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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)

#152 – DUDS, SAICOBAB, Time Cow, Nekra

There’s a lot of single-word named artists this week. We kick off with one of them – DUDS from Manchester are the first UK band to release a record through John Dwyer’s Castle Face Records. We have punk from Impalers and newcomers Nekla, experimental dub from Time Cow, techno from Wilhelm via new label GlassTalk Records, and loads more good stuff.

Tracklisting
DUDS – Elastic Feel (Castle Face Records, USA)
Colleen – Separating (Thrill Jockey, USA)
Impalers – Nazi Burning Man (Static Shock Records, UK)
Nekra – Sisters of the Yam (self-release, UK)
Time Cow – Yellow and Purple Equals Yurple (7” edit) (Bokeh Versions, UK)
SAICOBAB – Bx Ax Bx (Thrill Jockey, USA)
Wilhelm – 38th Parallel (GlassTalk Records, UK)
Tembok Kamar Dinding Sekolah – Mati Rasa (Chinabot, UK)
Autumns – Female Model (Clan Destine Records, UK)
Forest Swords – Raw Language (Ninja Tune, UK)

#139 – Flamingods, Nnamdi Ogbonnaya, Lil Pump, Wren

Fairly vocal heavy on the Independent Music Podcast this week, with exceptional cuts of Trap, Dancehall and Hiphop colliding against free and future jazz, psych, modern classical, proto punk and all sorts of good stuff.

Tracklisting
Flamingods – Mixed Blessings (Moshi Moshi Records, UK)
Lil Pump – Flex Like Ouu (prod. Danny Wolf & Ronny J) (Lyfetime Ent & Media, USA)
Wren – The Herd (Holy Roar, UK)
Leo Samson & Shumba Youth – Check it Out (Reggae Roast, UK)
Ryuichi Sakamoto – Andata (Editions Milan Music, USA)
Lando Chill – Break Them Shackles (Mello Music Group, USA)
Snapped Ankles – Jonny Guitar Calling Gosta Berlin (The Leaf Label, UK)
Nnamdi Ogbonnaya – let gO Of my egO (Father / Daughter Records, USA / Sooper Records, USA)
Forest Swords – Panic (Ninja Tune, UK)
Stefan Wesolowski – Frame II (Ici d’Ailleurs, France)

#132 – JJ Doom, Gnod, HÄRDA UT, Martin Rev

As we move ever closer to summer, let’s kick off this week with some shouty punk from Sweden. Elsewhere we have the usual mix of electronics, hiphop, and general experimentation you’d expect from your weekly dose of exciting independent music.

Tracklisting
HÄRDA UT – Gå På Stan (Adagio830 Records, Germany)
Forest Swords – The Highest Flood (Ninja Tune, UK)
DJ Khalab & Baba Sissoko – Bognya (Clap! Clap! Remix) (Wonderwheel Recordings, USA)
Oxbow – Cold and Well-lit Place (Hydra Head, USA)
Rene Costy – Right on the Nose (SDBAN Records, UK)
Martin Rev – Now (Atlas Realisations, UK)
JJ Doom – Guv’nor (BADBADNOTGOOD Version) (Lex Records, UK)
Gnod – Stick In the Wheel (Rocket Recordings, UK)
Rainbow Island – Gigi Rally (NO=FI Records, Italy)
Snapped Ankles – I Want My Minutes Back (The Leaf Label, UK)

#119 – Some good things about 2016 (best of 2016 pt 1)

As part of our best of 2016 series, we kick off December with Gareth and Anthony discussing and sharing their favourite vinyl purchases from the year just gone. It makes for a somewhat different ‘best of the year’ show, with records from pre-2016 and a large dose of 12″ singles that won’t get a look-in elsewhere where LPs reign. It’s the usual mix of genres, what else would you expect?

