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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 into your ears to lighten the darkest of times.

Tracklisting
Thiago Nassif – Soar Estranho (Gearbox Records, UK)
Algernon Cornelius – Super 89 Peshwari Naan (part 1)/Lightning Bolt (Solidarity Tapes, UK)
Laurel Halo – Hyphae (The Vinyl Factory, UK)
Solo Ansamblis – Fosforinis Baseinas (Artoffact Records, Canada)
Manga Saint Hilare – Not Around ft P Money (self-release, UK)
Hibotep – Maraakame (Byrd Out, UK)
Menzi – GQOM Tera feat. Ecko Bazz (Hakuna Kulala, Uganda)
Sun Runners 女神の恋人達 / Lord Tusk – Talk to tha P (self-release, UK)
O.B.F. & Aza Lineage – Rebel Daawtaz (OBF Dubquake Records, France)
Mor Air – Two Sides of the Same Moon (self-release, UK)

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

#186 – Jitwam, Low, Blawan, Lee Scratch Perry

A show that’s best described as ‘chill’ this week, as most of the music will have you woozy in the summer sun. Another description would be ‘symmetrical’ as it’s bookended by two dub tracks – the first from debutants Spiritual Rockers, and the final note from legend Lee Scratch Perry. In the middle we have a 14 minute opus from Low, electronic experimentation from Jako Maron on Uganda’s Nyege Nyege Tapes, thundering techno from Blawan, cocaine pop from Jitwam and a whole lot more.

Tracklisting
Spiritual Rockers – Fireland (Steppas Records, UK)
Crack Cloud – Swish Swash (self-release, Canada)
Jako Maron – Katangaz (Nyege Nyege Tapes, Uganda)
Low – Double Negative Triptych – “Quorum”, “Dancing and Blood” and “Fly” (Sub Pop, USA)
Jitwam – Desires (The Jazz Diaries, India)
Blawan – North (Ternesc, UK)
Astronauts, etc. – The Border (Company Records, USA)
Hilary Woods – Prodigal Dog (Sacred Bones Records, USA)
The Space Lady – Be Thankful For What You Got (Les Disques Bongo Joe, Switzerland)
Lee Scratch Perry – Game of the Throne (Byrd Out, UK)