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"!
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
just when i thought i was out they choon me back'n
Just when I thought I was out they chOOn me back in!
Call me Michael ChOOnleone - brought back from the brink to unleash global music mayhem on your sweet ass!
Today's show kicks off with South Indian Spandex before sampling Sudanese Technicolor drones, Ex-Pat Thai Mulam, Ethiopian Disco-Funk, Moroccan Organtronics, Malian Cosmic Dervishes, Kenyindian Synth Peace offerings, Indonesian Moog-folk and so much more... chOOn!! in or you'll be sleeping with the fishes!
Posted at 12:58, 10th June 2014
guest mix #1 // nigel ross - chust sublime mix
Hello, Hello, Hello and welcome to choon on subcity radio.. your four-weekly global music mixtape.
Today’s show is a bit different as it’s the first in a scheduled series of guest mixes – I’ve decided to put together some shows where, instead of just the regular monthly chOOn!! mixtapes, you can hear mixes from some of the artists, bloggers, DJ’s, thinkers and bon viveurs, that influence moi and the very fabric of this show.
First up is local man and a HUGE influence on yours truly – Nigel Ross. Nigel is a veteran of the Glasgow music scene having fronted Scotland’s first Punk and Reggae sound-systems way back when – he gravitated into pirate radio in Glasgow before a move to England saw him helm legendary house parties in Manchester and Cambridge. Having just recently arrived back on Scottish shores I have enjoyed many an evening geeking out in his house which doesn't so much resemble a living space, as it does a vinyl nerd’s wet dream - a grotto of strange and beguiling records. His mind is a cave of musical wonders and I'm ball droppingly thrilled he's agreed to share some chOOns with us!
This is our first all vinyl mix and is a huge, unabashed rollercoaster of proto-punk, fourth world beat, ’60s psych and merry absurdity - These are weird and wonderful selections, that veer from hazy “easy listening” croons and unshackled joyous grooves to the downright sinister – a taste dichotomy that defies easy categorisation – bookended by some stone cold classics.
If you would like to know more about the music played today or just want to cyber caress Nigel’s luscious beard... then please do get in touch with him – kop a cyber feel by email via [email protected]
We will be back to normal service very shortly but in the meantime let us enjoy Nigel Ross’s “chust sublime” mix – chOOn!!
Posted at 21:21, 4th June 2014