#bucketoflists — "Hit" Parade: 33 Tracks

In the world of music, the end of the year means one thing: lists! In an (admittedly futile) effort to acknowledge the great music that came my way this year, I’ve pulled together five such lists (so far).

The 3rd entry in our 2018 Bucket (of) List(s) is "Hit" Parade: 33 tracks that moved me, touched me, roughed me up or calmed me down, made me (and/or you) dance, hum along or ask “what is THIS?” while reaching for the Shazam. Like much of the music on these lists, many of the artists behind the songs are from other countries. That's bound to happen when you produce a weekly global freeform mix show. Please don't let that stand in your way of discovering some solid new sounds.

The Vibrarian's Bucket (of) List(s):

#1: The Short Form: 5 EP's

#2: TerraSonic: 8 compilations

#3: "Hit" Parade: 33 tracks

(Note that all lists are in alphabetical order. It’s hard enough to narrow it down to the final items. To then rank them is overkill (though some might say that I blew past that point a long time ago). The way I see it, whichever one I’m listening to in any given moment is the best.)

A-ha vs Kendrick Lamar — "Take On Backseat (N04H Remix)" (N04H)

Africa Show — "Massanga (Yeahman Remix)" (Mawimbi)

Akizzbeatzz — "Ain Hijla (Jeronimo Karpouzakis Remix)" (Shango)

Alice Boman — "Heartbeat" (The Control Group)

Alma Linda & El Mago — "La Loba" (Tropical Twista)

Altin Gun — "Tatl Dile Guler Yuze" (Les Disques Bongo Joe)

Animanz & Juanita Euka — "Exotic Other" (Tru Thoughts)

Arthur Melo — "Sol Vermelho" (Arthur Melo)

Basher Toe — "Spireality Vol. 1 (feat. Mama Loopa)" (Folcore)

Brownout — "Fight the Power" (Fat Beats)

Captain Planet — "Israelite" (Bastard Jazz Recordings)

Corina Lawrence — "La Descarria (feat. Miss Bolivia) [Uji Remix]" (ZZK)

Cyril Cyril — "Sayyara" (Born Bad)

Henri Guedon Et Les Contesta — "Van Van" (Strut)

Herb Alpert — "The Lonely Bull" (Herb Alpert Presents)

Jad & The — "BP" (Toytonics)

Jerry Jones — "Compared to What (RocknRolla Soundsystem Edit)" (RocknRolla Soundsystem)

kASPLATTY — "Blues Hop (Hop Series)" (kASPLATTY)

Kazahaya — "Miracles" (Disco Bits)

Kurt Vile — "Learning To Fly" (Sirius XM)

Lord Rectangle — "Fedaray" (MaAuLa)

Lucky Brown — "Saints & Beggars (feat. The S.G.’s)" (Tramp Records 45’s)

Maribou State — "Feel Good (feat. Khruangbin)" (Counter)

Mytron & Ofofo — "Radio Yebeh" (MultiCulti)

Nickodemus — "Inmortales (Body Move) [feat. Femina & The Spy From Cairo]" (Wonderwheel Recordings)

Spaniol — "Salão de Baile (feat Tuğçe Kurtiş & Tugçe & Cosmic e Damião)" (Shika Shika)

Streamer — "Summer Evening Ghetto Style" (Streamer)

Sunny War — "The Change You Make" (Hen House Studios)

Supersan — "Suez (feat. Kuppo) [Timewarp inc. Remix]" (Supersan)

Tommy Guerrero — "Sidewalk Soul" (Too Good)

Vagz — "Umba" (Katakana Edits)

Wah Wah 45’s — "Jackson’s Capoeira (Tahira Rework)" (Wah Wah 45’s)

Walter Martin — "I Went Alone On a Solo Australian Tour" (Family Jukebox)

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