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#199 – Mountain Man, The Oscillation, The Field, Parly B & Mr Benn, Alter Echo & E3 meet Ishan Sound & Rider Shafique

Our last show before we hit the 200 episode milestone starts with us in Israel and the fuzzy sounds of the brilliant Hynom. From there we move into gorgeous accapella music from the much-missed Mountain Man, globe trotting dubstep, groovy psychedelia, dancehall, abstract electronics and techno.

Tracklisting
HYNOM – Beware of Pickpockets (Raash Records, Israel)
Mountain Man – Stella (Bella Union, UK / Nonesuch Records, USA)
Liberez – Here is the Proof (Alter Records, UK)
Alter Echo & E3 meet Ishan Sound & Rider Shafique – Ah Mi Guide (Egoless remix) (Scotch Bonnet, UK)
The Oscillation – Drop (Fuzz Club Records, UK)
Moontribe – Osmium (Fortuna Records, UK)
The Field – Who Goes There? (Kompakt, Germany)
Parly B & Mr Benn – Gwarn Go Bathe (Nice Up! Records, UK)
David Allred – The Garden (Erased Tapes, USA)
Brassfoot – Surfing on Haemoglobin (Don’t Be Afraid Recordings, UK)

#104 – Gruff Rhys, Equiknoxx, Jonny Sender, Gaika

We may kick off this week’s show with the delicate stylings of the ever-excellent Gruff Rhys and his new record, but we soon crack on with playing exceptional experimental contemporary electronics – from the sublime Gaika to Jamaican avant-dancehall specialists Equiknoxx. On this week’s journey we stop off to take in Wrongtom’s mindblowing remix of General Levy, experimental italo disco from Jolly Mare, Dutch-African punk from The Ex, new music from Leo Abrahams, Hieroglyphic Being, Jonny Sender, and some reissued South African funk via Cultures of Soul.

Tracklisting
Gruff Rhys – Set Fire to the Stars (Twisted Nerve Records, UK)
Gaika – 3D (Warp Records, UK)
General Levy – Incredible (Wrongtom Remix) (Nice Up! Records, UK)
Leo Abrahams and Chris Vatalaro – AA5 (Trestle Records, UK)
Jolly Mare – Hotel Riviera (feat. Lucia Manca) (Bastard Jazz, USA)
Getatchew Mekuria & The Ex & Friends – Aha Gedawo (Terp Records, Netherlands)
Jonny Sender – Zhivago Zhivago (Codek Records, Switzerland)
Equiknoxx – A Rabbit Spoke To Me When I Woke Up (DDS Records)
Harari – Party (Cultures of Soul, USA)
Hieroglyphic Being – Sepulchral Offerings (Technicolour Records, UK)

#95 – Thee Oh Sees, Factory Floor, ZuZed, Qujaku

Back on usual business this week with a wide mix of cracking new independent releases. We have two submissions, one cut of ambient disco from ZuZed, and another slice of psychedelia from Melody Fields. Elsewhere we kick off with a blistering track off the forthcoming Thee Oh Sees record, we also have a long-awaited new track from Factory Floor, Japanese rock from Qujaku, reissued Ethiopian goodness from Hailu Mergia, the latest single from Flamingods, and more old reissued music from Sofrito and remixes from Nice Up! Records.

Tracklisting
Thee Oh Sees – Gelatinous Cube (Castle Face Records, USA)
Factory Floor – Dial Me In (DFA Records, USA)
ZuZed – 6:12pm, The Divine Jaw-dropping Incident (self-release, USA)
Qujaku – Keiren (So I Buried Records, UK)
Miss Red – Fever (self-release, Israel)
Flamingods – Jungle Birds (Soundway Records, UK)
Hailu Mergia & Dahlak Band – Sintayehu (Awesome Tapes from Africa, USA)
Swinging Stars of Dominica – Las Mal Parle (Sofrito, UK)
Tenor Fly – Rude Boy Talk (Toddla T & Melé Remix) (Nice Up!, UK)
Melody Fields – Morning Sun (self-release, UK)

#81 – Stian Westerhus, Nisennenmondai, Poirier, Venetian Snares

This week we have the exclusive first play of former Jaga Jazzist member Norwegian experimental guitarist Stian Westerhus’ new track. We’ve also got two from Japan with the insatiable techno-esque sounds of Japanese trio Nisennenmondai and the experimental work from Keiji Haino. Two too from Canada with Venetian Snares and Poirier. There’s Cameroonian disco from Pasteur Lappé, experimental Italian jazz from Piero Umiliani, and modern soul from Adrian Younge

Tracklisting
Pasteur Lappé – More Sekele Movement (Papa Ni Mama) (Africa Seven, UK)
Mugstar – Flemish Weave (Rock Action Records, UK)
Adrian Younge – Sittin’ by the Radio (Linear Labs, USA)
Gary Lucas’ Fleischerei – The Broken Record (Cuneiform Records, USA)
Poirier – Jump (ft. Red Fox) (Nice Up!, UK)
Nisennenmondai – #3 (On-U Sound Records, UK)
Piero Umiliani & I Suoi Oscillatori – Delenda Cartago (Omicron, Italy)
Stian Westerhus – How Long (House of Mythology, UK)
zeitkratzer + Keiji Haino – Unbegrenzt (Karlrecords, Germany)
Venetian Snares – Mutant Snare Jam (Timesig, UK)

#69 – Independent Label Market London special

The Independent Label Market returns to London on 28 November. In anticipation Gareth and Anthony play tracks from some of the brilliant labels who will be selling their wares. From reggae in the form of Nice Up!, to Romanian prog from Strut via crazy Thai sounds from the Carvery and much more.

Tracklisting
Tala A.M. – Arabica (Africa Seven, UK)
Rodian GA – Citadelle (Strut Records, Germany)
Souleance – Hustle ft. VECT (First World Records, UK)
Waipod Petchsuphan – Ding Ding Dong (The Carvery, UK)
Bo Ningen – Henken (Stolen Recordings, UK)
Peepholes – Conversation (Upset the Rhythm, UK)
Matt Berry & the Maypoles – The Pheasant (Live) (Acid Jazz Records, UK)
Orchestra of Spheres – Mind over Might (Fire Records, UK)
Blend Mishkin & Roots Evolution – Hol Dem ft Gappy Ranks (Nice Up!, UK)
Shuya Okino – Still in Love (Mukatsuku, UK)