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Best of 2018

To close out 2018, here is our 3.5 hour best of 2018. The tracks from artists and releases we’ve loved through this fantastic year. In 2018 we have played over 400 unique independent artists, and this selection has just 30 of them.

Thank you so much for your support this year, we will be back mid-January.

Tracklisting
Sophie – Ponyboy (Transgressive Records, UK)
700 Bliss – Cosmic Slop (Halcyon Veil, USA / Don Giovanni Records, USA)
Colin Stetson – Fallout (Anacapamusic, USA)
Jlin – The Abyss of Doubt (Planet Mu, UK)
Anna von Hausswolff – The Mysterious Vanishing of Electra (City Slang, Germany)
Ko Shin Moon & Simple Symmetry – Halay (Cornelius Doctor Lonley Mix) (Hard Fist, France)
Lucrecia Dalt – Tar (RVNG Intl, USA)
Slikback – Bantu Zen (Hakuna Kulala, Uganda)
Gazelle Twin – Better in My Day (Anti-Ghost Moon Ray, UK)
WaqWaq Kingdom – Ceremony of Vision (Jahtari, Germany)
Jean Grae & Quelle Chris – Ohsh (Mello Music Group, USA)
Kamasi Washington – Fists of Fury (Young Turks, UK)
Amnesia Scanner – AS Unlinear feat. Pan Daijing (PAN, Germany)
Hilary Woods – Kith (Sacred Bones, USA)
Nazar – Warning Shots (Hyperdub, UK)
Low – Dancing and Blood (Sub Pop Records, USA)
Cucina Povera – Huhuilu (Night School Records, UK)
Marie Davidson – Work It (Ninja Tune, UK)
Throwing Snow – Vulpine (Houndstooth, UK)
Gnod – Donovan’s Daughters (Rocket Recordings, UK)
Anthroprophh – Housing Act 1980 (Rocket Recordings, UK)
Khalab – Cannavaro feat. Clap! Clap! (On the Corner, UK)
Emanative – Spice Roots feat. Nat Birchall (Jazzman Records, UK)
Ecko Bazz – Tuli Banyo (Hakuna Kulala, Uganda)
Rival Consoles – Dreamer’s Wake (Erased Tapes, UK)
Tomás Urquieta – La Sustancia de la Materia (Infinite Machine, Mexico)
Sealionwoman – Remain (Antigen Records, UK)
Hekla – Muddle (Phantom Limb, UK)
Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs –  Shockmaster (Rocket Recordings, UK)
Pisitakun – SOSLEEP03 (Chinabot, UK)

#209 – Favourites of 2018 (not the best of 2018) – part one

Even though we sit here having played music from 390 releases this year, we feel a bit uneasy producing a ‘best of’ 2018 when there’s still so much great music we haven’t heard.

But from what we have heard there are so many highlights to cram into three shows of favourites. This first one gets us going with the blistering track from Sophie’s phenomenal Oil of Every Pearl’s Uninsides LP on Transgressive. Across the first ten tracks we take in a third play from the 700 Bliss cassette, Anna von Hausswolff’s sublime LP, middle eastern techno, Kenya glitches, a track from a ballet and a lot more.

More great highlights coming next week… just don’t call it a best of.

Tracklisting
Sophie – Ponyboy (Transgressive Records, UK)
700 Bliss – Cosmic Slop (Halcyon Veil, USA / Don Giovanni Records, USA)
Colin Stetson – Fallout (Anacapamusic, USA)
Jlin – The Abyss of Doubt (Planet Mu, UK)
Anna von Hausswolff – The Mysterious Vanishing of Electra (City Slang, Germany)
Ko Shin Moon & Simple Symmetry – Halay (Cornelius Doctor Lonley Mix) (Hard Fist, France)
Lucrecia Dalt – Tar (RVNG Intl, USA)
Slikback – Bantu Zen (Hakuna Kulala, Uganda)
Gazelle Twin – Better in My Day (Anti-Ghost Moon Ray, UK)
WaqWaq Kingdom – Ceremony of Vision (Jahtari, Germany)

#190 – Jlin, Warmduscher, Mighty Lord Deathman, Big Lad

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This week’s show brings you the unbelievable new collaboration between Jlin and Wayne McGregor’s contemporary choreography show ‘Autobiography’, we also have experimental folk from Germany, rock noise, smooth hip hop and a whole lotta exploratory electronic sounds.

