Jumping The Gap

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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.

Wednesdays 12-2pm
  • Paris


Jumping The Gap :: 12:00pm 22nd Sep 2021

Been listening to lots of Cuban music again lately, so how wonderful to get a brand new single this week from ORQUESTA AKOKÁN (remember when they played Sydney a few years back with likeable showman José “Pepito” Gómez at the helm?). We let them open the show today and also served up some more Latin rhythms, including the new album from Sydney's polyrhythm firebrands OYOBI. There was also the new Under The Influence to play a few tracks from, plus other funk, boogie helium-soul, fresh house (from Croatia) and queer disco... Hope you enjoy the replay while you picnic/dance in Sydney. Read More

Jumping The Gap :: 12:00pm 15th Sep 2021

Soul-funk/boogie treats from Indonesia today as we previewed an upcoming collection by DJ Munir (Midnight Runners) on Cultures of Soul, called 'Tanamur City'. Newies too from Mancunian soul man Victor Haynes, Digital Afrika on Carl Cox & Christopher Coe's Melbourne label Awesome Soundwave, fresh GAMM remixes, and Tramp's 45-repressing of the otherwise expensive Teresa Harris & The Gene Parker Quintet 7". It features the crazy but loveable Teresa Harris workout 'U.F.O.' on the flip, but we opted for her beautiful 'Good-Bye'. Alongside are Afro, disco, boogie, Lebanese & tropical rhythms, plus a '90s British house flashback featuring legendary vocalist Loleatta Holloway taking Paul Weller's cathartic mood-lifter 'Shout to the Top' to heavenly... tops. Read More

Jumping The Gap :: 12:00pm 8th Sep 2021

Polyrhythms galore today plus jazz-funk & demented disco, as we leapt from Sapporo to São Paulo, New Orleans to New York, Melbourne to Matanzas & Mmabatho, plus a blated birthday tribute to the talented Brasilian singer Sandra de Sá. There were also a few newies to get off my chest including fresh outings from The ALLERGIES (not the vax kind), Upper Level Records' producer YORK, SILK SONIC and Sydney skankers KING TIDE who passed us a new single fittingly titled 'Lockdown'. Read More

Jumping The Gap :: 12:00pm 1st Sep 2021

Today's 2-hour mix kicked off with some Black Lives Matter themed Afrobeat from London along with a new single from David Ornette Cherry (son of trumpeting legend Don Cherry) and also includes the new single for vocalist Gail Lou whose rousing, spirit-lifting pride-anthem 'I Still Love' also gives a nod to the Black Lives Matter campaign whilst declaring that women's lives and queer lives also matter... "We live, we breathe and you don't get to decide that I have to swallow my pride!" she sings. Hear, hear! In between there's also house, disco, future-boogie, funk, soul, Afro and Latin goodies... including something from the about-to-be-reissued by Fania Records 'Sabor' album by salsa singer Angel Canales. Read More