The Show: We see this thing going zip zap, zap zip, stay there, flash flash flash, zoom, stay there, flash flash flash, zoom zoom zoom zoom, and then off…

After the endless rain and gloomy midwinter, the new Violet French track “I Want the Sky to be Crying” has somehow undampened our spirits.

By the way, today’s blog title was inspired by Shaun Ryder reminiscing about seeing UFOs in his home town of Salford on the way to the bus stop.

And on with the show…

Direct download: The Joint – 04 July 2020

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

  • PLACES FOR PEOPLE – Sunset Park
  • LOW END ACTIVIST – Game Theory feat. Flowdan
  • RIDER SHAFIQUE AND THE BUG – Burn
  • NAVY BLUE – 22!
  • THE KOREATOWN ODDITY – Weed in LA
  • HADE – Jeep Cherokee XJ
  • SILENT FREEWAY – Ground Floor
  • VIOLET FRENCH – I Want the Sky to be Crying
  • MAG – So Low
  • VANESSA WORM – Heaven To Hell
  • PEAKING LIGHTS – Traffic
  • ANA HELDER – Boleto 101
  • YUNA LESCA – meandtheboys
  • SPECTRAL FEATURING SHAUN RYDER – Zip Zap Zoom (feat. Shaun Ryder) (Mybroken101 remix) *
  • FANTASTIC MAN – Lather of Heaven
  • LEWSBERG – Cold Light of Day
  • THE DWARFS OF EAST AGOUZA – Black Sun of Intent
  • FELIPE GORDON – Acid Horizontal Polka
  • RED AXES – Moonlight Ride
  • DONNA SUMMER – I Feel Love (Special New Version by Patrick Cowley)
  • ÇAYKH – Mogadishoù
  • AREA 3 – Bubble
  • SEI STILL – Tácticas de Guerrilla Urbana

* The source of this week’s lyrical heading.

The Show: Don’t you know, I just can’t make it until Saturday…

Direct download: The Joint – 23 June 2018

And here’s the playlist in full…

  • Letherette – Fresh & Clean
  • I:Cube – Ramurc
  • Giraffe – Climate (Marco Shuttle’s Moody Samba Treatment)
  • Tommy Mandel – Haunted (By The Girl He Always Wanted)
  • Fleet Dreams – on my grind
  • DJ Oil – Heritage
  • Yuna Lesca – Lost
  • Kamandi – Fitzgerald
  • Silent Freeway – My Existence
  • dxno_ – hash
  • Dilemma Beats – Pink Feeling
  • Johnny Jewel – Saturday (Evening) *
  • Low – Fly
  • Schofield Spires – when you call me
  • Funki Porcini – The Mulberry Files
  • Liam K Swiggs – Freakazoid (Dilemma Beats Remix)
  • AyGeeTee – Mind What_
  • NPLGNN – Weaponized Riddim
  • Sordid Sound System – Die Ewige Nacht
  • SMITH – The moon is loud. or not what it is
  • Lucy Railton – Pinnevik
  • Perel – Alles (Nadia Struiwigh Remix)
  • Roza Terenzi – Mwah
  • Low Jack – One Pop
  • Jay Glass Dubs – The Sweetest Dub

* The source of this week’s lyrical heading.

The Show: What’s not human?

A choir. Percussion. Dancing. Aliens. What could possibly go wrong?

