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: Every time we meet we play hide and seek

It’s taken a little over 11 months but The Herb Whisperer has finally managed to watch his first complete film of 2020 – Steve McQueen’s “Lovers Rock”. Admittedly, it’s only 70 minutes long so it wasn’t much of a stretch.  Plus 10 of those 70 minutes were comprised of just one song, the extended (then a cappella) version of Janet Kay’s “Silly Games” that closes today’s show

And on with the show…

Direct download: The Joint – 12 December 2020

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

  • THE COMET IS COMING – Imminent (featuring Joshua Idehen)
  • PVA  –  Exhaust / Surroundings (Girl Band / Daniel Fox Remix)
  • BACKHUS & FERNANDO PICON  –  Dirty Sexy Freak (Original Mix)
  • NAZAR  –  2 African Sickos (featuring Citizen Boy)
  • THE REVOLUTIONARIES  –  Kunta Kinte (Dub Plate Mix)

[PINK SIIFU & FLY ANAKIN  –  Black Bitches Matter Hoe Skit]

  • JENNY LEWIS & SERENGETI   –  Unblu
  • DRY CLEANING  –  Scratchcard Lanyard
  • PINK SIIFU & FLY ANAKIN  –  Razberry
  • حبيبي فنك SHARHABEEL AHMED  –  Argos Farfish
  • THE LOUNGE SOCIETY  –  Burn The Heather

[PINK SIIFU & FLY ANAKIN  –  333GET@ME Skit]

  • NO ONE KNOWS WHO DID THIS  –  Tortillas
  • PILLOW QUEENS  –  Holy Show
  • QUAKERS  –  Hit List (featuring Cazeaux O.L.S.O)
  • YARD ACT  –  Peanuts
  • THIS HEEL  –  Black Hole
  • GOD’S WONDERFUL RAILWAY  –  Hazelnuts In March
  • AUGENWASSER  –  Antennas
  • PINK SIIFU & FLY ANAKIN  –  Richard Pryor
  • MIRRORS  –  Shirley
  • OLDE BOI AND THE SOUNDS IN HIS HEAD  –  Kill Your Love
  • HAIKU HANDS  –  Suck My Cherry
  • CHUBBY AND THE GANG  –  Speed Kills
  • MRS DINK  –  Wouldn’t You Like 2 B A Pepper 2
  • SHO MADJOZI  –  Jamani
  • GIRL IN RED  –  Two Queens In A King Sized Bed

[PINK SIIFU & FLY ANAKIN  –  One Hit Moo Skit]

  • QUAKERS  –  Fa Real (featuring Jeru The Damaja)
  • STRAIGHT GIRL  –  Limón
  • MEGAN THEE STALLION  –  Body
  • TAFI & GREEN DOOR ALLSTARS  –  Diloeshutubui
  • WITCH EGG  –  Greener Pools
  • SLEAFORD MODS  –  Shortcummings

[PINK SIIFU & FLY ANAKIN  –  Pick Up TF Phone Skit]

  • MARIKA HACKMAN  –  In Undertow
  • DIGITAL SEX  –  Point Of Light
  • JANET KAY  –  Silly Games (Lovers Rock Version)*

* The inspiration for this week’s lyrical heading.

The Show: The smell of boiled eggs reminds me of Halloween

And on with the show…

Direct download: The Joint – 19 October 2019

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

  • JUN11  –  Who Is Still Dreaming?
  • SMOKE ON THE HORIZON  –  90 25
  • PLANET ASIA & DJ CONCEPT  –  Gold Vases (Oh No Remix)
  • FLOATED  –  Swirling Brain
  • RITA BRAGA  –  National Anthem To The Moon
  • R. ELIZABETH – An Image Is Different
  • CARLA DAL FORNO  –  No Trace
  • PLEASURE VENOM  –  Deth Music
  • DRY CLEANING  –  Viking Hair
  • ANNA MEREDITH  –  Inhale Exhale
  • LIGHTNING BOLT  –  Hüsker Dön’t
  • RABIT  –  STARBELLY_7_HOLE_LEX_LUGER
  • ROGER ROBINSON  –  Stay
  • YAO BOBBY & SIMON GRAB  –  Diamonds (Dhangsha Remix)
  • JONATHAN PIE vs PINCH – The Extinction Rebellion Returns vs  Border Control
  • MOOR MOTHER  –  Black Flight
  • MASSIVE ATTACK  –  Risingson (Setting Sun Dub Two)
  • BROCKHAMPTON  –  Heaven Belongs To You
  • VANISHING TWIN  –  You Are Not An Island
  • GUCCI MANE  –  Big Booty (featuring Megan Thee Stallion)
  • SHIT AND SHINE  –  Salty Tomato
  • KOKO  –  Mostrami Come
  • WOLFRAM  –  Automatic (featuring Peaches) (12″ Mix)
  • ROYAL TRUX  –  Get Used To This (Ariel Pink Remix)
  • PHILAMORE LINCOLN  –  The North Wind Blew South
  • HOMEBOY SANDMAN  –  Far Out*
  • WEEKEND  –  Summerdays
  • COCO ELECTRIK  –  Strange Days
  • JANE WEAVER  –  Slow Motion (Loops Variation)

* The source of this week’s lyrical heading.

