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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)

#132 – JJ Doom, Gnod, HÄRDA UT, Martin Rev

As we move ever closer to summer, let’s kick off this week with some shouty punk from Sweden. Elsewhere we have the usual mix of electronics, hiphop, and general experimentation you’d expect from your weekly dose of exciting independent music.

Tracklisting
HÄRDA UT – Gå På Stan (Adagio830 Records, Germany)
Forest Swords – The Highest Flood (Ninja Tune, UK)
DJ Khalab & Baba Sissoko – Bognya (Clap! Clap! Remix) (Wonderwheel Recordings, USA)
Oxbow – Cold and Well-lit Place (Hydra Head, USA)
Rene Costy – Right on the Nose (SDBAN Records, UK)
Martin Rev – Now (Atlas Realisations, UK)
JJ Doom – Guv’nor (BADBADNOTGOOD Version) (Lex Records, UK)
Gnod – Stick In the Wheel (Rocket Recordings, UK)
Rainbow Island – Gigi Rally (NO=FI Records, Italy)
Snapped Ankles – I Want My Minutes Back (The Leaf Label, UK)

#122 – Music for 2017

Our last show of 2016 sees us looking forward and talking about what we’re anticipating in 2017. That includes labels who have emerged this year, artists with long-awaited album releases, and albums coming out early in the year that we want to shout about. Thank you for all your support in 2016, see you in 2017

Tracklisting
Clap! Clap! – Ar-Raqis (Black Acre, UK)
Lord Tusk – Absent Lovers (self-release, UK)
Throwing Snow – Cantor’s Dust (Houndstooth, UK)
Clipping. – Shooter (Sub Pop Records, USA)
Aquadab & MC A – Anatamohayaku, Saa (Bokeh Versions, UK)
Bad Guys – Crime (Riot Season Records, UK)
Moon Duo – Creepin’ (Sacred Bones Records, USA)
Move D – Want Some (Electrics Minds, UK)
Elf Kid – Reload That (No Hats No Hoods, UK)
Oto Hiax – Creeks (Editions Mego, Austria)

#115 – Clap! Clap!, Romare, Tom Furse, Brandt Brauer Frick

We’re mostly between California and Germany this week, with plenty of tracks from artists and labels in either (or both) of those places. The music is typically varied, with abstract hip-hop producer SELA, contemporary afrobeat from the KutiMangoes, Ghanaian gospel from Alogte Oho, and the latest from Brandt Brauer Frick. We also have a decent dose of London artists, including Horrors man Tom Furse, Ninja Tune producer Romare, punk trio Dancehall, and deconstructed dnb producer Pessimist.

Tracklisting
The KutiMangoes – This Ship Will Sink (Tramp Records, Germany)
Clap! Clap! – Ar-Raqis (Black Acre, UK)
Alogte Oho and his Sounds of Joy – Mam Yinne Wa (Philophon, Germany)
SELA – Makeup (there’s no way) (Error Broadcast, Germany)
Brandt Brauer Frick – You Can Buy My Love (K7!, Germany)
Tom Furse – Drone On (Kaya Kaya Records, UK)
Dancehall – Vs & Gs (Vibe/Anti~Vibe, UK)
Pessimist – Balaklava (A14, UK)
Romare – Who Loves You? (Ninja Tune, UK)
Fleshy Temples – Lake Quivira (self-released, USA)

#61 – Teeth of the Sea, Clap! Clap!, Commodo Gantz Kahn, Soft Healer

We’re taking a break from our summer break this week – when’s there’s so much good music coming out, we just can’t resist the urge to bring it to you. We’ve got an amazing track from the new Teeth of the Sea album alongside new ones from Finnish jazz man Jimi Tenor’s collaboration with the UMO, Belgian rock side-project Faye Dunaways, Berlin drone rocker Sloath, Italian producer Clap! Clap! and the brilliant Tropic of Cancer.

Tracklisting
Soft Healer – End of the Chain (Monofonus Press, USA)
Commodo Gantz Kahn – Bitchcraft (Deep Medi Musik, UK)
Faye Dunaways – Monsieur Billy (Sacred Love Records, Belgium)
Sloath – Beard of Ra (Endless Records, UK)
Jimi Tenor and UMO – Ghost Warrior (Herakles Records, Finland)
Grupo Los Yoyi – Disco La Calle (Sofrito Specials, UK)
Red Fetish – The Immortals (Medical Records, USA)
Tropic of Cancer – Stop Suffering (Blackest Ever Black, UK)
Clap! Clap! – Serendipity (Black Acre, UK)
Teeth of the Sea – Animal Manservant (Rocket Recordings, UK)

#47 – The Comet is Coming, Clap! Clap!, Senyawa, Blanck Mass

Anyone for Indonesian throat singing? That’s just one place we go on this week’s podcast. We also have forthcoming electronics from DJ Khalab and Clap! Clap! via Bristol label Black Acre; Minuteman, Stooges and fIREHOSE legend Mike Watt’s new band Cuz, and the abrasive, intense new album opener from Fuck Buttons’ Blanck Mass. With got more ambient sounds from Malmo’s Death & Vanilla and London’s Yaaard, as well as post-hardcore band KEN mode’s new single and older ones from The Comet is Coming, Richard Pinhas, and Josephine Taylor.

Tracklisting
1.Neon Baby – The Comet is Coming (The Leaf Label, UK)
2.Tiende! – DJ Khalab x Clap! Clap! (Black Acre, UK)
3.Tadulako – Senyawa (!Angrr!, France)
4.Ordinary Guy – Josephine Taylor (Secret Stash Records, USA)
5.Houdini – Cuz (Bleeding Heart Recordings, UK)
6.G Funk Lawnmower – Yaaard (Videogamemusic, UK)
7.Loam – Blanck Mass (Sacred Bones Records, USA)
8.Necessary Distortions – Death & Vanilla (Fire Records, UK)
9.Rhizosphere Sequent – Richard Pinhas (Cobra, France)
10.Dead Actors – KEN mode (Season Of Mist, France)