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Balling the Jack

Joe Cushley explores 13 Bar Blues and Twisted Roots music from around the globe. From the the 1920s to the present day, from the barrel-house to the arthouse via the bedsit, from Mali to Mississippi to the Mekong via New Malden - every culture has its blues. For more information visit ballingthejack on Facebook. E-mail ballingthejack1@gmail.com. [Repeated Wednesday 6am.]

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2:30pm - 3:30pm


A programme of multiple agendas presented by William English. This week: Orlando Harrison is talking to William. Orlando is the son of art historian and critic; Charles Harrison, long time associate of the influential conceptual art group Art and Language, and Orlando’s voice (aged 2) is to be heard on Corrected Slogans, the first album by Art and Language issued in 1976. Known for his work with bands such as the Alabama 3 (Soprano’s theme tune), and Daughters of God, Orlando is presently artist in residence at Senate House Library creating an installation based on the Radical Voices Exhibition. [Repeated Sunday 9am.]

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8:00pm - 9:00pm

Clear Spot

Dank Standards takes you on a journey through the language and lands of beat, exposing how global bass, beat and club culture manifest locally across the world. Tonight: a special broadcast on Tel Aviv’s bassweight community. Following local club collective Tamvin with an exclusive mix from label honcho Mo Rayon. [Repeated Monday 9am.]

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12:30am - 1:30am

Spool's Out Radio

[Repeated from Monday 10pm.] Tristan Bath (of The Quietus) delves into music from the cassette tape underground. This week: Natalia & Willie from Ireland's greatest minimal freeform explorers Woven Skull have compiled a mix using tapes bought travelling through Morocco. Their knowledge about the contents of the tapes remains relatively limited - as Natalia puts it, "I like to get lost." - but it does nothing to detract from this warbly set of chants, traditions, psychedelia, and grooves. Visit spoolsoutradio.wordpress.com for more information.

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