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against the arctic

Tuesday 8pm-10pm on 3RRR 102.7FM with Declan Kelly.

Against The Arctic downloads have been on holiday for a couple of months sorry for the inconvenience but I have set up a little blog to pick up the slack in the meantime. Head over to againstarctic.wordpress.com for playlists and audio archives. r-n-d.net will be back soon.


Arctic Guests:

australian: Kes, James Pianta (Votary Disk), Lynton Carr, Tamas Jones, James Cecil, Inquiet, Faux Pas, John Lee, Richard Campbell, Simon Gorman, Mr. Geoffrey, Neil Stafford, J'Nett, Martin Langridge, Brother Sister Records, Fabulous Dianonds, Matt Tudor, Simon Caldwell, Nick Huggins, Inquiet, Phil Ransom, James Wilkinson (Post), Ross McLennan, Ben Taaffe

international: Flying Lotus, Matthew Herbert, Animal Collective, Egon, The Bug, Harmonic 313, Kevin Drew (Broken Social Scene), Sam Prekop (The Sea And Cake), Isolee, Felix Fuchs (Electro-nix, Vienna)

Upcoming Guests:

Sue Bowerman, Guy Blackman & Ben O'Connor (May 2009), Dabrye, Honest Jons Records, Qua, Brennan Green, Kano, Dave Franzke, Dave Miller.

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against the arctic # 163, may 19th 2009 w/ dj rambl

deerhunter :: rainwater cassette exchange :: kranky
cleptoclectics :: move on :: feral media cdr?

akron family :: creatures :: cdr
psuche :: child :: two bright lakes
ruby suns :: palmitos park ::
animal collective :: taste :: domino
kraftwerk :: the hall of mirrors :: rca
luc van acker :: moments :: kindred spirits
indian ocean :: school bell / tree house :: traffic
luc van acker :: try to say something :: kindred spirits
jjak hogan :: frequency (databoots version) ::

architecture in helsinki :: like it or not (el guincho remix) :: cdr
mulatu astatke and heliocentrics :: addis black widow :: strut
mrr-adm ft malcolm catto :: a1 :: not on label
el michels affair :: run fay run :: truth and soul
omar s :: fxhe002 a2 :: fxhe
kink & neville watson :: inside out dub :: rush hour
secret circuit :: roll :: milky disco 2
dam funk :: LAtrifying :: stones throw
burial & four tet :: moth :: cdr

dorian concept :: feet for you :: circulations
cupp cave :: slick n low ::
akira & kiteshi :: no glitch pt. 1 :: black acre records
mike slott :: boxed in (inst mix) :: scion
illum sphere :: murky (you know) :: fat city
javaanse jongens :: on you :: nod navigators
alicia keys :: unknown tune (mala remix) :: whote
aardvarck :: bloom one b1 :: bloom
rsd :: on deck ::
goth trad :: traffic :: cdr


against the arctic # 162, 12th May 2009

arthur russell :: tower of meaning song 5 :: audika

ginger folorunso johnson :: egyptian bint al cha cha :: honest jons
rolling stone and his traditional aces :: igha suo gamwen :: honest jons
the rhythm aces :: mami :: honest jons
moondog :: oo solo :: honest jons
papi brandao y sus ejectivos :: viva panama :: soundway
los silvertones :: tamborito swing :: soundway
papi brandao y su conjunto aires tableños :: la murga de panama :: soundway
black dice :: idiots pasture :: mistletone
luc van acker :: vision one :: cdr
carlos niño and friends :: thursday august 9 2007 ::
psuche :: upskirt :: two bright lakes

animal collective :: daily routine :: domino
micachu :: curly teeth :: remote control
fridge :: swerve and spin :: domino
sarolta zalatnay :: hadd mondjam el :: finders keepers
tiago :: force of simba (tiago's edit) :: mindless boogie
theo parrish :: jb's edit :: peacefrog
aardvarck :: kikojass :: nod navigators
dj harvey :: frog scene :: black cock

isley brothers :: live it up :: t neck
as one :: another revolution (stacey pullen rmx) :: ubiquity
noir friction :: lips sealed :: rushhour
kloke :: basement :: cdr
aardvarck :: bloom one b2 :: bloom
joker :: psychedelic runway :: kapsize
mike slott :: home :: fat city
dizz 1 :: konotakosuke yaro :: rushhour
lone :: beach bump :: cdr

dam funk :: let's take off (far away) :: stones throw


against the arctic # 161, 5th May 2009

carlos niño and friends :: wonder wheel :: cdr
burial & four tet :: wolf cub :: cdr
lucky dragons :: clipped gongs :: mistletone
jon hopkins :: a drifting up :: domino
mount kimbie :: vertical :: hotflush
miselquitno :: pull it out somewhen :: everest
exile :: extra funk :: scion
declaime ft pattie blingh :: whole wide world (inst) :: ramp
mike slott :: home :: fat city
lukid :: ice nine :: werk discs

julien dyne :: behind the forage :: from the crate
harmonic 313 :: flash :: warp
rhythm and sound ft tikiman :: what a mistry :: rhythm and sound
fridge :: zedex ay ti wan :: domino
mulatu & heliocentrics :: mulatu :: strut
the soul fantastics :: ain't no sunshine :: soundway
personal touch :: it ain't no big thing :: p&p
adriano celentano :: prinsecolininensinaincuisol

tiger :: when (tiger version) :: cdr
spragga benz :: back him up :: cdr
andrew bees :: militant :: cdr
mr vegas :: heads high rmx :: cdr
chosen brothers bullwackies all stars :: mango walk
luc van acker :: ulfhenden :: cdr

psuche :: ulfhenden :: two bright lakes
drama for yamaha :: island pop :: brothersister
pikelet :: hallway master :: sa002
roy orbison :: leah :: cbs
animal collective :: in the flowers :: domino
mount kimbie :: maybes :: hotflush
delfonics :: going out of my head :: philly groove


against the arctic # 160, 28th April 2009

flying lotus :: keep it moving :: ramp recordings
dooley o :: watch my moves (koushik remix instrumental) :: stones throw
bumps :: fun injury :: stones throw
sugardaddy :: wack :: tirk
rjd2 :: bus stop bitties :: def jux
julien dyne :: conglomerates :: ftc
aardvarck :: smurf :: nod navigators
harmonic 313 :: the returners :: warp

mark pritchard :: the hologram :: ho hum
mount kimbie :: william :: hotflush
harmon :: in space no one can hear you sing :: www.harmon.id.au
gang gang dance :: inners pace :: warp
nu era :: last days :: archive
2562 :: kameleon :: tectonic
deadbeat :: rise again :: wagon repair
geddeon :: tunnidge :: deep medi
fridge :: anglepoised :: domino

wooshie :: natural's is in it :: meupe
jim o'rourke :: the workplace :: drag city
beck :: totally confused :: ?
scott walker :: the old man's back again ::
sarolta zalatnay :: egyser :: finders keepers
los superiores :: descarga superior :: soundway
ormelis cortez con su conjunto viva guararé :: soundway

kalenda march :: the lion :: honest jons
cw stoneking :: brave son of america :: king hokum
kings go forth :: high on your love :: mr c's


against the arctic # 159, 21st April 2009

wooshie :: chewbacca's lament :: meupe
el michels affair :: spread your soul :: truth and soul
cedric im brooks :: sound :: honest jons
tom ze :: correio do estacao do bras ::
fridge :: triumphant homecoming :: domino
secos e molhados :: angustia :: continental
micachu :: eat your heart :: remote
mrr adm ft malcolm catto :: a3 :: ?

jon hopkins :: vessel :: domino
martyn :: elden st :: 3024
anthony shakir :: assimilated :: frictional
maurizio :: m5 :: basic channel
aardvarck :: bloom b2 :: bloom / rushhour
kode 9 :: black sun :: hyperdub
harmonic 313 :: don't panic :: warp

arthur russell :: get around to it :: audika
onra :: broken language :: scion
dam funk :: galactic fun :; stones throw
mulatu and helio :: esketa dance :: strut
el mejor de cumbia trk 1
florea pascu :: ca pe lanca / briu :: count dracula's party
brigitte fontaine :: lettra a monsieur le chef de garde de la tour carol ::
wooshie :: natural's is it :: meupe
lukid :: ski fly :: werk discs / shogun

bernard hermann :: the flight :: request tribesman dubwise assault :: black brigade :: wackies
augustus pablo :: thriller :: echo
fridge :: for force :: domino
mountains in the sky :: soundsistors :: love + mercy
mountains in the sky :: mooglab :: love + mercy

underlapper :: reinfield (faux pas remix) :: iamfauxpas.com


against the arctic # 158, 21st April 2009

wooshie :: chewbacca's lament :: meupe
el michels affair :: spread your soul :: truth and soul
cedric im brooks :: sound :: honest jons
tom ze :: correio do estacao do bras ::
fridge :: triumphant homecoming :: domino
secos e molhados :: angustia :: continental
micachu :: eat your heart :: remote
mrr adm ft malcolm catto :: a3 :: ?

jon hopkins :: vessel :: domino
martyn :: elden st :: 3024
anthony shakir :: assimilated :: frictional
maurizio :: m5 :: basic channel
aardvarck :: bloom b2 :: bloom / rushhour
kode 9 :: black sun :: hyperdub
harmonic 313 :: don't panic :: warp

arthur russell :: get around to it :: audika
onra :: broken language :: scion
dam funk :: galactic fun :; stones throw
mulatu and helio :: esketa dance :: strut
el mejor de cumbia trk 1
florea pascu :: ca pe lanca / briu :: count dracula's party
brigitte fontaine :: lettra a monsieur le chef de garde de la tour carol ::
wooshie :: natural's is it :: meupe
lukid :: ski fly :: werk discs / shogun

bernard hermann :: the flight :: request tribesman dubwise assault :: black brigade :: wackies
augustus pablo :: thriller :: echo
fridge :: for force :: domino
mountains in the sky :: soundsistors :: love + mercy
mountains in the sky :: mooglab :: love + mercy

underlapper :: reinfield (faux pas remix) :: iamfauxpas.com


against the arctic # 157, 14th April 2009

lukid :: veto :: werk discs
thom yorke :: harrowdown logic (jump rmx) :: remote control?

jon hopkins :: the low places :: domino
martyn :: seventy four :: 3024 / inertia
robert hood :: wandering endlessly :: m plant
baby ford :: fordtrax ::
eurofunk :: man shortage (eli 73 edit) :: environ
firebolts :: everybody party :: on track
rational youth :: le meilleur des mondes ::
waajeed :: tetris :: blu jemz
prefuse 73 :: ampexian tribe of a lesser time :: warp
dorian concept :: sandwich terror :: blu jemz
harmonic 313 :: dirtbox :: warp

hudson mohawke :: polkadot blues :: warp
mike slott :: boxed in (inst) :: blu jemz
fridge :: lojen :: domino
animal collective :: daily routine :: domino
st helens :: how to choose your guru pt 2 :: remote control
aleks and the ramps :: antique limb :: stomp
micachu :: calculator :: remote control
pikelet :: music box could well be the answer :: special award
crayon fields :: mirror ball :: chapter

mulatu astatke & heliocentrics :: chik chikkha :: strut
groupe el azhar :: mazal nesker mazal (i'm still getting drunk... still) :: sublime frequencies
erol peckan orkestrasi :: gel sevigilim :: twimo
tame impala :: the sun (fred cherry eclispe mix) :: cdr

harlem underground band :: vicious rap


against the arctic # 156, Tuesday 7th April 2009

ktl :: eternal winter :: emego
dorian concept :: two dimensional :: kindred spirits
tim hecker :: 7000 miles :: mille plateaux

charlie munro quartet :: malahari raga :: votary
charlie haden liberation music orchestra :: song of the united front :: impulse
charlie haden liberation music orchestra :: el quinto regimento :: impulse
charlie haden liberation music orchestra :: los cuatro generales :: impulse

sten clift :: empty pockets :: golden ring
candi staton :: how can I put out the flame :: honest jons
isley brothers :: hello it's me :: t neck
vangelis :: let it happen ::
funkadelic :: qualified to satisfy :: 4mwb
outkast :: dracula's wedding :: arista
blastcorp :: so good :: cdr
shafiq husayn :: the mumba :: poobah
shafiq husayn :: remember the moor :: poobah
oh no :: ohhh :: stones throw
oh no :: deliveries :: stones throw
oh no :: come back :: stones throw
two fingers :: that girl :: ninja tune

santogold :: shove it ::
sarantis ft dialect & asher don :: nitroglycerine ::
aardvarck :: bloom one B1 :: bloom
two fingers ft sway :: not perfect :: ninja tune
lukid :: slow hand slap :: werkdiscs

tom trago :: lost in the streets of NYC :: rushhour
z db v s :: a bit pomba :: rebtuz
black cock :: frog scene :: black cock


against the head # 155, 22nd March 2009

A sad and momentous occasion on this evening's Against The Arctic as I prepare to move the show from SUnday nights 8-10pm to the same timeslot on Tuesday nights. It's been an honour to present the show between Jonathan Alley's Under The Sun and Michael Kucyk's Noise In My Head, two programs which have opened my mind to many new strains of music. In celebration of the good times had on the Arctic / Noise crossover we decided to stage a three hour show with regular contributors to both shows throwing in tracks. From the Arctic side came Rambl and James Cecil, while Noise brought regulars Biscuit and Bell Towers. The result was a blinding three hours of dub, deep house, detroit, psychedelic soul, disco and krautrock. The first hour I presented with Rambl and James Cecil is available on its own as is each hour of the "Against The Head" collaborative show. While Tuesday nights will be a great home for the Arctic, it Just won't be the same. Thanks to Michael and Jonathan for all the good times over the last three odd years but especially Kucyk for sharing so much amazing music and enthusiasm.

enjoy the mix.

declan, michael, james, richard, biscuit and rohan

flying lotus :: camel (nosaj thing remix) :: warp
tim hecker :: music for tundra part one :: substractif

tom ze :: toc ::
caetano veloso :: gua :: philips
gal costa :: barato total :: philips
antena :: unable :: numero
gerhard trede and his electronic instruments :: signals :: dusty fingers
bruno spoerri :: lilith the dance :: finders keepers
jank random vs earl leone :: back at it :: poobah
jank random vs earl leone :: gamma :: poobah
jank random vs earl leone :: return of snow onya :: poobah

can :: smoke (remix by holger czukay) :: spoon
zomby :: spaceman :: hyperdub
joker :: digidesign :: hyperdub
hermutt lobby :: lessevicesavielsalm :: eat concrete
2000f and j kamata :: you don't know what love is :: hyperdub

bullwackies all stars - free for all :: wackies

:::::::::::: against the head :: noise in my arctic :::::::::::::::

sugar minott - wicked ago feel it :: wackies
rockers all stars :: children dub :: rockers international
horace andy - dance hall style :: wackies
specials :: ghost town :: chrysalis
fun boy three :: faith, hope and charity :: chrysalis

theo parrish :: overyohead :: sound signature
theo parrish :: sweet sticky :: peacefrog
omar s :: blown valvetrane :: sound signature
drexciya :: living on the edge :: defcon
underground resistance :: transmission? :: UR
kenny larkin :: track :: rush hour
the vision :: detroit: one circle :: metroplex

man friday :: winners (larry levan remix) :: larry01
sexual harassment :: we didn't say it ::
arthur russell :: pop your funk :: soul jazz
j.e.n :: afromaniac :: unknown artist
33 1/3 queen :: breakin wind :: nu groove
simple minds :: league of nations :: virgin
j-p decerf, g. zajd, t. cerrona :: black safari :: permanent vacation
rheingold :: dreiklangs dimensionen :: electrola

paul mccartney :: dark room :: emi
soichi terada & shinichiro yokota :: sun shower (larry levan mix) :: bootleg
kaotic :: nightdrive :: underground level
i levels :: dope eyes :: guidance
dam funk - galactic funk :: stones throw
anton zap - captain rush :: uq
julian jonah :: jealousy and lies :: cool tempo
ron & chez d :: the choice :: kms
ron & chez d :: what you do :: kms

grace jones :: walking in the rain :: island
funkadelic :: what is soul :: 4 men with beards
gino soccio :: so lonely :: warners
marvin gaye :: after the dance (instrumental) :: motown
womack & womack :: concious of my conciousness (rhythm stick edit) :: rhythm stick
d.c la rue : cathedrals ::

moebius plank :: miss cacadou :: sky


against the arctic # 154, 15th March 2009 w/ Ben Taaffe

candi staton :: that's how strong my love is :: honest jons

eddie gale :: black rhythm happening :: 4mwb
peter thomas :: corruption ::
qua :: stars align :: love and mercy
harmonic 313 :: galag-a :: warp
jank random vs earl leone :: gamma :: poobah
dorian concept :: clap beep boom :: kindred spirits
black cock :: luna party :: black cock
trama :; straight groove :: bbe
thierry durbet & harry williams verschu :: system 80 :: permanent vacation

bullion :: time for us all to love :: one handed
soft rocks :: is this the best for father africa :: dpp
micachu :: curly teeth :: rough trade / remote control
o :: music for gong dong (d mix) :: rebtuz
harmon :: psychedelic loop garden :: harmon.id.au

barrage :: black triangle :: mistletone
pikelet :: shackson's bottom feet :: special award
afrosound :: pacifico :: soundway
edikanfo :: gbenta :: eg
bola johnson & his easy life top beats :: ezuku buzo :: strut
tame impala :: the sun (fred cherry eclispe mix) :: hole in the sky
ednardo e o pessoal do ceara :: ingazeiras :: soul jazz
crayon fields :: how loved you are :: chapter

ben taaffe in the mix:

salem :: redlights :: merok
mt kimbe :: maybes :: hotflush
guido :: orchestral lab :: punch drunk
mala :: miracles :: deep medi musik
limonious :: swedish pommak :: flogsta danshall
data bwoy :: thee shit :: eat concrete
bullion :: are you the one :: cdr
tranquil :: payroll (paul white's clean dub ::


against the arctic #153, 1st March 2009

fabianne delsol :: i'm confessin :: damaged goods
koushik :: coolin :: stones throw
tim hecker :: 7000 miles :: mille plateaux

alain goraguer :: strip tease :: pathe marconi
dizzy gillespie :: matrix ::
lee fields :: do you love me like you say you do truth and soul
naomi shelton :: what have you done :: daptone
jackson conti :: upa neguinho :: kindred spirits
mustafa okzent :: dolana dolana twimo
snowman :: street corner music :: all city
harmonic 313 :: battlestar :: warp

