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  • UCR #059 by Fog Puma
    Urban Cosmonaut Radio
    01:47:55
    intercultural ambient
    7,491

    ‘Open your mind, and the rest will follow’ are the words spoken by today’s guest for our listeners. As he is talented and creative, so he is humble and elusive. He is the anti-diva of the high-class djs: @djfogpuma Those who listened to him more than once will remember his eclectic music selection spanning from New Wave to Krautrock across Funk, Voodoo Disco, and Balearic Industrial. Such a variety of finely selected tunes witnesses his high musical erudition resulting from over twenty years experience. It all begun in the narrow smokey bar where he used to hang out with friends back in the late ‘90s: the Blow Up, in Bonn. There Fog Puma started playing vinyls. Beat-matching and technical virtuosity were unimportant in that context. Nonetheless, the ‘wild mix of different genres’ he used to play there developed in the delicacy and finesse that we can now appreciate in the ambient mix he prepared for UCR. Each of his tunes has its own personality, at times a bipolarone. It’s oriental and it’s afro-beat, it’s jazz and it’s classical. It’s water and it’s wood. Fog Puma defined the mix as outernational fusion world music. At the end, no better words than his own can be spoken about his mix: ‘open your mind, and the rest will follow’. For a deep listening experience, Fog Puma and UCR recommend to listen with a sound-system or headphones that represent a wide range of frequencies.

  • Batu Ozer - Arfana
    Urban Cosmonaut Radio
    07:07
    intercultural
    8,000

    The nature of the arts is one of those ancient enigmas which keeps thoughtful minds constantly philosophizing on its power. The mystery of art is deepened by the fact that inspiration can burst at anytime; any sound or fleeting glance can trigger a masterpiece. How can that be explained? We don’t know, and maybe we never will, but what matters to us is tending to that inspiration, and the conditions in which it thrives. This is the story of MA, the latest EP by Batu Ozer, which we are happy to bring to our listeners today. Old recordings of saz or string instruments resembling long-necked lutes, triggered the creative genius of the artist, and five new aural gems were the result. The title of the album means “water” in ancient Turkish language. Its sonorities and motives evoke the elegance and preciousness of the old Anatolian history. Sounds of spilling water remind us of the fountains found in the courtyards and gardens of gilded palaces. Gentle choirs blend with lutes and finger percussion, effectively transporting us to the public intimacy of the ‘Arfana’: the public musical gatherings of the old times. All of the artist’s productions reflect this ancient beauty, which skillfully revisits and elaborates with electronic effects, resulting in a timeless weave of antiquity and modernity. Follow the artist: sc: @batu-ozer fb: facebook.com/BatuOzermusic/ bc: batuozer.bandcamp.com

  • Batu Ozer - Far Li Mas
    Urban Cosmonaut Radio
    06:51
    intercultural
    5,213

    The nature of the arts is one of those ancient enigmas which keeps thoughtful minds constantly philosophizing on its power. The mystery of art is deepened by the fact that inspiration can burst at anytime; any sound or fleeting glance can trigger a masterpiece. How can that be explained? We don’t know, and maybe we never will, but what matters to us is tending to that inspiration, and the conditions in which it thrives. This is the story of MA, the latest EP by Batu Ozer, which we are happy to bring to our listeners today. Old recordings of saz or string instruments resembling long-necked lutes, triggered the creative genius of the artist, and five new aural gems were the result. The title of the album means “water” in ancient Turkish language. Its sonorities and motives evoke the elegance and preciousness of the old Anatolian history. Sounds of spilling water remind us of the fountains found in the courtyards and gardens of gilded palaces. Gentle choirs blend with lutes and finger percussion, effectively transporting us to the public intimacy of the ‘Arfana’: the public musical gatherings of the old times. All of the artist’s productions reflect this ancient beauty, which skillfully revisits and elaborates with electronic effects, resulting in a timeless weave of antiquity and modernity. Follow the artist: sc: @batu-ozer fb: facebook.com/BatuOzermusic/ bc: batuozer.bandcamp.com

