In Seattle, KEXP 90.3 FM is a household name. Independent radio, which has millions of fans and followers, is also a global phenomenon. And one of the stars of the song is Eva Walker.
Walker, who also leads Seattle rock band The Black Tones, carries on a tradition when on air at KEXP. Although this tradition is only revealed one day per week. Every Wednesday, Walker offers fans his signature segment: Walker’s Wormhole Wednesdays.
On Saturdays, Walker hosts the city’s local show, Audioasis. Any other day of the week, she plays all the songs appropriate for the given occasion. But on Wednesdays, she hands out the weird, the unearthed, hidden gems of music she’s discovered on her journey as a fan of songs of all kinds, from local rock to experimental quirks to nursery rhymes. and 50-year-old Nigerian psychedelia. .
“These songs on this list each represent something different,” Walker told American Songwriter. “There is everything from 70s grocery store music to French disco. I like to spend my free time isolating myself and looking for songs that sound interesting, songs that I have never heard of. So here are my favorites from many trips to YouTube. “
The American songwriter wanted to present Walker’s favorite picks over the years by distributing them on “Hump Day.” So, without further ado, here are DJ Eva Walker’s Top Wormhole Wednesday Songs.
Les Hygrades, “Rough Rider”
Off Ons Ideh, “Magic”
Jackie Mittoo, “Organ du ghetto”
The Soul Machine, “Twichie Feet”
Liftmuziek, “First floor”
Esquires Now, “Celebrate”
Wells Fargo, “Coming Home”
Sugarman And Co., “Downstairs”
Kleenex, “Beri Beri” + “Nice”
Sounds for the supermarket
Tobruk, “I’m in love with you”
Zazou Bikaye, “Komba”
Ensemble Luna, “Art”
Blue Gas, “Shadows of Nowhere”
Steve Monite, “Welcome my love”
Pierre Dutor, “Echoes of the mountain”
Leo, “You have a wife”
Sopwith Camel, “Fazon”
XBibi Flash, “Story of an evening”
Anna Karina, “Rollergirl”
Photo by Brian Snyder