Joyful Noise

Hosted by Tom Wijesinghe

Sundays 21:00 - 23:00 even weeks

Make a joyful noise unto the Lord, all ye lands. (Psalm 100:1) 

Every other Sunday night 21.00-23.00 tune in to hear Tom Wijesinghe bringing you the best beats and treats from across the globe. Listen for the top modern musical innovations from around the planet as well as the healthiest portions of amateur mixing and linking this side of the Botley interchange.


Joyful Noise swoops into the new academic year with some of the summer’s best new releases, including new tracks by Bournemouth Indie-rockers Wave Chase, Sri Lankan genre benders The Soul, and LA keyboard king Brandon Coleman. This week’s show is also laced with hip hop ranging from a UK Garage tune courtesy of Mj Cole and Kojey Radical, Kiwi jazz-hop from Tom Scott’s Avantdale Bowling Club and a huge gospel/jazz/grime fusion from UK superstar Ghetts’ new project Ghetto Gospel: The New Testament.

Elsewhere, listen for Carnatic infused RnB, Korean glam rock, Finnish Psychadelic folk, and re-workings of hits by Ariana Grande, Adam Salim, and The Beatles, as well as tracks from Oxford’s own Lucid State and Pangolin.


  1. Buffering 3% by Now Vs Now

  2. Live For Today by Brandon Coleman

  3. Turnmills by Maribou State

  4. Next of Kin (feat Rukhsana Merrise, The Confect, Singing Soul Sirens) by Ghetts

  5. Kaikoura - Live by Girls In Airports

  6. Angry Song by The Soul

  7. Dreaming Spires by Pangolin

  8. Zwango Zop by Mildlife

  9. carpe diem ft. dilushelva by Pritt

  10. Tentacles for Troy by Buttress O'Kneel

  11. Not My Place by Lucid State

  12. Fangs by Wave Chase

  13. Äimän tähkä by Kemialliset Ystävät

  14. Hayley by Jockstrap

  15. Waiting On The Night Bus (feat Terri Walker, Louis VI) by Moses Boyd

  16. Soak it Up by MJ Cole x Kojey Radical

  17. Ticket to Ride by Cathy Berberian

  18. Years Gone By by Avantdale Bowling Club

  19. Acrílico by Nina Becker

  20. Suko Kani (feat Massaran Kouyate, David Walters, Ahmed Fofana, Alif Tree) by Mangala Camara

  21. Malaika by Lyambiko

  22. Carry Me (feat Obongjayer, Yazz Ahmed) by Everything is Recorded

  23. Hey Kids (feat Verlane) by Molina

  24. 8980 by Gabriel Kahane

  25. The Two Faces of Everett Sloane by Roscoe Mitchell and Brus Trio

  26. I Know by Girls Rituals

  27. Nº33 by Schroeder-Headz

  28. 산염불 (Sanyeombul) by 씽씽 (SSINGSSING)

  29. Diamond in da Ruff by Matt Martians

In this term’s second episode Tom continues creating radio under his strict guidelines of formless eclecticism, freestyling a two-hour set while mostly thinking about his steadily depleting laptop battery life. Tune in for experimental electronic music, hip hop from Mumbai and New York, and Britney Spears meets ‘70s Soul. Elsewhere there is new music from Esperanza Spalding, Nye Banfield, Mariujs Alexa, and Kero Kero Bonito

Also in the show call-ins from a local events organiser, Worcester college’s JCR president, and a headline DJ


