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#206 – Throwing Snow, Káryyn, Free Love, Ecko Bazz, Makaya McCraven

It may feel like we’re playing everything from Uganda’s Hakuna Kulala label, but we’re cherry picking the best music from the uber prolific label. This week it’s the exceptional face off of Kampalans Ecko Bazz and Bigga Yut trading verses over the production of Nihiloxica’s pq.

Elsewhere there’s new music from Throwing Snow’s third LP, two batches of Polish experimentation, synth pop from Free Love’s luxury hits, Finnish pop rock and lots more.

Tracklisting
Ecko Bazz feat Bigga Yut – Tuli Banyo (prod. by pq) (Hakuna Kulala, Uganda)
Káryyn – Segment and the Line (Mute Records, UK)
Rättö ja Lehtisalo – Valonnopeus (Ektro Records, Finland)
Makaya McCraven – Young Genius (feat. Joel Ross) (International Anthem, USA)
Throwing Snow – Simmer (Houndstooth, UK)
WIDT x Christoph de Babalon – Awlatan (Bocian Records, Poland)
Jérôme Noetinger / Robert Piotrowicz / Anna Zaradny – The One Who Searches for Cracks (Musica Genera, Poland)
Jibóia – Diatessaron (Discrepant, UK)
Free Love – Tomorrow Could Be Heaven (Full Ashram, UK)
India Jordan – Rest (Lo Recordings, UK)

Milhões de Festa Festival 2018 Special

A little special episode for you this week as Gareth and Anthony look forward to the excellent Portugese festival Milhões de Festa. It happens 6-9 September in the beautiful town of Barcelos and has a killer line-up, including the first ever live recording of the Independent Music Podcast.

On this show, ten tracks from artists on the bill:

Pharoah Overlord – I Drove All Night By My Solar Stomp (Ektro Records, Finland)
700 Bliss – Ring the Alarm (Don Giovanni Records, USA)
Os Tubarões – Stranger Ê un Ilusão (Sons D’Africa, Portugal)
Miss Red – Murder (self-release, Israel)
Afrodeutsche – And! (Skam Records, UK)
Kink Gong – Hit Qin Qin (Discrepant, UK)
Electric Wizard – Black Mass (Rise Above Records, UK)
Gazelle Twin – Belly of the Beast (Anti-Ghost Moon Ray, UK)
The Evil Usses – Preop Pop (Stolen Body Records, UK)
UKAEA – The Rake, The Loam (Extreme Ultimate Recordings, UK)

#180 – MZ.412, WaqWaq Kingdom, Tasos Stamou, Lay Llamas

This week’s pod has Gareth and Anthony in fine fettle. Lengthy tracks from Sudanese tambour artist Abu Obaida Hassan, Earth legend Dylan Carlson, and London jazz staple Emanative punctuate a show full of dark doom, Estonian synth pop, blistering Lithuanian techno, crete experimentation, and a whole lot more.

Tracklisting
Abu Obaida Hassan & His Tambour – Qamar Al Massa (Moon of the Night) (Ostinato Records, USA)
Dylan Carlson – Conquistador (Sargent House, USA)
Dreems – Shark Water (Le Temps Perdu, Lithuania)
WaqWaq Kingdom – Sugar Pills (Jahtari, Germany)
Tasos Stamou – Vasiliki (Discrepant Records, UK)
Mari Kalkun – Keelega​-​Meelega (Nordic Notes, Germany)
Regret – Orange (Crash Symbols, USA)
Lay Llamas – Holy Worms (Rocket Recordings, UK)
MZ.412 – Ulvens Broder (Cold Spring, UK)
Emanative – Planet B (Nutriot Recordings, Austria)

#173 – Manami Matsumae, German Army, UKAEA, Game Show

This week we stretch out into the far reaches of electronic music, including a sublime piece of work from Indonesian artist Uwalmassa, game soundtrack art from Manami Matsumae, and drones from South Carolina’s German Army. We also have Romanian psych from Rodion G.A., the best rock record of 2018 from Anthroprophh, acid techno from UKAEA and loads more.

