Optimo Music

#208 – Modeselektor feat. Flohio, HHY & The Macumbas, Machinefabriek, Meitei / 冥丁, Gum Takes Tooth

The last podcast before we move into reviewing another amazing year of independent music sees another phenomenal batch of new releases.

Starting with some experimental music from the New York underground we move swiftly through new music from Lebanese duo Praed, Japanese illbient, the latest single from the amazing HHY & The Macumbas LP, stunning violin electronics from Machinefabriek and Anne Bakker, through to excellent releases from 2019 with the new Gum Takes Tooth and Man From Uranus releases.

Tracklisting
Hontos – 1 (BANK Records NYC, USA)
Praed – Doomsday Survival Kit (Akuphone Records, France)
Meitei / 冥丁 – Jizo / 地蔵 (Evening Chants, Singapore)
HHY & The Macumbas – Swisid Mekanize Rejiman (House of Mythology, UK)
Machinefabriek with Anne Bakker – Scene 2 (Zoharum, Poland)
Lia Mice – Overwrite the Past (Optimo Music, UK)
Modeselektor feat. Flohio – Wealth (MonkeyTown Records, Germany)
Gum Takes Tooth – Borrowed Lies (Rocket Recordings, UK)
Andrea – Future Atmo (Ilian Tape, Germany)
Man From Uranus – Marooned on Mercury (Freaksville Records, Belgium)

#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)

#109 – Fufanu, Yussef Kamaal, Off World, Dennis Bovell

Exceptional grime and funk from two podcast favourites Swindle and D Double E is just one of the new tracks on this week’s show. We’ve got new music from Fufanu, jazz and hip hop from Steve Lehman, Off World, Kuro, Adrian Younge, William Tyler, Pangaea, and Yussef Kamaal.

Tracklisting
Fufanu – Sports (One Little Indian, UK)
Steve Lehman – Are You in Peace? (Pi Recordings. USA)
Off World – Extraction (Constellation Records, Canada)
Dennis Bovell – Heaven (Optimo Music, UK)
Kuro – Incantation in C (Rocket Recordings, UK)
Adrian Younge – The Concept of Love (Linear Labs, USA)
William Tyler – Gone Clear (Merge Records, USA)
Swindle x D Double E – Lemon Trees (Butterz, UK)
Pangaea – Send It In (Handal Records, UK)
Yussef Kamaal – Yo Chavez (Brownswood Recordings, UK)

#105 – Kool Keith & MF DOOM, Lambchop, Rizan Said, Véronique Vincent & Aksak Maboul

Legends galore this week, including a collaborating pair of hip-hop trailblazers in Kool Keith and MF DOOM. They stand alongside Rizan Said – better known as the sound of Omar Souleyman – Lambchop, and the godfather of disco Bernard Fevre. We’ve also got the usual dose of innovative, exciting new music from Deathcount in Silicon Valley, Aksak Maboul, Peter Zummo, Adam Betts, and Nawksh. We also have a track from the forthcoming Nigerian comp on Soundway records.

Tracklisting
Rizan Said – High Tension Zamer (Discrepant Records, UK)
Deathcount in Silicon Valley – I Want You to Concentrate (Extreme Ultimate Recordings, UK)
Kool Keith – Super Hero (ft. MF DOOM) (Mello Music Group, USA)
Véronique Vincent & Aksak Maboul – Afflux de Luxe (Crammed Discs, Belgium)
Peter Zummo – The Tape Is Chill (Optimo Music, UK)
African Vibration – Hinde (Soundway Records, UK)
Adam Betts – Drumbones (Blood and Biscuits, UK)
Nawksh – First Friend (Guruguru Brain, Japan)
Bernard Fevre – That is to Be (Medical Records, USA)
Lambchop – The Hustle (City Slang Records, Germany)

#52 – Milhoes de Festa 2015 (Portugal) Special

Disappointed by the Glastonbury rain? Milhoes de Festa will bring sunshine and great music guaranteed in Portugal between 23-26 July. This week we delve into the line-up to find the amazing local acts and our old favourites and feature them on the podcast. Including The Bug, Michael Rother (Neu) and Hey Colossus alongside lesser known acts including Batsaykhantüül, Raw Decimating Brutality, and THEESatisfaction.

Tracklisting
Golden Teacher meets Dennis Bovell – Like a Hawk (Optimo Music, UK)
Al Lover – Super Strength (Power Plants) feat. Morgan Delt (Cairo Liberation Front Remix) (self-release, USA)
Hey Colossus – Sisters and Brothers (Rocket Recordings, UK)
Raw Decimating Brutality – Andaime Infernal (Vomit Your Shirt, Portugal)
Michael Rother – Feuerland (Sky Records, Germany)
The Bug – Function (feat. Manga) (Ninja Tune, UK)
THEESatisfaction – Recognition (Sub Pop, USA)
Meridian Brothers – Guaracha U.F.O (Soundway, UK)
Perc – Tension (Stroboscopic Artefacts, Germany)
Batsaykhantüül – Sarari Gyara I (Favela Discos, Portugal)