Nyege Nyege Tapes

#201 – DUDS, Sharron Kraus, Swindle, Sealionwoman, Rabit

The morning after the night before! We’re super grateful to all our amazing listeners, and we got a huge amount more for podcast 200. Hopefully those of you who came in on #200 are ready for #201, because we’ve got a whole new batch of amazing new sounds for your ears.

First up there’s the fantastic percussion of João Pais Filipe, who’s a member of Porto’s ace HHY & The Macumbas (featured on #197). In keeping with percussive experiments we also have the Domadana Kadodi Performers from Uganda released (of course) on the excellent Nyege Nyege Tapes.

Elsewhere we’ve got super experimental sounds from Emerging Industries of Wuppertal via Singapore’s ShanGORIL La Records, we have something closer to home in the UK’s nasty, noisy Blood Claat Orange.

To wash that down with got sublime jazz from Swindle, stunning folk from Sharron Kraus and a whole lot more…

Tracklisting
João Pais Filipe – Kavusan (Lovers & Lollypops, Portugal)
Rabit – The Quickening (Halcyon Veil, USA)
Sharron Kraus -Something Out of Nothing (Ghost Box Records, UK)
Domadana Kadodi Performers – Recording Two (Nyege Nyege Tapes, Uganda)
Sealionwoman – Remain (Antigen Records, UK)
DUDS – Not At All (Opal Tapes, UK)
Mésange – The Return (God Unknown Records, UK)
Emerging Industries of Wuppertal – Feathers (ShanGORIL La Records, Singapore)
Blood Claat Orange – Rainforest Wigglies (Sunk Records, UK)
Swindle – Reach the Stars (Feat. Andrew Ashong) (Brownswood Recordings, UK)

#195 – The Necks, Kommerzklaus, Sauna Youth, Accü, Roy of the Ravers

From 111 year old whistling music to bang up-to-date Japanese dub, it’s fair to say that this week’s podcast is eclectic. We have a sample of the 56-minute opus from The Necks, experimental hiphop from Kommerzklaus, Tanzanian singeli from Bamba Pana, acid house from Roy of the Ravers, indie rock from Sauna Youth, extremely good Welsh pop from Accü and more.

Tracklisting
The Necks – Body (excerpt) (Northern Spy Records, USA)
Kommerzklaus – Being Lovesick at War (Prrrrrrr Records, Germany)
Al Vomano – Mayon – The Grave of Love (self-release, UK)
Bamba Pana – Agaba Kibati (Nyege Nyege Tapes, Uganda)
Sauna Youth – Percentages (Upset the Rhythm, UK)
Roy of the Ravers – Supremacy Royale (Acid Waxa, UK)
Nzamba & G36 – Vex (Pressure Records, Germany)
Alice J. Shaw – In Venice (Canary Records, USA)
Perhaps – The Number of the Priest (Riot Season Records, UK)
Accü – Am Sêr (Libertino Records, UK)

#186 – Jitwam, Low, Blawan, Lee Scratch Perry

A show that’s best described as ‘chill’ this week, as most of the music will have you woozy in the summer sun. Another description would be ‘symmetrical’ as it’s bookended by two dub tracks – the first from debutants Spiritual Rockers, and the final note from legend Lee Scratch Perry. In the middle we have a 14 minute opus from Low, electronic experimentation from Jako Maron on Uganda’s Nyege Nyege Tapes, thundering techno from Blawan, cocaine pop from Jitwam and a whole lot more.

