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Wednesday 12 February 2020

***POSTPONED*** HIFI WIGWAM SHOW 15 MARCH 2020 @ Kegworth UK - PLAYLIST in Room 120


Please keep an eye on www.thehifishow.com for updates.

Audiophile Musings will be playing the following ACTIVE system at the show this year in Room 120:

Linn Akurate Exakt DSM Streamer
Linn Akurate Exaktbox6/1 Digital Crossover and Multi-Channel DAC
2x Lejonklou Tundra 2.5 Stereo Power Amps
Graham Audio LS5/9 (modified) Loudspeakers

When listening to this system, you can hear the following tracks which will be on auto shuffle, but we'd rather you chose a track of your preference - JUST ASK!

Artist Track Approx Genre Year
Agnes Obel Fuel To Fire Folk 2013
Alberta Cross City Walls Blues/Rock 2009
Alex Kassian Hidden Tropics Electronic 2019
Autograf Dream (Autografas Deep Dub) Deep house 2015
Black Sabbath Planet Caravan Rock 2000
Bob Moses Far From The Tree (from the 2013 'Far From The Tree' EP) Electronica 2015
Bob Moses Tearing Me Up (RAC Mix) Electro 2016
Bonobo Flicker Electronic 2019
Bugge Wesseltoft & Henrik Schwarz Leave My Head Alone Brain Electronic 2011
Calexico Crumble Folk/Rock 2003
Calexico Pepita Folk/Rock 2003
Calexico Woven Birds Pop/Rock 2003
Calexico Man Made Lake Folk/Rock 2008
Cat Power Blue Folk/Rock 2008
Chris Jones Darlin' Cory Folk 2003
Chris Jones No Sanctuary Here Folk/Rock 2003
Chris Jones & Steve Baker Roadhouses & Automobiles Blues 2003
Chris Jones & Steve Baker Damm Good Run Blues 2005
Chris Rea Looking For A Rainbow Rock 1989
Chris Rea Texas Rock 1989
Christine And The Queens 5 Dollars Pop 2018
Christine And The Queens Damn (What Must A Woman Do) Pop 2018
Craig Armstrong Let's Go Out Tonight (feat. Paul Buchanan) Electronic 1997
Craig Armstrong Weather Storm Electronic 1997
Daft Punk Giorgio by Moroder Electronic 2013
Damien Rice Cannonball Folk/Rock 2003
Damien Rice Cold Water Folk/Rock 2003
Damien Rice Delicate Folk/Rock 2003
Damien Rice Volcano Folk/Rock 2003
Daniel Lanois Shine Rock 2003
Dead Can Dance Agape Folk 2012
Dead Can Dance All In Good Time Folk 2012
Deadmau5 Avaritia Dance 2014
Dean Fraser Big Up/Armageddon Time Jazz/Reggae 1997
Death Cab For Cutie Doors Unlocked And Open Folk/Rock 2011
Devon Allman Time Machine Blues 2013
Dire Straits Six Blade Knife Rock 1978
Dire Straits Fade to Black Rock 1991
Dirty Vegas Days Go By (Acoustic Mix) Pop 2003
Dominique Fils-Aimé Birds (24_88) Soul / Funk / R&B 2018
Dominique Fils-Aimé Strange Fruit (24_88) Soul / Funk / R&B 2018
Doug MacLeod Serious Doin' Woman Blues 2015
Doug MacLeod You Got It Good (And That Ain't Bad) Blues 2015
Eddi Reader Hello In There Folk 1992
Eddi Reader Dear John Folk 1994
Elbow Asleep In The Back Indie 2001
Elbow Mirrorball Indie 2008
Elvis Presley Fever Pop Rock 2015
Erykah Badu Next Lifetime R&B 1998
Eva Cassidy Fields Of Gold Folk/Rock
Felix LaBand Black Shoes Electronic
Ficci & Laura Hahn Ficci - Breathe You In (feat. Laura Hahn) Electronica 2014
Fink Perfect Darkness (Live from Union Chapel, London Oct 5 2011) Folk/Rock 2012
Flash And The Pan Walking In The Rain Pop 1990
Fleetwood Mac Go Your Own Way Rock 2011
