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New Free Lab Radio Podcast - 'Electro Congo' on ResonanceFM

This week to mark an important new release, we feature contemporary Congolese dance music on Electro Congo, a Free Lab Radio special.

Selected electro-Congolese tracks alongside derivatives of Congolese drum 'n bass and other forms of apt-sounding electronica, pepper an almost album-length listen to a new release by legendary Grammy award winning band Konono formed 1966, Kinshasa, DRC.

"Konono No1 Meet Batida" released this April 2016. For the album Konono who use instruments made with found objects, worked with acclaimed Angolan/ Portuguese artist Batida, in Batida’s garage-cum-studio in Lisbon, reflecting the city’s vibrant, cosmopolitan music life. Also featured this week are derivatives of Congolese drum 'n bass and other forms of apt-sounding electronica.

Konono No1 and Batida in Lisbon
Tracks by Konono No.1 and Batida, DRC Music, Anchorsong (the new release on Tru Thoughts), Manu Delago, Petrona Martinez, Ba-Benzélé and Miriam Makeba.

Broadcasts on air, on digital and online:
Sat 11:00 - midnight on Resonance104.4FM in London
Repeats Tues  04:00-05:00am GMT

Free Lab Radio also broadcasts on digital radio in Brighton, Fridays 19:30-20:30 GMT on Resonance Extra, ResonanceFM's offshoot station, on digital and online in Brighton, UK

Find our podcasts on http://www.mixcloud.com/fari

This Week's Free Lab Radio -Mississippi Prison Songs Reimagined

Mississippi State Penitentiary
30 ARTISTS REIMAGINE THE SOUNDS OF PRISON LIFE IN THE 1940S

The Prison Songs Project invited 30 artists such as Laurence Colbert, a member of the band Ride, and Karhide a post-rock circles musician to rework the original folksongs recorded and written in the Mississippi State Penitentiary in the 1940s. The results are both subtle and dramatic.

The project examines the lives of the prisoners of the Mississippi State Penitentiary in the late 1940s, by reimagining the work songs recorded and sung there in the 40s and 50s.

The Mississippi State Penitentiary founded in 1901, is the oldest prison in the USA and was and is known by its inmates as “Parchman Farm”. As well as a prison, thanks to Alan Lomax’s pioneering work, the prison is also an important location in the history of field recording as a practice and folk music as a culture.
Mississippi State Penitentiary

From ‘Eighteen Hammers’ to ‘No More My Lawd’, the songs are a moving portrait of prison life, and defiant statements of hope and unity in the face of appalling conditions. The project is one part of a global field recording and sound art project called Cities and Memory, which aims to present and remix the sounds of the world through a global sound map. Each location on the map has two sounds: a documentary field recording and a reworking of that sound. 

Since its launch in 2014 the Cities and Memory project has had nearly 300,000 listens, records both the current reality of a place, alongside its imagined, alternative counterpart, a processing or an interpretation that imagines that place and time as somewhere else, somewhere new - "a remixing the world, one sound at at time".  More than 240 field recordists and sound artists from as far afield as Calcutta, Los Angeles and Cape Town have taken part, providing field recordings and radical reimaginings of global sounds.
Mississippi State Penitentiary
Playlist:
Weigh Five Hundred - Anthony Lyons   
Barney Spigel - Prettiest Train (Spigelsound version)   
18,000 Hammers - Cities and Memory   
Fernando Ramalho - You Better Stay Off Ol' Parchman Farm   
If The Rest Was Dead (Whoa Buck) - Jeff Dungfelder
Whoa Fuck - Laurence Colbert       
No More My Lawd (I Am With You) - Walker Wooding   
No More My Lawd (Alex Hehir version)- Alex Hehir   
Old Alabama (Karhide version) - Karhide   
Old Alabama (Ian Haygreen version) - Ian Haygreen   
Penitentiary Blues - Andy Lyon       
RMM - Solo1
The Wrong Side of the Tracks (My Baby Got to Go)- Nick St. George   
Trapped in the Void (No Way Home)- Mark Taylor  
  

Broadcasts Times: 
On air on 104.4FM across London, online and on digital.

Saturdays 11-midnight UK time, (2-3am GST Gulf Standard Time)
Repeats Tuesday 4am UK time (7am GST)

On digital across Brighton and online:
The following Friday 19:30-20:30 UK time (10:30-11.30pm GST) on Resonance Extra

Podcasts: 



New Podcast - Kairo is Koming

 A Free Lab Radio takeover by producer Ismael from Cairo, Egypt of his own and other tracks mostly made in Cairo.  Ismael, an electronic musician from Cairo, Egypt is part of the arts collective Kairo Is Koming (KIK).

For this ambient, electronic radio show, Ismael recorded a mix featuring works from his two EPs Odd On Out, and PreData, with works buy artists from Cairo and the region. Long and rolling, sometimes distorted sounds, with Arabic and Maghrebi tones over ambient industrial and sometimes domestic noise is what you can expect from Ismael. 


The set was made in March 2016, Egypt.

Broadcasts Saturdays 11-midnight GMT, (3-4am GST).
Repeats Tuesday 4am GMT, 8am GST.


Visit www.mixcloud.com/Fari
for Free Lab Radio podcasts.


Also broadcasting on Fridays 19:30-20:30 GMT on ResonanceFM's sister station Resonance Extra, which broadcasts on digital and online only in Brighton, UK.

