Prism

Weekly Variety Show of music expressed by a theme. Every week a fresh look at the human condition, its components and variables, through song, sound, rhythms, and beats.

Past Episodes

  • Neighborhoods; Brooklyn Bound Aired: Saturday, December 15, 2018

    In the second installment of the Neighborhood Series, PRISM showcases some music from Brooklyn. Here you will find artists such as Antibalas Afrobeat Orchestra, Notorious BIG, Mel Torme, Black Moon, LCD Soundsystem, and more. Tracklist below;
    Black Moon - Who Got Da Props (Instrumental) 05:11
    Beastie Boys - Lighten Up 12:17
    Black Moon - Who Got Da Props (Instrumental) 12:27
    Brooklyn Slumlordz - Funky Relaxation 12:54
    Beatie Boys - Lighten Up 13:04
    Beastie Boys - Eugenes Lament 15:04
    Beastie Boys - Rickys Theme 17:28

  • Neighborhoods; Harlem Aired: Saturday, December 8, 2018

    In part one of a five part series exploring the musical heritage of NYC's neighborhoods, this episode of PRISM showcases music from Harlem. Here you will find music by Bobbi Humphrey, Ben E. King, Joe Cuba Sextet, Horace Silver, and more. Tracklist;
    Bobbi Humphrey - Harlem River Drive 04:18
    Harlem River Drive - Idle Hands 11:16
    Joe Cuba Sextet - Do You Feel It? 21:08
    Joe Cuba Sextet - Mujer Divina 23:29
    Ben E. King - Supernatural Thing Part 1 & 2 31:27
    A Tribe Called Quest - Jazz (We Got The) 42:08

  • What Would James Murphy Do? III Aired: Sunday, November 25, 2018

    Another balmy James Murphy inspired set of cool grooves, dance tracks, and other fun stuffings. Here you will find music by Paul McCartney, El Coco, Sandra De Sa, Crustation, and more. Tracklist below;
    Crustation - Purple (Mr. Scruff Remix) 03:26
    Lyn Christopher - Take Me With You 09:54
    Paul McCartney - Check My Machine 13:03
    Sandra De Sa - Olhos Coloridos 19:10
    Makam - The Hague Soul 23:33
    Legacy - Word Up 32:08
    Nu & Jo Ke - Who Loves The Sun (Original Mix) 50:15

  • What Would James Murphy Do? Aired: Saturday, November 17, 2018

    Another episodic dedicative mix of James Murphy inspired 80's dance numbers, disco, synth'd out afro-pop, techno, electronic music of nefarious funk, and much more. Tracklist below;
    The Pool - Jamaica Running 05:58
    Modern Romance - Can You Move 10:23
    Underground Resistance - Take Control 17:18
    Gosub - I Know You Know 22:33
    El Coco - Cocomotion 79 27:59
    El Coco - Afrodesia 37:32
    Ajukaja - Benga Benga 41:27
    Deborah Washington - Nothin But Drums 48:10
    James Murphy - Boiler Room 51:20
    Azymuth - Dear Limmertz 59:28

  • Spooked and Dubbed; A Halloween Affair Aired: Saturday, October 27, 2018

    This episode of Prism keeps it spooky for all the ghouls and frightful blobs and goblins with a mix of deep dark tracks from the early 90's dub electronic music scene of London and New York City, weird cuts from Vanity Records out of late 70's early 80's Japan, and spiked with some zombie movie scores. Tracklist below;
    Spectre - Spectre Meets Psycho Priest In The Temple Of Smoke 06:29
    Tino - Magic Dub 10:08
    Sympathy Nervous - Inverted Type 14:54
    Spectre - Pillars Of Smoke Return To The Temple 21:32
    Crooklyn Dub Consortium - Second Hand Science 28:36

  • Octobers Horror 1 Aired: Saturday, October 6, 2018

    Heres a hellfire mix of early 90's electronic dub from New York and England, some smashing punk, and other grotesque treats. Tracklist as follows;
    kutmah - Swamp Thing 06:02
    The Screamers - 122 Hours of Fear 14:27
    Brooklyn Dub Consortium - Wolf Dub 14:59
    The Screamers - 122 Hours of Fear 15:10
    David Lynch - The Night Bell With Lightening 22:27
    Tino - Doomsday Dub 23:13
    Tino - Wolfman Is Everywhere 28:45
    David Lynch - Pink Room 33:36
    Spectre - Pillars Of Smoke Return To The Temple 39:58
    Tino - Vampire Circus Dub 46:46

  • Island In the Sun Aired: Saturday, September 29, 2018

    This episode of Prism showcases the sounds of the islands, and songs pertaining to the life. Music by King Tubby, Chris Thompson, Eddie Hooper, Dry and Heavy, Thee Oh Sees, and more. Tracklist below;
    Jackie Mittoo, Bagga Pablove, D. Russell, and the Brentford All Stars - After Christmas - 04:53
    The Skatalites - Swing Easy - 10:56
    Jackson Browne - Jamaica Say You Will - 20:40
    Eden Ahbez - The Old Boat - 23:49
    Fred Sneider and The Superions - Totally Nude Island - 26:27
    King Tubby - Borderline Dub (Addis Abba Version) - 30:55

  • Summer Gone Aired: Saturday, September 15, 2018

    An ode to the passing summer. Here you will find music evoking that warm and languid with contributions from Khruangbin, Jackie Mittoo, Sonder, and more. Tracklist below;
    Khruangbin - August 10 - 02:45
    Khruangbin - Ha Fang Kheung Kan - 07:57
    Khruangbin - Friday Morning - 09:29
    Sleepdealer - Dim Sum - 15:08
    Jackie Mittoo - Wall Street - 20:24
    A Tribe Called Quest - We Got The (Jazz) - 29:38
    Prince Far I - Virgin - 35:07
    Bim Sherman - Danger - 36:42
    Sandra De Sa - Ohlos Coloridos - 41:20
    Azymuth - Dear Limmertz - 45:24

  • Blackbook Sessions X Prism #7 Aired: Wednesday, September 12, 2018

    Another moment in time suspend by the buoyant vibes of hip hop and sentimental soul music of the electronic spirit of the 80's and 90's and beyond. Hyper space drive towards platinum star dust bangers and smooth instrumentals. Courtesy of Blackbook Sessions. Brought to you by the steward of funk, host of Prism Radio, JB Smooth aka Tha Boogie Botfly aka Bob Blanks Ghostdog aka John Lemon Meringue. Tracklist below;
    Sandra De Sa Ohlos Coloridos 06:09
    EPMD It's My Thing 10:39
    Smif-N-Wessun Sound Bwoy Bureill Instrumental 16:10
    Brooklyn Slumlordz What Cha Got 18:12

  • Desert Zap Aired: Saturday, July 14, 2018

    Todays episode showcases music to soothe those summer blues. Electro-magical psychedelic musings from India, Iran, Estonia, Turkey, and Brazil, a track by Joe Bataan, a couple dashings of reggae, some post punk wave pop from the Attractions, and more. Tracklist below;
    Voltaire Brothers - Which One 03:58
    Ticklah Vs. Axelrod - Nature Loving Dub 10:31
    Madlib X Gamelan - 16:30
    Erin Koray - Yagmur 18:47
    Joe Bataan - Es Tu Cosa 21:54
    4 Mars - Na Daadihi 25:19
    Shahram Shabpareh - Prison Song 29:31

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