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Archive for January, 2012

The Main Ingredient Radio Show NYC – Episode #140 (January 31, 2012)

The Main Ingredient Radio Show NYC – Episode #140 (January 31, 2012)
bonobo – eyesdown featuring andreya triana + dels (ninja tune)
SBTRKT – atomic peace (self-released)
union – digital delight featuring guilty simpson (fat beats)
mecca:83 – new(ish) with the blend (freeform)
onra – the one (waajeed remix) (all city)
coultrain – playin’ catch up (self-released)
roddy rod – lightly anxious (instrumental) (self-released)
waajeed & the jazz kats – musiq (bling47)
darkhouse fam – take on the world featuring om’mas keith (earnest endeavors)
alice smith – fool for you (alicesmith.com)
sampha – indecision (self-released)
soul rebels brass band 504 (rounder)
new look – drive you home (!k7 (europe))
jazzanova – i can see featuring ben westbeech (holy ghost remix) (sonar kollektiv)
little specks of blood lust blood – music box (eat mor cake remix) (self-released)
boddhi satva – from another world featuring vikter duplaix (bbe)
four tet – angel echoes (domino)
ill-luzion – lucid dream (project mooncircle)
kenton dunson – beautiful fight (self-released)
moloko – absent minded friends (echo)
gang colours – fancy restaurant (brownswood)
mndsgn – *natportman (self-released)
miles bonny – bonny x trouble (self-released)
teebs – blessed assurance (brainfeeder)
visioneers – dirty old bossa nova (bbe)
black spade – spand (self-released)
sheckys jazzy tofu – butterfly (self-released)
robert glasper experiment – move love featuring king (blue note)
raashan ahmad – falling featuring aloe blacc & gift of gab (trad vibe)
jonti – the days have turned featuring the stepkids & illa j (stones throw)
james blake – once we all agree (r&s)
lo phi – medicated (insect)

The Main Ingredient is a weekly radio show covering brand new soulful underground music from around the world, featuring as in-studio interviews with the artists making it. New episodes can be found Wednesdays at noon at jonolivermusic.com. The show began in May 2009 as a weekly broadcast from East Village Radio’s storefront studio on 1st Ave. & 1st St. in NYC and continued there until EVR closed it doors in May 2014. This episode is from the East Village Radio Archives.

New Look (Brooklyn/Ontario) In The Studio for Episode #139 (January 24, 2012)


(I forgot to take their picture…photos courtesy of the group.)

New Look‘s interview and guest song selections on this week’s The Main Ingredient.

My Set
new look – relax your mind (!K7 europe)
speech debelle – i’m with it (leo zero dub) (big dada)
the clonious – truth featuring paul randolph (krts remix) (affine)

The Interview
new look – teen need (!K7 europe)
new look – nap on the bow (!K7 europe)
new look – numbers (!K7 europe)

New Look Pick The Tracks
loose ends – gonna make you mine (mca)
zhane – groove thang (motown)
prince – scandalous (warner brothers)
arthur russell – arm around you (rough trade)
d’angelo – lady (emi)
sade – paradise (epic)
the clash – magnificent seven (cbs)
queen – body language (elektra)
gwen guthrie – it should have been you (12″ version) (island)
tones on tail – rain (beggars banquet)
TLC – red light special (la’face)
patrice rushen – let your heart be free (prestige)

The Main Ingredient is a weekly radio show covering brand new soulful underground music from around the world, featuring as in-studio interviews with the artists making it. New episodes can be found Wednesdays at noon at jonolivermusic.com. The show began in May 2009 as a weekly broadcast from East Village Radio’s storefront studio on 1st Ave. & 1st St. in NYC and continued there until EVR closed it doors in May 2014. This episode is from the East Village Radio Archives.

New Look (Brooklyn/Ontario) On The Main Ingredient 1/23!

New Look, who’s excellent Self-Titled album was released on !K7 in Europe last fall and made my Top 10 Albums of 2011, will join me in the studio tonight to talk about the album and their upcoming European tour. Before they head out, they’ll be playing one show in NYC, next Monday Jan. 30th @ Cake Shop (152 Ludlow Street). Not to be missed!

