‘Rhythm Lab Radio’ powers up with Super Hi-Fi for next-gen station experience

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“Rhythm Lab Radio,” the weekly show hosted by Tarik Moody from 88Nine Radio Milwaukee that redefines the urban sound, has partnered with Super Hi-Fi, the global leader in AI services for the music industry, to produce an entirely new online version of the award winning on-air broadcast.

The new station, found at hyfin.org/rhythmlab, will be an extension of the existing weekly broadcast, with similar music selections, hosting and production, but will deliver a 24/7 experience for public radio listeners to enjoy the full-features of “Rhythm Lab Radio” at any time of day.

“Radio Milwaukee and ‘Rhythm Lab Radio’ have experienced success in our industry by embracing new technology and change,” said Moody. “This partnership with Super Hi-Fi is an essential experiment, not just for ‘Rhythm Lab’ but for public radio as a whole. The new station is a case study in what’s possible when you pair public radio’s expert curation abilities with the power of AI technology. Our strong belief is that this is going to change the game of radio.”

“Enabling radio stations with our AI-powered scheduling and automation tools provides a whole new kind of scale and efficiency, but most importantly allows music programmers to focus on what they do best: delivering incredible entertainment to their listeners,” said Zack Zalon, CEO of Super Hi-Fi. “In this case, we have an opportunity to demonstrate how public-radio stations can extend their existing programming into the online sphere in a completely new way, to build deeper relationships with listeners … whenever and wherever they consume their music.”

Hosted by Moody, “Rhythm Lab Radio” redefines the urban sound with a mix of jazz, electronic, hip-hop and soul music. Since 2005, the show has introduced listeners to new artists that test boundaries and make music that does not fit neatly into a single box.

88Nine Radio Milwaukee (WYMS-FM 88.9) has been a positive force for Milwaukee on-air, online and in the community since its 2007 launch. Through its creative programming and content, Radio Milwaukee utilizes a multimedia platform to create a better, more inclusive and engaged community. The station’s two channels — 88Nine and new Urban Alternative channel HYFIN — each broadcast and stream a unique blend of musical styles, amplify Milwaukee-based artists, and share Uniquely Milwaukee stories that foster engagement and positive change.

In addition to hosting “Rhythm Lab Radio,” Moody is also the Program Director for new channel HYFIN (WYMS-FM 88.9 HD2, hyfin.org) and has brought his expert curation and commitment to Black music to this pioneering Urban Alternative format.

Super Hi-Fi is a modern, AI-powered music experience engine that allows for individually customized listening experiences across streaming services, broadcast radio, and audio publishing. Listeners benefit from distinctive and engaging audio experiences that allow them to enjoy music, news, weather and other relevant thematic programming in a fluid, precisely stitched flow. The company’s platform uses advanced AI to source, produce, manage, deliver and seamlessly connect any type of audio content at scale and in real-time.

For more information about Rhythm Lab Radio, please visit https://radiomilwaukee.org/rhythm-lab-radio-syndication.

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Listen to new music from Kojey Radical, Nilufer Yanya, Your Old Droog and more

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In this episode of Rhythm Lab Radio, we featured new music from Kojey Radical debut album, Nilufer Yanya, Dreamer Isioma, The Cool Kids, Your Old Droog, Ego Ella May, Ezra Collective, Pusha T & Nigo, Stromae, Jordan Rakei, El Michels Affair, and more.

Kojey Radical | press

Playlist

HOUR 1

Terry Callier – “Love Theme From Spartacus (Zero 7 Remix)”
Ezra Collective – “May The Funk Be With You”
Idris Muhammad – “House of the Rising Sun”
Dougie Stu – “Joy Ride (Jeff Parker Remix)”
Nilufer Yanya – “try”
The Stepkids – “Legends (remix)” feat. Krondon & Percee O
El Michels Affair – “Things Done Changed”
RZA, DJ Scratch – “Fate of the World”
Tianna Esperanza – “Lewis”
Michael Kiwanuka – “Tell Me A Tale”
Electric Wire Hustle – “They Don’t Want”
Ego Ella May – “Introvert Hotline”
Jordan Rakei – “Bruises”
Midnight Magic – “Night Flight”

