Dub & Bass: anything that sounds deep and heavy on the bass.
From electronica to heavy jungle. Andrea & Raz are digging deep to keep you locked every other thursday. From 8 to 10
Amen: an hour and half of breakbeat madness. Old skool jungle, ragga jungle, atmospheric, jump up, liquid. Everything that sounds heavy and phat will be played. Tune in and fasten your seatbelts, we will take you for a ride.
Andy has been music obsessed since being tall enough to reach a note on his Dads old piano. An avid collector of music for years, was turned onto electronic music after his first hearing of 808:90.
Tune into the Shipton St Sessions every 2nd Saturday of the month for a veritable smorgasbord of whatever falls to hand, all washed down with a mix of this months deep house acquisitions.
Shipton St Sessions, 2nd Saturday of the month. 19.00 – 21.00
Old enough to know better, daft enough to keep going… that’ll be Andy Bgpz, then. Manchester. So much to answer for. Sunset Radio, Most Excellent, the Gay Traitor bar, and the Crows Nest at LuvDup all left their mark. He’s had a residency alongside a beardier, scruffier, much more successful namesake. Had his bum pinched by New Order’s manager. Kicked London clubland up the arse for a decade with various mates via Raya and SoxaN, with audio-visual nonsense and some frankly questionable afterparties. Now resident in Canada, he continues to trainspot and talk shite on air via the magic of the interweb. Some things don’t change. Nice tunes, though.
Machine Soul – Every other week, 2am-4am Sat morning (9-11pm EST Friday night)
Hamilton Beach Sessions – Every other week, 2am-4am Sat morning (9-11pm EST Friday night)
Back of the Bucket has been entertaining the people of Milton Keynes for about twenty years (Yes really!). With an ever-evolving roster of DJs the mixing is always searching for that elusive perfect mix. Throwing together Dub, Ambient, Jazz, Dance and anything else that falls into their hands bucket mixes are often surprising. Current DJs : Melvin, Rick, Maff and Jules.
Every other Saturday, 11pm – 1am
Bob Johnston aka King of the delta blues has been passionately collecting and listening to music for years and dj’ing for a few.
He is interested in a wide range of music and his weekly Monday night show tries to link the two opposite ends of the musical spectrum. In one corner the acoustic tugging at your heartstrings, and in the other electronic music to lose yourself to. Tune into his show and join him on the long winding road from country to techno stopping of at some surprise places along the way.
A wee bump of Bob, Mondays, 18:00 – 20:00
With early influences from Bach, Mozart and Handel as a chorister, through his teenage years in the Seventies as a wannabe rockstar listening to Floyd, AC/DC, Zappa etc, Boss eventually became involved in the electronic music game in the mid nineties. Initially operating the lighting rig for Mayhem throughout the North of England, he progressed to producing and performing live, with amongst others, the Mayhem DJ’s, Amoeba Assassin, Mark EG, Digs and Whoosh, and the Airtight DJ’s.
Maybe attending the Last 7 Big Chill UK events has mellowed and influenced his tastes somewhat? Have the Wurzels, Chas and Dave and the Ukelele Orchestra twisted his perception totally?
The Sounds from Upstairs with Buzz Rozwell & Guests Broadcasting from Vancouver, BC, Canada this show is definitely for the musically open minded. Never predictable but always flowing, deep and eclectic. Expect to hear beautiful music hand picked from the Upstairs Recordings label and from a limitless variety of genres.
DJ Mixes, live guest mixes, new tracks – the sky is the limit.
Sunday fortnightly 19:00 – 21:00 London time
After serving as a resident DJ and record store employee in the late 80’s and early 90’s Chris moved on to bigger, but not necessarily better things. Back with a vengeance after his long hiatus Chris’ varying and eclectic musical tastes shine through in his broadcasts. One show will pay homage to his musical roots featuring 70’s and 80’s Post Punk and New Wave with some more modern Indie Rock or Classic Country thrown in because after all, he is a native Texan. Opposite of that you can expect a more Housy/Funky/Jazzy mix with a bit of Techno or anything else that might have a good beat thrown in just to keep things interesting.