  • Batu Ozer - Ma
    Urban Cosmonaut Radio
    06:24
    4,253

    The nature of the arts is one of those ancient enigmas which keeps thoughtful minds constantly philosophizing on its power. The mystery of art is deepened by the fact that inspiration can burst at anytime; any sound or fleeting glance can trigger a masterpiece. How can that be explained? We don’t know, and maybe we never will, but what matters to us is tending to that inspiration, and the conditions in which it thrives. This is the story of MA, the latest EP by Batu Ozer, which we are happy to bring to our listeners today. Old recordings of saz or string instruments resembling long-necked lutes, triggered the creative genius of the artist, and five new aural gems were the result. The title of the album means “water” in ancient Turkish language. Its sonorities and motives evoke the elegance and preciousness of the old Anatolian history. Sounds of spilling water remind us of the fountains found in the courtyards and gardens of gilded palaces. Gentle choirs blend with lutes and finger percussion, effectively transporting us to the public intimacy of the ‘Arfana’: the public musical gatherings of the old times. All of the artist’s productions reflect this ancient beauty, which skillfully revisits and elaborates with electronic effects, resulting in a timeless weave of antiquity and modernity. Follow the artist: sc: @batu-ozer fb: facebook.com/BatuOzermusic/ bc: batuozer.bandcamp.com

  • Batu Ozer - Ancient Delusions
    Urban Cosmonaut Radio
    06:30
    intercultural
    3,505

    The nature of the arts is one of those ancient enigmas which keeps thoughtful minds constantly philosophizing on its power. The mystery of art is deepened by the fact that inspiration can burst at anytime; any sound or fleeting glance can trigger a masterpiece. How can that be explained? We don’t know, and maybe we never will, but what matters to us is tending to that inspiration, and the conditions in which it thrives. This is the story of MA, the latest EP by Batu Ozer, which we are happy to bring to our listeners today. Old recordings of saz or string instruments resembling long-necked lutes, triggered the creative genius of the artist, and five new aural gems were the result. The title of the album means “water” in ancient Turkish language. Its sonorities and motives evoke the elegance and preciousness of the old Anatolian history. Sounds of spilling water remind us of the fountains found in the courtyards and gardens of gilded palaces. Gentle choirs blend with lutes and finger percussion, effectively transporting us to the public intimacy of the ‘Arfana’: the public musical gatherings of the old times. All of the artist’s productions reflect this ancient beauty, which skillfully revisits and elaborates with electronic effects, resulting in a timeless weave of antiquity and modernity. Follow the artist: sc: @batu-ozer fb: facebook.com/BatuOzermusic/ bc: batuozer.bandcamp.com

  • Batu Ozer - Swallow's Lullaby
    Urban Cosmonaut Radio
    06:29
    intercultural
    3,462

    The nature of the arts is one of those ancient enigmas which keeps thoughtful minds constantly philosophizing on its power. The mystery of art is deepened by the fact that inspiration can burst at anytime; any sound or fleeting glance can trigger a masterpiece. How can that be explained? We don’t know, and maybe we never will, but what matters to us is tending to that inspiration, and the conditions in which it thrives. This is the story of MA, the latest EP by Batu Ozer, which we are happy to bring to our listeners today. Old recordings of saz or string instruments resembling long-necked lutes, triggered the creative genius of the artist, and five new aural gems were the result. The title of the album means “water” in ancient Turkish language. Its sonorities and motives evoke the elegance and preciousness of the old Anatolian history. Sounds of spilling water remind us of the fountains found in the courtyards and gardens of gilded palaces. Gentle choirs blend with lutes and finger percussion, effectively transporting us to the public intimacy of the ‘Arfana’: the public musical gatherings of the old times. All of the artist’s productions reflect this ancient beauty, which skillfully revisits and elaborates with electronic effects, resulting in a timeless weave of antiquity and modernity. Follow the artist: sc: @batu-ozer fb: facebook.com/BatuOzermusic/ bc: batuozer.bandcamp.com

  • UCR #058 by Chancha Via Circuito
    Urban Cosmonaut Radio
    01:09:34
    Intercultural Electronic Music
    14,990

