Saturday, 5 September 2020

AbstractRadio session - september 2020


As far as anyone can tell, human beings have been dancing together for 10,000 years, no doubt much more.
But, for the time being at least, we dance alone - no shared sweat or euphoria, no collective experience, unless you count twitch & zoom dance-a-longs, but who does?

In the meantime, we've witnessed a huge proportion of the entertainment industry being brought to its knees - there's a temptation here to go off on a serious rant about greedy djs & promoters, covid raves and misguided & nefarious governmental practices, but we shall resist.

Suffice to say, we live in interesting times.

All things must pass; even though we can't dance together, the music plays on regardless.
And for that we are immensely thankful.

Stay safe & enjoy the tunes.

Love & socially distanced hugs,

The AbRad team

Giving the gift of music, whether you want it or not.

select mixes
by genre:
Click for all House mixes Click for all deep mixes Click for all funky mixes Click for all disco


Track Title
000:00harry nilssoneverybody's talkingrca
001:28xoxo feat bellanovaand I love himtiger
005:05the life & soul projectneon lightslife & soul
010:00david pennthe heatclub sweat
012:47I geminmisco dusicvilles et fleurs
016:09groovenerdsomebody helpjuiced
021:04qubikomono tonowired
025:05saisonthe last timedefected
029:14heraldparty timeblockhead
035:03ladycopto be realnew state
038:58litmus et alalways say yesblanco
042:28rout funkjacking fellaguesthouse
045:18earth n daysburning upthere was jack
049:58bellecourlos choukariosinsomniac
052:18silvano del gadofrom jamaica to brazildel gado
054:22rhythm staircase & sweetpowerpiano funkedlw
060:04dario gcrysuperland
063:55litmusno no noblanco
067:52kinkrawrunning back
071:38litmusfree feat ultra nateblanco
075:30tony humphriesoh adamtr
078:06simioncan you feel itmother
082:14md x-spress & simiongod made me feel itdefected
086:07blvckr & morsystill locopurple tea
090:47bicep & ma1glue - litmus' high definition mixblanco
094:55kormaklet's talk about itdvine
101:12mike magosmells goodbmkltsch
103:47buka!acidiscohigh roller
106:30colour castlejoyhot sunday
112:00black caviarpraisethrive
115:28atfc & emy perezone step aheadarmada

-- Total running time – 2:00:45 --

Tuesday, 7 July 2020

AbstractRadio - lockdown session one - july 2020

Collected connoisseurs of abstraction ... hello once again!

This is the first of a small number of live lockdown sessions we're knocking out over the course of 2020.
Originally broadcast through on 4.7.2020, the video is now available for viewing on youtube:

Featuring a slew of relatively new[ish] material, we've included some grooves, some tribal stuff, even the odd cheesy piano - some tracks may be pretty recogniseable as they're rehashes of older tunes.
As with all AbRad sessions, every one's a winner, but expect the real cream to appear nearer the end!

Stay safe and all that,
Peace, love and hyraxes,

The AbRad team.

Giving the gift of music, whether you want it or not.

select mixes
by genre:
Click for all House mixes Click for all deep mixes Click for all funky mixes Click for all disco


Track Title
000:00cisco cisco jazzy daysapersonal
005:26joe corti the first timebetter listen
009:42muzziq and samo your kisses ltbh
013:45mike dunn if I can’t get downdefected
019:09mark blair biggie was a jazz fanblanco
021:53pavel svetlove ahah!nurvous
025:44soul avengerz & gs heron someday - litmus' revolution mixsoda
031:25supernova RLH lapsus
033:28hector couto tierra santasoulman
040:32brrak faith in the people - litmus editcultural district
042:31kpd & andy reid deep in your lovemotive
047:45rout funk nobody babypornstar
052:47sllash & doppe makebatoolroom
057:25frank lamboy coffee breakbridge & tunnel
063:03jude & frank quem vai querersprs
066:54stacy kidd & ron carroll voodoo ray - litmus edithouse 4 life
069:13don welch push itunderground network
072:57earth n days soulshakinghouseu
077:05earth n days everythingthere was jack
080:55arduini & pagany house is the lighton air
085:00mattei & omich it’s a house thingm & o
090:26makree piano grooveltbh
096:20jazzanova I can seeobjektivity
100:19melba moore my heart belongs to yousoulfuric
103:24milk & sugar love is in the airm & s

-- Total running time – 1:51:10 --

Here's the vid:

Monday, 29 June 2020

Live Lockdown Session on Twitch!

