Chinabot

Best of 2018

To close out 2018, here is our 3.5 hour best of 2018. The tracks from artists and releases we’ve loved through this fantastic year. In 2018 we have played over 400 unique independent artists, and this selection has just 30 of them.

Thank you so much for your support this year, we will be back mid-January.

Tracklisting
Sophie – Ponyboy (Transgressive Records, UK)
700 Bliss – Cosmic Slop (Halcyon Veil, USA / Don Giovanni Records, USA)
Colin Stetson – Fallout (Anacapamusic, USA)
Jlin – The Abyss of Doubt (Planet Mu, UK)
Anna von Hausswolff – The Mysterious Vanishing of Electra (City Slang, Germany)
Ko Shin Moon & Simple Symmetry – Halay (Cornelius Doctor Lonley Mix) (Hard Fist, France)
Lucrecia Dalt – Tar (RVNG Intl, USA)
Slikback – Bantu Zen (Hakuna Kulala, Uganda)
Gazelle Twin – Better in My Day (Anti-Ghost Moon Ray, UK)
WaqWaq Kingdom – Ceremony of Vision (Jahtari, Germany)
Jean Grae & Quelle Chris – Ohsh (Mello Music Group, USA)
Kamasi Washington – Fists of Fury (Young Turks, UK)
Amnesia Scanner – AS Unlinear feat. Pan Daijing (PAN, Germany)
Hilary Woods – Kith (Sacred Bones, USA)
Nazar – Warning Shots (Hyperdub, UK)
Low – Dancing and Blood (Sub Pop Records, USA)
Cucina Povera – Huhuilu (Night School Records, UK)
Marie Davidson – Work It (Ninja Tune, UK)
Throwing Snow – Vulpine (Houndstooth, UK)
Gnod – Donovan’s Daughters (Rocket Recordings, UK)
Anthroprophh – Housing Act 1980 (Rocket Recordings, UK)
Khalab – Cannavaro feat. Clap! Clap! (On the Corner, UK)
Emanative – Spice Roots feat. Nat Birchall (Jazzman Records, UK)
Ecko Bazz – Tuli Banyo (Hakuna Kulala, Uganda)
Rival Consoles – Dreamer’s Wake (Erased Tapes, UK)
Tomás Urquieta – La Sustancia de la Materia (Infinite Machine, Mexico)
Sealionwoman – Remain (Antigen Records, UK)
Hekla – Muddle (Phantom Limb, UK)
Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs –  Shockmaster (Rocket Recordings, UK)
Pisitakun – SOSLEEP03 (Chinabot, UK)

#211 – favourites of 2018 (not the best of 2018) – part three

Our third part of our 2018 review has heavy rock railing against gentrification, North African-infused jazz, Chilean techno, Ugandan bass, Thai noise, and sea creature folktales.

Thank you for listening this year.

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Tracklisting
Anthroprophh – Housing Act 1980 (Rocket Recordings, UK)
Khalab – Cannavaro feat. Clap! Clap! (On the Corner, UK)
Emanative – Spice Roots feat. Nat Birchall (Jazzman Records, UK)
Ecko Bazz – Tuli Banyo (Hakuna Kulala, Uganda)
Rival Consoles – Dreamer’s Wake (Erased Tapes, UK)
Tomás Urquieta – La Sustancia de la Materia (Infinite Machine, Mexico)
Sealionwoman – Remain (Antigen Records, UK)
Hekla – Muddle (Phantom Limb, UK)
Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs –  Shockmaster (Rocket Recordings, UK)
Pisitakun – SOSLEEP03 (Chinabot, UK)

#197 – Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs, Pisitakun, Orchestra of Spheres, Uwalmassa, Jun Kamoda

Recorded live at Milhões de Festa, this week’s show has the usual blend of excellent new music from the farthest reaches of experimental sounds. The idyllic setting is matched by the new track from New Zealand’s Orchestra of Spheres, less so than the morbid techno of Thailand’s Pisitakun. Elsewhere we have new hiphop from Queens D.Light, the new one from our favourite swines Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs, Indonesian experimentation and the first track from the long-awaited Jun Kamoda LP

