International Airspace: Tribute to John Coltrane


In this month’s International Airspace we pay tribute to the visionary composer, bandleader and musician John Coltrane, who died 50 years ago this week.

Exploring his prolific back-catalogue we listen to some of his most profound works, sounds from the incredible artists closest to him, and the legacy he left behind.

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Posted on: July 28, 2017

Sample Nation x Maj Duckworth Vol.8 : James Brown and HipHop


Maj Duckworth is Celebrating the legendary James Brown’s Birthday and his contribution to Hip Hop with a twist on the usual theme. This week is all HipHop that’s sampled, Mr Dynamite. Moving through the 80s into the 90s and a small taste of some 2000 era HipHop, all taking inspiration from the Godfather of Soul and his music.
Throughout the show Maj Duckworth will be giving you a musical education with some James Brown facts and the Drum section is back, but just a little different, it’s all songs that have used the famous Funky Drummer Break.

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Posted on: May 23, 2017

Sample Nation x Maj Duckworth Vol.7 : Nas

Sample Nation #7 Nas

Back again Maj Duckworth celebrates 23 years since the release of the seminal album “Illmatic” breaking down the original Funk, Soul and Jazz samples used in the creation of Nas classic tracks. Expect samples to HipHop bangers such as One Love, Live at The BBQ, Thief’s Theme, and he’ll continue to drop many a Nas Fact throughout

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Posted on: May 5, 2017

Sample Nation x Maj Duckworth Vol.6 : J Dilla


Sample Nation #6 J Dilla

New to London Fields Radio, Maj Duckworth explores the original Funk, Soul and Jazz samples used by some of the greats in Hip Hop. This week he will be discussing the legend that is J Dilla, giving you an insight into the construction of some of his classic production and dropping some facts on the man himself along the way. A small taste of what to expect, there’ll be samples to HipHop bangers such as Q-Tip’s Vivrant thing, The Pharcyde’s Runnin, The Red and much more.

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Posted on: May 2, 2017

Laurence Turner: ‘Horns!’

 

More and more I find myself more excited and interested in the sounds of trumpets, clarinets and saxophones and less consciously moved by the sound of guitars. Most people love songs played on guitars but when was the last time you felt specifically turned on by the sound of a guitar?
These are songs from a range of genres that feature interesting and unusual sounds coming out of horns. I had a lot of fun putting this show together because this is also a pretty solid reflection of my current listening tastes.

With music from:
-John Coltrane
-Colin Stetson
-James Blake
-Steve Reich
-Charles Mingus

and more!

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Posted on: April 11, 2017