The Show: It seems nowadays cab rides are rather pricely…

On the show today, highlights include a sneaky threesome from the new ITALIANS DO IT BETTER compilation “After Dark 3”, new releases from Ōtautahi Christchurch denizens HORN, VIOLET FRENCH, T.G. SHAND, LOCAL FLORIST., ZANE 2000, DOUJIN DUKE, and WURLD SERIES.

Plus our favourite Brisbane beatsmith ANARCHOSOPHIST recently got in touch to remind us about a few of his new cuts. If you like woozy, lofi, soundtrack hip-hop and you like cats then you’re sure going to dig “The Cat King in the Year of the Plague”…

By the way, today’s show title originated with an earworm of the Bob James classic “Angela” lead to a YouTube treasure hunt starting with Bob James discussing being sampled by the hip-hop community:

And thus led to the (re)discovery of Souls of Mischief “Cab Fare”:

And on with the show…

Direct download: The Joint – 13 February 2021

Notebooks out completists, here’s the playlist in full…

  • T. G. SHAND – The Ease
  • DRY CLEANING – Strong Feelings
  • TINGLE IN THE NETHERLANDS – Everything’s Gone To Shit
  • IRO AKA – Zukunft
  • DOUJIN DUKE – C l e a r a n c e_S e c t i o n
  • MADLIB – Hopprock
  • JAHARI MASSAMBA UNIT – Inestimable Le Clos
  • JEAN-PIERRE DECERF & GERARD ZAJD – Reaching Infinite
  • BOB JAMES – You’re As Right As Rain
  • SOULS OF MISCHIEF – Cab Fare
  • FARAH – Boyz R Bad
  • DOUBLE MIXTE – Chambre 48 (feat. Desire)
  • CAUSEWAY – We Were Never Lost
  • C*NT – Spirits to enforce
  • ØALL HÅTES – Ì $úbśtitúte mÿ ✝︎ruth
  • SKRSINTL – BigBoutYa!
  • GRACE JONES – Pull Up to the Bumper (Cut and Dragged by The Palace Of We)
  • ANARCHOSOPHIST – The Cat King in the Year of the Plague, pt. 1
  • ANARCHOSOPHIST – The Cat King in the Year of the Plague, Pt. 2
  • MARTINA BERTONI – In Circles of Thoughts _ Blue ed.
  • VIOLET FRENCH – Pop Pop Pop
  • ZANE 2000 – Theme 10
  • HORN – Sunday
  • WURLD SERIES – Supplication
  • EX-PARTNER – The Weatherboards Are The Skin
  • WLF – Koolaid
  • LOCAL FLORIST. – Ocean Burial
  • TAMAR APHEK – Drive
  • KIMBO NICE – Wimbledon
  • THE FATIMA MANSIONS – Only Losers Take the Bus

* The inspiration for this week’s lyrical heading.

The Show: Everybody’s high on consolation…

Direct download: The Joint – 30 January 2021

Notebooks out completists, here’s the playlist in full…

  • HALL & OATES – High On Consolation (Chuggin Edits)
  • AL JARREAU – Moonlighting (Dub Version)
  • DOUJIN DUKE – C o n n e c t_i n g
  • DOUJIN DUKE – W e t_F l o o r_S i g n
  • DOUJIN DUKE – G o o d_N i g h t_L o g_O f f
  • ZANE 2000 – Coffin Corner
  • ZANE 2000 – You Eat What You Are Fed
  • ZANE 2000 – Eliminmation Theme
  • THE GEORGE OTSUKA QUINTET – Loving You
  • EX-PARTNER – Starless Auckland Sky
  • ASTEROID ANXIETY – Nekrasovka
  • LAEL NEALE – Blue Vein
  • ESTÈRE – Climate In Your Skull
  • YORE – Bon Mot
  • SAINT SATORI – Father, Son and Holy Ghost
  • TRANSISTOR – Flickering Candle
  • TAMAR APHEK – Russian Winter
  • CHUBBY AND THE GANG – The Rise and Fall of the Gang
  • FRANK ZAPPA – Don’t Eat The Yellow Snow
  • MIDDLE SKY BOOM – Lo Lo Lo (feat. Shahar Hatch)
  • ELA MINUS – dominique
  • FONTAINES D.C. – A Hero’s Death (Soulwax Remix)
  • DANIEL MONACO – Space F1
  • LINKWOOD & OTHER LANDS – Theme for City
  • STEPHEN MCCARTHY – Kindling
  • HUCKSLEY – Head
  • RHOMBOID – Sea of Change
  • LOCAL FLORIST. – Ocean Eyes

