Freak Zone Playlist

A playlist of freaky tunes.

Soulwax compile a playlist of rarities and obscurities from their record collection.

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2016072420160723 (6M)A post-midnight module in left-field, weird and experimental music.

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A Can-packed Playlist20170129Stuart Maconie presents a special tribute to Can drummer Jaki Liebezeit.

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A Cappella2016091820160917 (6M)Radio 3's Max Reinhardt joins Stuart Maconie to share some a cappella vocal tracks.

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A Potted History Of American Art-rock2017052120170520 (6M)Stuart takes a whistle-stop tour through American art-rock from the 1960s to the 2010s.

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Andy Votel's Chili Con Carnival Mix2016082820160827 (6M)DJ Andy Votel joins Stuart Maconie to deliver a Global Chilli Con Carnival Mix.

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Anna Meredith's Late Night Glastonbury Mix2016062620160625 (6M)A post-midnight module in left-field, weird and experimental music.

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Annette Peacock's Playlist20170115American composer, writer, arranger and vocalist Annette Peacock chooses an hour of music.

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Best Of Modern British Composers20170219Stuart Maconie showcases modern British composers working in classical music and beyond.

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Blanck Mass Playlist2017043020170429 (6M)Blanck Mass explores the outer edges of his record collection in a 60-minute playlist.

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British Psychedelia2016073120160730 (6M)Stuart slips on a kaftan and presents a playlist of British psychedelia from 1966 to 1969.

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By Daniel O'sullivan Of Grumbling Fur2019040720190406 (6M)A selection of songs that present conflicting worlds; sentimentality and innocence nestle alongside tragedy and melancholy chosen by Daniel O'Sullivan from Grumbling Fur.

Featuring a posthumously released demo from American songwriter Judee Sill, a rootsie Americana style track from Bob Dylan's basement tapes and Coral Rose aka The Silver Field a talented multi-instrumentalist whose debut album has been released on Tim Burgess' O Genesis Recordings.

Daniel O'Sullivan is one half of the underground pop duo Grumbling Fur alongside Alexander Tucker. He also plays bass and organ for This Is Not This Heat, the new incarnation of iconic British avant-rock group This Heat and has collaborated with Sunn 0))), Ulver and Guapo.

A selection of songs that present conflicting worlds of innocence and melancholy.

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Cosey Fanni Tutti's Playlist2017052820170527 (6M)Throbbing Gristle member and performance artist Cosey Fanni Tutti presents her playlist.

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David Bowie20160124Stuart and Graham Massey of 808 State look at the stranger side of David Bowie.

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Delia Derbyshire Eightieth Birthday Special2017050720170506 (6M)A celebration of the music and spirit of Delia Derbyshire from the Radiophonic Workshop.

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Discrepant Records20160327Stuart chats to Goncalo F Cardoso about Discrepant Records and their vibrant soundscapes.

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Don't Call Me Minimalist2016100220161001 (6M)Stuart presents a playlist of minimalist composers, including Philip Glass and Steve Reich

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East Meets West20161211Stuart collates a playlist celebrating the fusion of eastern and western musical cultures.

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Emptyset Playlist20170312Electronic duo Emptyset supply a playlist of ritual drones and adventurous vocals.

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Eno Collaborations2016051520160514 (6M)Stuart Maconie creates a 60-minute playlist of music with Brian Eno's magic touch.

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Experimental Strings2016052220160521 (6M)Stuart is joined by fiddler Laura Cannell to discuss experimental music featuring strings.

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Freak Zone Recommends20161106Stuart showcases new releases from Let's Eat Grandma, The Lucid Dream and others.

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Freaking Out In The 1980s20161204Stuart Maconie explores the left field, weird and experimental music of the 1980s.

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Gaika Playlist2017040220170401 (6M)Progressive electronic artist Gaika compiles a 60-minute playlist of music.

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Gilles Peterson With Brazilian Psych2016082120160820 (6M)Gilles Peterson sits in for Stuart Maconie with a subversive Brazilian psych special.

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Grails Playlist20170212US band Grails compile a playlist of dreamy psych and rare European film soundtracks.

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Greg Anderson From Sunn 0))) Playlist20170108Greg Anderson from Sunn 0))) and Southern Lord records compiles a 60-minute playlist.

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Homemade Instruments2016061220160611 (6M)Stuart Maconie focuses on homemade and bespoke instruments in a 60-minute playlist.

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Household Hits20160207Anne Hilde Neset joins Stuart to discover how to make music from household objects.

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Hubro Records Playlist20170319Hubro Records boss Andreas Risanger Meland joins Stuart to talk about the label.

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Idm With Graham Massey2016071020160709 (6M)Stuart is joined by Graham Massey of 808 State to discuss IDM - intelligent dance music.

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James Yorkston's Playlist2016102320161022 (6M)Scottish folk musician James Yorkston creates an eclectic mix of overlaid tracks.

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Japanese Noise With Nick Luscombe20160320Stuart is joined by Nick Luscombe, who shares a selection of Japanese noise artists.

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Jez Nelson's Far Side Of Jazz2016100920161008 (6M)Broadcaster Jez Nelson joins Stuart Maconie and shares some of his current favourites.

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Keith Emerson Tribute2016040320160402 (6M)Stuart pays tribute to keyboard player Keith Emerson from Emerson, Lake & Palmer.

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Martin Green's Playlist20170122Folk artist Martin Green creates a 60-minute playlist of brass, synths and folk.

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Michael Rother20160110Mojo deputy editor Andrew Male takes Stuart on a whirlwind tour of Michael Rother's music.

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Mike Patton's Many, Many Bands2016041020160409 (6M)Stuart explores the wide-ranging projects of Mike Patton, from Faith No More to Fantomas.

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Modern Medieval Music20160306Laura Cannell joins Stuart with music connecting the middle ages to the modern world.

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Momus Playlist2017060420170603 (6M)Songwriter, author and artist Nick Currie, aka Momus, is behind the night's playlist.

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Moor Mother Playlist2017040920170408 (6M)Afro-futurist poet and musician Moor Mother compiles a 60-minute playlist.

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Mothers Of Invention2016091120160910 (6M)Stuart looks at inspirational elder stateswomen composers with journalist Kate Molleson.

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Music And The Occult2014120720161225 (6M)Stuart is joined by writer Rob Young to explore music inspired by the occult.

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Music For Strange Places2016061920160618 (6M)A post-midnight module in left-field, weird and experimental music.

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Musical Hoaxes20160117Stuart Maconie explores the greatest fakes, spoofs and hoaxes in left-field music.

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Musical Marriages20160228Stuart peeks behind closed doors to find out the secret to a successful musical marriage.

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Nautical Niche2016050120160430 (6M)Stuart goes on a seafaring voyage through experimental music with Andrew Male from Mojo.

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Nonesuch Explorer Series2016071720160716 (6M)Stuart is joined by Fiona Talkington to explore the Nonesuch Explorer Series of albums.

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Ode To Autumn2016103020161029 (6M)Stuart presents an Ode to Autumn playlist - an audio accompaniment to the changing seasons

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Ones To Watch In 201620160103Wire magazine's Derek Walmsley joins Stuart with his tips for the ones to watch in 2016.

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Outsider Artists20161127Stuart presents a playlist of outsider artists - musicians outside the commercial industry

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Penguin Cafe Playlist2017042320170422 (6M)Stuart invites Arthur Jeffes from Penguin Cafe to compile an hour-long playlist.

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Peter Broderick's Playlist20161113Stuart's guest is Peter Broderick, who offers a 60-minute playlist.

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Prog-rock Disco2016101620161015 (6M)Welcome to Stuart's freaky world of prog bangers, space rock and left field disco.

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Radiophrenia2016090420160903 (6M)Stuart investigates Radiophrenia, an experimental pop-up radio station in Glasgow.

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Roundtable2016042420160423 (6M)Stuart discusses new experimental music releases with Steve Davis and Graham Massey.

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Roundtable2016070320160702 (6M)Stuart discusses new experimental music releases with Derek Walmsley and Sara Lowes.

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Sacred Bones Playlist2016092520160924 (6M)Sacred Bones Records curate a 60-minute playlist from their adventurous roster of artists.

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Tanya Tagaq's Playlist20170205Canadian Inuit throat singer Tanya Tagaq selects an hour of her favourite tunes.

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Tape Music2016060520160604 (6M)Stuart and Robin the Fog look at the benefits and pitfalls of making music with tape.

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The Alternative 1950s2016041720160416 (6M)Stuart looks at the alternative music of the 1950s, from modal jazz to minimalism.

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The Alternative 1990s20170305Stuart throws his horns high with a playlist of 90s metal, stoner rock, post-rock and more

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The Freak Zone's Essential Collection20161218Stuart collates a series of classic records of adventurous music from across the decades.

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The Golden Age Of British Folk20161120Stuart presents a playlist of the best British folk of the mid-1970s.

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The Leaf Label's 21st Birthday Special20160221Stuart celebrates 21 years of The Leaf label with founder Tony Morley.

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The Multifaceted Andrew Weatherall20160313Stuart explores the work of DJ Andrew Weatherall with Derek Walmsley, editor of Wire.

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The Power Of Three2016080720160806 (6M)Stuart acknowledges the power of three with a playlist of the best trios across the board.

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The Residents Playlist2017041620170415 (6M)Homer Flynn of the Cryptic Corporation, spokesperson of The Residents compiles a playlist.

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The Story Of Life And Death20160131Singer and broadcaster Mara Carlyle joins Stuart with songs telling stories about death.

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Tyondai Braxton's Playlist20170226Stuart's playlist is supplied by composer and electronic manipulator Tyondai Braxton.

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Utopian Playlist2016052920160528 (6M)Stuart creates a 60-minute playlist of spiritual, beatific and blissed-out utopian music.

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Vampire Vamps2016050820160507 (6M)Stuart Maconie resurrects some tunes written about vampires.

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Whyte Horses' Sunshine Playlist2016081420160813 (6M)Dom Thomas compiles a relaxing playlist for sunburned weirdos to enjoy on their holidays.

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Wire Fortieth Anniversary Playlist2017051420170513 (6M)Post-punk, art-rock group Wire present artists that perform at their Drill festivals.

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01Soulwax2017061120170610 (6M)A playlist of freaky tunes.

Soulwax compile a playlist of rarities and obscurities from their record collection.

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02Atoms For Peace2017061820170617 (6M)

As 6 Music celebrates Radiohead, The Freak Zone Playlist revisits Thom Yorke and Nigel Godrich's Atoms For Peace Essential Mix. The mix was first broadcast on BBC Radio 1 on 9th March 2013 and features unreleased tracks from Radiohead alongside music from the likes of Oneohtrix Point Never, Colleen and Aphex Twin.

Stuart takes fans of the Freakzone on an journey into the weird and the wonderful.

The Freak Zone Playlist revisits Thom Yorke and Nigel Godrich's Atoms for Peace mix.

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03Glastonbury Playlist2017062520170624 (6M)Stuart puts together a playlist of experimental bands and artists who played Glastonbury.

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04Floating Points2017070220170701 (6M)Electronic music producer and neuroscientist Floating Points compiles a playlist.

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05Richard Dawson2017070920170708 (6M)Stuart takes fans of the Freakzone on an journey into the weird and the wonderful.

A post-midnight module in left-field, weird and experimental music that follows on from the Freak Zone.Stuart Maconie is joined by a revolving cast of writers, musicians and adventurous music industry professionals otherwise known as The Freaky Family to delve deep into the subjects touched upon in the Freak Zone.

Richard Dawson compiles a playlist of his favourite oddities and obscurities.

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06Clark2017071620170715 (6M)Stuart takes fans of the Freakzone on an journey into the weird and the wonderful.

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07Jules Buckley2017072320170722 (6M)Stuart takes fans of the Freakzone on an journey into the weird and the wonderful.

An eclectic playlist from the conductor, arranger and composer Jules Buckley.

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08Weird Game Soundtracks2017073020170729 (6M)

Composers Ben Lukas Boysen and Sebastian Plano have scored the soundtrack to David O'Reilly's immersive game 'Everything', the trailer for which has recently won the Jury Prize at the Vienna Shorts Film Festival and so qualifies for an Oscar. Their playlists features experimental game soundtracks from classic 8 Bit scores, to drum and bass, jazz, creepy ambience and full orchestral and choral works. Including music from Skyrim, L.A. Noir, Bioshock and Faxanadu.

Stuart takes fans of the Freakzone on an journey into the weird and the wonderful.

Composers Ben Lukas Boysen and Sebastian Plano have scored the soundtrack to David O'Reilly's immersive game 'Everything', the trailer for which has recently won the Jury Prize at the Vienna Shorts Film Festival and so qualifies for an Oscar. Their playlists features experimental game soundtracks from classic 8 Bit scores, to drum & bass, jazz, creepy ambience and full orchestral and choral works. Including music from Skyrim, L.A. Noir, Bioshock and Faxanadu.

Ben Lukas Boysen and Sebastian Plano present a playlist of experimental game soundtracks.

