Episodes of the Independent Music Podcast

#286 – Mungo’s Hi Fi x Marina P, Foonyap, Man Rei, Neinzer, Gooooose & DJ Scotch Egg

We’re pretty confident that you’ll find something to fall in love with on this week’s podcast. The quality is so high and the musical explorations so varied, there’s nearly something for everyone. Whether it’s the sample-laden bewitching sounds from Estonia from Man Rei, or the dub-laced psych from… err… Estonia in the shape of Huerequeque....

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#285 – KMRU, Lila Tirando a Violeta & Lighght, Silvia Tarozzi, Jay Glass Dubs, J. Zunz

A great batch of sounds on this week’s podcast. Kicking off with the fabulous first cut from the new LP from Montevideo’s Lila Tirando a Violeta, we’ve got field recordings from Nairobi’s KMRU, modern classical from Silvia Tarozzi, a fake Italo disco soundtrack, avant garde studio improvisations from HXXS and loads more. Tracklisting Lila Tirando...

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#284 – Matmos, AYA, Planet Battagon, Boris, Mimi Zulu

Music to stretch your ears to on the show this week, with lots of wonderful mammoth tunes, including the sublime new track from Matmos, which clocks in just shy of ten minutes. We’re also honoured to have a premiere of the fabulous new Planet Battagon track on the On the Corner Records dancefloor sampler, which...

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#283 – E.M.M.A., Duma, Valentina Magaletti & Marlene Ribeiro, Opus & Dedw8, Futuro de Hierro

As of this podcast, we have supported 3,596 unique artists and record labels, but we need your help to support more. Even though we host the podcast for free so that we can celebrate phenomenal music, this podcast has hundreds of pounds in additional costs that we can’t cover alone. If you can afford it...

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#282 – Bo Ningen, Tomaga, Deafkids & Petbrick, Effluvium, Sun Ra Arkestra

Astounding posthumous work on this show, firstly from the tragically recently departed Jake Dunwoody, whose Effluvium project produced an utter masterpiece in Vera earlier this year. This record – a collaboration with Moonworshipper co-founder Blood Tower – is another blinder. We also have Sun Ra Arkestra putting out their first release in 20 years, and...

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#281 – Redinho, Couronne de Merde, Ela Orleans, Black Chama, Emma DJ

From Israeli experimentalism to cellphone-recorded music from Mali, there’s a lot to love on the show this week. We’ve got soundtrack music from Ela Orleans, the sounds of the Lebanese Civil War from Couronne de Merde, fun-filled synth-funk Redinho and a lot more. Tracklisting Reigns – Panther Cap (Wrong Speed, UK) Couronne de Merde –...

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#280 – 700 Bliss, Minyo Crusaders and Frente Cumbiero, SRS, Nahash, Mighty Lord Deathman

From the very top of this week’s podcast we’re dealing with a contradiction of styles from across the globe. There’s remapped jungle from Shanghai, cumbia from Japan, Kenyan luo music from Michigan, tropical psych from Amsterdam and lots more. Elsewhere, there’s the latest from Moor Mother and DJ Haram’s phenomenal 700 Bliss project, cutup hip...

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#279 – MC Yallah & Eomac, Tobacco, Coby Sey, Modern Technology, Swordman Kitala & K-Lone

Some absolute bangers on this week’s podcast, especially the triple threat of Swordman Kitala remixed by Bristol’s K-Lone, alongside vogueing ballroom DJ Delish and the spectacularly named LexLuthorVandross. There’s also neo-classical experiments, London punks, a twisted, beautiful and brilliant cover of Hungry Eyes from Dirty Dancing, and a whole lot more. Tracklisting Nape Neck –...

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#278 – Idris Ackamoor & The Pyramids, Aditya Permana, Brigid Mae Power, Sly & the Family Drone, Denise Chaila

Without Black culture, this podcast wouldn’t exist, and neither would music as we know it. ‘Fuck the Police’ the track from Jamaican legend Daddy Freddy and Yorkshire duo Danny T & Tradesman came out just before the current protests but is particularly poignant this week. Elsewhere, we have more timely releases from Mourning [a] BLKstar...

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#277 – The Soft Pink Truth, Marja Ahti & Judith Hamann, Anatolian Weapons, Sebastian Reynolds, Birds

It seems quite poignant to have a track from ‘Am I Free to Go?’ an LP of punk covers from The Soft Pink Truth – the project of Matmos’ Drew Daniel – on this week’s show. It’s been a while since we had some breakcore, but this record is a must-buy. All profits will go...

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#276 – Meridian Brothers, Dijit, Einstürzende Neubauten, Chouk Bwa & The Ångströmers, King Rambo Sound

Quite a hefty batch of tracks on our usual global excursion. Starting in the Ukraine with some post-punk and travelling swiftly to Haitian voodoo polyrhythms, Egyptian triphop, Portugese RPG jazz, and a whole lot more. We’ve got gritty rock from Leeds, dub techno from Japan, the latest from favourites Medidian Brothers and Einstürzende Neubauten, and...

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#275 – Okkyung Lee, Eartheater, HHY & The Macumbas, Sloath, Wild/Life

Even by our usual standards, this podcast is eclectic. We start things off with the mesmerising experimental electronics of Eartheater. Beyond that, we have a Polish-Malawian post-everything project, intense percussion music from Portugal’s HHY & The Macumbas, the first release in six years from psych masters Sloath, a 14-minute chamber pop opus from Daniel O’Sullivan,...