hudson mohawke :: yonard :: warp
barry & the breakers :: space riot ::
tame impala :: the sun :; fred cherry eclipse mix ::
dayha oulabes :: (i'll marry her whether they like it or not) :: boutaiba s'ghir :: sublime frequencies
arto mwambe :: noh ngamebo :: brontosaurus
dorian concept :: color sexist kindred spirits
qua :: lapsang souchong :: love + mercy 32
greenman :: discoethique ::?
kano :: i'm ready :: baby

bullion :: time for us all to love :: one handed
kid sublime :; we don't play ft illa jay ::
harmonic 313 :: dirtbox :: warp

powell :: dimension x :: up my alley
cupp cave :: juniper :: thin consolation
flying lotus :: grapesicles (samiyam remix) :: warp
animal collective :: my girls :: domino
stereolab :: atlas sound (southern baptist remix) :: remote control
joker :: hollybrook park :: kapsize
pikelet :: shackson's bottom feet ::
pompey :: head miniature :: pocketclock

tim hecker :: song of the highwire shrimper


against the arctic # 152, 22nd February 2009

kalyandji anandji :: disco cammata (edit) :: sitar beat
disco power play :: this is our big noise :: srdp
snowman :: rise :: allcity

andy loore :: mixed drums :: strictly break
madlib :: in jah hands :: stones throw
james mason :: i want your love ::
aardvarck :: smurf :: nod navigators
hudson mohawke :: monde :: warp
cupp cave :: landstalker :: cdr
flying lotus :: roberta flack (mike slott reflunk) :: warp
dorian concept :: the fucking formula :: kindred spirits
harmonic 313 :: don't panic :: warp

john corigliano :: second hallucination :: warner
bruno spoerri :: lilith singing in the dark
qua :: stars align :: love + mercy
ii :: we ate everyone :: feral media
hiraskana oyogu :: painting a picture :: brothersister
pompey :: activity in miniature :: pocketclock
always :: ye elizabethyn :: nervous jerk
faux pas :: rose's lament :: www.iamfauxpas.com
cosmopolis theme :: cosmopolis theme (yurotrago remix) :: rushhour
theo parrish :: lights down low (this one) :: sound signature

omar s :: front forward flip :: fxhe
mark barrage :: delays :: mistletone
tame impala :: skeleton tiger :: cdr
fabulous diamonds :: lp3 :: mistletone

kes :: when all your silverfish turn to gold :: mistletone
machine translations :: oh ma the sea is rising :: spunk
kid sam :: landslide :: two bright lakes
bon iver :: for emma :: emi?
luiz melodia :: pra aquietar :: fontana

jonata :: originale :: bumrocks


against the arctic # 151, 15th February 2009

cw stoneking :: jungle blues :: king hokum/shock

los destellos :: a patricia :: barbes
florea pascu :: ca pe lanca / briu :: count dracula's party
constantin gherghina :: doina de pe valea cernes :: count dracula's party
zeybek :: gemilerde talim var (saffet's oriental orchestra) :: standard colonial
olatunji :: baba jinde :: columbia
liquid liquid :: spearbox :: domino
gerhard trede and his electronic instruments :: strictly break
fun boy three :: best of luck mate :: chrysalis

mrr adm ft malcolm catto :: b1 :: ?
sun ra :: lullaby for realville :: delmark
matthew herbert big band :: the story :: !k7
isley brothers :: midnight sky pts 1 & 2 :: t neck
menahan street band :: going the distance :: dunham
dennis wilson :: holy man (instrumental) :: cbs
kid sam :: down to the cemetery :; two bright lakes
st helens :: how to choose your guru pt 2 :: remote control
eddy current suppression ring :: that time of day :: nervous jerk

arthur russell :: your motion says ::
pharoah zap :: mandolay :: cdr
firebolts :: everybody party :: on track
kink & neville watson :: blueprint :: rushhour
canyons :: apples & pears :: hole in the sky
gwen guthrie :: hopscotch :: island
the fabulous conti family :: you've got me goin baby (kon's edit) :: bbe

dorian concept :: yorktown recreation :: affine
hudson mohawke :: polkadot blues :: warp


against the arctic # 2009

lukid :: veto :: werk disc
lukid :: fall apart :: werk disc

yancey boys :: we here (inst) :: delicious
dorian concept :: color sexist :: kindred spirits?
vacant :: dodger :: cdr
r bocquet :; exotique :: space oddities v/a
omar s :: simple than sorry :: fxhe
joubert singers :: stand on the word (larry levan mix) :: tirk
pharoah zap :: macchiato shop :: cdr
harmonic 313 :: quadrant 3 :: warp

flako :: beat441 :: cdr
dorian concept :: freehanded monkey :: kindred spirits
soft rocks :: is this the best step for father africa :: srdp
the hondells :: raycan :: calypsoul 70 v/a
don satch and his atomic 8 dance of aba :: je nr'okan :: bbe
andrew bees :: militant :: cdr
junior tucker :: love of a lifetime :: cdr
clouds :: under the dancing feet feet tiiu ::
lv ft dandelion :: cctv :: hyperdub

afta-1 :: honey dip :: cdr
data bwoy :: thee shit :: eat concrete
hermutt lobby :: rock the bell :: eat concrete
harmonic 313 :: no way out :: warp
alkaholiks :: likwidation (madlib remix) :: le smoke disque
moebius plank :: miss cacadou :: sky
coconot :: ibiza :: mistletone
juaneco y su combo :: vacilando con ayahuesca :: barbes

crayon fields :: mirror ball :: chapter music
soft rocks :: this is our big noise :: srdp
le feouk :: le feouk :: bumrocks


against the arctic # 144, 28th dec 2008 :: 2008 rewind

2008 was another killer year of music on all fronts. Makes it difficult to choose what to play in two hours, especially being interested in so many styles as we do here on the Arctic. One thing I knew from early on was that there was going to be a lot of Australian music in the list this year with amazing releases from Qua, Canyons, Barrage, Kes Band, Fabulous Diamonds, The Drones, Mountains In The Sky, ii, Faux Pas and Inquiet. As I got to the end of the show I was staring at piles of cd's and records around me that I didn't get to play. If only I had 4 hours!

From overseas, music from Lorn, Harmonic 313, Flako, Mike Slott and Dorian Concept pushed dubstep and futuristic instrumental music into new and exciting territory for me. It's good to see more nights emerging in Melbourne with these sounds as the focus, I feel confident that 2009 will see some new underground nights starting up and the ones that have been around for a while like Upfront, Clinik, Heavy Innit and John Camo's dubstep nights start to get a stronger following.

RIchard Campbell aka DJ Rambl will be taking over the show for January while I take some time off, be sure to check out his best of 2008 show on the 4th January for a peek at some of the things I didn't get to.

Have a great new years eve and all the best for 2009

declan

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arthur russell :: close my eyes :: remote control
gaslamp kiiler and gonja sufi :: a duet :: cdr

gang gang dance :: bebey :; warp
jp decerf g zajd t cerrona :: black safari :: space oddities
barrage :: delays :: mistletone
fabulous diamonds :: trk 1 :: nervous jerk
tame impala :; skeleton tiger (retamed by canyons) :: cdr
architecture in helsinki :: that beep (haima's mix)
faux pas :: chasing waterfalls :: faux pas
qua :: lapsang souchong :: love and mercy

ruby suns :: kenya dig it ::
inquiet :: rose rose :: brothersister
ii :: tropes :: feral media
ross mclennan :: sceptre glove :: mistletone
crayon fields :: mirror ball :: chapter
kes :: owner has control :: mistletone
the drones :: the minotaur :: atp

mountains in the sky :: synaptic cleft :: love and mercy
mountains in the sky :: soundsistors :: love and mercy
harmonic 313 :; don't panic :: cdr
dorian concept :: chocolate milk :: affine
robot koch vs cerebral cortex :: vortex cookies (flako rmx inst) :: cdr
lorn :: tomorrow :: cdr
rustie :: zig zag :: wireblock

flying lotus :: melt :: warp
bullion :: rude effort :: one handed
mike slott :: flunky :: cdr

clouds :: timekeeper :: ramp


against the arctic #143, 2008 Xmas Special 21st Dec 2008 w/ Paul Kelly, Kes and Ross McLennan

Welcome to another cracking year of alternative christmas songs! When we began this process of digging into festive songs, I don't think either dad or I thought we would find so much amazing stuff. The most mesmerising songs for me come from American blues and gospel singers in the early parts of last century. But there is also some amazing calypso from the likes of Lord Nelson and it was great to include the Louis Prima this year as it was one from our 2007 list that we never got to.

Darlene Love's "White Christmas" from the Phil Spector Christmas record has become our unofficial theme, we have decided that we will open with it every year. Other highlights included Sufjan Stevens, the crowing rooster in Tom Waits' Chocolate Jesus, Vera Ward's amazing acapella, Coco Tea with some christmas dub, the Rev J.M Gates and of course our two amazing live performance from Ross McLennan and Kes, thanks to those two for giving up some time before Christmas to come and sing some songs.

Hope you enjoy these as much as we enjoyed playing them. See you next christmas

Declan and Paul Kelly

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darlene love :: white christmas :: spector records

leadbelly :: on a christmas day
rev jm gates :: he was born in a manger
lord nelson :: party for santa claus
louis prima :: what will santa claus say

coco tea :: christmas is coming
alton ellis :: merry merry christmas
busy boys :: funky fresh christmas

big star :: jesus christ
sufjan stevens :: put the lights on the tree
john cale :: child's christmas in wales
the beach boys :: we three kings ::

ross mclennan live in studio :: he seems to think we're his family

tom waits :: chocolate jesus
cw stoneking :: on a christmas day
butterbeans and susie :: papa ain't no santa claus (and momma ain't no christmas tree)

paul reads sonnet for christmas, a poem by judith wright

vera ward :: the last month of the year

bob b soxx :: the bells of st mary
free design :: close your mouth (it's christmas)
belle and sebastian :: o come, o come emmanuel
binky griptite & the dee kays :: stone soul christmas

kes live in studio :: gentle elf

stanley brothers :: christmas is near
fiddlin john carson and his virginia reelers :: christmas will soon be over
elvis presley :: blue christmas

lightnin hopkins :: happy new year


against the arctic # 142, 30th Nov 2008

tv on the radio :: crying :: remote control
the triffids :: wish to see no more ::
crayon fields :: mirror ball :: chapter rec cdr

milton nascimento :: nuvem cigana :: ?
caetano veloso :: neolithic man :: philips
suicide :: girl :: red star
alain goraguer :: meditation des enfants :: pathe
lee fields :: honey dove :: truth and soul
jean wells : have mercy :: calla ?
marvin :: since I had you :: tamla motown

fabulous diamonds :: 2:54 :: mist/nervous jerk
barrage :: prefatory matters :: mistletone ::
dorian concept :: chocolate milk :: cdr
king midas sound :: lost (flying lotus remix) ::
flying lotus :: roberta flack (mike slott reflunk) :: warp
harmonic 313 :: quadrant 3 :: cdr

lorn :: tomorrow :: cdr
pressure ft warrior queen :: money honey ::
l.v. :: cctv :: hyperdub ::
coco solid :: graffiti girls :: ? label unknown
omar s :: 002 b2 :: fxhe

funkees :: acid rock :: soundway
coconot :: conservad el rayo :: mistletone
leo graham :: voodooism :: pressure sounds
flying lotus :: roberta flack (martyn's heart beat remix) :: warp

john lee hooker :; crawling king snake ::


against the arctic # 141, 23rd Nov 2008

harmonic 313 :: arc light :: warp cdr

madlib :: detroit playaz (gator walk) :: stones throw
dennis wilson :: album tag song ::
menahan street band :: the traitor :: dunham
fonit group :: bossa islanda :: brazil 70 12"
tyrannosauras rex :: stones for avalon ::
kinks :: look for me baby :: vogue
gal costa :: com medo com pedro :: philips
can :: turtles have short legs :: boot

dirtbombs :: kung fu :: in the red
bumps :: dawn at dawn :: stones throw
theo parrish :: the rink :; sound signature
theo parrish :: african roots :: sound signature

the joubert singers :: stand on the word :: larry levan
madlib :: so much music :: stones throw
le niko :: apprende ::
heralds of change :: work that :: cdr
busta rhymes :: touch it (flako rmx) ::
lootpack :: crate diggin (inst) :: stones throw
deadbeat :: rise again ft paul st hilaire :: wagon repair
clouds :: under the dancing feet ft tiiu ::
harmonic 313 :: dirtbox :: ward cdr

artist unknown :: express :: cdr
martyn :: shadow casting ::

caetano veloso :: neolithic man :: philips
coconot :: tao :: mistletone
gang gang dance :: bebey :: warp
lucky dragons :: free guys by the sea :: mistletone
qua :: all breath, no body :: love + mercy
ii :: tropes :: feral media
west african rhythm brothers :: adura :: honest jons
el destellos :: elsa :: barbes


against the arctic #140, 16th November 2008

shout out to hudson mohawke and mamiko motto, brought the heaviness to ms libertine on the weekend!

super digital start to the arctic this week after checking out some old dilla beats followed by some new madlib ones in tribute to the late great luminary. enjoying new beats from paul white, mark pritchard, mr scruff, the incredible zig zag from rustie and coco solid's nz mia style graffiti girls. After getting the grit out of my system straightened out with Trama's Straight Groove, a killer piece of disco from Kon & Amir's latest Off Track compilation. Followed with theo, some inside out acid and came home with qua and canyons.

things settled down after that with some turkish, brazilian and dub flavours and a snippet from the INCREDIBLE new Menahan Street Band album out on Dunham records.


declan

dilla :: can you see :: beat tape motown
curtis mayfield :: hard times :: curtom

madlib :: the mystery (dilla's still her) :: stones throw
paul white :: for you and for me :: one handed music
kid sublime :: we don't play ft illa jay :: dopeness galore
robot koch vs cerebral cortex :: vortex cookies (flako rmx instrumental) :: cdr
rustie :: zig zag :: wireblock
mark pritchard & ommas keith :: wind it up :: cdr
so solid crew :: oh no dilemma (2 step mix) :: cdr
mia :: shells :: slow
coco solid :: graffiti girls :: coco6
mr scruff :: whiplash :: ninja tune

trama :: straight groove :: bbe
theo parrish :: blue out :: sound signature/3 chairs
kink & neville watson :: inside out :: cdr
qua :: yes sir no sir :: love mercy
canyons :: big city lights :: hits

touch typist :: nostalgia is a lake :: feral media
can :: aspectacle (holger czukay edit) ::
bullwackies all stars :: tribal dub :: wackies
menahan street band :: birds :: dunham
mrr-adm ft malcolm catto :: a1 :: ?
erkin koray :: karli daglar :: twimo
baris manco :: lambaya puf de :: delay 68

tom ze :: to :: luaka bop
los mirlos :: sonido amazonico :: barbes
dr dog :: the breeze :: dew process
schiller street gang :: remind me :: numero

arthur russell :: eli :: rough trade
the triffids :: red pony :: liberation
heralds of change :: spotted :: cdr


against the arctic #138, 2nd Nov 2008

st helens :: get up :: remote control
koushik :: in a green space :; stones throw
richmond lamarr :: circumventilation :: rlm
fleetwood mac :: dragonfly :: bumrocks

bilal :: soul sista (madlib rmx inst) :: cdr
d scott :: narcissism :: conroy library
gaslamp killer & gonja sufi :: a duet :: cdr
flako :: beat 446 :; cdr
harmonic 313 :: dirtbox :: warp
fabulous diamonds :: trk 1 :: nervous jerk

nomo :: brainwave :: ubiquity
lucky dragons :: drinking dirty water :: mistletone
serge gainsbourg / jc vannier :: chanvre indien :: philips
canyons :: apples & pears :: hole in the sky
morgan geist :: detroit (c2 rmx) :: environ

gang gang dance :: bebey :: warp
stereolab :: pop molecule :: 4ad / remote control
coco solid :: graffiti girls :: ?
lisa dainjah :: land of the brave :: elefant traks
mr de :: who's the freak :: cdr
black truth rhythm band :: save d musician :: bbe

trobes meri :: doba :: cdr
inquiet :: rose rose :: brothersister
department of eagles :: in ear park :: 4ad
ii :: we ate everyone :: feral media
theo parrish :: first floor metaphor :: peacefrog
10cc :: hotel ::
gal costa :: flor do cerrado :: philips


against the arctic # 137, 26th Oct 2008 w/ Eleanor & Tom Butt

My guests on the arctic are Thomas and Eleanor Butt, brother and sister from a musical family and both busy DJ's in their own right around Melbourne playing at the Croft Institute, Revolver and First Floor amongst many other clubs. Eleanor began the legendary Players Ball night which finished up at First Floor recently after nearly 4 years. Tom also plays bass in local hip hop outfit True Live and has played with Sista She on many occasions. They came into the Arctic to play some of their favourite records from their childhood and into their teens; The Butt story in music if you will!

