Wednesday, 31 July 2019

Pete Tong's House Nation - 3. Episode 3

PETE TONG'S HOUSE NATION - 3. EPISODE 3 (320kbs-m4a/129mb/56mins)
BBC Radio 2 broadcast: 15th June 2019

From the seaside soul weekenders of the seventies to a night at The Proms, house music has been on an amazing journey and Pete Tong has been there for every step. In this four-part series, Pete traces the history of the music he loves from his days in the Kent Soul Mafia to the white island of Ibiza and beyond. The jazz-flavoured sounds that filled the disco clubs in New York, new wave synths and drum machines, the underground tracks from Chicago and Detroit and the chilled Balearic influences of the 90’s - they’re all in Pete’s record box and he’ll be dusting them off for airplay. Dance music changed the face of club and youth culture in the UK and worldwide, and this is a rare opportunity to hear the story from one of its key players.

In part three, he focuses on the UK dance explosion of the early nineties - with tracks from LFO, Ce Ce Peniston, Terry Farley, the Stone Roses and Kim English.

K‐Klass - Rhythm Is A Mystery (Club Mix) [Deconstruction]
CeCe Peniston - Finally (12" Choice Mix) [A&M]
MK - Burning (Original Vibe Mix) [Area 10]
LFO - LFO (Leeds Warehouse Mix) [Warp]
Bizarre Inc - Playing With Knives (Quadrant Mix) [Vinyl Solution]
Leftfield - Not Forgotten (Hard Hands Remix) [Outer Rhythm]
Gat Décor - Passion (Naked Mix) [Effective]
Jaydee - Plastic Dreams (Original Mix) [R&S]
The Stone Roses - Fools Gold (Edit) [Silvertone]
Fire Island - There But For The Grace Of God (Original Live 'N Funky Mix) [Junior Boys Own]
Kim English - Nite Life (Masters At Work Nite Mix) [Nervous]

Tuesday, 30 July 2019

Pete Tong's House Nation - 2. Episode 2

PETE TONG'S HOUSE NATION - 2. EPISODE 2 (320kbs-m4a/129mb/56mins)
BBC Radio 2 broadcast: 8th June 2019

From the seaside soul weekenders of the seventies to sold out nights at The Proms, house music has been on an amazing journey and Pete Tong has been there for every step.  In this four-part series, Pete traces the history of the music he loves from his days in the Kent Soul Mafia to the white island of Ibiza and beyond.  The jazz-flavoured sounds that filled the disco clubs in New York, the new wave synths and drum machines of the eighties, the revolutionary underground tracks from Chicago and Detroit and the chilled Balearic influences of the 90’s - they’re all in Pete’s record box and he’ll be dusting them off for airplay. Dance music changed the face of club and youth culture in the UK and worldwide, and this is a rare opportunity to hear the story from one of its key players.

In part two, we hear how the music spread across the dancefloors of the UK and Europe.

Aly‐Us - Follow Me (Club Mix) [Strictly Rhythm]
CeCe Rogers - Someday (Club Mix) [Atlantic]
Frankie Knuckles - Your Love (Original Mix) (Feat. Jamie Principle) [Trax]
Inner City - Big Fun (Magic Juan 12 Mix) [KMS]
Kariya - Let Me Love You For Tonight (House Club Version) [Sleeping Bag]
M|A|R|R|S - Pump Up The Volume (Original Mix) [4AD]
Orbital - Chime (Original Mix) [Oh'Zone/FFRR]
Housemaster Boyz - House Nation (Original Mix) [Dance Mania]
Rhythim Is Rhythim - Strings Of Life (Original Mix) [Transmat]
Royal House - Can You Party (Club Mix) [Idlers]
Sterling Void & Paris Brightledge - It's All Right (Original House Mix) [DJ International]

Monday, 29 July 2019

Pete Tong's House Nation - 1. Episode 1

PETE TONG'S HOUSE NATION - 1. EPISODE 1 (320kbs-m4a/129mb/56mins)
BBC Radio 2 broadcast: 1st June 2019

From the seaside soul weekenders of the seventies to sold out nights at The Proms, house music has been on an amazing journey and Pete Tong has been there for every step. In this four-part series, Pete traces the history of the music he loves from his days in the Kent Soul Mafia to the white island of Ibiza and beyond. The jazz-flavoured sounds that filled the disco clubs in New York, the arrival of new wave synths and drum machines, the underground tracks from Chicago and Detroit and the chilled Balearic influences of the 90’s - they’re all in Pete’s record box and he’ll be dusting them off for airplay. Dance music changed the face of club and youth culture in the UK and worldwide, and this is a rare opportunity to hear the story from one of its key players.