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09Freaky Hip-hop2017080620170805 (6M)A playlist of freaky and experimental hip-hop.

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10Nitin Sawhney2017081320170812 (6M)Hand crafted playlists from creators of underground and experimental music.
11Tricot2017082020170819 (6M)

Tricot are an all female math rock trio from Kyoto, Japan, comprising of Ikumi "Ikkyu" Nakajima, Motoko "Motifour" Kida and Hiromi "Hirohiro" Sagane. They released their third album '3' on Topshelf Records in May 2017. And their playlist features artists from Texas, London, Taiwan, Hong Kong and Tokyo including Domico, Elephant Gym, Hikes and Mura Masa.

All-female Japanese math rock trio Tricot compile a playlist of music.

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12Freaky Pianos2017082720170826 (6M)Hand crafted playlists from creators of underground and experimental music.
13Kiran Leonard2017090320170902 (6M)Freak Zone favourite Kiran Leonard provides a carefully selected assortment of songs.

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14A Tribute To Holger Czukay2017091020170909 (6M)Stuart Maconie presents a playlist of Can founder member Holger Czukay's music. Featuring works from Can, Czukay's solo albums as well as collaborations with Jah Wobble, Brian Eno and David Sylvian.

Stuart Maconie presents a playlist of Can founder member Holger Czukay's music.

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15Wand2017091720170916 (6M)

Originally mentored by Ty Segall, LA band Wand band are about to release their fourth studio album 'Plum', following on from previous works 'Ganglion Reef', 'Golem' and '1000 Days'. Vocalist and guitarist Cory Hanson draws up a playlist of his favourite left field and unusual records. Including music from Lou Reed, Patti Smith and Talk Talk.

A playlist of freaky tunes, this week compiled by Cory Hanson of LA psych-rock band Wand.

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16Andrew Weatherall2017092420170923 (6M)

Somewhere within an area bounded by Zola's residence in exile, Pissarro's paint pots, Marconi's mistakenly Martian message receiver and the site of a Spurgeon sermon, lies a tract of boggy ground of which not even ardent foragers are aware.

It was whilst digging for peat on this land that my spade struck the metal box.

A box buried in the rich dark layer.
A box buried in the moine dubh.

On retrieving and opening what looked like an ammo tin I found it to be full of quarter inch magnetic tape.

Tapes full of invocation,evocation and magick.
Spells etched into magnetic ribbons.

Andrew Weatherall presents unreleased music from the Moine Dubh.

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17Jason Stoll2017100120170930 (6M)of Mugstar and God Unknown records compiles a psych playlist.

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18Special Request2017100820171007 (6M)

Weird, wonderful and obscure playlists compiled by the Freakzone family of artists, musicians and DJs. Each week a guest puts together sixty minutes of their favourite left-field and underground music, with an emphasis on the unusual items in their record collection. This week the Leeds DJ and producer Paul Woolford, also known as Special Request, compiles an hour of ambience, techno and electro. Featuring music from Aphex Twin, 808 State and Underground Resistance.

Paul Woolford, aka Special Request, compiles an hour of ambience, techno and electro.

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19Laura Cannell2017101520171014 (6M)Weird, wonderful and obscure playlists compiled by the Freakzone family.

Weird, wonderful and obscure playlists compiled by the Freakzone family of artists, musicians and DJs. This week's guest is the Norfolk-based contemporary classical composer, fiddler and recorded player Laura Cannell. Laura describes her work as exploring the spaces between ancient, traditional and improvised music. She has released four solo albums, 'Quick Sparrows Over the Black Earth', 'Beneath Swooping Talons', 'Simultaneous Flight Movement' and her latest album 'Hunter, Huntress, Hawker'.

Composer, fiddler and recorder player Laura Cannell compiles this week's playlist.

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20Post Punk2017102220171021 (6M)A playlist of post-punk featuring The Slits, Television and The Fall.

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21Necro Deathmort2017102920171028 (6M)compile a suitably terrifying halloween playlist.

Necro Deathmort compile a suitably terrifying halloween playlist.

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22Robots!20171105A playlist of music inspired by robots, presented by a robot!

Robothespian, created by the British company Engineered Arts, is one of the droids on display at an exhibition of robots taking place at the Museum Of Science and Industry in Manchester. Robothespian can talk, sing, act, read and, as you'll hear, present a radio programme! Our robot guest introduces a compilation of tracks that have been written about, inspired by, and in one case, played by robots. Featuring music from Kraftwerk, Vangelis, Squarepusher, Experimental Audio Research and Bjork.

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Robothespian, created by the British company Engineered Arts, is one of the droids on display at an exhibition of robots taking place at the Museum Of Science & Industry in Manchester. Robothespian can talk, sing, act, read and, as you'll hear, present a radio programme! Our robot guest introduces a compilation of tracks that have been written about, inspired by, and in one case, played by robots. Featuring music from Kraftwerk, Vangelis, Squarepusher, Experimental Audio Research and Bjork.

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23Bibio20171112provides this week's playlist.

Weird, wonderful and obscure playlists compiled by the Freakzone family of artists, musicians and DJs. Each week a guest puts together sixty minutes of their favourite left-field and underground music, with an emphasis on the unusual items in their record collection. This week the West Midlands based producer, multi instrumentalist and AV artist Stephen Wilkinson, aka Bibio, compiles an hour of music featuring Art Of Noise, Mark Pritchard and The Gentlemen Losers.

24Kemper Norton20171119The Sussex-based experimentalist Kemper Norton crafts a weird and wonderful playlist.

Kemper Norton is a Sussex based composer and musician who uses digital and analogue equipment, acoustic instruments, field recordings and traditional song to explore ideas around folklore and landscape, in a style he refers to as "coastal slur-tronic folk". His latest album 'Hungan' was released in the summer of 2017, and was inspired by the story of 'Cruel Coppinger', the semi-legendary Danish privateer and gang leader who terrorised the north Cornish coast in the late eighteenth century.

25The Physics House Band20171126create a playlist of weird and wonderful music.

The Brighton trio of Sam Organ, Adam Hutchison and Dave Morgan are collectively known as The Physics House Band. Playing upwards of thirty three instruments between them, they specialise in wigged-out instrumental psych, jazz, prog, tech and metal, as evidenced by their mini-album 'Mercury Fountain' released in 2017.

The Brighton trio of Sam Organ, Adam Hutchison and Dave Morgan are collectively known as The Physics House Band. Playing upwards of thirty three instruments between them, they specialise in wigged-out instrumental psych, jazz, prog, tech & metal, as evidenced by their mini-album 'Mercury Fountain' released in 2017.

The Physics House Band create a playlist of weird and wonderful music.

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26Matt Berry20171203Actor, writer and musician Matt Berry compiles this week's playlist.

The actor, writer and musician Matt Berry compiles a playlist of electronica, Kosmische, library music and more. Featuring tracks from Harmonia, Mike Oldfield and Clark. Matt released 'The Small Hours' on Acid Jazz in 2016, following it up with an accompanying album of remixes, outtakes and alternative versions called 'Night Terrors' in 2017, which features contributions from Clark and Saint Etienne.

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27Thundercat20171210compiles a playlist of musical influences.

Thundercat compiles a playlist of musical influences.

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28Andy Votel20171217

Who's that in the Freakzone Father Christmas outfit? Why, its DJ Andy Votel from Finders Keepers Records with his festive freakzone mixtape. You are invited to tuck into his psychedelic selection box full of sonic stocking fillers. Including music from Serge Gainsbourg, Pharoah Sanders, Pentangle and Robert Fripp.

DJ Andy Votel delivers a festive freakzone mixtape.

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29Best Of The Freakzone's Featured Albums2017122420171112 (6M)A playlist of tracks from the Freakzone's Essential Collection of Albums.

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30Freakiest Tunes Of 20172017123120171119 (6M)The Freakzone's Freakiest Tunes Of 2017.

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31John Doran20180107An extended journey into the weird and the wonderful.

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32Scanner20180114Sound artist and composer Scanner compiles a playlist of the more unusual items in his record collection. Otherwise known as Robin Rimbaud, Scanner is an electronic artist famous for his use of police scanners and phone signals, picking up words and messages to use in composition. Scanner compiles a 60-minute mix of his favourite clips and tunes including Glenn Branca, John Cage and Demdike Stare.

Sound artist and composer Scanner compiles a playlist of the more unusual items in his record collection. Otherwise known as Robin Rimbaud, Scanner is an electronic artist famous for his use of police scanners and phone signals, picking up words and messages to use in composition. Scanner compiles a 60-minute mix of his favourite clips and tunes including Glenn Branca, John Cage and Demdike Stare.

Sound artist and composer Scanner compiles a playlist.

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33Gary War20180121Post-garage, cassette inspired, cosmic popster Gary War picks his favourite tunes.

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34Stick In The Wheel20180128Contemporary folk outfit Stick In The Wheel compile a playlist of their favourite tunes.

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35Tune-yards20180204' Merrill Garbus presents an hour of her favourite tunes.

Tune-Yards' Merrill Garbus presents an hour of her favourite tunes.

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36Suzanne Ciani20180211New York synth hero Suzanne Ciani creates a playlist of sounds important to her.

Creator of 'sound logos' for America's most recognisable brands, New York synth hero Suzanne Ciani puts together a playlist of sounds important to her. Suzanne created some of the most iconic advertising sounds of the 1970s including Coca-Cola's pop and pour, jingles for General Electric and many other giant American brands. In the 1980s she became a pioneer of new age music creating sensual, blissed out music most notably on her album Seventh Wave recreating the sounds of the ocean. Suzanne spent her formative years in New York city, befriending Philip Glass and Steve Reich and performing in people's apartments to the avant-garde elite. Here Suzanne creates a 60-minute playlist of music important to her.

Creator of 'sound logos' for America's most recognisable brands, New York synth hero Suzanne Ciani puts together a playlist of sounds important to her. Suzanne created some of the most iconic advertising sounds of the 1970s including Coca-Cola's pop and pour, jingles for General Electric and many other giant American brands. In the 1980s she became a pioneer of new age music creating sensual, blissed out music most notably on her album Seventh Wave recreating the sounds of the ocean. Suzanne spent her formative years in New York city, befriending Philip Glass and Steve Reich and performing in people's apartments to the avant-garde elite. Here Suzanne creates a 60-minute playlist of music important to her.

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37The Monochrome Set20180218Bid from 1970s art rock band the Monochrome Set compiles a 60-minute playlist.

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38Suuns20180225Canadian band Suuns compile a 60-minute playlist of Thai psych, acid house and alt-pop.

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39Khruangbin20180304Psych-rockers Khruangbin compile a playlist of middle eastern dance funk, soul and psych.

An extra treat for the children of the Zone.

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40Godspeed You! Black Emperor's Efrim Menuck20180311Godspeed You! Black Emperor founding member Efrim Menuck choses an hour of illuminating songs that make up his current and all time favourites. Featuring some of America's greatest lyricists and songwriters - Rickie Lee Jones, Annette Peacock, Sarah Vaughan, Yoko Ono and Anne Briggs.

Efrim Menuck presents illuminating songs that make up his current and all time favourites.

An extra treat for the children of the Zone.

An extended journey into the weird and the wonderful.

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41An Audio Map Of Orkney20180318An extended journey into the weird and the wonderful.

Erland Cooper compiles an audio map of Orkney featuring bird song, folklore and music.

An extra treat for the children of the Zone.

Hand crafted playlists from creators of underground and experimental music.

42Gwenno20180325

Born in Cardiff, Gwenno is the daughter of a Cornish poet and a Welsh singer and is fluent in both languages. Here she showcases her love of Celtic language and music with tracks by Cornwall's First Lady of song Brenda Wootton, Alan Stivell's Renaissance of the Celtic Harp and Welsh cassette artist Malcolm Neon. These sit alongside Scandinavian prog-rock from Bo Hannsoon, pre-revolutionary Iranian pop from GooGoosh and BBC Radiophonic Workshop's Delia Derbyshire.

Gwenno shares her favourite music from Wales, Cornwall and beyond.

An extra treat for the children of the Zone.

Born in Cardiff, Gwenno is the daughter of a Cornish poet and a Welsh singer and is fluent in both languages. Here she showcases her love of Celtic language and music with tracks by Cornwall's First Lady of song Brenda Wootton, Alan Stivell's Renaissance of the Celtic Harp and Welsh cassette artist Malcolm Neon. These sit alongside Scandinavian prog-rock from Bo Hannsoon, pre-revolutionary Iranian pop from GooGoosh and BBC Radiophonic Workshop's Delia Derbyshire.

Hand crafted playlists from creators of underground and experimental music.

43Alexis Taylor2018040120180331 (6M)An extended journey into the weird and the wonderful.

An extra treat for the children of the Zone.

Hot Chip's Alexis Taylor plays underground techno and the rhythms of Trinidad and Tobago.

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44Cosmo Sheldrake2018040820180407 (6M)Leftfield pop eccentric Cosmo Sheldrake takes over the Playlist.

