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#124 – Mahatma X, Mighty Lord Deathman, Bastien Keb, Rob St. John

Scottish-infused Philadelphian hiphop kicks us off this week. We have ten tracks exploring Italian library music, soul jazz, Malian folk, and power electronics. We also have a tribute to the late William Onyeabor, who passed away last week.

Tracklisting
Mahatma X – Mahatma and the White Devil (Home Assembly Music, UK)
Kælan Mikla – Kalt (Fabrika Records, Greece)
Sandro Brugnolini – L’Ora Di Agire (Schema SCEB Series, Italy)
Bardo Pond – Crossover (Fire Records, UK)
Bastien Keb – Pick Up (First Word Records, UK)
Mighty Lord Deathman – Enemies of Deathman (self-release, UK)
Nochexxx – Overhound (Alien Jams, UK)
Rob St. John & Pete Harvey – Farewell, Dear Love (Autolycus Records, UK)
Awa Poulo – Djulau (Awesome Tapes from Africa, USA)
William Onyeabor – Good Name (Luaka Bop, USA)

#64 – Tortoise, Meridian Brothers, The Wharves, Alien Dread

The first track in six years from post-rock pioneers Tortoise kicks off this week’s podcast. Some more new music from Colombia’s Meridian Brothers, house from Medlar, techno from Scalameriya & VSK, dub from Devon’s Alien Dread, plus a new compilation of Radiophonic music, afro-disco and art house ambience.

Tracklisting
Tortoise – Gesceap (Thrill Jockey, USA)
John Baker – The Ice Cream Man (cue 18A) (Buried Treasure Records, UK)
The Wharves – Naz (Upset the Rhythm, UK)
Meridian Brothers – Vertigo (Soundway, UK)
Medlar – Loon (Wolf Music Recordings, UK)
Scalameriya & VSK – Codex (Power Vacuum, UK)
Rob St John – Branch Line (Random Spectacular, UK)
Alien Dread – La Loi Du Milieu (hornz dub) (Iron Sound, UK)
Maserati – End of Man (Temporary Residence Limited, USA)
Jo Bisso – Give it Up (Africa Seven, UK)

#30 – Ty Segall, Melt-Banana, Gold Panda, Pretty Lights

The Independent Music Podcast signs off for 2010 with a selection of tracks from the year, plus the odd alternative Christmas song and a tribute to the late, great Don Van Vliet AKA Captain Beefheart. It’s a best of the year, plus more. A truly splendid way to finish 2010. See you next year…

Tracklisting
1.Wie Ein Blitz – Sam Spence (Finders Keepers Records, UK)
2.It’s Clichéd To Be Cynical At Christmas – Half Man Half Biscuit (Probe Plus Records, UK)
3.Suffering Season – Woods (Woodsist, USA)
4.I’ll Be Getting a Divorce for Christmas – Paul Hawkins (AFUK Records, UK)
5.King Night – SALEM (IAmSound Records, USA)
6.Electricity – Captain Beefheart & His Magic Band (Buddah Records, USA)
7.Drop Out Boogie – Ty Segall (Goner Records, USA)
8.Trouble Every Day – The Mothers Of Invention (Verve Records, USA)
9.Christmas Eve – Gorky’s Zygotic Mynci (Mantra Recordings, UK)
10.Loop Nebula – Melt-Banana (Init Records, USA)
11.The Whites of Our Eyes – Braindead Collective & Rob St. John (self-release, UK)
12.You – Gold Panda (Notown Recordings, UK)
13.High School Art Class – Pretty Lights (self-release, USA)
14.Merry Christmas (feat. Wesley Willis) – Cassetteboy (Barry’s Bootlegs, UK)