The Show: So goodbye I’m a-leavin’

RIP Robbie Shakespeare…

Not sure if “Boops (Here To Go)” is the song he’d most want to be remembered for but it’s in today’s playlist because it’s an 80’s cut-n-paste classic here at The Joint HQ.

…RIP Steve Bronski…

We managed to sneak in part of the 12″ version of “Smalltown Boy” to pay our respects. To fully appreciate the continuing relevance of that song we recommend this recent BBC Soul Music podcast.

… and RIP Mike Nesmith

This news came in too late for us to celebrate his life on the show but he was our favourite Monkee, wrote one of our all time favourite tunes * and we happen to be part way through his autobiography.

And on with the show…

Direct download: The Joint – 11 December 2021

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

    • GRANDADDY / JASON LYTLE – It Was A Silent Night At Least Until Jeff Lynne Arrived
    • JARVIS COCKER – Swanky Modes (Dennis Bovell Dubmix)
    • MATTIEL – Freedom Feels
    • THE GODZ – Radar Eyes
    • FLY ANAKIN – Ghost (Featuring Nickelus F)
    • WET LEG – Too Late Now
    • CHASTITY BELT – Fake
    • PINKPANTHERESS – just for me
    • ACEMO – Perpetrator
    • SLY & ROBBIE – Boops (Here To Go)
    • LEATHER RATS – Stab You With A Knife (Live)
    • OBAY ALSHARANI – Cocoon
    • NICK NICELY – Hilly Fields (1892)
    • SKEE MASK – Stone Cold 369
    • $&$ – AGP
    • CANNIBAL OX – Abyss
    • INVT – Super Galactic
    • CULTS – Beach Ball
    • SPENCER. – byyyte
    • BURUNDI BLACK – Burundi Black
    • TANYA TAGAQ – Colonizer (Tundra Mix)
    • TRENTEMØLLER – Dead or Alive
    • EARL SWEATSHIRT – 2010
    • PUBLIC SERVICE BROADCASTING – Lichtspiel III: Symphonie Diagonale
    • MILDRED MAUDE – Trevena
    • NUGLIFE & FRANKIEOG – The Furthest Sea Remix (featuring Fly Anakin & Guilty Simpson)
    • EGO ELLA MAY – For The Both Of Us

* The inspiration for this week’s lyrical heading.

The Show: Regifting

Whilst The Joint enjoys what is left of the Holidays we’re digging into the archives to present a Christmas mix from 2010. We have no recollection of making this or the reasons why it was made. We don’t think it was ever broadcast on any terrestrial or web based radio station.

Our (re)gift to you.

Direct download: The Joint – 29 December 2018

And here’s the playlist in full…

  • T-REX – Xmas Flexi Message (Fan Club 45)
  • BASEMENT 5 – Last White Christmas
  • MICROPENIS – Happy Christmas Stalin
  • SOUL SAINTS ORCHESTRA – Santa’s Got Bag Of Soul
  • THE VICHY GOVERNMENT – Christmas Is Cancelled
  • SAINT ETIENNE – Christmas 1936
  • ASOBI SEKSU – Merry Christmas (I Don’t Want To Fight Tonight)
  • WAX AUDIO – Happy Xmas (War Is Over)
  • PSYCHIC TV – White Nights
  • SUFJAN STEVENS – Come On! Let’s Boogey To The Elf Dance!
  • KURTIS BLOW – Christmas Rappin’
  • THE TOILET – All I Want For Christmas Is Shit
  • GO HOME PRODUCTIONS – Carpenters Christmas (Karen Meets Roots Radics Uptown)
  • WEIRD TAPES – Christmas Break
  • THE FALL – No Xmas For John Quays (John Peel Session)
  • GRANDADDY – Alan Parsons In A Winter Wonderland
  • THE WAITRESSES – Christmas Wrapping (Original 12″ Long Version)
  • THE O’JAYS – Christmas Ain’t Christmas, New Years Ain’t New Years Without The One You Love
  • THE LOVELY EGGS – Tyrannosaurus Rex For Christmas
  • THE REBEL – Christmas Every Day
  • JOY ZIPPER – Christmas Song
  • CAPTAIN BEEFHEART & HIS MAGIC BAND – There Ain’t No Santa Claus On The Evenin’ Stage
  • THE GOLDEN FILTER – White Nights
  • SWEAR – All I Want For Christmas
  • POLY STYENE – Black Christmas
  • THREE BLIND MICE – Merry Christmas
  • WALKMEN – No Christmas While I’m Talking
  • C.W. STONEKING – On A Christmas Day
  • FLEET FOXES – White Winter Hymnal
  • JAMES BROWN – Let’s Make Christmas Mean Something This Year Pts 1 & 2
  • THE WILD SWANS – The Coldest Winter For A Hundred Years
  • VINCE GUARALDI TRIO – Christmas Time Is Here (Instrumental)
  • WILD MAN FISCHER – I’m A Christmas Tree

