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Thursday, July 20, 2017

Join host Gabby B for tonight's Thursday Night Feature on Soulection at 9 PM. After beginning life as a college radio show on KBeach radio in Long Beach near LA, Soulection has grown into a multimedia platform with global reach. A self-described "record label, radio show and niche collective of creative music makers and programmers worldwide," Soulection now has a radio show on London's rinse.FM and uses social media and apps to spread their music, art, and style.
 
Soulection is less interested in adhering to particular genres or cultivating a cohesive "sound" than they are dedicated to finding and promoting "the sound of tomorrow." Their mission is to foster "community, discovery, transparency, DIY growth and the artistry of music."

We'll take a tour through the Soulection catalog, starting with some faves like Sango, Goldlink, Lakim and Taku. Expect also to hear some Evil Needle, Iamnobodi and plenty of others from Soulection's expansive discography.
 
This Sunday at 1 PM on Hell or High Water, DJ Monty Morris explores some of the deep soul and warm funk of the Memphis Sound. Led by Hi Records and Stax Records, Memphis, Tennessee labels put out some of the best American music of the 1960s and 1970s. We'll hear some of the hits and more obscure gems from Stax subsidiaries (Volt, Enterprise) and more regional labels like Goldwax and Pepper.
 
This week on Sports Rap, we’ll be talking about the nerd’s sport: marching band. Tune in this Sunday from 9-10pm to learn a little more about that thing you thought was lame in high school, hear about that one time at band camp, and listen to us discuss the athletic merit of marching band and determine whether or not it deserves to be recognized as part of the sports world.

This Week on WXYC
Sunday, July 16, 2017

This Sunday at 2 PM, Broken Music features a recently unearthed missive by the late Tony Conrad. Ten Years Alive on the Infinite Plain is one of Conrad's earliest pieces, a uniquely throbbing piece for violin and other instruments of his own design. This document captures the 1972 premiere performance of the piece, with Conrad sawing away on violin while Rhys Chatham listens intently and offers counterpoint glissandos on Conrad's Long String Drone and Laurie Spiegel joins them in the lower register. Conrad returned to the piece many times, adapting it for various ensembles and using it as the skeleton to his solo performances during his later years. The immersive works ranks alongside Four Violins and his recording with Faust as one of his most pivotal works.
 
Monday's Outside Track will feature Maison Rose, the final 1977 LP by French experimental folk artist Emmanuelle Parrenin.  Reissue notes situate her style of ethereal, mindwormy folk somewhere between the delicacy of Linda Perhacs and formal boldness of Brigitte Fontaine. Tune in to hear mind-bending drum machine experiments, siren vocals, and washes of gorgeous ambience.