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UK SOUL CHART.....
The UK Soul Chart has moved to a new time on Starpoint Radio :- Saturday Nights 10pm - 12midnight
Dont forget our re runs for the international listeners:- Mondays 2am- 4am (thats Sunday night) Tuesday 1pm - 3pm (Daytime), Thursdays 4am-6am All UK times.
Or simply check out our schedule at www.starpointradio.com
The UK Soul Chart plays the top 30 new soulful tunes of the week & interviews with the artists.
Presented by Kevin J The chart reflects the radio airplay in the UK and selected top soul tastemakers playlists. Read more
Starpoint Radio Chat "Nite Mood" Panel
For listening and participating in Starpoint's Radio Chat during the evening and night hours, try the new "Nite Mood" Panel for a darker, easier on the eyes viewing experience.
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Brett Costellos Urban Meltdown Tuesdays 11pm
Brett Costello has been a tastemaker in the Australian Soul/R&B/Hip Hop scene for almost 20 years.
Brett’s enthusiasm for the freshest new black music has taken him on a journey including stops at community Radio stations 6NR and KCR fm, commercial Radio with the groundbreaking R&B Bounce on 96fm in 2002, then for six years alongside Nick Alexander on Nova 937, initially for Urban Essentials on Friday and Sunday nights from June 2003- July 2007 and more recently on R&B Shortkutz on Sunday nights from Jan 2008 - September 2009.***Currently Brett Presents the Worldwide syndicated radio show THE URBAN MELTDOWN.
Invited to be an Aria club chart reporting DJ some years back, Brett has also voted in the urban category for the Australian Aria Music Awards.
As a 10 year member of Europe's premier DJ Pool (yes back in the vinyl days - and now online) and regular trips to the US and UK to stock up on the freshest sounds, Brett is always dropping the latest tracks and hottest hits around.
Retro Russ Wednesday's 7-9pm
RetroRuss is from `Back in the Day's'- discovering soul and funk at the age of 14. He first DJ'd aged 14 years and then followed on with a series of one-offs over the years. At the time he discovered that it was better listening then playing! In 1976 he sneaked himself into the old Royalty in Southgate, North London, was a regular visitor to Le Beat Route, Samantha's and Sundown before, aged of 18, in 1978 getting `known' in the West club scene - at the time there was an explosion of disco music and RetroRuss got to know all the leading DJ's of the time, occasionally helping them on the decks, enjoying the energy of dance music and the vibe, atmosphere of clubs like The Embassy, Legends and Maunkberry's, sometimes Heaven.
By 1981 the scene had become too commercial and RetroRuss, tiring of high energy, synth music and just plain pap decided to hang up his disco shoes. He still continued to add to his record collection, often buying other disillusioned DJ's collections - who'd had enough! Consequently, over the years RetroRuss has built an extensive collection of Disco, Soul and Funk music, covering the Golden period 1976 - 1979.
20 years or so passed by and RetroRuss, having raised a family, invested in a pair of Technics, a Denon amp, Gemini mixer (now upgraded to a PioneerDJM600) and speakers and started doing house parties! He played (and still does) the popular disco but his first love is the deeper hard edge dance music of the time...In October 2002 RetroRuss was asked to 'fill in' at a music night at The Royal Oak pub in North London, which became a regular night. As Russ brought his ‘rare-groove’ 12” disco the night became popular with many House Music Producers listening to rare obscure disco for them to sample!
In 2005 RetroRuss organised 'Lets Get It Together' with DJ PapaG whichattracted over 250 people, guested at 'Jumpback' held at The Progress bar in Tufnell Park and became a Moderator on the world's largest disco music forum in 2006. He then also started broadcasting over the Internet.
There is still life in the old dog and he has continued to DJ - both in the UK and internationally, delighting audiences with groovy disco and bringing this often derided genre of music to life showing the full extent of the "glory of disco". In 2014 Russ joins Starpoint radio and is looking forward to welcoming both new and regular listeners to the show.
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