Fusion Delusion

Mondays 9:30PM

Presented by Nathan and Nicholas

Bam..!

…and with a burst of brilliant light, 2 dust covered futuristic figures emerge. They are un-faded by the amazing spectrum unfolding around them…

Nick, the undisputed master of the fusion trawling game knows what you want to hear on a Wednesday night. He’s chosen a crimson a skinny tie, grey baggy suit and some of the most forgotten and hard to find tracks of the last 40+ Earth years. Blessed an insatiably whet appetite for electric pianos made by the Rhodes company and ice cream made by “that” company (no, the other one), Nick (AKA Space Boy) constantly delivers where so many other life forms have failed. Good consistency is not just reserved for low fat yoghurt with Nick, it is liberally spread across all genres and styles paying special attention a frequently overlooked goldmine of Fusion tunes. Fusion Jazz? – Check. Boosters? – Check. Chick? – Check. Corea? – Check. Synthesiser racks that are 3, and sometimes 4 boards deep? – We have go for launch.

Nathan, for the uninitiated, is the time signature obsessing spiritual successor of Dr Emmett Brown. That’s right people, this time-travelling drummer’s electrical, but he needs a nuclear reaction to generate the 1.21 jigowatts of electricity required to hunt down those rare grandpa cardigans. Travelling from the 70’s, 80’s and 90’s, this wittle pup mixes the decades in his wardrobe like oil mixes with water. And you may be thinking this quirky professor-jacket-with-elbow-patches-wearing retro maniac only knows fashion, well let me tell you he is a purveyor of fine retro synths from the best op shops in town. As for a name, those who ride the space-time continuum simply know him as none other than “Mr Fusion”. Flux Capacitor? On. Time Circuits? On. Return to Forever? On. Much to the disappointment of Space Boy, where we’re going, we don’t need Rhodes.

Whichever decade you may be in, the Fusion Delusion is worthy of your ears on Monday nights at 11.

Recent Episodes

Fusion Delusion - 09:30pm - Monday 11th December, 2017

Playlist
Fusion Delusion - 12:00am Monday 11th December, 2017
09:31pm Mahavishnu Orchestra - Can't Stand Your Funk
RELEASE: Visions of the Emerald Beyond - LABEL: Columbia
09:35pm Jean-Luc Ponty - Celtic Steps
RELEASE: The Atacama Experience - LABEL: Koch
09:42pm Herbie Hancock - Magic Number
RELEASE: Magic Windows - LABEL: Columbia Records
09:51pm Michal Urbaniak - Moonlight
RELEASE: Urban Express - LABEL: East-West Records
09:56pm Jeff Lorber - Gigabyte
RELEASE: Philly Style - LABEL: Narada Jazz
10:01pm Gerard Masters - Fall Remix
RELEASE: 8fold - LABEL: Jazzgroove
10:07pm George Duke - After the Love
RELEASE: Liberated Fantasies - LABEL: MPS Records
10:10pm Weather Report - China Blues
RELEASE: This is This! - LABEL: Columbia
10:17pm Herbie Hancock - Future Shock
RELEASE: Future Shock - LABEL: Columbia
10:25pm Jean-Luc Ponty - Parisian Thoroughfare
RELEASE: The Atacama Experience - LABEL: Koch
10:31pm Herbie Hancock - The Bomb
RELEASE: Lite Me Up - LABEL: Columbia
10:38pm Nucleus - Stonescape
RELEASE: Elastic Rock - LABEL: Vertigo Records
10:39pm Chick Corea - Time Warp
RELEASE: Time Warp - LABEL: GRP Records
10:43pm Ryo Kawasaki - Andes
RELEASE: Juice - LABEL: RCA
10:49pm Bob James - Valley of the Shadows
RELEASE: One - LABEL: CTI

