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9th July 2009 | Issue 7

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Welcome to issue 7 of the SSRadio newsletter

Welcome to issue 7. This week we announce the arrival of Seamless Recordings plus more exclusive new shows starting this month, take five with Richard Earnshaw & Danny Jones, tell you about some upcoming UK events that we're involved with, and announce a new competition to win VIP tickets to Purple Music in Ibiza!


Seamless Recordings join SSRadio

Seamless logoWe are pleased to welcome Seamless Recordings, the original home of the successful Bargrooves compilation series, to the SSRadio rosta.

Every Wednesday from 07:00 UK time, the exclusive Seamless Sessions radio show, hosted by label boss Ben Sowton and A&R head Graham Sahara, will showcase new and forthcoming releases from the Seamless Twelves and Seamless Black imprints, bring you guest mixes from the label's artists and remixers, and give you their top 5 tracks of the week.

As always, if you can't catch the show live, you can listen-again or subscribe to the podcast to get it delivered to your MP3 player automatically each week!


More exclusive new shows starting soon

New shows badgeWe are pleased to be welcoming the following DJs to the station:

Alex Rose starts his Soundcanvasmusic show on the Deep & Soulful channel, every Thursday at 00:00 UK time from 23rd July 2009.

Andy Morse brings you the Weekend Warm-Up show on the Deep & Soulful channel, every Friday at 01:00 UK time from 24th July 2009.

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Taking Five with... Richard Earnshaw & Danny Jones

LogosNo strangers to SSRadio, Duffnote head-honchos Richard Earnshaw and Danny Jones launched their popular 'Sugar Soul' show on SSRadio back in early 2007. Well, after taking a short break to complete a much-anticipated album project, they have now returned to the SSR airwaves with a brand new show called Elements Radio. We take five with them to find out a bit more about the legendary production duo...

  1. Describe the music you play?

    We play pretty much anything, Soulful House, jazz, deep house, Latin, whatever makes us feel fuzzy inside!

  2. Who are your inspirations, ie. musicians/producers etc?

    There are so many artists over the years that have provided inspiration both in the making and playing of music. We both emerged as writers/producers from the realm of live performance. Mainly in jazz, with people like Herbie Hancock, Theolonius Monk, Miles Davies, John Coltrane, Charlie Parker, Kenny Burrell, George Duke, Charles Mingus... in fact too many to list really. Throw that into the pot with a curiosity for electronic music courtesy of Kraftwerk, Jean Michel Jarre, Vangelis, Pet Shop Boys, The Orb, Depeche Mode, Tangerine Dream and a whole load of others and that just about covers 0.5% of the music we love and appreciate. There have been a number of artists/producers too that stick in the mind, Trevor Horn, Peter Gabriel, and how can you not recognise the immeasurable contribution to popular music by the stellar collaboration between the late Michael Jackson and Quincy Jones.

  3. What are your current top 3 tracks?

    An unfair question!! There are so many great records out there and some just aren’t getting the exposure they deserve. But 3 of the many tracks that are giving it some beans at the moment are:

    1. Mishal Moore "Oh Lord" (Muthafunkaz Remix) on Ill Friction
    2. Lefthander ft. Pouyah "Breaking New Ground" (Miles Borrero Remix) on One51
    3. Sunlight Square "Let’s Groove" (Sunshine Square Funk & Soul Reprise) on Sunlight Square Recordings (Out on Traxsource Monday 13th July 2009)
  4. What is your most memorable set or DJ moment?

    There have been many!! I think one particular gig that will always stick with me was in Naples, many years ago (so many I can’t remember!). I was suffering from a nasty bout of food poisoning after a night out the previous evening with Sam and Gavin from Copyright. I picked the dodgy sausage at the cinema basically and without detailing things too much, i was leaking from all angles! I had a dreadful flight over, one of those 15 stop over jobs and then I had radio interviews to do and all sorts. But i’ll never forget the moment we when drove up to a castle and i stood behind the decks in the most amazing outside arena. Suddenly the sickness took a backseat whilst I played music, drank champagne and ate huge boulders of mozzarella. Then as soon as I’d packed my DJ bag at the end of my set, the leaking resumed! Not the most romantic or fantastic things to remember a gig about but memorable nonetheless!

  5. Tell us something we don't know about Richard Earnshaw & Danny Jones?

    When we’re not in the studio working away preparing releases or sorting out other company admin, i’ll either be out paddle boarding down the beach or racing down some deadly trail on my mountain bike. Never a dull moment in the Duffnote camp!

You can catch Elements Radio on SSRadio's Deep & Soulful channel every other Tuesday at 20:00 UK time. And if you can't catch it live, you can of course listen again and podcast at your leisure.

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SSRadio UK events this month

SSRadio events badgeThis month SSRadio are associated with the following UK events:

Friday 10th July 2009 - My Playhouse @ Censo in Basingstoke - DJs Filthy Funk Funk, Dirty Dropoutz, Chris Evans, Matt Sims, David J.

Saturday 11th July 2009 - SSRadio 'Summer Sizzler BBQ Party' @ the Square Bar, Camberley with Mark J, Shep, Mr Jay, Soul Focus, Mystery, Wayne Altham, Mouse, Jon Sermon, Neil Carr.

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Win VIP tickets to Purple Music in Ibiza!

Win tickets badgeAfter having rocked many of the best clubs worldwide and after the debut season in 2005 at Penelope, Jamie Lewis and Purple Music are back on the white island of Ibiza at the glamorous El Divino.

Every Monday from July 6th till September 14th, DJ-Producer and Purple Music chief Jamie Lewis as exclusive resident will be joined by acclaimed international DJs and live-acts from his record-label.

To celebrate this, we will be giving away a pair of VIP tickets every week throughout the summer, so if you have a trip to Ibiza planned then simply drop an e-mail to comps@ssradio.com with the date you would like to win tickets for. Good luck!

And don't forget to catch the Purple Music radio show on the Deep & Soulful channel every Monday at 00:00 UK time for a little taster of the Ibiza party! Missed it? listen again or podcast it!


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