An extra treat for the children of the Zone.

An extended journey into the weird and the wonderful.

Hand crafted playlists from creators of underground and experimental music.

45Daniel Avery2018041520180414 (6M)An extended journey into the weird and the wonderful.

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mixes a playlist of ambient and electronic music.

Weird, wonderful and obscure playlists compiled by the Freakzone family of artists, musicians and DJs. This week the electronic and techno producer Daniel Avery puts together a playlist of late night ambient and electronic music, featuring tracks from Rrose, Volte-Face and Avery's collaboration with Alessandro Cortini of Nine Inch Nails.

Daniel Avery mixes a playlist of ambient and electronic music.

Hand crafted playlists from creators of underground and experimental music.

46A Perfect Circle2018042220180421 (6M)An extended journey into the weird and the wonderful.

An extra treat for the children of the Zone.

Hand crafted playlists from creators of underground and experimental music.

47Goat2018042920180428 (6M)An extended journey into the weird and the wonderful.

An extra treat for the children of the Zone.

A weird, wonderful and obscure playlist compiled by Goat.

Weird, wonderful and obscure playlists compiled by the Freakzone family of artists, musicians and DJs. Each week a guest puts together sixty minutes of their favourite left-field and underground music, with an emphasis on the unusual items in their record collection. This week the Swedish experimentalists Goat compile a playlist of jazz, afrobeat, psyche and rock featuring music from Awafuni Ukulandela Na, Smog, Factory, Afrodita and The Kinks.

Hand crafted playlists from creators of underground and experimental music.

48Freaky Jazz2018050620180505 (6M)An extended journey into the weird and the wonderful.

An extra treat for the children of the Zone.

Hand crafted playlists from creators of underground and experimental music.

49Circuit Des Yeux2018051320180512 (6M)Haley Fohr, aka Circuit Des Yeux, compiles a wonderfully atmospheric playlist.

An extra treat for the children of the Zone.

'Weird, wonderful and obscure playlists compiled by the Freakzone family of artists, musicians and DJs. Each week a guest puts together sixty minutes of their favourite left-field and underground music, with an emphasis on the unusual items in their record collection. In this edition, Haley Fohr, aka Circuit Des Yeux, compiles a playlist of predominantly instrumental music that has inspired a new soundtrack for the cult 1923 silent film 'Salomé.

'Weird, wonderful and obscure playlists compiled by the Freakzone family of artists, musicians and DJs. Each week a guest puts together sixty minutes of their favourite left-field and underground music, with an emphasis on the unusual items in their record collection. In this edition, Haley Fohr, aka Circuit Des Yeux, compiles a playlist of predominantly instrumental music that has inspired a new soundtrack for the cult 1923 silent film 'Salom退.

An extended journey into the weird and the wonderful.

Hand crafted playlists from creators of underground and experimental music.

50Irmin Schmidt2018052020180519 (6M)An extended journey into the weird and the wonderful.

An extra treat for the children of the Zone.

, founder member of Can, compiles a playlist of musical influences.

'Weird, wonderful and obscure playlists compiled by the Freakzone family of artists, musicians and DJs. Each week a guest puts together sixty minutes of their favourite left-field and underground music, with an emphasis on the unusual items in their record collection. In this episode the composer, student of Stockhausen and founder member of Can, Irmin Schmidt, compiles a playlist of some of the music that influenced him and the legendary kosmische group. Featuring works by Harry Partch, Karlheinz Stockhausen, Igor Stravinsky and Jimi Hendrix.

Irmin Schmidt, founder member of Can, compiles a playlist of musical influences.

Hand crafted playlists from creators of underground and experimental music.

51Space Dimension Controller2018052720180526 (6M)An extended journey into the weird and the wonderful.

An extra treat for the children of the Zone.

Hand crafted playlists from creators of underground and experimental music.

52Tunng2018060320180602 (6M)An extended journey into the weird and the wonderful.

An extra treat for the children of the Zone.A Brief History of the End of Everything

Hand crafted playlists from creators of underground and experimental music.

53Oneohtrix Point Never2018061020180609 (6M)Daniel Lopatin (Oneohtrix Point Never) compiles sixty minutes of his favourite music.

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This week's playlist has been compiled by the American experimental electronic music producer Daniel Lopatin, Oneohtrix Point Never. Daniel won the Best Soundtrack Award at Cannes in 2017 for his work on the film 'Good Time'. And he's just released a new album for Warp Records 'Age Of'. His playlist draws on wide range of genres and eras and features Levi, Dip In The Pool, FKA Twigs, Riccardo Sinigaglia, game soundtracks, Clannad and James Blake.

An extended journey into the weird and the wonderful.

Hand crafted playlists from creators of underground and experimental music.

54Gazelle Twin2018061720180616 (6M)An extended journey into the weird and the wonderful.

An extra treat for the children of the Zone.

compiles music of time passed, time imagined and time yet to be lived...

Weird, wonderful and obscure playlists compiled by the Freakzone family of artists, musicians and DJs. Each week a guest puts together sixty minutes of their favourite left-field and underground music, with an emphasis on the unusual items in their record collection. This week Elizabeth Bernholz, aka Gazelle Twin, compiles a playlist of music of time passed, time imagined and time yet to be lived. Featuring music from Sleaford Mods, Aphex Twin, The Wicker Man OST, Chris Carter of Throbbing Gristle, Beatrice Dillon, Moor Mother and more.

Gazelle Twin compiles music of time passed, time imagined and time yet to be lived...

Hand crafted playlists from creators of underground and experimental music.

55Let's Eat Grandma2018062420180623 (6M)An extended journey into the weird and the wonderful.

An extra treat for the children of the Zone.

compile an alt-pop playlist.

Let's Eat Grandma compile an alt-pop playlist.

Hand crafted playlists from creators of underground and experimental music.

56Lucrecia Dalt2018070120180630 (6M)Weird, wonderful and obscure playlists compiled by artists, musicians and DJs.

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The Colombian sound artist and musician Lucrecia Dalt compiles a playlist.

'Weird, wonderful and obscure playlists compiled by the Freakzone family of artists, musicians and DJs. This week the Colombian sound artist, musician and former geotechnical engineer Lucrecia Dalt compiles a playlist of experimental music and sound art. Featuring contributions from Canada, Italy, Hungary, Germany Japan, Sweden and more.

Hand crafted playlists from creators of underground and experimental music.

57Kelly Moran2018070820180707 (6M)A weird, wonderful and obscure playlist compiled by pianist Kelly Moran.

An extra treat for the children of the Zone.

This week pianist Kelly Moran, a recent signing to Warp Records and member of Oneohtrix Point Never's live band provides a weird, wonderful and obscure playlist. Including some of the freshest artists making music in New York today; Olga Bell's tribute to her Russian homeland, hazy acoustic pop from Paranoid Fiction and guitarist Mary Halvorson.

Weird, wonderful and obscure playlists compiled by artists, musicians and DJs.

This week Kelly Moran, master of the prepared piano and keyboardist in Oneohtrix Point Never's live band provides a weird, wonderful and obscure playlist. Including some of the freshest artists making music in New York today; Olga Bell's tribute to her Russian homeland, hazy acoustic pop from Paranoid Fiction and guitarist Mary Halvorson.

Hand crafted playlists from creators of underground and experimental music.

58Wooden Shjips2018071520180714 (6M)Weird, wonderful and obscure playlists compiled by artists, musicians and DJs.

An extra treat for the children of the Zone.

Ripley from Wooden Shjips creates a psychedelic playlist from across the decades.

Hand crafted playlists from creators of underground and experimental music.

59Pariah2018072220180721 (6M)Tonight's show has been compiled by Pariah aka Arthur Cayzer, a DJ from London.

An extra treat for the children of the Zone.

Hand crafted playlists from creators of underground and experimental music.

60Owd Scrat Records2018072920180728 (6M)
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Weird, wonderful and obscure playlists compiled by artists, musicians and DJs.

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Paul Rooney of Owd Scrat Records shares his playlist exploring the power of spoken word.

Hand crafted playlists from creators of underground and experimental music.

61Strange Boy2018080520180804 (6M)Weird, wonderful and obscure playlists compiled by artists, musicians and DJs.

An extra treat for the children of the Zone.

Hand crafted playlists from creators of underground and experimental music.

62Dorcha2018081220180811 (6M)Weird, wonderful and obscure playlists compiled by artists, musicians and DJs.

An extra treat for the children of the Zone.

Birmingham-based experimental band Dorcha chose their favourite left-field tracks

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63Kathryn Joseph2018081920180818 (6M)Scottish singer songwriter Kathryn Joseph picks an hour of tunes by her favourite humans

An extra treat for the children of the Zone.

Weird, wonderful and obscure playlists compiled by artists, musicians and DJs.

Hand crafted playlists from creators of underground and experimental music.

64808 State's Second Summer Of Love2018082620180825 (6M)Weird, wonderful and obscure playlists compiled by artists, musicians and DJs.

An extra treat for the children of the Zone.

Manchester ravers 808 State honour 30 years since the Second Summer of Love

Manchester ravers 808 State compile an hour long mixtape honouring 30 years since the Second Summer of Love and the birth of rave culture in the UK. 808 State's Graham Massey dusts off his old cassette tapes and rarities from 1988 including a recording of the band's first ever gig in Manchester and the classic rave tune written about a classic rave t-shirt ‘Born In The North'.

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65Tirikilatops2018090220180901 (6M)compile a playlist of surrealist songs from music hall to art song.

An extra treat for the children of the Zone.

Tirikilatops are a collaborative effort between Lancashire and South Korean musicians, they make hyperactive day-glo pop with a surrealist edge. Tonight they compile a playlist of vivid songs from music hall to art song with a sprinkling of k-pop and a contribution from a bandmember's 81-year old Korean grandma.

Weird, wonderful and obscure playlists compiled by artists, musicians and DJs.

Tirikilatops compile a playlist of surrealist songs from music hall to art song.

Hand crafted playlists from creators of underground and experimental music.

66Soap And Skin2018090920180908 (6M)Weird, wonderful and obscure playlists compiled by artists, musicians and DJs.

An extra treat for the children of the Zone.

Hand-crafted playlists from creators of underground and experimental music

67Beak>2018091620180915 (6M)compile a playlist of their favourite underground and experimental music

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Bristol-based band Beak> show the influences of their groove driven drones and offbeat arrangements in this 60-minute playlist. Featuring tracks by punk-rock electronic outfit Liars, synth-pop star Gary Numan and a classic track for rappers to cut their teeth on - The Mexican by British rock band Babe Ruth.

Beak> compile a playlist of their favourite underground and experimental music

Hand crafted playlists from creators of underground and experimental music.

68Alexander Tucker2018092320180922 (6M)Grumbling Fur's Alexander Tucker with an hour of underground and experimental music

An extra treat for the children of the Zone.

Hand crafted playlists from creators of underground and experimental music.

69By Pigs, Pigs, Pigs, Pigs, Pigs, Pigs, Pigs2018093020180929 (6M)Riff heavy rockers Pigs x7 choose an hour of leftfield music from their record collection

An extra treat for the children of the Zone.

Riff heavy rockers Pigs, Pigs, Pigs, Pigs, Pigs, Pigs, Pigs choose an hour of leftfield music from their record collection. Including eccentric outsiders Irma Vep, fellow Geordie band Ten Sticks, a mellow number from Sun Ra and a masterwork of tension and suspense from the great composer Krzysztof Penderecki.

Hand crafted playlists from creators of underground and experimental music.

70By Tusk Festival2018100720181006 (6M)The TUSK Festival team chooses an hour of experimental music from around the world

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The TUSK Festival team choose an hour of experimental music from around the world. Featuring Turkish avant-rock band Konstrukt, cut up samples by Japanese artist Otomo Yoshihide and American minimalist Terry Riley. There's a strain of reflectiveness and minimalism running through this year's festival with electronic artist Dale Cornish, Sarah Davachi who combines contemporary composition with Renaissance music and cellist Lucy Railton's first solo project using found sounds alongside processed cello.

Hand crafted playlists from creators of underground and experimental music.

71By Jerusalem In My Heart2018101420181013 (6M)Weird, wonderful and obscure playlists compiled by artists, musicians and DJs.

An extra treat for the children of the Zone.

Music from the Middle East: Arabic pop, belly dances and Sudanese superstars

Music from the Middle East; arabic-pop, belly-dances and Sudanese superstars compiled by Radwan Ghazi Moumneh from Jerusalem In My Heart. Featuring a very early recording of George Wassouf one of the most popular Arab singers selling over 60 million records; Amhed Fakroun, a singer from Benghazi influenced by French art-rock and Ibtisam Lutfi one of the first female singers from Saudi Arabia.

Hand crafted playlists from creators of underground and experimental music.

72By Jlin2018102120181020 (6M)Christina Aguilera nestles next to Philip Glass and Araabmuzik in Jlin's eclectic playlist

An extra treat for the children of the Zone.

