Saturday, 31 December 2016

AbstractRadio session - dem's da breakz - december 2016

Good people,

This time 'round in what will inevitably - as night follows day - come to be known as our "legendary" series of sessions, our devilish ninjas here at the AbRad work-house have knocked up a slightly twisted selection of action-packed beats and pieces for all you head-nodders.

Chock full of blunted funk, dirty beats, phat jazzy breaks and good ol' drum & bass and featuring, among others, the corrupted talents of Dusty Springfield, Led Zepellin, Marvin Gaye and the Reverend Al Green, there's nothing too hard on the mixer here, but more than plenty enough to scare the neighbours with.

File under uneasy listening.

x

The AbRad team.


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Tracklist

    Start 
Artist
Track Title
Label
000:00soul mission jackie in action lacerba
004:08a skillz vs beatvandals feelin kinda insane insane bangers
006:05hardwire conkskank kingsize
009:35agent sumo keep the faith freskanova
013:04nice7 party people area remote
015:30skillz happiness finger lickin
016:47paul murphy soul call afro art
019:28kurt harris emperor of my baby's heart diamond
022:51s.m.o.v. marvin's state kudos
025:48glover & crockett latin soul strut chappell
027:38krafty cuts latin bounce fsuk
031:23telephunken feeling good actúa
033:00duke of harringaysarcacidspymania
036:59paysbass I got you zanzara
037:33dromehoax? what did you get ninja tune
040:15quantic snakes in grass tru thoughts
044:00naturacinema fastlane noton
048:24speedometer happy freestyle
050:47tape five soulsalicious chinchin
053:56amon tobin stoney street ninja tune
057:06dj food freedom ninja tune
060:57count skylarkin dub of a preacherman mftp
063:17amon tobin easy muffin ninja tune
065:24technimatic looking for diversion shogun audio
069:27dj food scratch yer head ninja tune
074:15fernando porto só tinha de ser com você trama
077:25hexstatic led zebamen boot
080:39superbreak whole lotta dub superbreak
086:20tor glass loci
089:14time machine million and one things to do miclife
092:00stereo action unlimited hi-fi trumpet¡ya basta!
093:03poldore but I do cold busted
096:40fdel how lucky am I inertia access
098:25gramatic muy tranquilo lowtemp
102:14bozo meko spread love bozo meko
102:45esbe tribute to music cult classic
105:57keith mansfield morning broadway jazzman
108:42atmosphere sunshine rhymesayers
111:20ed wizard straight up editorial
114:52gramatik the prophet lowtemp
116:52jackknife lee here kitty kitty pussyfoot
119:39jay-jbone downdownshift
122:11d-codedust deviladult swim
124:48disco tech waiting on you discodat
127:37gramatik break loose pretty lights
130:17hyper cascade kilowatt

-- Total running time – 134.50 --

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Sunday, 4 December 2016

AbRad Video: Litmus vs Freemasons - Uninvited

      "Bravely we venture into uncharted waters."

In a departure from the norm, we thought "Wouldn't a video be nice every now and then."
So, in what will be undoubtedly a very occasional series, here's our first sortie into the wonderful world of on-line video...


Freemasons - Uninvited
Litmus Extended Edit




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Featuring the combined vocals talents of both Alanis Morissette [the original unlicenced version] and Bailey Tzuke (daughter of Judy) [the official 2007 rework] married up with some eye-popping visuals, we think we've got off to a half decent start.


Here's the vid:

Tuesday, 29 November 2016

AbstractRadio session - masters at work 2016

Kenny Dope Gonzalez and Little Louie Vega aka the Masters at Work are unarguably the finest production team yet to grace the world of house music. Their truly gargantuan talents and influence require no further introduction.


Dominating the scene for over two decades, and recording for every legendary US house label of the early ‘90s - Strictly Rhythm, Nervous, Cutting, Nu Groove etc, MAW’s unprecedented output embodies the essence of soul in modern dance music, with tracks ranging from twisted house to pounding latin beats, often topped off with the sweetest of vocals (it certainly helps if one of your number was husband to the ultra-gifted chanteuse India). And the quality of their remix work remains unrivalled – all in all, a bar set very high, and yet to be paralleled.

As you may be able to discern, we’re big fans.

