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November 2010 radio show on Deep Frequency

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November’s show finds us delving into deepest darkest autumn sounds and getting all downbeat on yo’ good selves. Definitely a show for kicking your shoes off to, rather than pulling on your disco pants… in fact, the disco police came knocking when we put this together because the whole 1.5 hours is devoid of cowbells and glitter balls. We travel confidently into some more alternative noise… expect BJ Nilsen, Serge Gainsbourg, Bowie, Jichael Mackson, Sub Version and more…

1. War (Matty G Remix) – Bob Marley
2. AG (Tom Croose Inner Space Ski Boot Mix) – Worst Friends
3. A Nomad’s Retreat – Pantha Du Prince
4. A Zed & Two L’s – Fila Brazillia
5. Cannabis – Serge Gainsbourg
6. Les Visiteurs – Georges De La Rue
7. What Does Your Soul Look Like – DJ Shadow
8. Weeping Wall – David Bowie
9. Into It’s Coloured Rays – BJ Nilsen
10. Pussylicker – M83 vs Aphex Twin vs Khia
11. While Others Cry – Future Sound Of London
12. Make Sense & Loose (Ulrich Schnauss Mix) – I’m Not A Gun
13. Brandishing The Light Eternal – The Radiation Line
14. You Mean So Much To Me – Blondes
15. The Grass Is Always Greener – Jichael Mackson
16. So Derobe – Joy Orbison
17. Gone – Harry Craze
18. Free To Funk – Sub Version

Larry Levan vs James Alaska

Posted in Music Posts with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on 28/11/2009 by Rich

I’m telling you now… you ain’t never heard anything like THIS before…

James Alaska is one of the most marvelous people I’ve ever met. He’s also one of the most persistent musical train spotters I have ever known. In metaphorical terms, his beard of knowledge has grown to such gargantuan proportions that sometimes in bad weather, light aircraft attempt to set down on it. His love of disco knows no bounds and for this, I must salute him. Having played storming sets as a resident at Magnet in the late nineties he then went on to deliver repeated nights of musical passion as one half of the Love Thy Neighbour duo James Shakti & Stuart Principal, between 2001 and 2006 in various salubrious venues in London.

James has now arrived in another age of musical knowledge, having recently completed an MA in Sonic Art, he’s now creating music compositions as part of experimental electronicists Vlk and The Alaska None. The beard situation has worsened. Now, on top of the impromptu run-downs of Chic catalogue numbers and release dates, we are blessed with further knowledge about the source of sound itself. Its bloody mind boggling – so I thought I’d share… brace yourselves.

What we have here is a 10 minute edit of MFSB’s Love is The Message by James (the full piece is a whole 19 minutes long!) called Paradise Dust. If you’re expecting disco, please readjust your head, but consider first that this was generated from disco – from the very essence of our dear godfather of groove Larry Levan:

And here’s what James has to say about his composition – yes, it’s an essay, but if you’re into vinyl, disco, Levan and a bit of musical philosophy, then you should probably trim your beard, grab yourself a cup of tea and settle down to a story. A story about how James found Larry, and Larry found James…

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