Global Roots: Thris Tian with Legowelt

First broadcast date: 23 November 2018

Weekly show with Thris Tian presenting the best underground and global selections.

For this week’s show, Thris is joined Dutch electronic musician Legowelt.


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His vast musical output spans many different worlds – some real, some imagined – and does so in a unique and captivating fashion that keeps listeners enthralled. Since first emerging in the early nineties as a key part of the Dutch West Coast scene and Bunker family, he has become a core member of that crew who takes inspiration from Detroit and Chicago pioneers but also fantasy films and sci-fi culture, and is nowadays a modern day techno pin-up in his own rite.

What’s more, rarely does a year go by when he doesn’t release an essential album. Most frequently producing as Legowelt, his unique style comes form an unfaltering devotion to hardware, be it old, new or totally knackered. Jamming all day long on music making toys, his output veers from dense and foresty techno to whizzing electro, deeper electronic and stuff for which there isn’t even a name yet. Clone, L.I.E.S., Creme Organization, Peoples Potential Unlimited, Dekmantel, you name it, they have all come calling for the man’s music. Quite simply the guy is an artist and musical force that cannot be stopped.



Miho Hatori Miss Information – Rumi [Pioneer Works Press]
Marcellus Pittman – llla 5 Ela [Fit Sound]
Tariq Disu – War W/ The Times [Independent]
DeLorean – Montego Bay [DeLorean Music]
Lonnie Holley – I Woke Up In A F**ked Up America [Jagjaguwar]
Helado Negro – Todo Lo Que Me Falta [Unknown]
Nostrum Grocers & Milo & Elucid – Ashwaghanda [Ruby Yacht/ The Order Label]
Perko – Songbirds [Unknown]
Ian Carr Quintet, The Don Rendell – Dusk Fire [Universal Classic & Jazz]

Legowelt Mix

Legowelt – Unreleased [Unreleased]
Art Of Noise – Moments In Love [ZTT]
Little John – False News [Hit Bound]
Jahtari May In Dub [Unknown]
Anthony Red Rose – Tempo [VP Records]
Babsy Dixon – Rumours [Classic Sounds]
M.C. Shaw – M.C Space [Unknown]
Ice T – Drama [Sire]
J Dilla – Motorcity 1 [Nature Sounds]
Delroy Edwards – Intimate Connection [Unknown]
Legowelt – Svolvaer [Bakk]
Degrees Of Freedom – August Is An Angel [Alias Records]
Huerco S – Ragtime US (warning) [Software Records]
Illustradora Carme ‘N’ Alve ‘S’ – Do?qui Martinhos [Unknown]
Special Request – Salsa Smurph [Tommy Boy]
Schoolly D – Freestyle Cutting [Schoolly D Records]
Legowelt – Holland Memory Bank [Bakk]

Àbáse Feat. Wayne Snow – Align [Cosmic Compositions / HHV]
Dave Aju – Everybody’s Watching [Unknown]
Jay Daniel – Nestra [Independent]
Tony Allen & Jeff Mills – Locked and Loaded [Blue Note Lab]
Pitsol Pete – Lundgatan [Idle Hands]
A Drummer From Detroit – Part Five [Fit Sound]
Alva Noto – Uni Blue [Noton]
Laurel Halo & Hodge – The Light Within You [Unknown]
STILL – Haile Selassie Is The Micro Chip [PAN]
Overmono – iii’s Front [Independent]
Oneohtrix Point Never – Last Known Image Of A Song [Warp Records]
Ekiti Sound – Area 10K Boys Riddim (Flightmode) [Unknown]

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