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Best of 2018

To close out 2018, here is our 3.5 hour best of 2018. The tracks from artists and releases we’ve loved through this fantastic year. In 2018 we have played over 400 unique independent artists, and this selection has just 30 of them.

Thank you so much for your support this year, we will be back mid-January.

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)
Jean Grae & Quelle Chris – Ohsh (Mello Music Group, USA)
Kamasi Washington – Fists of Fury (Young Turks, UK)
Amnesia Scanner – AS Unlinear feat. Pan Daijing (PAN, Germany)
Hilary Woods – Kith (Sacred Bones, USA)
Nazar – Warning Shots (Hyperdub, UK)
Low – Dancing and Blood (Sub Pop Records, USA)
Cucina Povera – Huhuilu (Night School Records, UK)
Marie Davidson – Work It (Ninja Tune, UK)
Throwing Snow – Vulpine (Houndstooth, UK)
Gnod – Donovan’s Daughters (Rocket Recordings, UK)
Anthroprophh – Housing Act 1980 (Rocket Recordings, UK)
Khalab – Cannavaro feat. Clap! Clap! (On the Corner, UK)
Emanative – Spice Roots feat. Nat Birchall (Jazzman Records, UK)
Ecko Bazz – Tuli Banyo (Hakuna Kulala, Uganda)
Rival Consoles – Dreamer’s Wake (Erased Tapes, UK)
Tomás Urquieta – La Sustancia de la Materia (Infinite Machine, Mexico)
Sealionwoman – Remain (Antigen Records, UK)
Hekla – Muddle (Phantom Limb, UK)
Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs –  Shockmaster (Rocket Recordings, UK)
Pisitakun – SOSLEEP03 (Chinabot, UK)

#210 – Favourites of 2018 (not the best of 2018) – part two

We continue our journey through the exceptional music we’ve enjoyed this year with another batch of music that’s worth looking back on. From the brilliant and silly Marie Davidson track ‘Work It’ through the exquisite sounds of Low and Cucina Povera, this is another cross-section of the stunning independent music released this year.

Tracklisting
Jean Grae & Quelle Chris – Ohsh (Mello Music Group, USA)
Kamasi Washington – Fists of Fury (Young Turks, UK)
Amnesia Scanner – AS Unlinear feat. Pan Daijing (PAN, Germany)
Hilary Woods – Kith (Sacred Bones, USA)
Nazar – Warning Shots (Hyperdub, UK)
Low – Dancing and Blood (Sub Pop Records, USA)
Cucina Povera – Huhuilu (Night School Records, UK)
Marie Davidson – Work It (Ninja Tune, UK)
Throwing Snow – Vulpine (Houndstooth, UK)
Gnod – Donovan’s Daughters (Rocket Recordings, UK)

Listen to part one here

#176 – The Bug & Burial, Low Jack, Léah Lazonick, Ustad Zia Mohiuddin Dagar

After our holidays we’re back (for good). We’ve got a whole host of goodies for you, including the collaboration made in heaven between dubstep and grime pioneers The Bug and Burial. We have Indian music from Ustad Zia Mohiuddin Dagar, Ugandan sounds from Jora MC and Congo’s Kongoloko, more Congolese music from Mushapata, the epic new Gnod track, soundtrack music from New York’s Léah Lazonick, a change in direction from Future of the Left and mclusky’s Falco’s side project Christian Fitness, mutant futurism from Low Jack, and more.

