Sahel Sounds

#262 – The Four Owls, Beatrice Dillon, Davaajargal Tsaschikher, Sex Swing, Brodinski x Low Jack

Mispronunciation rules this week’s pod. I mean – you try and pronounce ‘Davaajargal Tsaschikher’ the name of the exceptionally talented Mongolian experimentalist. We have unusual and brilliant music from Ukraine, Niger, and Japan alongside London grime, hiphop and jazz. There’s abstract electronic music, industrial dub, and phenomenal psych – it’s going to be a good week…

Tracklisting
Brodinski x Low Jack – Andaman Sea (Editions Gravats, France)
Collocutor – Lost and Found (On the Corner Records, UK)
Svitlana Nianio & Oleksandr Yurchenko – Untitled 1 (Night School, UK)
Beatrice Dillon – Workaround One (PAN, Germany)
Hoshina Anniversary – Odoriko (Alien Jams, UK)
Sex Swing – Valentine’s Day at the Gym (Rocket Recordings, UK)
Davaajargal Tsaschikher – Urgeljid Urgeljleh Urgeljlel (Chinabot, UK)
Lloydie Ranks – Street Fighter (Key Changes, UK)
The Four Owls – Honour Codes (High Focus Records, UK)
Mdou Moctar – Ibitlan (Sahel Sounds, USA)

Produced and edited by Nick McCorriston. Hit him up for any and all audio work at nickamc.com and follow him on Twitter @nickamc

#261 – Etran de L’Aïr, Nan Kolè x DJ Tess, Sunny Jain, Lina_Raül Refree, ZOHASTRE

*Note there’s an annoying sound glitch on this week’s podcast – apologies for that*

What’s that coming over the hill? It’s two people with a podcast and a whole load of exceptional sounds for your ears. From the galloping intro of Sunny Jain through bassy goodness of Gqom Oh boss Nan Kolè and DJ Tess’ collaboration, you know you’re in for a good week. We also have music recorded on mobile phones in Niger, Japanese jazz, hefty rock and a whole lot more.

Tracklisting
Sunny Jain – Aye Mere Dil Kahin Aur Chal (Smithsonian Folkways Recordings, USA)
Nan Kolè, DJ Tess, NyNy – Gimme Any Riddim (self-release, Italy)
Lina_Raül Refree – Cuidei Que Tinha Morrido (Glitterbeat Records, Germany)
ZOHASTRE – Tarantella (ZamZam Records, France)
Twin Sister – Light (God Unknown Records, UK)
Etran de L’Aïr – Tilyadene (Sahel Sounds, USA)
Dwellings x Locean – Cloudy (Tesla Tapes, UK)
Anna Funk Damage – Badass Bitch (LazyTapes, Germany)
Primitive World – FMJ 1 (Ecstatic Recordings, UK)
Masahiko Sato – Sanae, Ai to Kyofu (Konoha no Fune) (WRWTFWW, Switzerland)

Produced and edited by Nick McCorriston. Hit him up for any and all audio work at nickamc.com and follow him on Twitter @nickamc

#193 – Aphex Twin, Anna Meredith, Disrupt, Enzo Elia

This week we have a stunning selection of leftfield electronic music. Not only is there a new record from Aphex Twin, but stunning Mexican electronics from IntiNahual and the brilliant new record from Brandt Brauer Frick’s Daniel Brandt. We also have Anna Meredith’s rework of Antonio Vivaldi’s Four Seasons, a collaboration between Throwing Snow and Will Plowman under the Swaabi Maa moniker to celebrate the birthday of their A Future Without Records, and lots of good music from Portugal, Germany, Niger and beyond.

Tracklisting
Aphex Twin – T69 Collapse (Warp Records, UK)
Anna Meredith & the Scottish Ensemble – WINTER – Low Light (Moshi Moshi Records, UK)
Beautify Junkyards – Aquarius (Ghost Box Records, UK)
IntiNahual – Tierra Maya (Shango Records, Greece)
Pill Fangs – Bison Grass (Sunstone Records, UK)
Swaabi Maa – 000 (A Future Without Records, UK)
Daniel Brandt – Flamingo (Erased Tapes, UK)
Etran de L’Aïr – Agrim Agadez (Sahelsounds, USA)
Disrupt – Observation Deck (Jahtari Records, Germany)
Enzo Elia – Don’t Let it Go (Black Pearl Records, Germany)

#158 – Geneva Jacuzzi, Les Filles de Illighadad, Shopping, Gökçen Kaynatan

Nonsense talk of travel gongs, bands with slideshows, and pop up vinyl ideas pepper this week’s show, we also have a whole host of amazing new music, including from Africa from Les Filles de Illighadad and Cyril Cyril, London from Not Waving, Shopping and Reginald Omas Mamode IV, and the US from Zola Jesus and Dear.

