Category Archives: interview

The Nikolas Schreck Show – Crime

The Nikolas Schreck Shows are fun. Nikolas introduces a completely new approach to the Radio On studio. The theme for this show is Crime. Nikolas takes the function follow form principle from architecture to an other level. He writes a script, and the show becomes a play. Think crime, think Hollywood, think hard-boiled and you can get an idea where this show might take you. Still it will come as a surprise to hear how next to Nikolas, Ania Psh, Sonja Heller and Adrian Shephard turn into characters in a…

Nikolas Schreck – Interview with Piu Eatwell about her book Black Dahlia, Red Rose

Photo by Adrian Shephard   Nikolas Schreck is back in the Radio On studio with an interview about an old murder case. Why write a book about something that happened seventy years ago? You can hear the answer in the show in which these documents will be mentioned. Nikolas compares the book with his own case study about Charles Manson. The listener will be transported to the obscure side of California and hear stories that could relate to pulp magazines, film noir and gonzo journalism.   In Nikolas’ words “The…

Shephard and Van Alebeek meet Konstantinos Lamprou aka AZA

Adrian Shephard and Rinus Van Alebeek meet Konstantinos Lamprou when he was in Berlin. Instead of talking about sound art and other problems that bother the artist in modern times, Radio On’s founding fathers wanted to hear some good reasons to move to Athens. Konstantinos proved himself an excellent guide. Belonging to a family that lived in Athens since many generations he told us stories from the heart. We get extensive images from the Exarcheia neighborhood in Athens with its riots, bars, narrow streets, views on the harbor, squats, refugees,…

Jason Honea meets Nikolas Schreck

Jason Honea, who gave us so many fine hours with his Brave Ear shows, met up with Nikolas Schreck. California born and raised Nikolas Schreck’s father was a manager of famous and less famous musicians. Count Basie put young Nikolas’s hands on the keyboard of the piano. Vincent Price had some talks with him. In this show Nikolas elaborates on the notion of sonic magic and the song as a micro-cosmos. We hear an eye-witness account of a punk concert evening in Los Angelas’ legendary venue the Whiskey-a-Go-G0, and a…

Disastronaut in Berlin – Interview with Jeff Reed

Jeff is becoming a regular on our radio. He comes over from the UK for a blitz visit to Berlin, and always, and nicely so, ends up in our studio talking with his old friend Adrian Shephard. Now, if these were cold war times, and the calendar would say 1973, and the thermometer would indicate -32ºC, we could probably tell different stories about Jeff’s visits to West- Berlin. Because, why would someone visit West-Berlin so often and only for 36 hours, if DDR is everywhere around you with their spies,…

Braille Satellite, Oscar Olias talks about the festival

On a rainy but delightful Sunday afternoon Oscar Olias came to our studio to talk about the Braille Satellite festival. The festival is held in Lithuania. The location is somewhere in the countryside. It is a place where contemporary archeologists can walk into old Soviet relics. Oscar talked about how he got in touch with the Lithuanians. He mentions his special relationship with Matas Labasauskas, the co-organiser of the festival.  Some of the performing artists are introduced. We play their music. We get to know Oscar’s vision. You need to…

Barbara Lazara performs An Enzymatic Meshing Machine

Barbara Lazara is a kind of regular on our radio. Adrian Shephard went to see her performance that rounded of a residency at Errant Bodies in Berlin. Adrian had a little talk with her before the show. You will hear this of course. Barbara talked about a very interesting observation. She said that one of the ways to take our DNA is to get a bit of saliva. And she continued that the same DNA had to contain lots of information on languages that we, as mankind, once used. This…

Beyond the Echo chamber -interviews and music with Matt Black of Coldcut

To celebrate the release of Coldcut’s new album ‘Outside The Echo Chamber’ (feat. Switch / With You., Lee ‘Scratch’ Perry, Roots Manuva, Ce’Cile, Junior Reid, Toddla T and more), Sounds of the Universe  hosted a soundclash between the original Ninja Tune founders with legendary producer and On-U Sound mastermind, Adrian Sherwood. The Wirebender went along and interviewed Colcut’s Matt Black.   It’s tempting to ask why no one thought of it sooner. Coldcut (Matt Black & Jon More) and Adrian Sherwood – kingpin of the legendary On-U Sound label – are…

The Wirebender presents: Interview with Alec Empire

What better way to celebrate the Wirebender’s third birthday with Radio On than an evening out with Ranjan Kumar and Atari Teenage riot? Radio On’ s man in the UK caught up with Alec Empire prior to the ATR gig at Under the  Bridge in London. Alec took time out to talk  to Ranjan about his career, ATR and his late night reading materials.  Alec Empire has completed a soundtrack for the German sci-fi thriller Volt.  Volt is written and directed by Tarek Ehlail and stars Benno Fürmann, Sascha Alexander Gersak, Ayo Ogunmakin,…