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The Show: He said a song is just a song

In which Fraserhead starts off with a 1982 Prefab Sprout classic all about being addicted to radio, then zig zags through the realms of wonky electronics, dark house, wobbly techno, twee pop, melancholic pop, some sifty rock’n’roll… oh… and some classic 1970s Japanese whisky advertisements (see below).

Direct download: The Joint – 21 October 2017

And here’s the playlist in full…

  • Prefab Sprout – Radio Love *
  • Four Tet – Lush
  • Gerry Read – Peanut
  • Succhiamo – Succhiamo
  • Caldera – Switch
  • Arttu – Bass Trakk
  • 1976 Nikka G&G Whisky commercial feat. Orson Welles
  • HNNY – Trettio
  • Pickle Darling – Happy Together (demo version)
  • Sebastien Tellier – Chrysalis
  • Lana Del Rey – White Mustang
  • Fazerdaze – Half-Figured
  • Lina Tullgren – Red Dawn
  • Ryuichi Sakamoto – Fullmoon
  • Horace Andy – Show And Tell
  • Destroyer – Tinseltown Swimming in Blood
  • CHAIN & THE GANG – I Hate Winners
  • Com Truise – Vacuume
  • Stratton – White Punks on E
  • BOY HARSHER – Motion
  • Queen Neptune – Running
  • 1974 Suntory Whisky cinema commercial feat. Sammy Davis Jr.
  • Lost Temple – Black Coffee [tripleshotespressomix]
  • JASSS – Oral Couture
  • Machine Woman – I Want To Fuck Tech House
  • Minimal Violence – Can’t Stop Loving You
  • Shit And Shine – Blick Von Der Berg
  • Greita – Hokkaido

* The source of this week’s lyrical heading.


Black Estate Sessions Volume 1

black-estate-playlist-20150418The Joint likes to dream of DJ’ing with the greats at crucial moments in pop history. Larry Levan in 70’s NYC. Don Letts‘ punky reggae party at The Roxy. DJ Alfredo at Amnesia on Ibiza in the late eighties.

But at our age when we play out it’s not exactly 20,000 people mashed up in field. More like several dozen punters dining at a vineyard. Less “Sorted For E’s & Whizz“. More “Little Old Wine Drinker Me“. Which is exactly why we were invited to play records at the Black Estate Tasting Room & Eatery last Saturday afternoon.

Many thanks to all for making us feel very welcome and a special mention to Waipara DJ Sylvia for helping out. When we ran out of vinyl after 4 hours she filled in with her Lorde LP. Unfortunately we’d stopped recording the set at this point so it was very much a case of you had to be there. Which means in future years, just like with Levan, Letts and Alfredo, thousands will claim they were.

The Joint. Keeping it real(ly mellow).

And here’s the playlist in full…

Direct download: The_Joint_2015-04-18-12-14_Black_Estate_Sessions_Volume_1.mp3

  • Kraftwerk – Autobahn
  • Jah Wobble – Get Carter
  • Shocking Pinks – Cutout (Expanding Head Band Version) *NZ*
  • Air – J’ai Dormi Sous L’eau
  • Friendly Fires – Paris (Aeroplane Remix)
  • Nobody – Porpoise Song (Nobody Original Version Instrumental)
  • 808 State – Pacific State-Origin
  • King Midas Sound – Waiting For You
  • King Midas Sound – One Ting
  • Primal Scream – Higher Than The Sun (A Dub Symphony In Two Parts)
  • Shriekback – Lined Up (Disco Mix)
  • Saint Etienne – Kiss And Make Up (Midsummer Madness Mix)
  • Rhye – The Fall
  • Prefab Sprout – Nightingales
  • Fabulous/Arabia – Ballad Of State Highway 1 *NZ*
  • Bruce Springsteen – Dream Baby Dream (Live)
  • Toy – You Won’t Be The Same (Dub)
  • !!! – Me And Giuliani Down By The School Yard (A True Story)
  • Twisted Wires – Half Lives
  • Glass Candy – The Possessed
  • Chromatics – Cherry
  • Jagwar Ma – Man I Need
  • Jagwar Ma – Come Save Me
  • LCD Soundsystem – Someone Great
  • Vicarious Bliss – Theme From Vicarious Bliss (Justice Remix)
  • Lake Heartbeat – Between Dreams
  • Annie – Heartbeat (Alan Braxe Remix)
  • Beyond The Wizards Sleeve – Midas Reversed
  • Kavinsky ‎– Nightcall
  • Lake Heartbeat – Mystery
  • Smiths – Draize Train
  • Shocking Pinks – Smoke Screen (The Glimmers Beyond The Smoke Edit) *NZ*
  • Air – Le Soleil Est Pres De Moi
  • Doprah – Whatever You Want *NZ*
  • Jamie XX – Loud Places
  • Silk Rhodes – Face 2 Face
  • Silk Rhodes – Pains
  • Der Dritte Raum – Tanz der Schlaraffen
  • Roman Flugel – Connecting The Ghost

The Show: Slowed down funk

Gemma Syme and Chris Cudby aka Power Nap / Golden Axe filling in.

Direct download: The_Joint_2014-10-25-12-14.mp3

12pm – 1pm

  • Arthur Russell – That’s Us / Wild Combination
  • Mongo Skato – Gimme Some **NZ**
  • Sophie – Lemonade
  • Bobby Caldwell – Down 4 Tha 3rd Time (Delroy Edwards Mix)
  • Prefab Sprout – When Love Breaks Down
  • The Magic Fades – Back Drawn
  • House Of Dolls – Touch With Knives **NZ**
  • Baby D – Let Me Be Your Fantasy
  • Farley “Jackmaster” Funk featuring Darryl Pandy – Love Can’t Turn Around (Houseapella)
  • Unknown
  • Alan Vega – Wipeout Beat

1pm – 2pm

  • Curve – Horror Head
  • Micachu & The Shapes – Turn Me Well
  • Rustie – Slasherr
  • Jon Hopkins – Open Eye Signal
  • Raw 2 Survive – Blood, Sweat And Tears (Delroy Edwards Mix)
  • Future Brown featuring Tink – Wanna Party
  • Saint Pepsi – Mac Tonight!
  • Unknown
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  • Leon Screen – Endless Field **NZ**
  • A.G. Cook – Beautiful
  • Altered Images – I Could Be Happy (12″ Mix)
  • Fatima Al Qadiri – Desert Strike

The Show: If you’re APPy and you know it clap your hands

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And here’s the playlist in full…


Direct download: The_Joint_2014-02-01-12-14.mp3

12pm – 1pm

1pm – 2pm

The Show: Christmas special? Best of 2013? Or just the same old 60’s, krautrock, hip-hop, indie pop, surf rock, electro, nu-soul, house trap?

If we’d got our act together it would have been option A, maybe we’ll do option B next week for the final show of 2013, but instead we’ll resort to type and do option C, the usual.

In lieu of a Christmas special here’s the Jive Bunny & The Mixmasters’ megamix of Phil Spector’s classic 1963 Christmas album.

And here’s the playlist in full…

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