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Contemporary folk troubadour Alasdair Roberts returns to She Said to shine a light on his current project/release, the historical Scottish recordings of pioneering folklorist Alan Lomax. The show features many of Lomax's recordings, legendary Auchtermuchty accordionist Jimmy Shand SINGING, Gaelic bird song impersonations, a noise version of an eighties Howard Jones classic… as well as some performances from Alasdair himself.
This episode features an interview with funk-wizard Devonwho, 1/4 of the coast to coast, LA / Philadelphia based Klipmode crew. And a guestmix from Portland's very own experimental beat-centric: Citymouth. Expect oscillating flourishes of flashy synthesized funk melodies and rhythms. Desirably controlled hip-hop beats, to obscurely gentle, sci-fi electronic effects and ripples.
In this episode, Codeine Drums looks back on the year so far in American rap in terms of up-and-coming artists, slept-on mixtape joints, remixes and some of its biggest (and most controversial) hits. Rap is at the heart of the show, and the genres burgeoning diversity and ability to re-invent itself only seems to grow year after year. As well as letting the music speak for itself, Lauren and Jamie discuss the appearance of rappers at Occupy Wall Street, the disparity between their motivations to be seen as part of the movement and their creative output, the use of 'The N Word' by white rappers and the shock near-death of Rick Ross.
This episode serves as an introduction to 3 producers. Constrobuz, a beat maker from North Carolina who favours the orchestral and soulful; DJ AKEERA, a mysterious producer in Glasgow, who has chosen to remain anonymous and Melvin, who makes some very polished UK Juke and is the first UK dude to have a release on Ghettophiles.
It’s a juke heavy, ghettotech-tastic 160 bpm thriller of an episode sitting alongside a complexion of desirable beats and ethereal climates. Intimate lyrics, dazed and dizzying rhythms which all compellingly have a poignant and heat warming soulful touch to them.
Nothing but rare and pristine selections from Gilbert and Acky, the men behind The Pineapple Soul and Granite City Soul Club - premier soul music collectors. Acky Buchan promotes the Granite City soul Club along with two friends and was a regular guest at the legendary Shotts all nighters at the Allanton miners' welfare club. He's a fan of up tempo sixties soul and rare and underplayed oldies. Gilbert Denny is a friend of Soulful Allsorts and emails us when he's not at Cappielow. He along with several friends runs the Pineapple Soul Club flying the flag for soul in the West of Scotland. Listen up.
This sprawling, two hour special of Source Tags & Mixtapes has its focus dead-set on the Enemies List Home Recordings label. Based in Connecticut, USA, the label produces limited runs of CDs, vinyl and tapes by a talented bunch who make bedroom music touching on such genres as post-punk and shoegaze (Have a Nice Life), gloomy drone (Planning for Burial), echo-chamber Americana (Dweller on the Threshold) and, er, agricultural synth-pop (America Addio). Spliced between the music is an exclusive, in-depth interview with label founder Dan Barrett, who discusses the beginnings of Enemies List, its ideology, and the uncertain future of the music industry.
Ryan from the All Caps collective takes us on a 2 hr journey through his record collection in this solo episode. Tracks by KDJ (Moodymann), Kerri Chandler, Chez D, Underground Resistance and DJ Assassin are blended together to form a whats-what tour of urban americas electronic music output in the 1990s and early 2000s. Also featured in this show are Alex Coultons 'Representations' and Helixes 'Stacks Riddim', both of which are very soon to be released on 12" on the All Caps label. This is definitely one not to sleep on.
Blunt heavy fragrances, blissful, unquantized percussion, crate diggin’ sought after samples with undulated laid back jazzy-bop boom-bap slaps and pure conscientious appreciation accompanied with clear thinking lyrical flows from the likes of J Dilla, Frank-N-Dank, Digable PLAnets, and CanniBAL OX are on the menu for this broadcast of Gutter Riddim. To further whet your appetite You are in for a treat with a live session from MC’s ......... Gasp & Depths.
Gritty, no thrills straight up realism and witty humor. Gasp & Depths deliver us an insight into their experience of struggling and surviving through Glaswegian life. True hip-hop describes the surroundings of our home town environments, listen to Wu-Tang Clan and NWA , it confronts the issues we find difficult to deal with in a normal capacity and it deals with these issues through the creative and escapist medium of music. The production comes courtesy from Scatabrainz.
So Worst Chips Ever has managed to glitch and gargle his way back for an equally boozed up second round. And how the pro beat, lofi masses have breathed a sigh of obscurist relief! In this episode layered, tonal industrial cut ups and visceral electronic delay are served up from Kon Om Pax, Bill Dixon and Regis. Plus a watermarked ridden unreleased track from Oneohtrix Point Never.
Plunge that into your earhole.
All white label selections from Jinty; including new Glasgow producer Illding, some exclusive tracks from Mak & Pasteman, vocal tracks from MCs Depths and Tre Mission, a taster of his new EP... and a twitter dump from Wiley.
I’m not sure what constitutes a marathon mix... meybe four hours? Ok, well this is a half marathon and a bit from Galaxian, purveyor of classic Detroit techno, UK electronica and a myriad of other hybrid sounds and styles.
This mix and his releases on a number of well respected labels, like Napalm Enema Records, electro label Transient Force and an upcoming EP on DJ Stingray’s label Micron Audio Detroit, demonstrate this mutant hi-tek funk.
Scottish promoters Cry Parrot, Tracer Trials and Winning Sperm Party have been putting on shows with the same fundamental DIY/non-profit ethics for sometime now, but “ethics” in the context of the music promotion business seems like asking China to halt it’s production and reinvent money. Besides, does the politics behind putting on shows really matter when all that’s important is enjoying it?
We’re spoilt. Most venues have more posters than wallpaper. It’s soo easy to ignore the defiance that these collectives conduct themselves with. Consistently low door prices; money directly to the artists; not to mention their unwavering support of the inclusive community of local artists and putting on artists from outside the UK that haven’t sold much more than 50 records let alone pull more than 50 people to their shows.
This is something that’s felt at the nights to - the vibe is very different - especially when the gigs are put on anywhere not just a venue desperate to sell booze while it’s clientele, intent on getting a winch that night, chatter in the front row.
Nothing highlights this defiance and spirit of independence more than their latest project: Music Is The Music Language. This radio show serves as a preview from the festival.
Matt Frederick and Neema decided they wanted to start a label focused on the juke/footwork scene in Chicago, so they started Ghettophiles, a label that internationalised the localised community of DJs and dancers who privilege juke. An almost psychedelic music that heaves through various tropes, emotions and sample moments, with a total absence of a back beat - just riding syncopation fearlessly.
