2018 – In A (wal)Nutshell

2018 has been an interesting year for Nerd Show. Yes, the show goes on, and you can find us on Twitter and listen on Mixcloud.

We traveled to China with SomaFM to take part in DEF CON China (Beta) and spent three days playing music for the nearly 2000 attendees. We spend hours at the SomaFM booth during DEF CON 26 playing vinyl, more vinyl again at the Packet Hacking Village, and the legendary DC801 opening set.

Music has slowed down just a little bit this year, with fewer tracks and favorites compared to the past five years, but this is not an unwelcome change. Most weeks the show is jam packed with 120 minutes or so of music. We’re still finding and playing gems from around the world, and enjoying the experience.

Archive shows are going to be a thing moving forward, or at least that’s the hope. These will be sourced from playlists kept from years prior to 2012, when the show wasn’t recorded live. It’s very interesting to see what we liked, and what was being played, in years past.

Keep with us, and keep listening.

2017 – Favorite Albums

Here’s a list of the favorite albums from 2017, including a link to a way to enjoy it. (Note that these are in no particular order)

Com Truise – Iteration : Bandcamp

Bicep – Bicep : Bandcamp

Edamame – Bask : Bandcamp

X&G – PERSONA : Bandcamp

Frameworks – KINGS : Bandcamp

ODESZA – A Moment Apart : Bandcamp

Aesop Rock & Homeboy Sandman – Triple Fat Lice : Free Download at Bandcamp

Run the Jewels – RTJ3 : Free download at runthejewels.com

P.O.S – Chill, dummy : Bandcamp

TOKIMONSTA – Lune Rouge : Bandcamp

CLAVVS – World Underwater : Bandcamp

A7PHA – A7PHA : Bandcamp

Kllo – Backwater : Bandcamp

Emancipator – Baralku : Bandcamp

Shigeto – The New Monday : Bandcamp

Geotic – Abysma : Bandcamp

Lusine – Sensorimotor : Bandcamp

Dauwd – Theory of Colours : Bandcamp

Sylvan Esso – What Now? : Amazon

Clark – Death Peak : Amazon

Letherette – Where Have All the People Gone? : Bandcamp

Jacques Greene – Feel Infinite : Amazon

Maya Jane Coles – Take Flight : Amazon

Null + Void – Cryosleep : Bandcamp

Amandra – Dame de Bahia : Soundcloud

Shredders – Dangerous Jumps : Bandcamp

Kuna Maze – Gum : Bandcamp

Nym – Lilac Chaser : Bandcamp

Kabanjak – A Map of the Unconscious : Bandcamp

Ki:Theory – Silence : Amazon

Nerd New Year 2017 – Hour 8 – Chill

Post-noise cool-down with this chillout music. Get ready for another trip around the Sun.

Artist Album Name
Letherette Where Have All The People Gone? Blaek
Matteo Vallicelli Primo Il Balletto Delle Stelle
Bibio Phantom Brickworks Ivy Charcoal
Ligovskoï Mana EP and Remixes Cross
Robot Koch and Savannah Jo Lack Particle Fields Skipping Stairs
Amandra Dame De Bahia Vauban
Special Request Stairfoot Lane Bunker EP Stairfoot Lane Bunker
Synkro Hand In Hand Vanishing Point
Chloé Endless Revisions Nuit Noire
Mux Mool Implied Lines Sympathy
Com Truise Iteration Vacuume
low.poly.exception nodal point gang Nanocarbon Shrine
Nym Lilac Chaser Cedar Stone
Maya Jane Coles Take Flight Let You Go
Jacques Greene Feel Infinite Promo Dundas Collapse
Null + Void Cryosleep Into The Void

Nerd New Year 2017 – Hour 7 – Noise

Not pleasant for “easy listening” but definitely stimulating. Bear with it, because this stuff is pretty cool.

Oneohtrix Point Never Good Time OST Entry To White Castle
S U R V I V E RR7387 Other (Justin K Broadrick as JK FLESH Remix)
Kai Whiston Fissure Price Erroll
Noer the Boy Mechanism Salt Point 29
Biogen Halogen Continues Lag 24
Savile Compersion Talk Smile Bite
Nathan Fake Providence CONNECTIVITY
Clark Death Peak Slap Drones

Nerd New Year 2017 – Hour 6 – House

Deep, throbbing, entrancing beats to crank up and blow the speakers out.

