Fused is presented by Myk.XLR who began his musical education by listening to multiple genres on a multi-generational home stereogram, broadened by Radio Luxembourg and others, listened to on a hip, hand-held transistor radio – the equivalent of a wonky SatNav on the road to musical discovery.
One of the stopping points, on a road akin to that of Robert Frost’s poem, one less travelled – was the basement of Brian London’s 007 Club (then on Topping Street, Blackpool) in the late 70s/80s – ostensibly the birthplace of Blackpool’s ‘Alternative Scene’. Also where, for the first time, Myk dropped vinyl on a pair of decks, an act repeated over the years (nigh on 25 of which in London).
Returning to Blackpool he was to revisit the blessed hallows of the 007 (then ‘The Liquid Lounge’, now ‘Bootleg Social’) DJing a packed 007 30th Anniversary Reunion in 2010. Back to square one!
The format is generally Hour One – The Foot-tapping Hour – synthpop and lyric led tracks. Hour Two – The Chair-dance Hour – more dance oriented, including House, Techno, Tech-house, Trance, etc. Hour Three – The Boom-boom Room – gets a little heavier, industrial dance, EBM and ting.
Ultimately, if we like it, (and there’s a synth in there) we play it, bearing in mind that we tend to dream of electric sheep, which might explain how the show is put together.
Do get in touch by whatever means is convenient. Request/suggestions (within the Fused genre universe please) for future shows/segments are welcome, if we have it we’ll play it. Submissions from electronic artists, local or otherwise, are more than welcome.