shows // chOOn!!
This programme was born out of the desire to share the best of the most amazing downloads siphoned from deep within the bloated bowels of the globetrotting music blogosphere.
A lost world of undiscovered artefacts and simply outrageous sounds await your careful attention with an oddball selection wandering through past and present independent music, worldbeat gems, exotic oddities, bizarre disco, creepy soundtracks, fuzzy library, deviant crossovers, primitive electronics, amateur incidents, nowadays outsiders...and forgotten fourth world composers. From the sublime to the ridiculous but all fit to be branded "chOOn"!
choon me, you big dummy!
The last chOOn!! of the year serves up a platter of spectral, psychedelic-pop and spaced-out global sounds, garnished with a side-clump of cress, craziness and crisps.
chOOn in for tastiness as Somalian Kids take on UNICEF song comp, Egyptian legend does Cartoon SynthstruMENTALs, BollyDisco King Bappi goes Goonies r good enough, French Library men masquerade as Arabic-Psych nomads, Sikh kids from Thailand make a case for going to temple - guitars, trance, bananas and so much more... chOOn!! in!
Posted at 07:56, 16th November 2013
bollychoon!! vol. 3 - further explorations
The 3rd volume of BollychOOn!! offers a bounty of south subcontinental '80s electro-disco-mutant-pop. While the previous collections have homed in on Bollywood's biggest Disco numbers and the electronic pop sound of Kollywood and Tollywood 1977-1993, this one follows in a similar groove with 24 songs selected for their dancefloor potential. Drawn from mr. chOOn's massive Bolly MP3 emporium, these chOOns were mostly written for original soundtracks and hardly known outside of their home region.
BollychOOn!! Vol. 3 offers you a techno-coloured burst of sonic joy bound to thrill with crammed arrangements and highly idiosyncratic beats fusing early synths, cut-up drum machine patterns, traditional raga-style melodies and typically emoting vocals. As you'll hear, this music is in a league of its own, augmenting Western pop ideas and electronics with a unique accent individual to gayaki style Carnatic music and the bombastic emotion of Indian cinema.
Posted at 07:23, 7th October 2013
the good, the bad and the choons!!
Popular and unpopular International music...
chOOn into the sounds of the Finnish Underground, Indonesian Proto-Dubstep, Dutch Ethno-ambient, Insect Trance, South-Indian disco, Avant-Hillbilly Blues and pre-revolutionary Iranian Jazz-Funk records. chOOn in!!
Posted at 07:52, 28th August 2013
hobnobs and choonsticks
Musical secrets are still out there, even if they’re no longer hiding in plain sight. Anything released to the internet never goes away for very long - but the ghost-like presence of shuttered "sharity" blogs, all emptied of their wares, already resemble thoroughly picked-over corpses discarded at the roadside. This show attempts to be a bastion of this barely-heard esoterica, shining a light on the myriad obscurities found in the shadowy recesses of the global music blogosphere.
We trade in obscure, out-of-print, long-forgotten releases; music that is either impossible to find, inordinately expensive, or just plain mothertrucking choons!
On today’s show we’ll bask in some of music's loveliest, most beauteous corners - the feeling of listening to something that fell between the cracks - that perpetually escapes easy definition before going batshit bawbag crazy to our usual assortment of schizophonic global chOOnage - chOOn in!
Posted at 06:22, 15th July 2013
do you synthesize or do you choon!!?
Welcome to chOOn!! your monthly global-muziq mixtape - prepare yourself for a musical synth-fest on all continents. Today's episode contains a healthy dose of analog synths, warped organs and electric accordions as well as the usual batch of drop yer panties and say cheese chOOns!
A lost world of undiscovered artifacts and simply outrageous sounds await your careful attention with this week's oddball selection wandering from Ethiopia to Niger, Venezuela to Turkey and Senegal to Somalia - chOOn in!
Posted at 22:09, 4th June 2013