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Options May 31, 2019: Put The Needle On The Power of The People (feat DJ Pnutz)

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Artist Track Album Label Year Comments New Approx. start time
PTNOTRemixProject  murder shoot kill nyc (show intro)   Options     2019  taken from collage of NYC TV news clips from opening of a 2019 Mic Handz & Milano Constantine track rearranged a bit and mixed down to about 48 seconds  *   0:00:00 (Pop‑up)
Won87   5:55   Options     2019  non-emcee/rap track from San Diego’s Won87 whose music been playing a bit of late. In addition to bugged beats and breaks, the song “5:55” (titled after its length) features a long sample of Charlie Chaplin from “The Great Dictator” - the 1940’s film’s inspirational speech for humanity - that eight decades later resonates just as clearly as it did when Chaplin made the five-star satirical film. imdb movie description: “After dedicated service in the Great War, a Jewish barber (Charles Chaplin) spends years in an army hospital recovering from his wounds, unaware of the simultaneous rise of fascist dictator Adenoid Hynkel (also Chaplin) and his anti-Semitic policies. When the barber, who bears a remarkable resemblance to Hynkel, returns to his quiet neighborhood, he is stunned by the brutal changes and recklessly joins a beautiful girl (Paulette Goddard) and her neighbors in rebelling” - watch original video of speech from movie here = https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wMKpYxhI2KI  *   0:01:59 (Pop‑up)
Blu & Exile  Power to the People (feat. Choosey, Johaz, Cashus King, Aloe Blacc, Fashawn & Blame One)   Options True & Livin' EP 12"  Dirty Science  2019  Released on vinyl last week - when I had G Spot on show and did not play new music - so had to play this track today and now right after previous track by Won87’s with its use of the The Great Dictator speech since the message is similarly on point. Off the new 12” EP by Blu & Exile True Livin’  *   0:07:53 (Pop‑up)
Rob Cave and The Other Guys   Lets Gets Moneys   Options Word EP  HiPPNOTT Records  2019  outta BK from the recently released WORD EP (audio+video) avail as DL and physical via https://robcavejr.bandcamp.com/  *   0:12:21 (Pop‑up)
Illa X Diatribe  Very Clear   Options Very Clear EP    2019  #IrishHipHop as noted by GingerSlim of this new Irish hip-hop track (EP out today) “Dublin and Derry connect on this new one from Kynz Illa of Grim Pickinz and Danny Diatribe. Very Clear is the title track from the duo’s EP and the video was shot on location in Amsterdam. Stay tuned for more videos coming soon.” Love the accents and Irish cultural references throughout. Link to video version that further notes “Derry born Manchester based DANNY DIATRIBE and Dublin born Amsterdam based KYNZ ILLA of Grim Pickinz drop their EPs self titled track. Produced by KYNZ ILLA. Shot at Hill Street Blues, Amsterdam” = https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=1&v=KXQ5hGoaW7w  *   0:15:14 (Pop‑up)
Open Mike Eagle & Sammus  Racism 2.0   Options   Comedy Central Stand Up   2019  How new is this 2019 track? It’s from yesterday when video version of this track was posted by Comedy Central Stand Up to YouTube feat. previous show guest Sammus and frequently played artist Open Mike Eagle. I edited it down by about 20 seconds. Check the full video version of this track here = https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cYpNWGm1JK0  *   0:18:36 (Pop‑up)
San & Peter Leo   Beginning Thought   Options     2019  As noted by EarMilk “NY based lyricist Peter Leo teams up with South African producer SAN the Instru-Monumentalist for a full-length project titled 'The Will of the Genji'. Their newest and third single "Beginning Thought" displays the duo in their element with SAN crafting a solemn backdrop for Leo's superb storytelling skills” Track dropped 3 weeks ago via SoundCloud = https://soundcloud.com/peterleo/beginning-thought-prod-by-san-the-instru-monumentalist  *   0:20:16 (Pop‑up)
