A WORLDWIDE THING: #APRIL
12 May 2014
Radio Broadcaster and DJ IAMRISHA hosts a weekly show on Delhi-based online radio station Radio 79. It's called and showcases global underground sounds that range from soul and funk right through to tropical bass. Every month she'll be bringing us a recap of the show's freshest sounds and styles - exclusively for Wild City.
Record Store Day is one of those yearly-celebrated events that I genuinely think is worth recognising. It raises important questions within the industry about the need and importance of independent labels and stores. Questions asked as a result of the rise in music streaming sites which are no doubt handy in terms of ease and accessibility; however the 'we recommend' button can never replace a trusted label logo, source or record store suggestion. To celebrate this I did a special that features a few of my favorite imprints that not only recommend quality sounds but have also fostered music culture around them: Ubiquity records, Strut and Mr.Bongo.
We had some really sad news with the loss of DJ Rashad. Hailing from Chicago, he helped pioneer the high-speed ghetto house genre footwork. Together with his Teklife collective, a mix of DJs and producers, and being signed to London-based Hyperdub he managed to take the sound worldwide. A fearless innovator who helped change the face of contemporary dance music. As a tribute I featured a few variants that include a remix of Dam Funk and Snoop’s '7 Days of FunkAlix Perez who'll be coming to India later this this month to headline BASS CAMP.
Also featured in episode #26 is Brazil love. It's in the air and riper than ever with the World Cup around the corner. There have been a lot of great new productions and classic reworks floating around out of which two projects have really caught my eye. Brazilian music champions to the world, Far Out Recordings have put together a new album 'Brazilian Bass' that look at the current Latin, Afro and bass scene that the nation is producing. It's got a tight selection and I'm hooked on the Mental Abstrato & DJ Tahira track, Baiao.
Gilles Peterson has conceptualized a new project titled Sonzeira. He collaborated with superstars young and old including Seu Jorge and Elza Soares in Rio to record an album that captures the real soul and authentic sound of Brazil - and he's done a stellar job. 'Brasil Pandeiro' is the new release and it's very special.