The Show: Without music you are all dead.

R.I.P. Lee Scratch Perry

Summer is just around the corner, so what better soundtrack could there be for a weekend of warm sunshine than Scotch Rolex, The Bug, MC Kano and, of course, Benefits?

And on with the show…

Direct download: The Joint – 4 September 2021

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

  • KENJIRO HIROSE – Marine Boy Theme Tune
  • DOJA CAT – Need To Know (Official Live Performance)
  • THE BLOW – I’m Not in Love
  • THE ARMED – ULTRAPOP
  • ALPHA MAID – SUM1
  • THE PARROTS – Lo Dejaría Todo
  • JOSEPHINE SILLARS – Desperate Characters
  • ASYMMETRIC – Turbulence
  • SLEIGH BELLS – Justine Go Genesis
  • PRIMAL SCREAM – Shine Like Stars (Andrew Weatherall Remix)
  • ELEKTRIČNI ORGAZAM – Vi
  • BURNA BOY – Kilometre
  • ANGEL OLSEN – Safety Dance
  • THE FIERY FURNACES – The Fortune Teller’s Revenge
  • MOONCHILD SANELLY – Yebo Teacher
  • SCOTCH ROLEX – Success (featuring Lord Spikeheart)
  • NINA SIMONE – Backlash Blues
  • BENEFITS – Empire
  • FROM NURSERY TO MISERY – My Life In Shatters
  • SAINT ETIENNE – Penlop
  • CAROLINE SHAW & SŌ PERCUSSION – Lay All Your Love On Me (Live)
  • STEFFLON DON & MS BANKS – Dip
  • THE BUG – Vexed (featuring Moor Mother)
  • MC KONO – Il Jini Song Wapi
  • HELADO NEGRO – Outside The Outside
  • SFERRO – Stargazer
  • UNIIQU3 – Microdosing
  • DEATH IS NOT THE END – Gretel
  • MUZI – Fools Love (featuring BlackRose)
  • MUMBLE TIDE – Good 4 Me
  • LURK – Bermuda
  • LEE SCRATCH PERRY & FULL EXPERIENCE – Disco Devil

The Show: Futile Attempts

Any spare time we had over the Christmas and New year period was spent listening and re-listening to Kim Noble’s “Futile Attempts (at Surviving Tomorrow)” podcast – and we’re still only up to episode 6/10.

If you want a lazy half-arsed comparison think Blue Jam but, arguably, less surreal and, possibly, more mundane (with the added caveat that mundane is completely the wrong word).

Whilst we continue to struggle for the right adjective you can simply judge for yourself using the video sample below and the audio excerpts in today’s show.

High Five Hat

Humanity sucks… We all need encouragement to keep going…so I made this hat.

And on with the show…

Direct download: The Joint – 9 January 2021

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

  • RATS ON RAFTS  –  Tokyo Music Experience
  • BACKXWASH  –  Psalms 23 (featuring Camp Blood)
  • CUPCAKKE  –  GUM
  • MÜCHA  –  A Narrow Fate
  • THE COOL GREENHOUSE  –  Alexa!
  • KING CREOSOTE  –  Susie Mullen
  • SCALPING  –  CHAMBER

Kim Noble “Notes On Human Kindness” Excerpt #1

  • HEALTH  –  CYBERPUNK 2.0.2.0.
  • TARAS BULBA  –  Fishcat Mother
  • break_fold  –  Meanwhile… Up in Trump Tower
  • SLEEPER & SNAKE  –  Shoot Through
  • MOONCHILD SANELLY  –  Thunda Thighs
  • LAEL NEALE  –  Every Star Shivers In The Dark

Kim Noble “Notes On Human Kindness” Excerpt #2

  • WE ARE JOINERS  –  9 Times A Week
  • THE GIRLS  –  Pedestrian Walk
  • GANG STARR  –  Glowing Mic
  • BADBADNOTGOOD & MF DOOM  –  The Chocolate Conquistadors
  • A NUMBER OF NAMES  –  Sharevari
  • THE CHILLS  –  You’re Immortal
  • POPSHOP!  –  Courting
  • FANCY ROSY  –  Punk Police

