A special show tonight as we aired part 2 of the 5th annual “Around the World in 20+ Dubs” (originally aired 4/29 on Echo Beach at WLUW-FM, Chicago). But, before the ATW 20+ special mix, we started things off with Taj Weekes & Adowa in advance of their upcoming MPLS show (6/14 – 7th St Entry) & their upcoming appearance at the Bayfront Reggae Festival (7/17 – Duluth,MN). Followed up with Nkulee Dube, who will also be at the Bayfront Fest (7/16) from her new album “My Way”.
DJ Baby Swiss entered hour 3 smelling like a rose… in addition to 2 spritzes of Perfume, the ol’ time travel machine named After Hours took us back to ‘Round Midnight, Omars Attacked, firing strawberries from a white black hole in outer space, a Mouse unwrapped a snap bar somewhere on Mars, Yello dubbed in a tub, and Hugh Cornwell sprung a gingerbread girl from prison and spirited her away to an opium den… all in the Echo Chamber.
This episode features Twin Cities local hip-hop group, Point of Contact, in promoting their upcoming EP “Brothers: From Different Fathers and Mothers”. They will also have their EP release party at The Cabooze, June 30th.
Also, Girl In a Coma phones into Radio Pocho from their hotel room in Madison, WI, to gear-up for Jun. 3rd show at the Varsity in MPLS. Thanks, Ladies!
Heavy new sounds from Sylford Walker & McPullish, Marlon Asher & Leah Rosier, and Dub Gabriel & MC Zulu. Also some great new stuff from Kevin Kinsella (on his “Great Design” solo release on ROIR); Seun Anikulapo Kuti & Egypt 80 (with Brian Eno, Justin Adams, & John Reynolds); and A Man Called PJ. Swiss’ set, as it progressed, morphed into a mini-Free The Weed hour, with tracks from Glen Brown, Peter Broggs, Barrington & Beenie, and Children of the Bong.