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Audio Texture Radio Show - May 27, 2011

Audio Texture Radio Show - May 27, 2011

Playing tracks by

Gil Scott-Heron, Arthur Verocai, Hawa, Ocote Soul Sounds, Batida and more.

Sad news this week with the passing of Gil Scott Heron, a true musical legend and one of the most insightful political & social commentators of his generation, at least he went out on a high note after a couple of decades of ups and downs with his last album, RIP. Arthur Verocai then kept the vintage vocals flowing, Brazilian style, with a dramatically arranged, killer slice of soul jazz. Hawa then graced us with some brand new retro vibes from her great debut album coming very soon on Favourite recordings, excellent. I then dropped some tropical vibes courtesy of pysch-inclined latin funksters, Octote Soul Sounds from their new album, Taurus. Batida, all the way from Angola then mashed up the dance with a crazy riddim & some great soulful African vocals.

This is the first paragraph of my radio musings, sadly there isn't enough space here to publish the rest so head over to my blog if you fancy reading more.