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#89 – Pye Corner Audio, Casual Nun, Gemma Ray, Dog Chocolate

It’s a week of lengthy musical explorations with a podcast clocking in at 80 minutes. We kick off with some great modern reggae sounds from Adam Prescott, and we’ve got new ones from Pye Corner Audio, Dog Chocolate, Necro Deathmort, Casual Nun, Gemma Ray, and a mammoth 14-minuter from Laniakea. There’s also a new one from Trost Records, rare 80s reggae from Groundation and a tribute to the late, beyond great Prince.

Tracklisting
Adam Prescott – Warrior (ft. Brother Culture) (Reggae Roast, UK)
Dog Chocolate – We Don’t Know (Upset the Rhythm, UK)
Pye Corner Audio – Stream Four (Lapsus Records, Spain)
Necro Deathmort – Crux (Rocket Recordings, UK)
Groundation – Rebel (Reggae Archive Records, UK)
Casual Nun – Green Tea (Hominid Sounds, UK)
Gemma Ray – There Must be More Than This (Bronzerat, UK)
Laniakea – The Contagious Magick of the Superabundance (House of Mythology, UK)
Schlippenbach / Takase / DJ Illvibe / Lovens – Signals (Trost Records, Austria)
Prince – Sexy MF (Paisley Park, 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Asher Levitas – Withdrawn (Planet Mu, UK)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)

#79 – Thee Oh Sees, Gnod, Tomppabeats, Golden Rules

After an electronics heavy podcast last week, you don’t get many more fantastic guitar acts than those that feature on this week’s Independent Music Podcast. From new tracks from San Francisco friends Thee Oh Sees and Ty Segall, to Manchester’s ever magnificent Gnod and the immense sounds of Sheffield’s Blood Sport. We also have odd electronics from Basic Rhythm, techno from Route 8, Kora-gorgeousness from Stranded Horse, light-touch Finnish hip hop from Tomppabeats, heavier-touch hip hop from Golden Rules and the latest from the Sofrito Super Singles club.

Tracklisting
Thee Oh Sees – Fortress (Castle Face Records, USA)
Route 8 – The Sunrise in her Eyes (Lobster Theremin, UK)
Stranded Horse – Monde (Talitres, France)
Blood Sport – Reflective Orange (Blast First Petite, UK)
Tomppabeats – I Want to Tell You I Love You but I Can’t
Tomppabeats – You’re Cute (self-release, Finland)
Gnod – The Mirror (Rocket Recordings, UK)
Basic Rhythm – Raw Trax (Weekend Rush) (Type Records, UK)
Alma Negra – Mageko (Sofrito, UK)
Ty Segall – Squealer (Drag City, USA)
Golden Rules – The Let Down (Lex Records, UK/USA)

2015 retrospective

Our parting gift for 2015, an edited three hour version of our 2015 retrospectives. Featuring some of the best music from independent artists and record labels this year.

Thank you for listening to the Independent Music Podcast in 2015, see you again in 2016

Tracklisting
Workin’ Man Noise Unit – With Love Supreme (Riot Season, UK)
Maffi & Peter King – Bad Memory (Jahtari, Germany)
EEK – Mouled El Ghoul (Nashazphone, Egypt)
Ramson Badbonez – Getdafucoutta Here ft. King Kashmere IV (Boot Records, UK)
Colin Stetson and Sarah Neufeld – With the Dark Hug of Time (Constellation Records, USA)
Dokkerman & the Turkeying Fellaz – Mango Season (Tramp Records, Germany)
Hey Colossus – Hey, Dead Eyes, Up! (Rocket Recordings, UK)
Metropolitan Soul Museum – Ruff Trk 4 (self-release, UK)
The Gaslamp Killer Experience – Apparitions (self-release, USA)
Stand High Patrol – Sleep on it (Stand High Records, France)
Onom Agemo & the Disco Jumpers – Trudy the Monster (Agogo Records, Germany)
Taman Shud – Viper Smoke (Trashmouth Records)
Miss Red – What Would You Like (self-release, Israel)
The Brother Moves On – Shiyanomayini (self-release, South Africa)
Euros Childs – Machine (National Elf Records, UK)
Teeth of the Sea – Field Punishment (Rocket Recordings, UK)
Swindle – Global Dance (ft. Flowdan and Mungo’s Hi-Fi) (Butterz, UK)
Emanative – As of Yet (Brownswood Recordings, UK)
DJ Khalab & Baba Sissoko – Kumu (Wonderwheel Recordings, USA)
Girl Band – Paul (Rough Trade Records, UK)
Susso – Bani (self-release, UK)
Commodo Gantz Kahn – Bitchcraft (Deep Medi Musik, UK)
L’Orange & Jeremiah Jae – Taken by the Night (Mello Music Group, USA)
The Comet is Coming – Neon Baby (The Leaf Label, UK)
Jane Weaver – Argent (Bird Records, UK)
Ela Orleans – City of Dis (HB Recordings, UK)
Senyawa – Gaib (Morphine Records, Germany)
Shit and Shine – Goat $hit (Rocket Recordings, UK)
Roger Robinson – Dis Side Ah Town (Jahtari, Germany)
Bill Wells & Aidan Moffat – The Tangle of Us (Chemikal Underground, UK)

