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PO Box 90689
Durham, NC 27708
If you have ever wanted to be a DJ, now is a great time to join WXDU. We are currently looking for new DJs and will hold a new DJ Orientation this MONDAY February 8th 6pm at Bivins Hall. Please R.S.V.P. with the training team at firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
Tune in on this very snowy day for conversation with Durham duo Sequoya. We'll be chatting about their music and their upcoming show at the The Broad Street Cafe on Feb 12. Jeremy Blair, who will be also performing with Sequoya on the 12th as Jeremy Blair of Effingham will be on the program with us as well. And if their instruments can handle the cold, the snow and the ice we'll be hearing from both bands live in the studio as well.
We end the first month of the decade by remembering the people we lost in the last ten years. Tune in and rock out once more with some timeless music. Sunday, 1/31 from 10pm-11pm on WXDU, 88.7FM, Durham.
Methodology is pretty simple: I count the number of plays each release receives (by all XDU DJs) during an 8-week period after its release. In the handful of cases where a release is close enough to a year boundary that it receives less than 8 weeks, I did a tiny bit of weighting, but in those cases the shift up/down was only 1 or 2 spots on the list. (by the same token, a handful of these were released in December 2008 but received the bulk of their play in 2009, so they're counted here.)
Here, then, are the top 80 NC releases of 2009 as determined by WXDU's DJs:
Tune in for a conversation with Chapel Hill band Western Civ. We'll be chatting about their music and their upcoming shows. Additionally, Western Civ will perform acoustic renditions of their songs (for possibly the first time ever!) live on the program.
We welcome your questions: send them in via our online request line (on the left hand side of our website) at any time during the program.
Tune in at 88.7 FM in the triangle area or at wxdu.org worldwide.
WXDU's DJ Santa Salsera will do a special Azucar y Candela LIVE set this Thursday (1/21) at Mosaic Wine Lounge in Raleigh. No-Cover event features FREE, LIVE LATIN MUSIC by Guillo Carias Trio from 9 pm. Salsera spins classic Nuyorica plus Afro-Cuban grooves, old and new.
Don't forget to tune in here for the regular radio edition Wednesdays 6-8 pm!
More info on Facebook: "Santa Salsera"
Tune in for a two-part Mystery Show special. Phil B will explore just a few of the great musicians and artists that we've lost in the past decade and will lament about not having enough time to play the rest.
Sunday 1/31 and 2/14, 10-11pm on WXDU, 88.7FM, Durham.
Tune in for a conversation with Eleni Binge of the Durham duo Beloved Binge. We'll be chatting about the upcoming Secondhand Freespace panel coming up on Jan 20 at Local 506 (Eleni will be the moderator). Additionally, Beloved Binge will be performing next week at The Pinhook (Jan 23) as part of a benefit concert for Colin Mauger ("Ta Ta to the Tatas"). Colin will be in the studio with us as well.
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