12 July 2007


1) DJ Wedge - Sub FM - Tuesdays 10pm-12am

After taking a couple of months off to go traveling, DJ Wedge returned to Sub FM with his weekly dubstep session this week. I managed to catch most of the show, which also featured fellow H.E.N.C.H-ers Komanazmuk and Whiteboi spinning a relentless flow of exclusive material, culled from their rapidly expanding roster of Mode artists. At one point I heard Koman's "Shankstep" with the vocals from Various Production's "Hater" layered on top, which sounded spectacular. I'm not sure if that was an unofficial bootleg version, but it certainly hit the spot for me. Next week's show will have Appleblim and Gatekeeper guesting, so you know not to miss it. Speaking of which, watch out for Gatekeeper's "Let Go/Tense Past" forthcoming on Peverelist's Punch drunk imprint very soon. The flipside is the real killer tune for me, featuring some gorgeous dub-chord arrangements, clearly influenced by the Hardwax school, but propelled by a crucial electro-flavoured steppers' riddim. Yet another fabulous strand in the ever-developing web of influence between Bristol and Berlin this year. Big tune, big hair - 'nuff respect to tha Gatekeeper!!

2) Immerse Sessions - Passion FM - Wednesdays

Thinking and Kid Kut host the Immerse Sessions on Bristol's main pirate station, Passion FM. I'm not at liberty to publicly reveal the analogue frequency, but luckily the station has a live web stream here. The show will feature forthcoming releases from Immerse Records plus other exclusive material. The studio number is 07934 179 817 if you wanna give 'em a yell or request tunes. They're also actively looking for fresh content, so anyone with tunes, news or info should get in touch - radio@immerserecords.com.

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