Track listings below:



1. Intro
2. MSYLMA - العين بالعين
3. Ismael - Same day, backwards.
4. Ismael - III
5. ZULI - 150825Bv2(9.5)
6. Nur - live @ Noizmachin (exceprt)
7. Bosaina - Tokyo 6 LIVE Version
8. ZULI - 150329Bv3
9. MSYLMA - ظل تحت شجرة الزقوم
10. Ismael - Detour (A)
11. ZULI - 150428Cv2(9.5)
12. Ismael - IV
13. transition I
14. Ismael - prdt (2)
15. Nur - Beyond Visuals: An audible exploration of Divine Representations in Islam (excerpt)
16. Ismael - untitled
17. transition II
18. Ismael - untitled
19. transition III
20. Ismael - untitled

This Week's Free Lab Radio - Turkish Ladies on Records

 Polish record collector Kornelia Binicewicz lives in Turkey where she began Ladies on Records, a listening and digitising and uploading project for currently Turkish psychadealica from the 60s and 70s featuring the voices of Turkish women of the time.  The 60-70s saw a massive explosion in music all over the world which gave women the voice and platform with which to become renowned and express themselves not only musically,but also in fashion and the arts.
Binicewicz left her work in festivals in Poland to pursue a life in music in Turkey where she is now based. She was director of MiŚ Documentary Film Festival about Music for 8 years and program manager of the Jewish Culture Festival in Krakow for a while. Binicewicz calls her interests “Various cultures and worlds caught in dusty records and blurred memories” and explores Turkish female music through avidly collecting records, interviews, DJing and writing.

See more at
http://ladiesonrecords.strikingly.com

Free Lab Radio broadcasts Saturday nights 11-midnight and repeats Tuesdays 4am GMT.  Catch it on air and on digital across London or online http://player.resonancefm.com/

Also catch Free Lab Radio Fridays 6.3pm on our online and digital station in Brighton: Resonance Extra.

This Week's Free Lab Radio - Electro-Congo

Konono No1 Meet Batida
This week to mark a new release, we are broadcasting a contemporary congolese dance music Free Lab Radio special.

Selected new electro-Congoloese alongside tracks by legendary band Konono (formed 1966) from Kinshasa, DRC who released "Konono No1 Meet Batida" this month. For the album Konono joined forces with acclaimed Angolan/ Portuguese artist Batida for the album. "Konono No1 Meet Batida" released on April 1, 2016 and was recorded in Batida’s garage-cum-studio in Lisbon, and reflects the city’s vibrant, cosmopolitan music life. Also featured this week are Congolose drum 'n bass and other forms of right-sounding electronica.

"At the African Club, there are no bad tracks." Fari Bradley, 2016.

About Konono No.1 The grammy award winning trio combine three electric likembé (a traditional instrument similar to the thumb piano or mbira) with voices, dancers, and percussion instruments  made out of items salvaged from a junkyard (this is something close to our heart). For some reason they also distinguish themselves by using a microphone carved out of wood fitted with a magnet from an automobile  and a gigantic horn-shaped amplifier! 



Broadcasts on air, on digital and online: 
Saturdays 11:00 - midnight on Resonance104.4FM in London. 
Repeats Tuesdays 04:00-05:00am GMT.

We are also on Fridays 19:30-20:30 GMT on ResonanceFM's offshoot station Resonance Extra, which broadcasts on digital and online in Brighton, UK.
Podcasts -  www.mixcloud.com/fari

Strange Music Podcast - Free Lab Radio

First broadcast 9th April 2016
New releases merge with hidden gems of different fringe dance genres in a mix by Fari B.
Feat:  
  • Outlines and Celebrity Skin both tracks from the new Broshuda eponymous release
  • Taisun - Senorita Remix (Perfect Driver Music) 2016
  • Zomboy - Like a B**ch (Atik Remix) 2016
  • DeBoer with the original mix of Coming for Ya 
  • Anchorsong's track Expo from his latest album released January 2016
  • Marv-Kay with the brilliantly strange What Can I Do for You 
  • Talented piano singer song-writer Mitski with her track Liquid Smooth (released 2015 by AudioTree)
  • The title track from No BS! Brass Band from their album Brass Scene Kids 
  • Mana by MalLabel's new album 'Ohana' and an Asagaya remix
  • Clexxs' Road released on March 2016 on Mutant Youth
  • Joy Corporation's smooth Funky Fat Bleed which is only one day old at the time of recording. 
  • Manu Delago - Disgustingly Beautiful out March 2016
 
Broadcasts Saturdays 11-midnight GMT, (3-4am GST).

Repeats Tuesday 4am GMT, 8am GST.

Visit www.mixcloud.com/Fari



Also on Fridays 19:30-20:30 GMT on ResonanceFM's smaller sister station Resonance Extra, broadcasting on digital and online in Brighton, UK.

This Week's Free Lab Radio - Strange Music by Fari B


9th April 2016
New releases merge with hidden gems of different fringe dance genres in a mix by Fari B.
Feat:  
  • Outlines and Celebrity Skin both tracks from the new Broshuda eponymous release
  • Taisun - Senorita Remix (Perfect Driver Music) 2016
  • Zomboy - Like a B**ch (Atik Remix) 2016
  • DeBoer with the original mix of Coming for Ya 
  • Anchorsong's track Expo from his latest album released January 2016
  • Marv-Kay with the brilliantly strange What Can I Do for You 
  • Talented piano singer song-writer Mitski with her track Liquid Smooth (released 2015 by AudioTree)
  • The title track from No BS! Brass Band from their album Brass Scene Kids 
  • Mana by MalLabel's new album 'Ohana' and an Asagaya remix
  • Clexxs' Road released on March 2016 on Mutant Youth
  • Joy Corporation's smooth Funky Fat Bleed which is only one day old at the time of recording. 
Broadcasts Saturdays 11-midnight GMT, (3-4am GST).

Repeats Tuesday 4am GMT, 8am GST.

Visit www.mixcloud.com/Fari


Also on Fridays 19:30-20:30 GMT on ResonanceFM's smaller sister station Resonance Extra, broadcasting on digital and online in Brighton, UK.