Jumping The Gap

Jumping The Gap is a weekly, 2-hour mixed journey with selector Paris Groovescooter leaping between Stateside disco and Japanese boogie, psych-funk and Afro, Latin or soul, dub-reggae to tropical grooves, Eastern freak-beats to soundtracks, free-jazz and more. From themed artist specials, to old-school mix-ups, whatever the genre or wherever the music originates, it's sure to be funky.

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LATEST EPISODES

Jumping The Gap :: 12:00pm 28th Sep 2022

With some sadness, today's 2-hour mixup is the final edition of Jumping The Gap. So a bunch of faves from over the years spanning everything from boogie and soul-disco, to Afro-Tropical and a couple of newer releases. HUGE thanX to everyone who has reached out over the past 14 and half years and to all the artists and DJs who have been guests over the years. Big LOVE. Catch you on a dancefloor somewhere soon. Read More

Jumping The Gap :: 12:00pm 17th Aug 2022

With Sydney's Skunkhour announcing an Australian tour and a brand new EP, we just had to play something old and something brand new from the crew led by Aya Larkin. Also today more of that new Sai Galaxy album, plus the usual mixup of boogie, funk, Afro and house ahead of this Saturday's Afrobrasiliana late-nite winter warm-up party. Hope you enjoy. If on-demand player giving you grief, click the flier image and you'll find an embedded sound file above today's tracklisting. Read More

Jumping The Gap :: 12:00pm 10th Aug 2022

Back after a couple of weeks away, today's show included a new collab between Australian Latin trio Oyobi and South Africa's Selomi, plus newies from Melbourne's Black Jesus eXperience, Sam Redmore and British Afro-Cuban group Lo ke Ba. With Soul II Soul's Australian tour dates (twice cancelled due to covid) now rescheduled for Enmore Theatre, we pulled out a 30th Anniversary Afro-remix of their Back 2 Life classic and also couldn't let the show pass without acknowledging the passing this week of soul songwriting legend Lamont Dozier. In between there was funk, boogie and some beautiful Brasilian 45 reissues care of Mr Bongo ahead of August 20th's Afrobrasiliana late-nite winter warm-up party. Read More

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

For a good-qual replay of today's show (and a full playlist) hit the flier above and you'll find an embedded podcast of the 2-hour mix which kicks off with a new rub-a-dub single on Daptone Records from Jamaica's Victor Axelrod (aka Ticklah) teaming up with vocalist Mikey General and keyboardist/soundsystem builder Earl Maxton. Also included are new releases from the Australian-led Sai Galaxy collective on Soundway Records and Italian funk band C’ammafunk on the IRMA label. There are also tropical polyrhythms, a Brazilian beauty, Afro goodies and back-to-back tunes from calypso heavyweight Alphonsus Celestine Edmund Cassell, better known as Arrow. He's a knock-out and yep, that's him in boxing gloves on today's show flier. Read More

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