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This Week's Free Lab Radio - DJ Sissyfus Takeover From Norway

This week a bespoke mix of retro electro, Balkan and Middle Eastern influenced sound for Free Lab Radio on ResonanceFM by Dj Sissyfus (of the label/collective MetronomiconAudio), in Norway. Dj Sissyfus aka Center of the Universe is a Norwegian artist who mainly, but not only works with music and sound.

Tracklist:
Baleine 3000 - The Nap
Josif Marius - Nuntă de valoare (Center of the Universe remix)
Ion Din Dorobanti - Solo (feat Nicu Clarinet)
Whalesharkattacks - TUNNELS (Mt.Mélodie RMX)
Koppen Honeytrap
Hidden Citizen - More Kindness
Vampire Auto Parts - Your Dirty Hobo Birthday Tricks Won't Save You Long Time
débruit – Gelecek
Kanttoripoika & Coco Bryce - Haram Abi
KenLo Croqnote - Bouilli oui
Bangalore Whispers (feat. MD Pallavi)
Chac – Chac
A R Rahman - Take it easy, Urvashi
Dynoman - Moon Struck (For You)
NO ZU - Greek Key (Heat Beat Mix)
A-WA - Habibi Galbi (Acid Arab Remix)

B R O A D C A S T S :

Saturdays 11-midnight on 104.4fm

Repeats Tuesdays 4am on Resonance104.4FM On air on digital + online (London).

Repeats: in Brighton, only on digital and online - last chance to hear, the following Saturday midnight-1am @ Resonance Extra

Check Free Lab's Facebook page for more

P O D C A S T S : www.mixcloud.com/Fari

Free Lab Radio Podcast- New Electronica



This week's mix is by Fari B, a selection of new releases and enduring experimental tracks.

Tracks include: Enlacing by Infinite Body, Fighting to Dance by Paul White, High Order Ambisonics by Center of the Universe, We Got This by The Kleenrz, The Main Thing (Ext. Remix) Roxy Music, My Brand by Sole and DJ Pain 1, Middle East by Fuewa, Organic (original mix) Jet Airess, Hum Dard Persian Enlacing by Infinite Body, Souvenir by JazzOil in Tunisia, Million Minds (Original Mix) by VNDMG.

BROADCASTS: Saturdays 11-midnight on 104.4fm

Repeats Tuesdays 4am on Resonance104.4FM On air on digital + online (London).

Repeats: in Brighton, only on digital and online - last chance to hear, the following Saturday midnight-1am @ Resonance Extra

Check Free Lab's Facebook page for more

 PODCASTS: www.mixcloud.com/Fari

This Week's Free Lab Radio - Sound::Gender::Feminism::Action



This week on Free Lab Radio an hour of sound extracted from references made during a two day conference: Sound::Gender::Feminism::Action (SGFA) held at the London College of Communication, a college of the University of the Arts in London. SGFA is in its third iteration in 2016, and speakers included a mixture of curators, writers and lecturers and PhD researchers and artists.

Speakers included Christine Eyene, Annie Goh, Shanti Suki Osman,Vron Ware, Paul Tourle, and a digital intervention by the group INVASORIX.

Tracks tonight are by Elsa M'bala from Cameroon (playing calebasse, loopstation, pocket piano, mbira, synth, voice) Dinah Shore and Pearl Bailey, Missy Eliot remixed,   dissatisfying sounds from the national project Sounds of Our Shores, the Sudanese Supremes: Al Balabil, Ayoka Chenzira, John Cage, Aaparat, Maalem Ahmed, Korpsikov, Invasorix, Shanti Suki Osman.
BROADCASTS: Saturdays 11-midnight on 104.4fm

Repeats Tuesdays 4am on Resonance104.4FM On air on digital + online (London).

Repeats: in Brighton, only on digital and online - last chance to hear, the following Saturday midnight-1am @ Resonance Extra

Check Free Lab's Facebook page for more

 PODCASTS: www.mixcloud.com/Fari

New Podcast - Aniruddh Menon, Electronica from Bangalore




An emerging musician and producer of irregular, enthralling sometimes melodic and even occasionally downright squonky electronica, musician Aniruddh Menon has released one solo EP release so far, Another Summer, the next is Lovesongs, an LP releasing soon on Consolidate, Bangalore, India. 

Menon also performs as a duo in Machli, and we have played out his unique sounds previously on both on Resonance104.4fm in London, Resonance Extra in Brighton, UK and DubaiEye103.8fm, in UAE. 

This show was originally broadcast on air and on DAB in May 2016.

Broadcasts Times: 
On air on 104.4FM across London, online and on digital.

Saturdays 11-midnight UK time, (2-3am GST Gulf Standard Time)
Repeats Tuesday 4am UK time (7am GST)

LISTEN ONLINE HERE

On digital across Brighton and online: 
The following Friday 19:30-20:30 UK time (10:30-11.30pm GST) on Resonance Extra

This Week's Free Lab Radio - INDEPENDANCE

A rare 1986 release of gloomy dance music, for darkened dancefloors.

This cassette edited by INDEPENDANCE and signed by COLLECTIONISM, was a sound project led by Peter Fey, Peter Prochir and Tomas Fey. At once post-industrial and then rhythmic in a fittingly post-punk manner, INDEPENDANCE is considered by some as the most pure form of the Electro Body Music genre of the 80s, that began in Belgium.

"This album sometimes transports you to ethereal moments with textures of vocals in the style of VOX PUPULI ! At other times the music brings back memories to the sound TUXEDOMOON or some musical touches from Curve in the style of the late 70's CABARET VOLTAIRE."

TRACKLIST:

 
A1 Intro 3:32

A2 Traumhautgesicht 5:37

A3 X@ss 5:50

A4 The Side-Effect 6:33

B1 Das Gift 5:03

B2 Sielwolf 6:12

B3 296 BPM 2:34

B4 Clarinet Backwards 8:02

This Week's Free Lab Radio - 356 Days of Static


Is 2016 over yet? No.
Best dance it out then.

This week a haunting mix of sounds new, classic and little heard. Great tracks! From hip hop Shakespeare to the best remix of Psychokiller you've likelyever heard.

