|CHARLIE DARK (ATTICA BLUES, UK)
GUEST MIX FOR ANDREW MEZA'S BTS RADIO
REGGAE 45 MIX
A key player in the rise of London's broken beat scene, Charlie Dark has a reputation of being in the forefront of English movements. First spotlighted as a member of the pioneering trip-hop group, Attica Blues, their production walked side by side with other seminal acts like Portishead and Massive Attack. Their debut release on the legendary Mo' Wax label helped define a genre and signature sound of the mid '90s.
In following years, Dark founded the bi-monthly club night, Blacktronica. The night represented much more than theme, but a mindset. Like his Blacktronica events, Dark has spent much of his adult life spreading a message. Be it exploring and unifying the innovative sounds of black electronic music or bringing his community together through spoken word.
One of London's most respected and contributing members, we're honored to present this special reggae 45 selector mix by Charlie Dark. A mix fitting for today's occasion.
Charlie Dark writes, "I started listening to reggae back in the late seventies courtesy of a dread who lived on my street and used to blast his music while washing his old school BMW every sunday. Thirties years later I'm still collecting reggae and just love the whole physical aspect of 45's. All cracks, pops and crackles free courtesy of an original 45 selection. From deep East London to your speaker stack. Charlie Dark in the mix. Enjoy"
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Original Air Date: April 20, 2010
Running Time: 1 Hour, 2 Minutes