First broadcast date: 9 November 2018
Weekly show with Thris Tian presenting the best underground and global selections.
Pioneers of ‘Trip Jam’, an emerging genre that fuses elements of Latin, funk, psychedelia, soul and hip-hop, hotly tipped trio Peluché are a troupe of intrepid troubadours, whose freewheeling artistry has already cemented their position as a standout force in London’s diverse music scene.
They released their debut album via One Little Indian Records on 21st September, and it’s already shaping to be one of the most distinct and vital British sounds of 2018. Slippery Latin bass grooves, subtle instrumental flourishes, funk breakdowns, and a touch of magical lyricism a la Kate Bush or Cocteau Twins, makes for an unforgettable sonic journey into the tinderbox chemistry of a group with a collective and deeply personal musical vision. Their obsessive and borderless consumption of wildly divergent styles has helped them to arrive at exactly where they need to be. Peluché have created a demand for music that only they can create, and that’s a surer sign of longevity than most bands with triple their experience could claim.
All self-taught musicians, they formed through a beautiful stranger in a customer service encounter and quickly formed a strong musical bond through their love of jamming. Peluché jam in their self-built studio space in a garden shed, and always record the foundations of tracks live. Further, their live shows are partially improvised, drawing the audience into their unusual world. Their live video series, The Shed Sessions, show an insight into this musical realm and have allowed the band to share new music and visuals directly to their fans.
As a DJ, producer and remixer, Michael Mayer remains one of Germany’s core celebrities in dance music. It’s no secret that he spends his weekends traveling around the globe. It’s likely throughout his career he’s played in front of millions. Then, as a co-owner of Kompakt, he spends his weekdays deciding what will be released on the label and working with the label’s artists and overseeing Kompakt’s distribution wing – the home of over 50 record labels. Amazingly enough, he manages to sneak into the studio on occasion to produce his own music and remix the likes of Pet Shop Boys, Depeche Mode, Foals and Rufus Wainwright. It’s safe to say he loves being challenged and regardless of the pressure is never putting less than 100% of his heart and soul into everything he does.
In spring 2016 Mayer released his 3rd full-length album ‘&’; on K7, a passionate and personal collection of tracks he produced cooperating with soulmates like Barnt, Prins Thomas, Hauschka, Joe Goddard, Miss Kittin, Kölsch or Roman Flügel. Shortly after he was set to contribute to the legendary DJ Kicks series, again for K7.