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Spannered's regularly updated radio section contains a truckload of live sets and DJ mixes recorded exclusively for the site, plus vintage gig recordings from artists such as Filastine, Vex'd and Surgeon. Be sure to check Mago Bo's Sambacana Brazilian Music radio show too! Find out more at www.spannered.org.

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Spannered's regularly updated radio section contains a truckload of live sets and DJ mixes recorded exclusively for the site, plus vintage gig recordings from artists such as Filastine, Vex'd and Surgeon. Be sure to check Mago Bo's Sambacana Brazilian Music radio show too! Find out more at www.spannered.org.

    Surgeon - at Blackest Ever Black

    Surgeon - at Blackest Ever Black

    Surgeon remains one of electronic music's most consistently thrilling performers. Hugely influential in techno circles since the mid nineties, his productions and DJ mixes point to constant evolution in his sound and a steady absorption of new influences.

    Last year's Breaking the Frame, his first album in over ten years, struck a curveball at all those anticipating a pummelling set of textured techno tracks, instead distilling some of his listening habits of recent years — the likes of Alice Coltrane, Eliane Radigue and La Monte Young — into a very personal document, one that searched for, as he put it, 'the deep spiritual essence that lay behind the surface structures of their individual music'.

    This set was recorded in October 2011 in London, when Surgeon performed as the mystery guest at a showcase night for the Blackest Ever Black label. Given Blackest Ever’s brooding trajectory, the event’s line-up struck a suitably shadowy tone, featuring label mainstays Raime, William Bennett's formidable Cut Hands project, and long-time Surgeon collaborator Regis (with whom Surgeon performed a surprise closing set under their British Murder Boys guise).

    As Surgeon himself said, there was a rather strange, tense atmosphere in the club throughout the evening, due no doubt to hosting a bill of such intensely disturbed music in the heart of London's hip Shoreditch, and this tension probably comes across on this recording from the night.

    This is the last set to be hosted on Spannered for the foreseeable future. Many thanks to Tony for passing the recording to us and for giving his support to the site since day one.


    John Coltrane - Dearly Beloved
    Surgeon - We Are All Already Here
    Roly Porter - Corrin
    Cub - CU1
    Inigo Kennedy - Scatter
    Surgeon - Exhibit
    Karenn - Chaste Down
    Xhin - Teeth (Surgeon remix)
    Swarm Intelligence - Fighting Talk VIP
    KiNK - Machines Don't Cry
    Surgeon - Presence
    Scorn - The Palomar
    Surgeon - untitled
    Blawan - Coronation
    Inigo Kennedy - Cloudless
    Regis - Guiltless
    Surgeon - those who do not
    Universal Indicator - Red
    Kraftwerk - Its More Fun To Compute (Surgeon Remake)
    Aphex Twin - Digeridoo (Surgeon Remake)
    Emptyset - Return
    Tomohiko Sagae - Deburring (Paul Damage + Makaton Wasps mix)
    Ed Rush, Optical + Fierce - Alien Girl
    Raudive - Over

    Listen to Surgeon's For Dog Faces Only mix, recorded for Spannered

    • 1 hr 15 min
    Spannered Oddcast #15 - Jerome Hill's Music for Pregnant Ladies

    Spannered Oddcast #15 - Jerome Hill's Music for Pregnant Ladies

    Oddcast #15 was delivered on Saturday 28 April 2012 at 01:10 hours. Weighing in at just over 70 minutes, both parent and child are doing as well as can be expected.

    Music for Pregnant Ladies is a version of a mix originally put together by London-based DJ Jerome Hill for a friend of his during her pregnancy. Featuring wildly eclectic gems from the likes of Nino Ferrer, Os Mutantes and Jean-Pierre Massiera, we've been experimenting with this Oddcast in various situations and can assuredly report that it's a very fine listen even if you're not 'with child'.

    Despite Jerome's legendary standing as a techno DJ, anyone who's caught him at one of his more “irregular” gigs will know of his ceaseless quest to unearth the cheekiest tunes of all genres ever to have been pressed onto vinyl (and that he's a force to reckoned with when it comes to rocking out the catchiest wedding selection).

    His label, Don’t, recently reached it’s 20th release with a sturdy EP of clunking acid and jacking house by Messrs Neil Landstrumm and Matt Whitehead. If you’re in London on 8 June 2012, we strongly recommend heading along to the second of his label parties, to be held in the bowels of a decaying video shop in Dalston.

