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Lauren Laverne serves up her favourite tracks of 2018 so far.

Childish Gambino, Khruangbin and Skinny Pelembe are in the mix for Lauren's best of the year. Plus Warmdushers perform a special live session track.

Childish Gambino, Khruangbin & Skinny Pelembe are in the mix for Lauren's best of the year. Plus Warmdushers perform a special live session track.

All week 6 Music Recommends is celebrating the music released in 2018 so far. In their regular recommend slots, Mary Anne Hobbs, Tom Ravenscroft and Steve Lamacq pick their top tunes, and host exclusive live sessions from acts they've been supporting. Then on Friday 20th July 6 Music rips up its daytime schedule and plays nothing but music released this year.

1 hour

Music Played

  • Bas Jan

    Argument

    • Yes I Jan.
    • Lost Map.
  • Elle Watson

    Glued

    • Clinchers EP.
    • Wolf Tone.
  • Jim Ghedi

    Home For Moss Valley

    • A Hymn For Ancient Land.
    • Basin Rock.
  • Brona McVittie

    Under The Pines

    • We Are The Wildlife.
    • Company Of Corkbots.
  • Laura Cortese & The Dance Cards

    The Low Hum

    • Compass Records.
  • Biig Piig

    Perdida

    • Big Fan Of The Sesh Vol.1.
  • LUMP

    Late To The Flight

    • LUMP.
    • Dead Oceans.
  • Khruangbin

    Lady And Man

    • Con Todo El Mundo.
    • Late Night Tales.
    • 2.
  • Bishop Nehru

    Rooftops

    • Bishop Nehru.
  • Childish Gambino

    This Is America

    • RCA Records.
  • Sly5thAve

    California Love

    • The Invisible Man: An Orchestral Tribute To Dr. Dre.
    • Tru Thoughts.
  • Jonathan Wilson

    Over The Midnight

    • Rare Birds.
    • Bella Union.
  • Charles Watson

    Wildflower

    • Now That I'm A River.
    • Moshi Moshi Records.
  • Amen Dunes

    Miki Dora

  • Warmduscher

    1000 Whispers (6 Music Session, 04 Jul 2018)

  • Goat

    Let It Burn

    • Rocket Recordings.
  • Everything Is Recorded

    Bloodshot Red Eyes (feat. Green Gartside & Infinite)

    • Everything Is Recorded.
    • XL Recordings.
  • Skinny Pelembe

    Spit/Swallow

    • Brownswood Recordings.

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