Tonight we featured Part 1 of this year’s Around the World in 20+ Dubs special (first aired on Echo Beach by TurnTable Terrorist at WLUW) along with a bunch of new dubs and other great stuff. Sista M, Tilly Roots, Hotdrop, 60 Channels, Dubsmith, Frostafari, Secret Archives of the Vatican, and Manwel T meets Minds Eye Dub, and still more.
First: big thanks to everyone who helped KFAI reach the spring pledge drive goal, and all members of community radio all year. You rock. Second: Tosca’s new album was put out today. We also had the boys set with Pet Shop and Junior Boys. That new Junior Boys record is synthesizer deeelightful. Also new local The Evening Rig.
Tonight the Echo Chamber presented the annual Word Beat I Powa dub poetry, beat poetry, and spoken word special. Of course, it was dub poetry that set the foundation, but we had many other rhymesayers — from Jamaican DJs, to beat poets, and hip hop artists.
New music from Pet Shop Boys (who happened to be releasing a new album the same day as a new Depeche Mode album), William Fitzsimmons, Glenn Tilbrook and Extra Golden. You must love Extra Golden! Kenyan traditional rhythms meet western rock n roll. Big thanks to Johnny, ST and listener-members for support throughout the drive and on this second pledge edition of PWB.