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: I’m a librarian… from Wigan.

There are too many cracking songs and, in the case of Lynks, too much energy to be contained within our usual 2 hour limit. So it’s an expanded 130 minute episode of The Joint this week.

Don’t forget to support the sponsors of the show – Future Promotions, Innocence Back2Back Mixtapes and, of course, the Ravers Dateline (0839812752 to meet boy ravers and 0839812753 to meet girl ravers).

And on with the show…

Direct download: The Joint – 06 February 2021

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

  • SOPHIE  –  BIPP (Autechre Mx) (RIP)
  • FRANK OCEAN  –  Godspeed (Pluko Flip)
  • ED DOWIE  –  Number Eight Wire
  • ARIANA GRANDE  –  34+35 (Remix featuring Doja Cat, Megan Thee Stallion)
  • serpentwithfeet  –  Fellowship
  • DIVINE · VINCE STAPLES · PUSHA T  –  Jungle Mantra
  • GROVE  –  Ur Boyfriend’s Wack
  • SHAMIR  –  Stain
  • LYNKS  –  Everyone’s Hot (And I’m Not) *
  • GOAT GIRL  –  Badibaba
  • OHTIS  –  Schatze (featuring Stef Chura)
  • CJ  –  Whoopty
  • THE SMOG  –  Set In Stone
  • JAMAL GASOL  –  This Rap Shit Is Wrestling
  • HEN OGLEDD  –  Space Golf
  • DJ OA$IS  –  GOAT LIFE!
  • YOUNG DOLPH  –  Large Amounts
  • BILLY NOMATES  –  Heels
  • BIGA YUT X DEBMASTER  –  Musamavu
  • GARY, INDIANA  –  Alien 3
  • DESIRE  –  Zeros
  • RACHIKA NAYAR  –  The Trembling Of Glass
  • HUS KINGPIN  –  Beth Gibbons
  • MINNIE RIPERTON  –  Les Fleurs
  • NLMGNM  –  Bathtub
  • HANNAH PEEL  –  Emergence In Nature
  • GRIFF  –  Black Hole
  • MYD  –  Moving Men (Metronomy Remix)
  • TOBACCO  –  This Man
  • IAN MARTIN  –  Strobo Renegade
  • MADLIB  –  Dirtknock
  • VAST AIRE & COSMIQ  –  Good Fuel
  • SPIRIT OF THE BEEHIVE  –  There’s Nothing You Can’t Do
  • SQUID  –  Narrator (featuring Martha Skye Murphy)
  • ICEAGE – The Holding Hand

* The inspiration for this week’s lyrical heading.

The Show: My baby like rock and roll

On with the show…

Direct download: The Joint – 19 September 2020

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

  • JUNGLE BROTHERS  –  J. Beez Comin’ Through (DJ Red Alert Version)
  • JACKIE EXTREME  –  HEAD
  • MALKA  –  Moving Together
  • CHANCE デラソウル  –  I Feel Your Love
  • SQUID  –  Clapping Music
  • SESSION VICTIM  –  Up To Rise (LP Mix)
  • UNLOVED  –  Why Not (Gwenno Remix)
  • KELLY LEE OWENS  –  Corner Of My Sky (featuring John Cale)
  • BIGA YUT  –  Nu13
  • SHYGIRL  –  Freak
  • ANZ  –  Loos In Twos (NRG)
  • NEW VICES FOR THE JADED  –  Follow Careers In Modern Love
  • JW FRANCIS  –  New York
  • L.A. WITCH  –  I Wanna Lose
  • BAB L’ BLUZ  –  Ila Mata
  • TRILLARY BANKS  –  Drillary II
  • LEZ POP  –  BIG DYKE ENERGY (BEER RONTE REMIX)
  • NECRO  –  COVID-19 (Pestilence)
  • GOOD SAD HAPPY BAD  –  Shades
  • WIDOWSPEAK  –  Amy
  • MATTIEL  –  Looking Down The Barrel Of A Gun
  • ARAB STRAP  –  The Turning Of Our Bones
  • SIX SED RED  –  Shake It Right
  • TRAVIS SCOTT  –  The Plan
  • SAULT  –  Monsters
  • whiterosemoxie  –  west side boys *
  • BABY QUEEN  –  Buzzkill
  • SOUL▲CRAFT  –  Cash Queen Boulevard Romp (feat. ᴘₒʟʏɢʟᵒᴛ)
  • JACKIE EXTREME  –  BIZARRE LOVE TRIANGLE

* The source of this week’s lyrical heading.

