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Beats of all Nations
soundtrack // soulfunkjazzhiphop // detroittechnoelectronica // afroreggaedub // krautrockindustrialsynth

Whether you are listening in your space, outer space or time space welcome to 'Beats of all Nations' hosted by myself Dark Mart. I aim to take you on a musical journey exploring Detroit Techno, Chicago House, Electronica and its roots in Soul, Funk, Jazz, Hip-Hop, Afro-Beat, Krautrock & Post Punk. From Carl Craig, Fela Kuti, Kraftwerk, Throbbing Gristle, Gangstarr, & Aphex Twin to Larry Heard, John Carpenter, George Clinton & Sun Ra. This is predominantly a show about rhythm & emotion in music. I'll be playing the music I love and sharing my record collection of 25 years. Yes, it's vinyl all the way so you'll have to excuse the odd crackle & pop. You'll probably not like all I play but hopefully you'll hear something you've never heard before which will take you on your own journey of musical exploration and discovery. If you would like to get in touch to discuss the show or music in general feel free to do so and I hope you enjoy the show.

Next Episode

   21:00 - 22:00
   Mon, 22/02/2021
Show Stats

Started in
Soul Investigator
Trance Travelator
Dub Dissector
Generation X
Primal Feel
Hip-Hop Communicator
25/11/2020 // Hip-Hop Communicator

My shows have been fairly erratic of late and I've been finding it hard to maintain routines.

This particular one represents a bit of a milestone for me it being my 150th show on Subcity.

The show is one in a series exploring genres of music that have had a particular influence on me, the first being 'Dub Discector', the second 'Trance Travelator' ( but not trance as most people know it), the third 'Soul Investigator' and this the forth 'Hip-Hop Communicator'.

My exploration of these genres has been fairly loose, so this show includes the roots and progression of hip-hop, some out and out hip-hop tracks, covers of hip-hop records but also some jazz which was a huge influence on Hip-Hop as can exemplified by the myriad of samples.

However, this works both ways with contemporary jazz musicians recruiting hip-hop lyricists and record labels like Blue Note recruiting artists to reimagine their back catalogues as exemplified by a couple tracks I've included in this show Robert Glasper's reinterpretation of Herbie Hancock's 'Maiden Voyage' & Radiohead's 'Everything In It's Right Place' and legendary Hip-Hop producer Madlib's reimagining of 'Stepping Into Tomorrow' and 'Set Me At Ease' two tracks from an entire album of such reinterpretations employing Hip-Hop lyricists.

Certainly for me it was this sampling, a kind of subconscious communication, that lead me to dig deeper and to discover music I'd never had discovered otherwise. From a wider perspective the sampling was a huge cross generational means of musical communication, understanding and appreciation in both directions.

The more obvious communication is the poetry, the rapping, the rhyming, the flow, the verbal kung-fu, the battles, the jousting and at it's best the socially conscious message

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