CJAM Top 30 Charts // December 31st, 2018 – January 6th, 2019

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* indicates Canadian Content

1    CHARLES BRADLEY – Black Velvet (Daptone)

2    PAPA GHOSTFACE* – What We Lost in the Flood (Tosteestostas)

3    THE HIGH DIALS* – Foreverish (Self-Released)

4    RAE SPOON* – bodiesofwater (Coax)

5    SHAD* – A Short Story About A War (Secret City)

6    URBAN SURF KINGS* – Astro Surf A-Go-Go (Self-Released)

7    COLIN JAMES* – Miles to Go (True North)

8    MAKAYA MCCRAVEN – Universal Beings (International Anthem)

9    IRON AND WINE – Weed Garden (EP) (Sub Pop)

10   HUTTCH* – Huttchino (Self-Released)

11   HIGH PARADE* – The Ocean (Self-Released)

12   SHOOBIES* – Nevermind the Hardcore, Here’s Shoobies (Self-Released)

13   NUELA CHARLES* – Distant Danger (Self-Released)

14   VARIOUS* – Invisible Channel: Live Sessions From CJSW 90.9 FM (CJSW 90.9 FM)

15   DAVE MCEATHRON* – Abandoned Companions (Self-Released)

16   WAY NORTH* – Fearless And Kind (Self-Released)

17   AUTOPILOT* – Afterglow (Self-Released)

18   PROBLEM PATIENT* – Patient Problems (Self-Released)

19   CHRIS CASSERLY* – Clear Black Sky (Self-Released)

20   HOLY GASP* – The Love Songs of Oedipus (Self-Released)

21   EUGENE RIPPER* – Fast Folk Underground 5 (Self-Released)

22   JOHNNY GRIFFITH* – The Lion, Camel & Child (GB Music)

23   KAIA KATER* – Grenades (Acronym)

24   NO CODES* – No Codes (Self-Released)

25   VOLUNTEERS* – I Wish I Was As Happy As John Denver (Self-Released)

26   ERNESTO CERVINI TURBOPROP* – Abundance (Anzic)

27   FRONTPERSON* – Frontrunner (Oscar Street)

28   ROXANNE POTVIN* – All It Was (Domino)

29   BIRDS OF BELLWOODS* – Victoria (Self-Released)

30   TOKYO POLICE CLUB* – Tokyo Police Club (Dine Alone)

CJAM Top 30 Charts // January – December 2018

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1  Kiran Ahluwalia* – 7 Billion (Six Degrees)

2  Various* – Museum of Skin Vol. II  (IND)

3  Black Milk FEVER (Mass Appeal)

4  Anna Burch* – Quit the Curse (Polyvinyl)

5  U.S. Girls* A Poem Untitled (Royal Mountain)

6  Diane Motel* Lonesome for the Colour (IND)

7  James O-L and The Villains*Wild Goose Jack (Famous Last)

8  Nap Eyes* – I’m Bad Now ( You’ve Changed)

9  Toronto Tabla Ensemble*  – Bhumika (IND)

10  Maz* – ID (IND)

11  Dusted* – Blackout Summer (Ponyvinyl)

12  Born Ruffians*  – Uncle, Duke & The Chief  (Paper Bag)

13  Les Poules a Colin* – Morose (IND)

14  Baby Cages* – Bitter Melon (IND)

15  The 427’s* –  Stay Gold (Stingray)

16  Dabrye – Three/Three(Ghostly International)

17  La Luz – Floating Features (Hardly Art)

18  Great Lake Swimmers* –  The Waves, The Wake (Nettwerk Music Group)

19  Farewell Mourners* – Farewell Mourners (IND)

20  Phono Pony* – Monkey Paw (IND)

21  Yess Woah* –  Believe (IND)

22  Etenesh Wassie & Mathieu Sourisseau – Yenealem (Strut)

23  Courtney Barnett – Tell Me How You Really Feel  (Mom + Pop)

24  Seun Kuti & Egypt 8o* – Black Times (Royal Mountain)

25  Calpurnia* – Scout (Royal Mountain)

26  Various Artists – Congo Revolution (Soul Jazz)

27   Preoccupations* – New Material (Flemish Eye)

28   Yukon Blonde* – Critical Hit (Dine Alone)

29   RSXGLD* – RSXGLD (Fat Beats)

30   Kandle* – Holy Smoke (IND)

Best of 2018

CJAM's Favourite Albums of 2018

The best albums of 2018, according to various CJAM personnel

Allison Brown – Border City Roots

Raine Hamilton  “Night Sky”

