As usual, something for everybody in the Echo Chamber…starting off with a cool new dub from Ital Roots Players, followed by new music from The Angel, I.vette, Process Rebel, Juakali, Copia Doble Systema, Mahom, and Easy Star All Stars. As part of our summer mix series we included an excellent mix from Saetchmo called Short Trip Into Space and Back.
When Swiss took over in the 4:00 hour, listeners found out why It’s Fun To Listen To YMCK…and their cheesy-cute 8-bit video arcade chiptune/dancehall (“chiphall?”) riddim “Collect The Wind – Happy End”, kicking off a set that reintroduces the world to Grace Jones via her new “Hurricane/Hurricane Dub” dubble CD. Also in the set, new artist (to us) Diva, along with Rico, Tsuyoshi Kawakami and Dub Syndicate.
Sub-host DJ Cozy Little pays tribute to the deceased Paul McGee with an all-local set including 2 from Paul’s Island Soul – A Tropical Breeze release. The also departed Amy Winehouse leaves behind her own Lioness Records, and its debut signing, Amy’s goddaughter Dionne Bromfield. Check out her ska take on The Shirelles’ Foolish Little Girl. Also featured: Computer-animated fictitious pop star Fizzy (with an un-computerized and unidentified real singer providing the vocals), The Peppertones straight outa Korea, Yukimi Nagano (remember Koop.?) with her band Little Dragon, and even a musical invasion from Mars! ;^) Watch the skies, er, the airwaves…
The Chapin Sisters end their North American Tour in Studio 5
The Chapin Sisters ended their busy North American tour and raced in to our Minneapolis studios right after their final concert in River Falls WI. They come from a musical family with Dad, singer-songwriter Tom Chapin and Uncle Harry Chapin. And you get to hear them Live From Studio 5!