It’s been a busy week at CKUT full of in-studio performances, including Gashrat (pictured above), Platitudes and Cloud Becomes Your Hand. Forgive me if I’ve been a little slow with email, been too busy juggling mic stands and XLRs to sit at the ol’ computer for very long this past week. As for our charts, Jessy Lanza reigns supreme for yet another week — she rolled through town a few days back and got a ton of airplay leading up to the gig. And check out all that sweet local content on the charts this week too!
ckut top 30 – july 19, 2016
1. jessy lanza – oh no – hyperdub CC
2. vivien goldman – resolutionary – staubgold
3. kaytranada – 99.9% – xl CC *
4. heaven for real – kill your memory – mint records CC
5. braids – companion – flemish eye CC * Continue reading
It was a pretty nice long weekend here in QC (what’s up, Saint John Baptiste). The lovely Sarah C. from CiTR was in town and we got to catch up on all the usual radio gossip, and I also got to hang with one of my favourite Montreal pups (Chino, above) — our off-leash adventure was going great till he tried to eat a dead groundhog. Whoops.
:::WHAT’S UP AT CKUT:::
For the month of July, the wildly creative multimedia duo Platitudes will be taking over the CKUT airwaves as the curators of our If You Got Ears residency. Platitudes is a collaboration between local artist (skin tone, *Shining Wizard*, Jef Elise Barbara’s Black Space) and music promoter, James Goddard, and sound artist, hairdresser and feminist researcher, Julia Dyck. They also play together in local experimental pop group Soft Cone. Platitudes uses voice / bent data / musical instruments / samples and field recordings to create audio performances exploring aspects of our psycho-technological contemporaneity.
Over the month of July, Platitudes will present four original works on CKUT’s If You’ve Got Ears. A Blizzard of Best Sellers (July 6th), Personal Stability Zones (July 13th), The Voice of The Dolphin (July 20th), and The Modular “Fun Palace” (July 27th). Tune in every Wednesday from 12-2pm, or download the audio from our archive page after it airs.
ckut top 30 – june 28, 2016
1. jef elise barbara – sexe machin/sex machine – fixture records CC *
2. v/a – space echo: the mystery behind the cosmic sound of cabo verde – analog africa
3. un blonde – good will come to you – egg paper factory CC *
4. tamara filyavich/portable cosmoshrine – split ep – fake press co. CC *
5. mitski – puberty 2 – dead oceans Continue reading