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.



This week we are blessed with a brief guest feature from multi-instrumentalist Will Harmer. Talking all things from Oxford’s music scene, to jazz, to the hotly contested Worcester College JCR Food and Bar rep hustings. Featuring music from Joyful Noise staples Ezra Collective, Bryan Popin, and slowthai, tune in to discover some exciting global sounds including Brazil’s Elis Regina, Iceland’s ADHD, Argentina’s Chancha Via Circuito, Israel’s Shalosh, and Japan’s Ronin Orchestra.


  1. All Back by Bryan Popin

  2. Oba Lata by Da Lata

  3. Summertime by Jason Rebello

  4. My Lady by The Crusaders

  5. You’re My You by Gwilym Simcock

  6. Cuthbert, Dibble, Grubb by Real Book North West

  7. Cold Duck Time by Les McCann & Eddie Harris

  8. Opus One by Terry Gibbs Dream Band

  9. What Am I to Do? (ft. Loyle Carner) by Ezra Collective

  10. Panic! by Holy Magick

  11. Words Can't Explain (ft. Oscar Jerome) by Hidden Spheres

  12. Step by Step by Al Jarreau

  13. Late Night People by The Mauskavic Dance Band

  14. SATIVA PARK by Salaam Remi & Terrace Martin

  15. Como Noide (ft. Miriam García) by Chancha Via Circuito

  16. Mumbay (ft. MC Mawali) by Sarathy Korwar

  17. A Love Supreme by Ronin Arkestra

  18. Children of the 90s by Shalosh

  19. Clay Camilla by ADHD

  20. Murkage Dave Saved My Life by Murkage Dave

  21. Nothing Great About Britain by slowthai

  22. Jungle Fever by Stynezy

  23. Simcha by Yadasofi

  24. No Gangster by Shabaka Hutchings & Kojey Radical

  25. Corrida de Jangada by Elis Regina

Joyful Noise kicks off Oxide Radio's summer term scheduling with guest Josh Venables who comes in to answer some ridiculous riddles including whether or not bald chefs still ought to wear hair nets. As always the tunes don't stop with new music from 'rave-jazz' pioneers Ezra Collective and other connected acts including Sarah Tandy and Cykada. Up in Leeds the new music scene has been a gift that keeps giving with a new release from Têtes de Pois and Jasmine's debut come already this year. Meanwhile some West African re-releases courtesy of Analogue Africa and a track from bassist/producer Huw Bennett's 'Susso' alias inspired by Gambia's Mandika people.


  1. A Little Bit of Luck by DJ Luck & MC Neat

  2. Knock Knock by Matt Martians

  3. Take It Back - Full Mix by CHARLSTONRAY

  4. Cold Sweat by Jasmine

  5. Sparks Fly by Têtes de Pois

  6. Teenage Birdsong by Four Tet

  7. The Simultaneous Occurence of True Love and Nausea at an Omaha Burger King Oct. 12, 1992 by Simon Joyner

  8. Oh I Miss Her So by Holy Hive

  9. Abbey Road by DJ Yoda

  10. The Good Side of Bad by Black Flower

  11. Kendinden Usandırma by Pinhani

  12. Won't Get Better (ft. Emma-Jean Thackray) by Scrimshire

  13. Me Yee Owu Den by K. Frimpong & His Cubano Fiestas

  14. Shakara (ft. KOKOROKO) by Ezra Collective

  15. Movements - Live at WCS/Efg London Jazz Festival 24.11.18 by Ife Ogunjobi

  16. Snake in the Grass by Sarah Tandy

  17. In Search of Balance by Reginald Omar Mamode IV

  18. Portland by Stanhope

  19. Feels Like a Dream by Paul Russell

  20. Bani by Susso

  21. Palestrina: Alma Redemptoris Mater by The King's Singers

  22. Koutomé by Chris Potter

  23. Veggie Tales (Remix) by Shama Mrema

  24. Dimension Stopper by Cykada

  25. O Boto by Antônio Carlos Jobim


Press play to enter a two-hour journey through thirty of 2018’s best releases which may well have slipped your listening radar as you were pre-occupied with essay deadlines and coursework submissions. Tom’s done all the work for you and you can listen through this mix, safe in the knowledge that you have heard some of the best tunes that made 2018 such a great year for music.

