Episodes

#186 – Jitwam, Low, Blawan, Lee Scratch Perry

A show that’s best described as ‘chill’ this week, as most of the music will have you woozy in the summer sun. Another description would be ‘symmetrical’ as it’s bookended by two dub tracks – the first from debutants Spiritual Rockers, and the final note from legend Lee Scratch Perry. In the middle we have a 14 minute opus from Low, electronic experimentation from Jako Maron on Uganda’s Nyege Nyege Tapes, thundering techno from Blawan, cocaine pop from Jitwam and a whole lot more.

Tracklisting
Spiritual Rockers – Fireland (Steppas Records, UK)
Crack Cloud – Swish Swash (self-release, Canada)
Jako Maron – Katangaz (Nyege Nyege Tapes, Uganda)
Low – Double Negative Triptych – “Quorum”, “Dancing and Blood” and “Fly” (Sub Pop, USA)
Jitwam – Desires (The Jazz Diaries, India)
Blawan – North (Ternesc, UK)
Astronauts, etc. – The Border (Company Records, USA)
Hilary Woods – Prodigal Dog (Sacred Bones Records, USA)
The Space Lady – Be Thankful For What You Got (Les Disques Bongo Joe, Switzerland)
Lee Scratch Perry – Game of the Throne (Byrd Out, UK)

#185 – Giant Swan, Samuel Kerridge, Dorcha, Sophia Loizou

Back from our Bulgarian excursion we’ve got a whole load of good stuff waiting for you. We’ve got alternative rock stylings of Birmingham’s Dorcha alongside experimental sounds of Ben Vince. We have legendary techno producer Samuel Kerridge’s new track, mutant jungle from Sophia Loizou, a surprising folk project from Roger Robinson, reggae from Parly B, hiphop, Latvian experimentation and loads more.

Tracklisting
Dorcha – Bruiser (self-release, UK)
Samuel Kerridge – Silent Notes (Downwards, UK)
Ben Vince – Assimilation (Where to Now?, UK)
Horsedreamer (Roger Robinson & Piers Faccini) – Trigger (Beating Drum, France)
Dameetis Brown – I T S M E (self-release, USA)
Parly B & The Elementz – Skylark (Reggae Take Over, UK)
1/2H 1/2W – Inbreed (Bezirk, Austria)
Sophia Loizou – Memories of Angels (Cosmo Rhythmatic, Germany)
Giant Swan – High Waisted (Mannequin Records, Germany)
Field Lines Cartographer – Repulsin Engine Test (Concretetapes, UK)

#184 – Dwarfs of East Agouza, JK Flesh, Siete Catorce, Carla Bozulich

After last week’s smooth funk openers, let’s get a little more brutal shall we? Raw Ambassador’s Mental Disorder track is as intense as the artist name and title would suggest, and it takes brave ears to get through that. But persist and (more) rewards are forthcoming – the outstanding collaboration between Aidan Moffat and RM Hubbert for one, and Marlowe – the L’Orange and Solemn Brigham collaboration – for another. Elsewhere we have a mix of the good stuff – get involved

Tracklisting
Raw Ambassador – Mental Disorder (Mannequin Records, Germany)
Aidan Moffat & RM Hubbert – Party On (Rock Action Records, UK)
Marlowe – Lost Arts (Mello Music Group, USA)
Rob Lewis – Pines (self-release, UK)
Dwarfs of East Agouza – Rats Don’t Eat Synthesizers (Akuphone Records, France)
Carla Bozulich – Let It Roll (Constellation Records, Canada)
Siete Catorce – Susurro (Hypermedium, Greece)
JK Flesh – Wasplike (Inner Surface Records, UK)
Grimm Grimm – Take Me Down to Coney Island (Some Other Planet Records, UK)
Rattle – All Over the Place (God Unknown Records, UK)

#183 – Miss Red, Kamaal Williams, Elza Soares, Sen Morimoto

This week’s podcast starts off of the funky side, with smooth jazz funk from The Comet is Coming-affiliated Soccer96 and Henry Wu’s Kamaal Williams. We get as nasty as usual though, with Miss Red and The Bug’s latest, giallo disco from Parasols, and the mesmerising Batu record on XL. Elsewhere we have the latest from Brazilian samba legend Elza Soares, gorgeous music from Filho da Mãe, pop hip hop from Sen Morimoto and a whole lot more…