This episode features an interview and mix from the label, including some unreleased tracks.
The so-called LA beat scene, a cache of twisted boom-bap embedded in the cities tradition of hazy psychedelia and g-funk strutting. The now complete All City L.A. Series highlights the cities producers who seem to represent this buzz, one of the standout entries from these well crafted splits was Matthewdavid. His production techniques privilege sonic degradation, taking samples from worn tapes and warped records, focusing on what many would consider to be perhaps trivial and mundane aspects of life. Using intricate sounds of our everyday surroundings through the use of sound collages and field recordings tapping into a lush, sonic wooziness that ushers him out of any reductive scene constrictions.
His label Leaving Records is inventive, it has Ras G at his most abstruse and the baffling Rainwater Tea by Dem Hunger, its a strange and carefully crafted label that is too curious to skip on - much like every Matthewdavid recording to date.
Integrating a heap of ramshackle instrumentation into harmony led experimental pop, this Glasgow based 7 piece band use the same mish-mashing tactics The Raincoats or The Red Krayola used. Although, their compositions exceed a mere odd inventive jumble, the ornate musical arrangements come off both vulnerable and theatrical led by the seven strong choir.
Ahead of the release of their new record, produced by Jamie Grier, we recorded a live session with the band in the basement of Oxfam Music - a rather cramped basement filled with hundreds of records and other stereo junk.
Australian sound artist Lawrence English has released recordings on Crónica and Touch in previous years, currently running his own collaborative imprint Room 40, this site specific recording from Glasgow is a document to his notion of performance.
Dedicated to Goodfoot, legendary Glasgow soul club. Rare Northern soul sides heavily featured.
Woebot started life as an influential blog, part of the nameless network of critic theorists that also include Simon Reynolds and k-punk. Woebot's discovery of rave was perhaps the formative experience of his musical life. As a blogger Woebot didn’t just stick to things associated with the hardcore continuum. His influential post of his 100 greatest albums of all time included Can, Slint and Big Black. On his latest record ‘Chunks’, he tries to reclaim pre kraut rock blues based boogie rhythms from unfashionable genres like metal and prog, and tease out the strange quirks inherent within.
Skinny Villains, Male Pattern Band and Napoleon In Rags are all bands that Pop Goes The Revolution have had their eye on for sometime. All three have been burdened with superlatives from ‘the most underrated’ to ‘the best fresh act’ and with all three of them due to play a live gig for the show, it seemed only right to squeeze them all into a packed two hour package of live acoustic tracks and interviews. In the tight fitting gaps fresh releases by Naim Edge signing Max Raptor and We See Lights’ ‘Twee Love Pop EP’ make up the rest of the playlist. (Photos)
Gareth Vile with Fangs, Benny Boom, The EMMAs Awards and Balkanarama
no chat, no info, but they crate dig like motherfuckers
Alan RPZ's crate has some very sexually/athletic artist names in it, as this synth-soaked mix of 25th century disco shows. Its something glistening and optimistic, something to get you in the mood for a serious party, but something much better than straightening your hair.
No miner strikes or poll tax rage from Oi Polloi on this anarcho punk smash
Yé-yé, chanson, bubblegum pop, freakbeat, lounge pop knock offs/covers of UK/US chart hits, psychedelia.
Anally retentive record nerds Paul Thompson from Franz Ferdinand and Andy Brown from Divorce selecting jams
A history of dubstep, from garage b-sides to tunes of the last two years pondering "where did it all go wrong?"
Hazy, sinister cassette jams from 90s Memphis, Tennessee. Production values = el zilcho. Summer vibes = uhuh.
Exclusive interview with the Abyssinians. First play of Argonaut Sounds' production Out Of Order by Babascum.
Part those hairy fronds and dive deep into Beard Radio's Ides of March. Stewart Smith takes you to some dark places with the dub dread of Raime, the creeping doom of Haxan Cloak, and the apocalyptic drone of Tim Hecker. We also revel in the sheer pleasure of noise, from the hippy bliss-romps of Akron/Family and the sound of children singing in the Sahel, to Larry Young's cosmo-jazz freakouts and the unadulterated joy of Bob Cobbing's sound poetry. All that, plus heavy, heavy funk from Iron Knowledge, Saharan guitar music, some classic soundtrack music from Nino Rota, and the ecstatic sound of a waulking song from the Isle of Barra. We top it all off with a gorgeous ballad from Iranian singer Dariush.
When Honest Jon’s released that Shangaan Electro every music geek totally creamed their pants. They produce, compose, market, transport and even silk screen their own cover art. You don’t see James Blake doing that, do you? This influx of freakish beats, irregular speed and quirky little synth lines from Africa has created a new kind of dance music, it has no context and no lame metaphorical story behind, it’s just raw and ridiculously fast fun-filled summer music. The second section of It’s a Trap show consists of some pugnacious bass tracks from the futuristic CIAfrica label, a label which dedicates itself to putting out artists who are being sidelined by the big music industry assholes. These dancehall and ragga edits most definitely take you on weird and kooky journey full of eccentric stop offs.
Codeine Drums with some new jams, including Pusha T's material from upcoming Fear of God mixtape on Kanye West's G.O.O.D
Emo is a genre never out of flux. Generating continua, qualification, and prefixes to escape connotation, it's come to mean a thousand things to as many people. This special at once strives to comprehensively examine emo's products whilst absolutely exercising editorial control; chowing down on the radical, trimming the suck. From the aggressive reality of Daitro and the banlieues, to Rites of Spring and mid-80s D.C. foundation myths, Proper Nouns is an annotated journey; a handsewn playlist partnered with enthused analysis. It tackles the trouble of commonality across the many faces of a perhaps maligned genre and touches on something.
This episode is the b-side to all the station's late night club shows, a collection of some of the most dissonant electronic music about. Apocalyptic synthesized intonation and oscillating feedback manipulation from Apophallation, Tayside Mental Health, Endometrium Cuntplow and other bands that sound like they would cough aids in your face, wipe their asses with fluffy white rabbits then throw them out a window. Total party destruction.
Acid trax, acid eiffel, acid etc
Point To C makes a triumphant return to Build + Destroy to deliver another fresh mix for the show. Kicking off with the disco boogie of Krystal Klear this mix goes from strength to strength featuring the sounds of Samoyed, Roska & Untold, Konx Om Pax and even Queen makes a quick appearance. Of course all of this is interspersed with film samples from The Man Who Would Be King and some work of William S Burroughs. Let's not forget that Point To C is the guest in the mix and that Andrew also played some great music too.
