SOAS Wednesday Sessions

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Every Wednesday the SOAS Radio team come together to play you their favourite tracks from all genres, eras, places - there's a new theme each week, so tune in for some early evening fun!

By Year

  • 2017

  • 2016

  • 2015

By Tag


  • Mastadon

  • brian eno

  • The Prodigy

  • Bob Marley

  • Asian Dub Foundation

  • Cocteau Twins

  • The Elephant Sessions

  • Underworld

  • Bjork

  • Mr Fingers

  • The Fall

  • The Specials

  • Massive Attack

  • The Orb

  • Big Beat

  • Quincy Jones

  • Hip Hop

  • Grand Master Flesh

  • Lionel Richie

  • Don Carlos

  • Bappi Lahiri

  • Cutty Ranks

  • Frank Zappa

  • Tigerstyle

  • Thomas Tallis

  • De La Soul

  • Dusty Springfield

  • Cogee

  • Morcheeba

  • Ka

  • Donna Summer

  • Mantronix

  • Sigur Ros

  • State of Bengal

  • Sarah Winton

  • Marathon


  • The Beach Boys

  • Joi

  • Jamie Woon

  • Scientist

  • Jimi Hendrix

  • Blame

  • Hey Joe

  • Shut Up and Dance

  • Alim and Fargana Qasimov

  • Ninja Tune

  • Nigel and Marvin

  • Lucio K

  • Rotary Connection

  • Rakta

  • IDM

  • Squeeze

  • Elias Maluleke and The Mavambe Girls

  • Pete Rock and C.L. Smooth

  • Madlib


  • Regina Spektor

  • The Roots

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SWS 57 - PartyWed, 2017-10-11 17:30

DJ Isuru and DJ Manul play your their favourite party tunes. See details

SWS 56 - Asian Underground vs ChilloutWed, 2017-10-04 22:09

DJ Isuru and DJ Manul play Asian Underground and Chillout, like the 90s where the two genres met! See details

SWS 55 - Asian Underground SpecialSat, 2017-07-15 19:37

DJ Isuru plays some classic Asian Underground tracks, with new tracks by Renu and Nuphlo   Dedicated to Tony... See details

SWS 52 - MMMM FOODSun, 2017-04-16 19:15

DJ Goodstar and DJ Isuru celebrate the staples of every good diet, with songs about Chicken Dinners, Popcorn, Salt... See details

SWS 51 - Wes Anderson Part 2Sun, 2017-04-09 19:28

Hybridity and DJ Isuru continue their Wes Anderson odyssey, this week they play tracks from The Royal Tenenbaums and... See details

SWS 50! - 1950's SpecialSun, 2017-04-02 19:10

Hybridity, DJ Isuru  and Deia Soul celebrate the 50th episode of Wednesday Session with a special on the 1950s, expect... See details

SWS 49 - Wes Anderson Part 1Sun, 2017-03-26 19:04

Hybridity and DJ Isuru play songs from the films of Wes Anderson and discuss his work. This week, Bottle Rocket and... See details

SWS 47 - The Orb SpecialSun, 2017-03-19 20:35

DJ Isuru plays tracks from the seminal uk dance group The Orb. Dedicated to Peter Baran See details

SWS 46 - TV Themes SpecialSun, 2017-03-12 20:32

DJ Isuru, Hybridity and Dami play the iconic television themes that defined their lives See details

SWS 45 - Disney SpecialSat, 2017-03-04 20:27

DJ Isuru, Hybridity and Dami explore the world of Disney classics from obscure songs to pop classics See details

SWS 44 - Bashment vs Indian VibesSat, 2017-03-04 20:26

DJ Isuru pits, Basement against Bhangra (and Asian Underground) expect some 80's and 90s classics, Bollywood tracks and... See details

SWS 43 - Action Reaction - Old Skool SpecialTue, 2017-02-28 20:21

DJ Isuru and Hannah Yin AKA Hybridity explore the world of Old Skool, from House to Hip Hop to Reggae See details

SWS 42 - Indie Disco SpecialWed, 2017-02-15 20:12

DJ Isuru takes SOAS Wednesday Sessions to the Indie Disco, expect tracks from The Fall, Stone Roses, Dexy's Midnight... See details

SWS 41 - Music and Identity the ballad of Hanna-YinWed, 2017-02-08 20:06

Sweden to Belgium to Delhi to Newcastle Via Singapore and Sri Lanka! DJ Isuru and new host Hanna Yin try try and... See details

