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100th Show "Spectacular"

On Friday August 6, I am hitting my 100th WXDU broadcast milestone and I'm doing it in style with an 8 hour show (2PM-10PM)

2-4: Rotating Genre Show - Long Format Noise/Drone/Ambient
4-6: Rotating Soul Show - almost 100% Northern Soul
6-8: Funk Disco Dance Friday (FDDF)
8-10: No idea. I'll just grab things off the shelves. I also love requests.

Tune in 88.7FM / http://wxdu.org


J is heading to the Pitchfork Music Festival (and bringing back lots of stuff)

 I will be on site and behind the scenes at the 2010 Pitchfork Music Festival at the beautiful and quaint Union Park in Chicago, Illinois June 16-18. Check back here or on our Facebook page for exclusive photos and, hopefully (keep those fingers crossed), announcements for interview air times as well as other surprises!!!

Check out this enormous line up! So many heavy-hitters and up-and-comers. These are some XDU's favorite artists, all in one place.


Hope to see you there!

(just look for the sweaty WXDU t-shirt)


  • Modest Mouse
  • Eugene Mirman
  • Broken Social Scene
  • Michael Showalter
  • Wyatt Cenac
  • Robyn
  • Hannibal Buress
  • Liars El-P
  • The Tallest Man on Earth
  • Sharon Van Etten



The Words That I Manifest

Hip-Hop legend and GangStarr founder Guru has passed away yesterday morning (April 19) after a long battle with cancer.
Rest In Peace.



The Kool Keith Special on ILL BEATS

Kool Keith is coming to Cat's Cradle 3/16 and in honor of this, I will be playing a 2 hour career-spanning set of tracks by Keith/Ultramagnetic MCs/Dr. Octagon/Nogatco Rd/Dr. Doom on Thursday March 11 from 10 PM-Midnight.


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Mystery Donuts: A Tribute To J Dilla (Sun Feb 7)

 Tune in on J Dilla's birthday (Sunday February 7) from 10-11PM to hear MYSTERY DONUTS: A Tribute To J Dilla.

Mixed in with hand-selected tracks from Jay Dee's catalogue, I'll be spinning EXCLUSIVE donuts from beatmakers from all around the globe including COMPUTERS, Ackryte, Raw Stiles and North Cack's own L In Japanese as well as tribute cuts from various crate diggers like Diego Bernal, 14KT, Madlib, Flying Lotus, Javelin and many more.


Mystery Show January 17, 2010: Lonely Records of 2009 (pt 2)

 Following up on Phil B's mystery show from two weeks ago, I am going to be spinning some of the less-loved, but nonetheless great albums that were added to the stacks at WXDU in 2009. These will be the more abstract and avante albums that got fewer than 5 plays, but deserved a bit more attention.

Tune in Sunday Jan 17, 2010 from 10-11PM.

88.7FM in Durham or http://wxdu.org for iTunes


Mystery Show November 15, 2009...WTF?

Tonight's mystery show theme is a simple one: WTF? The song, artist or album title will have the F-bomb. In the mix we'll have gentle indie rock, haunting pitch-shifted noise/drone, abstract hip hop, wonky, expansive ambient and many more. tune in. 10-11PM on WXDU 88.7FM in Durham or wxdu.org online


Mystery Show October 11, 2009: A to Z of Dubstep

 Tune in this Sunday October 11, 2009 for the Mystery show where I will be spinning an A to Z of dubstep. I'll be bringing the heavy bass and dark beats from various UK and American dubstep artists. Tune in to 88.7 FM in Durham or wxdu.org online from 10-11 PM


SUNDAY 5/31 Mystery Show: Hip Hop Concept Albums

 On Sunday May 31, Dr. J will be spinning cuts from hip hop's best concept albums for the Mystery Show. Tune in!

88.7FM in Durham

http://www.wxdu.org worldwide