Habibi Funk

#277 – The Soft Pink Truth, Marja Ahti & Judith Hamann, Anatolian Weapons, Sebastian Reynolds, Birds

It seems quite poignant to have a track from ‘Am I Free to Go?’ an LP of punk covers from The Soft Pink Truth – the project of Matmos’ Drew Daniel – on this week’s show. It’s been a while since we had some breakcore, but this record is a must-buy. All profits will go to the International Anti-Fascist Legal Defence Fund, which assists people all around the world with the legal repercussions of protesting fascism: https://thesoftpinktruth.bandcamp.com/album/am-i-free-to-go

Elsewhere this week, we’ve got some Sudanese jazz that sounds more like surf music, epic modern classical, jazz funk, dancehall, and your usual blend of the good stuff.

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Tracklisting
Birds – Transcendental Phases (Höga Nord Rekords, Sweden)
Sharhabil Ahmed – Argos Farfish (Habibi Funk, Germany)
The Soft Pink Truth – Fuck Nazi Sympathy (Thrill Jockey, USA)
JonnyGo Figure & Genius T – Unemployment (Rebelmadiaq Sound, Spain)
Marja Ahti & Judith Hamann – Portals (OTOROKU, UK)
Sebastian Reynolds – Everest (Faith & Industry, UK)
Anatolian Weapons feat. Anna vs June – Athanato Nero (Invisible Inc., UK)
Unpure Impulse – 2 (Pater Noster Records, Germany)
Mai Mai Mai – Isola (self-release, Italy)
Lucky Brown & The S.G.’s – Pecan Trees Speak to Each Other (edit) (Tramp Records, Germany)

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#165 – Jane Weaver, Ela Orleans, Hailu Mergia, Nihiloxica

In the last episode before we start reviewing the year we find independent labels still squeezing out incredible records. We have intense Ugandan drums from Nihiloxica, we have the first record in 15 years form Ethiopian legend Hailu Mergia. We have Christmas music from Ela Orleans, techno from Autumns, tuba drone from ORE, new music from Jane Weaver, and Ben Reimer and loads more.

Tracklisting
Nihiloxica – Endongo (Nyege Nyege Tapes, Uganda)
Jane Weaver And Virginia Wing – I Feel It Starts Again (Fire Records, UK)
Autumns – Headache Tablet (Touch Sensitive, UK)
ORE – VANADIUM (Box Records, UK)
Fadoul – Bsslama Hbibti (Habibi Funk, Germany)
Terekke – Mix 91 (L.I.E.S., USA)
Ben Reimer – Drum Dances IV (Red Shift Records, Canada)
Hailu Mergia – Gum Gum (Awesome Tapes from Africa, USA)
Ela Orleans – Christmas Fell Away (Parental Guidance, UK)
Cosey Fanni Tutti – The Secret Touch (Conspiracy International, UK)

#127 – Kelly Lee Owens, Flowers Must Die, Mirrored Lips, Shevek

Tapes seem to be the theme this week, whether it’s a new release available only on tape from Shevek, Ubek, or Sofia Ozdravovna, or if they are lost tapes of Ahmed Malek pressed to vinyl after 30 years away from the public, there’s loads of tape-related sounds this week. We’ve also got lots of exciting new music from Swedish psych band Flowers Must Die, London’s Kelly Lee Owens, and Russian punks Mirrored Lips.

Tracklisting
Flowers Must Die – Hit (Rocket Recordings, UK)
Kelly Lee Owens – Anxi. (ft. Jenny Hval) (Smalltown Supersound, Norway)
Shevek – Analysis (Musclemilk Records, UK)
Ubek – Ubek (Sucata Tapes, UK)
Unfinished Portraits – Memory Lake (Lobster Theremin, UK)
Ahmed Malek & Flako – Tape 12 Track 1 (Habibi Funk, Germany)
Emma Gatrill – Skin (Flau Records, Japan)
Sofia Ozdravovna – A Morning Spread Evenly Across Two Cities (Audio. Visuals. Atmosphere, Belgium)
Mirrored Lips – Дорогой Хороший (Alakir Records, Israel)
East New York Ensemble De Music – Mevlana (Jazzman Records, UK)

#116 – The Comet is Coming, Anthony Child, Marielle V Jakobsons, LeRoy

A surprise new track from The Comet is Coming puts us on the front foot this week. In a week where stuff has truly hit the cooling mechanism in US politics, there are soothing sounds from Germany with LeRoy, from the Maui jungle from Anthony Child AKA Surgeon, and from the USA itself from Marielle V Jakobson. Elsewhere we have Tunisian disco, Italo disco, Colombian samba, and heavy heavy hip hop. Enjoy!

Tracklisting
The Comet is Coming – Final Eclipse (The Leaf Label, UK)
LeRoy – Happened from the Void (Schamoni Musik, Germany)
Marielle V Jakobsons – Undone (Thrill Jockey Records, UK)
Carthago – Alech (Habibi Funk, Germany)
Dälek – Molten (Dead Verse Recordings, USA)
Ali Renault – Keeper of the Seven Keys (Giallo Disco Records, Austria)
XAM Duo – Two Ways (Version I) excerpt (Sonic Cathedral, UK)
Seekersinternational – Side A excerpt (ICSLibrary Records, Philippines)
Ondatrópica – Hummingbird (Soundway Records, UK)
Anthony Child – Amoré (Editions Mego, Austria)