Great stories and great music,

enjoy

declan

quantic :: alegria de bella vista (version) :: tru thoughts
fripp & eno :: evensong :: eg
gal costa :: joia :: philips
vacant :: dodger :: cdr
aksu orkestrasi :: bermuda seytan ucgeni :: bosporus bridges v/a
miroslav vitous :: basic laws :: warner

: : : : : : : : : : : : ms butt & tom tom mix : : : : : : : : : : : : : : :

jimmy castor bunch :: the troglodytes (cabemen) :: rca
dolly parton :: jolene :: rca
tim buckley :: sweet surrender :: warner
bruce springsteen :: lost in the flood :: cbs
billie holiday :: ain't nobody's business if I do :: storyville
jimmy witherspoon eric burdon :: driftin / once upon a time :: united
neil young :: on the beach :: reprise

john martyn :: solid air :: island
joni mitchell :: this flight tonight :: reprise
betty davis :: he was a big freak :: just sunshine
black sabbath :: fairies with boots :: vertigo
al green :: the love sermon :: hi records
mingus :: jump, monk :: debut
bilal :: gots to be cool :: cdr
l.v. :: cctv :: hyperdub
cut chemist :: what's the altitude ft hymnal :: a stable sound
kid cudi :: day n nite :: fools gold
guilty simpson :: one for the d (harmonic 313 rmx) :: jazzy sport
samiyam :; track 2 :: rap beats 1
up hygh :: :: jugglin


against the arctic #136, 19th October 2008

liquid liquid :: rubbermiro :: domino rewig
gary davis :: the professor is here ::
mark barrage :: enucleating beat :: mistletone

inquiet :: pestle :: brothersister
ii :: conversing with loverboy :: feral media
raymond scott :: ripples excerpt ::
lucky dragons :: wander birds :: mistletone
lucky dragons :: realistic rhythm :: mistletone
canyons :: big city lights :: hole in the sky
pied :: ode to ede :: cdr
qua :: yes sir, no sir :: love & mercy

mountains in the sky :: magnetic field :: love & mercy
mountains in the sky :: spin theory :: love & mercy
koushik :: in a green space :: stones throw
roy orbison :: shahdaroba :: cbs
something off dusty fingers in here somewhere??
peter thomas sound orch :: the outside atmosphere
alain gorageur :: abite :: pathe marconi
tom ze roberto carlos :: lotus 72D ::
gal costa :: barato total :: philips
mustafa ozkent ve orkestra :: dolana dolana :: twimo

captain beefheart & his magic band :: call on me ::
isley bros :: sunshine (go away today) :: t neck
sylvia striplin :: toybox :: uno melodica
y tregger :: girls will be girls :: space oddities v/a permvac
leila :: little acorns :: warp
harmonic 313 :: wobzzz :: warp cdr
modeselektor :: fake emotion ft paul st hilaire (dabrye rmx) ::
some water and sun :: snowbreaker (dabrye rmx) ::
nomo :: brainwave :: ubiquity


against the arctic # 135, 12th october 2008 w/ jarrod zlatic filling in for declan

enjoy the sonic wonderment of jarrod zlatic from the fabulous diamonds' selections as he fills in for me.

declan

Tommy Jay - I Was There
Roxy Music - Ladytron
Andrea True Connection - Sally Can't Dance
Lakes - Polish Block
Jon Hassell - Hex
Third Ear Band - Atlantic Rising
Doug Carn - Higher Ground
Dave E & The Cool Marriage Counsellors - Searching Through Sears
Lucky Dragons - Givers
Kingdom Come - Triangles
The Primitives - The Ostrich
Judy Henske / Jerry Yester - Reno
Sandra Bell - With The Rain
Howard Eynon - French Army
Soft Machine - Penny Hitch
Billy Cobham - Stratus
Julee Cruise - Rockin' Back Inside My Heart
Shirley & Dolly Collins - I Sing Of A Maiden That Is Makeless
Bridget St. John - Early-Morning Song
Santo & Johnny - Sleepwalk
Duritti Column - Katherine
John Renbourne - Lady Goes Too Church
Between - Triumpzug Kaiser Maximillion 1.
Renaissance Players - Iaude Novella
Tansys Fancy - Zensko Oro


against the arctic # 134, 5th october 2008 w/ ross mclennan & roy ayers tribute

Ross McLennan was the frontman of fantastic Melbourne band Snout and after they disbanded he made his first solo record Hits From The Brittle Building in 2003. Earlier this year came Sympathy For The New World. Still full of wonderful lyrical nuance and free flowing melodies, the record also took the filmic element hinted at in Hits From The Brittle Building and developed it with many of the songs running into four and five minutes, winding their way through different moods and emotions over their course. It's one of the best records i've heard this year and a beautiful record in its own right.

Check out Ross on myspace

Towards the end of the show i did a mini Roy Ayers retrospective encompassing some of his solo work with ubiquity and also his productions for Sylvia Striplin and Ramp. The man himself is coming to town on the 23rd October playing at the Prince of Wales with Nostalgia 77 and local heroes The Bamboos.

ross mclennan :: famous lonely deaths :: mistletone
ross mclennan :: now, about siev x :: mistletone
ross mclennan :: sceptre glove mistletone
ross :: what kinda friends are we ::
ross :: helpless gods :: mistletone

: : : : : : : : ross mclennan interview : : : : : : : : :

ross mclennan :: hail to the exoskeletons (live in the RRR studios)
ross mclennan :: he seems to think we're his family :: mistletone
ross mclennan :: john howard the actor ::

shuggie otis :: not available :: luaka bop
donny hathaway :: voices inside (everything is everything) :: atco
madelaine :: who is she and what is she to you :: dusty fingers
sylvia striplin :: you can't turn me away :: uno melodic
ramp :: daylight :: bbe
roy ayers :: we live in brookyln baby :: universal

fela kuti & roy ayers :: africa :: centre of the world :: kalakuta
roy ayers :: chicago ::
universal robot band :: dance and shake
mindless boogie :: dark desire rubber room redub :: mindless boogie
the jellies :: jive baby on a saturday night :: betty botox


against the arctic # 133, 28th september 2008 w/ dj kuya, rambl and soul mirage

Full house on ATA tonight with a little help from my friends. DJ Kuya and Soul Mirage were in to have a chat about the Gaslamp Killer show coming up at Ms Libertine's on Friday Oct 3rd, also playing some of their very fresh unreleased jams. Rambl also came along for the ride bringing some treats from Harmonic 313, V Vaughan the travelling vaudeville villain and Javaanse Jongens. The first bracket of the show was dedicated to local label Two Bright Lakes who are having an east coast tour with Seagull, Otouto (Hazel Brown) and Touch Typist. They hit Northcote Social Club on Thursday October 9th with Kid Sam, Psuche and DJ's Blake & Tigga. Should be a great night. Also check out Mistletone's Spring Tones at the Tote on Sunday 5th October, with Lucky Dragons, Kes, Aleks & The Ramps, Hi God People & Supermelody.

too much on!

declan

touch typist :: a laughing mouth :: feral media
otouto :: sushi :: cdr
nick huggins :: bonfire wedding :: two bright lakes
nick huggins :: paddock on fire :: two bright lakes
touch typist :: late of light :: feral media
ii :: oho :: feral media
inquiet :: rose rose :: brothersister

qua :: ritmo giallo :: love & mercy
dj kuya :: no weakness :: cdr
soul mirage :: cool change :: cdr
viktor vaughan :: raedawn (kamon leung rmx) ::
dj kuya :: africa :: cdr
soul mirage :: carmen sandiego :: cdr
harmonic 313 :: quadrant 3 :: cdr

bullion :: get familiar :: one-handed music
dj kuya :: uncertain future :: cdr
afta-1 :: the facts ::
javaanse jongens :: on you :: nod navigators
raphael saadiq :: always with you ::

gaslamp killer v mike slott 20 minute mix

sorry no tracklist for this mix!


against the arctic #132, 21st September 2008 w/ phil ransom from NYC

Had a chat with Phil Ransom down the wire from NYC a few days ago. He split Melbourne a few months ago for a 6 month change of scenery. Leaving Melbourne with no records on his person, the mix he did especially for Against The Arctic was compiled entirely from records he bought since arriving in New York.

Ransom has been dj'ing for over 20 years, running the legendary night Purveyors at the Lounge, making music as Mnemonic Ascent, Crackpot and Inverto as well as a host of under the counter edits of rare disco, boogie and musical curios, often in tandem with Misha Hollenbach aka Perks.

Check out phil's mix of old skool hip hop, electro, disco and boogie. it's all class.

coming up:

DJ Kuya, Soul Mirage, Loot & Rambl, 28th September
Ross Mclennan, 5th October
Guy Blackman & Ben O'Connor 12th Oct
Butt Family Music Show 26th Oct
Brennan Green 9th November


declan

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mountains in the sky :: pons :: love + mercy
mountains in the sky :: autonomic :: love + mercy
? feat paul st hilaire :: fake emotion (dabrye remix) ::
harmonic 313 :: arc light jd :: cdr
inverto :: lean to (brennan green remix) :: m division
crackpot :: watch it move :: wronghead
dj ransom :: same old thing :: crookneck
kool k :: rock the drells :: pulsation

::::::::::::: phil ransom interview & Slo Mo Summer NYC mix :::::::::::::::::

richard pryor :: new york city :: laff
jacques renault :: bad skin effect :: rvng
nina hagen :: new york (ransom edit) :: columbia
shango :: thankyou :: celluloid
ll cool j :: i want you :: def jam
special request :: salsa smurf :: tommy boy
try to find it :: sir my doctor to you :: golf channel
amanda lear :; blood & honey :: ariola
el coco :: love in your life :: avi
sue ann :: let me let you rock me :: warner
nikki giovanni :: the way I feel :: warner
randy crawford :: same old song :: warner
sylvia :: lay it on me :: vibration
odyssey :: single again :: rca
byron lee :; the hustle :: phonogram
jay peel :: bonus effects siren :: unidisc
studio :: east side :: chinatown
quiet village :: pacific rhythm :: studio k7


against the arctic #131, 14th september 2008

Thanks to James Pianta for last weeks killer mix of psychedelic soundtracks and far out goodness. Phil Ransom live and direct from NYC with the Slo Mo Summer mix. stay tuned.

declan

drilla :: mama says (boxed clever version) :: nice nice
chosen brothers bullwackies all stars :: mango walk :: wackies

cobra :: tek him (cobra version) :: cdr
mrs thing :: love guide ::
harmonic 313 :: dirtbox :: cdr
powell :: dimension x :: cdr
rustie :: zig zag :: cdr
mr oizo :: stunts (flying lotus rmx) :: white
heralds of change :: be out there ::

peverelist :: the grind :: punch drunk
benga :: broken dubstep ::
qua :: lapsang :: love & mercy
stone :: time (instrumental) :: west end
q :: the voice of q ::
paperclip people :: slam dance :: open
toney lee :: reach up (inst dub) :: radar
atmosphere strut :: spaced out :: p&p

james mason :: i want your love ::
peter thomas :: dry man on the rocks ::
roger roger :: no 15 ::
moebius & plank :: rastakraut pasta
mccartney :: waterfalls :: parlophone
alain goraguer :: strip tease :: le planete sauvage ost
alain goraguer :: ten et tiwa dorment :: le planete sauvage ost

harmonic 313 :: don't panic :: cdr
broadcast :: ominous cloud :: warp


against the arctic #130, 7th September 2008 with James Pianta (Votary Records)

Joining me for tonights show was James from Votary Records, the Aussie label that started in 2006 with a focus on rare, Australian music from the 60's and 70's. Their first reissue was the 'Inner Space' soundtrack by Sven Libaek whose music is going through a renaissance due in part to its feature as part of the soundtrack to Wes Anderson's film 'The Life Aquatic'. But long before that this was a highly collectible album trading for money around the world and Votary also aim to reissue Sven's other lost soundtracks.

Their most recent endeavour is a reissue of the Charlie Munro Quartet album 'Eastern Horizons'. Widely considered to be one Australia’s most adventurous and important modern Jazz recordings, Eastern Horizons was recorded in 1967, and incorporated eastern influenced scales and phrasing with free jazz. Not only a landmark of Australian jazz but it was also one of the first recordings to thoroughly explore the East meets West concept internationally, predating Alice Coltrane's exploration of similar diasporas. The CD is out now and the LP is coming soon. check out the Votary Website for a bit more information and if you're a vinyl collector see the releases page for some reissues of classic Aussie seven inches from Sven Libaek and the Col Nolan Soul Syndicate.

Thanks to james for coming in to the show and doing a killer mix of soundtracks, psychedelica and library music, it was great to have such a freeform show after the madness of Radiothon. If you subscribed to RRR during Radiothon, THANKYOU! if you want to go into the running, you can still ring the station and subscribe up until the 1st October which is pay up date for pledges.

Check out the Votary Records website.

thanks,

declan

primo canale OST - Caravan
fonit group :: bossa islandia
harmonic 33 :: dream sequence :: warp
harmonic 33 :: long shadow :: warp
gil evans :: where flamingos fly :: impulse
calexico :: sprawl :: quarterstick
krzysztof sadowski :: suite of three thousand :: polish jazz

sun ra :: call for all demons :: denmark
galt mcdermott :: coffee cold :: kilmarnock
donald byrd :: lansana's priestess :: blue note

james pianta (votary records) interview

charlie munro :: japanese love song :: votary
sven libaek :: white lonesome blues :: trunk

james pianta mix:

georges garvarentz :: haschisch party :: pathe marconi
ennio morricone :: svolta definitiva :: rca
bruno nicolai :: rendes vous :: gemelli
daniele patucchi - minaccia del squalo - emi/odeon
stefano torossi - fearing much - carosello
ennio morricone - nadine - rca
goblin :: death dies :: cinevox
ravi :: chupke chupke raat din ansoo bahana yaad hai :: emi
augusto martelli - eryls tune - cinevox
the devils anvil - besaha - columbia
eric framond :: bacchanale chez satan :: montparnasse
wolfgang dauner quintet :: come on in on in :: mps
barbara moore :: hot heels :: music de wolfe
sounds incorporated :: scarborough fair :: calendar
michael garrick :: second coming :: argo
krzysztof komeda :: walk on the water :: harkit
annette peacock :: i'm the one :: rca


no posts 24th or 31st august due to radiothon


against the arctic #127, 17th August 2008 w/ Rambl filling in for Declan

john mills :: stranger in the city (pilooski edit) :: dirty.com

dionne warwick :: can't hide love :: ?
isaac hayes :: do your thing :: stax
leon ware :: share your love :: motown
moxie :: use me john :: moxie

recloose :: catch a leaf feat. rachel frasier :: sonar kollectiv
dwele :: a few reasons :: koch
snowman :: street corner music :: all-city
javaanse jongens :: anywhere the wind blows :: nod navigators
flying lotus :: comets course :: warp
robert strauss :: miami jammin (recloose mix) :: bbe
comtron :: c64 carat (tom trago mix) :: rush hour

recloose :: can it be :: sonar kollectiv
kano :: i'm ready :: emergency
arbeid adelt :: death disco (extended version by the glimmers) :: playout!
dam funk :: galactic fun :: stones throw
sa-ra :: uh-oh (bone-us beat) :: srcp
javaanse jongens :: raw material :: nod navigators

liquid spirits :: if you don't love me feat. phonte :: kindred spirits
elmore judd :: kinky :: above the clouds
skymark :: track 04 :: cd-r
oriol :: shalo :: cd-r
the whitest boy alive :: 24k :: modular
bullion :: rude effort :: one handed music
javaanse jongens :: coco indonesia :: nod navigators

aardvark :: watere :: nod navigators
the orb :: star 6 & 7 8 9 (live version) :: island
a guy called gerald :: finley's rainbow (slow motion mix) :: juice box

actor's pedantry :: track b1 :: diff'rent tings oan


against the arctic # 126, 10th August 2008 w/ Mark Pritchard aka Harmonic 313

I had to edit out three unreleased Harmonic 313 tunes (album due on Warp Nov 14) due to excessive internet piracy on his previous Word Problems EP release. SO if you tuned in live, LUCKY YOU, the album sounds killer. Thanks to mark for joining me after a long weekend of late nights.

Check out the Harmonic 313 Website

Richard Campbell aka Rambl filling in next week and Melbournites Radiothon is around the corner, the circus is coming to town!

coming up soon

James (Votary Disk) (SEPT 7TH)
Phil Ransom from NYC (SEPT 21st)
DJ People (Guy Blackman & Ben O'Connor) (OCT 5th)
Sue Bowerman (OCT)
The Butt family music show! (Eleanor & Thomas (OCT 26th)

thanks

declan

tim hecker :: dungeoneering :: kranky
broadcast :: ladder :: warp
global communications :: 4:01 :: ?
miselquitno :: sie sehn ab und zu ::
flying lotus :: brainfeeder :: warp
john barry :: petulia :: end title :: warner
harmonic 33 :: space interval 1 :: warp
harmonic 33 :: marionette 59 sec sting :: warp
harmonic 33 :: funky duck :: warp
theo parrish :: what u cry 4 :: sound signature
j dilla :: love jones extended :: bbe
wareika hill sounds :: jamaica is reggae land :: honest jons
dabrye :: temper :: ghostly
samiyam :: moon shoes :: hyperdub

bug :: skeng :: ninja tune
2562 :: kameleon :: tectonic
martyn :: velvet :: 3024
zomby :: spliff dub (rustie remix) :: hyperdub
caspa & rusko :: king george :: aquatic lab

after one :: honey dip :: cdr
aloe blacc :: whole world :: stones throw
harmonic 313 :: flashback :: warp
harmonic 313 :; solve it :: warp

harmonic 313 ft fat cat elzhi :: battlestar :: cdr
harmonic 313 :: quadran 3 :: cdr
harmonic 313 :: dirtbox :: cdr


against the arctic #125, 3rd August 2008

bfc :: sleep :: planet e
eno moebius rodelius plank :: schone hånde :: sky?
ii :: we ate everyone :: feral media
panda bear :: bonfire of the vanities (live) :: paw tracks
jp decerf / g zadj / t cerrona :: black safari :: space oddities v/a
flying lotus :: rickshaw :: warp
aardvarck :: ghetto :: nod navigators
eric lau ft guilty simpson :: for the d (harmonic 313 remix inst) :: cdr

serge gainsbourg :: breakdown suite :: les annees psychedelique
calexico :: the book and the canal :: merge / spunk
donovan :: tangerine puppet :: bumrocks
fleetwood mac :: dragonfly :: bumrocks
tim rose :: hey joe :: mfp

john lee hooker :: hobo blues :: hooker around the house
castopr pollux :: voodoo :: tramp
the hykkers :: i want a break thru :: nigeria special v/a soundway
can :: shikakru maru ten :: ua
fabulous diamonds :: trk 1
imagination :: changes :: ariola
fusion :: never forget it :: planet e

delfonics :: hey love :: arista
brian wilson :: wind chimes (instrumental) :: rhino
donny hathaway :: sugar lee :: atco

vex'd :: third choice (loefah remix) ::
martyn :: twenty four :: 3024
bug ft flowdan :: jah war (loefah remix) :: ninja tune
samiyam :: moon shoes
harmonic 313 :: crazy flanger :: cdr


against the arctic 124, 27th July 2008 w/ Matt Wolf director of Wild Combination a Portrait Of Arthur Russell

arthur russell :: schoolbell / treehouse :: soul jazz
arthur russell :: see my brother he's jumping out :: audika
dinosaur :: kiss me again :: strut disco not disco
loose joints :: pop your funk :: soul jazz
arthur russell :: that's us / wild combination :: audika

arthur russell :: instrumentals vol 2 track 1 (rec june 23 1977) :: audika
arthur russell :: trk 5 tower of meaning (1983) :: audika
arthur russell :: all boy all girl :: audika / rough trade
peter zummo / arthur russell :: song iv :: ?

