DJ Highlights

WKNC’s Best Albums of 2017

At WKNC, we wish everyone the happiest of holidays and breaks from college and work. Here is a list of some of our DJs favorite albums of 2017!! 

DJ Lean

1.       What Now, Sylvan Esso

2.       Onism, Photay

3.       Ctrl, SZA

4.       Art:Work, ANIMA!

5.       Green Twins, Nick Hakim

6.       Flower Boy, Tyler, the Creator

7.       Wallflower, Jordan Rakei

8.       Parallels, Nosaj Thing

9.       Communicating, Hundred Waters

10.   At What Cost, Goldlink

Action Jackson- Asst. Music Director

1.Kendrick Lamar- DAMN

2.Nick Hakim- Green Twins

3.King Krule- The OOz

4.Tyler The Creator- Flower Boy

5.Alex G- Rocket


7.Thundercat- Drunk

8.Vince Staples- Big Fish Theory

9.The War On Drugs-Up All Night

10.Curtis Harding- Face Your Fear

The Captain


2. Remo Drive – Greatest Hits

3. Dryjacket – For Posterity


5. Oso Oso – the yunahon mixtape

6. Sinai Vessel – Brokenlegged

7. Aminé – Good For You

8. Sorority Noise – You’re Not As ______ As You Think

9. Vince Staples – Big Fish Theory

10. Japanese Breakfast – Soft Sounds From Another Planet

Double Duchess, Promotions Director (In no particular order)

Japanese Breakfast – Soft Sounds From Another Planet

The Front Bottoms – Going Grey

SZA – Ctrl

Perfume Genius – No Shape

Sorority Noise – You’re Not As ____ As You Think

Beach House – B Sides and Rarities

Cherry Glazerr – Apocalipstick

Thelma – Thelma

Cults – Offering

Adult Mom – Soft Spots

The Fuzz

Naked Naps- Year of the Chump

Downtown Boys- Cost of Living

Paramore- After Laughter

Aye Nako- Silver Haze

Soccer Mommy- Collection

Bully- Losing

Astro Cowboy- We Have Astro Cowboy and You’re Never Going to See Them Again

Two Knights- Effing

Jay Som- Everybody Works

Mourn- Over the Wall


1. Iglooghost – Neo Wax Bloom

2. Forest Swords – Compassion

3. Various Artists – Mono No Aware

4. Rainforest Spiritual Enslavement – Ambient Black Magic

5. Amnesia Scanner – AS Truth

6. Bibio – Phantom Brickworks

7. Gas – Narkopop

8. Brockhampton – Saturation II

9. Ryuichi Sakamoto – async

10. Slowdive – Slowdive

Favorite Songs of 2017

1. Slowdive – Slomo

2. Blanck Mass – Hive Mind

3. Forest Swords – Raw Language

4. Yves Tumor – Limerence

5. Kendrick Lamar – Feel

6. Mount Eerie – Soria Moria

7. Iglooghost – Infinite Mint

8. Brockhampton – Milk

9. Perfume Genius – Alan

10. Xiu Xiu – Get Up

Goldi, Afterhours Music Director

1. DAMN. by Kendrick Lamar

2. Masseduction by St. Vincent

3. Rocket by Alex G

4. Drunk by Thundercat

5. Green Twins by Nick Hakim

6. Ctrl by SZA

7. Phases by Angel Olsen

8. Flower Boy by Tyler, The Creator

9. Boo Boo by Toro y Moi

10. Mister Mellow by Washed Out

DJ Emotionally Unavailables Top 10 Jawns

  1. Lapsang Souchong- Kool A.D.


  2. Hollywood Dropout- Mackned

  3. Doubt- DJ Lucas

  4. See You Again- Tyler, the Creator ft. Kali Uchis

  5. Butterflies- Samsa

  6. Feel It- Young Thug

  7. Water- Joe Gifter ft. Frontstreet

  8. Doozy- Triple One

  9. I Know You So Well- Xfruge, Shiloh

Jamie Halla, General Manager

  1. Vince Staples- Big Fish Theory

  2. Corbin- Mourn

  3. Incendiary- Thousand Mile Stare

  4. BROCKHAMPTON- Saturation II

  5. Entire Lil Peep Discography 

  6. Lil Pump- Lil Pump

  7. SZA, Ctrl

  8. Sampha- The Process

  9. Integrity- Howling, For the Nightmare Shall Consume

  10. Tyler, the Creator- Flower Boy

 Dan, my old roommate (jamie) 

1. Vince Staples- Big Fish Theory

2. Corbin- Mourn

3. Alvvays- Antisocialites  

4. King Krule- The Ooz 

5.Candy- Candy Says  

6. Power Trip- Nightmare Logic 

7. Tyler, the Creator- Flower Boy

8. Phoebe Bridgers- Stranger in the Alps

9. Full of Hell- Trumpeting Ecstasy

10. Playboi Carti- Playboi Carti 

Annelise Thorn, Operations Manager

1. Saturation II by BROCKHAMPTON

2. Saturation III by BROCKHAMPTON

3. Ctrl by SZA

4. Peak by Choker

5. Steve Lacy’s Demo by Steve Lacy

6. Split by Current Joys and BOYO

7. Soft Sounds from Another Planet by Japanese Breakfast

8. Crack-Up by Fleet Foxes

9. Powerplant by Girlpool

10. I Used To Spend So Much Time Alone by Chastity Belt

Case Sensitive

1. horse jumper of love – s/t

2. kendrick lamar – damn.

3. vince staples – big fish theory

4. alvvays – antisocialites

5. spencer radcliffe – enjoy the great outdoors

6. joey bada$$ – ALL-AMERIKKKAN BADA$$

7. syd – fin

8. (sandy) alex g – rocket

9. strange ranger – daymoon

10. the xx – i see you


Jules Conlon, Music Director

  1. Blacnk Mass- World Eater

  2. DRAB MAJESTY- THe Demonstration

  3. Michelle Blades- Premature Love songs

  4. Moses Sumney- Aromanticism

  5. Meatbodies- Alice

  6. Miya Folick- Give It To Me

  7. Circuit des Yeux- Reading for Indigo

  8. Institute- Subordination

  9. Charli XCX- Number 1 Angel

  10. Widowspeak- Expect the Best

Thank you for reading, it appears that a lot of our DJs loved Kendrick Lamar and Brockhampton this year, with solid love for Vince Staples, SZA and Japanese Breakfast to possibly round out the definitive WKNC top 5. We hope to have y’all keep listening next year and attend Double Barrel Benefit 15, have a great holiday! -jamie