WKNC Makes a Mixtape | Music Briefs | Indy Week
Pin It

WKNC Makes a Mixtape 

screen_shot_2017-06-06_at_10.27.51_pm.png

The Triangle is home to a ton of local acts, and if you're new to the scene, it can be overwhelming to figure out where to start digging into it. But some folks at N.C. State's student-run radio station, WKNC 88.1 FM, have assembled a collection of songs that makes for an excellent entry point into local music.

Seamlessly shifting between some of WKNC's favorite hip-hop, electronic, and indie rock acts, First Semester is a diverse but cohesive mixtape of twenty-three North Carolina artists that serves as a primer on area performers as well as a fundraiser for the radio station. Available via Bandcamp on a pay-what-you-want basis, the mixtape is the work of N.C. State grad student Carl Wilkins, who partnered with recent Wolfpack graduate Jeremy Cothren in curating the compilation. As Cruise One and DJ Sundae respectively, the duo cohosted a Saturday night hip-hop block on WKNC for the past year while assembling the collection, which includes previously released material from heavyhitters like Boulevards and Kooley High. Wilkins cites sl0wgl0w as one of the collection's best-kept secrets, comparing the Raleigh electronic duo to fellow mixtape act Sylvan Esso.



Dubbing the mixtape First Semester is a nod to Wilkins's hope to turn this project into a series of annual releases, a run that will continue after he leaves N.C. State next year.

"I'm hoping I've established a nice tradition that will continue to raise awareness for the North Carolina music scene while also serving as a fundraiser for the station," he says. The possibility of a mixtape release party later this summer suggests he may not be done yet. —Spencer Griffith

Comments

Subscribe to this thread:

Add a comment

INDY Week publishes all kinds of comments, but we don't publish everything.

  • Comments that are not contributing to the conversation will be removed.
  • Comments that include ad hominem attacks will also be removed.
  • Please do not copy and paste the full text of a press release.

Permitted HTML:
  • To create paragraphs in your comment, type <p> at the start of a paragraph and </p> at the end of each paragraph.
  • To create bold text, type <b>bolded text</b> (please note the closing tag, </b>).
  • To create italicized text, type <i>italicized text</i> (please note the closing tag, </i>).
  • Proper web addresses will automatically become links.

Latest in Music Briefs



Twitter Activity

Comments

I love how this whole thread is people crying "he is a changed man! forgive him! everyone makes mistakes!" literally …

by Viper A on Chris Brown Still Sucks (Music Briefs)

It seems the anger management classes didn't take.

https://www.wral.com/singer-chris-brown-ar…

LOL …

by Durham451 on Chris Brown Still Sucks (Music Briefs)

Most Read

Most Recent Comments

I love how this whole thread is people crying "he is a changed man! forgive him! everyone makes mistakes!" literally …

by Viper A on Chris Brown Still Sucks (Music Briefs)

It seems the anger management classes didn't take.

https://www.wral.com/singer-chris-brown-ar…

LOL …

by Durham451 on Chris Brown Still Sucks (Music Briefs)

Y'all were saying something?

Singer Chris Brown arrested in Palm Beach County on felony assault charge

by vidvis on Chris Brown Still Sucks (Music Briefs)

What kind of stupud writers are allowed to write in a post, disgracing, if your son or daughter makes a …

by Chelsea Waugh on Chris Brown Still Sucks (Music Briefs)

Just because you don't like an artist doesn't mean they automatically suck. Chris Brown has served his punishment for things …

by Paulette Jordan on Chris Brown Still Sucks (Music Briefs)

© 2018 Indy Week • 320 E. Chapel Hill St., Suite 200, Durham, NC 27701 • phone 919-286-1972 • fax 919-286-4274
RSS Feeds | Powered by Foundation