Vasko The Pig hosts a brand new Fwonk* podcast. Each segment is a mini-mix of tracks interspersed with chat from our host. There are some excellent tracks here to enjoy, and the mixing is utterly seemless and works perfectly. The whole show if finished off with a brand new, previously unreleased track from Vasko himself.
JENNIFER AVILLA | El Tranvia | Darkling, I Listen | link KABUKIMAN | Tammy & The T-Rex | You’re Right, Let’s Bail | link I, CACTUS | Ruby Cactus | I, Cactus | link THEMURU | Khärt,Me’fāləd Rlyə ‘Mərila | Khärt,Me’fāləd Rlyə ‘Mərila | link
THANATO TWIST WITH OLEG’S SOUND SYSTEM | 80’S Twisted Oleg’s Revenge | Swing Mastication | link
TIRUSET | The Drone | Siruxect | link OHSAURUS | Rocks Are Space (Space Is Illusion) | Glacial Pioneer | link HITORI TORI | Acid Happens | Transcription Factors | link GROSS PROPHET | Sunset | Vague Memories Of Self | link
May’s podcast is a relatively low-key, subdued affair, with a bit of a sting in the tail! Tracks from Wood Spider, Beth Kleist and The Black Atlantic give us an organic feel, and we feature a special profile of instrumental hip-hop netlabel Dusted Wax Kingdom.
THE BLACK ATLANTIC | The Flooded Road | Darkling, I Listen | link DANOIZZ | When Imi Sleeps | When Umi Sleeps | link CRACKLE CREATIONS | Water Mist | Eros | link
OHSAURUS | Sudden Extinction | North East Structure | link WOOD SPIDER | Lonesome Shore | In The Thick Of It | link NOYCE | Rain | Shmank | link BEEMBO | Road, House | Ankle Band EP | link LO-FI SCIENTISTS | Ego Trippin’ | Lo-Fi Scientists | link
EXIT! | Female | Female | link ECHOSONIC | Achatine | Gauze | link BETH KLEIST | Antimeridian | Drei | link
CIRCUS OF MIND | Jiggawatt | 80Hz Sacred Surplus | link 2nd MOUSE | Domino | Decade | link KATARRHAKTES | Shadows Chasing Shadows Into The Sun | Ascension | link
As Spring is sprunging all around, Heskin Radiophonic brings us into April with some choice cuts. This month featuring a special profile of two netlabels – the ambient Blurry Pup Recordings and the dancefloor orientated Sostanze Records.
March’s Fwonk* Podcast brings you a varied palette for the gradual onset Spring! This month we have a lot of hip-hop, rap and dub, but this is tempered with some outstanding space-rock, garage rock, Greek folk music and one of the best dancefloor anthems we’ve ever heard. We also feature two tracks by the outstanding Talk Less, Say More who has been making waves with a great review of his excellent new EP on The Quietus, amongst others!
Heskin Radiophonic returns with his first podcast since December, and this is a diverse, energetic headlong dive through the sparkling waters of netlabel and Creative Commons sourced music. Featuring everything from German blues, through to Russian Beefheartian-folk, storming glitchcore and soothing ambient drones. There’s a little something for everyone here.
Fwonk* regular Katarrhaktes brings you his guide to the world of netmusic, featuring 8bit, glitch, industrial techno and breakcore. This is certainly not for the faint hearted or those still recovering from New Year hangovers. It is loud, proud and uncompromising. Which is nice.
Scarlet Tina | Less Than Three Bl00dsuck1ng Fr34k | Fucked Up Take Shark Tar | Spinethresher [demo]
Loffciamcore & Commericalwhore | Black Betty Is Splitter Bitch Dave! | Chocolate Biscuit Rape Factory Heskin Radiophonic | A Whisper Is Never Enough With Prison Cell Was Embraced & Bogutsky | Don’t Leave Me Alone
Stratosonics | Attack, Monster Kabuki, Attack! (covered by Katarrhaktes) 0xBBninja | Ah Look At This Pretty Princess katarrhaktes | fallen star Phllox | Wasp Attack Merlune | Yellowstoned
Synaecide | Venom (feat Emane) Styli | In Boxes With Toys Bass Assassin | 8bit Detective
Back for a third mix of crisp beats and phat basses from the archives of Fwonk* netlabel, and choice cuts from around the world of Netlabel, Netaudio and Creative Commons music. This mix flips genres between ambient, afro-beat, 8-bit, breakcore, IDM, hip-hop and more. If you like sound, listen to this!
Heskin Radiophonic brings a second mix from Fwonk*. Displaying some of the best cuts from the netlabel scene, and Fwonk* records in particular, this podcast is a compilation of great tunes in an enormous variety of genres – from ambient, to breakcore, to Balkan folk! Twelve great tracks, with a full tracklisting and links below. You can download the 320kbps MP3 track from Fwonk*, or you can stream it from Mixcloud. Enjoy!
Heskin Radiophonic curates a first mix from Fwonk*. Displaying some of the best cuts from Fwonk* netlabel, this podcast is a compilation of great tunes in a variety of genres – hip-hop, techno, dubstep, ambient and even garage rock ‘n roll. You can stream the podcast via Mixcloud or download it from Fwonk*.
There are several podcasts I keep coming back to for a new fix in Creative Commons music, and Density of Sound is one of the very best. Dedicating itself exclusively to Creative Commons released music, this podcast is roughly an hour long show, recorded and released about once a month.
The host, Matthew Jones, has obviously studied at the feet of The One True Master. There is a huge variety of music genres on offer – anything from Ambient Drone, to Balkan Folk, to Garage Punk to Gabba – the more varied the better, and to be honest, that’s the way I like it!
Adding to the Peel-feel is Jones’ own affable (and northern) presentation style, and his no-nonsense contempt of all things mainstream, especially the parade of Cowell-approved identikit karaoke acts that passes for contemporary culture. Here is a host who likes to give air play to artists who would otherwise be languishing on MySpace, the Internet Archive or Bandcamp.
There are nearly 50 shows available to download, each featuring roughly a dozen musical gems, so get out there and give it a whirl!