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This Week's Free Lab Radio - Muqata'a مُقاطعَة (Boycott), Palestine

This week's Free Lab Radio features a bespoke mix by Palestine/ USA-based music producer and performer Muqata'a (translates as Boycott). Muqata'a used to be part of Ramallah Underground until he began working solo on at first hip hop and now a more blended mix of hip hop and experimental electronica.

Hear his latest dark electronica track here, below.

We've featured Muqata'a in the past and last November 2015 we travelled to Abu Dhabi's Noise of the Middle East festival where we played the same stage. With a modest array of sound manipulating gear, Muqata'a had the audience swaying to his mesmeric, unhurried sounds, sat on Persian carpets before the stage.


 
Broadcasts Times: 
 
On air on 104.4FM across London, online and on digital on Resonance104.4FM: -
Saturdays 11-midnight UK time, (2-3am GST Gulf Standard Time)
Repeats Tuesday 4am UK time (7am GST)
http://player.resonancefm.com/
 
On digital across Brighton and online: 

The following Friday 19:30-20:30 UK time 
(10:30-11.30pm GST)  
Podcasts: 

This Week's Free Lab Radio: /// HiPro \\\ from Brooklyn, NY

Hi Pro, a duo from Brooklyn, NY improvise with electronic gear as part of the local International Winners Collective, a collegiate releasing tapes and organising live events around their musical tastes. This bespoke mix for Free Lab Radio contains selected and self-produced tracks, unreleased tracks and selections from a recent tape release; a collaboration with Sun Castle
 

Track list: 

Hi Pro - Dough Ground
Dean Blunt - Country
Hi Pro - $7/10
Yves Tumor - Psalm
Slow Roasters - Journey From Limerock 
Eric Copeland - SXIXO
Trabajo - Lucky Dollar City
12000 Trees - Fukai
Gobby - Taajeloc 11
Amnesia Scanner - Baltic Rim/Confission
Dilian - Quasi Medium World
Hype Williams -The Attitude Era
Arca - Sad Bitch
Hi Pro + Sun Castle - Jáal ja’
Mysterious House - Beveled Glass Window and Door
Kev Brown - Language Barrier
Bill Nelson - Opium
Li Xiangting - Changmen Yuan (Resentment In Changmen Palace)
Cities Aviv - ( View 180) Picture Me Gone
Black Dice - Treetops
R. MEXICO - Scrap That (2011 Refix)
Menopausal Hound Dog - Occhi Verso Misteriosi
Milkteeth (Heidi Sabertooth) - Drift On
12000 Trees - Gravitate
Safari Explorer - Ringtonez II

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

Podcasts: 
Visit www.mixcloud.com/Fari
 


This Week's Free Lab Radio - Bedroom Research


When producers and musicians make music that's released for free, there's a freedom in that. There's not the same kind of pressure, no contract to be beholden to; creativity is at the centre of the project.

So when we found Bedroom Research, a small label in the south of France releasing what it called "twisted electronica" we were elated by the level of creativity, the anarchic innovation and the high standard of production and artwork. 

Amongst the many digital producers is one singer, we took some of the best tracks for a mix tonight on Free Lab Radio, but of course there are many more, listed below, than we could squeeze in this hour.


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


Podcasts: 
Visit www.mixcloud.com/Fari
 
Subjex, Deework, Tep, Thiaz Itch, MonsterX, Himuro, Hosmoz, Professor Ojo, Polyklinik, Poborsk, Deef and Anne, Digi G'Alessio, Protman, Valance Drakes, C_C, Kappah, Qebrus, Michael Valentine West, Clytem Scanning, Defunkt Dialekt, Bobby Kebab, Manni Dee, Fletch, Moxx, Genjini, Czarnecki, Yogo Onomotobok, 64Chaos, Dziski, Orange Zebre, Piratio, DAB, Charlie Vicetto





This Week's Free Lab Radio - Acid Arab Special

A exclusive mix from this French duo who've been producing and mixing tracks to feed their passion for Maghrebi, Egyptian and Middle Eastern tunes for some years now on a mega world tour that in March 2016 included a show in the Israel-controlled Old City in Jerusalem(!) as well as Tunis, Casablanca and Istanbul. Recently we aired a preview of their new release feat. Sofiane Saidi 'La Hafla' on our sister show Six Pillars, now for almost an hour of tunes sent in to us for a special broadcast on Resonance104.4FM.

