page Orchestra with Ernest Johns - A long long time - Federal
Roha Band - Instrumental Music Track 6 – Awesome Tapes from Africa
Jack Wilkins - Red clay We Want Sounds

Saturday, December 17, 2016

Playlist - 17th December 2016

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Dub Syndicate – Ravi Shankar No.1 (China mix) – Leghorn
Gregory Isaacs - Temporary lover – Dug Out
Gregory Isaacs - Steal a little love/version – Dub Store Records
Gregory Isaacs - Nobody knows – Dug Out
Tinga Stewart - No drugs – Dub Store Records
Echo Minott - Trouble nobody – Dub Store Records
Pad Anthony - Gotta be strong – Dub Store Records
Al Campbell - Don't take your gun to town/version – Dub Store Records
Dennis Creary - Ghetto life/version – Dug Out
Horace Andy - Don't think about me – VP Records
Keith Hudson - I'm alright – VP Records
Lloyd Parks - Shake up yu dread – Pressure Sounds
Dillinger - Money done – Pressure Sounds
Augustus Pablo - Classical illusion (The Sun) – Dug Out
Augustus Pablo - Rockers mood – Shanachie
Super Fast Girlie Show - Oh Well
Film in Music - Wild Bill - Drip Audio
Vieux Kante - Saradia - Sterns
Half Man Half Biscuit - On finding the studio Banjo
Manwel T - Freedom Stepper - DubKey
Midnight Riders - Outta road – Red Robin
Speng Bond - Dread outta road - Red Robin
Naram - Dub outta road - Red Robin
Tayo - Making our music – ZamZam Sounds
The Gladiators - Pocket money (disco mix) - Island
Sylford Walker – Deuteronomy - Shanachie
Rico - Take 5 (12" mix) - Island

Dubs On the Wire - Chapter Three

Earl Sixteen    Malcolm X version    Wild Orchid
Pablo & the Crystalites    Bells of death    Crystal
Chariot Riders    Sensimilla dub    Crystal
Crystalites (I Roy)    Tough version    Trojan
Derrick & the Crystalites    Lion dub    Crystal
Chariot Riders    Tracks it    Crystal
Burning Spear    Marcus Garvey version    Fox
Big Youth & Tubbys    Mosiah Garvey version    --
Tyrone Downie & Black Experience  S dne Crooks    J    Marcus Jnr./version
Vivian Hall    Toronto Rock    Bunjo
Burning Spear    Slavery version    Fox
Tommy McCook    Toronto dub    Bunjo
King Tubby    A Rougher version    Trojan
Glen Brown    Sunshine showdown    Greensleeves
Glen Brown    The winner    Greensleeves
Glen Brown    Tel Aviv Drums    -
Bobby Ellis, Don Drummond Jnr & Glen Brown    Determination skank    Greensleeves
Glen Brown    No more slavery    Greensleeves
Glenmore Brown    Music from the South Side    Pantomine
Glenmore Brown    South East Rock    Pantomine
Fe Me Time Allstars    She is rockin'    Esoldun
Skin Flesh & Bones    Danny special    Spider Man
Skin Flesh & Bones    Super dub    Spider Man
Matador Band    Mad skank    Spider Man
Skin Flesh & Bones    Bone dub    Eagle
Keith Poppin    Why make believe version    Eagle
Lennox Brown    Corral dub    Rattle Soul
Lord Creator    Mother's love version    Chanan Jah
CB Allstars    Greedy version    Earthquake
Augustus Pablo & Horace Andy (Tubbys)    Rasta dub    Hungry Town
Augustus Pablo & Horace Andy (Tubbys)    Dub down Rome    Hungry Town
Jo Jo Hookim (Channel One)    Revelation 8.11    J&L
Unknown DJ (Channel One)    Caveman Skank version    Hitbound
Dillinger    Plantation Heights version    Well Charge
Channel One Allstars    Kissinger dub    Flamingo
Tinga Stewart    Dry up your tears version    Knots
Vin Gordon    Kojo dub    Hugo
The Concious minds    Brainwash    Soul Beat
Vin Gordon    Freedom call version    CB30
Ace and the lnswings    Ace bound sound    Swing a Ling
Radway 7    The great Tommy McCook version    Jaguar    Grove
Tommy McCook    Steppin' high   
Tommy McCook    A steamin' version
Cominghome    Third World  Town & Country.

