Wah Wah 45s

#161 – Four Tet, Happy Meals, Danny T & Tradesman, Awate

A mellow opening of synth soundtrack music and the stunning new one from Four Tet belies the fun stuff beneath – from Yorkshire dancehall sounds of Danny T & Tradesman to Glaswegian synth pop with Happy Meals. We also have jazz, dark pop, garage fun, hip hop, soul and field recording of funeral ceremonies from Bali.

Tracklisting
Stefan Bachmeier – One Road Out (Spun out of Control, UK)
Four Tet – Two Thousand and Seventeen (Text Records, UK)
Danny T & Tradesman – First Choice ft David Boomah and Parly B (Scotch Bonnet, UK)
Kan Mikami / John Edwards / Alex Nielson – Aoshi (Otoroku, UK)
Honeyfeet – Sinner (Wah Wah 45s, UK)
Fever Ray – To The Moon And Back (Rabid Records, Sweden)
Unknown Artist – Semut Megarang (Akuphone, France)
Happy Meals – Tomorrow Could be Heaven (self-released, UK)
Kind & Kinky Zoo – La Jupe Volante (Légere Recordings, Germany)
Awate – Jewels (Quite Defiant Records, UK)

#99 – Aphex Twin, Dele Sosimi, Flowdan, Djrum

In our post-Glastonbury haze, we have tasty grime from Bug collaborator Flowdan alongside new tracks from Aphex Twin, We Wild Blood, Djrum, Alien, Mark Barrott, Tonto Irie, Tiny Rockets, Shabaka Hutchings, and Fela Kuti-collaborator Dele Sosimi

Tracklisting
We Wild Blood – Primrose Road to Hell (Hominid Sounds Records, UK)
Djrum – LA (2nd Drop Records, UK)
Alien – Akk Ra (Hottwerk Records, UK)
Mark Barrott – Brunch With Suki (International Feel Recordings, Spain)
Flowdan – Horror Show Style (Tru Thoughts Records, UK)
Tonto Irie – No Friend Fi Dem [feat. Naram and Art] (Cubiculo Records, Portugal)
Shabaka and the Ancestors – Mzwandile (Brownswood Recordings, UK)
Tiny Rockets – Satan (self-release, UK)
Aphex Twin – CIRKLON3 [Колхозная mix] (Warp Records, UK)
Dele Sosimi – Dance Together (Dub) [feat. Prince Fatty and Nostalgia 77] (Wah Wah 45s, UK)

#54 – Venetian Snares, Tapes, Carbs, Nozinja

The brand new Venetian Snares record gets an airing on the Independent Music Podcast this week, but that’s not the only new track we’re playing. We’ve got an exclusive first play of the new track from Drumcunt, we also have a listen to forthcoming releases from brilliant London punk band Shopping, new Scottish hip-hop duo CARBS, and a track from American duo Ratatat’s fifth record. There’s also a track from the vinyl release of Italian funk band The Bank’s latest record and from the long-awaited vinyl release of Hackney Colliery Band’s debut record. There’s Brazilian rock from Mercenárias, Lebanese disco from Ihsan Al Munzer, shangaan electro from Warp-signing Nozinja, and one from London producer Tapes.

Tracklisting
Ratatat – Cream on Chrome (XL Recordings, UK)
Venetian Snares – Your Face When I Finally (Planet Mu, UK)
Tapes – Good Thing You Came Along (Em Records, Japan)
Ihsan Al Munzer – Jamileh (Fortuna Records, Israel)
Mercenárias – Mercenárias
Carbs – Life Drawing (Save As, UK)
Drumcunt – Teenager (self-release, UK)
The Bank – The King of Stones (Ambassador’s Reception, UK)
Nozinja – Xihukwani (Warp, UK)
Shopping – Why Wait (FatCat, UK)
Hackney Colliery Band – No Diggity (Wah Wah 45s, UK)

#48 – Dokkerman & the Turkeying Fellaz, The Gaslamp Killer, The Four Owls, Dele Sosimi

We’re getting a little bit funky this week following a couple of episodes looking on the weirder side of music. From the opening afro-tinged funk of Hungary’s Dokkerman & the Turkeying Fellaz’s new LP through Germany’s Tramp Records, to the closing refrain of Joe Baatan’s brilliant Aftershower Funk – recently repressed through Soul Jazz – we’ve got danceable numbers all the way through. We stop off in the middle with the new record from Fela Kuti collaborator Dele Sosimi’s new one through Wah Wah 45s, and also have new ones from Scottish artists Clade and Happy Meals, a fuzzy piece of brilliance from unsigned Birmingham act Tiny Rockets, Stearica’s latest track, some UK Hip Hop from The Four Owls, a modern classic from The Gaslamp Killer, and a reissue of a £300 classic slight of sexy soul from Sharon Revoal coming from Nik Weston and Mukatsuku – get funky!

Tracklisting
1.Illegal Move – Dokkerman & the Turkeying Fellaz (Tramp Records, Germany)
2.Nissim – The Gaslamp Killer (Brainfeeder, USA)
3.Silent Flight – The Four Owls (High Focus Records, UK)
4.Vietnamese Piano – Clade (self-release, UK)
5.E Go Betta (Radio Edit) – Dele Sosimi (Wah Wah 45s, UK)
6.Altered Images – Happy Meals (Night School Records, UK)
7.Reaching for our Star – Sharon Revoal (Mukatsuku, UK)
8.Halite – Stearica (Monotreme Records, UK)
9.Final – Tiny Rockets (self-release, UK)
10.Aftershower Funk – Joe Baatan (Soul Jazz Records, UK)