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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

#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)

#171 – Eels, Silvia Kastel, Gazelle Twin, Dan Shake

Nothing warms up the snowy streets of South London like some hot South African boogie, but wherever you happen to be listening, you’re sure to be enjoying the latest from Soundway records. We have lots of decadent music this week – from Italian producer Silvia Kastel’s smelting pot of techno influences, Orchestra of Constant Distress’s brutal noise rock, Lando Chill’s Tucson hiphop, or Dan Shake’s adorable housey disco goodness. Oh, there’s a new one from Eels too…

Tracklisting
The Survivals – My Brother (Soundway Records, UK)
Silvia Kastel – Bruell (Blackest Ever Black, UK)
Eels – The Deconstruction (E Works, USA)
Guy One – Ete Songo (Philophon Records, Germany)
Orchestra of Constant Distress – Not At All (Riot Season Records, UK)
Sworr – Colder (Fair Weather Friends Records, Greece)
Meursault – Fuck Off Back to Art School (self-release, UK)
Lando Chill & The Lasso – yo luv (Mello Music Group, USA)
Gazelle Twin – The Dream Ends (Houndstooth, UK)
Dan Shake – Magic Marcel (Lumberjacks in Hell, Netherlands)

#122 – Music for 2017

Our last show of 2016 sees us looking forward and talking about what we’re anticipating in 2017. That includes labels who have emerged this year, artists with long-awaited album releases, and albums coming out early in the year that we want to shout about. Thank you for all your support in 2016, see you in 2017

Tracklisting
Clap! Clap! – Ar-Raqis (Black Acre, UK)
Lord Tusk – Absent Lovers (self-release, UK)
Throwing Snow – Cantor’s Dust (Houndstooth, UK)
Clipping. – Shooter (Sub Pop Records, USA)
Aquadab & MC A – Anatamohayaku, Saa (Bokeh Versions, UK)
Bad Guys – Crime (Riot Season Records, UK)
Moon Duo – Creepin’ (Sacred Bones Records, USA)
Move D – Want Some (Electrics Minds, UK)
Elf Kid – Reload That (No Hats No Hoods, UK)
Oto Hiax – Creeks (Editions Mego, Austria)

#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)

#85 – Independent Label Market, London special

Some brilliant independent record labels will be selling music at the Independent Label Market in London this week. To celebrate, we look forward to it by playing some tracks from ten labels who will be there, including new music from Jezus Factory, BBE, Leng, and Athens of the North. We also have older tracks that’ll be available from Houndstooth, Greensleeves, Keysound, Be With, Stolen, and Butterz

Tracklisting
Snow Ghosts – The Hunted (Houndstooth, UK)
Grand Blue Heron – Call the Shots (Jezus Factory Records, UK)
Maylight – Digits (BBE Records, UK)
Jacob Miller – Some of Them Say Them a Rasta (Greensleeves Records, UK)
Rocco Universal – Tiny Islands (Ray Mang’s Eel Pie Rebake) (Leng Records, UK)
LV & Josh Idehen – Imminent (Keysound Recordings, UK)
Kylie Minogue – Confide in Me (Be With Records, UK)
Mr Wigg & Co – You’ve Got a Lot of Living (Tramp Records, Germany)
Serafina Steer – Night Before Mutiny (Stolen Recordings, UK)
Swindle ft Flowdan & Mungo’s HiFi – Global Dance (Butterz, UK)