New Look – Nap On the Bow by New Look

About New Look:

Recorded over the past three years, across the creative trinity of Berlin, Brooklyn and the sleepy hollow town of Hamilton, near Niagara Falls in Ontario, Canada, New Look’s self-titled debut album is a feverishly anticipated affair. The Canadian future pop duo of Sarah Ruba and Adam Pavao first emerged in 2008, landing in Europe with a self-released EP of pitch perfect, experimental pop entitled, “How’s My Hair?”. This was accompanied by a masterfully stripped back yet soulful reworking of close friend and polymath producer, artist and photographer Jimmy Edgar’s anthemically androgynous smash single, “Function of Your Love”. The couple’s undeniable creative synergy translated directly to the stage, where the stunning, synth-playing chanteuse and former model, 25-year-old Ruba (previously shot by the likes of cult fashion provocateur Bruce Weber) and multi-instrumentalist, 31-year-old producer Pavao played a series of hypnotising live shows across the UK and Europe, with early support from the UK’s premiere music and style press, including an upfront spread in Dazed & Confused magazine.

“We’ve since developed a lot more and now fully realise what we have always wanted to do,” introduces Pavao, speaking from their home studio in a converted Victorian house in Hamilton, Ontario. “What’s most important to us is that every song has to sound super new to our ears. That feeling of unpredictability within every second of each song,” says Ruba. “We’ll never re-do a vibe and that’s the whole basis of what everything jumps off from.” There is a confidence and wit to their songwriting, coupled with a sublime subtlety in the cosmic tweaks and soft synths underpinning their future pop aesthetic. It’s controlled yet wistful pop perfectionism. “We try not to keep anything superfluous in our songs. We’re always conscious of the negative space in our music and that’s a constant theme,” explains Pavao, their trademark sparse 80s snap dynamically lifting Ruba’s crisp, siren-esque vocals and synth driven melodies.

Signed to !K7, certified home to Jimmy Edgar, Chromeo and the classic DJ-Kicks series, the first single to be released from their debut full length is “The Ballad”, a magical synth pop record, perfectly aligned to introduce New Look’s soaring ambition. “We recorded the song four different times, the vision of this was so strong and clear in our minds that it took us so many times to get it how we knew it should be,” Ruba explains. “We attempted it twice in Berlin, once in New York and finally got it in Canada. The song is a message to someone we know and even though it’s a fleeting message to them, we would never want them to find out. It’s too personal.”

“The Ballad” is set to a psychedelic music video directed by celebrated Australian fashion photographer and filmmaker Will Davidson. “It’s so beautiful, I can’t wait until it’s out,” enthuses Ruba. “I can really hear the energy of the different cities that we recorded in,” adds Pavao. “When we first got to Berlin and it was Spring and we felt so free, and then also moving back to New York, it definitely translates to the music.”

The self-titled album is also the inspired sound of a personal uprising for New Look, whose initial plan was to move to Berlin for nine months to finish the record amidst the critical acclaim surrounding their self-released EP that was followed by a sold out European tour supporting The xx. “We moved to Berlin to get a flow going, to focus just on music,” reminisces Ruba. “But last Fall it felt like absolutely nothing was happening. All these plans never came to fruition and we were really frustrated and felt like shit. So I wrote this song with super inspirational and motivational lyrics and – however cheesy it may sound – it actually somehow created a new hope. It’s called “A Light” and somehow actually manifested itself.”

New Look will be returning to the UK and Europe this Summer with their debut album and headlining tour which will see Sarah Ruba’s mesmerising vocals and melodic keys front Adam Pavao’s live analogue synths, drums and visuals performance. “It’s been three years and for us the album is hard to put into words, concludes Ruba. “We’re still super perfectionists and whilst some of the record is New Look pop, there are tracks that are pretty badass and serious. But it all reflects our grand vision.”