Idris Muhammad - Could Heaven Ever Be Like This [Kudu]
Roy Ayers - Running Away [Polydor]
Fonda Rae - Touch Me [Streetwave]
Atmosfear - Dancing In Outer Space [Elite/MCA]
Imagination - Burnin' Up [MCA]
Inner Life - Moment Of My Life (Shep Pettibone Mix) [SalSoul]
Klein & M.B.O. - Dirty Talk [Zanza]
Colonel Abrams - Trapped [MCA]
Rocker's Revenge - Walking On Sunshine 82 (Feat. Donnie Calvin) [Street Wise]
ESG - Moody [99]
Fingers Inc. - Can You Feel It (Martin Luther King Mix) [Traxx]

Sunday, 28 July 2019

Doctor Who: The Curse Of Davros - 2. Episode 2

DOCTOR WHO: THE CURSE OF DAVROS - 2. EPISODE 2 (320kbs-m4a/136mb/59mins)
BBC Radio 4 Extra broadcast: 29th June 2019

Two sets of adversaries are set to confront each other, south of Brussels in June 1815. Will history be changed at the Battle of Waterloo?

Colin Baker stars as the Sixth Doctor.

Flip ...... Lisa Greenwood
Davros ...... Terry Molloy
Jared ...... Ashley Kumar
Napoleon Bonaparte ...... Jonathan Owen

Writer: Jonathan Morris

Director: Nicholas Briggs.

A Big Finish production.

Saturday, 27 July 2019

Doctor Who: The Curse of Davros - 1. Episode 1

DOCTOR WHO: THE CURSE OF DAVROS - 1. EPISODE 1 (320kbs-m4a/135mb/59mins)
BBC Radio 4 Extra broadcast: 22nd June 2019

The fugitive Doctor joins forces once more with Philippa 'Flip' Jackson to beat back the Daleks' incursion into 21st century London.

But the real plan of Daleks mastermind, Davros, is taking shape nearly 200 years in the past, on the other side of the English Channel at the Battle of Waterloo...

Colin Baker stars as the Sixth Doctor.

Flip ...... Lisa Greenwood
Davros ...... Terry Molloy
Jared ...... Ashley Kumar
Napoleon Bonaparte ...... Jonathan Owen

Writer: Jonathan Morris

Director: Nicholas Briggs

A Big Finish production.

Friday, 26 July 2019

Sound Of Cinema - 245. 1995

SOUND OF CINEMA - 245. 1995 (320kbs-m4a/134mb/58mins)
BBC Radio 3 broadcast: 22nd June 2019

This week sees the final instalment of the Toy Story franchise which in 1995 was the first feature length CGI film. Matthew Sweet considers it and other music from what was a great year of film. Featured scores include 'Die Hard With a Vengeance', 'Se7en', 'Batman Forever', 'Goldeneye', 'Waterworld, 'Twelve Monkeys', 'A Walk In The Clouds', 'Braveheart', 'Il Postino', 'Sense and Sensibility', 'Pocahontas' and of course 'Toy Story'. The Classic Score of the Week is Miklos Rozsa's 'Ivanhoe'. Rozsa died in July of 1995.

Randy Newman - Toy Story (1995) - Infinity And Beyond [Walt Disney]
Michael Kamen - Die Hard With A Vengeance (1995) - When Johnny Comes Marching Home [La-La Land]
Howard Shore - Se7en (1995) - Sloth [Howe]
Elliot Goldenthal - Batman Forever (1995) - Main Titles And Fanfare [Atlantic]
Éric Serra - Goldeneye (1995) - The Goldeneye Overture [Virgin]
James Newton Howard - Waterworld (1995) [MCA Soundtracks]
Astor Piazzolla - 12 Monkeys - Theme [MCA Soundtracks]
Maurice Jarre - A Walk In The Clouds (1995) - Titles [Milan]
Miklós Rózsa - Ivanhoe (1952) - Suite [Intrada]
James Horner - Braveheart (1995) - Main Titles, A Gift Of A Thistle [London]
Luis Bacalov - Il Postino (1994) - Titles [Silva Screen]
Patrick Doyle - Sense And Sensibility (1995) - My Father's Favorite [Sony Classical]
Alan Menken - Pocahontas (1995) - Pocahontas [Walt Disney]
Randy Newman - Toy Story (1995) - You've Got A Friend In Me [Walt Disney]
Randy Newman - Toy Story 4 (2019) - I Can't Let You Throw Yourself Away [Walt Disney]
James Horner - Apollo 13 (1995) - All Systems Go - The Launch [MCA Soundtracks]
Bear McCreary - Child's Play (2019) - Theme [Sony Classical]

Thursday, 25 July 2019

Sound Of Cinema - 243. Electronica

SOUND OF CINEMA - 243. ELECTRONICA (320kbs-m4a/134mb/58mins)
BBC Radio 3 broadcast: 8th June 2019

Inspired by the release of 'Gloria Bell' with a new score by electronic musician Matthew Herbert, this week's programme with Matthew Sweet, looks back on the synth score, including the work of Jerry Goldsmith, John Carpenter, Carmine Coppola, Vangelis, Wendy Carlos, Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross, and Daft Punk.

The programme features music from 'The Illustrated Man'; 'A Clockwork Orange'; 'Dark Star'; 'Halloween'; 'The Thief'; 'Midnight Express'; Apocalypse Now'; 'Tron'; 'Chariots of Fire'; 'Tron Legacy" and 'The Social Network'. Matthew also talks to composer Matthew Herbert about his new synth based score for Gloria Bell.

