This is Jay’s mix from the May 31st, 2019 edition of the Railroad, featuring Open Mike Eagle, Maya Angelou, Reef the Lost Cauze, Pharoahe Monch and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez dropping jewels on climate change.
Archives of the new show are coming soon! We’ll be sharing highlights here, and complete shows at our Patreon….and in the meantime here’s another classic set that Ross One blessed us with back in 2003. A lot of treats in this one.
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.”
Memories from our old 120 Wall St studio, with DJ Chela on the set
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.
A set of treats and rarities from our own DJ Monk One, originally airing back in 1997.
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!