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#120 – best of 2016 pt.2 (our favourite live shows)

We continue our alternative look back at 2016, focusing on some of the artists that have wowed us with live shows throughout the year. It’s a diverse bunch, with jazz, grime, hiphop, afrobeat and indie rock amongst the highlights.

Tracklisting
Tony Allen & Jimi Tenor – Selfish Gene (Strut Records, UK)
Part Chimp – Hello Bastards (Rock Action Records, UK)
L’Orange & Mr Lif – Strange Technology (Mello Music Group, USA)
Bohren & Der Club of Gore – Live at Union Chapel, London 21 May 2016
Skepta – Crime Riddim (Boy Better Know, UK)
Gaika – BUTA ft. Miss Red (Mixpak, USA)
Ela Orleans – You Go Through Me (Night School Records, UK)
Ebo Taylor – Heaven (Essibons Music, Ghana)
Ata Kak – Daa Nyinaa (Awesome Tapes from Africa, USA)
Duchess Says – I Repeat Myself (Bonsound, Canada)

[VIDEO] GAIKA – BUTA ft Miss Red & Serocee

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Artist: Gaika
Track: BUTA ft. Miss Red and Serocee
Label: Mixpak
Release: Security mixtape
Format: Digital download

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#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)