“…broad casting” – Karen P (Sonar Kollektiv) [ALBUM] May 20, 2008Posted by rocketsciencemedia in Press Releases.
Karen P earned her stripes working on Gilles Peterson’s renowned Worldwide show on BBC Radio 1. Since then she has established herself as one of the most up and coming entrepreneurs in the field of radio and internet broadcasting today. From Worldwide she went on to help set up the Red Bull Music Academy‘s acclaimed internet radio station. Today she has her own forward thinking audio production company with clients including The Roundhouse, Fabric, J-Wave Japan, The Big Chill Festival, Channel 4 Radio and Ninja Tune Records.
From their self-styled intro, Karen P kicks things off with the Finish song “Pikku Myyn Laulu (Lilla Mys visa)” by Moomin Voices. The Moomins are the creation of Finish writer Tove Jansson – her stories about the adventures of bear-like creatures have become cult-like in their popularity all over the world, and translated in 35 languages. Next up is Tunng with “Blow Folk” and a remix of “Wrecking Ball” by label mates Viva Voca. Singer-songwriter Jamie Woon‘s track “Robots” is a deliciously soulful number, followed by another tremendous male vocalist by the name of Damon Aaron, who also features later in the mix with the exclusive “Hold On Me (Greatstone Mix)”.
Karen P has taken care to make sure there’s just the right balance of big names with obscure stuff so it’s interesting for even those in the know. There’re tracks like the phenomenal “Short Stories” by Quite Sane is a sublime R&B song which you might never have heard before. Hard to find tracks by the likes of Rene Cosy or Open Sky Unit are followed by greats such Jimi Tenor with the uplifting big band number “Spell”. Things draw to a close with tracks by Stereotyp and Mocky.
Karen P‘s contribution to the …broad casting series doesn’t stop with this album. She has set up a club night with the same name at Cargo in London. The night started in January 2008 and features music ranging from leftfield hip hop and Brazilian beats to jazzy neo-soul, Afro-funk and electronica.
Whether you’re into delectable folk or quirky hip-hop and soul, Karen P …broad casting will have something for you.
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