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#209 – Favourites of 2018 (not the best of 2018) – part one

Even though we sit here having played music from 390 releases this year, we feel a bit uneasy producing a ‘best of’ 2018 when there’s still so much great music we haven’t heard.

But from what we have heard there are so many highlights to cram into three shows of favourites. This first one gets us going with the blistering track from Sophie’s phenomenal Oil of Every Pearl’s Uninsides LP on Transgressive. Across the first ten tracks we take in a third play from the 700 Bliss cassette, Anna von Hausswolff’s sublime LP, middle eastern techno, Kenya glitches, a track from a ballet and a lot more.

More great highlights coming next week… just don’t call it a best of.

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)

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)

#129 – Miss Red, The Bug vs Earth, Jane Weaver, Ramson Badbonez

After some hazy sounds last week, we’re altogether more upbeat this week. You wouldn’t guess so with the opening track from Sax droner Colin Stetson, but with tracks from Miss Red, Moor Mother, Ramson Badbonez, and lost disco cats Teakwood, there’s plenty in here to get you going.

Tracklisting
Colin Stetson – Spindrift (Kartel Music Group, UK)
Miss Red – Lock off the Dance (Soul Jazz Records, UK)
Jane Weaver – Slow Motion (Fire Records, UK)
Ramson Badbonez – The Pick & Mix Experience (self-release, UK)
Moor Mother – By The Light (Don Giovanni Records, USA)
Waipod Phetsuphan – Ding Ding Dong (Paradise Bangkok, Thailand)
Left Hand Cuts off the Right – Void of Heaven (Box Records, UK)
Jaubi – Her Smile Made Me Smile (Astigmatic Records, UK)
The Bug vs Earth – Snakes vs Rats (Ninja Tune, UK)
Teakwood – Powerplay (Tramp Records, Germany)