Tracklisting
Warmduscher – I Got Friends (The Leaf Label, UK)
Thomas Ragsdale – Needles of Stone (self-release, UK)
Jlin – The Abyss of Doubt (Planet Mu, UK)
Sourdure – L’Escribòta (Les Disques du Festival Permanent, France)
Nogood Luna – Broken Winged Dove (self-release, Germany)
Big Lad – Ricky Balboa (Box Records, UK)
SWARVY – No Evils (feat. Nelson Bandela) (Paxico Records, USA)
A Stone A – Garaji Mesin (Syrphe, Germany)
Nathan Micay – First Casualty (Whities, UK)
Mighty Lord Deathman – Jonah (Hominid Sounds, UK)

#189 – RP Boo, HAAi, Hekla, The Innocence Mission

Congolese power showers, gnarly metal, and beautiful, stunning folk music pepper this week’s podcast. In amongst the usual blend of conscious hiphop, abstract and experimental electronics, and avant garde Japanese jazz. We have the latest from long-time favourite Bass Clef as well as new music from across the globe.

Tracklisting
RP Boo – Earth’s Battle Dance (Planet Mu, UK)
KOKOKO! – Azo Toke (ICI)
Hekla – Muddle (Phantom Limb, UK)
Micall Parknsun & Mr Thing – Still At It (Village Live, UK)
Tomb Mold – Manor of Infinite Forms (20 Buck Spin, USA)
The Innocence Mission – Records From Your Room (Bella Union, UK)
RyokoSam – パイププレイ (Raw Tonk Records, UK)
HAAi – Your Disk is Full (Coconut Beats, UK)
Thousand Foot Whale Claw – No Kingdom (Holodeck Records, USA)
Bass Clef – Charnel House (Happy Skull Records, UK)

#142 – Mr Thing x Micall Parknsun, Jlin, Deerful, Henry Wu

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Tracklisting
Train Fantôme – Loin du Monde (La Souterraine / ABRecords, France)
Jlin – Black Origami (Planet Mu, UK)
Mr Thing x Micall Parknsun – The Raw (Boot Records, UK)
The Mountain Goats – For the Portugese Goth Metal Bands (Merge Records, USA)
Love Theme – Desert Exile (Alter Records, UK)
Mystic Djim & The Spirits – Yaoundé Girls (Analog Africa, Germany)
ToiToiToi – A Travel Agent’s Dream (Ghost Box Records, UK)
Richard Dawson – Ogre (Domino Recordings, UK)
Deerful – Cloudwatching (Where it’s at is Where you are Records, UK)
Henry Wu – Deep in the Mudd ft. Banton (Eglo Records, UK)

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No doubt it’s a more mellow podcast this week, kicking off with soft French chanson and taking time with drone from Love Theme, library-inspired sounds from ToiToiToi, and brilliant folk music from Richard Dawson. Elsewhere there’s an exceptional track off the new Jlin record, there is also some Cameroonian music from the latest Analog Africa compilation. Pop from Deerful, new Henry Wu, and the new single from The Mountain Goats.

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#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)

#97 – Marissa Nadler, DJ Sotofett, 食品まつり (Foodman), Interrupt

What a week for incredible tunes this week is. We get off to a weird start with 食品まつり (Foodman) but take in stops across the spectrum of independent music – from remixed Finnish jazz funk, to the gorgeous sounds of Marissa Nadler, to random electronic releases recorded across the internet from WWWINGS. We have other new tracks from Interrupt & Tenor Youtman, Bruxo Maria, Apple Rabbits, Les Halles, and we celebrate the life of the brilliant Tenor Fly.

Tracklisting
食品まつり a.k.a foodman – Beybey Feat. Taigen Kawabe (Orange Milk Records, USA)
DJ Sotofett – 458 R.T. Ft. Day is Over (Sähkö Recordings, Finland)
Marissa Nadler – Janie in Love (Bella Union, UK)
Interrupt & Tenor Youtman – Keep Calm (Reggae Roast, UK)
DJ Nori – Happy Sunday (Maurice Fulton remix) (Running Back Records, Germany)
WWWINGS – ARCANE (Planet Mu, UK)
Bruxa Maria – Drunken Arab (Extreme Ultimate Records, UK)
Apple Rabbits – Oberkampf (Kilburn State Records, UK)
Tenor Fly and Capitol 1212 – Don Man Sound (Capitol 1212 Records, UK)
Les Halles – Skies that Soar (Not Not Fun Records, USA)

#88 – Asher Levitas, Josefin Öhrn, The Comet is Coming, Thornato

We haven’t got far through the alphabet this week, with new tracks from Adrena Adrena, Ash Walker, and Asher Levitas, whilst highlighting a new vinyl release of Alexander Robotnick with Ludus Pinsky, and a rare Basque record from Akauzazte. Absolutely all artists aren’t ‘A’s though, we’ve also got a new track from The Comet is Coming, some house from Belfast’s Jordan, Sweden’s Josefin Öhrn, and the return of exceptional Italian electronic maestro Husband.

