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#128 – Danny T & Tradesman, The Comet is Coming, Jay Glass Dubs, Part Chimp

Why does Gareth drink skimmed milk? Only the most pertinent questions are getting answered on this week’s show. Fortunately we’ve managed to squeeze in the usual ten tracks of brand new independent goodness, including digidub from Leeds, three different French labels producing exceptional electronic music, UK grown electronics from Not Waving, heavy dubs and a new record from The Comet is Coming

Tracklisting
Danny T & Tradesman feat Sir Wilson – Bring it Come (Pure Niceness Records, France)
Matt Jencik – Relaxers (Hands in the Dark Records, France)
Ill Camille – Home feat. Damani Nkosi (Jakarta Records, Germany)
Part Chimp – Namekuji (Rock Action Records, UK)
Scorpion Violente – The Knife (Bruit Direct Disques, France)
Not Waving – Too Many Freaks (Ecstatic Recordings, UK)
Room Thirteen – Crushed Velour (Elestial Sound, USA)
The Comet is Coming – March of the Rising Sun (The Leaf Label, UK)
Jay Glass Dubs – Dislocated Dub (The Tapeworm, UK)
Rouicha Mohamed – Instrumental Musical Masterpieces (Moroccan Tape Stash)

#121 – Our Best of 2016 (pt.3)

2016 has been a horrible year for all sorts of reasons, but sometimes you do forget that this is the year that we heard some incredible music. Whether it’s that random tape from Gainstage back in March, or that Egyptian supergroup the Dwarfs of East Agouza, or whether its the latest from mind-blowing Lewisham grime group The Square, or whether it’s one of the other seven tracks we have on this look back at some of our favourites from a year we’re all hoping to put to bed soon… Thanks so much for listening this year, we wouldn’t be anything without you x

Tracklisting
The Comet is Coming – Star Furnace (The Leaf Label, UK)
Swindle ft. D Double E – Lemon Trees (Butterz, UK)
Za! – Badulake (The Audacious Art Experiment, UK)
Gainstage – RGB Sun (Portals Editions, Germany)
The Dwarfs of East Agouza – Museum of Stranglers (Part I) (Nawa Recordings, UK)
The Square – Defeat Us (No Hats No Hoods, UK)
Bruxa Maria – Human Condition (Extreme Ultimate Recordings, UK)
G.H. – Yorkshire Fog (Modern Love, UK)
Sarathy Korwar – Bismillah (Ninja Tune, UK)
Aidan Moffat – I’m a Rover (Kiss My Beard Productions, UK)

#116 – The Comet is Coming, Anthony Child, Marielle V Jakobsons, LeRoy

A surprise new track from The Comet is Coming puts us on the front foot this week. In a week where stuff has truly hit the cooling mechanism in US politics, there are soothing sounds from Germany with LeRoy, from the Maui jungle from Anthony Child AKA Surgeon, and from the USA itself from Marielle V Jakobson. Elsewhere we have Tunisian disco, Italo disco, Colombian samba, and heavy heavy hip hop. Enjoy!

Tracklisting
The Comet is Coming – Final Eclipse (The Leaf Label, UK)
LeRoy – Happened from the Void (Schamoni Musik, Germany)
Marielle V Jakobsons – Undone (Thrill Jockey Records, UK)
Carthago – Alech (Habibi Funk, Germany)
Dälek – Molten (Dead Verse Recordings, USA)
Ali Renault – Keeper of the Seven Keys (Giallo Disco Records, Austria)
XAM Duo – Two Ways (Version I) excerpt (Sonic Cathedral, UK)
Seekersinternational – Side A excerpt (ICSLibrary Records, Philippines)
Ondatrópica – Hummingbird (Soundway Records, UK)
Anthony Child – Amoré (Editions Mego, Austria)

#88 – Asher Levitas, Josefin Öhrn, The Comet is Coming, Thornato

We haven’t got far through the alphabet this week, with new tracks from Adrena Adrena, Ash Walker, and Asher Levitas, whilst highlighting a new vinyl release of Alexander Robotnick with Ludus Pinsky, and a rare Basque record from Akauzazte. Absolutely all artists aren’t ‘A’s though, we’ve also got a new track from The Comet is Coming, some house from Belfast’s Jordan, Sweden’s Josefin Öhrn, and the return of exceptional Italian electronic maestro Husband.

