The Show: Over 40 Years Of Sleng Teng

And it only seems like yesterday we were busting out our Casiotone’s and aping Wayne Smith’s 1985 classic. The hard work had pretty much been done 3 or 4 years earlier when one of Okuda Hiroko’s preset rhythm patterns ( called “Rock”, would you believe?) was included on the MT-40 keyboard.

For an oral history of Sleng Teng have a listen to The Blessed Madonna on BBC Radio 6 and we salute the rhythm by including Shinehead’s “Know How Fe Chat” on today’s show…

Direct download: The Joint – 19 March 2022

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

    • CONGOTRONICS INTERNATIONAL – Banza Banza
    • ERIS DREW – Sensation
    • GRUFF RHYS – People Are Pissed
    • CHARLI XCX – Baby
    • NILÜFER YANYA – The Dealer
    • SUPERORGANISM – Teenager (featuring Chai & Pi Ja Ma)
    • DBN GOGO, FELO LE TEE, PABI COOPER, YOUNG STUNNA – Bambelela
    • MOTORCYCLE RIDE – Union City Blue
    • FANTASTIC TWINS – 2222022 (A Global Twins Day Message)
    • KITTIN & THE HACKER – Ostbahnhof
    • DAVE – Starlight
    • JENNY HVAL – Freedom
    • DJ LAG, GENERAL C’MAMANE, OMAGOQA – Chaos
    • SOUL GLO – Driponomics (featuring Mother Maryrose)
    • WHOREHOUSE – Whorehouse
    • ZEE STACK – Living Wild Freestyle
    • ERA C – better days
    • CHARLOTTE ADIGÉRY & BOLIS PUPUL – It Hit Me
    • THE WEST COAST POP ART EXPERIMENTAL BAND – A Child’s Guide To Good And Evil
    • GODFATHER DON – On And On
    • TWEN – Bore U
    • AUTOMATIC – New Beginning
    • DEADLETTER – Hero
    • LUCKY DAYE – Over
    • SHIT & SHINE – North Atlantic
    • ERA C – beautiful (Instrumental)
    • DAVIE NAPALM – Second Nature
    • MO DOTTI – Loser Smile
    • BENNY THE BUTCHER & J. COLE – Johnny P’s Caddy
    • APHEX TWIN – Avril 14th
    • CONWAY THE MACHINE – Stressed (featuring Wallo267)
    • JUNGLEPUSSY – Critiqua
    • SHINEHEAD – Know How Fe Chat
    • TELEFÍS – The Symphonies Of Danny La Rue

The Show: Bulbous also tapered? That’s right!

For some bizarre reason I recently got an earworm of Captain Beefheart and The Mascara Snake talking about bulbous things at the start of Trout Mask Replica’s “Pena”, hence today’s show title. Delightful fan video below if you want the whole experience.

Not to be outdone on the freakiness front UNCLE QUENTIN aka Tim “Von Klap” Moore has just released the album Famous For God. One for fans of bent and swinging James Bond soundtracks, The Avalanches, beats and synths. Sneak peek below…

And on with the show…

Direct download: The Joint – 9 November 2019

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

  • UNCLE QUENTIN – SILENCE!!!
  • JAY GLASS DUBS – An Ambivalent Path
  • NEUVO WAVO – Victory Lap
  • TOM OF ENGLAND – Sniffin’ at the Griffin
  • UMBERTO – Entrance
  • JENNY HVAL – The Practice of Love (feat. Laura Jean and Vivian Wang)
  • KONRADSEN – Never Say A
  • CARLA DAL FORNO – Took a Long Time
  • LIGHTNING DUST – Competitive Depression
  • LIGHTNING BOLT – Halloween 3
  • LONESOMECARBOY – Long delays
  • TOSHFUMI HINATA – Pavement
  • JACQUES GREENE – Night Service
  • FLOATING POINTS – Last Bloom
  • ZANE 2000 – Inner Castle
  • CAPTAIN BEEFHEART & HIS MAGIC BAND – Pena *
  • OISEAUX-TEMPÊTE – The Naming Of A Crow
  • JOHN CHRISSTOFFELS – Head [case] Side A
  • SEX JUDAS FEAT. RICKY – Flaming Creatures
  • DANIEL MAUNICK – Until The End
  • DEADBEAT – Vampire Dub

* The source of this week’s lyrical heading.

