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Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Brian “Planet” Jackson 1947 - 2017


It’s sad to say goodbye to our old friend Brian aka Prince Boppa aka Planet, he had been suffering from Alzheimer’s over the past two years so although his passing is tough to take it’s also a blessing. Brian was one of On the Wire’s most ardent supporters, playing a lead role in the campaign to keep the show on air back in 1991 when threatened by “reorganisation”. He would often turn up at the studio with a rare reggae tune or some bizarre offering from a far flung place, sometimes he would just arrive unannounced to plug a Friends of the Earth event or a some other charity gig he was organising. Like our late mutual friend Roger Eagle, an old spar of Brian’s from Manchester in the 60s, he was articulate and well-spoken and could be impish, and occasionally ornery with a wicked wit. He delivered roots reggae in fine style to the Far East of Lancashire and converted many thirsting souls to the music he loved. We will miss him and remember him fondly as one of a kind in this increasingly beige world.

Saturday, November 11, 2017

Playlist - 11th November 2017 - Funkology

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wo Beats One Soul feat. Louie Vega and Josh Milan - World is a Family - Afro House Mix - RM UK Records
Cloud One - Spaced Out - P&P
Mr Brian Power feat. Lifford - Time after time - Soul House Records
Love Committee - Law & Order Walter Gibbons Mix - Salsoul
Tom Glide feat. Terisa Griffen - Magic Spell on Me - Juno Records
George Duke - I want you for myself (Kon Remix) - Epic
Shamrock - Commander - Peng Records
Fela Kuti - Gentlemen - Knitting Factory
DJ Gomi feat. Aaron K. Gray - All I Need - (Ian Friday Mix) - Trax Source Promo
Irakere - Bali Mi Ritmo - Columbia
Steal Vibe - Feat Stephanie Cooke - Change - Steal Vibe Promo
Chic - Open Up - Atlantic
Meters - Here Comes the Meterman - Josie
Kerri Chandler - Proverty - Large Music
Charles Wright - Express Yourself (Dave Hernandedz Remix) - Warners Brothers
Joao Renato - O Morro Nao Tem Vez - Square
Shamrock - A trip to Ghana - Peng EP
3 Pieces - Shortnin Bread - Fantasy

Saturday, November 04, 2017

Playlist - 4th November 2017

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Dub Syndicate - Ravi Shankar No.1 (China mix) - Leghorn
The Bug - Bad - Ninja Tune
SEEKERSINTERNATIONAL - TekWeh - No Corner
Moritz von Oswald & Ordo Sakhna - Draught dub - Honest Jons Records
Golden Teacher - Diop - Golden Teacher Records
Marie Davidson & Invisible Church - Never release the tension -
Yerevan Tapes
Diamond Terrified Cipher - Chapel master - Styles Upon Styles
Denitia - Bound to happen - (Jubilee remix) - Styles Upon Styles
Visible Cloaks - Wheel - RVNG Intl
Novo Line - Melpomenean Dyad - Ecstatic Recordings
Rainforest Spiritual Enslavement - Beyond the Yellow-Spotted Bamboo
(Substance remix) - Hospital Productions
Zuli - CommProto - UIQ
Hyph11e - Black pepper SVBKVLT
Preston Field Audio - River phase - Set Foot Press
Baba Ilunga Wa Ilunga - Nakuomba - No Wahala Sounds
Henri Herbert and the Fury - Raze Hell - HH Records
The Soul Jazz Orchetsra - Aduna Jarul Naawo - Strut Records
Paul Jacobs - Pics, Move and Apts - Stolen Body RecordAlvarius B. -
Zion the Rocket Ship - Abduction
Ariel Kalma - Saint Julien Harmo Flute - Black Sweat
Greg Kowalsky - Tonal bath for bubbles - Mexican Summer
Cosmic Neighbourhood - Winter light - A Year in the Country no number
HALFNELSON - Homing fixed - Kit Records
BJ Nilsen - Eaux Rousse - Editions Mego