The Show: 1966. A good year…

And a happy birthday to The Herb Whisperer. Like Eric Cantona, he too was born in 1966. And much like Cantona’s genius performances on the pitch, Herb’s presence in the Old Trafford stands back in the day helped lay the foundation for Manchester United’s domination of English football throughout the 1990s and early 2000s.

But that’s enough football history. On with the show…

Direct download: The Joint – 11 April 2020

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

  • ROY BUDD – Who Dares Wins (Wikan Tactical Insertion Mix)
  • ZANE 2000 – Novelty Waves
  • FILMMAKER – Outsider Warriors
  • THE TACKS – Rat
  • LIAM K. SWIGGS & KOOL AID – Rave Smack Talk
  • UNORTHODOXUNITUS – Cheeky C**t (Send for Loom + DJ SUX + Ottic)
  • NECRUM SELECT – Cypher In Blue
  • R.A.P. FERREIRA – DOLDRUMS
  • CARAMEL SMOOTH HEAVEN & JESS ASPINWALL – Pit
  • FRENCH_CONCESSION 法國租界 – End of Time (Indi Remix)
  • THE SORCERERS – Summoning The Monkey God
  • DIE ORANGEN – Sonne (Zeug Dub)
  • SILENT FREEWAY – Soda Fabric
  • FREDERIK VALENTIN & LOKE RAHBEK – Scarlett
  • WINDY & CARL – Recon
  • WOMB – Used to Be
  • HAMERKOP – Deadwood
  • MELANIE VELARDE – Memo
  • ROSA – Sera A Posillipo
  • PYE CORNER AUDIO – Distance
  • DESIRE – Escape
  • NIGHT RYDER 1983 – Bastarda
  • FANTASTIC MAN – Lather of Heaven
  • DATASSETTE – Existenzmaximum
  • DANIEL AVERY & ALESSANDRO CORTINI – Water
  • 2XM – Mediate

* The source of this week’s lyrical heading.

The Show: This song is for you…

This is not a Christmas special.

It’s definitely NOT a Christmas special but we do start proceedings with THE FALL’S peerless version of JINGLE BELL ROCK. If you can handle that opening salvo you’ll be rewarded with many seasonal gifts such as a sneaky threesome from Otāutahi Christchurch label Club Unique, some dark synths from Distant Stars, beautiful Parisian electro pop via Il Est Vilaine plus too many others to name.

And on with the show…

Direct download: The Joint – 21 December 2019

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

  • THE FALL – Jingle Bell Rock
  • LENNON/ONO WITH THE PLASTIC ONO BAND – Instant Karma! (We All Shine On)
  • NO BRA – Bangin
  • PUSSY RIOT FEAT. VIC MENSA & JUNGLEPUSSY – Hangerz
  • MINA – Platinum Sex (feat. Amaarae)
  • DISTANT STARS – LLemanja
  • HINDS – Riding Solo
  • SOCCER MOMMY – Lucy
  • MUIREB – In Amber Clad
  • ATNIGHT – Entanglement
  • KEANU RAVES – Lightning Elemental
  • NEUVO WAVO – And The Beat Goes On
  • HAAN808 – Our Fear
  • SLAUSON MALONE – 08_09_14, Smile #1 (feat. Caleb Giles)
  • UNCLE QUENTIN – MYSTERIES
  • COWBOY MACHINE – Sand Dunes
  • BEN WOODS – PRAISE
  • KIM GORDON – Earthquake *
  • KARL LINDH – Ny Manniska Pa 30 Dagar
  • NECRUM SELECT – Gengis Eye
  • DIE ORANGEN – The Island (Back to me)
  • SHIT AND SHINE – Cooking Steaks In The Pocket
  • IL EST VILAINE – Fini Beauté
  • PELLEGRINO – Genti del Mediterraneo
  • BANANAGUN – Out of Reach
  • HARMONIOUS THELONIOUS – Shark Dance
  • TERR – Energy Sync

* The source of this week’s lyrical heading.

The Show: If this was easy everyone would be doing it

Can’t get enough of this…

Or this…

It’s the Joe Sampson connection at work.