Craig’s first foray into radio was with the never-popular university station Livewire 945, which broadcast its output to a handful of student residences in Norwich. There he was mostly in charge of reading out local news stories about stray cattle, interspersed with playing records by M-People. Fast-forward 20 years and thankfully neither are a regular feature of his new venture, The Rotary Club. What you will find though is a carefully-chosen selection of new and recent deep house and electronic disco, hand-picked from his embryonic but rapidly-expanding vinyl collection.
The Rotary Club, every fourth Friday, 22:00-00:00
With 25 years experience of rocking parties, festivals & clubs, Del Gazeebo is also the man behind the cheeky ‘under-the-counter’ record labels Soundly Beaten & No ID. His latest ‘Massive Set of Bangers’ series has further cemented his position as a certified party rocker. Each offering airs monthly and exclusively first on Purple Radio.
Midweek Mix Up with Dr. Grrl: Space Needle Disco with Purple Radios favourite thing to come out of Seattle. We are talking grooves not grunge every month. Sexier than Starbucks, and way less boring than Boeing. A two hour aural adventure from across the pond. On Purple Radio you can hear it going in.
ElevenThirtyEight is the musical partnership of Delesh Chauhan and Stu Holland. We use a combination of computers,musical instruments, and a little technical voodoo, all at once to put our own spin on the traditional dj performance.
Monthly Tuesday night slot 8-10
A music geek for over thirty years, Stuart will be plucking records from his personal wall of sound for your delectation, delight, or possibly despair. Expect anything from ‘30s blues to ‘10s electronica, via disco, jazz, punk funk, and whatever falls to hand. Guey goes out every fourth Sunday, 5.30-7pm
Infected with 80s soul, funk and disco and 60s electronica as a child, and then exposed to dangerously high levels of weapons-grade electronic dance music, Jez will be wheeling the Throbbing Couch into your living rooms once a fortnight as part of his ongoing treatment. Expect deep, groovy stuff with big production values. Don’t expect a cure.
Throbbing Couch – Every other Saturday night, 7-9 pm
Part of the Friday night Rotary Club collective, Len brings a dose of disco, house, edits and beats for your ears. Join me for a beer, a smoke, some choice tunes and a disregard for radio etiquette, Kick off your works shoe and cut a rug: IT’S FRIDAY! Monthly Fridays on rotation.
Easing you into Sunday, Marcus starts off a bit slow and then goes a bit faster. It’s Attention Deficit radio and anything goes.
The Ritalin Sessions, every other Sunday morning, 10:00 – 12:00
Broadcasting from a hill high above Bristol join Mark Williams as he tries to ease your end of weekend pain with a lush selection of head nodding foot tapping beard stroking ambience. Nice.
Mark Williams plays fortnightly on Sunday night from 22:00 – 24:00
Birmingham-born scratch DJ and reluctant hedonist Marky has come a long way since he first started “DJing” questionable heavy metal records (across two lounge hi-fi systems) over a decade ago.
Now residing in Cardiff, when he’s not smashing the back end off student parties or spinning sophisticated sounds in the city’s finest cocktail bars, Marky can usually be found loitering around the Purple Radio bins.
Expect to hear eclectic electronica, funksouljazz, hiphop, downtempo and the occasional bit of Simply Red when he mans the Purple Radio turntables.
Marky’s Badly Packed Kebab is broadcast weekly Friday night/Saturday morning – midnight til 2am.
With presenters Hoods and Dunk le Chunk, Hoodlumtribe Radio is a heavy contrast of musical influences ranging from Duncs folk driven blues and charity shop finds through to the discohiphoplatinafrobeat wonders of Hoods concrete collection. They slag each others records off then play some more good music, occasionally at the right speed.