Sarah Hiltz  “Beauty In The Blue”

Les Poules A Colin  “Morose”

Lonesome Ace Stringband “When The Sun Comes Up”

The Lynnes  “Heartbreak Song For The Radio”

Mayhemingways  “Skip Land”

Ali McCormick “That Place You Know”

Dave Quanbury  “Still Life With Canadian “

Pharis & Jason Romero “Sweet Old Religion”

Slocan Ramblers “Queen City Jubilee”

New discoveries: Janet Cull, Rebekah Hawker, Mama’s Broke

 

Dante – In The Garage

Parquet Courts “Wide Awaaaaake!”

Milo  “Budding Ornithologists Are Weary of Tired Analogies”

Courtney Barnett “Tell Me How You Really Feel”

Paul Jacobs “Easy”

Brockhampton  “Iridescence”

Huttch “Huttchino”

Oh Sees “Smote Reverser”

Kero Kero Bonito “Time ‘n’ Place”

Single Mothers “Through a Wall”

La Luz “Floating Features”

 

Jon – In The Garage

Unknown Metal Orchestra “Sex & Food”

Courtney Barnett “Tell Me How You Really Feel”

Brockhampton “Iridescence”

Oh Sees “Smote Reverser”

Orb “The Space Between”

La Luz “Floating Features”

Parquet Courts “Wide Awaaaaake!”

Mom Jeans “Puppy Love”

Mitski “Be The Cowboy”

Joyce Manor “Million Dollars to Kill Me”

 

Mirella – Colour Me Punk

1) Beach Goons “hoodratscumbag”

2) Elisapie “Ballad of the Runaway Girl”

3) Kikagaku Moyo “Masana Temples”

4) Mitski “Be the Cowboy”

5) Oh Sees “Smote Reverser”

6) Yoko Ono “Warzone”

7) Kaia Kater “Grenades”

 

Lauren – Rummage Radio                            

Dirty Nil “Master Volume”

Moonlight Benjamin “Siltane”

Interrupters “Fight The Good Fight”

We Hunt Buffalo “Head Smashed In”

Protoje “A Matter of Time”

Stranger on a Plane “Wings”

Barstool Preachers “Grazi Governo”

The Lytics “Float On”

Robbie Fulks & Linda Gail Lewis “Wild! Wild! Wild!”

Night Club “Scary World”

 

Justin – CJAM Intern

Travis Scott “Astroworld “

Post Malone “Beerbongs & Bentley’s”

Juice Wrld “Goodbye and Good Riddance”

Denzel Curry “Ta1300”

Drake “Scorpion”

Bawskii “Comethazine”

Fat Nick “Generation Numb”

J. Cole “K.O.D.”

J.I.D. “Dicaprio”

Lil’ Mosey “Nothsbest”

Lil’ Sky “Life of a Dark Road”

Pouya “Five Five”

Shek Wes “Mudboy”

Trippie Redd “Life’s a Trip”

 

Trevor  – Girlie So Groovie

(10) Odetta Hartman “Old Rockhounds Never Die”

(9) Let’s Eat Grandma “I’m All Ears”

(8) Anna Calvi “Hunter”

(7) Kate Nash “Yesterday Was Forever”

(6) Kandle “Holy Smoke”

(5) Yoko Ono “Warzone”

(4) tune-yards “I Can Feel You Creep Into My Private Life”

(3) Cat Power “Wanderer”

(2) Superorganism “Superorganism”

(1) Angélique Kidjo “Remain in Light”

 

Brady  – Music From Planet Earth

Seun Kuti & Egypt 80 “Black Times”

Kamasi Washington “Heaven and Earth”

Titus Andronicus “A Productive Cough”

The Holy Gasp “The Love Songs of Oedipus Rex”

David Byrne “American Utopia”

The Delvon Lamarr Organ Trio “Close But No Cigar”

