We're honoured to have Samrai in the studio tonight. Ahead of his gig at the Art School also tonight, he'll be showing us why Swing Ting have become household names in the UK scene, promoting sound system ready music, from Dancehall to Soca, Rap and Garage. With Boosterhooch and DJ Ebay joining him in the studio. https://www.facebook.com/events/503377680066950/
For Episode 135 of Lava Lava we're delving into Baltimore-based imprint Better On Foot. Founded in 2012, this art collective and record label has released some truly gorgeous electronic music and cemented itself as one of Baltimore's leading artistic outlets. Join our resident DVRS as he digs through some of his favourite cuts from Dovetracks, Prab K, Strange People and more.
Rounding off the show in Guest Mix 77 is one of Cologne's rising underground talents Mar Io. After a short production hiatus the DJ & Producer is back with two vinyl-only releases set to drop on Form & Terra Records in May & June. Mar Io taps into his own back catalogue to deliver a trippy journey in this unmissable 30 minute mix...
Subcity Radio were lucky enough to attend this year's Counterflows Festival - one of the best experimental music festivals Glasgow and the UK has to offer. We spent the weekend talking to some of the fantastic performers and organisers that help keep Counterflows consistently one of the most interesting music events around. This includes LYZZA, Alexander Hawkins, MC Carol, Jim C. Nedd, Palm Wine, the Gorbals Youth Brass Band and Bill Wells, Dakim, Micheal LaCour, Nena Etza, Myriam Van Imschoot and Doreen Kutzke, Sholto Dobie, Humming Dogs and more. Listen back to all these interviews below:
1) Introductions with Alasdair Campbell
The co-curator and founder of Counterflows Festival Alasdair Campbell joins us in the studio to discuss the origins of Counterflows, the performers and to play some music that will be heard live throughout the festival.
To celebrate the beginning of the festival programme we speak with:
Alexander Hawkins - Hugely talented jazz performer and improvisationist talks to us about his work and reccommends some of his favourite songs.
Gorbals Youth Brass Band & Bill Wells- we talked to the founders of this inclusive music programme, the children involved and the underground legend that wrote the piece to be performed, Bill Wells
Nina Etza also joins us in the studio for a fantastic selection of latinx tunes from QTWOC artists
3) Day 1 Recap
After the first night of Counterflows we spoke to:
Sholto Dobie - Scottish musician and performance artist speaks to us about his creative process and forthcoming album with Penultimate Press.
Doreen Kutzke & Myriam Van Imschoot - Yodel sound art collaborators tell us about their work and the diverse history of the yodel.
4) Day 2 Recap
French noise artists and Latinx american icons:
Humming Dogs - One of our favourite acts of the festival, french noise rock group Humming Dogs sit down with us and perform a special accapella version of the song "Ah ha ha!"
MC Carol - Brazillian baille funk godess gives us some insight to her opinions on music, politics and dance music.
LYZZA - Rising star featured on Boiler Room and NTS spoke with us about being called experimental and gave us some advice on acheivement.
5) Day 3 Recap
Hip-hop, hardcore and hope:
DAKIM - Underground hip-hop producer and beatmaker talked with us about creativity and taking hip hop seriously as an art form.
Michael LaCour (aka B L A C K I E ALL CAPS WITH SPACES) - Before his first performance as Micheal LaCour, the incredibly influential industrial hip-hop artist gave us insight into his influences.
Fielding Hope - Subcity alumni, programmer for Cafe OTO and Counterflows co-curator tells us about his career and behind the scenes of the festival
Jim C. Nedd & Palm Wine - Incredibly knowledgable musicologists and DJs Jim and Simone gave us an incredibly informative interview into Pico soundsystem culture. Unfortunately due to time we couldn't broadcast enough of the interview to do it justice so look out for a full version coming out soon.
