Jay Trachtenberg’s Favorite Songs of 2018

Jay Trachtenberg – Host “Jazz with Jay Trachtenberg” Sun. 7a-10a & M.-Th. 12p-2p

Childish Gambino – “This Is America”

Hands down, the song of the year.  Even besides the chilling video, the song, like none other we played in 2018, captures this moment in an angry, violent, caustic, partisan America.  Have a nice day…..

Janelle Monae – “Make Me Feel”

Following her spectacular, empowering performances at ACL, both the TV taping and the Music Festival, its hard to deny that the Electric Lady has arrived!  This slinky, sexy, seductive tune really sets a mood.

Moving Panoramas – “Baby Blues”

Can’t seem to get enough of this driving, pulsating, yet dreamy, reverb-drenched rocker from this popular Austin band.  It will be on their new sophomore release, In Two, due out in February.

August Greene – “Black Kennedy”

Supergroup comprised of rapper Common, Houston-born, Grammy-winning keyboardist Robert Glasper and drummer/producer Karriem Riggins lays down a mellow, sublime vibe with a positive, uplifting message.

Sudan Archives – “Nont for Sale”

Los Angeles-based violinist and singer plucks her strings to wondrous effect in creating one of the more unique sounding songs we’ve played all year.  She melds those strings beautifully within an R&B/hip hop dreamscape.

Christine and The Queens – “Doesn’t Matter”

Enticing, infectious and very danceable electro-pop from this “new” French artist who we’ll hopefully be hearing more from in the future.

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