The Lytics “Float On”

The Old Salts “Fisherman Jake”

James O-L & The Villains “Wild Goose Jack EP”

Kiran Alhuwalia “7 Billion”

Bombino “Deran”

John Coltrane “Both Directions at Once”

Brownout “Fear of a Brown Planet”

Morricone Youth “Danger Diabolik”

Papa Ghostface “What We Lost in the Flood”

 

Tom – The Freedom Principle

Anbessa Orchestra “Negestat” (USA)

ARAT KILO, Mamani Keita, Mike Ladd “Visions Of Selam” (France, Mali)

Baba Commandant “Siri Ba Kele” (Burkina Faso)

Bombino “Deran” (Niger)

Fatoumata Diawara “Fenfo (Something To Say)” (Mali)

Imarhan “Temet” (Algeria)

Moonlight Benjamin “Siltane” (Haiti, France)

Orquesta Akokán “Orquesta Akokán” (Cuba)

Seun Anikulapo Kuti & Egypt “Black Times” (Nigeria)

Ural Thomas & the Pain “The Right Time” (USA)

2018

Singles Club Top 3 // October 2018

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This month’s edition of the singles club featured 8 tracks from Windsor and Detroit, and our programmers played their favourites over the past four weeks, resulting in the following top 3:

1. BlueFlowersLook At Yourself (Detroit)

2. Poor Playe– Go (Detroit)

3. Disaster Strike – Wake Me (Windsor) 

 

Want to submit your track to the December compilation? Get all of the details here! 

CJAM Top 30 Charts // September 17th – 23rd 2018

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* indicates Canadian Content

1    DEADMAU5* – Mauville: Level 1 (Self-Released)

2    THE LYTICS* – Float On (LHM Records)

3    DIZZY* – Baby Teeth (Royal Mountain)

4    GREAT LAKE SWIMMERS* – The Waves, The Wake (Nettwerk Music Group)

5    NOT OF* – Hypocritic Oath (No List)

6    THE DIRTY NIL* – Master Volume (Dine Alone)

7    BENJAMIN PIRANI – How Do I Talk To My Brother? (Colemine)

8    MITSKI – Be The Cowboy (Dead Oceans)

9    FAREWELL MOURNERS* – Farewell Mourners (Self-Released)

10   CHRIS VELAN* – Amateur Hour (Self-Released)

11   JESSE & THE DANDELIONS* – Give Up The Gold (Self-Released)

12   PHONO PONY – Monkey Paw (Self-Released)

13   I AM THE MOUNTAIN – We’re Here for Each Other (Self-Released)

14   BABY CAGES* – Bitter Melon (Self-Released)

15   TIA BRAZDA – Daydream (Flatcar)

16   MAJOR LOVE* – Major Love (LP) (Latent)

17   BASEMENT REVOLVER* – Heavy Eyes (Sonic Unyon)

18   JOYFULTALK* – Plurality Trip (Constellation)

19   MOKA ONLY* – Concert For One (Instrumentals) (Urbnet)

20   TIA MCGRAFF* – Stubborn in My Blood (Bandana)

21   KAMASI WASHINGTON – Heaven And Earth (Young Turks)

22   CALPURNIA* – Scout (Royal Mountain)

23   PETER & THE WOLVES* – Howlin’ and Prowlin’ (VLV Records)

24   THE 427’S* – Stay Gold (Stingray)

25   CARBOLIZER* – Carbolizer (Self-Released)

26   APHEX TWIN – Collapse EP (Warp)

27   NICK CAVE & THE BAD SEEDS – Distant Sky: Live in Copenhagen (Bad Seed Ltd.)

28   ASSOHUN – Ivory Coast (Laterite)

29   VARIOUS – Congo Revolution (Soul Jazz)

30   OH SEES – Smote Reverser (Castle Face)

CJAM Top 30 Charts // September 10th – 16th 2018

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* indicates Canadian Content

