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

  • 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

  • Summer of '96 Somewhere Aired: Saturday, May 26, 2018

    Bootleg Sublime tracks from studio outtakes and live shows, some horn driven music by The Plugz and Mrophine, a Radiohead track, a heavily sampled track in the Hip Hop community by Christine McVie, Brazilian psy funk rock from the early 90's, and much more.

  • One : One Mix Aired: Saturday, May 19, 2018

    A scattering of musics from places near and far.

  • 2 : 2 Mix Aired: Saturday, May 19, 2018

    2nd hour in a three hour set. A mix of dubbed out sounds from the 70s and 80s, post punk from England, vocal tracks by Nancy Sinatra, Saada Bonaire, Priscilla of Booker T. and Priscilla, Jennifer Lara, as well as some instrumental rock from the Pacific coast and dub from the west indies.

  • 3 : 3 Mix Aired: Saturday, May 19, 2018

    Final installment of a three hour set.

  • Women In Music; The Ladies of Hip Hop Aired: Saturday, May 12, 2018

    An hour is just too short for any of these installments. This episode features a few early hip hop queens and some proto-post-punk-dub DIY. Here you will find music by ESG, The Jellies, Heather B., Lauryn Hill, and many others. Tracklist below;
    Prism - WAYO-LP Rochester 01:18
    ESG - You're No Good 04:04
    The Jellies - Jive Baby on A Saturday Night 06:50
    ESG - Dance 11:02
    ESG - UFO 17:22
    Elle Varner feat. J. Cole - I Only Wanna Give It To You 20:55
    Suite For Ma Dukes Orchestra - Untitled/ Fantastic (A Tribute J Dilla) 24:53

  • Women In Music; The Femmes of Funk and Soul Aired: Saturday, April 21, 2018

    This installment of the" Women In Music" series explores some of the heavy hitters of the funk soul scene of Americana. Here you will find songs by Anna King, Aretha Franklin, Alice Russell, Labelle, and many other notables. Tracklist below;
    Ann Peebles - I Can't Stand the Rain - 03:20
    Anna King - I Found You - 06:03
    Anna King - If Somebody Told You - 07:59
    Lyn Collins - Take Me As I Am - 11:10
    Cher - I Walk On Guilded Splinters - 16:34
    Wendy Rene - After Laughter (Comes Tears) - 19:01
    Roberta Flack - Go Up Moses - 25:14