Hakuna Kulala

#209 – Favourites of 2018 (not the best of 2018) – part one

Even though we sit here having played music from 390 releases this year, we feel a bit uneasy producing a ‘best of’ 2018 when there’s still so much great music we haven’t heard.

But from what we have heard there are so many highlights to cram into three shows of favourites. This first one gets us going with the blistering track from Sophie’s phenomenal Oil of Every Pearl’s Uninsides LP on Transgressive. Across the first ten tracks we take in a third play from the 700 Bliss cassette, Anna von Hausswolff’s sublime LP, middle eastern techno, Kenya glitches, a track from a ballet and a lot more.

More great highlights coming next week… just don’t call it a best of.

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)

#206 – Throwing Snow, Káryyn, Free Love, Ecko Bazz, Makaya McCraven

It may feel like we’re playing everything from Uganda’s Hakuna Kulala label, but we’re cherry picking the best music from the uber prolific label. This week it’s the exceptional face off of Kampalans Ecko Bazz and Bigga Yut trading verses over the production of Nihiloxica’s pq.

Elsewhere there’s new music from Throwing Snow’s third LP, two batches of Polish experimentation, synth pop from Free Love’s luxury hits, Finnish pop rock and lots more.

Tracklisting
Ecko Bazz feat Bigga Yut – Tuli Banyo (prod. by pq) (Hakuna Kulala, Uganda)
Káryyn – Segment and the Line (Mute Records, UK)
Rättö ja Lehtisalo – Valonnopeus (Ektro Records, Finland)
Makaya McCraven – Young Genius (feat. Joel Ross) (International Anthem, USA)
Throwing Snow – Simmer (Houndstooth, UK)
WIDT x Christoph de Babalon – Awlatan (Bocian Records, Poland)
Jérôme Noetinger / Robert Piotrowicz / Anna Zaradny – The One Who Searches for Cracks (Musica Genera, Poland)
Jibóia – Diatessaron (Discrepant, UK)
Free Love – Tomorrow Could Be Heaven (Full Ashram, UK)
India Jordan – Rest (Lo Recordings, UK)

#205 – Cosey Fanni Tutti, Flohio, Senyawa, Audiobooks, Pessimist

Bookended by pioneers, this week’s episode of the Independent Music Podcast is a really special one. To open we have the first taste of Throbbing Gristle legend Cosey Fanni Tutti’s new solo LP due next year. To close we have throat singing Indonesian experimentalists Senyawa, whose new LP is out through US label Sublime Frequencies.

Elsewhere there’s Lewisham grime from the exciting Flohio, some South American tinged German cold electronics from Japan, a awesome back of the tour van slice of techno and some David Lynch jazz…

Tracklisting
Cosey Fanni Tutti – Tutti (edit) (Conspiracy International, UK)
Flohio – Wild Yout (Alpha, UK)
Acid Cannibals – Life’s Alright (Hominid Sounds, UK)
Pessimist – SPRTLZM (Pessimist Productions, UK)
Thought Gang – Logic and Common Sense (Sacred Bones, USA)
Sueño Sueño – Nao (MIND Records, Japan)
Audiobooks – Dealing With Hoarders (Heavenly Recordings, UK)
Debmaster – Space Tribe (Hakuna Kulala, Uganda)
Drumm Chimp – Moominal (self-release, UK)
Senyawa – Tanggalkan Di Dunia (Undo The World) (Sublime Frequencies, USA)

#187 – SOPHIE, Khalab, Flohio, Slikback

After the chilled week last week, we’re unashamedly throwing bangers at you on this week’s pod. The brutal, brilliant pop sounds of SOPHIE kick us off, as we travel through stunning sounds from Khalab’s new record, a new Ugandan record label releasing heavy bass sounds, Lewisham grime fro Flohio, and Polish experimental music from Edinburgh.

Tracklisting
SOPHIE – Ponyboy (Transgressive Records, UK)
Khalab – Black Noise (feat. Tenesha the Wordsmith) (On the Corner Records, UK)
Slows – A Great Big Smile From Venus (excerpt) (Deep Distance, UK)
Slikback – Ascenscion (Hakuna Kulala, Uganda)
YOB – The Screen (Relapse Records, USA)
Andria – So Far (Yes, Serbia)
Ekiti Sound – Ife (Crammed Discs, Belgium)
Ko Shin Moon – Zaffa (Akuphone Records, France)
Flohio – Bands (Alpha, UK)
Januszewski – Untitled II (Czaszka (rec.), UK)