The Main Ingredient Radio Show NYC – Episode #138 (January 17, 2012)

The Main Ingredient Radio Show NYC – Episode #138 (January 17, 2012)
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Tribute Show
leroy hutson – time brings on a change (curtom/charly)
union – intro / mystery part 1 (fat beats)
adrian younge presents venice dawn – two hearts (wax poetics)
full crate – without my heart featuring david simmons (self-released)
dj adlib – enter (melting pot)
martin luther king, jr. – dr. king’s desired eulogy (gordy)
hypnotic brass ensemble – prelude (self-released)
krts – make-up sex (forthcoming)
raashan ahmad – these foolish things featuring count bass d & silya noomen (trad vibe)
the mighty showstoppers – shaft in africa (freestyle)
jack & juke – ain’t nobody (self-released)
ta-ku & kit pop – bounce (DNte remix) (paperchain)
jonti – flesh of morning (stones throw)
saturn never sleeps – all season are good (starkey remix) (saturn never sleeps)
sbtrkt – blue cassette featuring sampha (young turks)
shigeto – huron river drive (ghostly international)
teebs – there is a difference (autumn’s trash) (brainfeeder)
diggs duke – holding on (self-released)

dr. martin luther king, jr. – i’ve been to the mountain (gordy)
played over:
-heather – billy cobham (atlantic)
-earth wind & fire – departure (columbia)
-soul mann & the brothers – bumpy’s lament (pickwick)
-james brown – theme from king heroin (polydor)
-the wooden glass featuring billy wooten – in the rain (stones throw)
-cymande – one more (janus)

The Year Was…1968
stevie wonder – i don’t know why (motown)
marvin gaye – chained (motown)
david mccallum – the edge (capitol)
blood, sweat and tears – i love you more than you’ll ever know (columbia)
hank ballard – how you gonna get respect (when you haven’t cut your process) (king)
freddie scott – (you) got what i need (shout)
the staple singers – (sittin’ on) the dock of the bay (stax)
jerry butler – just because i really love you (mercury)
the impressions – fool for you (curtom)
diana ross & the supremes – i’m gonna make it (i will wait for you) (motown)
the delfonics – ready or not (here i come) (philly groove)
marvin gaye – his eyes are on the sparrow (motown)
jazz crusaders – love & peace (pacific jazz)

The Main Ingredient is a weekly radio show covering brand new soulful underground music from around the world, featuring as in-studio interviews with the artists making it. New episodes can be found Wednesdays at noon at jonolivermusic.com. The show began in May 2009 as a weekly broadcast from East Village Radio’s storefront studio on 1st Ave. & 1st St. in NYC and continued there until EVR closed it doors in May 2014. This episode is from the East Village Radio Archives.

The Main Ingredient Radio Show NYC – Episode #137 (January 10, 2012)

The Main Ingredient Radio Show NYC – Episode #137 (January 10, 2012)
quantic & alice russell with the combo barbaro – look around the corner (tru thoughts)
tall black guy – love to the world (crosstalk)
robert glasper – afro blue featuring erykah badu (blue note)
union – blue wave (fat beats)
julien dyne – so far featuring mara tk (bbe)
dj adlib – ice cold (mpm)
diggs duke – something in my soul (self-released)
homeboy sandman – sweet emotion (orchard beach) (stones throw)
hezekiah – ways to go (saturn never sleeps)
sbtrkt – hold on featuring sampha (live) (young turks)
little dragon – crystal film (closer remix) (self-released)
columbia nights – stormy weather (record breakin)
raashan ahmad – pain on black (trad vibe)
mayer hawthorne – you’ve got the makings of a lover (pillow talk edit) (self-released)
bonobo – all in forms (falty dl remix) (ninja tune)
dego – pushing you to begin featuring ferraz (2000 black)
aeed – error code (error broadcast)
hawthorne headhunters – teleport (plug research)
georgia anne muldrow – seeds (madlib production) (someothaship)
charles bradley – stay away (dunham/daptone)
b.lewis – what it do donkey (self-released)
fLako – blurry dream (project mooncircle)
14kt – blessed (a-side worldwide)
icebird (rjd2 & aaron livingston) – wander (rj’s electrical connections)
hipnosis – my words featuring marc frank (mitchell & dewbury remix) (perfect.toy)
chico mann – all that is rising (wax poetics)
dj rhettmatic & daz-i-kue – back to the beach house (the do over)
electric men – swede:art (tokyo dawn)
jamie woon – spiral (polydor uk)
rjd2 – to all of you (def jux)
j.rawls – light shine (polar)

