Well, the time of year being what it is, the radio station is closed for the week, so for this saturday's Standard radio show we have something a little different.
A few months ago, I packed up my belongings, gave away the rest, and left Ireland with the missus and the madra for South East Asia. While going through my stuff, I found various neglected dusty cassettes from the 80s, 90s and beyond, one of which I gave to Mek to transfer into a digital format for nostalgia's sake, which will be broadcast tonight on Dublin's FM 106.4.
It's an old mix I did back in 95 (or thereabouts), made up of old school electro and house records I loved and bought in the 80s, along with some hardcore/early jungle I had begun buying by the time this mix was done.
In other words, expect plenty of skipping, dodgy mixes, but great music - and forgive the odd bit of blending from old Streetsounds Electro albums (forgive me Herbie) - inevitable given my collection back in them days.
The show kicks off at 9 PM (GMT), finishing up around 10.30.
Here's last nights Standard Radio broadcast, with DJ Bob on selection and live in the mix, and Major Grave on security detail/moral support.
Kicking off with some Broken Beat and Chicago classics, then diving headlong into Garage, this week's show finally winds up in some proper old Grime favourites - for the heads who remember and all that.
Lock in again next saturday night, when I'll be resurrecting an unheard old school mix for a long distance Santa special. Hold tight the mid-life crisis crew.
A big thanks to our guests this week, as Bob took a well deserved break, and I spent my birthday stuffing my face elsewhere on the globe, and staring at a full lunar eclipse.
With Major Grave on the controls, Joey and Alex of the Pryme Crew took to the 1210's and CDJ's to give us an hour and a half of deep House, Funky and other genetic twistings of the sound. We hope you enjoyed it as much as we did, and we're sure to have the lads back in the future.
For now, you can grab the download below if you missed it - Standard operations will be in effect again next week at the same time and place.
01 George Fitzgerald - Feel like 02 Lemy Leopard - Im from the jungle 03 Fulbert - first time house 04 Domonic Martin - Homage new jersey 05 FCL - Lets go 06 SCB - Loss 07 Yakine - Tight thing 08 Eats Everything - Whatever whatever 09 Scuba - Never 10 L-vis 1990 - Forever Dub 11 XXXY - Kerpow 12 Maya Jane Coles - What they say 13 Braille - A Meaning 14 Kingdom - Stalker Ha 15 Manare - Pearl (Chaos in the CBD Remix) 16 Brackles - Take me home 17 Addictive - Bad Girl (Champion Remix) 18 Deadboy - Here 4 U 19 Champion - Lighter VIP 20 Altered Natives - Voyeur 21 Christophe - The Force (Julio Bashmore Remix) 22 Spectr - Dance 4 Me 22 Roska - Squark 23 Lil Silva - Seasons 24 T.Williams - People's Choice (F.Dat Remix) 25 Mele - Mugged 26 Breach - Fatherless 27 Gremino - Shining (Jam City Remix) 28 Jay Weed - Prism 29 Taylor - CMB (Girl Unit Remix) 30 Bok Bok - Silo Pass 31 Jam City - Scene Girl 32 Breton - RDI (Girl Unit Remix)
'I was going through some of my mixes recently and realised I hadnt uploaded this one I did back in 2008 featuring all the KMA Productions releases up to that point (there have been a couple since 2008). Hope you enjoy! The Komplete KMA - featuring every release from KMA Productions 1995-2008!'
For the first show of December, DJ Bob was joined by a special guest, our buddy Joey C of the Pryme Crew.
If you're a regular listener you know the story by now - the best of UKG, Grime, Breaky skittery stuff, some Housey mutants and other bits of 12 inch black plastic spinning around clockwise, and always mixed live - standard.
Lock in again next week for more...thanks again to the listeners...
Standard Radio is back on the air tonight from 9 till 10.30 PM, with a special guest! Tonight we have got Joey Cardiff ,from Dublin's Pryme crew pulling out the vinyl and stepping up for 45 minutes of live mixage!
DJ Bob will also be spining some new and old tunes from his collection- expect a mixed selection from the crates covering Garage, Grime and the odd bit of Breakstep.
As allways, Dublin listeners can catch the show on 106.4 FM; our listeners elsewhere in Ireland and worldwide can also catch the show live on the web.
Get involved and get your shout outs by contacting us during the show on this thing.
DJ Bob took to the airwaves in my ongoing absence once again to fire up the 1210s, dust off the auld plastic, and bring you another ninety minutes of Standard Saturday night sounds. Kicking off nice and jazzy, then into a selection of UKG and Grimyness for the final show of the month.