The Main Ingredient Radio Show NYC – Episode #183 (December 25, 2012)

The Main Ingredient Radio Show NYC – Episode #183 (December 25, 2012)
owusu + hannibal – intro (ubiquityrecords.com)
outkast featuring norah jones – take off your cool (la’face/arista)
bill withers – i don’t know (sussex)
sylvia – sweet stuff (vibration)
lauryn hill featuring d’angelo – nothing even matters (ruffhouse/columbia)
john holt – for the love of you (k7.com)
eric roberson – when love calls (blue erro soul)
heatwave – the star of a story (epic)
omar – the world of you (bmg)
the meters – be my lady (rhino)
missy misdemeanor elliott – best friends featuring aaliyah (eastwest/elektra)
barry white – never never gonna give you up (20th century)
d’angelo – send it on (virgin)
arnold blair – trying to get next to you (metro doubles)
kindred (the family soul) – contentment (hidden beach)
al green – simply beautiful (london)
big tyme – xmas blues (lp version) (atlantic)
earth wind & fire – be ever wonderful (kalimba/columbia)
estelle – all over again featuring royston (v2)
owusu + hannibal – watch (ubiquityrecords.com)
aretha franklin – one step ahead (columbia)
maxwell – lifetime (columbia)
hall & oates – sara smile (rca)
john martyn – you can discover (island)
dwele – old lovas (virgin)
me’shell ndegeocello – mary magdalene (maverick/reprise)
the art of noise – moments in love (zzt)

The Main Ingredient is a weekly radio show covering brand new soulful underground music from around the world, featuring as in-studio interviews with the artists making it. New episodes can be found Wednesdays at noon at jonolivermusic.com. The show began in May 2009 as a weekly broadcast from East Village Radio’s storefront studio on 1st Ave. & 1st St. in NYC and continued there until EVR closed it doors in May 2014. This episode is from the East Village Radio Archives.

The Main Ingredient Radio Show NYC – Episode #182 (December 18, 2012)

The Main Ingredient Radio Show NYC – Episode #182 (December 18, 2012)
falty dl – straight & arrow (gold panda remix) (ninjatune.net)
the greg foat group – girl and robot with flowers (part 3) (jazzmanrecords.co.uk)
jose james – sword + gun featuring hindi zahra (bluenote.com)
flako – lions mane (five-easy-pieces.com)
weedy of 40 winks – dream about (projectmooncircle.com)
erimaj – conflict of a man (don’t cry)
the echocentrics – pioneira featuring tita lima (ubiquityrecords.com)
blu & exile – the only one (dirty science/fat beats)
monkeyrobot – last days (bastardjazz.com)
wax roof – hijack (waxroof.bandcamp.com)
mara hruby – simply beautiful (marahruby.com)
gizmo – lift me up (revive music)
amin payne – extraordinary featuring k-saba (cascaderecords.fr)
moodymann – why do u feel (kdj)
positive flow – capoeira (tokyodawn.net)
teen daze – discipleship (lefserecords.com)
big boi – descending featuring little dragon (island def jam)
s3 (miles bonny & brenk sinatra) – let it rain (mpmsite.com)
von pea – things have changed (forthcoming)
chuuwee – the livest one (abjo.bandcamp.com)
andrea – want you back (lumenous.bandcamp.com)
submotion orchestra – blindspot (exceptionalrecords.co.uk)
kidkanevil & daisuke tanabe – the other day we thought of our friends (projectmooncircle.com)
me’shell ndegeocello – please don’t let me be misunderstood (naive.fr)
sonnymoon – nothing thought (plugresearch.com)
sola rosa – in my dreams featuring spikey tee (music.solarosa.com)
kylie auldist – still life (tru-thoughts.co.uk)
anthony mills – walls (soundcloud.com/anthonymills)

The Main Ingredient is a weekly radio show covering brand new soulful underground music from around the world, featuring as in-studio interviews with the artists making it. New episodes can be found Wednesdays at noon at jonolivermusic.com. The show began in May 2009 as a weekly broadcast from East Village Radio’s storefront studio on 1st Ave. & 1st St. in NYC and continued there until EVR closed it doors in May 2014. This episode is from the East Village Radio Archives.

#UnknownEvil

The Main Ingredient and Project Mooncircle are giving away two free copies (download codes) for KRTS’ excellent new album The Dread of an Unknown Evil. To enter – post a picture of yourself on Instagram…dreading an unknown evil! and hashtag it #UnknownEvil. Here are a few example photos (yes, that’s ?uestlove – it was a fun and very random night). Have fun with it! The best two win a copy of KRTS’ album and get their photos featured on this site. If you aren’t on Instagram, you can email photos to the.main.ingredient.radio [at] gmail.com.

The contest ends Sunday night (Dec. 16th) at midnight.

KRTS (Brooklyn) In The Studio for Episode #181 (December 11, 2012)

Photos from KRTS‘ interview on last night’s The Main Ingredient.