Alan Miller with a psyched out cosmic edition of RPZ
Out of all of the cultures throughout the world, solar system, galaxy, universe, dimensions, time parameters, and galactic star zones, the Japanese are by far the most encapsulating in existence. I mean they’ve brought us the likes of Pokemon, The Legend of Zelda, Akira, The Great Muta, Takashi Murakami, Evangelion, Ultraman, Studio Ghibli, Super Mario, Merzbow and Hijokaidan to name just a minuscule dosage out of a gargantuan array of weird and wonderful things to come from a land that guards the entryway to the pacific ocean.
Inevitably, the question is what is there not to love about Japan? The answer, obviously, is NOUT, so it’s nae wonder that this episode is enthusiastically ecstatic about the music that comes from the laser cannoned creative mindz from that island.
The sounds of husband and wife duo Celer. An ambient mix of loops, full tracks, collab material etc. Just chill.
A two hour special on the work of German composer and electronic music pioneer Manuel Gottsching, that includes a look back at his early work in Ash Ra Temple and Ashra as part of the Kosmiche Musik scene, his development into more electronic music, and some of the various techno, house and disco producers he influenced.
The Red Room pay tribute to David Lynch, discussing and dissecting his best works, as well as playing music that spans his entire career; from nightmarish collaborations with renowned sound designer Alan Splet, to his fruitful partnership with composer Angelo Badalamenti which spanned some of the most beautiful and haunting music in film score, with some classic 50s and 60s Lynchian pop music thrown in for good measure.
Joined by mad scientist of music Thomas Truax, who talks about his love of David Lynch and how it influenced his music, followed by a live in-studio session.
Lady Zorro, the butch lesbian stripper from Baltimore's red light district, didn't strip but came out nude and snarled at her fans "What the fuck are you looking at?". Loud, brash and intense. The city of Baltimore and the music that bears its name isn’t known for keeping it on the DL. With R&B and soul record samples from the cities heritage of hair hoppers and dance offs. Baltimore-club takes that heritage and shouts "punch them in the fucking face" over it. With a selection of records from Shaun Fae Solar, who claims to have the biggest Baltimore selection in Glasgow, this episode is for the city where you can get teabagged by naked dancers if you sit too close.
This episode of Charmicarmicat features a live set from Glasgow Doom Merchants VOM, reformulating the overblown pomposity of contemporary instrumental avant rock and replacing it with a relentless rhythmic malevolence, offset by a sinister pursuit of the darkly ecstatic. Recorded live at the CCA. Total sludge fest.
For those of you who like the Skinny but never learnt to read, or if you just like your week’s theatre, culture and music roundup given to you in the smooth tones of Gareth K Vile, the Skinny Radio Hour is an indispensable guide to the best of what’s happening in Glasgow at the moment.
In amongst a playlist that takes in everything from Belle and Sebastian to Swans - with some unashamed Brian Eno in between - Gareth chats with Barry Esson from Arika about the forthcoming experimental Instal Festival at the Tramway, and between them discuss the act of listening – don’t attempt to understand, just enjoy.
Disco Disco continue to bring in the listeners with their endearing rabble of lad chat and party tunes. Still apparently struggling to remember the name of their show and (general levels of decency), the the boys discuss their plan to attempt to tackle the West Highland Way in a ridiculously short time.
Cheesy takes the show slightly over with a hilarious story about some young boys, a bus, and a belter of a big man attitude.
Diggin the 12 Inch generously share their slot with Masha Was Beaming in this episode, inviting them over for a half-hour split. First up Raksha brings in some heavy bass with a set with his signature sound, then Masha steps up with a relentless 30 minutes’ worth of juke and booty bass. DAMN.
Listen out for a Subcity exclusive when Raksha drops one of his very own productions seamlessly into the mix.
Celebrating twenty years of the iconic label Ninja Tune, Andy and Sally from Build and Destroy take you through its back catalogue, playing their favourite tunes and exclusive new releases with a bit of Ninja chat thrown in for good measure. Put on your party hat, grab some cake and say Happy Birthday Ninja!
This episode highlights the consistent quality programming Build and Destroy brings you each fortnight with sounds that fit perfectly into any lazy Sunday, or Monday, or Tuesday…
With a track list spanning over 50 years of experimental compositions, Test Card skips the ‘welcome backs’ and summer reminisces, opting instead for a weave of mic silences and progressive sounds.
In a set which takes in drone, doom, noise, ambient, beats, edits, whateverthefucks, etc. this mix gets aggy, gets chill, gets weird. Welcome back.
Broomhill Mix return for their third season on Subcity with the usual mix of the best jazz, funk and soul. This time around it’s a mixture of new and old - there’s some Erykah Badu alongside the Jones Girls, so whether you’re a seasoned connoisseur or you used to nick your parents’ records, there’ll be something for you.
Broomhill Mix has been a mainstay on Subcity for a good few years now, and this year’s first episode builds on its reputation as being one of the finest on-air outlets for quality tunes.
Smooth sounds from Dimlite through to Dilla. Codeine Drums gets intellectual on this episode, laying over the hyphy and aquacrunk for a slice of ultra-cool, smart-as-shit underground champion music. Keeping it deep on Stones Throw Records in the first quarter of an hour then moving onto Ninja Tune, Anticon and a bunch of fresh, full cuts on some of the newest stuff out there. Leave the bangers at the club, this is some at-home, chill, suave hip hop.
Animal Farm & Friends return for their second year of broadcasting with a shiny new two hour slot. This is a marathon of rolling techno and house with Quail and studio guest Adam Watt, one half of deep house residency No Sleep. He talks about No Sleep’s activities and gets hyped for German producer Langenberg before he ripped it up at La Cheetah on the 25th of September with support from Edinburgh producer Jacksonville.
Switching it up from their weekly sabbath bro-down, Physical Memory sees half of Dance Tonight, Revolution Tomorrow! swap the hardcore for ambient and the keg stands for chin stroking. Making you want to use words like ‘soundscape’ and ‘ethereal’, this is a couple of hours of chilled drone-y vibes (new addition: ‘drone-y’).
Tarantism is back, but not quite as we know it. Now a solo effort from Marco (Nathan’s disappearance is presumably linked to his co-presenter’s facial hair), but with no change in quality. This episode is all about the summer vibes as Marco tries his best to fit the last few months of parties, gigs and crate-digging into just an hour.
With the music selection ranging from the velvety tones of Thievery Corporation to the badness that is The Bug, Marco’s had a summer worth hearing about.
Its second time around for Soundclash and we got together some weirdos for a slumberous, intense, swathing, non-linear and confusing experience for those who came in set for a Hetherington Club night -it was billed as 'heavy' right? Doing it differently from the dance instigators, they filled the neo-gothic Concert Hall with banks of effects, guitars, synths and a gong. Producing back-to-back noise of varying vibrations: harsh and white, micro and drone-tonal.