The Main Ingredient is a weekly radio show covering brand new soulful underground music from around the world, featuring as in-studio interviews with the artists making it. New episodes can be found Wednesdays at noon at jonolivermusic.com. The show began in May 2009 as a weekly broadcast from East Village Radio’s storefront studio on 1st Ave. & 1st St. in NYC and continued there until EVR closed it doors in May 2014. This episode is from the East Village Radio Archives.

The Main Ingredient Radio Show NYC – Episode #136 (January 3, 2012)
oddisee – al mawrada (mello music group) – May 17, 2011 release [support]
boom clap bachelors – falder ind og falder ud (plug research) – May 17, 2011 release [support]
new look – nap on the bow (!k7 germany/uk) EU – Sept. 26, 2011 release [support]
SBTRKT – trials of the past featuring sampha (young turks) – June 24, 2011 release [support]
jesse boykins III – light to dark (self-released) – June 30, 2011 release [support]
tall black guy – with you (self-released) – Sept. 2011 release [support]
vindahl – monday i die (tokyo dawn) – Oct. 17, 2011 release [support]
saturn never sleeps – hearts on fire (saturn never sleeps) – Aug. 2, 2011 release [support]
m-phazes – raise it up for dilla (self-released) – March, 2011 release [support]
jon phonics – the one (chakra sounds) – May 17, 2011 release [support]
evil needle – summer blap (self-released) – April 18, 2011 release [support]
malice & mario sweet – speed of light (self-released) – Feb. 14, 2011 release [support]
icey – salva (FoF) – Feb. 5, 2011 release [support]
b. bravo – kiss ‘n’ tell featuring zackery force funk (earnest endeavors) – Oct. 24, 2011 release [support]
b.lewis – streetview (self-released) – March 11, 2011 release [support]
full crate – fluffy dragons (wonderful ear) – Oct. 21, 2011 release [support]
omar & zed bias – dancing (tru thoughts) – June 27, 2011 release [support]
little dragon – when i go out (peace frog) – July 22, 2011 release [support]
scrimshire – ascension featuring the hackney colliery band (wah wah 45s) – Nov. 11, 2011 release [support]
oscar + martin – oyster / lions heart (twobrightlakes) – April 15, 2011 release [support]
wildcookie (freddie cruger & anthony mills) – jackson miles (tru thoughts) – March 8, 2011 release [support]
swiff d – 100 man march (self-released) – Feb. 2011 release [support]
brenk – one daaay (melting pot) – Sept. 23, 2011 release [support]
ta-ku – out of my way (self-released) – May 31, 2011 release [support]
jamie woon – night air (polydor uk) – April 12, 2011 release [support]
james blake – i never learnt to share (r & s) – Feb. 7, 2011 release [support]
jono mcleery – tomorrow (ninja tune) – Sept. 27, 2011 release [support]
submotion orchestra – all yours (exceptional) – May 23, 2011 release [support]
fredericks brown – land of plenty (jazz&milk) – April 18, 2011 release [support]
king – supernatural (self-released) – March 1, 2011 release [support]
krts – rooftop (project mooncircle) – Sept. 23, 2011 release [support]

The Main Ingredient is a weekly radio show covering brand new soulful underground music from around the world, featuring as in-studio interviews with the artists making it. New episodes can be found Wednesdays at noon at jonolivermusic.com. The show began in May 2009 as a weekly broadcast from East Village Radio’s storefront studio on 1st Ave. & 1st St. in NYC and continued there until EVR closed it doors in May 2014. This episode is from the East Village Radio Archives.

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