Catch Free Lab Radio on air across London  on 104.4FM or on our DAB digital radio signal across London also, or online streamed via this app.

Free Lab Radio goes out the following Friday midnight-1am Saturday on Resonance Extra, our sister station in Brighton.

BROADCASTS:
Saturday 11-midnight on 104.4fm

Repeats Tuesdays 4am on Resonance104.4FM
On air on digital + online (London).

Then in Brighton, only on digital and online - last chance to hear, the following Saturday midnight-1am @ Resonance Extra

Check Free Lab's Facebook page for more

PODCASTS:

www.mixcloud.com/Fari

This Week's Free Lab Radio - Waiting for First Contact

DSM
This week's - Sound Art Dance Music Radio - show is mixed by the show's producer Fari B.

Fari mixes new releases from Degreelessness & Prurient, Romare, the Hot 8 Brass Band, Mieux, DSM from Iran, Sun Glitters ft. Makimakkuk, CrossFire, Son Palenque, Acid Arab, Lakuta, Harleighblu and Starkiller. Plus classics from David Fenech, Orionza, Hiba Mansouri, Sun Glitters & Makimakkuk and Sarathy Korwar.

BROADCASTS:
Saturday 11-midnight on 104.4fm, digital + online (London).

Repeats Tuesdays 4am on Resonance104.4FM

Last chance to hear, the following Saturday midnight-1am @ Resonance Extra, on digital radio signal & online in Brighton.

See our Facebook page for more and mixcloud.com/Fari for podcasts.


This Week's Free Lab Radio - Klankman, The Hague

Klankman from The Hague in the Netherlands, posts mixes under the series title Radioblog. This recent mix on vinyl, is what he calls "his twisted take on electronic music, with a punk attitude".

While based in Den Haag, Klankman (Maarten Epskamp) has been influenced by the sounds of original west coast acid, as well the gritty techno that characterises the Netherlands club scene. Since 2014 Klankman's been playing live hardware sets performing at clubs and festivals such as Incubate, Rewire, Strobe, Studio 80, Griessmühle and ://Aboout Blank.

Klankman's love for vinyl records brings together oldskool acidic techno with the latest low-fi house and dark electro productions.

Recently Klankman released his own productions on Details Sound, Tar Hallow and Bunker Records.

Tracklist:

1. Syquest - Synapse (Synewave)
2. Inter Gritty - Sheep In Wolf's Clothes (Deepmoves)
3. Unit Moebius - Spoetnik (Atlantikwall)
4. Roger 23 - Physical Structure Contact ( Bio Rhythm)
5. Villa Abo - Water Galaxy (B orft)
6. Huburtus Kranz - Disturbe No A2 (Fracture)
7. Salo Mentale - SD 32 B3 (Syncom Data)
8. Paling Trax 2 B1
9. Andeh Lang - WNKB-CW B1 - (Will & Ink)
10. Inter Gritty - Mugdrum ( Deepmoves)
11. Roger 23 - TB Love (Bio Rhythm)
12. Kord & Nebula - Dub Off (Borft)
13. Villa Abo - Madrid (Borft)
14. Oliver Kapp - Magnolia A2 ( Theory)
15. Dimi Angelis - Green Aviation (Mord)
16. Paling Trax 1 A1
17. Samuli Kemppi - Posthuman (Nonplus)
18. Regal - Impulsive Feelings (Involve)
19. Smuli Kemppi - Engineer Of Souls (Nonplus)
20. Faster Action - Disaster Crash (L.I.E.S. Black)
21. Jerome Hill - Drumwar (Swords)
22. Chino - Paper Rider (Holger)
23. A Hand - Negative Connection (Details Sound)
24. Unit Moebius - Kuiken II A1 - (Bunker)

BROADCAST TIMES:
Saturday Nov 5th 11-midnight on 104.4fm, digital and online from London.

Repeats Tuesday 4am on Resonance104.4FM

Last chance to hear, the following Saturday midnight-1am on Resonance Extra, on digital radio signal and online in Brighton.

See our Facebook page for more info + mixcloud.com/Fari for our podcasts.   

Free Lab Radio Podcast - Laurie Anderson and Nils Frahm



In the above podcast, we listen to the music of Nils Frahm and Laurie Anderson to mark the Sadler's Wells re-creation of Set and Reset/Reset, 1983 by the Candoco Dance Company. Candoco dance who include fully-abled and different bodied dancers, restage this landmark contemporary piece called Set and Reset by abstract, improvising choreographer Trisha Brown. This ground-breaking production is performed to a contagious score by renowned multi-media artist Laurie Anderson. Long Time no See originally performed with Richard Landry. Set, costumes and part of the lighting were also by artist Robert Rauschenberg.

This is accompanied by a series of dances set to existing tracks by German producer Nils Frahm.

The Set and Reset/Reset project examines the shifting nature of choreography in relation to underlying structures that anchor a dance to itself. The process of re-construction (as opposed to replication) is a negotiation between freedom and limit – an exploration of possibility as the dancers create a new version of Trisha Brown’s landmark choreography.

Abigail Yager danced with Trisha Brown and her company 1995–2002, while she was also Trisha Brown’s musical assistant. As a reconstructor of Brown’s choreography, Yager has worked with Candoco (London, England), Lyon Opera Ballet (Lyon, France), at La Monnaie National Opera of Belgium (Brussels, Belgium), Le Festival International d’Art Lyrique (Aix-en-Provence, France).

Yager taught the Candoco Dance Company dancers exact sequences from the original choreography and later guided them in an extensive improvisation process whereby they used the same set of instructions that Brown gave to her Company in 1983: keep it simple, act on instinct, stay on the edge, work with visibility and invisibility, and get in line. Set and Reset/Reset is a combination of the 2011 and the current company’s choreography.

Free Lab Radio Podcast - Pimpology Guest Mix


This week's Free Lab Radio mix is from Beat Pimp, otherwise known as Mark from Sunderland, UK. What a wonderful duality.

