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Top 101 North Carolina Releases of 2016

As determined via SCIENCE. Note that a few of these were released in late 2015 but spent a majority of their time on playlist in 2016, and thus qualified for inclusion.



DJ Lists for 2016

Mika D:

Light Upon the Lake— Whitney

Do Hollywood— The Lemon Twigs

Next Thing— Frankie Cosmos

City Club— The Growlers

No, My Name is JEFFERY— Young Thug


Keith D:

My Top 15 or so in some kind of order:


1. Bayonne - Primitives

2. Alcest - Kodama

3. Hashish - A Product of Hashish

4. David Bowie - Blackstar

5. The Oscillation - Monographic

6. Zeal & Ardor - Devil Is Fine

7. K-X-P - III Part II

8. Mitski - Puberty 2

9. Opeth - Sorceress

10. Radiohead - A Moon Shaped Pool

11. Red Fang - Only Ghosts

12. Blood Orange - Freetown Sound

13. Boulevards - Groove!

14. Derek Minor - Reflection

15. Flock of Dimes - If You See Me, Say Yes


Honorable Mentions (basically I need to spend more time with these)

16. Inter Arma - Paradise Gallows

17. Bob Mould - Patch the Sky

18. Gojira - Magma

19. The Frightnrs - Nothing More to Say


Favorite Reissues:

1. Lunapark - Gefangene Vogel

2. ZwischenFall - Sandy Eyes

3. Blonde Redhead - Masculine Feminine


Favorite EPs:

1. Andres - Mighty Tribe

2. Floating Points - Kuiper

3. Skeletonwitch - The Apothic Gloom


Better Late Than Never Dept:


Top 100 and Top 25 Reissues of 2016

WXDU Top 100

  1. 67...Daniel Bachman...Daniel Bachman...Three Lobed


Le Weekend LIVE on air, 4pm Sunday 12/4

Le Weekend are just about to release their 5th (and finest) album,"It Can't Be Youth," and they'll be taking to the airwaves at 4pm Sunday, December 4th, to preview its tunes (and possibly others) live on air. Join us!


MANIFEST festival, Chapel Hill, Friday 10/14 & Saturday 10/15

WXDU is thrilled to sponsor the first annual MANIFEST festival, Friday & Saturday October 14 & 15, in Chapel Hill. MANIFEST was founded to provide a safe, bigotry-free space for rad bands of women, queer & gender non-conforming people to rock out. Everyone is welcome!!! Get tickets and more info at manifestmusicfestival.com





Sunday 10/2! Live Moon Racer performance

The release party for the new Moon Racer cassette is next weekend, so she'll be stopping by the studio this Sunday (10/2) at 4pm to play some tunes live on the air. Preview here, then be sure to tune in!


WXDU News, 5/15/2016

Join us from 6-8 pm tonight for WXDU News. The Endless Frontier will discuss science news, including the debate over international regulations on human embryo research. Then, we will play a science and technology update from Deutsche Welle, covering topics ranging from cats and illness to open WiFi in Germany. Finally, we'll hear from With Good Reason Radio, covering a variety of topics relating to the American military in advance of Memorial Day. The show will focus the history of repatriation of soldiers killed in war, novel ways of coping with PTSD, and Arlington National Cemetery.


WXDU News, 6-8 pm Sunday 4/17

Tonight, the WXDU News block will feature science news, including updates on regulation of GMOs. In a new episode of The Life Inside, an audio documentary series, students ranging from freshmen to seniors reflect on their experiences at Duke and discuss topics ranging from gothic architecture to cafeteria-style diners as the school year comes to a close. From 7-8 pm, we will have an update on Duke sports.


WXDU Record Fair 2016

The WXDU Record Fair is back for another great year!

Saturday, April 23rd
11 AM - 4 PM
Duke Coffeehouse (Google Maps)

Vendor tables will be set up outside under the big tent and inside the Coffeehouse with thousands of records, cassettes, CDs and more. Admission is FREE so you should definitely bring all your friends.