Next stop on the HEAR HEAR journey around the world for International Women’s month (because a day is nowhere near enough time to show all the women who influence and inspire us some love) is Manchester. In Episode 4 I celebrate the Divine Feminine version 126.96.36.199 with a true Manchester legend, celebrity, singer, Manchester United fan, dog lover and my HEAR HEAR INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S MONTH ICON – ROWETTA (MCR, UK). She’s a Proper Mancunian with a heart of gold and I’m honoured to have gained an audience with this absolute Queen.
In celebration of the Divine Feminine and for International Women’s Month version 188.8.131.52. I’ve crossed the Atlantic landing in NYC for a Zoom audience with all round powerhouse, artist, producer, remixer, dj, fearless activist and cat whisperer LAUREN FLAX. She’s a New Yorker from Detroit and she has a lot of tea to spill.
Welcome to accaliberation, my monthly celebration of the voice in all its guises and glory. This month I’m serving a post-St Valentine’s antidote of r n b, blues and soul, disco and house killer slings and Cupid’s arrows . Music this month comes from the mouths and minds of a genre-hopping roll call which includes Sofia Karlsberg, FKA Twigs, Unkle, Slum Village, Jill Scott, Millie Jackson, Dexter Wansel, Syreeta, Tamiko Jones, Goshawk and Erik Rico, Sunburst Band, Jansons, Conclave and many more.Who needs roses eh? On air Saturday 27th of February from 21.00 – 23.00 GMT. Come through.
Happy New Year and Welcome to the first Accaliberation of 2021. Since National Lockdown has been recommissioned for series 3, this month’s story time focuses on the theme of ’Never Alone’. I call on some soulful sages and wise wordsmiths from Soulclap, The Beatles, James Brown, Fame Gospel Choir, Marco Faraone, Bobbi Humphrey, Patrice Rushen, Brainstorm, Blaze and many more to channel a message of how we can make our way through this lockdown and the pandemic with dignity, a smile and a sweaty body. It’s a soul, funk, disco, house genre-hopper and tells an isolation story like only music and lyrics can.
Welcome to Episode 2 of ‘HEAR HEAR’. Consciously uncoupled from my Reform Radio show, it’s my chance to share the wisdom and joy of some extraordinary people in a lockdown regulated session that is exclusive to my YouTube channel. I am blessed and schooled this month by the inspirational and unfuckwithable Jamz Supernova. She’s a BBC 1Xtra and Selector Radio powerhouse and the brains behind the Future Bounce parties and record label and she brings the fire in some beautiful ways.
Here’s my Christmas-ish (and birthday-ish) show for Accaliberation. I’ve popped some random thoughts about 2020 and my hopes for 2021 into a blender to make a fun, super smoothie. Everyone from The Avalanches, Clarence Carter, J Boogie, Donny Hathaway provide a tangential perspective on my isolation Christmas.
I invited the powerhouse Heléna Star (Foundation FM) to do a guest mix and an interview to close out 2020’s isolation shows with a flourish.
It doesn’t seem that long ago when my Takeover was blessed with the honour of hosting French house music royalty. Enjoy the show where David Duriez schooled us all. Feel free to leave a comment and plenty of love for my 9th isolation takeover for Reform Radio.
Welcome to Voices by Black Bandcamp; a mixed media series of interviews with talented Black artists and music industry members, where we champion the voices of Black people within the global electronic music sphere. Part one of a two part interview.