For those of you in the Tri-State area, WFMU was required listening. If it was Reggae on Sunday mornings, Soul on Friday nights with Finewine, or the Wednesday night Hip Hop from 11pm til 2am with Noah Uman’s Coffee Break for Heroes and Villains, it’s no wonder that WFMU is one of the country’s most diverse and beloved radio station to the left of the dial (and also streaming on the internet). For the last seven years, Uman’s radio show was a staple in the FMU rotation, playing good Hip Hop, Rare Grooves, Afro-Beat, Electronic, Soundtracks, Reggae and anything he was digging (a DJ after my own heart). Whether it was Rap’s beginnings, or the latest coming from the Underground, Noah visited it all. Consider his list of guest on past shows: Treach from Naughty by Nature, Bobbito, RA The Rugged Man, Ladybug Mecca of Digable Planets, DJ Premier, Mr. Len, Steinski, Jean Grae, and many others, including Slice-of-Spice’s own K-Def (who was the last guest artist on the show).
He recently moved out of New Jersey to Nashville, and did not make it to the WFMU schedule this time. “I figured instead of me not doing the show at all, I might as well try another route. I’ve put a lot of hard work into it over the years. From making physical flyers, t-shirts, setting up a website, basic online promotions, to booking all the guests as well. I shouldn’t let not being on a radio schedule stop me from doing what I love. The decision to re-launch the show via social networking sites is the best move at the moment as far as getting the word out there, let’s keep our fingers crossed, and give it a shot!” We here at FleaMarketFunk.com think it a very viable shot for Uman and Coffee Break.
Here’s December’s show:
Here is the information on Noah’s new home for now (hopefully until next radio season), the internet:
Coffee Break for Heroes and Villains website.
Check out the facebook page.
Follow Coffee Break on Twitter.
Coffee Break for Heroes and Villians Soundcloud.
Good luck Noah!