After 18 years and 900-plus episodes, Ennio Styles continues to break the waves, pushing boundaries in soulful and ground-breaking music from a vast universe. The host station of these shows has been Melbourne-based 3RRR FM and is now also broadcast on Gilles Peterson's Worldwide FM along with Japan's J-Wave. Current delectables and new angles on old abound over 32 musical adventures.
With his finger constantly on the pulse of a global underground, Stylin' 900 includes some of Ennio's favourite upcoming artists and musicians in the world right now, and their credits include work with heavyweights like Kaidi Tatham, Theo Parrish, Kamasi Washington, Pharrell, Kendrick Lamar, DJ Manny, Fatima, Floating Points, Frank Ocean, Kamaal Williams, Kokoroko, Dego, Mndsgn, SiR, Rejjie Snow, Kelela, Photay, Underground Resistance, Byron the Aquarius, Ibibio Sound Machine, Makaya McCraven, Sharon Jones, Yusef Lateef, Hugh Masekela, Lauryn Hill, Mulatu Astatke, Hypnotic Brass Ensemble, SZA, Frankie Knuckles, Mike Dunn, 30/70 and Machinedrum.
Within lies Zapp-like Funk from MADMADMAD on'Mouse Rock', ethereal, stripped riff-led Soul from Asal Hazel via 'UTMT' and a slice of percussive, instrumental euphoria by Dany Rodriguez on 'December'. Oh, there is also the refreshing scatting Jazz of Entremundos Quartetto on 'Vestido Longo' while Astralblak deliver a harmonic, synthesised delight in the form of 'Sand Houses'. Kahlil Cummings' big, soulful Hip-Hop beats morph into Reggae and into classical orchestration, accompanied by Jimetta Rose for 'Black Loves Me, Dudu Femi' ,
Just a few of a priceless collection available on Ennio's Heard and Felt label page on Bandcamp and enough to keep us occupied before Stylin' 1000 in a few years' time.