Jumping The Gap :: 12:00pm 16th Jun 2021

Singer Donny Gerrard kicks things off this week in the Court of Love & Obsession with a plea to the judge that he's greedy for your love. His sentence - and yours - is 2 hours of community radio service which also includes new singles/LPs from DeRobert And The Half-Truths, Togo's Vaudau Game and Hawaiian lovers rock crooner Kapena Mokiao, plus fresh rethinks from That's Not An Edit Vol 14 alongside everything from Afro/Tropical goodies to an extended breakdance section where you get bust out those windmill and pop-lockin' moves. Read More

Jumping The Gap :: 12:00pm 9th Jun 2021

Another 2-hour mix-up leaping between jazz-funk and Afro, disco and hip hop. You can expect something from Motowners The Miracles, who - after a survey of post-Smokie nightlife in the City of Angels and highways - join us to report that "everyone is gay in L.A." Newies today from DJ JazzyJeff & Kaidi Tatham remixing Potatohead People and De La Soul, Beatchild, Sun Palace freshly remixed by Opolopo, and the 9 piece Stones Throw band led by keyboardist John Carroll Kirby. Plus quality reissues from the Ivory Coast & Sth Africa, alongside the beautiful baritone of Barry White and the divine Patti Labelle. Read More

Jumping The Gap :: 12:00pm 2nd Jun 2021

Danse avec moi during another 2-hour mixup of boogie, house, disco, funk, jazz, gospel, soul... sourced from Italy, Belgium, Turkey, Poland, Sth Africa and the States, to downtown Sydney. Newies include the latest from Edseven, Ukokos & Jabco, Jasper The Vinyl Junkie, plus I threw in a recently reissued terrific cover of Rod Stewart's Jorge Ben pilfering 'Do Ya Think I'm Sexy'. Read More

Jumping The Gap :: 12:00pm 19th May 2021

If I told you that in amongst the roof ’n’ spirit-lifting gospel-house, hip hop, soul, disco, Turkish funk, Latin & Caribbean in today's 2-hour mixup there was a Spanish-French remake of a 10CC classic, would you say: “How (very) dare you?” Newies today from Sly & Robbie, Trew, D-Cow, The Bamboos, João Donato, Yam Who, Sophie Lloyd, Mark & Beverley Knight/The London Community Gospel Choir… plus an upcoming Kalita reissue of an African rarity by Mpharanyana & the Peddlers. Read More

Jumping The Gap :: 12:00pm 12th May 2021

Today's 2-hour mixup took us from loco-tropical Japanese polyrhythms & synth-pop-funk, to an Italian monster soundtrack, salsa, disco, new-wave bottom-heavy bass-buzz, helium-soul, Afro-boogie, Brit jazz-funk and some Greek fella reviving “Balearic”. Also, fine newies from locals Ian Maxxxyt and Sth-Sudanese-Melbournite Ajak Kwai, plus, ahead of the new Rick James documentary, we heard some of his smoking Stone City Band recordings. Read More

Jumping The Gap :: 12:00pm 5th May 2021

From future-jazz fidget funk by bass-playing Melbourne producer Horatio Luna, to new singles by Hamburg's steel-pan loving Bacao Rhythm & Steel Band, MF Robots and long-haired library music maestro Shawn Lee, today's mixup features tropical grooves, Afro, hip hop, electro-funk, disco and something from the Brasilian percussionist who knows how to lay down the kind of tune Earth, Wind & Fire might have delivered, Paulinho Da Costa. So turn up the volume and loosen your belt, your loins will thank you. Read More

Jumping The Gap :: 12:00pm 28th Apr 2021

Twists and turns in today's mixup, from a "sex game" soundtrack to Japanese synth-boogie, house and disco, to fresh funk, Afro, Latin and deep Detroit jazz care of DJ Amir. Newies include a single from Long Island siblings The Brothers Nylon and a teaser-taster from 2SER's own mighty-reelstar Hober Mallow, taken from his upcoming 4-track EP on Apparel. Big, big thanks to everyone who has jumped on line to subscribe right here on the 2SER website, if you haven't yet there's still time to go in the draw for those Audiotechnica turntables. Read More

Jumping The Gap :: 12:00pm 21st Apr 2021

After Saturday night's Afrobrasiliana Party, it was polyrhythms galore from across the globe today: from South Africa to Nigeria, Brasil to Venezuela, plus Japanese kookiness, disco soul-stirrers and the #BLM emancipation tune by McFadden & Whitehead's which became the unofficial "US Black National Anthem', just as news that George Floyd's killer was found guilty of murder came to hand. There was also a Turkish workout reissue from Baris K., super-percussive Latin jazz-funk firecrackers from GAMM, plus a preview of an upcoming rarity-reissue by Portland's Carl Smith & the Natural Gas Company. If you haven't subscribed to 2SER yet - jump into bed with us and do the deed right here on our website while staying lubricated with today's mix-up. Luckily Lowrell Simon is on hand to give you a love massage. Happy endings guaranteed. Read More

