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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)

#210 – Favourites of 2018 (not the best of 2018) – part two

We continue our journey through the exceptional music we’ve enjoyed this year with another batch of music that’s worth looking back on. From the brilliant and silly Marie Davidson track ‘Work It’ through the exquisite sounds of Low and Cucina Povera, this is another cross-section of the stunning independent music released this year.

Tracklisting
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)

Listen to part one here

#179 – Kamasi Washington, Froe Char, Sleep, Mubashira Mataali Group

Some long epic tracks on pod 179. The return of Kamasi Washington with his kung fu jazz kicks us off in fine style, the welcome return of stoner rock pioneers Sleep also makes an appearance. Elsewhere there’s new techno from Froe Char, Ugandan percussion from Mubashira Mataali Group, a double barrel of Russian goodness from Mirrored Lips and The New Movement, Burmese field recordings, twisted dancehall and a whole lot more.

Tracklisting
Kamasi Washington – Fists of Fury (Young Turks, UK)
Froe Char – Inside From City Captive (Medical Records, USA)
Sleep – Giza Butler (Third Man Records, USA)
Mubashira Mataali Group – Kulika Hijja (Welcome back from the Holy Pilgrimage) (Blip Discs, UK)
Za! – Ochate Zi Ô (The Audacious Art Experiment, UK)
Duppy Gun Productions – Miro Tape Side A (Love Di People / Mad) (Bokeh Versions, UK)
Mirrored Lips – Russian Cocaine (Alakir Records, Israel)
The New Movement – Neocortex Interruption (Version 3) (Post-Materialization Music, Russia)
Dog Chocolate – Tesco Flag (Upset the Rhythm, UK)
Jesse Paul Miller – Maing Thauk Paya Monk / Monk on a Train from Thazi to Kalaw (self-release, USA)

#19 – Esben & the Witch, Emeralds, Glasser, Ducktails

As the summer limps to a wet close (and wet clothes for those still braving festivals), the Independent Music Podcast continues to warm the cockles. This week we bring back Independent Band RIP – the feature where we play a track from an artist no longer with us. With RL Burnside having died five years ago this week, it’s only right we highlight his genius. Elsewhere, it’s another wildly different week – garage to ambient to weird noises – it’s just another IMP.

Tracklisting
1.Fast Motion – Becoming Real (Ramp Recordings, UK)
2.Weak Patterns – The Dictaphone (Kill Shaman Records, USA)
3.Tremel – Glasser (Young Turks, UK)
4.Mirror Image – Ducktails (Domino Recording Co., UK)
5.Going Down South – R.L. Burnside
6.On The Wall – The Dragons (Ninja Tune, UK)
7.Matthew and Toby – Rocketnumbernine (Text Records, UK)
8.Thank You – The Super Vacations (SHDWPLY Records, USA)
9.Marching Song – Esben & the Witch (Matador Records, UK)
10.Oh The Manatee – Gallops (Holy Roar Records, UK)
11.Double Helix – Emeralds (Editions Mego, Austria)

#4 – Holy Fuck, Wild Palms, Ólafur Arnalds, Gold Panda

Episode four – the noise strikes back! After a somewhat mellow outing last time, there’s a bit of noise in this podcast. Gareth and Anthony also battle songs of independent bands no longer with us in their new section… earplugs necessary!

Tracklisting
1.The Merkin Jerk – Javelin (Luaka Bop, USA)
2.Deep Dive – Wild Palms (One Little Indian Records, UK)
3.You – Gold Panda (Notown Recordings, UK)
4.A42 – Nedry (Monotreme Records, UK)
5.Red Lights – Holy Fuck (Young Turks, UK)
6.Sex Song – Murder Act (self-release, UK)
7.Please Don’t Tell Me How the Story Ends – Kris Kristofferson (Light In The Attic, USA)
8.You Gonna Get It – Coachwhips (Narnack Records, USA)
9.Don’t Pay no Mind – Congregation (Bronzerat, UK)
10.Effet Kazoo – Gangpol und Mit (Out One Disc, Japan)
11.Þú ert sólin – Ólafur Arnalds (Erased Tapes Records, UK)
12.21 Seiki Dub – Devilman (Small But Hard Records, UK)