The Show: I can see my chest. I can see my Sunday best.

A quick revisit to the KOOL AID “Family Portrait” EP plus new tracks from locals ZANE 2000 and LIAM K. SWIGGS amongst others. Have a listen to them below.


And on with the show…

Direct download: The Joint – 26 October 2019

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

  • LIAM K. SWIGGS – REDWOOD SPRINGS
  • THE ISLEY BROTHERS – Footsteps in the Dark, Pts. 1 & 2
  • STEVE LACY – N Side
  • SLAUSON MALONE – Off Me! “The Wake” Pt. 1 & 2 (feat. Pink Siifu)
  • SHIT & SHINE – NO NO NO NO
  • ZANE 2000 – I COPY
  • LIGHTNING BOLT – All Insane
  • BLAWAN – Gadget
  • PINCH – Border Control
  • CHIHEI HATAKEYAMA – The big stone tomb
  • LINA TULLGREN – Saiddone
  • LIGHTNING DUST – 3AM / 100 Degrees
  • JENNY HVAL – Accident (feat. Laura Jean)
  • AUTOMATIC – Champagne
  • THE PARANOYDS – Courtney
  • LAUMĖ – Spells (Oedipusi)
  • VIOLET – They Don’t Wanna Know
  • KOOL AID – Dead Me *
  • TWOONKY – Aqua Bar
  • MAJEURE – Face Dancer
  • DWIG – Keep Us
  • AZURE – Rhodes Fashion
  • SOCIAL SPORT – Chlorine
  • SIT – Spectral
  • LONE – Glyphic
  • EIGER DRUMS PROPAGANDA – Disco Sound To Death

* 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: Look Around You

Direct download: The Joint – 21 April 2018

And here’s the playlist in full…

  • BEYONCÉ –  Intro / Crazy In Love (Live @ Coachella)
  • BOBBY SESSIONS  –  Like Me
  • EYE  –  On Feather x Nandi Ndlovu
  • JENNY HVAL  –  Spells
  • KALI UCHIS  –  Just A Stranger (featuring Steve Lacy)
  • DEATH VALLEY GIRLS  –  Pink Radiation
  • TONY HYMAS  –  Pictures Of Departure
  • KAYTRANADA  –  Lite Spots
  • PEGGY & THE CIMARONS  –  Dog Your Woman

[Little Mouse]

  • BE3K  –  My Kitty Kat
  • EN ATTENDANT ANA  –  This Could Be
  • WHYTE HORSES  –  Counting Down The Years
  • BUNNY LEE  –  Portobello Special Dub
  • BIPOLAIRE  –  Les Noirs
  • KIA ZAKE (aka QUEEN QUINCEY)  –  Patois
  • KEEPSAKES  –  Maximum Mind Control
  • ELEANOR FRIEDBERGER  –  Make Me A Song
  • BRUTALISM  –  Chowder
  • DJ TAYE  –  Pop Drop (featuring DJ Paypal)

[Music 2000]

  • A$AP ROCKY  –  A$AP Forever
  • HATCHIE  –  Sugar & Spice
  • MOSCOMAN  –  I Ran
  • SUPERFOOD  –  Where’s The Bass Amp?
  • AMIT  –  Red Flag
  • TROUBLE  –  Bring It Back (featuring Drake) (Tyler, The Creator Remix)
  • GLASS BOTTOM BOAT  –  Return Of The Titans (featuring Deaf Switch & Toon Kurtis)
  • BERNARD ESTARDY  –  Le Pain, Le Vin
  • WALLOWS  –  These Days
  • SUPERGOD  –  Expecto

[Mehdi Hasan Interviews General Mark Kimmitt]

  • PRINCE  –  Nothing Compares 2 U
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