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Contemporary Indonesian Music Special

A special one hour show from Gareth playing some of his favourite discoveries from his time in Indonesia. Having spent time exploring music scenes in both Jakarta and Bandung, he’s picked out ten stunners that range from breakcore madness, to surf, house, jazz, grindcore, psych, and a whole lot more.

Tracklisting
Tesla Manaf – Opaque ft. Rio Abror (Mabes Music, Indonesia)
Noxa – Dimusnahkan Diabadikan (self-release, Indonesia)
The Southern Beach Terror – Tsunami Bomb (Elevation Records, Indonesia / Sonic Funeral Records, Indonesia)
Sunmantra – When You Bite My Lips (Roam Recordings, USA)
Superfine – Rabbit Hole (Bhang Records, Indonesia)
Bottlesmoker – Bonet Circle (Yes No Wave Music, Indonesia)
Sigmun – Behelit (Orange Cliff Records, Indonesia)
Rafi Muhammad – Break the Rules (Berita Angkasa Records, Indonesia)
Godplant – Radikal (Lawless Jakarta Records, Indonesia)
Duo Kribo – Uang (Keepkeep Musik, Indonesia)

With thanks to the British Council for funding the trip

Milhões de Festa Festival 2018 Special

A little special episode for you this week as Gareth and Anthony look forward to the excellent Portugese festival Milhões de Festa. It happens 6-9 September in the beautiful town of Barcelos and has a killer line-up, including the first ever live recording of the Independent Music Podcast.

On this show, ten tracks from artists on the bill:

Pharoah Overlord – I Drove All Night By My Solar Stomp (Ektro Records, Finland)
700 Bliss – Ring the Alarm (Don Giovanni Records, USA)
Os Tubarões – Stranger Ê un Ilusão (Sons D’Africa, Portugal)
Miss Red – Murder (self-release, Israel)
Afrodeutsche – And! (Skam Records, UK)
Kink Gong – Hit Qin Qin (Discrepant, UK)
Electric Wizard – Black Mass (Rise Above Records, UK)
Gazelle Twin – Belly of the Beast (Anti-Ghost Moon Ray, UK)
The Evil Usses – Preop Pop (Stolen Body Records, UK)
UKAEA – The Rake, The Loam (Extreme Ultimate Recordings, UK)

Interview with Ninja Tune and Coldcut’s Jon More

A little two hour bonus to see you through the weekend – Gareth’s conversation with Ninja Tune co-founder and one half of Coldcut Jon More. Ninja Tune has released hundreds of records, with names on the roster including Roots Manuva, Bonobo, Cinematic Orchestra, Young Fathers, and The Bug.

They talk about the foundation of Ninja Tune, the role of the label in the 21st century. The role of sub labels (including Big Dada, and Technicolor), their relationship with Flying Lotus’ Brainfeeder records, and play a lot of great music.

Tracklisting
DJ Food – Turtle Soup (Luke Vibert Mix)
Funki Porcini – King Ashabanapal (Dilinja Mix)
Roots Manuva – Witness (One Hope)
Mr Scruff & Kirsty Almeida – Pickled Spider
Bonobo – Cirrus
Cinematic Orchestra Ft. Fontella Bass – All That You Give
Bicep – Glue
Young Fathers – Shame
The Bug – Skeng (Autechre Remix)
Thundercat – Them Changes
Peggy Gou – Han Jan

Raw Power Festival 2018 special

Gareth is away this week, so instead of a usual show we’re featuring ten artists on the bill at this year’s Raw Power Festival.

To buy tickets, visit: https://babayaga.ticketabc.com/events/raw-power-2018/

Tracklisting
Circle – Terminal (Southern Lord Recordings)
Zombie Zombie – L’esprit du cimetiere, pt.2 – Theme principal (Versatile Records, France)
GHOLD – Nothing Dreamt (Crypt Of The Wizard Records, UK)
Slowcoaches – Complex (Leisure & District, UK)
Cocaine Piss – Pinacolalove (Hypertension Records, Belgium)
Father Murphy – A Purpose (Flenser Records, USA)
No Spill Blood – Back to the Earth (Sargent House, USA)
Snapped Ankles – Hanging With the Moon (The Leaf Label, UK)
Godflesh – Mirror of Finite Light (Avalanche Recordings, UK)
Mirrored Lips – Русский Кокаин (Alakir Records, Israel)

2 Fall Fans Might be Wrong: A Mark E Smith special

This week we’ve been unable to record a usual episode due to the flu. Instead we’ve pulled together five favourite Fall tracks each in celebration of the life and art of Mark E Smith, who sadly passed away this week

Tracklisting
Gramme Friday
from Grotesque (After the Gramme), Rough Trade Records, 1980

Bury
from Bury pts 2+4 7”, Domino Recording Co., 2010

Mr Pharmacist
from Bend Sinister, Beggars Banquet, 1986

Telephone Thing
from Extricate, Phonogram Records, 1990

What About Us?
from Fall Heads Roll, Slogan Records, 2005

Hit the North Part 1
from The Frenz Experiment, Beggars Banquet, 1986

Totally Wired
from Grotesque (After the Gramme), Rough Trade Records, 1980

No Xmas for John Quays
from Live at the Witch Trials, Step Forward Records, 1979

Jawbone and the Air-Rifle
from Hex Enduction Hour, Kamera Records, 1982

Blindness
from Fall Heads Roll, Slogan Records, 2005

#171 – Eels, Silvia Kastel, Gazelle Twin, Dan Shake

Nothing warms up the snowy streets of South London like some hot South African boogie, but wherever you happen to be listening, you’re sure to be enjoying the latest from Soundway records. We have lots of decadent music this week – from Italian producer Silvia Kastel’s smelting pot of techno influences, Orchestra of Constant Distress’s brutal noise rock, Lando Chill’s Tucson hiphop, or Dan Shake’s adorable housey disco goodness. Oh, there’s a new one from Eels too…

