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Discovering an Imaginary Soul Star

Thursday, March 19, 2015

He’s made more albums than anyone else, but you’ve never heard a note he’s played.

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Studio 360

Creative New Year’s Resolutions: Raising Eyebrows

Thursday, March 05, 2015

One of our listeners has resolved to return to her first passion — reggae. She’s finding it more challenging than she expected.

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Studio 360

New Year’s Resolution: A DJ Gets Back on the Mic

Thursday, January 22, 2015

Maria Thornton quit reggae, started a family, and moved to Ohio. But this year, she’s ready to get back into the game.

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WNYC News

DJ Schools More Than Just Scratching Records

Friday, October 03, 2014

Now that celebrity DJs make millions playing in clubs around the world, the career has gained a far wider appeal. These schools in New York are teaching aspiring DJ's how to go pro.

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Top 5 @ 105

Five Essential Rap and Classical Music Combos

Friday, June 20, 2014

If Sir Mix-A-Lot's recent appearance with the Seattle Symphony seemed like the ultimate in odd crossover pairings, think again. Here are five essential hip-hop/classical music mashups.

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Radiolab

Music That Burns, Literally

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Take Beyonce. Take Sinatra. Take whomever you love and set them on fire — with a "Pyro Board." It plays music by pulsing the beats in flame, and when the singer hits a high note — stand back.

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The Truth

Sweets for the Cheat

Thursday, August 29, 2013

Two shock jocks make a big morning mess. Performed by Jon Bander, Alessandro King, Bianca Casusol, Brian Frange, and Elana Fishbein. Written by Ira Gamerman. Produced & directed by Jonathan Mitchell.

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Soundcheck

Just Dance: Lady Gaga, DJ VH1 And The Lower East Side

Monday, August 26, 2013

Writer and DJ Brendan Jay Sullivan discusses his book Rivington Was Ours: Lady Gaga, The Lower East Side and the Prime of Our Lives.

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Soundcheck

Gig Alert: Mouse On Mars

Friday, March 01, 2013

Electronic music pioneers Mouse on Mars play Santos Party House Friday night. Download the track "Bonuß"

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Soundcheck

Tracing "Feel So Close" Back to Africa

Friday, August 17, 2012

Host John Schaefer follows a hunch, and connects the popular hit "Feel So Close" by British DJ Calvin Harris to the African "Congotronics" sound.

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Studio 360

Jace Clayton Becomes DJ /rupture

Friday, August 17, 2012

Jace Clayton is the philosopher-king of club DJs. He’s a Harvard grad who used to review poetry, and made some tracks with poet Elizabeth Alexander. He’s an ethnomusicologist who’s fascinated by the way digital technology is taken up in different cultures. He designs software ...

Video: Inside DJ /rupture's Brooklyn studio

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WQXR Blog

Maestro, the DJ is Ready for his Concerto

Tuesday, June 05, 2012

A number of orchestras are betting on the idea that electronic sounds can coexist in an acoustic format, and theatrical young DJs can attract audiences otherwise put off by concert hall formality.

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Features

Downtown Brooklyn Celebrates the New Africa with Djembes and Digital Beats

Thursday, October 20, 2011

The celebration of contemporary African music, called Afrika21: The Showcase, is an unofficial CMJ Music Marathon showcase featuring DJ's and musicians from Sierra Leone, Ethiopia, Nigeria and South Africa.

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Soundcheck

Smackdown: Live Band or DJ?

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Rihanna may be fun for the bachelorette party, but what will grandma think when the DJ starts spinning it at the reception? Deciding between a DJ and a live band for a wedding reception can be both thrilling and nerve-wracking.

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Studio 360

Timeblind

Saturday, March 01, 2003

DJ Timeblind improvises a miniature remix of the hour of Studio 360 you just heard.

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Studio 360

DJ Screw Plays with Time

Saturday, October 12, 2002

In the 1990s, Houston-based DJ Screw took popular hip-hop mixes and slowed them down to half their playing speed. The resulting sound has cast a spell over Texas.

(Originally aired: May 16, 2002)

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Studio 360

Deejay Irwin Chusid on Lost-and-Found Art

Saturday, July 20, 2002

Kurt Andersen and music expert Irwin Chusid talk about the thrill of discovering lost and forgotten music, literature, and art. 

Chusid is a record producer, radio personality, journalist, and music historian. He’s a deejay for WFMU in New Jersey and he has produced dozens of records, including last year’s critical ...

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Studio 360

DJ Screw Plays with Time

Saturday, May 18, 2002

In the 1990s Houston-based DJ Screw took popular hip-hop mixes and slowed them down to half their playing speed. The resulting sound has cast a spell over Texas. 

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