Johann Sebastian Bach
- Brandenburg Concerto No. 3 In G (1st mvt, Allegro) [CBS Masterworks]
Jerry Goldsmith - The Illustrated Man (1969) - Main Title [Silver Age Classics]
Jerry Goldsmith - The Illustrated Man (1969) - The Veldt - Quiet Evening [Silver Age Classics]
Wendy Carlos - A Clockwork Orange (1972) - Funeral March For Queen Mary [Warner Bros.]
John Carpenter - Dark Star (1974) - Title Theme [Sacred Bones]
John Carpenter - Halloween (1974) - Main Title [Varèse Sarabande]
Edgar Froese - Thief (1981) - Beach Theme [Virgin]
Giorgio Moroder - Midnight Express (1978) - Theme [Casablanca]
Carmine Coppola - Apocalypse Now (1979) - Strange Voyage [Elektra]
Wendy Carlos - Tron (1982) - Theme From Tron [Walt Disney]
Vangelis - Chariots Of Fire (1981) - Titles, Abraham's Theme, Eric's Theme [Polydor]
Daft Punk - Tron Legacy (2010) - Overture, Recogniser [Walt Disney]
Matthew Herbert - Gloria Bell (2019) - Home [Milan]
Matthew Herbert - Gloria Bell (2019) - Title Theme [Milan]
Trent Reznor - The Social Network (2010) - Intriguing Possibilities [The Null Corporation]

Wednesday, 24 July 2019

Sound Of Cinema - 242. Kaijū And The Japanese Mega Monster!

SOUND OF CINEMA - 242. KAIJŪ AND THE JAPANESE MEGA MONSTER! (320kbs-m4a/134mb/58mins)
BBC Radio 3 broadcast: 1st June 2019

With the release of a new Michael Dougherty film, ‘Godzilla: The King of Monsters’ this week, Matthew Sweet looks at Japanese Kaijū, which draws on ancient myths of giant monsters, and considers its impact on film and film music. As well as music for Japanese features, he also looks at the impact that the genre has had on Western film, from ‘The Beast from 20,000 Fathoms’ to ‘The Meg’.

Alexandre Desplat - Godzilla (2014) Godzilla! [WaterTower Music]
Akira Ifukube - Godzilla (1954) Main Theme [Varese Sarabande]
Akira Ifukube - Rodan (1956) The Birth Of Rodan [Toho Music]
Akira Ifukube - Destroy All Monsters (1969) Destroy All Monsters [Tokyo Shock]
Toshiyuki Watanabe - The Mothra 3 King Gidra Attacks (1998) End Titles [Toshiba EMI]
Alexandre Desplat - The Shape Of Water (2017) The Shape Of Water [Decca]
David Buttolph - The Beast From 20,000 Fathoms (1953) Titles [Rhino]
John Barry - King Kong (1976) The Opening, The End Is At Hand, The End [Reprise]
Robert Ragland - Q The Winged Serpent (1982) Main Title And Winged Serpent [CAM‎]
Lee Byung-Woo - The Host (2006) Prologue [Milan]
Michael Giacchino - Cloverfield (2008) Roar [Silva Screen]
David Arnold - Godzilla (1998) Opening Titles [La-La Land]
Ramin Djawadi - Pacific Rim (2013) To Fight Monsters We Created Monsters [Sony Classical]
Bear McCreary - Godzilla - King Of Monsters (2018) Main Title [Watertower Music]

Tuesday, 23 July 2019

Music Extra: A History Of Music And Technology - 9. The Future Of Music Technology

MUSIC EXTRA: A HISTORY OF MUSIC AND TECHNOLOGY - 9. THE FUTURE OF MUSIC TECHNOLOGY (96kbs-m4a/35mb/50mins)
BBC World Service broadcast: 22nd June 2019

In this final episode of A History of Music and Technology, Pink Floyd’s Nick Mason discovers how rapid digital innovation is shaping the way we make, listen and interact with music.

He reveals how artificial intelligence is taking human input out of musical composition and how virtual reality is reshaping the recording studios of tomorrow.

But in an age where everyone can have access to music-making technology, how do you stand out? And has the internet made it too easy to copy what has come before us, rather than create something which is completely brand-new?

The series is produced in association with the Open University.

CONTRIBUTORS

Professor Ge Wang, Stanford University and author of 'Artful Design: Technology in Search of the Sublime'

Professor Justin Patterson, University of West London and co-creator of Variplay

Imogen Heap, musician and creator of the MiMu glove

Adam Stark, MiMu

Guillaume Devigne, Crypton Future Media

Drew Silverstein, CEO and co-founder of Amper Music

Simon Reynolds, journalist and author of 'Retromania: Pop Culture’s Addiction to Its Own Past'

Hannah Peel, musician and creator of Rebox

Produced by Craig Smith

(Photo: An artistic soundwave Credit: Getty Images)

Monday, 22 July 2019

Music Extra: A History Of Music And Technology - 8. The Studio: The Beatles And Beyond

MUSIC EXTRA: A HISTORY OF MUSIC AND TECHNOLOGY - 8. THE STUDIO: THE BEATLES AND BEYOND (96kbs-m4a/35mb/50mins)
BBC World Service broadcast: 15th June 2019

Pink Floyd’s Nick Mason continues the story of the recording studio, exploring how bands such as The Beatles and The Beach Boys brought avant-garde production techniques into the mainstream during the 1960s.

