11 December 2015

Spotlight on Anthony Fleury and William Cameron

Sorry that I'm a couple days late guys, but here is the weekly spotlight as promised. Now, I've gone over all the student workers at WNJR Radio, but I think it's important to highlight the amazing men that actually were in charge of hiring the crew you love so much. 


Here we have Dr. Fleury, the head of the Communication Arts Department. Dr. Fleury graduated with his two Bachelor's Degrees in Political Science and Speech Communication from the University of Minnesota. He then attended Penn State graduating with his Doctorate in Speech Communication. Before Anthony came to DubJay, he worked at Allegheny College. Anthony has been here since 2003.


And here we have Professor Cameron. Oh man where do I start off with this guy? Well he attended Ithaca College, obtaining his Bachelor's of Fine Arts in Theater. He then went on to Penn State to get his Master's of Fine Arts in Theater as well. Cameron then crossed paths with DubJay in 1987 to teach and help build the theater program and has helped shape it into what it is today.

These men are integral parts of the department and we don't know what we would do without them.  So now that you have been introduced to a small part of the Comm Arts Department, feel free to email Dr. Fleury here or Professor Cameron here if you have any questions or inquiries. Thanks guys and have a great weekend!


09 December 2015

Lennon and Maisy


Happy Wednesday! Are you guys waiting to hear new music from undiscovered artist? Or just young girls who like to sing? Then you're in for the hit cup song remix by Lennon and Maisy. The two sisters both have always had a passion for music. With the hit of this song, they began to tour the world and even appeared on Ellen! The famous cup song from the movie Pitch Perfect was not only an inspiration for this song, but so was the hit from music artist Robyn song "Call Your Girlfriend." They collaborated both songs together and this is what they got. Hope you all enjoy these amazing girls and give them a listen!


08 December 2015

Logic New Release! Sit and Listen.


I could not talk about true artist without mentioning an up and coming visionary as Logic. And the fact he is from my area, (the DMV) makes it that much better. After a host of mixtapes, the world has finally been blessed with his new project Under Pressure, Under Pressure is his debut studio album . It was released on October 21, 2014, by Visionary Music Group. It is greatly encouraged that you take the time to sit and listen to Logic, his flow and rhythm is arguable one the "sickest"flows that's been heard in a while. He style reminds me of artist like Chance the Rapper, J. Cole, and Kendrick Lamar. I'm glad to see pure talent come from my area!

Gaming Den

Hey, Hey, Hey, Everybody,
Welcome to the Gaming Den

Today I would like to talk about a Nintendo 64 game called GoldenEye 007. Released in 1997, the game was based off of the James Bond movie titled GoldenEye which released in 1995. In this game you play as James Bond as you try to take down a criminal syndicate from shutting London down with a satellite.


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Source: Wikipedia
Personally, I find this game very entertaining, as you stealth your way around the enemies trying to complete the objectives laid out.

The game was also Re-released for the Wii, PS3, and Xbox 360 as GoldenEye 007: Reloaded

Tune in Thursdays from 9 to 10 for GoldenEye 007 music, hosted by TheRavanator at WNJR 91.7 FM

07 December 2015

Remember, Remember the 4th of December?


WOW. December 4th was an insane day for new releases. Some good, some bad, some just plain confusing. And of course, it's Monday, so I'm going to tell you all about them!

G-Eazy "When It's Dark Out"
Listen to: "Random," "Me, Myself, and I," "Sad Boy" 
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Young Gerald has done it again. Every song is a masterpiece in and of itself, and with combined with features from Khelani, Big Sean, Chris Brown, Too $hort, and others, "When It's Dark Out" definitely doesn't disappoint. In fact, I'm having a hard time putting into words just how good this album is... Go check it out for yourself.

Coldplay "A Head Full of Dreams"
Listen to: "Hymn for the Weekend (feat. Beyoncé)," "Fun (feat. Tove Lo), "Up&Up"
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This album is solid - but what I'm most impressed with is the collaborations with Beyoncé and Tove Lo. If "Hymn for the Weekend" isn't an instant hit, I will be very surprised. I've had this song on repeat since Friday and don't intend on stopping any time soon.


