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Dance musician Broadcaster has spent many years making music incorporating the spoken word. On his long-awaited EP, Primary Transmission, he takes samples from the legendary 1960s BBC Radio Ballads series, created by Charles Parker, Ewan MacColl and Peggy Seeger, and gives them a radical dance makeover that has struck a chord with many people across different musical boundaries.

The Radio Ballads were a groundbreaking series that revolutionised radio documentary-making. Each programme told the story of a different section of society - miners, gypsies, polio victims, fishermen, teenagers etc.. - describing the lives of everyday people using their own words and voices, interwoven with songs written from and about their experiences.  The ordinary became the extraordinary and deeply compelling.

Broadcaster reinterprets the stories in a contemporary way that manages to stay true to the spirit of the original recordings.   Primary Transmission is edgy, yet stuffed full of hooks. It’s some of the most original music you’re likely to hear in a long time. There aren’t many records that get played on BBC Radio 1, 2, 3, 4 and 6music. Almost a BBC full house.

The album is co-produced by Calum MacColl, who has worked with a broad range of artists including Christie Hennessy, Eddi Reader, Boo Hewerdine, Natalie Imbruglia, Boyzone, Van Morrison, Christy Moore, RokiaTraore and Hafdis Huld.