Athens of the North

#221 – Holly Herndon, Yung Bae, Jonnie Common, Terminal Cheesecake, Spill Gold

Just some of the best music around right now, kicking your week into action with some high tempo, high feeling disco from Yung Bae, then driving through a selection of psych, Tunisian dance music, stunning Scottish experimental music, UK hiphop and outrageous non-dance music out of Africa

Tracklisting
Yung Bae – Don’t Stop w/Flamingosis (My Pet Flamingo Records, UK)
Spill Gold – Dali (Meduse MagiQ, Netherlands)
Ammar 808 – Zawali Fitness Club feat Cheb Hassen Tej (Glitterbeat Records, Germany)
Andrew Wasylyk – Journey to Inchcape (Athens of the North, UK)
Jonnie Common – The Colour is Fugitive (Creative Scotland, UK)
Holly Herndon – Eternal (4AD, UK)
Datkid & Leaf Dog – Crud Addict (High Focus Records, UK)
Terminal Cheesecake – V.D.K. Neck (Box Records, UK)
Spooky-J – woRite (Spooky Shit, Uganda)
Budos Band – Arcane Rambler (Daptone Records, USA)

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#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)

#135 – Jessica Moss, Vanishing Twin, Actress, Hampshire & Foat

The last week of the dynamic duo for the next fortnight brings a whole host of new goodies, including a Record Store Day Vanishing Twin release, gospel from the Como Mamas, the latest from the amazing mind of Shit & Shine as well as new slow disco, piano goodness, and dancehall.

Tracklisting
Vanishing Twin – Million Dollar Mermaid (Soundway Records, UK)
The Como Mamas – Move Upstairs (Daptone Records, USA)
Shit & Shine – Hot Shovel (Diagonal Records, UK)
Ant Orange – Big Lil’s (Karaoke Kalk, Germany)
Awate – Displaced (self-release, UK)
Jessica Moss – Glaciers I (pt 1) (Constellation Records, Canada)
Temple ov BBV – Butchers Tears (Rocket Recordings, UK)
Wrongtom Meets the Ragga Twins – Bacchanal (Tru-Thoughts Records, UK)
Actress – X22RME (Ninja Tune, UK)
Hampshire & Foat – End Song (Athens of the North, UK)

#113 – Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs, Thor & Friends, Mums, P Money

Fans of music of a more heavy persuasion will find lots to love this week. From the opening raucousness of Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs, through to the explosive riffage of Switzerland’s Sudden Infant, there’s so much good noisy music. Fans of experimental electronics will get behind the latest from Berlin producer Don’t DJ through London’s Berceuse Heroique label. We’ve also got library music, grime tunes, cracking digital reggae and modern classical.

Tracklisting
Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs – Sweet Relief (Rocket Recordings, UK)
P Money – Panasonic (Rinse, UK)
Esben & the Witch – Marking the Heart of A Serpent (Season of Mist Records, UK)
Thor & Friends – The Crusades (LM Dupli-Cation, USA)
Mums – Since My Brain Reset (Superstar Destroyer Records, UK)
Don’t DJ – Fall (4 Interesting Music) (Berceuse Heroique, UK)
Cosmic Neighbourhood – Garden (Kit Records, UK)
Penny Goodwin – Too Soon You’re Old (Athens of the North, UK)
Sudden Infant – Tandori Chicken Scooter IV (Voodoo Rhythm Records, Switzerland)
Casio Love feat. the Bionic Singer – Hear Mi Name Call (Cubiculo Records, Portugal)

#67 – Kill the Vultures, Blanck Mass, Moss Lime, Joanna Newsom

From unreleased 80s Scottish post-punk, to Canadian rock, to Brazilian funk, we’ve got another fantastically varied ten tracks for your week. New tracks from Joanna Newson, Ukandanz, Witch, Moss Lime, Blanck Mass, and Kill the Vultures highlight another Independent Music Podcast

Tracklisting
Boots for Dancing – The Pleasure Chant (Athens of the North, UK)
Ukandanz – Endè Yérusalem (self-release, Ethiopia)
Witch – Flec (Leyla Records, Netherlands)
The Brother Moves On – Shiyanomayini (self-release, South Africa)
Moss Lime – I Always Get What I Want (Telephone Explosion, Canada)
Blanck Mass – The Great Confuso (pt. 1) (Sacred Bones Records, USA)
Kill the Vultures – Shake Your Bones (Totally Gross National Product, USA)
Big Black – Live in a Hole (Ruthless Records, USA)
Toni Tornado – Bochechuda (Cultures of Soul, USA)
Joanna Newsom – Divers (Drag City, USA)

#62 – DJ Khalab, Equations, Tom McConnell, Booze

After our summer break we’ve got loads of great new music. Grime from South Africa’s Lions Den 9000, house from Tom McConnell, Portugese rock from Equations and lots more

Tracklisting
Charles Hayward – Searchlight Tattoo (Samarbeta, UK)
DJ Khalab & Baba Sissoko – Kumu (Wonderwheel Recordings, USA)
Booze – Depressafunk (All Time Low Productions, UK)
Lions Den 9000 – Skengism (Bombaada, South Africa)
Stark Reality – Junkman’s Song (Now Again Records, USA)
Tom McConnell – Sorry Baby (Modernista Records, UK)
Equations – Atmos (Lovers & Lollypops, Portugal)
La Mont Zeno Theatre presents The Black Fairy – Africa’s My Home (Athens of the North, UK)
Atman – Samsara (self-release, Italy)
LeRoy – Like a Disease (Schamoni Musik, Germany)