Saturday at 10:00 pm
Mind The Gap
Have you ever gotten sick of most of the commercial EDM out there on the radio right now? Is it all starting to sound the same? Did you ever wonder where some of today’s trends got their roots? Then pull up a chair, put on some headphones, and LISTEN. Music from the UK is unparalleled in its uniqueness, and its uncanny ability to be able to live on the cutting edge of the Next Big Thing. Nowhere in the world is club music more influenced by multiculturalism, nor does any of it sound the same. Between bashment dancehall, to deep house, to UK funky to UK garage, to jungle and then its progeny drum-n-bass, to breaks and dub-heavy, wobbly beats, to grime and the UK’s own brand of spoken word and hip hop, it NEVER gets boring or stale.
This show is going to expand your horizons of what is commonly known as just ‘dance music’, and hopefully it will smack you in the face like it did me over 6 years ago, when I happened to tune in to Annie Mac’s Mashup Show streaming online one night in November, 2008 while sitting at the computer, balancing my checkbook. Life was never the same again after that night—-all the clubby techno I’d loved in the 90s had been reinvented, and in a way I’d never heard before.
I hope you feel the same way, too, after tuning in. So grab a brewski, some ear buds, and a comfy couch—-though once we’re three songs in, you may not feel like just sitting around any more! That’s my hope with Mind The Gap.
J Zed xx
Leftwing:Kody, Hamza, La Fleur, The Interrogator, Flava D, DJ Yoda, & MORE! May 18, 2019 | 10:00 pm
J Zed's back at it this week on MTG with all-new tracks from Leftwing & Kody, Theo Kottis, Hamza, Anja Schneider, Camelphat, La Fleur and more during The First 30 Mix...in the second half, she'll feature new UK jungle and liquid drum n bass by The Interrogator, Flava D, and Lenzman ft Children Of Zeus...DISC 2 chills us out with a special spotlight on DJ Yoda's gorgeous new album, Homecooking.
Monki, Xander, Peggy Gou, & Niche DJ Coughman! May 11, 2019 | 10:00 pm
J Zed's got a fab First 30 Mix with new tracks by Monki, Xander, Randomer, Slope114, Peggy Gou, and Polaris...after that, former Niche resident DJ, Coughman, will be in the mix during the second half with his special blend of electronica.
The Chemical Brothers, 84Bit, Miane, Pete Cannon, Palms Trax & MORE! May 4, 2019 | 10:00 pm
J Zed's back on MTG this weekend bringing you new music and discovered new favorites from Riton on the remix for The Chemical Brothers, Kettama, Miane, 84Bit, Genius Of Time and more during The First 30 Mix...later on, she'll feature UK jungle by Pete Cannon, The Truper, and Technimatic...DISC 2 rounds out the show with a new cover by Roosevelt, and some deep new music by Palms Trax.
Bjarki, Skee Mask, Efdemin & more, PLUS Elle Vulf Gate 89 Guest Mix! April 20, 2019 | 10:00 pm
J Zed's back behind the decks with a leftfield techno special during The First 30 Mix featuring tracks by Bjarki, Skee Mask, Efdemin, Robert Hood, and Amrint Keen...in the second half, she welcomes in Niche resident Elle Vulf of Gate 89: Berliner Elektronische Musik night for a special themed guest mix, continuing J's ongoing series of spotlighting the DJs of recently-shuttered club Niche.
J Zed’s Best of March 2, & Drei Helix LIVE in the Mix! April 6, 2019 | 10:00 pm
Tune in this Saturday night from 10PM as J Zed brings you, for the first time, Part 2 (!!) of her Best Of March Playlist, this time featuring her favorite drum n bass, UK jungle, and breakbeat tracks from the last month...she'll be re-rinsing tracks from Luke Vibert, LMajor, Mirage, A.Fruit, and S.P.Y...During the second half, she'll be turning over the decks to Drei Helix, resident DJ for Space:Time Experimental Music club night at Niche.
J Zed’s Best Of March Playlist! March 30, 2019 | 10:00 pm
It's all of J Zed's faves from the past 30 days consolidated into one hour of some fantastic re-rinses. She'll revisit tracks from the likes of Amelie Lens, Ellen Allien, Oliver Dollar, Jamie Jones, Will Clarke & Eli Brown, Paul Woolford, Martyn and more during an extended First 30 Mix, and then DISC 2 calms it down with re-rubs of tracks by Skee Mask and Octo Octa.
Paul Woolford, S.P.Y, & Special Guest, SISTER ZO! March 23, 2019 | 10:00 pm
Tune in this Saturday night as J Zed brings you fresh new heat during the first half from Paul Woolford, Weiss (UK) & Eli Brown, Alex Rouk, S.P.Y., and Technimatic...no First 30 Mix this week, as she hands the reins over to local mainstay, Sister Zo, LIVE in studio for a special guest mix for the rest of the show!
EXTENDED First 30 Mix & DISC 2 with Octo Octa and Roosevelt! March 16, 2019 | 10:00 pm
J Zed's bringing you a soulful, jackin' house and disco mix with the occasional foray into Latin house and deep house this week during an extended First 30 Mix, with tracks by Teddy Pendergrass (a new Jamie Jones edit), Jerry C. King, Riva Starr, Ferdinand Weber, Quim Manuel O Espirito Santo, Octo Octa from her brand new EP "For Lovers", and more...and DISC 2 takes us home with another track off Octo's new EP, and a new track by Roosevelt.
A music head since age 3, when she made her mother buy her Van McCoy's "The Hustle" on vinyl, J Zed grew up listening to funk, hip hop, and disco before falling for New Wave in the 80s. Developing a healthy love for alternative Brit bands like New Order, The Smiths, Depeche Mode, The Cure, Happy Mondays and Joy Division, she discovered house music in the early 90s. Instantly gravitating towards the soaring anthems and diva vocals, it was a love affair that wouldn't soon die, and having a radio show in college at Drake University with a good friend sparked an excitement for being on the air that she never forgot. Still an aficionado of the music genres of her youth, J Zed celebrates the evolution of them into the new and fresh, having a keen finger on the pulse of what's coming up, which she translates into her weekly shows.