Another week, another opportunity to spotlight one of WIRE's talented DJs. This week we'll be bringing you a veteran that runs a trailblazing hip-hop show, with his eyes set on new horizons in incorporating EDM. Of course, we're talking about the station's rambunctious poster child, Drew Hogg. In this interview we'll be talking about Drew's new show, his favorite artists, and his thoughts on the state of hip-hop music. Let's dig in and see what his show, Vibin', has been all about lately.
With every semester that goes by, a fresh batch of eager DJs step up to run the WIRE controls. These DJs, along with seasoned vets, have returned with unique shows that we can't wait to promote. We'll be selecting shows to be featured on the blog, complimented with a behind the scenes interview of whoever's involved. For our semester's first DJ of the week, we'll be shining a spotlight on everyone's eight-armed game developing bud, Squidly; who runs Radio Free Games.
Enter Tsuruda; an artist whose music I can only describe as an an ensemble of hermits with a god-given talent in using pots and pans to create a cacophony of beats and rhythms. It's eerie and dark; yet filled with soul and a deep understanding of how sounds work together. Luckily for us, Courteous Family's staple has now returned a year later with a 14 track LP. This time he has landed a release on the legendary Noisia's record label, DIVISION recordings. The album is called MOVE, and is shaping up to be one of my favorite releases of the year.
Few bars in Boston have managed to captivate an audience and create a unique atmosphere towards the love of music. Cue Elements, a company that has held down The Phoenix Landing for the past 18 years, bringing in new talents and veterans alike within the Drum & Bass scene. Although, I had always heard of Elements, I never had the opportunity to check out one of their shows. With the announcement of Hospital Record's S.P.Y making his return to Boston, I had no choice but to finally step foot into The Phoenix Landing. Little did I know how much I would learn from the tight-knit and energized community it attracts.
For many of us, festival season flies by and we yearn for it the rest of the year. Boston Calling was a great start to our's because it didn't feel short. All of the acts brought their own variety, and we always saw a different vibe given off from the crowd. The last day in specific was what we were most excited for, and boy did it live up to our expectations. Here are some of our highlights from the last day of the Boston Calling festival!