The programme also charts the role jazz and dub reggae played in advancing studio production, and how increasingly sophisticated studio technology slowed down the recording process.

But the advent of portable tape recorders – and then digital technology - saw the studio begin to shrink in size, while at the same time expanding access to the recording process.

With it came a boom in in alternative music which was previously ignored by the major record labels, and bedroom producers making music on home computers kick-started an explosion in electronic dance music.

Today, digital studio technology has become so sophisticated that it can help even the shakiest of singers deliver the perfect performance.

The series is produced in association with the Open University.

Contributors:

Ken Scott, sound engineer and producer who worked with The Beatles and David Bowie

Prof Simon Zagorski-Thomas, The London College of Music at the University of West London

Brian Kehew, producer and historian, co-author of Recording the Beatles

Dr Sean Williams, The Open University

Arthur Baker, producer and remixer

Chris Lord-Alge, mix engineer

Mark Mothersbaugh, Devo

Prof Susan Rogers, Berklee College of Music and former sound engineer for Prince

Roni Size

Andy Hildebrand, inventor of Autotune

Sunday, 21 July 2019

Music Extra: A History Of Music And Technology - 7. The Studio: From Acoustic To Electric

MUSIC EXTRA: A HISTORY OF MUSIC AND TECHNOLOGY - 7. THE STUDIO: FROM ACOUSTIC TO ELECTRIC (96kbs-m4a/35mb/50mins)
BBC World Service broadcast: 8th June 2019

The recording studio has changed dramatically since the advent of sound recording - as has our understanding of the ‘perfect take’.

In the first of two programmes about the history of the studio, Pink Floyd’s Nick Mason explores the limitations of the acoustic era, and how the switch to electrical recording ushered in the age of more intimate recording, giving rise to the superstar crooner.

We look at the how, after World War 2, a boom in independent recording studios run by army-trained communications engineers helped to drive the birth of rock n roll, and how technology developed during the war made it possible for musicians to start recording music that was physically impossible to play, using techniques pioneered by a man better known for his guitars – Les Paul.

CONTRIBUTORS

Prof Mark Katz, University of North Carolina

Prof Simon Zagorski-Thomas, The London College of Music at the University of West London

Prof Albin Zak, The State University of New York at Albany

Prof Allison McCracken, DePaul University

Greg Milner, author of Perfecting Sound Forever: An Aural History of Recorded Music

Brian Kehew, producer and music historian

Clem Cattini, The Tornados

The series is produced in association with the Open University.

(Photo: A woman sings in front of an acoustic recording horn Credit: Getty)

Saturday, 20 July 2019

Music Extra: A History Of Music And Technology - 6. Samplers And Drum Machines

MUSIC EXTRA: A HISTORY OF MUSIC AND TECHNOLOGY - 6. SAMPLERS AND DRUM MACHINES (96kbs-m4a/35mb/50mins)
BBC World Service broadcast: 1st June 2019

Pink Floyd’s Nick Mason explores how samplers and drum machines created new musical genres.

During the 1980s, samplers and drum machines fuelled a new wave of music from hip hop to house to techno.

In this programme we hear from the inventors behind this landmark technology and reveal how it first found traction with millionaire rock stars, rather than hip young DJs, due to its huge expense.

We learn how cheaper Japanese products – first deemed a commercial flop - were then re-discovered, re-used and abused by dance floor innovators who created new musical genres which could never have existed without this technology.

Contributors:

Peter Vogel, inventor of the Fairlight CMI

Trevor Horn

Nick Rhodes, Duran Duran

Roger Linn, inventor of the LM-1 drum machine

Prof Susan Rogers, Berklee College of Music and sound engineer

Arthur Baker

Kurtis Mantronik

Richard Katz, Roland Instruments

Hank Shocklee, Public Enemy

Jesse Saunders

Derrick May

Roni Size

The series is produced in association with the Open University.

(Photo: Afrika Bambaataa plays The Venue in London in November 1983 Credit: Getty)

Friday, 19 July 2019

Music Extra: A History Of Music And Technology - 5. The Synthesizer

MUSIC EXTRA: A HISTORY OF MUSIC AND TECHNOLOGY - 5. THE SYNTHESIZER (96kbs-m4a/35mb/50mins)
BBC World Service broadcast: 25th May 2019

The first synthesizer was so big, it filled an entire room, but during the 1960s inventors built downsized machines which would go on to revolutionise pop music.

Pink Floyd’s Nick Mason charts the work of synth pioneers Bob Moog, Don Buchla and Dave Smith in the story of the most influential electronic instrument of all time.

We learn how the synth came to sing with multiple voices, and how Japanese giants came to dominate the market - but arguably at a cost to creativity.

CONTRIBUTORS

Brian Kehew, producer and music historian

Tom Rhea, electronic music historian

Herb Deutsch, musician and collaborator with Bob Moog

Morton Subotnick

Suzanne Ciani

Peter Zinovieff, EMS and inventors of the VCS3 synthesizer

Mark Mothersbaugh, Devo

Nick Rhodes, Duran Duran

Rick Wakeman

Dave Smith, Sequential Circuits and inventor of the Prophet 5

DJ Jazzy Jeff

The series is produced in association with the Open University.

