After a solid apprenticeship at Piccadilly Records, Rob Butler launched the celebrated vinyl-only Be With Records in 2010, reissuing long-lost albums on quality pressings. His DJ sets range from electro-funk, pop and R&B to dub and AOR. Come and hear his soulful midweek selections.
Japanese Playback with Nick Luscombe
BBC Radio 3 Late Junction broadcaster and DJ Nick Luscombe presents a night of Japanese music with rare recordings, live performance and conversation mixing the worlds of classical and avant-garde to electronic, pop and rock.
Japanese guitar legend Hotei will be chatting with Nick before playing guitar and collaborating with DJ Ski Oakenfull, for a unique instrumental jam performance.
There will be a talk and performance from London-based violinist and writer Midori Komachi, rare Japanese jazz records played by Tony Higgins, plus words and live music from Clive Bell, the Japanese music expert and performer.
Have you ever spontaneously burst into tears on hearing the opening bars of Love Is Contagious? Does the instrumental version of Mr Loverman fill you with a need to hug a stranger? Welcome to Emotional Pop, where #feelings and tender synth pads collide. Come and let it all out with Niles and Baggy, your musical shamans on an emotional journey.