Return to the Attic (Reggae Mix): February 11, 1998

May 3, 2018 – 1:41 pm

This is a 90-minute reggae mix from a part of “Return to the Attic,” the 3-hour show I hosted my senior year of college.

DJ Q and Chevy seem to be in the studio.

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Level the Vibes: December 4, 1995

April 29, 2018 – 7:30 pm

The last episode of the Fall 1995 semester.

Rob T and Jason join me in the studio.

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Level the Vibes: October 9, 1995

April 24, 2018 – 10:20 am

This was the debut edition of Level the Vibes, my reggae radio show on college station WMWC. This is from shortly before fall break of my sophomore year, so I’m guessing that someone abandoned their slot and I was granted an extra show from 6-9pm on Monday nights (I was already hosting The Jazz Corner). I recorded this one on my computer via the newly-installed radiating FM cable that the station put in over the previous summer. Interestingly, the recording ends up sounding like an AM broadcast. Not exactly clean, but oh well.

Lots of great cart-based ads and station IDs on this episode that don’t exist on my other compilations of such things.

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Flush 39

April 4, 2018 – 7:48 pm

Flush had a series of tapes recorded in the mid-80s labeled simply with a number. This one is number 39 in that set. Lots of dopeness here, including a live L.L. set (not sure where it’s from). Also digging Pretty Ricky & Boo Ski’s “It’s Mine” (obviously, an answer record to T La Rock’s “It’s Yours”).

Most of these recordings likely came from Power 99 or WDAS in Philly and feature early hip-hop.

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Flush 38

April 4, 2018 – 7:47 pm

Flush had a series of tapes recorded in the mid-80s labeled simply with a number. This one is number 38 in that set. Early on in side A starts a wicked sampler-based mix by Jeff Mills featuring LL, the B Boys, heavy UTFO/Big Beat breaks, Run-DMC, and more. It’s super dope and I can imagine going nuts for this back in ’85. This mix is one of the best things I’ve found on the Flush tapes so far.

Most of these recordings likely came from Power 99 or WDAS in Philly and feature early hip-hop.

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(See more in the DJ Flush Collection.)