    There are places on this beautiful planet where immensity is the only dimension, places where the clouds come so close that they seem accompanying your wandering. Places so infinitely empty that fulfil the spirit. The African plains and deserts are undoubtedly among those, and today we undertake an adventurous journey across their rhythms and flavours. These were the inspiring forces guiding Pedro Canale in the selection of the sounds for this beautiful mix. Pedro is the self-defined ‘joyful monkey’ which in 2005 started the music project Chancha Via Circuito(https://soundcloud.com/chanchaviacircuito). Back in the day in Buenos Aires, he was one of the pioneers who started combining the folk Latin-American rhythms of cumbia with electronic sounds. As his horizons expanded, different sonorities entered his sound palette and led him to become the ecletic musician and producer which we have the pleasure to listen to today. Besides featuring instruments and motives of the African continent, the mix he preapared for UCR captures the spirit of that land. Sparkling and vibrant sounds conceal dark tones, as lights and shadows on the dunes move together in a sinuous dance. Talking about the set Pedro said: `There was nothing for miles around; it was a wilderness`, and in that desert we roam. May its infinite emptyness fulfil our spirits. Find Chancha Via Circuito here: Bandcamp: https://chanchaviacircuitomusic.bandcamp.com/ Soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/chanchaviacircuito Instagram https://www.instagram.com/chancha_via_circuito/

  • UCR #057 by Jiony
    Urban Cosmonaut Radio
    01:28:01
    live
    18,936

    Today we are happy to welcome our Mexican amigo and amazing artist @jiony to our podcast series! If you didn’t have the chance to listen to him last October in Berlin, you now have the unique occasion to listen to the live set which he designed for his performances in the German capital. Jiony’s style is unmistakable, it consists of an elegant blend of vocal samples, jazzy and bluesy elements, which he masterfully combines with a bouncy and dubby bassline. The skilful producer doesn’t miss the chance to include also traditional motifs from his motherland, giving an exotic taste to his great sound. Jiony developed his skills over almost two decades, as he started producing music back in the late ‘90s on Fruity Loops, now known as FL Studio. Few years later he learned DJing on the CD players which his friend had at home. Playing music was fun, but limiting. Jiony wanted to play his own music in his own way, so he started the magical journey into live production in 2013, and that journey is still far from seeing its end. When asked about the message he wanted to deliver to his listeners, Jiony replied ‘Chill, shake, and enjoy’, as it is written on the packaging of a Mexican juice. No matter how weird this may sound, but these instructions truly fit the beautiful set which he prepared for us. Chilled but shaky...and definitely enJIONYable! Find jiony: @jiony https://www.facebook.com/jionyjion/

  • UCR #056 by Erhan Yilmaz
    Urban Cosmonaut Radio
    01:03:52
    Turkish Delight
    6,819

    Time keeps flowing like a river - year after year the Urban Cosmonaut journey goes on - and we are thrilled by the sound adventures which await us on the path. We keep travelling on the beat, and today's trip brings us to the Anatolian plateau to enjoy the Turkish delight which Erhan Yilmaz (https://soundcloud.com/erhanyilmazedits) prepared for us. Erhan was born on the shores of the Black Sea, he has been playing music for about a decade already, he performed in radioshows and music venues alongside many instrumentalists. His sound experiments and melodic excursions helped Erhan to develop the fascinating style he displays in his mix. His sound is diverse and heterogeneous, sliding smoothly between house tracks and disco-folk rhythms produced with a rich selection of ethnic motifs from Turkey and Middle-East. It is a vibrant sound made of histories and memories, a sound which recalls the beautiful moments spent with the beloved ones. This is what inspired the artist while recording the mix. We are happy to welcome this new friend at our podcast series, and wish you a wonderful time with his mix. Find Erhan Yilmaz here: https://soundcloud.com/erhanyilmazedits https://open.spotify.com/artist/2Cc9BhW8nP6fZh7kxMxTt4?si=_H2AudMETQS-j-CQ1zeFlA