Sunday, December 16, 2012
Sounds of the West Pt 1.
Sounds from the West of England are unique, and suffer from none of the second-city rivalries and hang-ups of other national centers of musical excellence. This is cutting-edge music - without boundaries, free to experiment, bred from a rich cultural mix-up and fed on an independence of spirit - that has always stood on its own terms. Sounds of the West is the showcase for this music, its history and influence, and it includes commentary by Phil Johnson (author of Straight Outa Bristol) and John Mitchell. It focuses on three formats: Techno, Drum 'n' Bass, and Dub Out West and features artists such as Pete Kowalski (Death Row Techno), Producer, Subvision, Way Out West (Nick Warren & Jody Wisternoff), The Advent, Scorpio, Roni Size, Ray Mighty, Ruffneck Ting (MC Jakes & DJ Dazee), Full Cycle (DJ Krust & MC Dynamite), DJ Die, Virginia Lynch, Flynn & Flora, Gaffa, Black Roots, Prince Green, Orange Street with Delroy O'Gilvie, Jah Trinity Sound System, Ray Mighty, Henry & Louis, and The Rhythmites.
This cutting-edge music series focuses on the unique and independent-spirited tunes coming out of Bristol and the rest of west England. Part 1,2 & 3 focuses on the musical areas known as "techno," "drum 'n' bass," and "dub out West." Part 4 is punk to avant garde.