Saturday, June 24, 2006

podcast #6 - bomgómez special!

i've been so busy lately that its been impossible to get down to the basement... as there was such a great response to the show i did with john "bongómez" gómez, i thought i would step aside and give the whole stage to the man. so this month we have an exclusive mix from john with no annoying banter from me over the top. we may even make this a regular online colaboration seeing as we have a monthly slot together at anymus (next date: 22nd july - put it in your diaries!). here's the tracklisting:

Soulphiction: Intro (Sonar Kollektiv)
Ramsey Lewis: Eternal Journey (Chess)
Sergio Mendes & Brasil ’77: Iemanjá (A&M)
Phoenix Black: Bling Bling (Burnt Progress)
Marc Mac: It’s Simple (BBE)
Don Byron: You Are # 6 (Blue Note)
Bobby Cole: A Change Of Scene (Concentric/P-Vine)
João Donato e Seu Trio: Tim Dom Dom (Polyfar)
Orquesta de Federico Ramírez: Voo Doo (Discos Corona)
Brubekk: Earthshaker (GAMM)
Gwen McCrae: Doin’ It (Atlantic)
Jorge Ben: Sou Da Pesada - 7 Samurai Afroraduno Remix (Dejavu)
Ira Sullivan: Nineveh (Atlantic)
Weldon Irvine: Soul Sisters (Nodlew)
Hajime Yoshizawa: Rise Me Up (Especial)
Motionlab feat. Reggie Watts: Anywhere (Kajmere)
Ramsey Lewis: Slick (CBS)
Andy Bey: River Man - live (12th Street)
Jaime e Nair: Sob o Mar (CID) Bongomez.mp3

Wednesday, June 14, 2006

happy birthday

well, actually its not MY birthday but RADIO MADRID is 5 years old today!! it started off as an idea that i had on my honeymoon while lounging in a hammock in belize... i had recently moved to spain and i missed those "sessions" when friends would come round and listen to records and drink beer. it wasn't quite the same thing, but i thought i would start an internet radio station for my friends to listen to (see my webpage for the tracklisting history). as it turned out, few of my friends had the bandwidth to listen to it in those days and instead i started getting emails from all over the world from people i didn't know. i ended up doing mixes for milkaudio and soulstrut amongst others and a chap called gaspar got in touch as a result... that lead to the live radio sessions in el círculo de bellas artes (100.4 fm) which during the two years that i had the opportunity to broadcast, i progressed from nervously talking (and sweating) over the records in spanish to being reasonably confident. unfortunately as you know those sessions got canned earlier this year to make way for more flamenco and poetry. that's when i discovered the podcast! thanks to all those who have spurred me on along the way!

la copa mundial

i've been wondering who i should support in the world cup since i am english but i live in spain (and i don't fancy either of their chances of winning - sorry!). the choice has just been made easy for me... my sources in the UK tell me that the theme music that they have chosen for the televising of brazil matches is my remix of cesar mariano's "futebol de bar"!
¡¡¡¡¡¡¡¡¡¡GO ON BRAZIL!!!!!!!!!!

Friday, June 02, 2006

next saturday in organic (madrid)

john gómez and myself will be on the decks at the new dial soul venture "organic" @ anymus. i may be biased but organic is the nearest to a london club i have seen in spain, in the sense of there being such a good mix of people and the styling of the venue. some serious coctails on offer and there's a restaurant too... hit me for guest listage!

flyer and jingle

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