After Class

After Class

Radio Laurier’s After Class is the perfect post-class pre-game playlist. We play classic tracks, both old and new, and we chat about the latest in entertainment. Sometimes, we mix in an interview or themed segment, but we guarantee one thing – good vibes only. To experience After Class, tune in Mondays and Tuesdays from 10-11 p.m., and be ready to turn up. Follow us on Twitter: @RLAfterClass

Week 5.2 – February 6, 2017
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Week 5.2 – February 6, 2017

Deej and Nix were in the studio this week, doing throwbacks galore; playing of their favourite songs and reminiscing on some of their favourite pastimes.

First of all, Much Video Dances. Between the ages of 11 and 14, they were all the rage. You didn’t want to be without a ticket for Friday night. The closest that we can get to that type of nostalgia is at Phil’s on Sundays. There is an abundance of old school tracks, paired with the cheesy music videos that we came to love.

The bands: All Time Low, Cute Is What We Aim For, and My Chemical Romance were among the many “emo bands” that defined our generation. Although we still loved and appreciated Hip-Hop and R&B, the pop music that catered to kids also had a soft spot in our heart. We remember when punk princess Avril Lavigne debuted her debut album, Let Go, when she was 0nly sixteen; it became the dream of every Canadian girl. Only seven years separates us and Lavigne, and this was before the days of YouTube. Why can’t we find fame, too?

Lyrics of Lavigne and countless others permeated the personal message section of MSN Messenger. It seemed like every kid has an MSN account, but it died out very quickly in comparison to other social media conglomerates like Facebook. Surprising, considering the influence that the emoticons had on our current Smartphone options. Maybe it’s not dead then?  Facebook, launched in 2004 by Mark Zuckerberg, has grown and changed so much, and continues to gain popularity each and every day. Instagram was recently bought by the Facebook founder, making him the patriarch of social media.

Before they were banned in school, Beyblades were a popular toy on the playground. In addition, Heelies (which were also banned), trading cards, Tamagotchis, and Krazy Bones were only a few of the fads that came and went throughout our childhoods.

What are some of your memories? Tweet us at @RLAfterClass.

This week’s track list is as follows:

  1. “Sugar, We’re Going Down” – Fall Out Boy
  2. “Misery Business” – Paramore
  3. “I Miss You” – blink-182
  4. “Addicted” – Simple Plan
  5. “Check yes, Juliet” – We the Kings
  6. “Dear Maria, Count Me In” – All Time Low
  7. “Happy” – Nevershoutnever
  8. “Sk8r Boi” – Avril Lavigne
  9. “Window Shopper” – 50 Cent

Read DJ Nix’s review of Culture by Migos here: https://radiolaurier.com/album-reviews/the-zeitgeist-of-hip-hop-migos-culture/

Mondays from 10-11 p.m. Tune in, and turn up.

 

Week 4.2 – January 30, 2017
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Week 4.2 – January 30, 2017

The three of us were politickin’ hard in the studio. There was so much to talk about, yet at times, we found it hard to find the words. On the bright side, we did our first live stream on Instagram (@afterclazz) and it went…well (?)

Shia LaBeouf and Jaden Smith, amongst other celebrities, have launched a live stream campaign under the name “He Will Not Divide Us.” They plan to conduct this live stream for the entire four year of Donald Trump‘s first term as President of the United States. On January 25th, LaBeouf was arrested for suspicion of assault while on camera. He allegedly grabbed a man by the scarf and began yelling, “He will not divide us” in his ear. Reports following vouched for LaBeouf acting in an appropriate manner, being that the man was reciting part of Adolf Hitler‘s “1488” speech, stating that it is the duty of the white man to secure a future for themselves and their white children. To read more about this movement, click here.

The #MuslimBan is all over the news. Rudy Giuliani went on the record stating that it was not a question of religion… which begs the question, how is it a Muslim ban if it’s not based on religion? We battled with this question, but DJ Winks provided us with the perfect video to examine both sides with:

      The transportation network company Uber has taken a massive hit. Millions have deleted the app in retaliation towards its CEO,

    Travis Kalanick

      . He is a member of Trump’s economic advisory council.
        The biggest lesson that we want to teach is this:

      educate yourself

          . Do not hate others for their views, just because they differ from yours. If you have the democratic right to vote, inform yourself and use it.

