01/14/2017: First Contact

The beats continue in our first edition of 2017. Things start with jazz-infused Future Music from Jeff Parker and Yussef Kamaal and then flow into some heavy beats from DJ Swagger, Nathan Fake, and Miagma. Newer releases from Vermont and Prince of Denmark create a hypnotic period of atmospheric vibes, before Fluxion closes with his classic dub-techno talents. There is a lot to explore within – join us for another journey into the ever-expanding universe of Future Music.

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01/14/2017

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12/31/2016: Year.End (Part Three)

The third and final installment of our 2016 retrospective is here and for this one Kenny assembles some of his favorite music from the year. This mix contains a good amount of one-offs from newly discovered artists who put out songs that defied norms and genre expectations as well as examples from very solid albums.

Kenny’s 11 Awesome Albums of 2016 (in approximate autobiographical order of discovery)

Kettel – Wingtip
Mind Enterprises – Idealist
Underworld – Barbara Barbara, We Face A Shining Future
Haelos – Full Circle
Sei A – Space In Your Mind
Gelka – Stardust Memories
Maricopa – This Was Years Ago
Dusky – Outer
Bon Iver – 22, A Million
The Range – Potential
Honne – Warm On A Cold Night

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12/31/2016

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12/10/2016: Year.End (Part Two)

In part two of our 2016 retrospective, Joseph presents tracks from some of his favorite albums, EPs, and singles.

“It was a particularly good year for the ears, if nothing else. These picks all resonated with me in various settings: live performances, in headphones while roaming around the city, with friends…and all the other usual places. Unfortunately I could not fit the longer-form tracks into the show. There are a few debuts within, but for me, some of the best pieces came from seasoned artists that are still pushing boundaries and finding new ways to challenge themselves and listeners. This is a rare feat in a world of continuously hyped newcomers that fade away within the disposable listening and “music journalism” culture. Thanks to our listeners who still enjoy a human, rather than an algorithm, presenting a POV. Peace.” – Joseph

And now another list for your viewing pleasure (choose your own order)

The Radio Dept. – Running Out Of Love
Hope Sandoval & Warm Inventions – Until The Hunter
Moomin – A Minor Thought
Huerco S. – For Those Of You That Have…
Jessy Lanza – Oh No
Fennesz + O’Rourke – It’s Hard For Me To Say Sorry
Radiohead – A Moon Shaped Pool
36 – The Infinity Room
Youandewan – There Is No Right Time
David Bowie – Blackstar

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12/10/2016

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12/03/2016: Year.End (Part One)

This week Michael presents the first of a three-part 2016 retrospective series. Like last year, we have recorded individual 2-hour sets that showcase our personal favorite albums and tracks of 2016. This annual retrospective series marks the beginning of our tenth year on WCRS. We recently set up a page where you can find a collection of our past annual retrospective podcasts.

Happy New Year!

Michael’s 10 Favorite Albums of 2016 (Alphabetical)

Assembled Minds – Creaking Haze & Other Rave Ghosts
Oliver Coates – Upstepping
Matthewdavid’s Mindflight – Trust the Guide and Glide
Mark Pritchard – Under the Sun
The Radio Dept. – Running Out of Love
Radiohead – A Moon Shaped Pool
Segue – Over the Mountains
36 – The Infinity Room
A Tribe Called Quest – We Got It From Here…Thank You 4 Your Service
Yagya – Stars and Dust

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12/03/2016

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11/12/2016: Red is the color of bloodshed

This week’s episode was no breeze to put together. There’s fresh angst from Aesop Rock. Drum and Bass desperation from Netsky. Plus, doomsday warnings upbeat (Mr. Oizo) and downtempo (Robert Babicz)! But it’s all about that new XX song in the middle. Life may seem like it’s on hold at the moment, but music can help us get through. Thanks for listening.

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11/12/2016

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11/05/2016: Election Anxiety

In this week’s collage we present a soundtrack to election anxiety. Hopefully by the end of the week we find ourselves in a position to chill out. To that end, the show tonight ends with a tune from The Orb’s new LP COW (Chill Out, World!), 4am Exhale. Before we get there, enjoy a sound collage including new music from Youandewan, The Gaslamp Killer, The Radio Dept, 36, and more.

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11/05/2016

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10/29/2016: Daylight Fading

Autumn is here, and we welcome it with this guest mix by our friend, Wagga Man. There are shades of ambient, shoegaze, and melancholy within this fine collection of songs. Featured within: Slowdive, Cocteau Twins, Windy & Carl, Red House Painters, Mint Julep, and many more. Put on your headphones, take a walk through the leaves, and enjoy!

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10/22/2016: Tandem Skycycle

Join a friend for a cloud cruise on your new two-wheeled transport during this hour of current and upcoming music. Take a sneak peek into new albums by Dusky, The Orb, Bon Iver and Maricopa. Hear more from Gelka and Mux Mool. And relish the return of Southern Shores, Abakus and Rain Dog. Just don’t fly too close to the sun.

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10/22/2016

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