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Category: Podcasts

Repercussions #12 “Instrumental Grime”

Repercussions Instrumental Grime

Falling out of scenes such as UK garage, hip hop and drum and bass, Grime rose to prominence in the early 2000s, headed by a raft of soon-to-be-famous MCs such as Dizzee Rascal, Tinie Tempah and Tinchy Stryder. Although often dubbed “a London thing”, Grime has spread internationally over the last decade, and its sound has also developed well beyond its roots – coming to a head over the last two years with a new wave of producers creating, what has been broadly dubbed as, ‘instrumental grime’. On this week’s Repercussions, Stuart Buchanan takes a survey of the scene from a number of players including Slackk, Samename, Mssingno, Rabit, Moleskin and Murlo, and investigates Australian connections from producers Strict Face, Arctic and Dellity.

Repercussions #11: “99 Records”

Repercussions 99 Records

99 Records was a label run out of New York’s West Village in the early 1980s which, over its brief and troubled lifetime, blended the aftershock of punk with disco, dub, funk and proto hip-hop in a catalogue that includes some of the most influential records of the era – records that would have a lasting and profound impact on artists such as LCD Soundsystem, Carl Craig and Optimo, and was a critical inspiration for DFA Records. In this episode of Repercussions, Stuart Buchanan rewinds through 99 Records release slate, featuring Liquid Liquid, ESG, Bush Tetras, Maximum Joy, Y Pants and more.

Repercussions #10: “Portishead – Dummy”

Repercussions Portishead

20 years ago this month, Portishead released one of the defining records of the 1990s, their debut album ‘Dummy’. Blending hip hop, turntablism and samplology with downbeat jazz drums, electric guitar, dub bass and the unique vocals of Beth Gibbons, the result is an album that, despite its ‘trip hop’ tag, has stood the test of time with remarkable rigour. In this week’s Repercussions, Stuart Buchanan revisits ‘Dummy’ via a selection of album tracks, b-sides, live versions and original sample sources; and we hear Portishead on remix duties for Massive Attack and UNKLE.

Repercussions #9: “Selectors: Seekae”

Repercussions Seekae

In the run up to the release of their third album The Worry, Sydney trio Seekae visit Repercussions to curate a selection of eclectic tracks that have influenced their work to date, including music from Shed, Benge, Flash And The Pan, The Reels, Roxy Music and more. They also discuss the making of the new record, their favourite Seekae remixes and their plans for 2014 and beyond.

Repercussions #8 ‘Experimental R&B”

This week’s Repercussions takes former FBi Album Of The Week artist FKA Twigs as a jumping off point to explore the expanding world of experimental R&B – an amalgam of commercial R&B, pop and soul, blended with experimental production and off-kilter sounds. We kick back to 2006 with Cassie, before winding forward to recent productions from artists such as Dean Blunt & Inga Copeland, Kid A, Phlo Finister, Kelis, SZA and Jessy Lanza; and uncover Australian contributions from Fatti Frances, Oscar Key Sung, Guerre and Black Vanilla.

Repercussions #7 “Pioneers: Can”

Can were without doubt one of the most original and influential bands of the 1960s and 1970s, bridging electronic music, jazz, rock and classical with a wild, experimental approach to emerging electronic production techniques. The resulting sound – dubbed ‘krautrock’ by the British music press at the time – is a body of work that reverberates through the music of Portishead, LCD Soundsystem, Factory Floor, Kanye West and many more. In this episode of Repercussions, Stuart Buchanan takes a dive into their extensive back catalogue, via edits from a rare 2004 FBi interview with Irmin Schmidt, and brings the story up to date with remixes from Carl Craig and UNKLE, plus new work from two Can founders in their Cyclopean guise.

Repercussions #6 “Rewind: 2004”

Time-shifting back ten years, on Repercussions this week we survey some pivotal moments from dance and electronic music in 2004. From the ‘Kitsune electro’ of Popular Computer through much-loved Australian acts Cut Copy and Atone, to the first emergence of Hyperdub’s signature style via Kode 9 & The Spaceape, and early cuts from Diplo, Junior Boys and Various Production. We also take in some emerging sounds from the around the world at that time, including the self-styled ‘eurocrunk’ of TTC and Brazilian baile funk from Deise Tigrona.

Repercussions #5 “Shangaan Electro”

In this week’s Repercussions, we head out on a journey through the frenetic electronic sound of Shangaan Electro. Originating from South Africa, and largely driven by the producer and promoter Nozinja, the sound gained more wide stream popularity after a string of releases through Damon Albarn’s Honest Jon’s Records. On the show, we’ll be hearing some essential Shangaan Electro cuts, as well as classic tracks from the likes of Penny Penny, and remixes from Actress, DJ Rashad and more. There’s also a preview of the new single from Nozinja, released through Warp Records next month.

Repercussions #4 “The Future Sound Of Scotland”

First broadcast on FBi Click on 21st July 2014, Repercussions #4 is titled ‘The Future Sound Of Scotland’ and looks back at a selection of electronic touchstones from the electro-darklands of Northern Europe. The artists pictured are Colin Angus and Will Sin aka an early incarnation of The Shamen, whose ‘Hyperreal’ track appears on the show, along with music from SlamSimple MindsThomas Leer, Robert Rental, Secession, The KLF, Fini Tribe, Stakker, Primal Scream and Boards Of Canada.