The show: Here comes the summer

We promised you an early summer and as soon as we played the sifty indie tunes the weather closed in and we got some rain. However, right on cue as soon as played the Grandaddy classic “Summer Here Kids” the sun reappeared. Who could ask for more?

And here’s the playlist in full…

12pm – 1pm

+ Download 12pm – 1pm – 91MB

1pm – 2pm

+ Download 1pm – 2pm – 88MB

The Show: Drum ‘n’ bass madness

True drum and bass overload on The Joint today! It seemed to generate a lot of text messages and phone calls. We’ll have to do it more often since we’ve been awfully slack on the d’n’b front.

Double big thanks to Offset and Hank (aka The Nicol Brothers) for popping in to play a few sets of their favourite d’n’b cuts. Check the playlist below to see the ground they covered – Offset going for the crunchier numbers and Hank going for the mellower melodic tunes. Hearing Hank cut Headspace‘s “Fly Away” in and out of High Contrast’s “Racing Green” was priceless. What’s scary is that Hank is only 14 and would give a lot of DJs a run for their money. We’re a lot, lot older than 14 and can’t even mix one record.

And speaking of Headspace his alter ego Andre Hemer has an exhibition of his paintings on at 64zero3 gallery in Christchurch.

  • SONO “A New Cage (Digitalism Pogo Edition)”
  • DIGITALISM “Idealism (Original mix)”
  • SICK CYCLE “Shell shock” **NZ**
  • THE UPBEATS “Late nite fright” **NZ**
  • DABRYE feat DOOM “Air”
  • MF DOOM “Kookies”
  • P-MONEY featuring PNC “Bomb!” **NZ**
  • OPENSOULS “Turn it up” **NZ**
  • SICK CYCLE “Never know” **NZ**
  • BIKE “Save My Life” **NZ**
  • TOSCA “Suzuki”
  • VOOM VOOM “Oggi”
  • THE SESH #1 – A drum’n’bass set from OFFSET
    • J MAJIK, DJ WICKAMAN “Sandstorm”
    • SYNSCOPIX “Travelin Man”
    • COMMIX “Trojan”
    • CHACE + STATUS “Believe”
    • BIG BUD “Rice and Beans”
    • GENERATION DUB “Contact”
    • MOTIVE “Savior dub”
    • BAD ROBOT “Kantah”
    • BULLET PROOF “Skrimshank”
    • ALDBRA “Tactile”
  • THE SESH #2 – A drum’n’bass set from HANK
    • SHAPESHIFTER “Long white cloud” **NZ**
    • HEADSPACE “Fly away” **NZ**
    • HIGH CONTRAST “Racing green”
    • LOGISTICS “Together”
    • THE CONTRAST “Days go by”
    • CYANTIFIC “Flashbacks”
    • STATE OF MIND “Sun king” **NZ**
    • SUBFOCUS “Frozen Solid”
  • SPANK ROCK and AMANDA BLANK “Grit city”
  • ROOTS MANUVA “Grown Man”
  • OPENSOULS “Whatever” **NZ**
  • THE FLAMING LIPS “The Sound of Failure/It’s Dark… Is it Always This Dark??”
  • SIGUR ROS “Heysatan”
  • GRANDADDY “Rearview mirror”
  • THE STARS “Sleep Tonight”
  • GOTAN PROJECT “Amor porteño”
  • X-RAY SPEX “I live off you”
  • SICK CYCLE “An angel’s sacrifice” **NZ**
  • FORSS VS BORG “Meat Vs Soul”
  • DIGITALISM “Zdarlight (Edition Moonlight)”
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