Hoodlum Tribe, every Wednesday, 22:00 – 00:00
Melvin’s been mixing it up for years and years. Based in Milton Keynes he enjoys a diverse range of music from Drill’n'Bass to African Chilled beats. His regular “Melvin’s Pickled” show usually showcases a “featured artist” and Melvin also appears on Backofthebucket, mixing diverse elements alongside his DJ mates
Melvin’s show goes out every other Thursday, 23:00 – 01:00
Reg has been buying music for nearly 30 years. He’s mainly into music production, but also likes to dabble in the murky world of DJing. His Purple Radio shows are wilfully eclectic, mixing up genres such as electronica, psychedelia, krautrock, lounge, exotica, soundtracks, old rave, post punk, punk funk, disco, house, breaks, drum and bass…..and whatever else takes his fancy.
Minke Reg is on the 3rd Sunday of the month, 17:30- 19:00
And lo, it came to pass that Mista V and Marts would burst forth and share the goodness of 30+ years of music spanning the genres and generations to bring people together as one. Lift up your hearts as they uplift theirs with sound so sweet even the angels tune in and download to listen whenever need. For vinyl is king, Tower of Power and Gloria Gaynor. Amen.
It’s pretty simple really – I play old records, I play new records, I play popular records and I play obscure records, the music policy for this show is simple; If I likes it I plays it. So whether its Indie, Hip-hop, Ska, Punk, Krautrock, Bluegrass, Dance, Reggae, 60s Garage, Northern Soul or Congolese Soukous, I only play the good stuff.
“Pop Music doen’t necessarily have to be sh*t” – Gil Scott Heron
The MJ Price Moment – Every other Sunday night, 9-11pm (UK time)
Monty’s formative DJing career started in the early nineties at the seminal ‘Beehive Pub Christmas parties’. After a hiatus, Monty was lured out of DJing retirement in 2006, and he now masquerades as an occasional purveyor of Balearic beats and early disco & house classics. Can usually be found fluffing for Myles and his Mojo…
Monty’s show is monthly on a Tuesday evening between 20:00-22:00
Selection Trumps the Mix; Great records, played from start to finish, with maybe the odd 4 bar blend thrown in, if you’re really lucky, like. Saturday’s 5.30 ’til 7
Myles first taste of DJing was back in the earlier 90’s while running a bar on the Greek island of Rhodes. Since then Myles has always tried to maintain an eclectic beach vibe with his selections.
So if you’ve got the Tuesday blues tune into the Mojo and get over it!!
Myles Mojo, alternate Tuesdays, 22:00 – 00:00
Sound engineer, DJ producer, composer, self-indulgent layabout and general miscreant. Noizydan has been DJing in one form or another since 1994 and messing about with bands since 1995. Collaborator with The Beaufort Scale, NoizreverzioN, Static Headspace, Delta 9, Irie, The Do Rights, and Harlington Brown, Noizydan hosts Squalid Steel every fourth Monday at 10pm. The show features an eclectic collage of leftfield experimental audio and uneasy listening, from Avant Garde to Zydeco via Dubstep and Bhangra (and a great deal in between). Expect the unexpected, but don’t expect any Wham!
Andy and Tony are nonsuchdjs, happily in each other’s pockets now for over 13 years our shared passion for music culminating in us finally getting our arses into gear and DJing.
So what to expect, Andy’s background is well and truly rooted in late seventies and early eighties electronic music… although disco was never too far away…. electronic sounds still underpin the music Andy plays but the beats, rhythms and sounds have evolved. Tony on the other hand was a mod, a soul boy, a raver, force fed country music and Elvis by his parents, the results have been … interesting. Together this means that nonsuchdjs do play almost anything, the essence being that quality always rules and that those influences can usually be found in there somewhere.
Nonsuchdj sets every two weeks interspersed with “sick note” sets when possible under various guises focusing on specific genres.
Starting life as a 1980s teenage New Wave bass and keyboard player in the Netherlands, Omeron gave it all up to join the Rave-o-lution in the early 1990s and has never looked back. Now residing in leafy Oxfordshire, he divides his time between producing dad house, drug discovery and producing monthly mixes for Purple Radio, celebrating the breadth and wealth of decades of electronic dance music. The House That Time Forgot exists to make sure we never forget the beats that moved our hearts, hands and feet, then and now.