Fleetwood Mac The Chain Rock 2011
Funkerman Speed Up (ATFC Remix) Dance 2012
Ganga Don't Wake Me Up Electronic 2006
Ganga Down But Up Electronic 2006
Georges-Emmanuel Lazaridis Grandes Etudes de Paganini Etude III Classical 2007
Hue & Cry Makin' Whoopee Jazz
Hugh Masekela Stimela (The Coal Train) World Blues 2006
I Am Kloot Hold Back the Night Rock 2013
I Am Kloot Let Them All In Rock 2013
Ian Shaw A Good And Simple Man Jazz 2008
It's Immaterial Driving Away From Home (Jims Tune) Pop 2008
Jakatta American Dream (Afterlife Mix) Electronica 2001
James Taylor Gaia Folk/Rock 1997
Jay Fisher Old Man McKeensley Folk/Rock
Jennifer Warnes Big Noise, New York Pop 1992
Jenny Lewis Pretty Bird Country 2008
Joan Armatrading Love And Affection R&B 1976
Joan As Police Woman Get Direct Rock 2014
Joe Bonamassa Feelin' Good Blues/Rock 2009
John Lee Hooker The Healer (with Carlos Santana & The Santana Band) Blues 1989
John Martyn A Little Strange Folk/Rock 1996
José González Crosses Acoustic 2003
Justin Currie No, Surrender Rock 2008
k.d. Lang Constant Craving Folk 1992
Keb’ Mo’ For What It's Worth Jazz 2004
Ken Haddock One Woman Folk 2019
Kiasmos Looped Electronic 2014
Kiasmos Thrown Electronic 2014
Kiki Dee Amoureuse Folk
Kiki Dee Don't Go Breaking My Heart Folk
La Roux In For The Kill (Skream's Let's Get Ravey Remix) Electronic 2009
London Grammar Wicked Game Pop
London Grammar Hey Now Rock 2013
Lorde Royals Pop 2013
Lyle Lovett North Dakota Alternative Country 1992
Malia & Boris Blank Magnetic Lies Electronic/Jazz 2013
Malia & Boris Blank Tears Run Dry Jazz 2013
Marta Gomez Lucia Jazz/Classical 2009
Mary Gauthier Falling Out Of Love Country 2005
Massive Attack Three Electronic 1994
Michael Jackson Liberian Girl Pop 2001
Millenia Nova Beautiful Electronica 2000
Nick Drake 'Cello Song Folk 1969
Nils Frahm Ode Alternative 2015
Nils Lofgren Black Books Folk/Rock 1997
Nils Lofgren Wonderland Rock 1997
Nitin Sawhney Letting Go Chill 1999
Pete Alderton (She Said That) Evil Was Her Name Blues 2012
Pete Alderton Jesus In A Bottle Blues 2012
Pete Alderton Passing Ships Blues 2012
Peter Gabriel Don't Give Up Folk/Rock 2012
Peyton Falling (EK's Poolside Mix) Electronica 2008
Pitch Black Dub Smoke Electronica 2016
Ray LaMontagne Be Here Now Pop/Rock 2006
Richard Thompson Easy There, Steady Now Folk 1994
Richard Thompson Mingus Eyes Folk 1994
Royksopp Sparks Drum & Bass 2002
Sam Cooke Chain Gang Blues
Sam Cooke Cupid Blues
Sarah McLachlan Ice Folk/Rock 1994
Sarah McLachlan Wait Folk/Rock 1994
Schiller Das Glockenspiel (Schill Out Mix) Electronica 2004
Seal Kiss From A Rose Soul 1995
Seal Love's Divine (Acoustic) Soul 2004
Seal Prayer For The Dying (Acoustic) Soul 2004
Semisonic Closing Time Rock 1998
Semisonic Secret Smile Rock 1998
Son Little Loser Blues Blues 2016
St Germain Dub Experience II Electronic 1995
St Germain Mary L. Electronica 2015
Steely Dan Babylon Sisters Jazz/Rock 2000
Steely Dan Cousin Dupree (24/96) Jazz/Rock 2001
Stephen Fearing Carsten Folk 1989
Stephen Fearing Out To Sea Folk 1989
Stephen Fearing Welfare Wednesday Folk 1989
Swing Out Sister Breakout Pop 2001
