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EPISODE 79: KEVIN SAUNDERSON

It’s not every day that one of the godfathers of a musical genre stops into The Low End Theory, but that’s exactly what happens this week when Kevin Saunderson (one of the legit creators of “techno” along with Juan Atkins and Derrick May) comes in for a chat with Shan & OB. Not only is…

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EPISODE 77: RANDA & THE SOUL KINGDOM

This week, Shan and OB welcome Australian soul-sensations Randa & The Soul Kingdom onto the show. Over and under a stack of her stomping soul, smooth funk and go-go catchy tunes, Randa talks about a long career that spans multiple continents, numerous record releases, tours, band changes, trip hop and car crashes. Ever since her…

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EPISODE 76: AZYMUTH

Shan & OB keep their run of massive guests going with Ivan Conti from Brazilian jazz-funk legends, Azymuth, stopping in for a chat about what the band has been up to lately. To give those that may not know some context, Azymuth got their start back in the 1960’s and maintained a foothold throughout the…

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Groove Therapy – 11th February 2022

Syl Johnson is a name that any collector of deep funk will know all too well. His amazing “Different Strokes” from 1968 is one of the most heavily sampled breakbeats of all time, and in recent years saw a re-release on 45 (double copies are totally essential of course). Syl also enjoyed somewhat of a…

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EPISODE 75: FREDDY FRESH

Shan & OB welcome another legend onto their show with Freddy Fresh stopping in for a chat. The name alone conjures up visions of classic hiphop, party breaks and electro mayhem. His Howlin Records label has released classic jams from the likes of Fatboy Slim, Krafty Kuts, Dynamo Productions, Ursula 1000 and many more and…

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EPISODE 74: JAZZANOVA & DJ AMIR

Shan and OB go deep with Berlin-based production collective Jazzanova and DJ Amir about their upcoming release on BBE Music, ‘Strata Records – The Sound of Detroit – Reimagined by Jazzanova’. Strata Records was an iconic Detroit record label from the 1960’s that had some avant-garde jazz leaning tendencies over plenty of soul, latin and…

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EPISODE 73: THE FREESTYLERS

With a career spanning from the ’90s to now championing all styles of the breakbeat, the Freestylers really need no introduction. Coming out of the UK rave scene with much more b-boy/b-girl ethic than the rest, they released certified classics on the Freskanova label (We Rock Hard & Pressure Point) as well as numerous 12’s,…

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EPISODE 72: MTUME

With the recent passing of percussionist/songwriter James Mtume, we lay all tracks from his legendary funk/soul/boogie supergroup, including all the jams that James wrote for other artists. In between working with Stephenie Mills, Donny Hathaway and Tyrone Brunson he managed to create a string of classics that have been staples in so many of our…

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