Some Archived WRFL Radio Shows

WRFL is the University of Kentucky’s student radio station here in Lexington and it has played a significant role in my life over the years since it first started back when I was in high school. I had a weekly radio show there from 2006 to 2016 and also served for a while as the RPM/Dance Playbox Director. Five years of that run were an all-vinyl Dubstep show called The Subset (from 2006 – 2011).

I recently have been going back and listening to some of my old shows and thought it might be fun to share some of them. Also, it’s an exercise to exorcise some of my perfectionist demons. Until now, I’ve never shared any of my shows because I’ve been too embarrassed of my mistakes in mixing but I’m realizing that it is important to also acknowledge my successes so there you are. I may add more in the future but, for now, here’s one from almost exactly 10 years ago.

The Subset July 8, 2009 (10PM – Midnight):

Click here to download

Also, earlier this year, Brian Connors Manke invited me to guest on his Alumni Show so I thought it would be fun to throw that up here too. It’s a decent representation of a bunch of the other genres that I’m into.

Alumni Show January 1, 2019 (Noon – 2PM):

Click here to download

WRFL RPM Chart & Adds

This week’s Chart

  1. Ethan GlassMolten Chore (Saturate)
  2. NochexxxPlot Defender (Type)
  3. Alison WonderlandRun (Astralwerks)
  4. ClarkFlame Rave (Warp)
  5. Flava DMore Love (self-released)
  6. S-TypeSV8 (LuckyMe)
  7. LapaluxLustmore (Brainfeeder)
  8. MachinedrumMovin’ Forward: A Tribute to DJ Rashad (self-released)
  9. JlinDark Energy (Planet Mu)
  10. Dorian ConceptJoined Ends Remixes (Ninja Tune)

This week’s Adds

Goodness, Island’s debut EP is fire. Martin Gore’s new album (as MG) is far better than I was expecting it to be. While the album of collaborations from Gábor Lázár & Mark Fell is certainly a challenging listen at times, it definitely pays off. The title alone had me hooked.

  • IslandNokia (Crazylegs)
  • MGMG (Mute)
  • Gábor Lázár & Mark FellThe Neurobiology of Moral Decision Making (The Death of Rave)

WRFL RPM Chart & Adds

This week’s Chart

  1. LapaluxLustmore (Brainfeeder)
  2. SquarepusherDamogen Furies (Warp)
  3. ClarkFlame Rave (Warp)
  4. Helena HauffLex Tertia (Werkdiscs / Ninja Tune)
  5. Alison WonderlandRun (Astralwerks)
  6. Fort RomeauInsides (Ghostly International)
  7. Flava DMore Love (self-released)
  8. JlinDark Energy (Planet Mu)
  9. DJ DeeonDeeon Doez Deeon! (Numbers)
  10. Alix PerezSurplus One (self-released)

This week’s Adds

Rest in Power Rashad – this new Machinedrum tribute EP is keeping your name alive. The Nochexxx album is bonkers – if you are into The Boats’ most recent albums of tape-distorted Techno, this’ll be your jam. I threw Blvck Ceiling in there because, even though it’s 2015, fuck it – sometimes you still need some Witchhouse in your life.

  • MachinedrumMovin’ Forward: A Tribute to DJ Rashad (self-released)
  • Blvck CeilingRogue (self-released)
  • NochexxxPlot Defender (Type)

WRFL RPM Chart & Adds

This week’s Chart

Some killer stuff in the playbox at the moment. I’m happy to see Jlin’s album staying strong near the top.

  1. Yumi ZoumaEP 1 & 2 (Cascine)
  2. JlinDark Energy (Planet Mu)
  3. LegoweltAnaconda Flow (Technicolour)
  4. BanganagangbangersLoyalty Lane (Saturate)
  5. LapaluxLustmore (Brainfeeder)
  6. Kid AntoineProximity (Her)
  7. S-TypeSV8 (LuckyMe)
  8. Dorian ConceptJoined Ends Remixes (Ninja Tune)
  9. ClarkFlame Rave (Warp)
  10. DJ DeeonDeeon Doez Deeon! (Numbers)

This week’s Adds

Squarepusher’s latest is obviously the biggest profile release this week (I wasn’t super into it but, to be fair, I haven’t really paid much attention to his releases in years) but my favorite add is Flava D’s compilation of some of her classics, More Love.

WRFL RPM Chart & Adds

This week’s Chart

Pretty strong week. It’s awesome to see SP-MOLD getting some love.

  1. JlinDark Energy (Planet Mu)
  2. Yumi ZoumaEP 1 & 2 (Cascine)
  3. SP-MOLDMidden (Leaving)
  4. RabitBaptizm (Tri Angle)
  5. Dorian ConceptJoined Ends Remixes (Ninja Tune)
  6. ClarkFlame Rave (Warp)
  7. S-TypeSV8 (LuckyMe)
  8. BanganagangbangersLoyalty Lane (Saturate)
  9. Kodak to GraphISA (Family Artists)
  10. DJ DeeonDeeon Doez Deeon! (Numbers)

This week’s Adds

The new Legowelt EP is great but my favorite add this week is Lapalux’s Lustmore. Brainfeeder kills it again.

