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#182 – Gazelle Twin, Pal Hwang Dan, Regional Justice Center, Chromatics

Dark, dangerous music on this week’s podcast as the guys bring along twisted sounds from thrash punk to industrial techno to epic goth drone. It’s almost relieving when we get Streets of Rage invoking Korean electronics of Pal Hwang Dan, the new one from Gazelle Twin, and Pye Corner Audio moniker Head Technician

Tracklisting
Idris Ackamoor & the Pyramids – A Message to my People (Strut, UK)
Gazelle Twin – Hobby Horse (Anti-Ghost Moon Ray, UK)
Head Technician – First Pour (Ecstatic Recordings, UK)
Nat Birchall meets Al Breadwinner – Youth Iron Rock (self-release, UK)
Pal Hwang Dan – Klimt’s Butcher Shop 클림트 정육점 (Chinabot, UK)
The Body – Nothing Stirs (Thrill Jockey Records, USA)
Regional Justice Center – Control (Adagio 830, Germany)
Chromatics – Black Walls (Italians do it Better Records, USA)
Dez Williams – Fallnot (Bedouin Records, UAE)
Onipa – demo (self-release, UK)

#143 – Todd Terje, Hannah Peel, Ifriqiyya Électrique, Roll the Dice

The first three-piece podcast with the addition of producer Mike has us with a utterly astounding array of good music. Ending with the brilliant new rework from Todd Terje, we also have Ethiopian funk, Russian noise, Welsh folk, Israeli dancehall, thundering techno, Tunisian industrial music and all sorts of other goodies… get involved

Tracklisting
H. Hawkline – Means That Much (Heavenly Records, UK)
Trilion (feat. Guma Ranks) – Fuss Inna Dance (Scotch Bonnet Records, UK)
Roll the Dice – The Derailed (The New Black Records, Sweden)
Alemayehu Eshete – Alteleyeshegnem (Philophon Records, Germany)
Ozel AB – Red Wet (Lobster Theremin, UK)
СОЛЬВЫЧЕГОДСК – Лево и право (self-release, Russia)
Hannah Peel – Sunrise Through The Dusty Nebula (My Own Pleasure Records, UK)
Ifriqiyya Électrique – Arrah Arrah Abbaina (Glitterbeat Records, Germany)
The Kondi Band – Titi Dem Too Service (Strut Records, UK)
Todd Terje (ft. Det Gylne Triangel) – Maskindans (Olsen Records, Norway)

#120 – best of 2016 pt.2 (our favourite live shows)

We continue our alternative look back at 2016, focusing on some of the artists that have wowed us with live shows throughout the year. It’s a diverse bunch, with jazz, grime, hiphop, afrobeat and indie rock amongst the highlights.

Tracklisting
Tony Allen & Jimi Tenor – Selfish Gene (Strut Records, UK)
Part Chimp – Hello Bastards (Rock Action Records, UK)
L’Orange & Mr Lif – Strange Technology (Mello Music Group, USA)
Bohren & Der Club of Gore – Live at Union Chapel, London 21 May 2016
Skepta – Crime Riddim (Boy Better Know, UK)
Gaika – BUTA ft. Miss Red (Mixpak, USA)
Ela Orleans – You Go Through Me (Night School Records, UK)
Ebo Taylor – Heaven (Essibons Music, Ghana)
Ata Kak – Daa Nyinaa (Awesome Tapes from Africa, USA)
Duchess Says – I Repeat Myself (Bonsound, Canada)

#87 – Fumaça Preta, Hey Colossus, Orchestra of Spheres, Tim Hecker

An exclusive first play of a new Hey Colossus track is just one highlight in this week’s podcast. There are absolute storming tracks from the ever reliable crate diggers at Finders Keepers Records and Africa Seven, we also have new tracks from the legendary alto saxophonist Idris Ackamoor & the Pyramids, New Zealand jazz rockists Orchestra of Spheres, podcast favourites Fumaça Preta, Tim Hecker, and The Dwarfs of East Agouza