Weird, wonderful and obscure playlists compiled by artists, musicians and DJs.

Hand crafted playlists from creators of underground and experimental music.

73By Yama Warashi2018102820181027 (6M)Bristol-based Japanese artist Yoshino Shigihara champions her local left-field music scene

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Bristol-based Japanese artist Yoshino Shigihara champions her local left-field music scene. Including Ichi, a one-man-band who builds all his own instruments; Yama Warashi saxophonist Graeme Smith's cosmic side-project Dubi Dolczek and the 8-piece band Tezata, part of the Bristol musicians collective Bloom.

Hand crafted playlists from creators of underground and experimental music.

74By Sam Amidon20181104Weird, wonderful and obscure playlists compiled by artists, musicians and DJs.

An extra treat for the children of the Zone.

An hour long playlist chosen by future-looking folk artist Sam Amidon. Sam is well known for his inventive reworkings of traditional music using unusual instrumentation, chamber orchestra, jazz musicians as well as the more traditional guitar, banjo and voice. This playlist showcases his in-depth knowledge of traditional music recordings and his love of iconic voices in free jazz with tracks by Milford Graves, Marc Ribot and Arthur Doyle.

An hour-long playlist chosen by future-looking folk artist Sam Amidon.

Hand crafted playlists from creators of underground and experimental music.

75By Klein20181111British-Nigerian musician Klein shares her favourite underground and experimental music

An extra treat for the children of the Zone.

Weird, wonderful and obscure playlists compiled by artists, musicians and DJs.

Hand crafted playlists from creators of underground and experimental music.

76By Bas Jan20181118A playlist of off-kilter beats by Bamboo, ritual magic from The Watersons and contemporary cross-genre composition compiled by Bas Jan.

Bas Jan are a trio based around the spoken word vocals and distinctive songwriting Serafina Steer whose songs illuminate everyday anxieties of today's world from profile pictures to procrastination. Joining Serafina is violinist, bassist and vocalist Emma Smith and drummer and vocalist Rachel Horwood.

Off-kilter beats, ritual magic and contemporary cross-genre composition compiled by Bas Jan

An extra treat for the children of the Zone.

Off-kilter beats, ritual magic & contemporary cross-genre composition compiled by Bas Jan

Hand crafted playlists from creators of underground and experimental music

77By Keeley Forsyth20181125Weird, wonderful and obscure playlists compiled by artists, musicians and DJs.

An extra treat for the children of the Zone.

Actor and musician Keeley Forsyth chooses her favourite underground and experimental music

Hand crafted playlists from creators of underground and experimental music

78By Myrkur20181202Myrkur showcases her Nordic heritage with black metal, Norwegian folk and a nyckelharpa

Hand crafted playlists from creators of underground and experimental music

79By Mesange20181209Violin-guitar duo Mésange choose an hour of their most spiritually stimulating underground music, which reflects their own dark elegance. Featuring tracks from New York improv scene guitarist Mary Halvorson and her octet, rising vocal star Merlin Nova and transcendental minimalistic noise from French group Zohastre.

M\u00e9sange choose an hour of their deepest and most spiritually stimulating underground music

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79By Message20181209Violin-guitar duo Mésange choose an hour of their most spiritually stimulating underground music, which reflects their own dark elegance. Featuring tracks from New York improv scene guitarist Mary Halvorson and her octet, rising vocal star Merlin Nova and transcendental minimalistic noise from French group Zohastre.

M\u00e9sange choose an hour of their deepest and most spiritually stimulating underground music

Hand crafted playlists from creators of underground and experimental music

80By Gaye Su Akyol20181216A trip through Turkey's psychedelic past with singer Gaye Su Akyol.

Hand crafted playlists from creators of underground and experimental music

81By Hen Ogledd20181223Weird, wonderful and obscure playlists compiled by artists, musicians and DJs.

Hand crafted playlists from creators of underground and experimental music

A seasonal selection from Hen Ogledd in celebration of Christmas and Saturnalia, the ancient Roman festival in honour of the God Saturn that ends on the 23rd December. Experimental harpist Rhodri Davies choses underground Welsh language music from the 1980s including Datblygu; Sally from the band chooses Hannah Peel's music for brass band and synthesiser; Dawn picks girl punk group GG Alan Partridge and singer Richard Dawson goes for cosmic rock from Motorspandex.

A seasonal selection in celebration of Christmas and Saturnalia from Hen Ogledd

82By Low20181230Alan Sparhawk from Low raids his vinyl collection. His selection includes his most treasured 7 ? single by Alec Empire, a brutal four minutes of destructive breakcore; Ethiopian nun Emahoy Tsegue-Mariam Guebru's inimitable piano music; a slice of static from atmospheric black metal band Surface Of The Earth and classics by Robert Wyatt, Boards of Canada and Jandek.

Alan Sparhawk from Low raids his vinyl collection for cult classics and little-known gems

Hand crafted playlists from creators of underground and experimental music.

Alan Sparhawk from Low raids his vinyl collection. His selection includes his most treasured 7” single by Alec Empire, a brutal four minutes of destructive breakcore; Ethiopian nun Emahoy Tsegue-Mariam Guebru's inimitable piano music; a slice of static from atmospheric black metal band Surface Of The Earth and classics by Robert Wyatt, Boards of Canada and Jandek.

Weird, wonderful and obscure playlists compiled by artists, musicians and DJs.

83By Jockstrap20190106London avant-pop duo Jockstrap with an eclectic hour of their favourite music including Ariana Grande, Scott Walker, Oneohtrix Point Never, Hurts and Stevie Wonder. Jockstrap met and formed at London's Guildhall School of Music and Drama in 2017. They have just released their debut mini-album Love Is The Key To The City which breaks down the rules of popular music with clever arrangements, sharp turns and catchy hooks.

Hand crafted playlists from creators of underground and experimental music.

Weird, wonderful and obscure playlists compiled by artists, musicians and DJs.

84By Mara Carlyle And Max De Wardener20190113A gorgeous selection of tracks by vocalist Mara Carlyle and composer Max de Wardener

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85By Julia Holter20190120Experimental chamber pop artist Julia Holter selects new music that explores the spirit and sonority of the voice. Featuring unreleased pieces by composer Laura Steenberge and vocalist Malini Sridharan; a piano solo from Jason Grier on prepared piano and Ramona Gonzalez’s new arrangement of a 13th century motet that transforms it into a romantic ballad.

Experimental chamber pop artist Julia Holter selects new music that explores the voice

Hand crafted playlists from creators of underground and experimental music.

Experimental chamber pop artist Julia Holter selects new music that explores the spirit and sonority of the voice. Featuring unreleased pieces by composer Laura Steenberge and vocalist Malini Sridharan; a piano solo from Jason Grier on prepared piano and Ramona Gonzalez's new arrangement of a 13th century motet that transforms it into a romantic ballad.

86By Jessica Sligter20190127Weird, wonderful and obscure playlists compiled by artists, musicians and DJs.

Hand crafted playlists from creators of underground and experimental music.

Dutch vocalist and musician Jessica Sligter with music from the arab avant-garde and more

87By Black To Comm20190203Buzzing industrial noise, a choir of deaf children and Public Image Ltd

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88By Charlotte Adigery20190210A playlist of 1980s creole dance music and obscure caribbean jams

Hand crafted playlists from creators of underground and experimental music.

89By Bendik Giske20190217Queer performance artist, saxophonist and music maker Bendik Giske compiles a playlist of his favourite underground and experimental music from the clubs of Berlin. Featuring tracks by Russian DJ Buttechno, Pan Daijing's dark noise and cinematic atmospheres and producer of experimental dance music Lotic.

Hand crafted playlists from creators of underground and experimental music.

Weird, wonderful and obscure playlists compiled by artists, musicians and DJs.

90By People Like Us20190224Musician and broadcaster Vicki Bennett is a presenter on the American independent radio station for outsider music WFMU, she also makes audio-visual collages using found footage to give a dark witty view on popular culture under the moniker People Like Us.

In this playlist she shares her favourite experimental artists working with cut ups and collage, overlaying existing songs in ingenious ways to create something entirely new. Featuring tracks by Stock Hausen and Walkman, Ergo Phizmiz, Matmos and many, many more!

A playlist of artists working with collage, cuts ups and plunderphonics.

Hand crafted playlists from creators of underground and experimental music.

91By James Yorkston20190303Folk artist James Yorkston compiles an eclectic mix of adventurous songwriting

Hand crafted playlists from creators of underground and experimental music.

92By The Comet Is Coming20190310The three-headed beast that is The Comet Is Coming select an hour of exploratory music. Part Alice Coltrane, part Bladerunner The Comet Is Coming fuse sub-bass, taut beats and celestial saxophone. This playlist represents the three corners of the musical triangle that makes up the band - rowdy lo-fi cuts, sparkly new beats and older tunes from London based soul-brothers Capitol K and Alabaster dePlume.

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93By These New Puritans20190317Featuring Georgian polyphony, a song written in a dream and British composer Thomas Ades

Hand crafted playlists from creators of underground and experimental music.

94By Group A20190324Disorienting sounds from composer Luc Ferrari, an Australian museum full of vintage synths and a classic piece from Yellow Magic Orchestra's Ryuichi Sakamoto feature in Group A's playlist.

Group A are two Japanese artists living in Berlin who make sonic collages out of electronics, a violin played through an FX pedal and sounds sampled on a cassette deck. Tommi Toyko from the band has selected an hour of intricate sounds and driving rhythms that are best enjoyed as a close listen on headphones.

Disorientating sounds, vintage synths and Ryuichi Sakamoto feature in Group A's playlist.

Hand crafted playlists from creators of underground and experimental music.

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96By Stealing Sheep2019041420190413 (6M)Freaky pop from MIA, bouncy off-kilter techno by Leo Choi and Kanye West's ‘poopy-di scoop' rap feature in this playlist by Liverpudlian trio Stealing Sheep.

Stealing Sheep are an electro-pop group formed in 2010, their influences range from Laurie Anderson to Soulwax and Robert Wyatt, all of which are represented in this playlist.

Freaky pop, off-kilter techno and Kanye West's \u2018poopy-di scoop' rap.

Hand crafted playlists from creators of underground and experimental music.

97By The Silver Field2019042120190420 (6M)Experimental pop group Parenthetical Girls cover Kate Bush; moody folk from West Yorkshire's Bridget Hayden; a strange song about A Cherry Tree by John Jacob Niles recorded in 1948 and ominous atmospheres.

Compiled by The Silver Field a.k.a. Coral Rose, a new voice making waves in the world of adventurous music. Her debut album was released on Tim Burgess' O' Genesis label at the start of this year and is a delicate layering of light and shade showcasing Corals' expertise at shaping songs and her talent as a multi-instrumentalist.

Experimental pop, strange songs and ominous atmospheres.

Hand crafted playlists from creators of underground and experimental music.

98By Sounds From The Other City2019042820190427 (6M)Celebrating 15 years of Salford's finest festival with a playlist of their favourite music. Featuring Manchester soul from IAMDDB, spoken word stories from the Young Identity collective of rappers and poets and the comedy night Sham Bodie give their guide to Salford.

Sounds From the Other City styles itself as a facilitation festival offering emerging artists their first festival performance and nurturing returning artists for a few years on their way up to the bright lights of stardom. Over the last 15 years they have hosted early performances from Alt-J, Jane Weaver and Sampha.

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99By Vula Viel2019050520190504 (6M)Bandleader and Ghanaian xylophone player Bex Burch explores her twin passions, Ghanaian music and the London jazz scene. Featuring Ghanaian rapper Obrafour's hiplife, an exclusive preview of London jazz scene bass player Ruth Goller's solo album and The Manhattan Marimba Quartet performing Steve Reich's Sextet.

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100Going Solo2019051220190511 (6M)A playlist dedicated to the solo instrument by Deerhoof's Greg Saunier who has re-composed a whole album by the post-hardcore band Fugazi for solo classical instruments.

Greg Saunier is an American musician, producer and composer best known as the drummer in the band Deerhoof. Over the last few years Greg has worked with s t a r g a z e, a group of contemporary classical musicians who formed the ensemble for the historic David Bowie Prom in 2016. Previously Greg arranged Deerhoof songs for s t a r g a z e but for Record Store Day this year he worked in collaboration with their conductor André de Ridder to re-compose the entire In On The Kill Taker album by the American post-hardcore group Fugazi for solo instruments including bass clarinet, flute and violin.

In this playlist Greg will be playing the Fugazi originals alongside his arrangements and a selection of famous solo performances that have inspired him.

A playlist dedicated to the solo instrument by Deerhoof's Greg Saunier.

Hand crafted playlists from creators of underground and experimental music.

Greg Saunier is an American musician, producer and composer best known as the drummer in the band Deerhoof. Over the last few years Greg has worked with s t a r g a z e, a group of contemporary classical musicians who formed the ensemble for the historic David Bowie Prom shortly after his death in 2016. Previously Greg arranged Deerhoof songs for s t a r g a z e but for Record Store Day this year he was commissioned to re-compose the entire In On The Kill Taker album by the American post-hardcore group Fugazi for solo instruments like bass clarinet, flute and violin.

