Saturday, 18 September 2010

Space Invader #32 Parts 1 & 2

Your chance to catch Space Invader Radio show #32 again. Two very different sets, eclectic doesn't do it justice.

Part one sees me on a bit of a New Orleans, Treme inspired tip to start and then moves onto an electro swing, Balkan beat sort of ting.

Track List
  1. Pass The Hatchet – Roger & The Gypsies
  2. Sometimes – Bessie Jones
  3. Hook N Sling (Part 2) – Eddie Bo
  4. Don’t Mess With My Man –Irma Thomas
  5. Hey Ya – Shawn Lee’s Ping Pong Orchestra
  6. Smokey Joe’s La La – Googie Rene
  7. Big Chief – Professor Longhair
  8. The Scrappy Chief – DJ Jazzy Jebediah
  9. To The Roots – The Beekeepers
  10. It Don’t Mean A Thing – Club Des Belugas ft Brenda Boykin
  11. Prosschai (Minimatic Remix) – Artie Shaw
  12. Swing Bop – Der Dritte Raum
  13. Gypsy Doodle – Analogik
  14. Wet Welly – Goldfish
  15. Appelknyckarjazz – Movits
  16. The Swingers Club (DJ Wood Mix) – Basement Freaks
  17. Jolie Coquine – Caravan Palace
  18. Swingy Mama – DJ Farrapo

Part two is back on familar bass quaking ground...

Track List
  1. Butterfly Crab Walk – Roots Manuva ft Riddla
  2. Shimmy Shimmy Ya – Prince Fatty
  3. Something 2 Trust – Dub Pistols ft Rodney P
  4. Warrior – Rascalz ft Notch
  5. Real Hot Remix – South Rakkas Crew ft Capleton
  6. Champion Sound – Skitz ft MC D & 2Ice
  7. Money Mad – London Posse
  8. Concentrate – The Nextmen
  9. Never Do That (Parker Remix) – Tape Loops ft Finley Quaye
  10. Sound Clash – Dirty Dubsters
  11. Survivor – Soom T
  12. 8 Bit Baby – Skream ft Murs
  13. Are You Dumb? – Heavy Feet ft Miski
  14. Silent Police Weapon – DJ Shepdog
  15. Bacative – Tricky & South Rakkas Crew
  16. Ravers Special – Rusko
  17. Township Funk (Sinden Remix) – DJ Mujava
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Friday, 17 September 2010

Loosegroove in the sun - Sunday 19th Sept

Autumn might well have arrived in blighty, but the sun is still shining in Athens.

Black Athena run a music show every weekend on Athens International Radio (AIR) and have invited Loosegroove to play a guest mix for them this weekend. Jams has stepped up to the plate and has a special summer party mix up his sleeve.

The mix will be aired as part of the Sunday show at around 12pm BST. Details can be found here:

The mix will be on 104.4FM in Greece or streamed here

Tuesday, 7 September 2010

Pressing vinyl

Here's a great short film about pressing vinyl. See the process start with pellets that warm to a toothpaste-like gloop and end up as we know & love it.

From the video it's painfully clear that this is a dying art. These guys inherited EMI's pressing machines. They're knocking on 100 years old, still apparently the best in the world and whilst watching the process you can almost smell the machine grease and plastic fumes...

Never mind the whale, the whale's fine - save the vinyl.

Monday, 6 September 2010

Space Invader Show #30 Part 1

Loosegroove Rewind!