Tracklisting
Fumaça Preta – Decimo Andar (Soundway, UK)
The Dwarfs of East Agouza – Baka of the Future
 (Nawa Recordings, UK)
Orchestra Of Spheres – Trapdoors (Fire Records, UK)
Jay Glass Dubs – Glacial Dancehall Side B
 (Bokeh Versions, UK)
M’Bamina – Djambo (Salut a l’Afrique)
 (Africa Seven, UK)
IMARHAN – Tahabort
 (City Slang, USA)
Bixio, Frizzi, Tempera – Escape
 (Finders Keepers, UK)
Hey Colossus – All Humans are Losing Control (self-release, UK)
Idris Ackamoor & The Pyramids – Rhapsody in Berlin
 (Strut Records, Germany)
Tim Hecker – Black Phase (4AD, UK)

#69 – Independent Label Market London special

The Independent Label Market returns to London on 28 November. In anticipation Gareth and Anthony play tracks from some of the brilliant labels who will be selling their wares. From reggae in the form of Nice Up!, to Romanian prog from Strut via crazy Thai sounds from the Carvery and much more.

Tracklisting
Tala A.M. – Arabica (Africa Seven, UK)
Rodian GA – Citadelle (Strut Records, Germany)
Souleance – Hustle ft. VECT (First World Records, UK)
Waipod Petchsuphan – Ding Ding Dong (The Carvery, UK)
Bo Ningen – Henken (Stolen Recordings, UK)
Peepholes – Conversation (Upset the Rhythm, UK)
Matt Berry & the Maypoles – The Pheasant (Live) (Acid Jazz Records, UK)
Orchestra of Spheres – Mind over Might (Fire Records, UK)
Blend Mishkin & Roots Evolution – Hol Dem ft Gappy Ranks (Nice Up!, UK)
Shuya Okino – Still in Love (Mukatsuku, UK)

#65 – Dead Albatross Music Prize Special

The Dead Albatross Music Prize is the sensible alternative to the Mercury – truly forward-thinking, interesting British records where the labels don’t need to pay to enter. Voted for by music aficionados across the country, the prize highlights 25 exceptional records from all genres. Gareth and Anthony pick ten of the records for this week’s show.

For more info, visit www.deadalbatross.com

Tracklisting
Roger Robinson – Dis Side ah Town (Jahtari, Germany)
Liberez – Grateful Family (Night School Records, UK)
Orlando Julius and the Heliocentrics – Aseni (Strut Records, UK)
LV & Joshua Idehen – New Pen (Keysound Recordings, UK)
Annabel (lee) – Believe (Ninja Tune / IF Music, UK)
Cut Hands – The Claw (Blackest Ever Black, UK)
Nottingham Jazz Orchestra – Sixes and Sevens (Jazzman Records, UK)
Laura Cannell – All the Land Ablaze (Front and Follow, UK)
Sarpanitum – I Defy for I am Free (Willowtip, USA)
Michael Valentine West – Kim M (Ana Ott, Germany)

#55 – Henry Blacker, Silicon, Ichi, Mari Kvien Brunvoli

Fela Kuti’s key collaborator Tony Allen kicks off this week’s podcast with a track from his excellent 2009 record with Finnish multi-instrumentalist Jimi Tenor. Elsewhere we’ve got exceptional soulful pop from Silicon, bouncy Thai goodness from The Super Ranat Band, a cut from King Midas Sound vocalist Roger Robinson’s new release on Jahtari, Japanese oddball Ichi, gorgeous Scandinavian folk from Mari Kvien Brunvoll, an exclusive first play of a track from the new Early Mammal LP, and much more. Expect the usual afrodisco (from Jake Sollo), eastern european sci-fi (from Rodian G.A.) and hard rocking brilliance from Devon’s Henry Blacker.

Tracklisting
Jimi Tenor / Tony Allen – Selfish Gene (Strut, UK)
Ichi – Go Gagambo (self-release, UK)
Henry Blacker – Shit Magus (Riot Season, UK)
Rodian G.A. – Printre Meteoriti (Strut, UK)
Silicon – Burning Sugar (Weird World Record Co, UK)
Mari Kvien Brunvoll – Everywhere You Go (Jazzland Recordings, Norway)
Roger Robinson – Ashes to Fire (Jahtari, Germany)
The Super Ranat Band – A-Ba-Ni-Bi (Paradise Bangkok, Thailand)
Jake Sollo – Weebo-Me Weebo (Africa Seven, UK/France)
Early Mammal – Morning (Riot Season, 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)