An avid selector, Mark uploads a series of mixes decidedly retro 80s sounds especially the vocals and drum beats, laid over with new millennium digital sounds - the grit of dub-step interrupted by a quick scratch on the record decks, off-laid with real dub sounds.

"Taking out, pushing back and bringing up the funk! My aim is, Not to please others. Not world domination, or fame & fortune etc. But to reach good ears."

Often you'll hear a northern accent in the lyrics. Being from Sunderland, of course Mark might be drawn to these kind of sounds, fair play.

Free Lab Radio Podcasts - Mutant Jukebox



Iran-born Londoner Shervin Shaeri began his career writing music to picture for artists, directors, and photographers.

Now as creative director of the creative audio agency Mutant Jukebox, specialising in bespoke music composition, he DJs a guest mix for us here on Free Lab Radio.

 "On being asked to create my first ever mix for Free Lab Radio I instantly felt a little tinge of nostalgia. In the early days of the station - which at that time resided in a tiny studio in Londons tin pan ally - where I applied for a volunteering program through uni, and was kindly taken on by the team. With a some experience in engineering and audio tech I quickly was able to help out. For me, a time of discovery. My interest in experimental music started a couple of years earlier with a visit from a cousin of mine and her husband who lived out in LA. I clearly remember the day that I felt my 'sonic awareness' open up. Both had gone off for a couple of days and left me with a file of cds, and so i dived in. With hindsight it was a turning point, so the selection is a nod to that time featuring tracks by Alvo Noto and Ryoji Ikeda of Raster-Noton, Warp artists such as Boards of Canada and Plaid and Skam artists such as Bola and Quinoline Yellow."

Track List:
1. Even Spring - Plaid
2. Nothing Happens In June - Ulrich Schnauss
3. Sphere - Funckarma
4. Tank - Shuttle 358
5. In a Beautiful Place Out In the Country - Boards of Canada
6. Mapa - Murcof
7. Plotreturn - Quinoline Yellow
8. Bitstream (Arovane Mix) - Phonem
9. Mdrmx - Brothomstates
10. u_08 - Alvo Noto
11. data_microhelix - Ryoji Ikeda
12. Magnasushi - Bola
13. Talgarth - Quinoline Yellow
14. Monday - Paracetamol - Ulrich Schnauss
15. Between Us and Them - Ulrich Schnauss

This Week's Free Lab Radio - Let's Have the Windows Open

In Fari B's mix of new releases this week, is a haunting protest piece by Norwich based Birds of Hell, with whom there's been some correspondence at Free Lab Radio:


"I've decided to name the whole show after you track. 
Did you hear Zizek has endorsed the change Trump would bring? I'm freaked. I hate the system; Hilary is evil, Washington which she represents is evil...the system of uncapped lobby spending is evil///. Trump could devastate USA in terms of climate change and reverse progress made towards a tolerant society even further than his stupid antics already have. What to do? If the Americans won't wake up and demand, en masse, reform of their system, we can only -
Make a rave! With the windows open!
Make more music!"

The text and music for this opening and titular track on Free Lab Radio, is by Birds of Hell - who is a chap called Pete Murdoch - wearing the Trump mask too in the below video which only serves to sharpen the dark isolation the track conjures as we face powerlessly, a personal game play by people with the world in their hands.

Also featured this week are Pussy Riot's new protest track against Trump: Straight Outta Vagina (this rocked a recent DJ set we did in East Germany for Radio Revolten) plus new electronic bombasticism by TikandBorrow (released by InFlux Audio also Yorkshire based - is a theme developing here), Peggy Gou, Pional, Mieux, Chrome Sparks, Aaron Jackson Ft. Megan Hamilton, Romare, Jay Daniel, Bopol Mansiamina and Justo Valdez de Son Palenque and Illum Sphere.

BROADCAST TIMES:
Saturday Nov 5th 11-midnight on 104.4fm, digital and online from London.

Repeats Tuesday 4am on Resonance104.4FM

Last chance to hear, the following Saturday midnight-1am on Resonance Extra, on digital radio signal and online in Brighton.

See our Facebook page for more info + mixcloud.com/Fari for our podcasts.  

Trump this Horror Show - New Release by Birds of Hell

Norwich-based Birds of Hell's lyrics are an expulsion of desperate anger, in a world where click-bait is juxtaposed with horror stories and 'stupid questions asked to the internet'.
"Played live, Let's Have The Windows Open digresses into semi-improvised lyrics and over the last few months Donald Trump has been the focus of these ad-libs."

This Week's Free Lab Radio - Candoco Dance, Laurie Anderson - Nils Frahm

This week we listen to the music of Nils Frahm and Laurie Anderson to mark the Sadler's Wells re-creation of Set and Reset/Reset, 1983 by the Candoco Dance Company. Candoco dance who include fully-abled and different bodied dancers, restage this landmark contemporary piece called Set and Reset by abstract, improvising choreographer Trisha Brown. This ground-breaking production is performed to a contagious score by renowned multi-media artist Laurie Anderson. Long Time no See originally performed with Richard Landry. Set, costumes and part of the lighting were also by artist Robert Rauschenberg.

This is accompanied by a series of dances set to existing tracks by German producer Nils Frahm.

The Set and Reset/Reset project examines the shifting nature of choreography in relation to underlying structures that anchor a dance to itself. The process of re-construction (as opposed to replication) is a negotiation between freedom and limit – an exploration of possibility as the dancers create a new version of Trisha Brown’s landmark choreography.

Abigail Yager danced with Trisha Brown and her company 1995–2002, while she was also Trisha Brown’s musical assistant. As a reconstructor of Brown’s choreography, Yager has worked with Candoco (London, England), Lyon Opera Ballet (Lyon, France), at La Monnaie National Opera of Belgium (Brussels, Belgium), Le Festival International d’Art Lyrique (Aix-en-Provence, France).

Yager taught the Candoco Dance Company dancers exact sequences from the original choreography and later guided them in an extensive improvisation process whereby they used the same set of instructions that Brown gave to her Company in 1983: keep it simple, act on instinct, stay on the edge, work with visibility and invisibility, and get in line. Set and Reset/Reset is a combination of the 2011 and the current company’s choreography.