arthur russell medley live on college radio 1986 :

platform on the ocean
see through
lucky cloud
get around to it
wax the van
this is how we walk on the moon

arthur russell :: answers me :: rough trade / audika
arthur russell :: the hollow tree :: rough trade / audika
arthur russell :: she's the star / being it :: rough trade / audika


against the arctic #123, 20th july 2008 w/ Rambl

isley brothers :: summer breeze :: t neck
dam funk :: burgundy city :: stones throw

prefuse 73 :: 90 % of me is you :: warp
bullion :: rude effort :: all city
sa ra :: high life bonus beats :: wonderful noise
flying lotus :: testament ft gonja sufi :: warp
take :: make believe (dimlite's unbelievable remake) :: eat concrete
mike slott :: knock knock :: all city
eric lau ft guilty simpson :: for the D (harmonic 313 rmx) :: cdr
steve spacek :: urub :: jazzy sport
silent phase :: psychotic funk :: transmat

fun boy three :: faith hope & charity :: chrysalis
quiet village :: can't be beat :: whatever we want
stinkworx :: whut trk 3 :: rushhour ltd
meikbar :: my back :: rushhour ltd
new world aquarium :: affenwelt :: rushhour
cloud one :: atmosphere strut :: p&p
arthur russell :: this is how we walk on the moon :: orange mountain

qua :: one second :: someone good
fabulous diamonds :: trk 1 :: nervous jerk
dick hyman :: the minotaur :: cdr
shackleton :: blood on my hands :: skull disco
martyn :: velvet :: 3024
search & destroy :: candy floss (loefah mix) :: soul jazz

bullwackies all stars :: blackbyrd :: wackies
king tubby :: king tubby dub ::
john miles :: stranger in the city (pilooski edit) :: dirty


against the arctic 122, 13th July 2008

big bill broonzy :: i don't want no woman (to try to be my boss) :: folkways
robert johnson :: come on in my kitchen :: ode
leadbelly :: matchbox blues :: cbs

tim hecker :: rainbow blood :: kranky
kes :: one seventeen (vocal II) :: mistletone
serge gainsbourg :: photographes et religeuses :: smoke disques
r bocquet :: exotique :: space oddities
aardvarck :: revo :: nod navigators
brian eno :: lantern marsh :: eg
(chris watson :: cheetah resting :: overlay on brian eno)
fabulous diamonds :: trk 6 :: nervous jerk

chris watson :: capercallie mating display ::
phantom band :: brain police
black dice :: toka toka :: mistletone
eric lau ft guilty :: for the D (harmonic 313 remix inst.) :: cdr
bullion :: rude effort :: all city records
daedelus ft micheal johnson :: make it so (samiyam remix) :: ninja tune

sagitarius :: my world fell down :: bumrocks (discodeine presents)
moxie :: use me john :: moxie
flying lotus :: gng bng :: warp
aardvarck :: function :: nod navigators
sylvia striplin :: you can't turn me away :: uno melodic
sly & the family stone :: brave & strong :: epic
castor pollux :: gimme love :: tramp

hi god people :: tiger tooth bangles of nomo :: nervous jerk
bullwackies all stars :: meditation dub :: wackies
pevrelist :: roll with the punches :: punch drunk?
2562 :: techno dread :: tectonic

psyche :: neurotic behaviour ::planet e


against the arctic #120, 6th July 2008

mondo rock :: come said the boy (post conviction) :: cdr

ii :: tropes :: feral media
elmore judd :: ultra busy :: honest jons
flying lotus :: paper crane gang :: warp
bullwackies all stars :: all for free :: wackies
mrr-adm feat malcolm catto :: a1 :: ?
ota :: trk 9 technology dump :: cdr / from the crate
harmonic 313 :: neon :: warp
lb :: ashes to ashes :: output

qua :: silver red 3 :: someone good
panda bear :: comfy in nautica :: paw tracks/mistletone
times new viking :: drop-out :: matador
the byrds :: i see you :: columbia
t -fire :: will of the people :: nigeria special soundway v/a

james pants :: cosmic rapp :: stones throw
paperclip people :: country boy goes dub :: open
moxie disco :: bongi bongi :: moxie
pski :: wctbl :: dirty
grace jones :: warm leatherette :: island
antibalas :: hypocrite :: ninja tune

kode 9 & the spaceape :: quantum (edit) :: hyperdub
2562 :: morvem :: tectonic
gil evans :: time of the barracudas :: verve
de la soul :: stakes is high (inst) :: tommy boy

global communications :: 14:31 :: cdr


against the arctic #119 29th June 2008 with THE BUG (UK / Ninja Tune)

sylvia :: didn't I :: vibration
john edwards :: messing up a good thing
el michels affair :: behind the blue curtains :: truth and soul
stevie wonder :: you haven't done nothin' :: motown
castor pollux :: voodoo :: tramp

elmore judd :: we float in time :: honest jons
pilooski :: ? :: ?
take :: lie-twerx :: eat concrete
steve & i :: get your boogie on :: still music
flying lotus :: GNG BNG :: warp
harmonic 313 :: neon :: warp
2562 :: kameleon :: tectonic
digital mystikz :: twis up (youngsta & task VIP mix) :: cdr
harmonic 313 :: glang slap demo :: cdr
kode 9 & space ape :: quantum :: hyperdub
ladybug :: dem a bomb we :: ladybug
the bug :: too much pain ft ricky ranking and aya

the bug interview

the bug :: freak freak :: ninja tune
the bug :: skeng ft killa p & flowdan :: ninja tune
skream :: pass the red stripe :: soul jazz
the bug :: you & me ft roger robinson :: ninja tune

kode 9 & the spaceape :: sine of the dub :: hyperdub
jim o rourke :: eureka :: drag city
yo la tengo :: don't have to be so sad :: matador
can :: dizzy dizzy :: ua
mrr-adm ft malcolm catto :: a1 :: unknown
matmos :: les folies francaises :: matador


against the arctic # 118, 22nd June 2008

low motion disco :: keep it low when in space :: eskimo
flying lotus :: orbit 405 :: warp
qua :: finders keepers mashup :: cdr
flying lotus :: auntie's lock / infinutum ft. laura darlington :: warp
cornelius :: like a rolling stone :: warner
go genre everything :: detrox :: cdr
mrr-adm ft malcolm catto :: a2 :: ?
matmos :: exciter lamp and the variable :: matador
bfc :: galaxy :: fragile

black dice :: cowboy soundcheck :: ?
fabulous diamonds :: trk 4 :: nervous jerk
tim hecker :: dungeoneering :: kranky
harco pront :: brother :: music 4 speakers
2562 :: redux :: tectonic

zap pow :: river :: pressure sounds
love joys :: stranger :: wackies
ambrose campbell :: ashiko rhythm :: honest jons
jorge ben :: quem cochica o rabo espicha :: philips
natural self :: raising the power of the earth to the sky :: breakin bread
florea pascu :: ca pe lanca / briu :: count dracula's pary
juaneco y su combo :: ya se ha muerto mi abuelo :: barbes

dabrye :: temper :: ghostly
ta raach :: baaby :: jazzy sport
rene and angela :: i love you more :: cdr
personal touch :: it ain't no big thing :: p&p
agentss :: agentss :: man recordings
lata mangeshkar :: thoda resham lagta hai ::

mulatu astatke :: tezataye antchil lidj :: ethiopiques
kelpe :: yippee space ghost :: dc


against the arctic #117, June 15th 2008

wareika hill sounds :: one people version :: hj

antibalas :: dirt and blood :: ninja tune
mrr-adm ft malcolm catto :: a2 :: ?
stephen malkmus & the jicks :: no more shoes :: matador
steve miller band :: winter time :: capitol
larry levan :: don't say maybe :: larry 09 (edit?)

dinosaur l :: clean on your bean :: sleeping bag
loose joints :: pop your funk :: soul jazz
fatback band :: street dance :: perception
pointer sisters :: send him back (pilooski edit) :: dirty edits
ennio morricone :: i pugni in tasca :: rca
flexitone :: metacognition :: planet e
dabrye ft mf doom :: air (kode 9 remix inst.) :: ghostly

caspa & rusko :: king george :: aquatic lab
santo gold :: creator :: downtown music / inertia
mark pritchard steve spacek :: blen :: cdr
laurie anderson :: from the air :: warner

the triffids :: life of crime :: domino
pj harvey :: silence :: island
guy blackman :: gayle :: unstable ape
touch typist :: laughing mouth :: feral media

the upsetter :: future dub :: pressure sounds


against the arctic #116, 8th June 2008 w/ Richard Campbell aka Rambl filling in for declan

Jeff Mills :: Childhood (Maria's Mix) :: Axis

Rhythim Is Rhythim :: Kao-Tic Harmony :: Transmat
Vangelis :: Main Titles :: Blade Runner OST
Paul Nice :: A Silent Cry :: One-Handed Music
Bullion :: Get Familiar :: One-Handed Music
Snowman :: Street Corner Music :: All-City Records
Mike Slott :: My Light Bridge :: All-City Records
Flying Lotus :: Breathe . Something / Stellar Star :: Warp
MF Doom :: Potholderz :: Boomkat
AG :: Hip-Hop Quotable :: Look Records

Moses Dillard :: Tribute To Wes :: Ubiquity
Willie Hutch :: Mackman (Got To Get Over) :: The Mack OST
Aural Exciters :: Emile (Night < Rate) :: Strut
Don Cherry :: Brown Rice (Thiffani Desireless) :: Horizon

The Orb :: O.O.B.E. (Exclusive Live Version) :: Island
Burial :: Homeless :: Hyperdub
Benga :: Evolution :: Soul Jazz
Goth-Trad :: Cut End :: Deep Medi Music
Quest :: Hardfood :: Soul Jazz

Carl Craig :: Home Entertainment :: Rushhour
Aroy Dee :: Celcius :: Rushhour
Domu :: Something New :: Neroli
Yuro & Trago :: Primary Roots :: Rushhour
Recloose :: Maui's Lament :: Rushhour

Proper Vs Boogie :: Magnificent Speech Funk (LA Garnier's Doom-Dat Rmx) :: Rushhour


against the arctic #115, 1st June 2008 w/ flying lotus

chaka khan :: papillon (aka hot butterfly) ::
harco pront :: :: music 4 speakers
veebeeo :: december :: mental

naomi shelton :: what have you done :: daptone
jonnk k :: afraid of the dark :: fryer
fatback band :: goin to see my baby :: perception
adriano celentano :: prisencolinensinaincuisol :: ariola
qua :: finders keepers megamix :: cdr
kalyandji anandji :: theme from don :: sitar beat
flying lotus :: spicy sammich :: warp
dabrye :: temper :: ghostly

flying lotus interview

flying lotus :: roberta flack (feat. dolly) :: warp
flying lotus :: untitled # 7 :: plug research
flying lotus :: brainfeeder :: warp
flying lotus :: parisian goldfish :: warp

flying lotus :: riot :: warp
broadcast :: before we begin :: warp
gaslamp killers ft gonja sufi :: kobwebs :: knowfool
chief bey & his royal household :: banja je en gay :: pirouette
kes band :: gentle elf :: mistletone
alan parsons project :: total eclipse :: arista
miselquitno :: we are both waiting :: everest records
tim hecker :: chimeras :: kranky
can :: smoke (holger czukay remix) :: spoon


against the arctic # 114 25th may 2008 w/ richard campbell & james cecil

art of noise :: moments in love :: island
gil scott heron :: we almost lost detroit :: arista
isley brothers :: don't say goodnight :: (it's time for love) :: t neck
studio :: west side part 2 :: inf
eugene mcdaniels :: jagger the dagger :: atlantic
jonny k :: bills to pay :: fryer
hugh masekela :: gold :: uni

horace andy :: let's live in love :: wackies
mark stewart + maffia :: hypnotized (long version) :: upside
london posse :: money mad :: soul jazz
dabrye :: temper :: ghostly international
mr flash :: disco dynamite :: ed banger
benga :: tech wobbler :: tempa
quarta 330 :: sunset dub :: hyperdub ::
mala :: blue notez :: dmz
digital mystikz :: thief in the night :: soul jazz
massive music :: find my way kode 9 remix

gwen guthrie :: seventh heaven (larry levan dub) :: island
flying lotus :: melt :: warp
flying lotus :: comet course :: warp
duplex :: autosug (anthony shakir remix) :: clone
jaki liebezeit bill laswell jah wobble :: how much are they :: island
isley brothers :: love the one you're with :: t neck
whitest boy alive :: 24k ::


against the arctic 114, 18th may 2008 w/ sam szoke burke (inquiet / brothersister records)

kharkov :: guzheng :: brothersister
qua :: silver red :: room 40
dick hyman :: tap dance in the memory banks :: stateside
nino rota :: il giardino delle delizia :: ua

brothersister records / inquiet in the studio:

inquiet :: fresh flesh :: brother sister
inquiet :: hives & honey :: brothersister cdr
emperors of blefuscu :: savage customs :: brothersister

cambodian and thai pop:

san sat sumi :: :: veal srey sranauch ::
son thoeung :: unknown :: chlangden production 133
artist unknown :: chlangden production # 219 :: chlangden cambodian music
artist unknown :: chlangden production # 219 :: chlangden cambodian music
artist unknown :: chlangden production # 63 :: chlangden cambodian music
artist unknown :: chlangden production # 59 :: chlangden cambodian music

artist unknown :: thailand molam music :: ?
artist unknown :: thai music
artist unknown :: thai music

pompey :: fifty gallon drum

linton kwesi johnson :: man free (for darcus howe) :: virgin
arthur russell :: she's the star / take this time :: rough trade
young marble giants :: n.i.t.a :: domino
los hijos del sol :: cariñito :: barbes

go betweens :: :: rough trade
robert forster :: :: emi


against the arctic #113, 11th May 2008

eno :: a clearing :: eg
excepter :: knock knock 2 :: paw tracks
broadcast :: minus two :: warp
miselquitno :: sie
rhythm & sound :: mango drive :: basic channel
ectomorph :: satori :: interdimensional
anthony shakir :: fact of the matter :: seventh city
flying lotus :: untitled # 7 :: plug research
robert johnson :: terraplane blues ::
lowrell simon :: love massage ::

jack sample pros:: perskryptshyn :: fat city :: / jazzy sport
take :: after words :: eat concrete
dabrye feat ag:: get dirty (inst) :: ghostly
love joys & philip james :: it ain't easy :: wackies
fabulous diamonds :: track 5 :: nervous jerk

hermeto paschoal :: plin :: abril cultural
brian eno & david byrne :: come with us :: sire
phil ranelin :: vibes from the tribe (micha acher rmx) :: hefty
celestine ukwu & his philosophers national :: okwukwe na nchekwube
the sweet & innocent :: cry love ::
heliocentrics :: dance of the dogon :: jazzman
alice coltrane :: sita ram :: impulse!

yma sumac :: lament ::
kes band :: one seventeen :: mistletone
guy blackman :: dark & quiet place :: unstable ape
pj harvey :: dear darkness :: island
soul phiction :: reclap :: sonar kollektiv

massive music :: find a way (kode 9 remix) :: hyperdub
zomby :: mush:: hyperdub
kode 9 :: samurai (quarta 330 8 bit remix) :: hyperdub
adriano celentano :: pirsencolinensinaincuisol :: arista
danny gold :: throwdown (pilooski edit) :: dirty edits


against the arctic #112, 4th May 2008 w/ Richard Campbell aka Rambl filling in for Declan


against the arctic #111, 27th april 2008

sufjan stevens :: The Vivian Girls Are Visited In The Night... :: asthmatic kitty

kelpe :: pinch and flare :: dc recordings
elmore judd :: digital midget :: honest jons
marvin gaye :: after the dance (inst) :: motown
budos band :: origin of man :: daptone
wareika hill sounds :: sweet incense :: honest jons
horace andy :: money money :: wackies

the hygrades :: in the jungle :: soundway v/a nigeria rock special
mrr-adm feat malcolm catto :: a2 :: 10" unknown
the funkees :: acid rock :: soundway v/a nigeria rock special
eddie bo :: getting to the middle pt. 1 :: vampi soul in the pocket
funkadelic :: cosmic slop :: westbound
lo borges :: um girassol da cor de seu cabelo ::
kes :: kids in ecuador :: mistletone

miselquitno :: sie seh'n es ab und zu :: everest
miselquitno :: tadd's children lost in countances :: everest
rednose distrikt ft. harco pront :: plop :: kindred spirits
missy elliott :: the rain (supa dupa fly

antena :: unable :: numero
broadcast :: distorsion :: warp
sjd :: lowdown pt. 2 :: round trip mars
el guincho :: buenos matrimonios ahi fuera :: mistletone
qua :: floor :: cdr
cornelius :: like a rolling stone :: warner

ruby suns :: oh, mojave :: lil chief
infiniti :: electric circus :: tresor
maurizio :: m4:: basic channel
rhythm is rhythm :: beyond the dance (bizzard mix) :: transmat


against the arctic #110, 20th april 2008

miselquitno :: treehouse, leaves blowing :: everest records
elmore judd :: dead men walk in a straight 9 :: honest jons

kit clayton :: a measure of loss :: drop beat
soul center :: that's wild ::
manitoba :: ole :: leaf
animal collective :: winter's love :: paw tracks
burnt friedman :: jazz keller ::

mrr-adm feat. malcolm catto :: b1 :: ?
ananda shankar :: sa-re-ga-machan
kes :: eventually :: mistletone

little red :: i want you back :: ?
eddie floyd :: never found a girl :: stax
jamie lidell :: all I wanna do :: warp

serge gainsbourg :: danger :: smoke disques
king tubby :: cus cus version :: ranking joe
scientist :: 7th dangerous match :: greensleeves
west african rhythm brothers :: ominira :: honest jons
celestine ukwu & his philosophers national :: okwukwe na nchekwube :: soundway

tony allen :: asiko :: comet
los mirlos :: sonido amazonico :: barbes
take :: make believe (dimlite's unbelievable remake) :: eat concrete
qua :: lapsang :: cdr


against the arctic 109, 13th April 2008

harry mudie & king tuibby :: strip tease dub
dr alimantado :: unitone skank

djalma correa :: tudo madeira
mono mono :: ema kowa iasa ile wa :: soundway
el guincho :: antillas :: mistletone
anthony shakir :: one beat (just won't do) :: seventh city
quaker :: f1 :: ungleich

