You Are Hear Sonar Highlights from Magz Hall feat Tucker, Schnider TM, Snr Coconut
Sonar Special feat Tucker, Schnider TM, Snr Coconut, June 2006
Magz Hall brings www.youarehear.co.uk brings you a new podcast friendly You Are Hear show featuring highlights from the Sonar Festival in Barclelona featuring live sets from:
The man behind "Electoon Wizard" continues to plough his own original furrow - old school hip-hop, with a touch of humour on the organ keyboard and a pile of toy instruments. Part jazz, part funk, part Martian. With Boney M covers thrown in.
The Modified Toy Orchestra
If you thought every instrument possible had been invented, think again. Here is Brian Duffy to make you change your mind. The man behind Warm Circuit Records has been adapting toys for years to make them into musical objects that are as entertaining as they are original.
This North American's approach to hip-hop is most unusual. The man behind the famous "Jack the Rapper" brings together a mass of influences, styles and benchmarks (including a version of the Buzzcocks), to make his lyrics into a true musical feast that is not suitable for purists.
Uwe Shmidt's maverick spirit and a fascination for Latin music has led to him playing a key role in the history of electronic music. The latest is "Yellow Fever!" a tribute to the legendary Yellow Magic Orchestra, in an electronic cumbia, bolero and cha-cha-cha style. Pure magic.
Dirk Dresselhaus is very comfortable on the fine line separating indie from electronica. “Škoda Mluvit”, his latest release on City Slang, is in the same vein, despite his description of it as indie-rock ragga. A melange of sounds which mixes guitar arrangements with beats and breaks with pop and glitch as if they were predestined to be together.
and Marina Yangisawa
Marina Yanagisawa's "Howlin" is a unique musical instrument largely inspired by the legendary Theremin, one of the oldest electronic instruments. This device built from acrylic pipes and microphones makes howling sounds, which are normally thought unpleasant and impossible to control, into a pleasant musical experience.