To celebrate attending his 10,000th gig, Nick Hider picks his formative tunes, from the Robinson Crusoe Theme tune through to phlegm-soaked punk, post-punk triple LPs, live reggae and West African juju. First broadcast on Radio Reverb 97.2FM, Brighton on 6th October 2013.
To celebrate return of British summer time this transmission features stories and songs of Light. Answering the questions: Why do we change the clocks? How does blue light help old ladies mow the lawn? What happens when the shipping forecast goes wrong? Spoken contributions from Tom Waits, Charles Bukowski, Ken Nordine, Chris in the morning, Dylan Thomas and Marilyn Monroe.
Originally broadcast on Radio Reverb 97.2FM, Brighton on 10th April 2013.
Nick and Paul continue their stumbling way around the globe with the 2nd in an occasional series of shows featuring a piece of music from every recognised country on the planet. The second journey features sounds from Switzerland, Netherlands, Czech Republic, Mozambique, Democratic Republic of Congo, Uganda, Senegal, Mali, Pakistan and Lebanon.
First broadcast on Radio Reverb 97.2FM, Brighton, UK on 3rd April 2013.
New music by Brighton exiles and incomers, from those who got the last train out of town to the flotsam that washed up on the beach. From Bad Seeds to Sauna Youths. Features session tracks from Chrissy Fuel.
Words and music from Brighton-based producer, Tim Saul on the 1990′s Bristol scene, his pioneering UK Hip Hop band, Earthling, and his work with Portishead, soul singer McKay, Algerian Rap Reggae group, Intik, David Lynch chanteuse, Julee Cruise, and his music for film and television.
First broadcast on 20th February 2013 on Radio Reverb Brighton, 97.2FM.
For this show, in this season of benevolent goodwill, we carried out a charity shop run, taking a £20 note on a trawl through a dozen charity shops in George Street, Hove with the aim of buying enough vinyl for an hour long show. 60 minutes of crackle, skip and wax warp from the sounds of police bands to techno white labels, shoegazers, thrash metallers, doomed 60s pop icons, bossa jazzers, with some choral, post-punk, 1980s library music slap bass funk thrown in for good measure. All donated, rejected and tossed aside by the good people of Brighton and Hove.
Our signal went kaput this month so the Currently Off Air emergency broadcast machine randomly auto-selected 52 complete pieces of music in 55 minutes. A Riot-Girl-Jazz-poetics-ambient-hip-hop-orchestral-folk-electronica mix up
playlist at www.currentlyoffair.com