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Saturday, April 25, 2020

Playlist - 25th April 2020

Dub Syndicate – Ravi Shankar Pt.1 (China mix) – Leghorn
Rider Shafique, Ishan Sound & Kahn – We shall all rise – ZamZam Sounds
Rider Shafique, Ishan Sound & Kahn – We shall all dub – ZamZam Sounds
Dub Specialist – Luanda – Coxsone
Clancy Eccles – King Tubby’s City Dub – Pressure Sounds
Joe White – You’ll never dub – Selah Wadada
Joe Gibbs & the Professionals – Dog in dub – Belmont
Sir Raphael – Dub mix – Wild Apache
Joe Lewis – Fraser down below/version - George Floorman/Horus
Eric Buddle – Natty Dread gone farming/Farming dub – Gazebo Records
U Roy – Natty hold the handle/Hold a dub – Gorgon Records
Augustus Pablo – Zion Seals dub – VP Records (Ancient Harmonies)
Augustus Pablo – Fire Red – VP Records
Caracas Dub meets Mexican Stepper – Destino ft. Pijule – Culture Dub
T-Jah meets Fikir Amlak – Ancient dubwise – Bass Come Save Me
Mystic Pulse & Parly B – Heart clean (Original mix) – Moonshine
Jah Embassy Players – Tribal - Roots Vibration
Jah Embassy Players – Tribal dub - Roots Vibration
Aimann Raad – In my country – Roots Vibration
Aimann Raad – Jacin – Roots Vibration
Noel Ellis – Live in love - Roots Vibration
Noel Ellis – Live in love version - Roots Vibration
O.B.F. & Aza Lineage – Rebel Daawtaz – Dubquake Records
Spirit Revolution & Sugar Daddy – What a thing - Spirit Revolution
Part2Style & Disrupt – Argument dubplate – dubplate
Big Flite & Velkro – Little slip – Bokeh Versions (Mutual Aid 2020)
Dusk & Blackdown vs. Grievous Angel – Northside Cheng (Southside dub) – Keysound
Shackleton – Hackney Marshes dub – Tectonic
Wildbirds & Peacedrums – Fight for me (MReds minimal dub) – Leaf
Peikko & Lassi - Pula Dub feat. Peikko Viitala (Jimi Tenor version) - Sähkö Recordings
Sarmacja – Olimpijczyk (The Orb’s Oak Island mix) – Cooking Vinyl
Deadbeat & Paul St.Hilaire – Yesterday’s dreams – Another Moon

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The Wire magazine was launched in 1982. It was independent then and its independent now. With the current strapline under its title on each cover reads “Adventures in Sound and Music”, a clear statement of intent. Its first editor, Richard Cook, was an early guest of On the Wire travelling from London to Blackburn to appear on the show. On the Wire have been friends ever since and over the last twenty years a writer passing himself off as Steve Barker has been contributing to the magazine, specifically in the form of the monthly reggae/dub column which, like its host, often stretches and squeezes the interpretation of genre expectations. The Wire, like many other independent cultural endeavours, even in “normal” times lives from hand to mouth. Wouldn’t it be a great idea to subscribe right now and support writers and musicians largely operating outside the mainstream, check out the deals here:


Our friend Miles Opland of Bokeh Versions has just released Mutual Aid 2020, the first ever Bokeh compilation, with 100% of all proceeds going direct to artists - for themselves or for distribution in their local community. You can find it here:


17 tracks breathe in the whole history of 'the Bokeh sound', from the sci-fi digi to dancehall sampling shoegaze chuggers, B-movie horror drill, industrial spoken word, euphoric steppas, surf-indebted metallic roots, acid goths remixing gqom. Many tracks are from releases that never happened for various reasons. Mutual Aid 2020 is an alternative and future history of Bokeh with many artists making a welcome return (Jay Glass Dubs, Rer Repeter, Mars89, Low Jack, Sea Urchin, Duppy Gun) and many new faces (Roger Robinson, Avon Terror Corps guns for hire Fever 103 + Child + Franco Franco). Unmissable we say ……

