March 2014 ECHO CHAMBER Archives

3/5/2014 Echo Chamber

In celebration of International Women’s Day (March 8th) and National Women’s History Month, the Echo Chamber presented its annual “Beautiful Sounds of Women…Around the World” special. And what a great list of women singers & players we had on this year’s show: Marcia Griffiths, Judy Mowatt, Ari Up, PJ Higgins, The Angel (of 60 Channels), Marcia Aitken, Althea & Donna, Jennifer Paulos, Jazzmin Tutum, Manja, Mel Uye-Parker, Riognach Connolly, O. De Lanzac, Lali, Serani Poji, Andrea Parker, Nneka, Mo Kalamity, Jaqee, Hirie, Sister Audrey, Soom T, Natacha Atlas, Pauline Black (of the Selecter), Victoria Moralez, Makiko (and Killa Sista), Kaori Takeda, Eddi Reader (with Little Tempo), Shiina Ringo, MC Sultana, Anoushka Shankar, Mimi Maura, Delia Derbyshire, Grace Jones, Sena & Judi K., Candice Cannabis (with Up, Bustle, & Out), Almu Janeioro (of the Transilvanians), Bronagh Slevin, Skye Sweetnam, Janet Kay, Alice Russell, Sam “Mean Lil Mama” Payne, SXtheMadArtist, Céu (with Dubophonic), plus the ladies of Perfume, the Dreamlets, Macdonald Duck Eclair, and Coltemonikha.

3/12/2014 ECHO CHAMBER

Two real exciting new releases tonight in Dub Spencer & Trance Hill’s “Burroughs In Dub” (Echo Beach), and the self-titled “Prince Fatty vs. Mungo’s Hi-Fi” (Mr. Bongo). The excitement continued with the debut of Papa Sambor’s “Mystic Garden” (Dubopionic), plus Rod Anton & the Ligerians’ upcoming release “WEvolution” (Wall On Stage). But we weren’t done there: more excellent releases including: Ashley’s “Babylon Institution” on Dubkey; Digid’s “Dub 2 Babylon” (on MindStep); Oli Olinga’s “Love Me or Leave Me” single on CrudoBilbao; and Daleth Karl’s “People” single on Sugar Shack (mixed by RSD). Coming from the archives, we had the pleasure of airing one of a boatload of digitally remastered early Michael Rose singles – which good friend Eric Blowtorch has made his passion – plus the new 20th Anniversary re-release of the 1994 ethno-electronic classic“Maya” album from Banco de Gaia (on Disco Gecko), and the re-released “Good Life” album from the incomparable Heptones. On top of all these new releases, we continued to celebrate the ladies as part of National Women’s History Month, including: Hollie Cook, The Angel, Suphala, Sinead O’Connor, L&S SymfHoney, Likkle Mai, Kirsty Rock (with Trumysic), Ari Up & the Slits, J.C. Lodge, Pauline Black (with The Selecter), Blood Sisters, Little Annie, Lisa Shaw, Jean Binta Breeze, Catherine Howe, Ill:Esha, and Jagha (of Ragana).

3/19/2014 ECHO CHAMBER

Knocking down the house with dub….tons of dub. First up was the heavy new “Rootsstep to the World Vol. 18” from Don Goliath. This was followed by Adam Prescott’s excellent “The Mystic EP” (on MindStep); the Horace Andy re-release “Get Wise” (Pressure Sounds); Luciano with the Mad Professor on “Deliverance”; Ashley’s latest rootical dub “Babylon Institution” (on Dubkey); G-Corp meet Big Heartz “Grow EP”; Skarob’s self-titled release on Subatomic Sound; Sierra Leone Refugee All-Stars’ great new “Libation” (Cumbancha); and the hard to categorize “Static/In” release from Ash Is. Also tonight we played a chunk of the great mix “Stepping Between Reggae & Dub Vol. IV” from the Groove Thief, plus another early pre-Uhuru single from Michael Rose (courtesy of Eric “Blowtorch” Beaumont). On top of all this were more great tracks from Les Nubians, Marina P, Papa Sambor, Jennifer Paulos & Mystic Selekta, Daily Bread Dub, Dubchek, Cornerstone Dub, Blue King Brown, Ott, The Pietasters, Shigeto, and more…

3/26/2014 ECHO CHAMBER

All kinds of new music…and new artists inna Echo Chamber tonight. First up was the sublimely beautiful “The Girl from India” track from Dub Suppliaz, followed by the equally sublime “Bohemia Junction (Bombay Dub’s Old School Dub)” from Bombay Dub Orchestra. More new releases included: the title track “Fly Rasta” from Ziggy Marley’s new album; the cool “Dub 2 Babylon” release from Digid (on MindStep); All India Radio’s latest free compilation “Ghost Songs”; Dubamix’s fine “Pour Qui Sonne Le Dub” album; the self-titled EP from Foresta (on Urban Tree); plus more tracks from Vibration Lab (also on MindStep), Masia One & Dubtonic Kru (unreleased), Red Star Martyrs (unreleased), Patatattak, BassDefender (feat. Oli Olinga), Joe Driscoll & Sekou Kouyate, Mr. Mamadou the PiArt, and Ammoye. Rounding out the mix we played stuff from Patra, Mighty Diamonds, Dubblestandart, VersionXcursion, Josh Heinrichs, The Revolutionaries, Caravan Palace, Shiina Ringo, Shpongle, The Unlimiters, and more…