Jumping The Gap

Jumping The Gap is a weekly, 2-hour journey with selector Paris Groovescooter leaping between disco, psych-funk, Afro, soul, dub-reggae, Eastern freak-beats, soundtracks, free-jazz and more. From themed specials, to old-school mix-ups, your only guide-rope is 'groove'.

For much of the past two decades, your host Paris Pompor has been eeking out a living as a freelance music journo with publications ranging from the Sydney Morning Herald to just about every music mag that has appeared and disappeared in Australia since the '90s, whilst also co-running the Groovescoooter label.

The label began as a radio show on Sydney's Eastside FM back in 1997 (running for close to 20 years) and in betwixt, Paris has also presented shows on SBS (Alchemy) and FBi (The Album Show). Way before that, as a teenager Canberra's 2XX turned him on to great music and a passion for community radio took hold.

Later there was a punk group willing to endure his "singing", an '80s band to found on the back of a few monophonic synth lines, post-punk-funk bands to slap bass in, and other money-losing hair-brained pursuits. He still produces music - though more sporadically these days - and DJs in Sydney clubs.

Listen back to any number of previous shows below:

Wednesdays 12-2pm
  • Paris


Jumping The Gap :: 12:00pm 16th Sep 2020

Another 2-hour, non-stop mix-up of disco, boogie, house, Afro-Latin and more, including a newie by Melbourne's Kylie Auldist's upcoming album due out via !K7 soon + Sth African vocalist Margaret Singana covering British Fleetwood wannabes Stretch, Malik Adouane covering Isaac Hayes in his inimitable French-Algerian style, Veronika Fischer & Band and more "sizzlin' hot" stuff. Read More

Jumping The Gap :: 12:00pm 9th Sep 2020

Featuring new tracks from STR4TA on Gilles Peterson's Brownswood label, Bacao Rhythm & Steel Band covering War's 'Get Down' tropical style and a preview of On The Corner Records' new 'Door to the Cosmos' collection, alongside boogie, disco, Latin, Afro in a 2-hour mix-up that should keep you iso-dancing. Read More

Jumping The Gap :: 12:00pm 2nd Sep 2020

A 2-hour, non-stop mix-up which includes collector/selector Tom Tutton guesting with a Seven Deadly Spins 45s mix. Newies from Scotland's Athens Of The North, GRC/Salsoul group Ripple "reform" for a new double-A sider as we mix up everything from Japanese boogie to Brasilian brilliance and let truth-speakers Mourning [A] BLKstar and Electric Fields lead this week's #BlackLivesMatter charge. Read More