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Artistic Echoes Mixtape – 15/01/19 – Runner

It’s 2019 and we are living in a techno dystopia with constant unending rain and advertising being shoved in our faces but at least the soundtrack is amazing. It’s surprising how much truth there is in their is in Scifi movies of the 1980’s but before we get replaced by replicants here is the latest Artistic Echoes Mixtape to check out. Little Avis – So Pretty Little Avis a...

LA/LA Land : Christmas in Mexico: quiet, but then there is Mariachi

The Music Friday Live Radio team is back from its Christmas vacation in Mexico where we absorbed local culture and a little local music. I say “a little ” because Christmas in Mexico – at least in Chapala, the lakeside town we were in about hour from Guadalajara in the central mountains – is very quiet over Christmas. School is out, families travel, bars and venues close. On Christmas eve (Nochebu...

Artistic Echoes Show – A Megan Dixon Hood Christmas Extravaganza

It’s our final show of the year so to celebrate we have a special #mixtape with all our favourite artists of the year on it. Featuring Cosmo Calling, BANG BANG ROMEO, Katie O’Malley, Izzie Walsh, The Virginmarys, Honey Gentry, Elephant Trees and Jasmine Karimova. Plus we will be joined in the studio by Megan Dixon Hoodfor a special live set.

Artistic Echoes Show – Foundations Festival – Celebrating Creative Collaboration

On this weeks podcast we are joined in the studio by the organizers of Foundations Festival – A two day micro-festival celebrating grassroots live music, creative collaboration, community networking and multimedia art/film and performance. Plus we will be playing music from Max Tundra, ILL, Still Forever and Goteki. Plus on this weeks #mixtape we have music from Explorers, The Virginmarys, H...

Q&A – Fabrik chat about their haunting new single Black Lake

For those people that haven’t heard of Fabrik could you tell us a little bit about the band your story? We’re a 4 piece act from Birmingham. We use loops and samples to build up our songs before adding our live instruments. Which artists or album have really stuck with you and informed your sound? Dummy by Portishead has had an impact. Also some ethereal stuff like Boards of Canada and Tycho...

Artistic Echoes Show – Nick Degg – The Great Northern Poet

On this weeks podcast we are joined in the studio by the great northern poet Nick Degg Poet. Plus this weeks #mixtape is an Off The Record special with music from Bang Bang Romeo, Fizzy Blood, Avalanche Party and Rascalton.

Unexplored : bringing gaming art into the light

Concept art is a key component in bringing any modern game to life. Long before anything is animated or a playable demo is created a host of painters and artists will work tirelessly to make the game designers vision a reality. Yet this concept art so regularly goes forgotten, mostly hidden away as collectible items or shown on the odd loading screen. The debate as to whether games are actually ar...

Carlos Sé’s debut EP introduces the Sé Sound of East LA.

(Los Angeles) Carlos Sé, a friendly East LA roquero singer/songwriter with a light touch on the guitar and a knack for clever penetrating lyrics, handed me a copy of his debut EP Ready or Not, Here  I Come a few weeks ago at a Dia de los Muertos event and I am still playing it.  The EP’s six songs are easy to listen to and quickly get under your skin. Playing a  blend of reggae, rock, and Latino f...

Q&A: ReverbNation Competition Winners Victoria’s Flight

For those people that haven’t heard of Victoria’s Flight could you tell us a bit about yourselves, your story? We are an indie band hailing from Glasgow, Scotland – consisting of Matt Roberston and Craig Harkness. We originally met at school, then as a duo started writing songs a few years ago and began performing as a full band in the last couple of years. Who inspired you to ge...

Q&A: ReverbNation competition winners Explorers

For those readers that haven’t heard of you before could you tell us a little bit about the band, your story? We both met at media college in Chesterfield with a mutual love of 80’s films including the film we are named after ‘Explorers’! We started playing around with an old Roland DS10 synth that Jez’s brother had and started recording for fun, to our surprise it was sounding good! We wrot...

Artistic Echoes Show – Charles Ormrod -“Got Bits of Shell In It”

On this weeks podcast we are joined in the studio by Macclesfield’s finest pianist Charles Ormrod he will be chatting about his brand new show “Got Bits of Shell In It” which takes place at King Edwards Street Chapel on 8th December. Plus on this weeks #mixtape we have Mary Miller, Bad Mood, ILL and Brother Ali.

Q&A: ReverbNation Competition Winners Bad Mood

For those readers that haven’t heard of Bad Mood could you tell us a bit about the band, your story? The band formed in 2017 when Tom (bass) and Liam (guitar/vocals) created a project called Escobar which was a way of shedding some excess songs they had written together. The early tracks had a darker sound to what had come before. After getting positive feedback on the demos they decided to ...

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