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"!
Welcome to chOOn!! your monthly global-muziq mixtape - prepare yourself for a special episode dedicated to pre-pubescent intercontinental transmissions - yes, it's all about the kids today on chOOn!!
Let's drink some fizzy-pop and prepare to dance to Disco-Fairytales from Pakistan, Munchkin-Synthpop from Thailand, Kiddy-House from Lebanon, Outer-Space Pranks from Turkey, Video-Game Loopyness from Japan, Psychedelic Cartoons from Canada, French Play-Doh-Phonics, Youth-Choirs from Namibia, MJ kids in India, Lost Children's Library chOOns and so much more!
High-pitch giggles, made ya flinch and chOOn!! me down!
Posted at 00:25, 25th April 2013
put a candle on the choon!!
Welcome to chOOn!! your monthly global-muziq mixtape - prepare yourself for a musical birthday bash on all continents - yes, we are one year young and to celebrate we have some candles, a flan and some mothertrucking chOOns!!
Let's make a wish and prepare to dance to Donna Summer in Thailand, Neu in Turkey, Cluster in Japan, Funkadelic in Somalia, Giorgio Moroder in India, Terry Riley in Iran, Somalian Funkadelic, Ethiopian Dervishes! Israeli Folk-Dances, Synths from Saturn, Bat-shit crazy from Pakistan.
Happy Birthday and chOOn!! me down!
Posted at 10:57, 31st March 2013
ten tons of choona
Welcome to chOOn!! your monthly global-muziq mixtape - prepare yourself for musical bravado on all continents. We consume the good side of globalization - say "balls" to the west's pillaging of third world sounds and instead say "fuck yes" to the bastardization of the 1st world: Giorgio Moroder in India? Black Sabbath in Iran? Somalian Funkadelic? Ethiopian Jazz! Anatolian Dervishes! Lebanese synth-oddities from the eighties! ! Boiling Nigerian Disco-Boogie, cowbells from Mars, pirouettes from Pakistan.
chOOn!! digs this not so-called world music: It's about local ideas mutating familiar sounds that unfold in unexpected trajectories and repeatedly lead back into the now. chOOn!! me down!
Posted at 11:57, 2nd March 2013
eat my choon!!
Hello and welcome to chOOn!! - your four-weekly global-music mixtape.
The variety and quality of free music available on the Internet is simply staggering. Just about any music you can think of probably exists, hidden somewhere within the bloated bowels of the global-music blogosphere - enthused over by some crazed, insane collector in his underwears - whether it's throat-singing techno eunuchs from Gibraltar or some pillock with a 4-track in a basement in Hull - there's most likely a blog and an unknowing audience.
That's where I come in - traversing the rough terrain of the information superhighway I navigate the dangers and pitfalls with my sidekick McAfee and snatch up these musical oddities to showcase to you my dear listeners.
A lost world of undiscovered artifacts and simply outrageous sounds await your careful attention with this week's oddball selection wandering through explosive Beninese Synth-Funk, Colombian Discoid-Beat, Malian Guitartronics, Indonesian Devil-Moog, Swedish Jazz-Ballet, Library Music from the National Research Council of Canada, Iranian Cassette Instrumentals, Turkish Heavyweights, Ethiopian Dance Hits and much more - chOOn!! in!
Posted at 20:54, 1st February 2013
bollychoon!! vol. 2 - sound of telugu & tamil
Indian film music invariably manages to grab you by the dangly ones and doesn't let go. This week's special episode of chOOn!! based on the astonishing sounds of South India's Kolly and Tollywood cinema is no exception.
Strutting Discoid-funk and gorgeous desi-synthpop are not genres you would expect from India. Yet, in the late 70's and throughout the 80's electronic beats and synths were eagerly embraced by the film industries of South India along with jump suits, big thighed beauties and killer shades.
Composing genius Ilaiyaraaja used minimal beats and lush synthetic arrangements to craft an outragepously ornate and addictive electronic pop sound. They didn't call him the 'Maestro' for nothing - his experimental mind influenced others like K. Chakravarthy & composing duo Raj-Koti who were notable for integrating south Indian classical music with hard electro-funk in Telugu cinema.
Listen up y'all - this was one of the greatest and strangest moments in pop music history. These advanced harmonics make the songs a feast for the ears and rocket fuel for yer feet - grab yer glow sticks, put on some hot pants and chOOn!! in!
Posted at 21:46, 12th January 2013