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53 minutes | Dec 1, 2019
Freak Wave 009 - 33emybw, Sabiwa, Gnoomes +
In this episode, a double hit of outsider club music from Uganda from the Hakuna Kulala label; there’s a new album full of adventurous electronics from China’s 33emybw; we get on an 8-bit chiptune tip with Spanish duo SOSUN.dance and dig into fourth world vibes with Zatua from Indonesia. Plus, there’s cosmic psych from Gnoomes out of Russia; some peculiar behaviour from Taiwanese artist Sabiwa on her new record; a new coldwave supergroup from Italy via San Francisco; and a leftfield celebration of Afro Brazilian culture courtesy of Ziminino.
54 minutes | Oct 7, 2019
Freak Wave 008 - Kuunatic, MSYLMA, Rui Ho +
Episode 8 of Freak Wave features 60 minutes of mutant music from around the world, from Iceland, China, Brazil, Japan, Switzerland, Taiwan and Saudi Arabia. We start our journey in Japan with a prog- tribal excursion from Japanese trio Kuunatic; and we follow it up with music from minimalist transpop and postdisco duo Hyperculte; plus Chinese experimental hardcore producer Rui Ho and Taiwanese music technologist Floating Spectrum. We also hear from MSYLMA and DJ Haram, both delivering new experimental electronics with roots in the Quran, plus new work from Brazilian producer psilosamples and Reykjavik art collective Post-dreifing.
55 minutes | Aug 18, 2019
Freak Wave 007 - Sea Urchin, Yu Su, Sarathy Korwar +
Venturing deep into marginal music scenes from outside of the Anglo-American axis, with radical music from India, Poland, Portugal, China, Russia and Democratic Republic of Congo. In this week’s episode we hear from Sarathy Korwar, mixing Indian hip hop with his own take on jazz and indian classical tradition; we take a cut from a new compilation which celebrates avant-garde Polish drumming; and there’s lo-fi teenage experiments from Lisbon producer Puto Tito. Plus, Argentinean musician Barrio Lindo explores the deep and rich traditions of central and South American genres on his new album; there’s new Congolese bass music from Will’stone; and a sensational new album from Egyptian Italian duo Sea Urchin; plus music from Chinese producer Yu Su; Moscow’s Atariame; Japanese duo Group A and, from Brazil, Krapp’s Last Tapes.
51 minutes | Jul 20, 2019
Freak Wave 006 - Grup Ses, Anatolian Weapons, Harrga +
In this episode, we take in radical and divergent sounds from Greece, Turkey, Colombia, Tunisia, Tanzania, Japan, Ukraine and more. We kick off with a true contender for my album of the year 'Ofiodaimon’ - the psych-folk & synth collaboration from the Greek producer Anatolian Weapons and folk musician Seirios Savvaidis. We then dig into Turkish producer Grup Ses, who embarks on two divergent collaborations with hip hop artist Ethnique Punch and electric saz player Elektro Hafiz; we find out what happens when Chupame El Dedo try to recreate a variety of different heavy metal genres in a Latin tropical style; and Bristolian duo Harrga bring the fire on their multi-lingual debut. There’s also field recordings of Tanzanian ‘Mnanda’ music featuring rhythms bashed out on cheap Casio keyboards; plus new music from Ifriqiyya Electrique, Helado Negro, Ukranian experimental duo Gamardah Fungus and Japanese mavericks Kukangendai.
51 minutes | May 10, 2019
Freak Wave 005 - CÉCI, AMMAR 808, Charlotte Adigéry +
In this episode, mutant j-pop from Tokyo’s Kudo Kamome; sultry dub electronics from the Avon Terror Corps collective; new music from Belgian-Carribean artist Charlotte Adigéry; new South African Gqom from Citiizen Boy; we lean into Vayne’s taken on coldwave from out of Berlin; Jamaica’s Sikka Rhymes delivers some warped dancehall on the Bokeh Verions label; and there’s also music from CÉCI, Julie’s Haircut and Tunisia’s AMMAR 808.
51 minutes | Mar 2, 2019
Freak Wave 004 - Maarja Nuut, Nihiloxica, Senyawa +
Nihiloxica smash Bugandan drumming with avant electronics with exhilarating results; Tunisian producer Deena Abdelwahed taps some impressive remix talent for her new E.P. and there’s a mesmerising collaboration between Estonian vocalist and violinist Maarja Nuut and producer Ruum. Plus Indonesian duo Senyawa, Seville producer Lost Twin, Japanese artist Yoshinori Hayashi and rauður from Iceland.
48 minutes | Feb 17, 2019
Freak Wave 003 - Khalab, Jay Glass Dubs, Zongamin +
We head to Indonesia to hear from producer Wahono; Greek producer Jay Glass Dubs takes dub into fascinating new spaces; afro-futurist artist DJ Khalab delivers new takes on his brilliant ‘Black Noise’ album; Japanese producer Zongamin returns with his first new music in 13 years; Italy's Still gets reimagined by Dominican Republic's Kelman Duran ; plus music from Objekt out of Berlin and Op3rador from Bolivia.
40 minutes | Jan 23, 2019
Freak Wave 002 - Kelman Duran, Angel-Ho, Hama +
We start episode 2 by diving into Kelman Duran’s remarkable distillation of experimental electronics with reggaeton, dancehall and other Caribbean styles. We head to the Sahel region in West Africa for some Saharan synth wave; there’s a double hit of experimental vocal electronics from Norway’s NaEE RoBErts and South African artist Angel Ho; and we hear two cuts from a new compilation from Japanese label Diskotopia. Plus music from Ecuador’s Mala Fama and Greek improvisational duo Aman!!!.
53 minutes | Jan 3, 2019
Freak Wave 001 - Jibóia, Nazar, Lucrecia Dalt +
Freak Wave is a brand new podcast featuring underground and experimental music from around the world, venturing into marginal music scenes from outside of the Anglo-American axis. Presented by Stu Buchanan, this first episode gives you a true taste of the Freak Wave aesthetic - we launch off with a free jazz approach to rock from Portuguese producer Jibóia, and continue our journey with rough koduro from Angola's Nazar, new electronics from Malaysian electronic producer Wanhanzan and the debut from French producer and writer crystalmess. We also listen to recent releases on the Glitterbeat and Folcore labels and close with a beautiful remix of Colombian experimental artist Lucrecia Dalt.
2 minutes | Dec 2, 2018
Freak Wave 000
Introducing Freak Wave - a podcast celebrating underground and experimental music from around the world, venturing into marginal music scenes from outside of the Anglo-American axis. Presenter Stu Buchanan has spent the last two decades hunting for music that defies convention and definition, turning out a slew of record labels, radio programs, zines, gigs, podcasts, blogs and more. In this trailer, Stu introduces the show and gives a flavour of what's to come.
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