Tracklisting
Christian Fitness – Kill the Bored (self-release, UK)
The Ex – Soon All Cities (self-release, Netherlands)
Low Jack – Robert (Editions Gravats, France)
Ustad Zia Mohiuddin Dagar – Raga Abhogi (excerpt)(Ideological Organ, France)
Kongoloko & Jora MC – C’est la Vie (Uganda, self-release)
Daphne Tunes – In Your Eyes (Two Moons Tapes, USA)
Mushapata – Muanago Yé-Yé (Akuphone Records, France)
The Bug & Burial – Shrine (Pressure, UK)
Léah Lazonick – Movimento I Luna Scura (Kingdoms Records, USA)
Gnod – Donovan’s Daughter’s (Rocket Recordings, UK)

#166 – Best of 2017 (part 1)

The first of our three part ‘best of 2017’ showcases some of our favourite tunes from the year. This week we have the 7″ stunner from Idris Ackamoor, the digital dubs of Roger Robinson and Disrupt, hip hop from Ill Camille, the best track from Gnod’s mouthful of an LP – JUST SAY NO TO THE PSYCHO RIGHT​-​WING CAPITALIST FASCIST INDUSTRIAL DEATH MACHINE – Russian punks Mirrored Lips and a load more

Tracklisting
Idris Ackamoor & the Pyramids – Tinoge Ya Ta’a Ba, Pt. 1 & 2 (feat Guy One) (Philophon Records, Germany)
Ill Camille – Black Gold (Jakarta Records, Germany)
Gnod – Real Man (Rocket Recordings, UK)
Group Doueh & Cheveu – Bord de Mer (Born Bad Records, France)
Roger Robinson & Disrupt – Bun Bun Bun (Jahtari Records, Germany)
Pessimist – Peter Hitchens (Blackest Ever Black, UK)
Mirrored Lips – Дорогой Хороший (Alakir, Israel)
Mahatma X – Mahatma and the White Devil (Home Assembly Music, UK)
Part Chimp – Mapolean (Rock Action Records, UK)
Hampshire & Foat – Galaxies Like Grains of Sand (Athens of the North, UK)

#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)

#111 – Gnod & Surgeon, Blackmass Plastics, Magicpockets, Oribata

After a week in the wilderness, we’re back with great unknown artists, cult legends and some incredible collaborations – not least the one between Gnod & Surgeon. We kick off with a demo from jazz rockists Blegology and soon mix things up with dystopian electro, flute folk, Brazilian funk, and heavy hitting Soweto. We have collaborations between techno legend Surgeon and Manchester psych rockers Gnod, as well as Portugeses psych band Black Bombain and saxophonist Peter Brötzmann. Throw in some Half Man Half Biscuit and you’ve got yourself an immensely enjoyable hour of independent music.

Tracklisting
Blegology – We’ll Be Free (self-release, UK)
Blackmass Plastics – Twitch Pitch (Ugly Funk, UK)
Black Bombaim & Peter Brötzmann – Part II (Lovers & Lollypops, Portugal)
Michael Dues – Goodbye Rainbow (Tramp Records, Germany)
Magicpockets – Buckle (Penske Recordings, UK)
Oribata – Batuki (Tiff’s Joints, UK)
Gnod & Surgeon – Behind the Lids (Tesla Tapes, UK)
OKZharp & Manthe Ribane – Teleported (Hyperdub, UK)
Grumbling Fur – Heavy Days (Thrill Jockey, USA)
Half Man Half Biscuit – Tending The Wrong Grave for 23 Years (Probe Plus, UK)

#79 – Thee Oh Sees, Gnod, Tomppabeats, Golden Rules

After an electronics heavy podcast last week, you don’t get many more fantastic guitar acts than those that feature on this week’s Independent Music Podcast. From new tracks from San Francisco friends Thee Oh Sees and Ty Segall, to Manchester’s ever magnificent Gnod and the immense sounds of Sheffield’s Blood Sport. We also have odd electronics from Basic Rhythm, techno from Route 8, Kora-gorgeousness from Stranded Horse, light-touch Finnish hip hop from Tomppabeats, heavier-touch hip hop from Golden Rules and the latest from the Sofrito Super Singles club.