Tracklisting
Soccer96 – Harmonious Monk (Slowfoot Records, UK)
Kamaal Williams – High Roller (Black Focus Records, UK)
Miss Red and The Bug – Dagga (Pressure, UK)
Debby Friday – Sine Metu (self-release, Canada)
Elza Soares – Banho – Part. Ilu Obá de Min (Deckdisc, Brazil)
Parasols – White Shadow (Giallo Disco Records, Italy)
Filho da Mãe – Água​-​Má (Lovers & Lollypops, Portugal)
Sen Morimoto – This is Not (Sooper Records, USA)
Batu – Flash React (XL Recordings, UK)
Peder Mannerfelt – Every Day Had A Number (LazyTapes, Germany)

#182 – Gazelle Twin, Pal Hwang Dan, Regional Justice Center, Chromatics

Dark, dangerous music on this week’s podcast as the guys bring along twisted sounds from thrash punk to industrial techno to epic goth drone. It’s almost relieving when we get Streets of Rage invoking Korean electronics of Pal Hwang Dan, the new one from Gazelle Twin, and Pye Corner Audio moniker Head Technician

Tracklisting
Idris Ackamoor & the Pyramids – A Message to my People (Strut, UK)
Gazelle Twin – Hobby Horse (Anti-Ghost Moon Ray, UK)
Head Technician – First Pour (Ecstatic Recordings, UK)
Nat Birchall meets Al Breadwinner – Youth Iron Rock (self-release, UK)
Pal Hwang Dan – Klimt’s Butcher Shop 클림트 정육점 (Chinabot, UK)
The Body – Nothing Stirs (Thrill Jockey Records, USA)
Regional Justice Center – Control (Adagio 830, Germany)
Chromatics – Black Walls (Italians do it Better Records, USA)
Dez Williams – Fallnot (Bedouin Records, UAE)
Onipa – demo (self-release, UK)

#181 – Lucrecia Dalt, 700 Bliss, Sterile Hand, ZOHASTRE

Some of the best music of the year is squeezed into this 90 minute episode of the podcast. From legends Pere Ubu and Tyler, The Creator to debut releases from ZOHASTRE and Owiny Sigoma Band affiliated Zapatilla, through to the latest from Colombia’s Lucrecia Dalt, there’s a whole heap to get stuck into this week.

Tracklisting
ZOHASTRE – Birds Oracle (Zam Zam Records, USA)
700 Bliss – Living (Halcyon Veil, USA)
Tyler, The Creator – OKRA (self-release, USA)
Annabel (lee) – The Latest News (Youngbloods, USA)
Marmo – I Colori Dell’Universo (self-release, UK)
Zapatilla – Crumbling Down (Zap Music, UK)
Pere Ubu – Prison of the Sense (Cherry Red Records, UK)
Sterile Hand – Security (Ecstatic Recordings, UK)
Lucrecia Dalt – Edge (RVNG Intl., USA)
Warren Schoenbright – Excavations (Vacant Fulfilment, UK)

#180 – MZ.412, WaqWaq Kingdom, Tasos Stamou, Lay Llamas

This week’s pod has Gareth and Anthony in fine fettle. Lengthy tracks from Sudanese tambour artist Abu Obaida Hassan, Earth legend Dylan Carlson, and London jazz staple Emanative punctuate a show full of dark doom, Estonian synth pop, blistering Lithuanian techno, crete experimentation, and a whole lot more.

