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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)

#56 – Micachu & the Shapes, Madlib, Dead Fader, Onom Agemo & the Disco Jumpers

Recorded live from the sunshine at Milhoes de Festa in Barcelos, Portugal, this week’s podcast has the usual blend of the unusual. We’ve got Saharan hip hop, Chinese field recordings, afrobeat from Berlin and lots more. New music comes from Micachu & the Shapes, Stand High Patrol, Dead Fader, and Ought; whilst we also have tracks from hiphop pioneer Madlib and 60s RnB band Vic Pitts & the Cheaters

Tracklisting
Papito feat Iba One – Yereyira (Sahel Sounds, USA)
Stand High Patrol – Geography (Stand High, France)
Micachu and the Shapes – Sad (Rough Trade records, UK)
Onom Agemo & the Disco Jumpers – Rar (Agogo records, Germany)
Dead Fader – Orange Rain (Robot Elephant records, UK/Germany)
Madlib – Cue 3 (Stones Throw, USA)
Unknown – Pambie (Nuosu Language) or Sixian (Chinese Language) Nuosu (Yi) (Sublime Frequencies, USA)
Vic Pitts & the Cheaters – Loose Boodie (unreleased version) (Secret Stash, USA)
Al Doum & the Faryds – Sinai (Black Sweat records, Italy)
Ought – Beautiful Blue Sky (Constellation Records, USA)

#34 – Husband, Gablé, Peaking Lights, Star Slinger

After a month off, the Independent Music Podcast is back with a gargantuan near two-hour, 16-track show of the best new tracks recently released. From hip-hop produced by podcast favourite Tobacco through to a track from the best album of the year so far, there’s too much here to describe, so just dive in with the very best new independent music.

Tracklisting
1.Teenage Portal – Ben Butler & Mousepad (LoAF, UK)
2.Raise it Right – Dimbleby and Capper (TAPE Records, UK)
3.Amazing and Wonderful – Peaking Lights (Not Not Fun Records, USA)
4.Space of the Halls – Rayographs (Desire Records, UK)
5.Glass Coffins – BEANS (Anticon, USA)
6.Marriage (Forest Swords 1am Redraw) – Gold Panda (Notown Recordings, UK)
7.Bunch – Gablé (LoAF, UK)
8.Lightfoot – The Sandwitches (Empty Cellar Records, USA)
9.No Rest For The Wicked – A HAWK AND A HACKSAW (LM Dupli-Cation, USA)
10.Love Song – Husband (Robot Elephant, UK)
11.Money in the Bank Vs. Money in the Pocket – Skinjobs (Parlour Records, UK)
12.Easy Peasy – Ponytail (We Are Free, USA)
13.Fuller – Funkystepz (Hyperdub, UK)
14.Shackled – Drugg (Less Music, UK)
15.Punch Drunk Love – Teams vs Star Slinger (Mexican Summer, USA)
16.Parralax – Martin Galway (Robot Elephant, UK)

#29 – Tobacco, Ritualzz, Euros Childs, Bardo Pond

Possibly too much 80s influence here, with lots of synths, and a song from Adam & Joe influenced by the 80s. Don’t worry though, there is plenty of goodness included, not least the increasingly popular sound of Gatekeeper, new brutality from Tobacco and Hyperdub’s Terror Danjah, new piano-led pop on Bella Union and a 13-minute epic from Majeure. It’s good to be back.

Tracklisting
1.TV all Greasy (feat. Anti-Pop Consortium) – Tobacco (Anticon, USA)
2.Chains – Gatekeeper (Merok Records, UK)
3.Incredible Song – Adam & Joe (Dreamboat Records, UK)
4.Misery Walk – Ritualzz (Robot Elephant Records, UK)
5.Wasp Moon Bounce – Euros Childs (National Elf Records, UK)
6.Apples & Pears (worriedaboutsatan remix) – Nedry (Monotreme Records, UK)
7.Grand Opening (feat. Dream Mclean) – Terror Danjah (Hyperdub, UK)
8.Other Islands II – Ben Butler & Mousepad (LoAF, UK)
9.Don’t Know About You – Bardo Pond (Fire Records, UK)
10.What Became of You and I – Treefight For Sunlight (Tambourhinoceros, Denmark)
11.The Dresden Codex – Majeure (Temporary Residence Limited, USA)

#25 – Master Musicians of Bukkake, Acid Mothers Temple, Hounds of Hate, John Fairhurst

This week we have the phenomenal new Master Musicians of Bukkake record, a TV theme tune, the latest from podcast faves Hounds of Hate, a wonderful live recording of Grubby Mitts and a podcast jingle showcase. Lots of other fabulous tracks to be consumed too…

