Fenster’s Funky Sevens

A podcast based on the 7” single in my record collection, each episode I choose seven 7”s and arrange them into a genre or theme, then I talk about the history of the songs and musicians

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Wednesday Apr 17, 2024

A look at how Jamaican music influenced British culture from the early 60s until the late 70s Ska Revival period/2nd Wave Ska. 
Taking in; Mento, RnB, Ska, Rocksteady, Reggae, Dub and Roots.
And travelling through; Soho mod clubs, Island records, Trojan records, rude boys, skinheads, smokey bears, punks and 2 Tone. and connecting the dots along the way 

Thursday Mar 21, 2024

A history of breakbeat music from Bronx DJs in the 70s, to Electro, tape cut ups, Chicago hip house, early hardcore, big beat, the California desert raves, Florida Breaks, UK Garage and through to the hotbed of breakbeat creativity that was London in the late 90s; showing the development of the New School Breaks sound over seven foundational DJ mixes  

Tuesday Jan 16, 2024

Third and final part of Irish Hip Hop history, with a focus on MCs, from 2000 to the early 2010s ,taking the form of a road trip around Ireland;  stopping off in Dublin, Wexford, Waterford, Cork, Limerick, Galway and Norn Iron.

Tuesday Dec 19, 2023

A look at the Irish hip hop scene from the year 2000 to 2010 with a focus on DJs and the MCs they worked with, including: 
Collie, DJ Flip, Tuki, MJEX, The Gudmen, Rob Kelly, Urban Intelligence, Ri Ra,  Captain Moonlight, White Noise, All City Records and plenty more 

Wednesday Nov 29, 2023

The Irish hip hop scene from 1979 to 1999, taking in breakdancing, the first Irish rap records, early MCs, DJs and producers the music they made.
DJ Laz-E's story of his life in hip hop

Friday Nov 10, 2023

In this episode I look at the history of the seven inch 45rpm single, and play some of my favourite funk and soul b-sides

Friday Oct 13, 2023

This is an episode of two parts, the first part is a history of Sampling, from the tape manipulation techniques of Musique Concrete in the 1940s to  stem separation of today.
The second part is a selection of seven "Preset Hits": popular hit songs that are built around a preset setting from a synth, drum machine or sample pack 

Thursday Sep 28, 2023

Looking at my journey through hardcore, jungle and DnB in Dublin, Ireland in the 1990s with a focus on the clubs Quadraphonic and Bassbin, and their records labels 

Tuesday Sep 05, 2023

IN this podcast I look at how Drum and Bass music developed in the UK from US House to acid house to  Hardcore to Jungle to Drum and Bass, and filling in the points along the way, the time period is 1986 to 1996

Tuesday Aug 22, 2023

A look at how some of the best soul, funk and disco music of the 60s, 70s and 80s was made by members of the same extended family; all descendants of a man known as Prince Bell.
Based on an interview with Leroy Burgess on the Quest Love Supreme podcast 


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