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WKNC DJs and Staff Top Tracks of 2022

The 3rd edition of our annual series!

Why post year end lists before the year is even over? That’s why we release our list on January 1.

Hope you find your next favorite songs here. You can also click the hyperlinks in DJ’s names to go to their Spinitron pages and see all their DJ sets, or check out blogs they’ve written, or follow them on Instagram, or anything else they wanted to let y’all know about.

As always, you can check out the playlist on our Spotify page.

*Denotes songs not available on Spotify.

Jamie Lynn Gilbert; Station Adviser/Radio Mom

  • The Papercuts – “I Want My Jacket Back”
  • American Aquarium- “Chicamacomico”
  • Taylor Swift – “Anti-Hero”

Maddie/cow ball; General Manager, DJ

  • Jockstrap – “Jennifer B”
  • Special Interest – “Cherry Blue Intention”
  • Grace Ives – “Lullaby”

Adrian; Program Director

  • Black Midi – “The Defence”
  • Black Country, New Road – “Basketball Shoes”
  • Big Thief – “Simulation Swarm”

Eilee/space cadet; Promotions Director, Assistant Local Music Director; DJ

  • Wednesday – “Bull Believer”
  • Black Country, New Road – “The Place Where He Inserted The Blade”
  • Kitchen – “River Song”

Caitlin; Content Manager, blog writer

  • Big Thief – “Time Escaping”
  • Mitski – “That’s Our Lamp”
  • Charli XCX – “Yuck”

Maddy/Maddog; Daytime Music Director; DJ

  • Alex G – “After All”
  • Beabadoobe – “the perfect pair”
  • The 1975 – “About You”

Jedward; Assistant Daytime Music Director; DJ; Instagram

  • Weyes Blood – “The Worst Is Done”
  • Alex G – “Mission”
  • Parannoul, Asian Glow – “Wheel”

Quaker; Afterhours Music Director, DJ

  • Cities Aviv – “CINEMA CLUB”
  • Machine Girl – “Sin to Win!”
  • Tennyson – “Iron”

Ewan/DJ off belay; Underground Music Director; DJ; blog writer

  • Kenny Mason – “DIP!”
  • Jean Dawson – “GLORY*”
  • Scubadiver – “Alligator”

Erie; Local Music Director; Interviewer; DJ

  • Sylvan Esso – “Echo Party
  • Secret Shame – “Hide”
  • Brutalismus 3000 – “Blade”

Jaden; Chainsaw Music Director; DJ

  • Denzel Curry – “Walkin”
  • Thornhill – “Arkangel”
  • Loathe – “Dimorphous Display”

dj babycakez; Social Media Content Creator; DJ

  • Grace Ives – “On The Ground”
  • Djo – “End of Beginning”
  • MICHELLE – “SYNCOPATE”

President Shrimpo; DJ; host of In the West Wing

  • Spoon – “The Hardest Cut”
  • Yard Act – “Land of the Blind”
  • Gilla Band – “The Gum”

Carter Norfleet; Video Content Creator; Instagram

  • Black Country, New Road – “Concorde”
  • black midi – “Welcome to Hell”
  • Pool Kids – “That’s Physics, Baby”

Tommy/T-Time; DJ; Podcast Content Creator; Instagram

  • foxtails – “ego death”
  • Chat Pile – “Why”
  • The Sound of Animals Fighting – “Sharon Tate, Despite Everything”

Will/Hüttemeister; DJ; blog writer

  • Jerry, at the Beach – “I’m Hurting”
  • Surf Curse – “Self Portrait”
  • Alvvays – “Many Mirrors”

Tyler/The Loaf; DJ; Interview Content Creator

  • julie – “pg.4 a picture of three hedges”
  • Leaving for Arizona – “Cowboy Killers”
  • Weymouth – “Seasons”

Gracie/grak; DJ; Instagram

  • Horsegirl – “Billy”
  • Deadharrie – “Jubilee”
  • Barrie – “Concrete”

FULLMETAL RACKET; DJ

  • Soul Glo – “Gold Chain Punk (whogonbeatmyass?)”
  • Foreign Hands – “Separation Souvenir”
  • Kaizo Slumber – “Schlierberg”

Zach/Aloe; DJ

  • Denzel Curry – “Walkin”
  • Big Thief – “No Reason”
  • Lowertown – “Bucktooth”

Erik++; DJ

  • Yndling – “Like Love is Real”
  • Divino Nino – “Drive”
  • Alexander Wallin – “Hyperambient I”

J/Malocchio; DJ; Instagram

  • Theater’s Kiss – “Konig”
  • French Police – “LLORAR”
  • L’ment – “Odraz”

Leksie/leksipro; DJ

  • The Garden – “What Else Could I Be But A Jester”
  • Wet Leg – “Being in Love”
  • Teen Jesus and the Jean Teasers – “AHHHH!”

