Happy Meals

#161 – Four Tet, Happy Meals, Danny T & Tradesman, Awate

A mellow opening of synth soundtrack music and the stunning new one from Four Tet belies the fun stuff beneath – from Yorkshire dancehall sounds of Danny T & Tradesman to Glaswegian synth pop with Happy Meals. We also have jazz, dark pop, garage fun, hip hop, soul and field recording of funeral ceremonies from Bali.

Tracklisting
Stefan Bachmeier – One Road Out (Spun out of Control, UK)
Four Tet – Two Thousand and Seventeen (Text Records, UK)
Danny T & Tradesman – First Choice ft David Boomah and Parly B (Scotch Bonnet, UK)
Kan Mikami / John Edwards / Alex Nielson – Aoshi (Otoroku, UK)
Honeyfeet – Sinner (Wah Wah 45s, UK)
Fever Ray – To The Moon And Back (Rabid Records, Sweden)
Unknown Artist – Semut Megarang (Akuphone, France)
Happy Meals – Tomorrow Could be Heaven (self-released, UK)
Kind & Kinky Zoo – La Jupe Volante (Légere Recordings, Germany)
Awate – Jewels (Quite Defiant Records, UK)

#93 – Todd Terje, David Coulter & Seb Rochford, Happy Meals, JK Flesh

Norwegian disco and psych rock is the order of this week’s show, with a Todd Terje remix of Beranek kicking things off and Hedvig Mollestad Trio edging us towards the close. Elsewhere we’ve got new tracks from London’s Witching Waves, Kaiju, David Coulter & Seb Rochford, Happy Meals, Tobacco, JK Flesh and Super Furry Animals, with a listener’s recommendation with outstanding US hiphop chap Nox.

Tracklisting
Beranek – Dra Te Hælvete (Todd Terje acid radio edit) (Olsen Records, Norway)
Witching Waves – Twister (Happy Happy Birthday to Me Records, UK)
Kaiju – Burn Down Babylon (Deep Medi Musik, UK)
David Coulter & Seb Rochford – Good Friday (Trestle Records, UK)
Happy Meals – If You Want Me Now (Night School Records, UK)
Tobacco – Gods in Heat (Ghostly International, USA)
Nox – Pay the Price (self-release, USA)
JK Flesh – Tunnel (Speedy Deluxe Records, Netherlands)
Hedvig Mollestad Trio – Approaching (Rune Grammofon, Norway)
Super Furry Animals – Bing Bong (self-release, UK)

#48 – Dokkerman & the Turkeying Fellaz, The Gaslamp Killer, The Four Owls, Dele Sosimi

We’re getting a little bit funky this week following a couple of episodes looking on the weirder side of music. From the opening afro-tinged funk of Hungary’s Dokkerman & the Turkeying Fellaz’s new LP through Germany’s Tramp Records, to the closing refrain of Joe Baatan’s brilliant Aftershower Funk – recently repressed through Soul Jazz – we’ve got danceable numbers all the way through. We stop off in the middle with the new record from Fela Kuti collaborator Dele Sosimi’s new one through Wah Wah 45s, and also have new ones from Scottish artists Clade and Happy Meals, a fuzzy piece of brilliance from unsigned Birmingham act Tiny Rockets, Stearica’s latest track, some UK Hip Hop from The Four Owls, a modern classic from The Gaslamp Killer, and a reissue of a £300 classic slight of sexy soul from Sharon Revoal coming from Nik Weston and Mukatsuku – get funky!

Tracklisting
1.Illegal Move – Dokkerman & the Turkeying Fellaz (Tramp Records, Germany)
2.Nissim – The Gaslamp Killer (Brainfeeder, USA)
3.Silent Flight – The Four Owls (High Focus Records, UK)
4.Vietnamese Piano – Clade (self-release, UK)
5.E Go Betta (Radio Edit) – Dele Sosimi (Wah Wah 45s, UK)
6.Altered Images – Happy Meals (Night School Records, UK)
7.Reaching for our Star – Sharon Revoal (Mukatsuku, UK)
8.Halite – Stearica (Monotreme Records, UK)
9.Final – Tiny Rockets (self-release, UK)
10.Aftershower Funk – Joe Baatan (Soul Jazz Records, UK)