Five shows to listen to this week on The Word Radio

Jazz, rare grooves, UK garage, post-punk, Italo and dark wave all come together in this week’s selection of five shows not to miss on The Word Radio, as chosen by our team of editors.

Ignatz – 13/12/2017

Kraak-affiliated, Landen-based recording artist Ignatz debuted his monthly slot on The Word Radio with a heady mix of free jazz, rare grooves, folk and psychedelic rock. The perfect soundtrack to rainy Tuesday mornings.

Listen back to the show here.

Unknown References – 13/12/2017

The Brussels-based label, headed by DJ B.Minacelli, opened proceedings in fine form with a killer two-hour set of varying influences, all dancefloor-certified.  Think DJ Normal 4, Giraffi Dog, Objekt, Yoshinori Hayashi and Hamza. Yes, Hamza. To quote Ruf Dug: All hitters, no shitters.

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Walhalla Records – 17/12/2017

Two hours of obscure and obsolete bangers from Walhalla head honcho Lieven De Ridder and featuring what must be the best opening jingle ever. “Aimé le Chevalier, que des vinyles, pas de CDs.”

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Hypnoise presents Braindust – 11/12/2017

Master digger Hypnoise goes in hard for his monthly debut on The Word Radio, with his customary blend of jazz, funk, rare groove and library music. There’s even a Show & AG cut thrown in for good measure.

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Vincent Bijs (BRZZVLL) – 15/12/2017

The frontman of Belgian free jazz outfit BRZZVLL came through The Word Radio for a two-hour guest show ahead of their concert at L’Ancienne Belgique the next day. A bewildering mix with killer cuts from start to finish – jazz, funk, Italo, disco and all.

Listen back to the show here.