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'Broadcast One' - Dandelion Radio's 1st compilation album

NEWS:
February shows now playing with a 1 hour special from The Beatbox Saboteurs and two big shows that pay tribute to Mark E Smith

The Beatbox Saboteurs Show - DJ

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The Beatbox Saboteurs Show

On my show this month:
Hello, hello, hello! This is our debut show and we are here to entertain you with some splendid tunes. This month's show features an appropriate throat-clearer by Thee Headcoatees, spangly guitar magnificence by Swimming Girls and Penelope Isles, a gothic joy from She Past Away, along with new dark beats by The Tin Opener's Art.
We are also extremely excited to bring you Computer Magic, an electro act who we have fallen for hook, line and sinker. Fear not the instrumentals, as Nodens Ictus and Network 23 give us some calming mid-show noodling and Hefner's Antony Harding goes soaring aloft with a delicate slice of elegance.
Breaking open the dusty archive, due to popular (ahem!) demand, we have also included some of our own tunes, mainly rare and never heard before material. There are also tracks from a couple of our associated projects with a first-time-on-the-radio for Graphix plus the bouncy, leftfield pop of our friends from the northern enclave of The Cuban Boys, Spray.

On the show NEXT month:
Despite having our debut show aired throughout February, we have somehow managed to evade being escorted from the Dandelion Radio building and we are back to entertain you once again.
This month's show is packed with some tremendous music, including some off-the-radar tracks by Elf & Stacy, Fullmarx and Callum Wilson, some off-the-wall-of-death Psychic Circus craziness, some off-the-scale Italian noise from Maxcarnage, along with some off-the-telly lo-fi chic from The Veils.
Our love affair with Computer Magic continues (swoon), as we delve further into her back catalogue whilst resisting the temptation to follow her track with a play of the Wonder Woman theme (we did look but couldn't find anything good or bad enough). We have been raiding Bandcamp a fair bit this month, and we present a couple of spectacular discoveries in the form of a Spanish band called Uniforms and the wonderfully eloquent Nolika.
We've also been catching up with a few releases from Analogue Electronic Whatever, Wild Billy Childish's CTMF, Gypsy Hill and New Apostles. So, some absolutely terrific sounds will be flying out of your speakers. Trust us.
If that wasn't enough, at no extra cost, there's even a bonus electro mix hour including Silas Neptune, Cloud, Lauge & Baba Gnohm, FSOL, Ambidextrous, Lazerpunk, Lustmord, Venetian Snares, Moss Printen, Mac Quayle & Network 23.

Homepage: www.skreen.co.uk
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Biography:
The Beatbox Saboteurs are Blu and Skreen B, we are a couple of miscreant toffs from the South of England who simply like making and listening to music.
We are probably most well-known for being members of the Cuban Boys, the band who became an integral part of the John Peel Show in the late 90s and, amusingly, through a sequence of fortunate events, ended up being signed to the EMI mothership and gatecrashing the UK charts. We charted higher than S Club 7, pretty good for a "bad Technohead tribute band". However, winning John Peel's Festive 50, recording a couple of sessions for him and having our homemade CDRs played on his show remain our greatest achievements.
The Beatbox Saboteurs formed as an escape pod from the Cuban Boys, aiming to further propel the tradition of twisting popular sound recordings into something fresh and interesting. Call it smiling entertainment with a devilish grin. Once again, we found ourselves adored by John Peel, along with an ever-expanding rabble of DJs from radio stations all around the globe. Between 2002-03, the Beatbox Saboteurs released a rapid succession of albums and special one-off recordings before taking the decision to disappear before the lure of corporate labels tainted the project.
Aside from The Beatbox Saboteurs, we have been involved in many music projects. Our early days as schoolboys were spent making horrendous metal-bashing experimental noise but since then we have worked in nearly every genre: goth, synth-pop, techno, classical, ambient, drum & bass, pop, dance, rock, electro and possibly even novelty pop.

We now run a micro-label called House Of Beauty Records and enjoy the freedom to create whatever takes our fancy. We are goths at heart but can see the wonder of light. If you want to send us a dodgy demo then we would love to hear it!

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