Hope the holiday has been treating you well! I have just a brief update on WXYC’s programming for this upcoming week. Check it out:
The Inside Track, tonight at 9pm, will feature the 4th solo LP of Damon G. Riddick. As Dam-Funk, Riddick seeks a new beginning, an evolutionary leap in consciousness and in the message of funk itself. Expect sun-kissed, Tony Cook-style funk/disco fusion that’s achieved low Earth orbit and is beginning to mutate, featuring a stacked lineup of collaborators.
On tonight's New Science Experience, resident DJ HI_MOM will be killing it from 10pm to midnight. Expect some off-kilter dance floor weirdness, k-pop, and bangin' hip hop.
On Broken Music, this Sunday from 2 to 3pm, host George G will feature an exploration of the No Wave music scene. In defiance of the glam age and also of punk, No Wave artists tried to create music that was separate from traditional song structure, guitar/bass/drums instrumentation, and the escapism of rock and pop. The resulting recordings are often highly chaotic, cathartic, and beautiful.
This month WXYC Reports wraps up their series on Taboos by taking on the internet. Join us as we probe uncomfortable questions of existence and spirituality unique to our morphing relationship with developing technologies. Tune in Sunday from 5 to 6pm!
And Monday at 9pm, on the Outside Track, we'll be hearing a recently reissued album from Mariah, a project of Yasuaki Shimizu. Funky synth lines; drum programming; saxophone; harp; lyrics in Japanese and Armenian - this album inhabits a patchwork psychedelic candyland.