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Brighton, United Kingdom




Take A Breath // 17 Sep 2023

It's Sunday again, and you know it means another edition of 'Take A Breath' on the wonderful Slack City! Liam will be taking you on a whimsical journey across a selection of carefully curated tunes he specially picked for the show. Featured artists this weekend are the amazing Louis Jucker, Woods and Peter von Poehl.


AfroBase // 28 Sep 2023

Cool down with recent releases from On-U Sound's new release from African Head Charge, Brazil's Carla Muzag, Cabo Verde's Ize Teixeira with Portuguese/German singer Safira Robens, Senegal's Lamine Sonko on Hope Street Recordings, LA's drummer Daniel Villareal with Jeff Parker and Anna Butters. More from Sudan's Sawa Sawa, Lusafrican producer Rocky Marsiano, and Ghana's Kofi Dako with his band Sa Mon Di with a rare appeaerance due very soon. Plus a revisit to French collective Fanga and Morocco's guembri master Maalem Abdallah Guinea.


AfroBase // 21 Sep 2023

This weeks show includes tracks from a new compilation of 78s about to be reissued on Planet Ilunga and originally released on the Congolese label Ngoma in the 50s and early 60s (I havent found them repeated on any of the other Ngoma compilations from this period), and a revisit to Sam Mangwana’s Maria Tebbo with a 1948 version from Angola’s Georges Edouard and Manuel d'Oliveira. Also new reissues from just before the Derg took power in Ethiopia after Haile Selassie in the mid 70s, a new release from UK's crew Onipa called Off the Grid, and more from Rocky Marsiano and the Lusafrican sound


Slipstreem // 23 Sep 2023

Enjoy this months selection of tunes with a real Afro flavour


Small Hour Breakfast Show // 20 Sep 2023

Spacey textures, shoegazing and orchestral ballads aplenty in this episode of Small Hour.

AfroBase // 14 Sep 2023

New live release from one of Ethiopia’s major pioneers, Hailu Mergia, and from Mali singer Sadio Sidibe is featured on a new album by Israeli producer Sangit and more from Idrissa Soumaoro. It’s a joy to revisit 70s South African guitar genius Allen Kwela on a new Matsuli reissue that looks at his jazz influence on the scene. The late Hugh Masekela also makes a return visit to the show with an Amapiano mix, and Senegal’s drum collective Assiko Golden Band de Grand Yoff kick up a storm. Beautiful and poetic new release from Sawa Sawa from Sudan, and Analog Africa get to release some forgotten master tracks from Mali’s Leon Keita. The Pico guitar scene in Colombia’s Atlantic coast brings Viva Makale, and Congo’s Titi Bakorta now based in Kampala keeps things up to date.


Take A Breath // 03 Sep 2023

September rolls around.. the heat is staying with us! It seems August was late in terms of weather, but another episode of Take A Breath is always around the country, no delays guaranteed! The wonderful The Modern Jazz Quartet, Ella Fitzgerald and Grady Tate are the featured artists this weekend!


The Damping Wells 113 // 12 Sep 2023

latest TDW with full fat semi-colon DJ Fiery Biscuits. Includes a ive session from Ascsoms recorded specially for TDW, and a modular/O-Coast jam from Martin Chick. Eat the pudding pop kids.


AfroBase // 07 Sep 2023

Classic Makossa from the Cameroun with Michael Amara’s version New Bell, Congolese inspired band Zakala Musica, and also John Runefelt both featuring the amazing Apollo Kris on guitar. A film about Uganda’s political activist, ragga artist and would be president, Bobi Wine is finally doing the rounds and important to catch if you can. From Ghana come highlife guitarist and flute player Kofi Dako and his band Sa Mon Di, and Rex Omar who has a new compilation of his work on Soundway. Visiting Brighton this week from Malawi is the Madalitso Band and in support is UK/Congolese musician Liz Ikamba, from Senegal comes Khadim Sarr with Bakk Lamp Fall, and catch the unstoppable energy of tribal punk band Avalanche Kaito if you can.


AfroBase // 31 Aug 2023

New and recent releases from Bacao Rhythm and Steel Band, soul flautist Brian Jackson visits west African classic Mami Wata, new realease from Les Mamans du Congo, and surprise album from Idrissa Soumaro. From Nigeria afrobeats from Yemi Alade and new soul funk from Gyedu Blay Ambolley. Analog Africa unveil a new compilation from Leon Keita with friends from Les Ambassadeurs, Benin's Orchestre International Akweza de Libreville, and some stomping Camerounian bikutsi from Gibralter Drakus and also Roger Bekono both on Awesome Tapes from Africa


