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RVNG Intl

Best of 2018

To close out 2018, here is our 3.5 hour best of 2018. The tracks from artists and releases we’ve loved through this fantastic year. In 2018 we have played over 400 unique independent artists, and this selection has just 30 of them.

Thank you so much for your support this year, we will be back mid-January.

Tracklisting
Sophie – Ponyboy (Transgressive Records, UK)
700 Bliss – Cosmic Slop (Halcyon Veil, USA / Don Giovanni Records, USA)
Colin Stetson – Fallout (Anacapamusic, USA)
Jlin – The Abyss of Doubt (Planet Mu, UK)
Anna von Hausswolff – The Mysterious Vanishing of Electra (City Slang, Germany)
Ko Shin Moon & Simple Symmetry – Halay (Cornelius Doctor Lonley Mix) (Hard Fist, France)
Lucrecia Dalt – Tar (RVNG Intl, USA)
Slikback – Bantu Zen (Hakuna Kulala, Uganda)
Gazelle Twin – Better in My Day (Anti-Ghost Moon Ray, UK)
WaqWaq Kingdom – Ceremony of Vision (Jahtari, Germany)
Jean Grae & Quelle Chris – Ohsh (Mello Music Group, USA)
Kamasi Washington – Fists of Fury (Young Turks, UK)
Amnesia Scanner – AS Unlinear feat. Pan Daijing (PAN, Germany)
Hilary Woods – Kith (Sacred Bones, USA)
Nazar – Warning Shots (Hyperdub, UK)
Low – Dancing and Blood (Sub Pop Records, USA)
Cucina Povera – Huhuilu (Night School Records, UK)
Marie Davidson – Work It (Ninja Tune, UK)
Throwing Snow – Vulpine (Houndstooth, UK)
Gnod – Donovan’s Daughters (Rocket Recordings, UK)
Anthroprophh – Housing Act 1980 (Rocket Recordings, UK)
Khalab – Cannavaro feat. Clap! Clap! (On the Corner, UK)
Emanative – Spice Roots feat. Nat Birchall (Jazzman Records, UK)
Ecko Bazz – Tuli Banyo (Hakuna Kulala, Uganda)
Rival Consoles – Dreamer’s Wake (Erased Tapes, UK)
Tomás Urquieta – La Sustancia de la Materia (Infinite Machine, Mexico)
Sealionwoman – Remain (Antigen Records, UK)
Hekla – Muddle (Phantom Limb, UK)
Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs –  Shockmaster (Rocket Recordings, UK)
Pisitakun – SOSLEEP03 (Chinabot, UK)

#209 – Favourites of 2018 (not the best of 2018) – part one

Even though we sit here having played music from 390 releases this year, we feel a bit uneasy producing a ‘best of’ 2018 when there’s still so much great music we haven’t heard.

But from what we have heard there are so many highlights to cram into three shows of favourites. This first one gets us going with the blistering track from Sophie’s phenomenal Oil of Every Pearl’s Uninsides LP on Transgressive. Across the first ten tracks we take in a third play from the 700 Bliss cassette, Anna von Hausswolff’s sublime LP, middle eastern techno, Kenya glitches, a track from a ballet and a lot more.

More great highlights coming next week… just don’t call it a best of.

Tracklisting
Sophie – Ponyboy (Transgressive Records, UK)
700 Bliss – Cosmic Slop (Halcyon Veil, USA / Don Giovanni Records, USA)
Colin Stetson – Fallout (Anacapamusic, USA)
Jlin – The Abyss of Doubt (Planet Mu, UK)
Anna von Hausswolff – The Mysterious Vanishing of Electra (City Slang, Germany)
Ko Shin Moon & Simple Symmetry – Halay (Cornelius Doctor Lonley Mix) (Hard Fist, France)
Lucrecia Dalt – Tar (RVNG Intl, USA)
Slikback – Bantu Zen (Hakuna Kulala, Uganda)
Gazelle Twin – Better in My Day (Anti-Ghost Moon Ray, UK)
WaqWaq Kingdom – Ceremony of Vision (Jahtari, Germany)

#181 – Lucrecia Dalt, 700 Bliss, Sterile Hand, ZOHASTRE

Some of the best music of the year is squeezed into this 90 minute episode of the podcast. From legends Pere Ubu and Tyler, The Creator to debut releases from ZOHASTRE and Owiny Sigoma Band affiliated Zapatilla, through to the latest from Colombia’s Lucrecia Dalt, there’s a whole heap to get stuck into this week.

Tracklisting
ZOHASTRE – Birds Oracle (Zam Zam Records, USA)
700 Bliss – Living (Halcyon Veil, USA)
Tyler, The Creator – OKRA (self-release, USA)
Annabel (lee) – The Latest News (Youngbloods, USA)
Marmo – I Colori Dell’Universo (self-release, UK)
Zapatilla – Crumbling Down (Zap Music, UK)
Pere Ubu – Prison of the Sense (Cherry Red Records, UK)
Sterile Hand – Security (Ecstatic Recordings, UK)
Lucrecia Dalt – Edge (RVNG Intl., USA)
Warren Schoenbright – Excavations (Vacant Fulfilment, UK)

#178 – Newbaan, Rival Consoles, Сольвычегодск, Lucrecia Dalt

This week’s show kicks out a little harder than last week’s, with the exceptional Jamaican grime cut from the ever-excellent No Hats No Hoods label. We have psych from Jerusalem, avant garde industrial jazz from Russia, abstract electronics from Japan and whole host of goodies.

