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The Way Out (Temporary Residence Ltd., 2010)

Today’s track of the day was picked by Rock Show DJ Mackenzie. Here’s what she has to say about it:

The Books don’t exist anymore, which is really sad. But they used to be from New York. This is from their final album, The Way Out. It’s basically a guy ranting and sounding crazy and the electric guitar noise is actually a guy shaving with an electric razor. I like to quote this song in my head a lot. Listen!

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Single (Heritage Records, 1969)

To usher in the weekend, we have a track chosen by WNUR’s Faculty Advisor/former Fast & Loud host, Dr. Phil Scepanski.

Though coming from the “Beach Music” scene associated more with the Carolinas, Bill Deal and the Rhondels hailed from Virginia Beach. With the busy horn section and exaggerated backbeat, this was one of many songs where they showed the influence of the flourishing ska and rocksteady artists of Jamaica.

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Renegade Lights (Renegade Lights, 2011)

Happy hump day! Get your lovely lady lumps shaking with this track from Streetbeat veteran, m50:

Heavy, breaks-influenced dubstep sounds from one of Party Time Society‘s core members. Jeekoos has a distinctive production style, always a precise, dark, urban feel. This track was released as part of a 2×12″ compilation on the small American Renegade Lights imprint.

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Reine de Coeur (Cheval de Feu, 2008)

Today’s track comes from Haitian singer Emeline Michel, courtesy of Continental Drift DJ Julia K. Check it out!

Recorded in Haiti, New York, Montreal and Burkina Faso, Reine de Couer is a solid album with a bunch of good, jazzy numbers. (Peep the video for some good shots of Emeline dancing!)

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