WPKN Archives: Radio Base Camp 'Top Tracks of the Year 2017'

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Radio Base Camp hosted by Steve di Costanzo

Original Aired:
Tuesday, December 26th, 2017
7:00AM to 12:00PM

5 hours

Tuesday, December 26th, 2017 7:00AM

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Episode: Radio Base Camp 'Top Tracks of the Year 2017'

TOP TRACKS OF THE YEAR 2017- Host Steve di Costanzo


Acid Pauli “Majid”

from BLD (Ouïe)


Jane Weaver “Modern Kosmology” (Fire Records)


Sampha “(No One Knows Me) Like the Piano”

from process (Young Turks Recordings)


Zara Mcfarlane “Peace Begins Within”

from arise (Brownswood Recordings)


The Dials “everlast”

from That Was the Future (The Dials)


Pond “30000 Megatons”

from The Weather (Marathon Artists)



from Undivided Heart & Soul CD ALBUM (New West Records 2017)


Colorama “Halcyon Days”

from Some Things Just Take Time (WONDERFULSOUND)


Brent Cash “Every Inflection”

from The New High (Marina Records)


Eilen Jewell “Nothing in Rambling”

from Down Hearted Blues (Signature Sounds Recordings www.signaturesounds.com/)


Holly Macve “fear”

from Golden Eagle (Bella Union / [PIAS])


Big Thief “Shark Smile (Single)” (Saddle Creek)


Fever Ray “plunge”

from Plunge (Mute mute.com/)


Msafiri Zawose “Pole pole”

from Uhamiaji (Soundway Records)


Vince Staples “Rain Come Down”

from Big Fish Theory SINGLE (Def Jam Recordings 2017)


This Is the Kit “Moonshine Freeze” (Rough Trade)


Laura Marling “Nothing, Not Nearly”

from Semper Femina (Deluxe Edition) (More Alarming Records)


James Elkington “Greatness Yet to Come”

from Wintres Woma (Paradise of Bachelors)


R.L. Boyce “Which RL Do You Want”

from Roll And Tumble (Waxploitation)


Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings “matter of time”

from Soul of a Woman (Daptone Records 2017)


Karizma “Work It Out”

from Defected presents the Opening Party Ibiza 2017 (2017)


Major Lazer “Jump (feat. Busy Signal)”

from Know No Better - EP (Mad Decent 2017)


Priests “No Big Bang”

from Nothing Feels Natural (Sister Polygon)


Objekt “Needle and Thread”

from Objekt #4 - Single (OBJEKT)


Bootsy Collins “Bass-Rigged-System (feat. Victor Wooten, Stanley Clarke, Manou Gallo, Alissia Benveniste & World-Wide-Funkdrive)”

from World Wide Funk (2017)


Cardi B “Bodak Yellow”

from Bodak Yellow - Single MP3 SINGLE (KSR/Atlantic)


Kendrick Lamar “HUMBLE.”

from DAMN. ALBUM (aftermath 2017)


Goldfrapp “anymore”

from Silver Eye MP3 ALBUM (Mute mute.com/ 2017)


LCD Soundsystem “call the police”

from American Dream MP3 ALBUM (DFA Records/Columbia 2017)


Blue Note All-Stars “Bayyinah”

from Our Point of View (feat. Lionel Loueke, Ambrose Akinmusire, Marcus Strickland, Kendrick Scott, Robert Glasper & Derrick Hodge) SINGLE (Blue Note Records 2017)



from Sab Se Purani Bab (Thrill Jockey Records)


Sun Kil Moon “Seventies TV Show Theme Song”

from Common as Light and Love Are Red Valleys of Blood (Caldo Verde Records)


Hiss Golden Messenger “Domino (Time Will Tell)”

from Hallelujah Anyhow (Merge Records)


Nicole Atkins “Goodnight Rhonda Lee” MP3 ALBUM (Single Lock Records 2017)


Robyn Hitchcock “Detective Mindhorn”

from Robyn Hitchcock CD ALBUM (Yep Roc Records www.yeproc.com 2017)


Les Amazones d'Afrique “Doona (feat. Mamani Keita)”

from Doona (feat. Mamani Keita) - Single (Real World Records)


Alex Cameron & Angel Olsen “Stranger's Kiss (Duet with Angel Olsen)”

from Forced Witness (Secretly Canadian 2017)


Waxahatchee “no question”

from Out in the Storm (Deluxe Version) (Merge Records)


Wolf Alice “Don’t Delete the Kisses”

from Visions of a Life CD ALBUM (Dirty Hit)


Hurray for the Riff Raff “Pa'lante”

from The Navigator (ATO Records (AT0) 2017)


Miranda Lee Richards “Golden gate”

from Existential Beast (Invisible Hands Music)


Dwight Trible w/Mathew Halsel “Tryin' Times”

from Inspirations (2017)


Colter Wall “Bald Butte”

from Colter Wall (Young Mary's Record Co.)


Rostam “Gwan”

from Half-Light (Nonesuch www.nonesuch.com)


Benjamin Clementine “jupiter”

from I Tell a Fly (Universal Music Division Barclay)


Neil Young & Promise of the Real “Already Great”

from The Visitor (2017)


Parquet Courts “Captive of the Sun (Chopped Not Slopped Version) (feat. Bun B)”

from single


Brent Faiyaz “All I Want”

from Sonder Son MP3 ALBUM (Lost Kids 2017)


Mac DeMarco “My Old Man”

from This Old Dog (Captured Tracks)


Alvvays “Plimsoll Punks”

from Antisocialites (Royal Mountain Records)


Chain & The Gang “Rome Wasn't Burned in a Day”

from Experimental Music (Radical Elite Records 2017)


Langhorne Slim “Life is Confusing”

from Lost at Last, Vol. 1 (DualTone https://www.dualtone.com/)


The Weather Station “Thirty”

from The Weather Station (Universal Music Australia Pty. Ltd.)


