Sunday Special

Sunday 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Every Sunday is a different special. The Sunday Special gives WREK’s DJs some time to use their imaginations and do a little experimentation. Sometimes Sunday Specials focus on a specific genre that we don’t cover in depth here at WREK. Sometimes we highlight a particular artist. It is always exciting. Tune in to hear our DJ’s favorite music.

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Sunday Special: 9-0 Life&Times

Below is the playlist for this week’s Sunday Special, which featured socially conscious and jazz-inflected hip-hop of the 1990s and 2010s.

The Scott-Heron Set
Gil Scott-Heron / “Message to the Messengers” /
Spirits / 1994
Gil Scott-Heron / “I’ll Take Care of You” /
I’m New Here / 2010
Drake, ft. Rihanna / “Take Care” /
Take Care / 2011

The Long Breath Set
Logic / “Under Pressure” / Under Pressure / 2014
Ms. Lauryn Hill / “Superstar” /
The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill / 1998

The Message Set Part I
Queen Latifah / “U.N.I.T.Y.” / Black Reign / 1993

Lupe Fiasco / “Around My Way (Freedom Ain’t Free)” / Food & Liquor II (The Great American Rap Album Pt. 1 / 2012

The Message Set Part II
J. Cole / “Love Yourz” /
2014 Forest Hills Drive / 2014
Ice Cube & Common / “Real People” /
Barbershershop The New City / 2016
Par. / “Mumbai II” /
Dot in the City / 2016

The Education Set
Jungle Brothers / “Acknowledge Your Own History” / Done by the Forces of Nature / 1989
The Fugees / “Vocab” /
Blunted on Reality / 1994
Mos Def / “Mathematics” /
Black on Both Sides / 1999

The Jazz Set
De La Soul, ft. Maceo Parker / “I Be Blowin’” / Buhloone Mindstate / 1993
Digable Planets, “Rebirth of Slick (Cool like Dat),” Reachin’ (A Refutation of Time and Space) / 1993
Neneh Cherry, ft. Guru / “Sassy” /
Homebrew / 1992
Common / “The People” / Finding Forever / 2007

R.I.P. Phife Dawg
A Tribe Called Quest / “Can I Kick It?” / People’s Instinctive Travels and the Paths of Rhythm / 2015

Dot in the City Single
Par., ft. Nineesha / “See Her Dance” /
Dot in the City / 2016

We Out
Outkast / “ATLiens” / ATLiens / 1996

For further listening, here are the songs we didn’t have time to play:

The Beastie Boys / “Finger-Lickin’ Good” / Check Your Head / 1992
Us3 / “Cantaloop (Flip Fantasia)” /
Hand on the Torch / 1993
Meshell Ndegeocello / “Shoot’n Up and Gett’n High” /
Plantation Lullabies / 1993

Nas / “The World Is Yours” / Illmatic / 1994

The Roots, ft. Erykah Badu / “You Got Me” / Things Fall Apart / 1999

Kendrick Lamar / “Rigamortis” / Section.80 / 2011

Ana Tijoux / “Somos Sur” / Vengo / 2014

Sunday Special: Deep Pocket

Below is the playlist for this weeks Sunday Special, which featured your favorite Soul, Funk, and Afrobeat music (or at least our favorite)

Gil Scott-Heron – Lady Day and John Coltrane
William DeVaughn – Be Thankful For What You Got
Monophonics – $ 2.5
Lettuce – Sam Huff’s Flying Rage Machine
Menahan Street Band – The Contender
Charles Bradley and the Menahan Street Band – How Long
The Meters – People Say
Manu Dibango – Mwasa Makossa
Fela Kuti – My Lady Frustration
The Shaolin Afronauts – Baie de Sangareya
El Michaels Affair – Slide Show
Laura Reed and Deep Pocket – Gotta Pay the Man
Sharon Jones and the Dap Kings – How Long Do I Have to Wait
Sharon Jones and the Dap Kings – People Don’t Get What They Deserve
The Budos Band – Budos Theme
Vulfpeck – My First Car
Lee Fields and the Expressions – Standing By Your Side
Banda Uniao Black – Escorpiao
Burnier & Cartier – Lembrando Ed Kleiger
Dr. John – Quitters Never Win
Joey Dosik – Running Away
Amnesty – Free Your Mind
Dayton Sidewinders – Slipping Into Darkness
The Souljazz Orchestra – It’s Gonna Rain
Ali Hassan Kuban – Habibi
Lil’ Lavair & The Fabulous Jades – Cold Heat

For further listening, here are the songs we didn’t have time to play:
Pat Thomas & Ebo Taylor – Ene Nyame Nam ‘A’ Mensuro
Peter King – African Dialects Nigeria 70 Lagos Jump
Oteil and the Peacmakers – Hit the Hay
Curtis Mayfield – Freddie’s Dead

Sunday Special – 09/13/15

Lights, Camera, Music!