Friday, December 16, 2016

On the Wire - On-U Sound Special - 1991

Dubs On the Wire - Chapter Two - Always a Version

Joe Gibbs & the Professionals    Chapter Three    Joe Gibbs Record Globe
Joe Gibbs & the Professionals    The Road is Rough
I Stand Accused    Joe Gibbs Belmont Joe Gibbs & the Professionals       
Revolutionaries    Pay Them version    Well Charge
Natty_General version  Ishens dub    Well Charge
Revolutionaries    New Establishement    The People Skanking   
Heart Breaker version    Bong Man  Money Disc  Studio One
New Establishement       
Richard & the Sound Dimension-s_    —    Crafty   
The Charriot    Your Dub version    Crystal  Move & Groove
Crystalites    Bass & Drum version   
Hugh Roy    Foundation version    Rebel
Techniques All Stars    Melting . of version     Riley Inc.
Techniques All Stars       
Fe-Me-Time All Stars    Mother Liza version   
Aggrovators    A Ruffer version    Jackpot  Jackpot
Aggrovators    A Noise Place   
Aggrovators    A Good version    Clocktower (V.S.)
Dirty Harry    The Poor Barber    Jackpot  Attack
pilliigi er/King Tubby/The Aggrovators    Jah Jah dub   
King Tubbys    Grate Stone    Freedom Sounds
King Tubbys    Watergate Rock
Psalms of Dub    Black & White
Ronnie Davis    Power of LOve    Rosie
No artist credit (Aggrovators)    King Tubbys in Fine Style
Number One in the World    Rosie
U Roy       
No artist credit (King Tubbys)    Tubbys at the Control V1
Tubbys at the Control V2    Pantomine
No artist credit (King Tubbys)       
Dillinger    Dub Organiser    Justice League
Upsetters    Freak Out Skank    Upsetter
Bongo Herman, Les & Bunny    Salaam-peace  Strange Mood    Crystal
Sun Shot
Prat All Stars       
Slim Smith & Hugh Roy    Love I Bring version    Mego-Ann  Aquarius
Chanan-Jah Syndicate
Tommy McCook    To the Field version
Musical Air-raid version  Musical Drum Sound Repatriation versio   
Not known (vocal - I Roy)       
Not known (vocal - I Roy)       
Drumbago All Stars
Leo Mobukth (vocal)    Sexology version    Soulbeat
Jah Barry (vocal)    Daily News version    Phase 1
Ranking Fish Eye.    Arena dub   
Ellis Band    Ten Steps Forward   
Augustus Pablo    False Dread    Prophets
Lloyd Parkes (vocal)    Mafia
Duke I Firl version    Cactus
Mighty Two    Fuluiment    Errol T
SlyMobbie&the Taxi Gang    Revolution dub    _    Taxi
Revolutionaries    Hurting inside version    High Note  Ocean
Carlton Patterson/Tubbys
Aggrovators    Black Lash   
    Peace and Love in the Ghetto version    Third World
—    --Aggravators
Harry Mudie    Channel feel this one   
    Dub with a difference    Moodiso
Eti:Mgo. Herman&the Rhythm Rulers    Car Pound Drifter    Moodisc
Sir Cocoons Sound    Black Wars Reggae    Regal

On the Wire - Last (Sunday) Show - November 1991

Saturday, December 10, 2016

Playlist- 10th December 2016 - Funkology

BBC  Radio Player 

The Three Winan Brothers and Karen Clarke Shard - I Choose You  (Louie Vega Mid Temp Mix) - Vega
Mtume - So you want to be a Star - Epic
Karma - High Priestess - King of Spins
BT Express - Peace Pipe - Specter
Oscar Sulley, The Uhuru Dance Band- Bukom Mashie - JKriv Mix - Razor-N-Tape
Fontella Brown - Disco Groove - Mastercuts
DJ Kemit feat. Josh Milan - Like This - Honeycomb
Trevor Bastow - Integration  - Josef Weinberger Limited ‎– JWCD 2081
Saint Germaine - Pink Pather Theme -  Sunday Best
Bing Ji Ling - Twilight -  Lovemonk ‎– LMNKV101
Gold Swagger - Testify -Eric Kuppa Mix - Trax Source
Balaphonics - Boogaloo -
Leroy Burgess - Voices - Reel Soul remix - Trax Source
Rick James - Big Time (M&M EXtended Instrumental) - Motown
Kelly G and Sharon Past  - Go down Moses (DJ Spen Mix)  - Quantify
Funkadelic - Standing on the verge of getting it on - Westbound
Penny Goodwin - Too soon you are old - Not ON Label

On the Wire - Lee Perry and Adrian Sherwood -1989

Saturday, December 03, 2016

Playlist - 3rd December 2016

BBC  Radio Player 

Dub Syndicate - Ravi Shankar No.1 (China mix) - Leghorn
Coki - Cool.N.Deadly - Hatched Records
Sherwood & Pinch - Gun Law - On U Sound/Tectonic
SKRS meet MX7 - RunThruJah - ICS Library Records
SKRS meet MX7 - FineStyle - ICS Library Records
Kush Arora - Delhi Cowboy riddim - pre
Gappy Ranks & Kush Arora - Anything A Anything - pre
Chezidek - Everyday another sanction - Ninja Tune pre
Roots Manuva - Beat yr chest - Ninja Tune master
Hidden Operator - Boom (for real) - Kings Chamber
I Jahbar - Lighter thief (prod. Big Flyte & Velkro) - Duppy Gun
The Hempolics - Love to sing (Mungo's HiFi rmx) - Scotch Bonnet
Roger Robinson - Dog heart city - Jahtari
Sista Sara - See me (Subconscious dub) - Advaita Oneness
Jazzmin & Madtone - I once saw the revolutionary in you - net tune
Junior Byles - Place called Africa - Trojan
Dr. Alimantado - Blessed is that land Africa - Keyman
El Mahdy Jnr. - Die before you die mixtape side B - BoomArm Nation
Pat Thomas - We are coming home - Strut
Datblygu - Dyddiau o Win a Chwyn - Ankst
Zero - Poundland - panjenix.co.uk
Las Kellies - Celebrate Life - Fire Records
Gulls - In these times - Common Language
Benoit B - Zanzibar sunrise - Peur Bleue Records
Serpente - Fio Obeah - Reitoria Edições
Naaahhh - Blooz - Blackest Ever Black
Unknown - Sa'Yo - n/k
Ravi Shankar - Hollywood Dhun - Northern Spy