2023: DJ Top Tens

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Radio Boise DJs have poured over their playlists and constructed their Top Ten lists for 2023. Some are composed of albums, some of individual tracks. What you are guaranteed is that each selection provides the highest possibility that you will enjoy it. To own these albums or tracks yourself, please support local record stores and online services that pay artists.

Dave Morris
Radio Debu, Sunday 6-8pm
Dengue Fever – Ting Mong (Tuk Tuk)
Calibro 35 – Nouvelles Adventures (Universal Music Italia)
Yo La Tengo – This Stupid World (Matador)
Marty Stuart & His Fabulous Superlatives – Altitude (Snakefarm)
Nina Simone – You’ve Got To Learn (Verve)
Thin Lizzy – Vagabonds of the Western World – Super Deluxe Edition (Mercury)
Thee Headcoats – Heavens To Murgatroyd, Even! It’s Thee Headcoats Already (Damaged Goods)
Various Artists – Disco Reggae Vol 5 (Stix)
Alice Coltrane – Journey In Satchidananda – Verve Acoustic Sounds Series (Verve)
Califone – Villagers – Deluxe Edition – Jealous Butcher

Dave Victor
Fillet of Soul, Sunday 1pm-3pm
Jalen Ngonda, “Come Around + Love Me”, Daptone Records
October London, “Make Me Wanna”, Death Row Records
Al Green, “Perfect Day”, Fat Possum Records
The Dip, “Beautiful Stranger”, Dual Tone Records
Lefties Soul Connection, w- Corrina Greyson, “When Will You Learn”, LSC
Durand Jones & The Indications, “Is It Any Wonder – Live at Paste”, Dead Oceans
Charles Bradley, The Inversions, Victor Axelrod (Original Member-Dap Kings), “Whatcha Doing To Me”, Daptone Records
The California Honeydrops, “Tumblin’ “, Tubtone Records
Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats, “Buy My Round”, Stax Records/Concord
The Bamboos, “This is How You Do It”, Pacific Theater/BMG Rights Management

Grant Olsen
It’s Now Right Now, Wednesday 7-10pm
Cosmosatrosanguineus – Aloguin
The Bomb Pulse – Waste The Night
Dust Mote Soot – Gauge
Angel Abaya – The Bubble
Vaguess – Thanks/No Thanks
Lowbelly – Ten Thousand Midnights
Jesse Blake Rundle – Next Town’s Trees
Heidi Kraay and Thomas Paul – Drown To Resurface
Besmircher – Nun Teeth
Jan Reed & The In Between – Fishnet

John McCarthy
Jazz Beyond the Sky, Wednesday 9am to noon
Emily Braden – Cannon & Sparrow
Taj Mahal – Savoy
Lakecia Benjamin – Phoenix
Meshell Ndegeocello – The Omnichord Real Book
Harold Lopez-Nussa – Timba A La Americana
Dave Stryker – Prime
Mimi Fox Organ Trio – One For Wes
Christian McBride’s New Jawn – Prime
Vanessa Perica – The Eye Is the First Circle
Ivan Lins – My Heart Speaks

Matty F
Hot Potato, Friday 5-7pm
Geese – Killing My Borrowed Time (Partisan Records)
100 gecs – 757 (Dog Show Records)
TV Girl – Shame (Blissful Serenity Industries)
Zach Bryan, The War and Treaty – Hey Driver (Belting Bronco Records)
Paul Spring – Losin Control (Paul Spring)
Sufjan Stevens – A Running Start (Asthmatic Kitty Records)
Jon Batiste – Calling Your Name (Naht Jona)
Sunny War – No Reason (New West Records)
Liquid Mike – Holding in a Cough (Kitschy Spirit Records)
Richy Mitch & the Coal Miners – Careful (Band of Wolves)

Night Nurse
Necessary Luxuries, Wednesday 5-7pm
Say She She – Silver
Jungle – Volcano
Jalen Ngonda – Come Around and Love me
Alanna Royale – Trouble Is
Black Pumas – Chronicles of a Diamond
Teskey Brothers – The Winding Way
Theodor – Theodor
Abraham Alexander – SEA/SONS
SYML – The Day My Father Died
Jenny Lewis – Joy’All

Sadie Mayhem
Femme Fatale, Saturday 5-7pm
Death Valley Girls – Islands In The Sky
Cherry Glazerr – I Don’t Want You Anymore
Boygenius – The Record
Blondshell – Self-Titled
Slothrust – I Promise
The Beaches – Blame My Ex
Linda From Work – The Night Is Short
Be Your Own PET – Mommy
The Aquadolls – Charmed
Miesha and the Spanks – Unconditional Love In Hi-Fi

Thomas Paul
Dreamwalker, Thursday 6-8am
Jazzual Suspects – Curvilinear
Nick Jaina – I Had An Army + You Are Not Alone (Music For A Film)
Mac DeMarco – Five Easy Hot Dogs
Budos Band – Frontier’s Edge EP
Psyche – Psyche
Lionmilk – Intergalactic Warp Terminal 222
Optiflynn – Various Ways
Jesse Blake Rundle – Next Town’s Trees + Artifacts Of Water
Brad Mehldau – Your Mother Should Know: Brad Mehldau Plays The Beatles
Passiflora – eponymous EP
Dead Milkmen – Quaker City Quiet Pills

Wayne Birt
Drift Correction, Sunday 8-10pm
Ricardo Dias Gomes, Muito Sol, Hive Mind Records
Brown Spirits, Solitary Transmissions, Soul Jazz Records
The Serfs, Half Eaten by Dogs, Trouble in Mind Records LLC
Bike, Arte Bruta, Before Sunrise Records
Laurel Canyon, Laurel Canyon, Agitated Records
The Drin, Today My Friend You Drunk the Venom, Feel It Records
Tacoma Park, Tacoma Park, Tacoma Park
Helicon, God Intentions, Fuzz Club Records
Moreish Idols, Lock Eyes and Collide, Speedy Wunderground
Mike Reed, The Separatist Party, We Jazz