#74 – 2015 retrospective (best of) part three

The final part of our 2015 retrospective is somewhat slower. With stunning hushed Scottish tones, London poetry mixed with German digidub, LA hip hop, and a digital release that has a vinyl release earmarked for 2016. Thank you for all your support this year – see you in 2016!

Tracklisting
Susso – Bani (self-release, UK)
Commodo Gantz Kahn – Bitchcraft (Deep Medi Musik, UK)
L’Orange & Jeremiah Jae – Taken by the Night (Mello Music Group, USA)
The Comet is Coming – Neon Baby (The Leaf Label, UK)
Jane Weaver – Argent (Bird Records, UK)
Ela Orleans – City of Dis (HB Recordings, UK)
Senyawa – Gaib (Morphine Records, Germany)
Shit and Shine – Goat $hit (Rocket Recordings, UK)
Roger Robinson – Dis Side Ah Town (Jahtari, Germany)
Bill Wells & Aidan Moffat – The Tangle of Us (Chemikal Underground, UK)

Listen to the rest of our 2015 best of:
Part one
Part two
3hr edited version

#73 – 2015 retrospective (best of) part two

The second part of our 2015 retrospective takes us into newer territory, with a brand new release from an Israeli dub MC making the cut. Alongside that we’ve got the best in afrobeat (even if it doesn’t meet the Kuti threshold), grime, and South African begging for your ears from a year of outstanding independent releases.

Tracklisting
Onom Agemo & the Disco Jumpers – Trudy the Monster (Agogo Records, Germany)
Taman Shud – Viper Smoke (Trashmouth Records)
Miss Red – What Would You Like (self-release, Israel)
The Brother Moves On – Shiyanomayini (self-release, South Africa)
Euros Childs – Machine (National Elf Records, UK)
Teeth of the Sea – Field Punishment (Rocket Recordings, UK)
Swindle – Global Dance (ft. Flowdan and Mungo’s Hi-Fi) (Butterz, UK)
Emanative – As of Yet (Brownswood Recordings, UK)
DJ Khalab & Baba Sissoko – Kumu (Wonderwheel Recordings, USA)
Girl Band – Paul (Rough Trade Records, UK)

Listen to the rest of our 2015 best of:
Part one
Part three
3hr edited version

#72 – 2015 retrospective (best of) part one

The most wonderful time of the year! Gareth and Anthony dig through a fabulous year of music to bring you three episodes of great, perhaps forgotten music that has come out this year. Did you hear the one with the classically trained Egyptian pianist with two drummers? or the Hungarian afrobeat? or the Rastafarian who has a bad memory and speaks to two Danish producers about it? Well get stuck in to the first of our retrospectives

Tracklisting
Workin’ Man Noise Unit – With Love Supreme (Riot Season, UK)
Maffi & Peter King – Bad Memory (Jahtari, Germany)
EEK – Mouled El Ghoul (Nashazphone, Egypt)
Ramson Badbonez – Getdafucoutta Here ft. King Kashmere IV (Boot Records, UK)
Colin Stetson and Sarah Neufeld – With the Dark Hug of Time (Constellation Records, USA)
Dokkerman & the Turkeying Fellaz – Mango Season (Tramp Records, Germany)
Hey Colossus – Hey, Dead Eyes, Up! (Rocket Recordings, UK)
Metropolitan Soul Museum – Ruff Trk 4 (self-release, UK)
The Gaslamp Killer Experience – Apparitions (self-release, USA)
Stand High Patrol – Sleep on it (Stand High Records, France)

