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#215 – AK/DK, Chupame El Dedo, Bruxa Maria, Nihiloxica, Lower Slaughter

If you’re looking for unusual sounds, you don’t have to search far into this week’s podcast. The opening noise of Colombian noiseniks Chupame El Dedo (trans. Suck the Finger) is the type of tropical Cumbia you won’t find anywhere else. 

Moving on from that this week, there is stunning dub music from the exceptionally exciting Bristol scene, abrasive rock music, soul music from Germany, and more synths than you can shake a theremin at. It’s a good week…

Tracklisting
Chupame El Dedo – No te Metas con Satan (Discrepant, UK)
Sandy Lynch – Schway Dub (Avon Terror Corps, UK)
Bruxa Maria – Purple Aki (God Unknown Records, UK)
Acidliner – Die As He Pan (New Atlantis Records, UK)
Nihiloxica – Dubigwanjuba (Nyege Nyege Tapes, Uganda)
Black Midi – Speedway (Rough Trade Records, UK)
The Polyversal Souls -Feqer Feqer Nèw (feat. Alemayehu Eshete) (Philophon, Germany)
Lower Slaughter – The Measure of a Man (Box Records, UK)
Baïkonour – Urusvati (self-release, UK)
AK/DK – Defragment to Survive (Little Miss Echo Recordings, UK)

Thanks to Nick McCorriston for editing this week’s show. Visit his website at nickamc.com and follow him on Twitter @nickamc

2 Fall Fans Might be Wrong: A Mark E Smith special

This week we’ve been unable to record a usual episode due to the flu. Instead we’ve pulled together five favourite Fall tracks each in celebration of the life and art of Mark E Smith, who sadly passed away this week

Tracklisting
Gramme Friday
from Grotesque (After the Gramme), Rough Trade Records, 1980

Bury
from Bury pts 2+4 7”, Domino Recording Co., 2010

Mr Pharmacist
from Bend Sinister, Beggars Banquet, 1986

Telephone Thing
from Extricate, Phonogram Records, 1990

What About Us?
from Fall Heads Roll, Slogan Records, 2005

Hit the North Part 1
from The Frenz Experiment, Beggars Banquet, 1986

Totally Wired
from Grotesque (After the Gramme), Rough Trade Records, 1980

No Xmas for John Quays
from Live at the Witch Trials, Step Forward Records, 1979

Jawbone and the Air-Rifle
from Hex Enduction Hour, Kamera Records, 1982

Blindness
from Fall Heads Roll, Slogan Records, 2005

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)

#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

#60 – End of the Road Festival 2015 special

End of the Road festival 2015 kicks off this weekend. It’s our favourite UK festival and we’re delighted to investigate some of the amazing bill on this week’s podcast. From old favourites Brakes, to Sufjan Stevens via podcast luminaries Fumaça Preta and the incredible This is the Kit. There’s lots to savour for regular listeners as well as festival goers.

Tracklisting
Wand – Self-hypnosis in 3 days (In the Red Recordings, USA)
Euros Childs – Fruit and Veg (National Elf, UK)
Sufjan Stevens – Age of Adz (Asthmatic Kitty Records, USA)
Fuzz – Rat Race (In the Red Recordings, USA)
Gulp – Game Love (E.L.K. Records, USA)
Meilyr Jones – Refugees (Moshi Moshi Records, UK)
This is the Kit – Earthquake (Need No Water Records, UK)
Fumaça Preta – A Bruxa (Music With Soul! Records, Netherlands)
King Khan & the BBQ Show – I’ll be Loving You (In the Red Recordings, USA)
Brakes – All Night Disco Party (Rough Trade Records, 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)

#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)

#31 – Gil Scott-Heron, Jamie XX, Woli Wols, Jim Noir

The first podcast of another year of inevitably wonderful independent music starts with a 1927 blues track. Take whatever political meaning out of ‘Pray While You Have the Chance’ as you will, or out of Belle & Sebastian’s ‘I Want the World to Stop’, either way if the likes of Jamie XX and Woli Wols are anything to go by, 2011 will be another phenomenal year in the world in independent music.

Tracklisting
1.Pray While you Have the Chance – Abraham Brothers (Mississippi Records, USA)
2.Manalyse This – Wagon Christ (Ninja Tune, UK)
3.She Flies Away With My Love – Jim Noir (self-release, UK)
4.Disillusion – Woli Wols (Mind on Fire Records, UK)
5.I Want The World To Stop – Belle & Sebastian (Rough Trade Records, UK)
6.Batman – Lower Dens (Gnomonsong, USA)
7.These Walls will Always Remember – Bvdub (Home Normal, UK)
8.Hhh – Cesspool (self-release, UK)
9.Feather – White Ring
10.Bulldoze Blues – Henry Thomas (Mississippi Records, USA)
11.Winter 1 – Pete & the pirates (Stolen Recordings, UK)
12.NY is killing me (Jamie XX remix) – Gil Scott-Heron (XL Recordings, UK)