Benjamin/Your Friendly Local Bird-Themed Noisemaker; DJ; original music on Youtube and Soundcloud

  • *SABI – “My Poor Brain”
  • Ben Levin – “That’s What Lunch Was Like”
  • New Space – “Secret Admirer”

Sarah/Scrimble; DJ

  • MUNA – “Silk Chiffon”
  • Carly Rae Jepson – “Surrender My Heart”
  • Seeing Double – “Leah”

Zach/Zen; DJ

  • Jakey – “DRIVE OFF A BRIDGE”
  • HANRORO – “MIRROR”
  • Jakey – “FAT HEAD”

Bug/Velvet Worm; DJ

  • Jockstrap – “Concrete Over Water”
  • Scandisk7 – “Aokinaoi”
  • Pretty Sick – “Self Fulfilling Prophecy”

dj bluegill; DJ

  • Black Country, New Road – “Concorde”
  • JID – “Dance Now”
  • Weyes Blood – “God Turn Me Into A Flower”

Ben/dj chef; DJ; blog writer

  • Black Thought & Danger Mouse (ft. MF DOOM) – “Belize”
  • Abbie from Mars – “DreamDreamDream”
  • Yaya Bey – “reprise”

mike utt; DJ; Instagram

  • Fievel Is Glauque – “Save The Phenomenon”
  • Dry Cleaning – “Gary Ashby”
  • Horsegirl – “Anti-glory”

Jacob/Chuck Rockwood; DJ

  • Matt Rise – “Falling in Love”
  • The Smile – “You Will Never Work in Television Again”
  • Jean Dawson – “PORN ACTING*”

Sanath/DJ Fives; DJ

  • Bladee feat. Ecco2k – “5 Star Crest (4 Vattenrum)”
  • Weezer – “Records”
  • The Smile – “We Don’t Know What Tomorrow Brings”

chalcopyrite; DJ

  • death’s dynamic shroud – “Messe de E-102”
  • Naked Flames – “Tennessee Transit”
  • Chat Pile – “grimace_smoking_weed.jpeg”

Banshee; DJ

  • Julmud – “Kalma'”
  • Dora Jar – “Lagoon”
  • Jerard – “House trumpet”

Rodeo Romeo; DJ; Website

  • Hiding Places – “Actin’ Ugly”
  • Jeffrey Lewis – “Finish The Book”
  • Big Thief – “Simulation Swarm”

DJ SHEETZ; DJ; blog writer

  • Charli XCX – “Twice”
  • JID – “Raydar”
  • Soft Blue Shimmer – “Prism of Feeling”

johnny ghost; DJ

  • Frankie and the Witch Fingers – “Electricide”
  • King Khan and the Shrines – “Children of the World”
  • Tejon Street Corner Thieves – “Love’s Pilot”

Doris/dj habanero; DJ

  • p-rallel, Rachel Chinouriri, Venna- “Can’t Get Enough”
  • Kilo Kish, Jean Dawson- “CHOICE COWBOY”
  • Bien et Toi, Biig Piig- “Rainbow Tables”

Sam/Milo Minderbender; DJ

  • black midi – “Welcome to Hell”
  • Dry Cleaning – “Gary Ashby”
  • Denzel Curry – “Walkin”

Dylan Tincher/DJ Dylatonin; DJ; Instagram

  • LCD Soundsystem – “new body rhumba”
  • Djo – “On and On”
  • Automatic – “Teen Beat”

Rainbow Riot; DJ; Instagram

  • Little Simz – “Gorilla”
  • Ezra Collective – “No Confusion (feat. Kojey Radical)”
  • The WAEVE – “Kill Me Again”

tetrapod; DJ

  • Jockstrap – “Debra”
  • Perfume Genius – “Pop Song”
  • Planet 1999 – “crush”

Justin/JustinTime; DJ

  • black midi – “Welcome To Hell”
  • Ginger Root – “Over the Hill”
  • Jockstrap – “Greatest Hits”

Gibson/DJ gibogib; DJ

  • Daphni – “Cloudy”
  • Hikaru Utada – “Find Love”
  • Certified Trapper – “Freak Like Me”

Zeddy; DJ

  • Black Country, New Road – “The Place Where He Inserted the Blade”
  • Big Thief – “Simulation Swarm”
  • Rome Streetz – “Reversible”