  1. Buffering 3% by Now Vs Now

  2. Taserz. by Bishop Nehru

  3. Rooftops by Bishop Nehru

  4. You Are Not the Voice Inside Your Head by The Streets

  5. Andromeda M31 by Hannah Peel

  6. Car Number 27/Mr. Alpo - Tim Deluxe Remix by Uniting Of Opposites

  7. Isaiah43 by Joji

  8. Keep by KNIGHTSTOWN

  9. Harai by Beaters

  10. Run the Sun by Mariujs Alexa/MAPS

  11. Energy (Stay Far Away) by Skepta & WIzKid

  12. Exhibit C by Jay Electronica

  13. Burn & Rise by Yazmin Lacey

  14. Shirin Joon by Liraz

  15. Nozi Nozi by Liraz

  16. Thriller by Michael Jackson

  17. Backstab Me Baby One More Time by Go Home Productions

  18. Dutch Courage by Dallahan

  19. All Change by Nye Banfield

  20. Reason in Disguise ft. Jorja Smith by Ezra Collective

  21. Black Satin by Collocutor

  22. Muhal by Ben Lamar Gay

  23. Rest Stop by Kero Kero Bonito

  24. Image de Marque by Bernard Parmegiani

  25. 12 Little Spells by Esperanza Spalding

  26. Jazz Landa ft. Ravi Jay & Charitha Attalage by Nuwandi Eranga

  27. The Rap Medley by The Family Cheese

  28. Morro do Barraco Sem Água by Lemos E Debétio

  29. Quimbara by Celia Cruz and Johnny Pacheco

  30. Stranger Love by powerdove

  31. Gravity by @Peace

The first hour of Joyful Noise's mid-term birthday special for Trinity college's very own Tom Bentley - co-presenter of Oxide radio's most promising new show Hubbard's Cupboard. Featuring friend of the show Stanley Wilshere (AKA JohnJones) on the mix with some varied crate-dug finds and an increasingly inebriated host. Listen back for disorganised chit-chat interspersed with some huge tunes.

Tragically (or perhaps thankfully) the second hour of this show did not save onto the Oxide studio computer properly and is now lost to the ether forever. Perhaps Stanley has a curse attached to him that means that every time he goes on the show the podcast recording is never complete (see Season 02 ep.1 below). Nevertheless, you can easily make up for this by simply listening through the first hour twice in a row, or by listening to an episode of Hubbard’s Cupboard instead.


  1. With The Love in my Heart (w/ Metropole Orkest; cond: Jules Buckley) by Jacob Collier

  2. Tragedy by mmph

  3. Refuge by Mammal Hands

  4. Sun Room by Wilson Tanner

  5. Give Me The Night by Randy Crawford

  6. Tharsis Montes by Krakatau

  7. Take Your TIme by Square One

  8. Bandy Bandy ft. Erykah Badu by Zap Mama

  9. Ease my Mind by Jazz Liberators

  10. Pink Footpath by Loui

  11. Mangwana ft. Zeke Manyika (A Vision Of Panorama Mix) by Faze Action


In the first episode of the new term Tom is joined by St. Anne's Geography student Stanley Wilshere (AKA local DJ JohnJones) for a guest mix live in the Oxide Studio. Listen back for an orchestral tribute to Dr Dre, Mexican jazz rock, and new music from Joe Armon-Jones, R;a, and Sons of Kemet. In Stanley's mix there are funky grooves and rhythms from Libya and South Africa, as well as a healthy dose of acid house and disco.

Unfortunately, due to a technical issue in recording this episode, the podcast has a few skips and cuts where the audio cut out. Be sure to look at the tracklist to check out the tracks in full from other sources though.



  1. Mic Check by Cornelius

  2. Ragify ft. Big Sharer by Joe Armon-Jones

  3. Wig Wise by Duke Ellington

  4. Nouh Al Hamam by Maryam Saleh

  5. California Love ft. Cory Henry by Sly5thAve

  6. Still D.R.E. by Sly5thAve

  7. Accordion (Four Tet Remix) by Madvillain

  8. Question by [unknown]

  9. Dance Inna London ft. Sugar Cat by Nubiyan Twist

  10. Soleil Soleil by Ahmed Fakroun

  11. Windspeaks by Uyama Hiroto

  12. Kamazu by Indaba Kabani

  13. Treasure Beach by Dego & Kaidi

  14. Dancing (Roger Thornhill Edit) by Tru Tones

  15. Night Dancer by Split Decision Band

  16. Acid Over - Piano Mix by Tyree

  17. Temples by Lone

  18. Fantasy by Aquarian Dream

  19. I've Been Searching by Arts & Craft

  20. Inside Outside by Cotonete

  21. Watershed by R;a

  22. Homowo by Basa Basa

  23. The Mexican Mushroom Express by Quixote

  24. Continue the Fun - Space Version by The Mauskovic Dance Band

  25. My Queen is Albertina Sisulu by Sons of Kemet

  26. Need Somebody to Love by Ady Suleiman


In this term's second episode, Tom breaks down an eclectic mix of tunes new and old. In true Joyful Noise fashion there is everything from UK rappers slowthai, Kojey Radical and Smellington Piff; classic disco-funk from Seawind and Tomoko Aran;  a fusion of hard punk with Inuit throat singing (katajjaq); and  plenty of global grooves from the likes of Dengue Dengue Dengue and Kondi Band.



