Gqom Oh!

#147 – KoKoKo!, Karen Gwyer, Aphex Twin, Pessimist

A stunning selection this week, kicking off with the absolutely spectacular Congolese band KoKoKo!. We also have new music from the legendary Aphex Twin alongside new tunes from some of those he has undoubtedly inspired, such as Karen Gwyer. There’s deconstructed drum n bass from Pessimist, space music from Henge, digital dub from Roger Robinson, a beautiful, long piece from Man Forever, something from down under in the shape of Suburban Cracked Collective, thrash punk from Casual Sect, and the latest stunner from the Gqom Oh! label with TLC Fam.

Tracklisting
KoKoKo! – Tokoliana (ICIyouare)
Henge – Jupiters Wild Ride (Love Love Records, UK)
Man Forever – Twin Torches (feat. Laurie Anderson) (Thrill Jockey, USA)
Roger Robinson & Disrupt – Bun Bun Bun (Jahtari, Germany)
Casual Sect – Mohair Fetish (Hominid Sounds, UK)
TLC Fam – Bridge Lase London (Gqom-Oh!, South Africa)
Aphex Twin – Korg Funk 5 (self-release, UK)
Karen Gwyer – The Workers are on Strike (Don’t Be Afraid Records, UK)
Suburban Cracked Collective – Oh Gravity… You Fucker (Chemical Imbalance, Australia)
Pessimist – Spirals (Blackest Ever Black, UK)

#114 – Throwing Snow, Clipping, Jay Glass Dubs, Thought Forms

After heavy rock of last week, this week sees more in the way of electronic music. All kicking off with the exceptional sounds of Jay Glass Dubs – one of the leaders of the current crop of exciting experimental dancehall artists doing the rounds. Elsewhere, there’s a new record to raise money for nightclub Fabric’s legal battle here in the UK, the latest compilation of Gqom music from South Africa, and loads more.

Tracklisting
Jay Glass Dubs – Versatile Dub (Bokeh Versions, UK)
Dieuf-Dieul de Thiès – Am Sa Waye (Teranga Beat, Senegal)
Throwing Snow – One for the Booth (Houndstooth, UK)
Thought Forms – Woolf Music (Invada Records, UK)
Dominowe – Darbuka Tribe (Tribe Dance) (Gqom Oh!, South Africa)
Clipping – Air ‘Em Out (Sub Pop Records, USA)
Tall Black Guy – One Device, One Method, One Thing (First Word, UK)
Kuparilinna – Tuulee (Palatsi, Finland)
Filter Dread – Dream Data (Fresh 86, UK)
Gaika and Babyfather – Shredder (HackneyvsBrixton, UK)