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Guest show: Iggor Cavalera (Sepultura, Pet Brick, Mixhell)

For our latest guest show we welcome Sepultura and Pet Brick drummer Iggor Cavalera to fill an hour with exceptional sounds. Tracklisting Bobby Krlic – Prophesy Inigo Vontier – Bo Ni Ke Ye Gods – Gilded Eternity Laima Leyton – Home Alessandro Cortini & Daniel Avery – Illusion of Time Old Tower – Shadow Over...

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#274 – Etuk Ubong, Emanative & Ismail Ilgün, L-Zee Roselli, Human Leather, Lucidvox

Lots of phenomenal compilations have been released during the current crisis, and some of them are prominent on this week’s podcast. Including the Isolation compilation on Shapes of Rhythm, the Trussel Trust-fundraiser of noisy punk on Human Worth, and the latest on France’s Hard Fist label. Elsewhere we have Indonesian bossa nova, the debut from...

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Interview with Loud and Quiet’s Stu Stubbs

Last week Loud and Quiet published a statement illustrating the struggles they were having to survive due to the Coronavirus crisis and the impact on advertising. Loud and Quiet is a 15-year-old staple of the alternative, independent music scene in the UK, and to lose it would be an awful thing. In this extra podcast,...

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#273 – GNOD & João Pais Filipe, Kuldaboli, Asher Gamedze, DJ Die Soon & MC Yallah, ADRA Hubble

A wonderful array of sounds this week, we have dystopian industrial electro-funk from Iceland, field recordings from Brazil, a couple of records from lockdown, the latest from Gnod and loads more. Tracklisting Group A – Inhuman Ecstasy (Mannequin Records, Germany) Kuldaboli – Milljón ára (FTP, Germany / Bunker Records, Netherlands) ADRA Hubble (Alice Hubble and...

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#272 – Roger Robinson, Jenya Kukoverov, SNØW & Serocee, PRIMO!, Andrea Taeggi

The one with the clarinets. Well, two tracks with prominent clarinet, but not like you’ve ever heard before – especially the skronk dance jazz goodness from Moscow’s  Jenya Kukoverov (it’s better than that sounds, promise). We’ve got a fair chunk of low tempo, exquisite sounds this week, with a good dosage of acid and grime...

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#271 – Black Devil Disco Club , Sabiwa & Queimada, Charles Hayward Vs. Harmageddon, Ann Margaret Hogan, OHYUNG

Some extraordinary sounds on this week’s podcast, three of which push the boundaries of the music you can make with a piano. We’ve got an exclusive first play of the new release from Taiwanese producer Sabiwa, alongside an outlandish 8-minute opus from Nebraska’s Moonworshipper Records, the first new material from legendary electronic producer Bernard Fevre’s...

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Guest show: pq (Nihiloxica, Hakuna Kulala, Hot in da Club)

 The second in our series of guest shows. This time we have the exceptional producer pq putting together an hour or so of music that takes us from Southeast Asia to Uganda, touching down in Japan, Greece, and Rotherham, whilst giving us a taste of some unreleased sounds of his own. pq is one-sixth...

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#270 – Laurel Halo, Manga Saint Hilare, Hibotep, Solo Ansamblis, Thiago Nassif

Our first podcast from lockdown. It means the quality of the chat is a bit off, but the quality of the music is second to none. From Brazilian funk to Lithuanian synthpop via modern classical, grime, dancehall, hip hop and a load more, this return of Anthony and Gareth to the podcast jams enough goodness...

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#269 – Félicia Atkinson, Coucou Chloe, Гласность (Glasnost), 3phaz, Awkward Corners

It’s a rollercoaster on this week’s podcast. We start hard with the acid-tinged punk of Гласность, we move swiftly through searing mahraganat from Cairo’s ever-blistering 100copies label, on to abstract electronics, bass-heavy jazz and electro-cumbia. All rounded off through jazz-tinged hip-hop. It’s a journey to savour. Tracklisting Гласность (Glasnost) – Злобная молодость (Angry Youth) (Cruel...

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Guest show: Spooky-J (Nihiloxica, Spooky Shit, Hot in da Club)

Spooky-J is one-sixth of the mesmerisingly excellent Nihiloxica, whose first LP is coming out in June on Crammed Discs. He is also one-third of the extraordinary fast beats label Spooky Shit and the unrelenting synth dualling trio Hot in da Club. For this special additional show to keep you occupied in these crazy times, he’s...

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#268 – Gazelle Twin, Nihiloxica, Cucina Povera, DJ これからの緊急災害, Photay

Covid-19 lockdown was implemented in the UK this week, so Gareth has a solo show for you. A whole heap of favourites have been putting out music: obviously something from Uganda’s Nihiloxica, whose first LP is forthcoming on Belgium’s Crammed Discs. There are also two Coronavirus-related records, with a one-day write and record track from...

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#267 – Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs, Clap! Clap!, Roll The Dice & Glasser, Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith, JP y Los Marcianos Galácticos

In these strange times, this may be the last ‘proper’ new podcast for some time. We will keep the feed awash with great music, but we’re not 100% sure whether we’ll be able to record new shows in the manner you’ve come accustomed to. Despite the uncertainty, there’s still a whole lot of new exciting...

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#266 – Schwefelgelb, BADA ft. Anna von Hausswolff, Mai Mai Mai, E, Cheb Runner

Infectious sounds from all corners of the globe ready to bury themselves deep inside you this week. We’ve got dark industrial sounds from France, disco from Bandung, Indonesia, tough body music, extraordinary Gnawa music and a whole lot more. Tracklisting 404 – Retour A L’Ether (Crowdspacer, France) Cosmic Neighbourhood – Pine Wizard (Kit Records, UK)...

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