Fusion Delusion - 09:30pm - Monday 4th December, 2017

Playlist
Fusion Delusion - 12:00am Monday 4th December, 2017
09:31pm Upp - Nitto
RELEASE: This Way Upp - LABEL: Epic
09:36pm Al Di Meola - Casino
RELEASE: Casino - LABEL: Columbia
09:46pm Billy Cobham - Taurian Matador
RELEASE: Spectrum - LABEL: Atlantic
09:51pm Stanton Moore - Stanton Hits the Bottle
RELEASE: All Kooked Out! - LABEL: Fog City Records
10:02pm Dave Weckl - Heads Up
RELEASE: Heads Up - LABEL: GRP
10:10pm Upp - Groovin' Mood Watch Video
RELEASE: This Way Upp - LABEL: Epic
10:10pm Maynard Ferguson - Primal Scream
RELEASE: Primal Scream - LABEL: CBS
10:15pm Tony Williams - Foreign Intrigue
RELEASE: Foreign Intrigue - LABEL: Blue Note
10:28pm The Billy Cobham George Duke Ban - Ivory Tattoo
RELEASE: "Live" on Tour in Europe - LABEL: Atlantic
10:32pm The Cab - The Watcher
RELEASE: Cab - LABEL: Tone Center Records
10:38pm Planet X - Quantum Factor
RELEASE: Quantum - LABEL: InsideOut Records
10:46pm Jack DeJohnette - Indigo Dreamscapes
RELEASE: Parallel Realities - LABEL: MCA
10:53pm Upp - Get To the Bottom
RELEASE: This Way Upp - LABEL: Epic
10:58pm Allan Holdsworth - The Drums Were Yellow
RELEASE: The Sixteen Men of Tain - LABEL: Gnarly Geezer

Fusion Delusion - 09:30pm - Monday 27th November, 2017

Playlist
Fusion Delusion - 12:00am Monday 27th November, 2017
09:31pm Naniwa Express - Red Zone
RELEASE: Daiuchuhmugenryokushin = 大宇宙無限力神 - LABEL: CBS/Sony
09:37pm John McLaughlin - David
RELEASE: Music Spoken Here - LABEL: Warner Music International
09:45pm Naniwa Express - Image
RELEASE: Daiuchuhmugenryokushin = 大宇宙無限力神 - LABEL: CBS/Sony
09:49pm Jean-Luc Ponty - Happy Robots
RELEASE: Civilized Evil - LABEL: Atlantic Records
09:55pm Weather Report - Current Affairs
RELEASE: Weather Report - LABEL: Columbia
10:06pm Danny Gottlieb - Percussion of the Spirit
RELEASE: Atlantic - LABEL: Atlantic
10:07pm Danny Gottlieb - Percussion of the Spirit (Part Two)
RELEASE: Whirlwind - LABEL: Atlantic
10:08pm Pharaoh Sanders - Shukuru
RELEASE: Shukuru - LABEL: Theresa Records
10:15pm Naniwa Express - Daiuchuhmugenryokushin
RELEASE: Daiuchuhmugenryokushin = 大宇宙無限力神 - LABEL: CBS/Sony
10:24pm Kenny G - Stop and Go
RELEASE: Kenny G - LABEL: Arista
10:28pm Allan Holdsworth Band - Out From Under
RELEASE: I.O.U. - LABEL: WEA
10:36pm Mahavishnu Orchestra - When Blue Turns Gold
RELEASE: Mahavishnu - LABEL: WEA
10:36pm Naniwa Express - Marshall Arts
RELEASE: Daiuchuhmugenryokushin = 大宇宙無限力神 - LABEL: CBS/Sony
10:40pm Allan Holdsworth Band - White Line
RELEASE: I.O.U. - LABEL: WEA
10:47pm Naniwa Express - 9th Mountain High (Live)
RELEASE: Daiuchuhmugenryokushin = 大宇宙無限力神 - LABEL: CBS/Sony
10:51pm Bob James - Body and Soul
RELEASE: Sign of The Times - LABEL: Tappan Zee Records
10:55pm Naniwa Express - Spot
RELEASE: Daiuchuhmugenryokushin = 大宇宙無限力神 - LABEL: CBS/Sony

Fusion Delusion - 09:30pm - Monday 20th November, 2017

Playlist
Fusion Delusion - 12:00am Monday 20th November, 2017
09:30pm Ryo Kawasaki - Sometime
RELEASE: Juice - LABEL: RCA Victor
09:38pm Shigeharu Mukai - Dragon Fanatic
RELEASE: Pleasure - LABEL: Better Days
09:49pm Herbie Hancock - Spank-a-Lee
RELEASE: Flood - LABEL: CBS/Sony
09:56pm Ryo Kawasaki - On the Dot
RELEASE: Eight Mile Road - LABEL: East Wind
10:06pm Yellow Magic Orchestra - U-T
RELEASE: BGM - LABEL: Alfa
10:13pm T-Square - レッドゾーンの天使
RELEASE: Grand Prix World - LABEL: Village Record
10:19pm Hiroshi Fukumura With Sadao Watanabe - White Clouds
RELEASE: Hunt Up Wind - LABEL: Flying Disk
10:27pm Masabumi Kikuchi Sextet - Piece to Peace
RELEASE: Re-confirmation - LABEL: Phillips
10:28pm Masaru Imada Trio +2 - A Green Caterpillar
RELEASE: Green Caterpillar - LABEL: Three Blind Mice
10:40pm Terumasa Hino - Satsuki
RELEASE: Alone Together - LABEL: Columbia
10:53pm Creation - Tokyo Sally
RELEASE: Pure Electric Soul - LABEL: Express

