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DJ Jaffa

12/27/2018
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In this episode I interview Jason "DJ Jaffa" Farrell, a DJ from Cardiff who has worked since 1985 but is intrinsically tied to the local scene. NOTE: This podcast was recorded on 29th January 2018 We discussed the difference between physical and digital formats, what he looks for in music, the future of hip-hop, record crate digging in Cuba and a brush with a High School Musical star. Tracklist: 1. Bobby Brown - Rock Wit'cha 2. The Weeknd - Can't Feel My Face / Michael Jackson - The Way You...

Duration:01:46:20

Kizzy Crawford

2/20/2018
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In this episode I interview Kizzy Crawford, a musician who has been working for years at honing her music that mixes folk, jazz, r'n'b, funk, soul and more in both English and Welsh. We discussed her connection to Wales and the Welsh language, the difference between the unconventionality of jazz compared to the traditionalism of folk and why writing with other people as a solo artist is vital. We also recorded her track "Progression" which you can hear in the podcast or see via the Facebook...

Duration:01:09:38

Louise Schofield

2/13/2018
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In this episode I interview Louise Schofield. Louise is a blogger, DJ and interviewer under the moniker of Unique Lullaby and works around the country for her website as well as others. We discussed an early (and continuing) love of Green Day, how she picks what to review and what stands out for her as well as the difficulties she's faced as a woman in the music industry. Tracklist: 1. Enya - Cursum Perficio 2. Enya - Only Time 3. Green Day - Minority 4. Green Day - She 5. Palm Honey - Hot...

Duration:01:49:38

F-Block

2/6/2018
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In this episode I interview F-Block, aka Nick Cotton, a DJ with enough clubnights under his belt to reflect his eclectic taste. Currently holding a residency in The Moon Club in Cardiff, F-Block has also DJed at events and festivals around the UK. We discussed the evolution of genres, delve into some depressing politics and the connection to music and talk about the importance of the Tony Hawk game soundtracks. Tracklist: 1. Lana Del Rey - Get Free 2. System Of A Down - Sugar 3. Queens Of...

Duration:02:08:25

Aniya Savage

1/30/2018
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In this episode I interview Aniya Savage, a nomadic singer and performer based in London but with ties to Cardiff, Paris and various places around the world. She completed a solo tour called "Behind The Screens" in 2017 which focused on her music video for "Earthquakes" and is working towards new music in 2018. We discussed her struggles with mental health whilst studing architecture at university, her links with the Sofar Sessions movement as well as being an English girl in Paris and a...

Duration:02:14:58

HVNTER

1/23/2018
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In this episode I interview HVNTER, also known as Jamie Willetts, a solo electronica act with a clear vision and some remarkable music. His debut EP "Ghost" is out now, and he's just released the music video for the title track. We discuss the impact dance has had on both of our lives, the move from "singer-songwriter music" to electronica and why HVNTER has a V in it. We also recorded an acoustic version of "In The Dark" which you can hear in the podcast and see via the Facebook or on...

Duration:01:30:50

Justin Evans

1/16/2018
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In this episode I interview Justin Evans, a sometimes promoter, sometimes writer, sometimes Radio DJ in the Cardiff scene. Justin is best known for his "Please Mind Your Head" charity gigs as well as being one of the best known personalities in Cardiff. We discussed the illness Justin went through that led to his work for Headway, how music helped in his recovery and a whole ream of lyric references are dropped. Tracklisting 1. Katrina & The Waves - Walking On Sunshine 2. The Beach Boys -...

Duration:01:41:18

Edd Clemas

1/9/2018
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In this episode I interview Edd Clemas, currently of The Echo And The Always and False Hope For The Savage. Previously he's appeared in bands such as Supergene, Denuo and When Elephants Attack. We discussed creative control within music projects, his love for the cello and the work ethic he undertakes to create music. Trigger warning: We briefly discuss suicide at the end of the interview. Tracklist: 1. When Elephants Attack - She'll Be The Death Of Me 2. Exit_International - Territorial...

Duration:01:22:39

Aaronson

9/26/2017
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In this episode I interview Aaronson, a band from Barry who merge post-punk influences with instrumental might. Their album "Appearances and Reality" was nominated for a Cardiff Music Award and they're currently working on new music with a new member. We discussed how their EP turned into a full length album, whether "classic" and "post" rock are really genres and 90's boyband Eminate. Aaronson also recorded their track "Network" for the podcast which you can watch on the Erratic Control...

Duration:01:11:52

Francesca's Word Salad (Part 1)

9/19/2017
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In this episode I interview Francesca Dimech, also known as Francesca's Word Salad. Not only is Fran a solo artist, but she performs in many bands including Inc.a and Quiet Marauder. Her leanings towards the more humorous sides of music do not make her any less talented than her peers, and she's pretty well versed in Cardiff culture on top of that. We discuss the history of Four Bars at Dempseys, the play she was involved in this year "Enough Is Enough" and we have a lively debate about...