This week's Presents brings two hours of top notch techno and house from Glasgow legends Slam. Having co-founded Soma, one of the world's most respected dance music labels, as well as running the infamous Pressure and Return to Mono club nights which regularly bring the biggest names in the scene to the city, all while still finding the time to regularly release their own dancefloor weapons, Stuart and Orde have built up a formidable reputation both locally and globally. Domm (Slave To The Rhythm) introduces an exclusive set from the duo, recorded just for Subcity.
Summertime is here, and Martin from Theez Boyz R Athletes is inviting you to join him in praising this joyous solar orientation the best way we can – by dancing like eejits to disco music. Playing out all the best Nu-Disco tracks he can get his hands on - the dark sexy vibes of Black Devil Disco Club (rediscovered in 2004 when Richard D James unearthed their debut 1978 LP at a car boot sale and promptly re-released it), the breezy, uplifting sounds of Lindstrom (a one man disco furnace at the forefront of contemporary disco, so talented in fact that he comes close to making The Doves sound good) and the dance club oriented vibrations of Prins Thomas, In Flagranti and Zombie Nation.
This is a two hour disco mixdown of space echo, cowbell, 4/4, soaring strings, wah-wah guitar and plump bass. Platforms optional.
Bringing a big black plastic bag of vinyl to pound out a wonky tech set, Matthewwanmairchoon is one of the reasons for risking bass induced tinnitus and severe cataracts when you get down to the front at our LASER party. Its an all vinyl, all heavy boom-boom, all good mix.
He just listed every track he has played this year on the internets in chronological order to make sure he has kept fresh this year. If you see him at a party ask if he sincerely believes 'music is hope', because we do Matthew, we do, swearsies!
After successfully banging out the filth at our In About It! Launch Party, Kanji Kinetic (Coin Operated, Trouble & Bass) kindly agreed to come back to Subcity HQ for a bit of a botch and some more fine tunage.
This show is the result of a lack of sleep, an overdose of bass and a few warped minds being forced together in a cramped up studio.
Subcity satirical stalwarts Solar Island gathered round a bank of TVs on election night and spent 4 hours shouting and singing as well as ripping into everyone from James George Hargreaves to tweeting politicians and the BBC's Election music.
Featuring an interview with Churchill, Twitter updates with Stephen Hawkin, live reportage from the Glasgow count, a live performance from the Stupid Idiots, a drinking game and much much more.
Taking a break from talking about hardcore in the studio at one in the morning (don't worry, there is a solitary thrash metal reference for nerdy fan boys in need of a hard-on), the Test Card instrumental special is a voiceless hour of music that drops the flaccid vocalist appendage in favour of glitch electronics, getting in knife fights with time signatures, weird twenty-two word song titles in broken English, or just being loud as fuck. Two cock references in one sentence...probably best he stayed away from the mic.
Masha Was Beaming has crammed 28 tracks, four weeks worth of London Bass music and Detroit's own underwater dwellers Drexciya into another live mix of the freshest tunes. Someone even sent in an exclusive Dorian Concept White Label to insure this is worth listening to with your headphones on, or with the system up
This Argonaut Sounds is all about a volcano - stick with us on this one… we'll be looking at the production career of Henry 'Junjo' Lawes in a 2 hour special focussing on some of his biggest hits from the likes of Barrington Levi, Eek-a-mouse, Don Carlos, and of course...Yellowman. We'll also sketch out the story of this legend of Jamaican music, his label and sound system: Volcano Sound. Plenty of raw 80s bass and reverb-laden snares help make this the pre-digital sister to their earlier Jammy special.
Bent on Glasgow-centric performers like the chill-core sweetness of Tangles and new jams from Ben Butler and Mouse Pad, Crasier Frane manifests his G.A.Y. (Gay Against You) love with early demos of Ultimate Thrush and new ones from Eternal Fags. Celebrating three years of Cry Parrot's DIY promotions: the Garden Party guests and Birthday Party bands get in and about the playlist.
"Subcity's a totally integral part of me"
- Hudson Mohawke talks to Bob Gnarley about the diversity and communal vibe of Subcity, his days with Pro Vinylist Karim, making hardcore choons (sic) with Cloudo, his first appearance on the station in 1996, LuckyMe and making more Hudson´s Heaters.
Also featuring 1991´s finest breakbeat hardcore in a mini-mix of Shaun fae Solar's newly digitized vinyl alongside some beatless aural violence from Felix Kubin and a newly interpreted piece of Erik Satie´s work.
Fellow space travellers, this episode of NASA is their second beatless, ambient mission, full of evocative, moody soundscapes and sine waves galore. This "space man" music will be perfect for those who enjoy staring out of windows ruefully or perhaps anyone wanting to recreate weightlessness. The dulcet tones of the NASA boys command you to join them on their non-linear sonic sub-space journey.
A 5 hour long bass filled extravaganza from Level Thirty-Two's Pasty and Twonko and Sub-Terrain's own Skinny Rufftrax. Expect disco, funk, dubstep, wonky house, techno, grime, garage and anything else that happened to find its way into their record bags of doom. Featuring all sorts of ridiculous banter and mischief.
Electric Lemonade provides you with a two hour special jam packed with indie remixes, good banter, and some interesting stories to raise your eyebrow to. Hannah gives a blast of the uke and Louise tells us some of the worst jokes you have ever heard.
Sally from Build and Destroy runs amok whilst Andy is away and plays an hour solid of breakbeat hardcore and junglist nonsense all off of the legendary Suburban Base record label. Big pianos, amen breaks, chopped-up pitched-up vocals and 1991 rave synths. May as well get the taps aff before you even click listen. (skip to 3min 40s for start)
John Cavanagh, audio raconteur, has produced avant-folk acts Trembling Bells and Family Elan, written a book about Pink Floyd’s Piper at the Gates of Dawn and creates his own work under the Phosphene Project moniker. He is an expert on the Reithian musicologists dream: the Radiophonic Workshop and was involved in releasing the work of Delia Derbyshire, the female tape pioneer who created a googolplex of majestic work. Featuring some insightful chat with John, stunning early electronic pieces and some exclusive new tracks.
You might assume that thinking you are from space or can communicate with aliens is bat-shit crazy, but what Sun Ra, Jeff Mills , George Clinton, Santanna and Mix Master Mike can dig, Drexcyia can better. Theez Boyz delve deeper into Detroit house than Drexciya’s race of underwater dwellers, dishing out some twisted slabs of 808 euphoric industrial house, like Jimmy Edgar, Aux88, Alden Tyrell et al. The show has additional contributions from the Glaswegian record label and shop specializing in experimental electronic music: Pest Control Records.