  1. Clawing Your Eyes Out Down To Your Throat by People Like Us, Matmos, Wobbly

  2. John Cage by Ross From Friends

  3. Angel of Mercy by Seawind

  4. He Rangi Ataahua by Te Reotakawa Dunn

  5. Spilling Into You (feat Kojey Radical) by Poppy Ajudha

  6. The Bottom by slowthai

  7. Tehilim 150 by David El-Malek

  8. Mace Windu Riddim by Ezra Collective

  9. Ley Lines by Emma-Jean Thackray

  10. Renewal, Pt. 1 by Dinosaur

  11. Ode to Lyle by Cousin Kula

  12. Riding the Space Potato by Morpher

  13. ひと夏のタベストリ by Tomoko Aran

  14. School by Bill Wurtz

  15. Buscando by Dengue Dengue Dengue

  16. Mamy by Abdoulaye Diabaté, Djeli Moussa Diawara, Moussa Cissoko

  17. Balani by Neba Solo, Issa Bagayogo, Ahmed Fofana, Massaran Kouyate, David Walters, Fode Kouyate, Abdoul Wahab Berthe, Aboubacar Koné, Alif Tree

  18. Ke'he by Cohen@Mushon

  19. Ilaló by Chancha Via Circuito, Mateo Kingman

  20. Belle Wahalla by Kondi Band

  21. Run to the Hills by Tanya Tagaq, Damian Abraham

  22. Dancing in the Cage of a Soul by Shake Stew

  23. Voices by Nitin Sawhney

  24. Off With His Head ft. Casey by Soweto Kinch

  25. Benefit Babies ft. Leaf Dog, Cracker Jon by Smellington Piff

  26. Addis Nat by Hailu Mergia

  27. Trade It All by Cory Henry & The Funk Apostles

For the penultimate show of this academic year Tom is joined by local band Lucid State to share a bit about their music as well as doing an exclusive live performance in the studio. Listen through for new music from Ali Shaheed Muhammad and Adrian Younge's new project Midnight Hour; Russian producer Kedr Livanskiy; and some live phone-ins from two people who's names begin with the letter J.


  1. Mellow Yellow Feel by Cornelius


  3. Bis (feat. Azymuth) by Arthur Verocai

  4. Where Are Your Branches? - Max Graef Remix by Oscar Jerome

  5. The Wad by Vels Trio

  6. Hazy Memories by Lucid State

  7. Best Friend by Rex Orange County

  8. Movie by Tom Misch

  9. Sonnentanz (Klangkarussell cover) - Live in studio by Lucid State

  10. So Far Away (Martin Garrix and David Guetta cover) by Lucid State

  11. Finding the Words by Lucid State

  12. Purple Lights by Lucid State

  13. Irish Raga by John Wubbenhorst and Facing East

  14. Questions (feat. Cee Lo Green) by The Midnight Hour

  15. I Want a Red Car by Alabaster dePlume

  16. Gloss, Pt. 8 by Theo Burt

  17. Indian Milk by Gianmarco Liguori

  18. Don't Cry (feat. Richard Smallwood) by Kirk Franklin

  19. Gbeti Madjro (feat Angelique Kidjo) by T.P. Orchestre Poly-rythmo de Cotonou

  20. было время (There Was a Time) by Kedr Livanskiy

  21. Zourou by Boncana Maiga

  22. Yahlel Hawa by Tsvia Abarbanel

  23. The 13 Moons of Neptune by The Natural Yogurt Band

  24. Satelites by The Natural Yogurt Band

  25. Nuova Napoli by Nu Guinea

  26. Love Doctor by Bridget Kearney

Local 'jazz-electronic' quintet Wandering Wires' Tim and Oli come into the Oxide studio to talk about their new album Homecoming and their music more generally. Started up by a handful of likeminded Oxford students, Wandering Wires have played at Truck Festival and supported fellow UK jazz up-and-comers The Comet is Coming. Elsewhere Tom plays new music from Kamasi Washington, previously unheard music by John Coltrane and his classic quintet, as well as a cumbia cover of Drake's 2016 hit Hotline Bling by Quantic and Los Miticos Del Ritmo.


  1. Hotline Bling by Quantic and Los Miticos Del Ritmo

  2. Street Fighter Mas by Kamasi Washington

  3. Surrender by Heretic

  4. Catalina by ROSALÍA

  5. Satya (feat. Nubya Garcia) by Cassie Kinoshi

  6. Untitled Original 11383 - Take 1 by John Coltrane

  7. Salvation by Wanja Slavin Lotus Eaters

  8. Distant Early Warning by Laurence Pike

  9. I Forgot About Me by Rhinoceros

  10. Money For Portraits by POW! Negro

  11. Imma by Ibibio Sound Machine

  12. Stolen by Wandering Wires

  13. Along the Worldline - II by Wandering Wires

  14. Wildfire by Jordan Rakei

  15. Winter Wind by Gretchen Parlato

  16. Waiting by Wandering Wires


Tom plays some of his favourite releases of the year 2017 including a collaboration between US-Iraqi Oud player Rahim AlHaj and the world renowned Kronos Quartet, "Unspoken Word", which details a true story of a young boy during Saddam Hussein's oppressive reign who went searching for his mother, only to realise she had been killed by an explosion.