Tracklisting
Abu Obaida Hassan & His Tambour – Qamar Al Massa (Moon of the Night) (Ostinato Records, USA)
Dylan Carlson – Conquistador (Sargent House, USA)
Dreems – Shark Water (Le Temps Perdu, Lithuania)
WaqWaq Kingdom – Sugar Pills (Jahtari, Germany)
Tasos Stamou – Vasiliki (Discrepant Records, UK)
Mari Kalkun – Keelega​-​Meelega (Nordic Notes, Germany)
Regret – Orange (Crash Symbols, USA)
Lay Llamas – Holy Worms (Rocket Recordings, UK)
MZ.412 – Ulvens Broder (Cold Spring, UK)
Emanative – Planet B (Nutriot Recordings, Austria)

#179 – Kamasi Washington, Froe Char, Sleep, Mubashira Mataali Group

Some long epic tracks on pod 179. The return of Kamasi Washington with his kung fu jazz kicks us off in fine style, the welcome return of stoner rock pioneers Sleep also makes an appearance. Elsewhere there’s new techno from Froe Char, Ugandan percussion from Mubashira Mataali Group, a double barrel of Russian goodness from Mirrored Lips and The New Movement, Burmese field recordings, twisted dancehall and a whole lot more.

Tracklisting
Kamasi Washington – Fists of Fury (Young Turks, UK)
Froe Char – Inside From City Captive (Medical Records, USA)
Sleep – Giza Butler (Third Man Records, USA)
Mubashira Mataali Group – Kulika Hijja (Welcome back from the Holy Pilgrimage) (Blip Discs, UK)
Za! – Ochate Zi Ô (The Audacious Art Experiment, UK)
Duppy Gun Productions – Miro Tape Side A (Love Di People / Mad) (Bokeh Versions, UK)
Mirrored Lips – Russian Cocaine (Alakir Records, Israel)
The New Movement – Neocortex Interruption (Version 3) (Post-Materialization Music, Russia)
Dog Chocolate – Tesco Flag (Upset the Rhythm, UK)
Jesse Paul Miller – Maing Thauk Paya Monk / Monk on a Train from Thazi to Kalaw (self-release, USA)

#178 – Newbaan, Rival Consoles, Сольвычегодск, Lucrecia Dalt

This week’s show kicks out a little harder than last week’s, with the exceptional Jamaican grime cut from the ever-excellent No Hats No Hoods label. We have psych from Jerusalem, avant garde industrial jazz from Russia, abstract electronics from Japan and whole host of goodies.

Tracklisting
Newbaan – Badda than Dem (No Hats No Hoods, UK)
Lucrecia Dalt – Tar (RVNG Intl., USA)
Сольвычегодск – Фуга ля-минор / Fugue in A minor (self-release, Russia)
HYNOM – Kissinger (Raash Records, Israel)
Mikado Koko – Jo No Mai (Shango Records, Greece)
Beige Palace – Song Arm (Cave of Roses, UK)
Filter Dread – Beyond Saturn (TV Showw, France)
Rival Consoles – Dreamer’s Wake (Erased Tapes Records, UK)
Adrena Adrena – Cybals (Champion Version, UK)
Why the Eye? – Dombo (Plynt Records, Belgium)

#177 – Jean Grae & Quelle Chris, Lucchesi, Shortparis, Derya Yildirim & Grup Şimşek

You know you’re getting the party started when your podcast opens with an abstract 7-minute flute number, but the gorgeous new track from Cara Stacey and Camilo Ángeles demands attention. Elsewhere we have the wonderful new record from Jean Grae and Quelle Chris. Just because we’re not done with collaborations, we also have the spectacular Turkey-Swiss collaboration of Derya Yildirim and Grup Şimşek. We also have Russian synths with Shortparis, abstract experimentation from Me, Claudius, synth pop from Apostille and loads more.

Tracklisting
Cara Stacey & Camilo Ángeles – Stolenboosch (Kit Records, UK)
Jean Grae & Quelle Chris – My Contribution to this Scam (Mello Music Group, USA)
Shortparis – Любовь (self-release, Russia)
Derya Yildirim & Grup Şimşek – Üç Kiz Bir Ana (Ironhand Records, Germany)
Jean-Marie Massou – Le Pêcheur d’islande (Vert Pituite La Belle, France)
Turbo Teeth – Big Troubles (Untitled 1, Greece)
Apostille – Feel Bad (Upset the Rhythm, UK)
Keito – Lotus Root (Chinabot, UK)
Me, Claudius – Hold Your Shape, Church (Linear Obsessional Recordings, UK)
Lucchesi – Burro (Full Dose, UK)