Another label that On the Wire has supported since back in the day is Touch, since its first release in 1982, Touch has created sonic and visual productions that combine innovation with a level of care and attention that has made it the most enduring of any independent company of its time. Touch: Isolation is a new project whereby a new exclusive track with a bespoke photograph/cover image is presented on a regular basis over the coming weeks. The proceeds of the the income received is divided up between the contributing artists who will include Oren Ambarchi, Richard Chartier, ELEH, farmersmanual, Fennesz, fennesz sakamoto, Bana Haffar, Howlround, Philip Jeck, Bethan Kellough, Daniel Menche, Anthony Moore, Yann Novak, Zachary Paul, Claire M Singer, Geneva Skeen, UnicaZürn, Mark Van Hoen, CM von Hausswolff, Chris Watson, Jana Winderen and others to be confirmed – all expertly mastered by Denis Blackham. You can get in touch with Touch! here:


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Saturday, April 18, 2020

Playlist -18th April 2020

Dub Syndicate – Ravi Shankar Pt.1 (China mix)
Menzi – Gqom tera feat. Ecko Bazz – Hakuna Kulala
DJ Trystero – 水害 Flood Damage – The Trilogy Tapes
Jamie xx – Idontknow – Yough Turks
Dusk & Blackdown – wdym!! (Blackdown’s rollage vip) - Keysound
DJ Python – oooophi - Incensio
Sebastio Tapajos – Escola do Samba - Munster
Thiago Nassif – Soar estranho – Gearbox Records
Village of the Sun feat Binker & Moses – Ted – Gearbox Records
Thundercat – Black Qualls (feat Steve Lacy, Steve Arrington & Childish Gambino) - Brainfeeder
Muriel Grossman – Chant – Jazzman Records
Marisa Anderson & Tara Jane O’Neill – You’d be so nice to come home to – marisaanderson.bandcamp.com
Blind Willie Johnson Motherless children have a hard time – Rough Guides
Hatrihristos Apostolos – The sun is setting on the world – Death is Not the End
Wall Matthews – Spinve River – Tompkins Square
Jo David Meyer & Mats Eilersten – Snoensoya - Hubro
Huan Qing – tk3 from Secret Sound (2017)
Hiroshi Yoshimura – Green – Light in the Attic
Matt Evans – Spinning blossoms – thisismattevans.bandcamp.com
Inoyamaland – Apple star – We Release What the Fuck We Want
Vitor Rua – B - Marte Instantânea
Dominique Grimaud – From the bottom of the sea - Discrepant
Maximum Joy – Mouse ‘an Me – Maximum Joy/1972
Concentration – Spiderfucker – Global Terror Corps
Sea Urchin – Alekum Salem – Bokeh Versions
Killer Crab Men – 3D (Featuring Patrick Martin) – https://ditto.fm/3-d-killer-crab-men-featuring-patrick-martin)
Chet Baker – Cold trumpet – Moochin’ About

Marc Riley + Jim Khambatta - On the Wire 1985

Saturday, April 11, 2020

Playlist - 11th April 2020

Dub Syndicate – Ravi Shankar Pt.1(China mix) – Leghorn
Francis Bebey – Sunny Crypt (Daniel Haaksman edit) - BBE

Coloured Music - Foot on the Rock (Liason Records)
Brecker Brothers - Sneakin' Up Behind You (Arista)
J. Gayle Gaymon - If You Study Long You Study Wrong (Alton)
Orlando Johnson & Trance - Turn the Music On (Zig Zag)
Salsoul Orchestra - You're Just the Right Size (M&M Mix) (Salsoul)
Life Force - Funky Mama (Strawberry Records)
Tony Aiken & Future 2000 - Better Days (Kimsha)
Buari - African Hustle (RCA)
Funkees - Abraca

Tamikrest - As Sastnan Hidjan - Glitterbeat.
John Wirtz. - Malheur L'arac - Bongo Joe.
Christian Wallumrod Ensemble – Danszaal - Hubro
The Lovely Eggs - Magic Onion - Bearsuit.
Islandman - Zebra - Music for Dreams.
Gard Nilssen's Supersonic Orchestra - Premium Processing Fee - ODIN
Sultan Sumbul – Mercanlar - Uzelli
BC Camp Light - Back to work - Bella Union.

