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Best New Music of 2021

Stuart looks at the most exciting experimental tracks and leftfield artists to watch out for. Plus, hot tips and recommendations from music writers and friends of the Freak Zone.

Stuart looks at the most exciting experimental tracks and leftfield artists to watch out for. Kicking off the new year with unsettling electronica, outsider R&B and overwhelming drone metal from artists like Mica Levi, Dawuna, Clementine March and JB Glazer.

Plus, hot tips and recommendations from music writers, champions of leftfield music and friends of the Freak Zone. We hear from founder of The Quietus webzine John Doran, freelance journalist and broadcaster Kate Hutchinson, arts & RVNG Intl writer Brit Seaton and Conor Thomas, co-founder of Boomkat Editions and The Death Of Rave labels.

2 hours

Last on

Sun 3 Jan 2021 20:00

Music Played

  • Rats on Rafts

    Tokyo Music Experience

    • EXCERPTS FROM CHAPTER 3.
    • Fire Records.
  • SENYAWA

    Menuju Muara

    • ALKISAH.
    • Artetetra.
  • Stefan Bachmeier

    One Road Out 

    • THE STRANGE WORLDS OF STEFAN BACHEMEIER.
    • Spun Out Of Control.
  • Mica Levi

    Wings

    • RUFF DOG.
    • Self-released.
  • Jay Chakravorty

    Hannah

    • A MAP WITH NO MEMORY.
  • Divide and Dissolve

    We Are Really Worried About You

    • GAS LIT.
    • Invada.
  • Ariel Pink

    She’s Gone

    • SIT N SPIN.
  • Salami Rose Joe Louis

    Do You Care

    • CHAPTERS OF ZDENKA.
    • Brainfeeder.
  • HYPERDAWN

    Do U Feel Clean

    • Unreleased.
  • DAWUNA

    Bad Karma

    • GLASS LIT DREAM.
    • Self-released.
  • Gentle Stranger

    Last Row Sown

    • Unreleased.
  • DAVID HANDFORD

    Grammersows 

    • WEATHER LIGHT AND GHOUL.
    • Above 690.
  • Samuel Sharp

    Dawn Rises

    • Various Patters.
    • Self-released.
  • Johnny Butler

    Its Time To Go

    • 13 DANCES.
    • Hi4Head Records.
  • 100 gecs, Charli XCX, Rico Nasty & Kero Kero Bonito

    Ringtone (Remix)

    • ONE THOUSAND GECS & THE TREE OF CLUES.
    • Dog Show Records.
  • Elephant9

    Arrival Of The New Elders

    • ARRIVAL OF THE NEW ELDERS.
    • Rune Grammofon.
  • j.b. glazer

    Window

    • DIVINE GLINT MUSIC.
    • Them There Records.
  • Teresa Winter

    Emptiness Is Also An Excess

    • Untitled Death.
    • The Death Of Rave.
  • MINI ESCO

    Ingredients

    • UNDER STARS/SHELLS IN COLOUR.
    • Posh Isolation.
  • FUJIIIIIIIIITA!

    Excerpt 2

    • KOMORI.
    • Boomkat Editions.
  • Star Feminine Band

    Idesouse

    • STAR FEMININE BAND.
    • Born Bad Records.
  • ALOSTMEN & Wanlov The Kubolor

    kologo

    • KOLOGO.
    • Strut.
  • Quixosis

    Luz Y Fer

    • ROCAFUERTE.
    • Eck Echo.
  • Clémentine March

    Into The Distance

    • SONGS OF RESILIENCE.
    • Lost Map Records.
  • SONDER

    Sonder

    • SONDER.
  • Lyra Valenza

    Enfant Terrible 

    • UNDER STARS/ SHELLS IN COLOUR.
    • Posh Isolation.

Broadcast

  • Sun 3 Jan 2021 20:00