Come On, Come Down!

with Ilia Rogatchevski

Come On, Come Down! explores adventurous night music for the sleepless. The series covers a broad spectrum of genres, from ambient and noise through to jazz, post-rock and contemporary classical. Each episode is thematically linked and aims to highlight a specific mood, artist or movement. Listen out for the occasional live session.

Previous episodes

Come On, Come Down! #20 - The Prime Directive

Sunday 17th June 2018 04:00 - 06:00 BST

This month: Ilia Rogatchevski compiles a long-form drone collage, composed of idling engine noises, pulled from films such as Star Trek, Star Wars and Blade Runner.

Come On, Come Down! #19 - Found Record Amnesty Pt. 3

Sunday 13th May 2018 04:00 - 06:00 BST

This month: promo downloads are woven into an eclectic ambient mix. With Bass Clef, Laraaji & Bloodkry.

Come On, Come Down! #18 - Russian Techno

Sunday 8th April 2018 04:00 - 06:00 BST

This week: Russian techno from Mujuice, Nocow and Lapti.

Come On, Come Down! #17 - Eastern Tapes

Sunday 11th March 2018 04:00 - 06:00 GMT

This month the programme focuses on "soft sounds" from the New York-based Eastern Tapes cassette label.

Come On, Come Down! #16 - Breathing Space

Sunday 4th June 2017 04:00 - 06:00 BST

This month: final episode of the current season focusing on Breathing Space's 12 hour performance at St. Augustine's Hackney in April 2017.

Come On, Come Down! #15 - Found Record Amnesty Pt. 2

Sunday 7th May 2017 04:00 - 06:00 BST

This month: free promo CDs are given a new lease of life through a randomly selected ambient DJ set. With Ilia Rogatchevski.

Come On, Come Down! #14 - Wedding Bell Jazz

Sunday 2nd April 2017 04:00 - 06:00 BST

In this episode, we honour the presenter's brother, Boris, who is getting married to Gillian Downey next weekend. In lieu of the usual ambient atmospheres, Ilia Rogatchevski presents two hours of upbeat jazz and funk.

Come On, Come Down! #13 - David Lynch Special

Sunday 5th March 2017 04:00 - 06:00 GMT

This month Ilia Rogatchevski presents an episode dedicated to the enigmatic sound world of David Lynch. Featuring music by Lynch, Alan R. Splet, Marek Zebrowski and Angelo Badalamenti.

Come On, Come Down! #12 - Fractal Meat Salad

Sunday 5th February 2017 04:00 - 06:00 GMT

This month: Ilia presents key selections from Graham Dunning's 'Fractal Meat Cuts' micro-editions cassette label. Sound and music from Marlo Eggplant, Robbie Judkins and Mary Stark.

Come On, Come Down! #11 - Colour Out Of Space Festival

Saturday 21st January 2017 12:00 - 18:00 GMT

This six hour special edition broadcast by Ilia Rogatchevski features long-form recordings and interviews taken at the seventh edition of the festival, which took place in November 2016.

Come On, Come Down! #10 - Dronica

Sunday 11th December 2016 04:00 - 06:00 GMT

This episode focuses on Dronica, which took place at The Old Church in Stoke Newington in November 2016.

Come On, Come Down! #9 - Radio Revolten

Sunday 13th November 2016 04:00 - 06:00 GMT

In this episode, Ilia Rogatchevski presents a two-hour mix-down of sound works from Halle's Radio Revolten festival, featuring Lucinda Guy, Howlround, Joyce Hinterding and the Resonance Radio Orchestra.

Come On, Come Down! #8 - Khaled Kaddal

Sunday 27th March 2016 04:00 - 06:00 BST

For the final episode of this series, Ilia Rogatchevski is joined by the Alexandrian sound artist, Khaled Kaddal. He will be performing an improvised piece inspired by a Bedouin poem and playing examples of contemporary Egyptian experimental music. Presented by Ilia Rogatchevski.

Come On, Come Down! #7 - Vaporwave Is Dead

Sunday 13th March 2016 04:00 - 06:00 GMT

Having first begun as an internet meme, Vaporwave is now considered to be the first truly stateless art movement. Expect slow, reverberant jams and complete disregard for copyright. Sounds by Macintosh Plus, 2814 and Blank Banshee.

Come On, Come Down! #6 - Stoner Rock

Sunday 28th February 2016 04:00 - 06:00 GMT

This time, the focus is on stoner rock, or variations thereof, that explore misty night-time moods. Featuring music by Sleep, Melvins and Earth.

Come On, Come Down! #5 - Dot Data Special

Sunday 14th February 2016 04:00 - 06:00 GMT

This week the spotlight is on Dot Data, an audio/visual collective based in France, who specialise in promoting diverse, dark techno and ambient noise music from around the world. Sounds from UVB-76, Phase Fatale and AIR LQD.

Come On, Come Down! #4 - James Shearman

Sunday 31st January 2016 04:00 - 06:00 GMT

This episode sees an hour-long drone set by James Shearman, as well as music from Vagrant, A View From Nihil and Sleep Research Facility. Presented by Ilia Rogatchevski.

Come On, Come Down! #3 - Siberian Tape Culture

Sunday 17th January 2016 04:00 - 06:00 GMT

This episode focuses on the Siberian tape scene. Featuring sounds from Klammklang, Hair Del. and Echotourist.

Come On, Come Down! #2 - Found Record Amnesty Part 1

Sunday 20th December 2015 04:00 - 06:00 GMT

This week: Ilia Rogatchevski digs into his personal record collection. Featuring sounds from Andrew Steingold, Terminal Cheesecake and The FLK.

Come On, Come Down! #1 - Brighton Scene Special

Sunday 6th December 2015 04:00 - 06:00 GMT

This inaugural early hours episode highlights Brighton-based artists and labels who propagate experimental long-form drone and ambient sounds.

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