Lehmanns Brothers - I Wanna Be - Irma Records
Romanthony - Hold on - Glasgow Underground
Booker T & the MGs - Melting Pot (DJ Punch & Andrew Hogan's Zanzibar NJ Mix)
- Stax
Louie Vega - Vince Montana Tribute - Nervous
Bobby & Steve feat. Michelle John - I Like What You're Doing To Me - Groove Odyssey
Bobby & Steve feat. Leroy Burgess - Too Much - Groove Odyssey
RK Fusion - Time Flight (James L'Estraunge Orchestra Remix) - Atjazz
Sheree Hicks & Sean Ali & George Lesley - Hush (D55 Remix) - Chic Soul Music
Los Charly's Orchestra - SouUnity (M&M Mix) - Imagines
David Murray & Gwo-Ka feat. Pharoah Sanders - Gwo-Tet – BBE

Sun Araw – Arrambe – Sun Ark Records

Saturday, April 04, 2020

Playlist - 4th April 2020

Dub Syndicate – Ravi Shankar Pt. - Leghorn
Papa Levi - Shoot First – Tuff Scout
Papa Levi - Shoot First dub – Tuff Scout
Triston Palma - Times So Hard (Drum & Bass any Place) – Iroko
Kalabash - Puur Babylon – Bash
Joe Higgs – So it go/So it dub – High Times
Winston Heywood – Long long time – Roots Vibrations
Upsetters – Long long dub – Roots Vibrations
Bunny Clarke – Be thankful – Roots Vibrations
Truth Fact & Correct – Babylon Deh Pon Fire – Roots Vibrations
Truth Fact & Correct – Jungle fever – Roots Vibrations
King Medious – This World – Roots Vibrations
Augustus Pablo – Hot & Cold – Roots Vibrations
Augustus Pablo – Drums to the King – VP Records
Prince Far I - Golden Throne – Trojan
Prince Far I – Natty Champion – Trojan
Prince Far I - What You Gonna Do On Judgement Day – Trojan
Dubkasm - Enter the Gates (Mad Professor Mix) - Dubkasm
Alpha & Omega - Jah Is Here (ft. Danny Red) – Steppa
Alpha & Omega - Dub Is Here – Steppa
Alpha Steppa - Break All the Walls and Build Bridges (ft. Tenor Youthman) – Alpha Steppas
Alpha Steppa - Break All the Walls and Build Dubs (ft. Tenor Youthman) – Steppa
Zion Train feat. Brother Culture – Soundsystem – Universal Egg
Zion Train – Soundsystem version – Universal Egg
Zion Train feat Rider Shafique - Justified Silence – Universal Egg
In the Ghetto - Aza Lineage ft. Birdz & I – VP Records
Jah9 ft. Chronixx - Note To Self (Okay) – VP Records
O.B.F, Charlie P, Irah, Killa P – Ina this Ya Time – O.B.F. Records
Manwel T - Dub Hands – Self release
Vibronics meets Weeding Dub - Hard Dubbing - Scoops
Black Roots - Mash Them Dub – Nubian Records
Dr. Israel – Addis Ababa (Conscious Dub Version) – Echo Beach
The Orb - Slave Til You Die No Matter What You Buy In Dub (Imflamable Air Mix) – Cooking Vinyl
Vladislav Delay, Sly Dunbar & Robbie Shakespeare - 500-PUSH-UP (513) – Sub Rosa