Tracklisting
Geneva Jacuzzi – Technophelia (Medical Records, USA)
Les Filles de Illighadad – Eghass Malan (Sahel Sounds, USA)
Not Waving – Where Are We (Diagonal Records, UK)
Reginald Omas Mamode IV – Working (Five Easy Pieces, UK)
Shopping – The Hype (Fat Cat Records, UK)
Gökçen Kaynatan – Sihirbaz (Finders Keepers Records, UK)
Carla dal Forno – The Garden (Blackest Ever Black, UK)
Cyril Cyril – Colosse de Rhodes (Les Disques Bongo Joe, Switzerland)
Zola Jesus – Exhumed (Sacred Bones Records, USA)
Dear – Safe (self-release, USA)

#102 – Silver Apples, Swindle, Islam Chipsy, The Square

We may have missed a week, but we’re back with an exclusive first play of a track from the new Silver Apples record. We’ve also got new downbeat tracks from Dean McPhee and Meursault contrasted with Soviet-era disco, French experimental pop from Léonore Boulanger, and Islam Chipsy. Elsewhere we have more Lewisham grime from The Square, Brazilian flavours from Swindle, and the inimitable sounds of Islam Chipsy.

Tracklisting
Swindle – Connecta ft. Ricardo China (Butterz, UK)
Le Cercle Des Mallissimalistes – La Vierge Noire (Kythibong Records, France)
The Square – Defeat Us (No Hats No Hoods Records, UK)
Dean McPhee – The Blood of St John (Folklore Tapes, UK)
King Ayisoba – Africa (Sahelsounds, USA)
Silver Apples – The Edge of Wonder (ChickenCoop Recordings, USA)
Léonore Boulanger – Le Signal (Ana Ott, Germany)
Meursault – Untitled (self-release, UK)
Tatyana Kochergina – Igray, Skripka, Igray (DJ Scientist edit) (Excursions records, UK)
Islam Chipsy – Moulid Sharara (feat. Mido Mazurka) (100copies Music, Egypt)

#75 – Shapednoise, Za!, Markey Funk, Phall Fatale

Your first podcast of 2016 features lots of interesting new releases. From the opening sounds of Markey Funk’s heavily Italian library music influenced new faux-horror OST, past the South African hip hop of Luka Productions, sumptuous rhythms from London’s Phall Fatale and sampling of Buddha Machine Loops from China and Tibet – this is the usual mix of the weird, the wonderful, and the truly outstanding sounds of independent music.

Tracklisting
Markey Funk – Chapter I. Hide-and-Seek (Audio Montage, Israel)
Za! – Badulake (The Audacious Art Experiment, UK)
Shapednoise – Intruder (Type Records, UK)
Natural Snow Buildings – Sun Tower (Ba Da Bing Records, USA)
Various Artists – Excerpt from Chang Fo Ji – Buddha Machines Loops from China & Tibet (Discrepant, UK)
Luka Productions – Nadoumananikadi (Sahel Sounds, USA)
Chris McGregor – Switch (Jazzman Records, UK)
Phall Fatale – The Girl The Beat (Slowfoot Records, UK)
Madegg – Chandelier (Flau Records, Japan)
Bamboo – Auroch (self-release, 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)

#39 – Mumdance, The Wharves, Damaged Bug, Gnod

A fascinating week of releases to bring the podcast back after a three year break, we’re opening with an astounding track from the new Bill Wells and Aidan Moffat LP and over the hour take in lost afrobeat, unreleased 60s soul, cellphone African rap and the new one from Thee Oh Sees’ John Dwyer. Music from across the globe and across genres, it’s a mind-blowing selection of tracks.

Tracklisting
1.Lock up your Lambs – Bill Wells & Aidan Moffat (Chemikal Underground, UK)
2.Topix – Unik Ubik (Love Mazout, Belgium)
3.The Mirror – Damaged Bug (Castle Face Records, USA)
4.Yere Yira – Papito ft Iba One (Sahel Sounds, USA)
5.Osaka Ranti – Orlando Julius and the Afro Sounders (Voodoo Funk, USA)
6.Oh love is teasing – Jean Ritchie
7.Take Time ft Novelist – Mumdance (Rinse, UK)
8.The World is Good – Gnod (God Unknown Records, UK)
9.Take me to your leader – The Sharpees (Secret Stash Records, USA)
10.Faultline – The Wharves (Gringo Records, UK)