This edition revisits the music of the crucial and newly reactivated UK reggae and dancehall empire Fashion. Aligned with the Dub Vendor shop in South London, Fashion sprung up in the early 80s with cuts from a host of home-grown and relatively unknown reggae vocalists, and as the decade rolled on, became an essential part of the 'fast chat' school of reggae DJing, an essential building block of 1990s Jungle. Hosted by Derek Walmsley
Hosted by Lisa Blanning.
Listen to the second Critical Beats discussion at Stratford Circus, with George Mahood, Martin Clark and Stuart Baker.
Talking Black Power/Black Music with Pat Thomas, author of Listen, Whitey! The Sights and Sounds of Black Power 1965–1975 on the line from Seattle.
Hosted by Chris Bohn, with tracks by Itta, Wire, Oren Ambarchi, Asi Mina, Mars, The Complainer and more.
Hosted by Lisa Blanning, with a Lil B special (featured on the cover of The Wire 336).
Hosted by Daisy Hyde and Shane Woolman. Unfortunately, due to a technical mishap, the show was not recorded.
The Wire's Thursday evening broadcast on Resonance FM returns in the new year with a new name: Adventures In Sound And Music. Hosted by Derek Walmsley, with tracks by André Vida, Ferran Fages, new Korean electroacoustic improvs, White Out, Microkingdom and more.
An episode based on The Wire's year end charts, hosted by Daisy Hyde and Shane Woolman.
2011 end of year special, hosted by Derek Walmsley.
Listen again to the audio from the first Critical Beats panel discussion from 3 November.
This show was a repeat of Adventures In Modern Music 24 November, 2011.
Hosted by Anne Hilde Neset, with a special mix by Ed Atkins (featured in The Wire 332)
Hosted by Lisa Blanning, with an exclusive mix by Spinn & Rashad
Hosted by Daisy Hyde and Shane Woolman, with tracks from BNJMN, Lowtec, Funkystepz, Bok Bok & Tom Trago, Byetone and more.
Hosted by Derek Walmsley with special guest Tom Scholefield aka Konx-Om-Pax. Scholefield is performing at Jonny Mugwump's Exotic Pylon night at London's Vortex, 25 November.
Hosted by Anne Hilde Neset, with tracks by Can, Vas Deferens Organization, Ariel Pink, Baloji with Konono N˚ 1 and more
Hosted by Chris Bohn, with tracks from Takeshi Terauchi, Wolfgang Voigt, Go-Go Beuys-Band, The Complainer and more.
This show was a repeat of our 22 September broadcast.
Hosted by Daisy Hyde and Shane Woolman, with tracks from Sepalcure, Pole, Kuedo, Ectoplasm Girls, Ekoclef and more.
Hosted by Anne Hilde Neset, surveying brand new releases from Niobe, C Joynes, David Lynch, Dome, and more.
A special edition presenting rare ethnographic recordings from the collection of writer, musician and Wire contributor David Toop. Also available on Soundcloud.
Hosted by Chris Bohn. In the line of fire: Laibach early live recordings from Vinyl On Demand, new Obscure Tape Music From Japan from Joji Yuasa, Reinhold Friedl resetting Stockhausen, Robert Schumann lieder and more.
Hosted by Lisa Blanning with a special mix from Chris Douglas aka Dalglish, OST etc.