SWS 40 - 80s Britian SpecialWed, 2017-02-08 10:32 See details

SWS 39 - Bhangra SpecialWed, 2017-02-08 10:30 See details

SWS 38 - Beastie Boys vs The BeatlesWed, 2017-02-08 10:27 See details

SWS 37 - Philip Glass vs Brian EnoWed, 2017-02-08 10:02 See details

SWS 36 - Acid House SpecialWed, 2017-02-01 19:52

Dj Isuru pits Acid House against Dub, two genres of the 70/80s that had a big resurgence in the 90s! Expect tracks by... See details

SWS 35 - Shout Out! SpecialWed, 2017-01-25 12:45

Shout Out! to all our listeners, Dj Isuru plays those tracks where artists reference other artists or places, either... See details

SWS 34 - Underworld Vs The ProdigyWed, 2017-01-18 13:51

DJ Isuru brings you another Vs special, back to the 90s with Underworld taking on The Prodigy. learn about both groups... See details

SWS 32 - Art Rock SpecialWed, 2017-01-11 16:09

DJ Isuru explores the world of Art Rock and those musicians who decided to push things forward, from the hey day of the... See details

SWS 33 - Aphex Twin vs Chemical BrothersWed, 2017-01-11 13:42

DJ Isuru pits two giants of 90's dance music against each other, Aphex Twin Vs The Chemical Brothers. Both artists... See details

SWS 29 - Downbeat SpecialWed, 2016-11-23 20:37

DJ Isuru plays some classic chilled out and deep mellow tracks from the 90's brought out by the Mo Wax and Ninja Tune... See details

SWS 28 - Hardcore SpecialWed, 2016-11-23 19:57

In this weeks Wednesday Sessions, DJ Isuru and DJ Manuel go raving and celebrate the Hardcore genre of the late 80s to... See details

SWS 31 - Sci Fi SpecialWed, 2016-11-09 15:49

DJ Isuru plays songs influenced by Sci Fi, expect classic themes from film and TV, Detroit techno, Deltron 3030, Brian... See details

SWS 30 Horror Show SpecialWed, 2016-11-02 16:59

DJ Isuru plays some scary Horror themed tracks. Big Daddy Kane - Ain't No Half Steppin The Prodigy - Voodoo... See details

SWS 27 - Tribute to Bill ColeMon, 2016-10-17 12:03

This academic year's inaugural Wednesday Session is a special tribute to African-American jazz musician, composer,... See details

SWS 26 - Mythology SpecialThu, 2016-03-03 16:46

DJ Isuru plays a selection of tracks that are based on mythology from around the world. Expect Asian Underground, Dance... See details

SWS 25 - Ghost of 99 SpecialSun, 2016-02-21 16:33

In this week’s show, Charlie Warren (aka DJ Manul) covers for Isuru, playing tracks from the last 15 years with a... See details

SWS 24 - Art of MC-ing SpecialFri, 2016-02-19 16:29

DJ Isuru plays tracks that really highlight the role of MC's, from Trip Hop to Rave, Reggae and of course Hip Hop! See details

SWS 23 - Jungle SpecialFri, 2016-02-12 16:25

Amen Brother! DJ Isuru finally gets to play his favorite genre JUNGLE! Hear some old skool classics and more recent... See details

SWS 22 - Classic House vs South African HouseFri, 2016-02-05 16:22

DJ Isuru vs Bungalow Joe Classic House vs South African House...need we say more? See details

SWS 21 - Esoteric Producers SpecialThu, 2016-01-28 16:20

There are music producers who shun celebrity and are quite reclusive and esoteric, Join DJ Isuru as he plays tunes from... See details

SWS 20 - Get Jazzy SpecialThu, 2016-01-21 16:16

20th SOAS Wednesday Session! Thank you to all the listeners for helping us get this far. Join DJ Isuru as he plays... See details

SOAS Radio Wednesay Sessions 19 - Garage SpecialThu, 2016-01-14 16:13

DJ Isuru plays some classic and overlooked UK garage tracks and a couple from the US. See details

SOAS Radio Wednesday Sessions 18 - Dub vs Dancehall SpecialThu, 2016-01-07 16:09

Join DJ Isuru as he takes you back to the days of Dub and Dancehall. Expect a soundclash featuring tracks from Wayne... See details

SOAS Radio Wednesday Sessions End of Year Special 2015Fri, 2015-12-18 18:31

SOAS Wednesday Sessions End of Year Special 2015 New Releases and Re-issues The SOAS Radio team play their best... See details

SOAS Radio Wednesday Sessions 17 - End of Year Special 2015Wed, 2015-12-16 16:01

New Releases and Re-issues The SOAS Radio team play their best tracks of 2015 and share their musical journeys of the... See details

SOAS Radio Wednesday Sessions 16: The Sea SpecialFri, 2015-12-04 16:15

SOAS Wednesday Sessions 16: The Sea Special Join DJ Isuru and Admiral Miia as they cast off and play songs about the... See details

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