Specials

#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)

#100 – Our 100th episode spectacular!

For our 100th episode we’ve got a double length special episode for you. Twenty tracks that allow us to reminisce on some of the great music we’ve played on the podcast in years gone by, whilst looking at some of the music exciting us today. Over 100 episodes we’ve featured 1,500 independent artists and record labels, here’s to the next 100 episodes!

Tracklisting
Starkey – OK Luv (Instrumental) (Planet Mu, UK)
Kenny Graham & his Satellites – Chant (Trunk Records, UK)
Novelist – War (self-release, UK)
Mark Ernestus’ Ndagga Rhythm Force ‎– Lamb Ji [Feat. Mbene Diatta Seck] (Ndagga Records, Germany)
Prince Jaabaal – Hailing Jah Jah (self-release, Trinidad and Tobago)
The Cold Seeds – The Perfume of Mexican Birds (Song, By Toad, UK)
Blawan – Getting Me Down (self-release, UK)
Jookabox – Don’t Go Phantom (Asthmatic Kitty Records, USA)
Sarathy Korwar – Mawra – Transcendence (Ninja Tune x Steve Reid Foundation, UK)
The Bug – Box ft. D Double E (Ninja Tune, UK)
L’Orange & Jeremiah Jae – Do My Best to Carry On (Mello Music Group, USA)
Salem – King Night (IAmSound Records, USA)
U.N. – Get it On (Prelude Records, USA)
Leona Anderson – Rats in my Room (Trunk Records, UK)
Woodpecker Wooliams – Sparrow (Robot Elephant Records, UK)
Two Fingers – Fools Rhythm (Big Dada, UK)
Soft Healer – Grand Isle (Monofonus Press, USA)
Soom T & Disrupt – Saved by a Ganja Leaf (Jahtari, Germany)
Solo Banton – Ganja is Good (self-release, UK)
Melt-Banana – Loop Nebula (Init Records, USA)

#94 – Field Day Festival Special

Field Day festival returns for its tenth birthday this year at Victoria Park in London. Gareth and Anthony run through ten of the artists they’re most excited about seeing, including some big hitters like Roots Manuva, The Avalanches, and Skepta, as well as some artists from elsewhere on the bill, including Ata Kat, The Paradise Bangkok Molam International Band, and Psychemagik

Tracklisting
Ata Kak – Obaa Sima (Awesome Tapes From Africa, USA)
The Avalanches – Frontier Psychiatrist (XL Recordings, UK)
Skepta – Man (Boy Better Know, UK)
The Paradise Bangkok Molam International Band – Sao Sakit Mae (Paradise Bangkok, Thailand)
Orchestra Baobab – Utrus Horas (World Circuit Records, UK)
Psychemagik – Mink & Shoes (self-release, UK)
Goat – I Sing in Silence (Rocket Recordings, UK)
Novelist & Mumdance – Take Time (Rinse Recordings, UK)
Moon Duo – Free the Skull (Sacred Bones Records, USA)
Roots Manuva – Hard Bastards (Big Dada Records, UK)

#91 – Raw Power Festival special

The festival season is here, so the Independent Music Podcast is kicking off its annual series of festival specials. This week, all our tracks are from bands playing Raw Power Festival. It’s in London 27-29 May, and headlined by noisy Japanese two-piece Melt-Banana and industrial London band Test Dept – both of who appear on this episode.

Tracklisting
Melt-Banana – Shield for Your Eyes, A Beast in the Well on Your Hand (A-Zap, Japan)
Part Chimp – Hello Bastards (Rock Action Records, UK)
Orchestra of Spheres – Anklung Song (Fire Records, UK)
Pikacyu*Makoto – OM Marijana FU? (Riot Season Records, UK)
Selvhenter – Tribute (Eget Værelse, Denmark)
Woven Skull – The Hollow Dark (self-release, UK)
Housewives – Life Swell (Hands in the Dark Records, France)
Test Dept. – Fuckhead (Ministry Of Power, UK)
Workin’ Man Noise Unit – Yeah, I was Hypnotised (Riot Season Records, UK)
Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs – Psychopomp, Pt.2 (Box Records, UK)

#85 – Independent Label Market, London special

Some brilliant independent record labels will be selling music at the Independent Label Market in London this week. To celebrate, we look forward to it by playing some tracks from ten labels who will be there, including new music from Jezus Factory, BBE, Leng, and Athens of the North. We also have older tracks that’ll be available from Houndstooth, Greensleeves, Keysound, Be With, Stolen, and Butterz

Tracklisting
Snow Ghosts – The Hunted (Houndstooth, UK)
Grand Blue Heron – Call the Shots (Jezus Factory Records, UK)
Maylight – Digits (BBE Records, UK)
Jacob Miller – Some of Them Say Them a Rasta (Greensleeves Records, UK)
Rocco Universal – Tiny Islands (Ray Mang’s Eel Pie Rebake) (Leng Records, UK)
LV & Josh Idehen – Imminent (Keysound Recordings, UK)
Kylie Minogue – Confide in Me (Be With Records, UK)
Mr Wigg & Co – You’ve Got a Lot of Living (Tramp Records, Germany)
Serafina Steer – Night Before Mutiny (Stolen Recordings, UK)
Swindle ft Flowdan & Mungo’s HiFi – Global Dance (Butterz, UK)

2015 retrospective

Our parting gift for 2015, an edited three hour version of our 2015 retrospectives. Featuring some of the best music from independent artists and record labels this year.