HOUR 2

Kojey Radical – “Pusherman”
The Cool Kids – “Low Sodium” feat. Chance The Rapper
Your Old Droog – “Lost Love”
Tim Lyre – “Highlife” feat. Prettyboy D-O & Lady Donli
YUNG BAE – “L.O.V.E” feat. EARTHGANG, Jon Bastiste & Sherwyn
Herbert – “Bumps”
Hudson Mohawke – “Chimes”
Pusha T & Nigo – “Hear Me Clearly”
Kojey Radical – “Talkin” feat. Kelis and Tiana Major9
Paul SG – “King’s Town”
Stromae – “L’enfer”
Maylee Todd – “No Other”
Dreamer Isioma – “Bad Ting”
Kojey Radical – “Reason To Smile”
Disclosure – “What’s In Your Head”

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Listen to new music from Amber Mark, YEИDRY, Nigo & A$AP Rocky, Toro Y Moi and more

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In this week’s episode of Rhythm Lab Radio, we featured new music from Amber Mark, Selah Sue, Big K.R.I.T., YEИDRY and Lous & The Yakuza, Nigo & A$AP Rocky, Denzel Curry, Toro Y Moi, Samm Henshaw, Lady Donli and more.

Amber Mark | photo via Facebook

HOUR 1

Marc Moulin – “Tohubohu pt 1”
The Smile – “The Smoke”
Sly5thAve & Roberto Verastequi – “The Break”
Moses Boyd – “Stranger than Fiction”
Lady Donli – “Thunderstorm in Surulere”
J Dilla – “Body Movin” feat. J. Rocc & Karriem Riggins
Swindle – “What We Do” feat. Rider Shafique, P. Money, D Double E & Daley
Amber-Simone – “Potential”
Amber Mark – “Bliss”
The Bongo Hop – “L’Autre Quai”
sir Was – “Speak Up”
Samm Henshaw – “Chicken Wings”
Nikitch & Kuna Maze – “ZBRA”
Big K.R.I.T. – “So Cool”
Hamid El Shaeri – “Yefkini Nesma’sotak”
Aaron Childs – “Tangerine (Channel Tres Remix)”

HOUR 2

Ive Mendes – Nao Vou Fugir (DJ Marky & XRS Mainline Mix)”
LTJ Bukem – “Atlantis (Marky & S.P.Y. Rework)”
TroyBoi – “Do You?”
YEИDRY – “Mascarade” feat. Lous and The Yakuza
Nigo & A$AP Rocky – “Arya”
Huey V – “After The Deal”
Denzel Curry – “Walkin”
Amber Mark – “One”
BenjiFlow & Juls – “Ready”
Selah Sue – “Hurray” feat. TOBi
Marco Polo – “Relax” feat. J*Davey
Toro Y Moi – “Magazine” feat. Salami Rose Joe Louis
Romare – “Down The Line (It Takes A Number)”
Anderson .Paak – “The Season / Carry Me”

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Listen to Rhythm Lab Radio’s best songs of 2021 part two

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In this episode of Rhythm Lab Radio, we wrap up our Best Songs of 2021 with part two. We featured tracks from Jelly Cleaver, Little Simz, TOKiMONSTA, Mick Jenkins, Uniiqu3, Tirzah, Yola, Figmore, Vegyn, Mother Nature, Chiiild, Vince Staples, Wale, Joy Crookes, Kelis, Tyson, Gary Bartz, Hamzaa, and more.

Little Simz
Little Simz | Courtesy photo

Playlist

HOUR 1

Valerie June – “Within You”
BADBADNOTGOOD – “Beside April” feat. Arthur Verocai
Kadhja Bonet – “For You”
D’água Negra – “ACOPALICES”
Silas Short – “Queen of Paisley”
serpentwithfeet – “Fellowship”
Ben LaMar Gay – “Sometimes I Forget How Summer Looks On You” feat. Ohmme
Emma-Jean Thackray – “Say Something”
Hiatus Kaiyote – “Get Sun” Arthur Verocai
Brent Faiyaz – “Circles” feat. Purr
James Blake – “Coming Back” feat. SZA
Cleo Sol – “Sunshine”
Cochemea – “Mimbrenos”
Irreversible Entanglements – “Open The Gates”
Sundur – “Time Is Now”

