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This Week on WXYC
Friday, September 23, 2016

Hey all,
This is what's happening this week at XYC, take a peek:
 
On Tonight's Inside Track, NC label New Body Tapes brings us Our Shadows Will Walk the latest release from Belgian dark techno producer Damaskin. Get ready for classic, trance-like repetitive bangers followed by longform dark ambiance.
 
Tune in to NSE this Friday for a carniverous night of bangin’ ballroom, footwork, and outsider house from the plush and very cute DJ Webkinz of Baltimore, MD. You’ll hear from the likes of Le1f’s producer LSDXOXO, morsels from 1080p’s roster including Body-San, J Albert, and Mongo Skato as well as some footwork up-and-comers (DJ Earl, Kush Jones, DJ Manny, Cakedog and DJ Chap), and some DJ Rashad (R.I.P) deep cuts. 
 
This fall on Hell or High Water, we are taking a close look at artists and bands who either had a connection to or a strong influence on North Carolina's (both historical and modern) music industry and culture, highlighting both our state's well known personalities and hidden gems. Tune in this Sunday for the sweet blues from the famous guitarist, singer and North Carolina native, Etta Baker.
 
On Monday's Outside Track we'll be playing the recently issued recording of Julius Eastman's Femenine. Facing prejudice as a black gay man and for the confrontational nature of his performances, he was largely forgotten at the time of his death. Fortunately, there has been a recent growing interest in his work and with that comes this recently discovered performance from 1974. Femenine is a triumph of minimalism, featuring a repeated motif of mallet percussion and bells that extend through the entire piece and slowly shifting, improvisational lines from piano, woodwinds, and synthesizer.  

This Week on WXYC
Friday, August 12, 2016

Take a peek at what's cooking this week:
 
Tonight's Inside Track features Fallen, the new record by Steven Julien (aka Funkin Even). It's a bare bones release that's both simple and expansive, jazzy and starry-eyed. It's title references fallen angels, and follows that progression, beginning with utopic sounds and ending in the dark of night.
 
Check out the New Science Experience hosted by DJ Harmony M at 10pm tonight to get down to some beat-oriented trax from the future.
 
Tune in to the Backyard BBQ this Sunday at 8pm for a special one hour block of local music.
 
On Monday's Outside Track, WXYC staple Khun Narin Electric Phin Band is back with II – a record that maintains the relaxed yet propulsive improvisational nature of their original. The style of this music is called phin prayuk, referring to a traditional Thai instrument called a phin that is a 3 string lute that has been electrified and customized with some Fender pickups. It can warmly surround and envelop whatever activity, thought, or feeling you are having at the moment or invite you to lose yourself in focus in the interplay of continuously evolving rhythmic patterns and melodies.