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11/02/21 A.B.N. SKYLAB

11/02/21 A.B.N. SKYLAB

Tonight A.B.N. showcases two unreleased live recordings from Skylab Sound Systems back to back.

In the shadow of trip-hop’s rise in the mid-90s, Skylab was formed as a supergroup of sorts comprising UK producers Mat Ducasse and Howie Bee and the Japanese duo Toshio Nakanishi and Kudo, part of Mo’ Wax act Major Force.

Skylab’s live experimentation – including guitars, synthesisers, Rhodes, sampling, and live dubbing – provided a counterpoint to the prevalent downtempo hip-hop and electronic music that characterised much of that era.

The broadcast will air a Skylab Sound Systems 1997 live performance which includes Tom Bullock and Tim Love Lee, followed by a 2003 performance. Both recordings were done across a six deck configuration at a turntablism event in Downtown NYC.

Skylab broadcasts live on at 2100 GMT

An archive of all broadcasts will be available on the A.B.N. Archive the day after release

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