HOUR 2

Dawn Richard – “Bussifame”
Lenzman – “Lil Souljah”
PinkPantheress – “Break It Off”
Aurora Dee Raynes – “Good For You”
Park Hye Jin – “Let’s Sing Let’s Dance”
GoldLink – “Raindrops” feat. Flo Milli
Hope Tala – “Mad”
Swindle – “Lost” feat. Loyle Carner, Kojey Radical, JNR
Isaiah Rahsad – “Headshots (4r Da Locals)”
Tems – “Replay”
Theo Croker – “Happy Feet”
Audrey Nuna – “Top Again” feat. Saba
Syd – “Fast Car”
Doja Cat – “Woman”
Tinashe – “Small Reminders”
Thundercat – “Satellite” feat. Genevieve Artadi & Louis Cole

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Rhythm Lab Radio’s best songs of 2021 part one

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In this episode of Rhythm Lab Radio, we closed out the year with our Best Songs of 2021 part one. We featured tracks from Silas Short, Swindle, Emma-Jean Thackray, serpentwithfeet, Valerie June, Dawn Richard, Doja Cat, Hope Tala, Hiatus Kaiyote, Ben LaMar Gay, Park Hye Jin, Isaiah Rashad, Theo Crocker and more.

Silas Short
Silas Short | Photo credit: Robb Klassen

Playlist

HOUR 1

Valerie June – “Within You”
BADBADNOTGOOD – “Beside April” feat. Arthur Verocai
Kadhja Bonet – “For You”
D’água Negra – “ACOPALICES”
Silas Short – “Queen of Paisley”
serpentwithfeet – “Fellowship”
Ben LaMar Gay – “Sometimes I Forget How Summer Looks On You” feat. Ohmme
Emma-Jean Thackray – “Say Something”
Hiatus Kaiyote – “Get Sun” Arthur Verocai
Brent Faiyaz – “Circles” feat. Purr
James Blake – “Coming Back” feat. SZA
Cleo Sol – “Sunshine”
Cochemea – “Mimbrenos”
Irreversible Entanglements – “Open The Gates”
Sundur – “Time Is Now”

HOUR 2

Dawn Richard – “Bussifame”
Lenzman – “Lil Souljah”
PinkPantheress – “Break It Off”
Aurora Dee Raynes – “Good For You”
Park Hye Jin – “Let’s Sing Let’s Dance”
GoldLink – “Raindrops” feat. Flo Milli
Hope Tala – “Mad”
Swindle – “Lost” feat. Loyle Carner, Kojey Radical, JNR
Isaiah Rahsad – “Headshots (4r Da Locals)”
Tems – “Replay”
Theo Croker – “Happy Feet”
Audrey Nuna – “Top Again” feat. Saba
Syd – “Fast Car”
Doja Cat – “Woman”
Tinashe – “Small Reminders”
Thundercat – “Satellite” feat. Genevieve Artadi & Louis Cole

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Listen to music from Soil & Pimp Sessions, Jean Grae, Sylvester, Daedelus and more

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In this week’s episode of Rhythm Lab Radio, we opened up the vault to highlight some of our favorite tracks from over the years including music from Roy Ayers, Daedelus, Q-Tip, Sylvester, Waajeed, Soil & Pimp Sessions, Jean Grae, Minnie Riperton, and more.

Soil & Pimp Sessions | photo via Facebook

Playlist

HOUR 1

The RAah Project – “Black & Blue”
Inga – “Volunteered Slavery”
fLako – “Lonely Town”
Miles Bonny x B.Lewis – “Lost Without You”
Alain Goraguer – “Le Bracelet”
Daedelus – “Fairweather Friend”
Jean Grae – “nothing”
Q-Tip – “Believe” feat. D’Angelo
Hackney Colliery Band – “All Of The Lights”
Sylvester – “I Need Somebody To Love Tonight”
Kendrick Lamar – “Don’t Kill My Vibe”
Short Stories – “On The Way”
Soil & Pimp Sessions – “Hollow”