C Keys & Kazi   To Whom It May Concern   Options Keys 2 Kazi  Below System Records  2019  press release: “Bay area born emcee C Keys and Oxnard CA native Kazi initially linked up and the completion of their first full-length work together. Released via Below System Records, "Keys 2 Kazi" is twenty three tracks of cosmic funkin', lo-fi smackin' beats and soundscapes that slip effortlessly between bangers, sound collages and soulful joints. Though well known for his emcee work over the past two decades with such notable friends as Madlib, Oh No and The Lootpack, the upcoming release is a grand showcase of Kazi's work as a producer and only appearing on one song as a lyricist. Speaking on the album Kazi said "it’s dirty, dirty, dirty beats and puts me in the mindset of a 90's album." Though the duo can't agree on what year they initially met (when C Keys was known as The Infamous MC) they can agree that the seeds for the album started in 2016. C Keys relates "Over the past decade and a half, I have pretty much retreated from the music industry partly due to being disgusted by it and partly to take care of my family. However Kazi and I stayed in touch and he hit me up a few years back saying that he wanted to step back from emceeing and that he had some beats that he thinks my voice would complement really well. I told Kazi that I would listen but if I decided to do this, I would make this album very personal. So personal that all the verses were improvisational freestyled into my phone voice command." That's exactly what C Keys did approaching the tracks with improvisational lyrics and very little preparation that are very personal looks into his life throughout time. These tracks/stories include "Zoning" which is a highly autobiographical and honest remembrance about Keys exes. "Must Be The Liquor" (feat. Dex) which is a comical and disturbing audio equivalent of the Hangover movies, "The Streets" (feat. Hexsagon, DJ Transe and Kazi also makes an appearance on the mic) is reflections on where he came from and the pitfalls that hold people there. Other guests on the album who share the vision include Dubbler, Cornbread, Guilty Simpson and Mikial.”  *   0:22:34 (Pop‑up)
DJ Quest   Dystopia   Options Biotronic  Reverse Techniques  2019  another track off the killer new electro flavored album from show regular guest DJ Quest (solo/Live Human/Bullet Proof Scratch Hamsters/Space Travelers)  *   0:24:53 (Pop‑up)
Roughneck Jihad & Solomon Strange  Dragon Blade   Options THE ADVENTURES OF DR VOODUN    2019  another track off the great new album from LA based Bay Area emcee Roughneck Jihad with producer Solomon Strange  *   0:29:01 (Pop‑up)
BATBXY   Ayane   Options     2019  more great music from Swedish producer BATBXY who gets regular play on this show. Check him out via his Bandcamp + SoundCloud pages = https://batbxy.bandcamp.com/ https://soundcloud.com/batbxy  *   0:30:58 (Pop‑up)
Cedar Hill   Strains   Options     2019  more from Canadian duo Cedar Hills feat Nish on the mic and Landscape production - while they have a SoundCloud page https://soundcloud.com/user-710163149 with a few songs, it is via YouTube where you’ll find most of their music https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLyNIHN_ffRO7Uyneus82Zw3x7spY3Ol-m - shout out to Nish + Landscape likey tuned in now - and who contacted me right before show to say that they got some new stuff coming soon for WFMU listeners  *   0:32:41 (Pop‑up)
DJ Pnutz   Rising   Options Work Flow  self-released  2019  DJ PNUTZ new album “Work Flow” gets its world premiere here on WFMU radio - the album that will be available everywhere June 20th. In addition to premiering her new album on WFMU, the multi talented San Diego will also discuss the making of “Work Flow” and other things on today’s show - in the second half of one hour program. Below are links to support the multi-talented artist = www.junodownload.com/products/dj-pnutz-work-flow/4153826-02/ Djpnutz.bandcamp.com soundcloud.com/djpnutz  *   0:35:48 (Pop‑up)
DJ Pnutz   Alone   Options Work Flow    2019  sick ass track off new Pnutz album - that should appeal to L'Orange fans - is example of the rich diversity displayed by the ever talented Pnutz  *   0:39:41 (Pop‑up)
DJ Pnutz   Melted Soul   Options Work Flow    2019    *   0:43:32 (Pop‑up)
DJ Pnutz   speaks over Work Flow track “San Diego Summer”   Options     2019  speaking to WFMU from her San Diego home studio DJ Pnutz discusses the making of her new album “Work Flow” that she chose WFMU to air the world premiere of the album www.junodownload.com/products/dj-pnutz-work-flow/4153826-02/ Djpnutz.bandcamp.com soundcloud.com/djpnutz  *   0:46:40 (Pop‑up)
DJ Pnutz   Broken Heart   Options Work Flow    2019    *   0:50:57 (Pop‑up)
DJ Pnutz   Dead Rock   Options Work Flow    2019    *   0:53:30 (Pop‑up)
DJ Pnutz   All Day   Options Work Flow    2019    *   0:55:27 (Pop‑up)
DJ Pnutz   Epic   Options Work Flow    2019  final of 8 songs (inc. the one Pnutz talked over) off her killer new forthcoming 10 track album "WORK FLOW"  *   0:58:20 (Pop‑up)
Music behind DJ:
Billy "Blunted" Jam 
mic break over Pnutz Work Flow track "Epic"   Options           1:00:24 (Pop‑up)

Listener comments!

