Thursday, 23 February 2012
On this week's show we are very pleased to welcome DJ, percussionist and occasional producer John Tree into the studio for a chat and an exclusive mix-down. Let's face it, anyone that gets their very own bespoke Beat-Herder flower pot is alright by us...
Djing since 1991, John's early sets were very eclectic as his love for music held no bounds and he often clashed styles purposefully. John has since streamlined his selections, focussing on the places where dance music and world music meet, effortlessly combining Brazilian, Jamaican, African, Tech/Deep House, Bass and Electro Swing.
Resident at Solfest's Lovely Dogs in Space since 2008, and co-founder and resident at Blackpool's Fusion Fridays from 2007-2010, his growing roster of other festivals includes Garden Of Delights, Blackburn Mela, Exodus, Showzam, Arts in the Park, Free Rotation, Bearded Theory, Alchemy; John is possibly best known for organising the Perfumed Garden stage at the mighty Beat-Herder Festival!
Describing the tunes he has lined up for the mini-mix as "mainly latin, cumbia, electro swing, and moombahton" it's safe to say we are expecting somethings fresh and sometimes heavy from John's set that is sure to fit in with our eclectic tastes.
Plus PT's dug deep and come up with a box full of Latinesque tunes, both old and new, aimed at fusing the cracks between Detroit, Panama, Cuba, Italy, London, Germany and Africa.
Monday, 6 February 2012
On this week's show we are very pleased to welcome DJ, producer, club promoter, record boffin, and all round taste maker, Paul Watson.
After doing 6 mini-mixes for the show over the years (going as far back as December 2006 and most recently a Back From Brazil mix in May 2011) we're really pleased to have Paul live in the studio for the first time.