Honey Dijon “808 State of Mind (feat. Shaun J. Wright & Alinka)”

from The Best of Both Worlds (Classic Music Company)


Ron Gallo “Young Lady, You're Scaring Me”

from Heavy Meta (New West Records 2017)


Damaged Bug “Unmanned Scanner”

from Bunker Funk (Castle Face 2017)


Ariel Pink “Bubblegum Dreams”

from Dedicated to Bobby Jameson (Mexican Summer / MAGNIPH / Hostess)


Meatraffle “'Ndrangheta Allotment”

from 'Ndrangheta Allotment - Single (Drastic Decline)


Liima “1982” (City Slang 2017)


Arcade Fire “Everything Now” (Columbia columbiarecords.com)


Joao Donato & Donatinho “De Toda Maneira”

from Sintetizamor (2017)


Baxter Dury “Miami (Parrot and Cocker Too Remix)”

from Miami (Parrot and Cocker Too Remix) - Single ([PIAS] Le Label)


Endless Boogie “Back In ’74”

from Vibe Killer (No Quarter 2017)


Show: Radio Base Camp hosted by Steve di Costanzo

  • Radio Base Camp hosted by Steve di Costanzo is NOW heard every Tuesday morning from 7am to 9am

 My friend Howard Thompson is doing his show 'pure' on 1st & 3rd  Fridays as I've shifted during the day to being the GM of WPKN. . Just bear in mind that the last Friday of the month is reserved for Chris Frantz and his show- "Chris Frantz the Talking Head"


  • I have given up my late night show Radio Base Camp-Late Night on the 2nd & 4th Monday nights from 11:00pm to 2:00am. Because of my new weekly morning music show.  See seperate related episodes


  • RADIO BASE CAMP focuses on the newest indie rock, 60s beat-punk,psych, garage-fuzz, surf, 70s punk, 60s greasy soul & r'n'b shakers, 50s R&R, exotica, afrobeat, jamaican ska/rocksteady and beyond We play deep tracks and unpolished gems, songs you may remember and ones you might not have heard, along with demos, rarities, alternative takes and all kinds of great music that doesn't get played that often.  We also feature new music by current bands, many of whom are influenced by the 60's (and beyond). We do live and telephone interviews with musicians, producers, and chroniclers of an era spanning from the 1950's to present day. We aim to highlight and focus on music with great song writing, sounds and production, having a lot of fun in the process...


  • a little history....RADIO BASE CAMP is a radio show that I started in 2007 on live365.com internet radio.  It became a weekly WPKN  "overnight" in early 2008  from Sunday into Monday for two years before moving to Friday afternoons  in September 2009 with my part-time co-host, Eric Cocks.  In early 2010,  I decided to focus on my own programming and me and Eric reconfigured our weekly radio show into two seperate and distinct shows: Radio Base Camp with hosted Steve di Costanzo and Connections ...With Eric Cocks.  Starting July 1, 2012 I became the paid GM of WPKN and phased out my "working hours" show.  I now can be heard every Tuesday morning from 7am to 9am.

 Radio Base Camp is hosted by Steve di Costanzo 

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Interviews/Special Shows on RADIO BASE CAMP available on archives:

  • Bill Lincoln from U.S. duo EUPHORIA whose sole album has been called "one of the most important ever"
  • Charlie Karp- DJ for The Day- Radio Base Camp Late Night
  • Barry Tashian from The Remains with Fred Cantor producer of "America's Lost Band"
  • MELANIE the noted singer-songwriter  (Steve di Costanzo)
  • Andy Bracken from Fruits de Mer Records in London & Virginia  (Steve)
  • Ron Sanchez from Donovan's Brain, Career Records and KGLT in Bozeman, NT   (Steve)
  • Felix Cavaliere from The Rascals (Steve di Costanzo & Eric Cocks)
  • Tommy James from Tommy James and the Shondells
  • Carol Kaye (noted session player)   (Steve di Costanzo & Eric Cocks)
  • Singer and songwriter Sam Phillips  (interviewd by Eric Cocks)
  • Andrew Sandoval from Rhino Records  (Steve di Costanzo & Eric Cocks)
  • Merrell Fankhauser from HMS Bounty and Farkopady   (Steve di Costanzo & Eric Cocks)
  • Singer-Songwriter Don Cooper  (Steve di Costanzo & Eric Cocks)
  • Sky Saxon from The Seeds   (Steve di Costanzo & Eric Cocks)
  • Peppy Castro from The Blues Magoos   (Steve di Costanzo & Eric Cocks)
  • Johnny Echols from Love   (Steve di Costanzo & Eric Cocks)
  • Richie Unterberger (noted Rock author and reviewer)   (Steve di Costanzo & Eric Cocks)
  • Tom Moon (1,000 Recordings...) (Steve di Costanzo
  • Mark Naftalin (Butterfield Blues Band-special DJ Show)
  • Rusty Ford (Lothar and the Hand People)  (Steve)
  • Hilton Valentine from The Animals  (special program with Germaine)
  • James Lowe and Mark Tulin from The Electric Prunes   (Steve di Costanzo & Eric Cocks)

and many more....

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