The Show: If I saw you on the street…

Listen hard to today’s show and you’ll catch a sly throwback to Alvvays’ “Dreams Tonite” in the Saint Jude track.

We’d love to say there’s a rich history of artists deliberately referencing someone else’s lyrics within their own original song. Unfortunately the only other one we can think of is “Hello” by Oasis using a line or two from Gary Glitter and… well… you know… maybe cutting another musician in on your massive royalty cheque is not always the best idea.

Direct download: The Joint – 21 September 2019

And here’s the playlist in full…

  • ALAN PARKER URBAN WARRIOR  –  Grey Fluffy Clouds
  • YACHT  –  (Downtown) Dancing [Rob’s Dub]
  • SAINT JUDE  –  Deaf Ears, Blind Years
  • DAN MASON  –  Go Away
  • HUSKY LOOPS  –  I Think You’re Wonderful
  • DJ BORING  –  Winona
  • TVAM  –  No Silver Bird
  • AUTOMATIC  –  Calling It
  • DRY CLEANING  –  Sit Down Meal
  • DANIEL AVERY  –  Time Marked Its Irregular Pulse In Her Eyes (Haai’s Vocal Rework)
  • BULLS BLOOD  –  Novocaine
  • PAPA JAMES  –  Ngôma Hoe
  • SOLUTION HOURS  –  Kneading
  • RAS G & THE AFRIKAN SPACE PROGRAM  –  One 4 Glk And Elvin
  • MURS, 9TH WONDER & THE SOUL COUNCIL  –  The Hulk
  • LORD DIABOLIK  –  She’s Hot
  • TOR5Y  –  Wala3
  • DJ LAG  –  Uhuru Dis (featuring Moonchild Sanelly)
  • KETTENKARUSSELL  –  Maybe
  • FLAME 2  –  Dive
  • TONES ON TAIL  –  Rain
  • SLEATER-KINNEY  –  The Center Won’t Hold
  • BLACK LOOPS  –  Under The Sea
  • MICHAEL KIWANUKA  –  You Ain’t The Problem
  • OPPENHEIMER ANALYSIS  –  The Devil’s Dancers
  • FERNANDO FALCÃO  –  Revoada
  • MELLOTRON VARIATIONS  –  Pulsar
  • SLOWTHAI & DENZEL CURRY  –  Psycho
  • CHARLI XCX  –  Click (featuring Kim Petras And Tommy Cash)
  • PIP BLOM  –  Freckles

The Show: “Must We Fling This Filth At Our Pop Kids” 2

We first asked this question back in April 2017 and the answer remains the same. Yes.

So have a listen to back-to-back bawdy lyrics from Cupcakke and Dry Cleaning. We wanted to follow those two artists with a new tune from Katie Vick but The Joint is unable to (play songs containing the word) cum three times in a row.

Direct download: The Joint – 07 September 2019

And here’s the playlist in full…

  • MIK ARTISTIK’S EGO TRIP  –  Sweet Leaf Of The North
  • EB  –  La Criox
  • YACHT  –  SCATTERHEAD
  • TRALALA BLIP  –  Nightmare Lands Welcome You To
  • HORSEPOWER PRODUCTIONS  –  TP
  • CAROLINE POLACHEK  –  Ocean Of Tears
  • MARIAH THE SCIENTIST  –  Beetlejuice
  • MURDER CAPITAL, THE  –  Don’t Cling To Life

SHERMAN’S SHOWCASE  –  Now That’s What I Call White Music

  • DJ PLEAD  –  Battiekh 3
  • AFGHAN DAN, JOHNSON, DANNY T  –  Untitled
  • GHOSTWHIP  –  Je’taime
  • DEUX  –  Game And Performance
  • BLACK MIDI  –  bmbmbm (Live @ Pitchfork Music Festival 2019)
  • OMNI  –  Sincerely Yours
  • SP:MC  –  Vintage
  • KOKOKO!  –  Buka Dansa

SHERMAN’S SHOWCASE  –  Lady Rap Battle

  • AFRICA EXPRESS  –  Sizi Freaks (featuring Infamous Boiz and Moonchild Sanelly)
  • CUPCAKKE  –  Whoregasm
  • DRY CLEANING  –  Goodnight
  • RAPSODY  –  Ibtihaj (featuring D’Angelo and GZA)
  • BLACK DRESSES  –  MUSIC
  • GREAZUS X SINISTARR  –  Mother F
  • DAN MASON  –  Fade
  • NEGESHI ARMADA  –  Boardwalk

SHERMAN’S SHOWCASE  –  Hip Hop Whodunit

  • CURSES  –  Insomnia
  • MOON DUO  –  Lost Heads
  • ZELLA JACKSON  –  Days Are Just Like People
  • HORRORS, THE  –  Press Enter To Exit (HAAi Remix)
  • CHANNEL TRES  –  Black Moses (featuring JPEGMAFIA)
  • ANTHONY NAPLES  –  Drifter

And here’s a sneak preview of our new Spotify podcast stream:

https://open.spotify.com/show/1cUgSV5m7MHq1FOuMDX1fU?si=Z3kqRu0kQJu3LoGY3mKgRA