  • LegoweltAnaconda Flow (Technicolour)
  • LapaluxLustmore (Brainfeeder)
  • VesselsDilate (Bias)
  • Fort RomeauInsides (Ghostly International)

WRFL RPM Chart & Adds

This week’s Chart

Jlin crushing it out of the gate!

  1. JlinDark Energy (Planet Mu)
  2. BanganagangbangersLoyalty Lane (Saturate)
  3. DJ PaypalBuy Now (LuckyMe)
  4. BeardymanDistractions (Tummy Touch)
  5. RabitBaptizm (Tri Angle)
  6. Ben WashSnob Rock (King’s Head)
  7. Fritz KalkbrennerWays Over Water (Suol / BMG)
  8. RomareProjections (Ninja Tune)
  9. Mark RonsonUptown Special (Sony)
  10. Helena HauffLex Tertia (Werkdiscs / Ninja Tune)

This week’s Adds

Dorian Concept’s remix EP is especially nice!

WRFL RPM Chart & Adds

This week’s Chart

Hell yeah, love the strong Grime turnout this week!

  1. DJ PaypalBuy Now (LuckyMe)
  2. BeardymanDistractions (Tummy Touch)
  3. JokerThe Mainframe (Kapsize)
  4. Mark RonsonUptown Special (Sony)
  5. TouristIlluminate (Polydor)
  6. Kid AntoineProximity (Her)
  7. RabitBaptizm (Tri Angle)
  8. FrenquencyGreyscale (Saturate)
  9. WileySnakes and Ladders (Big Dada)
  10. Kodak to GraphISA (Family Artists)

This week’s Adds

Some incredible adds this week, especially Jlin’s album (so great). Love the Numbers reissue of some of DJ Deeon’s Ghetto House classics. It’s making me all nostalgic for mid-90s Midwest Raves again.

  • JlinDark Energy (Planet Mu)
  • S-TypeSV8 (LuckyMe)
  • DJ DeeonDeeon Doez Deeon! (Numbers)
  • Helena HauffLex Tertia (Werkdiscs / Ninja Tune)
  • Fritz KalkbrennerWays Over Water (Suol / BMG)

WRFL RPM Chart & Adds

This week’s Chart

  1. Aphex TwinComputer Controlled Acoustic Instruments pt 2 (Warp)
  2. The PhantomLP 2 (Silverback)
  3. BeaconL1 (Ghostly International)
  4. Little Dragon / OGRonC & DJ CandlestickNabuma Purple Rubberband: ChopNotSlop Remix (Adult Swim)
  5. SpookySublow Jamz Vol. 2 (self-released)
  6. Beat SpacekModern Streets (Ninja Tune)
  7. KywoSingles Collection (self-released)
  8. VariousLuckyMe Advent Calendar 2014 (LuckyMe)
  9. Future BrownFuture Brown (Warp)

This week’s Adds

Oh my, some serious Instrumental Grime adds this week!

  • RabitBaptizm (Tri Angle)
  • Kid AntoineProximity (Her)

WRFL RPM Chart & Adds

This week’s Chart

  1. Little Dragon / OGRonC & DJ CandlestickNabuma Purple Rubberband: ChopNotSlop Remix (Adult Swim)
  2. DJ PaypalBuy Now (LuckyMe)
  3. Aphex TwinComputer Controlled Acoustic Instruments pt 2 (Warp)
  4. Rude KidOuter Space (Disrupt)
  5. Mark RonsonUptown Special (Sony)
  6. Body LanguageReally Love (B3SCI)
  7. BeaconL1 (Ghostly International)
  8. FrenquencyGreyscale (Saturate)
  9. WileySnakes and Ladders (Big Dada)
  10. JokerThe Mainframe (Kapsize)

This week’s Adds

I only added 1 disc’s worth of tracks from the 3 hour (!) full release of SP-MOLD’s Midden – go cop the full release for everything – so good! Also, Saturate hits hard again with the Banganagangbangers album, which you should also go cop while it’s still FREE!!

WRFL RPM Chart

This week’s Chart

  1. DJ PaypalBuy Now (LuckyMe)
  2. Aphex TwinComputer Controlled Acoustic Instruments pt 2 (Warp)
  3. Rude KidOuter Space (Disrupt)
  4. Mark RonsonUptown Special (Sony)
  5. BeaconL1 (Ghostly International)
  6. Body LanguageReally Love (B3SCI)
  7. VariousLuckyMe Advent Calendar 2014 (LuckyMe)
  8. Little Dragon / OGRonC & DJ CandlestickNabuma Purple Rubberband: ChopNotSlop Remix (Adult Swim)
  9. FrenquencyGreyscale (Saturate)
  10. DJ ClentLast Bus to Lake Park (Duck n’ Cover)