My Set
flako – eclosure (five-easy-pieces.com)
vlooper – astral plank (musicismysanctuary.com)
bondax – baby i got that (relentless-records.net)
positive flow – look around any corner featuring sharlene hector (tokyodawn.net)
weedy of 40 winks – warmuils (projectmooncircle.com)
swiff d – wah (swiffd.com)
captain planet – chingata featuring chigiyomaster (mixtaperiot.com)
a.zebra – shootingstars (lumenous.bandcamp.com)
kendrick lamar – sherane a.k.a. master splinter’s daughter (aftermath/interscope)
purple hearts – know go (purplehearts.bandcamp.com)
take – slouched over (12 inch edit) (inner current)

The Interview
krts – fire (projectmooncircle.com)
krts – strange boys in blue (projectmooncircle.com)
krts – was she worth it (projectmooncircle.com)
krts – your eyes featuring stevee wellons (projectmooncircle.com)
krts – something new featuring jon hairston (projectmooncircle.com)

The Main Ingredient is a weekly radio show covering brand new soulful underground music from around the world, featuring as in-studio interviews with the artists making it. New episodes can be found Wednesdays at noon at jonolivermusic.com. The show began in May 2009 as a weekly broadcast from East Village Radio’s storefront studio on 1st Ave. & 1st St. in NYC and continued there until EVR closed it doors in May 2014. This episode is from the East Village Radio Archives.

KRTS (Brooklyn) On The Main Ingredient December 11th!

Regular listeners know that I am a fan of this man. Sadly, on the heels of the release of his album The Dread Of An Unknown Evil (which comes out tomorrow, Dec. 7th), I think Europe (Berlin specifically) might claim him. If so, I’ll be sad to see him go but so happy for his continued success and spreading wings.

I don’t know the inner workings on his creative process but (as beautiful as his last project was, and I mean that) judging from the album and his live show that I was lucky enough to catch last week, he really seems to be expanding his vision in inspiring ways (musically, collaboratively and emotionally). I’m looking forward to welcoming him back to the show Monday (you can listen his previous visit here).

About KRTS:

In 2011 we saw KRTS breaking free from the boundaries of NYC’s five boroughs, releasing his first EP, Hold On, with the Berlin-based label Project: Mooncircle. The five tracks of Hold On represent the organic, heavily emotional and lively style of broken-beat, fusion jazz, boom-bap, and dubstep.

With the end of 2012 comes The Dread Of An Unknown Evil, KRTS’s first LP (limited, colored, double vinyl / uv-varnish print cover) for Project: Mooncircle. With bass-culture styles reflecting the darker side of everyday reality, the album explores themes such as fear, apprehension, doubt, angst, and sorrow, with the prevailing dread of an unknown and uncertain future—always there, peering around corners, waiting and watching.

“Your Eyes“ features Stevee Wellons — a soulful diva and KRTS’s own mother — telling the story of lost loves and abandoned hopes.
“Knuckle Under“ is an immediate cinematic ride through the chaotic New York City underground, each bass line like an elbow to the shoulder, spinning you and pushing you down until it all turns black.

“Something New“ featuring sibling Jon Hairston on vocals, is a plea to love and the risks involved when we hold hearts back.

The ten tracks of The Dread Of An Unknown Evil form an intimate LP from a musician battling to make it between cities, families, loves, losses, and futures — on to the next chapter.

Also, for you vinyl collectors, don’t sleep on the vinyl package (I already put my money down), available here, here and here and many other places.

Philip Owusu (Copenhagen, Denmark) In The Studio for Episode #180 (December 4, 2012)

Photos from Philip Owusu‘s interview on last night’s The Main Ingredient.

My Set
the decoders – baby this love i have featuring leon ware (thedecoders.bandcamp.com)
raycord – huard wurli (phonosaurus.com)
day – land of 1000 chances (pl70.net)
positive flow – do what i do featuring omar (tokyodawn.net)
rhye – the fall (innovativeleisure.net)
kidkanevil & daisuke tanabe – moooooon (projectmooncircle.com)
pac div – lacienega luxor (rbc)
t.i. – sorry featuring andre 3000 (grand hustle/atlantic)
krts – was she worth it (projectmooncircle.com)

The Interview
owusu & hannibal – lonnie’s secret (ubiquityrecords.com)
owusu & hannibal – le fox (ubiquityrecords.com)
gecko turner – monosabio blues (phillip owusu remix) featuring eska (lovemonk)
philip owusu – the followers (forthcoming)

Philip Picks The Tracks
alice coltrane & pharoah sanders – journey in satchidananda (impulse)
jorge ben – lalari-olala (philips)
karriem riggins – orbitz (stonesthrow.com)
alice russell – heartbreaker (falty dl remix) (tru-thoughts.co.uk)
mc lyte – paper thin (first priority/atlantic)
hackman – forgotten notes (forgottennotes)
ossie – moves (hyperdub.net)
melo-x – fiona apple – every single night (melo-x apt basement god mix) (soundcloud.com/meloxtra)
moody – it’s 2 late 4 u and me (kdj)
little dragon – brush the heat (peacefrog.com – london)

The Main Ingredient is a weekly radio show covering brand new soulful underground music from around the world, featuring as in-studio interviews with the artists making it. New episodes can be found Wednesdays at noon at jonolivermusic.com. The show began in May 2009 as a weekly broadcast from East Village Radio’s storefront studio on 1st Ave. & 1st St. in NYC and continued there until EVR closed it doors in May 2014. This episode is from the East Village Radio Archives.