DirtyNeedles 2016 Funding Drive Episode!!


The DirtyNeedles 2016 CJSW Funding Drive episode goes down October 21st at 9pm. It is the one week of the year where we graciously ask that you generously donate your hard earned money to DirtyNeedles & CJSW to keep community hip-hop radio alive in a city that desperately needs it.

As a result of your generosity, the station has seen substantial improvements; a tower upgrade so you can hear us all over the city and even in many outskirt communities, a beautiful new studio (if any of you have never been down holler at us we’d love to give you a tour), and most recently the ability to podcast all of our programing on iTunes! For this we are eternally grateful.

If you want to show love again this year that be awesome and here are a few ways you can do it.

Of course you can always give us a listen during our show and call the pledge number at 403-220-5000, the sound of those phones ringing makes our hearts sing!

But, first off we’d suggest visiting http://www.fundingdrive.ca/ There you can see all the additional incentives the station is giving away this year and thanks to technology you can also pledge online!
In fact, if you’re unable to tune in on Friday and would still like to donate to Dirty Needles you can pledge online right now!! To get our added incentives simply indicate Dirty Needles in the “What show or host would you like to pledge to?” box at the time of your checkout.

Speaking of incentives, we’ve come correct with 3 mixes again this year.
DirtyNeedles Best of 2016 (All pledges $100 or more)
As we like to do every year, we’ve compiled a 2 disc set of some of the finest rap songs of the year.
Disc one is a collection of true school hip-hop jawns featuring Chance, Kanye, Kendrick, Vince Staples, Action Bronson and the legendary Phife Dawg (RIP).
Disc two is a smorgasborg of delicious turn up and get lit club bangers provided by the likes of Drake, Young Ma, Future, 2 Chainz, Rae Sremmurd,
…pick your poison to suit your mood.
 Bonus Discs (For All pledges $150 or more in addition to the Best of 2016!!)
Turn it Up!: From Jay Dee to J Dilla
2016 marked the 10th anniversary of the passing of a man who many (DirtyNeedles included) regard as the greatest hip-hop producer of all time, James Dewitt Yancey…aka Jay Dee…aka J Dilla. This 2 Disc tribute mix spans his illustrious career highlighting the evolution of his sound from Jay Dee (Disc 1) to J Dilla (Disc 2). Chock full of songs he produced for the likes of A Tribe Called Quest, De La Soul, The Pharcyde, Busta Rhymes, Janet Jackson as well as his work on his own projects like Slum Village, J-88, Jaylib and his own solo endeavors…Sounds like it’s straight from the motherfu*kin’ cassette!
Best R&B 2016
We’ve always said Hip-hop and R&B go hand in hand so we’ve been hooking y’all up with the best R&B songs each year for some time now, and 2016 is no different. And what a great year it was for R&B, BJ The Chicago Kid, Tory Lanez, Usher, Frank Ocean Jamila Woods, Solange and of course Queen Beyonce all dropped some jaaaaaaaaams this year.