Direct download: The Joint – 12 May 2018

And here’s the playlist in full…

  • CAMARÃO – Os Camarões
  • DOG POWER – Not Human *
  • NU GUINEA – Disco Sole
  • GIOVANNI DAMICO – Essential
  • YUNA LESCA – 2.0.4.8.6.3.
  • SHAKARCHI & STRANÉUS – Waayaha Cusub
  • JURA SOUNDSYSTEM – Udaberri Blues (Dub Version)
  • DAY OF NOVA – Sun is coming
  • STEF ANIMAL – Owl (Roland MT-32)
  • ROZA TERENZI – Lilli’s Lounge
  • PEGGY GOU – Travelling Without Arriving
  • JADED NINETIES RAVER – Free For A Fee
  • FUNKI PORCINI – Postcard From St. Bonnet
  • SILENT FREEWAY – All Of This
  • CHRISTINA VANTZOU – Remote Polyphony (feat. Steve Hauschildt)
  • NADIA STRUIWIGH – Roeiweijk
  • SIMIAN MOBILE DISCO – Caught In A Wave (feat. Deep Throat Choir)
  • THE TRENDEES – Little Faust
  • GOLD MEDAL FAMOUS – John, this is completely unacceptable (feat. John Campbell and Gerry Brownlee)
  • CARAMEL SMOOTH HEAVEN – Checking out
  • BART & THE BEDAZZLED – The Amateurs
  • MONIQUE ALLEN – Dreams Are For Free
  • PEREL – Crocus Vernus
  • JOAKIM HELLGREN – Grid
  • YUMI ZOUMA – France (Grands Boulevards)

* The source of this week’s lyrical heading.

The Show: Six Space Shuttles and 144,000 Elephants

Starting off the show today with the brand new, soothing and atmospheric release from Yuna Lesca (ex CHC now based in London).

And thanks to The Bad Professor who struck gold and put us on to Lonnie Holley‘s “Six Space Shuttles and 144,000 Elephants”. Definitely song title of the day.

https://soundcloud.com/dusttodigital/lonnie-holley-six-space

Direct download: The Joint – 20 January 2018

And here’s the playlist in full…

  • Yuna Lesca – Guilt Trip
  • Soft Fit – Haida
  • Aquatic Language – Départ
  • DJ Psychiatre – Trust Issues
  • Mark Du Mosch – Firefly
  • Lauer – Prosito
  • Lou Rebecca – Neverending
  • Mitra Mitra – Snakes
  • The Ruling Elite – All the chicks I know
  • Annual Leaf – Put A Plaster On It
  • Soul Coughing – Screenwriters Blues
  • Roland TR808 TV commercial
  • Jlin – Nyakinyua Rise
  • Lonnie Holley – Six Space Shuttles and 144,000 Elephants *
  • RAMZi – Fly Timoun
  • SAVE! – The Darkness In The Middle
  • MYMK – Brain Fog
  • Chino Amobi – DIXIE SHRINE
  • Kris Baha – Notion Of Dismay
  • Job Sifre – Zodiak
  • The Golden Filter – Black Spray
  • Cute Heels – The Glorious Dance
  • Pender Street Steppers – No Need
  • Chevals – Homecoming

* The source of this week’s lyrical heading.

Suckers stare but I don’t care

Lots of bleeps and beats and washing machine rhythms today with not too many vocals or words spoken. Starting off with the funk, then delving into the techno, a hip hop interlude, and then finishing off with the mellow and melancholic.

Direct download: The Joint – 25 February 2017

And here’s the playlist in full…

  • Daedelus – Baker’s Theme
  • Kelvin Hurts – Lover
  • Arms and Sleepers – Pan Am
  • Thundercat – Them Changes
  • Hidden Spheres – ~~~~~~
  • A Band Called Flash – Nicci
  • Grant – Back Mind
  • nthng – Unity
  • Joy Orbison – Walworth Window
  • Yuna Lesca – Salted Caramel
  • DVS1 – The Chase
  • Jeff Mills – Captured and under Their Control
  • Information Flash – Balearic Acid
  • The Bug Vs Earth – Snakes Vs Rats
  • Motte – Opal Eye
  • OceanView x Part-wun – Red Zoned
  • Ice-T – Colors *
  • Sun Kil Moon – Window Sash Weights
  • Noveller – Rituals
  • Felix Leifur – Eyelids
  • Quarta 330 – Digital Lotus Flower
  • Borrowed cs – R edit #2
  • L’usine Ticking – Hands (feat. Sarah McIlwain)
  • Seaside – Yours Only
  • Daedelus – Lazy Sunshine

* The source of this week’s lyrical heading.