1    KEN MODE* – Loved (New Damage)

2    DENZEL CURRY – TA1300 (Loma Vista)

3    BASEMENT REVOLVER* –  Heavy Eyes (Sonic Unyon)

4    THE 427’S* –  Stay Gold (Stingray)

5    OH SEES – Smote Reverser (Castle Face)

6    ROLLING BLACKOUTS COASTAL FEVER – Hope Downs (Sub Pop)

7    DATSUNN* – Part One (Self-Released)

8    ADULT. – This Behavior (Dais)

9    TORONTO TABLA ENSEMBLE* – Bhumika (Self-Released)

10   JESSE AND THE DANDELIONS* – Give Up The Gold (Self-Released)

11   PHONO PONY – Monkey Paw (Self-Released)

12   COPPERHEAD* – Touch (Self-Released)

13   THE FAPS* – Grimelda (Double Lunch)

14   TORONTO JAZZ ORCHESTRA* – 20 (Self-Released)

15   BILLY MOON* – Punk Songs (Old Flame)

16   BEND SINISTER* – Foolish Games (Cordova Bay)

17   DIZZY* – Baby Teeth (Royal Mountain)

18   THE TIKI COLLECTIVE* – Muse (Vesuvius Music)

19   MOKA ONLY* – Concert For One (Instrumentals) (Urbnet)

20   SHELDON ZANDBOER* – Tipping Velvet (Chronograph)

21   PAUL KREIBICH – Thank You Elvin (Blujazz)

22   YUKON BLONDE* – Critical Hit (Dine Alone Records)

23   MIKI YAMANAKA – Miki (Cellar Live)

24   JW JONES* – Live (Solid Blues)

25   MULATU ASTATKE – Afro Latin Soul, Vils. 1 & 2 (Strut)

26   PETAL – Magic Gone (Run For Cover)

27   WALTER SALAS-HUMARA – Walterio (Rhyme and Reason)

28   TRINOM3 – Just A Bit Further (Cellar Live)

29   ALKALINE TRIO – Is This Thing Cursed? (Epitaph)

30   PIG DESTROYER – Head Cage (Relapse)

Celebrate Dilla Day on CJAM FM!

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Music lovers & producers rejoice! Tune in for special programming tonight as we celebrate the life & legacy of hip-hop’s greatest Detroit producer, the one & only J Dilla. Starting at 9pm our DJs will dig through the master’s catalogue.

9pm-10:pm: DJ INFINITY of Infinite Sound kicks off Dilla Day programming with musical selections and some must-know history.

9pm-10pm: Brady of Music From Planet Earth dives into the album “Donuts”.

10:30pm-midnight: DJ ME of Productive Confusion features his favourite DILLA tracks & instrumentals.

AND check out Dilla Youth Day: a -FREE- event happening Sunday February 11th at the Charles H Wright Museum in Detroit. Lean how to lay down a track, write your own rhymes, and much more in this music filled, youth-focused day!
More information can be found online HERE: www.facebook.com/events/817238225144276

Serbia Sundays: Serbia’s Best Band Van Gough

Serbia Sundays….again, it is all about premium guests.
This time we proudly present Van Gogh, one of the most popular bands in Serbia nowadays, formed in January 1986. Later that year, their first album “Van Gogh” was released. They played a lot of shows but broke up and didn’t play until 1990. In a new line-up, with Zvonimir Djukic (alias Djule Van Gogh) as a singer, guitarist and frontman, they released their second album “Svet je moj” (“The World Is Mine”) in 1991. With the third album “Strast” (Passion, 1993.) Van Gogh became a powerful trio. The next album “Hodi” (can be translated as “Walk” but also as “Come On”, 1996.) turned them into superstars in Serbia: according to more than 20.000 people who have voted in 1998. on the Internet, Van Gogh was officially the best rock’n’roll band in the country. With albums such as “Opasan ples” (“Dangerous Dance”, 1999.), “DrUnder” (2002.) and “Kolo” (“The Circle”, 2006), they managed to keep that position. In May 2007 & November 2009. in a packed Belgrade Arena, Van Gogh played their biggest shows to date.

Van Gogh in 2007. received MTV’s Best Adriatic Act award in Munich, Germany.

Today’s line-up: Djule Van Gogh (vocals/guitar), Srboljub Radivojevic (drums).

Don’t miss this edition of Serbia Sundays…February 23 at 4:00 pm/99.1 fm Cjam/www.cjam.ca.