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The Damping Wells 131 // 24 May 2024

5/23/2024
Latest TDW with fan assisted balaclava DJ Fiery Biscuits.

Duration:01:59:51

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AfroBase // 24 May 2024

5/19/2024
Orchestra Baobab release a second new single from their upcoming album due later in the year, and a revisit to an earlier release from another Senegalese band here featuring Congolese vocalist Koffi Olomide. A brand new latin release from UK band Orchestra Mambo International and a dance floor firestormer of a track from ATA records. A touch of Candomble from Léo Leobons, some early juju from Ebenezer Obey, Togolese soul from Alognon Degbevi & Les vétérans jazz, and Kolinga release another new remix based on a track from Congo star Samba Mapangala, a spiritual South African piano track from the master Nduduzo Makhathini, more from Milton Gulli, and a new release from UK based Ghanaian percussionist Afla Sackey & Afrik Bawantu.

Duration:01:00:00

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The Damping Wells 130 // 17 May 2024

5/18/2024
Latest TDW with tri-cornered spud gun DJ Fiery Biscuits.

Duration:00:24:01

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The Damping Wells 129 // 29 Apr 2024

5/17/2024
The Damping Wells 129 with leather bound apple strudel DJ Fiery Biscuits. Heavy feature for a few shows LP are putting on involving SPeW, Map 71, Minor Dents, Earth Ball, Chris Corsano, Cosmic Whip and Sanam. Also some remixes of Sweet Williams tracks by Jason Williams and Andrew Clare. Lots of other behaviour, old and new, local and international, but all gold. Use a shovel pop kids!!!***
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AfroBase // 17 May 2024

5/12/2024
Afrobeat from Tony Allen and Adrian Younge, Ghanaian Soul from Gyedu Bley Ambolley, Lusafrican gem from Mozambique singer Selma Uamusse with DJ Rocky Marsiano (plays The Forge London and Tropical Pressure Festival Cornwall). New release from Ancient Astronauts with Ugandan singer Phitzo Kiganda, some classic Colombian salsa from Michi Sarmiento, plus some Juju gems we haven’t played for a long time from King Sunny Ade, plus Ojo Balingo, Amapiano from South Africa, the Ezra Collective and the great Matondology Riot with a brand new track from the Congo and experimental work from Bunuru also featuring Congolese singers.

Duration:01:00:01

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Take A Breath // 12 May 2024

5/10/2024
May tends to be a busy time for everyone at Slack City, including Liam, so it is nice for him to take a brief break and play some warm tunes to brighten your weekend up! Featured artists are Ruby, Nancy Sinatra and Henri Salvador.

Duration:00:58:11

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Bo's BeatRoot Jam // 10 May 2024

5/10/2024
Floating on the sound. Soundtrack this week based on some memories and some memories invoked by discovering new tracks. Summers on the balconies of Capri that never happened and cocktails in Hollywood hills that never will. Faithfully, Bo.

Duration:02:01:28

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Trax For The Void // 02 May 2024

5/9/2024
Bandcamp Feature #1: Dez Dare explores his Bandcamp collection. Photo: C.O.F.F.I.N

Duration:01:00:00

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Aracataca // 20 May 2024

5/7/2024
Aracataca's John Child spins new Latin releases and reissues, including Don Perignon y La Puertorriqueña, Nicolas Vivas y su Conjunto Chaney, Miles Peña, Gianna Tam and Toño y sus Sicodélicos; new Latin big band from Dorancé Lorza's Circles Of Time Project; and vintage charanga from Charanga Casino. Plus an item on the short-lived Latin Phoenix label, featuring Conjunto Granada, Foto Rodríguez y su Orquesta La Unica, La Combinación Latina and Orquesta La Sorpresa; and Aracataca remembers the "Boogaloo King" Pete Rodríguez.

Duration:01:00:00

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AfroBase // 10 May 2024

5/6/2024
We kick off this week with two tracks with Samba in their titles from Lass (Senegal), and Super Boiro Band (Guinea Conakry) and on to the young contemporary London based jazz crew The Ezra Collective. More from 60s Congolese youth bands via Belgium, and from the compilation Salsa de Venezuela and a stunning cover of Eddie Palmieri’s 60s track Muñeca. New from South Africa are amapiano/hip hop crew Afrikan Roots, and from jazz trombonist Malcolm Jayne Tree-O. A surprise new single from Mali’s legendary blind duo Amadou and Mariam who play Womad this year, and more from the new live album from Mali’s guitarist Mama Sissoko. We finish to celebrate the 30th Birthday of one of Brighton’s long standing Brasilian inspired Carnival Collective who play the Dome on May 12th

Duration:01:00:00

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Aracataca // 06 May 2024

5/5/2024
Aracataca's John Child plays new and reissued Latin cuts from Don Perignon & La Puertorriqueña, Rodrigo Mendoza, Josean Rivera ft. Victor García, Julio Albino y su Orquesta Secreto a Voces and Joseph Arango y su Marea Brava ft. Edgar "Dolor" Quijada; new Latin big band from Dorancé Lorza's Circles Of Time Project; reissued salsa africana from Charles Lembe & Son Orchestre; and charanga from Orquesta Broadway and Charanga Bommayé. Plus Aracataca remembers the "National Trombone of Puerto Rico", Antonio "Toñito" Vázquez, featuring Humberto Ramírez Jazz Orchestra and Descarga Boricua; and 1985 Billboard tropical salsa top ten hits from Willie Rosario and Bobby Valentín.