Aracataca // 28 Aug 2023

**500th EDITION** Aracataca, the UK's first 100% authentic Latin music radio show which began celebrating musica latina on London pirate radio in 1984, clocks up 500 editions on totallyradio, where it was re-launched in July 2004. In the 500th edition, John Child celebrates the life of Latin and "world music" DJ, compiler, columnist and broadcaster Dave Hucker, featuring cuts by the Fania All Stars, Ray Barretto, Joe Bataan, Willie Bobo, Pete "El Conde" Rodríguez and Charanga La Tapa from his trailblazing compilations. Fittingly, this edition of Aracataca is posted on totallyradio on Bank Holiday Monday, when Dave would have been deejaying at Latin Rave at Notting Hill Carnival. To further mark Notting Hill Carnival 2023, John pays tribute to the pioneering female soca, calypso and soca parang artist Singing Francine and plays tracks by Hugh Masekela ft. Machel Montano and Siparia Deltones and Brother Valentino. [Photo of Dave Hucker deejaying at the Latin Rave at 2022 Notting Hill Carnival taken by Mish Aminoff Moon.]


Take A Breath // 20 Aug 2023

Halfway through August and only now, it's starting to heat up! Join Liam as he serves you a sizzlin' hot selection of juicy bangers. (And he's not talking about BBQ sausages!) Artists this episode feature Enno Velthuys, Youn Sun Nah and Quartetto Minimo.


The Damping Wells 112 // 15 Aug 2023

TDW112 with monogrammed bipolar tricorn quad bike DJ Fiery Biscuits. No talking as i'm too ill, huzzah! Heavy feature for Bjarni Gunnerssons new album and tracks by Zara, Jasmine Morris, Centrul Isteric, Bob Bellerue/Francisco Meirino, TRS/Triple Negative, Lauren Tosswill, and Luna Honey/Norman Westberg. Osmote pop kids!!!***


Slipstreem // 18 Aug 2023

Look back at WOMAD 2023

AfroBase // 17 Aug 2023

More tracks from the new compilation from DJ Guts called Straight from the Decks Vol 3 on Heavenly Sweetness, Mozambican musician and producer Milton Gulli, and ex Zaiko Langa Langa vocalist Jose Perelanga with guitarist Apollo Kris. With Afrobeat from the Lagos Thugs, Ginger Baker with Sandra Isadore, the late Tony Allen with producer Adrian Younge, the Super Yamba Band. Plus retrieve great tracks from Congolese diva Lady Isa, and afrobeats master Joojo Addison, and a preview of a new reissue due out shortly on Soundway from Ghanaian funkster Rex Omar.


AfroBase // 10 Aug 2023

OKI & Dub Ainu Band: This weeks show takes a detour from Africa and is devoted to Japan’s amazing musician called Oki Kano who is one of just a few professional players of the traditional 5 stringed instrument called a Tonkori. Here with his Dub Ainu Band which I first heard in 2005, I will be playing some of my favourite tracks and bringing good news that they are coming to the UK to play just 4 dates. The Lewes Con Club near Brighton on Wednesday 23 August, Shambala Festival on 25th, London on the 26th, and Norwich Arts Centre on the 27th. Some of these may have already sold out so check before you go.


Take A Breath // 06 Aug 2023

We're on the air everywhere... now in Manchester! Welcome one and all to Take A Breath, the inaugural episode on the new Slack City MCR! Liam will be taking you through Brighton Pride weekend with a wonderful selection of music. Featured artists include The Cure, Billie Holiday and Dust Devil.


AfroBase // 03 Aug 2023

This week essentially focussing on contempotrary female singers with Congolese links, but include new releases from Ghana's Ahemaa Nwomkro with Victoria Osei and Theresa Owusaa in Kumasi Ashanti style. Also new releases from UK based artists Liz Ikamba, and Lea Mondo, plus recent material from Congolese queens Alicios Theluji, Monik Tenday, Nathalie la Douceur, and classics from Afi La Princesse with Zaiko Langa Langa, and Jena Manda Ko. Also a new solo album from the legendary Congolese guitarist Vumbi Dekula, plus Japanese band Orchestre Yoka Choc Japon from 1998, and Japanese Tonkori player Oki with Reggaelation Independence who is playing a whistle stop tour of the UK in August with his own Ainu Dub Band

The Damping Wells 111 // 31 Jul 2023

TDW111 with endochrine umbrella DJ Fiery Biscuits. Live session from brighton bod EhYes and heavy feature for the "Horizontal, anti-capitalist, anarchist behaviours beginning as an agile electronic music label", label. Chew yer food pop kids.


AfroBase // 27 Jul 2023

This week a homage to Fela Kuti, the Nigerian creator of the Afrobeat movement. Since his death on the 2 August 1987, his music and message has spread across the globe and his style has been copied countless times. He has had millions of followers, and his two sons and their family continue to spread the music. In this show we play covers of Fela’s afrobeat tracks from USA, France, Spain, Colombia, Chile. Music from Newen Afrobeat, David Tayorault, Sweet Vandals, Voilaa with Pat Kalla, Adrian Younge with Tony Allen, The Daktaris and more