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
  • 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

The Show: British Masters

We’ve spent the last few weeks binge watching Noisey’s British Masters series, hosted by John Doran.

If these interviews intrigue you (and they intrigued us enough to include some highlights in today’s show) head over to The Quietus where you can find more of Mr Doran’s work.

Direct download: The Joint – 23 March 2019

And here’s the playlist in full…

  • PREGOBLIN  –  Combustion
  • STETSASONIC  –  Talkin’ All That Jazz
  • JOVIALE  –  Monaco (Demo)
  • FONTAINES D.C.  –  Roy’s Tune

John Doran talks to Tricky #1

  • UNLOVED  –  Remember (Keefus Ciancia Reminisce Remix) (featuring Étienne Daho and Jade Vincent)
  • OPEN MIKE EAGLE  –  Microfiche
  • HELADO NEGRO  –  Running
  • LORD$OFDOGTOWN  –  Autumn
  • SLOPPY BOY  –  Hungover

John Doran talks to Cosey Fanni Tutti

  • HUELGAS ENSEMBLE  –  Qui Habitat (Motete A 24 Voces)
  • WEYES BLOOD  –  Everyday
  • UFFIE  –  Sadmoney
  • DIRK DE SAEVER  –  The Same, Same Story
  • HEALTH x JPEGMAFIA  –  Hate You

John Doran talks to Liam Gallagher

  • OOFT!  –  Guilty Feet Beat
  • CLINIC  –  Rubber Bullets
  • NOTS  –  Half Painted House
  • HASH REDACTOR  –  Good Sense
  • TONE CHOP & FROST GAMBLE  –  Wreck The Mic
  • KAYTRANADA  –  Well I Bet Ya

John Doran talks to David Rodigan

  • CODEK  –  Tam Tam (Daniele Baldelli & Marco Dionigi Remix A)
  • JAH WOBBLE, KEITH LEVENE, YOUTH featuring MARK STEWART  –  A Very British Coup (Long Version)
  • DJ DR-660  –  Fuk Me FTB (Da Bomb Edit)

John Doran talks to Tricky #2

  • MARIE DAVIDSON  –  Lara (Daniel Avery Remix)
  • TEXTASY  –  Shawty Wats Up (Cybermission Remix)
  • TANYA TAGAQ  –  Toothsayer
  • SULLY  –  Run
  • SQUID  –  Houseplants

The Show: Sounds for pets.

And here’s the playlist in full…

Direct download: The_Joint_2016-01-30-12-14.mp3

12pm – 1pm

1pm – 2pm

The show: Reduce me, seduce me, dress me up in Stüssy*

secrets - Hell is round the corner
secrets - Hell is round the corner

1995 seems like such a long time ago.

That’s when Tricky released his debut album “Maxinquaye“. At the time it was released it was a dark, brooding, decaying and paranoid affair. I listened to it the other day and it has aged quite well.

The closest I have ever heard anyone get to its moodiness are the M.I.A., Burial, and Kode9 albums. Tricky is also the only artist I have ever heard cover a Public Enemy song (“Black Steel in the Hour of Chaos”) and match it (and arguably surpass it).

In a way, Tricky seems like an impossible artist to cover.

But you’d be wrong. I was.

The other day I was lurking around and noticed that secrets aka Fraser Austin had done a cover version of “Hell is Round the Corner”. Damn well shat myself when I discovered that it was true in spirit to the original. Must be something about the Christchurch winter that lends itself to paranoia. Or secrets is taking lots of cough syrup at the moment.

*ERRATUM: Curses. As ever I got the lyric wrong. Instead of “Seduce me, seduce me…” it should have been “Reduce me, seduce me…”. THX Hairdresser on Fire for inadvertently alerting me to my error.

And here’s the playlist in full…

12pm – 1pm

Download 12pm – 1pm here (m4a / aac file) – Technical difficulties for the second week in a row. So, apologies, no spiffing m4a / aac formats. Scroll down to get the mp3 version instead.

1pm – 2pm

Download 1pm – 2pm here (m4a / aac file) – Technical difficulties for the second week in a row. So, apologies, no spiffing m4a / aac formats. Scroll down to get the mp3 version instead.

Alternatively, this is the raw, unpasteurized version of the show in mp3 format. No chapters, pictures or links. Slightly less quality. Otherwise the audio content is the same as the two files above. The choice is yours…..

Technical difficulties also meant the first song on today’s show is missing from the podcast.

Download 12pm – 2pm here (mp3 file)