Tony Allen

#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)

#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)