101By Bibio2019051920190518 (6M)Rural electronic artist Bibio selects an hour of his favourite underground and experimental music. Featuring ambient electronics, a sultry soundtrack by Johnny Dankworth and Japanese composer Susumu Yokota. There's also two premieres of unreleased music, firstly an orchestral rework of Jameszoo's track Flake and a preview of the Austrian musician Dorian Concept's new mini-album.

Rural electronic artist Bibio selects his favourite underground and experimental music.

Hand crafted playlists from creators of underground and experimental music.

Weird, wonderful and obscure playlists compiled by artists, musicians and DJs.

102By Cate Le Bon2019052620190525 (6M)Japanese new wave, a fictional native american community and 1970s French avant-rock.

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1032019060220190601 (6M)Weird, wonderful and obscure playlists compiled by artists, musicians and DJs.

Hand crafted playlists from creators of underground and experimental music.

104By Zoe Reddy2019060920190608 (6M)Weird, wonderful and obscure playlists compiled by artists, musicians and DJs.

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Zoe Reddy presents her favourite sounds and textures including amplified bio-emissions, harsh electronics juxtaposed with angelic vocals and Aphex Twin's elastic approach to composition. Zoe waa born in Ireland, grew up in Australia, has a background as a pop vocalist and is currently living and studying visual art in The Hague. Her debut EP Machine wields a spectrum of field recordings of everyday items like blenders, washing machines and drills, mixing in percussion and vocals to create an expansive rhythmic sound.

Harsh electronics juxtaposed with angelic vocals and amplified bio-emissions.

105By Sarathy Korwar2019061620190615 (6M)Sarathy Korwar is a classically trained Indian percussionist and jazz musician. His music incorporates electronica and hip hop and he's worked previously with Shabaka Hutchings, Arun Ghosh, Kamasi Washington and Moses Boyd.

He describes his recent second studio album ‘More Coming' as ‘a modern brown record. The kind of record that a contemporary Indian living in the UK for the past 10 years would make. If anyone has a problem with that, they should be questioning what they think Indian music should be...'

Sarathy Korwar compiles a playlist of contemporary artists from India and Pakistan.

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106By Wovoka Gentle2019062320190622 (6M)Weird, wonderful and obscure playlists compiled by artists, musicians and DJs.

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Taking their name from works by American poet Gary Short, the London experimental trio Wovoka Gentle are William Stokes and twins Imogen and Ellie Mason. Their upbeat blend of experimental electronic music, folk, psychedelia, pop and collage music has seen them release via labels Yucatan Records and Nude Records.

They have also written for theatre, scoring for avant-garde physical theatre company Stasis's production A Table and providing music for the world premiere of Alex Howarth's stage adaptation of What's Eating Gilbert Grape at London's Bridewell Theatre.

London three piece Wovoka Gentle share a playlist of experimental jazz & electronic music.

107By Khyam Allami2019063020190629 (6M)Weird, wonderful and obscure playlists compiled by artists, musicians and DJs.

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Khyam Allami is a London-based Iraqi oud player, composer and a former member of Monsoon Bassoon and Knifeworld. His latest piece, 'Requiem for the 21st Century', commissioned by Opera North for the PRS New Music Biennial, features an installation made up of ouds, each fitted with its own speaker to play recordings of single notes, which in turn generate melodies based on maqams, traditional modes of Arabic music.

He explores these sounds further in his Freak Zone Playlist, including music by Secret Chiefs 3, Terry Riley, Jamil Bashir and archive field recordings from Iraq.

Khyam Allami presents a playlist exploring microtonal music from around the world.

108By Katie Gately2019070720190706 (6M)The American sound designer and architect of abstract pop Katie Gately compiles a playlist of her favourite leftfield music. Featuring noise music from Russia, avant-garde clarinet music from Peru, danceable field recordings from France and industrial body music from Switzerland.

Gately works with a plethora of computer programs to shape her voice into compositions that waver between industrial collages and playful pop tunes. She began uploading music to Soundcloud in 2012 before releasing EPs on Public Information, Blue Tapes, FET Press and FatCat Records. Her debut album 'Color', was released in 2016. And she produced six tracks on serpentwithfeet's 2018 debut LP 'Soil'.

Katie Gately compiles a playlist of her favourite leftfield sounds.

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109By Dalek2019071420190713 (6M)Dälek compile a playlist of experimental hip-hop, featuring tracks from Shabazz Palaces, Sunns and Kill Alters. The pioneering experimental noise-rap group is composed of MC dälek and Mike Manteca. They formed in Newark, New Jersey, in the mid-90's and have delivered seven ground-breaking albums over a twenty year career. Their music is dark, noisy and atmospheric, where Einstürzende Neubauten meets My Bloody Valentine and Public Enemy.

A playlist of experimental hip-hop put together by the pioneering noise rap group D\u00e4lek.

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110By Vanishing Twin2019072120190720 (6M)Vanishing Twin are a British based experimental pop ensemble with a multi-national cast of members, hailing from Belgium, Japan, Italy, France and America. They are singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Cathy Lucas, drummer Valentina Magaletti, bassist Susumu Mukai, synth & guitarist Phil MFU and visual artist Elliott Arndt.

Suitably their Freakzone Playlist takes us on a journey around continental Europe, featuring music from Romania, Poland, Belgium, Italy and more.

Cathy Lucas of Vanishing Twin presents a musical journey around continental Europe.

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111By Plaid2019072820190727 (6M)Weird, wonderful and obscure playlists compiled by artists, musicians and DJs.

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Plaid present a playlist of playful electronica.

112The Nurse With Wound List2019080420190803 (6M)Weird, wonderful and obscure playlists compiled by artists, musicians and DJs.

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The first ever authorised mixtape of the legendary shopping list for experimental music created by the British industrial noise group Nurse With Wound in 1979.

Formed in the late 1970s by Steve Stapleton together with John Fothergill and Herman Pathak, Nurse With Wound adorned the sleeve of their debut album - A Chance Meeting on a Dissecting Table of a Sewing Machine and an Umbrella - with a long list of obscure artist names that had influenced their work. It featured everything from Steve Reich and Can, to Basil Kirchin and more mysterious names like Tokyo Kid Brothers and quickly became a valuable shopping list for avant-garde and outsider music collectors.

After many years of mythology, misinterpretation and procrastination Steve Stapleton, who still works under the Nurse With Wound name, has been convinced to release a series of compilations that represent “the right tracks” by each of the artists on the list. This is an hour long slice of the authorised Nurse With Wound list.

The first ever authorised mixtape of the legendary shopping list for experimental music.

113By Richard Skelton2019081120190810 (6M)Shape-shifting drones and ethereal improvised music from small independent CD-R labels feature in this playlist compiled by Richard Skelton. Including a performance on a traditional horsehair strung lyre released on the Finnish label 267 Lattajjaa and esoteric music based deeply in the British landscape from Larkfall records.

Shape-shifting drones and ethereal improvised music put together by Richard Skelton.

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114By Black Midi's Dj Dairy2019081820190817 (6M)Experimental rock group Black Midi are the weirdest zeitgeisty buzz band to emerge on the UK scene in years. Their sound is the result of four individual voices coming together, which they did at the prestigious BRIT school for performing arts. Their angular improvisation, snarling lyrics and post-punk attitude have set alight the live circuit and sent the music press all aquiver trying to define their sound. Cameron Picton (aka DJ Dairy) from the band shares an eclectic fast-paced mix of their influences and listening habits with snatches of pure pop, avant-garde legends and strange sounds. Featuring German electronic duo Modeselektor and pop stars Robyn and Alexander Burke nestling alongside experimental rap and free improvisation.

A fast-paced mix with snatches of pure pop, avant-garde legends and strange sounds.

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Experimental rock group Black Midi are the weirdest zeitgeisty buzz band to emerge on the UK scene in years. Their sound is the result of four individual voices coming together, which they did at the prestigious BRIT school for performing arts. Their angular improvisation, snarling lyrics and post-punk attitude have set alight the live circuit and sent the music press all aquiver trying to define their sound. Here they share an eclectic fast-paced mix of their influences and listening habits with snatches of pure pop, avant-garde legends and strange sounds. Featuring German electronic duo Modeselektor and pop stars Robyn and Alexander Burke nestling alongside experimental rap and free improvisation.

Black Midi share a fast-paced mix with pure pop, avant-garde legends and strange sounds.

115Vocal Discovery2019082520190824 (6M)Weird, wonderful and obscure playlists compiled by artists, musicians and DJs.

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Choral music from across the centuries and around the world chosen by Kieran Brunt, leader of the 12-piece vocal group Shards. Featuring Faroese folk chants; classical choral works from the Renaissance period and the 20th century by British composers Thomas Tallis and Jonathan Harvey; Bobby McFerrin's inimitable melodic and percussive sound and experimental gospel music from serpentwithfeet.

Choral music from across the centuries and around the world.

116By Loraine James2019090120190831 (6M)Weird, wonderful and obscure playlists compiled by artists, musicians and DJs.

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Nu-Metal, grime, post-rock and rap feature in this playlist by the newly signed Hyperdub label artist Loraine James. With tracks by the American rap collective Brockhampton, nu-metal from Incubus and Deftones, grime from Dizzie Rascal and post-rock from Loraine's all-time favourite band Circa Survive.

Nu-Metal, grime, post-rock and rap chosen by Hyperdub label artist Loraine James.

117By Steve Davis2019090820190907 (6M)Former World Snooker champion Steve Davis is well known for DJing and his love of soul, jazz-funk, prog rock and avant-garde music. He's joined forces with Kavus Torabi of Cardiacs and Gong and Michael J York of Coil and Teleplasmiste as The Utopia Strong. They've produced an experimental album based around improvised sessions, with Steve playing his beloved modular synthesizers.

This playlist features music played on modular synthesisers by artists like Surgeon, Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith and Caterina Barbieri.

Steve Davis compiles a playlist of tracks featuring modular synthesizers.

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118By Bentou Mentale2019091520190914 (6M)Contemporary sounds from the continents of Africa and Europe combined. Featuring South African vocalist and dancer Moonchild Sanelly, Congolese musician Bokatola System, English electronic producer Floating Points and banging beats from Durban-based group Rudeboyz.

Bantou Mentale were formed by the Irish-born, Paris-based producer Doctor L known for his collaborations with Congolese musicians and Damon Albarn's Africa Express. Their sound is also influenced by the cutting-edge production style of South Africa together with European electronic music.

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119By Vox2019092220190921 (6M)Weird, wonderful and obscure playlists compiled by artists, musicians and DJs.

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Experimental R'n'B, hip hop and electronics put together by the L.A. based producer vōx. This is a selection of the best new music coming out of America right now. Featuring Atlanta-based producer Mereba, Anna Wise's stunning vocals that have been picked up by Kendrick Lamar and Audrey from New York with her new track Soufflé.

Experimental R'n'B, hip hop and electronics put together by L.A based producer vox.

120By Bent Knee2019092920190928 (6M)Experimental compositional techniques across pop, folk, classical and rock are explored in this playlist by the genre-mashing Baltimore six-piece Bent Knee. Featuring Japanese singer-songwriter Ringo Sheena a huge influence on Bent Knee's singer Courtney; Tobe Nwigwe's restrained rap that creates an intense vibe with no chorus and Nico Muhly's innovative version of an old murder ballad that builds up tension by repeating the lyrics from the beginning and including additional words each time.

Exploring experimental compositional techniques in pop, rap, classical and rock.

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121By Dylan Henner2019100620191005 (6M)Weird, wonderful and obscure playlists compiled by artists, musicians and DJs.

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Floating layers and blissful sounds put together by Dylan Henner including an exclusive first play of Ka Baird and the challenging vocal techniques she refers to as “body music”. A track by the New York clarinettist Doug Wieselman with a water-inspired solo album and Glaswegian composer Iona Fortune's take on the Chinese divination text I Ching or “The Book of Changes”.

Dylan Henner's own music combines Caribbean music with ambient music taking influence from the likes of Brian Eno and Popul Vuh as well as dub snares and steel pan players.

Floating layers and blissful sounds put together by sound artist Dylan Henner.

122By Tenesha The Wordsmith2019101320191012 (6M)Afro-beats, jazz, hip-hop and disco collide in this 60-minute playlist

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123By Ladytron's Daniel Hunt2019102020191019 (6M)Daniel presents select cuts from Brazil and beyond. After making Ladytron's 2011 album Gravity the Seducer, Daniel moved to Sao Paulo in Brazil where he's lived ever since. This playlist reflects his work in South America for the intervening eight years along with some all time favourites and unique finds. Featuring electronic group Teto Preto and the obscure post-punk band AKT from Sao Paulo and Italian new wave from Krisma.

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124By Salami Rose Joe Louis2019102720191026 (6M)Weird, wonderful and obscure playlists compiled by artists, musicians and DJs.

