Yo is there a Pulitzer prize for Podcasts? A simple google search tells me there's not but if they ever make one then the SESHWYN PODCAST must be in contention at this point. We've played music from around the world and we won't stop until we play it all. That's right, we want to play music from every single country (disputed territories and all) and you lucky listeners will be enlightened because of it. It's like travelling without the cost or the airport security. We'll never make you take your shoes off to listen to us, although it may be more comfortable.
Episode 20 of the SESHWYN PODCAST is live for your listening pleasure, enjoy.
The EVERYTING SESHWYN playlist has been updated with 6 new tracks, taking us up to a hefty 158 songs. As always, some elude Spotify and further details about those can be found below.
Hanra's love of the sesh brought us to Kojaque for some rare Irish Hip-hop. Kevin Smith to his parents, the Dublin MC's self-deprecating wit and lyrics are subverting the stereotypes that are synonymous with the genre and it's a welcome change to the braggadocio laden displays of masculinity that we're normally exposed to.
Kojaque's latest EP Deli Daydreams came out in February but 'Craic Baby' is from his debut release Sunday Roast which was released in 2016.
Way back in Episode 12, Hanra spun us a track by a Japanese band called Supercar. I was a big fan of that track 'Smart' so when he explained that LAMA featured two members of that band, I knew we were in for a treat again.
'Strawberry Burn' comes from the band's second (and at this current moment, their last) LP entitled Modanica and whilst I can't seem to find out much more about them, I have just found an interview with David Bowie from 2004 where he said he liked Supercar so you're now obliged to go and listen to them and Episode 12.
Once just the boy in da corner, Dizzee Rascal is undeniably one of the biggest names to ever emerge from the Grime scene. Whilst true fans try (and fail) to forget his radio-friendly/sell out days, you could be forgiven for forgetting about his forays into R&B and UKG.
In 2002 Ashanti was a big deal. Her self titled debut album went Platinum three times in the United States alone (not as many as Kid Rock, but I digress...) and Dizzee was just an 18 year old still finding his feet in the industry. His remix of her hit 'Baby' remains as a time capsule for that early 2000s era and we have Christy's cousin Scary Joe to thank for his musical education of young Christoph.
Leeds based band Engine first caught my attention last year with the release of their solid debut EP/mini-album Cucumber Water but it was an older track that inspired me to play them on the podcast. '(Un)fortunate' seems to be an offcut from 2014 that I found on their Soundcloud without much explanation, not that one is needed when the music does all the talking. Part electronic, part psychedelic, they're wholly infectious and will have you shuffling in no time.
As always, Hanra loves to make my life tough. He's always playing songs by bands who have very limited information available, and Aion are no exception to that rule.
What I can tell you is that Aion are a French band who fuse together Martial Industrial and Neofolk (your guess is as good as mine), and their singular album Devotio has a mix of French, English, Italian and Latin lyrics making it a wholly multilingual affair.
The term 'Underground Supergroup' has been thrown at Montreal's Golden Python in several articles that I've read, with the band featuring members of local acts such as Bisbâyé, First Fragment and Gulfer (the latter of which recently released their sophomore LP Dog Bless on Topshelf Records/Big Scary Monsters in the US and Europe respectively).
Originally formed in 2013, they've had two EPs but are now ramping up to the release of their debut album Biker Boys which is out on 20th April. Closing track 'Meggy' lured me in with the intricate Math-rock guitar work and a big sing along refrain. To quote lead singer Vincent Ford, "Maybe you're the reason that I'm still here". This is all for you, dear readers/listeners.
With the music done for another month, this is your monthly reminder that SESHWYN is metaphysical and even when we're not in your ears, we can be in your hearts and minds, namely by following our Twitter account @SESHWYN.
As ever, hit us up with any suggestions for songs we should play, segments we should make, books we should read or shoobz that we should leng down. Or just send for us, we need a bit of drama and excitement in our lives.
I'm off to Japan now so I'll see you on the other side, look after yourselves people.
Peace and love,