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#194 – D Double E, Snapped Ankles, Bliss Signal, Kathryn Joseph, Deafkids

Grime veteran D Double E finally has his first LP coming out and it kicks us off in fine style. Elsewhere on the show there’s Brazilian noise from Deafkids, Mumdance’s new metal direction with Bliss Signal – his collaboration with Altar of Plagues’ James Kelly, the latest from hiphop stalwart Jeremiah Jae and more.

Tracklisting
D Double E – Back Then (Bluku Music, UK)
Deafkids – Espiral da Loucura (Neurot Recordings, USA)
Snapped Ankles – Tailpipe (The Leaf Label, UK)
Kathryn Joseph – From When I Wake the Want Is (Rock Action Records, UK)
Bliss Signal – Bliss Signal (Profound Lore Records, Canada)
Get The Blessing – If It Can It Will (Kartel Music Group, UK)
Tarawangsawelas – Tetap Terbit (Morphine Records, Germany)
Jeremiah Jae – All Me (ft Karenbe) (Hit + Run, USA)
Norvis Junior – Not Normal (New Math Records, USA)

#184 – Dwarfs of East Agouza, JK Flesh, Siete Catorce, Carla Bozulich

After last week’s smooth funk openers, let’s get a little more brutal shall we? Raw Ambassador’s Mental Disorder track is as intense as the artist name and title would suggest, and it takes brave ears to get through that. But persist and (more) rewards are forthcoming – the outstanding collaboration between Aidan Moffat and RM Hubbert for one, and Marlowe – the L’Orange and Solemn Brigham collaboration – for another. Elsewhere we have a mix of the good stuff – get involved

Tracklisting
Raw Ambassador – Mental Disorder (Mannequin Records, Germany)
Aidan Moffat & RM Hubbert – Party On (Rock Action Records, UK)
Marlowe – Lost Arts (Mello Music Group, USA)
Rob Lewis – Pines (self-release, UK)
Dwarfs of East Agouza – Rats Don’t Eat Synthesizers (Akuphone Records, France)
Carla Bozulich – Let It Roll (Constellation Records, Canada)
Siete Catorce – Susurro (Hypermedium, Greece)
JK Flesh – Wasplike (Inner Surface Records, UK)
Grimm Grimm – Take Me Down to Coney Island (Some Other Planet Records, UK)
Rattle – All Over the Place (God Unknown Records, UK)

#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)

#146 – The Gaslamp Killer, Cocaine Piss, Janka Nabay and the Bubu Gang, Pixvae [Milhoes de Festa 2017 special]

It’s the most wonderful time of the year – when we get ourselves ready for the peerless Milhoes de Festa festival in Portugal. A completely off-the-wall, eclectic line-up of some of the finest artists from across the globe come together in a celebration of everything that is great about art, experimentation, and music. To celebrate, we have a selection of ten artists on the bill, including old favourites like Sarathy Korwar and Orchestra of Spheres, alongside new favourites such as Cocaine Piss, Live Low, and Sacred Paws.

Tracklisting
Rizan Said – High Tension Zamer (Annihaya Records, Lebanon)
Pixvae – La Fuga (Buda Musique, France)
The Gaslamp Killer – Residual Tingles (Cuss Records, USA)
Cocaine Piss – Ugly Face On (Hypertension Records, Belgium)
Janka Nabay and the Bubu Gang – Santa Monica (Luaka Bop, USA)
Live Low – Lembra​-​me Um Sonho Lindo (Lovers & Lollypops, Portugal)
Orchestra of Spheres – Mind Over Might (Fire Records, UK)
Sacred Paws – Everyday (Rock Action Records, UK)
Sarathy Korwar – Indefinite Leave to Remain (Ninja Tune, UK)
Chupame El Dedo – Cabildo Muerto (Discrepant Records, UK)

#138 – Crème de Hassan, Praed, Danny T & Tradesman, Man from Uranus

A packed show this week takes us through African-influenced electronics to legendary Ethiopians, to hard rock and through digital dancehall. It’s a standard Independent Music Podcast episode – loads of varied, wonderful tunes, and plenty of questionable chatter

Tracklisting
Crème de Hassan – Touki Bouki / Krik Krak (Inversions Records, UK)
Hey Colossus – Experts Toll (Rocket Recordings, UK)
Pinkett – Da Pink (self-release, Taiwan)
Praed – Pyramids In The Sky (Annihaya Records, Lebanon)
Kollaps – You&I (Grade Ten International, UK)
Getatchew Mekuria – Shilela (Ethiopiques Series, Ethiopia)
Danny T & Tradesman (feat. Likkle Jordee) – Level the Vibe (Pure Niceness Records, France)
Man From Uranus – Cucumber Sword (Re-Alignment of Magnetic Dust, UK)
Jonas Reinhardt – Of Amunmose (Abstrakce Records, Spain)
Part Chimp – A Lil’ Bit O’ Justice (Rock Action Records, UK)

