Radioclit are Johan Karlberg and Etienne Tron (aka DJ Tron), a soundsystem that began as an Internet radio show broadcasting out of London several years ago. They distributed early mixes such as 2004’s "You Godda Lick It", and 2005’s "Careful Clit Clit" for free, and soon made their name with the Ghettopop
series of podcasts, which began in 2006 and continued regularly for over a year. They’ve had a monthly residency at Vice magazine’s London pub The Old Blue Last since 2005, the same year they put on the Hollertronix nights in Paris with Diplo, M.I.A., Feadz
and Roots Manuva. They’ve remixed artists including Bondo do Rolę and Santogold.
Johan Karlberg (Sweden) is a beat maker and rapper; Etienne Tron (France) is a producer with three solo releases on Werk Discs. Karlberg and Tron were both members of eurocrunkers Stacs of Stamina (Werk Discs), who released a well-received album in 2005, Tivoli
(Werk Discs), and performed alongside TTC
and Werk favorites Modeselektor
. The pair have a long string of remixes behind them with names such as Alphabeat, Bronski, and most notably Bonde do Rolę; two Radioclit remixes are on Bondo's new album With Lasers
. More recently, they've done a rework of New York Matt & Kim’s "No More Long Years", Santogold’s "Get It Up" (feat. M.I.A. & Gorilla Zoe), and got on board with Australia's Architecture In Helsinki for a remix that features Marina (formerly of Bonde Do Rolę). In 2006 Tron founded his own label, Uppercuts releasing 12's from the likes of Diplo and King Tut and on which the duo released Hard Working Class, Vol. 1
(2007), a compilation of their production and remix work to date, which features unreleased remixes of artists including Lily Allen, Justin Timberlake and Kano.
Production-wise Radioclit debuted in 2007 with their first EP Mature Macho Machine
on Sinden's Counterfeet label, quickly followed-up by the Divine Gosa EP
. Their killer Secousse EP
was just released on Mental Groove Records with Malawi born singer Esau Mwamwaya, now they’ve formed a group appropriately calling The Very Best. They've just released a preview mixtape (an album is already finished and will be released in 2009) blending Esau’s smooth crooner vocals over everything from Teki Latex and Mujava
to Hans Zimmer.
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