* The inspiration for this week’s lyrical heading.

The Show: 1971 was a good year

1971. Fifty whole years ago.

A good year for The Arsenal (winning the coveted Football League First Division and FA Cup double).

A good year for music (with albums from the likes of Can, Carly Simon, Harry Nilsson, Serge Gainsbourg, Captain Beeheart, The Carpenters and many others).

And the year Fraserhead was born.

Saying that, sadly no music from 1971 in the mix today (Harry Nilsson a few weeks back was it), but there’s a token effort with some found footage of The Arsenal’s double winning season (apologies to Spurs and Liverpool fans), and then there’s the usual cryptic blend of beats and noises.

And on with the show…

Direct download: The Joint – 16 January 2021

Notebooks out completists, here’s the playlist in full…

  • THE ARSENAL 1971 FIRST TEAM SQUAD – Good Old Arsenal
  • OLSVANGÈR – Cinema Fascista
  • PROFESSOR JOHAN BRING – Verklighetens dans
  • KEANU RAVES & HARVO – Never Get Tired
  • KARLITA – La Chamade
  • ASHYL – 911 Call
  • BRUNO WILLMOTT-DALTON – Shift-Glitch
  • SABINE WOJNAR – Bruised Banana
  • MOGWAI – Ritchie Sacramento
  • EMMA RUTH RUNDLE & THOU – Hollywood
  • R. MISSING – Darkness, I’ll Always Be Your Girl
  • WATERFALLS – Impressionistic
  • JUNO IS – Ur Looking So Ideal
  • THE ARSENAL – Spurs 0 Arsenal 1: The title decider at the Lane 1971
  • INTERNAZIONALE – Mussels, Rococo Chair, Ecstasy
  • RICHARD NORRIS – Music For Healing 11
  • ANDY BELL – Heat Haze On Weyland Road
  • JUPITER JAX – Solace
  • ROBERT BUSHIŃSKY – Big Mess in the White House
  • SLEAFORD MODS – Nudge It (feat. Amy Taylor)
  • S:BAHN – We Move
  • HOORSEES – Videogames
  • CASPER THOMSON – Doctrine
  • THE ARSENAL – FA Cup Final – Liverpool v Arsenal 1971
  • 2XM – Spaces Between
  • 2 BILLION BEATS – Beats Of No Nation
  • STUBB – We Are Launching (feat. Jane Weaver)
  • IRO AKA – Cycles
  • THE ARSENAL 1971 FIRST TEAM SQUAD – The Boys From Highbury

* The inspiration for this week’s lyrical heading.

The Show: Doomsday

RIP MF DOOM. 1971-2020.

Saddened to learn that MF DOOM aka Daniel Dumile, one of The Joint’s patron saints, passed away on 31 October 2020. The first quarter of the show today features some of DOOM’s highlights but it’s difficult to do justice to a lyrical genius, so follow these links for more detailed reflection…

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On a more joyous and Christmassy note, ‘Barry: The Man Who Moves The Music’ was released just before Xmas in honour of Ōtautahi scene champion, RDU Wednesday Drive host and all-around living legend Andrew Barry aka A BAZ. All proceeds go to the Christchurch City Mission – Te Whare Mīhana ki Ōtautahi. Have a listen below.