She Said once more welcome old favourites Mogwai into the studio. The guys came into the studio for a polite mixture of music and chat, giving the low down on the new film Burning, progress with current rehearsals, how Errors might just make the guys their fortune, Martin’s affairs of the heart and a range of other topics. Given the connection between She Said and Mogwai, you can often expect to see a more intimate and personal side to the band whenever the guys manage to find themselves in the studio.
Charmicarmicat delivers a sonic assault with the heaviest and filthiest resonances around. This episode features the second in a series of live sets recorded by Chris White, who's production can be heard on the Ultimate Thrush and Plaaydoh and other WSP releases.
t’s a set of scratchy fuzz stinkers from Bitches, a London bass and drum duo that honk some trashy punk-pop with battering dissonant energy.
Production Unit (highpoint lowlife / stuff) of Marcia Blaine fame make an appearence on Symbiosis, providing a mix of forthcoming dubs and the choicest dubstep and electronic weirdness. Production Unit's mix is juxtaposed with filthy neurofunk from Yellowbenzene and Calaco Jack.
An hour of Danton Eeprom's dark rhythms and brooding vocals, mixed live in the studio, accompanied by an interview with Danton himself.
Thirty-two go head to head and back to front with Dirty Basement in a full scale war of the wobbles! This is two hours of new releases and wonky house being dropped as a precursor to their versus match at La Cheetah Club later in March.
Subcity Radio recently asked Bombay Bicycle Club along for a unique acoustic session. The band played a free gig, in front of over a 100 people, in the grand setting of Glasgow University's Concert Hall. Playing a range of songs, from acoustic versions of tracks from their debut album, to a few numbers off a future acoustic album, that you're unlikely to get a chance to hear elsewhere for a while.
Cloudo and DJ Mickey bang out breakneck gaba whilst Gobo makes a few calls. Can you handle the 185bpm madness.
Subcity tries something new, getting twelve of its finest DJs and shoving them in one room for a four hour long dance mix. Featuring a wide selection of shows from Glasgow night club regulars RPZ through to new kids on the block The Beat Route. Expect something special as 12 DJs try and show what they can do in their thin 20 minute slots in front of a live studio audience.
Soulful Allsorts welcomed Keith Money to the fabulous Subcity studio yesterday. Just slightly hotter than the 100 club in Oxford street London where Keith is a resident Dj with the legendary 6Ts club. Check here for hios history in soul music.
Keith took the opportunity to dig deep into his record collection to come up with a choice selection of soul tunes from different era and genres. He quickly grasped that keeping a dance floor busy is quite different to putting together a playlist for a well programmed radio show. Host Fraser Dunn keeps the chat and the questions going whilst felonious Munk plays the tunes all on vinyl and most on 45rpm seven inch singles.
It Ain't Working Chief present a show on songs based around war. Kicking off with War by Ediwn Starr the show jumps around with tracks from Elvis Costello, The Skatalites, Portishead, The Good, The Bad & The Queen, Radiohead and a whole load more! Lucy fills you in with information about the tracks and the artists in her own fashion.
Kage, Cammie T and Ally Reid from the Sub Club's latest dark-, deep- and tech-house night 'Bon Bon' pop into the Subcity studio for a wee mix, chat and that.
With the show nice and close to Burns night, Left of the Dial bring an all Scots episode. Featuring music from The Blue Nile, The Beta Band, Idlewild et al. However the highlight of the show is another live session on the show. Having already presented sets from French Wive and Brother Louis Colective, The John Knox Set Club now come and join the array of bands to have performed on Left of the Dial.
This week Woodenbox With A Fistful Of Fivers perform live in the studio. The band are set to release their debut album on Electric Honey in April. The band discuss their upcoming album, the state of the current music scene, as well as performing three songs, one of which has never been played before.
Build and Destroy present a guide to the work of Geoff Barrow from Portishead. Presenting a guide to all the music he has been involved in, with a few surprising inclusions. A good guide to those ignorant to the work of Geoff Barrow or to die hard fans. In between the documentary, Build and Destroy fill the spaces with their usual superb choice of tunes.
This week the Cadaveric Incubator of Endoparasites scientists look through the local listings and present a special guide to the best metal gigs coming up in the next few months. Expect some of the finest songs you'll get to hear, as well as an in depth musical guide to Glasgow's upcoming musical metal happenings from our Subcity resident experts.
On board Masha Was Beaming, now tumbling through space towards earth, the computer has turned sinister filtering out all sound but the low throb of sub bass. Luckily, All Caps Radio man acto has provided the show with just what they needed to get the crew through the night. This is an education in dubstep and Funky UK.
This week Coin In The Slot's journey through jukeboxes of the ages takes us to a small Baptist Church in Jackson, Mississipi. This episode features a wide selection of gospel from throughout the ages, from acapella to funk to rock'n'roll; giving you all you could want to know on gospel. The only thing you'll be left wondering at the end is what a jukebox was doing a baptist church.
After a strong year of playing the best in underground dance music, the last Beat Beneath of the decade showcases some of the best dance tracks to come out in 2009 in a special two-hour show. Expect tunes from Moderat, John Tejada, Robert Hood, Scuba and many many more in a show that covers electronica, house, techno and so-called "bass music"
Tarantism play a choice of songs that they feel demonstrate intelligent use of sampling, and discuss how choosing the correct sounds can effect the mood of a song. The diverse selection of songs throughout the show range from electronic, to lounge, to ambient and to experimental hip-hop, and illustrate the various ways in which samples are used in modern sound production, regardless of genre
The Christmas Geek bonanza episode of Get Back To 8-bit featured some of the best niche Christmas songs for everyone interested in robots, zombies and the way out there, but most importantly there was a delightful Christmas reindeer slasher song, written by frequent contributor Jamie Lamarra, which you won't hear anywhere else except on this edition
Soulful Allsorts welcome Kenny Burrell, world famous record collector and DJ. Kenny recently made the news when he sold his copy of Frank Wilson's Do I Love You for a record amount. Kenny brings to the show a collection of rare songs, as well as some excellent discussions of his times DJing at Soul Nights, his extensive record collection, as well as his love of soul.
Felonious Munk digs out a selection of disco 12" singles from his extensive record collection and plays them on air. Including that one that Mr Oizo sampled for Gay Dentists...
This episode of Slave to the Rhythm features an exclusive interview with Detroit techno producer Carl Craig, talking to DOMM about his influences from the techno scene and beyond, and his collaboration with Detriot legends Tribe. As always DOMM provides a slick blend of house and techno to keep you dancing between the chat and updates on the Glasgow club scene.