Kid Cudi "Speedin' Bullet 2 Heaven"
Don't bother listening to any of it.
Apparently Kid Cudi was outraged that his newest released was labelled as "hip-hop"on iTunes, which is reasonable because "Speedin' Bullet 2 Heaven" is certainly NOT hip-hop... I'm not really sure what it is. Regardless of the genre, I do not like Cudi's new album at all. It's alternative lo-fi rock, nothing like anything he's ever done before, and I don't think it's working well for him. I have no problem with artists switching up their sound - Fall Out Boy is one of my all-time favorite bands and they've definitely gone through a metamorphosis in the past 12 years. However, I personally think Kid Cudi is best as a hip-hop artist. "Dat New New" > this new rock sound.

Blackbear "Help"
to: "Don't Stop,"Oh Lord," "Verbatim," "Slide Thru," "Where Was U?..." just go ahead and put the whole thing on repeat
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So maybe this album was released November 27th instead of December 4th, but I couldn't ignore it. "Help" has skyrocketed into my top 10 albums in 2015. I highly recommend picking this album up when you grab G-Eazy's new release, because they pair together flawlessly. As if I wasn't excited enough to see Hoodie Allen in March, Blackbear will be there as well... I may just die of happiness at Stage AE.

More albums to check out:
We The Kings "Strange Love"
Walk The Moon "Different Colors EP"

Singles:
Kygo "Stay" feat. Maty Noyes
GTA "Red Lips (Skrillex Remix)" feat. Sam Bruno

Side note: 3OH!3 (remember them???) released a new song last week as well. It's even worse than Cudi's new album and has an inappropriate title... listen at your own discretion.

Tune in to WNJR tonight at 10 PM for Bad Dance Moves where we will be playing songs from these albums as well as some other jams hand-picked by yours truly!

03 December 2015

Artist Spotlight: Chandanie






No one (and I do mean no one) can tell me that true soul has gone down the drain. There will forever be doubters that state that neo-soul will never be in the position it once was in the mid 90's to early 2000's. However, those naysayers have neglected to hear Chandanie. There may not be a copious amount of new neo-soulers (yes I made that word up) around, but the ones that come around every blue moon, do so with great justice. Artists such as Chandanie seem to get the fire ignited when it comes to bringing soul back. Chandanie's sound may remind some of the neo greats that came before her, but it does not fail to bring a new sound and look to today's R&B. You can tune into WNJR Radio for listeners for some of her newest records on 91.7 FM.


02 December 2015

Run to the Closest Tour Date

 


Hey everyone! I hope you are all having a great day and are prepared for it to get a whole lot better. You might have heard me talk about Australian DJ Alison Wonderland before. She is an up and coming artist who has performed at many big US music festivals such as Lollapalooza, Firefly, and Coachella. With hits like "I Want U," "U Don't Know," and "Cold" off of her debut album "Run" released earlier in 2015, she is an electronic artist that you do not want to miss. If you did not get the pleasure of seeing her perform this summer, then you will be excited to hear that she recently announced US tour dates for the beginning of 2016! I had the pleasure of seeing Alison perform this past summer at Mad Decent Block Party in Philadelphia, PA, and I highly suggest going to see her if the tour is coming somewhere near you!  I promise that you will not regret it! Don't forget to tune in to Bad Dance Moves Monday night at 10PM if you want to hear some of the Alison Wonderland's work. I hope you all enjoy the rest of your week, and check out the tour dates above!

Spotlight on Alberto Cortez

Happy Hump Day lovely WNJR audience! You guys know what today is so let's get to it! Today's spotlight is on Alberto Cortez, one of the staff members of WNJR and a freshman here at DubJay. He is majoring in International Business and loves it. Sadly, Alberto does not have a radio show, but he did let me know that he does want to have one and would like to center it around country music and the artists' lives of that genre. Cool, right? Look for his show next semester and if you guys have any questions that you'd like to ask about what it's like to work at WNJR or why he chose his major, you can email him here. Have a great day everyone and stay safe!

01 December 2015

Black Friday Gifts

NEW YORK, NY - JANUARY 28:  Rappers J. Cole and Kendrick Lamar perform at Madison Square Garden on January 28, 2014 in New York City.  (Photo by Taylor Hill/Getty Images) 



Normally on Black Friday and the Thanksgiving Holiday you spend it buying discounted electronics, and eating as much turkey and yams as possible, but instead this year we have finally been blessed with arguably the best rappers of our time since Tupac and Biggie, down to their respective coast. Kendrick Lamar "Black Friday" (Right) remixed J. Cole (Left) song "A Tale of Two Cities", While J. Cole's "Black Friday" remixed Kendrick Lamar song "Alright." The fans of these two musical talents have been anticipating  when Kendrick and J. Cole would collaborate but according to J. Cole's Black Friday "Never, they can't handle two black men this clever". And I agree wholeheartedly, when the time comes, the world will be ready but until then I'm satisfied with the remixes.