Tracklisting
Thee Oh Sees – Fortress (Castle Face Records, USA)
Route 8 – The Sunrise in her Eyes (Lobster Theremin, UK)
Stranded Horse – Monde (Talitres, France)
Blood Sport – Reflective Orange (Blast First Petite, UK)
Tomppabeats – I Want to Tell You I Love You but I Can’t
Tomppabeats – You’re Cute (self-release, Finland)
Gnod – The Mirror (Rocket Recordings, UK)
Basic Rhythm – Raw Trax (Weekend Rush) (Type Records, UK)
Alma Negra – Mageko (Sofrito, UK)
Ty Segall – Squealer (Drag City, USA)
Golden Rules – The Let Down (Lex Records, UK/USA)

#46 – Raw Power Festival Special

Raw Power Festival is between 22-24 May at The Dome in London. Anthony organises it so this week he and Gareth are playing some of the artists they are looking forward to seeing. It’s very heavy, mixed with the usual weird and wonderful sounds familiar to the Independent Music Podcast. There are a couple of previous podcast favourites making a return, including Gnod, The Wharves and Fumaca Preta, alongside new bands Sex Swing and Satteliti and more established artists including Hey Colossus and Esben & the Witch

Tracklisting
1.Drunken Maria – Ye Nuns (Tuff Enuff Records, UK)
2.Deep Mountain – Sloath (Riot Season Records, UK)
3.Vegetable – Acid Baby Jesus (Slovenly Recordings, USA)
4.Young Wolf – Satelliti (Cuckundoo Records, UK)
5.Pupilas Dilatadas – Fumaça Preta (Soundway, UK)
6.Lucia, At The Precipice – Esben & the Witch (Too Pure Records, UK)
7.Hey, Dead Eye, Up! – Hey Colossus (Rocket Recordings, UK)
8.The Grip – The Wharves (Gringo Records, UK)
9.Man on the Wire – Gnod (Rocket Recordings, UK)
10.Night Time Worker – Sex Swing (God Unknown Records, UK)

#39 – Mumdance, The Wharves, Damaged Bug, Gnod

A fascinating week of releases to bring the podcast back after a three year break, we’re opening with an astounding track from the new Bill Wells and Aidan Moffat LP and over the hour take in lost afrobeat, unreleased 60s soul, cellphone African rap and the new one from Thee Oh Sees’ John Dwyer. Music from across the globe and across genres, it’s a mind-blowing selection of tracks.

Tracklisting
1.Lock up your Lambs – Bill Wells & Aidan Moffat (Chemikal Underground, UK)
2.Topix – Unik Ubik (Love Mazout, Belgium)
3.The Mirror – Damaged Bug (Castle Face Records, USA)
4.Yere Yira – Papito ft Iba One (Sahel Sounds, USA)
5.Osaka Ranti – Orlando Julius and the Afro Sounders (Voodoo Funk, USA)
6.Oh love is teasing – Jean Ritchie
7.Take Time ft Novelist – Mumdance (Rinse, UK)
8.The World is Good – Gnod (God Unknown Records, UK)
9.Take me to your leader – The Sharpees (Secret Stash Records, USA)
10.Faultline – The Wharves (Gringo Records, UK)

#13 – Salem, Ace Bushy Striptease, Mahjongg, Gnod

It’s a late night Independent Music Podcast. With avant garde jazz, techno and the worst record of all time – twice – it’s the usual mix of the sometimes weird and always wonderful from the greatest independent labels with releases out now.

Tracklisting
1.King Night – Salem (IAmSound Records, USA)
2.Limburger Lover – Leona Anderson (Trunk Records, UK)
3.Us vs Them – Common Prayer (Big Potato Records, UK)
4.4 Circumcised Blokes in a car/Space Titis – Talibam! and Alan Wilkinson (Bo’Weavil Recordings, UK)
5.Adam Jackson Spreads Like Wildfire – Ace Bushy Striptease (Odd Box Records, UK)
6.Release the Bees – Not Squares (The Richter Collective, UK)
7.Sadunun – Abdoulaye Traore (Yaala Yaala Records, USA)
8.Mantra – Hyrst
9.Morphine (Detail) – Autistici (Audiobulb Records, UK)
10.Rats in my Room – Leona Anderson (Trunk Records, UK)
11.Devry – Mahjongg (K Records, USA)
12.Drop Out – White Hills & Gnod (Rocket Recordings, UK)