Argonaut Sounds break out a King Jammy special. A whole show filled with songs either by King Jammy, or produced by King Jammy. The show features an extensive, excellent playlist, also containing a lot of the Sleng Teng rhythm.
nasa lift off into territory referred to by many Glaswegians as 'pure spaceman music' with an hour of (almost) totally beatless ambient/drone music. Expect the most violent of swells, the purest of sine tones and the most evocative of soundscapes designed to scare, sooth and thrill in equal measures. Join the mission!
The Count and Sinden paid a special visit to the Subcity Studio before headlining the Death Disco the same night. The show contains a special set by The Count and Sinden, an interview with the guys themselves, as well as a special warm up set by Subcity's own DOMM. Relive the night by listening again to their set.
Tonight's Sessions features live sets from Glasgow based bands Washinton Irving and Skinny Villains. Both bands are fairly new to the local scene, but have already been making a massive impact, and now arrive at Subcity to show their stuff.
To add to the discussion surrounding the release of Call of Duty: Modern Warefare 2 and similar violent video games, Debate is Free speak to MP Keith Vaz and CEO of UK game industry body TIGA Dr Richard Wilson.
Amongst other things Vaz said "If you look to the packaging of an 18-rated videogame, it's [the size of] a tiny 10p coin. What it should be is the same as cigarettes - it should be splashed across the front: 'This has the potential to damage your health' - and that is not happening."
Whilst Dr Wilson called for the government to act to save the videogame industry in the UK before its too late.
This week Digital Dust are joined by Plasmic Scientist from Edinburgh. The show sees a very deep mix by dust head showcasing a side of dubstep which alot of people might overlook in there quest for some mid range rave music - including new tunes from untold, geiom & appleblim, pinch & distance,2562 and more. This is followed by Didge, who comes in with a selection of technical remix's and an absoloutly banging remix from jamie vex'd.
Masha was beaming have recently moved from a friday night to a monday night on our schedule. To ease themselves in to this school night slot they've got help from kings of the school night party Optimo. Tune in to hear an exclusive mix for masha was beaming by JD Twitch. They love your ears.
Beard are promising some tricks and treats this week in the form of "hauntological transmissions, face-melting death metal, witchy prog, evil techno, satanic jazz invocations and readings".
Hell mend you if you miss it.
Thirtytwo blast out some fresh fidget beats this week with an hour of wonk, wobble and filth to satisfy your ear drums. Get the volume cranked up!
Theez Boyz R Athletes present two hours of back to back skweee.
Skweee is a musical style, with origin in Nordic countries Sweden and Finland. Skweee combines simple synth leads and basslines with funk, r'n'b or soul-like rhythms, overall rendering a stripped-down funky sound. The tracks are mostly entirely instrumental, though there are exceptions.
This week Does Not Affect Play begins a three part journey into the realms of freely distributed music. Over the course of the next three episodes DNAP will be highlighting numerous sources of amazing free music, discussing the reasons behind free distribution, and playing a whole host of songs you can download legally for free. The playlist for each episode contains links to download all the songs from their original source. Part 1 features Swedish swing-jazz-death-metal, novelty beatboxing, Gamelan music and a "circus punk marching band"
After serving 2 years at Her Majesty's pleasure, Gobo returns to the airwaves alongside Cloudo on the decks. Nineties happy hardcore classics with prank calls over the top. Glasgow's original media savvy young team are still running amok.
Hear Young Aviators and Paper Planes playing live and uncut from a disused bookshop in the university. As well as the two live sets there's interviews with the bands and tracks from other local acts.
Pop Goes The Revolution warms up to its relaunch night next Wednesday at Pivo Pivo by launching a brilliant goody-bag give-away for the event, as well as inviting along Skinny Villains to play a few live acoustic tracks in the studio. They also play a new interview with Moshi Moshi darlings Slow Club, as well as cramming all the more regular stuff. A very busy show.
After a year or two away from the station Build & Destroy have returned and are wasting no time in sharing all the music they've bought in the interim. This episode features tracks from the Warp 20 compilation and other mind expanding electronic gems.
With one of the best playlists you'll see, Simon Brynan brings you a superb blend of tunes; mixing up a mixture minimal, electronica, and techno sure to keep your head nodding.
This week Allan brings you an interview with Stu Brown from the excellent The Everything Treatment. On top of this Stu Brown is now forming his own side project - The Stu Brown Sextet. TSBS are set to release a brand new album on the 28th October, so expect a good amount of chat about that, and a brilliant chance to hear some songs from the new album.
She Said bring you an excellent collection of tunes, as well as a details interview with Hot Chimp. Recorded in Stereo the night before, the interview sits along side some excellent new tracks from the band's new album Thriller.
Custom returns to the airwaves with a bang this Friday with one of Glasgows finest electronic producers "Galaxian" performing an exclusive live set, especially prepared for Subcity and performed live from the Subcity studios. NoFACE will be taking care of the first half hour with a selection of fresh riddims for you to get your ears around!
Subcity Sessions presents Red Scarlet from Dundee as well as Glasgow favourites The French Wives. The show features full sets by both bands as well as extended interviews with the bands.
The first episode of Debate Is Free features an extended interview with Christian Engström, the MEP for the Pirate Party. One of the newest, and most controversial parties around, the Pirate Party has found itself at the centre of the debate around intellectual property rights.
Everyone's favourite long-term tactical eating competition returns to the air for another fight. John 'The Stick' Burns and Jannik 'What A Mouthful' Giesekam - The Caked Crusaders - return to defend their tag-team title against three new teams. 8 compeatitors will walk into the oven, but only one team can come out champignons of the consumable world.
Subcity Spin returns with the new Subcity Heads Of Music Josh & Rachael. Join them as they look back at the summer festivals, and get all the latest news on the city's listings from the people in the know. Subcity Spin returns to its place as the definitive music magazine show.
Live feed from the second day at the Freshers Fair. The Wednesday featured Does Not Affect Play on the decks, playing out to the Freshers Fair attendees; as well as live music from Subcity's Bands In The Tent in the Welcome Tent featuring Washington Irving, Skinny Villains, and The French Wives. Top all of this off with presenting from Tom & Lol touring the Freshers Fair and chatting to the groups and societies, and suddenly this two and a half hour broadcast looks very busy.
Want one last ASCII download? See how much chiptune can possibly be crammed into one game cartridge.
Tim and Euan use their final life to bring you their favourite, geekiest selection of 8-bit and full electric videogame music.
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Slave to the Rhythm has got deephouse and techno covered at Subcity.
Guest DJs, exclusive interviews and two SRA nominations to boot, DOMM returns to the station in inimitable style.
