Emanating from the mists of NYC’s over-populated airwaves since 1999, Tim Sweeney’s Beats In Space show has long been a beacon of quality, originality and cutting edge music on a weekly basis for electronic music fans world-wide. The standard and variety of the regular guests has always been extremely high and international DJ’s and artists such as DJ Harvey, Four Tet, Ben UFO, Move D, Jamie XX, Prosumer, James Murphy, Carl Craig, Gerd Janson, Todd Terje and many more have all graced the BIS turntables at one time or another in the last decade and a half.
It is this open minded approach to music and quality control that marks BIS out from the crowd as a radio show and as a record label. This is all down to Tim Sweeney’s flawless programming and dedication to his audience. Each and every week on a Tuesday evening Tim takes to the airwaves with a selection of the best old and new music the underground has to offer and the world tunes.
On this special compilation celebrating BIS 15th anniversary we are treated to two discs of stellar picks from Tim’s record bag, the first disc is a mix recorded in the WNYU studio a host of exclusive tracks and edits from Azari & III, Edwin Starr, Dukes Of Chutney & Secret Circuit. The second disc is a collection of BIS classics and influences that have steered the direction that the show has taken since it’s inception, including some killer under the radar gems and secret weapons from the likes of John Talabot, Matias Aguayo, Plaid and Tensnake. Both mixes help to tell the story of one of the most enduring, vital radio shows out there – Long live Beats In Space! — via Phonica
Miyako Koda`s Dip In The Pool. Imitation`s “Muscle And Heat”. Manipulated acoustics and nursery rhyme. Tremelo and Dub. A Spaghetti Western skank.
A campfire burns and crackles. The Congos, Sun Araw and M. Geddes Gengras somewhere off afar. Isabelle Antena meets Quiet Village. One Dove on a Sunday afternoon in the backroom of an Archway boozer. Déjà vu on Skunk. Brenda Ray dissolves to Gigi Masin dulcimer and love remembered ambience. Turner, Lucy and Pherber performing under Egyptian cotton. A world ignored and time forgotten. Sweet awakening and quickening pulse.
Les Disques Du Crepuscle. Steel pan glitch and “Goddess Eyes”. Laurie Anderson via Julia Holter and Grimes. — Dr. Rob via Testpressing.org