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#121 – Our Best of 2016 (pt.3)

2016 has been a horrible year for all sorts of reasons, but sometimes you do forget that this is the year that we heard some incredible music. Whether it’s that random tape from Gainstage back in March, or that Egyptian supergroup the Dwarfs of East Agouza, or whether its the latest from mind-blowing Lewisham grime group The Square, or whether it’s one of the other seven tracks we have on this look back at some of our favourites from a year we’re all hoping to put to bed soon… Thanks so much for listening this year, we wouldn’t be anything without you x

Tracklisting
The Comet is Coming – Star Furnace (The Leaf Label, UK)
Swindle ft. D Double E – Lemon Trees (Butterz, UK)
Za! – Badulake (The Audacious Art Experiment, UK)
Gainstage – RGB Sun (Portals Editions, Germany)
The Dwarfs of East Agouza – Museum of Stranglers (Part I) (Nawa Recordings, UK)
The Square – Defeat Us (No Hats No Hoods, UK)
Bruxa Maria – Human Condition (Extreme Ultimate Recordings, UK)
G.H. – Yorkshire Fog (Modern Love, UK)
Sarathy Korwar – Bismillah (Ninja Tune, UK)
Aidan Moffat – I’m a Rover (Kiss My Beard Productions, UK)

#87 – Fumaça Preta, Hey Colossus, Orchestra of Spheres, Tim Hecker

An exclusive first play of a new Hey Colossus track is just one highlight in this week’s podcast. There are absolute storming tracks from the ever reliable crate diggers at Finders Keepers Records and Africa Seven, we also have new tracks from the legendary alto saxophonist Idris Ackamoor & the Pyramids, New Zealand jazz rockists Orchestra of Spheres, podcast favourites Fumaça Preta, Tim Hecker, and The Dwarfs of East Agouza

Tracklisting
Fumaça Preta – Decimo Andar (Soundway, UK)
The Dwarfs of East Agouza – Baka of the Future
 (Nawa Recordings, UK)
Orchestra Of Spheres – Trapdoors (Fire Records, UK)
Jay Glass Dubs – Glacial Dancehall Side B
 (Bokeh Versions, UK)
M’Bamina – Djambo (Salut a l’Afrique)
 (Africa Seven, UK)
IMARHAN – Tahabort
 (City Slang, USA)
Bixio, Frizzi, Tempera – Escape
 (Finders Keepers, UK)
Hey Colossus – All Humans are Losing Control (self-release, UK)
Idris Ackamoor & The Pyramids – Rhapsody in Berlin
 (Strut Records, Germany)
Tim Hecker – Black Phase (4AD, UK)