Tracklisting
The Survivals – My Brother (Soundway Records, UK)
Silvia Kastel – Bruell (Blackest Ever Black, UK)
Eels – The Deconstruction (E Works, USA)
Guy One – Ete Songo (Philophon Records, Germany)
Orchestra of Constant Distress – Not At All (Riot Season Records, UK)
Sworr – Colder (Fair Weather Friends Records, Greece)
Meursault – Fuck Off Back to Art School (self-release, UK)
Lando Chill & The Lasso – yo luv (Mello Music Group, USA)
Gazelle Twin – The Dream Ends (Houndstooth, UK)
Dan Shake – Magic Marcel (Lumberjacks in Hell, Netherlands)

#168 – Best of 2017 (part three)

The final show of 2017 showcases just how fantastic the year has been for UK labels. Nine of the final ten tracks of our best of are from UK record labels, covering rock, metal, italo-disco, jazz, dub, techno and a whole host of good stuff. We also have Japanese afrobeat just to mix it up. Thank you to all our listeners for a great year, we’ll be back early in 2018.

Tracklisting
Jane Weaver – The Architect (Fire Records, UK)
Not Waving – Where Are We (Diagonal Records, UK)
Forest Swords – Panic (Ninja Tune, UK)
Emanative – Omnious Shanti (self-release, UK)
Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs – Sweet Relief (Rocket Recordings, UK)
Wilted Woman – Heating Problem (Alien Jams, UK)
Snapped Ankles – Hanging With the Moon (The Leaf Label, UK)
Ajate – Taiwasho (180g, France)
Slabdragger – Muffin Man (Holy Roar Records, UK)
Rer Repeter – Suddenly The Lights Went Out (featuring Finna) (Bokeh Versions, UK)

#167 – Best of 2017 (part two)

We continue our selection of favourites from 2017. In part two we cover Egyptian-influenced electronics, industrial music from Portland, the biggest hiphop star on the planet, Israeli dancehall, and a whole lot more.

Tracklisting
Al Lover & Cairo Liberation Front – Level One (Höga Nord Rekords, Sweden)
Kendrick Lamar – Humble (Top Dawg Entertainment, USA)
Sea Moss – Diurnal Enuresis (Crash Symbols, USA)
Stand High Patrol – The Shift (Stand High Records, France)
Crème de Hassan – Touki Bouki / Krik Krak (Inversions Records, UK)
Ex Eye – Form Constant; the Grid (Relapse Records, USA)
Trilion – Fuss Inna Dance ft. Guma Ranks (Scotch Bonnet, UK)
Coby Sey – Active (Peak) (Whities, UK)
Tembok Kamar Dinding Sekolah – Mati Rasa (Chinabot, UK)
Shit & Shine – Hot Shovel (Diagonal Records, UK)

#166 – Best of 2017 (part 1)

The first of our three part ‘best of 2017’ showcases some of our favourite tunes from the year. This week we have the 7″ stunner from Idris Ackamoor, the digital dubs of Roger Robinson and Disrupt, hip hop from Ill Camille, the best track from Gnod’s mouthful of an LP – JUST SAY NO TO THE PSYCHO RIGHT​-​WING CAPITALIST FASCIST INDUSTRIAL DEATH MACHINE – Russian punks Mirrored Lips and a load more

Tracklisting
Idris Ackamoor & the Pyramids – Tinoge Ya Ta’a Ba, Pt. 1 & 2 (feat Guy One) (Philophon Records, Germany)
Ill Camille – Black Gold (Jakarta Records, Germany)
Gnod – Real Man (Rocket Recordings, UK)
Group Doueh & Cheveu – Bord de Mer (Born Bad Records, France)
Roger Robinson & Disrupt – Bun Bun Bun (Jahtari Records, Germany)
Pessimist – Peter Hitchens (Blackest Ever Black, UK)
Mirrored Lips – Дорогой Хороший (Alakir, Israel)
Mahatma X – Mahatma and the White Devil (Home Assembly Music, UK)
Part Chimp – Mapolean (Rock Action Records, UK)
Hampshire & Foat – Galaxies Like Grains of Sand (Athens of the North, UK)

#146 – The Gaslamp Killer, Cocaine Piss, Janka Nabay and the Bubu Gang, Pixvae [Milhoes de Festa 2017 special]

It’s the most wonderful time of the year – when we get ourselves ready for the peerless Milhoes de Festa festival in Portugal. A completely off-the-wall, eclectic line-up of some of the finest artists from across the globe come together in a celebration of everything that is great about art, experimentation, and music. To celebrate, we have a selection of ten artists on the bill, including old favourites like Sarathy Korwar and Orchestra of Spheres, alongside new favourites such as Cocaine Piss, Live Low, and Sacred Paws.

Tracklisting
Rizan Said – High Tension Zamer (Annihaya Records, Lebanon)
Pixvae – La Fuga (Buda Musique, France)
The Gaslamp Killer – Residual Tingles (Cuss Records, USA)
Cocaine Piss – Ugly Face On (Hypertension Records, Belgium)
Janka Nabay and the Bubu Gang – Santa Monica (Luaka Bop, USA)
Live Low – Lembra​-​me Um Sonho Lindo (Lovers & Lollypops, Portugal)
Orchestra of Spheres – Mind Over Might (Fire Records, UK)
Sacred Paws – Everyday (Rock Action Records, UK)
Sarathy Korwar – Indefinite Leave to Remain (Ninja Tune, UK)
Chupame El Dedo – Cabildo Muerto (Discrepant Records, UK)