For Octobers session of About To Blow Radio, we’re shifting the focus and casting an eye over two of our favourite artists who have been making waves in their respective circles for a minute now.
First up we’re joined in the studio and shining a light on our long-time friend and the very talented rapper Thai Mason. For years now, we’ve enjoyed following the progression of this Birmingham artist who’s been steadily bubbling under largely due to his unique flow and delivery underpinned by collaborations with the likes of El Train, Bearcubs and Karma Kid to date. Listen as we discuss his creative process, inspirations, music video and what’s to come.
Moving into the second house it gives us great pleasure to welcome talented Dutch producer and multi-instrumentalist Wantigga on to the show. Having first come across his sound via his unforgettable rework of the Musiq Soulchild classic ‘Just Friends’ back in 2014, the producer has become a household name in his native Holland thanks to his ability to tear down clubs with his high-octane DJ sets and productions to match.
In the midst of ADE weekend and a 5 date run of gigs including a headline slot for Selection, we caught up with Wantigga to discuss KLEAR – the Amsterdam based agency, label and party brand he’s a part of, as well as his thoughts on DJing Vs producing, touring and what to expect from the forthcoming KLEAR party at Koko in London alongside Jaël, Jengi Beats and About To Blow DJ’s.
As always, shouts to everyone showing love to the show and to Wantigga for an absolutely supreme mix of house, hip-hop, bass, bass, beats and all-round vibes – showing us what to expect when he headlines KLEAR at Koko on Friday November 24th.
Starting the show with a brand new one from the ever dependable @xvromar, keep an ear out for fresh selections from @thecoolkids, @planet-giza, @brentfaiyaz, @mxxwllofficial and the homie @jemaque, amongst others.
We’ll be back on the Radar airwaves on Saturday November 18th – 16:00 – 18:00 GMT.
About To Bow DJ’s support Wantigga, Jaël & Jengi Beats on Friday November 24th at Koko Camden for a KLEAR label party special. More info and tickets here.
Listen back to our previous shows here:
Xavier Omar – Runnin Round
Planet Giza – Ladies Move (Feat. Da-P)
Freddie Joachim – In This World
Brent Faiyaz – First World Problemz/Nobody Carez
Brent Faiyez – Talk 2 U
Drake x Dilla – 30 For Circus (Sango Mix)
Children of Zeus – Push On
Children of Zeus – Tonight
MXXWLL – Rooftops
B.Bravo – I’m For Real (XI Middleton Remix)
KRS – Rock Your Body
Jarreau Vandal – Saturday Love (Jaël Remix)
jmac – SolCreep
Vhoor – Vem Sarrando
DKVPZ – Chose One
Thai Mason Interview
Thai Mason – Stillness
Thai Mason – Dank
Musiq – H_E_R (Hotomachine Raw Edit)
The Cool Kids – The Motion [Ft. Ye Ali & Anthony Pavel]
Inkswel & Kid Sublime – She Likes Techno (feat. Reggie
Moodymann – Come 2 Me
Andrés feat Tracy Vox & KDJ – Sing About Me
D’Angelo – How Does It Feel (L-Vis 1990’s Own Way Edit)
TEK.LUN – Sometimes (Alldatjazz)
Raphael Saadiq – Sky Can You Feel Me (Kev’s Theme Edit)
Gabriel Garzón-Montano – Everything Is Everything (Tom Warner Edit)
Fatima -Somebody Else (Prod. JD Reid)
Wantigga – Guest Mix