Fusion Delusion - 09:30pm - Monday 13th November, 2017

Playlist
Fusion Delusion - 12:00am Monday 13th November, 2017
09:33pm Chick Corea Elektric Band - Light Years
RELEASE: Light Years - LABEL: GRP
09:38pm Jaco Pastorius - Kuru/Speak Like A Child
RELEASE: Jaco Pastorius - LABEL: Epic
09:46pm Peter McConnell - High Tone Fandango
RELEASE: Grim Fandango Remastered Soundtrack - LABEL: Double Fine Productions
09:48pm Tal Wilkenfeld - Serendipity
RELEASE: Transformation - LABEL: Eagle
09:54pm Ramsey Lewis - Living for the City
RELEASE: Sun Goddess - LABEL: Columbia
10:00pm Brand X - Swan Song
RELEASE: Is There Anything About? - LABEL: Passport
10:02pm Brand X - The Ghost of Mayfield Lodge
RELEASE: Masques - LABEL: Charisma
10:14pm Alain Caron Le Band - Donna Lee
RELEASE: Rhythm'n Jazz - LABEL: JMS
10:18pm Peter McConnell - Grim Fandango
RELEASE: Grim Fandango Remastered Soundtrack - LABEL: Double Fine Productions
10:20pm Robert Miles - Improvisations P.2
RELEASE: Organik - LABEL: S:alt
10:30pm Tribal Tech - Dr Hee
RELEASE: Dr Hee - LABEL: Relativity Records
10:35pm Creation - Tobacco Road
RELEASE: Creation - LABEL: Express
10:41pm Steely Dan - Monkey in Your Soul
RELEASE: Pretzel Logic - LABEL: ABC Records
10:45pm Norman Connors - Mother of the Future
RELEASE: Slew Foot - LABEL: Buddah Records
10:51pm Peter McConnell - Miner's Room and Factory Hub
RELEASE: Grim Fandango Remastered Soundtrack - LABEL: Double Fine Productions
10:55pm John MacLaughlin with the One Truth Band - Miles Davis
RELEASE: Electric Dreams - LABEL: CBS

Fusion Delusion - 09:30pm - Monday 6th November, 2017

Playlist
Fusion Delusion - 12:00am Monday 6th November, 2017
09:31pm Joe Sample - Hunter
RELEASE: The Hunter - LABEL: MCA
09:37pm B.B. King - Back in LA
RELEASE: There is Always One More Time - LABEL: MCA
09:42pm Steely Dan - Aja
RELEASE: Aja - LABEL: ABC
09:54pm The Crusaders - Spiral
RELEASE: Those Southern Knights - LABEL: MCA
10:01pm Joe Sample - Night Flight
RELEASE: The Hunter - LABEL: MCA
10:10pm Steely Dan - Black Cow
RELEASE: Aja - LABEL: ABC
10:16pm The Crusaders - Free as the Wind
RELEASE: Free as the Wind - LABEL: MCA
10:24pm The Jazz Crusaders - Agua Dulce (Sweetwater)
RELEASE: Chile Con Soul - LABEL: Pacific Jazz
10:30pm B. B. King - Roll, Roll, Roll
RELEASE: There is Always One More Time - LABEL: MCA
10:38pm Bob James - Alone Together (featuring Joe Sample)
RELEASE: Dancing on the Water - LABEL: Warner Bros
10:45pm Soulive - Joe Sample
RELEASE: Doin' Something - LABEL: Blue Note
10:48pm Bob James - Tapawingo (with Joe Sample)
RELEASE: Dancing on the Water - LABEL: Warner Bros
10:55pm The Crusaders - My Mama Told Me So
RELEASE: Those Southern Knights - LABEL: MCA