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.


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


n 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. Window of a Child 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



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