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The flowers are pushing up already and we have a spring in our step.

Sean Hocking - DJ

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Sean Hocking

On my show this month:
The last couple of weeks seems to have brought a tsunami of new music, so I'm not complaining. We've got great new music from Sir Robert Orange Peel, The Molochs, Michael Plater and many more.
Last year I came across the new dance sub-genre Gqom out of Durban in South Africa. It was interesting but didn't engage me as much as Kwaito, or so I thought. Having discovered new tunes by the likes of DJ Lag and Cazin I'm smitten and hope you will too. FACT Magazine has a great feature (http://www.factmag.com/2016/01/05/gqom-feature/) on the genre if you are interested and, if you have time to visit YouTube, search out some videos. Great music, fabulous dance moves and some pretty snappy styling going on too. Looking at the things happening in SA these days I'd suggest that the UK has lost its street cool cred crown and it has been passed onto South Africa and especially Durban.
One band that has piqued my curiosity this past month are the Trance Farmers (https://www.facebook.com/TranceFarmers). OK they are on super hip label [label]Stones Throw[/url] but let's not hold that against them. The songs I've been listening to remind me very much of early raw lo-fi Beck and I'd really recommend searching out more of their music.
Thanks for listening ./. back again next month

On the show NEXT month:
We start the show with a cracker by cross dressing portland rapper, Maarquii. The best hip hop we've heard out of the US in the last 12 months. A star on the way?
Also new tracks from Portugal. The Man, Moon Duo, Sir Robert Orange Peel, The Jeepers and many more.
From the classic disco box we pull Glicy Dan's fabulous Cowboys & Gangsters and on the punk side of things we've got the best cover i've yet heard of the Damned's Neat Neat Neat by Thee MVPs.
Favourite song title of the month is "Suburban Anarchists Building a Better Tomorrow" and our special treat a demo version of Welcome to the Fuzzbrain by the mighty Dream Herbs from Walthamstow. We can now announce they've been selected to play the Liverpool International Psych Fest and if you get a chance to see them don't miss it.

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.”"

Most recently 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."

Tracklistings for my previous shows:
02/2017 - 01/2017 - 12/2016 - 12/2016 (Poetry Special) - 12/2016 (Roaring Forties) - 11/2016 - 11/2016 (Literary Masterpiece) - 10/2016 - 09/2016 - 08/2016 - 07/2016 - 06/2016 - 05/2016 - 04/2016 - 03/2016 - 02/2016 - 01/2016 - 12/2015 - 11/2015 - 10/2015 - 09/2015 - 09/2015 (Ambient Special) - 08/2015 - 07/2015 - 06/2015 - 05/2015 - 04/2015 - 03/2015 - 02/2015 - Kim Fowley Special 02/2015 - 01/2015 - 12/2014 - 11/2014 - 10/2014 - 09/2014 - 08/2014 - 07/2014 - 06/2014 - 05/2014 - 04/2014 - 03/2014 - 02/2014 - 01/2014 - 12/2013 - 11/2013 - 10/2013 - 09/2013 - 08/2013 - 07/2013 - 06/2013 - Nuggets Special 05/2013 - 05/2013 - 04/2013 - 03/2013 - 02/2013 - 01/2013 - 12/2012 - 11/2012 - 10/2012 - 09/2012 - 08/2012 - 07/2012 - 06/2012 - 05/2012 - Nuggets Special 05/2012 - 04/2012 - 03/2012 - 02/2012 - Mash-Up Special 02/2012 - 01/2012 - 12/2011 - 11/2011 - 10/2011 - 09/2011 - 08/2011 - Metal Postcard Influences Special 08/2011 - 07/2011 - 06/2011 - 05/2011 - 04/2011 - 02/2011

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