Avatar 12:19pm Billy Jam:

All new 2019 music today #GoodShit -This week broadcasting from CA back to NJ where JOE D (“Peaceful Solutions” late Friday nights on FMU) is handling the engineering/board-op duties. Today
DJ PNUTZ new album “Work Flow” gets its world premiere here on WFMU radio - the album that will be available everywhere June 20th. In addition to premiering her new album on WFMU, the multi talented San Diego will also discuss the making of “Work Flow” and other things on today’s show - in the second half of one hour program. Below are links to support the multi-talented artist =

Avatar 12:39pm Billy Jam:

"I'm sorry, but I don't want to be an emperor. That's not my business. I don't want to rule or conquer anyone. I should like to help everyone if possible - Jew, Gentile - black man - white. We all want to help one another. Human beings are like that. We want to live by each other's happiness - not by each other's misery. We don't want to hate and despise one another. In this world there's room for everyone and the good earth is rich and can provide for everyone. The way of life can be free and beautiful, but we have lost the way. Greed has poisoned men's souls - has barricaded the world with hate - has goose-stepped us into misery and bloodshed. We have developed speed, but we have shut ourselves in. Machinery that gives abundance has left us in want. Our knowledge has made us cynical; our cleverness, hard and unkind. We think too much and feel too little. More than machinery we need humanity. More than cleverness, we need kindness and gentleness. Without these qualities, life will be violent and all will be lost. The aeroplane and the radio have brought us closer together. The very nature of these inventions cries out for the goodness in man - cries for universal brotherhood - for the unity of us all. Even now my voice is reaching millions throughout the world - millions of despairing men, women, and little children - victims of a system that makes men torture and imprison innocent people. To those who can hear me, I say: 'Do not despair.' The misery that is now upon us is but the passing of greed - the bitterness of men who fear the way of human progress. The hate of men will pass, and dictators die, and the power they took from the people will return to the people. And so long as men die, liberty will never perish. Soldiers! Don't give yourselves to brutes - men who despise you and enslave you - who regiment your lives - tell you what to do - what to think and what to feel! Who drill you - diet you - treat you like cattle, use you as cannon fodder. Don't give yourselves to these unnatural men - machine men with machine minds and machine hearts! You are not machines! You are not cattle! You are men! You have the love of humanity in your hearts. You don't hate, only the unloved hate - the unloved and the unnatural! Soldiers! Don't fight for slavery! Fight for liberty! In the seventeenth chapter of St Luke, it is written the kingdom of God is within man not one man nor a group of men, but in all men! In you! You, the people, have the power - the power to create machines. The power to create happiness! You, the people, have the power to make this life free and beautiful - to make this life a wonderful adventure. Then in the name of democracy - let us use that power - let us all unite. Let us fight for a new world - a decent world that will give men a chance to work - that will give youth a future and old age a security. By the promise of these things, brutes have risen to power. But they lie! They do not fulfil that promise. They never will! Dictators free themselves but they enslave the people. Now let us fight to fulfil that promise! Let us fight to free the world - to do away with national barriers - to do away with greed, with hate and intolerance. Let us fight for a world of reason - a world where science and progress will lead to all men's happiness. Soldiers, in the name of democracy, let us unite!" - Charlie Chaplin from "The Great Dictator" (1940)
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:00pm chresti:

Hi Billy Jam and PTNOTRs!
Avatar 7:01pm Aaron Hali:

Hi, everybawdy!!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:03pm Joe D.:

whatup neff neff
Avatar 7:06pm slugluv1313:

hello Billy Jam and hello DJ Pnutz!!!!!!!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:07pm Ken From Hyde Park:

Another mass shooting in Virginia Beach today cost the lives of at least eleven more. Thoughts and prayers but no action, as usual. Lead us forward, Billy Jam!
  7:09pm yippie:

power to the people and the goats
Avatar 7:11pm Billy Jam:

@ken/hyde park - wow did not know that - sad but the gun lobby/INDU$TRY rule this country - playing lots of politically charged stuff today - and DJ PNUTZ new album - @JoeD =just texted u - hey yippie slug Aaron + chresti and all else
  7:12pm Dj pnutz:

I made it! What’s up slugluv, billy jam, and everyone!
Avatar 7:14pm Billy Jam:

hey DJ Pnutz tuned in from San Diego - your new album kills - Also tuned in today is Landscape from Ontario duo Cedar Hills whose music I will be playing again today -
  7:16pm P-90:

