Trancelike State 029703 – Stardate 79.72.20

April 18, 2016 – 4:35 pm

Here’s the fourth in the Trancelike State series (others), my electronica mix show from college. Tracklist after the jump.

(As a reminder to explain my goofy show titling/dating convension: the episode number of 029703 can be translated pretty simply: February 1997, third mix of the month. The “star date” was just my stupid way of designating specifically when the mix was done by writing the date backwards (so 79.72.20 is February 27, 1997).

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Trancelike State 029702 – Stardate 79.02.20

April 7, 2016 – 10:28 pm

Here’s the third in the Trancelike State series (others), my electronica mix show from college. Tracklist after the jump.

(As a reminder to explain my goofy show titling/dating convension: the episode number of 029702 can be translated pretty simply: February 1997, second mix of the month. The “star date” was just my stupid way of designating specifically when the mix was done by writing the date backwards (so 79.02.20 is February 20, 1997).

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Hip-Hop Quarterly: Fall 1994

March 26, 2016 – 5:47 pm

It’s pretty much always audio around these parts, but today I wanted to share an old newsletter from the archives. I don’t know how many issues of this newsletter ultimately came out, but it’s possible this was the only one. What makes this one interesting is that it was published by Marcus A. Thompson, founding member of Timex Social Club. There’s also an insert ad for the world’s first hip-hop database, featuring a list of “over 4000 phrases of more than 75 groups […] to assist DJ’s, Producers and Artists with finding suitable phrases from other songs to scratch or sample.” You can tell this is a hip-hop newsletter because it features shout-outs, the first in the list to “God.”

I enjoyed the piece on how to use a VHS machine in place of a DAT recorder. Always wondered how that worked and never tried it out…

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Level the Vibes: January 1996

March 26, 2016 – 5:25 pm

I was pretty obsessive about labeling my college radio shows, but this particular one I never got around to labeling. The episode of “Level the Vibes,” my reggae show, is from the “second semester. Based on the new music I played, I can say with some surety that this is from January 1996.

Playlist after the jump.

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Sounds from the Attic: October 18, 1994 (premiere episode)

March 22, 2016 – 8:55 am

Growing up, I always wanted to DJ on the radio, so when I had a chance to do so at college, I jumped on it immediately. This episode is the first episode I DJed during my freshman year at Mary Washington College on 540 AM WMWC. I had an upperclass co-host for the first half of the year (hi, Matt!) who had a pretty different musical sensibility, but we complimented each other relatively well, I suppose.

It was clearly my first show as I sounded nervous, flubbed some mixes, and forgot to turn Matt’s mic on during our first airbreak. I even get the name of the show wrong at one point.

(Also, it always struck me as funny that the last track from the previous DJ leading into my first show was Kid Rock’s “Balls In Your Mouth” when he was in his full Esham mode.)

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