Off the Record

Music Podcasts

Off the Record features interviews with local and national musicians as aired on WKNC 88.1 FM HD-1/HD-2.

Location:

United States

Description:

Off the Record features interviews with local and national musicians as aired on WKNC 88.1 FM HD-1/HD-2.

Twitter:

@wknc881

Language:

English

Contact:

919-515-2401


Episodes

Ernesto Birmingham

1/30/2023
In this interview with Ernesto Birmingham, the hip hop artist talks about how he takes inspiration from artists like Childish Gambino and Tyler the Creator and incorporates the latest sounds emerging from the underground into his music. He discusses the meaning behind his hit song "Shilly," which has garnered a significant following for its catchy beat and thought-provoking lyrics. Ernesto also shares his thoughts on the future of hip hop and where he sees himself fitting into the genre.

Duration:00:53:15

FiNE$$E THA PHANTOM & Cash Paradox

1/23/2023
$IDD interviews 47 Eyes on Me members: Fine$$e tha Phantom and Cash Paradox, as they talk about their artistic mindsets and their origins as artists.

Duration:01:00:46

Weymouth

1/23/2023
The Loaf talks to Central NC band Weymouth, about their music, social media, the local NC scene, and their favorite video games. You can check out Weymouth on Instagram: @weymouththeband and on Bandcamp weymouththeband.bandcamp.com

Duration:01:08:14

Ernesto Birmingham

1/5/2023
In this interview with Ernesto Birmingham, the hip hop artist talks about how he takes inspiration from artists like Childish Gambino and Tyler the Creator and incorporates the latest sounds emerging from the underground into his music. He discusses the meaning behind his hit song "Shilly," which has garnered a significant following for its catchy beat and thought-provoking lyrics. Ernesto also shares his thoughts on the future of hip hop and where he sees himself fitting into the genre.

Duration:00:58:52

Kwame Adu

12/23/2022
in This interview with Kwame Adu, the up-and-coming star discusses his journey to success as a solo artist and member of the duo group KWAMZAY. He talks about how he blends classic soul samples with an exciting energy to create a unique sound that is captivating audiences around the world. Kwame also shares insights into his creative process, how he got his start in the music industry, and what he has planned for the future.

Duration:00:55:38

Diz

12/22/2022
Diz is an abstract jaz rap start. Diz makes amazingly dense poetic rap that takes inspiration from Earl sweatshirt, luckily and MIKE. We talked about albums, making music and what they want for their future.

Duration:00:40:50

Saturnalias

11/6/2022
Follow Saturnalias on Instagram.

Duration:01:00:02

Ed E. Ruger

10/24/2022
Plover and Greensboro artist Ed E. Ruger discuss his recent album R.O.I. and how it represents the culmination of a journey. Ed's a bona fide Renaissance man, so they also talked about him having a song in Breaking Bad, making glitch hop, and working with professional wrestlers.

Duration:00:33:51

Newman and Benny Okoto

10/20/2022
Plover and Raleigh natives Newman and Benny Okoto discuss their upcoming show at the Fruit, Day Shift, as well as how their recent projects were impacted by the pandemic and manifesting that Kings opens again.

Duration:00:27:54

Secret Shame

10/18/2022
Plover sits down with Lena from Secret Shame to talk about their upcoming record Autonomy and its deeper meanings, along the way getting into the gentrification of Asheville and being a post-post punk band.

Duration:00:33:16

Tongues of Fire

10/18/2022
Plover and Tongues of Fire frontman and guitarist Lowell talked their most recent record, Burn My Body Clean and how the pandemic helped shape it. They also deep dived into the Asheville house show and punk scene and how Tongues of Fire used to sell hot sauce.

Duration:00:27:38

Small Town Sci-Fi

10/18/2022
Plover chats with Jonathan Suarez of Small Town Sci-Fi and talks about their recent EP Psycho as well as the California indie scene, folk vs indie rock, and what exactly makes music "sad" anyway.

Duration:00:31:24

Perry Maysun

10/18/2022
Perry Maysun is a 20-year-old alternative rapper and producer that has made a name for himself in the underground scene through raw and vulnerable music.

Duration:00:42:04

Scubadiver

10/11/2022
Check out Scubadiver's discography.

Duration:01:14:04

Boy Named Sue

10/5/2022
You can find Boy Named Sue on Bandcamp and Instagram

Duration:01:00:14

cardigan

10/4/2022
Follow WKNC and cardigan on Instagram.

Duration:00:57:40

Archer Oh

10/4/2022
hermajesty and Eubanks interview Archer Oh about their new album, writing songs at little Ceasars, and playing around the orange county diy scene as well as live recording of their songs Dianthysis, drawings of nothings, and Easy Eyes.

Duration:00:49:35

Max Gowan

9/18/2022
Plover and Raleigh native Max Gowan talked about his new album Glossolalia (and what the title means), while also touching on Hopscotch day party culture and its role in the local music scene and what mixing and mastering add to a record.

Duration:00:31:31

Teens In Trouble

9/11/2022
Teens In Trouble can be found on Twitter and Instagram.

Duration:01:03:47

Sk the Novelist

8/30/2022
Plover sat down with Sk the Novelist along with Cosmo, Lord D Rock, 3amsound, Anderson Burrus, and Vex to discuss Sk’s upcoming album and the release show they’ll be performing, also touching on the Pour House’s impact on the Raleigh hip-hop scene and The Game’s new album.

Duration:00:51:05