Souljazz Ochestra has had another big year with its
latest release Under Burning Skies
Best of 2017: Glen Ingram
Glen Ingram, CICK FM Radio, Smithers, BC
My show is a mixed bag of genres (but I lean heavily on indie pop and rock) that features the best and most recent music in the studio within the last 2 weeks. The show has been on the air since 2009 (since the beginning of CICK).
Show website - http://www.smithersradio.com/stationprogram/outside
station facebook - https://www.facebook.com/SmithersCommunityRadio/,
My Top 10 records of the year
My Top 3 records of the year
The Souljazz Orchestra - Under Burning Skies – (Indie)
A mix of funk, disco and afrobeat. What's not to like. Oh, and did I mention that every musician is at the top of their craft.
Alvvays – Antisocialites – (Royal Mountain Records)
CBC may love them, but we love them more. There is a creativity that bursts forth from every track. The space between notes combined with sorrowful reverb begs you to pull a late night mainer, while staring at abandoned storefronts.
Esmerine – Mechanics of Dominion – (Constellation)
Stark, haunting and profound. Three words that describe Esmerine's latest album. The builds and plummets perfectly articulate a planet rushing towards the impacts of climate change. Instrumental/chambre music with a meaning.
Best local release
Alex Cuba - Lo Único Constante – (Fontana North)
Local Smither's treasure, (popular – and only - stop on the Star Tour in town) Alex Cuba's latest album swings back to his Cuban roots with more traditional island sounds. With a blend of Cuban and American Jazz, we are treated to an all Spanish tour through the lush green fields of his past.
Best personal campus/community radio moment or experience of the year
Watching Rae Spoon and Plastik perform at CICK's Lounge Car Session.