We Came As Romans - Trouble Cover

 

Happy Tuesday Everyone! 
What is better than starting another week off than with We Came As Romans. This band did an amazing cover of Taylor Swifts song "Trouble." With the conversion from Pop to Punk, they added their own remix while still containing the original format of the song. I hope you all enjoy this song and tune into my show "March Badness"every Friday at 12pm to hear pop, rock, hip-hop, and country. Have a great week! 

 

Gaming Den

Hey, Hey, Hey, Everybody,
Welcome to the Gaming Den

Why do people game?
There are many reasons for people, some use video games to relax from a stressful day, other people enjoy what the game has to offer, such as making strategies or using quick-reflexes. I use video games to be competitive, using games like Dark Souls or Counter Strike: Global Offensive. There is a sense of fulfillment when you are in the top 3 for a death match. It is also very fun when you are playing in a lobby with 15 other people and we all decide to just start running around with knives and use that as our only weapon, with all of the rage and joy following in suit.
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Source: MindPluked
 So try out a game or 2, you might find something you like.

Tune in Thursdays from 9 to 10 for Video Game music, hosted by TheRavanator at WNJR 91.7 FM

30 November 2015

Thankful For This Playlist

Hey all, it's New Music Monday! This week, I wanted to give you all an update on what I've been listening to lately, including a lot of new music as well as some favorites that are really blowing up right now. Enjoy!


Roses - The Chainsmokers feat. ROZES
This track off The Chainsmoker's latest EP "Bouquet" is becoming more and more popular - surely their biggest hit since "#SELFIE," and rightfully so. The varying rhythms and beats build into a song you can really jam to... I know from experience.

Champagne and Pools - Hoodie Allen feat. Blackbear and KYLE
Hoodie's latest single off his upcoming album is relaxing, clever, and everything you'd want in a track with features from Blackbear and KYLE. Catch these three amigos touring together in the spring!

Ego - Bibi Bourelly
Though I had never heard of Bibi Bourelly prior to stumbling upon this song, I'm definitely a fan now. Powerful lyrics and Bibi's unique voice come together perfectly on this track.

Upgrade - Logic 
Logic's new album, "The Incredible True Story" is, in my opinion, beyond words. This is one of my favorite tracks from the rapper's newest release, with a calming back beat and his quick, witty lyrics that make your head spin.

Before I Ever Met You - Banks
Jillian Rose Banks' voice is the epitome of dark R&B on this track. With lyrics about betrayal, loss, and memories, Banks put her soul into these vocals - and it shows.

Lay It All On Me - Rudimental feat. Ed Sheeran
This song by two of my favorite UK artists is becoming increasingly popular in the US, and for good reason - Ed Sheeran's versatile voice pairs flawlessly with Rudimental's funk-infused instrumentals.

Memories That You Call - ODESZA (PETIT BISCUIT Remix)
ODESZA is, without a doubt, one of my favorite artists. The DJ duo's album "In Return" is one of my favorites, so needless to say I've listened to its entirety numerous times. This new remix is lovely, and blesses ODESZA fans with a new take on one of the pair's greatest hits.

Talk Back - Kembe X (produced by Hippie Sabotage)
 If I haven't mentioned it before, I fell in love with Hippie Sabotage after seeing them open for CHERUB in October. They were incredibly interactive with the crowd, and they put on one of the best DJ sets I've seen. This new hip-hop/rap track is different from their usual projects because it was produced for another artist, but it still does not disappoint!

Aftershock - NGHTMRE & Boombox Cartel
This song starts with some slow piano melody that sounds like it could be playing in a fancy restaurant somewhere, but quickly builds into an upbeat EDM track - then doubles back and morphs into a bass heavy drop that makes this track worthy of its title.

In My Room - Yellowclaw feat. Ty Dolla $ign & Tyga
Yellow Claw's new album "Blood for Mercy" is full of upbeat bangers and dance tracks, and this song most certainly doesn't stray from the theme. Hot lyrics from Ty Dolla $ign and Tyga pair wonderfully with Yellow Claw's fast, electric dance breakdowns.


