Batov Records

#288 – DUMA, Marie Davidson & L’Œil Nu, WaqWaq Kingdom, Luke Abbott, Boldy James & Sterling Toles

Japanese artists by way of Kampala, Tel Aviv, and Berlin dominate this week’s show, as DJ Die Soon produced the mesmerising Sekelembele release on Hakuna Kulala, Yurika vocalises the middle eastern funk of Sababa 5 on London’s Batov label and the inimitable WaqWaq Kingdom return with their exceptional new EP on Phantom Limb.

Elsewhere, there’s jazz-infused hiphop from Detroit’s Boldy James and Sterling Toles, the latest from Luke Abbott, a cut from the phenomenal compilation on Morphine Records in aid of Lebanese charities in the wake of the Beirut explosion, the new one from the brilliant Marie Davidson and much more.

Boldy James / Sterling Toles – Detroit River Rock (Sector 7-G Recordings, USA)
Sekelembele (Produced by Dj Die Soon) – Moto Nyama (Hakuna Kulala, Uganda)
Luke Abbott – Kagen Sound (Border Community, UK)
Sababa 5 (feat. Yurika) – Tokyo Midnight – 東京ミッドナイト (Batov Records, UK)
Irena and Vojtech Havlovi – Radek 2 (Morphine Records, Germany)
Mezzanine Swimmers – Kneelin’ on a Knife (Already Dead Tapes, USA)
Ziołek & Ostrowski – Dentro (Milieu L’Acéphale, Poland)
WaqWaq Kingdom – Positive Sound (Phantom Limb, UK)
DUMA – OMNI (Nyege Nyege Tapes, Uganda)
Marie Davidson & L’Œil Nu – Renegade Breakdown (Ninja Tune, UK)

Produced and edited by Nick McCorriston

#264 – Mars89, Capitol K, Lunch Money Life, Aksak Maboul, Chubby and the Gang

Some absolutely immense music for you. Not least the first cut from the long-awaited LP from Lunch Money Life. There’s also dastardly dubs from Japanese producer Mars89, the latest from legendary Belgium duo Aksak Maboul, music from Israel, South Korea, France, Canada and spoken word from an experimental music champion closes out this week’s show.

Lunch Money Life – Truth Serum (Scenic Route, UK)
Chubby and The Gang – Speed Kills (Static Shock Records, UK)
Mars89 – GoodThing (Natural Sciences, UK)
Aksak Maboul – Tout a Une Fin (Crammed Discs, Belgium)
Baharat – بهارات – The Egyptian (Batov Records, UK)
Chicaloyoh – Boli Armenii (Màgia Roja label, Spain)
Kim Jinmook – Shivoham (Daehan Electronics, South Korea)
Capitol K – Temple (Faith & Industry, UK)
Racine – Quelque Chose Tombe II (Danse Noire, Switzerland)
Self-Help (Mark Dicker & John Doran) – Exercise Number 1 (Tesla Tapes, UK)

Produced and edited by Nick McCorriston. Hit him up for any and all audio work at and follow him on Twitter @nickamc

#242 – Innercity Ensemble, YĪN YĪN, Hand & Leg, Mirrored Lips, Somah & Nova

Thank you for continuing to listen and share the podcast, every week we love bringing new music to your ears and this week is no different. We have music from Yemen, avant garde jazz from Russia, Thai funk from the Netherlands, filthy dubstep and a load more…

El Khat (القات) – Ya Raiyat (يا راعيات) (Batov Records, UK)
Rainbow Grave – Ten Million Tons of Shit (God Unknown Records, UK)
YĪN YĪN – One Inch Punch (Les Disques Bongo Joe, Switzerland)
Pan•american – Memphis Helena (Kranky, USA)
French Mount Ultra – Obelisk (#Feelings, USA)
Innercity Ensemble – The Great Meadow (Instant Classic, Poland)
Mirrored Lips – Стамбульское радио (self-release, Russia)
Head & Leg – Softyhead (Slovenly Recordings, USA)
Somah & Nova – Heart Sprint (Scrub a Dub, UK)
I Know I’m An Alien – My Mind Wants to Kill Me (self-release, UK)

Produced and Edited by Nick McCorriston. Hit him up for any and all audio work at and follow him on Twitter @nickamc