sjd :: four door :: round trip mars
fun boy three :: way on down :: chrysalis
jesus acosta & the professionals :: guajida :: numero
fanfare ciocarlia :: ciocarlia :: ?
cedric im brooks & the light of saba :: sabebe :: honest jons

kelpe :: whirlwound :: dc recordings
take :: make believe :: eat concrete
jamie lidell :: figured me out :: warp
prince :: forever my love :: warner
gwen guthrie :: ain't nothin goin' on but the rent (dub mix) ::

aoi :: skruffle :: cdr
harmonic 313 :: flashback :: warp
duke ellington :: very special :: united artists
oliver despax :: dingo :: pulp flavor recordings
ruby suns :: ole rinka :: lil chief
sly hats :: will you :: nervous jerk

new buffalo :: versary :: dot dash
mark lanegan :: resurrection song :: sub pop
pj harvey :: the devil :: island
touch typist :: nostalgia is a lake :: feral media

young marble giants :: no taxi :: domino
patrick vian :: grosse nacht musick :: bumrocks.com


against the arctic 108, 6th april 2008

el guincho :: cuando maravilla fui :: mistletone
pompey :: fifty gallon drum :: brother sister

tom ze :: correio do estacao do bras :: soul jazz
shuggie otis :: xl-30 :: luaka bop
theo parrish :: jb's edit :: peacefrog
aurra :: baby love :: salsoul
wareika hill sounds :: tears in exile :: honest jons
take :: after words :: eat concrete records

staple singers w/ curtis mayfield :: funky love :: curtom
lowrell :: mellow mellow right on ::
pam todd :: let's get together :: soul of disco v/a
ta'raach :: baby :: jazzy sport

miselquitno :: pull it out somewhen :: everest records
elmore judd :: funky nerd :: honest jons
harco pront :: sleaze :: music 4 speakers
take :: sugar flower :: eat concrete
vera hamilton :: but I ain't no more ::
augustus pablo :: pablo style :: echo

the harbours band :: koma mosi :: nigeria special v/a soundway
gal costa :: eu vim da bahia :: rca
john barry :: petulia :: warner
cleptocleptics :: deferred happiness syndrome :: feral media
flying lotus :: it's a secret :: art don't sleep / knowfool

eddie kendricks :: my people :: motown
jon hassell :: balia :: tomato records
paganke :: prioni mobo za ladu :: count dracula's party
chico man :: soul freedom :: kindred spirits
maurizio :: domina (carl craig's mind mix) :: M


against the arctic 107 30th March 2008 w/ Declan & Rambl gettin' down

shangri la's :: I can never go home anymore ::
aretha franklin :: ain't no way

max roach :: triptych (prayer) :: candid
pharoah sanders :: astral traveling :: impulse
alice coltrane :: stopover bombay :: impulse
chief bey & his royal household :: fakiiya :: congo percussion
mercury dance band :: envy no good :: kona

young tiger :: calypso be :: honest jons
gal costa :: meu nome é gal :: philips
william onyeabor :: better change your mind :: luaka bop
la playa sextet :: no me dejes :: honest jons
king sunny ade :: 365 is my number + the message :: island
tony allen vs joakim lone octet :: machine gun construction :: comet
theo parrish :: lights down low :: sound signature

theo parrish / marsellus pittman :: african roots :: sound signature
theo parrish :: first floor metaphor :: peacefrog
theo parrish :: everyhead :: sound signature
theo parrish :: solitary flight :: sound signature
theo parrish :: that day / how i feel :: archive

robert hood :: wandering endlessly :: m plant


Against The Arctic # 106 March 23rd 2008

miselquitno :: im halbhohen gras :: everest records


doris :: you never come :: cdr
peter thomas sound orch :: sterne und raketen :: polydor
the professionals :: the godfather :: belize city boil up v/a numero label
david axelrod :: human abstract :: capitol/blue note
broadcast :: minus one :: warp
kode 9 & the spaceape :: lime :: hyperdub
martial solal :: l'amour, la mort ::

ill suono :: angel beat (dabrye remix) :: ghostly
j dilla :: track 42 :: dilla beats 3 motown
dabrye ft. dilla and phat kat :: game over (flying lotus remix) :: ghostly
veebeeo :: cast :: mental
miselquitno :: pull it out somewhen :: everest records

antenna :: sissexa :: numero
antibalas :: nesta 75 :: ninja tune
ron hardy :: welcome to the club :: partyhardy
don isaac ezekiel combination :: soundway nigeria special v/a
st augustine & his rovers dance band :: onwu ama dike :: soundway nigeria special v/a

les mogol :: sunset in golden horn :: bumrocks.com
tom ze :: to ::
madlib :: old age :: stones throw
eddie bo :: hook 'N' sling :: soul jazz
schiller street gang :: remind me :: twinight / numero

yonin bayashi :: buen dia (jason convict edit) :: bumrocks.com
the tropics of cancer :: poptones :: stark reality
san ul lim :: frustration :: prog is not a four letter word v/a
can :: aspectacle (holger czukay edit) :: disco not

post :: ah-wee! :: preservation
baris manco :: lambaya puf de :: prog is not a four letter word v/a delay records


against the arctic # 105 16th march 2008 w/ Soul Mirage

cheers to my guest Simon Gorman aka Soul Mirage. Some sweet Nu:Soul sounds direct out of Melbourne town. Check out his Myspace or Website.
thanks to karl chapman and richard campbell for filling over the last few weeks. When will this relentless summer end???!

declan

: : :

florea pascu :: ca pe lanca / briu :: count dracula's party
tom ze :: toc :: mpb
the funkees :: akula owu on yeara :: soundway nigeria special v/a
natural self :: song bird :: breakin bread

::::::::::::::: soul mirage in the studio :::::::::::::::::
soul mirage :: darker side of clown
soul mirage :: soul mirage (the o side mix)
soul mirage :: sweet indian (ep entire mix)
soul mirage :: busy bee (buzz mix) ::
justice :: newjack :: wagram

stone :: time (instrumental) :: west end
harco pront :: temptress :: music 4 speakers
ron hardy :: no way back :: partyhardy
dynamic tints :: package of love :: numero / twinight
j dilla :: track 16 :: dilla beats 3 cdr

dabrye ft doom :: air (kode 9 remix) :: ghostly
shackleton :: hypno angel :: skull disco
harmonic 313 :: harmonic 313 download :: cdr

agentss :: agentss :: man recordings
erkin koray :: karli dağlar :: bosporus bridges v/a
the semi colon :: nekwaha semi colon :: soundway nigeria special v/a
pedro laza y sus pelayeros :: la picua :: soundway
ruby suns :: tane mahuta :: lil chief
blue marvin :: impulse :: bumrocks.com

dennis wilson :: you and I ::


against the arctic # 104, 2nd march 2008 w/ RAMBL filling in for Declan

rhythm & sound w/ tikiman :: spend some time :: burial mix

king tubby and prince jammy :: channel get knockout :: blood & fire
the abyssinians :: y mas gan dub :: tabou
bullwackie :: summer dub :: wackies

department :: goodbye god :: deparment / laboratory *
burial :: ghost hardware :: hyperdub
the detroit escalator co :: the inverted man (falling) :: peacefrog
kit clayton :: the music and the model :: no label (self-released)
casiotone for the painfully alone :: roberta c. :: tomlab

mauel gottsching :: e2-e4 :: inteam
coleman :: no strings attached :: art dont sleep
heralds of change :: spotted :: all city
mia doi todd :: my room is white (flying lotus rmx) :: plug research
mia doi todd :: night of a thousand kisses :: kindred spirits

alice coltrane :: lord of lords :: impulse!
pharoah sanders :: thembi :: impulse!

waldir calmon :: airport love theme :: cd-r
madvillain :: curls :: stones throw
jneiro jarel :: get yuh own :: kindred spirits
slum village :: fall in love (remix) :: good vibe recordings / rainbo
caural :: moonboots :: töshöklabs

the microphones, & mt. eerie :: samba :: k records
paulinho da costa :: ritmo number one :: pablo recordings
sergio mendes :: magalenha :: brasileiro


against the arctic # 103 24th February 2008 w/ Sam Prekop (Sea & Cake)

vampire weekend :: bryn :: xl
shuggie otis :: happy house :: luaka bop

: : : : : : : : : : SEA AND CAKE INTERVIEW : : : : : : : : : : : : : : :

sea and cake :: the colony room :: thrill jockey

sea and cake :: coconut :: spunk / thrill jockey
sea and cake :: you beautiful bastard :: spunk / thrill jockey
sea and cake :: exact to me :: spunk / thrill jockey
sea and cake :: middlenight :: spunk / thrill jockey
sea and cake :: two dolphins :: spunk / thrill jockey
sea and cake :: hotel tell :: spunk / thrill jockey

: : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : :

kelley stoltz :: tintinnabulation :: sub pop
sidan :: ar goll :: finders keepers
silver apples :: lovefingers ::
o bando :: que maravilha :: discos mariposa

sahara all stars of jos :: feso jaiye :: soundway
brother ah :: rap :: sound awareness
bumps :: dawn at dawn :: stones throw
tenniscoats :: so simple :: chapter
tim richmond :: hot coals :: demo cdr

david mccallum :: house of mirrors :: capitol/blue note
broadcast :: colour me in :: warp
caetano veloso :: joia :: philips
flying lotus :: it's a secret :: art don't sleep / knowfool
madlib :: dark alley imncidental music :: stones throw

prefuse 73 :: girlfriend boyfriend :: warp
dabrye :: magic says :: ghostly
mista savona :: words and meditation :: elefant traks
afrosound :: pacifico :: soundway
sly hats :: i am ready (to fake it for you) :: nervous jerk

funkees :: akula owu onyeara :: soundway
ruby suns :: oh, mojave :: lil chief


against the arctic # 102, 17th February 2008 w/ Rambl & James Cecil

  • Against The Arctic 17th February 2007
  • With Rambl and James Cecil filling in for declan.

    Junior Marvin :: Police and Thieves

    Bullwackie :: Sidles In Dub :: Jamaica Super Dub Session :: Wackies
    Bullwackie :: Rockfort Dub :: Nature's Dub :: Wackies
    Jennifer Lara :: Consider Me :: W. Stewart
    Augustus Pablo :: Stop Them Jah :: King Tubby Meets Rockers Uptown
    Alton Ellis :: You Make Me So Very Happy :: Blood, Sweat and Tears

    Nostalgia 77 :: Chaney Lane :: The Garden :: Tru Thoughts
    Nick Holder :: History In The Making (Harmonic 33 Mix) :: NRK
    The Pharcyde :: Drop :: Labcabincalifornia
    TTC :: Quand je claque des doigts (prod. Para One) :: 36 15 TTC
    DJ Spinna :: The Haunted Space Freak :: Heavy Beats Vol 2
    Elmore Judd :: Kinky :: Angel Sound
    Flying Lotus :: Spicy Sammich :: Reset EP

    Global Communications :: Epsilon Phase :: Pentamorous Metamorphosis
    E Luxo So :: Labradford :: E Luxo So
    ** interspersed with excerpts from the NASA space missions
    Pulusha :: Isolation Pt. 2 :: Evolution
    Burial :: Homeless :: Untrue

    Beyond the Wizard Sleeve :: Dig It :: 3rd Mynd
    Zombie-Zombie :: Do They Ever Return
    Pierre Henry :: Prologue
    Pierre Henry :: Psyché Rock
    Funkadelic :: Funky Dollar Bill :: Free Your Mind and Your Ass Will Follow
    Glass Candy :: Rolling Down The Hills (Spring Demo)

    Asha Puthli :: Space Talk
    Can :: Spray :: Future Days
    Congotronics :: Masikulu :: Konono No 1


    against the arctic #101, 10th February 2008

    flying lotus :: dance floor stalker :: warp
    elmore judd :: tron song :: honest jons
    matmos :: steam and sequins for larry levan :: matador
    edward h dafis :: rosi :: finders keepers
    percee p :: throwback rap attack :: stones throw

    frank n dank :: title unknown (daz i kue remix) :: dopeness galore
    veebeeo :: december :: mental recordings
    eurythmics :: you have some lentils you have some rice :: rca
    tom ze :: toc :: abril cultural
    david grubbs :: theme from horizontal technico :: paw tracks
    to rococo rot :: post reprise :: domino
    arthur russell :: all boy all girl :: audika / rough trade

    j dilla :: fun with the pitch shift :: beat cd 05
    dabrye :: smoking the edge :: ghostly
    harmonic 313 :: flashback :: warp
    alan tew :: drama blackcloth :: ?
    secos e molhados :: toada & rock & mambo & tango & etc :: continental
    us69 :: yesterday's folks :: finders keepers/fat city

    polyversal souls :: sad nile :: fryers
    antibalas :: sanctuary :: anti
    emery cournard serenaders :: under the british commander :: trinidad 1912-41
    lord beginner :: general election :: honest jons

    salah ragab :: kleopatra :: honest jons
    caetano veloso :: joia :: philips
    kabukabu :: kingdoms of elgaland - vargaland nat anthem # 3 :: ash international
    rd burman feat. asha bhosle :: pyar karnewale (edit) :: sitar beat
    shackleton :: tin foil sky :: skull disco

    faux pas :: coach :: fuse


    against the arctic #100 (!!) 3rd February 2008

    100 shows!

    declan

    :::::::::::::::::

    spirit of memphis quartet :: happy in the service of the lord :: p vine
    andres :: reality :: kdj

    a little bit of larry levan :: larry 09 :: slow to spaek
    barrage :: only only :: feral media
    0898 dave :: rubbish monkey :: repap
    beyond the wizards sleeve :: light years ::
    sidan :: ar goll :: finders keepers
    francesco de gregori :: l'ultima nave :: rca

    secos e molhados :: angustia ::
    deerhoof :: rrrrright :: kill rock stars / trifekta
    kelley stoltz :: sun comes through :: sub pop
    vampire weekend :: m 79 :: xl/remote control
    mia doi todd :: my room is white [flying lotus remix] :: plug research

    harmonic 313 :: h-free13 :: cdr/warp
    madlib :: sitar ride :: stones throw
    veebeeo :: fraktur :: mental
    frank n dank :: clap your hands (morgan spacek remix) :: dopeness galore
    kode 9 + spaceape :: sine of the dub :: hyperdub
    vincent gemignani :: megalopolis 1000 avenue :: l'arome
    art ensemble of chicago :: shango king :: praxis
    bumps :: swingland hit :: stones throw

    scientist :: 8th dangerous match :: greensleeves
    don carlos :: hog and goat :: jah guidance
    burnt friedman :: los corraleros :: nonplace
    to rococo rot :: freitag :: domino
    bruce haack :: war :: omni

    artist unknown :: ipak (hey convict edit) :: cdr
    touch typist :: nostalgia is a lake :: feral media


    against the arctic # 99 w/ DJ Shiny Shady (Holland) & Rambl

    thanks to my guests shiny shady from Holland and DJ Rambl!

    declan

    :::::::::::::

    eddie gale :: look at teyonda :: 4mwb

    isaac hayes :: ike's mood ::
    meters :: clap your hands ::
    ny milk crate 10 :: artist & title unknown :: ny milk crate vol 10
    david axelrod :: the sick rose :: songs of experience :: capitol

    johnny hammond :: shifting gears ::
    seiji :: velour :: sonar kollektiv
    waajeed & the jazz kats :: want u 2 :: cdr
    recloose :: untitled demo :: cdr


    : : : : : : : : : : : : :
    dj shiny shady in the studio ::

    waajeed and the jazz kats :: musik :: marvin vs wjk
    elmore judd :: are you ready
    kissey :: with you ::
    kid sublime :: lookin at me :: kindred spirits
    ful geance :: title unknown :: cdr
    moo :: apples and pears ::
    sinbad :: soul fever :: browswood music
    jamie lidell :: a little bit more (luke vibert remix) :: warp
    o boogie :: paper chaser tom trago remix
    owusu & hannibal :: delerium :: ubiquity
    j rawls :: inhale exhale ::
    danny breaks :: jellyfish :: alphabet zoo
    surreal & sound providers :: push on ::
    dom fudge munk ::
    rjd2 :: ghost writer :: def jux
    black spade :: to sir with love ::

    : : : : : : : : : : :

    harmonic 313 :: call to arms :: warp
    burial :: ? :: hyperdub/shogun
    dabrye ft waajeed :: jorgy :: ghostly


    against the arctic # 98, 20th Jan 2008 :: moodymann and related special w/ martin L and rambl

    non stop kenny dixon!

    declan, martin and richard

    : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : :

    anthony shakir (spoken word) :: tracks for my father :: seventh city
    moodymann :: in loving memory :: kdj

    moodymann :: the answering machine :: music is
    moodymann :: don't be misled :: kdj
    synchrojack :: end of the road (kenny dixon junior remix) :: ferox
    moodymann :: track 2 track :: three chairs
    moodymann :: bosconi :: planet e

    gil scott heron :: we almost lost detroit :: arista
    moodymann :: amerika :: kdj
    theo parrish :: moonlight music and you :: sound signature
    theo parrish :: blue out :: three chairs
    kenny dixon junior :: don't you want my love :: intangible
    kenny dixon junior :: kdj 31 :: kdj
    theo parrish :: lights down low (full mix) :: sound signature

    kenny dixon junior :: mustang :: mustang edits
    urban tribe :: the collapse of modern culture :: mo wax
    kenny dixon junior :: u can dance if u want to :: kdj
    kenny dixon junior :: analog live :: kdj
    recloose can't take it :: theo parrish :: sound signature
    moodymann :: mahogany brown :: peace frog
    theo parrish :: early byrd :: elevate

    moodymann :: shades of jae :: kdj
    norma jean bell :: long hot sexy night (kenny dixon jr. 2am instrumental) :: pandamonium


    against the arctic # 97, 13th January 2008

    nick drake :: fruit tree :: island
    staple singers / curtis mayfield :: after sex :: curtom

    photek :: under the palms :: astralwerks
    brian eno :: tal coat :: eg
    bernard hermann :: ?:: request
    art ensemble of chicago :: proverbes :: universal sound
    sly hats :: i am ready (to fake it for you) :: nervous jerk
    harmonic 313 :: neon :: cdr/warp
    eurythmics :: you take some lentils... you take some rice :: rca
    dick hyman :: the moog and me :: stateside
    ennio morricone :: come maddalena :: bbc

    chromatics :: i want your love :: italians do it better
    manuel göttsching :: e2e4 :: disk union
    UR :: greater than yourself :: UR
    common sense :: voices inside my head :: strut
    arthur russell :: answers me :: audika / rough trade

    touch typist :: we are half awake :: feral media
    secos & molhados :: toada & rock & mambo & tango & etc :: continental
    captain beefheart :: pompadour swamp :: mercury
    byrds :: captain soul :: columbia
    kelley stoltz :: you're out of this world :: sub pop
    trifle :: new religion :: cdr
    rd burman :: the burning train theme edit :: sitar beat

    digital mystikz and loefah :: twis up (youngsta & task vip mix) :: cdr
    harmonic 313 :: cyclotron :: cdr / warp


    against the arctic # 96, 6th January 2008

    first show of 2008, let's hope this year finds me less tardy with updates and uploads!