Expect to hear a heavy dosage of hip hop from across the global Anglosphere, including breakthrough act slowthai and bop DJ-cum-social media sensation Phat Kav from the UK, JPEGMAFIA, and cousins John Givez and JGivens from the States, as well as New Zealand’s own Tom Scott in the form of his latest jazz-rap project Avantdale Bowling Club. Prepare your ears for new sounds from Stefan Schultze’s prepared piano, Mary Jane Leach’s synthesisers and Autechre’s digital processing and virtual machines. Get your dancing shoes on too for the neo-disco of Nu Guinea and the afrobeat of Ezra Collective and Tony Allen


  1. Buffer Failed. Restart by Now Vs Now

  2. (+46) Placing My IPhone X Facing Up To See When U Answer My Texts by Varg

  3. MALAMENTE - Cap.1: Augurio by ROSALIÍA

  4. Drug Dealer by slowthai

  5. Whole Foods by JPEGMAFIA

  6. Americana / the garden waits for you to match her wilderness by Ambrose Akinmusire

  7. Idk by JGivens

  8. I'M WORKIN' (feat. Jay Prince) by John Givez

  9. Flying Monkeys by Jay Stone

  10. Sis in the Villa by Phat Kav

  11. carefree counter dronal by Autechre

  12. Culture Vulture by Stefan Schultze

  13. Pocket Lint by Avantdale Bowling Club

  14. Recife by Wandering Wires

  15. Lifeboats (Freestyle) by Jorja Smith

  16. The Philosopher by Ezra Collective

  17. Do You Really (Live - feat. Ms. Maurice) by Oscar Jerome

  18. I Just Wanna Be Your Prisoner (feat. Hejira) by Skinny Pelembe

  19. The Magnificent Moon by Mildlife

  20. Aritmia by Andreas Schaerer

  21. Galbi La Tawha Tani by Samira Dunia

  22. Mahtab by Liraz

  23. The Seed - Edit by Tony Allen & Jeff Mills

  24. Djoje Facce by Nu Guinea

  25. Drexciya by Lars Danielsson & Paelo Fresu

  26. One Point Perpective by Arctic Monkeys

  27. Clean Bowled by Wave Chase

  28. Dowland's Tears by Mary Jane Leach

  29. Piano Sonata, Op.13 ('Pathetique') 2nd mov. by SHIGEO SEKITO

  30. Danny Nedelko by IDLES

In this episode we have Oxford University Boxing Club stash monitor, TigerMom marketer, and self-professed Big BNOC on Campus Caleb Oyekanmi in the studio to talk charity auctions, learning French, and Chicago slam poets. All the while we’re breaking down another vibrant selection of tracks from the monstrous year that was 2018. Expect to hear experimental bleeps and bloops courtesy of Oxford University’s own Objekt, politically charged afro-jazz from Shabaka Hutchings’ Sons of Kemet, and a Slovenian industrial interpretation of The Sound of Music.


  1. Sunday by Tori Kelly

  2. E-Chango by King Coya

  3. Marooned in SE6 (feat. Kevin Haynes Grupo Elegua) by Moses Boyd

  4. Panda Village by Theon Cross

  5. Testify by Kamasi Washington

  6. My Name is Doreen Lawrence by Sons of Kemet

  7. To the Place by Pete Beardshore

  8. Curupira by Itiberê Orquestre Famiília

  9. Kevin Cho by Caleb Oyekanmi

  10. Dazzle Anew by Objekt

  11. Niño Hermoso by Chancha Via Circuito

  12. Not Counting Numbers Obviously by Alabaster Deplume

  13. Hajj (feat. Upaj Collective) - Live by Sarathy Korwar

  14. Ballade de Nuit by Pat Kalla & Super Mojo

  15. Haka Dunia by Orchestre Abass

  16. Overture by Ibrahim Maalouf

  17. The Sound of Music by Laibach

  18. Three Sonic Spaces II by Laurie Spiegel

  19. Ace (feat. Smino, Saba) by Noname

  20. No Doctor Witch Doctor by The Soul

  21. The Leper by Maurice Louca

  22. The End by Emma-Jean Thackray

  23. Wreck by ZULI

  24. Music for 18 Hairdressers: Braids & Fractals by Ben LaMar Gay

  25. Thahab, Mish Roujou', Thahab by Jerusalem in My Heart

  26. Jimi by 1000 Kings

In this episode Zachary Lee comes into the Joyful Noise studio. An author, slam poet, journalist, and music critic from Chicago - Zachary performs live in studio a selection of his poetry and talks to Tom about everything from Hassan's kebabs to American Christian hip hop.

The Chicago shenanigans do not end with only Zachary though, listen out for music from Resavoir, Angel Bat Dawid, and there is also the Art Ensemble of Chicago's Lester Bowie's take on Parliament's Give Up the Funk hidden in there somewhere. Also featured is new music from Mexican-American rapper WHATURPG, French guitarist Nguyên Lê, and BracketsBrackets as well as a few crate digs including some desi-flavoured dancehall courtesy of Sean Paul.


  1. Red Master by BracketsBrackets

  2. Jungle Run by Nubiyan Twist

  3. NY Se Mumbai by Naezy, DIVINE, Ranveer Singh, and Nas

  4. Polygon by 4 Wheel Drive

  5. The Darkies by SEED Ensemble

  6. Cynical ft. Sho Baraka and Aaron Marsh by Propaganda

  7. pressure ft. John Givez by nobigdyl.