This Sunday was the pilot of a proposed show on movie soundtracks, with this week featuring music from sci fi movies in honor of DragonCon last week!

Playlist!

“Main Theme” – Back to the Future (1985)
“Transformation” – Metropolis (1927)
“Prelude: Radar” – The Day the Earth Stood Still (1951)
“Opening theme” – ”2001: A Space Odyssey (1968)
“Hypersleep” – Alien (1979)
“The Clash of Lightsabers” – Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back (Episode V) (1980)
“Cantina Band” – Star Wars: A New Hope (Episode IV) (1977)

“Wait For Me” – ”Blade Runner (1982)
“Main Title” – Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan (1982)
“Main Title” – Dune (1984)
“Robocop Theme” – Robocop (1987)
“Sarah on the Run” – Terminator 2: Judgement Day (1991)
“One More Kiss, Dear” – Blade Runner (1982)

“Jurassic Park Theme” – Jurassic Park (1993)
“Protect Life” – The Fifth Element (1997)
“Tango Urilla” – Starship Troopers (1997)
“Ellie’s Bogey” – Contact (1997)
“Into the Forest” – The Iron Giant (1999)
“Main Theme” – Serenity (2005)

“The Glory Days” – The Incredibles (2004)
“Mercury” – Sunshine (2007)
“Welcome to Lunar Industries” – Moon (2009)
“Exosuit” – District 9 (2009)
“One Simple Idea” – Inception (2010)
“Non, Je ne regrette rien” – Inception (2010)

“Solar Sailer” – Tron Legacy (2010)
“Gipsy Danger” – Pacific Rim (2013)
“Ode to Harrison” – Star Trek: Into Darkness (2013)
“Coward” – Interstellar (2014)
“Storm is Coming” – Mad Max: Fury Road (2015)
“Come and Get Your Love” – Guardians of the Galaxy (2014)

Kudzu Jungle 9/6

dBridge ft Calibre – Ponderosa

Commix – FLLN

Kove – Gone (6am mix)

Logam & Equivalent – Stardust

Noisia – Backdraft

Break, DLR, & Octane – Murmur

Riya & LSB – As Soon As

Calibre – The Sweet

Jubei, Dakuan, & SP:MC – Payload

Hibea – White Owl

Ed:it – Element

Kasra & Enei – Breath

DLR & Xtrah – Direct Approach

–30 min

Noisia & The Upbeats – Inverse

Icicle & SP:MC – Dreadnaught (Phace remix)

Mayhem – Tsunami

Soligen & Type-2 – Biology

Allied, Signal, & Heamy – Omega Point

Borderline – Complication

Hive – Repentance

Prolix & Current Value – Fake

Gridlok – Insecticide

Break – Groundwork 2007

Mayhem & Impulse – Chamber (Mindscape remix)

Ivy Lab – Gomesia

— 1 hour

Riya & Enei – You or Me

DLR – On the Rafters

Lenzman ft Martyna Baker – Paper Faces (Ivy Lab remix)

Calyx & Teebee – Scavenger

Black Sun Empire – Extraction

Fierce & Vicious Circle – Fiend

Friske – Traitor

Om Unit ft Jehst – The War

Reactiv – Badlands

Commix – City Section

Break – Chaos Theory

Enei, Eastcolors, & Noel – Cracker VIP

–1h30min

Posij – Spin

AKOV – Mantra

Noisia & Alix Perez – Loose Ends

Gridlok & Jamal – Tuscan Raider

Chris SU & Jade – Digital Mind

Black Sun Empire & Noisia – Winter War

Ed Rush – Scarabs

Stakka & Skynet – Altitude (Fierce & Ryme Tyme remix)

Cern – Confession

Noisia – Stigma

Slow Riot: Post-Rock, Math-Rock, and Everything In-Between

artist — track
mogwai — haunted by a freak
tortoise — tnt
have a nice life – a quick one before the eternal worm devours connecticut
battles — tonto
deafheaven — irresistable
damascus — come to light
starscream — galeforce
a glacial hanging — 2012 05 07 1259
locomotora — the true way is along a rope
the seven mile journey — the engram dichotomy
65daysofstatic — this cat is a landmine
thee silver mt. zion memorial orchestra — take away these early grave blues
swans — you fucking people make me sick
maybeshewill — he films the clouds pt. 2.
we vs. death — thomas corner and the valley houses
turritopsis nutricula — to move a mountain
those of willow — synaesthesia the seasons
aural method — the wind and smoke were bold in flight
bell orchestre — the upwards march
cloudkicker — seattle

thanks for listening.