The Show: If you try to be perfect, you’re losing your time…

The samples heard and wisdom dispensed throughout the show today were plundered from (Miss) Kittin‘s appearance last year on Tiga’s First/Last Party On Earth podcast. Thank you Dr. Hitchcock for the tip off.

And on with the show…

Direct download: The Joint – 24 April 2021

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

  • MISS KITTIN & THE HACKER – Frank Sinatra
  • GRAVEDAD CINÉTICA – In Fusion
  • 2XM & NEIL MACLEOD – Unknow
  • LINKWOOD & OTHER LANDS – Don’t Throw It
  • MADLIB – Road Of The Lonely Ones
  • METROSIDEROS – Layover Jags
  • THE LEONTINI VERNACULAR – Anthropause
  • FUZZ CATS – Return To Monke
  • MAD FRANK – Free
  • ANDY BELL – Cherry Cola
  • RONE – Et le jour Commence (feat. Jehnny Beth of Savages)
  • RONE – Waves Of Devotion (feat. Georgia)
  • RONE – La Nuit Venue (feat. Camelia Jordana)
  • KEANU RAVES – Don’t @ My Drum Machine
  • GASPARD AUGÉ – FORCE MAJEURE
  • JUANPABLO – Umzac
  • NULL COMMAND – Compression Standards
  • PREFUSE 73 – Delegate Pt.1
  • 10.4 ROG – Decalibrate
  • 10.4 ROG – G&P
  • 10.4 ROG – Plant Loops
  • DOUJIN DUKE – L i t t l e_T i p s y
  • PLACES FOR PEOPLE – Pre Dusk
  • MASAHIRO TAKAHASHI – Moon Rabbit
  • FILTHY HUNS – Twisted Z Bars
  • CAT SU DON – Bombay Sapphire
  • COLD SHOWER – Beef Jerky
  • MOVULANGO – Leave
  • JUPITER JAX – No Such Thing pt. 1

The Show: And whatever happened to Bubba Sparxxx?

Kudos to Denzel Curry for rhyming Bubba Sparxxx with Rosa Parks in “Take_it_Back_v2”, one of our favourite couplets of the year so far.

“After dark the riot starts, way uglier than Bubba Sparxxx
Still tryin’ to raise the charts so I don’t have to push a shopping cart
You fell in love with Kali Ma, but now it’s time to take your heart
These niggas want to take it back like civil rights and Rosa Parks”

And on with the show…

Direct download: The Joint – 20 March 2021

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

  • FALL – Australians In Europe
  • DANNY L HARLE & MC BOING – Car Song
  • DRY CLEANING – Scratchcard Lanyard (Live on Later)
  • ENUMCLAW – Fast N All
  • AUTOMATIC – Electrocution (John Dwyer Remix)
  • JANE WEAVER – Stages Of Phases
  • DENZEL CURRY – Take_it_Back_v2 (Charlie Heat Version) *
  • 3D BLAST – Here To Stay
  • SPIRIT OF THE BEEHIVE – The Server Is Immersed
  • KUTMAH – pondering with the emef
  • NONAME – Rainforest
  • TEETH AGENCY – Many People
  • STRAPONTIN & ZILLAS ON ACID – Crystal Mist
  • LOST GIRLS – Menneskekollektivet
  • BLACK LIGHT SMOKE – Burn
  • THE HORRORS – Lout
  • girlhouse – The Fatalist
  • IBEYI – Recurring Dream
  • WAU WAU COLLECTIF – Mouhamodou Lo and His Children
  • GENESIS OWUSU – Anarchy In The UK
  • BIGA YUT – Motor Version
  • PHOTAY – Please Hold
  • MICROCORPS – XEM (featuring Gazelle Twin)
  • LOST TAXIDERMIST – Eh!
  • LOS CAVERNICOLAS – Punk-Infantil
  • KIWI JR – Tyler
  • DENZEL CURRY – Lay_Up.m4a (Jay Versace Version)
  • LAVA LA RUE – Magpie
  • YXNGXR1 – Supersonic
  • CHANCE THE RAPPER – The Heart & The Tongue
  • PLACES FOR PEOPLE – Sprinkler Symphony
  • DAMON LOCKS BLACK MONUMENT ENSEMBLE – Now (Forever Momentary Space)
  • SQUID – Paddling

* The inspiration for this week’s lyrical heading.

The Show: Prepare now. Official information and instruction will be given over the wireless…

A little bit of a synth overload on the show today. Vintage, retro, lo-fi, vaporwave and a bit of the coldwave. Plus there’s a sludgy, doomy sneak preview of the new Shit and Shine album to round things off proper.

Speaking of synths, we couldn’t quite fit The Dewaele Brothers aka Soulwax into the show today but if you like rare equipment then their recent project with the legendary EMS Synthi 100 will have you fizzing:

By the way, the show title today is courtesy of Analogue Electronic Whatever‘s newish single “Hole”. Cracking video too!

