DJ Fringe’s Top Drum & Bass of 2015

The end of the year is nigh, and our DJ’s have been reflecting upon 2015’s best releases. As the year comes to a close, we have called on DJ’s to break down why ‘their’ albums and playlists are the greatest of the year. Keep checking back for more of 2015’s best beats.

KWVA DJ & Show Title: DJ Fringe of The Darkest Side of the Moon, Saturdays 8-10 pm

Playlist Description: In 2015 Drum and Bass got a taste of mainstream success with Rudimental’s We The Generation album, topping the UK charts the week it was released. While seeing steady growth in Europe, DnB has yet to catch on in the US. I compiled some of my favorite releases from the year, in no particular order, to remember the year by.

Click here to listen to DJ Fringe’s Playlist!

Sample Tracks from Fringe’s Playlist:

Spot – “The Hole Where Your House Was” – Caligo
Noisia – “Banshee” – Incessant EP
Hybris – “Transgressor” – Transgressor EP
Reso – “Move It” – Ricochet
Emperor – “Passed Up” – Into Black EP
Calyx, Teebee – “Long Gone” – Long Gone / Sawn Off
Mefjus – “Blame U ft. Zoe Klinck – Ivy Lab Remix” – MEF:LAB

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Thanks, DJ Fringe! Stay tuned for more reviews of 2015’s best tracks & albums.

KWVA On-Tour: “With a Little Help from My Friends”

KWVA DJ’s always have their ears open, no matter where they go. This winter break, DJ’s will be contributing to KWVA On-Tour – a curated collection of playlists from across the globe. Take a look and a listen!

KWVA DJ & Show Title: Captain Smirk of The Morning Dew Musical Mystery Tour

Location: Road trip from Eugene, OR to San Diego, CA

Playlist Title: With a Little Help from My Friends

About the playlist: My playlist comes at the strange intersection of dropping out of grad school, stepping into uncertainty, and being fueled to carry on by so many wonderful relationships in my life. It’s about not knowing the answers, trusting myself, and receiving the love others want to give and gaining strength through those connections. The playlist started during an incredible weekend in Eugene, gained steam on a 1000 mile road trip down to San Diego, and finishes with the mellow vibes of returning ‘home’ to spend another holiday with my family.

Track List:

Shakey Graves – “War Horn”
Jeff Buckley – “Everyday People”
Aretha Franklin & Duane Allman – “The Weight”
The Supremes – “Going Down For the Third Time”
Bobby Blue Band – “Turn On Your Love Light”
The Band – “Rag Mama Rag (Live from The Last Waltz)”
Link Wray – “Girl From the North County”
Sturgill Simpson – “Turtles All the Way Down”
Dead Moon – “It’s O.K.”
Hot Chip – “Dancing In the Dark”
Otis Redding – “Cigarettes and Coffee”
Bob Dylan – “Tonight I’ll Be Staying Here With You”
∆ – “Dissolve Me”
Talking Heads – “And She Was”
Paul & Linda McCartney – “Heart of the Country”
Sam Cooke – “You Send Me”
Little Wings + Feist – “Look At What the Light Did Now”
Blur – “Tender”
Mazzy Star – “Fade Into You”
Grateful Dead – “Keep Rolling By”

Click here to listen to Captain Smirk’s playlist!