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Sean Hocking - DJ

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Sean Hocking

On my show this month:
There are two shows from Sean this month.
We start this show with a track off the latest album by US artist Kishi Bashi (http://www.kishibashi.com/#shows-1). He has actually been around for a number of years but this new album Omoiyari is his stand out work so far. Hope you enjoy the two tracks we feature from him on the show. The other artist(s) or should I say production team that has been spinning all month is, Equiknox, we did feature a track by them on a show last year, their latest release, Brooklyn hits the spot here at Ring of Fire.
More hip hop influenced tunes on the show than usual this month with Injury Reserve, epic beard men and Jpegmafia featuring.
Remember Devendra Banhart? We do, he's got a new album out that makes slightly nostalgic for the noughties hipster, hippy vibe!
To celebrate 50 years since the moon landing last month we have Woog Riots singing, "We Are Not Houston". Plus lots of other strange things like The Animals singing, "A Girl Called Sandoz", Scottish garage band Les Bof! who only sing in French, another tune off the debut by Hygiene a bunch of Canadians marooned in London and writing songs about UK life that hit the spot.
The other show is a celbration of somewhere that we spend our a lot of our lives in, they take a large chunk of our disposable cash, we love them, we hate them. There are two hours of songs that in one way or another reference a major part of our daily existence. After some research and then deciding which were actually good songs to feature, I can make a couple of overarching statements.
The supermarket featured a great deal in the imagination of punk and new wave culture of the late seventies and early eighties, nowadays songs almost mention them in passing and the few that talk about the directly one have one thing on their mind, stealing from them!

Website: hockingsean.wix.com/metalpostcardrecords
MySpace: www.myspace.com/metalpostcardremixed
Twitter: twitter.com/metalpostcard1
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Biography:
Sean Hocking is the founder and owner of Metal Postcard Records and based in Hong Kong.

An avid Peel listener from the late 70’s onwards he discovered the true breadth of music available between 10:00pm and midnight for many years. Metal Postcard Records follows the Peel/Tony Wilson philosophy of play it, release it, and don’t worry about other people’s opinions too much; they all come round eventually.

"My first DJ experience aged 15 was being asked by older schoolboy Simon Raymonde (Cocteau Twins/Bella Union) to play a six form dance in the dim distant days of Dexy’s Midnight Runners and a three-piece Cure. Since then I have played Sydney warehouses, West Sussex fields, Brooklyn Bars, Cambodian restaurants, Vietnamese Riverbanks, Hong Kong rooftops and too many empty houses with dodgy fuse boxes to mention.”

“Mentioning favourite recordings would be pointless as they change from day to day but I can tell you that amongst my favourite gigs has been Black Flag at the lyceum in 1980 something, The Cramps on their Psychedelic Jungle tour, The Triffids final Sydney concert at the Paddington Town Hall, Julian Cope’s main stage sunset set Glastonbury in 1987, any Ed Kuepper performance over the last 30 years, Konono No.1 in New York a few years back and The Stone Roses at Spike Island was, without a doubt, a great day out. Oh and the three times I was lucky enough to catch Melbourne’s Morning After Girls who should all be considered for sainthood.”"

The launch party for the Cambodian Space Project’s debut single on Metal Postcard Records in Phnom Penh was a revelation as the band was joined on stage by various musical survivors of the Pol Pot genocide who sang and played their hearts out for hours on end. Couldn’t remember feeling such musical joy... Well not since Peel played The Dodgems’ ‘Lord Lucan Is Missing’ for the first time."

A listener (DJ lano) made my day with this comment on Mixcloud ... "When I was 16 John Peel was my 'go to' man for new music. Now aged almost 46, you - Sean - are the person I most look forward to listening to. Many thanks for another top selection!"

Tracklistings and listen again to the previous shows:

2019Jul - Sean's Sahel Sounds Special - Jun - May - Apr Fast Product Story - Apr - Mar - Feb - Jan
2018Dec - Indulgent Christmas Show - Nov - Oct - Sep - Aug - Jul - Jun - May - Apr - Mar - Feb - Jan - Reverence Or Reference
2017Dec - Best of the Year - Nov - Oct - Sep - Aug - Jul - Jun - May - Apr - Mar - Feb - Jan
2016Dec - Poetry Special - Roaring Forties - Nov - Literary Masterpiece - Oct - Sep - Aug - Jul - Jun - May - Apr - Mar - Feb - Jan
2015Dec - Nov - Oct - Sep - Ambient Special - Aug - Jul - Jun - May - Apr - Mar - Feb - Kim Fowley Special - Jan
2014Dec - Nov - Oct - Sep - Aug - Jul - Jun - May - Apr - Mar - Feb - Jan
2013Dec - Nov - Oct - Sep - Aug - Jul - Jun - May - Nuggets - Apr - Mar - Feb - Jan
2012Dec - Nov - Oct - Sep - Aug - Jul - Jun - May - Nuggets - Apr - Mar - Feb - Mashup Special - Jan
2011Dec - Nov - Oct - Sep - Aug - Metal Postcard Influences - Jul - Jun - May - Apr - Feb

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