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This Week on WXYC
Friday, January 13, 2017

Hi all,
 
Here's what we have coming up this week:
 
Tonight's Inside Track will be the new record from SW. (aka Stefan Wust), Sued 15, the first full length LP for the label he co-runs with Sven Rieger. Wust creates subtle house filled with breakbeats and loops of organic percussion amid a sea of ambient synthesizers and shimmering cymbals. Over the course of its eleven untitled tracks, Wust explores a variety of moods and intensities, from floating explorations with the low end completely sucked out of them to driving and club-ready groovers, all while maintaining a strong atmospheric and emotional quality.
 
Monday's Outside Track is a victory lap for WXYC's favorite album of 2016 as voted by our DJ body: Solange's A Seat at the Table. It's an album both personal and political, discussing race and justice through the lens of her own family's history. These themes are developed through a series of psychedelic R&B instrumentals that look to the ideas and sounds of the 60's and 70's while still sounding modern and transcending homage or backwards-facing pastiche. We definitely weren't the only people who enjoyed this album, but it's for good reason that it showed up on a lot of our year-end lists. Whether you've heard it or not, Monday's a great chance to celebrate this record.

This Week on WXYC
Friday, January 6, 2017

Hi everyone,
 
Here's what we have going on this week:
 
Tonight's Inside Track is a cosmic journey brought to you by Deepblack co-founder Aybee and his new album The Odyssey. Although a somewhat more conventionally structured than some of his previous work, The Odyssey delivers a selection of oddball house tracks that move without ever quite settling into a four on the floor pattern. If interplanetary music is your thing, strap in and enjoy the ride.
 
This week's New Science Experience features Chapel Hill based musician and NSE vet Matt Stevenson doing a hardware set followed by an hour of DJing. Expect minimal techno jams ready for the dance floor, and check out his release Infrastructure which we rotated last fall to get yourself psyched up.
 
Contemplate (what's left of) the snow for Monday's Outside Track with the electro-acoustic wonderland of Mary Lattimore & Jeff Zeigler's Music Inspired by Philippe Garrel’s Le Révélateur. This collaboration between harpist (Lattimore) and multi-instrumentalist (Zeigler) originated as a live score to the 1968 silent film and has since been tweaked and adapted over the last few years. It's a mix of wandering, whimsy-laden harp, synth & multilayered acoustics, and distorted noise. It's as equally suited to score an abstract French film as it is a cold Monday night.