cfru presents

ALTER THE STREAM 2014

        CFRU's alternative list of artists & next level music not often heard on mainstream radio.


  1. NOMADIC MASSIVE - The Canada-Cuba Get Down:  "Don't Be "No seas asi" (Lou Piensa)" (hip hop)
  2. A TRIBE CALLED RED - Nation II Nation:  "Sisters (ft. Northern Voice)" (electronic)
  3. YAMANTAKA//SONIC TITAN - Uzu: "One" (experimental rock)
  4. TASHA THE AMAZON - Fidiyootdem:  "Where are You Now" (hip hop)
  5. COLIN STETSON - New History Warfare, Vol. 3: To See More Light: "Among the Sef" (avant-garde jazz)
  6. BENJAMIN BOOKER - Benjamin Booker: "Have You Seen My Son?" (indie rock)
  7. WHOOP-SZO - Pt. 1 Qallunaat: "Here" (experimental folk)
  8. STROMAE - Racine Carrée: "Tous Les Mêmes" (french pop)
  9. LAL - Lal:  "Look Behind' (electronic)
  10. BIZZARH - Soft Porn: "Trans Phat" (neosoul/hip hop)
  11. OWEN PALLETT - In Conflict: "Song for Five and Six" (indie pop)
  12. DEATH - ...For The Whole Word To See: "Politicians In My Eyes" (proto-punk)
  13. LA SANTA CECILIA - Someday New: "Cumbia Morada" (latin pop)
  14. HOLLIE COOK - Twice: "Tiger Balm" (reggae)
  15. THE NARCICYST - The Narcicyst: "Hamdulilah (ft. Shadia Mansour)" (hip hop)
  16. QUANTIC - Magnetica: "Arada (ft. Dereb the Ambassador)" (world beat)
  17. VALERIE JUNE - Pushin' Against A Stone: "Workin' Woman Blues" (blues)
  18. SHI WISDOM - Stranger Things Have Happened: "Young Gunner" (electronic r&b)
  19. THAO & THE GET DOWN STAY DOWN - We The Common: "We The Common (for Valerie Bolden)" (alternative folk)
  20. BADBADNOTGOOD - III: "Can't Leave The Night" (jazz)
  21. HAG FACE - Rag Face: "Worst Nightmare" (garage punk)
  22. LUCAS - Secret Songs 008: "Keep U Warm" (electronic r&b)
  23. LIDO PIMIENTA - Quiero Que Te Vaya Bien (single): "Quiero Que Te Vaya Bien" (experimental)
  24. ISKWÉ - Iskwé: "Recycle (ft. M1)" (trip hop)
  25. PRINCE FATTY MEETS NOSTALGIA 77 - In The Kingdom Of Dub: "Medicine Chest Dub/Seven Nation Army" (reggae)
  26. TANYA TAGAQ - Animism: "Uja" (experimental/inuit throat singing)
  27. AMAI KUDA - Sand From The Sea: "Down In The Delta" (blues)
  28. HEDVIG MOLLESTAD TRIO - Efant Terrible: "Arigato, Bitch" (post-metal)
  29. AROARA - AroarA (EP): "11" (indie pop)
  30. ELAQUENT - Green Apples And Oranges: "Treehome 94 1/2" (instrumental hip hop)
  31. SOULJAZZ ORCHESTRA - Inner Fire: "One Life to Live" (afrobeat/jazz)
  32. CHANCHA VIA CIRCUITO - Amansara: "Jardines (ft. Lido Pimienta)" (electronic cumbia)
  33. GAY PANIC - Wrong Feelings: "David's Song" (indie rock)
  34. MAHALAI RAI BANDA - Balkan Reggae: "Balkan Reggae (Jstar remix)" (balkan reggae)
  35. KID KOALA - 12 Bit Blues: "8 bit blues" (turntablism)
  36. JUSTIN ROBINSON & THE MARY ANNETTES - Bones For Tinder: "Neptune" (folk pop)
  37. SÅO PAULO UNDERGROUND - Beija Flors Velho: "The Love I Feel For You Is More Real Than Ever" (tropicalia/jazz)
  38. WEAVES - Weaves (EP): "Buttercup" (pop punk)
  39. OMAR SOULEYMAN - Wenu Wenu: "Warni Warni" (world/electronic dabke)
  40. ZAKI IBRAHIM - Every Opposite: "Go Widdit" (neo-soul)
  41. JEF BARBARA - Soft To The Touch: "Soft To The Touch" (glam pop)
  42. THE LEMON BUCKET ORKESTRA - Lume Lume: "Sina Nari" (balkan/klezmer)
  43. RAE SPOON - My Prairie Home: "This Used To Be The Bottom Of An Ocean" (indie folk)
  44. THE BOMBAY ROYALE - The Island Of Dr Electrico: "Tere Bina" (bollywood surf)
  45. AKUA - One's Company: "Monsters" (electronic r&b)
  46. AGAINST ME! - Transgender Dysphoria Blues: "FUCKMYLIFE666" (punk rock)
  47. NAOMI SHELTON & THE GOSEPL QUEENS - Cold World: "Get Up Child" (gospel)
  48. NILS FRAHM - Spaces: "Hammers" (contemporary classical)
  49. SHADOW THE GREAT - Back II Brooklyn: "Keep Dreaming (Prod. by Incredible)" (hip hop)
  50. JULIANNA BARWICK - Nepenthe: "The Harbinger" (ambient)

This list was compiled with help from CFRU volunteers & friends. For questions or comments, contact Alexandra





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