DJ AMPM lives on music day and night

January 21, 2011

Produced by Eight Forty-Eight

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Alycia Ryan, aka DJ AMPM, provided the beats for 'Eight Forty-Eight's' DJ Series.
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DJ AMPM spins a set for 'DJ Series.'
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Alycia Ryan, aka DJ AMPM, sat down with 'Eight Forty-Eight's' host, Alison Cuddy.
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In the a.m., DJ AMPM-aka Alycia Ryan-works at Gramaphone Records as their hip-hop buyer. In the p.m., she spins everything from southern hip-hop to R&B and old-school soul music. Friday on "Eight Forty-Eight" she gave a sampling of her sound throughout the hour. At the end of the program, DJ AMPM down with host Alison Cuddy to talk about what gets her turntables spinning.

DJ AMPM spins a couple of weekly residencies: Thursday nights she’s at ñ  in Chicago’s Avondale neighborhood and Fridays she spins southern hip-hop and more at Zentra on Chicago’s near North Side.

DJ AMPM Mini-Set:
Sugar Hill Gang, "Apache (Jump  On It)"
Bobby Byrd, "I Know You Got Soul"
Willie Hutch "Brother's Gonna Work it Out"
Showbiz and A.G., "Party Groove"
J. Cole, "Who Dat" (instrumental)
Slim, "So Fly" (instrumental)
Big Pun, "You Came Up" (instrumental)