Andy's 2-hour July show features new music from the likes of Damn Vandals, The Horrors, Eno & Hyde, Frida Sundemo, Peace, Tourist, The Pains of Being Pure At Heart, Lust for Youth, Dead Fader and Austra, as well as a World Cup-related Scott's Funky Five Minutes and Dad's Discs.
It's even hotter than July on Dandelion Radio with an abundance of music to play loudly in the sunshine, such as Italian duo Ninos Du Brasil's percussion frenzy, a more than funky steel pan cover from Amral's Trinidad Cavaliers, plus DJ Sandji direct from the Balani Show street parties of Mali.
Also in this month's programme there's music by Panom Promma from Thailand, the tropical rhythms of the Meridian Brothers from Columbia, more wonderfully percussive work from mid-70's Sierra Leone by Muyei Power, Lebanese trio Malayeen, Haiti's Les Pachas Du Canapé Vert, plus an incredible cassette rip of Senegalese performer Aby Ngana Diop.
Things get raucous with new music from Oozing Wound, Sao Paulo's Anti-Corpos and a frenetic burst of old school junglist sounds from Sully. Elsewhere, Heathers crop up with their interpretation of a song you'll know and love by The Wedding Present, Karen Gwyer remixes the hell out of Sculpture, plus we have vintage Peel session tracks by Even as We Speak from 1992 and Ski Patrol from 1981.
Feeling the heat yet? Dunno about you folks, but down here the humidity soaks into your clothes and leaves a sticky sweaty residue wherever you turn - and don't the bugs just love it! Meanwhile, I'm poring over hydrology maps, teasing out lab studies, and looking for traces of arsenic in the water and traces of cancer in the people.
But anyway - reach into this sticky, toxic mess and you'll dip your hands into a treasure of tunes. This month, I feature some of the righteous girls that Everett True has been championing lately on Collapse Board, like The Tuts and Girlpool; the smooth-as-butter combo of Mos Def and Marvin Gaye, orchestrated by Amerigo Gazaway; the countryside Eno jams of Colin Robinson's Jumble Hole Clough; and various other names that you may or may not recognize.
Also, the always colourful David Tantamount plays some nifty numbers just for us. YAY!
No session this month. One hopes you'll find loads of cool ish though ... maybe in the guise of virtuoso female kora player Sona Jobarteh? Perc gets remixed not once but twice and there's some seriously smooth stuff from Silverman. Matteo Maienza is giving plenty in the piano department and Kigo is doing his best on the shoegaze score. Ghouqueu is back with his own unique style and Skeewiff is doing what he does best.
A slightly shorter show from me this month, but one that isn't short on quality tunes. There's the first session for the show from the amazing Diane Marie Kloba and also a featured album in the form of a cracking calypso compilation from the Soul Jazz label.
We also pack in as many great new and recent releases as possible, Russia's Bong Rips and Hungary's Piresian Beach rubbing shoulders with the likes of Heavy Mental, Lee Negin, Ba'ad Trip, Officer! and Dead Fader.
Plus there's also a glimpse of the forthcoming album from the excellent Flies on You, due sometime in September.
A packed three hour show this month, no sessions, but new tracks from Flowers; Tyrannosaurus Dead; Secret Shine; Alvvays; Peru; Northern Spies; Gold-Bears; Burnt Palms; Colour Me Wednesday; Martha; dora maar; Shonen Knife; Buzzcocks; Ace Bushy Striptease; Comet Gain; and The Hundredth Anniversary.
If it's July it must be Indietracks! There are featured tracks from several of the acts playing at the end of this month at the Midland Railway Centre in Derbyshire, including Thee Ahs; The Popguns; The Proper Ornaments; and Linda Guilala.
There's a couple of tracks from 'Between Two Waves - The Second Wave', the new compilation of collaborations on Eardrums Pop: Ivor McGyver is a Scottish supergroup featuring The Spook School and The Just Joans; While Guards! Guards! is a Pratchett-inspired Anglo-Swedish collaboration between Monster Bobby and Lisa Bouvier.
Ye Nuns cover The Monks (of course!) on their new album for Brighton-based label Tuff Enuff; while, also in Brighton, Fear of Men celebrate their European tour with a French version of their recent single; and LA superstars Heathers pay tribute to them.
There's also a bunch of new electronica, including Dixon's remix of Joy Wellboy, and Kolsch's remix of Andhim. Hiatus' new track features his dad reciting Persian poetry, while Stephan Bodzin works his magic on Super Flu.
This month's Peel's Big 45 is the very first release on his own Dandelion Records label, from 1969, while this month's Educating Elizabeth 7" is a 1968 classic from recently deceased and very much missed soul superstar Bobby Womack.
As well as little known acts, here's a little known fact: Northern Spies (Stockholm-based Swede Astrid Wiezell's band) are named after an American variety of apple.
Welcome back to another Ring Of Fire featuring something different from around the world. Plenty of new and underground Asia based sounds in this month's show. We've got a Hong Kong pop duo giving us a sublime Canto Pop cover of Kraftwerk's "The Model" - now out on Metal Postcard Records and available via Bandcamp as well as experimental electronics from Beijing based Noise Arcade and some great re-edits from Shanghai's Horses coming soon on a 12" and available via the Metal Postcard Bandcamp (http://metalpostcard.bandcamp.com).
From New York via Sierra Leone the wonderful Janka Nabay and his Bubu Gang. Loads of great new rhythms coming from African artists at the moment.
On the quieter side of things we've got our perennial favourite Swoop Swoop from Perth and from the UK thanks to a recommendation by Matthew Edwards the beautifully crafted "Slow Down" by Crayola Lecturn who we think is currently based in Brighton. Last but not least something you'll be hearing more of from us ... underground house producer from Sydney, Hot Cock!