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.
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.
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.
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
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
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
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
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