The Golden Apples of the Sun Radio Show

Radio Show – 19 February 2017 – Golden Apples of China



Mike Tucak hosts his debut edition of the Golden Apples of the Sun and explores Chinese Folktronica and other strange beautiful sounds from China and of Chinese influence.

Re-stream here (Select 19 feb 2017)

HQ Mixcloud here


Yue Xuan – Sea (sususu remix)

Yue Xuan, Hou Chenzong – Intro

Howie Lee – YRMT feat. I Am Kaiju

Meng Qi – Autumn

Jason Hou – Shrine

Suphasak – The Wandering Songstress

Gemini Trip – Gemini Trip

Flash Beats Bone – Shen Bi Ma Liang

Lily Chao – In That Faraway Land

Thruoutin – market

Thruoutin – market (Escaping Animals Remix)

Shao – Glass Mountain

Yue Xuan – Lost (Hong Qile Remix)

Lofimaker – Sauvignon Blanc

Lofimaker – Lightning Storm / Wind and Rain

Jason Hou – Unity

Meng Qi – Sui Feng (Follow the Wind)

Soulspeak / TTechmak – Melodic Robots

Soulspeak – Skyline

Sa Dingding – Flickering Blossoms (Chinese Version)

Sususu – small fish

Lily Chao – Rainbow Girl

Gavintoo – The Greatest Kind Is In The Water

Lofimaker – Tenjiku Girl

Jason Hou – Sky

Another Van – Blue Horse

Howie Lee – Leaving Beesands

Yue Xuan fest Gavintoo – Melancholia


BONUS flexidisc – golden apples indiepop for valentines day
February 12, 2017, 11:03 am
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if you loved the full mix of golden apples indiepop for valentines day then you may also love this bonus flexidisc mix


Flexidisc Mix

The Golden Dawn – My Secret World

Port Sulphur featuring Vic Godard – The Lane

Morning Favorites – Every Single Day

Bouquet – Summer Swirl

The Softies – The Best Days

Coffee Garden – I Can’t Hide My Love

Part Time – Thunderbolts of Love

Orange Cake Mix – In the Groove of Your Romantic Soul

The Wake – Crush The Flowers

My Laundry Life- To set things right

Bart & Friends – Weave Your Name

The Holydrug Couple – Dreamy

My favourite – Burning Hearts

The Jesus & Mary Chain – You Trip Me Up John Peel Session


golden apples indiepop for valentines day
February 12, 2017, 10:15 am
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love is a wonderful colour…golden apples indie pop for valentines day returns for 2017…

indiepop…jangle…c86 …dreampop …shoegaze…shed a tear of joy at the beauty of some of these tracks and send a link with your love

…curated with love by Claude

re-stream the show here (Select 12 Feb 2017)

mixcloud HQ here (just the music in HQ audio)

BONUS flexidisc on the cover of the magazine – so much good music…another mix of the cassettes  and 45s that were just left lying on the carpet as they could not fit into the main mix…get your flexidisc here


The Durutti Column – Sketch for Summer Live at the Venue London 1983

Antena – To Climb The Cliff

Weekend – Drumbeat For Baby (Demo)

PS22 Chorus – Round and Round (excerpt)

Ariel Pink’s Haunted Graffiti – Round and Round

Allo Darlin – Dreaming

Frankie Cosmos – Art School

The John Candy – Carmenère 2096

Melodys Echo Chamber – Be Proud of Your Kids

Gurr – Moby Dick – In My Head

The Death Of Pop – Sun In My Eyes

Camera Obscura – Lunar Sea

Paul Quinn and The Independent Group – Stupid Thing

Miles Kane – A Girl Like You

Hong Kong In The 60s – Diaryland

The Field Mice ‎- Emma’s House

Grave Pool – Frost Pockets

The Proctors and Terry Bickers – Cellophane

Slowdive – Crazy for You

Chloe Sevigny – Surface (excerpts)

Shoestrings – Some Things Never Change

The Softies – Sleep Away Your Troubles

The Clientele – Reflections After Jane (Live)

Nite Fields – Like a Drone

The Candy Twins – Edwyn Collins is Back

Orange Juice – I Cant Help Myself (Kid Jensen BBC Session 82)

The Hobbes Fanclub – Love From The Stars

The Sundays – Here’s Where The Story Ends

Talulah Gosh – Talulah Gosh

BONUS TRACKS (Mixcloud Edition)

Rocketship – Hey,Hey,Girl

Electric Lo Fi Seresta – Everything She Does

The Pastels – Kicking Leaves

Pop Romantique! – Tuesday Morning, Mondays Gone

Tahiti 80 – Better Days Will Come

Papooz – Ann Wants To Dance (live)

want more….

more Golden Apples indiepop here , here and here

the legendary Twee as Fuck article here


Bedside Mix with Rok Riley
February 11, 2017, 5:13 am
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The super-amazing person Rok Riley who hosts RTRFM’s always fantastic Friday editions of Full Frequency gets all relaxed…

“This mix was designed to be a one hour deep healing power nap- I’m hoping it can take your worries away while you rest, then gently bring you back into the world feeling uplifted and a loved member of the animal kingdom, with all the other animals and plants and shells and insects, the ocean the sky and everything good ready to welcome you : ) I hope it can!!” -Riley