    declan

    : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : :

    grizzly bear :: he hit me :: warp
    urban tribe :: nebula :: mo wax
    pulusha :: isolation pt 2 :: cdr

    autechre :: nine :: warp
    four tet :: glue of the other world :: domino
    underground resistance :: final frontier :: UR
    pepe bradock :: deep burnt :: kif
    moodymann :: shades of '78 :: kdj

    alan parsons project :: nucleus :: arista
    matmos :: snails and lasers for patricia highsmith :: matador
    nobody :: all golden fronts :: carlos nino
    harmonic 313 :: acid (flashback) :: cdr
    steve spacek :: cyborg :: cdr

    kode 9 :: dislokated :: cdr
    john barry :: petulia (main title) :: warner
    meic stevens :: shw' mae? shw' mae? :: finders keepers
    broadcast :: little bell :: warp
    bumps :: a safe beam :: stones throw (w/ perfumed garden spoken word over the top beyond wizard sleeve)
    pedro laza y sus pelayeros :: la picua :: soundway
    okay temiz :: denizalti ruzgarlari :: bosporus bridges
    edward h dafis :: rosi :: finders keepers

    os mutantes :: o relogio :: polydor
    nelson angelo & joyce :: sete cahorros :: soul jazz
    pj harvey :: mountain :: universal
    triffids :: life of crime :: domino
    television :: elevation :: 4mwb

    drones :: dog eared :: atp


    against the arctic # 95, 30th december 2007 w/ Rambl

    the final show of the year that was 2007 goes down in fine style with my main man Rambl. We go all over from archie shepp to jeff mills and it's FUN!

    see you in 2008.

    declan

    : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : :

    dilyn colomen :: y tebot piws :: finders keepers
    bruno spoerri :: lilith - the dance :: finders keepers

    hugh masekela :: mace and grenades :: universal records
    archie shepp :: sorry 'bout that :: impulse
    moondog :: title unknown :: honest jons
    som tres :: mulher brasileira ::
    savath and savalas :: sense pressa :: warp
    quaker :: copacity :: un gleich

    linton kwesi johnson :: bass culture :: island
    scientist :: 9th dangerous match :: greensleeves
    roots radics band :: mission impossible :: antidote
    versionaries :: fat controller (original mix) :: excursion
    stromba :: septic tank ::
    big youth :: travelling man :: elefant traks

    new mastersounds :: drop it down (b remix) :: record kicks
    seiji :: bat eyed :: sonar kollektiv
    waajeed :: tron :: fat city /jazzy sport
    69 :: if mojo was a.m. :: planet e
    theo parrish :: selectors theme :: sound signature
    farah :: law of life (inst.) :: italians do it better
    tipper :: led down (serc mix) :: higher ground
    flying lotus :: it's a secret :: milan
    j dilla :: crushin' :: stones throw
    madlib & kareem riggins :: see (suite) :: stones throw

    dells :: free and easy :; diggin 19 v/a
    beyond the wizards sleeve :: fifth note :: 3rdmynd
    burnt friedman :: fototienda :: nonplace
    blaze :: if you got to believe ::
    jeff mills :: time after space :: music man


    Against The Arctic # 94 :: Christmas Special 23rd December 2007

    Well herein lies the first Against The Arctic christmas special!

    During my final show before christmas 2006 I presented a haphazard christmas show with a smattering of christmas songs and a few others that seemed to vaguely fit the season. My dad heard this show and liked it and halfway through 2007 suggested that we present an all out christmas show together for the upcoming Festive season.

    Towards the end of November we began our research in earnest and turned over a mountain of material, some amazing, some mind numbingly boring. Most artists have had a crack at a christmas song and not all have fared so well. But due to the sheer volume of attempts, there's some amazing stuff out there, and certainly wide enough in variety that the eclectic nature of the Arctic could be honoured while sticking to the festive theme.

    We started off with (for us both) the most obvious reference point which was Phil Spector. Along with reggae music and a bit of opera, Phil Spector's A Christmas Gift For You is always on high rotation in December. It's a good album for any other time of year too. Eartha Kitt's Santa Baby had been stuck in my head all through the week leading up to the show so it seemed fitting that it should be second off the mark. After some christmas soul from the Staples and the O'Jays it was time to greet our guests, Lord and Lady Stoneking, who would shortly be singing their christmas song.

    Calypso musicians weren't shy of embracing the christmas theme and so there was a lot of material to choose from. Lord Executor gave us Christmas Is A Happy Day and then the spooky Beefheart Song followed it up taking things down to the swamp.

    CW and Kirsty were in fine voice. Their song "On A Christmas Day" which, coincidentally, had been penned for a Johnny Von Goes christmas special some years before was beautiful. CW insisted that his mouth trombone wasn't 100% but it sounded just fine to us.

    We then went motor city with The Dirtbombs and The Bellrays and then cleaned it up with a mighty Kinks song. Keeping the tempo we checked out some Juice Crew christmas vibes with a head nodding Marley Marl beat and then the Waitresses kept us bouncing with Christmas Wrapping. Alton Ellis was the cut of choice from the extensive Trojan label xmas record with A Merry Merry Christmas.

    After all that excitement we decided it was time to settle down with Tom Waits and his plaintive Christmas Card from A Hooker In Minneapolis. The reverend RM Gates gave us some down home gospel and then a vocal quintet gave us the building Holy Babe cycle.

    Dad then read a John Donne poem called Nativity and we stayed on the gospel train with 'ole Buell Kazee and then an uplifting acapella rendition of Mozart's Joy To The World by the Blind Boys Of Alabama with the Aaron Neville. A couple of Canadians (Joni and Ron) brought that bracket home with pensive songs about christmas as a time for reconciliation and contemplation as opposed to the usual unbridled joy that permeates a lot of others.

    Ross McLennan's offering from the Mistletone label's christmas album is a great song and then we heard the classic Bowie and Bing medley of Little Drummer Boy and Peace On Earth. Beck's oddball psychedelic take titled little Drum Machine Boy seemed like the right contemporary antidote to Bowie and Bing's hilarious banter at Bing's doorway.

    Dad then sang his christmas song How To Make Gravy and we came home with Stevie Wonder's amazing version of the oft done Silver Bells, some swing with Celia Cruz and The Pogues and Kirsty Maccoll with Fairytale In New York.

    After saying goodbye we finished the way we started with Spector's amazing I saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus.

    After having such a good time I think we'll be back next year with a whole lot more christmas songs.

    declan and paul

    : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : :

    darlene love :: white christmas

    eartha kitt :: santa baby
    staple singers :: who took the merry out of merry christmas
    o jays :: christmas just ain't christmas (without the one you love)

    lord executor :: christmas is a happy day
    captain beefheart :: there ain't no santa claus on the evening stage

    cw stoneking & kirsty fraser :: on a christmas day (live in studio)

    dirtbombs :: my last christmas
    bellrays :: christmas train
    kinks :: father christmas

    juice crew :: cold chillin christmas
    waitresses :: christmas wrapping
    alton ellis & the lipsticks :: merry merry christmas

    tom waits :: christmas card from a hooker in minneapolis
    rm gates :: where will you be on christmas day?
    kelly pace aaron brown joe green paul hayes matthew johnson :: holy babe

    poem reading by paul :: john donne "nativity"

    buell kazee :: lady gay
    blind boys of alabama w/ aaron neville :: joy to the world
    joni mitchell :: river
    ron sexsmith :: maybe this christmas

    ross mclennan :: he seems to think we're his family
    bing crosby & david bowie :: little drummer boy / peace on earth
    beck :: little drum machine boy

    paul kelly :: how to make gravy (live in studio)

    stevie wonder :: silver bells
    celia cruz :: fiesta de navidad
    pogues & kirsty maccoll :: fairytale of new york

    ronettes :: i saw mommy kissing santa claus

    against the artcic #93 16th december 2007

    Nice to fly solo after a busy few weeks of guests and fill ins. Started off the show with Barrage's Xmas song from the great Mistletone records Christmas comp called Mistletonia which is RRR album of the week this week. CHeck out the launch at the Tote on Sunday 23rd, details at http://www.mistletone.net/?p=87 ...

    I dug out some old detroit techno records and got lost in a swirl of them for about 45 minutes, winding things down a little with Moodymann's incredible I Feel Joy. Look out for the enigmatic Detroit producer playing his first Australian show at the Prince of Wales on Friday January 25th.

    After nine o clock things got a little spooky with some cosmic fusion from Jon Hasssell and a gently mixed selection of soundtracks (morricone and lurie) and library music (cause for concern). Also heard a song from the new Welsh Rare Beat compilation compiled by ANdy Votel and Gruff Rhys (latter of Super Furry Animals).

    The last bracket of the show was long and largely tropical with some brazilian sounds, congolese percussion and Ned COllette's confounding 'Christmas Song' from the Mistleotne compilation.

    This sunday 23rd I'll be presenting a Christmas show with my dad, 2 hours of our favourite christmas songs with a little live performance from CW Stoneking and Pops. hope you can tune in. Richard Campbell joins me on the 30th for the final Arctic of the year.

    declan

    barrage : xmas in july :: mistletone
    faux pas :: coach :: fuse

    daniel bell : beyond and back
    octave one through darkness :: 430 west
    gerald mitchell :: it's possible :: 430 west
    underground resistance :: codebreaker :: UR
    4th wave :: ethereal :: planet e
    innerzone orchestra :: bug in the bassbin (4 hero mix) :: mo wax
    maurizio :: 7 :: basic channel

    music man :: i got the music :: repap
    theo parrish :: smile :: music is
    moodymann :: i feel joy :: kdj

    jon hassell :: earthquake island :: tomato
    ennio morricone :: urla nel nulla
    john lurie :: king of thailand queen of stairs :: ssr/made to measure
    cause for concern :: industrial time bomb :: kpm
    Y diliau '72 :: ffair ynis hir :: finders keepers
    captain beefheart :: observatory crest :: mercury
    television :: prove it :: 4mwb

    jorge ben :: hermes trismegisto escreveu :: philips
    gal costa :: pontos de luz :: soul jazz
    chief bey and his royal household : : pirouette
    electric flag :: joint passing :: edsel
    harco pront : and then :: music 4 speakers
    ned collette : christmas song :: mistletone
    madlib :: on that new thing :: stones throw
    madlib :: indian deli :: stones throw
    kode 9 :: sub kontinent :: cdr

    ladybug :: dem a bomb we :: cdr
    harmonic 313 : acid flashback : cdr


    against the arctic #92 Sunday 9th December 2007 w/ James Wilkinson aka POST

    After many months of dancing about one another, James WIlkinson and I finally managed to make the Arctic thing happen. James came in and filled in both me and the RRR listenership as to his musical and theatrical pursuits of the last 15 years and talked about the creation of his solo album as Post which came out on preservation records in 2006.

    James then laid down a killer 45 minute mix of MPB (roughly translated as Brazilian Popular Music) which had me glued to my trainspotter's chair in the RRR studios. Hopefully we'll see him back in 2008 when the second post album comes out.

    check out James' myspace

    declan

    nick huggins :: madeleine :: two bright lakes / fuse
    post :: heather :: preservation

    burial :: ghost hardware :: hyperdub
    so solid crew :: oh no dilemma :: 2 step remix
    plasticman : camel ride :: cdr
    serge :: jane dans la nuit :: cannabis ost

    post :: guria :: preservation
    post :: dltd :: preservation

    : : : : : : : : : : post nice picks : : : : : : : : : : : :

    secos molhados :: as andorinhas :: continental
    roberto carlos :: desamarre o meu coração :: cbs
    luiz melodia :: magrelinha :: fontana
    tom ze :: to :: luaka bop
    os mutantes :: fuga no 11 :: polydor
    tim maia :: corone antonio bento :: polydor
    elis regina :: verão vermelho :: philips
    novos bainos : só se não for braseilara nessa hora :: music master
    gal costa :: relance :: philips
    hermeto pascoal :: missa dos escravos (slaves mass) :: wea
    jorge ben :: crioula :: fontana
    clementina :: embala eu :: fontana
    caetano veloso :: ? :: fontana

    : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : :

    raul seixas :: as adventuras do raul seixas :: soul jazz
    machine translations :: happy :: spunk
    nick huggins :: the sea adrift :: two bright lakes
    faux pas :: changes :: fuse
    harmonic 33 :: the ritual :: cdr


    against the arctic #91, 2nd Dec 2007: presented by Richard Campbell aka Rambl in Declan's absence.

    wow. a killer show from richard while I was away with Architecture In Helsinki for 5 days. He'll be back in the studio with me on the 16th December for an r&d FM mash up of epic proportions. Stay tuned.

    Tom Zé :: Correio Da Estação Do Brás :: Brazil '70 :: Soul Jazz

    Astrud Gilberto :: Agua De Beber :: Verve
    Erasmus Carlos :: Mané João :: Brazil '70 :: Soul Jazz
    Quantic Soul Orchestra :: Melodious Wayfarer :: Tropidelico :: Tru Thoughts
    Solomon Iloki & His Afro-Drum Ensemble :: Gbogbo Omo Ibile :: Honest John's
    The Mighty Boosh BBC Radio Series :: Episode Three: Jazz B

    Zalatnay Sarolta :: Adj Egy Percet :: Pepita
    Tarek "DJ Dusk" Captan :: Let Me Know :: ArtDontSleep
    Animal Collective :: Another White Singer (Little White Glove) :: Danse Manatee
    Farah :: ?? :: Italians Do It Better
    Nathan Yell :: Goodbye :: ArtDontSleep
    Alain Goraguer :: La Planete Sauvage

    Quasimodo :: Come On Feet :: Stones Throw
    Harmonic 313 :: Neon :: EP 1 // CBC Special on Physics Overlayed
    Frank'n'Dank :: Daz-I-Kue Remix :: Frank'n'Dank EP :: Label?
    Flying Lotus :: Spicy Sammich :: Reset EP :: Warp
    Black Pocket :: Cyborg :: Exit Records

    :::::::::

    Rushhour Special:
    Harco Pront :: Bonafide :: Epos :: Music 4 Speakers
    Abstract :: Abstract Circus :: 08Bar EP :: Rushhour
    O. Boogie Feat. Tableeq :: Paper Chaser :: Beat Dimensions :: Rushhour
    New World Aquarium :: Daze :: Delsin
    Yuro & Trago :: Compressed Roots :: Kindred Spirits

    :::::::::

    KDJ :: Amerika :: KDJ
    Tony Allen :: Kilode (Carl Craig Remix) :: Honest John's
    Linkwood :: Hear The Sun :: Firecracker

    Pole :: Hafken :: Pole 2 :: label??
    Burial :: Near Dark :: Hyperdub
    Hijak & Skream :: Wake Up :: Cultured Records
    Skream :: Skunk Step :: DMZ


    against the arctic #90, 25th Nov 2007 w/ faux pas

    Tim Shiel aka Faux Pas joined me in the studio tonight to have a chat about his new EP changes and an album that will hopefully see the light of day in about six months. I love tim's music and have played it on the show quite a lot so it was good to finally meet the man behind the beats. Not only did we get to have a chat but he laid down a beautiful nice picks selection for the sunday night audience who hopefully floated off into some kind of aural bliss.

    check out tim's website / blog / myspace / exclusive mix for research & development

    Richard Campbell will be filling in for me on the 2nd December, James Wilkinson aka Post joins me on the 9th and then Richard will be in on the 16th again.

    On the 23rd December I'll be presenting a christmas special with my dad and hopefully CW Stoneking will be coming in to perform a christmas ditty somewhere along the way.

    declan

    ::::::::::::::::::::::::

    indian ocean : schoolbell / treehouse : strutlp008
    daedelus : just briefly : ninja tune

    faux pas : angles : fapa01
    faux pas : tema de cristina : fapa02
    faux pas : hermann's hermans : fapa02

    : : : : : : : : : faux pas nice picks : : : : : : : : : : : : :

    faux pas : chasing waterfalls (demo) : cd-r
    books : read, eat, sleep : tomlab
    jason forrest : new wave folk austerity : sonig
    cornelius : music : warner
    touch typist : nostalgia is a lake : feral media
    fog : pneumonia : ninja tune
    solo andata : a ballet of hands : hefty
    beck/boards of canada : broken drum : geffen

    : : : : : : : : : : : :

    faux pas : changes : fuse

    glass candy : miss broadway (inst) : italians do it better
    elvis costello : walking on thin ice disco edit : nynx
    burial : near dark : hyperdub
    to rococo rot : freitag : domino


    against the arctic #89, 18th Nov 2007 w/ Kevin Drew (Broken Social Scene)

    A few weeks ago I spoke to Kevin Drew from Broken Social Scene about his new record Spirit If which has been recorded over the last two years in fits and starts and was never really intended to be an album as such. He spoke about how it was an open recording envoronment, an attempt to get back to just writing songs for the hell of it, a creative process in which he felt free and had space to "lie around in the songs". The record sounds as lush and big as any Broken Social Scene outing and it certainly has the trademark shimmer that you come to expect from their records but it seems like a much more personal record than the previous BSS albums.

    They're a pretty fascinating collective of musicians with members either forming or being involved with other groups like Stars, Do Make Say Think, Apostle Of Hustle, Metric and solo artists like Feist, Jason Collett and Emily Haines. So i thought I'd do a little Broken Social Scene and related playlist to break up the interview and if you're wondering how New Buffalo makes the cut it's because she's released on the Arts & Crafts label and has recently been on tour with The Broken Socialists.

