WaqWaq Kingdom

Best of 2018

To close out 2018, here is our 3.5 hour best of 2018. The tracks from artists and releases we’ve loved through this fantastic year. In 2018 we have played over 400 unique independent artists, and this selection has just 30 of them.

Thank you so much for your support this year, we will be back mid-January.

Tracklisting
Sophie – Ponyboy (Transgressive Records, UK)
700 Bliss – Cosmic Slop (Halcyon Veil, USA / Don Giovanni Records, USA)
Colin Stetson – Fallout (Anacapamusic, USA)
Jlin – The Abyss of Doubt (Planet Mu, UK)
Anna von Hausswolff – The Mysterious Vanishing of Electra (City Slang, Germany)
Ko Shin Moon & Simple Symmetry – Halay (Cornelius Doctor Lonley Mix) (Hard Fist, France)
Lucrecia Dalt – Tar (RVNG Intl, USA)
Slikback – Bantu Zen (Hakuna Kulala, Uganda)
Gazelle Twin – Better in My Day (Anti-Ghost Moon Ray, UK)
WaqWaq Kingdom – Ceremony of Vision (Jahtari, Germany)
Jean Grae & Quelle Chris – Ohsh (Mello Music Group, USA)
Kamasi Washington – Fists of Fury (Young Turks, UK)
Amnesia Scanner – AS Unlinear feat. Pan Daijing (PAN, Germany)
Hilary Woods – Kith (Sacred Bones, USA)
Nazar – Warning Shots (Hyperdub, UK)
Low – Dancing and Blood (Sub Pop Records, USA)
Cucina Povera – Huhuilu (Night School Records, UK)
Marie Davidson – Work It (Ninja Tune, UK)
Throwing Snow – Vulpine (Houndstooth, UK)
Gnod – Donovan’s Daughters (Rocket Recordings, UK)
Anthroprophh – Housing Act 1980 (Rocket Recordings, UK)
Khalab – Cannavaro feat. Clap! Clap! (On the Corner, UK)
Emanative – Spice Roots feat. Nat Birchall (Jazzman Records, UK)
Ecko Bazz – Tuli Banyo (Hakuna Kulala, Uganda)
Rival Consoles – Dreamer’s Wake (Erased Tapes, UK)
Tomás Urquieta – La Sustancia de la Materia (Infinite Machine, Mexico)
Sealionwoman – Remain (Antigen Records, UK)
Hekla – Muddle (Phantom Limb, UK)
Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs –  Shockmaster (Rocket Recordings, UK)
Pisitakun – SOSLEEP03 (Chinabot, UK)

#209 – Favourites of 2018 (not the best of 2018) – part one

Even though we sit here having played music from 390 releases this year, we feel a bit uneasy producing a ‘best of’ 2018 when there’s still so much great music we haven’t heard.

But from what we have heard there are so many highlights to cram into three shows of favourites. This first one gets us going with the blistering track from Sophie’s phenomenal Oil of Every Pearl’s Uninsides LP on Transgressive. Across the first ten tracks we take in a third play from the 700 Bliss cassette, Anna von Hausswolff’s sublime LP, middle eastern techno, Kenya glitches, a track from a ballet and a lot more.

More great highlights coming next week… just don’t call it a best of.

Tracklisting
Sophie – Ponyboy (Transgressive Records, UK)
700 Bliss – Cosmic Slop (Halcyon Veil, USA / Don Giovanni Records, USA)
Colin Stetson – Fallout (Anacapamusic, USA)
Jlin – The Abyss of Doubt (Planet Mu, UK)
Anna von Hausswolff – The Mysterious Vanishing of Electra (City Slang, Germany)
Ko Shin Moon & Simple Symmetry – Halay (Cornelius Doctor Lonley Mix) (Hard Fist, France)
Lucrecia Dalt – Tar (RVNG Intl, USA)
Slikback – Bantu Zen (Hakuna Kulala, Uganda)
Gazelle Twin – Better in My Day (Anti-Ghost Moon Ray, UK)
WaqWaq Kingdom – Ceremony of Vision (Jahtari, Germany)

#180 – MZ.412, WaqWaq Kingdom, Tasos Stamou, Lay Llamas

This week’s pod has Gareth and Anthony in fine fettle. Lengthy tracks from Sudanese tambour artist Abu Obaida Hassan, Earth legend Dylan Carlson, and London jazz staple Emanative punctuate a show full of dark doom, Estonian synth pop, blistering Lithuanian techno, crete experimentation, and a whole lot more.

Tracklisting
Abu Obaida Hassan & His Tambour – Qamar Al Massa (Moon of the Night) (Ostinato Records, USA)
Dylan Carlson – Conquistador (Sargent House, USA)
Dreems – Shark Water (Le Temps Perdu, Lithuania)
WaqWaq Kingdom – Sugar Pills (Jahtari, Germany)
Tasos Stamou – Vasiliki (Discrepant Records, UK)
Mari Kalkun – Keelega​-​Meelega (Nordic Notes, Germany)
Regret – Orange (Crash Symbols, USA)
Lay Llamas – Holy Worms (Rocket Recordings, UK)
MZ.412 – Ulvens Broder (Cold Spring, UK)
Emanative – Planet B (Nutriot Recordings, Austria)

#133 – Trans Am, WaqWaq Kingdom, Hector Plimmer, Vincent Ahehehinnou

So much good music this week that Gareth has tracks in reserve to cope with the fact that both of them picked the immense WaqWaq Kingdom record. Fortunately that means that we get an airing of the new one from podcast favourite Pye Corner Audio. Elsewhere there is Steve Reid Foundation beneficiary Hector Plimmer, Jesca Hoop and loads of other great music.

Tracklisting
Trans Am – Alles Verboten (Thrill Jockey, USA)
Pye Corner Audio – Do You Hear Them? (self-release, UK)
Tamikrest – Ehad Wad Nadorhan (Glitterbeat Records, Germany)
Hector Plimmer – Bossa B (Albert’s Favourites Records, UK)
WaqWaq Kingdom – I Would Like to Let You Go (Jahtari, Germany)
Karen Lust – Vigilax (Caoutchouc, Belgium)
Jesca Hoop – Memories Are Now (Sub Pop Records, USA)
Earth Girl Helen Brown – Set the Woods on Fire (Empty Cellar Records, USA)
Jeremy Gara – The Desert (NRCSS Industry, USA)
Vincent Ahehehinnou – Best Woman (Analog Africa, Germany)