Listen to the rest of our 2015 best of:
Part two
Part three
3hr edited version

#61 – Teeth of the Sea, Clap! Clap!, Commodo Gantz Kahn, Soft Healer

We’re taking a break from our summer break this week – when’s there’s so much good music coming out, we just can’t resist the urge to bring it to you. We’ve got an amazing track from the new Teeth of the Sea album alongside new ones from Finnish jazz man Jimi Tenor’s collaboration with the UMO, Belgian rock side-project Faye Dunaways, Berlin drone rocker Sloath, Italian producer Clap! Clap! and the brilliant Tropic of Cancer.

Tracklisting
Soft Healer – End of the Chain (Monofonus Press, USA)
Commodo Gantz Kahn – Bitchcraft (Deep Medi Musik, UK)
Faye Dunaways – Monsieur Billy (Sacred Love Records, Belgium)
Sloath – Beard of Ra (Endless Records, UK)
Jimi Tenor and UMO – Ghost Warrior (Herakles Records, Finland)
Grupo Los Yoyi – Disco La Calle (Sofrito Specials, UK)
Red Fetish – The Immortals (Medical Records, USA)
Tropic of Cancer – Stop Suffering (Blackest Ever Black, UK)
Clap! Clap! – Serendipity (Black Acre, UK)
Teeth of the Sea – Animal Manservant (Rocket Recordings, UK)

#58 – Hey Colossus, Swindle, L’Orange, Ron Morelli

Everything we love about music this week. From piano hip-hop courtesy of the impeccable L’Orange, or obtuse Bollywood OSTs, or just a brand new track from Hey Colossus. There’s great music all over the shop – pioneering grime label Butterz have a new one, as does London jazz collectors Jazzman. There’s plenty to get stuck into in this week’s show.

Tracklisting
Hey Colossus – Hop the Railings (Rocket Recordings, UK)
Swindle – Global Dance Ft. Flowdan & Mungo’s Hi Fi (Butterz UK)
Saxoctopus – Nebula (Raw Tonk Records, UK)
Asha Bhosle – Pass Aao Na (Cultures of Soul, USA)
Elis Regina – Roda
Soom T & Monkey Marc – Aliens in Jars (Renegade Masters, UK/Germany)
Girl Band – Paul (Rough Trade Records, UK)
L’Orange and Kool Keith – The Wanderer (Mello Music Group, USA)
Ron Morelli – A Gathering Together (Hospital Productions, UK)
Frank Evans – The Bistro Kid (Jazzman, UK)

#52 – Milhoes de Festa 2015 (Portugal) Special

Disappointed by the Glastonbury rain? Milhoes de Festa will bring sunshine and great music guaranteed in Portugal between 23-26 July. This week we delve into the line-up to find the amazing local acts and our old favourites and feature them on the podcast. Including The Bug, Michael Rother (Neu) and Hey Colossus alongside lesser known acts including Batsaykhantüül, Raw Decimating Brutality, and THEESatisfaction.

Tracklisting
Golden Teacher meets Dennis Bovell – Like a Hawk (Optimo Music, UK)
Al Lover – Super Strength (Power Plants) feat. Morgan Delt (Cairo Liberation Front Remix) (self-release, USA)
Hey Colossus – Sisters and Brothers (Rocket Recordings, UK)
Raw Decimating Brutality – Andaime Infernal (Vomit Your Shirt, Portugal)
Michael Rother – Feuerland (Sky Records, Germany)
The Bug – Function (feat. Manga) (Ninja Tune, UK)
THEESatisfaction – Recognition (Sub Pop, USA)
Meridian Brothers – Guaracha U.F.O (Soundway, UK)
Perc – Tension (Stroboscopic Artefacts, Germany)
Batsaykhantüül – Sarari Gyara I (Favela Discos, Portugal)