Jumping The Gap :: 12:00pm 29th Jun 2022

Today's 2-hour mix started out in a Cairo discotheque before quickly shifting to one in Athens, and also features everything from newly reissued Hawaiian island-soul to tropical and jazz [body]work-outs, plus Afro, loads of Stateside boogie and tasters from new albums by Australian producer Rephrase and British producer Dave Lee. There was also a previously unreleased track from Arthur Ponder, the Prince Georgia Soul, thanks to Athens Of The North while Detroit's Enchantment got a spin reminding you: "here's your [weekly] chance to dance" (AKA the Jumping The Gap Show). Read More

Jumping The Gap :: 12:00pm 15th Jun 2022

Emerging from a long weekend, today's 2-hour mix includes another taster from Kalita's "Borga Revolution" collection of Ghanian highlife which is finally released this week as well as a curio from the lost 1969 LP by jazz-pianist/psychiatrist Denny Zietlin. Denny's celebrated career includes creating the soundtrack for "Invasion Of The Body Snatchers" but until now his back-catalogue has been missing the psychedelic gem of an LP he called "The Name Of This Terrain". That's mainly because he was hell-bent of destroying every one of the limited custom-press copies. Thankfully Now-Again Records have convinced him it needed to be heard and pressed it up. Alongside it today you'll also hear eighties boogie and noughties broken-beat-soul, plus Afro, a fresh house rework of Con Funk Shun, Mainstream jazz-funk and more. Read More

Jumping The Gap :: 12:00pm 8th Jun 2022

Cue the timbales, congas, steel pans and cuícas for plenty of polyrhythmic action in 2day's 2-hour mixup. From percussive South American jazz to Trinidad boogie, Afro-disco and burger highlife to Latin-house. Especially in the 2nd hour it's a dance workout from the republics of Cuba to Guyana, Brasil to the Bahamas. While you can expect some Jamaican flavours as well, despite today's flier, don't expect Grace Jones. Read More

Jumping The Gap :: 12:00pm 1st Jun 2022

Back from a month off with a new 2-hour mix featuring house, Afro, Latin, boogie, disco and more including new tunes by Omar (with Dave Lee), Louie Vega remixing Dames Brown with & Amp Fiddler, fresh polyrhythms from Sefi Zisling and El Combo Batanga, The Sunburst Band and upcoming reissues for West Africans Steve Monite (who plays London's Jazz Cafe next month) and Thomas Frempong. Plus loads of beats and bobs from the dusty archives, a naked-dancing rework from Hair and scores from RKM Library label. Hope you enjoy. Read More

Jumping The Gap :: 12:00pm 20th Apr 2022

Apologies, a few issues with on-demand playback at the moment (if it's not working for you, try reloading the page in an incognito browser window) and you'll need to skip past the news at the beginning, but after that you'll get a 2-hour mixup with loads of tropical polyrhtyms, plus a new Ray Mang remix and Bill King Atlantic Underground reissue, a new tune featuring Brasilian Joao Selva - who teams up with Nikitch & Kuna Maze - plus Zouk to Go-Go, Kosmik-Funk to Disc-go, Tropiccool to Afro-Caribbean heat. Read More

Jumping The Gap :: 12:00pm 13th Apr 2022

Another 2-hours of funky stuff featuring the new Tanika Charles LP, Nadie La Fonde, the Honey Sauce Band, Gito Rollies, Leon Ware, Johnny Adams, Ron Henderson, Randolph Baker, Brief Encounter, Bobby Cash Redd, Soulparlor with. Colonel Red, Katie Kissoon, 24 Karat Gold and many more. Read More

Jumping The Gap :: 12:00pm 6th Apr 2022

Rain was back today after 2 days of glorious sunshine. I was away last week locked in iso with covid, but being free again, I was feeling sunny, so a 2-hour mixup of feel-good vibes. Returning to Egypt again (this week with a preview of the upcoming WeWantSounds label's 'Sharayet Harayet el Disco' anthology of Egyptian golden era cassette boogie & disco, we also jumped around the rest of the globe: from Japan to Barbados, South to West Africa, Stateside gospel-disco to provenance-vague jazz-dance. Ahead of soundtracking your Sunday roller skating sesh at Darling Square’s outdoor rink later this month, I threw in a couple of bounce-rock-skate-roll jams too. Hope you enjoy. Read More

Jumping The Gap :: 12:00pm 23rd Mar 2022

2day's 2-hour mix includes everything from Egyptian funk to globetrotting tropical treats, jazz interludes to "private joy" boogie-nudes, plus more of that under-the-counter private press reissue we previewed last week by those ultrasound-issuing musical Meharry medical-mentees The Immunoglobulin G Band. Are you salivating for April Fool's release date? Best do it into the test tube provided. Jumping The Gap: HIP… ocratic-oath-keeping, mood-lifting musical prescriptions. 2SER: Dispensary open 24 hours, 7 days a week. Read More

