With the festival only having debuted in 2013, this year's Boston Calling is truly a breathtaking sight to see. Thousands of fans gathered for the kickoff of our beloved music festival on the Harvard Athletics Stadium. The community is larger, the artist and food bill is larger, we just couldn't wait to jump right in. Here's what we saw from our first day on sight.
When they're not busy reporting the latest hypebeast trends or highlighting top 40 music releases, Complex has resorted to attempts at showcasing less-established cultures on their media platform. This was seen in yesterday's featured story titled "YouTube & Chill: A Glimpse Into The World Of Lo-fi Hip-Hop", a flawed one-dimensional analysis that serves as more of a blurred view than anything.
After a long storm-filled Fall, Boston's beautiful weather is finally back; indicating the return of the city's most prized music festival. That's right, it's Boston Calling season again, and the festival's team is as ready as ever to re-energize the music community. While the past year's lineup looked to be an unstoppable force, this year's music talent brought a more indie and lowkey aspect that we couldn't help but smile looking through.
The new year has brought in a stream of delicious tone setting projects, one of which coming from Washington-based producer, Gus Isaacson, better known as Goosetaf. Following up from his phenomenal debut album, 'Elastic Jungle', we're now presented with the 'Oasis' EP-- a wavy four track collection that showcases some of his most eclectic work to date.
That's right, DJ of the week time again. With everyone back at home or on campus enjoying their spring break, we thought, why not highlight a WIRE classic? This week we'll be featuring Rowan from The Huntresses Den, one of the most long lasting and multi-thematic shows throughout WIRE history.
It turns out that finding and sticking to faculty for guest mixes could be a bit challenging. Not to worry though, as we switched it up this week by contacting one of WIRE's most beloved alumni. We are of course, talking about Dave Kreider. Dave graciously put together an essential tunes playlist. Here are his finest selections, along with a few things he had to say about them.
A new semester has started at Wentworth, meaning our live DJs are back and ready for action! We'll be continuing to have a weekly showcase of the hottest and most unique shows, here on the LiveWire blog. Starting off this year's DJ Of The Week madness, we have Jacob Chrissy. Jacob, who often has a co-host, will be talking to us about his bone-crunching heavy-sounding music show, Sounds of Madness.
With the first Pastry Beats showcase having debuted in Boston; very successfully, and some killer episodes of the podcast recorded and coming up soon, it's finally time for some self-reflection. We've curated a beats showcase, made tons of new friends, eaten the most divine pastries, but most importantly, had our ears peered and ready for new music.
This week's WIRE guest mix comes from a faculty member that has a special place in Wentworth student's hearts. Whether it be cramming for a thermodynamics exam, or staying up all night to work on an industrial design project, Marcus has all the bases covered.
This week's spotlight goes out to a DJ that started WIRE at the beginning of the semester, but nevertheless, has rapidly caught the ears of many of our listeners. We are talking about none other than our coffee drinking and wax spinning enigma, Nocturnal Ned, representing his show, Jazz Wax!