04.13.2014

JACKS PICKS

2 songs that are 2 tight by Takeshi Terauchi & the Bunnys
by: jack l, wobc 
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04.09.2014

REMEMBERING FRANKIE KNUCKLES: Rest in Peace, Godfather Of House Music

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For anyone that has listened to any contemporary electronic dance music since

the early 1980’s until now (whether good, bad or neutral), you can almost certainly thank

Frankie Knuckles for developing the original sound of house music that has influenced

thousands of DJ’s worldwide since Knuckles began spinning at the now-defunct

“Warehouse” in Chicago in 1977.


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04.09.2014

OUTREACH PLAYLIST: SONGS TO HOLD YOU OVER UNTIL WOBC BLOCK PARTY

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WOBC OUTREACH WORKGROUP IS CURRENTLY PLANNING

THE 5TH ANNUAL WOBC BLOCK PARTY

APRIL 26th 


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04.07.2014

Pøp Picks 4/7/14

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‘things we thought were cool’ by various members of the POP! workgroup 2014:

Pure X – Angel

Some nice, quiet music from/for some nice, quiet boys. Sometimes, I hear a voice in my head say “turn down for what”? Turn down for this. The airbrushed full moon night inside of a melting heart on the album’s cover ain’t no joke –– Angel is a sugar-sweet ride through a tunnel of love. The album is far from sappy, though; more tender, and tasty, and super-enjoyable-sexy-great.

Stephen Malkmus & The Jicks – Wig Out at Jagbags

I want to know what/where a Jagbag is. I would totes wig out at one. This album, decorated simply with Edwardian Script and a succulent strawberry, is simply good fun. For those fans of one of the dopest bands of all time, Pavement, yr in luck. Ya boi Steve and his Jicks sound just like the good ol’ days Pavement.

Cloud Nothings – Here and Nowhere Else

So what if there are less obvious post-hardcore-y jams on this album? You gonna doubt this one because Steve Albini didn’t produce it? Well…doubt it all you want – but give it a few headphone-deep listens and Dylan Baldi’s songwriting will make you wish you actually played guitar for longer than 3 months when you were 14. With more Nirvana and Wipers-esque vibes than ever, HANE (what an acronym!) rlly kicks sum ass.

things we thought were wack:

Drake Bell – Ready Set Go

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Skaters – Manhattan

This urban-outfitters-core band go hard with their “we have our own zine and three of us wear baseball hats at all times-wave” but they’re signed to Warner Bros so their underground cred is officially null. the blog says “a site so filthy you will have to turn on safe search” but the only unsafe thing on here is their lame poser attitudes.  Not everyone agrees with our assessment—”Dorianiscool19″ gave their album a four star review on iTunes: ”so awesome lol. The whole album is pretty chill honestly having cool catchy beats and the lyrics flow quite nice through the whole album.”  Take a listen to this highly polarizing album yourself!

stay tuned for more pop pix!

hehe // pop@wobc.org

03.14.2014

Pop Picks 3/14/14

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Once again this is POP! workgroup coming at ya with a new half-semester’s worth of albums and EPs we added to the station’s collection. You can find these CDs on our New Pop Shelf in the broadcast room facing the couch! Feel free to take a gander and play them on your show (but please put them back!) : – ) Pop workgroup meets every Monday and Thursday evening at 9pm in the station – stop by if you’re lonely and wanna see some smiles. Here are some highlights:

Angel Olsen – Burn Your Fire For No Witness

Dum Dum Girls – Too True

Mogwai – Rave Tapes

Holy Wave – Relax

David Grubbs – The Plain Where The Palace Stood

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Ivan Krasnov & Asher Kaplan

Pop 2014

03.05.2014

STAFF PICKS I

We all picked a song just for you! In order of when each staff member emailed back from soonest to latest:

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Copyright: Sage Schmett (Her amazing Nail collection)

Sophie (News): Bobby Womack (Feat. Lana Del Rey) – Dayglo Reflection

Rebecca (International): The Ra Band – Messages from the Stars

Ivan (Pop): Drive Like Jehu – Luau

Emma (Outreach): Junior Byles – Curly Locks

Alison (Music Director): Patricia (Feat. Jahiliyya Fields) – Inhalants

Joey (Operations): Michel’le – Something in my Heart

Michael (Station Manager): Lorelle Meets the Obsolete – The December Riots

Jack (Treasurer): Mina Mazzini – Se Telefonando

Asher (Pop): Rich Homie Quan – Type of Way

Nick (Enginner/Some Punk): La Misma – Saudade

Max (Outreach): Bonnie ‘Prince’ Billy -Knockturne

Zoe (Talk/PA): Ted Lucas – Plain and Sane and Simple Melody

Charles (Studio B): Guerilla Toss – Kicked Back Into the Crypt

Sivan (Vinyl): Robert Ashley – Automatic Writing

Charles (Freeform): Mohn – Evertplatz 2000

Will (Electronic): DJ Rush – Dance Mania

Arianne (Hip-Hop): K. Michelle – Can’t Raise a Man

 

12.10.2013

Who is DJ Spanish Fly?

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Danny Brown + DJ Spanish Fly

Friday the 13th – 12/13/13

10 PM @ The ‘Sco

Dj Spanish Fly didn’t invent gangster rap, but when you go back to the early 80′s and double-check who was pumping 808′s MAD GRIMeY and whose flow was MAD SLoW, he’s at the top of the list. Most well-known for his association with Three 6 Mafia, Spanish Fly’s style has remained the same over time, unstifled by changing fads. His rhymes are creepy, smooth, stoned slow and sly. Spanish Fly still has a slot on Memphis’s Hot 107.1 , recently released a new mixtape and has started touring in various cities across the country.

RBMA:Yeah it seems like that kind of Memphis energy has spread a lot over the past two decades.

SPANISH FLY:Yeah, all over the world, and that’s what I be proud about. I’ll be sitting back laughing every time I hear Drumma [Boy] do something with Drake or [DJ] Paul [of Three 6 Mafia] do something or [Yo] Gotti do something, because it’s just an accomplishment, man. (RBMA)

SPFlyMainWanna win a pair of tickets to see DJ Spanish Fly open for Danny Brown? Olivia S.’s show “We are Floating in Space” will give away a pair at Thursday at 5 AM. Here is what Olivia says about Dj Spanish Fly:

“DJ Spanish Fly reminds me of one of the first friends I made in high school…we would always listen to music together; we both liked music from the south, though I was more into Southern rock/blues while he liked Southern hip hop.  There were artists I knew like Lil Jon and Organized Noize, but I remember him also playing stuff I hadn’t heard before at the time like DJ Spanish Fly…for whatever especially loved the obscure track “Alright” off the A.B.C.D.E. album, and I couldn’t help but think back to that and smile when I heard about the show this Friday.  I’ve since explored more by DJ Spanish fly and can appreciate the simplicity and directness of his music/have much respect for the influence that he had on a lot of the hip hop coming out of Memphis during the 80s-90s.  ”

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