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#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)

#130 – Raw Power Festival 2017 special

It’s almost time for Raw Power Festival – the London festival weekend celebrating the best psych heaviness, space rock, synth craziness, and leftfield electronica. There are lots of podcast favourites this year, and we spend an hour highlighting some of the artists we’re most looking forward to, including Faust, Bruxa Maria, Afrirampo, KXP and more. The weekend is 26-29 May and you can buy tickets from https://babayaga.ticketabc.com/promoter/babayaga

Tracklisting
Za! – Baddulake (The Audacious Art Experiment, UK)
Faust – The Lurcher (ReR Megacorp, UK)
Bruxa Maria – My Sweetheart Miguel (Extreme Ultimate Recordings, UK)
Cattle – Tanking the Piss (Hominid Sounds, UK)
Paddy Steer – The Blob (Red Deer Club, UK)
Afrirampo – DoDoDoDo (Very Friendly Records, Japan)
Bilge Pump – Thank You Very Much (Gringo Records, UK)
Albert Newton – Live at Screensaver (self-release, UK)
K-X-P – Elephant Man (Smalltown Supersound, Norway)
Giant Swan – Bring Back Fives (Howling Owl Records, UK)

#121 – Our Best of 2016 (pt.3)

2016 has been a horrible year for all sorts of reasons, but sometimes you do forget that this is the year that we heard some incredible music. Whether it’s that random tape from Gainstage back in March, or that Egyptian supergroup the Dwarfs of East Agouza, or whether its the latest from mind-blowing Lewisham grime group The Square, or whether it’s one of the other seven tracks we have on this look back at some of our favourites from a year we’re all hoping to put to bed soon… Thanks so much for listening this year, we wouldn’t be anything without you x

Tracklisting
The Comet is Coming – Star Furnace (The Leaf Label, UK)
Swindle ft. D Double E – Lemon Trees (Butterz, UK)
Za! – Badulake (The Audacious Art Experiment, UK)
Gainstage – RGB Sun (Portals Editions, Germany)
The Dwarfs of East Agouza – Museum of Stranglers (Part I) (Nawa Recordings, UK)
The Square – Defeat Us (No Hats No Hoods, UK)
Bruxa Maria – Human Condition (Extreme Ultimate Recordings, UK)
G.H. – Yorkshire Fog (Modern Love, UK)
Sarathy Korwar – Bismillah (Ninja Tune, UK)
Aidan Moffat – I’m a Rover (Kiss My Beard Productions, UK)

#75 – Shapednoise, Za!, Markey Funk, Phall Fatale

Your first podcast of 2016 features lots of interesting new releases. From the opening sounds of Markey Funk’s heavily Italian library music influenced new faux-horror OST, past the South African hip hop of Luka Productions, sumptuous rhythms from London’s Phall Fatale and sampling of Buddha Machine Loops from China and Tibet – this is the usual mix of the weird, the wonderful, and the truly outstanding sounds of independent music.

Tracklisting
Markey Funk – Chapter I. Hide-and-Seek (Audio Montage, Israel)
Za! – Badulake (The Audacious Art Experiment, UK)
Shapednoise – Intruder (Type Records, UK)
Natural Snow Buildings – Sun Tower (Ba Da Bing Records, USA)
Various Artists – Excerpt from Chang Fo Ji – Buddha Machines Loops from China & Tibet (Discrepant, UK)
Luka Productions – Nadoumananikadi (Sahel Sounds, USA)
Chris McGregor – Switch (Jazzman Records, UK)
Phall Fatale – The Girl The Beat (Slowfoot Records, UK)
Madegg – Chandelier (Flau Records, Japan)
Bamboo – Auroch (self-release, UK)