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#308 – Divide and Dissolve, TT The Artist, Micall Parknsun, Dean McPhee , Meril Wubslin, Sarathy Korwar

A fantastic hour of new music this week, although the highlight could well be the sublime cut of Eswatini and South African music from 1989 that’s had a reissue on France’s Nyami Nyami label. That Azumah track is bookended by two fairly gnarly pieces from Canada’s Seum and Australia’s Divide and Dissolve, we also have stunning ambient soundscapes from Chinese debutant Voision Xi, straight-to-disc improvisation from Sarathy Korwar and Upaj Collective, timely social commentary from Micall Parknsun and loads more.

#306 – favourites of the year pt.2

A selection of ten of our favourite records that we’ve played on the podcast in 2020. It’s an impossible task but there is some killer music in here to entertain you for an hour or so.

#303 – Gazelle Twin & NYX, Tunes Of Negation, Sulk, Negativland, Agrupación Changó, Alex Stolze

The long-awaited (okay, 12 months) return of Shackleton’s Tune of Negation is a real highlight at the end of this week’s show. Before that we have a treasure trove of experimental sounds

#300 – podcast favourites

For our 300th episode, we decided to ask our listeners to vote on their favourite tracks that we played between episodes 201-298. We received more than 400 votes, and have pulled the top 20 for you, split into two separate shows of ten tracks each. In the third podcast, Anthony and Gareth have picked their favourite five each.

#297 – Jane Weaver, The Bug, Bridget Chappell, Monkey Marc, Sonia Calico, Divide and Dissolve

A heavy Melbourne influence on this week’s show, with stunning esoteric electronics from Bridget Chappell, crushing doom from Divide and Dissolve, and dancehall from Monkey Marc. Elsewhere we have psychedelic pop from Jane Weaver, club electronics from Sonia Calico, big-band funk from The Yorkshire Film & Television Orchestra, the latest from The Bug on Hyperdub and a lot more.

#292 – Faten Kanaan, Tvii Son, BFTT, Good Sad Happy Bad, Sophia Loizou, Commodo

For a globally-focused podcast we’re keeping it mostly local this week. But before the onslaught of excellent UK music, we kick things off with the … Read more

#278 – Idris Ackamoor & The Pyramids, Aditya Permana, Brigid Mae Power, Sly & the Family Drone, Denise Chaila

Without Black culture, this podcast wouldn’t exist, and neither would music as we know it. ‘Fuck the Police’ the track from Jamaican legend Daddy Freddy … Read more

#254 – Favourites of 2019 Part 2

We continue to celebrate some of our favourites from the year. There’s been outstanding Middle Eastern techno, multiple tracks about moving at various pace, blistering … Read more

#227 – Sarathy Korwar, Suzi Analogue, Sea Urchin, The Art Ensemble of Chicago, Viscount

Following our week a way we return overwhelmed with excellent morsels of global experimental independent sound. We start with Sarathy Korwar’s outstanding jazz/Indian MC hybrid … Read more

#220 – Madlib, Oh No, Vanishing Twin, Drahla, Andrew Liles, Sly & the Family Drone

A mix of the unusual and wonderful this week – and that’s just the 50-minute cover of 70s power ballad Without You by Nurse With … Read more