This fall has been the start of a lot of exciting new specialty shows this semester, here are some you should check out!
Have you gotten the chance to listen to WVUM’s new specialty shows? Check out this fall’s new additions to the station!
Taste the Bass airs every Wednesday night at 12 am and features experimental bass and beat music, touching on the genres of trap, juke, dubstep, future bass, breakbeat, glitch-hop, electro-funk, garage, and grime. The show’s host, Gabriel, thought Miami’s bright colors and clean aesthetics could use a little filth, and has some excitement planned for his listeners—he recently gave a away a pair of Gramatik tickets, and has some more giveaways in the works. Don’t just listen to this trippy futuristic show - ~=ŦɅϟŦΞ ŦӋΞ ßɅϟϟ=~ -
Chill out and vibe to the Undertow to hear mellow sounds from chillstep, triphop, and downtempo artists. Those looking to simply space for an hour can do so every Tuesday at 9 pm, where air breaks are at a minimum and smooth transitions are key. The show’s host, Xenia, looked to the ocean for her show’s inspiration. Downtempo electronic music has a certain pacifying effect, relaxing and drawing you in, but like the undertow of a wave, can also be very heavy. The show, in essence, has been around at the station for quite some time, but Undertow brings new sounds with the inclusion of chill dubstep influences.
Are you a blues fan but can’t seem to get your southern fix down here in contemporary Miami? Finally, WVUM has its very own blues show—Blues Spectrum. The show’s host, Cameron, has quite an extensive taste in music, but has been fascinated by blues music and its influence on other genres for a while. Tune in to Blues Spectrum to explore the vast array of blues music in terms of genre and time period. The show airs every Sunday at 9 pm.
Edith loves to dance. While her show Re-Work isn’t entirely focused on dancing, you will find that her Saturday night show will make you want to get up and shake. Re-Work is exactly what the name suggests—edits, remixes, covers, and reworks of classic songs. This is the first show of its kind on WVUM, and has a major originality factor adding to its attraction. While Re-Work touches upon a lot of musical genres including funk, electro-soul, R&B, and classic house, Edith likes to stick with the late 60’s to 80’s club and dance music scenes and follow the musical evolution that happened in them. Listen to Re-Work every Saturday at 9 pm to really appreciate the creative visions of those who work on songs and create edits (people who range from legendary 80s DJ’s to aspiring young producers still in school). “If it’s good and gets you movin’ it’s on Re-Work.”
‘Round About Midnight is a specialty show with a focus on the jazz style. This program was created with the intention of exposing jazz music to an audience that is unfamiliar with the sophistication of the genre. Most people have a limited knowledge of the jazz genre, often only thinking of jazz as class folk tunes from the 1930s or 1940s. Music students, and hosts of the show Chris and Vienna, aim to spread exposure and understanding of the jazz style by featuring live bands every other week. Listeners can expect to hear music from very well respected local artists, to the very talented students at the University of Miami’s Frost School of Music. The show’s title shares the name of a well-known and historic Miles David album. Coupled with the time of the show, Mondays from 10 pm until 11 pm, ‘Round About Midnight becomes the perfect name for a show designed to spread the good news of jazz music.
What was previously known as “The Jamtastic Voyage” has been adventurously renamed The Swirl by a new host, Andrea. The show has been on WVUM for quite some time and features both legendary and lesser-known artists on the classic jam band front. Listeners can expect to hear epic live recordings from concerts and music festivals, where awesome improvisational solos will blow minds. Tune in every Saturday evening from 7-9 pm for a chance to win some awesome concert tickets, such as the upcoming Widespread Panic, and Papadosio.