experimental // cosmic // synthetic // transcontinental // popsound
Music, Please! is a weekly radio show and sound project curated and performed by DJ Hush. The show has evolved out of Hush’s long history and experience as a DJ, promoter, Music PR and radio maker (having been on Subcity as a regular contributor for almost 10 years). And an out of intense love of music. It strives to be an exploration of musical possibilities, a meditation on themes of identity, politics, semiotics and queer culture, a dimension for the disruption of (some) norms, an introduction to unknown and amazing sounds and artists. Its also an on-going interrogation of what a “'mix' is, or of what a 'DJ' does, or how music might, at times, be differently formulated for listening outside of the club experience. Its always fun, honestly, though maybe that doesn’t sound too fun. The structure of the episodes is created each week through track/sound selection and manipulation along with dialogue fragments, special EFX and pitch variations, beat-mixing and track blending. Or not, it really depends.
17:00 - 18:00
30/07/2018 // Supranational Polyglots / Perfumes & Pageantry
Listening towards multi-national plurality. TOWARDS... not yet THERE.
Glimpse small facets of music from :-
Russian, Finland,Germany, Brazil, Italy, Japan, Turkey, Argentina, India and France.
A longer than usual Monday edition, gathering together and blending a multitude of international sounds. Looking at the drive towards poly-cultural music selections as exploratory and self-informing.
Using a metaphor of international Beauty Pageants, the music is fractured through with a self-critical impulse that attempts to take into account the un-addressed biases inherent in how we select our "global" soundtracks, and how those biases influences what we play and how we listen.
Beauty pageants often inscribe and re-enforce particular western tropes of physical beauty - for Men now as much as for Women. I play these sounds not unaware of the western biases I carry with me and re-inscribe in my radio show sections. But I am trying to disrupt my own impulses.
This is not music without boarders, because we carry cultural, historical and intellectual barriers within, in ways that we think about and consume the music of cultures other than our own.
I love the music I have chosen for today - listen and be made larger and more open.
I feel the beauty of all of your souls.....