The Show: Our hearts are full of regret and cholesterol…

Today’s show is woven between readings of the “WAP” lyrics by Ben Shapiro. We’ve not been as moved by a monologue since we first heard Richard Burton reciting Dylan Thomas.

As if that wasn’t dramatic enough, we chose to back Mr Shapiro’s oration with the latest offering from RZA – a brand new US ice cream truck jingle, written to replace the existing “well-known and problematic tune “Turkey in the Straw”.”

And on with the show…

Direct download: The Joint –  22 August 2020

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

  • seeyousoon  –  BEN AFFLECK
  • BOB VYLAN  –  England’s Ending
  • limeboiler  –  k.k. bossa (small version)
  • osquinn  –  ok im cool (with blackwinterwalls)
  • PHOEBE GREEN  –  Reinvent
  • MARIE DAVIDSON & L’ŒIL NU  –  Renegade Breakdown
  • SPARKLE DIVISION  –  You Go Girl!
  • OPEN MIKE EAGLE  –  Bucciarati (featuring Kari Faux)
  • CHEMTRAILS  –  Slag Heap Deity 1 *
  • SQUID  –  Pigs (In There)
  • SONG SUNG  –  The Minds Eye
  • KALI UCHIS & RICO NASTY  –  Aquí Yo Mando
  • CAPTAIN PLANET & ALSARAH كاپتن پلانت & الساره  –  Ghazal غزل
  • SUBCULTURE  –  The River Bend (featuring Rachel Chinouriri)
  • YACHT  –  (Downtown) Dancing (Selector Dub Narcotic Version)
  • MPHO SEBINA  –  Slip Away
  • CUT COPY  –  Like Breaking Glass
  • MAX RICHTER  –  All Human Beings – Pt. 1
  • MAX RICHTER  –  All Human Beings – Pt. 2
  • MAX RICHTER  –  Chorale – Pt. 4
  • CREEPAOFFICIAL  –  South Brum
  • CHANCE デラソウル  –  Sit Back
  • YARD ACT  –  Fixer Upper
  • BECCA MANCARI  –  First Time
  • CHARLOTTE OC  –  This Pain (PBR Streetgang Remix)
  • BILLY NICHOLLS  –  London Social Degree
  • THE NOTWIST  –  Ship
  • SLAM  –  Positive Education (A JD Twitch Remix)
  • FONTAINES D.C.  –  Living in America
  • SEX SWING  –  Valentine’s Day At The Gym (Jane Weaver Makeup Mix)
  • SHIT & SHINE  –  Hillbilly Moonshine
  • TROYE SIVAN  –  Rager Teenager!

* The source of this week’s lyrical heading.

The Show: Shikwa

And on with the show…

Direct download: The Joint – 04 April 2020

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

  • HUGO MONTENEGRO  –  The Man From U.N.C.L.E. Theme
  • RUN THE JEWELS  –  Yankee And The Brave
  • UPSETTERS  –  Chim Cherie (Billy Jean)
  • LAUREL HALO  –  Sunlight On The Faded (Dub)
  • CHILDISH GAMBINO  –  47.48
  • REVOLUTIONARY ARMY OF THE INFANT JESUS  –  I Carry The Sun
  • RIZ AHMED  –  The Breakup (Shikwa) *
  • DREEMWAX  –  You Wouldn’t Understand
  • TIME ZONE  –  Wildstyle
  • CHEMICAL BROTHERS  –  Out Of Control (The Avalanches Surrender To Love Mix)
  • PLEASURE POOL  –  Ask Your Body
  • abstract projections  –  duality
  • ULTRAÍSTA  –  Tin King
  • LEZ POP  –  Gas Mask (Instrumental)
  • QUELLE CHRIS & CHRIS KEYS  –  SUDDEN DEATH
  • GEORGE JONES  –  White Lightning
  • LYRA PRAMUK  –  Tendril
  • RUN THE JEWELS  –  Ooh LA LA
  • BLACK MARBLE  –  One Eye Open
  • BILLY NOMATES  –  No
  • MALL GRAB  –  Believe (Festival Mix)
  • PROTOMARTYR  –  Processed By The Boys
  • SQUID  –  Sludge
  • BROKNTOYS  –  Sheut
  • BLEACHING AGENT  –  Set You Going (Hot Concept)
  • SOCCER96  –  I Was Gonna Fight Fascism (featuring Alabaster dePlume)

* The source of this week’s lyrical heading.