Dubstep Christmas Track Played out in House Lights

A fine enough remix, setting the street alight....

Six Notes to Oppress You: Competition for Composers

Super competition.

The Free Music Archive are running a Happy Birthday contest to seek a few new Happy Birthday songs that are simple and catchy, with great earworm potential (remember: HBTY uses only six notes!) that can be sung in restaurants, bowling alleys, even in TV shows and movies – free of charge.

They say "Let's shake “Happy Birthday” from it’s fortified cultural throne, and replace it with a melody that the children can sing without fear of being served a payment request."

Very Smooth. This Is The Kit "Earthquake" - Official Video

The Landfill Harmonic Orchestra

"A community like Cateura is not the place to have a violin..."
The Cateura Dump, in the Bañado Sur area along the Paraguay River, is the final dumping site for more than 1,500 tons of solid waste each day. Poor management has caused the country’s most essential water supply to become dangerously polluted and the environment contaminated. Not the place you'd imagine, amongst child labour and 2,500 families who try to survive each day, to find a fully blown and astoundingly innovative harmonic orchestra.

Feminist Dance?

References to De Beauvoir and softly uttered lyrics calling for "credit where credit's due": synth pop act Gaptooth has an unambiguously feminist message, developed probably after playing live shows since 2006 DJing with the all-woman collective Chicks with Decks in Oxford /Bristol. A main organisers of Ladyfest Bristol 2007, Gaptooth relocated to London in 2009 where she's been in the  recording new songs for her debut album:10th December is the release of 'Ladykillers'.

Spraymasters - a history

Rythmic Noise...Dan Friel - Ulysses

Tonight's Free Lab Radio Tonight: Eddy Temple-Morris

Tonight we've Eddy Temple-Morris in the studio, or as we've come to call him 'Mr Remix', discussing tinnitus, chess & the art of losing...

With 13 years at alternative commercial station XFM, Eddy presents their flagship The Remix show each Friday night. Plus he's also a record producer,  remixer, DJ and bass player in the band Losers.

Our interest in Eddy stemmed from his capacities as a musical polymath, and the fact that he is half Iranian, being the son of Baron Temple-Morris and Taheré Khozeimé-Alam (the daughter of Amir-Hossein Khozeimé Alam of Dezashib -  the last ruling Amir of Qaenat and Sistan, in what's now south-eastern Iran) who like many Iranians, fled to London from Iran in 1979 at the time of the tumultuous Islamic Revolution.

So what kind of music would Eddy bring us?

Surprisingly, a track we weren't immediately comfortable playing, alongside some class remixes (naturally) and a track from his one band Losers for which my favourite video is here below. To find out more tune in on 104.4FM at 11pm-midnight....