This week’s episode touches on various themes of love in the spirit of mid-February celebrations. Featured artists include: Crystal Fighters, Royksopp and Tourist. 2016 favorites Honne and The Range return with more great tunes. An ex-Kraftwerk member shows up with a little pop ditty. Trypheme provides an acidic take on “Online Dating,” his new release for the Central Processing Unit label. Turn the music on and let it stoke your inner flame.
This week’s mix features spaced out beats, psychedelic synths, and meditative loops. Zone in to zone out. New music inside from Yves Tumor, Equiknoxx, Botany, Bjarki, Omar S and a whole lot more.
This episode is dedicated to protesters in the U.S. and around the globe. There’s lucid hip hop from Run The Jewels, Saul Williams and Blackalicious. Worldly tracks come in from Bonobo, Tornado Wallace and Ali Renault. There’s a powerful message near the end by the xx. Play this one loud and proud.
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
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
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.
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.
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!