tag: African

Audio Texture Radio Show – May 5, 2014

It’s not often we devote 20% of the show to one tune but the Theo, Dego & Akwasi remix of A Race Of Angels really is worth it, Parrish‘s Wild Heart recordings is just going from strength to strength. Read more…

Audio Texture Radio Show – September 2, 2013

A largely leftfield electronic selection this week kicking off with more Shigeto because, quite frankly, you can’t have too much of Shigeto‘s new album which is on the headphones and on repeat. Read more…

Audio Texture Radio Show – August 26, 2013

So the show is back again after a little Easter sojourn to places more relaxing , where the batteries have been recharged ready for the Autumn workload and release schedule madness. Read more…

Audio Texture Radio Show – July 22, 2013

Nice warm summer vibes in this weeks show on the whole with a taste of Kasket‘s forthcoming EP of jazz beats on Apollo setting the tone, closely followed by some classic jazz from Henry Franklin which has been given a new lease of life and publicity courtesy of the new Snowdog, Black Jazz reissue mission. Read more…

Audio Texture Radio Show – June 3, 2013

An interesting show this week if only from the perspective that 5 of the tracks are all sitting around the web just waiting to be downloaded for free, the first example of which is the show’s opening track from 18 year old Danish talent Bwoy De Bhajan, one to watch for sure. A taste of the new Donso album, the African sideproject of Krazybaldhead, followed and is just one example of the forward looking Afro fusion from the excellent Denfila album available now on Comet. Read more…

Audio Texture Radio Show – May 13, 2013

A nice deep selection this week kicking off with a track from the lovely new Saltland album on the, always worth checking, Constellation label. We then couldn’t resist dropping another track from the impeccably selected If Music/Ninja tune Record Store Day compilation and a great little introduction to the work of Henri Texier who we weren’t previously aware of. Calvin Keys then followed with a track from his killer, back in the day but now reissued courtesy of Snow Dog, album Shawn-Neeq, which has been on repeat all weekend. Deep Latin vibes then followed with another bygone classic, this time from the Cuban crew, Los Brito. Read more…

Audio Texture Radio Show – May 6, 2013

A show of two halves today, downtempo, soulful beats and bobs to start before the bassline and twisted house kicked in to shatter the quiet. Starting this weeks show was a track from the wonderful new project from Peter Wraight, arranger for the Matthew Herbert big band and his new project The Webster Wraight Ensemble before we dropped the most soulful cut from the intriguing recent release by Clouds on Ramp. Now we’ve been bigging up the Omar album recently from the sampler and it looks like the music is living up to the expectation. The album is a real soulful journey across the styles. Ty then followed up with some great Fela sampling hip hop before US soulboys Myron & E made a great first impression. Read more…

Audio Texture Radio Show – April 8, 2013

Quite a soulful vibe this week, kicking off with one of two tracks in the show from Omarand his wonderful remake of his 1990 classic “There’s Nothing Like This” taken from his new EP The Man which is boding very well indeed for the album. A sensitive Taylor McFerrin remix of “Come To My Door” from Jose James then followed before a hatrick of modern soul classics was completed by Sweatson Klank‘s “Morning After Pills” from his, now available, album on Project Mooncircle. Jazz was then the order of the day with the opening track from Kevin Beadle‘s stellar compilation, Private Collection, out on BBE Records. Read more…

Audio Texture Radio Show – February 25, 2012

Sublime deep house kicked off this weeks show courtesy of Isolee and the “Allowance” title track from their new EP which led nicely into the Max Sedgeley like tones of Inch-time and “Time Of The Fire” before Mara TK hit us with some spiritual vibes from way down or New Zealand to be precise. Neve Naive then kept the vibes deep but with a dark undertone before the sugary soul of Inc. cut in with “Angel” the highlight of their pleasant new album on 4AD. Read more…