Yes, it has come to this...

Our first live session on Twitch.

6:30pm BST
Saturday 4th July

Bring your own airhorns.
Looking forward to seeing you there.

The plan is to do about four of these lockdown sessions in total, possibly more if they go down well.

We're starting "light and fluffy warm-up" with the first of the four.

Expect each set to become progressively more clubby as summer progresses, before culminating hopefully with a special end-of-season request show some time down the line.

These sessions will mainly be "house" sets - our apologies if you're expecting something else - with all relatively new[ish] tracks, though some may be pretty recogniseable as they're rehashes of old tunes.
As with all AbRad sessions, every tune's a winner, but expect the real cream to come near the end.

NB: During rehearsals, we've noticed some of the camera feeds occasionally drifting in and out of sync - sorry about this - we're working on fixing the issue [and improving the image quality] in future shows.
The music should sound OK though, which is what we're here for really, no?

*** Update ***

Details of the first session can be found here.

Friday, 22 May 2020

Tune of the Week - No.11 - 22.05.20

With so much wonderful music knocking around here in the Abstract studio, we thought we'd take the opportunity to showcase a few very special items that are close to our hearts. Our choices for Tune of the Week may be fresh through the door, or decades old - our aim is that they will always epitomise the ethos of AbstractRadio...

Some time later...

Joi Cardwell - Trouble
Eight Ball Records - EB40

Ok, pay attention now, as we're only going to say this once.

We consider this little gem to be our favourite house track.
And, to really put the cat among the proverbials, we also believe it to be one of the finest pieces of house music ever created.

Released way back in '95 when NY garage quite rightly ruled the roost, "Trouble" was an underground favourite that never quite crossed over to become a genuinely major club hit.
Now, 25 years on and, franky, it's sounds just as valid, vibrant, poignant, beautiful and timeless as before, and continues to crap over the competition from a humongous height.

Some of you might not understand or appreciate quite why this is so wonderful.
We mourn for thee.

And we never play it "out".
Why, we hear you ask?
Well, honestly, no one really wants to see grown men cry.

Here's the vid:

Oh, almost forgot - the Deep Dish remix is pretty fucking special as well:

Saturday, 29 February 2020

AbstractRadio session - february 2020

Hail, fellow pioneers of an abstract groove!

After no small hiatus, here's another maelstrom of sultry dancefloor silliness, featuring easily the finest tune of 2019, along with a couple of stunners from Sweetpower [more from them anon]. Everything's pretty much up-to-date & mainstream this time round [in our opinion], and we've thrown in the odd old-timer for the sake of balance.

If you're pleasantly tickled by the gospel of AbRad, please help us spread the word and REPOST!

Love and a paddle of platypuses,

The AbRad team

Giving the gift of music, whether you want it or not.

select mixes
by genre:
Click for all House mixes Click for all deep mixes Click for all funky mixes Click for all disco


Track Title
00:00sokurI'm going awaymoiss
10:30angelo ferrerimagicmotive
14:46dirty disco starslove of my lifecrms
18:55crush clubmy mantinted
23:37brothers in artsright on the dancefloorduffnote
27:30jay potterfeeling happyphoenix soul
33:58sharam jey4 your mindnervous
39:28the visionheavendefected
44:22peter browndeliriumftloh
48:31brattI love itzero eleven
50:35barry & gibbsmove onsakura
54:04mike newmaneasybagira ice
59:33sweetpowergroovin to the beatblockhead
64:02hot chocolateevery 1s a winnerblanco
66:45robbie doxmy mindcube
71:16sweetpowerhappy daysblockhead
75:40disco townone lovenervous
81:10kormaklove on the linedftd
88:13sphinxwhat hope have Ichampion

-- Total running time – 1:35:06 --

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