Check Out The Bedside Mix

The Bedside Mix series has been created by Girls Who Chat  a Perth based clothing label run by Isabella Henderson –  check out more mixes here

…including this Bedside Mix from Golden Apples favourite Eleventeen Eston who also hosted an episode of The Golden Apples of the Sun – check that the mix here


The Deep Folk Mixtapes Series – Ben Watt
February 9, 2017, 12:03 pm
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Ben Watt says:

“I began my Deep Folk Mixtape series about three years ago. I had recently pressed the pause button on my DJ life. After my band with Tracey Thorn, Everything But The Girl went on hiatus in 2000 I spent the next twelve years immersed in underground electronic music, which had had hit me as a new way of hearing and playing music to me after years writing in a similar way – like a long-term painter being introduced to collage. It felt fresh. I ran club nights, launched two labels, co-owned two venues for a while, and travelled many weekends of the year at home and abroad to play deep underground house in basements and ballrooms.

The urge to return to my songwriting roots then bubbled up a few years ago. I began to miss words, and songs, and people in a room with simple instruments improvising. So I put down my headphones and my records and picked up a pen and my guitar and went back to the music I first loved. I had grown up the youngest of the family; my father was a jazz musician, my older siblings played 1970s folk and art rock from their bedrooms. I realized how much it meant to me. I began writing songs again – and it has led to my two recent solo albums Hendra and Fever Dream – but the urge to DJ never fully subsided, so I began to wonder what would happen if I applied the same principles I had applied to mixing deep house to folk and folk-rock and American Primitive and ambient electronic music; thinking about segues, matching keys and tempo, space echo, overlays of spoken word

And so the Deep Folk Mixtape series was born. I don’t really plan them. As the weeks pass I keep a notebook of music I stumble across that I think might fit, then an evening comes around when I go down into my studio and plug up a few FX, and start tinkering around until I get the first couple of mixes and crossovers planned; then it just flows. I do some mixes live through an old Rane mixer, some using software – both have their uses. I’m not a purist. I use for a lot of the field recordings to add texture; there are some beautiful recordings up there; there is a guy I follow who specializes in long slow recordings of the creaking of trees in the wind. I found the photograph I used for the artwork in a box of my grandmother’s old souvenirs. It is my grandfather William Watt in full deep folk mixtape mode”.

Full article cab be read at Aquarium Drunkard

Deep Folk Mixtape 7

Deep Folk Mixtape 6

Deep Folk Mixtape 5

Deep Folk Mixtape 4

Deep Folk Mixtape 3

Deep Folk Mixtape 2

Deep Folk Mixtape 1


Radio Show – 5 February 2017- Episode 307


This edition of the Golden Apples is hosted by Claude Mono. It commences with a soundscape from Under The Skin the unsettling sci-fi film that creates a strange brooding dystopian landscape within contemporary Glasgow and its surrounds. More soundscapes from A Year In The Country, Broadcast, Pram, The Dandelion Set, Stereolab and space-psych from Our Solar System…immersive listening…

Listen here (select 5 February 2016)

HQ Mixcloud here – just the music


Mica Levi – Creation – Under The Skin Soundtrack

Mica Levi – Lipstick To Void – Under The Skin Soundtrack

Mica Levi – Love – Under The Skin Soundtrack

A Year In The Country – The Dark Chamber – The Marks Upon The Land The Dark Chamber EP

A Year In The Country – The Dark Chamber (Waiting For A Moment Of Stillness Mix) – The Marks Upon The Land The Dark Chamber EP

A Year In The Country – For My Gentle Scattering – Airwaves Songs From The Sentinels – The Marks Upon The Land

Broadcast – Teresa’s Song (Sorrow) – Berberian Sound Studio

Broadcast – The Sacred Marriage – Berberian Sound Studio

Broadcast – The Be Colony-Dashing Home-What on Earth Took You – Investigate Witch Cults of the Radio Age

John Hill feat Susan Christie – Europa – Six Moons of Jupiter

The Invisible – Lifes Dancers (Floating Points Remix)

Hintermass – The Rituals of Reversal – The Apple Tree

David Colohan and Richard Moult – Sundial – The Marks Upon The Land Wild Hope Flowers

Hintermass – The Apple Tree – The Apple Tree

Mndsgn – Camelblues – Yawn Zwn

Stereolab – Anonymous Collective – Emperor Tomato Ketchup

Our Solar System – In Time – At the Edge of Time

Desert Dwellers – Shiva Nataraj (Banco De Gaia Remix)

The Dandelion Set and Alan Moore – Harps Ascend – A Thousand Strands 1975 – 2015

Lispector – The Game – A Kind of Awe and Reverence and Wonder

Angel – Driving (Down) – Sky Girl

The Dandelion Set and Alan Moore – Imogens People – A Thousand Strands 1975 – 2015

Antena – Frantz [Nouvelle Vague Mix] – Versions Speciales

Pram – Earthing and Protection – Sargasso Sea

Mica Levi – End Credits – Jackie Original Soundtrack

Twincities – Cadaver Dogs – Assembly Field The Cross Hill Recordings



Radio Show – 29 January 2017 – Episode 306
February 5, 2017, 9:23 am
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Ryan Sandilands presents his first ever Golden Apples of the Sun

listen here (Select 29 Jan 2017)

no playlist…just this piece of paper…