Jako Maron

Guest show: pq (Nihiloxica, Hakuna Kulala, Hot in da Club)

The second in our series of guest shows. This time we have the exceptional producer pq putting together an hour or so of music that takes us from Southeast Asia to Uganda, touching down in Japan, Greece, and Rotherham, whilst giving us a taste of some unreleased sounds of his own.

pq is one-sixth of Nihiloxica, whose debut LP lands on 12 June via Crammed Discs. He is also one-third of blitzkriegesque synth duellers Hot in da Club and accompanying label Spooky Shit. He was the noise behind the immense Ecko Bazz EP on Hakuna Kulala.

Tracklisting
Eliane Radigue – Geelriandre (Important Records)
3 Men From The Brao Hmong Ethnic Group – Gaw Ja Galpeu (Ethnic Music From Southern Laos – Sublime Frequencies)
Mark Fell – INTRA-1 (Boomkat Editions)
Iannis Xenakis – Concret PH (El Records)
Tomoko Sauvage – Clepsydra (Shelter Press)
Angklung Part 2 (Badui Village Songs – Javasounds)
Xylophone Birifor (Art of the Balofon – Arion)
Brian Eno – Lizard Point (Editions EG)
Suara Parahiangan Group – Ayun Ambing (SP Records)
Grup Tongkek Agreed – Tongkek Medley (pq submix) (Aural Archipelago)
pq – kadod1 (unreleased)
Jako Maron – Maloya Valsé chok 1 (Nyege Nyege Tapes)
Drums Off Chaos – Clockwise Instinct (Nonplace)
pq – beater (unreleased)

#186 – Jitwam, Low, Blawan, Lee Scratch Perry

A show that’s best described as ‘chill’ this week, as most of the music will have you woozy in the summer sun. Another description would be ‘symmetrical’ as it’s bookended by two dub tracks – the first from debutants Spiritual Rockers, and the final note from legend Lee Scratch Perry. In the middle we have a 14 minute opus from Low, electronic experimentation from Jako Maron on Uganda’s Nyege Nyege Tapes, thundering techno from Blawan, cocaine pop from Jitwam and a whole lot more.

Tracklisting
Spiritual Rockers – Fireland (Steppas Records, UK)
Crack Cloud – Swish Swash (self-release, Canada)
Jako Maron – Katangaz (Nyege Nyege Tapes, Uganda)
Low – Double Negative Triptych – “Quorum”, “Dancing and Blood” and “Fly” (Sub Pop, USA)
Jitwam – Desires (The Jazz Diaries, India)
Blawan – North (Ternesc, UK)
Astronauts, etc. – The Border (Company Records, USA)
Hilary Woods – Prodigal Dog (Sacred Bones Records, USA)
The Space Lady – Be Thankful For What You Got (Les Disques Bongo Joe, Switzerland)
Lee Scratch Perry – Game of the Throne (Byrd Out, UK)