Tracklisting
Orchestra of Spheres – Koudede (Fire Records, UK)
Pisitakun – SOSLEEP01 (Chinabot, UK)
Magnétophonique – Bon Voyage (Not Not Fun, USA)
Queens D.Light – Flavor of Green (self-release, USA)
Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs – GNT (Rocket Recordings, UK)
Uwalmassa – Untitled 02 (Linear Perspective, Indonesia)
Graham Massey & Umut Çağlar – Appian (Samarbeta, UK)
Angels Die Hard – Tears of the Cobra (Jesus Factory Records, UK)
HHY & The Macumbas – Wilderness of Glass (House of Mythology, UK)
Jun Kamoda – Nightmare Club (Black Acre Records, UK)

#182 – Gazelle Twin, Pal Hwang Dan, Regional Justice Center, Chromatics

Dark, dangerous music on this week’s podcast as the guys bring along twisted sounds from thrash punk to industrial techno to epic goth drone. It’s almost relieving when we get Streets of Rage invoking Korean electronics of Pal Hwang Dan, the new one from Gazelle Twin, and Pye Corner Audio moniker Head Technician

Tracklisting
Idris Ackamoor & the Pyramids – A Message to my People (Strut, UK)
Gazelle Twin – Hobby Horse (Anti-Ghost Moon Ray, UK)
Head Technician – First Pour (Ecstatic Recordings, UK)
Nat Birchall meets Al Breadwinner – Youth Iron Rock (self-release, UK)
Pal Hwang Dan – Klimt’s Butcher Shop 클림트 정육점 (Chinabot, UK)
The Body – Nothing Stirs (Thrill Jockey Records, USA)
Regional Justice Center – Control (Adagio 830, Germany)
Chromatics – Black Walls (Italians do it Better Records, USA)
Dez Williams – Fallnot (Bedouin Records, UAE)
Onipa – demo (self-release, UK)

#177 – Jean Grae & Quelle Chris, Lucchesi, Shortparis, Derya Yildirim & Grup Şimşek

You know you’re getting the party started when your podcast opens with an abstract 7-minute flute number, but the gorgeous new track from Cara Stacey and Camilo Ángeles demands attention. Elsewhere we have the wonderful new record from Jean Grae and Quelle Chris. Just because we’re not done with collaborations, we also have the spectacular Turkey-Swiss collaboration of Derya Yildirim and Grup Şimşek. We also have Russian synths with Shortparis, abstract experimentation from Me, Claudius, synth pop from Apostille and loads more.

Tracklisting
Cara Stacey & Camilo Ángeles – Stolenboosch (Kit Records, UK)
Jean Grae & Quelle Chris – My Contribution to this Scam (Mello Music Group, USA)
Shortparis – Любовь (self-release, Russia)
Derya Yildirim & Grup Şimşek – Üç Kiz Bir Ana (Ironhand Records, Germany)
Jean-Marie Massou – Le Pêcheur d’islande (Vert Pituite La Belle, France)
Turbo Teeth – Big Troubles (Untitled 1, Greece)
Apostille – Feel Bad (Upset the Rhythm, UK)
Keito – Lotus Root (Chinabot, UK)
Me, Claudius – Hold Your Shape, Church (Linear Obsessional Recordings, UK)
Lucchesi – Burro (Full Dose, UK)

#160 – Diron Animal, Peter King, Fatima Al Qadiri, Dagshenma

We’re a hot mess this week as Anthony has returned from Brugge with a handful of Belgian beers and a whole host of musical treats. We have experimental electronics from Kuwait and Japan, synth ambience from Pittsburgh, Angolan afrofunk, Chicago punk, Australian digidub, Mexican acid cumbia and loads of industrial, rock, and stunning folk music

Tracklisting
Fatima Al Qadiri – Alkahaf feat Bobo Secret & Chaltham (Hyperdub, UK)
Dagshenma – Fryerfry (Chinabot, UK)
Diron Animal – Don’t Stop (Soundway Records, UK)
The Seven Fields of Aphelion – Drift (Losing Light) (Rad Cult, USA)
Melkbelly – Off the Lot (Wax Nine Records, USA)
Peter King & Art + Naram – One Shot of Vodka (Jahtari, Germany)
Shit & Shine – That’s Enough (Rocket Recordings, UK)
Mareaboba – Sueños Lucidos (Pakapi Records, Argentina)
Peter Broderick – A Ride On The Bosphorus (Erased Tapes, USA)
Messe Julligan – Murder the Murdochs (self-release, New Zealand)