Thursday, 18 July 2019

Music Extra: A History Of Music And Technology - 4. The Hammond Organ

MUSIC EXTRA: A HISTORY OF MUSIC AND TECHNOLOGY - 4. THE HAMMOND ORGAN (96kbs-m4a/35mb/50mins)
BBC World Service broadcast: 18th May 2019

Pink Floyd's Nick Mason tells the story of Laurens Hammond and the musical legacy of the instrument which bears his name.

The Hammond Organ is arguably the first mass-market electronic instrument and in this episode we head to the heart of the Hammond Organ story: Chicago.

One of the most familiar and versatile instruments to emerge in the 20th Century, the Hammond Organ’s reach ranges from the gospel of African-American churches, to jazz and reggae, to the swirling sound of progressive rock.

The series is produced in association with the Open University.

Producer: Craig Smith

(Photo: Close-up image of Hammond B3 Organ Keyboard Credit: Alamy)

Wednesday, 17 July 2019

Music Extra: A History Of Music And Technology - 3. The Electric Guitar

MUSIC EXTRA: A HISTORY OF MUSIC AND TECHNOLOGY - 3. THE ELECTRIC GUITAR (96kbs-m4a/35mb/50mins)
BBC World Service broadcast: 11th May 2019

The electric guitar is the instrument which defined 20th Century pop culture.

In this programme, Pink Floyd’s Nick Mason tells the story of the electric guitar, revealing how a frying pan, a railroad track and the paradise island of Hawaii all played a role in its evolution.

In turn, the programme charts how the desire to get louder fundamentally altered the instrument’s sound - and while it has a reputation for turning men into semi-mythical figures, the programme reveals how women are now playing the lead when it comes to the electric guitar today.

The series is produced in association with the Open University.

Contributors:

Brad Tolinski - Co-author of Play it Loud: A History of the Electric Guitar

Richard Hawley - Musician

Paul Reed Smith - Founder of PRS Guitars

David Hepworth, music historian

Jim Peterik - Guitarist and founder of the band Survivor

Robert Christgau - Essayist and music journalist

Anna Calvi - Singer-songwriter and guitarist

Steve Vai - Guitarist

Phil Wells - Marshall Amps

Lee Harris - Guitarist for Nick Mason's Saucerful of Secrets

Joey Santiago - Lead guitarist for the Pixies

Producer: Craig Smith

(Photo: A man plays an electric guitar Credit: Getty Images)

Tuesday, 16 July 2019

Music Extra: A History Of Music And Technology - 2. Electronic Music Pioneers

MUSIC EXTRA: A HISTORY OF MUSIC AND TECHNOLOGY - 2. ELECTRONIC MUSIC PIONEERS (96kbs-m4a/35mb/50mins)
BBC World Service broadcast: 4th May 2019

For centuries music was made by strumming strings, blowing horns and banging drums - but at the turn of the 20th Century, the harnessing of electricity meant artists and inventors could create all-new tones and timbres.

In this programme, Pink Floyd's Nick Mason tells the story of some of electronic music's pioneers - from the eerie sound of the Theremin, to German avant-garde experimentation and the automatic music-making machines of Raymond Scott.

While electronic music might be deemed to be a thoroughly modern genre, we remember its history goes back over a hundred years.

The series is produced in association with the Open University.

CONTRIBUTORS

Sean Williams, The Open University

Lydia Kavina, Theremin player

Tom Rhea, electronic music historian

Wally De Backer a.k.a Gotye, musician

Gottfried Michael Koenig, Westdeutscher Rundfunk Electronic Music Studio and The Institute of Sonology

Herb Deutsch, emeritus professor of electronic music and composition at Hofstra University

(Photo: Leon Theremin plays his musical invention, The Theremin Credit: Getty)

Monday, 15 July 2019

Music Extra: A History Of Music And Technology - 1. The Story Of Sound Recording

MUSIC EXTRA: A HISTORY OF MUSIC AND TECHNOLOGY - 1. THE STORY OF SOUND RECORDING (96kbs-m4a/35mb/50mins)
BBC World Service broadcast: 27th April 2019

Pink Floyd’s Nick Mason tells the story of how we first captured sound, giving birth to a global recording industry.

While music has advanced in its complexity over the millennia, the means of recording it remained the same: it had to be written down.

It took until the back-half of the 19th Century before credible attempts were made to bottle sound for the first time, and in 1877 Thomas Edison produced the Phonograph.

Over the next century, major advances were made in recording formats, recording duration, and sound quality, from the Gramophone record to the cassette tape to the compact disc.

But as this programme reveals, cost and convenience played a major role in this progress, rather than the quality of technology - sometimes the best inventions didn't win out.

The series is produced in association with the Open University.

CONTRIBUTORS

Prof Mark Katz, University of North Carolina

Richard Osborne, Middlesex University

Nick Morgan, writer on music history

Sophie Maisonneuve, Université Paris Descartes

Prof Andre Millard, University of Alabama at Birmingham

Sean Williams, The Open University

Greg Milner, author of Perfecting Sound Forever: An Aural History of Recorded Music


(Photo: A gramophone record player. Credit: Getty)

Sunday, 14 July 2019

Ray Bradbury - The Illustrated Man

RAY BRADBURY - THE ILLUSTRATED MAN (320kbs-m4a/129mb/56mins)
BBC Radio 4 Extra broadcast: 13th April 2019

Iain Glen is the Illustrated Man in a dramatisation by Brian Sibley of Ray Bradbury's iconic short story collection.