Mixed Bizness opened up Subcity Presents... this year in considerable style. As well as bringing his intimate knowledge of the best Glasgow DJs around, Benny Boom also showcased mixes from Point to C and MGCK.
The Freshers' Address is supposed to be a formal introduction to the University for the new students. No one told the union helpers it seems, the event is essentially a series of speeches from people who are only interested in promoting their organisation whilst either getting a cheer or a rise out of the opposition groups.
Shaun fae Solar and Monolith fae Solar show complete respect for all speakers in this considered and insightful commentary. Hear their thoughts on religion, student affairs and the various media groups affiliated with the university. Mock the freshers' helpers along with them too.
Listen back to hear about 2 words of each speech as two idiots waffle on over the top...
To round off the year, Allan brings you a final episode featuring special guest Simon Clark, one of the many minds behind Glasgow International Jazz Festival. Simon brings us an in-depth insight into the past, present and future of the Jazz Festival's place in Glasgow. Then to round off the show Allan brings you forty minutes of the best Jazz around.
Rounding off an excellent season for Slave To The Rythm, Amy and Dom bring you one final episode featuring another exclusive interview for Subcity - DISTRICT ONE (Anton Pieete) - as well as a powerful tracklist to keep you in the right mood for summer lovin'. If you like this, don't forget to join them at the official closing party, 20th June at the Courtyard
A particularly noisy selection of sounds from the realms of rock, roll, psych, garage, punk,sleaze, glam and metal. Pete presents all the usual features with music from The Count Five, AC/DC, The Clash and many more. A resounding victory for all things properly rock n' roll!
So the exam season is stressing us all out and its sucks a lot. But do not fear! Tim James is back once again with a whole load of bangers to keep your spirits up. With the usual mix of quality rave anthems, dubstep drops and the odd dnb for the bass heads out there, as well as the blog of the week and whats on in the area.
Subcity provide coverage of the SRC by election heckling meeting including a live broadcast with commentary, an unedited live recording of the VP Media and Comms speeches and questions and post meeting questions and analysis with the candidates and Hacks in the Subcity studio.
For more info on the SRC By Election itself visit GlasgowStudent.net
Solar Island review the footage of the G20 police brutality, rerecord some classic bootybass in the style of The Broons and perform a live play of T in the Park romance. Add to this matthew's trapeze routine to Haddaway's 'What is Love' and you have Solar Gold.
Many meals ago an ancient prophesy on the back of a Shreddies box foretold the coming of a man whose hunger could never be locked up. A man whose appetite for food was matched only by his appetite for victory. A man who gross consumption would attain legendary status across the globe. A man they would call 'The Stick'.
Over the past three weeks 'The Stick' has watched on as six young compeatitors have steaked a clam at his apple crown. Now it is time for his return from retirement in Wednesday night's munch-anticipated pay-per-spew Eat To The Beat - The Last Supper. The Grammed Final will see a fatal four-way between Zoe 'Killergrams', Thin Joe Evans, Shaun 'Sweet Tooth' Murphy, and John 'The Stick' Burns all eating a mystery food over 45 gruelling mineats. The winner will be crowned the 2009 Eat To The Beat King-Size Champion.
To get you in the mood for the station's End of FM party, Beat Beneath's Simon Bryan brings you a selection of the sort of quality house and techno tunes that he'll be rocking the dancefloor with this coming Friday. If you want a preview of the sounds you might be hearing or just want to check out an hour of good dance music, be sure to have a listen.
Pop Goes The Revolution plays host to Glasgow’s latest musical lovechild The LaFontaines. Fresh from a headlining slot at a packed ABC2 and the release of their anticipated debut EP, The LaFontaines take some time out to come into the Subcity studio. Not only will they be joining George and Nikki in the usual Pop Goes The Revolution banter, choosing a few songs for your listening pleasure, and answering any questions people have, but they will also be playing a few acoustic tracks live from within our tiny studio.
This week Argonaut Sounds welcome special guest appearances from Glasgow based reggae artists Rudy Alba and Babascum, who will be in the studio for a bit of chat and to vibe a few tunes. With a trailer-load of new tunes, the usual effects, and another fab competition, no soundbwoy can test Argonaut Sounds Radio Show.
Subcity Presents brings you a gem of a show tonight, with the boys from the Sub Clubs masisvely popular Optimo night giving us an exclusive recording of their recent gig in melbourne. If the Sunday nights at Optimo are anything to go by, this will be brilliant. As stated on their website -
"while there will be sections of the night when the dancefloor is being rocked by the latest disposable dance / pop hit, you are also likely to hear music that you are unlikely to ever hear in any club anywhere"
The sound at Optimo is truly diverse, it's just good music that makes you want to dance.
Subcity Sessions this week features exclusive live performances from two of Glasgow's best garage rock bands, The Brutes and The Phar'i-sees. Godfathered by The Troggs, The Brutes play raw garage punk that hits you right in the face. It's not pretty, but it's not supposed to be either. Straight from Subcity's own show Saturday Shakedown come The Phar'i-sees, a 60s influenced garage rock band that would have made Ed Cobb proud. Tune in for two 30-minute sets and live interviews with the band members, presented by none other than Rock N Roll Meltdown legend Pete Howard!
Subcity Sessions are broadcasting directly from The Research Club, 13 University Gardens, this Thursday the 5th from 8-10pm, and entrance is free (but limited).
ROCK N ROLL MELTDOWN is on Thursdays 5-7pm for a powerful dose of all things properly rock n' roll. This week there were tasteful tunes of a rock n' roll, punk, garage, psychedelic or sleazy nature, plus all the usual features; Cobwebs & Strange, Smoke 'Em If You Got 'Em and of course the exciting-sounding Wheel Of Death! Also there was a guest appearance from The Hallions guitarist Alex MacGregor and a vague Hell's Angels theme that was often overlooked.
The SRC election candidates are given the once over on their posters, policies and faces followed by a live on air voting using Tim's student login. Add to this the best classic Hip Hop heard all year on Subcity and a live set from Mahrooq of the stupid idiots. Solar Gold.
Kid Zipper are joined by special guests and Glasgow clubnight Sound The Alarm. With tracks from Martyn, Audion and Neil Landstrumm.
Tim James and Hennessy bring you more absolutely bangin' tunes from the week before. As always their ears have been listening out for the best tunes of the week with the likes of Hostage and Mike Snow grabbing thier attention. The Hook Me up boys introduce the cheesiest feature on radio - Bangers and Mash Up and contemplate the various top DJs who will be appearing at top nights accross Scotland.
An exclusive guest mix from Nerve Recordings main man Paul Reset. Resident at Scotland's biggest and most respected dnb night XPLICIT, Paul has a well-earned reputation for the widest selection of quality tracks North of the border.
