The Show: Just a feeling I get, when you’re close to me…

More tracks than you can shake a stick at today, with many of them originating from Christchurch’s Crooked Lidz label and the new Melted Ice Cream Christchurch compilation “Sickest Smashes From Arson City.”

Direct download: The Joint – 11 August 2018

And here’s the playlist in full…

  • SOULWAX – Essential Eleven
  • 2XM – Applied Imagination
  • KILLS – Pining
  • PURPLEMAN – Let me (feat. Jess Aspinwall) *
  • KELLY LEE OWENS – Bird (Prins Thomas Diskomiks DJ Edit)
  • BJØRN TORSKE – Chord Control
  • SECRET CIRCUIT – Stomping Ground
  • THE WHITE SCREEN – Blue Blood
  • BLAIR PARKES – always running
  • LAY LLAMAS – Altair (feat. Goat)
  • MOTTE – Public Access
  • CHRISTINA VANTZOU – Doorway
  • INDI – Slow Dance of Time
  • MITRA MITRA – Fused
  • LES BAXTERS – Toshi II
  • HELENA HAUFF – Fag Butts In The Fire Bucket
  • RED AXES – Abidjan
  • GYEDU-BLAY AMBOLLEY – Akoko Ba
  • ORCHESTRE POLY-RYTHMO DE COTONOU – Moulon Devia
  • ORO – Stop The War
  • NICOLAS GODIN – Quartier Général
  • LAWRENCE ARABIA – Cecily
  • COMMON TIGER – Boom Boom On the Roof, Boom Boom In Your Ears.
  • BLACK TAFFY – In Repose
  • CARAMEL SMOOTH HEAVEN – The String From My Ceiling

* The source of this week’s lyrical heading.

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The Show: NOW That’s What I Call Meta

We pay our respects to a series of compilations so vast and all encompassing they actually merit their own compilation. A classic case of pop eating itself.

Besides the NOW references this week’s show is basically Miss Red, either performing or mixing. Or sometimes both at the same time.

Direct download: The Joint – 04 August 2018

And here’s the playlist in full…

[now 1]

  • ODOPT  –  Incident
  • RAINEY  –  Yu$uke Yurame$hi
  • CHARLOTTE GAINSBOURG  –  Sylvia Says
  • MOLLY NILSSON  –  Serious Flowers
  • JORGE ELBRECHT  –  Down In Flames

[now 18]

  • DECEMBERISTS, THE  –  We All Die Young
  • STELLA SOMMER  –  Dark Princess, Dark Prince
  • BREATHE PANEL  –  Sunrise / Sunshine
  • MARTYN  –  Manchester
  • MISS RED  –  Shock Out

[now 32]

  • STEFANA FRATILA  –  Swallowed Seeds
  • GIRLS NAMES  –  The Impaled Mystique
  • COLOURED BALLS  –  G.O.D.

[now 44]

  • The Sesh – Miss Red BBC Radio 6 Guest Mix
    • Rizan Said- High Tensions Zamer
    • Ras G -My kind of blues
    • Master Musicians of Jajouka – The Primal Energy That is the Music and Ritual of Jajouka Morocco
    • Julz Da Deejay – Illusionz
    • Miss Red – Deep Space (prod. TheBug)
    • Robert Aiki Aubrey Lowe – Heart of Sogguth
    • JK FLESH -Super Human
    • Young Echo Sound – Wicked Ones

[now 58]

  • TABLE SUGAR  –  Millions Places
  • GAZ COOMBES  –  Wounded Egos
  • BRAINWALTZERA  –  Fx Mod DAISY CHAIN 5o (Provatron’s Panevropi ’98 Remix)
  • MISS RED  –  One Shot Killer
  • LIGHTSKINKEISHA  –  Treadmill

[now 82]

  • HOMESICK, THE  –  Half Aryan
  • CHILDISH GAMBINO  –  Feels Like Summer
  • RP BOO  –  Back From The Future
  • R KELLY – I Admit It

[now 100]

Pale, Stale Males & Sing Speech

James, Eno, CFTPA, heck, even Charlie Brown – the pale, stale male death rattle is heard throughout today’s show (Gaz Coombes didn’t make the cut… this week).

Then there’s the sing speech / speak singing – Laurie Anderson, Tami T, Special Request, Flux and (at a very dubby push) Miss Red.

All interspersed with our favourite moments from a tournament we never wanted to watch but discovered we didn’t have the moral fibre to ignore – FIFA World Cup Russia 2018. Never mind. We promise there’s no way we’ll be watching the calendar fucking, slave labour exploitingtradition trashing, new high bar of corruption FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022. Honest.

Direct download: The Joint – 21 July 2018

And here’s the playlist in full…

  • TOMBERLIN  –  Self-Help
  • PIST IDIOTS  –  Fuck Off
  • JAMES  –  Better Than That
  • BRIAN ENO  –  The Big Ship
  • APOSTILLE  –  Feel Bad

[nacho, ronaldo]

  • HANNAH PEEL  –  Sunrise Through The Dusty Nebula
  • MISS RED  –  Memorial Day
  • CHARLATANS, THE  –  One To Another (Live On The Evening Session)
  • KREPT & KONAN  –  Man’s Not Hot (Remix) (Live at TRNSMT 2018)
  • CHRISTINE AND THE QUEENS  –  Doesn’t Matter

[kim, son]

  • TALABOMAN  –  Dins El Llit (Superpitcher Remix)
  • TOTAL CONTROL  –  Luxury Vacuum
  • PRETTY THINGS, THE  –  S.F. Sorrow Is Born
  • TYLER, THE CREATOR  –  Peach Fuzz

[pavard, mbappé, mbappé]

  • CASIOTONE FOR THE PAINFULLY ALONE  –  White Corolla (Version)
  • REVOLUTIONARIES  –  Energy
  • PROSTITUTES  –  Jah Elegant
  • SORRY  –  Twinkle
  • MEL-O-TONES, THE  –  I Walked With A Bugs Bunny Bendy Toy
  • ST. VINCENT – Fast Slow Disco

[chadli]

  • JUNIORE  –  Panique
  • CHARLIE BROWN  –  It Changes
  • LAURIE ANDERSON & THE KRONOS QUARTET  –  Dreams
  • TAMI T  –  I Never Loved This Hard This Fast Before
  • TEREKKE  –  l8r h8r

[cheryshev]

  • SPECIAL REQUEST  –  Curtain Twitcher (Nina Kraviz Alice Was Here Remix)
  • FLUX  –  The Stonecutter
  • QUEEN KEY  –  Am I Wrong
  • JUNGLE  –  Happy Man

The Show: I got some things I cannot add up in my mind…

If the show today was a degustation menu it would go a little something like this… baroque pop, power pop, gentle pop, a musical sorbet, a noodle without, distressed beats, 80s synth house, and a final refreshing sorbet.

And Fraserhead is still addicted to the twangy-jaunty-indie-country-power-pop of the new SCHOFIELD SPIRES album belafonte. Thank you Blair Parkes for the tip off.

“math teacher” is a favourite. Can’t believe they didn’t win RDU’s RoundUp on the strength of this number alone! Scandal!!!

Direct download: The Joint – 14 July 2018

And here’s the playlist in full…

  • FRANÇOIS DE ROUBAIX – Dernier Domicile Connu
  • THE HOLYDRUG COUPLE – I’ll Only Say This
  • CHOLULA DANS DIVISION – Yungelita
  • THE NERVES – Hanging On The Telephone
  • SCHOFIELD SPIRES – math teacher *
  • NU GUINEA – Nuova Napoli
  • BLAIR PARKES – all I saw
  • GROUPER – Driving
  • PREFUSE 73 – We Lost Our Beat Tapes In Mecca
  • DILEMMA BEATS – Cozy
  • CUSTARD SQUARE – Beyond All Or Nothing
  • MARENN SUKIE – Simple Excuses
  • KAITLYN AURELIA SMITH – Abstractions
  • EVITCELES – hllf
  • DANIEL AVERY – Shadow Mountain
  • ANTONI MAIOVVI – Shivers
  • DE-BONS-EN-PIERRE – The Eyebrows Salesgirl
  • ALEXIS LE-FAN – Pune
  • FRANZ SCALA – Anacondas
  • HORTON JUPITER – Smokin’ The Roach
  • PEGGY GOU – Travelling Without Arriving (GE-OLOGY Nite Stealth Ninja Mix)
  • YOSHINORI HAYASHI – Playing
  • SILENT FREEWAY – Let’s Be Free

* The source of this week’s lyrical heading.

The Show: Makin’ the ill just a little more sick…

With the winter ills upon us, and the World Cup diverting our attention away from the music’s, a tip of the hat to TULIP BLACK for putting us on to EBONY BONES‘ “No Black In The Union Jack.”

Direct download: The Joint – 07 July 2018

And here’s the playlist in full…

  • EBONY BONES – No Black In The Union Jack
  • SALAD BOYS – Blown Up
  • BLAIR PARKES – heavy lifting
  • S T F U – The Liar
  • ANNUAL LEAF – Polydactyl
  • CURXES – SILENT RUNNING
  • HORTON JUPITER – The Box
  • THE WHITE SCREEN – Death To Techno (Red Axes Remix)
  • PARASOLS – Body Parts (Unit Black Flight Remix)
  • ALEX ZHANG HUNGTAI – Matrimony
  • LUCY RAILTON – The Critical Rush
  • ASTEROID ANXIETY – Okraina
  • EVITCELES – lft
  • JOHANNES ALBERT – Cottbus
  • ROY OF THE RAVERS – A Dim & Distant Past
  • LOW JACK – Brass
  • DXNO_ – her
  • FRENCH_CONCESSION – Summer Fire
  • SCHOFIELD SPIRES – seen bordering
  • CHRISTINA VANTZOU – Some Limited and Waning Memory
  • GROUPER – Breathing
  • JOHNNY JEWEL – Air Museum
  • SMITH – Beguine
  • AZURE & CARAMEL SMOOTH HEAVEN – Just Just, Lay Down
  • NU GUINEA – Stann Fore
  • BILL CALLAHAN – Faith/Void *

* The source of this week’s lyrical heading.