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Motivational galaxy jams to get you dancing and ready to explore the universe selected by Salami Rose Joe Louis. Featuring tracks by rapper Spote Breeze, futuristic cosmic jazz from Sun Ra and the Colombian electronic group Meridian Brothers.

Salami Rose Joe Louis is the latest signing to Flying Lotus' Brainfeeder label. Her album Zdenka 2080 is heavily influenced by a series of apocalyptic sci-fi novels by Octavia Butler and Gene Wolf and imagines a future dystopian Earth in the year 2080 that has been mis-managed by unethical governments and corporations.

Motivational galaxy jams to get you dancing and ready to explore the universe.

125By Sean O'hagan Of The High Llamas20191103Inspirational music from Hull to Ethiopia put together by Sean O'Hagan of The High Llamas. Featuring a downtempo hip hop vignette from Tierra Whack, Moondog sings a romantic song at the piano, Ethiopian keyboardist Hailu Mergia, Hull's greatest jazz export Basil Kirchin and psychedelic soul from Kadjha Bonet.

Sean O'Hagan is a multi-instrumentalist, singer and songwriter best known for the 10 albums released by his avant-pop group The High Llamas who were influenced by Ennio Morricone, The Beach Boys, Antonio Carlos Jobim and avant-garde electronica.

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126Niknak20191110Jazz, electronica and ambient music in NikNak aka Nicole Raymond's playlist

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127By Robin Richards20191117Robin Richards from Dutch Uncles selects an hour of his favourite composers and performers

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128By Xylouris White20191124Border hopping music from Australia to Crete, via Ethiopia and the USA, put together by Xylouris White. Featuring Cretan folk songs, solo music from the late Conway Savage of The Bad Seeds and a Peel Session track from Smog (aka Bill Callahan).

Xylouris White are Cretan lute player Giorgos Xylouris and Dirty Three drummer Jim White. They've been working together since 2013 and have released four albums together, including 2019's ‘The Sisypheans' on Drag City.

A border hopping playlist put together by Xylouris White.

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129By Meitei20191201Weird, wonderful and obscure playlists compiled by artists, musicians and DJs

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Japanese musician Meitei is fascinated by the mood created in his countries folklore ghost stories. These unsettling, supernatural horror stories were collected in a book called Kawidan which is the title of Meitei's first album. Here he compiles a playlist of contemporary ambient music that represents the mood of these horror stories. Featuring tracks by Japanese artist Hiroshi Ebina, Canadian producer Khotin and guitarist Tobias Wilden from Berlin.

Contemporary ambient music that represents the mood of Japan's folklore ghost stories

130By Richard Fearless20191208Electronic music producer, DJ and founder of Death In Vegas, Richard Fearless journeys into deep ambient and experimental techno on his Freak Zone Playlist. After six studio albums with Death In Vegas, Fearless released his first solo album ‘Deep Rave Memory' in November 2019, recorded at his Metal Box studio overlooking the Thames in London. The album draws from the area's industrial environment: “There's a steel factory on the opposite bank and the sounds of industrial metalwork is incredibly inspirational” says Fearless “It's a very Ballardian landscape”.

Death in Vegas founder Richard Fearless with a deep electronic music ride.

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131Flora Yin-wong20191215Weird, wonderful and obscure playlists compiled by artists, musicians and DJs

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London born Chinese-Malaysian sound artist and DJ Flora Yin-Wong works with field recordings, dissonance, and influences from contemporary club culture. She's featured on the Berlin label PAN's ‘mono no aware' compilation, and 'City God' on New York's Purple Tape Pedigree. She's performed live at the likes of Cafe OTO, the V&A and Somerset House in London where her sound commission 'Ubi Sunt' runs until 12th January 2020.

Experimental electronic club and ambient music in Flora Yin-Wong's playlist.

132By Field Music20191222Peter and David Brewis of Field Music choose an hour of their favourite tunes. Field Music make interesting, expansive pop music and this is very much reflected in their playlist which features the artistic songwriting of Deerhoof, Serge Gainsbourg's 1960s avant-pop, Chicago post-rock group Gastr Del Sol and 1970s era Herbie Hancock.

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133By Babii20191229A musical adventure through exotic islands, misty halloween nights and rat cages.

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134Best Of The Decade20200105Stuart selects the best artists making adventurous music to emerge over the last decade.

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135By Penya20200112A dance music mix infused with the rhythms of traditional musics from across the globe, compiled by the London-based band Penya. Penya are a genre defying quartet that embody the energised sound of a cosmopolitan UK. Combining traditional folkloric rhythms, club culture motifs and DIY electronics Penya's live performance create a world of euphoric ritual and visceral dance scapes, ancient and future. Put together by Magnus P.I. from the band this playlist features tracks by Siti Muharam from Zanzibar, Sarathy Korwar from India and Bomba Estereo from Colombia.

A dance music mix infused with traditional folkloric rhythms from across the globe.

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136By Waqwaq Kingdom20200119Tribal polyrhythms and otherworldly dance music feature in the Japanese duo's playlist.

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137By Cyril Cyril20200126Featuring spacey-dub, Anatolian groove and an Algerian protest song put together by Cyril Cyril, a duo of two people called Cyril living in Geneva. Cyril Yeterian plays bango, accordion, organ and sings whilst Cyril Bondi is a drummer / percussionist with an experimental bent. Yeterian is also the brains behind the label Bongo Joe which puts out underground contemporary music from Central Europe. This hour long playlist features an epic Curtis Mayfield track, the French-Creole poet Alain Peters and an experimental bass-drums duo called Hyperculte, also from Geneva.

Featuring spacey-dub, Anatolian groove and an Algerian protest song.

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138By Li Yilei20200202Meditative improvisations, trance-like vocals, field recording works and soundscapes selected by the Chinese born sound artist Li Yilei. As the child of a Buddhist nun Yilei is familiar with the concepts of emptiness and impermanence which seeps into her own music. This playlist features tracks from her debut album Unabled Form alongside the sound of a purring tiger, a track from a notable compilation called Japanese Ambient, Environmental & New Age Music 1980-1990 and a piece by the revered Japanese sound artist Akio Suzuki.

Meditative improvisations, trance-like vocals, field recording works and soundscapes.

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139By Lina And Raul Refree20200209Weird, wonderful and obscure playlists compiled by artists, musicians and DJs

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A playlist put together by the Spanish producer Raul Refree and Portuguese fado singer Lina. They've recently made an album that combines the traditional soulfulness of fado with influences around the world including classical music and Kayne West.

This playlist features fado singers old and new alongside a stunning Spanish flamenco singer, one of Richard Strauss's beautifully orchestrated leide and Kanye West's Ultralight Beam which fuses traditional gospel with experimentation to dramatic effect.

Portuguese fado old and new, stunning voices and experimentation.

140By Pulled By Magnets20200216Bangers and thrash. Seb Rochford shares his favourite black metal and noise music.

Seb is a drummer and bandleader who comes from an improvised music background. You might remember his previous award winning band Polar Bear - a jazz group that had a slinky and slightly sinister groove. His new project is called Pulled By Magnets and is a bit different. It's inspired by Seb's love of black metal and noise, so prepare yourself for a sonic bath with bands called Pulsatile Tinnitus and Tropic of Damned Spirits.

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141By Bianca Scout20200223Bianca Scout is a dancer and musician originally from Newcastle, now living in London. Her music combines soft vocals, pop sensibilities and otherworldly experiments. In this playlist she explores the correlation between the music and dance, playing tracks with a gut energy and describing the movements she sees in the music. Featuring music made by choreographers, filmmakers and friends including production designer Elena Isolini, filmmaker Samir Kennedy and the London-based collective of musicians CURL.

The dancer and musician explores the correlation between the two art forms.

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142By Sign Libra20200301Inspirational and eccentric musical productions from 90s rap to pop curios compiled by the Latvian producer Agata Melnikova. Featuring tracks by French pianist Francis Poulenc, passionate prog-rock from Emerson Lake and Palmer and hip hop meets dance music and baggy trousers in A Homeboy, A Hippie And A Funki Dredd.

Inspirational and eccentric musical productions from 90s rap to pop curios.

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143By Alabaster Deplume20200315Carnatic Indian saxophone music, Chilean protest songs and eclectic electronics.

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144By Cucina Povera20200322Maria Rossi is a Finnish artist also known as Cucina Povera. Here she compiles a playlist with dark, mysterious undertones and a track that brings to mind a golden-mask-wearing, cape-wielding fever dream. Featuring a track by the organist Sarah Davachi, some slowly evolving canons for electric guitar and a shamanistic dream-song by the performance artist Anna Homler and composer Steve Moshier.

Dark, mysterious undertones and a golden mask wearing, cape wielding fever dream.

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145By Massicot20200329Contemporary cutting edge sounds from France, Belgium and Switzerland, put together by Colline from Massicot, a trio based in Geneva. Their music lies somewhere between the repetitive rhythms of krautrock and the experimental sounds of post-punk. Colline' choices include an existential lyrical song by Èlg, savage improvisation from Le Ton Mité and Le Chevalier De Rinchy's song about the assassination of the 19th Century socialist Eugène Varlin.

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146By Dumama2020040520200404 (6M)Soft and loving sounds from the alternative side of Africa. Vocalist and songwriter dumama has compiled a playlist of tunes to help us process the world. Featuring tracks rich in storytelling with creative arrangements from Zoe Modiga and Sibusile Xaba.

Dumama has just released a duo album with the multi-instrumentalist kechou who is of Algerian-German descent. Their music is released on the label for African experimental artists Mushroom Hour Half-Hour, and brings together folk songs of the Xhosa people, the instrumental music of North Africa and lots of other global influences.

Soft and loving sounds from the alternative side of Africa to help process the world.

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147By U S Girls2020041220200411 (6M)Funky freak outs, cosmic jazz, and breakbeats put together by Meg Remy of the experimental pop project U.S. Girls. Featuring a cassette only release by the instrumental funk group Badge Époque, an after-school special from the Bethlehem Centre Childrenʼs Choir and The Jellies super cool pop rarity Jive Baby On A Saturday Night.

Funky freak outs, cosmic jazz, and breakbeats put together by Meg Remy.

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148By Greg Fox2020041920200418 (6M)Intricate rhythms, sludgy black metal and a scrap symphony

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Intricate rhythms, sludgy black metal and a scrap symphony. A playlist of underground and experimental music compiled by the Brooklyn-based drummer Greg Fox. Including a solo track by Deradoorian from Dirty Projectors, a scrap symphony called ‘So Much Trash' by Michael Beharie and Teddy Rankin Parker and a jungle Drum Shanty by Dead Man's Chest

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149By Plone2020042620200425 (6M)Vintage synth music inspired by library music, children's TV and retro-futurism

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Vintage synth music inspired by library music, children's TV and retro-futurism put together by the long-running electronic duo from Birmingham, Plone. Featuring a 7” single from Blue Peter's Valerie Singleton, American composer and electronics wizard Raymond Scott and the Eurythmics collaboration with Jaki Liebeziet and Holgar Czukay from Can on their album In The Garden.

150By Jon Brooks2020050320200502 (6M)A Lithuanian disco odyssey, British acid folk and an American psychedelic stomper

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151By Otis Jordan2020051020200509 (6M)Weird, wonderful and obscure playlists compiled by artists, musicians and DJs

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The cream of Manchester's current experimental music scene and much more

The cream of Manchester's current experimental music scene as well as Nigerian highlife, Ethiopian groove and some Appalachian folk. Compiled by Otis Jordan a Manchester based artist who Stuart has been championing on the show lately. Otis' music combines acoustic and electronic sounds with homemade instruments and field recordings to create transportive alt-folk for the here and now.

152By The Soft Pink Truth2020051720200516 (6M)Weird, wonderful and obscure playlists compiled by artists, musicians and DJs

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Drew Daniel veers eclectically across ambient, new age, noise, techno and industrial music

Drew Daniel veers eclectically across minimalism, new age, noise, techno and industrial music, creating collages of two or three pieces simultaneously in the mix. As well as making music under the moniker The Soft Pink Truth, Drew is also one half of the sample splicing duo Matmos and has a deep knowledge of electronic music across the decades. This playlist was created in the wake of Florian Schneider passing and inspired by his contribution to Kraftwerk, it's a collection of great synth music paired with vocals.

153By Kate Nv2020052420200523 (6M)Weird, wonderful and obscure playlists compiled by artists, musicians and DJs

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Soviet synth-pop, a Japanese orchestra in pyjamas and Quincy Jones' The Wiz

The Moscow-based songwriter shares her favourite underground and experimental music including plenty of 1980s Soviet synth pop; a whimsical love song by the Japanese orchestra Haniwa All-Stars and a selection from Quincy Jones' famous soundtrack to The Wiz, a 1978 reimagining of The Wizard of Oz.

Kate Shilonosova is a producer and songwriter who releases solo material as Kate NV as well as fronting the new-wave post-punk group ГШ. Inspired by Japanese new wave, blissed out electronica and 1980s synths her solo work is a playful, other-worldly take on pop music.

