Martin Radio: August 2017

Thursday, August 31, 2017

Martin Kornberger & Volker Kuhn ‎– Embrace

Martin Kornberger & Volker Kuhn ‎– Embrace
German 1988
Electronic / Ambient / Synth-pop / Experimental

Re-release of the German Cassette from 1986

Wednesday, August 30, 2017

Ban Di Fwam - Coco Fabert

Ban Di Fwam - Coco Fabert

Trevor Sparks ‎– Sparks

Trevor Sparks ‎– Sparks
US 1988
Reggae, Dancehall, Electronic

Mr. 76ix ‎– Hits Of 76ix

Mr. 76ix ‎– Hits Of 76ix
Skam ‎– SKALD013
UK 2004
Electronic / Glitch / IDM / Acid

This album had some cool tracks I just wanted to upload, so I'm posting the full album. I get some old school AFX, DMX Krew, Squarepusher vibes. Super glitchy and distorted. 

California Flight Project ‎– California Flight Project III

California Flight Project ‎– California Flight Project III
1980 US
Funk / Soul / Disco

Tuesday, August 29, 2017

The Afro Latin Soultet Featuring Phil Moore III ‎– Wild!

The Afro Latin Soultet Featuring Phil Moore III ‎– Wild!
US 1966
Jazz / Latin / Funk / Soul

California Flight Project ‎– California Flight Project II

California Flight Project ‎– California Flight Project II
1980 US
Funk / Soul / Disco

1 Looking Back For Yesterday
2 California Flight
3 On Our Own
4 Do You Feel My Love
5 Dance On It
6 God Gifted
7 Got To Be Loved
8 Looking Back II
9 You Sold Me

Street Kids ‎– Dancin' All Night

Street Kids ‎– Dancin' All Night
South African 1984
Boogie / Soul / Electronic

RIP Ray Phiri

Sunday, August 27, 2017

Goodbyes and Beginnings - Suzanne Menzel

Goodbyes and Beginnings - Suzanne Menzel
1981 Denmark
Electronic / Folk / New Age

Ambiance ‎– Ebun

Ambiance ‎– Ebun
1979 US
Disco / Electronic / Funk / Latin

reissued !

Saturday, August 26, 2017

Friday, August 25, 2017

Dr. Adolf Ahanotu

Dr. Adolf Ahanotu ‎– Odejimjim
Nigeria 1985
Funk / Soul / Boogie 

Hugh Maskela covers and rarities mix

Hugh Maskela covers and rarities mix

A mix of songs relating to the legendary musician Hugh Maskela. What I like about him the most is how he experimented with electronic music far into his career. This mix contains some rare B-Sides and dub mixes of Hugh's music, as well as covers of his songs from diverse genres including reggae, psychedelic-rock, and Moog.

Grazing in the Grass - The Electronic Concept Orchestra
Don't Go Lose It Baby (Stretch Mix) - Hugh Maskela
Don't Go Lose It Baby (Dub Mix) - Hugh Maskela
Pula Ea Na (It's Raining) - Hugh Maskela
Mama (Metro Area Birthday Dub) - Hugh Maskela
Inner Crisis - Larry Willis
What Is Wrong With Grooving - Phil Moore III & The Afro-Latin Soultet
Riot - Soul Syndicate
Why Are You Blowing My Mind - The Fabulous Peps
The New Life - Ha Lese Di Khanna

Alison's Halo [live 1993 - 1994]

Alison's Halo [live 1993 - 1994]

Allison's Halo is a shoegaze band from Arizona founded in 1992. They released one album 'Eyedazzler' which just got a real nice re-release this year. They're one of my favorite bands, and their dreamy shoegaze sound is amazing. My favorite song is dozen:

I'm proud to bring you these four live shows from the years 1993 - 1994. They have alot of great unreleased tunes which might see the light of day later this year. Enjoy! I will be updating this post as I upload all 4 shows. 

Thursday, August 24, 2017

Saturday, August 19, 2017

Friday, August 18, 2017

Fish Music - Suzanne Ciani

Fish Music - Suzanne Ciani 
1971 Experimental Electronic

I saw the Suzanne Ciani documentary 'A Life In Waves' recently and was floored, her contributions to electronic music are insane. I've been on a Ciani music addiction lately and noticed this song wasn't uploaded online. I thought the backstory was interesting and decided to upload it. It was a 2017 record store day exclusive, sold on a one sided 7" for like 30+ dollars, which is a little insane if you ask me.

Composed in 1971 for the opening of the Woodfield mall in Schaumburg, Ill. The shopping center’s developers hired Ciani, then in her mid-20s, to create an immersive soundtrack to accompany a complex of three large aquariums stocked with exotic fish and displayed in the mall’s Grand Court.