#128 – Danny T & Tradesman, The Comet is Coming, Jay Glass Dubs, Part Chimp

Why does Gareth drink skimmed milk? Only the most pertinent questions are getting answered on this week’s show. Fortunately we’ve managed to squeeze in the usual ten tracks of brand new independent goodness, including digidub from Leeds, three different French labels producing exceptional electronic music, UK grown electronics from Not Waving, heavy dubs and a new record from The Comet is Coming

Tracklisting
Danny T & Tradesman feat Sir Wilson – Bring it Come (Pure Niceness Records, France)
Matt Jencik – Relaxers (Hands in the Dark Records, France)
Ill Camille – Home feat. Damani Nkosi (Jakarta Records, Germany)
Part Chimp – Namekuji (Rock Action Records, UK)
Scorpion Violente – The Knife (Bruit Direct Disques, France)
Not Waving – Too Many Freaks (Ecstatic Recordings, UK)
Room Thirteen – Crushed Velour (Elestial Sound, USA)
The Comet is Coming – March of the Rising Sun (The Leaf Label, UK)
Jay Glass Dubs – Dislocated Dub (The Tapeworm, UK)
Rouicha Mohamed – Instrumental Musical Masterpieces (Moroccan Tape Stash)

#120 – best of 2016 pt.2 (our favourite live shows)

We continue our alternative look back at 2016, focusing on some of the artists that have wowed us with live shows throughout the year. It’s a diverse bunch, with jazz, grime, hiphop, afrobeat and indie rock amongst the highlights.

Tracklisting
Tony Allen & Jimi Tenor – Selfish Gene (Strut Records, UK)
Part Chimp – Hello Bastards (Rock Action Records, UK)
L’Orange & Mr Lif – Strange Technology (Mello Music Group, USA)
Bohren & Der Club of Gore – Live at Union Chapel, London 21 May 2016
Skepta – Crime Riddim (Boy Better Know, UK)
Gaika – BUTA ft. Miss Red (Mixpak, USA)
Ela Orleans – You Go Through Me (Night School Records, UK)
Ebo Taylor – Heaven (Essibons Music, Ghana)
Ata Kak – Daa Nyinaa (Awesome Tapes from Africa, USA)
Duchess Says – I Repeat Myself (Bonsound, Canada)

#91 – Raw Power Festival special

The festival season is here, so the Independent Music Podcast is kicking off its annual series of festival specials. This week, all our tracks are from bands playing Raw Power Festival. It’s in London 27-29 May, and headlined by noisy Japanese two-piece Melt-Banana and industrial London band Test Dept – both of who appear on this episode.

Tracklisting
Melt-Banana – Shield for Your Eyes, A Beast in the Well on Your Hand (A-Zap, Japan)
Part Chimp – Hello Bastards (Rock Action Records, UK)
Orchestra of Spheres – Anklung Song (Fire Records, UK)
Pikacyu*Makoto – OM Marijana FU? (Riot Season Records, UK)
Selvhenter – Tribute (Eget Værelse, Denmark)
Woven Skull – The Hollow Dark (self-release, UK)
Housewives – Life Swell (Hands in the Dark Records, France)
Test Dept. – Fuckhead (Ministry Of Power, UK)
Workin’ Man Noise Unit – Yeah, I was Hypnotised (Riot Season Records, UK)
Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs – Psychopomp, Pt.2 (Box Records, UK)

#81 – Stian Westerhus, Nisennenmondai, Poirier, Venetian Snares

This week we have the exclusive first play of former Jaga Jazzist member Norwegian experimental guitarist Stian Westerhus’ new track. We’ve also got two from Japan with the insatiable techno-esque sounds of Japanese trio Nisennenmondai and the experimental work from Keiji Haino. Two too from Canada with Venetian Snares and Poirier. There’s Cameroonian disco from Pasteur Lappé, experimental Italian jazz from Piero Umiliani, and modern soul from Adrian Younge

Tracklisting
Pasteur Lappé – More Sekele Movement (Papa Ni Mama) (Africa Seven, UK)
Mugstar – Flemish Weave (Rock Action Records, UK)
Adrian Younge – Sittin’ by the Radio (Linear Labs, USA)
Gary Lucas’ Fleischerei – The Broken Record (Cuneiform Records, USA)
Poirier – Jump (ft. Red Fox) (Nice Up!, UK)
Nisennenmondai – #3 (On-U Sound Records, UK)
Piero Umiliani & I Suoi Oscillatori – Delenda Cartago (Omicron, Italy)
Stian Westerhus – How Long (House of Mythology, UK)
zeitkratzer + Keiji Haino – Unbegrenzt (Karlrecords, Germany)
Venetian Snares – Mutant Snare Jam (Timesig, UK)