International Airspace: LDN Jazz

This month the show is dedicated to the London Jazz scene, and some of the most exciting artists making music in the UK capital today.

London – second most culturally diverse city in the world and with a legendary bass-heavy club culture – is producing Jazz musicians who are drawing influences from everywhere and filling classic London venues such as Village Underground, XOYO and Scala. From Afro-futurist flare to the darker edges of London’s club scene, we explore the shifting sound of London’s most exciting music scene.

Image: Preparations for Birds, 1963, Joan Miro

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Posted on: February 26, 2017

International Airspace: Winter Blues

It’s the first show 2017 and as we all combat the January blues, and with the infamous Blue Monday right around the corner, this show is dedicated to the stories, sounds and catharsis that only the Blues can offer.

From the banks of the Mississippi River to the deserts of the Sahara, we’re exploring the sounds and influence of Blues music wherever it appears from hard times in the sprawling urban city to the refugee camp.

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Posted on: January 16, 2017

søunds fløating arøund: nøv16 (by this is a prøject.)

‘søunds fløating arøund’ is a monthly compilation of tracks hand picked by this is a prøject. it’s all about eclecticism so expect various genres of music, including funk, soul, disco, nu-disco, electronica, balearic, chill/deep house and many others.

introducing this month luca schiavoni, who dropped by the cafe & played few records. a bit more about the man: he started djing in 1996 in italy, inspired by the sound of us house music. at the end of the 90s he also became a journalist/reviewer for well known online music magazines such as disc-jockey.it and rin.it. his musical influences include all things deep and atmospheric; while firmly rooted in house music and techno, they also touch on ambient electronica, abstract jazz, and dub.
luca has played records in several key venues in london (ministry of sound, east village, the camp) & co-hosted a monthly party at life between 2014 and 2016.
at present, luca co-hosts a monthly radio show on the italian independent radio gioconda. he is also sometimes seen playing eclectic sets at brilliant corners, one of london’s finest sound systems

luca will be playing alongside seiji ono & wondergupta at the upcoming ‘søunds spinning arøund’ party, which will take place on the 3rd of december in mostart centre, stoke newington. join us!

you can explore more here: www.thisisaproject.com

full tracklist of this show

all ‘søunds fløating arøund’: www.thisisaproject.com/this-is-sounds-floating-around/

this is a prøject. on mixcloud: https://www.mixcloud.com/thisisaproject/

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Posted on: November 24, 2016

– Ikura Imprint ാ No.2 –

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Posted on: November 11, 2016

International Airspace: Songs for the Dead

On this month’s show we’re celebrating Mexico’s Día de Muertos with an entire show dedicated to music for the dead. From the funeral dirge to voodou ceremonies, we explore songs and sounds across the world that help us commune with the deceased.

Thanks for Hannah, Dana, Pame, Jimena and my beloved Mexico City family for all the help and inspiration for this month’s show.

Show tip:
The last track, Allen Toussaint’s funeral procession, is an extended field recording for this upload. I suggest listening to this track with headphones on. As the person recording wanders through the second line and the tempo picks up, you can hear various instruments and voices coming in and out of focus. Listen closely and you can really hear each mourner playing their heart out for Mr Toussaint 🙂

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Posted on: November 6, 2016