HOUR 2

Adam F – “Circles”
Roy Ayers – “Tarzan (Osunlade Yoruba Soul Mix)”
TEKLIFE – “Took A While” feat. A.Fruit
Jack Sample Pros – “Perskryptshyn”
OUTLINES – “Listen To The Drums”
Visioneers – “Smilin Billy Suite”
The Undisputed Truth – “Show Time (Pt. 2) (How & Why Disco Edit)”
Waajeed – “Africahot!” feat. Mec
Bostich+Fussible – “Polaris”
Jill Scott & Bun-B – “So Gone (Lakim ShoYoFootwork Re-Edit)”
Janet Jackson – “If (Kaytranada Remix)”
Minnie Riperton – “Baby, This Love I Have”

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Listen to new music from Jelly Cleaver, Thundercat, Tierra Whack and more

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In this episode of Rhythm Lab Radio, we featured new music from Makaya McCraven, Thundercat, Tierra Whack, DJ Harrison, DJ Manny, Wajatta, Knxwledge, Aurora Dee Raynes, Moonchild, El Michels Affair, and more. We also introduced you to Jelly Cleaver, a rising jazz guitarist, producer and singer/songwriter that is part of the amazing UK jazz scene.

Jelly Cleaver

Playlist

HOUR 1

Jelly Cleaver – “Prayer For Rojava”
Thundercat – “Satellite” feat. Genevieve Artadi & Louis Cole
Makaya McCraven – “A Slice To The Top”
The Midnight Hour – “Jazz Is Dead (Georgia Anne Muldrow Geemix)”
Chrome Sparks & Reo Cragun – “Blood”
DJ Harrison – “City Lights”
Aurora Dee Raynes – “Good For You”
Moonchild – “You Got One” feat. Alex Isley
El Michels Affair – “Cham Cham”
The Altons – “Tangled Up In You”
Knxwlege – “8.4spike.”
Jelly Cleaver – “Black Line”
Illa J – “Sunflower (DJ Spinna Remix)” feat. Allie & Potatohead People
Tawiah – “Watch Out”

HOUR 2

DJ Manny – “In A Daze”
Rebecca Vasmant – “Dance Yourself Free”
Crafty 893 – “X”
Alewya – “Ethiopia”
Tierra Whack – “Stand Up”
Flight Facilities – “Lights Up” feat. Channel Tres
Charlotte Adigery & Bolis Pupul – “HAHA”
Wajatta – “Do You Even Care Anymore?”
Model Man – “Sweet Surrender”
Haviah Mighty – “So So” feat. Dai Burger
Captain Planet – “Un Poquito Mas” feat. Chico Mann
DUCKWRTH, Ambre, Jesse Boykins III, Esta, Mack Keane – “Seein Ya”
Bonobo – “Shadows” feat. Jordan Rakei
J*Davey – “No More”

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Listen to new music from Joy Crookes, Theon Cross, PinkPantheress, and Hiatus Kaiyote

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In this episode of Rhythm Lab Radio, we featured new music from Remi Wolf, Theon Cross, Joy Crookes, Anz, PinkPantheress, serpentwithfeet, Nubya Garcia, Brainstory and more.

Joy Crookes | Photo credit: Katie Silvester

Playlist

HOUR 1

Quincy Jones – “Ironside”
Mark Kavuma & The Banger Factory – “Eliud”
Brainstory – “Bye Bye”
Nubya Garcia – “The Message Continues (DJ Harrison Remix)”
Leisure – “Flipside”
Makeness – “Friend Credits”
Black Milk – “Tyme”
Shakka – “Take It There”
serpentwithfeet – “Down Nuh River”
Joy Crookes – “19th Floor”
Foreign Beggars – “Glow” feat. Greentea Peng
Sundur – “Time Is Now”
Remi Wolf – “wyd”
Hiatus Kaiyote – “Canopic Jar”
Jaye P. Morgan – “Can’t Hide Love”

HOUR 2

Theon Cross – “Forward Progression II”
Keys N Krates – “Pull Up” feat. Haviah Mighty
Sam Binga – “Freezy”
Anz – “Real Enough To Feel Good”
PinkPantheress – “I must apologise”
Elizabeth Rose – “Sensibility”
Sam Gellaitry – “long distance”
Remi Wolf – “Quiet On Set”
KOKOKO! – “Donne Moi”
RL Grime – “Grapes Alla Vodka”
Jessy Lanza – “It Means I Love You”
Joy Crookes – “Wild Jasmine”
Sundur – “Heart Of Stone” feat. Adam Theis
Saturn Never Sleeps – “Hearts On Fire”
Massive Attack – “Protection”

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Listen to new music from Kelis, Makaya McCraven, James Blake, Mahalia and more

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In this episode of Rhythm Lab Radio, we featured new music from BADBADNOTGOOD, Marcos Valle, Robert Glasper, Kelis, Steve Spacek & Yazmin Lacey, Wiki, Koffee, UNIQU3, Katy B, Mahalia, Mereba, DJ Nu-Mark, Atmosphere, James Blake and more.

