Last month I was contacted by the lovely people that host Vancouver’s longest-running terrestrial electronic music radio show, Art Of Beatz.
For over eight and a half years they’ve hosted mixes from artists such as Kode 9 and Alex P. of The Orb to Opolopo and Amalia; to kids out of their bedrooms.
It was a great pleasure to put together this one hour selection for them, especially since I haven’t really done any mixes or radio since I lost all my digital music archive this summer (yes – 16 years worth of stuff all gone…)
Anyway, apart from asking me to do a guest mix, they also did a little interview with me and here is a little taster:
She’s host of Little Miss Sunshine over at Laid Back Radio and bad gyal reppin’ for Fat City Records, Jazzman Records and the mighty Run Dem Crew. Orsii’s selections of Hip-Hop, Funk, Jazz, Soul and other groove based wonder put a serious groove in our step this summer and we wanted to our audience to hear one of London’s finest who’s been making our heads nod in a big way. We reached out, she said yes, now you get to hear one of our favorite new sounds from London town..
Art Of Beatz: What did we hear tonight?
Orsii: You basically heard a small snap shot of the type of music I love and live for. Everything from Modal and Spiritual Jazz to Funk, Soul and Rhythm & Blues. Some of it is old or present Jazzman releases and others are just songs and artists that I have discovered along the way of my musical journey.
Art Of Beatz: Is there an Orsii sound?
Orsii: You tell me. I just play music I love and am very lucky that some people (like you) show an interest in what I love.