Groovement: Illum Sphere Podcast January 2010

Kicking off the first Groovement show of 2010 in style with badman Illum Sphere. The LONG LIVE THE PLAN EP is ready to be dropped into digital and vinyl selling cabage patches worldwide – have a listen over at

He’s joining a great line-up at this year’s Red Bull Music Academy and was the recipient of the BBC Radio 1Xtra bursary to develop his work, Mary Anne Hobbs and Grimmers have played his stuff on that big station Radio One, and even Thom Yorke’s getting in on the action by playlisting Illum’s tracks over at…

A landmark show with some great upfront sounds and some deep talk with our shining star. Big up yer chests for tuning in.

Select quotes on Illum’s new stuff:

Martyn (3024/ Hyperdub): “From Manchester’s seemingly bottomless talent pool, Illum Sphere is def the one to watch for 2010!”

Mary Anne Hobbs (BBC Radio 1): “Dark drama from Illum Sphere… ‘Psycho’ is his strongest track to date.. no contest!”

Falty DL (Planet Mu/ Ramp): “Illum Sphere throws ninja stars with drunken Wu-Tang accuracy.”

Lorn (Brainfeeder): “I see 4am, blurred damp street lights, and the master Illum with his subtle torch. What can i say…. ‘Long Live The Plan’ is legit as fuck and new surprises greet me with every listen.”

Brackles (Planet Mu/ Apple Pips): “This is so sick, literally cannot stop listening to this.”

Wire Magazine: “Long Live The Plan… transcends influence and obvious method”

Groovement Illum Sphere Jan 2010 by groovementradio

Agent J plays:

DOOM The. Green. Whore. Net
DOOM Gazillion Ear (Dr Who Dat? aka Jneiro Jarel Remix)

Then Illum Sphere plays:

Tadd Mullinix- Woman In The Dunes
Jeremiah Jae- SuperLevelHeads
Flying Lotus- Quakes
Illum Sphere- Never Lie Twice
Africa Hitech- Glangslap
Martyn- Hear Me (Zomby Remix)
Mark Pritchard- Elephant Dub
Slugabed- Ultra Heat Treated
Cortex- Huit Octobre
Lloyd Miller- Gozel Guzler (Amber Eyes)
Alemayehu Eshete- Telantena Zare
Falty DL- Groove
Doppler Effekt- Info Physix
Underground Resistance- Hi Tech Jazz
Drexciya- Journey Home
Sole Fusion- Bass Tone
Marcel Dettmann- Shatter Proof
Africa Hitech- 93 Million Miles
Martyn- Freidrichstrasse
Illum Sphere- Chasing The Midnight Moth (Ikonika Remix)
Rainbow Team- My Darling
Om Unit- Lightgrids (Illum Sphere’s Get Off The Grid Mix)
Mark Pritchard- Heavy As Stone
Untold- Flexible
Wax- 10001
Martyn- Brilliant Orange (Illum’s Sphere No.14 Mix)
Gonjasufi- Ancestors
Foreign Beggars- Break Free (Blue Daisy Remix)
Illum Sphere- Shadowman
Joe Pass- A Time For Us (Dedicated to the memory of Simon Goss and John Hunn)
Radiohead- Everything In It’s Right Place
Chemise- She Can’t Love You
The Other People Place- Let Me Be Me

Originally broadcast on Sunday the 10th of January 2010.


Agent J aka Jamie Groovement: writer, host, DJ and teacher. @jamiegroovement

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