Essential: a Detroit Public Radio segment on the low-profile techno legends Underground Resistance, featuring music and an interview with the mysterious Mad Mike Banks. Good times. (streaming)
And another: Wayne Lotek's excellent "Dead Rasta" mix pays tribute to Jamaican music's fallen heroes: Prince Far I, Augustus Pablo, Bob Marley, Peter Tosh and the latest to join the list, Sugar Minott. (streaming)
A living legend: Test Pressing's latest "Producers" mix--one of my favorite recurring features on the Internet--considers the career of Mad Professor. Includes links to Mad Professor's no doubt smoked out Fabric podcasts. (streaming/DL)
"Library music" is a genre of music familiar only to the most devoted of record collectors. Before you could hire the Roots to play your talk show, television and film companies (mostly in Europe) would commission musicians to write and perform "incidental" music to evoke mood, and these records became incredibly collectible about a decade ago. "Never Enough Rhodes" collects some of the greatest moments of library jazz, with an emphasis on the Fender Rhodes keyboard. (DL)
The latest mix of "Fresh for 88-92" classics and rarities from DJ Duane. (streaming/DL)
If you'd prefer something more modern. Fresh for 2010: favorites Allez-Allez with a dance mix. (streaming)
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