downtempo

  • Sat
    Jan 25
    11:00 pm -
    1:00 am
  • Wed
    Jan 29
    1:00 am -
    3:00 am

Downtempo Trip-Hop

On this Saturday night's edition on The After Hour we'll be listening to some great downtempo trip-hop featuring one of my favorite trip-hop record labels: Cult Classic Records. We'll be hearing from two fatastic recent releases by them: Moderator's Escape, which came out last week, and Bakoda aka Evan Awake's Sketchbook, which came out last year. On top of that we've got Nym, Catching Flies, Pawn ShopNicholas CheungJosh FureyBroke For Free and a whole lot more. Stream it live January 25th, 10pm-12am CST right here on KRUU radio.

  • Sat
    Dec 21
    11:00 pm -
    1:00 am
  • Wed
    Dec 25
    1:00 am -
    3:00 am

2013 Retrospective: Downtempo Electronica Edition

  

On tonight's edition of The After Hours we'll be listening to my favorite downtempo trip-hop and electronica of 2013. On the roster we've got: Nightmares On Wax, Bonobo, Suplington, Nym, TOKiMONSTAJoomanji, Pilote, Question and a whole lot more. Stream it live Dec. 21st, 10pm-12am right here on KRUU radio.

  • Sat
    Nov 09
    11:00 pm -
    1:00 am
  • Wed
    Nov 13
    1:00 am -
    3:00 am

Afro-Beat and Downtempo/Trip-hop of 2013

In the first half of this Saturday night’s edition of The After Hours, we’ll be listening to some of my favorite afro-beat based jazz-funk to have been released this year. I’ll be featuring Bosq Of Whiskey Barons, but we’ll also hear from Jungle Fire and Ikebe Shakedown.

In the second hour of the show we’ll be listening to some of my favorite downtempo and trip-hop to have been released this year. I’ll be featuring Suplington and Anitek, but we’ll also hear from RJD2Joomanji, The Stuyvesants, Skeewiff and Odjbox. Stream it live November 8th, 10pm-12am CST right here on KRUU. 

  • Sat
    Oct 05
    10:00 pm -
    12:00 am
  • Wed
    Oct 16
    12:00 am -
    2:00 am

Breakbeats, Trip-hop, and Downtempo On The After Hours

On this Saturday night’s edition of The After Hours I’ll be featuring two of my favorite downtempo albums of 2013: Pilote’s The Slowdown and Frenic’s Dr.DAD.

"Dr.DAD is a project based on samples from Frenic's father's record collection. He has made incisions into folk, prog-rock and blues then stitched these sounds together with trademark beats and bass. Once patients have undergone the full procedure they will be feeling a deep emotional response and be fully relaxed." -from back of album

We’ll also be listening to some great sample-based and breakbeat-laced trip-hop courtesy of Gramatik, Insight, ClassicBeatz, Question, Rob Swift, Soul Square, Dafuniks, and a whole lot more. Stream it live October 5th 10pm-12am CDT right here on KRUU radio.

We've had a very mild summer so far, with lots of rain last month, but now that July is here the heat is back with a vengeance. I can’t think of a more perfect excuse to kickback, chill out and listen to some great downtempo electronica and smooth electro-jazz, which is exactly what we’ll be doing on this Saturday night’s edition of The After Hours.

I’ll be featuring Kruder & Dorfmeister (top left), a down-tempo duo between Peter Kruder and Richard Dorfmiester from Austria. We’ll be listening to some select tracks from across their discography. We’ll also hear Dorfmeister collaborating with Rupert Huber as Tosca. I’ll be playing some tracks from their album No Hassle. We’ll hear from 9Lazy9, an acid jazz group from Italy, off of their album Beds of a Land, and from Four80East, an electro-jazz ensemble from Toronto, off their album En Route. On top of that we’ve got Soulstance, Modulo 5 and Shawn Lee’s Ping Pong Orchestra. Stream it live July 13, 10pm-12am, right here on KRUU radio.

 So I just learned that Boards of Canada--a downtempo electronic duo between two brothers from Scotland--are finally releasing their fourth studio album (after 8 long years of silence), Tomorrow's Harvest. They're one of the first downtempo/trip-hop bands I ever got into, and I'm excited to see what direction they'll take on this next album (planned to come out June 11 in the US).

It's early into 2013 but we've already seen the release of some great electronic albums. On this Tuesday's edition of That Righteous Jive we're going to be listening to five of my favorite trip-hop and downtempo albums that have come out so far this year. We'll start off with some Bonobo, a downtempo DJ from the UK, from his album that he released just last month: The North Borders. After that we're going to hear from the Parov Stelar Trio, an electro-swing group from Austria based around DJ Parov Stelar. Stelar performs live with vocalist Cleo Panther, saxophonist Markus Ecklmayr (aka Max the Sax), and trumpeter Jerry Di Monza, among others. We're going to check out the album they released last March: The Invisible Girl. Then we'll hear from Emancipator, a downtempo DJ from Portland, off his album that he released last January: Dusk to Dawn. After that we'll be checking out some TOKiMONSTA, an electronic music producer from LA, off of her album she released last month: Half Shadows. Last but not least, we'll be listening to Jaga Jazzist, an electro-jazz band from Norway, performing live with Britten Sinfonia, a 26-piece chamber orchestra, off of their album Live with Britten Sinfonia which comes out tomorrow (though I've managed to find a copy which leaked early). Check it out 5-6pm CTZ this Tuesday right here on KRUU radio. 

  • Sat
    May 19
    9:00 am -
    9:00 am
  • Mon
    May 21
    4:00 am -
    4:00 am

Pirate Satellite

Tango Chill Sessions cover Saturday morning is a new mix from Pirate Satellite. Hear cuts from Jerry Goldsmith's delightful soundtrack to Our Man Flint. Hear Shift, from their album Lost In a Moment; Tripssono and G-Spliff from Tango Chill Sessions; Sinewave from Unity Gain. Also Ror-Shak's invigorating cover of The Cure's A Forest, "You're in It now, with Pirate Satellite". Hear Michael Hedges haunting cover of Theme From Hatari, "Like another world, ya dig-dig-dig?" Max Sedgley w/Z-Star resonate summertime love with Slowly. Groove Armada remix Language Lab. Iceland's Emiliana Torrini sings eclectic vibes from Love In The Time Of Science; France's Thierry David outerspace/innerspace Galactic Bliss from his new release Stellar, and more. Live steam @kruufm.com. We'll post the playlist afterward.

"Electrical current, Hallowed be thy name" - Emiliana Torrini