154By Inventions2020053120200530 (6M)Weird, wonderful and obscure playlists compiled by artists, musicians and DJs

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A selection of pieces that radiate quietude and wonderment.

A selection of pieces that radiate quietude and wonderment by a newly formed duo of Matthew Cooper of Eluvium and Mark Smith of Explosions In The Sky. Featuring a track by the Kuwaiti artist Fatima Al Qadiri's soundtrack to the film Atlantique, lo-fi magic from John Frusciante of the Red Hot Chili Peppers and shimmery brilliance from Detroit's Warren Defever under the moniker His Name Is Alive.

155By Gurgles2020060720200606 (6M)Fender Rhodes player Augustin Bousfield selects his favourite electronic piano sounds

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Fender Rhodes player Augustin Bousfield from the Bradford-prog-pop band Gurgles selects his favourite electronic piano sounds from George Duke's jazz-funk to Turkish psych from Gökçen Kaynatan.

Gurgles debut album was on the Freak Zone's best of 2015 list, they've since released a number of singles and most recently represented the United Kingdom in the Freak Zone's Eurovision Experiment 2020.

156By Drab City2020061420200613 (6M)Weird, wonderful and obscure playlists compiled by artists, musicians and DJs

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American hardcore, Charles Mingus's protest song and 1950s jazz.

157By Delphine Dora2020062120200620 (6M)Spooky instrumentals, dark lyrics and disconcerting sounds

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Spooky instrumentals, dark lyrics and disconcerting sounds put together by the French artist whose interests cover modern classical, avant folk, field recordings and ambient music.

Featuring the dark storytelling of Dory Previn's lyrics on the track The Empress of China, Russian classical music meets musique concrete and the voice of Cathy Berberian on Nel Labirinto Della Voce. And an extract from the other-worldly Twelve Microtonal Etudes for Electronic Music by a little known American composer called Easley Blackwood.

158By Bec Plexus2020062820200627 (6M)Weird, wonderful and obscure playlists compiled by artists, musicians and DJs

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Wondrous music to lift your soul and nod your head.

Wondrous music to lift your soul and nod your head put together by the Amsterdam based electronic avant-pop artist. Turkish yearning, Brazilian melancholy and Persian wisdom of universal love combine in the music of Sanem Kalfa and George Dumitriu; irresistible hooks from Deradoorian and a warm sonic bath with Panda Bear a.k.a. Noah Lennox.

159By Anna Homler And Alessio Capovilla2020070520200704 (6M)Meditative introspection, obsessive melodies and simple sounds with big emotions

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Meditative introspection from the British post-industrial, ambient musical group from the early 1980s, O Yuki Conjugate. Obsessive repetitive melodies from Carola Baer's privately pressed cassette release of gothic pop and a mind-blowing track from Mica Levi and Oliver Coates that creates big emotions with simple sounds.

Anna has been working in LA's experimental music scene for the last 30 years and has developed her own phonetic language which she uses in her music. For her latest record Vasi Comunicanti, she's collaborated with the Italian composer Alessio Capovilla who provides an expansive musical backdrop with synths and drum programming. Together they've chosen an hour's worth of their favourite underground and experimental music.

160By Brother May2020071220200711 (6M)Weird, wonderful and obscure playlists compiled by artists, musicians and DJs

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The London-based MC and member of the CURL collective, Brother May puts together an hours worth of underground and experimental music by his friends and collaborators. Featuring lo-fi wonky jazz hip-pop from Bunny Hova, saxophonist Ben Vince's thickly layered sound and down-tempo broody beats from Coby Sey.

British hip hop and experimental sounds put together by CURL collective member Brother May

161By Steve Von Till2020071920200718 (6M)Profound music with mystical grace that contemplates the nature of human beings. Compiled by the poet, musician and frontman of the post-metal band Neurosis, Steve Von Till. Including ancient songs from the future by Wardruna who create modern renditions of Norse traditional music; unreleased and exclusive spoken word recordings from Steve's forthcoming book Harvestman and Adrian Sherwood's studio dub alchemy on the track Belinda by African Headcharge.

Hand crafted playlists from creators of underground and experimental music.

162By Liela Moss2020072620200725 (6M)Weird, wonderful and obscure playlists compiled by artists, musicians and DJs

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Lo-fi visionary electronica from the late 1970's to mid 1980's compiled by Liela Moss, solo artist and frontwoman of the band Duke Spirit. Idiosyncratic voices nestle beside early drum machines and throbby sci-fi synths to create off-kilter agit pop and early dance music. Along the way we are guided by cult figures such as innovator Arthur Russell and Patrick Cowley; into the gay erotica of the San Francisco sound and New York hi-NRG genres. Then via Amsterdam's pre-disco club scene and early techno in Japan.

Lo-fi visionary electronica from the late 1970s to mid 1980's.

163By Planningtorock2020080220200801 (6M)Weird, wonderful and obscure playlists compiled by artists, musicians and DJs

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A queer playlist of the most exciting underground and experimental electronic artists put together by Planningtorock. Featuring an explosive track by Arca, driving beats and sexy attitude from Bored Lord and a breezy sound collage by Davia Spain.

Planningtorock is the alias of Jam Rostron who makes high energy club music with experimental production and super-catchy hooks. Most recently they have worked with the Chanel fashion house to soundtrack their Autumn / Winter 2020 collection show, the results can be heard on their new EP Planningtochanel.

A queer playlist of the most exciting underground and experimental electronic artists.

164By World Sanguine Report2020080920200808 (6M)Weird, wonderful and obscure playlists compiled by artists, musicians and DJs

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Music that explores ideas of belonging, connectivity and desolation, hope and love. Put together by Andrew Plummer from World Sanguine Report who've been described as “like Tom Waits fronting Pere Ubu — if they were an avant-garde punk-jazz band.” by Tinnitist.

Featuring tracks by American guitarist Marc Ribot, a short interlude of Tom Waits singing in a canoe with John Lurie and a disarming track about the disintegration of an intimate relationship delivered beautifully by David Sylvian.

165By Delmer Darion2020081620200815 (6M)A forest of sounds; dense air and dark narrow spaces. Handpicked tracks from the British duo featuring new and exciting names working in hip hop and electronic music. Tom and Oliver who are Delmer Darion make their own synths using DIY kits. This playlist features music from fellow synth builders Meng Qi and his dreamy pitch bends, fresh and experimental hip hop production from L.A. based Zeroh and the closely recorded spoken word of Martha Skye Murphy.

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166By Loma2020082320200822 (6M)A relaxing playlist of the finest sounds from across the globe including Mexican rap, a Bulgaria choir and an Ethiopian pianist. Presented by the bands frontwoman and multi-instrumentalist Emily Cross. She blends her favourite underground and experimental music with contributions from bandmate Jonathan Meiberg, who shares his favourite Talk Talk and David Bowie tracks.

Weird, wonderful and obscure playlists compiled by artists, musicians and DJs

Hand crafted playlists from creators of underground and experimental music.

167By Julianna Barwick2020083020200829 (6M)Weird, wonderful and obscure playlists compiled by artists, musicians and DJs

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The vocalist and producer selects her current favourite underground and experimental music moving from slow and sensual to dancefloor fillers across the hour. Featuring tracks by local cohort from Los Angeles the harpist Mary Lattimore, a young French producer known as Malibu who Julianna is championing and glitchy dance beats from Moon Diagrams.

168By Lucrecia Dalt2020090620200905 (6M)New discoveries and respected friends mixed into a soothing balm for those with repressed, screaming desires. Born in Colombia, now living in Berlin, Lucrecia Dalt is a sound artist and experimentalist working across avant-garde composition and contemporary electronics.

Featuring 8-track tape loops from Aaron Dilloway, bubbling arrangements from Weirdozer and studio experiments from the late 1970s by the Japanese sound artist Akio Suzuki.

New discoveries mixed into a soothing balm for those with repressed, screaming desires.

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169By Hekla2020091320200912 (6M)Weird, wonderful and obscure playlists compiled by artists, musicians and DJs

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New music from Iceland's alternative scene, plus ancient and futuristic bagpipe music. Put together by the songwriter and virtuosic theramin player Hekla. Featuring Icelandic hip hop group Cyber and their lilting track Beach Bummer, Gyða Valtýsdóttir's vocal manipulations and playful beats, catchy melodies and high ­pitched vocals from Dj. Flugvél og Geimski.

New music from Iceland's alternative scene from lilting hip hop to high-pitched avant-pop.

170By Ammar 8082020092020200919 (6M)Apocalyptic music for the end of times compiled by the Tunisian musician known as AMMAR 808. Featuring Bill Laswell's take on the world's first recorded terrorist from the 11th century, blasts of doom-soaked heavy metal from Sepultura and Nirvana and premonitions of the effects of fear conditioning in the forward-thinking hip hop of Jean Grae & Quelle Chris.

Apocalyptic music for the end of times compiled by the Tunisian musician.

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171Sequoyah Murray2020092720200926 (6M)Weird, wonderful and obscure playlists compiled by artists, musicians and DJs

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Weird, wonderful and obscure playlists, compiled this week by the singer and producer Sequoyah Murray. Murray is a native of Atlanta, Georgia, and his music draws on that city's heritage in soul and R&B, giving it an experimental twist. His 2019 debut album ‘Before You Begin' was met with praise and comparisons to Arthur Russell. And he self-released a follow-up EP in the summer of 2020.

Weird, wonderful and obscure playlists, compiled this week by Atlanta's Sequoyah Murray.

172Lafawndah2020100420201003 (6M)Weird, wonderful and obscure playlists compiled by artists, musicians and DJs

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Lafawndah is a Tehran-born, Paris-raised singer, songwriter, producer and director. Described as a sonic descendent of both Brigitte Fontaine and Scott Walker, her music has previously been released via Warp Records and her own imprint Concordia. Her second artist album ‘The Fifth Season' came out in 2020 on the French label Latency.

Her Freak Zone Playlist features underground electronica from London, spiritual jazz from Chicago, Tombak percussion from Iran and political blues from Mauritania.

An hour of experimental electronica, jazz and global sounds from the Parisian producer.

173By C P I2020101120201010 (6M)Cosmic industrial electronica that rings in your ears and speaks to the stars. Compiled by the duo of Marc Piñol and Hugo Capablanca, together known as C.P.I. they conjure a mysterious universe of shimmering feedback, distorted vocals and echos of other worlds. Featuring hallucinatory electronica from Cyclobe, a soliloquy by Nurse With Wound, Laurie Anderson's song about Walking and Falling and Delia Derbyshire's brilliantly eerie piece that features people describing their dreams of falling.

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174By Lucidvox2020101820201017 (6M)Weird, wonderful and obscure playlists compiled by artists, musicians and DJs.

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Lucidvox are an all female Muscovite DIY rock band, namely Alina, Nadezhda, Galla and Anna. They deal in an incendiary mix of psych-rock, heavy riffs and Russian folk mystery, with The Quietus describing their sound as ‘shamanistic Amon Düül II meets Banshees'. Their first International release, the album ‘We Are' is out on Glitterbeat Records. And they've put together a playlist of tracks from the post-Soviet underground alongside some Afro Jazz and extreme electro from the UK.

Music from the post soviet underground compiled by Russian DIY rock band Lucidvox.

175By Deena Abdelwahed2020102520201024 (6M)Tunisian experimental producer and club DJ Deena Abdelwahed makes leftfield electronic music to re-appropriate what is considered as Tunisian and Arabic music. Based in Paris, she began her career as part of the Tunis Arabstazy collective. Performances at Sonar Barcelona and CTM Berlin brought her international recognition. And she's struck up a fruitful relationship with the Infiné label, who released her debut album ‘Khonnar' in 2018 and her EP ‘Dakhar' earlier this year.

A playlist of boundary pushing, experimental, global dance music.

Hand crafted playlists from creators of underground and experimental music.

176Full Moon Freakery20201101A spooktacular selection of tracks for a full moon on All Hallows' Eve. Featuring a gruesome folk ballad sung by Mike Waterson, the Danish composer Else Marie Pade's eerie electro-acoustic music and dark Soviet sounds from a mass for the dead by Galina Ustvolskaya. Compiled by Kate Molleson from Radio 3's New Music Show.

A spooktacular selection to enjoy under a full moon on All Hallows' Eve

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177By Faten Kanaan20201108Adventurous sounds from the Middle East and the Mediterranean put together by the Brooklyn-based composer Faten Kanaan. Featuring genre-pushing musicians such as the Palestinian producer Al Nather who melds earthy electronic bass with Arabic microtonal string harmonies; the 1973 soundtrack to La Polizia Sta A Guardare / The Great Kidnapping by Stelvio Cipriani and the haunting arrangements and stark vocals of the Polish folk group Księżyc

Adventurous sounds from the Middle East and the Mediterranean.

