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On the second Friday of every month, WXPN’s John Vettese hosts WHAT’S THE FREQUENCY?!?!!, a four-hour, request driven showcase of 90s and 90s-adjacent music. If you can’t tune in live, we’ve got archives of each episode for you here on The Key.

It’s funny how some classics experience a new life. In the January 11 edition of #WTFXPN, we started the show off with a cut from Bay Area hip-hop faves Luniz, “I Got 5 On It,” that is seeing a new life thanks to its inclusion in the trailer for Jordan Peele’s new horror film Us. The day after the trailer dropped, reported a huge spike in searches for the song.

On the either side of that, there are the classic-then-classic-now sorts of 90s cuts (Green Day’s “She”) and the firmly-remaining-in-the-underground cuts (“The Boatman” by Brighton anarcho-folk punks Levellers), and we heard the whole gamut on this month’s show, along with a Jon Spencer Blues Explosion jam for the folks headed to see him at Johnny Brenda’s, the amazing Beastie Boys’ fan fave jammer “Get It Together” (featuring incredible bars from Q-Tip of A Tribe Called Quest), and a small celebration of to the 20th birthday of Britney Spears’ debut album Baby One More Time. Listen back to the show and peruse the playlist below. 

Whats The Frequency – 1.11.19

#WTFXPN: What’s the Frequency, The Music of the 90s on WXPN, 2018.11.09

7 p.m.

Luniz – “I Got 5 On It”
James – “She’s A Star”
Liz Phair – “Help Me Mary”

Eve – “Philly Philly”
Beastie Boys – “Get It Together”
Elastica – “Spastica”
Weezer – “Holiday”

Electronic – “Getting Away With It”
Destiny’s Child – “No No No Pt. 2”
En Vogue – “Free Your Mind”
Bjork – “It’s Oh So Quiet”

Portishead – “Mysterons”
Primal Scream – “Loaded”

8 p.m.

Will Smith – “Miami”

Method Man and Mary J. Blige – “I’ll Be There For You / You’re All I Need To Get By”
TLC – “No Scrubs”
P.J. Harvey – “The Sky Lit Up”
The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion – “Brenda”

The Offspring – “Smash It Up”
The Fugees – “Ready Or Not”
Nas – “If I Ruled The World”
The Breeders – “Do You Love Me Now?”

Guster – “Airport Song”
Jay Z – “Izzo (H.O.V.A.)”
My Bloody Valentine – “Only Shallow”
Green Day – “She”

Joe Strummer & The Mescaleros – “Yalla Yalla”

9 p.m.

Levellers – “The Boatman”
Dinosaur Jr. – “Feel the Pain”
Mike Watt ft. Sonic Youth – “Tuff Gnarl”

Space – “Female Of The Species”
The Cardigans – “My Favorite Game”
311 – “All Mixed Up”
Queen Latifah – “U.N.I.T.Y.”

Black Star – “Definition”
London Posse – “How’s Life in London”
The Roots – “Section”
Tracey Thorn and Massive Attack – “The Hunter Gets Captured By The Game”

Salt N Pepa – “None Of Your Business”
Velocity Girl – “My Forgotten Favorite”
Garbage – “Supervixen”

10 p.m.

Britney Spears – “Baby One More Time”

Junior M.A.F.I.A. – “Player’s Anthem”
The Chemical Brothers – “Elektrobank”
Moby – “Natural Blues”
Faithless – “Insomnia”

Radiohead – “The Trickster”
Tori Amos – “God”
Modest Mouse – “Gravity Rides Everything”
The Verve – “Butterfly”

R. E. M. – “What’s The Frequency Kenneth?”

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