It’s all go in the world of Unity Radio Manchester as we head towards the soft launch on FM radio across the city.. an exciting yet stressful time for all involved, with the official big launch due in December.
What that means for me is getting ever so slightly more professional and actually dropping a trailer for the station to run while we test the frequency, together with ten songs that I feel represent Groovement. Needless to say, that’s a hard task… but one person who’s helped me along and helped me reflect on what the hell I stand for is this girl: Orsii. Here’s the original post.
This is a mix that Orsii aka Little Miss Sunshine sent me over e-mail many moons ago, when we first started to get to know each other. It represents everything Groovement is about, so bloody well listen to it. A massive shout out to Orsii and the unique Gizelle Smith, who’ve both sent over stunning voice overs for the trailer… check it tomorrow on here.
KUTMAH is free. Released from holding two weeks previous to the show, he’s not allowed back to his home of Los Angeles and is currently resident in Manchester, UK. Here he talks a little about his experiences plus drops a bomb of a set. JAMES T COTTON aka Dabrye amongst other aliases was also in town and shares the love with a few exclusives.
JONNY DUB and ILLUM SPHERE hold down Hoya Hoya in Manchester, and regularly bring guests of the highest calibre through to the Groovement show.
Hosted by Agent J, Groovement broadcasts every Sunday on Unity Radio. Tracklist follows below!
Originally broadcast on www.UnityRadio.fm Sunday, 18th July 2010.
Read Kutmah’s first interview about his experiences at LA Weekly.
Jonny Dub Played
THOM YORKE Feeling Pulled Apart By Horses
SLUM VILLAGE Hustle
BREAKBEATBUDDHA Bounty Killa
MR SCRUFF Spandex Man
SERGE GAINSBOURG Requiem Pour Un Con
ROBOT KOCH Away From
NICK INGMAN Overtone
DIMLITE Poor Fire
MASSIVE ATTACK VS MAD PROFESSOR Karmacoma (Bumper Ball Dub)
MARK PRITCHARD Elephant Dub
KODE 9 9 Samurai
AIRHEAD AND JAMES BLAKE Lock In The Lion
ZED BIAS Lionheart
GUIDO Orchestral Lab
interview : kutmah
Kutmah in the mix
PROGRAMMER i only have eyes
MR OIZO Lambs Anger noise
TADD MULLINIX sealed
RICH BOY drop (inst)
KING TUBBY drop a better version
AARDVARCK dont think of me
NOBODY 13 black cats (inst)
DEEP MEDI white label
MONO/POLY pig slop
RAS G blunt 2
JON WAYNE cold empire
SAMIYAM animals have feelings
BOHANSSON excursions with complications
DABRYE no child of god
MONO/POLY forest dark
MONO/POLY manifestations 4
MAYER HAWTHORNE & THE COUNTY (CHARLES TREES RMX) just aint gonna work out
SIOUXSIE & THE BANSHEES red light
THE ROOTS donut outro
SUITE FOR MA DUKES (GEORGIA ANNE MULDROW REMIX) fantastic
James T Cotton played A rawkus set of four to the floor exclusives
Illum Sphere played
ILLUM SPHERE Untitled
KAN KICK Pop Tunes, Morning Paper
DIMLITE w/RICHARD EIGNER Metal Snake Rider
MCB Time Is Right
THE ANIMATED EGG Sock It My Way
MR DIBIASE T800
WASHED OUT Get Up
ALFREDO Y SU SALSA MONTANERA La Escoba
INTERNATIONAL MUSIC SYSTEM Run Away
GILLIAN HILLS Qui A Su
THE O’JAYS Put Our Heads Together
JEANETTE LADY DAY Come Let Love You
Allo. Mikey DON of KRISPY hosts the Rap ‘n’ Ragga show on Unity Radio Manchester every Wednesday, 9 til 11pm. This week’s show sees him drop the science on the life of SUGAR MINOTT who passed on this weekend. Joining him in the studio will be saxophonist and selecta Nat Birchall of Gondwana records, plus Dr Huxtable of the AXIS Sound System.
It’s Independence Day for the Americans this show, so who better to get on Groovement than JOHNTY DEL MONTE? He’s liberated more small states through the power of hip hop than times I’ve stroked Groovement Cat, and makes his own breakfast. Formerly of the SHAKEDOWN, Sheffield’s premier hair disco night and radio show together with the COLONEL, JDM now wiles aways his days from sunny beach to sunny beach with his custom made hovercraft.
Johnty Del Monte played
DEADLY AVENGER We Took Pelham
BLEND CRAFTERS The Shift
MARK RAE ft VEBA Lavish
AIM ft SUBSTANTIAL Nightlife
SPANKY WILSON Sunshine Of My Love
KENT MEADE He’s A Bad One
PARKER ft RASCO Western Soul (Beathoven Mix)
THE LEISURE ALLSTARS ft THE GOOD PEOPLE How We Roll
THE CB’S Misdemeanour
THE BEEKEPERS Transcript
MAX SEDGLEY Happy
THE BREAKBEAT JUNKIE Linguistic Funk
JOHN OHMS Breathe
EPMD I’m Housin’
MANTRONIX King Of The Beats
JAMIE T Man’s Machine
JAY Z ft ALICIA KEYS Empire State of Mind
Also joining f0r our special extended show today was ECLAIR FIFI, fresh from KILLING IT at Sonar 2010 in Barcelona with the Lucky Me collective. Clair’s holding down a couple of residencies in Manchester, the night previous rocking it at Common in the Norther Quarter. Only Fifi Time makes riot vans stop, look at girls dancing, and flash their lights. A person of few words, check her blog here. Catch her round Glasgow and Edinburgh way before she hits Manchester next for the HOYA HOYA formal on August 28th.