Tracklisting
Newbaan – Badda than Dem (No Hats No Hoods, UK)
Lucrecia Dalt – Tar (RVNG Intl., USA)
Сольвычегодск – Фуга ля-минор / Fugue in A minor (self-release, Russia)
HYNOM – Kissinger (Raash Records, Israel)
Mikado Koko – Jo No Mai (Shango Records, Greece)
Beige Palace – Song Arm (Cave of Roses, UK)
Filter Dread – Beyond Saturn (TV Showw, France)
Rival Consoles – Dreamer’s Wake (Erased Tapes Records, UK)
Adrena Adrena – Cybals (Champion Version, UK)
Why the Eye? – Dombo (Plynt Records, Belgium)

#163 – Mica Levi, GAIKA, Jun Kamoda, Pauline Anna Strom

On the show this week we kick off with a banger with the new EP from Japan’s Jun Kamoda. Along the way towards Oscar-nominee Mica Levi’s new soundtrack we touch on modern classical, Lithuanian avant pop, tambutronics, heavy rock and a whole loft of hefty bass music.

Tracklisting
Jun Kamoda – Body & Soul (Black Acre, UK)
Drunk in Hell – Sick Sick Sex (Burning World Records, Netherlands)
Pauline Anna Strom – Energies (RVNG Intl., USA)
NSRD – Kastanis (Chestnut) (Stroom.tv, Belgium)
Kuenta i Tambu – Bon Bon (Buchi Records, Netherlands)
Oneida – Town Crier (Joyful Noise Recordings, USA)
Sebastian Reynolds (with Solo Collective) – Ascension (Nonostar Records, Germany)
GAIKA – BATTALION ft. Miss Red (Warp Records, UK)
Woven Skull – The Cracking of the Limbs (God Unknown Records, UK)
Mica Levi – Interlude 2 (DDS Records, UK)

#162 – Sugai Ken, The Bug, Slabdragger, Ajate

If you are a regular listener, you know what to expect. This week we have Japanese afrobeat, jungle, doom metal covers of Zappa, delicate guitar music, hefty grime, piano interpretations of video game music and experimental electronics. This week we’re also asking for your help

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Tracklisting
Sugai Ken – Doujiri (RVNG Intl., USA)
Ajate – Taiwasho (180g Records, France)
Slabdragger – Muffin Man (Holy Roar Records, UK)
Ice Cream Cult – Adin Don’t Cry (self-release, USA)
Dean McPhee – The Blood of St John (Hood Faire, UK)
The Bug – Bad (feat. Flowdan) (Ninja Tune, UK)
Tom Rogerson with Brian Eno – Idea of Order at Kyson Point (Dead Oceans, USA)
Billa Bronx – Body Politics (Astro Nautico, USA)
Dead Fader – FYI (JK Flesh Remix) (Parachute Records, Italy)
David Peacock – Spaceman the Vulnerable (Disasterpiece, USA)

#78 – Iggy Pop, Mikael Seifu, Gaika, She-Devils

Some extraordinary electronic music on this week’s show. JahYu’s rootsy dub with throat singing and bird noises ticks all our boxes, we’ve got two future British masters in Commodo and Rocks FOE combining, and another one in Gaika. It’s a real showcase of wonderful British electronics, with Not Waving, Champion, and Four Tet also appearing. Away from that we have the legendary Iggy Pop kicking things off, brilliant electronic pop with Montreal’s She-Devils, Italian drone from Fulkanelli and Ethiopian electronics from Mikael Seifu.

Tracklisting
Iggy Pop – Gardenia (Caroline International, UK)
JahYu – To The End of the Earth and Sea (Steppas Records, UK)
Gaika – Heco (self-release, UK)
Commodo – Set it Straight (feat. Rocks FOE) (Black Acre, UK)
Various Artists – Febri di Funana Vol. 2 (Music With Soul, Netherlands)
Mikael Seifu – How to Save a Life (Vector of Eternity) (RVNG Intl, USA)
Fulkanelli – Harmonikes Mundi (NO=FI Records, Italy)
She-Devils – Come (self-release, USA)
Champion + Four Tet – Disparate (Text Records, UK)
Not Waving – Believe (Diagonal Records, UK)

#77 – Prince Rama, Supermoon, Dreadsquad, Robert Aiki Aubrey Lowe

Polish dub from Dreadsquad kicks off a podcast crossing across the genres, with new music from Brooklyn’s Prince Rama, Yorkshire’s moog master Matthew Bourne, and Haiku No Ku. We’ve also got covers performed by Scotland’s Supermoon and Kay Dennis, as well as a tribute to the late, great Clarence Reid AKA Blowfly.

Tracklisting
Dreadsquad & Blackout JA – Last Tune (feat. Kush Arora & Smerins Anti-Social Club) (Superfly Studio, Poland)
Paddy Steer – Bifurcation Arrows (Paraventricular Nucleus Recordings, UK)
Prince Rama – Now is the Time of Emotion (Carpark Records, USA
Blowfly – I Believe My Dick Can Fly (Alternative Tentacles, USA)
Matthew Bourne – Daniziel (The Leaf Label, UK)
Test Dept. – Total State Machine (Some Bizarre, UK)
Kay Dennis – Sunny (Tramp Records, Germany)
Supermoon – Day Drinker (Song, By Toad, UK)
Haikai No Ku – Saltes of Humane Dust (Box Records, UK)
Robert Aiki Aubrey Lowe & Ariel Kalma – Mille Voix (RVNG Intl, USA)