Here’s our tribute - a rather special selection of their finest, rarest and most influential tracks and remixes, starting from the early ‘90s.

Of course, for a body of work so large, there are many omissions here – countless Kenlou dubs, including Tito Puente’s Ran Can Can and Debbie Gibson’s One Step Ahead, Chris Cueva’s Hip Hop, MAW’s I Can’t Get No Sleep, Souffles & Everybody Needs Somebody to name a tiny selection. And then there’s their more recent solo work…

Maybe we’ll knock up another some time down the line?

With huge love and respect,

The AbRad team

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Tracklist

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Artist
Track Title
Label
000:00vega & anthony the rideatlantic
004:00jamiroquai emergency on planet earth - club mixsony
010:49joe t. vannelli play with the voice - MAW in your face mixnervous
016:33masters at workour mute horncutting
022:19julio iglesiasoye como va - organ mixcolumbia
028:18soul II soul back to life - vocal dubvirgin
032:15masters at workbrazilian beat - dope mixmr bongo
036:04hardrive vs dino lennydeep inside - dino’s dubstrictly rhythm
037:44nuyorican soul runaway - spanish underground mixgiant step
045:00people underground my love - underground network dubfreetown inc
050:43freedom williams voice of freedom - bass hit dubcolumbia
055:42nuyorican soul I love the nightlife / disco round - 12” mixwork
065:15the cover girls wishing on a star - jeepepic
069:56the braxtons the boss - masters at work album mixatlantic
079:20linda clifford runaway love curtom
085:12george benson the ghetto / el barriogrp
094:52nuyorican soul it’s alrightgiant step
103:11soul fusion we can make it - underground network mixstrictly rhythm
107:47mutiny bliss - MAW main mixsunflower
115:18masters at workbackfired - frankie feliciano editMAW
124:21voices voices in my mind - cosmack mastersound of ministry
130:50voices voices in my mind - cosmic editsound of ministry
135:28hardrive sindaestrictly rhythm
141:40barbara tucker beautiful people - underground network mixstrictly rhythm
148:09hardrive deep inside strictly rhythm
150:32hardrive 2000never forgetstrictly rhythm
158:40river ocean love and happiness - junior boys own superdubstrictly rhythm
165:25river ocean yemaya y ochún - originalstrictly rhythm

-- Total running time – 175.37 --

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Wednesday, 31 August 2016

AbstractRadio session - august 2016

Meanwhile…

Here’s another box of delights lovingly crafted for your pleasure - a cornucopia of house, from bigroom belters to disco reworks, featuring not just one but two previous AbRad tunes of the week; perennial dancefloor favourites Snap!, Boney M and Kylie [admittedly, rather twisted versions thereof] and, shoved onto the end for good measure, a smattering of AbRad faves, all very dear to our hearts.

Enjoy.

The Abrad team.

[any feedback, much appreciated]

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Tracklist

Start
Artist
Track Title
Label
000:00milk and sugar heat enormous
005:53mambo brothers momento toolroom
011:44jindo summer stories inmotion
015:22dj face off the power ppmusic
019:55mark knight your love toolroom
025:35technasia suga toolroom
029:30giom kalimba song supremus
034:43coeonative riddim toy tonics
040:17superlover circus suara
044:27love committee just as long as I got you alkalino
053:29razor-n-tapeso truerazor-n-tape
057:51italobrosfor lovefogbank
061:36paolo barbato keep on loving ocean trax
064:28prok and fitch tears suara
069:25ronn sunshine guesthouse
073:19dirty secretz trippin whartone
076:42brothers in progresscollision monza ibiza
081:19dj face off surfer white
085:57the face loving defmix
090:36nice7 point gruuv
096:18greg gauthier another door what’s up
101:44gerd for 12 mins she danced with an alien bmu

-- Total running time – 109.48 --

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Saturday, 30 July 2016

AbstractRadio session - july 2016

Like the veritable bad penny, we’re back once again, diving into another stack of delectable danceable delights.

Tons of tremendous toe-tappers here, from smooth vocals to big summer tunes, including Liem’s great reworking of a Sydney Youngblood classic, F. Rizardo’s re-jig of Joyce Sims, DJ Dan and Purple Disco’s cracking contributions, and then there’s the filthy bass running through The Swiss’ disco-drenched Elouisa…

Enjoy, and as ever, thanks for listening.