Tracklisting
1.Theme From The Science Fiction Telivision Show ‘Ban Bè Cua Anh Ay’ – Master Musicians of Bukkake (Conspiracy Records, Belgium)
2.Warp Lag – Acid Mothers Temple & Stearica (Robot Elephant Records, UK)
3.Accroche-Toi, Caroline – Claude Vasari (De Wolfe Music, UK)
4.Head Anthem – Hounds of Hate (Italian Beach Babes, UK)
5.Big Dig – John Fairhurst (Debt Records, UK)
6.Say you will – Ritualz (self-release, Mexico)
7.Needle In The Hay – Elliott Smith (Domino Records, UK)
8.Necro Effigy – Necro Deathmort (Distraction Records, UK)
9.Sugar – Young Prisms (Kanine Records, USA)
10.Tourist – Seams (Full Time Hobby, UK)
11.The Bank Robbery – Zombie Zombie ( Versatile Records, France)
12.Mountain and I (Live at Tate) – Grubby Mitts (self-release, UK)

#24 – Solhorn, Balam Acab, Pictureplane, Tubby Hayes

After last week’s short podcast, Gareth and Anthony find the time in a hotel in Birmingham to put together something more lengthy and obtuse than what they’ve managed in a long time. From the old and beautiful of Dizzy Reece, Tubby Hayes and Rolf Harris, through to the ‘hottest track in Birmingham right now’ of Italy’s Husband, as well as the uber-rare hustlings of Denmark’s Solhorn, stopping off to appreciate The Slits as well as much more great new independent releases, this is a carst of sublime nonsense – just the ticket for a cold October week.

Tracklisting
1.Skovpiber – Solhorn (Lille Kommune, Denmark)
2.Dust Disturbed – Tristram (Broken Sound Music, UK)
3.Real Thing – Cloud Nothings (Wichita Recordings, UK)
4.Lucky 1 – Avey Tare (Paw Tracks, USA)
5.War Canoe (excerpt) – Rolf Harris (EMI, UK)
6.See Birds – Balam Acab (Tri Angle Records, USA)
7.Ping Pong Affair – The Slits (Island Records, Jamaica)
8.Day Glowwed – Pictureplane (self-release, USA)
9.Chemicals Like You – Pagan Wanderer Lu (Brainlove Records, UK)
10.Love Song – Husband (Robot Elephant Records, UK)
11.Nowhere To Go – Dizzy Reece Quartet feat Tubby Hayes (Proper Records, UK)
12.Golden age – Youthless (One Bird Records, UK)
13.What A Wonderful World – Wyatt/Atzmon/Stephen (Domino Records, UK)

#18 – Venetian Snares, Fostercare, Forest Swords, Dent May

After two weeks of DJ mixes, Gareth and Anthony come back together to talk nonsense and put across the best independent music releases out this week. An electronic opening gets fused with orchestral scores, disco pop and what we’re led to believe is ‘chillwave’ – but is just fantastic.

Tracklisting
1.My So Called Life – Venetian Snares (Planet Mu, UK)
2.Anytime – Fostercare (Clan Destine Records, UK)
3.International Dreambeat – Adebisi Shank (The Richter Collective, UK)
4.Raptor – The Horn The Hunt (White Label Music, UK)
5.Eastover Wives – Dent May (Forest Family Records, USA)
6.Silent Spring – My First Tooth (Alcopop! Records, UK)
7.Anything – Chad Valley (Maman Records, France)
8.I Like Triangles – Hounds of Hate (Back Yard Recordings, UK)
9.Rattling cage – Forest Swords (No Pain In Pop, UK)
10.Crack Witches – Master Suspiria Vision (Robot Elephant Records, UK)

#5 – Omar Souleyman, Thee Single Spy, Konono No.1, Lanterns on the Lake

Another week, another INDEPENDENT MUSIC PODCAST! From getting a Syrian rave on to wherever else the greatest independent music releases of the week take you, this week’s podcast has to usual nonsense and great music

Tracklisting
1.Hafer Gabrak Bidi (I Will Dig Your Grave With My Hands) – Omar Souleyman (Sublime Frequencies, USA)
2.Inan I – Stearica vs Acid Mothers Temple (Robot Elephant Records, UK)
3.Sashimi – Tunng (Full Time Hobby, UK)
4.Party Trip Volume Adjusted – Cold Pumas (self-release, UK)
5.Second Guessing – Eddy Current Suppression Ring (Melodic Records, UK)
6.The Sad Witch (Live) – Hefner (Belka Records, UK)
7.Sick History – Beestung Lips (Capsule, UK)
8.Lungs Quicken – Lanterns on the Lake (self-release, UK)
9.Guiyome / Konono Wa Wa Wa – Konono No.1 (Crammed Discs, Belgium)
10.Ok Corral – Thee Single Spy (Robot Elephant Records, UK)
11.Hold Out – Washed Out (Mexican Summer, USA)