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Nicole Oppenheim: Ear Candy DJ Profile

When Nicole was 5, her grandfather gave her a yellow Mickey Mouse transistor radio.  It was old and had been well-loved by somebody.  It had an AM/FM switch, one speaker, and a dial with illegible numbers.  One of the best things about this radio was the weird sounds it would pick up at night, under the covers, as she'd slowly turn the dial through the AM frequencies.  Nicole would pretend she was picking up music from Mars and would host a radio show called "Sounds From Beyond!" with her stuffed animals standing in for extra-terrestrial musicians.  Although Ear Candy is her first broadcast show ever--which she launched at the ripe old age of 32--Nicole has been rehearsing for it all of her life.  "Sounds From Beyond!" gave way to a love affair with radio stations at the extreme ends of the dial (where you'd hear the best, most interesting stuff) and jobs at various record stores throughout high school and college.  Back when people used to make mix tapes, Nicole's were second to none--just like Ear Candy, where she makes a new mix every week.  Join the fun each Friday, 9am-12pm here on CHIRP!

You can listen to the most recent episodes of Ear Candy here.

Nicole Oppenheim: Ear Candy's Playlists

5/14 - 11am hour
James Brown - Star Time album artwork 11:55am James Brown Public Enemy #1 Star Time (Polydor)
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M.I.A. - Arular album artwork 11:49am M.I.A. Fire, Fire Arular (XL/Interscope)
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11:46am Little Simz Introvert Sometimes I Might be an Introvert (AGE 101)
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Mello Music Group - Bushido album artwork 11:42am Mello Music Group None (featuring Homeboy Sandman & Iman Omari) Bushido (Mello Music Group)
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Raquel Rodriguez - Sweet Side album artwork 11:36am Raquel Rodriguez Last Night Sweet Side (self-released)
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The Juan MacLean - I Can 11:27am The Juan MacLean City Life Disco I Can't Explain (Me Me Me)
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Gel Set - Tone Invasion album artwork 11:24am Gel Set Local Medusa's Kiss Tone Invasion (2MR)
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Sasha and the Valentines - So You Think You Found Love? album artwork 11:17am Sasha and the Valentines Angel So You Think You Found Love? (Oof)
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The Reds, Pinks and Purples - Uncommon Weather album artwork 11:14am The Reds, Pinks and Purples Pictures of the World Uncommon Weather (Slumberland)
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Ganser - Just Look at That Sky album artwork 11:10am Ganser Lucky Just Look at That Sky (felte)
Track Notes: By request for Matt! Buy Ganser Just Look at That Sky at Reckless Records Buy Ganser at iTunes Buy Ganser Just Look at That Sky at eMusic Add to Collection
La Femme - Paradigmes album artwork 11:04am La Femme Cool Colorado Paradigmes (Disque Pointu)
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11:01am SuperKnova Local Goals single (self-released)
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5/14 - 10am hour
Hemai - Strange Beauty album artwork 10:55am Hemai Brother's Shuffle (featuring Maralisa) Strange Beauty (Tru Thoughts)
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Man Made Mountain - Average Man album artwork 10:50am Man Made Mountain The Truth (feat. Sampa the Great) Average Man (self-released)
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Fishbone - The Essential Fishbone album artwork 10:46am Fishbone Ma and Pa The Essential Fishbone (Sony )
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Sneaker Pimps - Becoming X album artwork 10:42am Sneaker Pimps 6 Underground Becoming X (One Little Independent)
Track Notes: By request for Estrella! Buy Sneaker Pimps Becoming X at Reckless Records Buy Sneaker Pimps at iTunes Buy Sneaker Pimps Becoming X at eMusic Add to Collection
Arooj Aftab - Vulture Prince album artwork 10:38am Arooj Aftab Suroor Vulture Prince (New Amsterdam)
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Temple of Sound & Rizwan-Muazzam Qawwali - People 10:28am Temple of Sound & Rizwan-Muazzam Qawwali The Jewelled Heart People's Colony No. 1 (Real World)
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Nina Simone - Silk & Soul album artwork 10:23am Nina Simone I Wish I Knew How It Would Feel to be Free Silk & Soul (Sony)
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Mavis Staples - Livin 10:21am Mavis Staples Local History Now Livin' On A High Note (Anti-)
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Yola - Stand for Myself album artwork 10:19am Yola Diamond Studded Shoes Stand for Myself (Easy Eye Sound/Concord)
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Mobb Deep - The Infamous album artwork 10:12am Mobb Deep Survival of the Fittest The Infamous (RCA)
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Eric B. & Rakim - Paid In Full album artwork 10:10am Eric B. & Rakim I Ain't No Joke Paid In Full (4th & B'way)
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Run-D.M.C. - Raising Hell album artwork 10:06am Run-D.M.C. It's Tricky Raising Hell (Profile)
Track Notes: THROWBACK TRACK OF THE WEEK!!! Buy Run-D.M.C. Raising Hell at Reckless Records Buy Run-D.M.C. at iTunes Buy Run-D.M.C. Raising Hell at eMusic Add to Collection
5/14 - 9am hour
Miles Davis - Bitches Brew album artwork 9:56am Miles Davis Bitches Brew Bitches Brew (Columbia)
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9:50am Shiny Toy Guns Major Tom single (UMG)
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The Sounds - Living in America album artwork 9:47am The Sounds Living in America Living in America (Whoa Dad!/Arnioki)
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9:43am Tangled Shoelaces The Biggest Movie Ever Made Turn My Dial (Chapter Music)
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9:37am Digable Planets Pacifics Reachin' (Capitol)
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WheelUP - Good Love album artwork 9:31am WheelUP Rise Above (featuring Abacus) Good Love (Tru Thoughts)
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