The Abrad team.

[any feedback, much appreciated]


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Tracklist

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Artist
Track Title
Label
000:00jean claude gavri nightfly ebo
005:10kaiserdisco que ritmo stylerockets
009:59james winter deeper love city soul
014:06winnie deep new day afrikamotion
018:27life less ordinary new day club sweat
025:06disclosure holding on caracal
029:32todd terry leaving me again phoenix
033:45alfred azzetto funkasso minimarket
037:02djoon experience baptise me djoon
044:22teddy douglas check it out nervous
047:51liem if only I could white
053:21the swiss elouisa kitsune
058:16purple disco love defected
061:47vhyce hard to find no brainer
067:46dj dan I got a man instereo
071:09noisy bears u got my love abcdeep
074:48franky rizardo come into my life simma black
078:24mr moon freaky mr moon
081:49knee deep all about love kneedeep
090:38siege yeah brobot
095:45gabriel and castellon harlem inhouse
099:08kenny summit like a moth to the flame guesthouse
103:27sugarstarr hey sunshine enormous
109:00claptone ghost exploited
114:21damian lazarus vermillion reprise crosstown rebels

-- Total running time – 119.54 --

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Wednesday, 29 June 2016

AbstractRadio session - june 2016

This month’s spicy AbstractRadio Session Recipe:


Take a bit of deep and a pinch of disco. Throw in a splash of funky together with just a hint of old school to bring out the full flavour. Add a dash of all-time classic for good measure.

Leave to marinate in a dark place for several months before serving.
No extra seasoning is necessary.

[serving suggestion – loud, with good, solid footwear]

As is customary for any AbRad session, every track’s a winner, but deserving of a special mention in dispatches are:
J. Sikora’s “Larry’s Garage”, Sahagun’s twisted latin workout “The 3rd Advice”, Kink’s ethereal “Pocket Piano” and X-Press 2’s autumnal masterpiece - “Give It”.

Enjoy!

More soon

The Abrad team.

[any feedback, much appreciated]


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Tracklist

Start
Artist
Track Title
Label
00:00rhythm doctor intro truelove
00:39grand larceny body workin b2
03:32rich pinder hat play d-vine
07:26man without a clue morning funk mix clueless
11:01roter lewis get out of my life nite grooves
14:21juliet sikora larry’s garage kitt ball
19:15clio dangerous truesoul
25:40be as deep music makes me happy plastic people
32:22disk nation saxophonists cruise
35:09rene amesz like it deep tiger
41:34diskode burp moulton
44:46move d jus house uzuri
49:07lenny kiser this time moulton
53:37soledrifter soul groove large
57:35joi resh here we go kaleydo
64:38rafa barrios daledalehey intec
67:43alan de lanier dance mycrazything
71:49soul divine secret love stereo flava
74:54manuel sahagun the 3rd advice development
81:13kerri chandler mommy whats a record downtown
86:16kink pocket piano running back
91:39x-press 2give itskint

-- Total running time – 101.27 --



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Friday, 13 May 2016

Tune of the Week - No.9 - 12.05.16

With so much wonderful music knocking around here in the Abstract studio, we thought we'd take the opportunity to showcase a few very special items that are close to our hearts. Our choices for Tune of the Week may be fresh through the door, or decades old - our aim is that they will always epitomise the ethos of AbstractRadio...


And welcome back to our continuing search for aural excellence...


Milk & Sugar ft. Nomfusi - Heat (African Day) - Sandy Dae Mix -
Enormous Tunes ETR308


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Coming to an AbRad Session near you soon, here's our latest tune of the ... well, you can insert your own appropriate time-frame here [we suspect you're not all sitting on the edge of you collective seats awaiting our Tunes of the Week].

Featuring the silky vocals of South African chanteuse Nomfusi, Heat tells a tale of pastoral existence; collecting wood to make a fire, grinding flour for bread, taking water from the near-by river - no story of urban life and love here. In fact, she may well be camping, though we suspect not. Some of her lyrics remain unclear to us here at AbRad mansions, but frankly, she had us after the lines:
    "Wake up in the morning, I was feeling kind of cold so I decided that I'd go and get some heat. Chopping at the wood so I can take it home with me so I can get the fire started for me tea."

