Stress Jingle/Station ID #49: Magik Markers


The Magik Markers are a noise rock band from Hartford, Connecticut. The members Elisa Ambrogio (guitar, vocal), Pete Nolan (drums) and Leah Quimby (guitar) started the band in their basement in 2001. Their debut album, I Trust My Guitar, Etc… was released in 2005 on Thurston Moore’s Ecstatic Peace label.


Besides their official albums, Peter Nolan (through his Arbitrary Signs imprint) has consistently produced limited release singles, cdr and tape snapshot documents of the Magik Markers studio/4-track recordings and live performances, all with original handmade artwork, intended for a small audience. With...

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Stress Jingle/Station ID #48: Roots Manuva


Born in 1972, Rodney Smith aka Roots Manuva is a rapper from Stockwell, South London, England.


Deeply influenced by hip hop (in particular, the incomparable Rakim), sound-system culture and the measured dub poetry of Linton Kwesi Johnson, Rodney  established himself as Roots Manuva in the late 90′s. His work was firmly rooted in dub and ragga but also incorporated much of the trip-hop style often associated with Ninja Tune, the UK imprint that often distributed his Big Dada releases. 


Like more and more modern MC’s, he’s often his own producer, runs his own label, and has his own...