The Wild 10 Countdown for July 10, 2013

Wild 10 July 10th Vinyl

This week’s countdown finally has Louise Burns on the top spot. Her second album, The Midnight Mass got released on Tuesday through music stores and digital downloads. The style in the new album has more an 80s style and it’s worth listening to. The music video to Emeralds Shatter got released.
The only new entry on this week’s top 10 is from Shad & Skratch Bastid’s EP, The Spring Up. The track chosen was Homie, which features Cadence Weapon.
On the radio show itself, it was a best of interview segment by Data Romance. Originally aired in October (2012), you can watch the interview below. As usual, you can listen to the audio from below the top 10.
There were new music from Body Language and ASTR. There were a couple of flood songs as Toronto experienced heavy rain and power outages. You can check the playlist from the live show over at this link.
Here’s the top 10 list for July 10th

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The Wild 10 Countdown for July 3, 2013

Orchestrated Noise - Maestro Fresh Wes

It’s a brand new month and we’re half-way through 2013. Since it’s the post-Canada Day edition of the Wild 10 Countdown and Summer radio show, it’s still fitting for Maestro Fresh Wes to take the top spot for another week. Quite ironic to have Black Trudeau be number one for this week after celebrating Canada’s 146th birthday. The only new entry on the countdown is Grand Analog as the band will be releasing a new album in August.

As the regular blog is on a Summer break, the radio show will be recapped here. As mentioned before that the radio show is on a Summer edition and keeping me company for part of the Summer is Katarina, host of The Cloud on CKCU-FM. This week’s show had a wrap up to The Community Cup.

The playlist from the live show can be seen over at this link. The audio will be posted below.
Here’s the top 10 for July 3, 2013;

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The Wild 10 Countdown for June 19, 2013

Photo by Izabella Rachwal

Photo by Izabella Rachwal

This is the post-NXNE edition as I had a great time in Toronto. This week’s countdown had some of the acts performing in Toronto for NXNE. Imaginary Cities takes the top spot as Summer begins on Friday and it’s just fitting to officially start Summer with a lovely track. Unfortunately, I didn’t get to see them at NXNE as I was at another venue. The new entry is Maestro Fresh Wes as his upcoming album, Orchestrated Noise comes out on June 25th and it’s been a decade since the Godfather of Canadian Hip-Hop has released an album.
Here’s the top 10;
1. Chasing The Sunset – Imaginary Cities
2. Jasper – Louise Burns
3. Barbara-Ann – Said The Whale
4. Reconcile – Austra
5. Genes – Hooded Fang
6. Notebook – Majical Cloudz
7. Near Enough – Braids
8. In Enemies – Still Life Still
9. Black Trudeau – Maestro Fresh Wes
10. Legs Give Out – We Are The City

The Wild 10 Countdown for April 17, 2013

Chris_Ho_original Lisa Wu

Photo by Lisa Wu

Chris Ho takes the number one spot on the Wild 10 Countdown for this week. The reason for it has been that a particular radio show has been playing his song, Story of the Flood. Myself and co-host, Candice has been hooked on his music. City of Dust was released in January and some of his songs have been getting plays.
The new entries for this week’s countdown are Grounders and The Belle Game. Ritual Tradition Habit by The Belle Game is now released and the band got featured on Rolling Stone. Good on the band in getting some exposure.
Young Galaxy was number one last week on the countdown as their new album, Ultramarine just got released this week.
Here’s the top 10 and other songs played on the podcast;

1. Story of the Flood – Chris Ho
2. Home – Austra
3. Destroy – In-Flight Safety
4. New Summer – Young Galaxy
5. River – The Belle Game (New entry)
6. Baby’s Got It – Maylee Todd
7. Jewel – Gold and Youth
8. Baptism – We Are The City
9. Love Your Money – The Kostanzas
10. Speedboats (David Newfeld Version) – Grounders
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The Wild 10 Countdown for February 13, 2013

Us Alone

Welcome to the Chinese New Year edition of the countdown. Aside from the festivities, there’s a new number one this week as Tegan and Sara got bumped off. It’s Hayden taking over the top spot as his album, Us Alone got released last week. This week’s countdown also got returnees from the likes of Hollerado and Leif Vollebekk.
Here’s the top 10 list;

1. Almost Everything – Hayden
2. Pretty Boy – Young Galaxy
3. With Her Shadow – Born Ruffians
4. Shock To Your System – Tegan and Sara
5. Just Before The Moment – Daniel Romano
6. Follow – Blue Hawaii
7. First Letter – The Weather Station with Marine Dreams
8. So It Goes – Hollerado
9. Southern United States – Leif Vollebekk
10. Last Star – Two Hours Traffic
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The Wild 10 Countdown for October 3, 2012


It’s a brand new month and Fall is in the air. This week’s countdown didn’t have major movers but for the second week on the top spot, it’s Jenn Grant. Her new album, The Beautiful Wild is still a terrific album. One song trending is Maestro Fresh Wes as he released a music video to Reach For The Sky. I gave a hint on what song was sampled. It was Try by Blue Rodeo. Due to a delay on the regular blog, this week’s radio show is posted here. Hope you will enjoy the audio.
Here’s the top 10;