    That took up til just after nine and then, naturally, it was time for some finnish disco from ratto ja lehtisalvo. Kenny Dixon jr aka Moodymann followed on from that and that really got the disco juice flowing so I had to play the amazing Danny Krivit re-edit of the Love Unlimited 's version of the Theme From King Kong. Look out for Moodymann at the Sydney Festival and hopefully in Melbourne around late January.

    coming up next week Faux Pas

    declan

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    KEVIN DREW INTERVIEW

    broken social scene : pacific theme : a&c
    kevin drew : fucked up kid : a&c / shiny

    : : : : interview part one : : : :
    broken social scene : anthem for a seventeen year old girl (underneath interview)

    kevin drew : safety bricks : a&c / shiny
    feist : past and present : polydor

    : : : : interview part two : : : :
    broken social scene : hotel : (underneath interview)

    apostle of hustle : kings and queens : a&c
    new buffalo : emotional champ : dot dash

    : : : : interview part three : : : :

    kevin drew : gang bang suicide : a&c / shiny
    feist : intuition : polydor

    do make say think : the landlord is dead :

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    lcd soundsystem : all my friends : dfa
    faux pas : changes : fuse
    ratto ja lehtisalvo : lentava seteenvarjo : sahko recordings
    kenny dixon jr : in loving memory : kdj
    kenny dixon jr : january : soul city
    love unlimited orchestra : theme from king kong (danny krivit's breakdown edit) : strut

    tom ze : correio do estacao do bras : soul jazz
    gilberton gil : o canto do ema : philips
    brian wilson : on a holiday (instrumental) : rhino
    ike and tina turner : doin' it : liberty
    chuck berry : oh louisiana : chess


    against the arctic # 88, 11th November 2007

    Melbourne is blessed in vintage spring time and I can't resist the lure of a predominantly electronic show tonight. Joining me in a couple of weeks will be James WIlkinson aka Post whose beautiful self titled album on Preservation has been a favourite since it came out in 2006. The song DLTD was third along in tonight's show and preceded a cloudy opening bracket of electronic hip hop, ambience and minimal techno grooves finishing up with the incredible Carl Craig remix of Cesario Evora's Angola which we heard the Pepe Bradock dub of last week.

    Towards 9pm i got into some dubstep sounds and then mellowed right out with some gentle songs from Pompey, Nick Huggins and Machine Translations. I have officially declared to myself and anyone else who will listen that I will never tire of The Triffids 1986 album 'In The Pines' as I believe it to be a masterpiece of dusty Australiana. The Triffids will be reforming without the late David McComb for the upcoming sydney festival in January. Check their website for more details.

    Been loving that new Sharon Jones 7" so much so I played it again this week before a couple of great new 45's from Gamm and DJ Spinna whose tipping his hat to some of that turkish ethno flavour in the hip hop beats of late. The Edwin Birdsong jam is also a confouding piece of psychedelic soul which needs to be heard to be believed.

    Interview with Kevin Drew of Broken Social Scene fame next week. Coming up : Faux Pas and Post and Rambl

    declan

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    black dice : cowboy soundcheck : mistletone
    flying lotus feat. dreya : tea leaf dancers : warp
    post : DLTD : preservation

    ghislain poirier : overwinning : kindred spirits
    to rococo rot : zigue zague : domino
    matmos : california rhinoplasty (surgeon's second opinion) : matador
    vincent gemignani : le grand mouille : l'arome
    maurizio : 5 : basic channel m
    safety scissors : hose in yard : force tracks
    as one : another revolution (stacey pullen remix) : ubiquity
    cesario evora : angola (carl craig remix) : bmg france

    skream : pass the red stripe : soul jazz
    fantastic 3 : untitled : fantastic 3
    scientist : 9th dangerous match :
    pompey : 50 gallon drum : http://www.pocketclock.org
    nick huggins : doorframe to bedhead : http://www.pocketfullofstones.com

    machine translations : the first stone : spunk
    triffids : jerdacuttup man : domino
    ennio morricone : citta violenta : rca
    can : shikakru maru ten : ua
    arthur russell : inst. vol 1 track 2 : audika
    lee fields : my world : truth and soul

    sharon jones : i'm not gonna cry : daptone
    beatconductor : hottertrack : gamm
    dj spinna : abyzmal : cult 45
    edwin birdsong : night of the full moon : bamboo records
    ganggang dance : oxygen demo riddim : young turks/xl


    against the arctic #87, 4th November 2007

    Started off in Atlanta tonight with Hip Hop mavericks Outkast and a song from their classic album ATLiens. The Red Eyes went deep into dub territory after that but rhythm and sound went even deeper with the sweet burial mix pulse and the stone vocals of the tikiman before getting into some amazing old techno from the Kooky Scientist, an old classic from the Plus 8 vaults. Second bracket was all spacey until Kelley Stoltz's wonderful noise from the ESP compilation on Nervous Jerk and Archie Shepp brought it all home in a tasteful fashion with the silky bass playing of the one and only Ron Carter on a jam called Sophisticated Lady.

    Harco Pront continued the mood with River and then a crackly song by Nina Simone stopped me in my mid show tracks to drink in the beauty of But Beautiful. I had to shake myself up with some african and reggae sounds; the former Wareika Hill, new from Jamaica, the latter, Tony Allen, incredible 70's material from the Fela Kuti bandleader, newly relevant because Vampi Soul have just re-issued his four albums from that time. Then there was some tropical vibes, turkish weirdness and bounce around beats from Oh No and his Oxnard Oxperiment album of beats.

    Came home pretty noisy with Fly Lo, The Budos Band, Shazza and the nasty subsonics of Danny Breaks Baron Zen remix.

    declan

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    outkast : elevators (me & you) : arista
    red eyes : rootsman dub : echo foxtrot
    rhythm and sound w/ tikiman : spend some time : burial mix
    kooky scientist : rambunctious : plus 8

    to rococo rot : freitag : domino
    sun : help yourself : preservation
    alan parsons project : i robot (intro) : arista
    sleeping states : rain check : etch n sketch
    akron family : there's so many colours (intro) : spunk
    kelley stoltz : all the way to down and out : nervous jerk / mistletone
    bumps : swingland hit : stones throw
    archie shepp : sophisticated lady : impulse

    harco pront : river : music 4 speakers
    nina simone : but beautiful : up front
    wareika hill sounds : jamaica is reggae land : honest jons

    tony allen : hustler : vampi soul
    raul seixas : as adventuras do raul seixas : soul jazz
    som tres : o telefone tocou novamente :
    v/a : o orvalho vem caindo : session
    aksu orkestrasi : bermuda seytan ucgeni : bosporus bridges v/a
    oh no : come back : stones throw
    oh no : hot fire : stones throw
    chris craft & mf doom : hooks is extra : fat city/jazzy sport

    flying lotus : massage situation : warp
    budos band : tibwf : daptone
    sharon jones : i'm not gonna cry : daptone
    cesario evora : angola (pepe bradock's bateau ivre rework) : bmg france
    baron zen : baron zen theme (danny breaks remix) : stones throw


    against the arctic #86, 28th October 2007

    music for hot nights # 2!

    four tet : hands : domino

    tortoise : i set my face to the hillside : thrill jockey
    moondog : all is loneliness : honest jons
    gilberto gil : sai do sereno : philips
    the kinks : so long :
    yo la tengo : moonrock mambo : matador
    designer music : the truth : planet e
    arthur russell : in the light of the miracle : white
    every man has a woman who loves him : disco edit :
    burnt friedman : i've got my love to keep me warm : nonplace

    outkast : she lives in my lap : arista
    harco pront : mr. politician : music 4 speakers
    versionaries : fat controller (original version) :
    climaco sarmiento y su orquestra : la pata y el pato
    elvis presley : crawfish : rca
    dominic frontierre : where's my kids :
    mia : bamboo banga : xl

    budos band : budos rising : daptone
    sa-ra : track 7 : cd-r
    marvin gaye : heavy love affair : motown
    pavement : gold soundz : matador
    go betweens : spring rain : big time

    scientist : 1st dangerous match : greensleeves
    bobby crystal : when it done :
    collie buddz : come around
    bounty killa : popular demand
    oh no : hot fire : stones throw
    oh no : action : stones throw
    ananda shankar : dancing drums : sitar beat


    against the arctic #85, 21st October 2007

    stiil twenty degrees at 8pm, definitely time for shorts and music that's going to make a hot night easier to deal with. Broken Social Scene Singer/Songwriter Kevin Drew was first up with a silvery piece of pop from his new record. Should be talking to the man himself in a week or two so stay tuned for that. J Walker aka Machine Translations has been VERY busy in the last little while and his new album is out as well as perth band the Bank Holidays who's opus he also produced at his South Gippsland studio. Lovely sounds.

    Been enjoying some of the covers from the Do it again tribuite to Pet Sounds so we heard Centro-Matic's version of my fave 'Don't talk Put Your Head on My Shoulder' and then got into some mroe moody gear from the Stones, The Triffids, Pikelet and Broadcast, finishing up that bracket with one of my favourite love jams ever, Mr. Gaye's 'Come Live With Me Angel' from the Leon Ware produced and highly under rated 'I Want You' album.

    Went into some weirder electronic territory after that checking out the Heliocentrics and the new Prefuse 73 record and finished off with some reggae, dancehall and a killer MIA track with Timbo on the beat.

    see ya next week.

    declan

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    bss presents kevin drew : safety bricks : shiny/a&c
    bank holidays : folded in half : lost & lonesome
    caribou : sundialing : city slang

    machine translations : you'll change : spunk
    centro-matic : don't talk put your head on my shoulder : houston party records
    rolling stones : heaven : emi
    triffids : raining pleasure : hot records
    pikelet : a bunch : chapter
    broadcast : ominous cloud : warp
    marvin gaye : come live with me angel : motown

    o bando : sala de espera : discos mariposa
    erasmo carlos : mane joao : soul jazz v/a brasil 70
    jorge ben : o circo chegou : philips
    mat 3 : africa : pulp flavor
    tunji oyelana & the benders : ifa : strut v/a nigeria 70
    mahmoud ahmed : ohoho gedama : ethiopiques

    heliocentrics : a world of masks : now again
    prefuse 73 : girlfriend boyfriend : warp
    oh no : cosmos : stones throw
    flying lotus : massage situation : warp
    steve & i 96 : still music
    wareika hill sounds : one people version : honest jons

    rocker t & version city rockers : version city lady : stubborn records
    don carlos : hey mr babylon : jah guidance
    jah mason : trick us : mac d records
    mia feat. timbaland : come around : xl

    sun palace : rude movements : cd-r


    against the arctic #84, 14th October 2007 w/ Rambl, Neil Stafford & MC Bigfoot

    Rambl is back in the RRR studios with some guests in tow tonight. Neil Stafford has just returned from Japan and he concurred with every other DJ that's ever been to that far flung island that the record shopping is nothing short of incredible. He found local mic iconoclast Bigfoot who also dropped in for the party and dropped some flow a little later in the piece over the EL Michels Affair.

    Again we divided up the show into three brackets, me first with some fiery latin and Brazilian sounds finishing up with a new deep electro monster from Flying Lotus and some sweet dancehall from Choppa Chop.

    Richard brought it home in the second bracket with some deep soul sounds and a furiously mixed 20 minute slab of future hip hop beats including an amazing new track by Nathan Yell (Aloe Blacc) with all the sounds ade from the human voice.

    Neil opened up with the instrumental of the El Michels Affair track that Richard had played and local word wizard Bigfoot let loose on the RRR airwaves freestyling up a storm about the merits of RRR, singing pop songs with Nikki Webster and mishaps of the Wild Turkey variety. Mr. Stafford then slipped into some Brazilian techno, an incredible carl craig remix of Tony Allen and a great members only edit that sounded suspiciously like the black consciousness group The Black Poets. tasty.

    declan

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    gal costa : barato total : philips
    wando : xavante lagrimas e poesia : beverly
    machine translations : twango : spunk

    bronx river pkwy : nora se va : truth and soul
    jesus acosta & the professionals : guajida : numero
    fruko y sus tesos : salsa na ma : soundway
    chuito velez : descarga : honest jons
    caetano veloso : alfomega : souljazz tropicalia
    flying lotus : dance floor stalker : warp
    choppa chop : lovely day : massive b

    marie 'queenie' lyons : see & don't see :
    aretha franklin : i've been loving you too long : atlantic
    alice russell : sweet is the air (acapella intro) : tru thoughts
    el michels affair ft. raekwon : pj's... from afar : truth and soul
    dj spinna : speed : urban theory
    stray ft. braintax : never free : little league prod
    flying lotus : massage situation : warp
    exile : in the night 22 : art don't sleep
    oh no : no guest list : stones throw
    nathan yell : goodbye : art don't sleep
    clause 4 : walking : dc recordings

    el michels affair : pj's (inst.) w/ MC BIGFOOT freestyle :
    russ gabriel : jelba : trip do brasil v/a
    tony allen : kilode (carl craig remix) : honest jons
    members only : untitled (last poets?) : members only edits
    carl craig : at les (live in paris) : planet e


    against the arctic # 83 7th October 2007

    a pretty dark, foggy flight path on the arctic tonight with lots of electronic sounds slipping across the RRR airwaves. Inspired in part by Mark Pritchard and Steve Spacek's set at Miss Libertine on the saturday night, I went through a little mix up of some of their music both individually and together and then couldn't resist some darker techno, dubstep and broken beat jams to warm up a suddenly cold sunday night. Ricardo Villalobos' mix of Shackleton's blood on my hands is as good as anything he's ever done, vintage rolling dark techno.

    Some months ago when J'Nett guested on the arctic she played an amazing piece of electro dub by kode 9 called sine of the dub with the incredibly deep vocals of the spaceape dribbling over the top of some nasty low-end-ness. It got it's second airing on the show tonight after an old mr. oizo favourite from a few years ago. Been diggin on the new prefuse 73, Francis Plagne and Heliocentrics in the world of new records.

    next week 14th October i'm joined by Richard Campbell and the 'fresh from record shopping in Japan' Neil Stafford. The week after 21st Oct I'll be talking with Kevin Drew from Broken Social Scene about his new album.

    declan

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    dabrye : game over ft dilla and phat kat (flying lotus remix) : cd-r
    dabrye/waajeed : jorgy : ghostly

    harmonic 313 : call to arms
    oh no : ox broil : stones throw
    flying lotus : tea leaf dancers : warp
    harmonic 313 crazy flanger : cd-r
    j dilla : jungle love : bbe
    steve spacek & dilla : dollar : sound in color

    mark pritchard & steve spacek : turn it on : cd-r
    everyday people : i can't sleep (afronaught instrumental) :
    domu : quantum blues : ?
    theo parrish : falling up (carl craig remix) : third ear
    shackleton : blood on my hands (ricardo villalobos mix) : skull disco

    mr. oizo : last night a dj killed my dog : f comm
    kode 9 and the spaceape : sine of dub : hyperdub
    skream : sub island : soul jazz
    matmos : ,snails and lasers for patricia highsmith ; matador

    david axelrod : the sick rose : capitol
    heliocentrics : sirius b : now again
    budos band : origin of man : daptone
    luiz eca : reflexos : ether

    post : heather : preservation
    prefuse 73 : knew you were gonna go : warp
    mountains in the sky : venus let's go : trifekta
    francis plagne : last days of 1614 : mistletone/synaesthesia
    suicide : che : red star

    manitoba : mammals vs reptiles : leaf


    against the arctic # 82 30th September 2007

    Started off tonight's show with an exploration of the Coltrane lineage, First great aunt Alice with a song from her mind blowing album Universal Consciousness and then followed it up with an amazing jam from her great nephew Flying Lotus from his new ep on Warp records. Egon's label Now Again has just released the Heliocentrics record which is sounding pretty amazing, an exploration through the depths of drummer and bandleader Malcolm Catto's wide taste with the record touching on hip hop, psychedelica, jazz and electronics. After checking out Sun Ra, his sometime collaborator Eddie Gale and an operatic interlude from Janet Baker's sung rendition of the Dido & Aeneas tragedy, things took a turn for the gypsy with songs from Salah Ragab's 60's egyptian jazz reissue, ditties about Andes mountain dancing from Yma Sumac and some brazilian sounds from Forro In The Dark.
    Second half of the show took in some soundtrack ambience, Jonathan Richman ranting, the new Akron Family and Kevin drew records and techno terrorists Black Dice.

    see you next week,

    declan

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    alice coltrane : sita ram : impulse
    flying lotus : massage situation : warp
    heliocentrics : american empire : now again
    nino rota : madeja :
    sun ra : lullaby for realville :
    broadcast : winter now (outro) : warp
    eddie gale : it must be you : four men with beards
    janet baker : fear no danger to ensue :
    salah ragab : oriental mood : art yard/honest jons

    ferdi ozbegen : koprudin gecti gelin : bosporus bridges v/a
    lucho bermudes : gaita de los flores : soundway
    george danquah : hot and jumpy : afrodisiac
    west african rhythm brothers : lagos mambo : honest jons
    yma sumac : wayra : ?
    forro in the dark : sabia : nublu presents

    benji b : sirrah : t5 soul sessions
    battles : uw : warp
    bernard hermann : sultan's feast : request
    john barry : friends of the evergrgeen : warner bros
    jonathan richman and modern lovers : don't let our youth go to waste :

    leafcutter john : in the morning : staubgold
    caribou : sundialing : city slang
    machine translations : need a miracle : spunk
    akron family : lake song / new ceremonial... : spunk
    stereolab : the stars our destination : too pure
    francoise hardy : fleur de lune : vogue
    kinks : tired of waiting for you

    kevin drew : tbtf : shiny
    os mutantes : dia 36 : polydor
    black dice : cowboy soundcheck : mistletone
    pikelet : size matters : chapter
    nobody : the all goden fronts


    against the arctic # 81 16th September 2007

    Started off the show with an Old Galt McDermott record this week that was the sample source for an old Handsome Boy Modelling School track from their first album "So... How's Your Girl?". The HBMS song, "The Truth" featured Roisin Murphy of Moloko and was always one of my favourites from that record. Heard a nice local beat from Ivan 'Choi' Katchoyan, drummer from Cookin On 3 Burners to get the next set rolling and after hearing Neil Young's incredible Vampire Blues from On The Beach went on a slightly cosmic bent for a few songs, taking in Mr. McCartney from his confounding album "II" and some newer disco edits, including a particularly incredible version of Yoko Ono''s Walking On Thin Ice by Elvis Costello. Thanks to J'Nett for tipping me to that one.