For those that missed last week's Space Invader Radio show, part 1 is now available on mixcloud or right here on this little widget:


01. Q-Tip - Get Involved (ft Raphael Saadiq)
02. Sly & Family Stone - Papa Was a Rolling Stone [DJ Jazzy Jeff & Pete Kuzma Solefull Mix]
03. Max Sedgley - Something Special (Crazy P Remix)
04. Neighbour - Pistachio Ride
05. Mash & Munkee - Make a Difference (Neighbour remix)
06. Max Sedgley - Super Strong
07. Justice - D.A.N.C.E. (Diplo Remix - Extended version)
08. Mark Ronson - Bang Bang Bang (Count & Sinden Remix)
09. The Beatles - Twist and Shout (Diplo's Baltimore Edit)
10. Zinc - Wile Out (Feat. Ms Dynamite)
11. Miike Snow - Black & Blue (Caspa Remix)
12. Freestylers - Cracks ft Belle Humble (Flux Pavilion Rmx)

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Sunday, 5 September 2010

Southern Fried Swamp Funk

Boomslang's long awaited swamp rock mix! Sorry for the delay in uploading this one. A couple of the tracks needed some post production in order to work together properly.

So, anyway, here it is - have a listen. It's composed entirely of 60's and 70's rock/funk with a distinctly deep south cajun-cum-bayou flavour.
From Loosegroove's 28th show on Space Invader Radio, this is Boomslang's Southern Fried Swamp Funk. Aired on July 7th 2010.


01. Intro (Crispy Critters)
02. Dr. John - I Walk on Guilded Splinters
03. Funkadelic - Music for My Mother
04. Muddy Waters - She's Alright
05. The Allman Brothers Band - Hoochie Coochie Man
06. Captain Beefheart - Low Yo Yo Stuff
07. Canned Heat - Whiskey Headed Woman
08. Mandrill - Mango Meat
09. War - Tobacco Road
10. Truth and Janey - I'm Ready
11. ZZ Top - Waitin' for The Bus
12. Steppenwolf - Sookie Sookie
13. Lynyrd Skynyrd - Saturday Night Special (Boomslang's Phazed Edit)
14. Led Zeppelin - Travelling Riverside Blues
15. Creedence Clearwater Revival - Pagan Baby (Boomslang's ! Edit)
16. Little Feat - Rock and Roll Doctor

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Saturday, 4 September 2010

Guilty feet have got no rhythm

Rare grooves, pop and soul classics wrapped up in an 80s extravaganza of a mix from the Van.

This mix first appeared at Womad 2007 in Charlton Park, where Loosegroove (BdubU, Boomslang and the Van) rocked the backstage bar.

Take yourself back and enter the zone!


Intro - Fred Harris
Light Of The World - No. 1 Girl
The Sugar Hill Gang - The Lover In You
Gary Byrd And The Gb Experience - The Crown
Roy Ayers - Poo Poo La La
Hall And Oates - I Can’T Go For That
Indeep - Last Night A Dj Saved My Life
The Pointer Sisters - Automatic
Al Jarreau - Easy
David Bowie - Let's Dance
Paul Hardcastle - Nineteen
Madonna - Think Of Me
The Human League - Love Action (I Believe In Love)
Chaka Khan And Rufus - I Feel For You (Ultimix)
Idris Muhammad - Could Heaven Ever Be Like This

Wednesday, 1 September 2010

BdubU August Chart

And this is what I've been feeling this August... Ninja Tune all over it with their big assed XX sneaks.

Sister Henry and the Prescriptions – He’s So Fine - (
Dirty Dubsters – Sound Clash - (Dirty Dubster Digital)
Prince Fatty – Insane In The Brain - (Mr Bongo)
Mash & Munkee - Make A Difference (Neighbour remix) – (Funk Weapons US)
The Freestylers - Cracks (Flux Pavilion remix) – (Never Say Die)
Basement Freaks – The Swingers Club (DJ Wood Mix) – (Bombastic Jam)
Roots Manuva - Butterfly Crab Walk (feat. Riddla) – (Ninja Tune)
Toddla T - Sky Surfing feat Wayne Marshall (Ross Orton Remix) – (Ninja Tune)
Herbaliser - Something Wicked (Roots Manuva's Haunted House Dub) – (Ninja Tune)
Balkan Beat Box – Move It – (Crammed)