Tracklisting
Spiritual Rockers – Fireland (Steppas Records, UK)
Crack Cloud – Swish Swash (self-release, Canada)
Jako Maron – Katangaz (Nyege Nyege Tapes, Uganda)
Low – Double Negative Triptych – “Quorum”, “Dancing and Blood” and “Fly” (Sub Pop, USA)
Jitwam – Desires (The Jazz Diaries, India)
Blawan – North (Ternesc, UK)
Astronauts, etc. – The Border (Company Records, USA)
Hilary Woods – Prodigal Dog (Sacred Bones Records, USA)
The Space Lady – Be Thankful For What You Got (Les Disques Bongo Joe, Switzerland)
Lee Scratch Perry – Game of the Throne (Byrd Out, UK)

#165 – Jane Weaver, Ela Orleans, Hailu Mergia, Nihiloxica

In the last episode before we start reviewing the year we find independent labels still squeezing out incredible records. We have intense Ugandan drums from Nihiloxica, we have the first record in 15 years form Ethiopian legend Hailu Mergia. We have Christmas music from Ela Orleans, techno from Autumns, tuba drone from ORE, new music from Jane Weaver, and Ben Reimer and loads more.

Tracklisting
Nihiloxica – Endongo (Nyege Nyege Tapes, Uganda)
Jane Weaver And Virginia Wing – I Feel It Starts Again (Fire Records, UK)
Autumns – Headache Tablet (Touch Sensitive, UK)
ORE – VANADIUM (Box Records, UK)
Fadoul – Bsslama Hbibti (Habibi Funk, Germany)
Terekke – Mix 91 (L.I.E.S., USA)
Ben Reimer – Drum Dances IV (Red Shift Records, Canada)
Hailu Mergia – Gum Gum (Awesome Tapes from Africa, USA)
Ela Orleans – Christmas Fell Away (Parental Guidance, UK)
Cosey Fanni Tutti – The Secret Touch (Conspiracy International, UK)

#144 – Stand High Patrol, Marika Hackman, Dusty Mush, Moon Duo

Our last show before we take two weeks off for our summer holiday has jazz from Ireland alongside US psych from Moon Duo, garage from Howlin’ Banana Records’ Dusty Mush, the latest from Uganda’s Nyege Nyege Tapes, the brilliant Stand High Patrol have a new track. We also have drone, electro, indie and a charity repress from Coil.

Tracklisting
Fixity – What Wrong (self-release, Ireland)
Moon Duo – Boppers Hat (Sacred Bones Records, USA)
Dusty Mush – Couch Potato (Howlin’ Banana Records, France, Stolen Body Records, UK)
Maisha – Africa (Jazz re:freshed, UK)
Bwax ft S kide – Baba Animata Natafuta Kiki (Nyege Nyege Tapes, Uganda)
Marika Hackman – Boyfriend (Sub Pop Records, USA)
Stand High Patrol – The Shift (Stand High Records, France)
Coil – A Cold Cell in Bangkok (Optimo Music, UK)
Dorcha – Two Steps (self-release, UK)
Sly & the Family Drone and Dead Neanderthals – Ghoul Whispers (Hominid Sounds Records, UK)

#140 – Jun Kamoda, Mary Epworth, Drahla, Twenty-Three Hanging Trees

This week we’re covering the usual number of miles and sounds, whether it’s electronics from Uganda, dub from Romania, or indie music from Leeds. We have the new one from podcast favourite Surgeon, we also have new tracks from Twenty-three Hanging Trees, Jun Kamoda, Mary Epworth, Drahla, The Cosmic Dead, and Siobhan Wilson

Tracklisting
Disco Vumbi – Didi at Night (Nyege Nyege Tapes, Uganda)
Twenty-three Hanging Trees – II (self-release, UK)
Jun Kamoda – Blind Disco (Black Acre Records, UK)
Mary Epworth – Me Swimming (Sunday Best, UK)
Drahla – Fictional Decision (A Turntable Friend Records, Germany)
TST: The Southern Tenant – Silent Rage (Pure Destructive Records, UK)
Surgeon – Convenience Trap part 4 (Dynamic Tension, UK)
The Cosmic Dead – Psych is Dead (Riot Season Records, UK)
Musai Soundworks – Hoinar (Steppas Records, UK)
Siobhan Wilson – Whatever Helps (Song, By Toad Records, UK)