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Sean Hocking - DJ

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Sean Hocking

On my show this month:
Welcome back to my latest show. As I say in my intro I have decided to put the "Ring of Fire" moniker to bed after nigh on a decade. When I started the show I was based in Hong Kong and almost exclusively featuring new music from the Asia Pacific / Ring of Fire region but as time has moved on the show has increasingly included music from all parts of the globe so I think it is probably time to merge the show into the approach of my weekly podcast "Bottom of the Pops".
You still get to hear a show made exclusively for Dandelion and the lion's share of each show will continue to be the newest and most interesting recent releases I can find. If you want to hear bottom of the pops on a more regular basis it can be found on Spotify. Enough of all that and onto the music.
This month we have new releases by The Viagra Boys. Their latest album is, I think, my favourite of theirs so far. Ahead of a new Legless Crabs album we've got the new single "I (Wanna Be) A Cult Musician".
We are also enjoying new UK bands TV Priest, Deadletter and Eagle Spits & Rich Gulag.
There's some fantastic new hip hop around and one of my favourites of the genre this year are Floridan duo, They Hate Change, who are very much influenced by UK electronics and dancefloor culture of the last 30 odd years. Their new album comes highly recommended and I see that they just played a special set at Rough Trade East so it looks like they are on quite a few people's radar at the moment.
Lots of other great new releases but you'll have to listen to the show to find out who where what.

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Website: hockingsean.wix.com/metalpostcardrecords
MySpace: www.myspace.com/metalpostcardremixed
Twitter: twitter.com/metalpostcard1
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My previous session guests:

Artist Broadcast Artist Broadcast
Salem Trials 10/2020 Santa Sprees 10/2020

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:

2022Jun - on FSK - May - on FSK - Apr - on FSK - Mar - on FSK - Feb - on FSK - Jan - on FSK
2021Dec - on FSK - Nov - on FSK - Oct - on FSK - Sep - on FSK - Aug - on FSK - Jul - on FSK - Jun - on FSK - May - on FSK - Apr - on FSK - Mar - on FSK - Feb - on FSK - Jan - on FSK
2020Dec - on FSK - Nov - on FSK - Oct - Sep - Aug - Jul - Jun - May - Apr - Feb - Jan
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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