A young traveller encounters a vagrant on the road who claims his tattoos come to life after dark and have the powers of prophecy.

The vagrant offers his young travelling companion tantalising glimpses into the future with tales of restless androids, children caught up in a sinister game and astronauts stranded in outer space which all hint at dark and troubling times ahead.

The Illustrated Man ... Iain Glen
The Youth ... Jamie Parker
The Tattoo Witch ... Elaine Claxton
The Driver ... Wilf Scolding
Brayling/Brayling 2 ... Patrick Kennedy
Smith ... Stephen Hogan
Mink ... Nell Herrin
Mother ... Heather Craney
Father ... Clive Hayward
Anna ... Lucy Hutchinson
Hollis ... Alec Newman
Applegate ... John P. Arnold
Stone ... Jaimi Barbakoff
Stimson ... Craige Els

Directed by Gemma Jenkins

Production Co-ordinator: Philippa Tilbury
Studio Managers: Anne Bunting, Peter Ringrose, Alison Craig.

First published in the UK in 1952, it's the startling framing device of a man whose tattoos predict the future of humankind which signals Bradbury's collection out as one of the defining works of 20th century Science Fiction.

The award-winning radio dramatist, Brian Sibley's other credits include dramatisations of TH White's The Once and Future King, Mervyn Peake's Gormenghast novels and The Lord of The Rings trilogy.

Saturday, 13 July 2019

Harlan Ellison - I Have No Mouth, And I Must Scream

HARLAN ELLISON - I HAVE NO MOUTH, AND I MUST SCREAM (320kbs-m4a/65mb/28mins)
BBC Radio 4 Extra broadcast: 5th April 2019

It’s 109 years after the near annihilation of humanity.

Harlan Ellison’s famous sci-fi story comes to radio with the author taking the role of the psychotic computer which has won mankind's last war.

A final battle remains, between the computer and the five surviving humans led by David Soul as Ted.

Ted ... David Soul
AM ... Harlan Ellison
Ellen ... Abi Eniola
Nimdok ... Ewan Bailey
Gorrister ... David Timson
Benny ... Jason O'Mara

Producer: Ned Chaillet

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2002.

Friday, 12 July 2019

John Mayall's Blues Adventures

JOHN MAYALL'S BLUES ADVENTURES (320kbs-m4a/64mb/28mins)
BBC Radio 4 Extra broadcast: 11th June 2019

Blues musician John Mayall presents a homage to the rhythm and blues scene that exploded in Britain in the early 1960s.

With contributions from Bill Wyman, Zoot Money and Eric Burdon.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2009.

Thursday, 11 July 2019

Archive On 4: Southern Journeys

ARCHIVE ON 4: SOUTHERN JOURNEYS (320kbs-m4a/129mb/56mins)
BBC Radio 4 Extra broadcast: 8th June 2019

The story of American traditional music is dominated by the father and son team John and Alan Lomax who discovered, recorded, and popularised the music of the poor, the dispossessed and voiceless.

During Alan Lomax 's 1959 tour of the southern states, he was accompanied by his then lover, English folk singer Shirley Collins, and here she tells the story of how he recorded the sounds of a world that was fast disappearing, but which still influences popular music today.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in July 2002.

Wednesday, 10 July 2019

Special Request AKA Paul Woolford - Tom Ravenscroft Guest Mix

SPECIAL REQUEST AKA PAUL WOOLFORD - TOM RAVENSCROFT GUEST MIX 14.06.19 (320kbs-m4a/70mb/30mins)
BBC Radio 6 Music broadcast: 14th June 2019

Tom is joined by Paul Woolford AKA Special Request, which is the Leeds-based producer’s darker, hardcore and breaks-inspired alias. Known for his tracks such as Soundboy Killer, Lockjaw, and his VIP version of Tessela’s Hackney Parrot, Special Request has carved out a driving and infectious sound that has stayed true to the origins of British underground music whilst paving the way for many new artists at the same time. Woolford’s latest release was Vortex, out at the end of April on London clubbing institution Fabric’s record label Houndstooth.

Unknown - Wildlife FX
Cygnus - Unknown
Shedbug - There's Hope For You Yet
Skee Mask - Unknown
EOD - Travellax Acid (Special Request Edit)
T++ - Unknown
Special Request - Memory Lake [Houndstooth]
Special Request - Entropy [Houndstooth]


Intro (Interview & Records) (320kbs-m4a/62mb/27mins)
Outro (320kbs-m4a/2mb/1min)

Tuesday, 9 July 2019

Technimatic - Roots & Shoots Mix

TECHNIMATIC - ROOTS & SHOOTS MIX 07.06.19 (320kbs-m4a/62mb/27mins)
BBC Radio 6 Music broadcast: 7th June 2019

New duo Technimatic are in the mix and in conversation. We were first introduced to the duo via the legendary LTJ Bukem, when he presented his Friday guest mix earlier in the year. We've asked them to take us on a journey through the sounds that influenced Drum & Bass, to the very forefront of the scene in 2019.

