05.09.2023 Popular Electronics

Bernie Connor
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  • DUB
  • ROCK
  • SOUL

Bernie’s is a broad and fascinating story with many twists, turns and sine modulations, and he’s inviting you along for the ride.

In the middle of the 20th century, experimentalists cast aside conventional instruments and began to manipulate sound using electronic instruments and devices; a whole new universe of sound was discovered. As Bernie explains, there is a seamless line that runs from the tape manipulations of Karl Heinz Stockhausen right through to the acid noodling of DJ Pierre in 1980’s Chicago.

Mr Connor has been playing music out and about for almost four decades. It has taken him on a journey that has allowed him to absorb a wealth of musical knowledge and shows no signs of giving up.

This month, Bernie is flying solo for his last Popular Electronics show - but not to worry, as Bud will be taking over while Bernie becomes one of Melodic's latest Mornings With hosts!


Nelson Riddle & His Orchestra – Out Of The Night
Mort Garson – Zoos Of The World
Afro Cuban Band – Something’s Got To Give (Todd Terje Remix)
Chic – Chic Cheer
Grateful Dead – China Cat Sunflower/I Know My Rider
Horace Andy/Tapper Zukie – My Guiding Star/Jah Is A Guiding Star
Moby – Go In Dub (Jam & Spoon Dub Mix)
Chaz Janel – Manson Manon
Golden Hands – Take Me Back
Huw Marc Bennett – Pinc Sunset
Black Sabbath – Planet Caravan.
Dennis The Fox – Piledriver
Kev Loy Nichols – Don’t Drop Me
Talking Heads – Moon Rocks
Fireflies – Get Out Of Town
Guts – And The Living Is Easy
Bunny Clarke/Lee Perry & The Upsetters – Move Out Of My Way/ Kojak
Status Quo – Down Down