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And on with the show…

Direct download: The Joint – 2 January 2021

Notebooks out completists, here’s the playlist in full…

  • MF DOOM – Gas Drawls
  • MF DOOM – Doomsday
  • VIKTOR VAUGHN – Saliva
  • KING GEEDORAH – Fazers
  • MADVILLAIN – America’s Most Blunted
  • MF DOOM – Hoe Cakes
  • BADBADNOTGOOD & MF DOOM – The Chocolate Conquistadors
  • BENTLEY – Sauce
  • HARRY NILSSON – Jump Into The Fire
  • JEAN PENNE – Chicken Katsu Curry
  • KARLITA – Body Language
  • PINK SIIFU & FLY ANAKIN – Mind Right feat. Liv.e (prod. Jay Versace)
  • MONO/POLY – As Long As The Love Is Divine
  • AZURE – Southern Tropics
  • 2XM – Solace
  • INSTANT FANTASY – Crimson and Clover
  • SHEET SWEATER – Glomesh
  • VIOLET FRENCH – Box Without Sides
  • MICA LEVI – Wings
  • STEVE REICH & PAT METHENY – Electric Counterpoint (Fast Movement – Part 3)
  • COM TRUISE – She melts
  • NNHMN – In darkness
  • NULL_USER – slow_wav
  • MOON WIRING CLUB – In Holiday 1801 Mood
  • STUBB – Love Will Tear Us Apart feat. Lowri

The Show: I can barely remember how it feels…

Almost the end of the year and out of the blue Joint favourite MICA LEVI sneakily drops her first ever solo album. For that reason there was a quick rejig of today’s playlist to start proceedings with possibly the shortest track we’ve played all year, but definitely the track with the longest name. See playlist details below.

And on with the show…

Direct download: The Joint – 19 December 2020

Notebooks out completists, here’s the playlist in full…

  • MICA LEVI – A plain clothed Jimi Hendrix drives me to Newcastle. For some reason the trip will take 3 days and he is going to do it for £150. He drives really smoothly and only listens to one album which is by someone with Joy in their name. Joy’s music is covers of classic rock songs but with all the edge smoothed off. We arrive in Brazil and I impress someone because I say obrigado. The same person asks me to find them an intern. I don’t think I can but I try. I am nervous in the girls changing room and play trap songs loud off my phone.
  • CARAMEL SMOOTH HEAVEN & JESS ASPINWALL – Cant I? (feat. luis)
  • FRENCH CONCESSION – Peak
  • JUNO IS – It’s No Groover
  • MARSHEAUX – We Met Bernard Sumner At A Christmas Party Last Night
  • IN AETERNAM VALE + VERONICA VASICKA – Ghost Rider
  • I DRINK YOUR BLOOD – The Black Widower
  • ALTHEA AND DONNA – Uptown Top Ranking
  • THE REVOLUTIONARIES – Kunta Kinte
  • YOUNG GHO​$​T X LIAM K. SWIGGS – POSSESSED
  • CUSTARD SQUARE – Occultation
  • SMURPHY – Intuition
  • SOULWAX – Empty Dancefloor *
  • SHUBOSTAR – Lynch
  • 2XM – Floating Desire
  • THE SECRET SOUL SOCIETY – I Can’t Sleep at Night
  • GALCHER LUSTWERK – I Had To Slow It Down
  • EQUALS – Azym
  • ARMS AND SLEEPERS – So Much Sometimes
  • ANDY BELL – Indica
  • BILLY NOMATES – Hippy Elite
  • ROBERTA FIDORA – BLACK ARROW
  • BORN DAYS – Is This Reality
  • DRY CLEANING – Scratchcard Lanyard
  • DRY CLEANING – Spoils
  • DRY CLEANING – Phone Scam
  • STEPHEN MCCARTHY – Pretty City
  • SAINT SATORI – Middle Eastern Love Song

* The inspiration for this week’s lyrical heading.