Tarquin Manek live set on Berlin Community Radio this Friday

Shub Roy’s Revelate show, home to “genre-less abstraction with a focus on noise, experimental, punk/post-punk, various threads of electronic music and more”, returns to Berlin Community Radio this Friday, 15 July with a live set of oneiric dubwise electronics, corroded cold wave and revelatory avant-song experiments from our very own Tarquin Manek (pictured above).

Melbourne native Manek released a solo album, Tarquin Magnet, on Blackest Ever Black last year, and is a member of the bands F ingers and Tarcar (he’s also behind LST and several other more incognito projects). Currently in Europe for recording sessions and selected live dates (please direct any booking enquiries here), he will release a new record in Autumn/Winter 2016.


Blackest Ever Black & Idle Hands on Berlin Community Radio


Following a month off, Blackest Ever Black will be back on Berlin Community Radio on Monday 26 October, 6pm-8pm CET, joined for this show by a special guest and very old friend of ours: Chris Farrell, boss of the Idle Hands record store and label in Bristol. We first crossed paths 12 or so years ago, when Chris was working at the late Imperial Records in Bristol; he’s played records for us at a couple of BEB parties in the past, and this month also sees the release of his No Vampire mixtape through our Krokodilo imprint. Oh and we’re planning to hatch a joint label, Silent Street, in 2016, if time allows. Chris taught us at least seven tenths of what we know that’s worth knowing, and our tastes intersect at a lot of different levels – from winsome indie-pop on up (or down?) – so it should be an interesting couple of hours of music. Listen live at berlincommunityradio.com.


Berlin Community Radio, August 2015

The August ’15 edition of the Blackest Ever Black show on Berlin Community Radio has now been archived for your listening pleasure. Highlights include new/exclusive BEB material from Tarquin Manek, F ingers, Dalhous and Officer!, most of it taken from the forthcoming cassette compilation Low Company (of which more soon), recent cuts from Busen, Acido, Forum; a Hanna Mekonnen track played at the wrong speed; divine 7″s from People Like Us & Ergo Phizmiz, Raum and World of Pooh that we’ve owned for years but had almost completely forgotten about; and a very brief trip down hardcore NY rap’s corpse-strewn memory lane.

More information and tracklist here.


Blackest Ever Black radio show, May 2015

Blackest Ever Black returns to Berlin Community Radio for the May 2015 edition of its monthly show, tomorrow (Tuesday 4 May) at 5pm CET. Listen live if you can; the archived podcast will be available for stream/download later this week.

UPDATE: You can now listen to or download the show via Soundcloud. Includes forthcoming Blackest Ever Black material from Barnett + Coloccia, Ossia, F ingers and Tarquin Manek.


November edition of Berlin Community Radio show available to stream/download

The November 2014 edition of the Blackest Ever Black show on Berlin Community Radio has been archived and is now available to stream/download via Soundcloud. Includes the majestic ‘Fireball’ by Tarcar, taken from their imminent Mince Glace 12″ on Blackest Ever Black, and something by Infrastructure Zero, who have material forthcoming on Blackest in 2015.


Blackest Ever Black returns to Berlin Community Radio this Tuesday, 16/09

The September edition of Blackest Ever Black’s monthly show on Berlin Community Radio will be broadcast this Tuesday, 16th September, at 6pm-8pm CET. Expect to hear new BEB material from Raspberry Bulbs, Felix K and Cut Hands, among other songs of innocence and experience (but not Songs of Innocence). Listen live at berlincommunityradio.com, or check back here for the archived stream/download later in the week.