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#202 – Maarja Nuut, Sarathy Korwar, Part Chimp, Alma Negra, Dreadsquad

This week we’re keeping it local to where we record the podcast, with eight of our ten tracks being released on UK-based record labels. That doesn’t stop the international flavour of the artists though, and Estonia’s Maarja Nuut has just released a record that is amongst the best we’ve heard all year.

We also have Polish sci-fi dubs from Dreadsquad released via Glasgow’s Scotch Bonnet Records, we have London-based Indian jazz musician Sarathy Korwar, noisy new tracks from Part Chimp and Blóm and a whole lot more.

Tracklisting
Baïkonour – Runner I (Embassy Recordings, UK)
Maarja Nuut & Ruum – Haned Kadunud (130701 Records, UK)
Dreadsquad – Space (Scotch Bonnet Records, UK)
UUUU – Electric Blanket (Editions Mego, Austria)
Alma Negra – Sedowa (Lumberjacks in Hell, Netherlands)
Part Chimp – Doctor Horse (self-release, UK)
Sarathy Korwar – Earth (Gearbox Records, UK)
Los Bitchos – The Link is About to Die (self-release, UK)
Map71 – Primary Radioaction (Foolproof Projects/Fourth Dimension Records, UK)
Blóm – Toxic Dependancy (Hominid Sounds, UK)

#90 – Portishead, Brandt Brauer Frick, GAIKA, Family Atlantica

There’s nothing like completely transforming an Abba track for your first music in six years, but that’s what Portishead have done with SOS. We’ve also got self-released sounds from Map71 and GAIKA, alongside two new ones being released by the on-form Soundway Records – the mesmerising Family Atlantica and the acid folk of Vanishing Twin. Elsewhere we have new jazz from Sarathy Korwar through Ninja Tune, Belgian duo Tav Exotic via Vlek, DVA on Hyperdub, Brandt Brauer Frick on !K7, and Newcastle’s phonetic swear-filter avoiders KHÜNNT.

Tracklisting
GAIKA – BUTA ft Miss Red & Serocee (Mixpak, USA)
Family Atlantica – Okoroba (Soundway, UK)
KHÜNNT – Failures (Riot Season Records, UK)
Tav Exotic – Booty (Vlek, Belgium)
Sarathy Korwar – Indefinite Leave To Remain (Ninja Tune, UK)
Map71 – Body House (self-release, UK)
Portishead – SOS (self-release, UK)
DVA – Take it All (Hyperdub, UK)
Vanishing Twin – The Conservation Of Energy (Soundway, UK)
Brandt Brauer Frick – Holy Night (!K7, Germany)