BROADCAST TIMES:
Saturday 11-midnight on 104.4fm, digital and online from London.

Repeats Tuesday 4am on Resonance104.4FM

Last chance to hear, the following Saturday midnight-1am on Resonance Extra, digital and online radio in Brighton.

See our Facebook page for more info + mixcloud.com/Fari for our podcasts.  






This Week's Free Lab Radio - Pimpology

This week's Free Lab Radio mix is from Beat Pimp, otherwise known as Mark from Sunderland, UK. What a wonderful duality.

An avid selector, Mark uploads a series of mixes decidedly retro 80s sounds especially the vocals and drum beats, laid over with new millennium digital sounds - the grit of dub-step interrupted by a quick scratch on the record decks, off-laid with real dub sounds.

"Taking out, pushing back and bringing up the funk! My aim is, Not to please others. Not world domination, or fame & fortune etc. But to reach good ears."

Often you'll hear a northern accent in the lyrics. Being from Sunderland, of course Mark might be drawn to these kind of sounds, fair play.

BROADCAST TIMES:
Saturday 11-midnight on 104.4fm, digital and online from London.

Repeats Tuesday 4am on Resonance104.4FM

Last chance to hear, the following Saturday midnight-1am on Resonance Extra, digital and online radio in Brighton.

See our Facebook page for more info + mixcloud.com/Fari for our podcasts.  




This Week's Free Lab Radio - Mutant Jukebox

Iranian born Londoner Shervin Shaeri began his career writing music to picture for artists, directors, and photographers. 

The creative director of the creative audio agency Mutant Jukebox, specialising in bespoke music composition, Mutant Jukebox has created this guest mix for Free Lab Radio.
"On being asked to create my first ever mix for Free Lab Radio I instantly felt a little tinge of nostalgia. In the early days of the station - which at that time resided in a tiny studio in Londons tin pan ally - where I applied for a volunteering program through uni, and was kindly taken on by the team. With a some experience in engineering and audio tech I quickly was able to help out. For me, a time of discovery. 

My interest in experimental music started a couple of years earlier with a visit from a cousin of mine and her husband who lived out in LA. I clearly remember the day that I felt my 'sonic awareness' open up. Both had gone off for a couple of days and left me with a file of cds, and so i dived in. With hindsight it was a turning point, so the selection is a nod to that time featuring tracks by Alvo Noto and Ryoji Ikeda of Raster-Noton, Warp artists such as Boards of Canada and Plaid and Skam artists such as Bola and Quinoline Yellow."

Track List:
1. Even Spring - Plaid 
2. Nothing Happens In June - Ulrich Schnauss 
3. Sphere - Funckarma 
4. Tank - Shuttle 358
5. In a Beautiful Place Out In the Country - Boards of Canada
6. Mapa - Murcof 
7. Plotreturn - Quinoline Yellow 
8. Bitstream (Arovane Mix) - Phonem
9. Mdrmx - Brothomstates
10. u_08 - Alvo Noto
11. data_microhelix - Ryoji Ikeda
12. Magnasushi - Bola
13. Talgarth - Quinoline Yellow
14. Monday - Paracetamol - Ulrich Schnauss
15. Between Us and Them - Ulrich Schnauss

BROADCAST TIMES:
Saturday 11-midnight on 104.4fm, digital and online from London.

Repeats Tuesday 4am on Resonance104.4FM

Last chance to hear, the following Saturday midnight-1am on Resonance Extra, digital and online radio in Brighton.

See our Facebook page for more info + mixcloud.com/Fari for our podcasts. 

This Week's Free Lab Radio - Transcender, Barbican

Parissa by Saghar Barakat
This week’s Free Lab Radio is all about the Barbican’s current Transcender, a yearly series celebrating anything from acoustic music with a spiritual or meditative aspect to electronic tonal pieces that wash away the city’s ire.

Transcender 2016 series offers a set of remarkable collaborations, performing at venues from St Luke’s to Barbican hall itself.

Featured artists: Stars of the Lid, James Holden with the late Mahmoud Guinia and Floating points, (Holden will perform with Guinia son Houusam for the festival in his honour), Parissa from Iran plus ensemble, and Sonic Boom… track listings are below if you’re curious.

BROADCASTS:
Saturday 11-midnight on 104.4fm, digital in London & online

Repeats Tuesday 4am on Resonance104.4FM
On Resonance Extra the following Sat midnight-1am digital & online radio in Brighton.
Marouane Hajji, photo by Salah Ghrissi
Tracks in this order:

Sonic Boom
Sonic Boom - Puddles
Stars of the Lid - Lid
Maalem Mahmoud Guinea, James Holden & Floating Points - Mimoun Mahraba
Stars of the Lid  - Requiem for Dying Mothers
Parissa - Rahmatollah Badiyi
James Holden and Guinia - Yamoula live at Atlas Electronic festival in Marrakesh
Their track Baba Hamouda Marhom recorded live at Atlas Festival
Parissa - Hamcho Farhad Zand
Sonic Boom - Gemini
Stars of the Lid - Music for Twin Peaks

Next week, a guest mix from Mutant Jukebox.

See our Facebook page for more info + mixcloud.com/Fari for our podcasts.

This Week's Show: Andrulian Guest Mix

Sound Art Dance Music Radio presented by Fari Bradley.

This week: Andrulian's guest mix for Free Lab Radio includes ambient, tech house and a future garage sounds. With tracks created by Andrulian for the Cities and Memory as well as Naviar Haiku by Naviar Records, Netklang Compilation by Fwonk*, the remix of Maya Wolff vocals and more, including an exclusive track for this mix.

An experimental producer, Andrulian has several solo albums online. For this mix he uses field recordings, sampled sounds and various synths and effects over the tracks. Tracklist below.

See our Facebook page for more info + mixcloud.com/Fari for our podcasts.

BROADCAST TIMES:
Saturday 11-midnight on 104.4fm, digital and online from London.

Repeats Tuesday 4am on Resonance104.4FM

Last chance to hear, the following Saturday midnight-1am on Resonance Extra, digital and online radio in Brighton.

