Four new shows for June start tomorrow on Music For Dreams Radio. Another set recorded upstairs in the tatami-matted room at Bonobo, in Harajuku. Edited into hour-long hits. This one took place last September. For some reason I seem to have decided that I was only going to play Reggae 45s. The theming of these things perhaps symptomatic of having too many records. But, for sure, spinning for four hours, with only three minute tunes, restricts toilet breaks to zero. So the decision may well have been a plan to limit my beer intake. The vinyl equivalent of boxing gloves on a hormone-crazed teen at bedtime. Anyhow, while the downstairs dance floor rocked, I remember it being a pretty quiet night up there. For the most part there was only my spar, Shin OK, to keep me company. Together, we steadily increased the volume and bass. Until the room was a bottom-end heaven. Warm, womb-like,…..and window-rattling. Selfishly forgetting the police patrolling outside, just waiting for an excuse to enforce Japan`s fueihō, no-dancing-after-midnight, law.
You can listen to Ban Ban Ton Ton on Music For Dreams Radio every Thursday, 15:00 – 16:00 European time (that`s currently 22:00 – 23:00 for my friends in Japan; 14:00 – 15:00 in the UK). Some of the shows are achieved over on Mixcloud.
All of these got an airing…..