DJ Highlights

WKNC DJs’ Best of 2013: Part 3

We asked all of the kind DJs we have here at WKNC what their top lists for 2013 are. Over the next few days we’ll post the myriad of lists ranging from top albums to top colors.

DJ SALINGER: Assistant Music Director

Top 5 Albums:

1. Frontier Ruckus: Eternity of Dimming

2. Bill Callahan: Dream River

3. Majical Cloudz: Impersonator

4. Soko: I Thought I Was an Alien

5. Phosporescent: Muchacho



1. Running after Scott Avett to get a picture and a handshake

2. Basically doing the same thing to Pokey Lafarge

3. Taking about 20 videos of Father John Misty at the Newport Folk Fest

4. Shedding a tear at Frontier Ruckus’s Valentines Day show

5. Getting tongue tied and taking a picture with Amelia of Sylvan Esso

Muta: Afterhours

Top 5 Albums:

1. Pretty Lights: Colour Map of the Sun
2. Bonobo: The North Borders

3. Washed Out: Paracosm

4. Danny Brown: Old

5. Gold Panda – Half Of Where You Live

DJ DiGiorno: Program Director

Top 5 Albums:

1. Speedy Ortiz- Major Arcana

2. Deerhunter- Monomania

3. Places to Hide- Almost Nothing

4. Kurt Vile- Wakin on a Pretty Daze

5. Joanna Gruesome- Weird Sister

Top 5 Shows:

1. Hiss Golden Messenger with Phil Cook and the Guitarheels and The A’s at Haw River Ballroom

2. Deerhunter at Cat’s Cradle

3. Speedy Ortiz at Kennedy Theater for Hopscotch

4. The National with Dirty Projectors at Red Hat Amphitheater

5. Jeff Mangum at Neighborhood Theater

Top 5 Local Albums:

1. Hiss Golden Messenger- Haw

2. Whatever Brains- Whatever Brains (2013)

3. Jackson Scott- Melbourne

4. Airstrip- Willing

5. Gross Ghost- Public Housing

Riff Raff

Top Albums:

1. Kurt Vile – Wakin On A Pretty Daze

2. Marnie Stern – The Chronicles of Marnia

3. Bass Drum of Death – Bass Drum of Death

4. Superchunk – I Hate Music

5. Chance The Rapper – Acid Rain

6. Coke Weed – Back To Soft

7. Laura Marling – Once I Was An Eagle

8. Whatever Brains – Whatever Brains

9. Fidlar – Fidlar

Top Shows:

1. Bonnaroo …. everything wtf

2. Hopscotch….. again, everything wtf

3. And So I Watch You From Afar @ King’s Barcade

4. Sylvan Esso // The Love Language @ King’s Barcade

5. BEYONCE – Made In America Music Festival, Philadelphia

6. Every Spiderbags show of 2013

7. September 6th at CAM = Valient Thorr, Colossus, Pontiak, Toon & The Real Law

The Matador

Top 5 Albums:

1. The Love Language: Ruby Red

2. The Front Bottoms: Talon of the Hawk

3. Mikal Cronin: MCII

4. Allison Weiss: Say What You Mean

5. Grouplove: Spreading Rumors



Top 5 Albums:

1. Thao and the Get Down Stay Down – We the Common

2. Dr. Dog – B-Room

3. Ghostt Bllonde – Trash Pop//Doom Wop

4. Juicy J – Stay Trippy

5. Dirty Heads – Phantoms of Summer

Top 5 ways to Procrastinate While Pissing Everyone Off:

1. Poke wars.

2. Throwing things/shouting out the 8th floor window at passerby, watching as they search for the source and fail.

3. Seeing how many times you can knock on the wall before the people next door start cursing.

4. Blowing bubbles in the hallway, then forgetting to clean them up before someone slips.

5. Explaining that you were only trying to clean the floor and make the hall smell nice, after someone slips.

DJ Walrus: Promotions Director

Top 5 Albums:

1. Disclosure: Settle

2. Nightlands: Oak Island

3. Kanye West: Yeezus

4. Torres: Torres

5. Thee Oh Sees: Floating Coffin

Top 5 Albums From My Nostalgic Bands:

1.The Dodos: Carrier

2. Daft Punk: Random Access Memories

3. Vampire Weekend: Modern Vampires of the City

4. Arcade Fire: Reflektor

5. Local Natives: Hummingbird