Five shows to listen back to on The Word Radio

The week gone by saw Belgian Pioneers Alec Mansion and Denis Mpunga drop by the studio, Crevette Records founder Alfred Anders make his The Word Radio debut, a guest mix by Laraaji during Meakusma’s monthly slot, an absolute killer set by the Basic Moves crew and even a few ghostly figures coming through. Your week’s listening list, as selected by our team of editors.

Crevette Records with Alfred Anders and Tele Talks – 19/01/2018

For the second instalment of their monthly slot on The Word Radio, Crevette Records enlisted the selecting prouesse of founder Alfred Anders, coming through with the best picks. Think rare grooves and boogie bangers. No tracklist, but if you’re nice we’ll drop you his email address.

Vasteshow – 23/01/2018

Vastechoses crew rolling deep, coming correct with a synth-wave, techno and electro session as well as the odd ghostly figure or two. One you might want to watch the video for on our Facebook page.

Meakusma with Laraaji and Carlos Nino – 20/01/2018

Eupen-based phenomenal label Meakusma delighted us with a guest mix by experimental multi-instrumentalist don Laraaji, recorded live at Meakusma x Amerlab 2017. Don’t sleep, this is something of a special one.

Belgian Pioneers with Denis Mpunga – 28/01/2018

Our newly-launched Belgian Pioneers series, which pays tribute to keys figure in overlooked and obscure Belgian music of the past, saw no less than composer Dominique Lawalrée, Belgian boogie legend Alec Mansion and Denis Mpunga roll through our studio for hour-long intimate conversations and personal selections. In this episode, Denis Mpunga, whose Criola EP was released by Music from Memory last year, talks artwork anecdotes, recording sessions with Paul K. and why he’s getting back in the studio.

Basic Moves presents A Place for Outsider Club Music with Driss & Wémé – 26/01/2018

An absolute killer of a show, with the Basic Moves set bringing over Driss and Wémé founder Fred Wémé for what turned out to be one of our favourite sessions to date. Straight up Friday night vibes. Makes sure to catch Ceephax Acid Crew this coming Saturday at Barlock for Wémé’s 13th anniversary birthday bash, together with Deg, Walrus and the mighty DJ Athome.