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Hip City

Hip City

The show, Hip City, earns its name by playing some of the hottest, most cutting-edge artists in the industry. This year’s Top 10 list simultaneously reflects the diversity of ideas and the cross-pollination of genres prevalent in today’s music. From the soulful jazz of Kamasi Washington to the electronic empowerment of Janelle Monae, some of the best albums of 2018 challenged conventions while remaining infinitely danceable. 

 

The Bamboos / ‘Night Time People’ / BMG

Leon Bridges / ‘Good Thing’ / Columbia

Janelle Monae / ‘Dirty Computer’ / Bad Boy

Khruangbin / ‘Con Todo El Mundo’ / Dead Oceans

Orgone / ‘Undercover Mixtape’ / Colemine

St. Paul & the Broken Bones / ‘Young Sick Camelia’ / Records, LLC

Ben Pirani / ‘How Do I Talk to My Brother?’ / Colemine

Gizelle Smith / ‘Ruthless Day’ / Jalapeno

Tower of Power / ‘Soul Side of Town’ / Artistry Music

Kamasi Washington / ‘Heaven and Earth’ / Young Turks 

 

Hip City with Chris Lawyer airs every Wednesday from 2 - 4 pm.