Duration:01:00:00

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Bo's BeatRoot Jam // 03 May 2024

5/4/2024
What a week has it been. This episode is largely downtempo inspired by some friends who do that stuff really well. Soundtrack of the week is a bit woofy and dubby. Hope you enjoy it. Faithfully, Bo

Duration:01:56:54

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The Damping Wells 129 // 30 Apr 2024

5/3/2024
Latest TDW with ferrous afterthought DJ Fiery Biscuits

Duration:01:59:51

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Take A Breath // 28 Apr 2024

5/1/2024
Another Sunday is the time for another edition of Take A Breath! Join Liam as he gives you a tour through his recent listens throughout the last two weeks. Featured artists include Dionne Warwick, Moonchild and Mac DeMarco.

Duration:00:59:29

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AfroBase // 03 May 2024

4/28/2024
New releases from Senegalese singer Lass, Balani music from Ivory Coast’s crew Praktika with Innocent Kimpé on Balafon. Afrobeat and jazz from Oluma, Ghana’s Fra Fra soul stirrer Florence Adooni. The beautiful voice of Aziza Brahim originally from Western Sahara and now based in Spain, and South Africa’s Pilani Bubu delivering guidance on rediscovering culture and identity. Also form South Africa comes guitarist Derek Gripper and Kora master Ballaké Sissoko. Kamale Ngoni player Aboubakar Traoré from Nurkina Faso powers up the rhythm with his band Balima, and 2 tracks from a new compilation of 60s Congolese singles on Covadia. We finish with a very funky Ebenezer Obey and his Inter-reformers Band from Nigeria in Juju style.

Duration:01:00:00

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AfroBase // 26 Apr 2024

4/23/2024
Cuban pianist Roberto Fonseca tours the UK and comes to Brighton Festival on 26 May, while stunning new releases with salsa at its heart from Orchestra Mambo International and New Regency Orchestra. Spanish afrobeat band Mampon, and Belgian Kolonel Djafaar with a touch of EthioJazz bring new directions and a reminder of the great EthioJazz master Mulatu Astatqe. Do you recall Congolese singer Samba Mapangala? Well he returns with US band Occidental Brothers International with an inspired recent release. The Paris based label Hot Casa release Volume 2 of Togo Soul, and Philophon provides the sweet tones of Ghanaian songstress Florence Adooni with a new Kumasi based 8 strong band.

Duration:01:00:00

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The Damping Wells 128 // 23 Apr 2024

4/23/2024
TDW128 with spoon fed butter knife DJ Fiery Biscuits.

Duration:01:59:51

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Bo's BeatRoot Jam // 19 Apr 2024

4/19/2024
This week’s soundtrack has largely been about the sweet strings and soft voices. Something we all need. If we all try to be like voices and strings in this show we would be some percentage better species. Hopefully. Faithfully, Bo.

Duration:01:57:44

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Celestial Sounds // 22 Apr 2024

4/18/2024
This months episode of Celestial Sounds features asian inspired hip hop from Madlib's Beat Konducta Vol. 3 & 4 album, plus an indian-style remix of MF Doom's Figaro. Hear new music by south asian artists Saisha Hayes, Raveena and Ahadadream. Take a trip to the 90s rock/britpop era with tunes by Kula Shaker, Pinky-Ann-Rihal and the legend that is Asha Puthli. It's a mixed bag of indian fusion music across a range of genres, paired with occasional (mic-muffled) ramblings (sorry about that!). Chipko Chipko.

Duration:00:57:14

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Aracataca // 22 Apr 2024

4/16/2024
Aracataca's John Child spotlights veteran Latin acts currently enjoying a revival, including The New Swing Sextet, Johnny Colón, Rubby Haddock, Chamaco Rivera, Ray Olan, David Cedeño and Roy Carmona. Plus an item on pianist, arranger and composer Eddie Lebrón, featuring Ralphy Santi y su Conjunto, Charlie Rodríguez y Ray Reyes and his own band; a reissued Latin jazz track from Candido y su Movimiento; and rare charanga vinyl cuts from Orquesta Novel and Los Kimy.

Duration:01:00:00