This exclusive 45 minute set features forthcoming music on Nightfall Recordings, Offkey, and Temper D Productions, plus unsigned dubs from artists like Gremlinz, Teknik and Spinor.
Left of the Dial cram the usual format of their show into a thin half an hour segment before dedicating the second half to the superb Brother Louis Collective. About to launch their debut single on Sunday at Oran Mor, the band pop into the Subcity studio to choose a few of their favourite songs for your listening pleasure and also play an acoustic version of their brilliant new single These Barren Years.
This week on Rock Island Line sees the beginning of the munch anticipated culinary event of the year - Eat To The Beat. Our quest to find the king-size champion begins with three qualifying matches, the first of which sees current VP Comms Zoe 'Killergrams' take on failed VP Comms candidate Alan 'The Food Mountain' Gardner. Alan goes into the fight with an unbeaten record in the competition and a diet-fuelled lust for chocolate raisins, whilst the rookie Killergrams has opted for a high-density food in baguettes in an attempt to throw the veteran off his massive stride. Who will make it through to fight for the title at The Last Supper? We'll also be playing Jesus Says No, alongside music from The Brother Louis Collective, The Big Eyes Family Players, JJ Cale and Rilo Kiley.
Domm and special guest DJ Harri from Subculture spin fresh tunes from Cocoon, Get Physical, Be As One...
Art School hangover causing you pain? Tune in to Music for Pleasure presents: Sex, Drugs and Bacon Rolls for the perfect cure. Paul and Joe will provide an hour of chilled out second hand vinyl from throughout the ages mixed with tales of debauchery and high jinx from the launch night.
Vietnamese tribal singing, glitchy electronic ambience, space-rock, private press folk records and custom-made baroque lutes combine to make an hour of static crackle, muffled drums and hushed dreamy soundscapes.
Hear Shaun and Mahrooq's take on the student occupation of the computing building with live Facebook/YouTube analysis and an exclusive new Stupid Idiots track about Tommy Sheridan. Solar Island gold.
Following the inglorious death of Lux Interior, founder of The Cramps, Sunset Mission pays tribute to their work and the music that influenced the band. Expect derranged psychobilly twang, greasy lyrics, trashy beats and buxom basslines.
Kate and Olivia present a goodie bag of punk, zombie psychobilly, electrohiphop and quirky folky gems. Featuring Bejing all-girl garage punks Hang on the Box, booty dancing music from Yo Majesty, a new track from queer/glam/goth/space-sluts The Barbarellatones and a live track from Edinburgh post-punk cut-and-pasters Sellotape
Ruin It celebrates the end of 2008 with a round up of everything they have enjoyed over the past year.
Dom D'sylva (scrabble) brings an exclusive glitch and breakcore set of tunes which have inspired him over the past 12 months. Whilst Whoa!gan rounds things off with a few tunes he won't be forgetting come 2009.
Felonious Munk brings you the best of Christmas soul, jazz, funk and R&B. Earlier this year when the pound was worth something he invested in a few more Christmas albums from Ramsey Lewis, the Soulful Strings and The Temptations. Catch them and a couple of new(ish) Christmas tunes from Binky Griptite and Lefties Soul Connection. And a few tips on buying Christmas records from someone who's bought a few wrong ones.
Shaun fae Solar presents a jam packed 2 hour look back over his musical highlights of 2008. With music ranging from Ed Banger, Crookers and co to dress2sweat, rustie and hudson mo. Not to be missed.
Glasgow hiphop DJ Krash Slaughta joins NoFACE for a special show featuring live battle routines amongst the usual mix up of hip hop, dubstep, breaks and dnb.
Pop Goes The Revolution brings you an in depth preview of what is to be expected when Leeds based Record Label Art/Goes/Pop releases a brand new compilation CD on the 1st December featuring some of the finest bands from across Glasgow entitled Glasgow School of Art Goes Pop. A one off two-hour special of the show brings you a plethora of treats as we marvel in enthusiastic delight.
The show features interviews with Plaaydoh, Ming Ming & The Ching Chings and Sparrow & The Workshop, plus two of the artists behind the art project guesting on the show and giving their opinions on the tunes, and to top if off there is Nacional talking to the show and playing a few acoustic songs from live in our tiny studio.
The Armed Response boys are joined by Scottish Drum n Bass legends Morphy, Paul Reset and Velocet for two hours of the most exclusive unreleased dubs and breaks.
So exclusive that half the playlist cannot be posted yet as the tracks havn't been cleared!
The first in a series of mini documentaries from Subcity's top selectors Argonaut Sounds. This first installment focuses on the major producers and artists of the era, and the factors which contributed to the creation of ska and its eventual usurping by rocksteady.
New to the station, Motor Psycho brings you the Motor Psycho Diaries, a refreshing mix of electro, mixed up with a dash of rock n roll and punk. This from only their second show is no surprise, Motor Psycho has been around the block, most recently under the guise of the Spectrum night, formerly of Maggie Mays, now moving to Blackfriar's Basement in the near future.
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Domm is back with yet another outstanding show. Slave to the Rhythm brings you a mix of techno, tech house and electro house from the talented Italian. More recently, Slave to the Rhythm has had some special guests appearing on the show, and one we were excited about was last weeks guest, Slovenian techno DJ Umek.
Two hours of Italo Disco. Including classics from this highly influential genre such as Spacer Woman by Charlie to more recent Italo Disco influenced tracks like Love Explosion by Alden Tyrell.
An almighty collection of trashy novelty 45s. Prepare for a plethora of the finest avant-retard masterpieces from the 1960s. Truly essential listening, as there's a chance you won't hear some of these records again for another 40 years.
Get in The Van plays music irrespective of genre and current trends, plus upcoming artists playing Glasgow in the coming weeks. Come see Get In The Van DJ at the Art School for Subcity Halloween!
This week, BOATS presenters Toby and Bicola continue to baffle us with their chit-chat, fact of the week and oddly eclectic music taste. Expect to hear some tunes from Springsteen and MGMT.
Dom D'Sylva is co-promoter of the club night Scrabble based in Glasgow. Over the last few years he has supported artists including Milanese, Luke's Anger, Sir Real, Ed Chamberlain, Espion and and 30Hz.
Dom D'sylva joins whoa!gan in the studio for some electro techno breakcore dubstep nonsense.
Subcity's resident idiots Solar Island return to the airwaves with tales of summer including sore hardons and the credit crunch.
Slave to the Rhythm has got deephouse and techno covered at Subcity.
Guest DJs, exclusive interviews and two SRA nominations to boot, DOMM returns to the station in inimitable style.