12.29.2013

Winter Term Show Applications Are LIVE

Friends,

If you are in the area this January, consider applying for a Winter Term show. It’s a great opportunity to have a show if you’ve never had one before, or to experiment with a theme you’d be too afraid to try during the school year. You can access the application here. Questions? Contact WT managers Zoë and Matan at owobc@oberlin.edu.

 

Here are some important dates:

11:59 pm, January 7: applications due

6pm January 9: schedule up outside the station

January 10: all-station meeting (time and place TBD)

8am January 11: programming begins

 

 

12.19.2013

2013: WOBC Staff’s Top Five Lists

I asked the staff to make a top five list of anything music-related in 2013; some DJs were more ‘creative’ than others:

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Nick, Engineer, punk director

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Note: pic taken before nick made KG smle

1. making kim gordon smile one time 

2. making masami akita (merzbow) smile one time

3. novice,  LFSB: 002

4. summer 2013

5. wildboy live set in hark 312

Top Five Albums of 2013
Liam: Traffic Director    

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1. Double Cup–(DJ Rashad/DJ Spinn)

2. Settle–(Disclosure)

3. Send A Prayer EP–(Motor City Drum Ensemble)

4. Boat Party–(Kyle Hall)

5. Caramel–(Connan Mockasin)

Top 5 New Music
Sivan: Vinyl Director  

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1. Greg Stuart & Michael Pisaro – Closed Categories in Cartesian Worlds

Julia Holter – Loud City Song

3. Greg Stuart & Joe Panzner – Dystonia Duos

4. Greg Stuart & Antoine Beuger – Sixteen Stanzas on Stillness and Music Unheard

5. Tom Johnson & Samuel Vriezen – The Chord Catalogue; Within Fourths/Within Fifths

“I don’t listen to enough new music, but I do listen to a lot of New Music, i.e. contemporary classical music, which doesn’t usually take its form in albums. Here’s a small collection of what has, though. Greg Stuart is a wonderful percussionist who had an extremely productive year, performing works by Michael Pisaro and Antoine Beuger and collaborating with electronic artist Joe Panzner. He and Panzner will be in Oberlin in March performing their own music and a (different) piece by Pisaro. Julia Holter is now more firmly in the “pop” world, but she studied composition with Pisaro. Her newest album is, this is not really a hyperbole, indescribably good. Her background shows, but only in a good way. Finally, a recording that actually matters of an “old” classical piece (on the label founded by Beuger) – Samuel Vriezen performs Tom Johnson’s 1986 piece “The Chord Catalogue,” which systematically presents every possible chord within a single octave at lightning fast speed.”

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Aria: co-Promo

download (1) 1. “Let it Go” – A$AP Ferg — first track on an all around great album, Ferg’s v recent Trap Lord

2. “Dark Horse” – Katy Perry, Juicy J — better than ur thinking it’ll be, trust

3. “Play” – David Banner — nasty

4. Female$ Welcomed – Trinidad James — a nice gesture

5. Splash Waterfalls – Ludacris — ya

Top Five Albums
Chuck: Freeform Director

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1.  Stephan Mathieu-   The Falling Rocket   (dekorder records)

2. Pinkcourtesyphone-  Foley Folley Follo   (boomkat)

3. Novi Sad-   Neuroplanets   (subrosa)

4. Mind Over Mirrors-  When The Rest Are Up At Four  (immune)

5. Roly Porter-  Life Cycle Of A Massive Star  (subtext)

Top five hip-hop of 2013
Cornell: hip-hop
 

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1. Yeezus- Kanye West

2. OLD- Danny Brown

3. My Name is my Name- Pusha T

4. The Night’s Gambit- Ka

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5. Doris- Earl

5. Tape 2- Young Fathers

5.Indigoism- The Underachievers

5.Nostalgic 64- Denzel Curry

Top Five Albums (in no order)
Max: co-Outreach Director

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Autre Ne Veut – Anxiety

Speedy Ortiz – Major Arcana

Jai Paul – demos

Kanye West – Yeezus

My Bloody Valentine – mbv

beautiful music/beautiful ladies 2013
Ali Post: Program Director

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Valerie June, Somebody to Love

Courtney Barnett, Avant Gardener

Angel Olsen, Forgiven/Forgotten 

Laura Mvula, Make Me Lovely

Jessy Lanza (covering Phyllis Nelson), Move Closer 

(okay some of these r mixtapes but whatevz)
Eve P-S: Co-Promo

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5. DANNY BROWN – OLD

4. DRAKE – NOTHING WAS THE SAME

3. KELELA – CUT 4 ME

2. DENZEL CURRY – N64

1. KANYE WEST – YEEZUS

(rly into hip-hop what can i say)

the top 5 worst dance song titles of 2013 
will: electronic director

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5) Joy Orbison – Big Room Tech House DJ Tool – TIP! (Nonplus) 

4) Sally Shapiro – This City’s Local Italo DJ Has A Crush On Me (Paper Bag Records) 

3) InnerShades – Nina At The Boiler Room (Creme Organization) 

2) Twinpeaks - Not That Tech House DJ Tool Dropped by Paris Hilton You Were Searching For (Local Talk Records) 

1) Four Tet - The Track I’ve Been Playing That People Keep Asking About And That Joy Used In His RA Mix And Daphni Played On Boiler Room (Text Records) 

Top 5 sickest dance records of 2013 that I forgot to buy and are now prohibitively expensive
will: electronic director

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1) Various – NDTL Special Edition 2013 (Wild Oats Music)

Slept through the event that the Wild Oats guys were selling this record at… best Kyle Hall tune ever pressed IMO

2) Greg Beato – Apron EP (Apron Records)

3) Stephan Encinas – Disco Illusion (Invisible City Edition)

