UP IN THE EAR – KG015
KG015 is a journey through the archives and my favourites. I played music from some of my favourite artists at the moment including Lebanese singer Nina Abdel Malak and her song Yalla from her group UAT‘s album. Also got some cuts from Manga St Hilare, a few excellent remixes across all boundaries of dance music, and a trip to Brasil with Sabrina Malheiros to celebrate the 10 year anniversary of her debut album Equilibria.
This mix marks a turning point, I think at this point it’s fair to say that my radio days are no more so it’s definitely time to drop the No Radio and focus on the just the series number. Whether I continue to give you a weekly dose is a different matter as I have a lot of commitments at the moment, not only that but I’m trying to focus on getting some music ready to release so keep an eye on the Soundcloud as I have started uploading tracks from my archives for free download as I finalise the newest tracks.
If you hear tracks with a voice that sounds like me, it probably is but don’t be alarmed. I went through a period of catharsis a few years back and as I’ve been going through he archives to see what I could find, I decided to play the ones I figured I’d be less embarrassed of, if someone were to recite the bars and flows back to me. The mix opens up with 4 Million Stories which features my partner in a middle segment, recorded using a Samson Go Mic on the fly. Somewhere in the middle you’ll hear Smooth Interlude which is an ode to two people; the first half I wrote in 2011 at the till point in Topshop, Cheapside, when asked to by an old friend, the second half is pretty deep and was written and recorded in the August of that year, as a close friend of mine went travelling. I kind of documented the sentiment the day leading up to taking off. Memories was written and recorded in secret somewhere in 2013, and Oceana is another take of the ode I wrote previously. Instrumental wise, I’m pretty sure you can tell which ones are mine, one of which being from the mid-noughties using Fruity Loops on a PC, the others being pretty much Logic instrumental remakes of my favourite video games, with some recent instrumentals constructed using Logic and Maschine.
Hope you enjoy the mix!
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