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Absolute Scenes

with Neon Soup

Every other friday, 18:30-20:00

Brothers Max and Alex (a.k.a Neon Soup) delve into the weird, wonderful and unique scenes of electronic and dance music.

For a few years back in the late 00's, UK Funky was an inescapable club sound. This week we explore the influences of this lively, patchwork genre and consider why the scene faded away so quickly. Meanwhile, Max attempts to fire his brother after his track requests go unanswered and Alex redeems himself with some, as he put it off-air, "proper skankers". Skip to 38 min for the contemporary mix.

Kyla - Do You Mind (Crazy Cousinz Remix)
MJ Cole - Sincere
Dele Sosimi - Turbulent Times
Hardsoul ft. Ron Carroll - Back Together (Main Mix)
Karizma - Tywst This
Geeneus - Yellow Tail
Katy B - Lights On (ft. Ms Dynamite)
Shystie - Pull It (Ill Blue Remix)
Marlon D - Funky Angel
Kouslin - Suga's Drums
Hagan - Ashanti Riddim
Or:la - UK Lonely
Gilles Peterson - Chekere Son (Seiji Rerub)
TC4 - Siento
Motu & Nico Lindsay - Have To Know
Doctor Nick - Check
Glot - Orachilcum Throne (TSVI Remix)
DJ Plead - Salt and Pepper
Ali McK & IYZ - Repon
Beyoncé - Crazy In Love (Høst and Metis Remix)
Hackman - Always
Danvers - Aye Ata
MA1 - Field of Dreams

Intelligent Dance Music, originating in the early 90s from a small community of British tech-heads, is certainly one of the more obscure and subversive forms of electronic music. This week we look back at the work by the pioneers of these enigmatic sounds before delving into some contemporary club relatives. Meanwhile, Alex embarrasses his brother with some serious IDM knowledge, Max doubles down on his challenge to Madonna and we reflect on our recent ‘endorsement’ from the Oxide Team.

Aphex Twin - Xtal
Autechre - Flutter
Autechre - Eutow
μ-Ziq - Hasty Boom Alert
Bjork - An Echo, A Stain
Squarepusher - Beep Street
Aphex Twin - afx237.v7
тпсб - Catching Rare Birds
Sabiwa - Jia
Jlin - Blue i
Autechre - gonk tuf hi
Dorian Concept - E13
Venetian Snares x Daniel Lanois - Night GHP133
FaltyDL - Rolling (μ-Ziq Remix)
μ-Ziq - Drocovums
Objekt - 35
Object Blue - Act Like It Then
upsammy - Vacate or Annihilate
Overmono - Quadraluv
Dwaalicht - Debt Loop
Gnoomes - B-Day (Ulrich Schnauss Remix)

Disco might not be the first thing which springs to mind when you think of Norway, but in this first episode we explore how a distinctively warm brand of disco was borne out of one of the coldest places on earth. Includes tracks from pioneers of the 'Scandolaeric' movement and artists who are taking the scene forward today.

Todd Terje - Inspector Norse
Biosphere - Cygnus-A
Open Skies - Mellow Flow
Erot - Battlestar XB_7 (Universal Boogie Edit)
Erot - Song For Annie
Annie - The Greatest Hit (Extended Disco Mix)
Lindstrøm - I Feel Space
Blackbelt Andersen - Mann På Mars
Martin Brodin - Badabing (Diskjokke Remix)
Lindstrøm - Closing Shot
Jarle Brathen - Warm Warmer Disco (Prins Thomas Remix)
Pandreas - Back 2 School
Neneh Cherry & The Thing - Cashback (Lindstrøm & Prins Thomas Remix)
Todd Terje - Strandbar (Bonus)
Andre Bratten - Be A Man You Ant
Idjut Boys - Le Wasuk
Carmen Villain - Planetarium (Gigi Masin Remix)
Bugge Wesseltoft & Prins Thomas - Norte Do Brasil