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The Orb

Duration:
2 hours
First broadcast:
Friday 24 August 2012

As part of 6 Music Celebrates: 50 Years of Jamaican Independence, legendary ambient producer Dr Alex Paterson from the Orb takes over the 6 Mix.

He talks about collaborating with one of reggae's greatest pioneers, Lee Scratch Perry. Their forthcoming album, The Observer In The Star House, is released next month.

The pairing transcends more than the dub genre, with Alex's punk routes and Perry having worked with The Clash and the Slits, creating a reggae/punk crossover.

Recorded in Berlin, the album was first thought of in 2004 when Alex and Lee played together in Mexico. It features brand new material and a re-working of two classics Police & Thieves, which Perry produced in 1976, and Little Fluffy Clouds.

Founded by Dr Alex Paterson and Jimmy Cauty in 1988, the Orb became pioneers of ambient techno, forging their own chillout sound after Cauty left to concentrate on his other band, the KLF.

Best known for their massive hits Little Fluffy Clouds and Perpetual Dawn, the band have continued to push the boundaries of electronic music over the last twenty years.

In this special programme, Alex takes to the 6 Mix decks for two hours to play music that has inspired his new album with Lee Scratch Perry.

Music Played

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    Randy's

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    Prince Far I & The Arabs The Dream

    Message From The King, Caroline Records

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    Jah Lion Colombia Colly

    Island Records Inc

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    The Mighty Diamonds Right Time

    Right Time, Shanachie

  • Image for Screen

    Screen Smokescreen

    We Are Screen, Malicious Damage Records

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    World Unite Words Of Far I

    040 Fxx

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    Hugh Brown The Big Licking Stick

    Culture Press

  • Image for The Wailing Wailers

    The Wailing Wailers I?m Still Waiting

    Studio One

  • Image for Tapper Zukie

    Tapper Zukie Man Ah Warrior

    Mer Records

  • Image for Ranking Trevor

    Ranking Trevor 3 Piece Chicken & Chips

    I'll Be Black, Trojan Records

  • Image for Augustus Pablo & The Upsetters

    Augustus Pablo & The Upsetters Vibrate On

    Island Records Inc

  • Image for Hugh Mundell

    Hugh Mundell My Mind

    Message

  • Image for Harry J. All Stars

    Harry J. All Stars Liquidator

    Trojan Records

  • Image for The Iranian Students

    The Iranian Students Khomeni Skank

    Clappers Records

  • Image for DJ Koze

    DJ Koze Halo Welt

    WO DIE RAMMELWOLLE FLIEGT, Buback Tontraeger

  • Image for The Orb

    The Orb Throbbing Interlude

  • Image for Shrubbn

    Shrubbn Echoes (Orb Remix)

    Shitkatapult

  • Image for The Orb & Lee Scratch Perry

    The Orb & Lee Scratch Perry Golden Clouds

    Cooking Vinyl

  • Image for Thomas Fehlmann

    Thomas Fehlmann Luftbus Mcned

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    The Orb Because/Before (Sibrische Musik)

    Okie Dokie It's The Orb On Kompakt, Kompakt

  • Image for Mohn

    Mohn Mohn

    Kompakt

  • Image for The Orb

    The Orb Soul Man (GAUDI RMX)

    The Observer in the Star House, Cooking Vinyl

  • Image for The Orb

    The Orb Hold Me (Interlude) (feat. Lee Scratch Perry)

    Dub Temple Records

  • Image for Madorb

    Madorb Hole In The Sky (Wave Version)

    I'll Be Black/Trojan Records

  • Image for The Orb Feat. Lee Scratch Perry

    The Orb Feat. Lee Scratch Perry Hold Me Upsetter

    Cooking Vinyl

  • Image for Lord Creator

    Lord Creator Independent Jamaica

    Randy's

  • Image for Xanadu

    Xanadu Rockers Choice

    Joe Gibbs Music

  • Image for Prince Far I & The Arabs

    Prince Far I & The Arabs The Dream

    Message From The King, Caroline Records

  • Image for Jah Lion

    Jah Lion Colombia Colly

    Island Records Inc

  • Image for The Mighty Diamonds

    The Mighty Diamonds Right Time

    Right Time, Shanachie

  • Image for Screen

    Screen Smokescreen

    We Are Screen, Malicious Damage Records

  • Image for World Unite

    World Unite Words Of Far I

    040 Fxx

  • Image for Hugh Brown

    Hugh Brown The Big Licking Stick

    Culture Press

  • Image for The Wailing Wailers

    The Wailing Wailers I?m Still Waiting

    Studio One

  • Image for Tapper Zukie

    Tapper Zukie Man Ah Warrior

    Mer Records

  • Image for Ranking Trevor

    Ranking Trevor 3 Piece Chicken & Chips

    I'll Be Black, Trojan Records

  • Image for Augustus Pablo & The Upsetters

    Augustus Pablo & The Upsetters Vibrate On

    Island Records Inc

  • Image for Hugh Mundell

    Hugh Mundell My Mind

    Message

  • Image for Harry J. All Stars

    Harry J. All Stars Liquidator

    Trojan Records

  • Image for The Iranian Students

    The Iranian Students Khomeni Skank

    Clappers Records

  • Image for DJ Koze

    DJ Koze Halo Welt

    WO DIE RAMMELWOLLE FLIEGT, Buback Tontraeger

  • Image for The Orb

    The Orb Throbbing Interlude

  • Image for Shrubbn

    Shrubbn Echoes (Orb Remix)

    Shitkatapult

  • Image for The Orb & Lee Scratch Perry

    The Orb & Lee Scratch Perry Golden Clouds

    Cooking Vinyl

  • Image for Thomas Fehlmann

    Thomas Fehlmann Luftbus Mcned

  • Image for The Orb

    The Orb Because/Before (Sibrische Musik)

    Okie Dokie It's The Orb On Kompakt, Kompakt

  • Image for Mohn

    Mohn Mohn

    Kompakt

  • Image for The Orb

    The Orb Soul Man (GAUDI RMX)

    The Observer in the Star House, Cooking Vinyl

  • Image for The Orb

    The Orb Hold Me (Interlude) (feat. Lee Scratch Perry)

    Dub Temple Records

  • Image for Madorb

    Madorb Hole In The Sky (Wave Version)

    I'll Be Black/Trojan Records

  • Image for The Orb Feat. Lee Scratch Perry

    The Orb Feat. Lee Scratch Perry Hold Me Upsetter

    Cooking Vinyl

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