KCRW’s Top 30: Sonic Boom x Panda Bear, Ela Minus, Bien et Toi make waves

By Marion Hodges

Boom! Photo by Ian Witchell.

The Psychedelic Fairy has bestowed upon us the gift of Panda Bear and Sonic Boom’s “Reset” as KCRW’s most played album just ahead of its Aug. 12 release date. This marriage of Sonic Boom’s spacey trills and thrills to Panda Bear’s ongoing exploration of his personal “Pet Sounds” is arriving just in time to make all of your late summer fever dreams come true. KCRW DJs are feeling the heat. 

More sweltering selects are on deck in the form of Ela Minus teaming up with DJ Python to tease their forthcoming EP “♡,” and Bien et Toi — the new solo project of LA-based producer Gianluca Buccellati (Arlo Parks) — coming complete with a feature by KCRW favorite Biig Piig… and, of course, Beyoncé.

Get the full rundown, and keep tabs on us over at Spotify!

Top 30 Albums (8.9.2022)

1 Panda Bear & Sonic Boom Reset
2 KAYTRANADA & Anderson .Paak Gemini Rights
3 Automatic Excess
4 Kokoroko Could We Be More
6 Brijean Angelo

Meridian Brothers & El Grupo

Meridian Brothers & El Grupo Renacimiento
9 Cuco Fantasy Gateway
10 Gilligan Moss The Destroyer [Single]
11 Charlotte Adigéry & Bolis Pupul Cliché (Soulwax Remix) [Single]
12 Ela Minus & DJ Python
13 OLAN Wake And Return (Little Dragon Remix) [Single]
14 Moon Boots Come Back Around (Feat. Cherry Glazerr) [Single]
15 The 1975 Being Funny In a Foreign Language
16 Buttering Trio Foursome
17 Dry Cleaning Stumpwork
18 Young Gun Silver Fox Ticket to Shangri La
19 Lil Silva Yesterday Is Heavy
20 ODESZA The Last Goodbye
21 J.Rocc A Wonderful Letter
22 Hot Chip Freakout/Release
23 De Lux Do You Need a Release?
24 Polo & Pan & Jacques From a World to Another [Single]
25 Danger Mouse & Black Thought Cheat Codes
26 Bien et Toi Rainbow Tables (Feat. Biig Piig) [Single]
27 Butcher Brown Butcher Brown Presents Triple Trey
28 Mall Grab What I Breathe
29 Dendrons 5-3-8
30 Steve Lacy Gemini Rights