    Then it was more hip hop, new beats from Percee P and Phat Kat from their respective albums as well as some super digi-soul from the one and only Spacek and finishing up with the soon due in town Aloe Blacc and some electronic pop from Adem. Loving the new Caribou record and Nervois Jerk's ESP compilation from which the fantastic Kelley Stoltz track was taken.


    declan

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    galt mcdermott & his mid-manhattan-rhythm-section : coffeee cold : kilmarnock

    choi : dub hop : cd-r
    rza ft. del & aesop rock : preservation : baby grande
    neil young : vampire blues : reprise
    paul mccartney : darkroom : parlophone
    king & hound : stranger in the city : golden goose edits
    quiet village project : pillow talk : whatever we want
    elvis costello : walking on thin ice : nynx edit
    cat stevens : was dog a doughnut : island

    percee p : throwback : stones throw
    phat kat : cold steel : look
    steve & i : 96 : still music
    ttc : travailler : v2
    aloe blacc : evil doers : stones throw
    adem : launch yourself : domino

    caribou : after hours : city slang
    broadcast : corporeal : warp
    kelley stoltz : all the way to down and out : nervous jerk v/a
    novos baianos : tinindo trincando : soul jazz
    jorge ben : quem cochicha o rabo espicha : philips
    wando : na baixa do sapateiro : beverly

    triffids : estuary bed : domino
    go betweens : bow down : emi
    six organs of admittance : the desert is a circle : spunk
    seagull : mug : cd-r
    francis plagne : wings 6 ft leather briefcase : mistletone/synaesthesia
    jim o'rourke : halfway to a threeway : drag city

    solomon ilori : gbogbo omo ibile : honest jons


    against the arctic # 80 9th September 2007 w/ Rambl & Martin L

    Richard Campbell joined me for his monthly guest slot tonight and on the way we managed to convince Martin Langridge - possessor of the deepness - to join us for a RRR throwdown. Essentially the show is divided up into one long bracket each. Richard was first up beginning with Dilla, Martin second with Ahmad Jamahl and I brought it home kicking off with Kamal and the brotherhood.

    in 2 hours we rock through dubstep, jazz, tropical brazil, reggae, pop, digi-bit-hop, afrobeat, detroit techno, funk and soul, the breaks between signposted by three boys talking jibberish at the end of a long weekend in the discos. Richard back in a month for more hilarity and fine beats.

    Max Roach R.I.P.

    declan

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    faux pas : tim as a brim : www.iamfauxpas.com
    nick huggins : the movie we made : tbl

    beat konducta : raw tranquility pt. 3 : stones throw
    oh no : cosmos : stones throw
    j dilla : unknown : bbe
    sa-ra : special ft rosie dame : srcp
    restless soul : every time ft. zanzika : raw fusion
    lack of afro : wait a minute (lack of afro rmx) : record kicks
    the sound stylistics : the players theme : freestyle

    ahmad jamahl : bogota : impulse
    steve & i : deeper : still music
    sebastiao tapajos : um abraco no sorongo : mps
    tom trago & maximillion the real : kindred spirits
    junior boys : double shadow (kode 9 remix) : domino
    skream : sub island : soul jazz
    augustus pablo : hillside airstrip :
    jorge ben : pulo pulo :

    kamal and the brothers : brotherhood : luv n haight
    wareika hill sounds uhuru pajama : honest jons
    budos band : budos rising : daptone records
    daktaris : super afro beat : desco
    nino rota : satyricon ost interlude : eddie gale : the gleeker : 4 men with beards
    max roach : driva man : candid

    theo parrish : dusty cabinets : sound signature
    sexual harassment : we didn't say it : koenig ludwig entertainment
    carl craig : a wonderful life (epic mix) : planet e


    against the arctic # 79 2nd September 2007

    Apart from 2 cheeky New Zealand offerings, all the music on tonight's show was full flavoured Australian. And of course there were so many things I didn't get to play that I would've liked to. Started off with a new disco-pop jam from Barrage who'll be launching that ep on SAturday September 22nd at Gertrudes. Then it was a couple of disco classics, one from Mr. J Dower and then another from our friends perkalucci and ranzulio over at the pulse family. Then a big dirty mess of Australian and Kiwi funk, greasy and raw, fresh from the stove, which moved into indigenous sounds from george barrawanga and the wilcannia mob who have turned up on the new MIZ record courtesy of a Morganics engineered collaboration.

    Things wound down after that with beautiful tracks from Faux Pas, Nick Huggins, Qua and the new Pompey record out through Pocketclock. Mountains in the sky and Tim RIchmond brought home the gentle space only to have it disturbed by the Go Betweens with the incredible urgency of their song Palm Sunday and The Triffids with their 1981 single Stand Up released through a university label in Perth. Rounding it all off was a beautiful song from the new Francis Plagne record out through Mistletone and Synaesthesia.

    how lovely.

    Richard Campbell joins me this week on the Arctic.

    coming up : Post, Honest Jons Label special and interview, Sue Bowerman

    declan

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    barrage : only only : feral media

    architecture in helsinki : like a call (jeremy dower's buy me now i'm cheap remix) : trifekta
    robert williams : shazzbutt : pulse
    tornadoes : huihui : from the crate
    submariner meets opensouls and killamanraro uptown : turn it up (version) : from the crate
    bamboos : voodoo doll : kay dee
    mike squire : funky budgie : crookneck

    cookin on 3 burners ft. kylie auldist : settle the score : knowfool
    pelako: high n low (inst.) : crookneck
    mona lisa : holla : elefant traks
    george barrawanga & birdwave : dhimurru (eastern wind) : rex j records
    mia : mango pickle down river : xl

    faux pas : water into wine : faux pas
    nick huggins : the first letter of your name : two bright lakes
    go genre everything : detrox : cd-r
    post : fat : preservation

    qua : night sailing : surgery
    pompey : pipe miniature : pocketclock
    pompey : activity miniature : pocketclock
    fabulous diamonds : 2:01 : mistletone/nervous jerk
    pikelet : a bunch : chapter
    new buffalo : i'm the drunk and you're the star : dot dash

    mountains in the sky : communications with venus : trifekta
    tim richmond : hot coals : cd-r demo
    go betweens : palm sunday (on board the s.s. within) : big time
    triffids : stand up : shake some action/wait
    crayon fields : impossible things : trifekta

    drones : work for me : atp
    francis plagne : wings 6 ft leather briefcase : mistletone/synaesthesia


    against the arctic 78 August 26th 2007 w/ Egon & Matt Tudor

    Well, Radiothon is done for another year, another amazing effort with over 10,000 people pledging their support for the joys of independent, non playlisted media. Thanks to all those who subscribed.

    This week on the show was a long overdue DJ mix from Melbourne's Matt Tudor as well as an interview with Eothen Alapatt aka Egon, general manager of Stones Throw records and overseer of their wonderful sub Label Now Again whose compilation Now Again Re:Sounds has just hit the shelves with contemporaries like Koushik, Truth & Soul, J Rocc and Edan re interpreting some of the tastiest beats from the vaults into new music. Around and under Egon's talking I tried to cover a diverse range of material from both labels, testament to the importance of this imprint for modern music.

    After working at Gaslight and Raoul for many years, Matt Tudor went on to start the now defunkt Substrata.com.au which ran out of a small office in Johnson St Collingwood peddling incredible electronic sounds to the Australian online community for 5 years. Since winding up that operation, Matt has moved on to regular DJ'ing around town and more recently as a label manager for FUSE music distribution who oversee great labels like Daptone and Vampi Soul amongst many others.

    Matt's mix took in deep jazz, hip hop, dub, world music and some glitchy sounds all delicately mixed for sunday night listening pleasure.

    Richard Campbell joining me on the 9th for more musical malarkey.

    declan

    bumps : tryp meade gorsmatch
    koushik : be with

    madvillian : figaro : madlib's stones throw 101 remix

    : : egon interview part one : :

    songs underneath egon part one:
    oh no : kashmere bonus beats
    peanut butter wolf ft. planet asia and madlib : definition of ill (madlib remix)
    suite for weldon : outro live in nashville

    edan : sagittarius rapp

    : : egon interview part two : :
    songs underneath egon part two:
    yesterdays new quintet : sunrays

    j dilla : two can win
    j dilla : don't cry
    oh no : higher
    oh no : no guest list

    : : egon interview part three : :

    koushik : too much tenderness
    sound in light : free your mind
    quasimoto : microphone mathematics

    (all selections above on stones throw / now again records)

    bill hicks : drugs have done good things : relentless
    leslie feist : intuition : black sessions

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    matt tudor nice picks:

    art ensemble of chicago : proverbes 1 : sounds of the universe
    dijf sanders : swamp boulevard : dub
    hassle hound : tahitian sideshow : staubgold
    mugison : i want you : accidental
    filastine : palmares ft. dorothy lemoult : soot records
    dj vadim : milwaukee : bbe
    solilaquists of sound : as if we existed : nova
    budos band : king cobra : daptone
    family of percussion & archie shepp : here comes the family : infracom
    pivot : make me love you : sensory projects
    exhaust : metro mile end : constellation
    keith hudson & the chuckles : satan side : trojan
    lovejoys : jah light : wackies
    ekkehard ehlers : misorodzi : staubgold

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    heliocentrics : dance of the dogon : jazzman


    against the arctic # 75 5th August 2007 with Brothersister records

    Joining me on the penultimate Arctic before radiothon were Sam and Royce from local label brother sister who's compilation A Fifty Gallon Drum Of Savage Customs, Fresh Flesh and Random Pop" has been a regular on the show for the past few months since it's release. A great collection of loose and experimental pop, the compilation is a great look at some of Melbourne's independent talent and those who they mix with around the globe. The launch is happening at Gertrudes on Thursday the 16th featuring Inquiet, Poland, Kharkov and ii.

    After royce and sam, I got stuck in to a bracket with an amazing piece of David McComb spoken word from the Triffids Domino reissued Born Sandy Devotional. Finished off with some old sounds from RJD2 and a delicious new piece of reggae from Shinehead. The rest of the show was dark srums, african influences and some brazen latin sounds tempered by some soundtrack oddities towards the end. The Bumps album from Tortoise percussionists Bitney, Herndon and McEntire is pretty amazing.

    radiothon is next week!

    declan

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    salah ragab : ramadan in space time : art yard
    budos band : ghost walk : daptone

    : : : : : Brothersister records compilation launch : : : : :
    all songs below taken from the compilation:
    "A Fifty Gallon Drum Of Savage Customs, Fresh Flesh and Random Pop"

    except for:
    inquiet taken from ye ye bears (bsr006)
    kharkov taken from something tangible (bsr005)

    kharkov : erik
    directorsound : before the march
    poland : random pop
    super creep : get off my beach
    inquiet : low battery classic
    pompey : a fifty gallon drum

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    triffids : of the plaza : domino
    el michels affair w/ lee fields : my world : truth and soul
    rjd2 : june (remix inst) : definitive jux
    shinehead : i do love you : 7" white

    common : the game (inst) : geffen
    architecture in helsinki : heart it races : aih 7"
    anthony shakir : cowboy : klang
    bumps : craven : stones throw
    fabulous diamonds : 1:49 : misteltone/nervous
    panda bear : take pills : paw tracks

    ooioo : ats : thrill jockey
    lucho bermudez : gaita de las flores : soundway
    rene grand and his combo new york : cool : honest jons
    gilberto gil : sai do sereno : philips
    kes : the grey goose wing (recorders) : mistletone
    susan christie : paint a lady : delay 68

    bonnie koloc : hold on to me :
    moondog : oasis : honest jons
    electric flag : the hobbit : edsel
    quincy jones : papa san : mainstream
    erol peckan orkestrasi : gil sevigilim : bosporus bridges v/a
    edu lobo : zanzibar : verve
    bumps : a safe beam : stones throw


    against the arctic #74, 29th July 2007

    rhythm and sound : no partial
    monkees : can you dig it : rca
    rolling stones : prodigal son : london
    love : alone again or : rhino
    bumps : a safe beam : stones throw
    steve miller band : fly like an eagle : mercury
    theo parrish: electric alleycat : peacefrog

    waajeed : tron : fat city/jazzy sport
    alicia myers : i want to thank you : m&a records
    man friday : winners (larry levan remix)
    manhead : doop : cd-r
    arthur russell : lucky cloud : orange mountain music
    gilberto gil : oriente : philips

    savath & savalas : el caballo se desliza. obvia belleza : anti
    tenniscoats : moshi moshi this is veno : chapter
    brutal vainqueur : were you gone : brothersister
    scott walker : plastic palace people : philips
    triffids : tarrilup bridge : domino

    coco solid : satin sheetz : gentleman prefer bombz
    laurie anderson : o superman : warner
    pikelet : beyond the sky : chapter
    new buffalo : stay with us : dot dash

    chuck and mary perrin : flying : delay 68
    tape man : kaikoura ufo : kato
    michi sarmiento y sus bravos : mirame san miguel : soundway
    willie rasario : shining knight : honest jons
    jose feliciano : if i really bug you (then you don't love me)
    blonde redhead : in particular :


    against the arctic 73 w/ richard campbell 22nd July 2007

    my old buddy, old pal richard campbell was in the studio this week for a pretty loose 2 hours of music and tom foolery. We went through everything from hip hop, reggae and african music to Eno, 50's gospel from Memphis and the Peter Thomas sound orchestra. It was great fun and richard will be a back on a more regular basis to do it again!

    declan

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    dj shadow : lost and found : mo wax

    j dilla : say it (inst) : xo
    j dilla : can't you see : xo
    chris craft & mf doom : hooks is extra : fat city/jazzy sport
    ill suono : angel beat (dabrye remix) : ghostly
    sa-ra : a song 4 jay : jazzy sport
    zongamin : bongo song (mr. flash type c remix) : edbanger
    ghislain poirier : slow fat : cd-r

    rednose distrikt : popsong feat harco pront : kindred spirits
    rednose distrikt : herfst sonate feat pips : lab : kindred spirits
    dj harvey : this song changed my life : sarcastic
    brian eno : burning airlines : island
    horace andy : money money : wackies
    congos : congoman (carl craig edit) : honest jons

    abyssinians : good lord dub :
    fred williams & the jewel band : tell her : v/a midwest funk/jazzman
    curtis mayfield : billy jack : buddah
    james brown : the boss : polydor
    fela kuti & ginger baker : let's start : celluloid

    edgar varese : octandre : columbia
    anticon : we ain't fessin' (double quotes) : anticon
    scott walker : next : philips
    peter thomas sound orchestra : sterne und raketen
    songbirds of the south : jesus met a woman at the well : p-vine special
    manitoba : seaweed : leaf (played 1/2 on 33!)


    against the arctic 15th july 2007

    noisy beginnings : african midriff : quiet endings :

    Richard Campbell aka Rambl guesting next week.

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    m.i.a : boyz :
    dj collapse : shinbone : accidental

    ghislain poirier : overwinning : cd-r
    dabrye ft. dilla & phat kat : game over (flying lotus rmx) : cd-r
    waajeed : fire : fat city/jazzy sport
    sa ra : wonderful : abb soul
    prefuse 73 / tommy guererro : storm returns : warp
    koushik : pretty soon : stones throw
    brigitte fontaine : le goudron : comme a la radio

    elly & rikkert : hensenkring : delay 68
    neu : neujativland : emi
    deerhoof : spy on you : trifekta
    rabbits & carrots : the funky chicken : vampi soul
    curtis mayfield : ghetto child : curtom

    fela kuti : alagbon close : kalakuta
    gyedu blay ambolley : this hustling world : afrodisiac
    la playa sextet : no me dejes : honest jons
    la sonora clenaguera : la piojosa : soundway
    augustus pablo : memories of the ghetto :

    nick huggins : track 10 : shipwreck LP
    motion : electric pets : fat cat
    bruno spoerri : soft art theme : finders keepers
    francis plagne : ballad of the snail : synaesthesia
    pikelet : a bunch : chapter
    inquiet : fresh flesh : brother sister


    against the arctic 8th july 2007 w/ Simon Caldwell

    Simon Caldwell was my guest on the arctic tonight, the third in two weeks! Having had me on his 2-SER Show All Funked Up in Sydney many times, I have been trying to wheedle Simon into the studio the last few times he's been down to play. Simon's probably best renowned for his deep, detroit inspired sets of techno, house, disco and electro but is also a keen collector of jazz, funk, soul and reggae. After gorging himself on Pizza Meine Leibe he went deep into his library and came up with some ultra-spaced funk soul and jazz ditties full of samples and hooks that had us all pulling Howard Moon jazz faces in the studio right up til 10pm.

    thanks to Tamas for his great mix last week, i went out and found out an $8.00 Shomu Yamashta record after hearing a track last week in his nice picks.

    next week flying solo and then on the 22nd Rambl will be joining me for further meeting of musical minds.

    If you're out and about in the city this Saturday, come on down to Croft Institute for Kuya's new night Womp Womp Woawow! and next Wednesday the 18th you should get some creative music in your life with Sophie Brous' new night Mash Out. It's a monthly event at the Toff and this second edition features the talents of Buttercupmetalpolish, The Free Music Ensemble, Casey Rice (!) and Dj's Phil Ransom and Me.

    declan

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    julien dyne : telekinesis (intro) : from the crate

    arthur russell : this is how we walk on the moon : orange mountain
    the electric flag : joint passing : the trip soundtrack
    moondog : enough about human rights : honest jons
    shomu yamashta : 33 1/3 : island
    fabulous diamonds : 2:54 : mistletone/nervous jerk
    salah ragab : mervat : art yard
    quincy bright : al's greens : truth and soul
    t love : who smoked sunshine :

    morgan zatare : m.a.b. : fat city/jazzy sport
    waajeed : proud : fat city/jazzy sport
    anthony shakir : bob : klang
    expressions : money i$ king : truth and soul
    gilberto gil : back in bahia : philips
    las moskas : buscando la felicidad : mexico 70
    el sexteto miramar : cumbiamba : soundway

    antibalas : beaten metal : anti
    black gorilla : funky jungle : pye

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    simon caldwell nice picks:

    lonnie liston smith : exotic mysteries : cbs
    johnny hammond : can't we smile : milestone
    maxayn : check out your mind : capricorn records
    harvey mason : hop scotch : arista
    barbara mason : people don't believe : buddah
    the loading zone : can i dedicate : rca
    lamont dozier : put out my fire : abc
    paulinho da costa : berimbau variations : pablo
    jackie moore : if : atlantic
    loungin with jacko : rmw edit : rmw