Tracklisting
Miracle – Light Mind (Relapse Records, USA)
Uwalmassa – Untitled 01 (DIVISI62, Indonesia)
Manami Matsumae – The Final Showdown (Brain Wave Productions, Japan)
Game Show – Metriculation (Impossible Ark Records, UK)
Anthroprophh – Dead Inside (Rocket Recordings, UK)
German Army – All Is A Question – Insurrection – Crisis of Memory (Discrepant, UK)
UKAEA – The Rake, The Loam (Extreme Ultimate Recordings, UK)
Expo 70 – Totality Wormhole (God Unknown Records, UK)
Richard Youngs/ Alasdair Roberts (feat. Donald WG Lindsay) – Kinning Park (Fourth Dimension Records, UK)
Rodion G.A. – Ore (Inversions Records, UK)

#149 – Ex Eye, Wanlov the Kubolor, Mésange, Ilia Gorovitz

A truly global podcast this week, with music coming in from as far afield as Ghana, Iran, and Israel. We have new music from closer to home too, with some jazzy goodness from On the Corner records, there’s also the new one from Colin Stetson’s Ex Eye project, techno from Mighty Lord Deathman, and rock sounds from We Wild Blood.

Tracklisting
Ex Eye – Xenolith; The Anvil (Relapse Records, USA)
Wanlov the Kubolor – Gigimz to Gongor (self-release, Ghana)
Mésange – The Cape (God Unknown Records, UK)
Mighty Lord Deathman – Enemies of Deathman (Pale Master Records, UK)
Bosaina – A Hundred Other Longings (Discrepant Records, UK)
Ilia Gorovitz – Turmoil (Raash Records, Israel)
Sote – Plebeian (Opal Tapes, UK)
Black Classical – JeJe (On the Corner, UK)
We Wild Blood – Lost + Bound (Hominid Sounds, UK)
Batfinks – Certain Death (Caoutchou Records, Belgium)

#146 – The Gaslamp Killer, Cocaine Piss, Janka Nabay and the Bubu Gang, Pixvae [Milhoes de Festa 2017 special]

It’s the most wonderful time of the year – when we get ourselves ready for the peerless Milhoes de Festa festival in Portugal. A completely off-the-wall, eclectic line-up of some of the finest artists from across the globe come together in a celebration of everything that is great about art, experimentation, and music. To celebrate, we have a selection of ten artists on the bill, including old favourites like Sarathy Korwar and Orchestra of Spheres, alongside new favourites such as Cocaine Piss, Live Low, and Sacred Paws.

Tracklisting
Rizan Said – High Tension Zamer (Annihaya Records, Lebanon)
Pixvae – La Fuga (Buda Musique, France)
The Gaslamp Killer – Residual Tingles (Cuss Records, USA)
Cocaine Piss – Ugly Face On (Hypertension Records, Belgium)
Janka Nabay and the Bubu Gang – Santa Monica (Luaka Bop, USA)
Live Low – Lembra​-​me Um Sonho Lindo (Lovers & Lollypops, Portugal)
Orchestra of Spheres – Mind Over Might (Fire Records, UK)
Sacred Paws – Everyday (Rock Action Records, UK)
Sarathy Korwar – Indefinite Leave to Remain (Ninja Tune, UK)
Chupame El Dedo – Cabildo Muerto (Discrepant Records, UK)

#145 – Housewives, Mirrored Lips, Coby Sey, The Showfa

We’re back! After trips to Ibiza, Italy, and Glastonbury, we’re wallowing in a sea of spectacular independent music. From collage to disco, from experimental hip hop to forward-thinking dub, the Independent Music Podcast is back with a bang.