    Check out Jerome’s other mixes for Spannered here and here.


    Will Malone - Deathline
    Unknown - Check the Brutal Music label !
    Nino Ferrer - Le Telephone (English Version)
    Dave Phillips & The Hotrod Gang - Tainted Love
    The Boots - Alexander
    Ike & Tina Turner - I Can't Believe What You Say
    The Kinks - Dedicated Follower of Fashion
    Dandelion Wine - Hot Dog
    The Nu People - I'd Be Nowhere Without You
    Jean Pierre Massiera - Il Tubo
    Os Mutantes - Bat Macumba
    Bdly Drawn Boy - Riding with Gabriel Greenburg
    Os Mutantes - A Minha Menina (Dom Thomas Edit)
    The Herbaliser - Amores Bongo
    Steve Martin - Gettin Small
    The Cherrystones - Be Careful What You Wish For
    The Free Association - Le Baggage
    The Free Association - Whistlin Down The Wind
    The M&S Band - Egg Roll
    Dave, Dee, Dozy, Beaky, Mick & Titch - Bend It
    Napoleon XIV - They're Coming To Take Me Away
    Jean Paul Massiera - Dali Court
    North Of Ping Pong - Reeboks
    Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons - Rag Doll
    Roy Orbison - In Dreams

    • 1 hr 11 min
    Spannered Oddcast #14 - Production Unit's Other Musics

    Spannered Oddcast #14 - Production Unit's Other Musics

    The latest instalment of Spannered's Oddcast series comes from none other than Glasgow's Dave Donnelly, aka Production Unit. Dave's no stranger to these pages, having previously contributed two short works of fiction about talking cows and a rather exquisite review of Autechre's Quaristice album.

    Formerly a member of Glasgow's now-dispanded electronica trio the Marcia Blaine School For Girls (along with Ruaridh Law, aka The Village Orchestra), Dave's had outings under his Production Unit guise on keen-eared labels such as Highpoint Lowlife and Stuff Records. He currently has releases primed and ready for Broken20 (which helps to run with Law) and Phuturelabs. The Broken20 release, titled ICU Tracks, is a particularly intense body of work —  a stark techno set (suitably supported by remixes from Perc and Emptyset's Paul Purgas) constructed from the sound of hospital machines.

    A while back, just after we got a whiff of his Mature Cheedar Dadcast for Techno Dads, we asked Dave if he'd pick up the Oddcast gauntlet for Spannered — and he's done so with gusto. "The theme is 'other music'" he tells us, "stuff that I'd probably never normally put in a mix." Well, we think he deserves one fat cigar for this epic two-hour selection, chock-full of beauty and strangeness in equal measures — and a large plastic beaker of warm sambuca for holding the dubious accolade of being the first (and probably last) mix on Spannered to feature the versatile delights of the legendary Bernard Cribbins.


    Bjork - Overture
    Rose and Sandy - Play Cat's Cradle
    Hildur Gudnadottir - Aether
    Fatimah al Zaelaeyah - Ya mun dakhal bahr al hawa (Hey, who enters the sea of passion)
    Gendhing Kemanak Anglirmendung (Pelog Barang)
    Drummers of the Societe Absolutment Guinin - Yanvalou
    Njib Ould N’Ghaimich – Guetna
    Throbbing Gristle - Exotica
    Directions - Echoes (Continental Drift version)
    John Coltrane - Ole
    Miles Davis - In a Silent Way
    The Beach Boys - Fall Breaks and Back to Winter
    Scorn - White Irises Blind (Minimal Mix)
    Godflesh - Christbait Rising
    Scorn - Drained
    John Cohen - Tar River
    Coil - Triple Sun Introduction
    Hype Williams - Untitled 1
    Tangerine Dream - Love on a Real Train
    Steve Reich - Proverb
    FSOL - Papua New Guinea (Dub Mix)
    Pole feat. Fat Jon - Slow Motion
    Senking - Mimi
    Kate Bush - Running Up That Hill (A Deal With God) (Instrumental)
    BFC - Sleep
    Mos Def - Kalifornia
    Chris Thomas King - Hard Time Killing Floor
    Raphael Corderos - Rock Creak Parp
    Bernard Cribbins - Winkle Picker Blues

    ^ New Production Unit EPs out soon on Broken20 and Phuturelabs

    • 2 hr 4 min
    Spannered Oddcast #13 - Nam Shub's Spannered Sitars

    Spannered Oddcast #13 - Nam Shub's Spannered Sitars

    Loosen your tie and get down to half an hour of Bollywood oddities and sitar-fuelled strangeness (with nods to Britney, Herbie Hancock and Nancy Sinatra) from Phill Thomson, aka the Nam Shub of Enki.