(arguably) one of the rarest disco records ever got repressed this year / already $100+

4) Willie Burns – Overlord EP (Trilogy Tapes)

5) Kowton – F U All The Time (White Label)

five music things i am so excited about
alison: music director

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1. perfect p*ssy 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Er2-ujXSpw8

2. profligate

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yhp4tS4YEug

3. russian tsarlag

https://soundcloud.com/not-not-fun-1/midnight-at-marys-house

4. the container video by lsdc

https://soundcloud.com/gentledefect/container-saturated

5. people playing music that were hesitant to but now do it and feel good about it

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five must-watch vids that describe my 2013
alison: music director

5 songs that I like
jack: treasurer

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MAAL – THE OOKIE

Martha Wash – Now That You’re Gone

L.W.H. ft. Main Attrakionz – Draco Jr. 
Three 6 Mafia – Late Night Tip
2NE1 – It Hurts

my top five (in no order)
Michael: station manager

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1. sunbather – deafheaven

2. no regerts – chastity belt

3. zula – this hopeful

4. tim hecker – virgins

5. drake – nothing was the same

Thanks for a great year!!!! WE LOVE ALL OUR LISTENERS!

12.12.2013

//WOBC Featured on MTVU’s College Radio Countdown

WOBC was recently featured on MTU’s College Radio Countdown. The Board was asked to prepare a 1 minute video and a 10-song playlist that represented an aspect of the station. The Board took this request and created a super-weird response.

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Check it out here: WOBC ON MTVU

Get More:
www.mtvu.com

Special thanks to Sophie H. and Casey S. for working overtime to make this beauty and to Meg + MTVU for thinkin of us :)

12.11.2013

WOBC-LFSB 008: Reformer

Proud to Present the 8th installment of Live From Studio B- Reformer!!

Reformer is Mj Robinson, Zakk Bluford, Jamie Helmsworth, Alison Kozol and Michael Stenovec!

Check it out! They were a pleasure to have in the studio and sounded amazing!

 

 

Check out the bandcamp too!

wobclfsb.bandcamp.com

 

Keep listening! Fatalists up this Sunday at 1PM!

12.10.2013

Fall Programming ends Sunday, Dec 15 @ 1 pm

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Fall programming will end this sunday, December 15, at 1 pm. For reading period and exam period, we will have interim programming from monday Dec 16 – friday Dec 19. We will post a schedule on the WOBC door for interim (every day 10 am – 10 pm), and you can sign up for time slots there. Thanks for a great semester!!!!
Keep your eye out for updates from winter term station managers Zoe Glaser and Matan Zeimer to apply for  a show for the month of january.
email pd@wobc.org with questions

p.s. wobc celebrity pic ——– thoughts?

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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Dj Spanish Fly’s Facebook Page

Dj Spanish Fly’s Soundcloud

12.09.2013

SHOW OF THE WEEK: FA L’AMERICANO

 

 

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 Katherine H.’s show is SO GOOD. LISTEN TO IT:

what/when is your show? 

Fa L’Americano, Thursdays 9-10 AM. 

The name means “you wanna be American” in the Neapolitan dialect of Italian. It comes from a 50s Neapolitan pop song of the same name. As far as Italian music goes, I like to play 60s bubblegum pop w/ background dancers, anti-war political songs, 70s giallo/horror film soundtracks, spaghetti Western soundtracks, 80s synth pop, Italian takes on dream pop and shoegaze, and Italo-Disco. I also play American music that’s somehow relevant to Italy, like songs about lasagna and pizza, or Ella Fitzgerald performances in Rome. I get a lot of suggestions from my Italian friends that I met over the summer, but I also find a lot of the music on my own.
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what animal do you think your show is most like?

A pig – a roasted pig. Every culture has their own version of roast pig. In Italy they call it porchetta, and it’s smothered in herbs and the skin gets so crunchy you could break a tooth on it. In America we call it pulled pork. Commonalities between cultures, such as our shared love for slowly roasted pig, is what brings people together.

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instead of “i’ll be there for you”, what song would you pick for the opening credits of the tv show “Friends”

My Little Airport – Leo, Are You Still Jumping Out Of Windows In Expensive Clothes?

who do you wish could listen to your show — dead or alive?

My 70-something-year-old Italian host mom, Flavia, but she doesn’t have Internet at home.

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best concert you’ve been to?

Mirah at the Cat last fall – I took a picture with her and got her autograph! If only she could have brought Thao Nguyen with her, I think I would have been the happiest person in the world. Oh, but I also saw Brian Blade/Christian McBride/Chick Corea performing together in Finney in fall 2010, and I got to meet all three of them. So I think that was better.

sample playlist:

Franco Battiato – Summer on a Solitary Beach

Fausto Leali – A Chi (I first heard this song in the film La meglio gioventu - highly recommended – but check out this video for the backup dancers that have absolutely no rhythm at all)

Roberta Mazzoni – Bugiardo (Girlfriend and her lying ex-boy go sailing while giving each other the side-eye.)

 

Fred Buscaglione – Guarda che luna (classic 50s pop)

Fabio Frizzi – Sequence 8 Theme from Zombi 2 (classic 70s horror movie music)

Luciano Cilio – Primo quadro della conoscenza (This album as a whole is one of the best pieces of modern composition I know – unfortunately, Cilio committed suicide in 1983, leaving behind only a single album.)

Goblin – Theme from Profondo Rosso (prog-rock horror film soundtrack)

Brian Ice – Talking to the Night

Max-Him – Lady Fantasy

Amin-Peck – Girls On Me

General Decay – Pyramid

Baby’s Gang ft. Boney M – Happy Song

Ryan Paris – Dolce Vita (This one wins it all.)

 Wanna nominate someone for show of the week? email: music@wobc.org