Bass Culture: Reggae and beyond. Tune into deep, dubwise vibes from all over the map. Classic roots reggae, super bad soul and funk, crucial Afrobeat, dub from outer space – the musical compass points in many directions. Mick Sleeper has a big record collection, and he wants to share it with you.
Let There Be Dub
The January 26 Bass Culture features a selection of killer underground reggae and dub from around the world.
February 2: Dr. Feelgood and Friends
In the early 1970s, many producers in Jamaica were experimenting with different sounds and ideas, resulting in some seriously eccentric music. Tune in for a set of reggae that is off the wall – and sometimes out to lunch!
March 2: Chapter and Version
One of Mick's favourite things as a selecter is to match up vocal tracks with their dub or DJ versions. Tune in for some expert A-side, B-side selections.
April 6: Afrobeat Express
Afrobeat emerged from Nigeria in the 1970s and fused jazz, funk, rock, and traditional Nigerian sounds together, creating an unstoppable musical force. Tune in for some funky and exotic vibes.