Philophon

#215 – AK/DK, Chupame El Dedo, Bruxa Maria, Nihiloxica, Lower Slaughter

If you’re looking for unusual sounds, you don’t have to search far into this week’s podcast. The opening noise of Colombian noiseniks Chupame El Dedo (trans. Suck the Finger) is the type of tropical Cumbia you won’t find anywhere else. 

Moving on from that this week, there is stunning dub music from the exceptionally exciting Bristol scene, abrasive rock music, soul music from Germany, and more synths than you can shake a theremin at. It’s a good week…

Tracklisting
Chupame El Dedo – No te Metas con Satan (Discrepant, UK)
Sandy Lynch – Schway Dub (Avon Terror Corps, UK)
Bruxa Maria – Purple Aki (God Unknown Records, UK)
Acidliner – Die As He Pan (New Atlantis Records, UK)
Nihiloxica – Dubigwanjuba (Nyege Nyege Tapes, Uganda)
Black Midi – Speedway (Rough Trade Records, UK)
The Polyversal Souls -Feqer Feqer Nèw (feat. Alemayehu Eshete) (Philophon, Germany)
Lower Slaughter – The Measure of a Man (Box Records, UK)
Baïkonour – Urusvati (self-release, UK)
AK/DK – Defragment to Survive (Little Miss Echo Recordings, UK)

Thanks to Nick McCorriston for editing this week’s show. Visit his website at nickamc.com and follow him on Twitter @nickamc

#171 – Eels, Silvia Kastel, Gazelle Twin, Dan Shake

Nothing warms up the snowy streets of South London like some hot South African boogie, but wherever you happen to be listening, you’re sure to be enjoying the latest from Soundway records. We have lots of decadent music this week – from Italian producer Silvia Kastel’s smelting pot of techno influences, Orchestra of Constant Distress’s brutal noise rock, Lando Chill’s Tucson hiphop, or Dan Shake’s adorable housey disco goodness. Oh, there’s a new one from Eels too…

Tracklisting
The Survivals – My Brother (Soundway Records, UK)
Silvia Kastel – Bruell (Blackest Ever Black, UK)
Eels – The Deconstruction (E Works, USA)
Guy One – Ete Songo (Philophon Records, Germany)
Orchestra of Constant Distress – Not At All (Riot Season Records, UK)
Sworr – Colder (Fair Weather Friends Records, Greece)
Meursault – Fuck Off Back to Art School (self-release, UK)
Lando Chill & The Lasso – yo luv (Mello Music Group, USA)
Gazelle Twin – The Dream Ends (Houndstooth, UK)
Dan Shake – Magic Marcel (Lumberjacks in Hell, Netherlands)

#169 – Efrim Manuel Menuck, Anna von Hausswolff, ज़ितम सिहँ, Ben Frost

We’re back with our first podcast of 2018, and what better way to kick off than the exquisite jazz from Chicago’s avant-garde trumpeter Jaimie Branch? We also have cosmic soul from NYC-based, Indian musician ज़ितम सिहँ (Jitwam), the latest from Anna von Hausswolff, roots reggae from Ghana’s Y-Bayani And His Band of Enlightenment, Reason And Love and a whole lot more.

Tracklisting
Jaimie Branch – Theme 001 (International Anthem, USA)
ज़ितम सिहँ (Jitwam) – Alone (Cosmic Compositions, New Zealand)
Anna von Hausswolff – The Mysterious Vanishing of Electra
Y-Bayani And His Band of Enlightenment, Reason And Love – Rehwe Mie Enyim (Philophon, Germany)
Ben Frost – Eurydice’s Heel (Bedroom Community, Iceland)
Bingo Palace – Before 03 (Codek Records, USA)
Normil Hawaiians – British Warm (Upset the Rhythem, UK)
Xphone Tweeted Hatena – 028 (Pale Master, UK)
Curtis Roach – Stay Golden (self-release, USA)
Efrim Manuel Menuck – LxOxVx / Shelter in Place (Constellation Records, Canada)

#166 – Best of 2017 (part 1)

The first of our three part ‘best of 2017’ showcases some of our favourite tunes from the year. This week we have the 7″ stunner from Idris Ackamoor, the digital dubs of Roger Robinson and Disrupt, hip hop from Ill Camille, the best track from Gnod’s mouthful of an LP – JUST SAY NO TO THE PSYCHO RIGHT​-​WING CAPITALIST FASCIST INDUSTRIAL DEATH MACHINE – Russian punks Mirrored Lips and a load more

Tracklisting
Idris Ackamoor & the Pyramids – Tinoge Ya Ta’a Ba, Pt. 1 & 2 (feat Guy One) (Philophon Records, Germany)
Ill Camille – Black Gold (Jakarta Records, Germany)
Gnod – Real Man (Rocket Recordings, UK)
Group Doueh & Cheveu – Bord de Mer (Born Bad Records, France)
Roger Robinson & Disrupt – Bun Bun Bun (Jahtari Records, Germany)
Pessimist – Peter Hitchens (Blackest Ever Black, UK)
Mirrored Lips – Дорогой Хороший (Alakir, Israel)
Mahatma X – Mahatma and the White Devil (Home Assembly Music, UK)
Part Chimp – Mapolean (Rock Action Records, UK)
Hampshire & Foat – Galaxies Like Grains of Sand (Athens of the North, UK)