Technimatic - Past, Present, Future (Shogun Audio)
Influx Datum - Back For More (Formation)
LTJ Bukem - Horizons (Komatic Remix) (Unreleased)
Alix Perez - Crooklyn (Shogun Audio)
Technimatic - Secret Smile Ft. Lucy Kitchen (Shogun Audio)
Lenzman & Riya - Bittersweet Part 2 (SGN:LTD)
Roni Size & DJ Die - It's A Jazzy Thing (Utah Jazz Remix) (V Recordings)
Dave Bridge - True Romance (Metalheadz)
LTJ Bukem - Atlantis (Good Looking)
Adam F - Circles (Polar & Bryson Remix) (Unreleased)
Congo Natty - Junglist (SPY Remix) (Unreleased)
High Contrast & M.I.S.T. - 3AM (Soul:R)
Technimatic - Looking For Diversion Ft. Lucy Kitchen (Shogun Audio)
Technimatic - Bristol (Break Remix) (Shogun Audio)
Technimatic - Sometimes (Shogun Audio)
Technimatic - 2004 (Shogun Audio)
Technimatic - Goodbye Kiss (Shogun Audio)
Technimatic - Breathe In (Shogun Audio)
Technimatic - Holding On Ft. Matt Wilson (Shogun Audio)


Intro (320kbs-m4a/15mb/6mins)

Monday, 8 July 2019

DJ Zinc - Desert Island Disco

DJ ZINC - DESERT ISLAND DISCO 07.06.19 (320kbs-m4a/47mb/20mins)
BBC Radio 6 Music broadcast: 7th June 2019

Renegade - Terrorist
Lennie De Ice - We Are IE
LTJ Bukem - Horizons
Alex Reece - Pulp Fiction
Ed Rush & Optical - Kerb Crawler
Tribe Of Issachar & Peter Bouncer - Junglist
Andy C - Roll On
Dead Dred - Dred Bass
John B - Up All Night
Q Project - Champion Sound
Kosheen - Hide U
Roni Size - Trust Me
DJ SS - The Lighter
Andy C - Quest
Hyper-On Experience - Lords Of The Null Lines (Foul Play Remix)
Jump - Certificate 18
Deep Blue - The Helicopter Tune
DJ SS - Salute
DJ Zinc - Super Sharp Shooter (Remix)
Boogie Times Tribe - Dark Stranger (Remix)
Adam F - Metropolis
DJ Marky & XRS - Its The Way
Bad Company UK - The Nine
Alex Reece - Basic Principles
Adam F - Circles
Shy FX - Bambaata
Chase N Status & Jenna G - In Love
Krust - Warhead
J Majik vs. Hatiras ‎– Spaced Invader
High Contrast - If We Ever
Digital & Spirit - Phantom Force
Dillinja - Twist Em Out
Dillinja - Nasty Ways
Roni Size - Watching Windows (Die's Gnarly Mix)
Solid State - Just A Vision (Marcus Intalex & St Files Remix)
Pascal - P Funk Era
Bad Company UK - Pulse
DJ Zinc - Casino Royale
Doc Scott - Shadow Boxing
Capone - Friday
Roni Size - Brown Paper Bag
Goldie - Inner City Life


Intro (320kbs-m4a/10mb/4mins)

Sunday, 7 July 2019

Way Out West - The Bristol Underground - 4. Episode 4

WAY OUT WEST - THE BRISTOL UNDERGROUND - 4. EPISODE 4 (320kbs-m4a/60mb/26mins)
BBC Radio 6 Music broadcast: 7th June 2019

David Quantick concludes his light-hearted examination of the Bristol scene. In part four he looks at that intense period between 1994 and 1996, when Bristol was the centre of the musical world, and a credible slowed-down hip hop beat was essential for any pop tune.

First broadcast in 2004.

Massive Attack - Karmakoma
Massive Attack - Protection
Tricky - Overcome
Tricky - Aftermath
Tricky - Strugglin'
Tricky - Ponderosa
Tricky - Abbaon Fat Tracks
Tricky - Hell Is Round The Corner
Portishead - Over
Portishead - All Mine
Parliament - Give Up The Funk (Tear The Roof Off The Sucker)
Manu Dibango - Soul Makossa
Brass Construction - Movin'
The Cortinas - Defiant Pose
The Pop Group - She Is Beyond Good And Evil
Rip Rig And Panic - Alchemy In This Cemetery
Glaxobabies - This Is Your Life
King Tubby - Confinement Dub
Talisman - Run Come Girl
Pigbag - Papa's Got A Brand New Pigbag
The Sugarhill Gang - Rapper's Delight
Wild Bunch - Dub Plate Fashion/The Look Of Love
Portishead - Mysterons
Tricky - Overcome
Massive Attack - Unfinished Sympathy

Saturday, 6 July 2019

Way Out West - The Bristol Underground - 3. Episode 3

WAY OUT WEST - THE BRISTOL UNDERGROUND - 3. EPISODE 3 (320kbs-m4a/61mb/26mins)
BBC Radio 6 Music broadcast: 6th June 2019

Another chance to hear David Quantick's exploration of the city's remarkable music scene. Tonight a look at the evolution of the Wild Bunch collective into Massive Attack and the birth of trip hop.

