Early September Listening

It’s already September and Ckwal is really taking time off. Well the non-Ckwal side of me is working. I do have some discoveries for you to listen to now. I haven’t got a chance to listen to it myself because I lost my headphones, God forbid. I thought I’d notify you that the new Magic Tape is out by The Magician. It’s #82. “Who’s afraid of 82?” Armin’s crew would say. Well that is the year my brother was born, so it depends on which one you get! Also, check out Hexagon’s Soundcloud. This label’s style (founded by Don Diablo who has a regular podcast too) is really unique and getting more reliably astounding on their futuristic tracks.

I like these newer ones so far:

Stadiumx & Metrush – Do It Again (feat. BISHØP)
Bali Bandits – All On You (If I Can See)

The next two are my favorite which are part of an album on Hexagon called Festival Weapons EP that is all pretty good.

Jordan Jay & Arena – Perfect
LOUD ABOUT US! – Kill The Beat

Also, my new radio talent crush is one of the ladies on 99.5 FM. I think she is on around 10am through lunch, but the morning announcer is fun to listen to also and one of the guys on later plays decent playlists. It’s Indian music or Bollywood? and I can’t change the station. There are so many music styles and hybrids. So, if you are in Houston or can stream it online, I recommend it.

That’s all I got for now.

Extra! 4Listening (Updated regularly until next post)

This probably won’t be an official mix, so it isn’t an official ‘Mix in the Making’. I’m compiling the top ten lists, but have to contain them with proper year boundaries of my younger days as I have been adding them as I remember.. Adding new tracks to this post weekly or when short list is compiled.

Mefjus & Kasra – Decypher
Bingo Players – Love Me Right
DANTE KLEIN – The Way I Love You (feat. Cimo Fränkel)
Ravitez – I’m Not The One (KIIDA Remix)
AJXJS – The Moment
Dino Maggiorana – Crash
Ashton Shuffle – Everything I Got
Spiros Kaloumenos – Acting Like Nothing Happened
Sublime With Rome – Wicked Heart
Odesza – Across The Room (feat. Leon Bridges) [Tycho Remix]
Moses Sumney – Rank & File
Humain & Sander – Choice
Nicky Romero & Taio Cruz – Me On You
Tom Tyger vs. Charles B & VCTRY – One Too Many
Tech N9ne – Don’t Nobody Want None or Comfortable (both ‘Live at Vevo’)
Charles Jenkins & Fellowship Chicago – War

From paper notes : lost and found
Aevion – The Journey (Oliver Heldens Edit)
Gianluca Vacchi – Viento
Ferreck Dawn – Higher
Inpetto – G-String
Nervo – Why Do I (feat. LUX)

Classic Add-Ins
Dave Matthews Band – Last Stop
Smashing Pumpkins – Bullet With Butterfly Wings
KC & The Sunshine Band – That’s The Way (I Like It)
Technotronic – Pump Up The Jam

Out Now
Bassnectar- Reflective, Pt. 3
Yotto – Hyperfall

Out Later
Blues Traveler – Hurry Up & Hang Around
The Prodigy – No Tourists

Listened to
Ummet Ozcan’s Innerstate 190
(A little explicit, but good for staying focused in a clinch situation)

Just Added (to 8.14.18)
Foster The People – Doing It for the Money
Excision & Illenium – Gold (Stupid Love) (ft. Shallows)
Luke Combs – She Got the Best of Me
DJ Drew – Massive
Elephante – Have It All (feat. Nevve)
Stay Loose – Fight Back (feat. Nevve)
Boombox Cartel – Whisper (ft. Nevve)
Curtis Alto – Hold Me Close
Bali Bandits – All On You (If I Can See)
BROHUG – Be Somebody ?
Yotto – The One You Left Behind feat. Vök ?

DROELOE – The Choices We Face (except #7)
Yotto – Hyperfall (9.7 Debut Album)

Just Added (to 8.19.18)
Genix – I Don’t Wanna
Nitrous Oxide – Flat Six
Luttrell – Intergalactic Plastic (Bebetta or Clarian Remix)
BLR – Cordoba
LVNDSCAPE – Gumburanjo
9Lives & Arsen – Leave Our Mark (feat. Nathan Brumley)
Averdeck – Syntico
Subliminals & Cytrax – Speaker
Wasback, DIVARO & RMCM – Over Again
Dropgun & Asketa – Island

Just Added (8.22.18)
Also, check my eBay TreasureTradeToo for the model of Shure headphones I use up for auction in support of my own vegan survival and 10% to PETA.

Dropgun – Somebody
Ben Böhmer & Hifi Brother – Sonnenallee
Ben Böhmer – Dive EP
Tony Junior – Don’t Be Long
DMB – Some Devil

Just Added (8.28.18)
Hezekiah Walker – I Need You to Survive from Family Affair II: Live at Radio City Music Hall and Every Praise
Kirk Franklin – My Life Is in Your Hands
Teyana Taylor – Gonna Love Me
The Young Escape – Love Me Like You (feat. nobigdyl)
Luke Bryan – Sunrise, Sunset, Sunburn

Just Added (8.29.18)
Mostly made it to Billboard’s Top Country or other chart
Dierks Bentley – What Was I Thinkin’
Russell Dickerson – Blue Tacoma
Chris Young – Hangin’ On
Eric Church – Round Here Buzz
Cody Johnson – On My Way to You
Sam Hunt – Downtown’s Dead (Live at CMA Fest) or Break Up in a Small Town
Dan + Shay – Tequila
Post Malone – Psycho (feat. Ty Dolla $ign) EXPLICIT
Yella Beezy – That’s On Me (Radio Edit) EXPLICIT

CKWAL’s 2018 Bridge

This mix is mostly Christian music though they can apply to most life situations. This is my second year of being homeless and vegan (two years soon and end of September respectively). I have stayed in four shelters identified as Christian or some kind of mission from Chicago to Denver to Kearney, NE to Houston. There is no stereotypical group found here as you may conjure up images without this kind of experience. It is so difficult sometimes with spiritual warfare that can be of the mind and spirit or the battle of life between the streets and sometimes struggling to keep a place to sleep. Sometimes it feels like a job or recovering or whatever it is you are trying to accomplish is nearly impossible. With daily sermons or speeches, messages, music and or videos, classes on the Bible or life skills, meetings and constant prayer it seems with faith, time and hard work, almost everything is possible. This mix of all the Christian music left of the year and some new ones is dedicated to the Star of Hope Men’s Center in Houston. It exercises strong faith and other specific skills similar to the Pacific Garden Mission in Chicago in some ways, but very different in other ways. I was a person who rarely liked Christian music and still am very picky about it, so this is a rare mix along with a rare thing I am doing by letting go of my iPod. This year has been about taking big breaks from the mixes while exploring and understanding other parts of our culture in America and putting what we can into those as we would have with our main passions. I’ll be back with the top ten lists soon.

Sunday 5th August 2018, 11:21

Natalie Grant – More Than Anything
Zach Williams – Chain Breaker
Chris Tomlin – Good Good Father
Keith Urban – Same Heart
Skillet – Brave
Lauren Daigle – Trust in You
Jonny Diaz – Define Me
Hannah Kerr – Warrior
Nichole Nordeman – Turn Your Eyes Upon Jesus (Look Up)
Hillsong Live – I Surrender (Live)
Wet – Love is Not Enough
Mandisa – Good News
Cory Asbury – Reckless Love
Blanca – Real Love
Hillsong Young & Free – Real Love (Live)
Mark Schultz – Lift Up Your Hands (When You Can’t)
Audeka & Rawtekk – Dark Energy
Crowder – All My Hope