Repercussions #3 “Prop – The Proto Presets”

Originally broadcast on FBi Click on 14th July 2014, Repercussions #3 takes as its starting point one of the most successful electronic music acts in Australia, The Presets. Every great band has to start somewhere, and across the 60-min show, I look back to the band where Julian Hamilton and Kim Moyes first set off on their music career, a band called Prop.

Repercussions #2 “Selector: Gareth Psaltis”

In Episode #2 of Repercusssions, Stuart Buchanan is joined by Sydney electronic music producer and DJ Gareth Psaltis (Hunter Gatherer) to discuss the artists and tracks that influenced his work, including music from Autechre, Kanding Ray, Surgeon, Voices From The Lake and more.

Repercussions #1 “In The Beginning”

Repercussions investigates the infinite connections in electronic music, past present and future, every week on FBi Click. Each 60-minute show follows an artist, genre, producer, subject, location or label and explores the influential tracks that exist in their orbit – before, during and after.  Neither retro nor futurist, Repercussions celebrates the timelessness of electronic music, in all its forms.

In Episode #1, I present a selection of moments in electronic music that have resonated throughout time in one way or another, and the repercussions of these tracks are still being felt today.

Out Of The Box – Grant Morrison

Guest presenting on FBi’s Out Of The Box, I talk to Grant Morrison, the visionary creator behind The Invisibles, Batman: Arkham Asylum, New X-Men, All-Star Superman and the upcoming DC project Multiversity. Grant shares some of the tunes that have soundtracked his life thus far, and talks about his life in comics from his early years growing up in Glasgow, to his forthcoming appearance at the Sydney Opera House for the Graphic festival.

New Weird Australia Podcast #31

From 2009-2012, the New Weird Australia Podcast featured selected interviews and in-studio recordings from my FBi radio show, as well as live performances from events, video interviews and more. Episode #31 is the second of two podcast-only episodes with music from Mei Saraswati, Mental Powers, Kendall Francis, Hollow Press, The Atlas Room, Dora the Extruder, Chris Cobilis and Wooshie, plus an exclusive live collaborative set from Ambrose Chapel vs Anonymeye, recorded at the recent Vagrant show in Brisbane.

New Weird Australia Podcast #30, Perth Special

From 2009-2012, the New Weird Australia Podcast featured selected interviews and in-studio recordings from my FBi radio show, as well as live performances from events, video interviews and more. After finishing up a three year run on Sydney’s FBi Radio, this was the first of two podcast-only episodes of the New Weird Australia’s show, presented by Stu Buchanan.  Episode #30 is a PERTH SPECIAL, celebrating the New Weird Australia compilation ‘Western Schism‘, featuring music from Endless Paths, Kucka, James Ireland & Andrew Sinclair, FM Raster, Cat Hope, These Ship Wrecks and an interview with Kynan Tan.

New Weird Australia Podcast #29, Wood & Wire – Label Feature

From 2009-2012, the New Weird Australia Podcast featured selected interviews and in-studio recordings from my FBi radio show, as well as live performances from events, video interviews and more.

In New Weird Australia Podcast #29, we highlight a new companion project called Wood & Wire – a digital record label which sets out to promote experimentation in Australian music across all genres.

New Weird Australia Podcast #28, Gold Model – Live-to-air Set & Interview

From 2009-2012, the New Weird Australia Podcast featured selected interviews and in-studio recordings from my FBi radio show, as well as live performances from events, video interviews and more. Episode #28 features a live set from new Sydney three-piece Gold Model. The members of the band are by no means new to music-making – lead vocalist Zed Female (otherwise known as Christina Harvey) can be found in a number of projects, most notably ‘Und’.

NWA Podcast #27. Nadir, Live-to-air Set & Interview

From 2009-2012, the New Weird Australia Podcast featured selected interviews and in-studio recordings from my FBi radio show, as well as live performances from events, video interviews and more.

Episode 27 looks at modular synthesis, with live set from Nadir – a collaboration between Sydney artist Alex White and Melbourne’s Ben Byrne – and Pia Van Gelder, co-director of the upcoming Moduluxxx Festival, described as something between “a museum, a LAN party and a petting zoo”.

NWA Podcast #26. Dale Gorfinkel, Profile

From 2009-2012, the New Weird Australia Podcast featured selected interviews and in-studio recordings from my FBi radio show, as well as live performances from events, video interviews and more.

Episode 26 was filed by contributors Matthew O’Shannessy and Michael Prior from Tape Projects, who talk to Melbourne-based improvisor, installation artist and instrument builder, DALE GORFINKEL.

NWA Podcast #25. Emily Grantham, Live-to-air Set & Interview

 

From 2009-2012, the New Weird Australia Podcast featured selected interviews and in-studio recordings from my FBi radio show, as well as live performances from events, video interviews and more.

Sydney’s EMILY GRANTHAM is a young producer who submitted a series of off-kilter electronic demos to New Weird Australia in 2011, and released her debut EP through Wood And Wire in 2012. In Episode 25 of our podcast series, she plays a special live set written exclusively for the radio show, and chats about her work and future plans.

NWA Podcast #24. Haunts, Live-to-air Set & Interview

From 2009-2012, the New Weird Australia Podcast featured selected interviews and in-studio recordings from my FBi radio show, as well as live performances from events, video interviews and more.

Episode 24 of the Podcast series features the debut live radio performance from Haunts, recorded only a few days before their second ever show at Dirty Shirlows in Sydney. Haunts sees the coming together of two members of Sydney’s Underlapper with producer and musician Peter Hollo (Raven, Fourplay).