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: Are You Hanging Up Your Stocking On Your Wall? Are You Hanging Up Your Stocking On Your Wall? Are You…

Tried to avoid any Christmas frivolity this year but the pull towards festive nonsense was too great.

Plus, the repeated-lyric-reworking of Slade’s “Merry Xmas Everybody” put us in mind of an equivalent deconstruction someone performed on The Human League’s “Don’t You Want Me” a few years ago.

Direct download: The Joint – 15 December 2018

And here’s the playlist in full…

  • “SLADE”  –  Merry Xmas Everybody (But All The Lyrics Are ‘Are You Hanging Up Your Stocking On Your Wall’) *
  • DJ NARCISO & NUNO BEATS  –  Hino Rs
  • MEEK MILL  –  What’s Free (featuring Rick Ross & Jay Z)
  • ANGELIC MILK  –  When The Limousines Pass By
  • PRESSURE  –  Militant
  • DJ EARL  –  LIKE THT
  • THE MIGHTY SPARROW  –  Slave
  • BORED IN COLOMBIA – Dreaming Of Turkey And Ham (featuring Red Headed Roy The Butchers Boy)
  • SLOWTHAI  –  Doorman
  • SHIT & SHINE  –  Sunrise Sam
  • J DILLA  –  The Throwaway (Yancey Boys featuring Frank Nitt)
  • THE GIST  –  Love At First Sight
  • ROSE DROLL  –  Boy Bruise
  • DANIEL AVERY  –  Diminuendo
  • AESOP ROCK & TOBACCO ARE MALIBU KEN  –  Acid King
  • THE HIGHER  –  The Core
  • BELLE & SEBASTIAN – The 12 Days Of Christmas
  • LIFE IN SODOM  –  The Stains (Alessandro Adriani Remix)
  • RIVAL CONSOLES  –  Persona
  • CONFIDENCE MAN  –  Santa’s Comin’ Down The Chimney
  • PLEASURE PLANET  –  Evaporate
  • CROOKED MAN  –  Long Time Dead
  • PRESSURE  –  Vex Riddim
  • V/VM – Christmas Stuffing Fanfare
  • MIRRORED LIPS  –  Falling In Love Again (Can’t Help It)
  • BONE HEAD  –  Soft Power
  • IC3PEAK  –  Смерти Больше Нет
  • HIPSWAY  –  Main Theme From The Film “Ask The Lord”
  • SILVERBACKS  –  Just In The Band
  • THE ALCHEMIST  –  E Coli (featuring Earl Sweatshirt)
  • UNLOVED  –  Love
  • PETE SHELLEY  –  Homosapien (Elongated Dancepartydubmix)

* The source of this week’s lyrical heading.