Obsessive music nerd for since his formative years, Sherlock Ohms finally pulled his finger out and started inflicting his collection of Funk, Soul, Hip-hop, Reggae and random ephemera on the unwitting public mid-2008.
Broadcasting from the Bristol ghetto, expect a eclectic variety of meaty, beaty, big and bouncy tunes with some random slurred segues to keep you entertained.
Ctrl : Alt : The Beat is fortnightly, Tuesdays, 22:00 – 00:00.
The Pie at Night: Join Simon every fourth Saturday for an “Astro-Sonical” tour of the Universe in his regular show “The Pie at Night”.
The wonders of the Audio-verse are revealed as we search for Ambient Atmospheres, Unexplored Celestial frequencies and Cosmic Baselines. We examine galactic mysteries such as “What is the origin of Base-in-Space”; “How many higher Spatial-audio-frequencies really exist” and “is Sonic-Space-time really a series of infinite loops”. We discover if it possible to create Gravitational waves using excessive sub-base Audio emitters, and search for new planets using advanced Wobble Technologies….Fundamentally our search leads us to question the evidence pointing towards the theory of an Ever-growing Brain at the Centre of the Universe.
The Pie At Night is broadcast every 4th Saturday from 9pm to 11pm.
Mobile discos, youth clubs, student unions, nightclubs : Simon has had a rich and varied time behind the decks over the last 25 or so years! A self confessed house head, vinyl addict and general lover of electronic music Simon broadcasts and DJs whenever and wherever he can! Tune in to The Deep Freeze for chilled beats and deep grooves every other week on a Wednesday from 8pm until 10pm.
Supine plays late night music for late night folk. Tune in to hear quality music from the last 40 years or so.
Simple rules: No genre. No planning. No continuous linear 4/4. Quality music without the chat. Late night afterparty sessions.
Expect to hear soulful gems mixed with skanking reggae 7″s, acidic bosh, dubstep and underground future disco classics.
Plenty of guest DJ’s turn up to get into the mix for the late night sessions. Previous guests have included Placid, Bam Bam, Peej (DiY), Matthew Clarke (Keep On Magazine), Alex Trasca (MHYH), Phantom Beats (Plastic Raygun) & Schmoov! amongst others.
Lots of guest DJ’s and featured mixes are planned for 2009. Stay up late and check it out.
A to the Zee: An alphabetical journey through the finer points of electronic and black music from recent eras. Each show covers a letter of the alphabet, or thereabouts. Tat has had a mad passion for radio since he first made his own show tapes for school mates back in the early 80s before residing on the pirate airwaves and clubs of Sheffield and beyond. A self-confessed John Peel fanatic who spent his youth rockin’ as a B Boy before worshipping at the alter of acid house, expect nonsense.
Last Thursday of the Month 8-10 pm
The Only M takes you on a monthly ramble around the dustiest corners of his extensive and eclectic collection of tunes, songs and soundtracks.
Half of Big Chill Recordings’ artists Animat as well as being almost a whole person in his own right, The Only Michael has played his own and other people’s music at festivals, clubs, bars, cinemas and anywhere else where they will have him around the UK and Europe.
Steel city loungecore with The Only Michael
7-9pm, Thursdays (monthly from 12th November 09)
Faced with the prospect of a monthly radio show, the svelte one was torn between the twin beasts of a huge and unruly music collection and a need for structure and limits.
Her solution? Focus her monthly show on What’s Going On In Her Life Right Now.
Expect reviews of gigs and festivals, tunes from new albums and recently re-discovered gems from the past. Everything from glitch to guitars with the occasional bit of ’serious’ music. Just for summut different, innit.
The Svelte One is on Wednesdays monthly, 20:00-22:00.
You see what we did there? Ok so they aren’t really at the bottom of our list but they certainly shouldn’t be lost in the middle either!
If you would like to contribute a mix to purple radio and get it posted here then get in touch!