    Nam Shub has released a slew of solo recordings since the '90s, as well as producing for and performing with Brisbane's riotous cabaret supergroup Monster Zoku Onsomb! and new MZO splinter project Hi Freqs. He's currently roaming about Europe, sculling bottles of Belgian beer and playing outrageous live sets of mashed electronics at people in anticipation of the release of his sixth album, due out soon on Australia's Retort Records.

    • 31 min
    agent2 - Le Orme

    agent2 - Le Orme

    We've been trying to squeeze a mix from Lawrence (aka agent2) of London's Rebel Intelligence collective for some time now. Le Orme (meaning footprints) rocks out the kind of lush electronic tackle you'd expect from this exceptional connoisseur of early Chicago house, Detroit techno and deep dancefloor electro. If you've ever caught one of Lawrence's flawlessly programmed DJ sets, you'll be all over this.

    The fledgling Rebel Intelligence label has a couple of great electro 12"s out by Matt Whitehead. Snap them up if you haven't already.

    Submersible Machines - Blue Hole
    Steve Summers - Dreaming in Color
    DJ Sprinkles (Kink & Neville Watson Remix) - Masturjakor
    Perseus Traxx - Remake 508
    Murphy Jax Featuring Mike Dunn - It’s the Music
    Steve Summers - Lucid Fingers
    Kink & Neville Watson - The Long Wait
    Elec Pt.1 - Sky 13
    Risque Rythum Team - 122 House
    Kink & Neville Watson - City 2 City
    Virgo Four - In a Vision
    Snuff Crew - Slam it
    Surburban Knight - The Groove
    Conforce - Black Stroke


    • 59 min
    Bass Clef - Inner Space Influences

    Bass Clef - Inner Space Influences

    Ralph Cumbers describes his latest release as "an open love letter to underground dance music culture". Out earlier this month on Magic and Dreams, Inner Space Break Free harks back to ye olde days of hardcore and rave, with influences not so much worn on its sleeve as emblazoned across the back of a friggin' great fluoro jacket.

    The album is available on cassette only ("I’m releasing it on tape because I adore them, and all my music is made on a cassette 4-track, so it feels kind of right"), and is dedicated to "the tunes, DJs, soundsystems, noisy neighbours and pirate stations that have inspired me and repeatedly turned my head inside out over the last two decades", says Cumbers. Rave on, we say.
    'Inner Space Influences' mixes up many of the classic dance tracks that influenced Inner Space. If you've not checked out Mr Clef's other mixes on Spannered, we recommend you seek out his excellent dub mixes here and here, and last year's tremendous African mix here. You can also read Spannered's interview with him from 2006.

    David Shrigley - What There Is
    Autechre - Inhake 2
    Hashim - Al-Naafyish (The Soul)
    Nexus 21 - Real Love
    The Beatmasters - Hey DJ / I Can't Dance
    Tricky Disco - Tricky Disco
    Betty Boo - Doin' the Do (remix)
    A Guy Called Gerald - Voodoo Ray
    Technotronic - Pump Up the Jam
    Altern 8 - Real Time Status
    KLF - What Time Is Love?
    Inner City - Let It Reign (Altern 8 You Know the Score mix)
    Plaid - Anything
    Orbital - Chime (Ray Keith mix)
    Sabres Of Paradise - Chapel Street Market 9am
    Da Posse - In the Heat of the Night
    Altern 8 - DJ Nex's Break
    Rachel Wallace - Tell Me Why
    Hackney Hardcore - Dancehall Dangerous
    2 Bad Mice - Hold It Down
    Inky Blacknuss - Drumulator
    AFX - Untitled
    Inky Blacknuss - Desolator
    David Shrigley - What There Is

    ^ Inner Space Break Free (cassette + download code) is out now.

    • 38 min

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