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

You’d better stop this playing on my mind

Michael Fortunati aka Pierre Michel Nigro
Michael Fortunati aka Pierre Michel Nigro

It started as an earworm. That 1987 Kylie Minogue hit “I Heard A Rumour”. Except it wasn’t. It was Bananarama. So down the rabbit hole we went to listen to Bananarama hits and that’s how we stumbled across Michael Fortunati and his 1986 hit “Give Me Up”.

WHY. DID. WE. NOT. KNOW. ABOUT. THIS?
It’s Italo Disco Euro Beat keytar gold.
You can even smell the Kouros.

Direct download: The Joint – 22 October 2016

And here’s the playlist in full…

  • Ella Fitzgerald – Tain’t What You Do (It’s The Way That You Do It)
  • STEAM – Na Na Hey Hey Kiss Him Goodbye
  • Joe Jackson – Steppin’ Out
  • Michael Fortunati – Give Me Up *
  • Mr. Oizo – Freezing Out (feat. Peaches)
  • Mr. Oizo – Your Liver
  • Visonia – Danse Avec La Lune
  • Carreno Is LB – Integration
  • Fujiya & Miyagi – Extended Dance Mix
  • I Monster – The ballad of Harry CHAMBERLIN and the surreptitious window cleaner
  • Prefuse 73 – Perverted Undertone
  • Danny Brown – Rolling Stone (feat. Petite Noir)
  • Don Papa – Rebel Danc
  • The Original Trinidad Steel Band – Cissy Strut
  • The Mantarays – Agave
  • Fis – Independently Together
  • Shayne P Carter – Just A Moment
  • Blair Parkes – sunday evening coming down (with Andrew Moore)
  • Yuna Lesca – Moments
  • Kassem Mosse – Molecular Memories
  • Kartei – Coco
  • Jonny 5 – Stoned
  • Yves Tumor – Cherish
  • The Kinks – Apeman
  • Justice – Randy
  • Acid Arab – La Hafla
  • Phantogram – Funeral Pyre
  • Banks – To the Hilt

* The source of this week’s lyrical heading.