First broadcast in 2004.

Massive Attack - One Love
Chain Reaction - Dance Freak
Smith & Mighty - Yow He Loh
Smith & Mighty - Closer
Smith & Mighty - Anyone
Neneh Cherry - Buffalo Stance
Massive Attack - Hymn Of The Big Wheel
Massive Attack - Unfinished Sympathy
Massive Attack - Daydreaming
Portishead - Wandering Star
Portishead - Glory Box

Friday, 5 July 2019

Way Out West - The Bristol Underground - 2. Episode 2

WAY OUT WEST - THE BRISTOL UNDERGROUND - 2. EPISODE 2 (320kbs-m4a/62mb/27mins)
BBC Radio 6 Music broadcast: 5th June 2019

Another chance to hear David Quantick's exploration of Bristol's remarkable music scene. Tonight part 2: the 80s - from The Pop Group to Pigbag.

First broadcast in 2004.

Pigbag - Vile In
Rip Rig And Panic - Eros; What Brings Colour Up The Stem
The Slits - Shoplfting
Don Cherry - Unknown
Rip Rig And Panic - Alchemy In This Cemetery
Pigbag - Papa's Got A Brand New Pigbag
King Tubby - Confinement Dub
King Tubby - Jah Jah Dub
King Tubby - Narrow Dub
The Untouchables - Tighten Up
King Tubby - Patriotic Dub
Talisman - Wicked Dem
Talisman - Run Come Girl
The Sugarhill Gang - Rapper's Delight
Kurtis Blow - The Breaks
The Sugarhill Gang - Rapper's Delight
Wild Bunch - Double Fresh
Wild Bunch - Dub Plate Fashion/The Look Of Love

Thursday, 4 July 2019

Way Out West - The Bristol Underground - 1. Episode 1

WAY OUT WEST - THE BRISTOL UNDERGROUND - 1. EPISODE 1 (320kbs-m4a/62mb/27mins)
BBC Radio 6 Music broadcast: 4th June 2019

Another chance to hear David Quantick's exploration of Bristol's remarkable music scene. Tonight the early days and why Bristol?

First broadcast in 2004.

Parliament - P-Funk (Wants To Get Funked Up)
Parliament - Give Up The Funk (Tear The Roof Off The Sucker)
Manu Dibango - Soul Makossa
Brass Construction - Movin'
Brass Construction - Changin'
Ohio Players - Who'd She Coo?
Sex Pistols - Pretty Vacant (Live)
The Cortinas - Defiant Pose
The Pop Group - Communicate
The Pop Group - She Is Beyond Good And Evil
Glaxobabies - This Is Your Life
Shoes For Industry - Invasion Of The French Boyfriends
The Numbers - Alternative Suicide
The Various Artists - Time Of My Life

Wednesday, 3 July 2019

The 13th Floor Elevators - Live San Francisco 1966

THE 13TH FLOOR ELEVATORS - LIVE SAN FRANCISCO 1966 (320kbs-m4a/42mb/18mins)
BBC Radio 6 Music broadcast: 3rd June 2019

The 13th Floor Elevators - Fire Engine
The 13th Floor Elevators - Roll Over Beethoven
The 13th Floor Elevators - The Word
The 13th Floor Elevators - Monkey Island
The 13th Floor Elevators - Rollercoaster

Tuesday, 2 July 2019

Primal Scream - Mary Anne Hobbs Live Session

PRIMAL SCREAM - MARY ANNE HOBBS LIVE SESSION 29.05.19 (320kbs-m4a/31mb/13mins)
BBC Radio 6 Music broadcast: 29th May 2019

Primal Scream take over the BBC's Maida Vale studios for a very special live session. The band will be playing tracks from their new 'Singles' album, so we're expecting bangers. Over the past thirty years (no really) the band have rioted between rock and rave, creating some of the most memorable tracks of a generation.

So naturally we thought we'd take the opportunity to get them down to Maida Vale for a good old shin dig.

Primal Scream - Moving On Up
Primal Scream - Country Girl
Primal Scream - Rocks


Intro (320kbs-m4a/23mb/10mins)

Monday, 1 July 2019

Plaid - Nemone's Electric Ladyland Resident DJs

PLAID - NEMONE'S ELECTRIC LADYLAND RESIDENT DJS 23.05.19 (320kbs-m4a/37mb/16mins)
BBC Radio 6 Music broadcast: 23rd May 2019

Nemone is joined by duo Ed Handley and Andy Turner AKA Plaid who are tonight's Resident DJs, picking some of their favourite clubbing tunes. We’ve managed to catch them ahead of the release of their 10th album ‘Polymer’, due out on Warp Records next month. They say of the album: "The problems and benefits of polymers felt like good themes for this album. Their repetitious strength, endurance and troubling persistence, the natural versus the synthetic, silk and silicone, the significant effect they have on our lives."

Plaid - Los
Ouri - Ego Extent [Femme Culture]
Martyn - Everything Is New
Leila - Notro Bounce Tuesday Friday 3