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#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)

#130 – Raw Power Festival 2017 special

It’s almost time for Raw Power Festival – the London festival weekend celebrating the best psych heaviness, space rock, synth craziness, and leftfield electronica. There are lots of podcast favourites this year, and we spend an hour highlighting some of the artists we’re most looking forward to, including Faust, Bruxa Maria, Afrirampo, KXP and more. The weekend is 26-29 May and you can buy tickets from https://babayaga.ticketabc.com/promoter/babayaga

Tracklisting
Za! – Baddulake (The Audacious Art Experiment, UK)
Faust – The Lurcher (ReR Megacorp, UK)
Bruxa Maria – My Sweetheart Miguel (Extreme Ultimate Recordings, UK)
Cattle – Tanking the Piss (Hominid Sounds, UK)
Paddy Steer – The Blob (Red Deer Club, UK)
Afrirampo – DoDoDoDo (Very Friendly Records, Japan)
Bilge Pump – Thank You Very Much (Gringo Records, UK)
Albert Newton – Live at Screensaver (self-release, UK)
K-X-P – Elephant Man (Smalltown Supersound, Norway)
Giant Swan – Bring Back Fives (Howling Owl Records, UK)

#122 – Music for 2017

Our last show of 2016 sees us looking forward and talking about what we’re anticipating in 2017. That includes labels who have emerged this year, artists with long-awaited album releases, and albums coming out early in the year that we want to shout about. Thank you for all your support in 2016, see you in 2017

Tracklisting
Clap! Clap! – Ar-Raqis (Black Acre, UK)
Lord Tusk – Absent Lovers (self-release, UK)
Throwing Snow – Cantor’s Dust (Houndstooth, UK)
Clipping. – Shooter (Sub Pop Records, USA)
Aquadab & MC A – Anatamohayaku, Saa (Bokeh Versions, UK)
Bad Guys – Crime (Riot Season Records, UK)
Moon Duo – Creepin’ (Sacred Bones Records, USA)
Move D – Want Some (Electrics Minds, UK)
Elf Kid – Reload That (No Hats No Hoods, UK)
Oto Hiax – Creeks (Editions Mego, Austria)

BONUS! Silly or Excellent Christmas songs

To celebrate the festive season we’ve got a mix of ten Christmas songs that are either outstanding or silly.

Tracklisting
Martin Mills & The Sondra Baskin Glee Club – Santafly
Dent May – I’ll Be Stoned for Christmas
Venetian Snares – Xmas Song
The Beach Boys – Little Saint Nick
Cassetteboy – Happy Cliffmas
Sam Sweetsinger Bell – Happy Birthday Jesus
Louis Armstrong – Zat You Santa Claus
Half Man Half Biscuit – It’s Clichéd to be Cynical at Christmas
Lee ‘scratch’ Perry – Merry Christmas, Happy New Year
Blowfly – Jingle Bell Rock (Jingle Bell Cock)

#121 – Our Best of 2016 (pt.3)

2016 has been a horrible year for all sorts of reasons, but sometimes you do forget that this is the year that we heard some incredible music. Whether it’s that random tape from Gainstage back in March, or that Egyptian supergroup the Dwarfs of East Agouza, or whether its the latest from mind-blowing Lewisham grime group The Square, or whether it’s one of the other seven tracks we have on this look back at some of our favourites from a year we’re all hoping to put to bed soon… Thanks so much for listening this year, we wouldn’t be anything without you x

Tracklisting
The Comet is Coming – Star Furnace (The Leaf Label, UK)
Swindle ft. D Double E – Lemon Trees (Butterz, UK)
Za! – Badulake (The Audacious Art Experiment, UK)
Gainstage – RGB Sun (Portals Editions, Germany)
The Dwarfs of East Agouza – Museum of Stranglers (Part I) (Nawa Recordings, UK)
The Square – Defeat Us (No Hats No Hoods, UK)
Bruxa Maria – Human Condition (Extreme Ultimate Recordings, UK)
G.H. – Yorkshire Fog (Modern Love, UK)
Sarathy Korwar – Bismillah (Ninja Tune, UK)
Aidan Moffat – I’m a Rover (Kiss My Beard Productions, UK)

#120 – best of 2016 pt.2 (our favourite live shows)

We continue our alternative look back at 2016, focusing on some of the artists that have wowed us with live shows throughout the year. It’s a diverse bunch, with jazz, grime, hiphop, afrobeat and indie rock amongst the highlights.

Tracklisting
Tony Allen & Jimi Tenor – Selfish Gene (Strut Records, UK)
Part Chimp – Hello Bastards (Rock Action Records, UK)
L’Orange & Mr Lif – Strange Technology (Mello Music Group, USA)
Bohren & Der Club of Gore – Live at Union Chapel, London 21 May 2016
Skepta – Crime Riddim (Boy Better Know, UK)
Gaika – BUTA ft. Miss Red (Mixpak, USA)
Ela Orleans – You Go Through Me (Night School Records, UK)
Ebo Taylor – Heaven (Essibons Music, Ghana)
Ata Kak – Daa Nyinaa (Awesome Tapes from Africa, USA)
Duchess Says – I Repeat Myself (Bonsound, Canada)

#119 – Some good things about 2016 (best of 2016 pt 1)

As part of our best of 2016 series, we kick off December with Gareth and Anthony discussing and sharing their favourite vinyl purchases from the year just gone. It makes for a somewhat different ‘best of the year’ show, with records from pre-2016 and a large dose of 12″ singles that won’t get a look-in elsewhere where LPs reign. It’s the usual mix of genres, what else would you expect?

Tracklisting
Getatchew Mekuria – Ambassel (Terp Records, The Netherlands)
JahYu – To the End of the Earth & Sea (Steppas Records, UK)
Silver Apples – Fractal Flow (ChickenCoop Recordings, USA)
Blackmass Plastics – Twitch Pitch (Ugly Funk, UK)
Elza Soares – Benedita (Mais Um Discos, UK)
The Bug & D Double E – Box (Ninja Tune, UK)
Count Ossie & the Rasta Family – Misfits (Soul Jazz Records, UK)
Spectre – The Annunaki’s Return (Small But Hard Records, UK)
Forest Swords – Shrine Hold (Dense Truth Records, UK)
Asher Senator & Bony Fly – Tick Tick Boom (Pure Niceness Records, UK)