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#168 – Best of 2017 (part three)

The final show of 2017 showcases just how fantastic the year has been for UK labels. Nine of the final ten tracks of our best of are from UK record labels, covering rock, metal, italo-disco, jazz, dub, techno and a whole host of good stuff. We also have Japanese afrobeat just to mix it up. Thank you to all our listeners for a great year, we’ll be back early in 2018.

Tracklisting
Jane Weaver – The Architect (Fire Records, UK)
Not Waving – Where Are We (Diagonal Records, UK)
Forest Swords – Panic (Ninja Tune, UK)
Emanative – Omnious Shanti (self-release, UK)
Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs – Sweet Relief (Rocket Recordings, UK)
Wilted Woman – Heating Problem (Alien Jams, UK)
Snapped Ankles – Hanging With the Moon (The Leaf Label, UK)
Ajate – Taiwasho (180g, France)
Slabdragger – Muffin Man (Holy Roar Records, UK)
Rer Repeter – Suddenly The Lights Went Out (featuring Finna) (Bokeh Versions, UK)

#167 – Best of 2017 (part two)

We continue our selection of favourites from 2017. In part two we cover Egyptian-influenced electronics, industrial music from Portland, the biggest hiphop star on the planet, Israeli dancehall, and a whole lot more.

Tracklisting
Al Lover & Cairo Liberation Front – Level One (Höga Nord Rekords, Sweden)
Kendrick Lamar – Humble (Top Dawg Entertainment, USA)
Sea Moss – Diurnal Enuresis (Crash Symbols, USA)
Stand High Patrol – The Shift (Stand High Records, France)
Crème de Hassan – Touki Bouki / Krik Krak (Inversions Records, UK)
Ex Eye – Form Constant; the Grid (Relapse Records, USA)
Trilion – Fuss Inna Dance ft. Guma Ranks (Scotch Bonnet, UK)
Coby Sey – Active (Peak) (Whities, UK)
Tembok Kamar Dinding Sekolah – Mati Rasa (Chinabot, UK)
Shit & Shine – Hot Shovel (Diagonal Records, UK)

#158 – Geneva Jacuzzi, Les Filles de Illighadad, Shopping, Gökçen Kaynatan

Nonsense talk of travel gongs, bands with slideshows, and pop up vinyl ideas pepper this week’s show, we also have a whole host of amazing new music, including from Africa from Les Filles de Illighadad and Cyril Cyril, London from Not Waving, Shopping and Reginald Omas Mamode IV, and the US from Zola Jesus and Dear.

Tracklisting
Geneva Jacuzzi – Technophelia (Medical Records, USA)
Les Filles de Illighadad – Eghass Malan (Sahel Sounds, USA)
Not Waving – Where Are We (Diagonal Records, UK)
Reginald Omas Mamode IV – Working (Five Easy Pieces, UK)
Shopping – The Hype (Fat Cat Records, UK)
Gökçen Kaynatan – Sihirbaz (Finders Keepers Records, UK)
Carla dal Forno – The Garden (Blackest Ever Black, UK)
Cyril Cyril – Colosse de Rhodes (Les Disques Bongo Joe, Switzerland)
Zola Jesus – Exhumed (Sacred Bones Records, USA)
Dear – Safe (self-release, USA)

#135 – Jessica Moss, Vanishing Twin, Actress, Hampshire & Foat

The last week of the dynamic duo for the next fortnight brings a whole host of new goodies, including a Record Store Day Vanishing Twin release, gospel from the Como Mamas, the latest from the amazing mind of Shit & Shine as well as new slow disco, piano goodness, and dancehall.

Tracklisting
Vanishing Twin – Million Dollar Mermaid (Soundway Records, UK)
The Como Mamas – Move Upstairs (Daptone Records, USA)
Shit & Shine – Hot Shovel (Diagonal Records, UK)
Ant Orange – Big Lil’s (Karaoke Kalk, Germany)
Awate – Displaced (self-release, UK)
Jessica Moss – Glaciers I (pt 1) (Constellation Records, Canada)
Temple ov BBV – Butchers Tears (Rocket Recordings, UK)
Wrongtom Meets the Ragga Twins – Bacchanal (Tru-Thoughts Records, UK)
Actress – X22RME (Ninja Tune, UK)
Hampshire & Foat – End Song (Athens of the North, UK)

#78 – Iggy Pop, Mikael Seifu, Gaika, She-Devils

Some extraordinary electronic music on this week’s show. JahYu’s rootsy dub with throat singing and bird noises ticks all our boxes, we’ve got two future British masters in Commodo and Rocks FOE combining, and another one in Gaika. It’s a real showcase of wonderful British electronics, with Not Waving, Champion, and Four Tet also appearing. Away from that we have the legendary Iggy Pop kicking things off, brilliant electronic pop with Montreal’s She-Devils, Italian drone from Fulkanelli and Ethiopian electronics from Mikael Seifu.

Tracklisting
Iggy Pop – Gardenia (Caroline International, UK)
JahYu – To The End of the Earth and Sea (Steppas Records, UK)
Gaika – Heco (self-release, UK)
Commodo – Set it Straight (feat. Rocks FOE) (Black Acre, UK)
Various Artists – Febri di Funana Vol. 2 (Music With Soul, Netherlands)
Mikael Seifu – How to Save a Life (Vector of Eternity) (RVNG Intl, USA)
Fulkanelli – Harmonikes Mundi (NO=FI Records, Italy)
She-Devils – Come (self-release, USA)
Champion + Four Tet – Disparate (Text Records, UK)
Not Waving – Believe (Diagonal Records, UK)