        All Laurier students 

            can have their say in the future of our Student Publications organization through attending our Annual General Meeting this Wednesday, February 1st. Make your voice heard, and your views know. For the event, click

          this link.

          This week’s track list is as follows:
          1. “March Madness” – Future
          2. “Jordan Belfort” – Wes Walker & Dyl
          3. “Rolex” – Ayo & Teo
          4. “Get Right Witcha” – Migos
          5. “Run It” – Major Lazer ft. PARTYNEXTDOOR & Nicki Minaj
          6. “Kelly Price” = Migos ft. Travi$ Scott
          7. “Mercy” – Kanye West, Big Sean, Pusha T, & 2 Chainz
          8. “All Night” – The Vamps x Matoma

          Mondays from 10-11 p.m. Tune in, and turn up.

          Week 3.2 – January 23, 2017
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          Week 3.2 – January 23, 2017

          The entire After Class squad was back in the studio this week. There was a lot to talk about, yet not much; it was a lot of the same stuff that spread over the course of several days (like the fog that loomed after the Trump inauguration).

          Speaking of, let’s start with that. The President (who has only been in office for three full days) has openly revoked the Trans-Pacific Partnership, which is one of former president Barack Obama’s signature initiative, joining together twelve nations in total.

          Image source: http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/world/womens-march-on-washington-goesglobal/article33696482/

          In protest of President Donald Trump, millions of women (and also men) around the world joined in the #womensmarch in support of pro-choice and in peaceful protest of Trump’s anti-abortion agenda. Although it is a tricky subject, all three of us agree that having a child should be a choice for both men and women. Men have a right and responsibility to parent, and women have the right of responsibility of those same things, plus successfully giving birth. It calls into question the choices that people have, particularly victims of sexual assault.

          In more local and slightly less serious news, Beta Nightclub has officially closed its doors. No word yet on what is to become of the old theatre turned one of the best clubs in the world turned… relic? Although we feel for those who were stakeholders (i.e. owners, employees), we can’t say we’ll miss the place.

          This week’s track list is as follows:

          1. “Nights” – Frank Ocean
          2. “Sunset Lover” – Petit Biscuit
          3. “Burning Man” – Post Malone
          4. “Fresh” – Lil Uzi Vert
          5. “Wild Child” – Lupe Fiasco ft. Jake Torrey
          6. “Money Ain’t A Thang” – Jermaine Dupri ft. Jay-Z
          7. “Bad and Boujee” – Migos
          8. “Moonrock” – DVBBS ft. Juicy J

          Mondays from 10-11 p.m. Tune in, and turn up.

           

          Week 2.2 – January 16, 2017
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          Week 2.2 – January 16, 2017

          It was ladies’ night in the studio, as DJ Winks had to go in to work. It wasn’t just any Monday though, it was DJ Nix’s 23rd #jumpman birthday. In keeping with this theme, she and DJ Deej discussed all sorts of facets of birthdays, and played selections from Nix’s birthday playlist.

          1. POK Saturdays: Could they be the new Tuesday? In celebration of Nix’s birthday, the ladies and DJ Winks (amongst significant others and friends) made their way to the Pub on King. Deej and Winks got there by 9:20, and waited for 40 minutes to get in. DJ Deej was especially surprised because she made her way there on the very first day of classes, at the same time, and walked in. Is this a sign that times are changing? Perhaps.

          2. Hangover Cures: Water, PB & banana, Tim Horton’s Iced Capps and buttery Cheddar Cheese bagels, McDonald’s Iced Coffee and Jr. Chicken sandwich.

          3. Go-To Drink Orders: DJ Nix likes her Vodka Crans these days. DJ Deej likes to go for the pitcher specials, or a pint of Stella Artois if she’s feeling fancy.

          4.  Presents: The expectation for them is non-existent, it’s more about who you spend it with than what they spend on you.