  8. 4AM by WHATUPRG

  9. He's Forever - Amen by The King James Version

  10. Wanna Come Down by Ibibio Sound Machine

  11. My Sentiments by Universal Togetherness Band

  12. Imperfect by We Are Leif

  13. Girlfriend by Greg Johnson

  14. Misty by Sam Barsh and The Deli

  15. Real Thang ft. Jon Bap by Anna Wise

  16. Faith ft. Stanislas Blu and Gracy Hopkins by Crayon

  17. Single Orange by Nguyên Lê

  18. What Shall I Tell My Children Who Are Black (Dr. Margaret Burroughs) by Angel Bat Dawid

  19. Escalator - Demo Version by Resavoir

  20. B Funk by Lester Bowie’s Brass Fantasy

  21. Still in the Shell by Wayne Snow

  22. Naomi Min Sumo Bo by Jimi Tenor

  23. Mind Control by Sudan Archives

  24. Street Respect by Sean Paul


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

For the final episode of term and of 2018, Tom is joined by his close friends in a wholeheartedly festive edition of Joyful Noise. In the first hour, Tom’s flatmate Madeleine shares her views on which foods belong in the fridge, Christmas themed Pot Noodles, and whether you can still call yourself a vegetarian if you eat meat once in a while. The culinary conversation is conveniently cut short by close friends Jonny and Ben who bring the bevs and the banter, including partaking in a phone-in Christmas quiz and discussing Ben’s childhood memories of Christmas.

Elsewhere, there is Christmas music from L.A. to Ireland, and little-known covers of well-known festive favourites in lap-steel guitar, Crazy Frog, and meowy styles.


  1. Merry Christmas Mr. Lawrence by Ryuichi Sakamoto

  2. Christmas in L.A. by Vulfpeck

  3. Christmas in LA by Ashleigh Still

  4. Tezeta (Nostalgia) by Mulatu Astatke


  6. Jingle Bells by Chuscales

  7. Deck the Halls by Cuba L.A.

  8. Blue Christmas by Jean Francis Polai

  9. I Had a Hole in My Colon Last Christmas by Glenn Smith

  10. Sis in the Villa by Phat Kav

  11. Mrs. Fogarty's Christmas Cake by Golden Bough

  12. O Come All Ye Faithful by Kirk Franklin and the Family

  13. Silent Night by faUSt and Lone Taxidermist

  14. The 12 Days Of Christmas by Straight No Chaser

  15. 12 Days Of Christmas by Boymongoose and Scorpion Fist

  16. Interlude: Meowy Christmas by KJ-52 and Spechouse

  17. All I Want For Christmas (Is My Two Front Teeth) by Nat King Cole Trio

  18. Last Christmas by Crazy Frog

  19. O' Come (feat. CASS, nobigdyl, & Tedashii) by 116

  20. Christmas in Hollis by Run-D.M.C.

  21. Nutcracker Rag: A Sweet Travesty On Tchaikovsky by Paragon Ragtime Orchestra

  22. Baby It's Cold Outside by Funkmammoth

  23. Christmas Song by Rahsaan Roland Kirk

  24. God Rest Ye Merry Gents by Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings


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




  1. OK by Kirk Franklin

  2. Louisiana Mambo by NOLA IS CALLING

  3. Dense by DJ Khalab (with Shabaka Hutchings and Tommy Cappellato)

  4. Netsanet by Hackney Colliery Band

  5. Hidden in the Frail Partition by Rubert Clervaux

  6. How To (Hair) by Esparanza Spalding

  7. Proverb of Ashes by Brad Mehldau

  8. Became by BracketsBrackets

  9. Eleanor Rigby by Pablo Schneider

  10. Approaching by Cenes


  12. Espiral / No Es Vano by Ali A.K.A. Mind

  13. (Beneath) The Edge of Life by Fire! Orchestra

  14. The Coffee Cola Song by Francis Bebey

  15. رقصة الفضاء by Omar Khorshid

  16. El Gamal Wel Nour by Ehaab Abdou

  17. Ahu Gözlüm by Gülden Karaböcek

  18. Sundhariye by Ridma Weerawardena, Jo & Kishawn

  19. The Unendurable Light by Deadly Orgone Radiation

  20. Wir Sind Sacher by Gewalt

  21. (rolrolrol) by Jameszoo & Metropole Orkest (cond. Jules Buckley)

  22. Burning Down the House (ft. George Clinton) by Flying Lotus

  23. Recovery by Chad LB & Sonic Magic

  24. White Noise 백색소음 by Cavalier, Crush & EZRA

  25. Fossil Record by Anteloper

  26. The King is Blind by Andrew McCormack