Blow out the candles and make a wish while you can

Goodbye to The Year of the Monkey. Hello to The Year of the Rooster. And to be honest… good riddance to 2016. At least we had the likes of NO BRA aka Susanne Oberbeck able to make an off-kilter year even more off-kilterer.

Into 2017 we go. Things stay thankfully, mercifully, and healthily even more off-kilterer with Mary Ocher.

Direct download: The Joint – 14 January 2017

And here’s the playlist in full…

  • DUSTY ▼▲ – Untitled#5
  • Mary Ocher – The Endlessness (Song for Young Xenophobes)
  • Run The Jewels – Down (feat. Joi Gilliam)
  • Audiophysical – Vogue 45
  • Paper Hats – Zie
  • Kian T – Good Things
  • Ronald Snijders – Kaseko Attack
  • Peaness – Seafoam Islands
  • Nervous Jerk – POST DUST
  • Super Paradise – Ties
  • Joel Gion – Tomorrow
  • Librarian – I Hope We Can Live On The Moon Someday
  • No Bra – I’m your man (feat. Slava Mogutin)
  • Marie Davidson – Adieu Au Dancefloor
  • Mono Girl – Circles
  • Folamour – Lampadaire
  • Yoshinori Hayashi – Carcass Of Tags
  • Gonima – Grids
  • D. Futers – I Care
  • Antonio – Spaze
  • Via App – Living Decoration
  • Rune Bagge – Coup D’Etat
  • 100 Hz – New Spoon
  • Klātu – Archive Invalidation
  • Potential Differense – Evans (Medkit Remix)
  • Haan808 – Thunder
  • DUSTY ▼▲ – Untitled#6
  • Loose Tapestries – Ghost of a Flea (Happy Birthday Song) *

* The source of this week’s lyrical heading.
As a super special bonus see the video  below.

The pledge, the turn and the prestige – a show of three parts

Direct download: The Joint – 7 January 2017

The first part is all the tunes we are just catching up on after trawling through everyone else’s “Best of 2016” lists – including Bleep, Noisey, Metal Postcard, Hype Machine and The Guardian.

2016

  • Cassetteboy – Trump (Charlie Brooker’s Wipe 2016)
  • Rude Audio – Crystal Pylon
  • Daijvhs – Friends
  • Kanye West – Famous
  • Frigs – God Hates A Coward
  • Mitski – Your Best American Girl
  • Leon Vynehall – Blush
  • Lady Leshurr – Where Are You Now? (Featuring Wiley)
  • Skepta – Man
  • 808 State – In Yer Face (Bicep Remix)

The second part is inspired by holiday reading material – Good Night & Good Riddance by David Cavanagh. All the following tunes are mentioned in the book and previously unknown to us.

Good Night & Good Riddance

  • 1969 Andy Capp – Pop A Top
  • 1973 Funkadelic – If You Don’t Like The Effects, Don’t Produce The Cause
  • 1979 Honey Bane – Girl On The Run
  • 1985 Dignitary Stylish – Pon De Attack
  • 1988 Big Lady K – Don’t Get Me Started (Stuff & Thangs Version)
  • 1988 R+R – Acid Off A Way
  • 1994 Sonic Subjunkies – Central Industrial
  • 1997 Piano Magic – Angel Pie / Magic Tree
  • 2000 Hefner – Don’t Give Up On Us Baby

The third part is our usual fare with one eye on new releases in 2017. At The Drive-In. Cate Le Bon. The XX. British Sea Power.

Business As Usual

  • At The Drive-In – Governed By Contagions
  • Sou Sou Band – Persist Persist
  • Brother Portrait – Rearview
  • Chino Amobi – Milan
  • Cate Le Bon – Rock Pool
  • Dag – Guards Down
  • XX – Say Something Loving
  • Oh No – The Troubled
  • J-Live – Eleven Nine
  • Uranium Club – Who Made The Man?
  • Slowcoaches – 54
  • Hand Habits – Flower Glass
  • British Sea Power – Bad Bohemian

Like a two-edged sword, he touched you and it stabs me.

Wow. Those keytars just keep turning up. After getting a few Goldie Lookin Chain earworms recently I endeavoured to track down the source samples for their hits “Your Mother’s Got a Penis” and “Soapbar.” For that tenuous reason Greg Phillinganes and ‘Sweet’ Charles Sherrell appeared in the mix this week.

Direct download: The Joint – 17 December 2016

And here’s the playlist in full…

  • Justice – Close Call
  • Playgroup – Play The Music (Instrumental)
  • Supreems – Us Together
  • DJ Kush Boogie – Just U & Me
  • Lord Echo – Only You (feat. Toby Laing)
  • Max Graef – B E
  • Mexiko 68 – Tainted Love
  • ‘Sweet’ Charles Sherrell – Yes it’s you
  • Greg Phillinganes – Behind The Mask *
  • Newcleus – Computer Age (push the button)
  • Childish Gambino – Zombies
  • Closed Paradise – You
  • Yuna Lesca – ACIDLASERS (Break Version 2)
  • Headland – Gossipa
  • Mounty – Acid Runner
  • Laksa – Contrasts
  • Pris – Lust
  • SSTROM – Fyren
  • Rad Machine – High Tide
  • Dungen – Kalifen
  • Rackets – Lizard High
  • Islet – Final Drive
  • New Dawn – The Dying Light
  • Serafim Tsotsonis – A Ride With Suzie

* The source of this week’s lyrical heading. Originally written and performed by the legendary Yellow Magic Orchestra, and bizarrely covered by the legendary Eric Clapton.

It took a long time for you to come around

Direct download: The Joint – 10 December 2016

And here’s the playlist in full…

  • Justice – Love S.O.S
  • Graze – XUP
  • Benedikt Frey – Cobra
  • Ron Blanco – Isidore Of Seville
  • Rhytch – Naked
  • Soulwax – Transient Program For Drums And Machinery *
  • Chino Amobi & Elysia Crampton – Children of Hell
  • Tourettes – New York City (feat. Tamsyn Matchett)
  • Coins – No Sleep Till Brooklyn (Daft Science Remix)
  • Islet – Cathays Terrors
  • Rackets – Eketahuna
  • The Jesus And Mary Chain – Amputation
  • Hallelujah Picassos – Dirty Suits
  • Macadam Mambo DJs – Boys & Boys
  • Yama Warashi – Quagmire Moon
  • Quentin – Mirage
  • Nite Jewel – Kiss the Screen (Hardland Remix)
  • Ulrich Schnauss – Wait For Me
  • Delicate Features – The Sun Tangled in Your Hair
  • Dungen – Peri Banu vid sjön
  • Haan808 – Hold Me Back
  • Burial – Nightmarket
  • Mica Levi & Oliver Coates – I’ll Keep Going
  • Roberto Musci – Nexus On The Beach

* The source of this week’s lyrical heading.

Nice chorus, shame about the verses

This week is not the first time The Joint has embraced an Eastenders themed track. Anyone remember Osymyso‘s Pat & Peg from the turn of the century?

Direct download: The Joint – 03 December 2016

This week, in the interests of full disclosure, The Joint are citing all their sources.

And here’s the playlist in full…