And on with the show…

Direct download: The Joint – 23 November 2019

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

  • LAIMA – Disco Pregnancy
  • LAUMĖ – Darkside
  • LA VAMPIRES DOES COLOGNE – LOVEDBYYOU
  • UNCLE QUENTIN – FORGETINU
  • NEUVO WAVO – Eye Of The Phoenix
  • MAGIC SHOPPE – Candy Flip
  • SALAD BOYS – This Issue
  • PAVLOV’S PUSS – Look Smart, Talking About Art *
  • THE RESPONSE – Faded Paper
  • MAD FRANK – Keep your head up
  • SOCCER MOMMY – yellow is the color of her eyes
  • THOMAS ISBISTER – Happy in the Dark
  • HOVVDY – So Brite
  • CAPTAIN BEEFHEART & HIS MAGIC BAND – Pachuco Cadaver
  • AISHA DEVI – The Favor Of Fire (Equiknoxx Remix feat. Gavsborg & Shanique Marie)
  • PAPLOCO – PSYCHOSIS VIP
  • AKAI SOLO & PINK SIIFU – Labor Day feat. KingCarter
  • PETER KULI – ok boomer w/ jedwill
  • SNOWY, JASON WILLIAMSON – EFFED
  • LOEFAH – Ginnocchio
  • GIANT SWAN – 55 Year Old Daughter
  • ENA – Query
  • GOTT – Total Kommander
  • ELKKA – Every Body Is Welcome
  • DIE ORANGEN – Der Krautback
  • DEADBEAT – Put on Your Red Shoes and Trance

* The source of this week’s lyrical heading.

The Show: My friends are all there, The twinks and the bears, Down those spiral stairs…

In which Fraserhead does things a little bit differently today by starting off with the slow, slow, slow burners and builds up to the bangers at the end, with all sorts in between…

The new Ben Woods album PUT is finally out next Wednesday, and on white vinyl no less. I thought Mr. Woods’ single ROMANCY from earlier this year was going to be my favourite track of 2019 but I didn’t count on hearing another gentle lullaby in the form of GOOD 2 BE SLEEPING. How can you not love a song with the lyric “My friends are all there, The twinks and the bears, Down those spiral stairs…”?

And on with the show…

Direct download: The Joint – 12 October 2019

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

  • BEN WOODS – GOOD 2 BE SLEEPING *
  • BORIS – Away From You
  • TRENTEMØLLER – Cold Comfort (feat. Rachel Goswell)
  • CHROMATICS – On The Wall
  • CURSES – Sordo
  • ZANE 2000 – Mansions of Wickedness
  • BLACK RAIN – City of Atomic Ghost
  • ROSA ANSCHÜTZ – Rigid
  • OLYMPIA – Flamingo
  • SUSAN – Haha
  • SECRET KNIVES – Snuff
  • ULTRAVIOLET – Primeval
  • NECRUM SELECT – House Of Jazz
  • MUSHMAN – NGAHERE G-OLD
  • LIAM K. SWIGGS – RAS-TRENCH SWIGGS
  • IRIE MONA – Lovers Chalice
  • SUI ZHEN – Being A Woman
  • SHARI VARI – New York City
  • JENNY HVAL – Six Red Cannas (feat. Vivian Wang, Félicia Atkinson, and Laura Jean)
  • ANTHONY ROTHER – Tokyo Principle
  • LEMMI ASH – Lemmi Ash Theme
  • CHEVALS – Left Behind
  • DIE ORANGEN – Sonne
  • AUTOMATIC – Strange Conversations

* The source of this week’s lyrical heading.

The Show: I know I’ll feel safe with you, ‘cos you lie, lie, lie…

Ah yes, Lawrence Arabia Esq. has started a singles club…

And here’s that perfect collab with Tiny Ruins / Hollie Fulbrook…

That’s enough about Mr. Arabia and Ms. Fulbrook. On with the show…

Direct download: The Joint – 14 April 2018

And here’s the playlist in full…

  • Nadia Struiwigh – Soundshag
  • Lawrence Arabia – Everything’s Minimal (with Tiny Ruins) *
  • Unknown Mortal Orchestra – If You’re Going to Break Yourself
  • Lucy Railton – For JR
  • Christina Vantzou – Some Limited and Waning Memory
  • Strict Nurse – Witch Hazel
  • Newmen – Kool Killer (Die Orangen Remix)
  • Roy Montgomery – Dear Future Loser
  • Azure – Faded
  • 2XM – Okains
  • Roza Terenzi – Weakest Link
  • Joakim Hellgren – Vision Sequence I
  • Ginoli – Wild Hall
  • Distant Stars – Alien8
  • Coco Solid – Just One Kiss (Prod. Jizmatron)
  • Catnapp – Mantis (prod. by Bungalovv)
  • Seekers International – 4UVersion
  • Dabrye – Pretty (feat. Jonwayne)
  • Flandiz – Get Up, Stand Up [Prod. Reasxn]
  • The Caffeinated Collective – Roll with it
  • CZARFACE & MF Doom – Captain Crunch
  • Shakarchi & Stranéus – Kungssten Bus Stop Riddim
  • Low Jack – Brass
  • The Drunken Apaches – Just Say Yeah
  • Caramel Smooth Heaven – Nova
  • Ano Pascoe – My Friend

* The source of this week’s lyrical heading.