DJ Phonon Lost On And On
Exercise One Prism EP Prism
Dasein Prometheus Zodiac (Original Mix)
Sebastian Mullaert Broken Mirror Broken Mirror ( Wa Wu We reflection)
Marco Cassanelli The Wrong Night EP My Ghost
Exos & Ohm Frodari Data Re Entry
Mike Schommer Anamnesis Invitation To Love
Mathew Jonson The Decompression Remixes Decompression (dB’s Raw Edit)
Volruptus Hessdalen EP Hessdalen
LA Monster Electric Island: Island House High Is Gonna End
Sieren Ascension Slinger

Nerd New Year 2017 – Hour 5 – Dance

The most up-tempo tracks of the night, which may or may not be dance music. Either way, it’s enjoyable!

Barclay Crenshaw Barclay Crenshaw Sleepy Kids
Joe Goddard Electric Lines Music Is The Answer (Radio Edit)
Erasure Love You To The Sky Love You To The Sky
Walker & Royce Self-Help Sunday
Geotic Abysma Actually Smiling
Moon Boots First Landing First Landing
Bicep Bicep Ayaya
Coucheron High By The Riverside High By The Riverside (feat. ARY)
Crooked Colours Vera Vera
Giraffage Too Real Slowly (feat. Matosic)
Kuna Maze Gum Gum
Night Drive Night Drive Rise and Fall
Sylvan Esso What Now Just Dancing
Big Wild Invincible EP I Just Wanna
Lafa Taylor & Aabo Feel Falling (featuring Goapele)
Tomas Barfod Paloma LP Better Than I Would
Dauwd Theory of Colours Glass Jelly
Zavala Fantasmas The INS

Nerd New Year 2017 – Hour 4 – Cool

This segment has some of the “cool” tracks, from funk, to reggae, hip-hop, and World.

Thundercat Drunk Show You The Way (feat. Michael McDonald, Kenny Loggins)
Amp Fiddler Amp Dog Knights Through Your Soul (feat. Bubz Fiddler & J Dilla)
Kabanjak A Map Of The Unconscious When One Listens (feat. Hugo Kant)
Shigeto The New Monday Detroit Part II
ZGTO A Piece Of The Geto Long Ass Time
Hollie Cook Superstar b/w Superdub Superdub
Lee “Scratch” Perry & Subatomic Sound System Super Ape Returns To Conquer Patience Dub
Lea Porcelain Hymns to the Night The Love
Mitú Cosmus Pyra
Chico Mann & Captain Planet Night Visions Y Ahora Que

Nerd New Year 2017 – Hour 3 – Lush

These are the more ethereal, beautiful, powerful, and sensuous tracks.

Mount Kimbie Love What Survives We Go Home Together (feat. James Blake)
Elliot Moss Boomerang 99
Joji In Tongues Window
Fingalick EGO Shell
SARO Boy Afraid Vapor
Kllo Backwater Predicament
Nosaj Thing Parallels How We Do (feat. Kazu Makino)
Kaleida Tear The Roots 99 Luftballoons
Japanese Wallpaper Japanese Wallpaper Breathe In (feat. Wafia)
Daktyl Monochrome Monochrome (feat MOONZz)
Violents and Monica Martin Awake and Pretty Much Sober Second Class
Eliot Lipp Skywave Spiders
Pick A Piper Distance Nikko
Zola Jesus Okovi Exhumed AAC
Slugabed Inherit The Earth Earth Is Gone Sorry (feat. Lum)
Edamame Bask Sable (feat. Tor)
Emancipator Baralku Udon
low.poly.exception nodal point gang Numinous Courier

Nerd New Year 2017 – Hour 2 – Vocals

The second hour focuses on those vocal tracks that we really enjoyed. We love great vocals, which can be more uncommon than you realize on the Nerd Show.

CLAVVS World Underwater Silver Tongue
Violet Sands Hotel Hands
ODESZA A Moment Apart Divide (feat. Kelsey Bulkin)
Ki:Theory Silence If You Don’t Care / Fake It
TOKiMONSTA Lune Rouge I Wish I Could (feat. Selah Sue)
Josh One Time Stamp Further (feat. Eighty)
CRi Someone Else – EP My Place (feat. Odile Myrtil)
Lusine Sensorimotor Just A Cloud (feat. Vilja Larjosto)
Bonobo Migration Surface (Feat. Nicole Miglis)
Hundred Waters Communicating Particle
Kauf Regrowth 100
Chrome Sparks Single Wake (Radio Edit)
TENDER Modern Addiction Powder
E1SBAR Looser Futurism In Bronze
Fever Ray Plunge To The Moon And Back (Clean Edit)
Frameworks KINGS Out Of Your Hands (Feat. Jono McCleery)
Tourist WASH EP We Stayed Up All Night (feat. Ardyn)
L.A. Law Law & Order Breakman