Eclair Fifi played
Nas ft Keri Hilson – Hero (Instrumental)
Big Boi ft Cutty – Shutterbug
Lupe Fiasco – Dumb it down
Maximillion Dunbar – Paz2inspenser
Respite – Orchid Theif
Lunice – Hitmane’s Anthem
The Blessings – Girls are cats
American Men – Am System (Hudson Mohawke remix)
Beyond Real – Lapland (Dema Refixx)
Machine Drum – Sakatak
Blawan/The Blessings Edit – Catch me if you fram
Tiago – Babel Fish (The Blessings Edit)
Dj Nate – Footwurk Homicide
Beyonce – Video Phone (Instrumental)
American Men – Tenzin Zopa (MAchine Drum remix)
The Blessings – Arissee Henson
Keri Hilson – Knock you down (Instrumental) (The Blessings Edit)
Hudson Mohawke – Cypress Phil Intro (The Blessings Edit)
Amerie – That’s what u r
Black Milk – Pressure (Instrumental)
Mantronix – Get stupid ‘fresh’ Part 1
Cassie – Me & U
Eprom – Liquid Crunk 3
Donald Byrd & The Blackbyrds – Mysterious Vibes
Missy Elliot Ft. Mike Jokes – Joy (Instrumental)
James Pants – Driftwood
Slum Village ft Colin Munroe – Faster
Hovatron – Checks and balances
Drake – You know, you know
Girl Unit – Temple Keys
The-Dream – Yamaha
Respite – Codename Dragonfly
JON K is top drawer DJ goodness. We’ve finally managed to drag him into Groovement to get a set done and what a schtonker it is too. So superlatively tremendous, in fact, that we’ve run out of describing words for it. Click play and float away.
JON K (EYES DOWN / FRIENDS AND FAMILY)
Recorded at Unity Radio Manchester (www.UnityRadio.fm)
Sunday 7th February 2010
BULLION Say Goodbye to What (One Handed Music)
INFESTICONS Kick Anthem (Big Dada)
BONOBO Eyesdown (Floating Points) (Tru Thoughts)
Jon K Interview (playing underneath: SKELETONS Gravel (Tru Thoughts))
SPIRIT The Other Song (Mercury)
THE ORIENT EXPRESS Cobra Fever (Mainstream)
VERB T AND HARRY LOVE Make It Hott (Instrumental) (Medication Records)
BOB DARIN Me and Mr Horner (Direction Records)
CAPTIAN BEEFHEART AND THE MAGIC BAND When I See Mommy I Feel Like A Mummy (WB)
DEVO Be Stiff (Stiff Records)
JOHN COOPER CLARKE (I Married) A Monster From Outer Space (CBS)
COMPUTER JAY Either Distance or Epiphany depending which way round the record goes (RAMP Recordings)
REGGIE DOKES Flowers Forever (WDH Recordings)
BLACK CHOW Purple Smoke (Hyperdub)
MATERIAL Reduction (Jungle Records)
ARCHITEQ Sleping Bear Lament (Tirk Records)
SPARKY DEE She’s So Def (Dub) (NIA Records)
LIL LOUIS & THE WORLD The Conversation (Epic)
DA ONE AWAY Trash Da Junk (808 Dub Version) (Main Squeeze)
OPTIC NERVE /TRILOGY WAVE 3 The Gateway (Direct Beat)
THD Tendency to Swing (Swingest Mix) (Serious Grooves)
DOPPLEREFFEKT Infophysix (Gigolo Records)
COOLY G Weekend Fly (Hyperdub)
U.S. ALLIANCE All I Know (Dem 2 Mix) (Locked On)
MARTIN CAMPBELL & HI TECH ROOTS DYNAMICS Wicked Rule (Dub) (Log On!!)
TALL T AND THE TOUCHERS Touching The President (White)
CLOUT Sunshine Baby (Carrere)
TOM WAITES Jockey Full of Bourbon (Island)
KAREN DALTON Sweet Substitute (Light In The Attic Records)
NATHAN DAVIS If (Soul Jazz)
JAN HAMMER GROUP Don’t You Know (Nemperor Records)
JOHNNY CASH Cocaine Blues (CBS)
BORN WITH TEETH, Crowhead’s debut album for Aim’s label ATIC records, has dropped recently and here’s a smattering of tunes and commentary to go with it. Crowhead’s previous Groovement podcast was one of the most well-received we’e done and he hasn’t disappointed for the second. ’92 rave styles meet classic hip hop meets chilled vibes, all sprinkled with treats from Crowhead’s new LP and Bsides to the 12-inches that have been released so far.
Massive thanks to Crowhead for his time, and big shout to Unity Radio boss Greens for dropping in towards the end.
Check Crowhead over at ATIC: http://www.aticrecords.com/store/product/product_id/43
Originally broadcast 1st November 2009 on www.UnityRadio.fm
Well, well, well… a couple of weeks after joining us in the studio with Brackles, Daedelus returns to our humble Manchester studio with a special friend in tow in the form of the MotherFucking Gaslamp Killer.
Jonny Dub of Hoya Hoya kicks us off with some typical Hoya fatness before Daedelus digs out his UK purchases and spins us some scratchy vinyl. Gaslamp drops some ill and upfront shit from his iPhone while Illum Sphere gets a late train in to finish us off.
MONSTER of a show, and a direct result of Hoya KILLING it at the Warehouse Project the night before. The only way is up, gentlemen.
Originally broadcast on www.UnityRadio.fm on Sunday 25th October 2009.
For so long, we have been trying to hook up. We’re finally managing it this Sunday as the Northern Comforteers, guardians of Manchester’s most properest music blog, bus in to Unity Towers to lay the smackdown on the Groovement decks. Really, massively looking forward to this one – hope you can join us.