Thank you for listening to the Independent Music Podcast in 2015, see you again in 2016

Tracklisting
Workin’ Man Noise Unit – With Love Supreme (Riot Season, UK)
Maffi & Peter King – Bad Memory (Jahtari, Germany)
EEK – Mouled El Ghoul (Nashazphone, Egypt)
Ramson Badbonez – Getdafucoutta Here ft. King Kashmere IV (Boot Records, UK)
Colin Stetson and Sarah Neufeld – With the Dark Hug of Time (Constellation Records, USA)
Dokkerman & the Turkeying Fellaz – Mango Season (Tramp Records, Germany)
Hey Colossus – Hey, Dead Eyes, Up! (Rocket Recordings, UK)
Metropolitan Soul Museum – Ruff Trk 4 (self-release, UK)
The Gaslamp Killer Experience – Apparitions (self-release, USA)
Stand High Patrol – Sleep on it (Stand High Records, France)
Onom Agemo & the Disco Jumpers – Trudy the Monster (Agogo Records, Germany)
Taman Shud – Viper Smoke (Trashmouth Records)
Miss Red – What Would You Like (self-release, Israel)
The Brother Moves On – Shiyanomayini (self-release, South Africa)
Euros Childs – Machine (National Elf Records, UK)
Teeth of the Sea – Field Punishment (Rocket Recordings, UK)
Swindle – Global Dance (ft. Flowdan and Mungo’s Hi-Fi) (Butterz, UK)
Emanative – As of Yet (Brownswood Recordings, UK)
DJ Khalab & Baba Sissoko – Kumu (Wonderwheel Recordings, USA)
Girl Band – Paul (Rough Trade Records, UK)
Susso – Bani (self-release, UK)
Commodo Gantz Kahn – Bitchcraft (Deep Medi Musik, UK)
L’Orange & Jeremiah Jae – Taken by the Night (Mello Music Group, USA)
The Comet is Coming – Neon Baby (The Leaf Label, UK)
Jane Weaver – Argent (Bird Records, UK)
Ela Orleans – City of Dis (HB Recordings, UK)
Senyawa – Gaib (Morphine Records, Germany)
Shit and Shine – Goat $hit (Rocket Recordings, UK)
Roger Robinson – Dis Side Ah Town (Jahtari, Germany)
Bill Wells & Aidan Moffat – The Tangle of Us (Chemikal Underground, UK)

#74 – 2015 retrospective (best of) part three

The final part of our 2015 retrospective is somewhat slower. With stunning hushed Scottish tones, London poetry mixed with German digidub, LA hip hop, and a digital release that has a vinyl release earmarked for 2016. Thank you for all your support this year – see you in 2016!

Tracklisting
Susso – Bani (self-release, UK)
Commodo Gantz Kahn – Bitchcraft (Deep Medi Musik, UK)
L’Orange & Jeremiah Jae – Taken by the Night (Mello Music Group, USA)
The Comet is Coming – Neon Baby (The Leaf Label, UK)
Jane Weaver – Argent (Bird Records, UK)
Ela Orleans – City of Dis (HB Recordings, UK)
Senyawa – Gaib (Morphine Records, Germany)
Shit and Shine – Goat $hit (Rocket Recordings, UK)
Roger Robinson – Dis Side Ah Town (Jahtari, Germany)
Bill Wells & Aidan Moffat – The Tangle of Us (Chemikal Underground, UK)

Listen to the rest of our 2015 best of:
Part one
Part two
3hr edited version

#73 – 2015 retrospective (best of) part two

The second part of our 2015 retrospective takes us into newer territory, with a brand new release from an Israeli dub MC making the cut. Alongside that we’ve got the best in afrobeat (even if it doesn’t meet the Kuti threshold), grime, and South African begging for your ears from a year of outstanding independent releases.

Tracklisting
Onom Agemo & the Disco Jumpers – Trudy the Monster (Agogo Records, Germany)
Taman Shud – Viper Smoke (Trashmouth Records)
Miss Red – What Would You Like (self-release, Israel)
The Brother Moves On – Shiyanomayini (self-release, South Africa)
Euros Childs – Machine (National Elf Records, UK)
Teeth of the Sea – Field Punishment (Rocket Recordings, UK)
Swindle – Global Dance (ft. Flowdan and Mungo’s Hi-Fi) (Butterz, UK)
Emanative – As of Yet (Brownswood Recordings, UK)
DJ Khalab & Baba Sissoko – Kumu (Wonderwheel Recordings, USA)
Girl Band – Paul (Rough Trade Records, UK)

Listen to the rest of our 2015 best of:
Part one
Part three
3hr edited version

#72 – 2015 retrospective (best of) part one

The most wonderful time of the year! Gareth and Anthony dig through a fabulous year of music to bring you three episodes of great, perhaps forgotten music that has come out this year. Did you hear the one with the classically trained Egyptian pianist with two drummers? or the Hungarian afrobeat? or the Rastafarian who has a bad memory and speaks to two Danish producers about it? Well get stuck in to the first of our retrospectives

Tracklisting
Workin’ Man Noise Unit – With Love Supreme (Riot Season, UK)
Maffi & Peter King – Bad Memory (Jahtari, Germany)
EEK – Mouled El Ghoul (Nashazphone, Egypt)
Ramson Badbonez – Getdafucoutta Here ft. King Kashmere IV (Boot Records, UK)
Colin Stetson and Sarah Neufeld – With the Dark Hug of Time (Constellation Records, USA)
Dokkerman & the Turkeying Fellaz – Mango Season (Tramp Records, Germany)
Hey Colossus – Hey, Dead Eyes, Up! (Rocket Recordings, UK)
Metropolitan Soul Museum – Ruff Trk 4 (self-release, UK)
The Gaslamp Killer Experience – Apparitions (self-release, USA)
Stand High Patrol – Sleep on it (Stand High Records, France)

Listen to the rest of our 2015 best of:
Part two
Part three
3hr edited version