Our Best of 2016 (Part 3)

To round out 2016, WKDU DJs wrote about their favorite music memories of the year. We’ll share some each day until New Year’s Eve. Here’s some notes from Julie Haynes and Chris B, and stay tuned for more tomorrow! See Wednesday’s and Tuesday’s posts.

Julie Haynes (Gallimaufry)

The point of this post is to write about a memory or experience I had around music this year.  Well, I have a mediocre memory, so writing about this exact thing comes with some difficulty.  Maybe my resolution for 2017 is to play some of those brain game activities online.  So, here is a list of live music (I can recollect) that I saw this past year:

  • Screaming Females
  • Protomartyr
  • Pwr Bttm
  • Thee Oh Sees
  • Cheap Trick
  • Trip to Waterloo Records in Austin (not a band)
  • Ty Segall
  • Pujol
  • Yo La Tengo
  • Lydia Loveless
  • Billy Bragg
  • Happy Accident
  • JJL
  • Turning Point
  • Failure
See Live Music:
Writing this short post reminds myself (and hopefully others) to go out and see live music.  It’s easy to develop an excuse not to leave your house or get off up of your couch on a cold night.  Maybe you have to work early in the morning and the thought of staying up slightly past your bedtime is the reason you don’t see live music.  Or, you don’t want to give up the golden parking spot out front of your house.  Just remember to go out and support independent artists playing at smaller venues.  Unplug yourself by going out to see live music, turning off your cell phone, and supporting a band that makes you glad to be alive.  Share your love, dang it!

Chris B (Hot Mix)

30 tracks that I played a lot in 2016:
  • Jessy Lanza – VV Violence [Hyperdub]
  • Dinky – Casa (Axel Boman Remix) [Crosstown Rebels]
  • MANIK feat. Cari Golden – Recourse [Ovum Recordings]
  • Midland – Final Credits [Regraded]
  • Kim English – Learn 2 Luv (Francois K Atmospheric Mood) [Pearson Sound mix] [Nervous Records]
  • Cassy – All I Do [Aus Music]
  • Leon Vynehall – Beau Sovereign [Running Back]
  • Floorplan – Tell You No Lie [M-Plant]
  • NY*AK – Xager ft. Ian Blevins [Technicolour]
  • MacDonal Flack And The Ack-Ack Pack – The Cortina Kidz (Juan Maclean & Tim Sweeney Remix) [Mr. Intl]
  • Simian Mobile Disco – Sky On The Floor [Delicacies]
  • Byron The Aquarius – Aquarian Voyage [Sound Signature]
  • Four Tet – For These Times [Text]
  • Sepalcure – Devil Inside (LA-4A Remix) [Hotflush Recordings]
  • Ghost Culture – Multiply [Phantasy]
  • Josh Wink – Shoelaces (Dub Mix) [Boysnoize Records]
  • Danny Daze – Swim [Kompakt]
  • Mark E – Midnight Equatic (Museum of Love Remix) [Public Release]
  • Sun Palace – Soul Vibes [BBE]
  • Yussef Kamaal – Lowrider [Brownswood Recordings]
  • Jacques Renault – Mi Casa Samba (Max McFerren Remix) [Let’s Play House]
  • DaM-FunK – Believer (Fingers Deep – Funk Remix) [K7 Records]
  • Jesse Perez – What You Say About My Momma [Edible Records]
  • Hissman – Paper Moon [LIES]
  • Rich Medina Presents: Dick’s Beat Market – The King’s Instincts [RBMBoots]
  • XOA – Burn (XOA Club Mix) [ONE HOUSE RECORDS]
  • Sage Caswell – Danny’s Telephone Voice [Spring Theory]
  • Hideto Omura – Breaking It Down [Robsoul Recordings]
  • Fatnotronic – É Um Barato [Razor N Tape]
  • Skinnerbox – Gauge Away [Darkroom Dubs]