Talking Heads Road To Nowhere Pop 2008
T‐Bone Burnett Fear Country Blues 2006
Tchaikovsky 'Dance Of The Reeds' From The Nutcracker Classical 2003
Tears For Fears Mad World Pop 2007
Ten Walls Walking With Elephants Pop 2014
Tep No Me And My Guitar Electronica 2016
The Black Keys Sister Blues/Rock 2011
The Brand New Heavies Boogie (Eric Kupper Mix) Electronic 2004
The Cardigans Erase/Rewind Pop 1998
The Farm All Together Now Pop 1995
The Jeff Healey Band Blue Jean Blues Blues/Rock 1988
The Killers Human Rock 2008
The Wailin' Jennys All The Stars Country 2011
The Wailin' Jennys Swing Low Sail High Country 2011
The XX Reunion Balearic/Downtempo 2012
Thea Gilmore Bad Moon Rising Folk 2003
Thievery Corporation Amerimacka Electronica 2010
Thievery Corporation The Richest Man In Babylon Electronica 2010
Thom Yorke Black Swan Blues 2006
Thom Yorke Traffic Alt. Rock 2019
Thomas Newman Still Dead Soundtrack 2000
Tom Baxter Night Like This Jazz 2007
Tom Baxter Skybound Jazz 2007
Tom Jones Thunderball Soundtrack 2002
Tom Robinson The End Of The Rainbow Folk/Rock 1993
Tunng Jenny Again Folk 2006
U2 Hold Me, Thrill Me, Kiss Me, Kill Me Rock 1995
U2 In A Little While (N.O.W Remix) Rock 2003
Underworld Banstyle, Sappys Curry Electronic 1996
Underworld Caliban's Dream (feat. Dockhead Choir, Dame Everlyn Glennie, Only Men Alound, Elizabeth Roberts, Esme Smith, Alex Trimble) Electronic 2012
Was (Not Was) Papa Was A Rolling Stone Pop 1992
Willie Nelson What Is It You Wanted Country 1993
Willy Porter Cool Water Folk 1995
Willy Porter Jesus on the Grille Folk 1995
X-Press 2 Lazy (Original) Dance 2002
Yello Friday Smile Electronic 2009
Yello Kiss In Blue (Feat. Heidi Happy) Electronic 2009
Yello X-Race Electronic 2009
Yello Blue Biscuit (24_48) Electronic 2016
Yello Starlight Scene (24_48) Electronic 2016
Zero 7 Destiny Electronica 2001
Zero 7 Give It Away Electronica 2001


  1. Gosh, I could be there half the day ;)

  2. So no CD player , No Record Player and using some of the worst modern electronics available - This is one room I will be laughing at before I've even heard it - Its going to be bright ,fatiguing no bass - with a dead playlist on shuffle - You guys really have some soul - Not and you consider yourselves as reviewers/ bloggers - terrible .

    1. Thanks for your comment.
      It is your choice, of course, but to form a judgement before visiting the room is totally missing the point of the show.
      Here we keep an open mind and have a listen to everything that people have to offer. It makes for a far more interesting World.

    2. Keep reading and you'll find unedited feedback on previous years' systems to understand that there are other opinions out there, all of them based on an approach that's open enough to form a view after the experience and not before.

    3. Did you miss this about the playlist? "we'd rather you chose a track of your preference"

    4. Nice to see someone so open minded... And not even brave enough to disclose their identity...

  3. Yes , and I bet you don't publish that either

    1. https://www.nytimes.com/2008/08/27/world/americas/27iht-letter.1.15670185.html