TRACKLIST

  • Eye of the Storm (Cities and Memory project submission)
  • Five Flower Lake (WEATNU Records = Summer 2016 compilation album) 
  • Eight Sunrays (Fwonk netlabel - Klang compilation album)
  • Chasing the Setting Sun (Sunday Constitutional album)
  • Echoes from Industry Long Declined (EFC project submission) 
  • Metamorphic (Tech Explorations album released on WEATNU records) 
  • Forever is Dead (Andrulians Wrong Choices remix of Maya Wolff vocals) 
  • Korhhisti (The Hesperides Sessions album released on WEATNU records) 
  • Resonance - exclusive track for this mix
  • The Ghosts of the Night (submission for Naviar Haiku #084)
  • Assimilation | Four (Assimilation album) 


www.andrulianblog.wordpress.com

Music is Pain - Slow Pawn


Call it Tuesday motivation. A trundle through the musical mieuxings of Mieux who feature on our next Saturday night mix. The new release “Music is Pain” features the pre-single Rush (2015) which we've loved in the past.

This Week's Free Lab Radio - Viagra Mix


 The legal drug of the 21st Century.

Bacchanalian and highly commercial this little blue pill has inspired dance music producers and folk-jazz musicians internationally, everywhere from Finland, Brazil to Africa.

Tracks include George Clinton and the P-Funk All Stars, Artifakt, The Bats, System Band, Chief Koofreh, Blamasch,  Gabriel Ben, Sir Mack Rice, Antología de las Sevillanas, Free Fase and more...

Free Lab Radio broadcasts:
Saturday nights 11-midnight BST
Tuesday 4am BST (repeat)
Saturday nights on digital radio and online streaming in Brighton on Resonance Extra midnight to 1am 

LISTEN HERE with this handy widget, or facebook.com/FreeLabRadio for more information.

Also plays out : http://player.resonancefm.com/ 

Autumn Programming: Free Lab Radio Presents Borderless at Battersea Arts Centre


Borderless Festival at Battersea Arts

After a month of suspended live programming Resonance104.4FM is back on Saturday nights 11-midnight, repeating Tuesday 4am BST (British Summer Time.) 

Battersea Arts Centre host Borderless - a music series August to September in the centre's beautiful 'Council Chamber'. As per its name, the festival brings exciting and fringe world music to this arts venue. We hear from the albums of August performers: Hackney Colliery
Band, Sons Of Kemet, Dele Sosimi, Kate Bloom
and forthcoming September
performers: Electric Jalaba, Meta Meta and Francesca Belmonte, Anima.

LISTEN HERE with this handy widget, or facebook.com/FreeLabRadio for more information.

Also plays out on digital radio and online streaming on Brighton on Resonance Extra midnight to 1am the following Saturday nights.


http://player.resonancefm.com/

Free Lab Radio Podcast - HiPro, Live Performance for Resonance104.4FM

This podcast is a noise and experimental music mix by Hi Pro, a duo from Brooklyn. Improvising with electronic gear as part of the small, local music collective International Winners, HiPro release tapes and organise live events around their musical tastes.

Their bespoke mix of performances and noise tracks for Free Lab Radio contains selected and self-produced tracks, unreleased tracks plus selections from a recent tape release collaboration with Sun Castle. Music also comes from International Winners contributors: Trabajo, Dilian, Mysterious House, Heidi Sabertooth, and Safari Explorer.

For more podcast mixes and original soundscapes, visit facebook.com/FreeLabRadio

This Week's Free Lab Radio - Night Vibes Live Mix, Fari B

This week we hear the first hour of three recorded live at Night Vibes, Dubai, the one dance night to consistently support and give a platform to female Djs in the UAE.

Sounds come from Suck Fake, Isa GT, Steve Cobby, Tiga (Hey Today! remix) Joy Corporation and more.

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Broadcasts on Resonance104.4fm across London on air, online and on digital:
Saturday July 30th 11-Midnight  (2-3am GST  Gulf Standard Time).  

Repeats the following Tuesday:
4am UK time (7am GST)


Free Lab Radio on on Resonance Extra on digital across Brighton and online: following Friday: 
19:30-20:30 UK time (10:30-11.30pm GST) 

For Free Lab Radio mixes visit www.mixcloud.com/fari  
Like us on:

facebook.com/FreeLabRadio 



This Week's Free Lab Radio - Epic Vinyl From Brazil, Native Indian

Passive Aggressive is a blog, fanzine and free music archive based in Copenhagen. Read the article and full track list/ vinyl liner notes below.

ABOUT THE MIX.
This mix is a 100% vinyl 25-track blend of native Indian music, experimental 1970’s sound, capoeira songs and Afro-Brazilian ritual music and chanting.

The intention with this mix is to enhance the experience of the beautiful and simplistic Indian tribal music by placing it together with contemporary music and (semi) religious Afro-Brazilian styles. The process of the Epic Vinyls From Brazil mixes are a long selection.

It often happens that I discover new tracks or albums I want to buy during the research and mix selection process. Depending on price and availability I might buy these records, but they never make it to the mix, they are used as fuel and inspiration for the coming EVFB projects - thus ensuring an ongoing project that never ends.

The process of filing through hundreds of records. Along the way comes ideas for mix tapes - often inspired by two or three songs. The dogma rules are only vinyl owned by EVFB, only Brazilian composed music - or music recorded by Brazilian artists. The mix must be under 1 hour. Effects and scratches are allowed during the recording process.

Featured artists: Tom Zé, Hermeto Pascoal, Airto Moreira, Djalma Corrêa, Paulo Diniz, Wando, Milton Nascimento, Dorival Caymmi, Camafeu de Oxossi, Elza Soares.

