Yakumo interview – podcast

Interview with electro tropical funky duo Yakumo, playing ‘Flamingo’ and ‘Soulfire’, discussing their history as being members of Daily Bread and their experiments as an orchestra.

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[audio: http://sites.google.com/site/weareokradio3/interviews/Yakumo_20150216.mp3]





Show #46 – Yakumo

It has been known that we get a band on the show on the strength of one single. But when they only have one other recorded song in their catalogue, it can feel like you’re on dodgy ground giving them a slot to talk about themselves. No such fear with Yakumo, an electronic duo from Utrecht who’s sound offers distinct influences from Africa, calypso and wrapped up with the dance elements of The Knife. Chris and Atser have previous with well established act Daily Bread and are now gathering a head of steam for their own output. Applying a drip-drip approaching to release tracks throughout the year, by December they reckon they’ll have an album’s worth. And if they match lead track ‘Flamingo’, there won’t be much filler on the way.


We chatted about getting a following on the back of limited back catalogue, moving on up when your singer has left, finding time to do a Yakumo Orchestra, future plans and a shared love of Yuko Yuko

Listen back to the interview here

Snowapple interview

Interview with Una, Laurien and Laura from Snowapple with live performances of two songs.

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[audio: http://sites.google.com/site/weareokradio3/interviews/Snowapple_2015_01_19.mp3]




Show #44 – Snowapple

I first interviewed Amsterdam 3 piece, Snowapple 2 years ago on a breakfast radio show. Even at 7am in the morning, they somehow managed to perform music with stunning, luscious harmonies at a time in the day when I personally could barely speak. Overjoyed to have them back in the studio playing live and promoting their soon to be released 2nd album ‘Illusion’.


The harmonies still astound (my co-host spent the evening with jaw suitably dropped), but their music has developed with more sinister, creepy undertones.

We chatted about being signed to a UK label, the recent shows at Noorderslag and having difficulties trying to swap a batthered old Korg keyboard for a pianetta.

You can hear the full interview from this link here.

Catch them live on 2nd February in the Paradiso to witness them in their live glory.