Trestle Records

#104 – Gruff Rhys, Equiknoxx, Jonny Sender, Gaika

We may kick off this week’s show with the delicate stylings of the ever-excellent Gruff Rhys and his new record, but we soon crack on with playing exceptional experimental contemporary electronics – from the sublime Gaika to Jamaican avant-dancehall specialists Equiknoxx. On this week’s journey we stop off to take in Wrongtom’s mindblowing remix of General Levy, experimental italo disco from Jolly Mare, Dutch-African punk from The Ex, new music from Leo Abrahams, Hieroglyphic Being, Jonny Sender, and some reissued South African funk via Cultures of Soul.

Tracklisting
Gruff Rhys – Set Fire to the Stars (Twisted Nerve Records, UK)
Gaika – 3D (Warp Records, UK)
General Levy – Incredible (Wrongtom Remix) (Nice Up! Records, UK)
Leo Abrahams and Chris Vatalaro – AA5 (Trestle Records, UK)
Jolly Mare – Hotel Riviera (feat. Lucia Manca) (Bastard Jazz, USA)
Getatchew Mekuria & The Ex & Friends – Aha Gedawo (Terp Records, Netherlands)
Jonny Sender – Zhivago Zhivago (Codek Records, Switzerland)
Equiknoxx – A Rabbit Spoke To Me When I Woke Up (DDS Records)
Harari – Party (Cultures of Soul, USA)
Hieroglyphic Being – Sepulchral Offerings (Technicolour Records, UK)

#93 – Todd Terje, David Coulter & Seb Rochford, Happy Meals, JK Flesh

Norwegian disco and psych rock is the order of this week’s show, with a Todd Terje remix of Beranek kicking things off and Hedvig Mollestad Trio edging us towards the close. Elsewhere we’ve got new tracks from London’s Witching Waves, Kaiju, David Coulter & Seb Rochford, Happy Meals, Tobacco, JK Flesh and Super Furry Animals, with a listener’s recommendation with outstanding US hiphop chap Nox.

Tracklisting
Beranek – Dra Te Hælvete (Todd Terje acid radio edit) (Olsen Records, Norway)
Witching Waves – Twister (Happy Happy Birthday to Me Records, UK)
Kaiju – Burn Down Babylon (Deep Medi Musik, UK)
David Coulter & Seb Rochford – Good Friday (Trestle Records, UK)
Happy Meals – If You Want Me Now (Night School Records, UK)
Tobacco – Gods in Heat (Ghostly International, USA)
Nox – Pay the Price (self-release, USA)
JK Flesh – Tunnel (Speedy Deluxe Records, Netherlands)
Hedvig Mollestad Trio – Approaching (Rune Grammofon, Norway)
Super Furry Animals – Bing Bong (self-release, UK)