    [It's her pronunciation of "tea" that gets us - just exquisite!].


Milk and Sugar of course require very little by way of introduction - they've been knocking out cracking house tunes for decades, but the accolades here go to the remix duties carried out by relative newcomer Sandy Dae. She's added a cracking little bassline to the original, plus a couple of fat breaks, and has tightened the track up a fair bit, delivering a really fantastic floorfiller.

Go on, get some heat.



Here's the vid:

Saturday, 30 April 2016

AbstractRadio session - dirtydiscodubs II - april 2016

And we're back, with a second seasonal helping of smooth summery disco reworks, dubs and edits.

As ever, it’s hard to separate the men from the boys track-wise, but both Beaten Space Probe contributions are crackers, as are those from Fingerman, Stranger Danger, JC Gavri, Alkalino, LNTG, Anthony Mansfield, KS French, Ron Basejam and 78 Edits.

It’s all sun-blessed and drenched in vitamin C.

Enjoy.

AbRad - where the listener always comes first.

[any feedback, much appreciated]

select mixes
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Click for all deep mixes Click for all funky mixes Click for all House mixes Click for all lounge/downtempo mixes Click for all disco

Tracklist

Start
Artist
Track Title
Label
000:00vinyladdicted so hot noton
006:09disco tech waiting on you discodat
012:20p sol love down editorial
017:25peza do you have any midnight riot
024:05b-jamstop out superbreak
029:12sunner soul dancing to the music noton
034:0478 edits meet patti editorial
041:00ks french trippin' dub digging deeper
050:32get down edits two timin' lady editorial
056:02the lonely smoker on fire bustadub
059:37ltj happiness super value
065:51tim zawada tugboat deep n slow white
073:04b-jaminfinity editorial
078:12anthony mansfield son of zeus whiskey disco
082:57jean claude gavri az alwayz coco
090:16alkalino come back baby audaz
094:30shit hot soundsystem disco bukowski undercover operations
101:49buzz compass your daddy loves youa friend in need
104:42the lonely smoker hang on los grandes
112:36lntg baby you fooled around dessert island
117:38beaten space probe nine lives bsp
124:32beaten space probe burnin up bsp
131:45stranger danger want some morehotbox boogie
135:40ron basejam someday razor-n-tape
137:20fingerman lenny's disco chopshop
143:52fingerman phoenix undercover operations
151:22giano v the spinners single tequila trax

-- Total running time – 160.06 --



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Saturday, 27 February 2016

AbstractRadio download - ambient excursions

Aka: "Now that's what I really call chilled"





Dear Listener,

For you, seeing as you asked so nicely, here's our latest epic session in all its five hour meandering magnificence, available as a single download in glorious stereophonic sound.

You can thank us later.

Just don't say we don't spoil you.

File details:
    abstractradio-abstractions-260216.mp3
    Recorded at 320kbps/ HQ VBR.
    Beware: a fairly sizeable file:- 423MB.

[the above link will take you to the download page on google drive]


Session details:
    Recorded in February 2016 with VDJ7 and SoundForge10.

Enjoy!
The AbRad team.

If you have any problems with the download link above, please let us know.

NB: The session is also available as a stream in two parts: here and here.

The full track-listing is also available via these two links.

[There, that should keep you going for a while]

Friday, 26 February 2016

AbstractRadio session - ambient abstractions II - 2016

Aka: "Now that's what I really call chilled volume 2"



Appreciators of ambient abstraction & dedicated devotees of chill …

To [finally] see in 2016, we’d like to take you on an epic journey through 60 years of the finest chillage, featuring a hand-picked selection of laid-back noodlings from the AbRad vaults, favourites of daytime TV producers, idlers and insomniacs alike the world over.

Here’s the second, slightly shorter half of the two-part, 5 hour [we did say epic] session.

The entire five hour session can also be downloaded here.

With a lot of fantastic stuff from the Ninja stable, there’s just too many stand out tracks to mention in dispatches - you will have to listen for yourself. Suffice to say, there’s a fair number of golden moments here.

