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#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)

#46 – Raw Power Festival Special

Raw Power Festival is between 22-24 May at The Dome in London. Anthony organises it so this week he and Gareth are playing some of the artists they are looking forward to seeing. It’s very heavy, mixed with the usual weird and wonderful sounds familiar to the Independent Music Podcast. There are a couple of previous podcast favourites making a return, including Gnod, The Wharves and Fumaca Preta, alongside new bands Sex Swing and Satteliti and more established artists including Hey Colossus and Esben & the Witch

Tracklisting
1.Drunken Maria – Ye Nuns (Tuff Enuff Records, UK)
2.Deep Mountain – Sloath (Riot Season Records, UK)
3.Vegetable – Acid Baby Jesus (Slovenly Recordings, USA)
4.Young Wolf – Satelliti (Cuckundoo Records, UK)
5.Pupilas Dilatadas – Fumaça Preta (Soundway, UK)
6.Lucia, At The Precipice – Esben & the Witch (Too Pure Records, UK)
7.Hey, Dead Eye, Up! – Hey Colossus (Rocket Recordings, UK)
8.The Grip – The Wharves (Gringo Records, UK)
9.Man on the Wire – Gnod (Rocket Recordings, UK)
10.Night Time Worker – Sex Swing (God Unknown Records, UK)

#44 – Gazelle Twin, Nochexxx, Aby Ngana Diop, Bruce Lacey

Kicking off the show this week we’ve got Soviet-era vinyl breakbeat mashups, heartbreaking ballads and unidentifiable electronic music. Elsewhere in the hour we’ve got the latest from two regularly featured labels – Awesome Tapes From Africa and Rocket recordings – we’ve also got avant-garde oddness from Trunk records in the shape of Bruce Lacey, Blaxploitation Bollywood, a rare track from Crystal Mansion and a dub rework of the magnificent Paradise Bangkok Molam International Band.

Tracklisting
1.Imperialist Monsters – Fulgeance & DJ Scientist (First Word Records, UK)
2.Love and Mercy – Gazelle Twin (self-release, UK)
3.Stinson Fish – Nochexxx (Type Records, UK)
4.Electric Pony – Shit and Shine (Rocket Recordings, UK)
5.Dieuleul-Dieuleul – Aby Ngana Diop (Awesome Tapes from Africa, USA)
6.Boogie Man – Crystal Mansion (BBE Records, UK)
7.Music from Everybody’s Nobody (1960) (excerpt) – Bruce Lacey (Trunk Records, UK)
8.Roop Lor Pu Tai (Rootikal dub) – Paradise Bangkok Molam International Band (Paradise Bangkok, Thailand)
9.Chand Mera Dil – R.D. Burman (His Master’s Voice, India)
10.Jungle Magic – Benis Cletin (Sofrito, UK)

#26 – Bo Ningen, Teeth of the Sea, The Bug, Dent May

Well this week’s podcast took some putting together. Both Gareth and Anthony aren’t in the usually professional mood that makes the Independent Music Podcast such an example of top quality broadcasting, but it doesn’t stop the banter – or the tunes – although that may be entirely down to Dent May, whose ability to polarise opinion comes out again. Elsewhere we make the case for guitar music, have a little more library music and some one-handed flute.

Tracklisting
1.Elephant – Ghost Eyes (self-release, UK)
2.Koroshitai Kimochi – Bo Ningen (Stolen Recordings, UK)
3.Aeolian Flute – Bird Radio (Strike Force Entertainment, UK)
4.Top Dog (The Men from the Ministry) – Ivor Slaney (De Wolfe Music, UK)
5.Theatre – Dam Mantle (Growing Records, UK)
6.Fancy – Cheapskate (self-release, UK)
7.You’re Mercury – Teeth of the Sea (Rocket Recordings, UK)
8.That feeling – Dent May (Forest Family Records, USA)
9.Poison Dart (feat. Warrior Queen) – The Bug (Ninja Tune, UK)
10.Everybody is Running Away – Blackfeet (self-release, UK)

#13 – Salem, Ace Bushy Striptease, Mahjongg, Gnod

It’s a late night Independent Music Podcast. With avant garde jazz, techno and the worst record of all time – twice – it’s the usual mix of the sometimes weird and always wonderful from the greatest independent labels with releases out now.

Tracklisting
1.King Night – Salem (IAmSound Records, USA)
2.Limburger Lover – Leona Anderson (Trunk Records, UK)
3.Us vs Them – Common Prayer (Big Potato Records, UK)
4.4 Circumcised Blokes in a car/Space Titis – Talibam! and Alan Wilkinson (Bo’Weavil Recordings, UK)
5.Adam Jackson Spreads Like Wildfire – Ace Bushy Striptease (Odd Box Records, UK)
6.Release the Bees – Not Squares (The Richter Collective, UK)
7.Sadunun – Abdoulaye Traore (Yaala Yaala Records, USA)
8.Mantra – Hyrst
9.Morphine (Detail) – Autistici (Audiobulb Records, UK)
10.Rats in my Room – Leona Anderson (Trunk Records, UK)
11.Devry – Mahjongg (K Records, USA)
12.Drop Out – White Hills & Gnod (Rocket Recordings, UK)