This is one of our classic mixes from 2015, archived by our old friends at Wax Poetics magazine:
“Wax Poetics contributing editor Andrew Mason aka DJ Monk-One spent [many years] spinning on Jay Smooth’s influential radio program, Underground Railroad. The WBAI show was founded in 1991 and focused on hip-hop and the jazz (and soul) cuts that were the building blocks for the sonic art. It was a New York staple and a must for any beatdigger that was trying to learn more about the roots of hip-hop. In fact, it was half the story about how the Wax Poetics founders met Monk-One in the late ’90s during his tenure with the groundbreaking show. Not long after, Wax Poetics was founded with the same mission of exploring the roots of hip-hop.”
In the mid 90s we were blessed to have two incredible DJs in the Railroad’s starting lineup, DJ Spinna and DJ Avee. I’ve lost a lot of those tapes over the years, but luckily some folks took better care of their archives, so we still have some treats from that era.
After I ended my radio show in July of 2018, I did a series of “Secret Transmissions” for my friends and longtime radio fam, to keep in touch and keep that vibe going until our next chapter began. This was one of those, up until now only available to a select few!