#437 – Favourites of 2023 part 1

The first part of a double header celebrating some of our favourite music from 2023. 

It’s been an incredible year for music, and we’re in celebratory mood as we record the first two of our final three shows. 

This part includes Japanese prog, Indonesian metal, gigantic Ugandan xylophones, stoned hip-hop, Egyptian Mahraganat and a whole lot in between.

PoiL Ueda – Kumo 雲 ( 船 弁 慶 ) part1 (Dur & Doux, France)
Great Area – So Very (Relaxin Records, UK)
Nakibembe Embaire Group – 160 (with Gabber Modus Operandi & Wahono) (Nyege Nyege Tapes, Uganda)
Anemosdesma – I (self-release, Indonesia)
WaqWaq Kingdom – Bad For My Soul Good For My Ego (Phantom Limb, UK)
Chester Watson – East End (POW Recordings, USA)
3Phaz – Labash (Discrepant, UK)
V/Z – Bites feat Coby Sey (AD93, UK)
Yokel x D.Ham x Franco Franco – 2020THRU ft. Dali de Saint Paul & Kelan (Bokeh Versions)
Flesh & the Dream – Ecstasy Before the Affair (Everything Forever, 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 artists

Produced and edited by Nick McCorriston.

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