Tracklisting
Getatchew Mekuria – Ambassel (Terp Records, The Netherlands)
JahYu – To the End of the Earth & Sea (Steppas Records, UK)
Silver Apples – Fractal Flow (ChickenCoop Recordings, USA)
Blackmass Plastics – Twitch Pitch (Ugly Funk, UK)
Elza Soares – Benedita (Mais Um Discos, UK)
The Bug & D Double E – Box (Ninja Tune, UK)
Count Ossie & the Rasta Family – Misfits (Soul Jazz Records, UK)
Spectre – The Annunaki’s Return (Small But Hard Records, UK)
Forest Swords – Shrine Hold (Dense Truth Records, UK)
Asher Senator & Bony Fly – Tick Tick Boom (Pure Niceness Records, UK)

#34 – Husband, Gablé, Peaking Lights, Star Slinger

After a month off, the Independent Music Podcast is back with a gargantuan near two-hour, 16-track show of the best new tracks recently released. From hip-hop produced by podcast favourite Tobacco through to a track from the best album of the year so far, there’s too much here to describe, so just dive in with the very best new independent music.

Tracklisting
1.Teenage Portal – Ben Butler & Mousepad (LoAF, UK)
2.Raise it Right – Dimbleby and Capper (TAPE Records, UK)
3.Amazing and Wonderful – Peaking Lights (Not Not Fun Records, USA)
4.Space of the Halls – Rayographs (Desire Records, UK)
5.Glass Coffins – BEANS (Anticon, USA)
6.Marriage (Forest Swords 1am Redraw) – Gold Panda (Notown Recordings, UK)
7.Bunch – Gablé (LoAF, UK)
8.Lightfoot – The Sandwitches (Empty Cellar Records, USA)
9.No Rest For The Wicked – A HAWK AND A HACKSAW (LM Dupli-Cation, USA)
10.Love Song – Husband (Robot Elephant, UK)
11.Money in the Bank Vs. Money in the Pocket – Skinjobs (Parlour Records, UK)
12.Easy Peasy – Ponytail (We Are Free, USA)
13.Fuller – Funkystepz (Hyperdub, UK)
14.Shackled – Drugg (Less Music, UK)
15.Punch Drunk Love – Teams vs Star Slinger (Mexican Summer, USA)
16.Parralax – Martin Galway (Robot Elephant, UK)

#18 – Venetian Snares, Fostercare, Forest Swords, Dent May

After two weeks of DJ mixes, Gareth and Anthony come back together to talk nonsense and put across the best independent music releases out this week. An electronic opening gets fused with orchestral scores, disco pop and what we’re led to believe is ‘chillwave’ – but is just fantastic.

Tracklisting
1.My So Called Life – Venetian Snares (Planet Mu, UK)
2.Anytime – Fostercare (Clan Destine Records, UK)
3.International Dreambeat – Adebisi Shank (The Richter Collective, UK)
4.Raptor – The Horn The Hunt (White Label Music, UK)
5.Eastover Wives – Dent May (Forest Family Records, USA)
6.Silent Spring – My First Tooth (Alcopop! Records, UK)
7.Anything – Chad Valley (Maman Records, France)
8.I Like Triangles – Hounds of Hate (Back Yard Recordings, UK)
9.Rattling cage – Forest Swords (No Pain In Pop, UK)
10.Crack Witches – Master Suspiria Vision (Robot Elephant Records, UK)

#17 – Forest Swords, Ty Segall, Soft Healer, Gablé (Gareth’s no speaking mix)

After Anthony’s electronic led mix last week, Gareth provides one completely different. Including a number of tracks released this week – including Forest Swords and Machinefabriek – his is somewhat more eerie, but no less amazing.

Tracklisting
1.Martin’s First Letter – Wisbey (Trunk Records, UK)
2.Rattling cage – Forest Swords (No Pain In Pop, UK)
3.Movie Light – Soft Healer (Captured Tracks, USA)
4.Whyyy – Gablé (LoAF, UK)
5.On The Wall – The Dragons (Ninja Tune, UK)
6.Breakthrough – The Funkees (Soundway, UK)
7.Psykick Dancehall – The Fall (Step-Forward Records, UK)
8.Girlfriend – Ty Segall (Goner Records, USA)
9.Hilary – Machinefabriek (self-release, Netherlands)
10.Martin’s Second Letter – Wisbey (Trunk Records, UK)