Every year we’re astounded by the onslaught of superb music, and our favourites of 2022 really reflect the global nature of sublime experimental sounds.
From Brazil to Uganda, Palestine to Afghanistan, we’re taking in ancient folk, forward-focused hip-hop, donk bangers, death metal from fluffy toy masters, and everything inbetween that we can squeeze into ten tracks.
Part two is coming next week.
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Dinheiro Infinito Revival – 138 BPM (40% Foda / Maneiríssimo, Brazil)
Infinity Knives & Brian Ennals – A Melancholy Boogie (Phantom Limb, UK)
Naujawanan Baidar – Khedmat Be Khalq (Radio Khiyaban, Netherlands)
Société Etrange – Futur (Les Disques Bongo Joe, Switzerland)
Julmud جُلْمود – Falnukmel فلنكمل (Bilna’es بالناقص, Palestine)
OKI feat. Umeko Ando – Battaki (Grasshopper Dance) (Mais Um, UK)
Corpsegrinder – Acid Vat (feat. Erik Rutan) (Perseverance Media Group, USA)
Lady Aicha & Pisko Crane’s Original Fulu Mimiki of Kinshasa (Nyege Nyege Tapes, Uganda)
Lila Tirando a Violeta & Sayveeyun – Whirlwinds (N.A.A.F.I., Mexico)
Širom – Prods the Fire with a Bone, Rolls Over with a Snake (Glitterbeat, Germany)
This week’s episode is sponsored by the state51 Conspiracy, an independent music house. Go to state51.com to find out more about everything they do: state51 Factory sessions and events; hand-made Atelier products; a diverse roster of Label releases; Greedbag stores, pop-up and fanzine, and the Collective of distribution partner labels and artistsProduced and edited by Nick McCorriston.