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178Object Blue2020111520201112 (6M)London-based Japanese DJ and producer Object Blue has been producing leftfield club music since 2018, with EPs for Let's Go Swimming, Shimmering Frequencies and Nervous Horizon. She soundtracked Vivienne Westwood's SS20 show at Paris Fashion Week and has played the likes of Sonar and Dekmantel festivals as a DJ. She is one of Soundcloud's 10 Global Artists to watch for 2020.

A playlist of experimental electronica, Japanese synth pop and Kabuki theatre music.

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179Huntsville20201119Eeire experimental electronica from the Norwegian improvisational trio.

Hand crafted playlists from creators of underground and experimental music.

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180By Clementine March20201126Weird, wonderful and obscure playlists compiled by artists, musicians and DJs

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Beautiful melodies and epic experimentations from forward thinking pop artists chosen by the London-based French singer-songwriter Clémentine March. Clémentine's debut album Le Continent has been a firm favourite on the Freak Zone since it was released at the start of this year. Her playlist includes a spoken word dance track from Mermaid Chunky and Brazilian psych pop from Iurare.

Beautiful melodies and epic experimentations from forward thinking pop artists.

181By Sockethead20201203A score for a film yet to be made...

Experience an extraordinary hour of experimental music, sounds and poetry compiled and curated by the Manchester-based painter, art lecturer, DJ and producer Richard Harris, aka Sockethead.

Sockethead is a part of the Mancunian Return to Zero crew with Turinn and FUMU. He describes his music as 'something like John Bender via Actress and into a Jandek/Robert Wyatt jam' He's just released his debut album ‘Harj O Marj' on the Manchester label Youth, which he created in a caravan on Scotland's west coast.

Hand crafted playlists from creators of underground and experimental music.

182By Scalping20201210Weird, wonderful and obscure playlists compiled by artists, musicians and DJs

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Industrial dance music, experimental electronica and noise rock from the Bristolian EBM band. Audio-visual outfit Scalping are James Rushforth, Alex Hill, Isaac Jones, Jamie Thomas and Jason Baker. They fuse off-kilter industrial dance music with noise rock and post punk and have become the latest signee to Fabric's in-house label Houndstooth.

Industrial dance music, experimental electronica and noise rock from the Bristol EBM band.

183By Hannah Holland20201217An imagining of an ideal film score by the London based electronic music producer and DJ. Featuring ambient electronica from Aphex Twin and soundtrack music by Fatima Al Qadiri and Jonny Greenwood.

Hannah Holland is a London based dance music producer and DJ with releases on the likes of Classic and Crosstown Rebels and her own imprint Batty Bass. She regularly plays venues like Berghain in Berlin and The Carry Nation In New York and she's been pivotal in London's alternative and queer club scenes. She also works in theatre and film and she recently wrote and produced the soundtrack to the Channel 4 series 'Adult Material'.

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184By Gwenifer Raymond20201224A wide ranging hour of worldly and otherworldly music selected by the Welsh born and Brighton based American Primitivist guitarist Gwenifer Raymond. From Devonian occult ambient folk to Japanese guitar noise hell, missing person folk singer songwriters to synth street performers.

Gwenifer plays in the American primitive style and cites Skip James and John Fahey as influences. Her 2018 debut album ‘You Were Never Much Of A Dancer' paid tribute to Mississippi and Appalachian Blues, and she released her follow up, the welsh primitive styled ‘Strange Lights Over Garth Mountain' in November 2020..

A wide ranging hour of worldly and otherworldly music.

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185By 100 Gecs20201231A riotous playlist of synthpop, chiptune, hardcore, game music and skits compiled by the American electronic duo. Describing their approach as ‘scavenging scraps of musical influences and welding them into dangerous machines' Laura Les and Dylan Brady performed their first ever show as 100 Gecs on Minecraft. They released a debut album in 2019 called ‘1000 Gecs', which they reworked in 2020 adding collaborations with Charlie XCX, AG Cook and more.

A riotous playlist of synthpop, chiptune, hardcore, game music & skits.

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186By Samuel Sharp20210107An eclectic selection of cyclical repertoire spanning classical, electronic and jazz music compiled by the saxophonist Samuel Sharp. Featuring odd time signatures and evolving repetition from the likes of electronic artist Kelly Moran, fellow British saxophonist Mark Lockhart and the profound and intimate music of a brass quartet from Seattle called The Westerlies.

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187By Colleen 'cosmo' Murphy20210114New discoveries alongside tried and true records from the DJ, broadcaster and founder of Classic Album Sundays. Featuring library music for motorway driving from the Greek prog-rock artist Stavros, Laurie Anderson's soundtrack to her concert film Home of the Brave and a Buddhist mantra layered with choral harmonies and grounding percussion from the British-Nigerian group Ozo.

New discoveries alongside tried and true records from the DJ and broadcaster

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188By Jessica Winter20210121A fast moving mix of electro trap, whispering vocals, distorted experimental pop with hip hop production compiled by Jessica Winter, a pioneering new talent in the UK hyperpop scene. Featuring tracks by British rapper Shygirl, hardcore surrealism from Jazmin Bean and Sego Bodega's innovative arrangements.

Electro trap, whispering vocals, distorted experimental pop with hip hop production.

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189By Hyperdawn20210128Tape loops, grandfather clocks and abstract arrangements chosen by the Salford-based experimental pop duo. Hyperdawn's own sound is compiled through layers of intriguing textural sounds and soft vocals. For this playlist they have compiled a selection of their favourite underground and experimental music including Space Afrika's emotive samples, the inimitable rap style of Dean Blunt in his Babyfather guise and a zither and voice tape loop piece by the Dutch composer Wouter van Veldhoven.

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190By Divide And Dissolve20210204Genre-clash cover versions sit next to apocalyptic doom and punk rock. Compiled by saxophonist and guitarist Takiaya Reed, one half of the duo Divide and Dissolve. Featuring Noah Slee's soulful version of the 1980s pop-hit Love Comes Down, Moses Sumney's powerful electro-soul and doom metal from the New Mexico desert from Liłith.

Genre-clash cover versions sit next to apocalyptic doom and electro-soul

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191By Altin Gun20210211Rare cuts of laid back grooves from across the globe put together by the Turkish psych group. Altın Gün take traditional Anatolian folk songs and modernise them with elements of 80s dreamy pop and synth excursions. Bass player Jasper Verhulst shows off his impressive record collection with tracks from the virtuoso Thai singer Angkanang Kunchai, Indonesian folk-rock trio Bimbo and a mysterious French artist simply known as Danielle who is dreaming of her Prince in a castle.

Rare cuts of laid back beats from across the globe put together by the Turkish psych group

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192By Lee Buford From The Body20210218Weird, wonderful and obscure playlists compiled by artists, musicians and DJs

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An eclectic selection of mostly American music, including classic rock combined with southern soul from Adam Faucet, blast beat black metal by Sandworm, The Carter Family's blend of country and folk music and the collective joy of a capella singing in the Protestant tradition of sacred harp. Compiled by drummer Lee Buford who is one half of the experimental metal duo The Body, alongside guitarist and vocalist Chip King.

Southern soul, black metal, country folk and the collective joy of a capella singing.

193Conversational Compositions With Dialect20210225Poetic field recordings and music that connects you to your surroundings compiled in this playlist by Andrew Hunt a.k.a. Dialect. Andrew uncovers the inspirations and listening habits he had whilst recording his new album which heavily featured music with a conversational pace, a sense of communication and dialog. Featuring the soft and natural field recording work of Annea Lockwood, the London-based drummer Valentina Magaletti playing a porcelain drum kit and sound art pieces that are led by the ear rather than the notes on the page.

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194Outernational Yorkshire With Adrian Flanagan20210304Ghanian highlife, sensual Czech pop and Middle Eastern techno bangers selected by Adrian Flanagan from The Eccentronic Research Council. When Adrian isn't making music with his pals he is playing other people's music with a Sheffield DJ collective called ‘Outernational Yorkshire'. This playlist takes on that name and ethos playing danceable beats from across the globe from the likes of Greek bouzouki player Anestis Delias and belly dancing music from Egyptian accordionist Hany Mehanna.

Ghanian highlife, sensual Czech pop and Middle Eastern techno bangers.

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195Chelsea Wolfe Presents Women In Heavy Music20210311A selection of female-fronted heavy rock, metal and noise handpicked by American songwriter Chelsea Wolfe. Chelsea's own music blends elements of gothic rock, doom metal, and folk music into haunting and atmospheric songs. Featuring radical and wondrous vocals from Karina Utomo and her group High Tension, Lingua Ignota brings out the desperation in the lyrics to Dolly Parton's Jolene with a slowed down version accompanied by crunchy guitar arpeggios and there's heavy riffs and catchy melodies from Dallas' True Widow.

A handpicked selection of female-fronted heavy rock, metal and noise.

Hand crafted playlists from creators of underground and experimental music.

196By Visionist20210318A selection of electronic and acoustic sounds mingling in surprising arrangements, put together by the London based composer and producer Visionist. Visionist's own music brings you in close with intimate production and personal reflections in his experimental sound world. For this playlist he includes tracks by vocalists Nicole Mitchell and Lisa E. Harris, Leeds based keyboardist Matthew Bourne's explorations on the moog and a collaboration between the saxophonist Ben Vince and drummer Kenta Sekine.

Electronic and acoustic sounds mingle in surprising arrangements

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197By Christina Vantzou20210325Soft sonorities and blissful atmospheric sounds compiled by the filmmaker and composer Christina Vantzou. Featuring a gorgeous improvised duo on a detuned piano and cello from Salenta + Topu, a yearning piece for harp, violin and vocals from Leya and the last album made by the American electronic artist Pauline Anna Strom, her first in three decades which was released posthumously in February.

Soft sonorities and blissful atmospheric sounds.

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198By Cristian Vogel2021040120210331 (6M)Weird, wonderful and obscure playlists compiled by artists, musicians and DJs

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The experimental electronic musician presents his concept of wonky; music that expresses an individual's complexity and quirkiness. Including tracks by the improvising lyricist and producer Elvin Brandhi, American experimental hip hop group Death Grips and the Bristol based academic, author and sound artist Sophia Loizou.

199By Hannya White2021040820210407 (6M)Weird, wonderful and obscure playlists compiled by artists, musicians and DJs

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New finds and old favourites from the London-based musician and visual artist including avant-pop from Soap & Skin, a timeless classic in Portishead's Machine Gun and a compilation called Alternate African Reality. The playlist starts with a track from Hannya White's debut EP No Preview, full of grand sweeping electronics, angular rhythms and intimate wishes whispered in your ear.

New finds and old favourites from the London-based musician and visual artist.

200By Blackhaine2021041520210414 (6M)A mix titled “Industrial Territories” curated by the Salford-based interdisciplinary artist that explores music made within towns and cities built on industry. Representing everywhere from Detroit to Blackpool and the cream of Manchester's underground with sounds of post punk, piercing electronics and moody deconstructed drill and grime. The playlist follows the release of Blackhaine's debut EP Armour released in November on Fixed Abode Records.

A mix titled \u201cIndustrial Territories\u201d by the Salford-based interdisciplinary artist.

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201By Big Brave2021042220210421 (6M)Weird, wonderful and obscure playlists compiled by artists, musicians and DJs

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202By Moof Magazine2021042920210428 (6M)Weird, wonderful and obscure playlists compiled by artists, musicians and DJs

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Underground psychedelia, esoteric witchcraft records and Cornish acid folk put together by the magazine's founder Melanie Xulu. Melanie has been digging in bargain bins of record shops and seeking out rare LP records since she was 15 years old, now aged 21 she is the founder and editor of MOOF Magazine. Inspired by the acid-drenched countercultural magazines of the 1960s and 70s such as Oz and Gandalf's Garden, MOOF's goal is to keep the underground press alive and weird.

Underground psychedelia, esoteric witchcraft records and Cornish acid folk.

203By Penelope Trappes2021050620210505 (6M)A serenading soundtrack to our dystopian reality, best listened to whilst staring out at a limitless horizon. Compiled by Penelope Trappes who's own music wields an other-worldly power. Her selection includes the heavy drama of Keeley Forsyth's voice, Gazelle Twin's collaboration with the NYX choir and Faten Kannan's track Sleepwalker inspired by the movements of planets, of seasons and tides.

A serenading soundtrack to our dystopian reality.

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204By Murcof2021051320210512 (6M)A playlist full of twists and turns through meticulous sound design, ghostly samples and serene atmospheres, put together by the Mexican electronic musician Fernando Corona a.k.a. Murcof. Featuring his all time favourites such as the strange dissonances of the Bulgarian State Television Female Vocal Choir and a sound artist called Cucina Povera who is a new discovery for Fernando.

A playlist full of twists and turns by the Mexican electronic musician.

Hand crafted playlists from creators of underground and experimental music.

Weird, wonderful and obscure playlists compiled by artists, musicians and DJs

205By Blk Jks2021052020210519 (6M)Weird, wonderful and obscure playlists compiled by artists, musicians and DJs

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2062021052720210526 (6M)Weird, wonderful and obscure playlists compiled by artists, musicians and DJs

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