Jumping The Gap :: 12:00pm 16th Mar 2022

Ready for a *ripper* show? With a big weekend ahead, we've done our best with a grab-bag of tunes spanning everything from an upcoming Immunoglobulin G Band private-press rarity reissue on the mighty Kalita label, to some deeply sacred Joe Claussell house rhythms taking in Nuyorican and Afro. Hope you enjoy. Read More

Jumping The Gap :: 12:00pm 9th Mar 2022

Post-Mardi Gras weekend, we were still in a boogieing mood. "What's new?" you may well ask. "Not a lot" I'd have to answer. So some roof and spirit-lifters disco today, as well as a re-run of queer icon Billy Porter's love-ready single from 2020 now that his new memoirs have hit local bookshops. Alongside were some jazz-dancers (including a couple from the WeWantSounds' Mainstream label anthology) as well as Latin polyrhythms. Chester Pruitt's 'Can't Stop Exercising' gets today's music-of-the-match trophy, like Jumping The Gap Chester knows the only kind of exercise we condone is dancing... OK, not true, admittedly JTG also promotes sex for a healthy body and mind. Hope you enjoy the mix. Read More

Jumping The Gap :: 12:00pm 2nd Mar 2022

Happy Mardi Gras Sydney. Today's 2-hour mix has disco, funk, boogie, house, Afro, some kooky dancefloor outliers and a couple of camp classics ahead of the weekend's protest/parade/party. Plus, we had the Australian Radio Premiere of the new Oyobi 45 - a cover of a Curtis Mayfield/Patti Jo classic - with Sydney vocal lioness Karen Lee Andrews! There was also a new Faze Action/Ibibio Sound Machine/Peter Matson collab too, plus Kalita's latest Sth African kwaito nugget reissue by Jivaro which is aptly titled 'Saturday Fever'. Read More

Jumping The Gap :: 12:00pm 23rd Feb 2022

Today's 2-hour radio mix-up featured new music from Harvey Sutherland & DaM FunK, Lonnie Liston Smith/AdrianYounge & Ali Shaheed Muhammad, Kim & Buran, Kerbside Collection, Italians Doinel, a recent Sugar Minott re-issue, polyrhythms from the soon-2-b-visiting Sydney legends #Azymuth and other Brazilians, plus Mardi Gras boogie & disco, Afro, house and more. Read More

Jumping The Gap :: 12:00pm 9th Feb 2022

In today's 2-hour mix, lots of new music from The Mighty Mocambos, Abiodun Oyewole, Anushka (remixed by STR4TA), Brian Jackson, John Morales, David Zylberman, Kim & Buran and Sydney's surf-skankers King Tide, plus a bunch of hip hop, boogie, soul, jazz, Afro and tropical flashbacks without the hits... just the memories. Read More

Jumping The Gap :: 12:00pm 26th Jan 2022

Back with another 2-hour mix, today's included new music from Trinidad's reigning tropical beat-poet Anthony Joseph, a preview of Congolese vocalist Juanita Euka’s debut solo LP, fresh funkiness from Faze Action side-project Andromeda Orchestra, plus new Jazzanova/Henrik Schwarz co-pro where The Lyman Woodard Organization classic gets a mod-Afrobeat makeover thanx to DJ Amir's 180 Proof label. Also have a bunch of boogie obscurities (#NoHitsJustTheMemories ®™), plus house, r'n'b, soul, Brasilian and gospel. #AlwaysWasAlwaysWillBeAboriginalLand. Read More

Jumping The Gap :: 12:00pm 12th Jan 2022

"Fresh" (see what I did there referencing today's flier?) for the new year and the first new show for '22 today after some holiday period shenanigans. Today a preview of the upcoming John Morales 3xLP Teddy Pendergrass remix package (due on BBE in late February), plus new singles from the Allergies/Lyrics Born and British Withers-channelling soul outfit Mamas Gun. Alongside something from the new Future Sounds of Jazz Vol 15 on Compost Records, there's also a nod to Sunday's passing of James Mtume, plus Afro, tropical, house and a boot full of boogie/funk. Read More

Jumping The Gap :: 12:00pm 29th Dec 2021

Last show of the year, and in total holiday mode, so it's just 2-hours of non-stop tunes and talk-minimal in the extreme. All the best for your end of year celebrations, which with Omicron are looking a little shaky, but like the announcement bookending today's show says anyway: "New Year's is the worst night of all to go out - people who don't drink or party all year suddenly going all Kanye on you!" Thanks Randy! Catch you in 2022. Read More