Author Archives: CKUT Music Coordinator

Hugh Masekela playing his Trumpet. Circa 1950's. © Johncom.

TOTAL ECLIPSE OF THE CHARTS ::: JANUARY 30, 2018

Good afternoon radio people. RIP THE GREAT HUGH MASEKELA. Funky Revolutions did an amazing tribute on the show this past Saturday so check that out on our archives.  There’s someone else who passed this week and his band crept onto the charts at number 23.

Lots of new names on the charts this week. That’s how we like it.

Finally big CONGRATS to the Lux Magna Festival crew for the inaugural edition of their new fest. Glad it was a success.  Now rest up.

Xo

Alex

CKUT TOP 30 FOR JANUARY 30th, 2018

 

1. mich cota – kija/care – egg paper factory CC *
2. fever ray – plunge – mute
3. uncle meg – can’t stay the same – self-release
4. effrim menuck – pissing stars – constellation CC*
5. saicobab – sab se purani bab – thrill jockey Continue reading

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TOTAL ECLIPSE OF THE CHARTS ::: JANUARY 23, 2018

Hey all, had a wild ass time at Art’s Birthday last night, our annual celebration of…uh…art. Thanks to our arts and culture coordinator Tamara for organizing. This week the usual big tunes on our charts. Above pic of me in the disco-ball radio tower hat we have around the office right now.

Alex

 

ckut top 30 – january 23, 2018

1. mich cota – kija/care – egg paper factory CC *
2. fever ray – plunge – mute
3. uncle meg – can’t stay the same – self-release
4. blue hawaii – tenderness – arbutus CC                                                                                                  5.  pro-v – michael 2 michael – pro knows productions CC * Continue reading

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TOTAL ECLIPSE OF THE CHARTS ::: JANUARY 9, 2017

 

Hi friends,

Alright we are back in the building, having survived a most brutal cold snap. So bad in fact I got a frostbit nose going to a show on Friday night. Things are still slow and lot hasn’t changed on the charts since we had a lot of holiday programming. Some new faces on there though so have a peek. RIP FRANCE GALL. Here she is in full on Montreal Canadians kit!

xo
alex

ckut top 30, january 9, 2017

1.buffy sainte-marie – medicine songs – true north CC
2.esmerine – mechanics of domination – constellation CC*
3.ora cogan – crickets – hand drawn dracula CC *
4.pierre kwenders – makanda at the end of space, the beginning of time – bonsound CC *
5.long neck- will this do? – tiny engines Continue reading

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CKUT’s Top 100 of 2017

Here it is, our last blog post of 2017. The list below recaps the most-played albums of the entire year at CKUT, carefully compiled from the logs documenting our freeform airplay over the past twelve months. Check it out, and be sure to dig into the titles that are unfamiliar – there are some true gems on this list, and those with open ears will find a lot to love.

Keep it locked!
xoxo
CKUT

1. le fruit vert – paon perdu – three:four CC *
2. saltland – a common truth – constellation CC *
3. arto lindsay – cuidado madame – northern spy
4. tonstartssbandht – sorcerer – mexican summer
5. markus floats – first album – self-released CC *
6. joni void – selfless – constellation CC *
7. deerhoof – mountain moves – joyful noise
8. jessica moss – pools of light – constellation CC *
9. she-devils – s/t – secretly canadian CC *
10. fiver – audible songs from rockwood – idée fixe CC Continue reading

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TOTAL ECLIPSE OF THE CHARTS ::: DEC 19. 2017

nat-king-cole-1960-bw-billboard-650 Hi friends,

Here are our last charts before the holidays! We will be compiling charts again for the 9th of January, 2018, representing everything played on the station over the holidays. I will be back in the office, nose to the grindstone, on January 4th. Props to the great Buffy Sainte-Marie who holds both the number one position on our charts and in our hearts. This woman has been holding it down in the music business and knocking out solid records for over 50 years! Have great holidays, stay safe and all the best in the new year.

xo
alex

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ckut top 30 – december 19, 2017

1.buffy sainte-marie – medicine songs – true north CC
2.esmerine – mechanics of domination – constellation CC *
3. julie & the wrong guys – s/t – dine alone records CC
4.ida toninato & jennifer thiessen – the space between us – ambiences magnetiques CC *
5.ora cogan – crickets – hand drawn dracula CC * Continue reading

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CKUT’s Favourite Sounds of 2017

In a bit of an annual tradition here at CKUT, we’re excited to present a year-end recap of some of our favourite sounds from 2017. Here’s a peek into the things that have intrigued & entertained our ears, spanning all genres and styles. Dig in.

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 Alex Moskos, CKUT’s incoming music coordinator
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CKUT TOTAL ECLIPSE OF THE CHARTS::: December 12, 2017

Hi friends,

These are my last CKUT charts! It’s definitely a bittersweet feeling to leave this office, although it’s with great excitement that I introduce Alex Moskos as our new music coordinator. Some of you will be familiar with his excellent work in DrainolithDan’l BooneAIDS Wolf, and a zillion other projects; others, the real old-school folks, will also recall his stint as CKUT’s music resources coordinator back in the day. We’ll both be checking the music@ckut.ca email address until the holidays, and starting in the new year he’ll be taking over full-time. On a more personal note, thanks to everyone who’s sent us great music, supported CKUT, and generally been a kickass music pal during my stint here – I’ll miss you all!

xo
joni

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ckut top 30 – december 12, 2017

1. ida toninato & jennifer thiessen – the space between us – ambiences magnetiques CC *
2. mich cota – kija/care – egg paper factory CC *
3. neil campbell & richard young – six scores- shaking box music CC
4. esmerine – mechanics of domination – constellation CC *
5. valiska – on pause – trouble in utopia CC Continue reading