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RPM SPOTLIGHT: Selassie TBC


RPM Feature
RPM - Revelations Per Minute, 60 seconds with Selassie TBC
 
DJ and selector Selassie TBC is the co-founder of London label Pattern Sounds, which champions an eclectic mix of beats, rap, soul and everything in between.
 
A perfect intro to the sound curated by Selassie and the Patterns Sounds team is exemplified in their first compilation release entitled Slip Slow Vol.1 over on their Bandcamp. Be sure to check that one out for a full taste of what the label serves up.
 
As well as his own venture as label owner and DJ - Selassie is also one half of Brownswood Recordings ' Future Bubblers' team. The concept is an expansion of Gilles Peterson's Brownswood label, whereby Future Bubblers acts as a talent discovery platform in collaboration with Arts Council England, with a strong focus on making in-roads for up and coming artists into new areas, geographically and musically across England.
 
It's no doubt that Selassie is one of the most exciting forces of a new generation of collector/DJ’s and curators within the UK right now. With an ever curious ear and passionate dedication to his mission to unearth and support some of the best up-and-coming talent through his own label and Future Bubblers.
 
Keep your ears and eyes peeled… make sure you give him a follow & tune in to his NTS show to get your ears on some fresh tracks from the UK’s hottest Bubblers & beyond.

We caught up with Selassie to hear his connection with records and the ones that are special to him..
 
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WATCH: Inside the worlds largest collection of Latin American music
Watch: Gladys Palmera Collection
Meet Alejandra Fierro Eleta aka Gladys Palmera, whose collection of Latin American vinyl and CDs in Cuba is "the biggest and best" in the world.

COMMUNITY: CLYDE BUILT RADIO
Glasgow, UK

Nestled within the Barras Market, Clyde built Radio has created a missing piece of the puzzle for Glasgow's music community.

Co-founders Andrew Thomson and Claudia Ioana Vasiliu view the station as a portal for listeners around the world to soak up Glasgow’s varied musical landscape, with shows helmed by the city’s clubbing and record shop institutions alongside emerging talent. But the pair also hope the broadcasts will help Glasgow-based artists, producers, and DJs build their profile in both the city itself and further afield, building on a blueprint laid out by Amsterdam’s Redlight Radio.

Talking to Glasgow live Andrew Thomson said of the station:
"There's a handful of reasons, but mostly; over the past few years I've been travelling as a DJ and in many of the cities I visit, they have a community station which serves as a meeting point and a place to interact with like-minded individuals.

"Clubs and record shops provide this too of course, but radio seems more neutral and brings things back to the common idea of sharing good music with others.

"I've also noticed over the years, that some of these stations (like Rinse and NTS in London, Red Light Radio in Amsterdam and The Lot in NYC) have helped local artists develop international followings through their regular shows. So another big motivator is being able to shine a spotlight on what's happening in Glasgow, to anyone around the world.

"Lastly, I'd like to build a platform which lowers the barrier of entry for the next generation of artists and DJ's and make room for those who'd like to get involved in music, but don't necessarily have the means to start running a party or a label or buy a set of decks and amass a record collection. If you feel like you've got a good show in you, please do get in touch."

Source: Glasgow Live
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READ: The Art Of Balearic DJing with Phat Phil Cooper
"The Balearic sound question is a big one and also one that many people will spend hours debating! But my rule of thumb is taken from the late and great Jose Padilla, 'Balearic is not a kind of music, its a way of life.' It's the freedom to play whatever you want, so long as you play it proficiently. People listen to a track with a guitar on it and say, 'This is Balearic!' when its not. So in my humble opinion, Balearic DJing is about the journey you take through a collection of music that's not restricted by trends or populist movements"
LISTEN: Haruki Murakami Day (NTS Radio)
Tokyo

Seven hours dedicated to the music featured in the works of Japanese writer & novelist Haruki Murakami - soothing classical, vintage jazz & pop, originally compiled by writer & critic Scott Meslow for The Week.

Listen along and read the excerpt from every single musical reference in each of his books, right down to the page number with this extensive glossary.


 
 
On this day: 1979
Gary Numan had his second and final UK No.1 single with 'Cars'. Also on this day Gary Numan went to No.1 on the UK album chart with 'The Pleasure Principle.'
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