BROADCAST TIMES

On Resonance104.4fm across London, online and on digital Saturday July 9th 11-Midnight on Resonance104.4fm (2-3am GST).   Repeats Tuesday 4am UK time (7am GST)


Free Lab Radio also plays out on digital across Brighton and online the following Friday 19:30-20:30 UK time (10:30-11.30pm GST) on Resonance Extra


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When you live in Brazil as a foreigner, you come to a certain point where you have to ask yourself what happened to the native Indians? And where are they?” And as a DJ/researcher you wonder if there exists an influence on the Brazilian music. My first meeting with native Brazilians was in a hectic environment in the eviction-targeted old Indian Museum next to Maracanã Stadium in Rio and then on a Sunday street market in Porto Alegre, Brazil’s southernmost state capital where I bought jewellery and figurines off a small group that hardly spoke Portuguese.

And then suddenly, a day in november 2014 at a street vendor’s stall in Recife, Pernambuco, appeared before my eyes an album entitled Xingú. Now Xingú is one of the most known tribes/areas in Brazil for those who take interest in the native population, due to the Xingú river and the feature movie of the same name. but I’ve never seen that album before and had to get it. I’d never seen an album dedicated to native Brazilian culture. Only some minor bits and pieces on the bird recordings from the Amazon that I collect. Unfortunately, the street vendor saw the spark in my eyes and pushed me to pay far more than I would ever pay in a street stall. I still don’t regret it now. The Xingú album has some amazing and dreamlike chants and vocal pieces - and was even published on the Philips label. Another album - Kapoor - was found deep in the crates in Botafogo and luckily I was given a huge discount on that one, because these two pieces of rare music culture form a uniting force on this mixtape. It's the glue that keeps the mix together.

On the ABOM-2 mix, I’ve squeezed 25 tracks in on less than an hour. It’s a deep mix. Unlike ABOM-1 it is not destined for bouncing the head or dancing. It is a journey into the depths and sources of Brazilian native music - uniting the three cultures that Brazilians has been taught to make up their identity: Indian, portuguese and african. At the request of the Passive/Aggressive blog, it is also an introductory mix to get aquainted with some off-the-grid names in Brazilian music.

“Every Brazilian, even the light skinned fair haired one carries about him on his soul, when not on soul and body alike, the shadow or at least the birthmark of the aborigine or the negro, in our affections, our excessive mimicry, our Catholicism which so delights the senses, our music, our gait, our speech, our cradlesongs, in everything that is a sincere expression of our lives, we almost all of us bear the mark of that influence.” Gilberto Freyre- Anthropologist - from his epos on Brazilian culture “The Masters and the Slaves”, 1933.

The late 60’s and 70’s spurred massive creativity with sound and rhythm in Brazil, often drawing on regional and historical sound sources and inspiration, hence the tracks in this mix by master musicians Hermeto Pascoal, Tom Zé, Djalma Corrêa, Milton Nascimento and Airto Moreira. I was incrediblylucky to find a 10” record with tracks from Tom and Djalma together. Tom Zé’s albums are rare and very expensive - and of course incredible work!

Another main feature on the PAB-1 mix is the african and afrobrazilian religious tracks - devotions to Umbanda and Candomblé. Both religions are today accepted as a national heritage and I find it is important to showcase this cultural pillar and at the same time the music is compelling and very straightforward. Chanting and choral parts are in abundance!

This mix is an 25-track intense mixture of native indian music, experimental 1970’s sound, capoeira songs and afro Brazilian ritual music and chanting. Some of these elements are present in the three MPB songs that are placed in the mix to balance out the listening experience keeping the mix fresh and the sound evolving.
The intention with this mix is to enhance the experience of the beautiful and simplistic native tribal music by placing it together with contemporary music and religious Afro-Brazilian styles.

The process of the EVFB mixes are a long selection process of filing through hundreds of records. Along the way comes ideas for mix tapes - often inspired by two or three songs.The dogma rules are only vinyl owned by EVFB, only Brazilian composed music - or music recorded by Brazilian artists. The mix must be under 1 hour. Effects and scratches are allowed during the recording process. Often hours of work are put aside because the mix does not “stick together” after the initial recording. It often happens that I discover new tracks or albums I want to buy during the research and mix selection process. Depending on price and availability I might buy these records, but they never make it to the mix, they are used as fuel and inspiration for the coming EVFB projects - thus ensuring an ongoing project that never ends.


01.
00:00-01:05
Méné:Uirinã Pui - solo bamboo flute
Album: Kapoor - Cantos e Passarósnão morrem, Unicamp, 1988
I stumbled upon this amazon collectionof flute play and native indian chants while digging in a Rio store in the Botafogo neighborhood. The crate I was looking through was entitled “poetry and theatre” and I was thrilled when I found this album - not being able to find anything online about it. Imanaged to negotiate a reasonable price and here it is - spreading it to the world. The recordings are based on field work by theUniversity of Campinas in São Paulo state. It is clearly stamped“not for sale” and includes a personally signed informationletter. So I guess we are talking 500-1000 units tops. The sound isgreat and the insight into the flute play even better. Enjoy thisrare piece of native music from the heart, where the playing style ismerely “singing into the flute”

02.
01:05-03:46
TomZé: Toc - org. released on “Estudando o Samba” (ScrutinizingSamba), 1976
Composer: Tom Zé
Album: Nova História da MPB:Hermeto Paschoal, Djalma Corrêa, Walter Franco, Tom Zé. AbrilCultural 10”, 1979
Tom Zé is a living legend. And “Toc” isa driving and minimalistic track with a strong sense of rhythm wherethe staccato horns seems to take the role of the samba drums.The“Estudando o Samba” album marked his take on the samba - one ofmany Brazilian music styles but perhaps the most known one. Andamazing and unique album, that is hard to find on vinyl today, thealbum was widely overlooked when it came out in 1976 and features aknown bossa track - “A Felicidade”. It is written by Tom Jobimand immortalized in the 1959 movie “Black Orpheus” by MarcelCamus - a romantic and stunning portrait of Rio in the happy 1950’s.Before that Tom Zé had moved from Bahia to São Paulo andcontributed to the (equally rare) Tropicália album that defined the“brazil psych sound” from the 1960’s and onward. He is veryrespected and completely his own. Still active as an artist andcollabs often with young artists. Unfortunately he cancelled his gigat Danish Roskilde Festival 2015 - I was looking so much forward tohis show.
Full album link:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hZevnHRcibU

