17/2/2014 ‘BristolSoundz’ tracklisting

Every now and then on The Kitchen Sink, the focus of the show has been on a country, state or city, but, with a population of less than 450.000, the largest metropolis in the wild (at least weather-wise recently) southwest of England is the smallest so far.
With a large African-Caribbean community, particularly centred in the suburb of St Paul’s, scene of an annual Carnival since 1967, it’s perhaps no surprise that Bristol has produced many artists  both dealing in and influenced by reggae and dub; the vibrant scene in the city has seen these influences taken in many directions, from dancefloor-friendly to darker, more reflective forms. Hopefully, the selection of sounds on the show gave at least a taste of the city dubbed the most musical in the UK in 2010!

1)GATEKEEPER Feat.GRIZLA – SHADE DARKER /from ‘Steppa’s Delight’/ Soul Jazz 2008
More info: http://www.surus.co.uk/artists/gatekeeper-968.aspx
2)BLACK ROOTS – TRIBAL WAR (12″ Mix) /1981, included on ‘The Bristol Reggae Explosion 1978-1983’/ Bristol Archive Records 2011   More info: http://www.bristolarchiverecords.com/bands/Bristol_Reggae_Explosion.html
3)THE POP GROUP – WE ARE TIME /from ‘Y’/ Radar Records 1979, 2007
More info: http://thepopgroup.net/
4)PORTISHEAD – PLASTIC /from ‘Third’/ Go! Discs 2008
More info: http://www.portishead.co.uk/
5)NEARLY GOD – POEMS (edit) /from ‘Poems’ E.P/ Island Records 1996
More info: http://www.trickysite.com/
6)MATT ELLIOTT – WHAT’S WRONG /from ‘Drinking Songs’/ Ici D’ailleurs 2004
More info: http://www.thirdeyefoundation.com/
7)KOWTON – DES BISOUS /from ‘Des Bisous’ 12″/ Pale Fire Records 2012
More info: http://www.clashmusic.com/features/never-liked-dancing-kowton
8)MAXIMUM JOY – STRETCH (Disco/Rap Mix) /1981, included on ‘Unlimited 1979-1983’/ Crippled Dick 2005
More info: http://pitchfork.com/reviews/albums/5682-unlimited-1979-1983/
9)YOUNG ECHO – JUPITER RISE /from ‘Nexus’/ Ramp Recordings 2013
More info: http://youngecho.co.uk/
10)THE HEADS – WIDOWMAKER (Peel Session 10/11/ 95) /bonus track on ‘Relaxing With…’/ Rooster Rock 2010
More info: http://drownedinsound.com/releases/15625/reviews/4140889
11)APPLEBLIM + PEVERELIST – OVER HERE /from ‘Soundboy’s Gravestone Gets Desecrated By Vandals’/ Skull Disco 2008   More info: http://www.factmag.com/2009/01/01/interview-peverelist/

Just a taste – no Massive Attack, no Glaxo Babies, no Acker Bilk! All of which means, there’s a good chance there’ll be another focus on the extremely productive music scene in Bristol sometime in the not-too-distant.
Until next time, wishing you all many a sonic delight, S.

The Kitchen Sink broadcasts every Monday evening at around 10-11 p.m C.E.T on Brno student radio station http://www.radior.cz

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~ by theshinybeast on February 18, 2014.

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