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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. 

This Week on WXYC
Friday, November 13, 2015

Hi everyone,
Happy Friday! I dunno about you, but I’m looking forward to a chill weekend. And good news: there’s lots of cool programming coming up on WXYC this week to help kick back and relax…..
Tonight at 9pm on the Inside Track, tune in to hear Testimony by Letta, the LA grime producer's debut album. True to the general tenets of grime, this album features loosely structured beats over lurching bass and ambiance. Clicks, disembodied vocal samples, and reversed drum sounds abound.
On tonight's New Science Experience, WXYC alum and Nightlight staple Karina S will be gracing our decks for two hours of house and disco classics. Tune in from 10pm to midnight to get your Friday night groove thing going!
This Sunday on Orange County Special, 11am to 1pm, we’ll be listening to music by Native American artists. We’ll start off with some field recordings and then move into some more contemporary Native American folk and folk rock to explore this oft overlooked genre of American folk.
Because of New Orleans musician Allen Toussaint's death this past Tuesday, November 10th, we'll be featuring his 1975 album Southern Nights on Hell or High Water, Sunday from 1 to 2pm, as well as discussing his contributions to R&B, funk, blues, jazz, and more. RIP 1938-2015.
Tune in to Broken Music this Sunday at 2pm to hear an hour-long homage to the experimental electronic recordings of the late Swedish composer Sven-Erik Back. Known primarily for his more mainstream compositions for orchestra and film, Back was one of the most prominent Scandinavian composers of his generation to dabble with avant-garde electronic compositions, recordings that ranged from minimalist sonic landscapes to more abrasive and noisier efforts. 
This week on Sports Rap, Sunday from 9 to 10pm, Diego and Femi will undergo an in-depth analysis in hopes of discovering whether Stephen Curry is human or not. The boys will also cover the implications of Marcus Paige’s injury and talk about the University of Missouri football team strike.
And tune in to the Outside Track on Monday at 9pm to hear We Are Not The First by Hieroglyphic Being & J.I.T.U. Ahn-Sahm-Buhl. A collaboration between left-field abstract techno producer Hieroglyphic Being (aka Jamal Moss), Greg Fox (of Liturgy, Zs, Guardian Alien), Daniel Carter (NY sax player), Shelly Hirsch, and many more experimental jazz musicians. Although Moss has been in the techno scene for decades, this is his first attempt at directing a larger ensemble. As a group full of vets in their respective genres, each artist brings different influences to the table for an album full of satisfying interplay and juxtaposition.