03.
03:46-06:00
Megarontribe members: Canta das Almas (Song of the Souls)
Album: XinguCantos e Ritmos, Philips, 1972
Another rare album with some simplybreathtaking chants. Although almost 1 million Brazilian natives andseveral uncontacted tribes exist in Brazil, the native tribes areunder constant threats from money-making projects - farming,forestation and dam construction. The Megaron tribe are currentlybeing threatened by dam building in Brazil - you can see more in thedoc below.
Youtube:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I61FTg_DwQE#t=139

04.
06:00-08:05
MiltonNascimento: Catavento (Weathercock)
Album: Travessia, Som Livre,1978
Org. released on Ritmos in 1967
I found this wordlesstrack incredibly beautiful and a great contrast to the vocal drivenSong of the Souls that proceeds it. It is from Milton’s debut album- reprinted in 1978 for the first time. The theme is purely Milton -flute and a catchy, light melody that buries itself deep in yourmemory and let you dream away. Milton is a master songwriter and wasbehind the “Clube da Esquina” album and the high pitched “FéCega Faca Amolada” track.
Full album link:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Juqqc0UNxRU

05.
08:05-08:25
Vatapáintro drums
Album: Gal Canta Caymmi, Philips, 1976
Percussion:Bira da Silva + Aladim
This is to this day one of my favoritealbums and the arrangements are by two great heroes of the funkyBrazilian jazz: João Donato and Antonio Adolfo. The sound on thisalbum is absolutely amazing, crisp and loud.
It is a pureafrobrazilian percussion beat that I always play for the EVFB DJ gigsand I’ve wanted to put it in a mix in a while. One day I might doan edit of this.
Full album link:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bkhvt2go3Dw

06.
08:25-11:05
Gabrielde Souza Carvalho: Tocororô (Spirit call)
Album: Axêxê,Caritas, 1994 reissue
Org. released on Caritas in 1975
The“Caritas” label, taking it’s name from a Vatican charityorganization, was a label putting out candomblé and umbanda in the70s and 80s. In the mid-1990’s they re-issued a whole range ofalbums and I stumbled upon 8 of them an bought them on the spot. Isuspect the Locomotiva record store in São Paulo to be sitting on apart of the re-issue stock. Umbanda and Condomblé is the “voodoo”of Brazil. It is the remnants of the spiritism of the african slavesworked into a semi-catholic context in a beautiful way incorporatingmusic and spirit possession in an elegant way. Contrary to theprejudices often linked to “voodoo”, the rituals are quitestructured and transparent - the religions are also registered and bylaw a national Brazilian heritage. The records are important becausethey document ritual music. The Caritas albums are very different -depending on the spirits and rituals the music is dedicated to. Butmost often chanting and accompanied by swirling drums. As a westerneryou do not necessarily perceive that this is “religious” music -and I don’t really care because the quality and sound isunique.
The Axêxê album is centered around rituals for the deathand departure of a “candomblé” believer. The rituals aredifferent and treating the various aspects such as division of goods,devotion to Egum, spirit travel guidance and so on.
Link tocandomblé background:https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Candomblé

07.
11:05-12:45
AirtoMoreira: Identity
Composer: Airto Moreira
Album: Identity,Arista, 1975
Airto is one of the great Brazilian percussionistsand jazz drummers - his work is out there and very accessible. Hemoved to USA with Sergio Mendes and launched his career based onstrong US jazz collaborations and as a percussionist with WeatherReport. He is married to the vocalist Flora Purim - and their rangeof albums are impressive. in 2008-2010 Airto recorded and toured withthe great contemporary jazz composer and piano player JacobAnderskov. His range of sound and use of alternative instruments andvoice is incredible and this track sits perfect with the mixincorporating chanting, berimbau and simplistic percussion.
Enjoyan interview and demo in English here:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hGerPngUGs8

08.
12:45-15:30
DjalmaCorrêa: Tudo Madeira (All Wood)
Album: Nova História da MPB:Hermeto Paschoal, Djalma Corrêa, Walter Franco, Tom Zé. AbrilCultural 10”, 1979
Org. released on the album “Biafro”,1978.
One day in Rio de Janeiro I decided to go digging at therenowned Acarí Street Market far out in Rio’s suburbs. It was arainy day, so there was hardly no vinyl to be found and I settled onthe fact that I had been to another #urbex spot in this huge city.The Acarí Market was made famous in a “baile funk” track by MCBatata in 1990. On my way out I stumbled upon a pile of vinyl andnegotiated a price on a good stack on compilation 10”’s by Abril.These mini album was sold at newsstands in the 70s and 80s and is agreat intro and source of information (there’s 12-16 pages withtext and photo included) for Brazilian music. Luckily this particular10” holds tracks by Hermeto, Tom Zé and Djalma together - greatstuff!! Djalma’s solo work (he’s a famous and much usedpercussionist) was unknown to me. This is the closing track off therare LP MPCB/Baiafro.
Full album link:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6BoKYY2PEz4

09.
15:30-19:20
Wando:Odoiá (Bless me, Iemanjá)
Composer: Chico De Assis, Wando
Album:Wando, Beverly, 1976
Simply a great minimalistic track by funkyMPB favourite Wando - a devotion to Iemanjá - Goddess of theSea.

10.
19:20-19:50
Caranguére tribe members: Canto doTracajá (Song of the Tortoise)
Album: Xingu Cantos e Ritmos,Philips, 1972
Another energizing chant from the Xingú album. Ipromise to upload the full album before the end of2015.

11.
19:50-22:45
Gabriel Souza Cavalho: AmuráSebiná
Album: Axêxê, Caritas, RE 1994
Org. released onCaritas in 1975
Second death ritual song from the strong voice andchoir of Gabriel.


