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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,…

Sister Chain and Brother John, live at the Roter Salon, Berlin

Adrian visited a red saloon, and this is what happened: “It’s a Monday evening in Berlin and post-Victorian duo Sister Chain and Brother John launch their new vinyl single ‘Staying in Soho’ (yes a 7 inch single!) at the Roter Salon, a subsection of the legendary Volksbühne. The place is adorned in sumptuous red and Brother John looks resplendent in a red smoking jacket, while Sister Chain hails straight from Spring heeled Jacks’ London smog. Together they are a time travelling classic and unforgettable duo. The evening is supported by a documentary…

The Wirebender presents in the mix another On U sound special

Once in every while Simon Wade, our man in London, sets together a show with the sounds and spirit from Adrian Sherwood’s On U Sound label. Here’s another mix. In Simon’s words: “In collaboration with Hebden sound the show features previews of Adrian Sherwood’s label with upcoming releases and a resurrection of some archive scientific dancehall classics.” “ I began listening to On u sound through mix tapes from friends at college around 1983 onwards. So it’s great to be given the opportunity to once again share some of them…

Adrian Shephard and Simon Wade talk with Jill Newman about Berlin 1980, Ziggy, Iggy and much more

Simon Wade, in Berlin on a visit and Adrian Shephard talked in our Radio On studio with their long time friend Jill Newman. The starting point of the talk is the Berlin connection. Jill came to Berlin in 1980 as a young au-pair girl. She was hosted by a family who lived in a house somewhere near a lake, and found herself in a Cindarella scenario. She talks about the people she met in the post-punk days in Berlin, and what happened one Christmas day very long ago. The second…

The Wirebender presents Wide Awake

Simon Wade aka The Wirebender joined Radio On a couple of years ago. In his first programs he showcased works from On U Sound sources, the label of Adrian Sherwood. After a short while he discovered the joys of radiomaking even more, up to a point that he’s almost a station of his own. Readings, sound exhibitions, activities within a community, reports and interviews are now part of Simon’s offerings. Wide Awake is a great example of the variety he brings. In Wide Awake you will hear Rupert Smith reading…

Carmen Weisskopf – Bots rush in

Carmen Weisskopf is a member of the !Mediengruppe Bitnik (read – the not mediengruppe bitnik). !Read or Read about them here. And there you can also read: “In early 2013 !Mediengruppe Bitnik sent a parcel to WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange at the Ecuadorian embassy. The parcel contained a camera which broadcast its journey through the postal system live on the internet. They describe «Delivery for Mr. Assange» as a SYSTEM_TEST and a Live Mail Art Piece. They have also been known for sending a bot called «Random Darknet Shopper» on a three-month…

Coming Soon, Coverage of Disruption Network Lab conference on Bots, as part of the AND-festival in London

All through the year 2015 Radio On has covered the conferences that were organised by Disruption Network Lab. The talks and discussions, held at Kunstquartier Bethanien in Berlin, are still scheduled on our radio. On 15. April Disruption Network Lab will set up a new conference, curated by Tatiana Bazzichelli. It is part of the AND festival in London. As soon as we get the audio, we will start working on the editing, and get it out to you. Our special reporter Simon Wade will be en lieu and provide…

The Wirebender presents Ghetto Priest special by David Asher, part two

Part two of a masterly mixed show by David Asher. It starts of smooth and mellow, almost suitable to hear in the background when you drink your latte, and then, halfway it becomes steaming and militant. At one point you will hear mention of the year 1868. You can start your research on that, here. Says Simon Wade The Wirebender hosted by guest Detroit’s David Asher Presents Part two of a three part special featuring the music of Ghetto Priest. Ghetto Priest aka Squidz is one of the most flamboyant,…