So, lie back, snuggle up, relax and float downstream [but keep your hands where we can see them].

Enjoy.

Horizontally yours,

The AbRad team.

[any feedback, much appreciated]


select mixes
by genre:
Click for all lounge/downtempo mixes Click for all ambient/chill mixes Click for all eclectic mixes

Tracklist

000:00incognitaintronoton
001:33flashbaxx livingroom adventures im electronic
006:54brian eno always returning eg
011:10kings of tomorrow finallydistance
016:35the cinematic orchestra dawn ninja tune
020:49rollo let this be a prayer cheeky
023:22sylvian & sakamoto forbidden colours - ghosts edit virgin
030:08devotchka how it ends cicero
036:00pink floyd if emi
040:46sarah winton blue jazz noton
043:22thomas dolby I scare myself capitol
048:27i:cube adore music land
054:44klf six hours to louisiana, black coffee going cold klf
056:06ry cooder paris texas warners
060:32klf dream time in lake jackson klf
063:14avro part spiegel im spiegel bis
069:36alucidnation I’m not bad induction
074:54sunsay wind song noton
079:08a man called adam easter song other
085:45dj disse walk on the wild side music for dreams
091:59fragile state the barney fade bar de lune
096:21litmus world on fire noton
098:03the exploding thumbs sky holds the sun holistic
101:17jose padilla walking in the air react
106:22lemon jelly don’t stop now xl
114:01hafdís huld who loves the sun mvine
116:33the penguin café orchestra another one from porlock zopf
119:24philip glass koyaanisqatsi island
123:23olive not alone rca

-- Total running time – 128:28 --


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AbstractRadio session - ambient abstractions I - 2016

Aka: "Now that's what I really call chilled"



Appreciators of ambient abstraction & dedicated devotees of chill …

To [finally] see in 2016, we’d like to take you on an epic journey through 60 years of the finest chillage, featuring a hand-picked selection of laid-back noodlings from the AbRad vaults, favourites of daytime TV producers, idlers and insomniacs alike the world over.

Here’s the first half of the two-part, 5 hour [we did say epic] session.

The entire five hour session can also be downloaded here.

With a lot of fantastic stuff from the Ninja stable, there’s just too many stand out tracks to mention in dispatches - you will have to listen for yourself. Suffice to say, there’s a fair number of golden moments here.

So, lie back, snuggle up, relax and float downstream [but keep your hands where we can see them].

Enjoy.

Horizontally yours,

The AbRad team.

[any feedback, much appreciated]


select mixes
by genre:
Click for all lounge/downtempo mixes Click for all ambient/chill mixes Click for all eclectic mixes

Tracklist

000:00the cinematic orchestra manhatta ninja tune
002:37snooze the spy from ankara ssr
005:37peace orchestra 10 g- stone
008:54moby lie down in darkness mute
011:41prince fatty meets nostalgia 77 quiet dawn dub truthoughts
015:1878 edits meet patti editorial
022:13pink floyd granchester meadows emi
027:57fila brazillia subtle body pork
036:32rhye the fall polydor
040:47dj food the sky at night ninja tune
044:52the penguin café orchestra nothing really blue zopf
050:19skalpel sculpture ninja tune
054:47achive old artist Island
057:01lemon jelly the curse of ka’zar xl
065:33mystic diversions flight ba0247 bacci bros
069:04yo la tengo blue/green arrow earworm
075:26cayetano fairy tales klik
077:48hector zazou and she stepped aside ssr
085:20coldcut autumn leaves ninja tune
091:25smooth touch 10 minutes of pleasure purple
098:19sneaker pimps 6 underground clean up
105:20moby the lonely night little idiot
114:22hans zimmer journey to the line rca
119:35this mortal coil song to the siren 4ad
121:26the cinematic orchestra burn out ninja tune
127:45river ocean love and happiness strictly rhythm
132:17sisterlove the hypnotist on
140:39kings of convenience parr-a-pluie source
143:30reload the enlightenment infonet
148:54elizeth cardoso manhã de carnavalt festa
151:41angus and julia stone big jet plane emi
155:37doctor rockit café de fleur accidental
162:31the irresistible force the lie-in king ninja tune
167:26m83 wait mute

-- Total running time – 175:46 --


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