Yo DJ-BJ, Mr. Chaplin, friends
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:17pm common:

Great sample! Billy. All
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:17pm Joe D.:

damn irish hip hop is so craicing (?) right now
Avatar 7:18pm Billy Jam:

@Joe D IKR?
Avatar 7:19pm Billy Jam:

hi Common and P-90 - tnx for listening and BIG SHOUT OUT TO JOE D
  7:20pm P-90:

Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:21pm chresti:

Yeah-the Diatribe very clearly knocked my socks off
  7:21pm P-90:

I know Billy Jam is gonna sample those high quality local medicinal products while he’s in Cali
Avatar 7:21pm northguineahills:

Been here, but my laptop froze....
Avatar 7:23pm Billy Jam:

@NGH - damn technology :)
Avatar 7:24pm northguineahills:

Illinois just voted to legalize mj, the governor said he'd sign.
  7:26pm Dj pnutz:

Feeling the electro!
Avatar 7:29pm Billy Jam:

just sent copy of this album to Olivia (music director) at WFMU today so that other DJs can play it too - will do same with yours Pnutz after official release - @chresti and Aaron - if in Bay next week am doing weed/wine/weiners and loud music backyard b'cast of this show outta Oakland - invite only - hit me up via email for info -
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:29pm Smilty69:

Hello Billy Jam and friends! This DJ Quest track is sick! Hope everyone has a great weekend
Avatar 7:31pm Billy Jam:

hey Smilty69 - glad u like it - wait til you hear DJ Pnutz new joint - coming up
Avatar 7:31pm Smurph:

Jihad!!! (I know he's been in LA for a while now, but he'll always be a South Bay MC to me.)
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:32pm chresti:

Yay Illinois! I knew you'd come around!
  7:34pm Nish:

Avatar 7:34pm Aaron Hali:

I am smoking GG as we speak!
Avatar 7:36pm Billy Jam:

@Nish - dude you are a savage - love your flow - might come up to Canada to do a show - so many good artists from Canada that I am hearing - led by you guys
  7:37pm Nish:

thanx for the support!!! @billy jam
  7:37pm Dj pnutz:

Word up!
Avatar 7:39pm Billy Jam:

thank YOU for the music Nish + big ups to DJ Pnutz too - tuned in from SoCal - her interview coming up amongst all the tracks from her new album - world premiere here on F M U know!!!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:39pm Joe D.:

Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:40pm Ken From Hyde Park:

This is good indeed!
  7:46pm katharsis:

Catchy tune
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:47pm Ken From Hyde Park:

The Juno link wasn't working, but using the search has some results. www.junodownload.com...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:47pm chresti:

  7:49pm Dj pnutz:

Thank you so much for playing this! The album drops everywhere June 20. If you want an advance
copy the pre-release is available on Juno download.
Avatar 7:49pm Billy Jam:

@katharsis - tnx for feedback @Ken Hyde Park - think that's cos not avail until June 20
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:50pm Smilty69:

I will replay Melted Soul during the weekend. Awesome track!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:51pm Ken From Hyde Park:

Not only that, I think I cut-n-pasted the whole string including the bandcamp & soundcloud URLs.
  7:52pm Dj pnutz:

Hopefully this juno link works...
  7:53pm Dj pnutz:

Thank you everyone!!!!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:55pm contour_regard:

DJ Pnutz, you’re so dope! I’m so happy I just found out about you!!!!
Avatar 7:55pm Billy Jam:

thank YOU Pnutz for choosing WFMU to share/premiere your killer new album!!!!
Avatar 7:55pm northguineahills:

gracias por tu trabajo y musica, y gracias BillyJ!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:57pm chresti:

Thanks Billy, Pnutz!
Avatar 7:57pm northguineahills:

olivado, Pnutz!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:57pm Luisa24:

Grrrreat Show!
Avatar 7:58pm northguineahills:

errr, olvide
Avatar 7:58pm northguineahills:

Can't spell in any language... this killed!
Avatar 7:58pm Billy Jam:

Avatar 8:00pm Billy Jam:

thanks for listening today - shout out to Joe D, Stashu, Mr Fine WIne, DJ Pnutz + Cedar Hill
Avatar 8:59pm slugluv1313:

fantastic show, Billy Jam!
so cool and wonderful to hear your new sounds, DJ Pnutz!
HUGE THANKS to you both!!!
  9:01pm Nish:

All Cedar Hill music is on all platforms as well. Spotify and all em!
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