Tracklisting
Husband – Undone (self-release, Italy)
Josefin Öhrn & The Liberation – Green Blue Fields (Rocket Recordings, UK)
Asher Levitas – Withdrawn (Planet Mu, UK)
Ash Walker – Bongo Legs (Deep Heads, UK)
Akauzazte – Etzazuaka (self-release, Spain)
Alexander Robotnick & Ludus Pinsky – N5 From Outer Space (Medical Records, USA)
The Comet is Coming – Star Furnace (The Leaf Label, UK)
Thornato – Chapinero (Wonderwheel Recordings, USA)
Adrena Adrena – Man on the Hill (self-release, UK)
Jordan – Killing Mockingbirds (Nocturne, UK)

#54 – Venetian Snares, Tapes, Carbs, Nozinja

The brand new Venetian Snares record gets an airing on the Independent Music Podcast this week, but that’s not the only new track we’re playing. We’ve got an exclusive first play of the new track from Drumcunt, we also have a listen to forthcoming releases from brilliant London punk band Shopping, new Scottish hip-hop duo CARBS, and a track from American duo Ratatat’s fifth record. There’s also a track from the vinyl release of Italian funk band The Bank’s latest record and from the long-awaited vinyl release of Hackney Colliery Band’s debut record. There’s Brazilian rock from Mercenárias, Lebanese disco from Ihsan Al Munzer, shangaan electro from Warp-signing Nozinja, and one from London producer Tapes.

Tracklisting
Ratatat – Cream on Chrome (XL Recordings, UK)
Venetian Snares – Your Face When I Finally (Planet Mu, UK)
Tapes – Good Thing You Came Along (Em Records, Japan)
Ihsan Al Munzer – Jamileh (Fortuna Records, Israel)
Mercenárias – Mercenárias
Carbs – Life Drawing (Save As, UK)
Drumcunt – Teenager (self-release, UK)
The Bank – The King of Stones (Ambassador’s Reception, UK)
Nozinja – Xihukwani (Warp, UK)
Shopping – Why Wait (FatCat, UK)
Hackney Colliery Band – No Diggity (Wah Wah 45s, UK)

#38 – Keepers Special

The Independent Music Podcast is back after more than a year with an epic 22-track special dedicated to Anthony’s new night – Keepers.

The concept of the night is Anthony and guest DJs spinning vinyl records they wouldn’t usually play in a club, so expect the unusual, the amusing and the ‘not disco’. Gareth, amongst others, is guesting at the launch, this Tuesday, 4 December at Alibi in London.

So here is more than 90minutes of interesting music, amazingly eclectic, from the upbeat to the misery-inducing, plus the usual inane chatter than made people dislike the podcast last time around.

Tracklisting
1.Tango – Andrzej Korzynski (Finders Keepers Records, UK)
2.Spacescape – Heatsick (self-release, Netherlands)
3.21st century planet smashas – Disrupt (Jahtari, Germany)
4.Hold Fast Dub – Lee “Scratch” Perry (Cooking Vinyl, UK)
5.Cossacks Are – Scott Walker (4AD, UK)
6.Boxe Et Violence – Daniel J. White (BBE Music, UK)
7.Handyman Song (Ted Glen) – Ken Barrie (Post Music, UK)
8.Purple Stuff – Hounds of Hate (Italian Beach Babes, UK)
9.Supership – George ‘Bad’ Benson (CTI Records, USA)
10.Racing For Titles – Luke Eargoggle (Abstract Forms, UK)
11.Pookie – D.E.A.D. (GM Sounds, UK)
12.Data Module – My Panda Shall Fly & Benjamin Jackson (Five Easy Pieces, UK)
13.U good to go – Vybz Kartel (Greensleeves Records, UK)
14.Your Cast Will Tire – Raime (Blackest Ever Black, UK)
15.Rabbit Hop – Moondog & His Honking Geese (Honest Jon’s Records, UK)
16.Water World – Sam Spence (Finders Keepers Records, UK)
17.Wana Nene Wana Nene – Michael Zanini (Vadim Music, France)
18.11 – Dean Blunt & Inga Copeland (Hyperdub, UK)
19.Horsey Noises – Venetian Snares (Planet Mu, UK)
20.Goodbye Girl (Kuedo Remix) – King Midas Sound (Planet Mu, UK)
21.Vikram Vikram – Illaiyaraaja (Finders Keepers Records, UK)
22.Shack Up – Blackbuster (BBE Music, UK)