The Show: I’m a prisoner. I’m a copier. I’m a repeater. I’m a follower.

Always fun to find a tenuous reason to stick a Martin Creed video in the blog.

Well, not that tenuous really. A Martin Creed triple play features in the middle of the show today and is bookended by our signature selection of atmospheric beats, off-kilter house, washing machine techno and fragile ballads.

Damn. Forgot to somehow insert The Woodsman (from Twin Peaks) into the show. Oh well. That can keep for next week.

Direct download: The Joint – 08 July 2017

And here’s the playlist in full…

  • Lost Temple – Water Hymn
  • Flandiz – Waves Forever
  • Saine – Pastel
  • Saint Paul – Diamond In The Sky
  • Greita & Malohne – Gazon Maudit
  • Delia Gonzalez – Vesuvius
  • Earthboogie – Mr Mystery
  • Laurel Halo – Jelly
  • Farah – The Only Ones
  • 2XM – Seasons (Feat. Neil Macleod)
  • Martin Creed – One, Two, Three
  • Martin Creed – Prisoner of Rhythm *
  • Martin Creed – If It’s Not One Thing It’s the Other
  • Disasteradio – Oh Yeah
  • Cornelius – In A Dream
  • Blair Parkes – don’t worry baby
  • asta rangu – thin air
  • Space Dimension Controller – EXOSTACK (Kornél Kovács remix)
  • Evigt Mörker – Krans Av Stjärnor
  • Delta Funktionen – The Classified Sector
  • Surly – 4Q 510-511
  • Four Tet – Two Thousand And Seventeen
  • Mark Templeton – Range Road
  • Indi – Tablelands
  • Heaven – Lock & Key
  • Rhye – Please

* The source of this week’s lyrical heading.

The Show: Cover letters

The Joint has always maintained that if you’re going to cover a song, do it properly. Give the original a good aural kicking down a back alley and ignore any accusations of a lack of respect towards the original material.

We said it in the letters pages of Smash Hits* when Paul Young covered “Love Will Tear Us Apart” in 1983 and we’re saying it again today as we playlist Brian Case’s radical re-working of Elvis Costello / Robert Wyatt’s “Shipbuilding

Direct download: The Joint – 1 July 2017

And here’s the playlist in full…

  • J Dilla  –  Trucks
  • Todd Terje  –  Maskindans (featuring Det Gylne Triangel)
  • Skyjelly  –  Catherine’s Rabbi
  • Beak>  –  Sex Music (Win Butler’s ‘Knight Rider’ Remix)
  • Ras G And The Afrikan Space Program  –  Can’t Hide
  • Amelia Airhorn  –  NY Is Red Hot (Single Mix)
  • MHD  –  Afro Trap Part 8 (Never)
  • Gorillaz  –  Sleeping Powder
  • Tommy Cash  –  Surf
  • Nuvarna  –  Pain Of The Circus
  • Rugby Wild  –  Scuffs
  • Michele Mininni  –  Rave Oscillations
  • Explosion Horse  –  Tupac’s Herpes
  • Frankie Rose  –  Trouble
  • Push Push  –  Blood In
  • Butcher Bear  –  Ineedyouneedme (featuring Sir Froderick)
  • Frank Ocean  –  Biking (featuring Jay Z & Tyler, The Creator)
  • TGUT  –  Swang (TGUT Remix)
  • Objekt  –  Theme From Q
  • Washed Out  –  Hard To Say Goodbye
  • Wolf Alice  –  Yuk Foo
  • Brian Case  –  Shipbuilding
  • Gabriel Garzón-Montano  –  Sour Mango (Seven Davis Jr Sticky Rice Remix)
  • Mike Will Made-It  –  Perfect Pint (featuring Kendrick Lamar, Gucci Mane, Rae Sremmurd)
  • King Ayisoba  –  Africa Needs Africa
  • Reaganometry  –  Lego Igloo
  • Summer Moon  –  Walk Out Music
  • Unknown  –  Drank Til I Can’t Drank No Mo
  • Chip Skylark  –  Washed Up
  • S4U  –  Too Much
  • Powell  –  The Bust
  • Fresh & Onlys  –  Wolf Lie Down

*Embarrassing but true. The letter not the song. Well, maybe the song as well. Have a search through Brian McCloskey’s Smash Hits Archive on Flickr for proof.

Rain, rain, drop down on me

Direct download: The Joint – 24 June 2017

Maybe it’s a winter thing but there was a lot of music of Te Waipounamu origin in the show today courtesy of Blair Parkes (New Brighton), Headland (Christchurch), Haan808 (Christchurch), Kamandi (Christchurch), The Moonrakers (Oamaru), asta rangu (Dunedin) and Koizilla (Dunedin).

