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The Beat Diet, February 1st
Black History Month Special: Activist Hip Hop

So usually around this year, I run through a handful of Black History Month features. Last for example, we did that Clyde Stubblefeild special after his untimely passing. So this year, I thought I’d kick thing off with a feature on activist hip hop, rap tracks with a message, that sort of thing. Lots of great tracks lurking in that sphere, and of course way more than I can fit into an hour slot, but I tried anyways. That Killer Mike song, dayum… He goes in! That one was new to me.

The Beat Diet, February 1st 2018 (mp3 – 87Mb)

Side Note: Kootenay Coop Radio seems a bit more concerned with daytime swearing that CJSW ever was, and I get it, it’s and midday show now. So I’ve had to do a slight switch up on how I put the show together, sometimes putting segments together ahead of time so I can clean swears up ahead of the broadcast or having to choose different songs than I ideally would have. This show was a pretty good example. Like, in a perfect world, I really should have included NWA’s Fuck Tha Police instead of Express Yourself… And if you heard the broadcast version, you’d know that trying to clean up the Geto Boys’ Fuck A War is kind of a stupid exercise… But here at least, I can play the show in it’s original uncensored form.

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The Beat Diet, January 25th

This show’s built around Pete Rock’s sampling of the above record for Lots of Lovin. I’m often amazed by what the great hip hop producers choose as their source material, and this is a great example of that. A tiny little throwaway bar right at the end of the Ohio Players’ cover becomes this awesome hip hop song. Lovely. The rest of the show is hip hop, funk and stuff.

The Beat Diet, January 25th 2018 (mp3 – 82Mb)

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The Beat Diet, January 18th

Got behind the 8-ball this week and had to dig into the vaults and re-broadcast a mix from a previous show. This one in particular dates waaayyy back to April 10th, 2003.

The Beat Diet, January 18th 2018 (mp3 – 52Mb)

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The Beat Diet, January 11th

Had to kick off the show this week with a bit of the Wasabi beat tape. Go get it if you haven’t yet, it’s really good. Then into some hip hop mostly for the rest of show.

The Beat Diet, January 11th 2018 (mp3 – 73Mb)

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The Beat Diet, January 4th 2018!

First show of 2018. Wow. This one’s got a bit of everything; acid jazz, funk, hip hop, house. You know, the usual…

The Beat Diet, January 4th 2018 (lofi mp3 – 27Mb)

Totally forgot to record it out of the mixer, so this lofi version is from the station’s (mono) logger.

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The Beat Diet, Holiday Special Part 2

As I mentioned in the last post, at KCR, we get a few weeks off our regular programming to rest up over the Christmas break, but during that time we have the opportunity to bust out 3 hour holiday shows. So of course I had to do one of those. The show aired Tuesday night, December 19, 7pm – 10pm. This is the second half of the show; reggae, drum’n’bass and hip hop for the last hour.

The Beat Diet Holiday Special Part 2, December 19th 2018 Part 2 (mp3 – 123Mb)

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The Beat Diet, Holiday Special Part 1

Here at KCR, we get a few weeks off our regular programming to rest up over the Christmas break, but during that time we have the opportunity to bust out 3 hour holiday shows. So of course I had to do one of those. The show aired Tuesday night, December 19, 7pm – 10pm. This is the first hour and a half or so, mostly house and uptempo, although we drop it into reggae near the end.

The Beat Diet Holiday Special Part 1, December 19th 2018 Part 1 (mp3 – 115Mb)

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The Beat Diet, December 14th

Starting it off uptempo this afternoon with some house-y vibes before bringing it down into some soul and hip hop, and a few holiday treats.

The Beat Diet, December 14th 2017 (mp3 – 87Mb)

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The Beat Diet, December 7th

Go download this track already!

Getting slightly more used to this thing, so managed to remember to start recording sometime through the first track, if memory serves. Some nice downtempo vintage Ninjatune stuff before playing some hip hop and a teeny bit of funk towards the end of the show.

The Beat Diet, December 7th 2017 (mp3 – 87Mb)

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Just Like A Phoenix, Born Again

Aww, yeah. Just like that, we’re back on the air. Broadcasting 700km west of our previous location at CJSW, I’ve been lucky enough to join the ranks at Kootenay Coop Radio. You can hear me live in and around Nelson on Thursdays from 3pm to 4pm, or just download the shows here like you always have.

Currently the station only broadcasts in mono at pretty low bitrates, so I’ll do my best to record the shows straight out of my mixer. But I’ll often forget, so the show quality might vary somewhat.

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