Staff Picks: December ’16

We can remember swimming in December
Heading for the city lights in 1975
We share in each other
Nearer than farther…
– Empire Of The Sun

 

Wright Franklin – Station Manager

Childish Gambino – Awaken, My Love!

This album is insane. Childish Gambino is such a multi-talented artist. Don’t expect bars, expect smooth, funky soul. This is my favorite experimental hip-hop album in a long time. Stay woke!!

 

Jeanette Sweetman – Program Director

Anderson .Paak – Malibu

Anderson .Paak and his beautiful teeth bring the funk. Listen to this once a day to keep the doctor away.

FAVE TRACK: AM I WRONG

 

Adrian “AJ” Colding – Volunteer Coordinator

Bruno Mars – 24K Magic

Bruno Mars newest album is a 30 min time capsule. This album embodies the 70’s, 80’s, and 90’s R&B, Motown, feel good vibes you felt when listening to good music. 24K Magic is not an album for everyone, you either love it or hate it.

Song recommendations: That’s What I Like, Straight Up & Down, and Too Good To Say Goodbye.

 

Dylan Blankenship – Production Manager

Linkin Bark – Numb

Bork is the doggo we have all been waiting for.

What is a doggo you ask, its a big ol pupper. What is a pupper you ask? A tiny lil doggo.

Bork’s most popular hit is by far his cover of Numb. Bork took the already popular song, but truley redifined it, this is poetry in motion folks.

 

Joshua Bezona – Marketing & Underwriting Coordinator

Gurr – In My Head

These babes from Berlin have been rockende mijn wereld. You wouldn’t guess that these girls are hailing from overseas though. I had to listen to “Walnuss” four times before I realized that they were singing in German. NOT MAD THO. They actually made an english version of the song, but it’s just. not. the. same. Check it out (and try not to fall in love) below:

 

James Kendall- Music Manager

Kevin Krauter – Changes

Want to hear some downright pleasant piano? Maybe some soothing guitar and trumpets too? Look no further than Kevin Krauter’s new EP Changes, starring all of the aforementioned instruments. From the opening notes of the laid-back, optimistically-uptempo “Shadowboxing,” to the piano-driven, mellow yet cheerful closer, “Diamonds,” there’s plenty to enjoy for anyone searching for a low-key, somber, almost acoustic but not indie-folk album.

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