1. White Dove – Jenn Grant (2nd week)
2. I’m Just Me – Diamond Rings
3. Devil’s Got a Gun – Whitehorse
4. Backlines – Stars
5. Somebody – Hannah Georgas
6. Little Bug – Gabrielle Papillon
7. Reach For The Sky – Maestro Fresh Wes
8. Caves (Phon.O Remix) – Data Romance
9. When The War Came Home – Jason Collett
10. Morning Sun – The Wilderness of Manitoba

Audio/Radio Show
The October 3rd Radio Show – The playlist is at this link. Press play to listen.
[audio http://archive.org/download/WildworksOnCkcu-fmForOctober32012/WildworksOctober32012.mp3]
Music Video
Reach for the Sky – Maestro Fresh Wes

The Wild 10 Countdown for September 26, 2012

It’s the final week of September and another new number one song to end the month. Jenn Grant takes the top spot as her new album, The Beautiful Wild got released. Other new entries are Data Romance and Maestro Fresh Wes as they released new EPs last week. Staying strong are Masia One, Snowblink, Gabrielle Papillon and Whitehorse.
Here’s the top 10;

1. The Fighter – Jenn Grant
2. I’m Just Me – Diamond Rings
3. Wisconsin – Whitehorse
4. Moonless Night – Gabrielle Papillon
5. Enemies – Hannah Georgas
6. Bounty – Snowblink
7. Progress – Stars
8. Number One (featuring Black Molly) – Masia One
9. Black Tuxedo – Maestro Fresh Wes
10. Caves (Mmoths Remix) – Data Romance

The Wild 10 Countdown for September 19, 2012

There’s a new number one track on the Wild 10 Countdown and it’s none other than Diamond Rings. What I forgot to mention is that Diamond Ring kicked off the 2012 edition of Pop Montreal. Free Dimensional, his second album will be out on October 22nd. On the live show at CKCU-FM, co-host, Lauren was singing along to the song and getting a tweet from the host of CBC Radio One’s Bandwidth as she also likes the song. Due to an error on the radio, the number 4 and 5 songs were played in reverse.
Here’s the top 10.
1. I’m Just Me – Diamond Rings (1st Week)
2. In The Belly of a Dragon – Jenn Grant
3. Robotic – Hannah Georgas
4. In The Pines – Gabrielle Papillon
5. Prairie Girl – Rah Rah
6. The Loose Ends Will Make Knots – Stars
7. Out Like a Lion – Whitehorse
8. Miss Canada – Jason Collett
9. Goodbye Eyes – Snowblink
10. Make Up (featuring Isis Salam & DJ Dopey) – Masia One

The Wild 10 Countdown for September 5, 2012 and Radio Show

It’s a brand new month and there’s a change in the top 10 to begin September. Hannah Georgas bumps off Stars from the top spot. Lots of new albums coming out for September and October. It’s good to be a music fan.

The Summer edition of the radio show concluded this week as a new season will be next week. Returning next week will be the co-host, Lauren, as she returns from her Summer break. For the time being, the radio show will be a fully live 2 hour show. It will be exciting for the fourth season of WildWorks at CKCU-FM. The regular will return to a new season as well. Keep an eye next week when things will resume back into swing.

You can listen to the show from below and here’s the top ten.

1. Robotic – Hannah Georgas (1st Week)
2. Backlines – Stars
3. I’m Just Me – Diamond Rings
4. Plague – Crystal Castles
5. Song To Sleep To – Evening Hymns
6. Would That Not Be Nice – Divine Fits
7. Little Bug – Gabrielle Papillon
8. Jane – Whitehorse
9. Art & A Wife – Rah Rah
10. Unsurfed Waves – Snowblink

Audio/Radio Show
The September 5th Radio Show – Playlist is at this link.
Press play to listen.
[audio http://archive.org/download/WildworksOnCkcu-fmForSeptember52012/WildworksSeptember52012.mp3]

The Wild 10 Countdown for August 29, 2012 and Radio Show

Photo by Norman Wong
(Photo by Norman Wong)

This is the second last show for the Summer edition of WildWorks at CKCU-FM. Aside from the countdown, the show itself was on the “sea” side as songs with name, sea were played. Songs from the likes of Beach House, Louise Burns, Feist and etc.
On the top 10, Stars continues to be number one for the fourth week as The North will be dropped next week. New entries are Evening Hymns and Rah Rah as they are getting plays on various radio shows.
The audio will be posted below and here’s the top 10 for August 29th.

1. Backlines – Stars (4th week)
2. Robotic – Hannah Georgas
3. I’m Just Me – Diamond Rings
4. Plague – Crystal Castles
5. Cartographist – Purity Ring
6. There Are Wolves – Papermaps
7. Morning Sun – The Wilderness of Manitoba
8. Little Bug – Gabrielle Papillon
9. Art & A Wife – Rah Rah
10. You And Jake – Evening Hymns

Audio/Radio Show
The August 29th Radio Show – The playlist is at this link. Press play to listen.
[audio http://archive.org/download/WildworksOnCkcu-fmForAugust292012/WildworksAugust292012.mp3]