Have a listen below…

And here’s the playlist in full…

  • Audiophysical – Shadow Puppets
  • Pascal Viscardi – Roppongi FM
  • Kian T – Room 69
  • Folamour – In The World Of Moomin
  • Saine – Jumble
  • Roger Robinson and disrupt – Welcome To Dog Heart City
  • Headland – Deathbed
  • Laurel Halo – Moontalk
  • KILLS – Breathe
  • Kamandi – Manawa
  • Haan808 – Infinity feat. JR JARRIS
  • Custard Square – Time Annilhilator
  • Fire Walk With Me – Agent Chester Desmond explains Dancing Lil
  • Martin Creed – What The Fuck Am I Doing
  • Blair Parkes – rain *
  • Trouble – Snake Eyes
  • The Moonrakers – I LIVE IN DOGVILLE
  • asta rangu – plasticine
  • Koizilla – Yes
  • Paper Hats – OSH
  • Broken English Club – Country Life
  • Delia Gonzalez – Roulette
  • Baast – The Anubis Dawn
  • Neon Indian and Friends – Pop Life
  • Desire – Saturday
  • Twisted Wires – 0000
  • Credit 00 – Game Over

* The source of this week’s lyrical heading.

I’m looking for a real high and a real low

Direct download: 17 June 2017

And here’s the playlist in full…

  • The Smell Of Linden – Black Hole Sun
  • Saint Paul – Loin Des Yeux D’Hélios
  • Frank Booker – Down In The Basement Vol.3
  • Earthboogie – Route Ten to Interzone
  • Broken English Club – Pylon
  • Pascal Viscardi – Meis Theme
  • Broshuda – Tjorven
  • Joane Skyler – Best Quest
  • Delia Gonzalez – Hidden Song
  • LCD Soundsystem – Call The Police
  • Audiophysical – Essence Dub
  • Tradition – Morning on Mars
  • Roger Robinson and disrupt – Corridors
  • Cypress Hill – When the shit goes down
  • Headland – Stand Firm
  • Haan808 – RBILD (Rebuild pt. 2) feat. SkyFawkes
  • Prequell – Bullitt
  • Johnny Jewel – Motel
  • Martin Creed – Understanding
  • The Buzzcocks – Why Can’t I Touch It
  • Barry De Vorzon – The Warriors
  • Kettenkarussell – New York Blues
  • Tilliander – Return Of The Super Tape
  • Johnny Jewel – Strobe Lights
  • Nite Jewel – Real High *
  • Chromatics – Blue Moon
  • Surly – Thirteen

* The source of this week’s lyrical heading.

DJ S1FTER presents F*B*G*M

DJ S1FTER - steady rollin' yo

DJ S1FTER – steady rollin’ yo

Says S1FTER: “Starting with another genre we never thought was done here is a “Retro Rap” tune from rap masters The Cool Kids. We never forgot about the Rainbow Warrior. We stopped eating French sticks and sold our Citroens. But now we welcome French electronica, well, because its good, very good. House will always be a part of these mixes, and here is a selection. Love it. House is good. Death to Hipsters. Everybody loves Star Wars. You will even more now. Chur. s1fter”

Direct download: DJ S1FTER presents F*B*G*M

And here’s the playlist in full…

  • The Cool Kids – A Little Bit Cooler
  • Misfits Of Science – Fools Love
  • Wu-Tang Clan – Gravel Pit
  • Mr. Oizo – Flat Beat
  • Justice – DVNO
  • Justice – D.A.N.C.E.
  • SebastiAn – Ross Ross Ross
  • SebastiAn – Embody
  • Cassius – I Love You So
  • Dansson & Marlon Hoffstadt – Shake That
  • Swell Session feat. Yukimi Nagano – The Music in Her Eyes
  • Turbojazz – Please U (feat. David Blank)
  • Johnick – C’mon baby “give it up”
  • Jesse Rose & Weiss – Ask for More
  • Forrest – Marlon Brando
  • Hackman – Grass Green (Timo Maas Remix)
  • Italobros – Sodium
  • Dick Johnson – Make a Record
  • So What – Let Me Apologize (Guilty Dub)
  • Lloyd Banks – Beamer Benz Or Bentley feat. Juelz Santana
  • JAY Z – Big Pimpin’ (feat. UGK)
  • Outkast – So Fresh, So Clean
  • Foxy Brown – Oh Yeah
  • Gramatik – Hit That Jive
  • Star Wars – Imperial March (Darth Vader’s Theme) Remix
  • Olene Kadar – Baby Keep It Up (feat. D-Low)