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Formerlover and Bandcamp Friday

Ahead of Bandcamp Friday, here is a selection of numbers that have been turning my head of late. Many genres, many delights, get involved and support music. x Bandcamp Friday is a great way to support artists during this difficult time, from 8am (uk) on Friday 04.09.20 Bandcamp waves its fee and all proceeds will go directly to the artists.
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A new Formerlover release. Discomfort. 04.09.20

The new musical project with Sofia Hedblom has a new installment, best described as music for beaches and basement. Discomfort’ is a sun dappled, bittersweet love letter, drenched in 60’s surf echo and the spectral shimmer of slide guitar. The song is an hypnotic reading of longing, lost in time. Underpinned by a bassline that simultaneously rattles the speakers and warms the heart, ‘Discomfort’ evokes the timeless sound of late summer nights. 04.09.2020.

https://formerlover.bandcamp.com/releases

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Temple of Wonders August 2020

The August 2020 edition of the Temple of Wonders is now available on Mixcloud, a bi monthly trip through the perfumed gardens of psychedelia, Dub, world music and electronica. Hope you dig it.


1. Gemini Revolution – Slow Stars
2. Romano- Fella Juicy
3. Sunfruits- Mushroom Kingdom
4. Ike and Tina Turner- Contact high
5. Geralo Pino- Shake hands
6. Tomorrow Syndicate – Populous
7. Keiichi Tanaka – City Of Aleppo
8. Okyerema Asante & Black Fire – Follow me
9. Zoo- Queen of the green eyes
10. Heather Leigh – Island/ Du Fromme
11. Gaudi & Dennis Bovell – Cross to Theremin
12. Keith Hudson- Entering the dragon
13. The Budos Band – Long in the tooth
14. Anthony Teasdale- Entwined Minds
15. CICI KIZLAR – gencim, yasami severim
16. Elia y Elizabeth – Pesadilla
17. Scott Gailey – 20180622-18274
18. Gemini Revolution – Children of Collisions
19. Tangerine Dream – Rubycon pt 1
20. Rico Rodriguez & Tommy McCook – Joe Lewis
21. Dennis Alcapone- Sunday version
22. Akron – Memory hole
23. Zodiac- The Fire Fighters
24. Graintable – Tidewater (Timothy Clerkin Remix)
25. Bo Meson & Martin Archer – The Mill on the Gnostic (288)
26. Eluize – æ
27. Jaga Jazzist – The Shrine
28. Kakai Kilonzo & Les Kilimambogo Brothers – Baba Mkwe, Pt. 1
29. Los Destellos – VOLANDO ALTO
30. The Animated Egg – Sock it my way
31. Theatre West & Black Fire – Children of Tomorrow’s Dreams
32. 12 Tribes of Israel – Kill the Devil
33. Zara McFarlane – Black Treasure
34. Can Tan feat Özüm İtez – As If I
35. Gladys Knight and the Pips- Nitty Gritty

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The Rotating Institute July 2020

The Rotating Institute is now up on Mixcloud. Hope you dig it x

  • Thorsten Quaesching- the seaside stage session
  • Glok- Weaver (Minotaur Shock mix)
  • Hologram Teen- Sam Samy Sam
  • Afterleo- Manon
  • Brioski – Good days
  • Pyrame- The pace of everything
  • Hiatt Db- 6 O’clock rock
  • Matias Aguayo- De Papel feat Max Turn
  • New World – Enough (Juan Maclean mix)
  • Vini Pistori ft Abrao- Louco Chama (Thomass Jackson mix)
  • Ruf Dug- Theme from Ruffy’s lab
  • Daniel Monaco – Middle First
  • Akasa – one night in my life
  • Haruka Salt- Family Mart Riddim
  • Roedelius- Wahre Liebe
  • Brendan Pollard- Inability Capability
  • Anunaku & Dj Plead- Wheelie
  • Dexorcist- Jah’s Coming
  • Trevor Jackson- They came from NY
  • Suns of Arqa- Acid Tabla (Adrian Sherwood mix)
  • Bill Brewster- Wake up (dub disco)
  • New World- Fade out
  • Rodion- Senza Sesto Senso
  • Peter Graf York- Indonesia
  • Reese and Santonio- Power sound
  • Alma Negra- Dakar disco (Kuniyuki remix)
  • Silodisco- Only (Theus Mago remix)
  • Leo Mas & Fabrice feat Sally Rodgers- the unspoken love
  • Begin- Hansa
  • N&W- Current overdrive
  • Becker and Mukai- More eyes
  • Romore- Heaven
  • Ream- Midnite (Justin Robertson’s Temple of Wonders mix)
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    The Glade Area Glastonbury- A tribute to Andrew Weatherall.

