Cultures of Soul Records

#104 – Gruff Rhys, Equiknoxx, Jonny Sender, Gaika

We may kick off this week’s show with the delicate stylings of the ever-excellent Gruff Rhys and his new record, but we soon crack on with playing exceptional experimental contemporary electronics – from the sublime Gaika to Jamaican avant-dancehall specialists Equiknoxx. On this week’s journey we stop off to take in Wrongtom’s mindblowing remix of General Levy, experimental italo disco from Jolly Mare, Dutch-African punk from The Ex, new music from Leo Abrahams, Hieroglyphic Being, Jonny Sender, and some reissued South African funk via Cultures of Soul.

Tracklisting
Gruff Rhys – Set Fire to the Stars (Twisted Nerve Records, UK)
Gaika – 3D (Warp Records, UK)
General Levy – Incredible (Wrongtom Remix) (Nice Up! Records, UK)
Leo Abrahams and Chris Vatalaro – AA5 (Trestle Records, UK)
Jolly Mare – Hotel Riviera (feat. Lucia Manca) (Bastard Jazz, USA)
Getatchew Mekuria & The Ex & Friends – Aha Gedawo (Terp Records, Netherlands)
Jonny Sender – Zhivago Zhivago (Codek Records, Switzerland)
Equiknoxx – A Rabbit Spoke To Me When I Woke Up (DDS Records)
Harari – Party (Cultures of Soul, USA)
Hieroglyphic Being – Sepulchral Offerings (Technicolour Records, UK)

#82 – Gold Panda, Metropolitan Soul Museum, The Cosmic Dead, Nvdes

A track from the long-awaited new Gold Panda record kicks us off this week, where we revisit a few podcast favourites who have new records on the way. It’s not all old favourites though, we’ve got new music from podcast debutants, including LA pop from Nvdes, gnarly rock from Arabrot, afro-funk from The Jagger Batchway Group, and odd electronics from Eartheater. New records from Fumaça Preta, The Cosmic Dead, Jimi Tenor, Apostle, and Metropolitan Soul Museum add up to an exceptional hour of new music.

Tracklisting
Gold Panda – Time Eater (City Slang, USA)
The Jagger Botchway Group – Moko Le Dzen (Ruf Dug Tight Disco Dub) (Cultures of Soul, USA)
Arabrot – The Gospel (Fysisk Format, Norway)
Metropolitan Soul Museum – Tesla (Toy Tonics, Germany)
Apostle – Born Defective (Blank Editions, UK)
Jimi Tenor – Tropical Eel (Philophon, Germany)
The Cosmic Dead – Human Sausage (Blackest Rainbow Records, UK)
Nvdes – Don’t Fvck Your Neighbour (B3SCI Records, USA)
Eartheater – Homonyms (Hausu Mountain Records, USA)
Fumaça Preta – Ressaca Da Glória (Soundway, UK)

#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)

#58 – Hey Colossus, Swindle, L’Orange, Ron Morelli

Everything we love about music this week. From piano hip-hop courtesy of the impeccable L’Orange, or obtuse Bollywood OSTs, or just a brand new track from Hey Colossus. There’s great music all over the shop – pioneering grime label Butterz have a new one, as does London jazz collectors Jazzman. There’s plenty to get stuck into in this week’s show.

Tracklisting
Hey Colossus – Hop the Railings (Rocket Recordings, UK)
Swindle – Global Dance Ft. Flowdan & Mungo’s Hi Fi (Butterz UK)
Saxoctopus – Nebula (Raw Tonk Records, UK)
Asha Bhosle – Pass Aao Na (Cultures of Soul, USA)
Elis Regina – Roda
Soom T & Monkey Marc – Aliens in Jars (Renegade Masters, UK/Germany)
Girl Band – Paul (Rough Trade Records, UK)
L’Orange and Kool Keith – The Wanderer (Mello Music Group, USA)
Ron Morelli – A Gathering Together (Hospital Productions, UK)
Frank Evans – The Bistro Kid (Jazzman, UK)

#41 – Fumaça Preta, Orlando, Helgeland 8 Bit Squad, Emanative

We’re mostly looking forward this week with forthcoming electronic releases from Tomaga, Orlando, Helgeland 8-bit Squad and Brother Culture, we’ve got recent tracks from Portugal’s Fumaca Preta and Enablers, alongside two tracks from Can luminaries Holgar Czukay and Damo Suzuki. We’ve also got tracks from two recent charity releases: Rhythm & Roots’ ‘A Guide to the Birdsong of South America’ and Brownswood’s ’The Light Years of the Darkness’.

Tracklisting
1.Tire Sua Máscara – Fumaça Preta (Soundway, UK)
2.Cardenal Amarillo – Tremor (Rhythm And Roots, Netherlands)
3.Ghost Maze – Orlando (Ram Tapes, UK)
4.Sittisk Polk – Tomaga (Ram Tapes, UK)
5.Beat the Boss – Trinity Lo Fi X Helgeland 8 Bit Squad (Renegade Masters, Germany)
6.A Perfect World – Holger Czukay (Claremont 56, UK)
7.Be Yourself – Mighty Duke (Cultures of Soul Records, USA)
8.West Virginia – Enablers (Lancashire And Somerset, UK)
9.Soundsystem – Reggae Roast ft. Brother Culture (Reggae Roast, UK)
10.Love in Outer Space – Emanative & Ahmed Abdullah (Brownswood Recordings, UK)
11.Zero Coda – Mugstar & Damo Suzuki (Important Records, USA)