Albin is a Brazilian musician, promoter, broadcaster, and the label head of Yellow Island Records. He has collaborated with Brazilian collectives including MASTERp la n o, 101Ø, and Goma rec., released works from Nørus, Etari.Music, Kessler Trax, and Moodrich, and, is a monthly resident at Balamii Radio and Internet Public Radio. He shares a mix designed for a trance inducing bliss-out.
In the first half, we hear from HTRK. Jonnine and Nigel have brought together a textured little escape, at moments filled with bliss, and at others with some unease. We've been trying to get them on the FPR almost since its inception, and are rapt that it has finally happened.
After that, we travel back to Saturday October 31st 2020, when Orchestra of Spheres took the stage at the third edition of Catacombs. Relive the madness, or get lost in it for the first time.
Auckland trio Grecco Romank release their album Red Tower as a download, cassette, and exclusive perfume. The album was created in the South Island, written in a farmhouse during lockdown and recorded at an abandoned primary school during lambing season. We celebrate the release with a heartfelt journey through lost New Beat, one hit wonders, and Aotearoa avant garde, peppered throughout with recordings of riots and office arguments.
Mouthfull are a Pōneke-based arts collective guided by Jack Gittings and Ollie Hutton. Their multifaceted outputs include immersive installations, guided tours, workshops, improvised performance, and an online radio station that has been broadcasting since 2020. Tonight, Mouthfull Radio takes over Friendly Potential Radio, with two hours of music from selectors Emma Kiko, Benny Salvador, and Hello Vera.
Ep. 254 with Kraus + Coach Matt from JEROME Worldwide.
Kraus is one of the most quietly important and interesting figures in Aotearoa electronic music. Since 2002, he has released 18 albums, including his latest Chocolate, Candy, Love and Dreams.
Ahead of his live performance at Catacombs, he he gifts us an hour of his current musical obsessions, from Turkish fuzz disco to headspinning FM synth kaleidoscopes.
After that, we hear from Coach Matt, head of Philadelphia label JEROME Worldwide. Matt founded JEROME Worldwide in 2016 to push music unbounded by genre or popularity. Since then, they have had a ton of releases, including some by previous FPR guests BLEID and Lorica/Avbvrn. We hear an hour of favourites and secret heaters.
Otto Vlotto is one of the progenitors of footwork in NZ, and Midi Waters has spent 25+ years in the trenches of dance music. Midi Waters starts off the show with some summer dancefloor heaters. The duo then go cheek-to-cheek for a bit, before Otto Vlotto gets into some hard tekkaz. It's two hours of blisteringly good music bbs.
Gee Dee lives in New York, where he deejays and makes music. He's co-founded Earth Beat, is a resident at Good Room in Brooklyn, and plays regularly at Philadelphia's long-running party Making Time. He also has a new live project with Juan MacLean called Infinity Machine, and hot solo releases for Planet Trip Records, Superior Elevation Records, and Light of Other Days. On FPR tonight he takes us for a two hour dive into meditative club music, with an emphasis on glorious 90s cuts. It's bliss bbs.
It's time for the sixth annual NZ music special on FPR. This time, we hand over the keys to the legendary Roger Perry.
Roger Perry has been fighting the good fight for nearly 40 years. He started DJing in 1984 at the Venue, an all ages club run by Russ Le Roq (Russell Crowe). From there, he went on to run Asylum, where New Zealand audiences were first introduced to house music. He hosted NZ's first dance music radio show, Asylum FM on bFM. He has also made some masterful music as Reactor Music, Kingsland Housing Project, and Toolbox. His one-take mix for us tonight is a canvassing of house music in Aotearoa, from peerless classics to killer cuts from the new school.