Elsewhere we have flamenco-jazz from Antonio Lizana, a bizarre piece by Hayato Takeuchi that features Julius Fučík's "Entrance of the Gladiators" as you've never heard it before, New Zealand-based rapper and producer Bobandii's multi-genre madness, and music from the A.R.E Project, a cross-cultural collaboration between pioneering UK jazz and electronic musicians.



  1. Two Thousand and Seventeen by Four Tet

  2. Open Letter to Adoniah by Sibousile Xaba

  3. La Semilla by Antonio Lizana

  4. Beggar's Love Song by Nguyên Lê & Ngô Hông Quang

  5. Mr Henderson No Ai To Replica by Hayato Takeuchi

  6. Calling the Loas by A.R.E Project

  7. Nazarite by Bobandii

  8. Letter 6: "Unspoken Word" - Laila by Rahim AlHaj & Kronos Quartet

  9. Shadow Of Doubt by Miles Mosley

Tom revisits some more of his favourites from 2017, including a song from Object Collection's new opera "It's All true" which is made completely using incidental speech and sounds from punk band Fugazi's complete live concert recordings. There's also a track from The Firebirds which is a jazz re-working of a movement from Carl Nielson's "Aladdin".

Also on the show, a new release by Habibi Funk Records of 1970s Algerian film music, and a track from Australian psychadelica band King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard's amazing year in which they released five full length albums.



  1. He Is by Marvin Sapp

  2. Bales by Yorkston/Thorne/Khan

  3. Rakia Nightmares by Jonah Levine Collective ft. Aditya Prakash

  4. Oriental Festive March by The Firebirds

  5. Deewani Mastani (Unplugged) by Shreya Ghoshal

  6. Victory Parade by Object Collection

  7. Rolling Stoned by King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard

  8. Londinium by De Raad van Toericht

  9. Catch The Loop by Kamaal Williams

  10. Planetary Prince by Cameron Graves

In his third episode so far, Tom plays some great new tunes including a brand new single from London-based tenor saxophonist Nubya Garcia's latest EP and a track from G-Funk superstar Snoop Dogg's latest Gospel project "Bible of Love".

Elsewhere listen out for Argentinian folk-inspired electronica; performance art-inspired alt-rock; a new previously unreleased music from LA jazz supergroup The West Coast Get Down's formative years under trombonist Ryan Porter's leadership; and part of a new recording of Laurie Anderson's Hurricane Sandy-inspired work for Kronos Quartet entitled "Landfall".



  1. Blessing Me Again by Snoop Dogg ft. Rance Allen

  2. As the Eye to the Bow by Noz and Abdunazar Poyonov

  3. She Said by Everything is Recorded ft. Obongjayer and Kamasi Washington

  4. Our Street is a Black RIver by Laurie Anderson & Kronos Quartet

  5. Abyssinia by Thandi Ntuli ft. Tlale Makhane

  6. Bamako Love Song by MABUTA ft. Shabaka Hutchings and Tlale Makhane

  7. Mccafferty's Bib by They Might Be Giants

  8. Agujeros en la Realidad by Tremor

  9. Karachi (What Could Have Been) by Penya

  10. Set Me Free by The Unthanks

  11. Obamanomics by Ryan Porter

  12. As Sylvie Was Walking by You Are Wolf

  13. Knowledge (Introdukja do Etiudy Baletowej) by EABS

  14. When We Are by Nubya Garcia

In this final episode of the term's broadcastings, Dafydd Alexander - a Fine Art student at Worcester college - shares some of his favourite tracks. Listen out for some trap from mother of four and self-styled "black Marge Simpson" BbyMutha; some Welsh-language indie-electronica from Ifan Dafydd; brand new music from Oxford-based Wandering Wires; and a track from Joe Armon-Jones and Maxwell Owin's critically acclaimed 2017 EP, 'Idiom'.


  1. I Got Out by Bryan Popin

  2. If The Car Beside You Moves Ahead by James Blake

  3. Your Dystopic Creation Doesn't Fear You by Deerhoof ft. Awkwafina

  4. Black and Mld by BbyMutha ft. $hoey

  5. Give It to Me by HOMESHAKE

  6. Off It by Solomonilla

  7. Yeh Yeh by Ben Hauke ft. Nubya Garcia

  8. Worlds Apart by Wandering Wires

  9. SE Discotheque by Joe Armon-Jones & Maxwell Owin

  10. Speak On It by Cities Aviv

  11. Celwydd by Ifan Daydd ft. Alys Williams

  12. Before I Lied by Trim

  13. Hello Dave by Michael Wollny Trio