Tracklisting
The Dead Mauriacs – Beauté des Mirages (Discrepant, UK)
Merry – Sparrow Love (Scrimshire Edit) (Dubplate, UK)
Housewives – Excerpt 6 (Rocket Recordings, UK)
Rer Repeter – Another Painful Version (Bokeh Versions, UK)
Coby Sey – All Change (Whities, UK)
Mirrored Lips – S&V (Cruel Nature Records, UK)
The Horrors – Machine (Wolf Tone, UK)
Queen Lean – No Effort (self-release, USA)
Sentidor – Ruínas (Ruins) (Sounds and Colours, UK)
The Showfa – Thankful (Excursions, UK)

#136 – Tomaga, Emanative, Kutiman, Raoul Vignal

Gareth is on his own this week, but it’s the usual ten tracks from across the musical spectrum. We have new ones from Tomaga, Jeremiah Jae, Kutiman, Emanative, and plenty of new house, French chanson, jazz and all sorts.

Tracklisting
Tomaga – Liberating Mania (Kaya Kaya Records, UK)
Jeremiah Jae – Pt. 6 (self-release, USA)
Kutiman – White Monkey (Siyal Music, Israel)
Raoul Vignal – Hazy Days (Talitres Records, France)
People Like Us – The Doody Waltz (Discrepant Records, UK)
Deoke – Kamby Version (Tiff’s Joints, UK)
Emanative – Ominous Shanti (Home Planet Recordings, UK)
Metropolitan Soul Museum – Erika Bazooka (Trunkfunk Records, Sweden)
Lean Left – Costal Surface (Trost Records, Austria)
Camille Bénâtre – La Fille du Nord et le Chat Orange (La Souterraine, France)

#112 – Ziúr, Sex Swing, Thee Oh Sees, Death Pedals

Two tracks from the always magnificent Discrepant Records are amongst the highlights this week. We have brutal electronics from Ziúr, pysch-folk from usually brash Thee Oh Sees, and a whole host of library music, experimental cumbia, noise and Krautrock

Tracklisting
Ziúr – Deeform (Objects Limited, UK)
Sex Swing – Karnak (The Quietus Phonographic Corporation, UK)
Puccio Roelens – Make Up (Schema SCEB Series, Italy)
Dollkraut – Rollercoaster (The Gym Records, Germany)
Thee Oh Sees – The Poem (Castle Face, USA)
Silver Apples – Fractal Flow (ChickenCoop Recordings, USA)
German Army and Old Komm – No Roles / Sea Reaks (Discrepant, UK)
Chupame El Dedo – La Mate (Discrepant, UK)
Quincas X – ElectroCumbia (self-release, Mexico)
Death Pedals – Nil by Mouth (Hominid Sounds, UK)

#105 – Kool Keith & MF DOOM, Lambchop, Rizan Said, Véronique Vincent & Aksak Maboul

Legends galore this week, including a collaborating pair of hip-hop trailblazers in Kool Keith and MF DOOM. They stand alongside Rizan Said – better known as the sound of Omar Souleyman – Lambchop, and the godfather of disco Bernard Fevre. We’ve also got the usual dose of innovative, exciting new music from Deathcount in Silicon Valley, Aksak Maboul, Peter Zummo, Adam Betts, and Nawksh. We also have a track from the forthcoming Nigerian comp on Soundway records.

Tracklisting
Rizan Said – High Tension Zamer (Discrepant Records, UK)
Deathcount in Silicon Valley – I Want You to Concentrate (Extreme Ultimate Recordings, UK)
Kool Keith – Super Hero (ft. MF DOOM) (Mello Music Group, USA)
Véronique Vincent & Aksak Maboul – Afflux de Luxe (Crammed Discs, Belgium)
Peter Zummo – The Tape Is Chill (Optimo Music, UK)
African Vibration – Hinde (Soundway Records, UK)
Adam Betts – Drumbones (Blood and Biscuits, UK)
Nawksh – First Friend (Guruguru Brain, Japan)
Bernard Fevre – That is to Be (Medical Records, USA)
Lambchop – The Hustle (City Slang Records, Germany)