Eclectic

What better way to kick off summer than a cool new album from Mykal Rose (aka Michael Rose) – and one that contains some real cool Ethiopian jazz elements! That would be “Showdown Inna Bloody Town” on Foreign Key Records. Followed this up with some really nice new sounds from Alois Huber & Oh Gee (two different new 10” releases on Dubonwax), Dub Club (Tom Chasteen & Tippa Lee), Madness, Patko, Red Barrio, Dubzoic (remixing Alpha & Omega), Dub One!, Red Star Martyrs, Morning Sun & Essentials, Dubtrak, Los Transatlanticos, Dubmatix (feat. U-Roy & Cornell Campbell), Longman, Mutant Frogs, and Prism. Another highlight tonight was The Groove Thief’s mix “Free Dubs: Nox” (available on Mixcloud) which featured Linton Kwesi Johnson, Injham, earlyW~Rm, Dubmatix, Negritage, Reggae Roast ands more. Rounding out the program were The Drastics, Dr. Echo & Solange St. Croix, Jazzmin Tutum, Steve Turre, Jazzmin Tutum, Babilonci, Weather Report, Banco de Gaia, The Upsetters Dub Campaign, and more…

A pair from the Champaign-Urbana Radio Theater, including Playing Go Fish with Death, whose title is self-explanatory. The other is Security, about an author whose character drops by and decides to stay.
And from Aural Stage’s Dialed In series we have Customer Relations, about a fellow who wants to have the chip in his head removed.

Episode #409 Luke Andrews of KFAI’s Temposphere takes control of the Jet!

A cloudy rainy day on the West Bank, opens with Mideast jazz from Third World Love. Then a set from Claudia Schmidt on her birthday. Lots of variety as the show goes down.

Another night of dub overload! So many new releases, including: the Dub Club’s new “Bubble Dub” (on Stones Throw); Pale Rider’s cool new “CO7” EP; Longman’s excellent “Akhenaten’s Dream” album; the new “Two Sacred Swords” 12” from Alpha Steppa & Lutan Fyah; Makiko’s rootical “High Stepper” single (on 176Sound); Gaudi’s adventurous “In Between Times” (on Six Degrees); and Mystica Tribe’s sublime “Stars Are Mine” EP (on SD Records). On top of that was more new stuff from Taj Weekes & Odawa, Obidaya/Dubmatix, Almighty Sion, Black Saturn, Bentesoi, Mahala Rai Banda/Mad Professor, Violeta Vil, Claudia Aru, Bandulu Dub, David Powell, Twile, The RBC, A Tribe Called Red, and Grant Phahao presents The Jays. If that wasn’t enough, we also crammed in some Prince Jammy, Black Roots, Overproof Sound System, Jah Wobble’s Invaders of the Heart, Kukan Dub Lagan, Lee Perry & the Upsetters, Nobukazu Takemura, Savage Aural Hotbed , Dennis “Blackbeard” Bovell, Bad Brains, and still more…

Special Guests Brian Vanderwerf (of Eleganza and formerly Chooglin’, Midnight Evils) and Ryan O’Rourke (Booking Agent, Turf Club) spun favorites and music from upcoming “Eleganza Extravaganza” event at Turf Club, Sat. June 8 7 p.m. – close)…

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