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"!
This show is an attempt to contextualise mp3 culture in a global setting; showcasing new and old music from the global underground whilst deconstructing the modern mixtape... or to put it bluntly - "we play motherTRUCKing chOOns mate!"
Come welcome in the New Year with us as we go diagonal to Egyptian Disco, Indonesian Psych, Japanese Prog, Pakistani House, Spanish Synth, Thai Groovers, Fourth World Funk and so much more... chOOn!! in!
Posted at 09:18, 29th December 2014
kinderchoon!! vol. 2
Welcome to chOOn!! your monthly global-muziq mixtape - prepare yourself for a special episode, our second volume of pre-pubescent intercontinental transmissions - yes, it's all about the wee brats today on chOOn!!
Let's do handstands and cartwheels and prepare to dance to Silly Swiss Songs, Synth-Fairytales from Greece, Munchkin-Funk from Indonesia, Persian Folkloric Pop for Kids, Private Press Caped Crusader Hijinks (he really does wear a cape), Bleep and Fart from Pakistan, Japanese Disney Classical Rinses plus Somalian Kids take on UNICEF song comp, Egyptian legend does Cartoon SynthstruMENTALs, BollyDisco King Bappi goes Goonies R Good Enough, Sikh kids from Thailand make a case for going to temple plus a whole batch of rare Children's Library chOOns!
One, two, three, four, I declare a chOOn!! WAR!
Posted at 22:06, 10th November 2014
come into the world my choon!!
A fluid mix of international pop and experimental sounds from the 1960s to the present, with an emphasis on the avant-garde, idiosyncratic and other-worldy.
Synths from around the globe. African rhythms. Deep New Age bargain bin cuts. Krautrock faves. Bent Disco. Modern electronic weirdness. Psychedelic pop of 60s Europe and the synthesizer-sketched grooves of continental Asia. Organic and electronic ambient sounds filling the gaps in-between.
Lock, Stock and Two Smoking chOOns!!
Posted at 15:34, 19th October 2014
bollychoon!! vol. 4 - shankar-ganesh [1979 - 1990]
For the uninitiated the composers of the chOOns on today's show are also master craftsmen who throughout the late 70s and 80s (and beyond) combined their off-the-wall ideas and batshiz expectations using craft, experimental technology and a trusted team of participants to help concoct some truly bizarre local produce. Operating throughout the low budget productions and B-Movies within the Tamil micro music industry, Shankar-Ganesh brought their euphoric electrified music to a small yet adoring band of film-goers.
The 4th volume of BollychOOn!! reveals more tasty treats from mr. chOOn's ongoing obsession with retro Tamil Pop – focusing largely on Shankar-Ganesh's mid-1980s output as the crack composing duo add freak pop fuel to the flickering flame of South India's Kollywood film industry, while embracing domestic synthesiser technology and fusing the power of electro and synth-pop to the Carnatic canon.
Posted at 21:09, 6th October 2014
I am mr. chOOn!! and I see a whole army of choonmans (choon loving humans), here in defiance of bad radio! You have come to listen to chOOns and chOOns they are! What will you do without chOOns? Will you fight?
"No! We will run - and live and listen to Zane Lowe if we must!” The beardy boy hogging the broadband in his nan’s spare bedroom shouted.
Yes! Fight and you may die... or run and listen to Zane Lowe and you will live at least awhile... until your growing disdain for the Kiwi accent gets the better of you and you implode like a bad Haka.
And dying in your bed many years from now, would you be willing to trade all the days from this day to that for one chance, just one chance, to come back here as young choonmans (see above) and tell our enemies that they may take our lives but they will never take our chOOns!!
Posted at 17:58, 9th September 2014