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The Scratched Vinyl Show #11 – Bowie and Mim King in Berlin

Adrian Shephard’s scratched vinyl shows combine memories and storytelling with tracks played from records found during the after-hours of flea markets. In this special edition of the SVS, Adrian has Mim King as a guest. Mim was and still is a huge fan of David Bowie. She chooses tracks from the Christiane F soundtrack album, reads from the book Bowie in Berlin, and takes us on a dazzling tour of London in the 1970s and Berlin in 1979 and 1980. Follow Mim to Top of the Pops, K West studio’s,…

The Wirebender presents a show in three parts: Gt Moore, David Harrow and Little Roy

A new show from our man in London, Simon Wade. Interviews, live sessions, electronic dub and a fine new release are the key features of this three part show.   In Simon’s words Gt Moores “Utopia” vinyl cut on the Jah Works label is one of my dj staple tracks, always in my box. As it always stood apart? Only recently I understand why, as it has one foot in the English folk scene and another in the roots reggae scene of the 1970’s jamaican dub scene. Nearly 40 years…

The Wirebender presents The Sonic Trail

Simon Wade, our man in London has compiled a collage that spans from smooth atmospheric music, via a lecture to memories of a holiday in Ireland. In the middle of the show Ian Rawes makes an appearance. He gives a talk on ‘How to Find Interesting Sounds.’ and plays some examples of such sounds. Ian Rawes is the mastermind behind the London Sound Survey, a website with a growing collection of (historical) recordings, sound maps and what you have.   Word to Simon:   “My earliest memories of The Irresistible…

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…