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This Week on WXYC
Friday, April 22, 2016

Hey everyone,
 
There’s a ton of radio goodness coming your way this week! Here are some of the exciting shows you can expect to hear on WXYC:
 
On tonight’s Inside Track at 9pm, tune in for Qingxi, the latest release from DJ Sun. This collection of downtempo and midtempo house music explores DJ Sun's Asian heritage, telling the story of his ancestors' experiences as slaves in Qingxi in the mid 19th century.
 
Tonight's New Science Experience will be a continuation of the NSE Technician Showcase. The Technician Showcase is the culmination of the newly minted NSE Technician Training program led by NSE coordinators earlier last month. The show coordinators worked with 15 WXYC DJs to show them how to use our fancy industry-standard club DJing equipment. They'll be taking over the NSE airwaves through the end of the month demonstrating their new skills.Tonight we'll hear sets from Earl, Tamara, and Chloe. Check it out from 10pm to midnight!
 
This month WXYC Reports has teamed up with Herban Garden, a Hope Gardens initiative which uses food cultivation to nurture and inspire local youth. We will be exploring the history and contemporary spaces of black farming in the US, as well as discussing how Herban Garden is seeking to foster the growth of community supported agriculture through their presence in Chapel Hill. Tune in this Sunday at 5pm!
 
And for Monday’s Outside Track, tune in at 9pm to hear a new collaboration between three Norwegian musical entities: guitarist/composer Kim Myhr, vocalist Jenny Hval, and the Trondheim Jazz Orchestra. A combination of improvisation and arranged forms, every piece seems to be sculpted out of multiple instances of sonic expansion and contraction, existing in a constant, deliberate dichotomy of movement. This stuff is beautiful and intense!
 

This Week on WXYC
Friday, April 15, 2016

Hey everyone,
 
I have just a few updates for you on WXYC’s programming this week. Take a look:
 
Tonight at 9pm, the Inside Track will feature Sort By Dragging, the latest release from Bremen, Germany based electronic musician Ulli Bowmans. Allegedly inspired by Fritz Lang's Metropolis, these dark and gloomy ambient soundscapes capture the industrial despair and listlessness of the laborers working in the smoky depths of Metropolis. This is a face-dive into a digital abyss and there's enough electro-gloom on here for everyone!
 
On tonight's New Science Experience we will be continuing our NSE Technician Showcase. The Technician Showcase is the culmination of our newly minted NSE Technician Training program led by NSE coordinators earlier last month. We worked with 15 WXYC DJs to show them how to use our fancy industry-standard club DJing equipment. They'll be taking over the NSE airwaves through the end of the month demonstrating their new skills. Tonight we'll hear sets from Kevin R, Katie H, and Sufi N. Check it out from 10pm to midnight!
 
Every Sunday, from 1 to 2pm, join us in exploring the traditions of the American South on Hell or High Water! This hour features music from the shelves of UNC's renowned Southern Folklife Collection, one of the nation's most illustrious archival resources for American folk music and culture. A WXYC DJ will put everything in its context throughout the show, letting you know where we are, where we've been, and who's been there.
 
And tune in Monday at 9pm for the Outside Track, featuring a reissue of the 1974 self-titled debut from Batsumi, a South African group fusing American jazz and traditional musics (most tracks have parenthetical references to specific groups, like "Xhosa African Jazz"). This album shows some of the compositional left turns they take -- they're not afraid to throw in a drum and mouth harp duet or quote Beethoven -- but it also features tons of great melodies from a warm inviting pallet of flute, rhythmic acoustic guitar, hand percussion, and upright bass. It's inviting, melodic, and sounds about as fun to make as it is to listen to.