12.
22:45-26:15
José Ribeiro,Vila Mavangu, Xô Apanevan: Exú
Album: No Reino de Angola,Caritas, 1994 (org. release 1987)
Full group name: José Ribeiro eSeus Filhos de Santo do Terreiro Egún Nita
Chant for Exú. Thespirit (God) of movement, patience, communication, order and decline.Defender of cities and human behavior. Often Exú receives the firstoffering/devotion in a ceremony to make sure that the rest ofschedule with the many different spirits will proceed asplanned.
Here’s a whole hour of Exú music:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RPTu3SIBtqM

13.
26:15-28:15
Nelson:Atanara
Album: Kapoor - Cantos e Passarós não morrem, Unicamp,1988
Tribal members interpreting their ancestral songs.
Thetitle of the album is “Songs and Birds Never Die”. The Kapoortribe has been recorded solo voice, solo flute or voice and maracas -the shaker also present on many other tracks in this mix. The Kapoortribe hails from the Maranhão state in NorthernBrazil.

14.
28:15-29:35
Renaxi/Peri: Macaco(Monkey)
Album: Kapoor - Cantos e Passarós não morrem, Unicamp,1988
Tribal members interpreting their ancestralsongs.

15.
29:35-31:15
Capoeira group Pernambuco:Ensinamentos (Teachings)
Album; Capoeira nos JEBs: Cantigas, Ed.MEC, 1984
JEB is the annual Brazilian School Games that wasinitiated in the 1970s by the Ministery of Sports. Annual meetingswith youth performing sports and cultural activities. This recordingis from the 1984 edition and perhaps the fact that the games tookplace in Brasília - home of the Ministery - caused this recording tobe made. The young vocalist from Recife in PErnambuca State talksabout the culture of Capoeira and the importance of knowing historyand respecting your master - something totally in line with the themeof this mixtape.
Enjoy some street capoeiristas from Recife inthis link:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RVcDWrDrVsE

16.
31:15-34:10
PauloDiniz: Gósto Aborrecido (Feeling bored/sad)
Composer: P. Diniz +Odibar
Album: …E agora José, Odeon, 1972
Diniz is alsofeatured on the FCOB-2 mix and a favourite for EVFB DJ gigs. This isa melancholic funk song that treats the loss of a loved person. Dinizhas produced a line of great and rare albums.

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Perexi:Puku’y (small part of song on drum break)
Album: Kapoor - Cantose Passarós não morrem, Unicamp, 1988
I blended the voice withthe breakbeat so it enhances the melancholy of the Paulo Dinizsong.

17.
34:10-35:20
Santina Toledo: Pisa na Linha deUmbanda (Step on the Umbanda line)
Album: Oxossi é Rei, Caritas,1985
Enter the ceremony, an opening song for an umbandaceremony.
A decent background story that includes umbanda:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dr3zQRXzuvY

18.
35:20-38:05
Camafeude Oxossi: Babá Mixorô
Album: Berimbaus da Bahia, Continental,1967
A great capoeira/berimbau album by a cultural lighthouse andcapoeira/berimbau master of Bahia, Camafeu de Oxossi. The album hasliner notes by none other than Jorge Amado - one of Brazil’sgreatest writers.
The album is not overpriced and can be bought onDiscogs, so if you like this song, move quickly. in the 1970’sCamafeu was president of the spectacular Filhos de Ghandi Afoxécarnival group that ruled the Salvador carnival with up to 10.000members playing fro-brazilian rhythms and singing in the Iorubalanguage.
The “how to make a berimbau” video:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hwhsZ4NyRIo

19.
38:05-38:50
Alcione:Canção de Exílio (Exile Song)
Composer: Ubiratan Souza + SousaNeto
Album: Nosso Nome. Resistência, RCA, 1987
Alcione is aBrazilian pop icon and this is a great intro to a frenetic afoxé -the pre-dominant regional music in the state of Bahia. EVFB normallydon’t deal in late 1980’s pop music, so this is a rare exceptiondue to the realness of the drums.
Full track here:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TSOOXBkECO8

20.
38:50-42:15
ArlindoPires do Rio: Aguere de Iansã - Odurás (Prayers)
Album: Orikinde Iansã, Caritas, 1994 RE. Recorded at the Xangô Airá AufungêgeTemple
Iansã is the spirit (God) of wind, storm and passion(stormy relations).


21.
42:15-45:00
Dorival Caymmi:Afoxé
Composer: D. Caymmi
Arrangements, percussion DjalmaCorrêa
Album: Tenda dos Milagres, Som Livre, 1985
Dorival, anEVFB favourite, is the marble pillar of traditional Bahian music. This great percussion work, orchestrated by Djalma Corrêa,translates the spirit-invoking power of the ritual drums into acontemporary pop sound.
Link to Dorivals first album from 1954:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DjLzz7dho2U

22.
45:00-45:30
Tayaquim:Tukano
Album: Kapoor - Cantos e Passarós não morrem, Unicamp,1988

23.
45:30-49:45
Hermeto Paschoal: Slaves Mass(Missa dos Escravos)
Arrangements and percussion - including livepigs - by Airto Moreira
Album: Slaves Mass, Warner Bros., 1977
Yes, Hermeto is this crazy albino percussionist evenplaying on animals. That was early 2001 and the first time I heardabout Hermeto. His early works are hard to find in Brazilianpressings and he's unique in the sense that he is from a small townin Alagoas State and started playing in strong instrumental groupsQuarteto Novo and Brazilian Octopus and proceeded to be a Brazilianmusic darling even among great pop names. Brazilian musicians loveHermeto because he's good and original - his nickname is "theSorcerer" and I find his music multi-faceted and culturally deepand rich. He's active and now lives in Curitiba.
Full album link:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O3q1WNArobw

24.
49:45-51:55
Salveo Povo da Bahia (Salute People of Bahia)
Album: Oxossi é Rei,Caritas, 1985
A repetitive, driving song dedicated to the peopleof Bahia, the centre of African culture inBrazil.

25.
51:55-55:00
Elza Soares: Malandro(Scoundrel)
Composer: Jorge Aragão + Jotabê
Album: Lição deVida, Tapecar, 1976
The breakthrough song of now famous composerand samba vocalist Jorge Aragão performed with great emotion by ElzaSoares. Elza soon turning 80 years (I met her - wohoo), althoughsuffering from great back pains, is still performing amazing liveshows and she has developed an amazing “overdrive” singingstyle.
Enjoy the rare live version with them both together here:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q9b90idqvX4

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