          This week’s track list is as follows:

          1. “In Da Club” – 50 Cent
          2. “Scrape” – Gucci Mane
          3. “Whole Lotta Money” – Rich the Kid
          4. “All Night” – The Vamps x Matoma
          5. “This Is How We Do It” – Montell Jordan
          6. “Party Up” – DMX
          7. “Santeria” – Sublime
          8. “Island in the Sun” – Weezer
          9. “Magnets” – Disclosure ft. Lorde
          10. “California” – Wave

          Mondays from 10-11 p.m. Tune in, and turn up.

          Week 1.2: January 9, 2017
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          Week 1.2: January 9, 2017

          DJs Deej, Nix, and Winks would like to welcome everyone to 2017. The trio had a few weeks to rest and recupe for the new term, and had a lot to talk about as a result.

          Movie Reviews:

          1. Passengers (DJ Nix) – cool concept, but too much focus on a romance (6.5/10).
          2. Rogue One (DJ Winks and DJ Deej) – excellent CGI and testaments to the original (7.5/10).
          3. Why Him (DJ Nix) – easy watch utrageous humour but done right for the length (7/10).
          4. Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them (DJ Deej) – good CGI and references to the world of Harry Potter, but the film was too overloaded with snippets of plot for what is expected to be a five film franchise (7/10).

          Music: None of the hosts watched The Golden Globes, but the highlights were certainly there. Specifically, the fact that Childish Gambino thanked Migos for making “Bad and Boujee.” His hit show Atlanta took home an award, but the speech is the talk of the town. Since being made, the hit track has had an increase of stream volume of 234%. That’s the power of word of mouth.

           

          Night Life: The owner of popular the Uptown Waterloo spots Night School / Stark and Perri just launched his newest venture on the 3rd of January, called “Becky’s Apartment.” It promises a youthful yet homey atmosphere. The DJs plan to check it out together after next week’s show; stay tuned for reviews!

          This week’s track list is as follows:

          1. “Random” – G-Eazy
          2. “Controlla” – Drake
          3. “Wild Child” – Lupe Fiasco ft. Jake Torrey
          4. “On Top” – Flume ft. T-Shirt
          5. “Moves” – Big Sean
          6. “Stay Close” – Flume
          7. “Shape of You” – Ed Sheeran
          8. “Castro” – Yo Gotti ft. Kanye West, Big Sean, Quavo, 2 Chainz
          9. “All In” – Kid Cudi
          10. “Multiply” – A$AP Rocky ft. Juicy J

          Mondays from 10-11 p.m. Tune in, and turn up.

          Week 12: December 5, 2016
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          Week 12: December 5, 2016

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          There was so much to talk about; this weekend was very overwhelming for music (but in the best way possible). Childish Gambino dropped his third studio album, Awaken, My Love!a new song by Kid Cudi and Travi$ Scott titled “Baptized In Fire” was released a teaser for Cudi’s upcoming album, and J.Cole released album artwork and videos for the sudden release of his fourth studio album, titled 4 Your Eyes OnlyDJs Deej, Nix, and Winks are happy with, and looking forward to everything.

          In a slight revisit of Starboy by The Weeknd, the DJs looked at its progress since its release. As of right now, all eighteen tracks are on the Billboard Top 100 list, which is a repeat of the accomplishment that the artist had with his last album, The Beauty Behind the Madness

          It was a little bittersweet for the trio, as it was the last show of the semester. There are only twelve episodes left before they leave Laurier for the next step in academia, and otherwise. It may seem like a lot, but this term has gone by quickly. The trio are looking at introducing some new segments next term. If you want us to highlight a less mainstream artist, please Tweet us at @RLAfterClass or comment on our Instagram post @afterclazz.

          This week’s track list is as follows:

          1. “True Colours” – The Weeknd
          2. “Redbone” – Childish Gambino
          3. “St. Tropez” – J. Cole
          4. “Leave” – Post Malone
          5. “Now and Later” – Sage the Gemini
          6. “Snow (Hey Oh)” – Red Hot Chili Pepper
          7. “All Night” – The Vamps ft. Matona
          8. “Old Thing Back” – Matoma ft. Ja Rule and The Notorious B.I.G.