Knopha is a Xiamen-based deejay and producer. We have been long enamoured by his restorative and uplifting productions, as showcased on the Nothing Nil, Gym, and Millennium Affair EPs. He is also behind BAIHUI 百会, an online radio station that connects diverse music communities through China and beyond. Tonight, he blesses us with an hour of music for midnight. After that, Sam shares sounds that shimmer.
We hand over Episode 286 to the co-founders of non-profit label Behua Icara. From their base in Lima, Perú, Behuá Icára supports and collaborates with the Shipibo Konibo Xetebo community in the Amazon, as well as producers from Perú, South America and the rest of the world. You can hear their efforts on the stunning compilations Ritmos Para Sanar, both available at behuaicara.bandcamp.com.
We kick off the show with a slow-burning mix from Daniel Holguin aka Aristidez , a producer and deejay, who also curates infamous party Casalocasa . After that, we hear a ramping mix of producers from Latin America and elsewhere from Mariano León.
O.D.O.O. is a deejay and musician from Barcelona. He is a resident of Sala Taro, and bassist for post-punk outfit Plataforma. In this broadcast, he shares a grunty mix that veers from dub to trippy techno, taking in percussive passages and acid sounds along the way. After that, FP DJ Sam Harmony plays some gems.
Joyul is a musician and producer based in Seoul. Over six years, she has developed a unique sound derived from ambient recordings, voice, guitar, and synthesis. This was showcased on Earwitness, her debut album released last year on the ever-reliable label Psychic Liberation. In the first hour, she broadcasts an array of immersive work, including pieces from her South Korean contemporaries. In the second hour, Scarlett shares an ambient mixtape.
Marielle is a deejay and broadcaster based in Te Whanganui-a-Tara. She hosts Archive Quality each fortnight on Mouthfull, a show that comprises thematically driven explorations of the electronic spectrum. Tonight, she explores the liminal space between summer excess and the working grind. After that, Simon idles at the intersection of art and technology.
Cucina Povera is the moniker of Glasgow-based sound artist Maria Rossi. We're enamoured with their sublime and haunting experimentations in voice and field recordings, which have been captured on labels like Offen Music, Editions Mego, mappa, and Night School. They share an hour of works from dear friends around the world.
Ov Pain are a Melbourne-via-Dunedin duo comprising Renee Barrance and Tim Player. Their recent album The Churning Blue of Noon is, in our opinion, one of the more urgent and essential releases of the past year. We're excited to share an hour of weird and genre defying music that has soundtracked their lives in recent years.
Ep. 281 w/ Jefferson King b2b Samuel White & Luna Arango
This time, we shine the spotlight on two acts on the rise.
Jefferson King and Samuel White are a Tamaki-based b2b duo. They comprise the Arts & Crafts Collective, and have hosted a series of intimate daytime parties at sonic haven Lot23. They start the show with an hour of shimmering home-listening. After that, we hear from South America-via-Wellington deejay Luna Arango, who is gaining quick traction with her percussive club sets.
deepState is a producer from Tāmaki Makaurau. Their recent releases - the MMXXI EP via Sunreturn, and their self-released Deep Summer EP - are superb efforts with the spirit of 90s downtempo and garage coursing through them. We start the show with a blend of her current faves.
After that, we head to Stadecken-Elsheim in Germany to hear from the enigmatic label Wandlung. Wandlung is run by Morten B. and J. Wassenberg. Morten enjoys coffee, kebap, jazz and football, while Joscha is into programming and playing table games like Wizard or Catan. They are also behind some amazing techno 12s, which have filled a Chain Reaction shaped void in our lives. They close the show with an out of this world mix.
We share a mix from the original Aotearoa junglist - 48sonic. 48sonic has been there from the start, via his residency at Auckland's first D'n'B night 'The Breaks', and his seminal show on bFM from 1996 to 2006. He digs deep in the crates for an hour. Gus rounds out the show with some captivating and charismatic music.