Amkucha Progress Report – Where’s the last four weeks gone?

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Nearly a hundred tunes already dropped already!

Simple sums – twenty five tunes, give or take, needed for each two hour show. To give a bit of a breakdown forty nine of those tracks have been on vinyl and the rest digital. Embracing digital mixing has been a learning curve, I’ve always been aware of the huge and obvious benefits but it’s surprised even myself how the percentage is now almost fifty percent of the music I play on the show. If you’d have asked me at the start I probably would’ve projected maybe 10-20% digital and the rest vinyl!

Generally the sound is going in the direction I envisaged with the concept, and as each week’s show passes I feeling a better representation of my tastes and the theme are heard in the overall picture, and hopefully Amkucha will start to build it’s own identity. Some weeks I’m aiming to play more uptempo sounds, more Italo, dream house, deep 4/4 vibes, some Balearic Beat, and others I’ve got planned as pure chillage, but so far each show’s been a sort of build through from one to the other.

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I know it’s early days but the support’s been great and the feedback has been well received and appreciated. The sheer volume of great music I’ve still got to spin is staggering and I’m looking forward in great anticipation to sharing with the listeners week by week.

Massive thanks goes out to the following producers and labels for promos and digital sounds – Micko Roche, Timm Sure/Coyote/Is It Balearic?, Joe Morris, James Bright, Andy Pye/Balearic Social, Jim Breese/Balearic, Alkalino, Grant Williams/Eclectics, Blair French, Marcel Janovsky, Justin Weems/Faint Waves, David Backes/JB DIzzy, DF Tram.

Here’s an amalgamated list of of the tunes used in those first four shows to give you a flavour – 

  • A Man Called Adam – Techno Power (on 33)
  • A Separate Reality – Everywhere You Look
  • Andres Y Xavi – This Time
  • Apiento – Things You Do For Love (Heartbeat)
  • Atlas – Madrigl
  • Atlas – Simpatia
  • Blue Roots – Swan Song
  • Blue Vision – Leila (Variation)
  • Bonnie & Klein – 1983 (Ron Basejam Remix)
  • Bonnie & Klein – Aguavivas
  • Caia – Le Telecabine
  • Calle Gravina – Venezuela
  • China Crisis – Blue Sea
  • Compro Oro – Ten Dollar Jeans Jacket
  • Cool Notes – Secrets Of The Night
  • Coyote – Feedback Valley
  • Coyote – Ranura De Marihuana
  • Coyote – Shimmer Dub
  • Daniel Ibbotson – Blue, Brown & Black
  • D-Code – Heavenly
  • De Wolfe Music – By Design
  • Deborah Haslam – Let Me Trouble (Alkalino Re Edit)
  • Discodor – Fille De Sables
  • DJ Food – The Dawn
  • Eirwud Mudwasser – Ziggurat
  • Escape From New York – Fire In My Heart (Instrumental)
  • F3 – Lonely (Seahawks Remix)
  • G.A.N.G. – Incantations
  • Ghost – Showtime 87
  • Ghost – Stay A While (Instrumental)
  • Golden Bug – Ground
  • Hammatan – Don’t Turn Away
  • History – Afrika (Instrumental)
  • Hunter – Forever Young (Viciousi ‘87 Remix)
  • Ian O’Brien – Mina’s Blues
  • Jackie Genova – The Cool Down
  • James Bright – Sula
  • James Bright – Transmission Station (Original)
  • James Bright – World So High
  • Jansen Jardin – Beat
  • Jeux Floraux – Desire
  • Joao Donato – Cala Boca Menino
  • Joe Morris – Dream Clouds
  • Joe Morris – Emerald Mountain
  • John Lennon – Beautiful Boy (Euhu Redu)
  • John Luna & John Williams – Habanera Smile
  • Junei – Let’s Ride
  • Kate Bush – Running Up That Hill (Marcel Janovsky Dub)
  • Laid Back – Fly Away (Poolside Edit)
  • L’Eclair – Disco Dino
  • L’Eclair – Le Arrivee Au Port De Lagos
  • Les Edits Du Golem – Les Minnots
  • Level 42 ‎– The Sun Goes Down (Living It Up) (’98 Instrumental)
  • LTJ Bukem – Point Of View
  • Man Jumping – Aerotropics
  • Merc & Monk – Baby Face (Instrumental)
  • Mercy Mercy – It Must Be Heaven (Dancemix Pt II)
  • Micatone – Mon Coeur
  • Michael David – Rain II
  • Michael David – There In Spirit
  • Micko Roche – Brisas De Verano
  • Micko Roche – E Drop
  • Mini Curry – 100% (Instrumental)
  • Model 500 – Astralworks
  • Native Cruise – Late Nights
  • Olivier Rogg – GE/CH:Seq
  • Paradiso – Here We Go Again (Herestrumental Mix Down Dub)
  • Parkwerks – Secret To Success Dub
  • Parkwerks – Tranquility Dub
  • Peter Godwin – French Emotions
  • Piero Umiliani – Crepuscolo Sul Mare
  • Piper – Samba Night
  • Poolside – Gimme What You Got
  • Poolside – Sunrise Strategies
  • Private Agenda – Ultramarine
  • Psychemagik – Sister Of The Moon
  • Quiet Force – Listen To The Music
  • Rare Silk – Storm
  • Richard H Kirk – Oneski
  • Rising Sun – Reality Used To Be A Friend Of Mine
  • Rising Sun – The River Experiment II
  • Rouge Mecanique – Cosi Cosi
  • Ryo Kawasaki – Sophisticated Lady
  • Sabres Of Paradise – Smokebelch II (Beatless Mix)
  • Scha Dara Parr – N.I.C.E. Guy (Guitar Dub)
  • Scott Grooves – Liberian Girl
  • Shokk – Stay (Instrumental)
  • Simone – Tudo Que Voce Podia Ser
  • Skintone – Lennox Avenue Butterfly
  • Steve Optix – Slow Roller Edit
  • Test Card – Too Soon For Yesterday
  • The Beatmasters – Midnight Girl
  • The Polo Club – Jailbreak (night Mix)
  • Tim Love Lee – Triple X Togetherness Pt 2
  • Vogue – V.O. – C’est Comme Ca L’ete
  • Wally Badarou – Chief Inspector (Vine Street)
  • Wink – Higher State Of Consciousness (Deep & Slow Chill Edit)
  • Yvonne Archer – Ain’t Nobody

Steve Optix Presents Amkucha, Tuesdays 1900 – 2100 GMT on Kane FM 103.7 or online at kanefm.com. Follow the Amkucha page on Facebook and while you’re there pop a Like on DJ Steve Optix too 😉

 

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Amkucha is my new weekly radio show broadcast on Kane fm 103.7 in Guildford and surrounding areas and online – worldwide – at kanefm.com.

Tune in on Tuesdays between 1900-2100 GMT

Each week I’ll be exploring deep and vibrant sounds from the 1970’s to the present day. Soaking in eclecticism, taking in Mediterranean sands and Balearic sensibilities

Be it deep electronica, lovers rock, jazz funk, or lo-fi chill, it’s all got a place here on Amkucha

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