Something Better - Audien feat. Lady Antebellum 
Signed to Astralwerks, Audien is in good company with Alison Wonderland and Halsey, two of my favorite artists. Though he isn't the most popular DJ (yet), I have a feeling this beautiful EDM track with one of county's most popular artists will make his name well-known in the realm of house music.

Rolling In the Deep - Adele (Jamie xx Shuffle) feat. Childish Gambino
A fresh, remixed take of a classic Adele song... what more could one ask for? Oh that's right, a feature from my favorite rapper Childish Gambino! The Xx's Jamie xx did an incredible job on this shuffle, and Gambino's verse is nothing short of amazing. I've had this on repeat for days.

Guns and Roses - Bohnes
Who remembers The Cab? Ya know, "Whisper War" pop rock band from 2008 fronted by Alexander DeLeon? The middle schooler in me freaked the heck out when she found out that Alex DeLeon has gone solo under the name Bohnes... then freaked out some more when she listened to this single.

LA Devotee - Panic! at the Disco
Every time Panic! releases another single from their upcoming album "Death Of A Bachelor," I weep a little because January 15th just isn't soon enough. Brendon Urie's flawless voice sounds, well, flawless on this song released over the weekend. I truly cannot wait to hear the rest of the album.

Tune in to Bad Dance Moves tonight at 10 PM on WNJR to hear some of these songs and more! You don't want to miss it.

24 November 2015

Erykah Badu New Projects

You may know her musically, her work includes elements from R&B, Hip Hop and jazz. She is best known for her role in the rise of the neo-soul subgenre. Her music has rawness that no one else has quite mastered as gracefully, and skillfully as she has. Erykah Badu has a career that spans over 15 years, she has always been unique with own beat. Making sure she perfected her craft, which is her music. she Never rushes her art to keep pace with contemporary pop artists. The invigorated woman recently gave hints to what we should expect in 2015, whether it is a new album or hot singles.

20 November 2015

The Future of Hip Hop

                                                       
























If you haven't checked out Future's DS2 mix-tape, you're missing out on the greatest 2015 Hip Hop mix-tape. Future came to save the game; hits like, Where Ya At and Rich $ex demonstrates his artistry and mastery of this genre of music. DS2 has had nothing but good reviews since it hit the streets and there is no sign of him stopping. Rumor has it, he is getting ready to release some more fire in the next few weeks. Future is someone Hip-Hop needs and he's making it known that 2015 is his year. If you haven't listened to DS2, you're missing out on the resuscitation of Hip-Hop.











19 November 2015

Artist Spotlight: Eryn Allen Kane




New singer-songwriter, Eryn Allen Kane, just released her jazz-influenced EP entitled "Aviary: Act1." The EP, which is only four songs, consist of the normal jazz instruments, horns and pianos, with a not so normal vocalist. Being born in Detroit, and partly in Chicago, it is clear that Kane has brought her city influences into her music. Although being somewhat out of her teens, her voice seems to be one of experience and maturity. Check out her new EP on WNJR Radio 91.7 FM.

18 November 2015

Summer Music Festivals

 

Hey everyone! I realize that it's not even Thanksgiving yet, but I am already excited for all of the music festivals that are happening this summer! I wrote a blog post last year about Firefly Music Festival in Dover, Delaware, and the festival has just released the line up for the summer of 2016.  The festival will be held from June 16th to the 19th, and this year you will be able to catch artists like Mumford and Sons, the Neighbourhood, Jai Wolf, and Transviolet. Passes go on sale this Friday, so get your tickets early! If you want to hear music by some of the artists that are going to be there, then be sure to tune in to Bad Dance Moves on 91.7 WNJR on Monday nights at 10PM. If you want more information on the festival you can check it out here. I hope to see you guys there this summer!

Spotlight on Carmen Carroll


Happy Hump Day everyone! For today's spotlight we have Ms. Carmen Carroll. Carmen is a native of Washington, D.C. and is a freshman here at DubJay. She will be majoring in Communication Arts: Public Relations Emphasis and a minor in Spanish. Carmen also works here at WNJR Radio! Tune in on Tuesdays at 1PM to listen to 21st Century Girl, Carmen's radio show. Her show is centered around her experiences and issues that effect her as a freshman at DubJay. She also talks about black culture on and off the campus, her feminist views, and how both are displayed in the media. So if you would like to ask Carmen questions about her hometown, her major, or anything in between you can email her here. Thanks guys and have a great day!