Duration:01:39:56

Francesca's Word Salad (Part 2)

9/19/2017
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NOTE: This is part two of two, you can hear part one via the subscription feed or here: https://soundcloud.com/erraticcontrol/francescas-word-salad-part-1 In this episode I interview Francesca Dimech, also known as Francesca's Word Salad. Not only is Fran a solo artist, but she performs in many bands including Inc.a and Quiet Marauder. Her leanings towards the more humorous sides of music do not make her any less talented than her peers, and she's pretty well versed in Cardiff culture on top...

Duration:01:03:18

Genevieve Gyseman

9/12/2017
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In this episode I interview Genevieve Gyseman. Host of Porter's Cardiff's Open Mic night, as well as being a prolific busker and songwriter. Genevieve's humour and happiness can be in stark contrast to her sometimes dark and serious music - plus she has an amazing and unusual voice. We discussed her role as host of open mic night and her songwriters club, the influence of her family (and karaoke) on her music and how "The Great Gig In The Sky" helped her through a particularly difficult...

Duration:01:17:40

Aled Rheon

9/5/2017
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In this episode I interview Aled Rheon. Both a solo endeavour and with a band "The Gorgeous Charge", Aled's music can jump from melancholia to pure joy and transcends both the English and Welsh languages he sings in. We discussed the difference between writing on your own or with a band, the fall of record stores and feeling like you're singing karaoke to your own song... Aled also recorded a track - "Wrap Up Warm" - for the podcast which you can watch now on Facebook or on YouTube at...

Duration:01:10:53

Hub Festival Special

8/29/2017
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This week's podcast is a Hub Festival special. The weekend long festival is held on Cardiff's Womanby St and includes a huge array of music, art, food, poetry, dance and a lot of creativity. Included in this episode are: Palomino Party, Maddie Jones, Harri Davies, Junior Bill, Ivan Moult, Aled Rheon, Joe Bayliss, HVNTER, Nick Cotton, Becky Porter, Gruff Russell Jones, Kyle Legall, Dusty Cut, The Biggest Thing Since Powdered Milk, Rainbow Maniac, The Vega Bodegas, Johnny Cage & The...

Duration:01:20:28

Oldus Fawn

8/22/2017
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In this episode I interview Oldus Fawn - also known as Dominic Griffin. His music has shifted from sombre and downbeat with the Yangshuo EP to his new work as Oldus Fawn with a more optimistic feel. The balance between fragility and strength in the music is captivating. We discussed how he relates maths and patterns to music, his trademark chord, why a name change was so vitally important and a mutual appreciation for Nicki Minaj Dominic also recorded the track "Hurting For Someone" for the...

Duration:01:03:28

Rebecca Hurn

8/15/2017
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In this episode I interview Rebecca Hurn who has evolved as quickly as her older peers with her music and work as a music teacher. Her new EP "Waves" promises to be a leap beyond her previous effort "Lifelines" (which won Best EP at the 2017 Cardiff Music Awards) and is expected before the end of the year. We discussed the rise of Ed Sheeran, Fame Academy and the pitfalls of writing about people who have hurt you in the past. Rebecca also recorded the title track to the EP and you can watch...

Duration:01:35:46

Jack Barnett

8/1/2017
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In this episode I interview Jack Barnett, a melancholic singer songwriter based in Cardiff with an interesting history and a simplistic yet grounded style. We discussed the value of sad songs, growing up as a teenager in France and how I'm still yet to listen to Brand New Jack also recorded his song "Little Black Cloud" which you can watch on Facebook or YouTube at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z2tpwZ4UgaY Make sure you subscribe to get weekly episodes: iTunes -...

Duration:01:04:06

PARCS

7/25/2017
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In this episode I interview Elly and Joe of PARCS from Newport in South Wales. PARCS are an electronica three-piece that stray through the realms of vocal-led ambient dance to trip hop, jazz and other eclectic influences. We discussed Newport slang, on-stage technical nightmares and the treacherous world of attempting cover songs. Make sure you subscribe to get weekly episodes: iTunes - http://itunes.apple.com/podcast/erratic-control/id1241023364 Stitcher -...

Duration:00:47:54

Little Rêd

7/18/2017
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In this episode I interview Little Rêd, also known as Ellie James. After a recent "re-brand", Ellie has started to make some fantastic new music that intertwines beautifully with her singer-songwriter roots We discussed gig ettiquette, how to tackle university properly and Japanese House (not the music genre based in Japan) Ellie also recorded her song "Never Let Me Go" which you can watch now on Facebook or YouTube at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gHOKAouA9js Make sure you subscribe to...

Duration:01:31:32

Tetrahex

7/11/2017
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In this episode I interview Tetrahex, a lo-fi producer from Newport whose music is so varied and textured it's hard to define where it sits in the musical landscape We discuss musical formats and how cassette tapes are making a come back, what makes an electronic set interesting or not and how social networks influence how we collaborate and share music. Jack also recorded his song "Waves" which you can watch now on Facebook or YouTube - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RMhD35tNPkc Make sure...

Duration:00:53:10