Read more about it in the newspaper here:

Thursday, August 17, 2017

Dazzle ‎– On Second Thoughts

Dazzle ‎– On Second Thoughts
1990 UK
House / Garage / Electronic

Dizzy K. ‎– Excuse Me

Dizzy K. ‎– Excuse Me Baby (Dedicated To The DJs Of The World)
1982 Nigeria
Disco / Funk / Electronic / Boogie

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Dizzy K. ‎– Traffic Jammer

Dizzy K. ‎– Traffic Jammer
1985 Nigeria
Electronic / Funk / Boogie / Disco

Dizzy K. ‎– Sweet Music
Nigeria 1984
Funk / Soul / Disco / Electronic

Dizzy K. ‎– Be My Friend
Nigeria 1983
Funk / Disco / Electronic

John Cadman Trio ‎– On The Harbour

John Cadman Trio ‎– On The Harbour
1976 Australia
Jazz / Funk / Soul / Easy-Listening

Filipino trio recorded this album while working as a lounge group on the John Cadman Cruising restaurant on the Sydney Harbour in 1976.

Vinyl rip from my own record, which is signed by all band members. 


I really like how all over the place this record is, songs like 'Humpin' are rocks songs with some awesome drum breaks:

While other songs like 'Amor En Abril' are some nice easy-listening conga jazz:

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Monday, August 14, 2017

Lift Every Voice And Sing
78rpm gosepl / soul
James Weldon Johnson; J. Rosamond Johnson; The Southern Sons

"Lift Every Voice and Sing" was publicly performed first as a poem as part of a celebration of Abraham Lincoln's birthday on February 12, 1900, by 500 school children at the segregated Stanton School in Jacksonville, Florida. Its principal, James Weldon Johnson, wrote the words to introduce its honored guest Booker T. Washington. The poem was set to music in 1905 by Johnson's brother John. In 1919, the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) dubbed it "The Negro National Anthem" for its power in voicing the cry for liberation and affirmation for African-American people.

This song comes from the 78rpm project on , read more about the poem here:

and download the song for free here:

Adolf Ahanotu ‎– Sensation

Adolf Ahanotu ‎– Sensation
1986 Nigeria
Disco / Funk / African / Reggae / Boogie

1986 Nigerian disco / electronic
The title track sensation really is the highlight of this album, but it's got some solid cuts overall. Some deep Onyeabor vibes.

Friday, August 11, 2017

Ideku Dynasty

Ideku Dynasty ‎– Ideku Dynasty
1981 African
Funk / Soul / Disco / Electronic
Safran ‎– 18301


A1 Zenguele Dance
A2 Funk Force Leader
A3 I Kahina'
B1 Owa Na Mba
B2 Mboa Be Nyengue
B3 Lover

Thursday, August 10, 2017

Tony Igiettemo ‎– Hot Like Fire
Nigeria 1980
Funk / Soul / Afrobeat / Disco

Righteous Apples ‎– Righteous Apples
US 1982
Soul / Funk / Boogie
Righteous Apples Records

The Righteous Apples, which aired in the early ’80s on PBS (American public television) followed the actions of five young musicians in Boston, helping out people in need along the way. Though (as was typical with TV programs with a “message” of the day), the lessons imparted could be rather ham-fisted, what was undeniable was the soundtrack — high quality, disco-flavored pop of the time, with killer instrumentation. The success of the show eventually led to a (super-rare) full-length album, released in 1982, and the results do not disappoint.

On Side B, cast member Mykel T. Williamson (who is known more for his role as Bubba in Forrest Gump nowadays) handles the lead vocals, which are mostly rapping over upbeat, drawn out funky dance numbers that are hard to put down. The heavy-handedness of the TV show is certainly present in the lyrics of “Merry Go Round” (an anti-drug dance scorcher) and “Stay In School” (self-explanatory), though on the gospel-inflected “I’m Walking Happy”, a call to honor civil rights icon Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., you get something a little different (and dare I say it, a little subversive) — while the subject of honoring King (never done better than Stevie Wonder on “Happy Birthday”) is nothing new, the tone and direction of the lyrics — indignant and speaking truth to power (the phrase “power structure” is used; “Jim Crow” is namedropped, and later on, Mykel fancies confronting a senator on his hypocrisy and racism) is not something you would find in an otherwise “squeaky clean” program aimed at the youth of the day, particularly in the ’80s. Overall, an enjoyable listen; the rarity of this LP often fetches high prices when it is found, and though one may debate whether the songs are worth the price of admission, they certainly deserve a second chance to be heard.

Wednesday, August 9, 2017

Om Alec Khaoli ‎– Say You Love Me
South Africa - 1985
Gallo ‎– HUL 40088
Disco / Electronic / Funk / Boogie

Awesome Tapes From Africa Reissue 

Momoko Kikuchi  ‎– Tropic Of Capricorn
Japan 1985
Disco / Funk / Synth-pop / Electronic

Monday, August 7, 2017

Jeff Floyd ‎– Changing Time
US 1992
Funk / Soul / Disco

Friday, August 4, 2017

Twilight ‎– Star
1986 Italy
Synth-pop, electronic, new-wave

Great synth-pop album from Italy, got some choice dancable cuts complete with drum machines galore. 

Star 4:32
My Face, My Hands 4:14
All And Right Now 5:03
Forever More 5:58
Let Me Take Your Feeling 4:56
Boxer 3:54
My Mind 3:31
Electronic Friend 4:00