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'Broadcast One' - Dandelion Radio's 1st compilation album

NEWS:
2020 starts with 24 hours of new shows plus the 2019 Festive 50

Sean Hocking - DJ

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Sean Hocking

On my show this month:
I do enjoy putting together a beginning of the year show as it allows me to play you some of the tracks that may have not made the cut on previous shows over the past year and also feature oldies that are new to me and I hope, to you also.
That said, this show starts with a great collaboration between the mighty Jason Williamson and the International Teachers of Pop, a rather domestic little number about a pair of plimsols. Nice just to hear the word plimsols these days rather than the bog standard sneakers or trainers reference.
Sunny Sydney Christmas turned into a satanic like dystopian smoke engulfed nightmare this year and we document this in the show with our namesake song by Johnny Cash, Arthur Brown's Fire and the classic Australian heat song, "Too Hot to Move" by The Triffids. Unfortunately the only people who haven't been moving in the heat are the politicians, many others have had to as the choice has been lose you home or life. At the time this show was recorded over 800 homes have been destroyed and the fire season only officially started a few weeks back. The fires have been so awful that they have killed entire Koala populations putting this little bear close to extinction, this year our xmas money went to https://www.fnpw.org.au/
Our favourites of 2019 that missed shows the first time round include Rian Treanor's track, "Good News". Really looking forward to new music by this producer in 2020. He might not be so in your face as the might Giant Swan but that same sense of dread disgust and anger are to be found in his compositions and they'll sit perfectly in the year coming where we'll all have to suffer the next US presidential election, we've left the last song of the show as a reminder of that particular fact. Also included are songs from newbies Meagher Benefits, The Soft Walls, Mush & Autarkic. We hope to hear more from them this year
On the slightly crazed side we've included a DJ Bus Replacement favourite by Michael Forshaw, 'I Love Horses'. Also a Hindi version of Donna Summer's , "Love to Love You Baby", The Fall covering a Sun Records Gem , "F-oldin Money $" and Klaus Blatter's "(I Find Myself Surrounded By) The Lunatics of Acid House" in which he manages a couplet rhyming house and spouse!
Favourite band names of the month are The Steve McQueens & Gabber Modus Operandi.

On the show NEXT month:
We start the show this month with the great grime diss off of 2020 between Wiley & Stormzy. I'm still not quite sure why they are going at each other like hammer and tongs but it's certainly much more entertaining than the Brit Pop battles of the 90's. For some odd reason Black Midi join the party with a song dissing Ed Sheehan that we had to feature too.
Two great women DJ's and producers have my attention this month Haai & Octa Octa, both of whom create wonderfully warm and danceable work with an edge I'm not hearing from many male producers at the moment. Looking forward to discovering more of their work.
Brand new singles from Liverpool's Psycho Comedy, London singer songwriter Lou Terry, Wisconsin's Disq and everybody's current flavour of the month, Kassa Overall. The standout new artist for me is London based Lia Mice.
Ring of Fire remembers Neil Innes who passed away last month with a track from both the Rutles & The Bonzo Dog Doo Dah Band, a band who we'd love newer acts coming up, to listen to more. Their aesthetic still sounds pretty eccentric in this day and age which is fairly impressive for a band who released their last album almost 50 years ago (yes there was an album in 2007) but prior to that their last album was released in 1972.
Lots of favourites new and old in the show and we'll let you discover them without further heavy handed introductions from me. I will make one exception though, Insanlar - Kime Ne (Ricardo Villalobos Mix 1) 12'. 15 minutes of Turkish meets minimalist tech genius, one of my favourite 12's ever, hoping that you feel the same way too.

Website: hockingsean.wix.com/metalpostcardrecords
MySpace: www.myspace.com/metalpostcardremixed
Twitter: twitter.com/metalpostcard1
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Biography:
Sean Hocking is the founder and owner of Metal Postcard Records and based in Hong Kong.

An avid Peel listener from the late 70’s onwards he discovered the true breadth of music available between 10:00pm and midnight for many years. Metal Postcard Records follows the Peel/Tony Wilson philosophy of play it, release it, and don’t worry about other people’s opinions too much; they all come round eventually.

"My first DJ experience aged 15 was being asked by older schoolboy Simon Raymonde (Cocteau Twins/Bella Union) to play a six form dance in the dim distant days of Dexy’s Midnight Runners and a three-piece Cure. Since then I have played Sydney warehouses, West Sussex fields, Brooklyn Bars, Cambodian restaurants, Vietnamese Riverbanks, Hong Kong rooftops and too many empty houses with dodgy fuse boxes to mention.”

“Mentioning favourite recordings would be pointless as they change from day to day but I can tell you that amongst my favourite gigs has been Black Flag at the lyceum in 1980 something, The Cramps on their Psychedelic Jungle tour, The Triffids final Sydney concert at the Paddington Town Hall, Julian Cope’s main stage sunset set Glastonbury in 1987, any Ed Kuepper performance over the last 30 years, Konono No.1 in New York a few years back and The Stone Roses at Spike Island was, without a doubt, a great day out. Oh and the three times I was lucky enough to catch Melbourne’s Morning After Girls who should all be considered for sainthood.”"

The launch party for the Cambodian Space Project’s debut single on Metal Postcard Records in Phnom Penh was a revelation as the band was joined on stage by various musical survivors of the Pol Pot genocide who sang and played their hearts out for hours on end. Couldn’t remember feeling such musical joy... Well not since Peel played The Dodgems’ ‘Lord Lucan Is Missing’ for the first time."

A listener (DJ lano) made my day with this comment on Mixcloud ... "When I was 16 John Peel was my 'go to' man for new music. Now aged almost 46, you - Sean - are the person I most look forward to listening to. Many thanks for another top selection!"

Tracklistings and listen again to the previous shows:

2019Dec - Nov - Oct - Sep - Aug - Supermarket Special - Jul - Sahel Sounds Special - Jun - May - Apr - Fast Product Story - Mar - Feb - Jan
2018Dec - Indulgent Christmas Show - Nov - Oct - Sep - Aug - Jul - Jun - May - Apr - Mar - Feb - Jan - Reverence Or Reference
2017Dec - Best of the Year - Nov - Oct - Sep - Aug - Jul - Jun - May - Apr - Mar - Feb - Jan
2016Dec - Poetry Special - Roaring Forties - Nov - Literary Masterpiece - Oct - Sep - Aug - Jul - Jun - May - Apr - Mar - Feb - Jan
2015Dec - Nov - Oct - Sep - Ambient Special - Aug - Jul - Jun - May - Apr - Mar - Feb - Kim Fowley Special - Jan
2014Dec - Nov - Oct - Sep - Aug - Jul - Jun - May - Apr - Mar - Feb - Jan
2013Dec - Nov - Oct - Sep - Aug - Jul - Jun - May - Nuggets - Apr - Mar - Feb - Jan
2012Dec - Nov - Oct - Sep - Aug - Jul - Jun - May - Nuggets - Apr - Mar - Feb - Mashup Special - Jan
2011Dec - Nov - Oct - Sep - Aug - Metal Postcard Influences - Jul - Jun - May - Apr - Feb

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