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#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)

#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)