Kim Noble “Notes On Human Kindness” Excerpt #3

  • ENNY  –  Peng Black Girls Remix (featuring Jorja Smith)
  • CALIFORNIA WORLD  –  West Coastin’
  • NANCY SINATRA & LEE HAZLEWOOD  –  Arkansas Coal
  • TOMBERLIN  –  Hours (Katie Dey Remix)
  • CASSIO KOHL  –  Broken
  • MANIC STREET PREACHERS  –  Spectators Of Suicide (featuring Gwenno) (Welsh Version)

The Show: Lambrettas & Paul Weller

We’re leaving half of today’s show in the hands of the professionals.

MC Yallah & Debmaster plunder the Hakuna Kalala back catalogue (amongst other tracks) for a 30 minute BBC Radio 6 mix and we also squeeze in one side of a recent hour long compilation showcasing the wares of the Invisible, INC. label.

And on with the show…

Direct download: The Joint – 08 August 2020

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

  • THE TASTY ONES  –  Mod Wank *
  • TRAVIS BARKER & RUN THE JEWELS  –  Forever
  • THE MYSTERINES  –  I Win Every Time
  • EMAH FOX  –  Give It Away
  • BIG JOANIE  –  Cranes In The Sky
  • BLACK THOUGHT  –  Thought vs Everybody

MC YALLAH x DEBMASTER – Tom Ravenscroft Mix

  • CLIPZ  –  Again (Special Request vs Paul Woolford Remix)
  • LOMA  –  Ocotillo
  • JPEGMAFIA  –  Living Single
  • BRIAN GASCOIGNE  –  Phase II
  • ANGEL OLSEN  –  Whole New Mess
  • ROLLING BLACKOUTS COASTAL FEVER  –  Cameo

INVISIBLE, INC.  –  Beats Beeps Bleeps ‘n’ Bass Part Two

  • BLACK NOI$E  –  Mutha Magick (featuring bbymutha)
  • MARIANGELA  –  My Dear Life
  • KATY J PEARSON  –  Fix Me Up
  • PLANNINGTOROCK  –  Jam Fam (Maxi Version)
  • SOAK & GEMMA DOHERTY  –  I’m Alive
  • MOONCHILD SANELLY  –  Bashiri

* The source of this week’s lyrical heading.

The Show: Disastertising

How to Advertise In a Pandemic

And on with the show…

Direct download: The Joint – 02 May 2020

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

  • THE ASSOCIATION  –  Windy
  • NIV AST & ADRIEN ALBOU  –  Beau Chien
  • DJ LAG  –  Uhuru Dis (featuring Moonchild Sanelly)
  • BLACK DRESSES  –  CREEP U
  • YVNG VADR X KMART GOTH  –  TAKEOUT
  • FAKE FEVER  –  Chromefall
  • GIRL IN RED  –  Midnight Love
  • SKEE MASK  –  Routine
  • LOVELY EGGS  –  Long Stem Carnations
  • DJ これからの緊急災害  –  T O K Y O G H E T T O 2 0 2 0
  • ATLANTIKWALL  –  Dust Ring
  • MERE NOTILDE  –  Benz (Doktor Plekter Edit)
  • CÁPSULA DE SUEÑOS  –  Urgencia
  • FREE  –  Oh I Wept Free
  • GIRL RAY  –  Could Have Been So Good
  • INWARDS  –  At Height
  • MENZI  –  Zulu Warrior
  • KID CUDI  –  Leader Of The Delinquents
  • DJ PYTHON  –  ADMSDP (featuring LA Warman)
  • GOLDIE DAWN  –  Gone With The Wild
  • SIMPLE SIMON  –  Bawling
  • SHABAZZ PALACES  –  Reg Walks By The Looking Glass
  • BULLION  –  Hula Hula
  • COLOURFIELD  –  Hammond Song
  • model home  –  faultfinder
  • DISQ  –  Loneliness
  • HAMILTON BOHANNON  (RIP) –  Let’s Start The Dance
  • LEZ POP  –  PROMISCUOUS SEXXX DREAMS

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