Broadcasts on air, digital and online: 
11-midnight British Summer Time (02 - 03am Gulf Standard Time)
Repeats Tuesday 04 - 05am BST (07 - 08am GST)

On Resonance Extra digital & online radio in Brighton
Friday 10th June 19:30 - 20:20
For artists in this week's mix see list below, none are by Acid Arab aside from the A-WA remix.

Toni Frangieh & Setrak Sarkissian
Fawez
Rahbani Brothers
Crawling With Tarts
Mariza Koch
Mikis Theodorakis
Nino Nikolaidis
Stalos  סטלוס
A-WA
Mohammed Assaf
Ahmad Abanda
Mohamed Jamal
Sato
Nazem Al Ghazali
Rüdiger Lorenz
Abbud Abdel Aal
Golden Teacher
Saad Lamjarred
Kenzi Bourras
Milen Natchev
Matoub Lounès
Cheikha Djenia
Elias Rahbani
 
The Acid Arab team are: Guido Minisky, Hervé Carvalho, Pierrot Casanova and Nicolas Borne with keyboards: by Kenzy Bourras who has worked with Rachid Taha.

This Week's Free Lab Radio - New Music Mix

This week's mix is by Fari B, a selection of new releases and enduring experimental tracks.

Tracks include: Enlacing by Infinite Body, Fighting to Dance by Paul White, High Order Ambisonics by Center of the Universe, We Got This by The Kleenrz, The Main Thing (Ext. Remix) Roxy Music, My Brand by Sole & DJ Pain 1, Middle East by Fuewa, Organic (original mix) Jet Airess, Hum Dard Persian Enlacing by Infinite Body, Souvenir by JazzOil in Tunisia, Million Minds (Original Mix) by VNDMG.

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

Podcasts: 
Visit www.mixcloud.com/Fari

Free Lab Radio Podcast - Disquiet, Afternoon Music for Day or Night

This week: 'afternoon music' that can be listened to at any time: 21 tracks by 13 artists mixed by guest producer Marc Weidenbaum who founded and moderates the music community Disquiet Junto since 2012.

This seasoned selector and music reviewer put thought into this mix, as he is familiar with the Resonance104.4FM audience and has unfathomable archives, created by himself, at his disposal.

"This is mix of afternoon music that can be listened to at any time of the day — the work played here, 21 tracks in all by 13 artists, is generally ambient and electronic in nature, and yet it’s fairly rhythmic at the same time, some of the tracks more explicitly so than others. There are fractal algorithms from Erika Nesse, and refrigerator drones by Nystada. There’s elegantly layered sameness by Marcus Fischer and fourth-world blues by Yasuo Akai. Several of the recordings heard here are drawn from the music community called the Disquiet Junto, which I’ve moderated since 2012. The hour starts off with some brief dank techno miniatures by Vladimir Conch. Conch’s pieces are so brief, between 23 and 38 seconds each, that I’ve chosen to repeat a few of them, turning the five short original tracks into a suite of nine that begins where it ends."
dɪsˈkwʌɪət/
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noun: disquiet; plural noun: disquiets
  1. 1.
    a feeling of worry or unease.

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    synonyms:unease, uneasiness, worry, anxiety, anxiousness, distress, concern; More
    nervousness, agitation, restlessness, fretfulness, jitteriness;

    "there has been grave disquiet about the state of the prisons"
    antonyms:calm

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: 
Visit www.mixcloud.com/Fari


Free Lab Radio Podcast - 30 Musicians Rework 1940s Mississipi Prison Songs

 

Mississippi State Penitentiary Convicts
30+ musicians from as far afield as Brazil, Turkey, Australia and USA remix and recreate the sounds of prison life in 1940s Mississipi when the population was almost entirely black.
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 Chain Gang
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 Convicts
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  
  

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

Saturdays 11-midnight UK time, (2-3am GST Gulf Standard Time)
Tuesdays (repeat) 4am UK time (7am GST)
Also broadcast on digital across Brighton and online:
Friday (following Resonance104.4FM broadcast) 19:30-20:30 UK time (10:30-11.30pm GST) on Resonance Extra

Podcasts: