The Show: I’m a librarian… from Wigan.

There are too many cracking songs and, in the case of Lynks, too much energy to be contained within our usual 2 hour limit. So it’s an expanded 130 minute episode of The Joint this week.

Don’t forget to support the sponsors of the show – Future Promotions, Innocence Back2Back Mixtapes and, of course, the Ravers Dateline (0839812752 to meet boy ravers and 0839812753 to meet girl ravers).

And on with the show…

Direct download: The Joint – 06 February 2021

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

  • SOPHIE  –  BIPP (Autechre Mx) (RIP)
  • FRANK OCEAN  –  Godspeed (Pluko Flip)
  • ED DOWIE  –  Number Eight Wire
  • ARIANA GRANDE  –  34+35 (Remix featuring Doja Cat, Megan Thee Stallion)
  • serpentwithfeet  –  Fellowship
  • DIVINE · VINCE STAPLES · PUSHA T  –  Jungle Mantra
  • GROVE  –  Ur Boyfriend’s Wack
  • SHAMIR  –  Stain
  • LYNKS  –  Everyone’s Hot (And I’m Not) *
  • GOAT GIRL  –  Badibaba
  • OHTIS  –  Schatze (featuring Stef Chura)
  • CJ  –  Whoopty
  • THE SMOG  –  Set In Stone
  • JAMAL GASOL  –  This Rap Shit Is Wrestling
  • HEN OGLEDD  –  Space Golf
  • DJ OA$IS  –  GOAT LIFE!
  • YOUNG DOLPH  –  Large Amounts
  • BILLY NOMATES  –  Heels
  • BIGA YUT X DEBMASTER  –  Musamavu
  • GARY, INDIANA  –  Alien 3
  • DESIRE  –  Zeros
  • RACHIKA NAYAR  –  The Trembling Of Glass
  • HUS KINGPIN  –  Beth Gibbons
  • MINNIE RIPERTON  –  Les Fleurs
  • NLMGNM  –  Bathtub
  • HANNAH PEEL  –  Emergence In Nature
  • GRIFF  –  Black Hole
  • MYD  –  Moving Men (Metronomy Remix)
  • TOBACCO  –  This Man
  • IAN MARTIN  –  Strobo Renegade
  • MADLIB  –  Dirtknock
  • VAST AIRE & COSMIQ  –  Good Fuel
  • SPIRIT OF THE BEEHIVE  –  There’s Nothing You Can’t Do
  • SQUID  –  Narrator (featuring Martha Skye Murphy)
  • ICEAGE – The Holding Hand

* The inspiration for this week’s lyrical heading.

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.

The Show: Well the furniture’s the same, but the menu’s rearranged…

Newish from the one and only BLAIR PARKES “maybe you heard”. Perfect fuzziness straight outta New Brighton, New Zealand. As the wise Grant Smithies recently said “the perfect golden ratio of melody to noise”. Couldn’t agree more.

Download it here: https://blairparkes.bandcamp.com/track/maybe-you-heard

By the way, today’s blog heading was inspired by the rather fabulous “Mork n Mindy” collaboration between BILLY NOMATES and SLEAFORD MODS.

And on with the show…

Direct download: The Joint – 21 November 2020

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

  • EMMA RUTH RUNDLE & THOU – Into Being
  • DIVIDE AND DISSOLVE – Denial
  • LINGUA IGNOTA – DO YOU DOUBT ME TRAITOR
  • ANNA VON HAUSSWOLFF – All Thoughts Fly
  • MERMAID CHUNKY – These Girls
  • VICTORIA MUSSI – This Was
  • BACAO RHYTHM & STEEL BAND – The Healer
  • OM UNIT MEETS SEEKERSINTERNATIONAL – Krnch
  • DESOLATE TESTAMENTS – razor sharp
  • FLUX THE CYNIC – neva look back
  • R.A.P. FERREIRA – DECORUM
  • MF DOOM – Kookies
  • SLEAFORD MODS – Mork n Mindy (feat. Billy Nomates) *
  • BILLY NOMATES – Supermarket Sweep
  • GROVE – Big Poppa
  • REAL LIES – Birds
  • WAKE – Serotonin Dreams
  • BLAIR PARKES – maybe you heard
  • THE RESPONSE – All Of My Flaws
  • BRIGHT FUTURE – Sick Of This World (Gilb’R Dub)
  • VIOLA RENEA – Faros Faras Island
  • HERE THE CAPTAIN SPEAKING, THE CAPTAIN IS DEAD – Temporary Disturbance of the Magnetosphere
  • THE SUNDAE PAINTERS – Thin Air
  • INTERNAZIONALE – Mussels, Rococo Chair, Ecstasy

* The inspiration for this week’s lyrical heading.

The Show: Shikwa

And on with the show…

Direct download: The Joint – 04 April 2020

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

  • HUGO MONTENEGRO  –  The Man From U.N.C.L.E. Theme
  • RUN THE JEWELS  –  Yankee And The Brave
  • UPSETTERS  –  Chim Cherie (Billy Jean)
  • LAUREL HALO  –  Sunlight On The Faded (Dub)
  • CHILDISH GAMBINO  –  47.48
  • REVOLUTIONARY ARMY OF THE INFANT JESUS  –  I Carry The Sun
  • RIZ AHMED  –  The Breakup (Shikwa) *
  • DREEMWAX  –  You Wouldn’t Understand
  • TIME ZONE  –  Wildstyle
  • CHEMICAL BROTHERS  –  Out Of Control (The Avalanches Surrender To Love Mix)
  • PLEASURE POOL  –  Ask Your Body
  • abstract projections  –  duality
  • ULTRAÍSTA  –  Tin King
  • LEZ POP  –  Gas Mask (Instrumental)
  • QUELLE CHRIS & CHRIS KEYS  –  SUDDEN DEATH
  • GEORGE JONES  –  White Lightning
  • LYRA PRAMUK  –  Tendril
  • RUN THE JEWELS  –  Ooh LA LA
  • BLACK MARBLE  –  One Eye Open
  • BILLY NOMATES  –  No
  • MALL GRAB  –  Believe (Festival Mix)
  • PROTOMARTYR  –  Processed By The Boys
  • SQUID  –  Sludge
  • BROKNTOYS  –  Sheut
  • BLEACHING AGENT  –  Set You Going (Hot Concept)
  • SOCCER96  –  I Was Gonna Fight Fascism (featuring Alabaster dePlume)

* The source of this week’s lyrical heading.