You're about to hear a very special story. This podcast is the product by India/US-based music producer Ankur Malhotra, also known as DJ SpinCycle. Ankur has visited Denmark on several occasions, among others to perform at Resonator Festival and at the Odense Music Library. The basement of the music library holds a secret - this is where we find one of the largest vinyl collections of folk and roots music in Scandinavia!
Crossover Frequencies is an exploration into this vast collection with sets created from the material found at the Library. Recontextualizing traditional sounds and historic recordings for the modern dance floor. A sonic art exploration that takes listeners on a journey - invoking old memories, provoking new thoughts.
"The Music Library in Odense has the largest collection of physical music in Scandinavia. Especially the giant LP-collection has caught a lot of attention nationally and worldwide. A number of international artists and musicians has taken the trip to Denmark to explore the collection of LP's in the Magazine of The Music Library, that has been collected since the 1960's. DJ SpinCycle alias Ankur Malhotra is one of the great artists that has explored the collection with special focus on the collection of Global / World Music from forgotten cultural traditions." Niels Mark - Teamleder for Odense Musikbibliotek
An overview of the radio podcast series "Crossover Frequencies" with highlights from forthcoming episodes featuring global music from the expansive collection at the Odense Music Library in Denmark. Themes explored in the series include Spiritual Music, Protest Music, the Rhythms of Work, and the sounds of Disappearing Cultures and Communities. Interview with Danish artist and music producer Timur Allistone about his explorations in the music library and what the collection means, and how it can be interpreted for listening, production and enjoyment in the current day.
The episode covers the music of protest and resistance, both old and new - from Haiti to Mauritius, Algeria, Palestine, and North America. Explore the origins and evolution of Sega Music, music and censorship, and the sounds of resistance from hot spots of the world.
Humans have created songs to accompany work since time immemorial. Finding rhythms and harmonizing with and in their activities -from our hunter gatherer past, to farming and herding animals, to sounds from our urban work environments. Featuring field recordings, music from Suriname, Ladakh, Dahomey, Cameroon, India, Brazil and more.
Different styles and emotions of spiritual music are explored in this episode. From devotional hymns and temple bells and qawwali from the Indian sub-continent, to avant garde sonic interpretations from Europe and Brazil, Gregorian chants, learn about the universal sound Om + interview with Jean Troulliet (radio, journalist, music presenter based in Germany) + Music from the Denmark, India, UK, United States, Pakistan, Brazil.
Featuring shorter sub-segments that tackle the subject through the idea of disappearing instruments, music dying in countries due to conflict, climate change and how that will affect the communities and cultures that are immediately impacted by it, and music of cultures and communities that do not have a land (with an example of Kurdish music). Music from field recordings in India, Inuit and Native American music from North America, Afghanistan, Rwanda, Solomon Islands, Australia and Denmark.
Amarrass Records label co-founder, music producer, recording engineer and radio jockey Ankur Malhotra aka DJ SpinCycle is an avid musicologist who explores, engages, and connects with musical traditions from around the world. Over two decades of crate-digging esoteric sounds on vinyl from around the world, DJ SpinCycle presents recontextualized field recordings, obscure sounds and patterns, reimagined and reinterpreted for the dance floor. Featuring two turntables, a mixer and a crate load of wax, creating layers of dubby, clubby, psychedelic sounds!
A long-time DJ/radio host on WORT 89.9FM, his versatility in styles and across genres is evidenced in the many shows he hosts/DJ’s including the Pan Africa Radio Show, Friday Buzz, and other world music, dub and freeform radio shows. Based out of Madison, Wisconsin where he has been DJ’ing for the past 15 years, and with residencies at local clubs, festivals and launch parties. He has performed in the US, Europe and in India and opened for artists such as Huun Huur Tu, Samba Touré, BCUC, Msafiri Zawose, Bremer/McCoy, Les Freres Smith, Charanjit Singh, and produced thematic sets for the Madison Children’s Museum and Odense Music Library. Special projects also include explorations with fusing turntable rhythms and bass with live contemporary folk from India with Barmer Boys.