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This Week on WXYC
Saturday, November 28, 2015

Hey everyone,
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.

This Week on WXYC
Friday, November 20, 2015

Hope everyone’s been having a great Friday and is getting pumped for tonight’s 2000s Dance, hosted by WXYC at the Underground in Chapel Hill! In addition to that, here are some other exciting things WXYC will be sending your way this weekend and beyond:
Tune in to the Inside Track tonight at 9pm to hear the haunting new album from Hyperdub boss and dubstep/grime frontrunner, Kode9. Nothing is a rewarding listen for fans of the Hyperdub label.
Tonight’s New Science Experience will feature two hours of deep and dark ambient techno weirdness from Beto Terwilliger. Tune in from 10pm to midnight for sounds to soothe your soul.
Tune in to this weekend’s Orange County Special, Sunday 11am to 1pm, for the usual eclectic mix of folk music!
This week on Hell or High Water, we'll be featuring performances from the Newport Folk Festival in 1964, the year before Bob Dylan went electric. The show will feature both popular folk artists of the time as well as lesser-known musicians. We'll discuss Pete Seeger's vision and goals in orchestrating the festival, as well. Tune in from 1 to 2pm on Sunday!
This week on Sports Rap, Diego and Femi will talk the firing of Kevin McHale. Also, are the Kings about to employ the first female coach in league history? Who’s gonna beat the Warriors? You can catch discussion of these questions and much, much more, this Sunday from 9 to 10pm.
And Monday at 9pm, the Outside Track will feature the album Frailty from Boston noise/dark ambient/power electronics artist Lex Russo aka Vehement Caress. Moving away from the more restrained nature of his previous works, this release features harsh but meditative modular synth pieces. Lex's approach to noise seems to be coming from a metal background, and you get a sense of that here.