#143 – Todd Terje, Hannah Peel, Ifriqiyya Électrique, Roll the Dice

The first three-piece podcast with the addition of producer Mike has us with a utterly astounding array of good music. Ending with the brilliant new rework from Todd Terje, we also have Ethiopian funk, Russian noise, Welsh folk, Israeli dancehall, thundering techno, Tunisian industrial music and all sorts of other goodies… get involved

Tracklisting
H. Hawkline – Means That Much (Heavenly Records, UK)
Trilion (feat. Guma Ranks) – Fuss Inna Dance (Scotch Bonnet Records, UK)
Roll the Dice – The Derailed (The New Black Records, Sweden)
Alemayehu Eshete – Alteleyeshegnem (Philophon Records, Germany)
Ozel AB – Red Wet (Lobster Theremin, UK)
СОЛЬВЫЧЕГОДСК – Лево и право (self-release, Russia)
Hannah Peel – Sunrise Through The Dusty Nebula (My Own Pleasure Records, UK)
Ifriqiyya Électrique – Arrah Arrah Abbaina (Glitterbeat Records, Germany)
The Kondi Band – Titi Dem Too Service (Strut Records, UK)
Todd Terje (ft. Det Gylne Triangel) – Maskindans (Olsen Records, Norway)

#123 – Roger Robinson & Disrupt, Ty Segall, Paper Hats, Blanck Mass

Our first show of 2017 shows that not all things change with time. Ten tracks of wonderful independent music, from the Bollywood-soaked garage punk of Doctors & Engineers to the experimental electronics of Blanck Mass, stopping off for an exclusive first play from the new Roger Robinson and Disrupt record, new Ty Segall, a new Kiki Hitomi and Dead Fader collaboration and much more.

Tracklisting
Doctors & Engineers – Karle Pyar Karle (Love Imperative) (self-release, USA)
Micall Parknsun – Practice (Boot Records, UK)
Paper Hats – Tana (self-release, Belgium)
Ty Segall – Orange Color Queen (Drag City, USA)
Shogun – Vulcan
Ekambi Brilliant – Aboki (Mon Copain) (Africa Seven, UK)
NoinoNoinoNoino – Wash Me Away (Caoutchou Records, Belgium)
Idris Ackamoor and the Pyramids – Tinoge Ya Ta’a Ba Pt. 1 & 2 (Philophon, Germany)
Roger Robinson & Disrupt – Dog Heart City (Jahtari, Germany)
Blanck Mass – Please (Sacred Bones Records, USA)

#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)

#106 – Susso, L’Orange & Mr. Lif, Scott Walker, Terminal Cheesecake

There’s a mix of legendary, soon to be legendary, and utterly new artists on this week’s show. The likes of Scott Walker and Terminal Cheesecake are amongst the finest ever in their particular genres, whilst artists such as L’Orange and Ex-Easter Island Head are beginning to create consistently excellent bodies of work. We’ve also got an incredibly exciting release from Susso – first promoted on a podcast back in July 2015 – that is set to be huge, whilst LA funk producer Yung Bae gives us another reason to get excited.

Tracklisting
Ex-Easter Island Head – Six Sticks (Low Point Records, UK)
L’Orange & Mr. Lif – Strange Technology (feat. Akrobatik & Gonjasufi) (Mello Music Group, USA)
Terminal Cheesecake – Song for John Pt. 1 (Box Records, UK)
Yung Bae – All Night (self-release, USA)
Susso – Ansumana (Soundway Records, UK)
Bajka – The World (Philophon Records, Germany)
Clean & Jerk – Silhouette du Barry (Inversions Records, UK)
Wallwork & Tsvi feat. Nico Lindsay – Facts (Black Acre, UK)
Julian Fairshare – Blessed Melody (self-release, UK)
Scott Walker – Finale (4AD, UK)

#82 – Gold Panda, Metropolitan Soul Museum, The Cosmic Dead, Nvdes

A track from the long-awaited new Gold Panda record kicks us off this week, where we revisit a few podcast favourites who have new records on the way. It’s not all old favourites though, we’ve got new music from podcast debutants, including LA pop from Nvdes, gnarly rock from Arabrot, afro-funk from The Jagger Batchway Group, and odd electronics from Eartheater. New records from Fumaça Preta, The Cosmic Dead, Jimi Tenor, Apostle, and Metropolitan Soul Museum add up to an exceptional hour of new music.

Tracklisting
Gold Panda – Time Eater (City Slang, USA)
The Jagger Botchway Group – Moko Le Dzen (Ruf Dug Tight Disco Dub) (Cultures of Soul, USA)
Arabrot – The Gospel (Fysisk Format, Norway)
Metropolitan Soul Museum – Tesla (Toy Tonics, Germany)
Apostle – Born Defective (Blank Editions, UK)
Jimi Tenor – Tropical Eel (Philophon, Germany)
The Cosmic Dead – Human Sausage (Blackest Rainbow Records, UK)
Nvdes – Don’t Fvck Your Neighbour (B3SCI Records, USA)
Eartheater – Homonyms (Hausu Mountain Records, USA)
Fumaça Preta – Ressaca Da Glória (Soundway, UK)