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#129 – Miss Red, The Bug vs Earth, Jane Weaver, Ramson Badbonez

After some hazy sounds last week, we’re altogether more upbeat this week. You wouldn’t guess so with the opening track from Sax droner Colin Stetson, but with tracks from Miss Red, Moor Mother, Ramson Badbonez, and lost disco cats Teakwood, there’s plenty in here to get you going.

Tracklisting
Colin Stetson – Spindrift (Kartel Music Group, UK)
Miss Red – Lock off the Dance (Soul Jazz Records, UK)
Jane Weaver – Slow Motion (Fire Records, UK)
Ramson Badbonez – The Pick & Mix Experience (self-release, UK)
Moor Mother – By The Light (Don Giovanni Records, USA)
Waipod Phetsuphan – Ding Ding Dong (Paradise Bangkok, Thailand)
Left Hand Cuts off the Right – Void of Heaven (Box Records, UK)
Jaubi – Her Smile Made Me Smile (Astigmatic Records, UK)
The Bug vs Earth – Snakes vs Rats (Ninja Tune, UK)
Teakwood – Powerplay (Tramp Records, Germany)

#119 – Some good things about 2016 (best of 2016 pt 1)

As part of our best of 2016 series, we kick off December with Gareth and Anthony discussing and sharing their favourite vinyl purchases from the year just gone. It makes for a somewhat different ‘best of the year’ show, with records from pre-2016 and a large dose of 12″ singles that won’t get a look-in elsewhere where LPs reign. It’s the usual mix of genres, what else would you expect?

Tracklisting
Getatchew Mekuria – Ambassel (Terp Records, The Netherlands)
JahYu – To the End of the Earth & Sea (Steppas Records, UK)
Silver Apples – Fractal Flow (ChickenCoop Recordings, USA)
Blackmass Plastics – Twitch Pitch (Ugly Funk, UK)
Elza Soares – Benedita (Mais Um Discos, UK)
The Bug & D Double E – Box (Ninja Tune, UK)
Count Ossie & the Rasta Family – Misfits (Soul Jazz Records, UK)
Spectre – The Annunaki’s Return (Small But Hard Records, UK)
Forest Swords – Shrine Hold (Dense Truth Records, UK)
Asher Senator & Bony Fly – Tick Tick Boom (Pure Niceness Records, UK)

#68 – Ulver, Anthony Child, Mar Otra Vez, Dodmen

Surgeon has a new LP recorded in the Maui jungle under his own name that we preview this week. Alongside that we have new tracks from Tarana, Ulver, Julia Kent, and Oneohtrix Point Never.

Tracklisting
Tarana – A Fire of Flowers Grows Around Us (Wondermachine, Switzerland)
Anthony Child – All Around and Inside (Editions Mego, Germany)
Aaron Neville – Hercules (Soul Jazz, UK)
Zarelli – Blaze (ft. Leonard Nimoy) (Bronzerat, UK)
Mar Otra Vez – He (Grabaciones Accidentales, Spain)
Julia Kent – Flag of no Country (The Leaf Label, UK)
Ulver – Cromagnosis (House of Mythology, UK)
Sauna Youth – The Bridge (Upset the Rhythm, UK)
Oneohtrix Point Never – Sticky Drama (Warp Records, UK)
Dodmen – Alice (Extreme Ultimate, UK)

#48 – Dokkerman & the Turkeying Fellaz, The Gaslamp Killer, The Four Owls, Dele Sosimi

We’re getting a little bit funky this week following a couple of episodes looking on the weirder side of music. From the opening afro-tinged funk of Hungary’s Dokkerman & the Turkeying Fellaz’s new LP through Germany’s Tramp Records, to the closing refrain of Joe Baatan’s brilliant Aftershower Funk – recently repressed through Soul Jazz – we’ve got danceable numbers all the way through. We stop off in the middle with the new record from Fela Kuti collaborator Dele Sosimi’s new one through Wah Wah 45s, and also have new ones from Scottish artists Clade and Happy Meals, a fuzzy piece of brilliance from unsigned Birmingham act Tiny Rockets, Stearica’s latest track, some UK Hip Hop from The Four Owls, a modern classic from The Gaslamp Killer, and a reissue of a £300 classic slight of sexy soul from Sharon Revoal coming from Nik Weston and Mukatsuku – get funky!

Tracklisting
1.Illegal Move – Dokkerman & the Turkeying Fellaz (Tramp Records, Germany)
2.Nissim – The Gaslamp Killer (Brainfeeder, USA)
3.Silent Flight – The Four Owls (High Focus Records, UK)
4.Vietnamese Piano – Clade (self-release, UK)
5.E Go Betta (Radio Edit) – Dele Sosimi (Wah Wah 45s, UK)
6.Altered Images – Happy Meals (Night School Records, UK)
7.Reaching for our Star – Sharon Revoal (Mukatsuku, UK)
8.Halite – Stearica (Monotreme Records, UK)
9.Final – Tiny Rockets (self-release, UK)
10.Aftershower Funk – Joe Baatan (Soul Jazz Records, UK)

#40 – Polar Bear, Anji Cheung, Filter Dread, Collocutor

Moog silliness, contemporary and 70s jazz, Lollywood dancefloor fillers – that’s just the first four tracks on this week’s podcast. We have new ones from Polar Bear, Filter Dread and Anji Cheung as well as danceable field recordings from far flung corners of Asia, prog from Romania and dance music from Pakistan.

Tracklisting
1.Pipeline – Hot Butter (Musicor Records, USA)
2.Don’t Let the Feeling Go (Radio edit) – Polar Bear (The Leaf Label, UK)
3.Autumn – Moondog (Honest Jon’s Records, UK)
4.Oh My Darling – Nisar Bazmi & Runa Laila (Finders Keepers Records, UK)
5.Oakseer – Anji Cheung (self-release, UK)
6.Clowns From Outer Space – Filter Dread (Ramp Recordings, UK)
7.Archaic Morning – Collocutor (On The Corner Records, UK)
8.Myanmar (Burma) – Unknown artist (Sublime Frequencies, USA)
9.Caravane – Rodion G.A. (Strut Records, UK)
10.When Your Jones Come Down – Sugar Bear Johnson (Soul Jazz Records, UK)