And on with the show…

Direct download: The Joint – 18 July 2020

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

  • DESOLATE TESTAMENTS retrowaves
  • ANA HELDER Capicúa
  • ROZA TERENZI Yo-Yo
  • GROUND – WAKUSEI A
  • LOGIC SYSTEM – Automatic Collect, Automatic Correct
  • TELEPHONES – Phase Alternate Line (Daybreak Mix)
  • BUTCH SUNDANCE – Nuclear Game
  • BLACK MERLIN – GENESIS PREACHER
  • MODERN CHAIR – GIVE ALL YOUR PEARLS, AND THE SWINE WILL MAKE A PEARL NECKLACE
  • FRENCH_CONCESSION 法國租界 – Tower Lisa
  • SOFIE – Try to Reach Me
  • RIP SWIRL – Paranoid (feat. Sofie)
  • DISTANT STARS – Car Crashes and Heart Attacks
  • ANALOGUE ELECTRONIC WHATEVER – Hole *
  • SOCCER MOMMY – royal screw up
  • LORELLE MEETS THE OBSOLETE – Unificado (Pye Corner Audio Remix)
  • SEI STILL – El Camino
  • AOIFE NESSA FRANCES – Here In The Dark
  • BECCA MANCARI – Stay With Me
  • HØRD – #11
  • PLACES FOR PEOPLE – Pacific Coast Highway
  • BIG GUTS BILLY – Wild West
  • RAH ZEN – Ancestor’s Call
  • SOCIAL SPORT – Lexa
  • ASTEROID ANXIETY – Buloshnaya
  • SHIT AND SHINE – Welcome

* The source of this week’s lyrical heading.

The Show: We see this thing going zip zap, zap zip, stay there, flash flash flash, zoom, stay there, flash flash flash, zoom zoom zoom zoom, and then off…

After the endless rain and gloomy midwinter, the new Violet French track “I Want the Sky to be Crying” has somehow undampened our spirits.

By the way, today’s blog title was inspired by Shaun Ryder reminiscing about seeing UFOs in his home town of Salford on the way to the bus stop.

And on with the show…

Direct download: The Joint – 04 July 2020

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

  • PLACES FOR PEOPLE – Sunset Park
  • LOW END ACTIVIST – Game Theory feat. Flowdan
  • RIDER SHAFIQUE AND THE BUG – Burn
  • NAVY BLUE – 22!
  • THE KOREATOWN ODDITY – Weed in LA
  • HADE – Jeep Cherokee XJ
  • SILENT FREEWAY – Ground Floor
  • VIOLET FRENCH – I Want the Sky to be Crying
  • MAG – So Low
  • VANESSA WORM – Heaven To Hell
  • PEAKING LIGHTS – Traffic
  • ANA HELDER – Boleto 101
  • YUNA LESCA – meandtheboys
  • SPECTRAL FEATURING SHAUN RYDER – Zip Zap Zoom (feat. Shaun Ryder) (Mybroken101 remix) *
  • FANTASTIC MAN – Lather of Heaven
  • LEWSBERG – Cold Light of Day
  • THE DWARFS OF EAST AGOUZA – Black Sun of Intent
  • FELIPE GORDON – Acid Horizontal Polka
  • RED AXES – Moonlight Ride
  • DONNA SUMMER – I Feel Love (Special New Version by Patrick Cowley)
  • ÇAYKH – Mogadishoù
  • AREA 3 – Bubble
  • SEI STILL – Tácticas de Guerrilla Urbana

* The source of this week’s lyrical heading.

The Show: Anger Is An Energy

In keeping with the global zeitgeist today’s show contains some very angry songs.

Direct download: The Joint – 13 June 2020

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

  • TERRACE MARTIN  –  Pig Feet (featuring Denzel Curry, Daylyt, Kamasi Washington & G Perico)
  • ARCA  –  Nonbinary
  • WILMA ARCHER  –  Last Sniff (featuring MF Doom)
  • 10TIGERS  –  PLACES STRANGE
  • RUN THE JEWELS  –  Walking In The Snow
  • RUFF SQUAD  –  R U double F
  • TERRY EDWARDS  –  Everything’s Alright When You’re Down
  • JENNIFER TOUCH  –  Daria
  • NOVO LINE  –  Never Going Back
  • 1975  –  People
  • TKAY MAIDZA  –  Shook
  • THE RHYTHM METHOD  –  Nightmare (Lockdown Mix)
  • RICHARD BONE  –  Alternative Music For The Hindenberg Lounge
  • ORIELLES  –  Son Of A Preacher Man
  • VCRNOT  –  Touch
  • BISHOP NEHRU  –  Meathead (featuring MF Doom)
  • LIMOUSINE  –  Run The Juuls™ (featuring waterfront dining)
  • PLACES FOR PEOPLE  –  High Speed Elevators
  • BROCKHAMPTON  –  Things Can’t Stay The Same
  • CUPCAKKE  –  Lemon Pepper
  • SUPREMES  –  Going Down For The Third Time
  • BLEACHING AGENT  –  Rowing In Eden
  • MIKE MILLRAIN  –  Eyes Open Wide
  • AUTOMATIC  –  Too Much Money (Peanut Butter Wolf Remix)
  • PUBLIC PRACTICE  –  Compromised
  • BC CAMPLIGHT  –  Shortly After Takeoff
  • CINDY  –  2y & 6m (Part I)
  • JPEGMAFIA  –  CUTIE PIE!
  • ELEC PT.1  –  Jack The Groove
  • ALL THE DAMN VAMPIRES  –  Saturday
  • SOFIE  –  Asleep
  • BEASTIE BOYS  –  I Don’t Know
  • JUICY J  –  Hella Fuckin’ Trauma
  • MEDHANE  –  Allegedly
  • ASIAN DUB FOUNDATION  –  Youthquake Pt.1 Greta Speaks
  • DAUGHTERS OF REYKJAVIK  –  THIRSTY HOES
  • BOB VYLAN  –  We Live Here