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#152 – DUDS, SAICOBAB, Time Cow, Nekra

There’s a lot of single-word named artists this week. We kick off with one of them – DUDS from Manchester are the first UK band to release a record through John Dwyer’s Castle Face Records. We have punk from Impalers and newcomers Nekla, experimental dub from Time Cow, techno from Wilhelm via new label GlassTalk Records, and loads more good stuff.

Tracklisting
DUDS – Elastic Feel (Castle Face Records, USA)
Colleen – Separating (Thrill Jockey, USA)
Impalers – Nazi Burning Man (Static Shock Records, UK)
Nekra – Sisters of the Yam (self-release, UK)
Time Cow – Yellow and Purple Equals Yurple (7” edit) (Bokeh Versions, UK)
SAICOBAB – Bx Ax Bx (Thrill Jockey, USA)
Wilhelm – 38th Parallel (GlassTalk Records, UK)
Tembok Kamar Dinding Sekolah – Mati Rasa (Chinabot, UK)
Autumns – Female Model (Clan Destine Records, UK)
Forest Swords – Raw Language (Ninja Tune, UK)

#146 – The Gaslamp Killer, Cocaine Piss, Janka Nabay and the Bubu Gang, Pixvae [Milhoes de Festa 2017 special]

It’s the most wonderful time of the year – when we get ourselves ready for the peerless Milhoes de Festa festival in Portugal. A completely off-the-wall, eclectic line-up of some of the finest artists from across the globe come together in a celebration of everything that is great about art, experimentation, and music. To celebrate, we have a selection of ten artists on the bill, including old favourites like Sarathy Korwar and Orchestra of Spheres, alongside new favourites such as Cocaine Piss, Live Low, and Sacred Paws.

Tracklisting
Rizan Said – High Tension Zamer (Annihaya Records, Lebanon)
Pixvae – La Fuga (Buda Musique, France)
The Gaslamp Killer – Residual Tingles (Cuss Records, USA)
Cocaine Piss – Ugly Face On (Hypertension Records, Belgium)
Janka Nabay and the Bubu Gang – Santa Monica (Luaka Bop, USA)
Live Low – Lembra​-​me Um Sonho Lindo (Lovers & Lollypops, Portugal)
Orchestra of Spheres – Mind Over Might (Fire Records, UK)
Sacred Paws – Everyday (Rock Action Records, UK)
Sarathy Korwar – Indefinite Leave to Remain (Ninja Tune, UK)
Chupame El Dedo – Cabildo Muerto (Discrepant Records, UK)

#139 – Flamingods, Nnamdi Ogbonnaya, Lil Pump, Wren

Fairly vocal heavy on the Independent Music Podcast this week, with exceptional cuts of Trap, Dancehall and Hiphop colliding against free and future jazz, psych, modern classical, proto punk and all sorts of good stuff.

Tracklisting
Flamingods – Mixed Blessings (Moshi Moshi Records, UK)
Lil Pump – Flex Like Ouu (prod. Danny Wolf & Ronny J) (Lyfetime Ent & Media, USA)
Wren – The Herd (Holy Roar, UK)
Leo Samson & Shumba Youth – Check it Out (Reggae Roast, UK)
Ryuichi Sakamoto – Andata (Editions Milan Music, USA)
Lando Chill – Break Them Shackles (Mello Music Group, USA)
Snapped Ankles – Jonny Guitar Calling Gosta Berlin (The Leaf Label, UK)
Nnamdi Ogbonnaya – let gO Of my egO (Father / Daughter Records, USA / Sooper Records, USA)
Forest Swords – Panic (Ninja Tune, UK)
Stefan Wesolowski – Frame II (Ici d’Ailleurs, France)

#135 – Jessica Moss, Vanishing Twin, Actress, Hampshire & Foat

The last week of the dynamic duo for the next fortnight brings a whole host of new goodies, including a Record Store Day Vanishing Twin release, gospel from the Como Mamas, the latest from the amazing mind of Shit & Shine as well as new slow disco, piano goodness, and dancehall.

Tracklisting
Vanishing Twin – Million Dollar Mermaid (Soundway Records, UK)
The Como Mamas – Move Upstairs (Daptone Records, USA)
Shit & Shine – Hot Shovel (Diagonal Records, UK)
Ant Orange – Big Lil’s (Karaoke Kalk, Germany)
Awate – Displaced (self-release, UK)
Jessica Moss – Glaciers I (pt 1) (Constellation Records, Canada)
Temple ov BBV – Butchers Tears (Rocket Recordings, UK)
Wrongtom Meets the Ragga Twins – Bacchanal (Tru-Thoughts Records, UK)
Actress – X22RME (Ninja Tune, UK)
Hampshire & Foat – End Song (Athens of the North, UK)

#132 – JJ Doom, Gnod, HÄRDA UT, Martin Rev

As we move ever closer to summer, let’s kick off this week with some shouty punk from Sweden. Elsewhere we have the usual mix of electronics, hiphop, and general experimentation you’d expect from your weekly dose of exciting independent music.

Tracklisting
HÄRDA UT – Gå På Stan (Adagio830 Records, Germany)
Forest Swords – The Highest Flood (Ninja Tune, UK)
DJ Khalab & Baba Sissoko – Bognya (Clap! Clap! Remix) (Wonderwheel Recordings, USA)
Oxbow – Cold and Well-lit Place (Hydra Head, USA)
Rene Costy – Right on the Nose (SDBAN Records, UK)
Martin Rev – Now (Atlas Realisations, UK)
JJ Doom – Guv’nor (BADBADNOTGOOD Version) (Lex Records, UK)
Gnod – Stick In the Wheel (Rocket Recordings, UK)
Rainbow Island – Gigi Rally (NO=FI Records, Italy)
Snapped Ankles – I Want My Minutes Back (The Leaf Label, UK)

#129 – Miss Red, The Bug vs Earth, Jane Weaver, Ramson Badbonez

After some hazy sounds last week, we’re altogether more upbeat this week. You wouldn’t guess so with the opening track from Sax droner Colin Stetson, but with tracks from Miss Red, Moor Mother, Ramson Badbonez, and lost disco cats Teakwood, there’s plenty in here to get you going.