Jumping The Gap :: 12:00pm 14th Apr 2021

Another 2-hour Jumping The Gap mix-up, today we were trucking new tracks from bugged-out-in-the-attic future-funk keyboardist Kaidi Tatham, L.A.'s fidget-funkster Johnny Kosmo, Composter DJ Rasoul, West-African Bandé Gamboa and more of that STR4TA LP on Gilles Peterson's Brownswood label, plus fresh holy grail reissues by Kenny Mann with Liquid Soul, reggae-boogie one-timer Michael Paul, Armenian Harout Pamboukjian and Venezuelan jazz-fusion collectable Esperanto. From Guadeloupean goodies to Stateside funk, kooky French covers, disco, house, Afro and jazz-freakouts. Read More

Jumping The Gap :: 12:00pm 7th Apr 2021

Today's 2-hour mix Included new singles from Dimitri From Paris, multitudinous London outfit Soothsayers (remixed by fave mod-dub producer Prince Fatty no less) alongside the finally-released debut STR4TA LP conceived by Gilles Peterson and Incognito's Bluey, and a fresh reissue on Afrosynth Records by Sth Africa's Captain Mosez. So we ditched the train and jumped in the Captain's aeroplane to jetset from Panama to Philadelphia, sunny Florida to sometimes-sunny Sydney, Rio De Janeiro to Lancashire. Expect anything from Salsa to Soul, disco to house and dub. Gee - even the dearly departed David Bowie and Homo-Erectus orgasm-addict Pete Shelley get their unexplained toes in the dancing circle! Read More

Jumping The Gap :: 12:00pm 24th Mar 2021

WOOOOOOHOOOOO! Dancing is LEGAL again in Sydney. So we celebrated today with a polyrthymic 2-hour mix up featuring tunes from Rio de Janeiro to Nassau, Tokyo to St Petersburgm, L.A. to Lagos, Brooklyn to... Brunswick. Non stop dancing including newies from Compost, Nang, Bastard Jazz... and more. Read More

Jumping The Gap :: 12:00pm 17th Mar 2021

Today's 2-hour JTG mix refuses to concede summer's over in the southern hemisphere. So join me pool/puddle-side in rainy ol' Sydney where everything from sunny highlife polyrhythms to swoon-worthy Armenian disco-funk skinny-dips with Stateside boogie, soul and percussive house. New releases today include Menahan Street Band, Young Pulse teaming up with Sth African vocalist Natalie Nova, DJ City and Paul Older (on the Public Possession & Slightly Transformed labels respectively), the latest album from A Certain Ratio on Mute, a fresh Athens of The North single and tasters from the wonderful Silk Road: Journey Of The Armenian Diaspora 1971-1982. So shed some/all your clothes and dance with me. Read More

Jumping The Gap :: 12:00pm 3rd Mar 2021

[N.B. Replay starts after the news] It's Mardi Gras this weekend, so something from queer music legend Robert Racic in today's mix, alongside disco, boogie, soul and funk from the land that knows how to accessorise and put on a street party: Brasil. Amongst the music, info on Saturday's solidarity protest-party/march on Oxford St and there are nods to International Women's Day and info on Queen Bee's event at The Hive raising funds for Redfern's female crisis centre and raising fun with vinyl selections all day. Plus more Teena Marie & a newie from West London's Weel Up. Read More

Jumping The Gap :: 12:00pm 24th Feb 2021

The media embargo has finally lifted, so today we previewed a bunch of fresh Teena Marie reworks by New York's master-remixer John Morales from his upcoming 3xLP collection 'Love Songs & Funky Beats' - which is released March 26 on BBE. If you also had a boyhood/girlhood crush on the former Mr Farah Fawcett - aka Lee Majors and his bionic... well, let's just say 'parts', then you'll enjoy at least one side of The Originals single that gets an airing. There's also gospel (care of Greg Belson's newie), new stuf from First Touch, the Afrobeat/Ethio-jazz influenced The Invisible Session band, Brasilian brilliance, disco & more in today's 2-hour non-stop mix-up. Read More

Jumping The Gap :: 12:00pm 17th Feb 2021

It's summer and Mardi Gras kix off this week, so Jumping The Gap celebrates with a 2-hour mix-up featuring disco and boogie as well as a newie from Marshall Jefferson's soul-house vocal group Ten City which is all about Freedom and Respect. There's also a fantastic new cover of Black Box classic Ride On Time by The Bamboos and fresh stuff from fellow Cardigan Towners Close Counters, while the Sylvester-channeling Lamone soars with his version of the Kendricks/Lewis fave 'Gurrrrl... U Need A Change Of Mind'. Read More

Jumping The Gap :: 12:00pm 10th Feb 2021

Featuring new tracks from Nickodemus, Voodoocuts (on the dependable Resense label), Japanese jazz from an upcoming BBE comp and a 'holy grail' of Botswana hip hop by The Boogie Man bassist Sipho Gumede (a cover of Grandmaster Flash & The Furious Five's 'Message' issued on 45 for the first time), today's 2-hour mix also featured disco, boogie, salsa and an Italian soundtrack, alongside Al Jarreau, Earth, Wind & Fire, Chaka Khan and a gospelesque upliftment from the Gap Band featuring Stevie Wonder. Read More