Kelis

Playlist

HOUR 1

BADBADNOTGOOD – “City of Mirrors” feat. Arthur Verocai
Marcos Valle, Ali Shaheed Muhammad & Adrian Younge – “Gotta Love Again (Kaidi Tathum Remix)”
Makaya McCraven – “Susnet”
Mocky – “Wavelengths”
Robert Glasper – “Shine” feat. D Smoke Tiffany Gouche
Iman Houssein – “Slow Things Down”
Lamb – “trans fatty acid (k&d session)”
Kit Sebastian – “Elegy for Love”
James Blake – “Coming Back” feat. SZA
Prince – “1000 X’s & O’s”
Jojoftheejungle – “Woman”
Steve Spacek & Yazmin Lacey – “Another Like This”
The Blackbyrds – “Rock Creek Park”

HOUR 2

DJ Nu-Mark – “It’s Bigger Than Hip Hop”
Atmosphere – “Barcade” feat. Aesop Rock MF DOOM
Wiki – “Gas Face” feat. Remy Banks
Masego, Big Boi & JID – “Garden Party”
Kelis – “Midnight Snacks”
Alewya – “Play”
Koffee – “West Indies”
UNIIQU3 – “Unavailable” feat. R3LL
Hyroglifics – “Waiting”
Bonobo – “Rosewood”
Katy B – “Under My Skin”
Mahalia – “Roadside” feat. Aj Tracey
cktrl & Mereba – “zero”
Dj Nu-Mark – “Hot In Here” feat. The Traffic
trilogy – “Brother Don’t Cry”

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Listen to new music from Kadjha Bonet, Nao, Tems and a tribute to Dr. Lonnie Smith

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In this episode of Rhythm Lab Radio, we featured new music from Kadhja Bonet, Theo Croker, Silas Short, Tall Black Guy & Ozay Moore, Tirzah, Rush Davis & Kingdom, Haviah Mighty, Pegasus Warning, Ben LaMar Gay. Plus, we paid tribute to the late Dr. Lonnie Smith.

Dr. Lonnie Smith | photo credit: Frank De Blase/Blue Note Records

Playlist

HOUR 1

Dr. Lonnie Smith – “Sideman”
Theo Croker – “Every Part of Me” feat. Ari Lennox
Secret Night Gang – “Wanna Be With You”
Daniel Casimir – “Safe, Pt. 3”
Ben LaMar Gay – “Sometime I Forget How Summer Looks on You” feat. Ohmme
Kadhja Bonet – “For You”
Fika & Bambie – “How Can I Love? (When I Can’t Get Away From You”
Vanishing Twin – “Phase One Million”
Bone Apple Tea Brass – “BLKGST”
Bryony Jarman-Pinto – “Sour Face (dego Remix)”
Charlotte Adigery and Bolis Pupul – “Thank You”
Silas Short – “Drawing”
Dr. Lonnie Smith & Goerge Benson – “Minor Chant”

HOUR 2

A Tribe Called Quest – “Jazz (We’ve Got)”
Run The Jewels – “out of sight” feat. 2 Chainz
Tall Black Guy & Okay Moore – “Viberite” feat. KUMBAYA
Haviah Mighty – “Flamenco” feat. Mala Rodriguez
Tems – “Replay”
Rush Davis & Kingdom – “Element”
Pegasus Warning – “ALLLOVE”
J-Felix – “Mind Up” feat. Andrew Ashong
FFSYTHO, Jabru & Alice Russell – “Keep On”
Shad – “Black Averageness”
Nao – “Nothing’s For Sure”
Theo Croker – “Happy Feet” feat. Malaya
Wet – “Larabar”
Tirzah – “Sink In”
Fybe:One – “Too High”
Faye Webster – “Flowers” feat. Father

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