A huge thank you to everyone that spoke with us, those that tuned in and especially to Alasdair and Fielding for making Counterflows happen
Regardless of whether your Valentine's Day was lonely or lovely, Subcity Radio offers a warm embrace to one and all on Saturday 16th February at The Vic Bar - where you'll be guaranteed to fall in love with the music (if no one else) !!
💓� Outpost: Sangoma (https://subcity.org/shows/outpost) 💓
Keeping the good vibes rolling from our Rubadub instore, outpost: sangoma will get those butterflies in your stomach fluttering with afrobeat and other sounds of Africa 💃
💓� Breaks and 808s (https://subcity.org/shows/breaks808s) 💓�
Steaming things up a bit more, as midnight strikes we’ll be absorbed in the lustful hip-hop and trap rhythms that can only be Breaks and 808s �
💓� Jack 2 Jack (https://subcity.org/shows/jack2jack) 💓�
From steaming things up to speeding things up, set your lonely hearts to the love-tempo with Jack 2 Jack's electronic and dance selections 🚀 💓� MUSIC, Please! (https://subcity.org/shows/musicplease) 💓
With the love vibrations well and truly charged to the max, HuussH will be our cosmic guide through those higher sensations - dress to embrace ☄�
£5 before midnight / £6 after All tickets OTD We expect this one to be pretty busy, get down early to avoid disappointment and ensure maximum time to meet your soul-mate
Please note the venue is fully accessible. If you have any questions, get in touch.
Lots of love, Subcity Radio x 😘
Subcity Radio is proud to present a series of programming to celebrate the life and work of one of the most incredible musicians that ever lived. Despite passing tragically young, Arthur managed to produce a vast catalogue of work spanning disco, avant-garde and many more. From spending time in the Talking Heads to recording Buddist chants with Allen Ginsberg, no career in music is more unique.
The series of programming will begin with the screening of the film Wild Combination (2008) at the CCA and will culminate in the broadcast of a special performance of selected works by Peter Broderick
Many thanks to our many contributors that were a part of putting this together including Phil Niblock , Tim Lawrence and Peter Broderick (https://phillniblock.com/) (http://www.timlawrence.info/) (http://www.peterbroderick.net/)
Monday 21st... Screening of Wild Combination (Matt Wolf, 2008) at the CCA (https://www.facebook.com/events/537024640040806/)
Tuesday 22nd... Queer History of Dance Music Special featuring Tim Lawrence (https://subcity.org/shows/qhodm/ecba1)
Friday 25th... Arthur Russell's Fish Tank Documentary special (https://subcity.org/shows/subcitypresents/b94c4)
Saturday 26th... Celtic Connections: Peter Broderick sings Arthur Russell at the Blue Arrow Jazz Club w/ Afterparty featuring Loose Joints (Subcity) Amy Krawczyk (Subcity) and The Lawnmower (https://www.facebook.com/events/2354292984642970/) (https://www.facebook.com/events/232512914358728/)
Sunday 27th... Broadcast of Peter Broderick Solo Arthur Russell set at the Blue Arrow Jazz Club (https://subcity.org/shows/subcitypresents/c0b27)
On 17th November we mark our return to the Vic Bar with Subcity Radio’s Sweet Escape. After a special evening at the Hunterian, we think it’s about time to snuggle back into our natural habitat - the club. As the cold nights draw in, you can count on Subcity to provide the heaters as you escape to our warm haven.
THE LIVING ROOM (https://www.subcity.org/shows/livingroom/)
Kicking things off we have The Living Room to get those feel good vibes rolling - expect jazz, disco, afrobeat and other aural delights.
Next up, and needing little introduction, are the Lezure crew. Their name and reputation precedes them as perennial party wizards, lotsa magic up their sleeves.
Closing the night is the inimitable 2centavos. A truly unique take on ballroom, club, and industrial sounds to immerse your mind and body in.
£4 before midnight / £6 after All tickets OTD 18+
Please note the venue is fully accessible! If you have any questions, get in touch.