Jumping The Gap

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Jumping The Gap is a weekly, 2-hour mixed 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'.

Wednesdays 12-2pm
  • Paris


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

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

In today's 2-hour mix up, we went in octopoidial directions with everything from KPM, DeWolfe, Sylvester Music Co. and other library label grooves, plus a South African synth spotlight thanks to Cultures of Soul's newie, alongside hip hop, soul, funk-jazz, boogie, house & disco sourced from Tokyo to Adelaide. Also something from the new album by Mali's wassoulou singer Nahawa Doumbia. Read More