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Getting back into the swing of things now. 26 hours this month including a special show with all spoken links in Bahasa!

Mark Cunliffe - DJ

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Mark Cunliffe

On my show this month:
I'm marking this months show by playing a Polyhymns track due the very sad passing of their talented bass player, Andrew Bolum. My condolences to the band, his family and his friends, gone way too soon.
For the rest of the show there is Lawns bring more ammunition to the table and DOSS doing exactly the same. There is a wonderful track from Olumo Soundz which is definitely one to settle back to and immerse in.
Pantomime Riot is back at us in their own inimitable way and Rasta Vibez provide yet another remix of a Spice track that gets so many reworkings (cos it's so ace).
There is a garage track featuring the great tones telling an anecdote from a presenter on Galway Bay FM and that is by Lyonz.
The show is packed as always so you know what to do?

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SoundCloud: soundcloud.com/djmarkcunliffe
Twitter: twitter.com/markcunliffeuk

My previous session guests:

Artist Broadcast Artist Broadcast
Pantomime Riot 08/2023 Sons Of Mu 08/2023
Mari Dangerfield 03/2020 Voltage Controlled Romance 09/2019
Two's Company 04/2018 o_S_k_m 08/2016
Pet Crow (recording of live set) 07/2016 Ghost-Youth X Honeyruin (collaboration) 03/2016
Steven James Adams (recording from a live set) 02/2016 King Ayisoba (recording from a live set) 12/2015
Haiku Salut (recording of live set) 10/2015 Mallard The Wonderdog (recording of live set) 09/2015
Sleaford Mods (recording of live set) 06/2015 Mas Y Mas 12/2014
MuHa 05/2014 Grawlix 04/2014
Gold Codes 03/2014 Cheap Jazz 01/2014
Biscuit Mouth 12/2013 Cazzurillo 11/2013
Seas Of Mirth 10/2013 The Caravans 09/2013
Mylamine 08/2013 Mark Wynn 07/2013
Beans On Toast 06/2013 Tippa Irie 05/2013
Ayanna Witter-Johnson 04/2013 Kid Lib 04/2013
Haiku Salut 03/2013 My Psychoanalyst 03/2013
Grey Hairs 02/2013 Hallouminati 02/2013
Penny Goring 01/2013 Broken Fingers 12/2012
Mallard The Wonderdog 11/2012 Cloaka 10/2012
Mouthy Poets 10/2012 Sathanao 09/2012
ThorntonClough 08/2012 Sleaford Mods 08/2012
Wooferface 07/2012 Metis 9 06/2012
Ruth Bellamy 05/2012 China Shop Bull (Live) 04/2012
The Trinity Band 03/2012 Chris T-T (Live) 02/2012
Crushing Blows 01/2012 Bearsuit 12/2011
Mackai (Mix) 12/2011 Chong-X (Mix) 11/2011
Jaya The Cat 09/2011 Jerneo / From Fields (Mix) 08/2011
Haiku Salut 07/2011 Swarvy (Mix) 06/2011
Banjo Dave 04/2011 Alright The Captain 03/2011
Alex Blood & The Diggers 02/2011 The Skints 12/2010
Ruth Bellamy 11/2010 Tactus (Mix) 08/2010
Gideon Conn 07/2010 The Dust Collectors (Live) 02/2010
Magoo 10/2009 Little Whores On The Prairie 06/2009
God Has Tits (Live) 02/2009 Babar Luck (Live) 11-12/2008
Iziah DC (Live) 09/2008  

I got into DJ-ing after I became disillusioned with my previous job. It involved doing tests on monkeys and I resigned after Chong failed his GCSE woodwork re-sit. Well….maybe not….

Music has been a big part of my life since I was a littlun. As a teenager I was kinda blinkered in my tastes, liking what I wanted to like. If you’ve heard MJ Hibbert’s song “The Lesson Of The Smiths”, yep, that was me….just a little bit.

A bit older and wiser I slowly started to learn “The Lesson” and then…..I became ill….and d’ya know what, one of the symptoms of my illness was acutely hypersensitive ears….bugger, no music….it didn’t last just a few weeks neither. Recovering, I had a lot of time on my hands and started to listen to John Peel, something I’d done in the past but this time, it was SERIOUS. I never missed a second. John broadened my musical taste in a way no one else could have. He fuelled my passion for music, which had already significantly increased after been starved of music due to my illness. He fuelled it more and more and more with every show.

Since John’s death I seem to have increased the amount of music I listen to, further. It just seemed logical to do something with all the music I was buying so I purchased a (very!) cheap CDJ machine. This lead to me starting Rhubarb Radio on Live 365 in May 2007. I play a selection from genres like: Dubstep, Indie/Alternative, Hip Hop, Grime, Techno, Electronica, Punk, World Music, Desi Beats, Dancehall, Reggae, Drum & Bass and anything else that sounds interesting/different/entertaining/surprising and just downright good!!

Shortly after beginning Rhubarb Radio I sent a demo show to Dandelion Radio and here I am, typing my mini-biography as a Dandelion Radio DJ.

Thank you Dandelion

Other interests? Well, I dabbled in stand-up comedy in my final year of university. I did about ten gigs but stopped to join a dodgy indie band, the third of three bands I have been in. We scaled the heights of No.22 in the Melody Maker Indie Charts before splitting up in real rock ‘n’ roll fashion…..sitting having coffee in an Art House cinema’s cafe!

Tracklistings and listen again to the previous shows:

2024Jan - Best of 2023
2023Dec - Nov - Oct - Sep - Aug - Jul - Jun - May - Apr - Mar - Feb
2021Sep - Aug - on FSK - Jul - on FSK - Jun - on FSK - May - on FSK - Apr - Mar - on FSK - Feb - on FSK - Jan - on FSK
2020Dec - on FSK - Nov - on FSK - Oct - Sep - Aug - Jul - Jun - May - Apr - Mar - Feb - Jan - 2019 Review
2019Dec - Nov - Oct - Sep - Aug - Jul - Jun - May - Mar - Feb - Jan
2018Dec - Nov - Oct - Sep - Aug - Jul - Jun - May
2016Oct - Sep - Aug - Jul - Jun - May - Apr - Mar - Feb - Jan
2015Dec - Nov - Oct - Sep - Aug - Jul - Jun
2014Dec - Aug - Jul - May - Apr - Mar - Feb - Jan
2013Dec - Nov - Oct - Sep - Aug - Jul - Jun - May - Apr - Mar - Feb - Jan
2012Dec - Nov - Oct - Sep - Aug - Jul - Jun - May - Apr - Moombahton Special - Mar - Feb - Jan - 2011 Review
2011Dec - Nov - Oct - Sep - Aug - Jul - Jun - Birthday Special - May - Apr - Mar - Feb - Jan - Festive 50
2010Dec - Festive Fifty Build Up Show - Nov Broadcast One 'Bonus Disc' Special - Oct - Sep - Aug - Jul - Jun - May - Apr - Mar - Feb - Jan Festive 50
2009Dec - Festive Fifty Build Up Show - Nov - Oct - Sep - Aug - Jul - Jun - May - Apr - Mar - Feb - Jan
2008Dec - Nov - Oct - Sep - Aug - Jul - Jun - May - Apr - Mar - Feb - Jan - Festive 50
2007Dec - Festive Fifty Build Up Show

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