    My contribution to the beautiful tribute to Andrew Weatherall which is unfolding nicely on @gladeareaglastonbury has just dropped on @Mixcloud.

     

    If you wish to mark Andrew’s memory we would be grateful for any donations made to charities that were important to him: Amnesty International, Multiple Sclerosis Society, Thrombosis UK, Crisis
    Please Donate here http://rottersgolfclub.com

     

    Always moving forward whilst nodding fondly at the past, seeking inspiration for our  journey into the future.

     

     

    It is a tall order trying to stitch together an hour and a half’s worth of music to pay tribute to one of dance music’s true geniuses. There are not enough hours available to cover the spectrum of sound that he mastered.  Andrew Weatherall was a wizard, a magician, a conductor of musical energy, the Guvnor. There is a lot of ridiculous hyperbole surrounding the art of Djing, but in Andrew’s case all the superlatives are deserved, his passion shone through every set he played, they were like rituals where real magic happened.

     

    His inspiration will continue to feed those fascinated by the alchemy of ‘acid house’ and the wonder of outsider music in all its forms. So, with that in mind I thought I would explore just a small corner of the musical galaxy, what Andrew would call ‘oompty boompty music’. He could bring the rave like no other, always looking for new sounds and obscure tracks to baffle and delight. I’m still struggling to find most of them after years of searching. This mix is a mixture of new tracks, because Andrew was an evangelist for the new, and older tracks that remind me of him. I’ve included a couple of numbers I made that Andrew took the time to call me about. It was a great buzz to get his feedback and to know he was into what you were doing. He was always encouraging and positive like that, as I’m sure countless producers will testify.

     

    In this particular potion you will find tunes and snippets from Andrew himself, a spot of lysergic boogie, a pinch of hypnotic trance dance, machine funk bangers, cosmic wigglers and all manner of galactic disco business. Transport yourself to the basement or field of your imagination. Until we meet again, thank you for everything my friend. X

     

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    The Rotating Institute June 3rd 2020

    The June 2020 edition of the Rotating Institute is now up on Mixcloud. The Rotating Institute is a celebration of electronic dance music culture. Stand against injustice and racism. Track list is below. I hope you dig it.x

    1. Flug 8- Effective height
    2. Dengue Dengue Dengue- Barrabass
    3. Falle Nioke and Ghost Culture- Barke
    4. Ems Synthi 100- Movement 5
    5. James Bright- Shinrinyoku
    6. Kuunde and Martin Noise- The silk road affair
    7. Formerlover- Correction Dub
    8. Donald Dust- The whole earth
    9. Afterlife- Si Si Si (Dj Rocca remix)
    10. Aimes- Phosphorescent
    11. Amarcord – The Universe is indifferent
    12. Butzmann and Kapielski- Do the VoPo
    13. Field of Dreams- Untitled (Justin Robertson’s Deadstock 33s remix)
    14. Happy Meals- Full ashram emerging theme
    15. Pete Bassman- Distant Funk
    16. Soviet Space Research Institute- A black cat’s journey to the other side
    17. Orphus- Cyborg
    18. Ejeca- Nation
    19. Keleketla- Future Toyi Toyi
    20. Javi Redondo- Non Sei Qui
    21. Sir Drew- Satisfied
    22. Pye Corner Audio – Find a Portal
    23. New Hook- OT
    24. Recut- Defending
    25. Niv Ast- Ninja’s Mothership
    26. Yila feat Glom- Scam Pan
    27. Outlake- Lady Genesis
    28. Stabbed- Theme from Chicago
    29. Dino Lenny and Francesco Farfa- Everything you say (Justin Robertson’s Deadstock 33s remix)
    30. Kaspar Bjorke- Oceans of time (Bawrut remix)
    31. Mildlife- Rare Air

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    The launch of Formerlover.

    I’m very happy to announce a new musical project I have undertaken… and our first release.

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    Formerlover are a duo of sleaze dub enthusiasts, in love with echo and bass. The brainchild of Sofia Hedblom, a singer and fashion stylist originally from west coast Sweden, and her partner the renowned music producer, dj, and artist Justin Robertson. They effortlessly blend elements of reggae and Lagos disco with the dark sonic underbelly of lo fi house, occupying the twilight region between a tropical sound system dance and an inner city basement, where nights turn into mornings and back again.
    Correction dub is a playful take on a late night chat line conversation, where humiliation and desire go hand in hand. Simultaneously seductive and sinister, the spacious frequencies bend as the hypnotic groove takes hold, transporting you to a sleazy, forbidden world where your soul is on the line.

    It comes as part of the excellent Viscera compilation ‘Galactic service broadcasting volume 1″. All profits go to the NHS charities together, urgent Covid- 19 appeal fund.
    You can buy it here ..
    https://visceratransmissions.bandcamp.com/releases