GoGo Penguin

First broadcast date: 1 February 2018

Nick Blacka and Rob Turner of GoGo Penguin present an eclectic mix of their favourite tunes, exclusives and a special live session ahead of the launch of their new album, A Humdrum Star, released on Blue Note on February 9 2018.

Photography Martin Eito.

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The Mancunian trio blending hard-hitting jazz and club-ready electronica GoGo Penguin have had a remarkably successful four years, including a Mercury Prize nomination, a three-album deal with legendary jazz label Blue Note, and recording their third studio album A Humdrum Star. The album takes inspiration from native turf and far-flung influences; the river Wharfe in Yorkshire to Yoyogi Park in Tokyo. It is an album of opposing forces; acoustic to electronic, chilled chords to edgy funk, restless to reflective, but never straying from the idiosyncratic instrumentation and poetic phrasing for which GoGo Penguin are acclaimed. 


GoGo Penguin – Transient State [Forthcoming on Blue Note]
Kaytranada Feat. Badbadnotgood – Weight Off [XL Recordings]
Roots Manuva & Chali 2na – Join The Dots [Big Dada Recordings]
Baths – Animals [White Light Mixes]
DJ Shadow With Nils Frahm – Bergschrund [Liquid Amber]
Free The Robots – Mad Different Methods [Elsewhere Studios]
Nathan Fake – The Sky Was Pink (Icelandic Version) [Border Community]
Allen Lomax – No More My Lord [Unknown]
Sei A – Exit [AUS Music]

GoGo Penguin Live Set //

GoGo Penguin – Raven [Forthcoming on Blue Note]
GoGo Penguin – Bardo [Forthcoming on Blue Note]
GoGo Penguin – A Hundred Moons [Forthcoming on Blue Note]
GoGo Penguin – Window [Forthcoming on Blue Note]

Mulatu Astatke & The Heliocentrics – Addis Black Widow [Strut]
Skeltr – Heltr [White Label]
Adam Betts – Drumbones [Blood And Biscuits]
Charlie Haden & John Taylor – Chairman Mao [Naim Label]
John Ellis – Flight [Gondwana Records]
Zed Bias – Disecting Frequencies [Exit Records]
Shigeto – Do My Thing [Ghostly International]
Amon Tobin – Bridge [Ninja Tune]
Four Tet – Circling [Domino]
John Hopkins – Vessel [Double Six Records]
Fracture & Neptune – Clissold (Machine Drum VIP) [Astrophonica]
Nils Frahm – More [Erased Tape Records]
Yosi Horikawa – Stars [First Word Records]
Aphex Twin – #3 [Warp]

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