Tracklisting
Husband – Undone (self-release, Italy)
Josefin Öhrn & The Liberation – Green Blue Fields (Rocket Recordings, UK)
Asher Levitas – Withdrawn (Planet Mu, UK)
Ash Walker – Bongo Legs (Deep Heads, UK)
Akauzazte – Etzazuaka (self-release, Spain)
Alexander Robotnick & Ludus Pinsky – N5 From Outer Space (Medical Records, USA)
The Comet is Coming – Star Furnace (The Leaf Label, UK)
Thornato – Chapinero (Wonderwheel Recordings, USA)
Adrena Adrena – Man on the Hill (self-release, UK)
Jordan – Killing Mockingbirds (Nocturne, 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)

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)

#74 – 2015 retrospective (best of) part three

The final part of our 2015 retrospective is somewhat slower. With stunning hushed Scottish tones, London poetry mixed with German digidub, LA hip hop, and a digital release that has a vinyl release earmarked for 2016. Thank you for all your support this year – see you in 2016!

Tracklisting
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)

Listen to the rest of our 2015 best of:
Part one
Part two
3hr edited version

#71 – Rocks FOE, Gaslamp Killer, Cavern of Anti-Matter, Goat (Japan)

Heavy hitting this week, we have brand new trap from new Croydon ‘firespitter’ Rocks FOE and an incredible new 7″ from the Gaslamp Killer.

There’s lots of heavy sounds, with new ones from Melt Yourself Down, Goat (the Japanese one), Scotch Bonnet-signed Egoless, and the immense new single from Fumaca Preta.

Stereolab-affiliated Cavern of Anti-Matter also have a new track, as do Dark Sky and experimental love-song enthusiasts The Grubby Mitts.

Tracklisting
Rocks FOE – Law (Black Acre, UK)
Mophono & The Gaslamp Killer – Murder Man (CB Records, USA)
Gerard Vincent – Gerard Vincent pas Gerard Vincent (Born Bad Records, France)
Melt Yourself Down – Dot to Dot (The Leaf Label, UK)
The Grubby Mitts – Music of Exhaustion (Lost Toys Records, UK)
Goat (Japan) – On Fire (self-release, Japan)
Egoless – Like a Nuclear Bomb (Scrub a Dub Records, UK)
Dark Sky – EM CY (Stamp the Wax, UK)
Cavern of Anti-Matter – Melody in High Feedback Tones (Duophonic, UK)
Fumaca Preta – La Trampa (Soundway, UK)

#70 – Anna Meredith, The Comet is Coming, I Know I’m an Alien, Epirus Quartet

Weird electronic noises this week, with something very special from the complete unknown I Know I’m an Alien. We’ve got a 10-minute opener from Maserati, who played their first ever UK show last week. Also new reggae from Berlin’s iLLBiLLY HiTEC, extremely good glitchy sounds from Anna Meredith and some sublime jazz from Austin’s Epirus Quartet. Loads of more great sounds too, including drone from Belgium’s Aymeric de Tapol, cosmic jazz from The Comet is Coming, noise from Anna Von Hausswolff, folktronica reissue from Capital K, and some offcut electronic sounds from Tobacco’s band Black Moth Super Rainbow.

Tracklisting
Maserati – No Cave (Temporary Residence Limited, USA)
Black Moth Super Rainbow – The Chew (Rad Cult, USA)
I Know I’m an Alien – Being at Work = Being at School (self-release, UK)
iLLBiLLY HiTEC – Reggae Not Dead (Echo Beach, Germany)
Anna Meredith – R-Type (Moshi Moshi Records, UK)
Epirus Quartet – Never Right (Fair Weather Friends Records, Greece)
Capital K – Pillow (XL Recordings, UK)
The Comet is Coming – Do the Milky Way (The Leaf Label, UK)
Anna Von Hausswolff – Evocation (Universal Music GmbH, UK)
Aymeric de Tapol – Rayon Vert (Vlek, Belgium)

#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)