Tracklisting
Colin Stetson – Spindrift (Kartel Music Group, UK)
Miss Red – Lock off the Dance (Soul Jazz Records, UK)
Jane Weaver – Slow Motion (Fire Records, UK)
Ramson Badbonez – The Pick & Mix Experience (self-release, UK)
Moor Mother – By The Light (Don Giovanni Records, USA)
Waipod Phetsuphan – Ding Ding Dong (Paradise Bangkok, Thailand)
Left Hand Cuts off the Right – Void of Heaven (Box Records, UK)
Jaubi – Her Smile Made Me Smile (Astigmatic Records, UK)
The Bug vs Earth – Snakes vs Rats (Ninja Tune, UK)
Teakwood – Powerplay (Tramp Records, Germany)

#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)

#119 – Some good things about 2016 (best of 2016 pt 1)

As part of our best of 2016 series, we kick off December with Gareth and Anthony discussing and sharing their favourite vinyl purchases from the year just gone. It makes for a somewhat different ‘best of the year’ show, with records from pre-2016 and a large dose of 12″ singles that won’t get a look-in elsewhere where LPs reign. It’s the usual mix of genres, what else would you expect?

Tracklisting
Getatchew Mekuria – Ambassel (Terp Records, The Netherlands)
JahYu – To the End of the Earth & Sea (Steppas Records, UK)
Silver Apples – Fractal Flow (ChickenCoop Recordings, USA)
Blackmass Plastics – Twitch Pitch (Ugly Funk, UK)
Elza Soares – Benedita (Mais Um Discos, UK)
The Bug & D Double E – Box (Ninja Tune, UK)
Count Ossie & the Rasta Family – Misfits (Soul Jazz Records, UK)
Spectre – The Annunaki’s Return (Small But Hard Records, UK)
Forest Swords – Shrine Hold (Dense Truth Records, UK)
Asher Senator & Bony Fly – Tick Tick Boom (Pure Niceness Records, UK)

#115 – Clap! Clap!, Romare, Tom Furse, Brandt Brauer Frick

We’re mostly between California and Germany this week, with plenty of tracks from artists and labels in either (or both) of those places. The music is typically varied, with abstract hip-hop producer SELA, contemporary afrobeat from the KutiMangoes, Ghanaian gospel from Alogte Oho, and the latest from Brandt Brauer Frick. We also have a decent dose of London artists, including Horrors man Tom Furse, Ninja Tune producer Romare, punk trio Dancehall, and deconstructed dnb producer Pessimist.

Tracklisting
The KutiMangoes – This Ship Will Sink (Tramp Records, Germany)
Clap! Clap! – Ar-Raqis (Black Acre, UK)
Alogte Oho and his Sounds of Joy – Mam Yinne Wa (Philophon, Germany)
SELA – Makeup (there’s no way) (Error Broadcast, Germany)
Brandt Brauer Frick – You Can Buy My Love (K7!, Germany)
Tom Furse – Drone On (Kaya Kaya Records, UK)
Dancehall – Vs & Gs (Vibe/Anti~Vibe, UK)
Pessimist – Balaklava (A14, UK)
Romare – Who Loves You? (Ninja Tune, UK)
Fleshy Temples – Lake Quivira (self-released, USA)

#100 – Our 100th episode spectacular!

For our 100th episode we’ve got a double length special episode for you. Twenty tracks that allow us to reminisce on some of the great music we’ve played on the podcast in years gone by, whilst looking at some of the music exciting us today. Over 100 episodes we’ve featured 1,500 independent artists and record labels, here’s to the next 100 episodes!

Tracklisting
Starkey – OK Luv (Instrumental) (Planet Mu, UK)
Kenny Graham & his Satellites – Chant (Trunk Records, UK)
Novelist – War (self-release, UK)
Mark Ernestus’ Ndagga Rhythm Force ‎– Lamb Ji [Feat. Mbene Diatta Seck] (Ndagga Records, Germany)
Prince Jaabaal – Hailing Jah Jah (self-release, Trinidad and Tobago)
The Cold Seeds – The Perfume of Mexican Birds (Song, By Toad, UK)
Blawan – Getting Me Down (self-release, UK)
Jookabox – Don’t Go Phantom (Asthmatic Kitty Records, USA)
Sarathy Korwar – Mawra – Transcendence (Ninja Tune x Steve Reid Foundation, UK)
The Bug – Box ft. D Double E (Ninja Tune, UK)
L’Orange & Jeremiah Jae – Do My Best to Carry On (Mello Music Group, USA)
Salem – King Night (IAmSound Records, USA)
U.N. – Get it On (Prelude Records, USA)
Leona Anderson – Rats in my Room (Trunk Records, UK)
Woodpecker Wooliams – Sparrow (Robot Elephant Records, UK)
Two Fingers – Fools Rhythm (Big Dada, UK)
Soft Healer – Grand Isle (Monofonus Press, USA)
Soom T & Disrupt – Saved by a Ganja Leaf (Jahtari, Germany)
Solo Banton – Ganja is Good (self-release, UK)
Melt-Banana – Loop Nebula (Init Records, USA)