The Show: Every time we meet we play hide and seek

It’s taken a little over 11 months but The Herb Whisperer has finally managed to watch his first complete film of 2020 – Steve McQueen’s “Lovers Rock”. Admittedly, it’s only 70 minutes long so it wasn’t much of a stretch.  Plus 10 of those 70 minutes were comprised of just one song, the extended (then a cappella) version of Janet Kay’s “Silly Games” that closes today’s show

And on with the show…

Direct download: The Joint – 12 December 2020

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

  • THE COMET IS COMING – Imminent (featuring Joshua Idehen)
  • PVA  –  Exhaust / Surroundings (Girl Band / Daniel Fox Remix)
  • BACKHUS & FERNANDO PICON  –  Dirty Sexy Freak (Original Mix)
  • NAZAR  –  2 African Sickos (featuring Citizen Boy)
  • THE REVOLUTIONARIES  –  Kunta Kinte (Dub Plate Mix)

[PINK SIIFU & FLY ANAKIN  –  Black Bitches Matter Hoe Skit]

  • JENNY LEWIS & SERENGETI   –  Unblu
  • DRY CLEANING  –  Scratchcard Lanyard
  • PINK SIIFU & FLY ANAKIN  –  Razberry
  • حبيبي فنك SHARHABEEL AHMED  –  Argos Farfish
  • THE LOUNGE SOCIETY  –  Burn The Heather

[PINK SIIFU & FLY ANAKIN  –  333GET@ME Skit]

  • NO ONE KNOWS WHO DID THIS  –  Tortillas
  • PILLOW QUEENS  –  Holy Show
  • QUAKERS  –  Hit List (featuring Cazeaux O.L.S.O)
  • YARD ACT  –  Peanuts
  • THIS HEEL  –  Black Hole
  • GOD’S WONDERFUL RAILWAY  –  Hazelnuts In March
  • AUGENWASSER  –  Antennas
  • PINK SIIFU & FLY ANAKIN  –  Richard Pryor
  • MIRRORS  –  Shirley
  • OLDE BOI AND THE SOUNDS IN HIS HEAD  –  Kill Your Love
  • HAIKU HANDS  –  Suck My Cherry
  • CHUBBY AND THE GANG  –  Speed Kills
  • MRS DINK  –  Wouldn’t You Like 2 B A Pepper 2
  • SHO MADJOZI  –  Jamani
  • GIRL IN RED  –  Two Queens In A King Sized Bed

[PINK SIIFU & FLY ANAKIN  –  One Hit Moo Skit]

  • QUAKERS  –  Fa Real (featuring Jeru The Damaja)
  • STRAIGHT GIRL  –  Limón
  • MEGAN THEE STALLION  –  Body
  • TAFI & GREEN DOOR ALLSTARS  –  Diloeshutubui
  • WITCH EGG  –  Greener Pools
  • SLEAFORD MODS  –  Shortcummings

[PINK SIIFU & FLY ANAKIN  –  Pick Up TF Phone Skit]

  • MARIKA HACKMAN  –  In Undertow
  • DIGITAL SEX  –  Point Of Light
  • JANET KAY  –  Silly Games (Lovers Rock Version)*

* The inspiration for this week’s lyrical heading.

The Show: Get Smartr

Now that the Stormzy – Wiley feud seems to have ground to a halt we offer you a review of all the sends (5 in total) in today’s mix. Head across to niche website Grime Beef for more details. We ran out of time to include the black midi and Afghan Dan additions to the canon.

The spoken word clips are from the Luminary podcast Smartr. First two episodes are free to download / stream but the remaining eight require a subscription. This makes things slightly awkward because Luminary is not available in New Zealand.

Closing track is the 15 minute “Word Wall 2”, featuring Elena Poulou and taken off the first vinyl release from Salford club The White Hotel. The club might not look promising from the outside but inside, well, just check out their gig guide for starters.

And on with the show…

Direct download: The Joint – 18 January 2020

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

  • WILEY  –  Eediyat Skengman
  • BABY DAVLIN  –  Can Lim
  • TENGGER  –  High
  • THE KINKS  –  Shangri-La (2019 Remix)
  • CHINA MAC & METHOD MAN  –  Wu Tang Remix
  • J-LIVE  –  The Plot Twist

Smartr Trailer

  • STORMZY  –  Disappointed
  • FORM  –  Gesundheit
  • KEELEY FORSYTH  –  Start Again
  • RONCE  –  Lolita
  • ADULTRY KIDDING  –  Closed On Sunday
  • CHARISMATIC MEGAFAUNA  –  Guys In Spandex
  • LOVELY EGGS, THE  –  This Decision
  • WILEY  –  Eediyat Skengman 2
  • DISQ  –  Daily Routine
  • LADY DONLI & DAVIDO  –  Cash (Remix)
  • m a g g i e . w a v  –  Fragment//Fusion (featuring jobert)
  • GOMET  –  Cumpleañera
  • PVA  –  Divine Intervention

Smartr Episode 1 Intro – Puel

  • STORMZY  –  Still Disappointed
  • TRICKY  –  Abbaon Fat Track
  • HERON FISCHER  –  Born & Raised
  • LORAINE JAMES (featuring Le3 bLACK)  –  London Ting / Dark As Fuck
  • JETSTREAM PONY  –  Yellow Pills
  • WILEY  –  Eediyat Skengman 3
  • WAQWAQ KINGDOM  –  3rd Eye
  • ORIELLES, THE  –  Space Samba (Disco Volador Theme)
  • R V  –  World Full Of Nothing

Smartr Episode 2 Intro – Autonews

  • BOMB SNIFFING DOGS, THE  –  Word Wall 2