Nick Austin


Host, Soul Saturday

A native Detroiter with a post graduate degree from Wayne State, Nick is a classically trained musician who developed his love and interest in a diverse array of musical styles at a young age. Nick’s background ranges from performing as scholarship member of the university’s jazz band, symphonic band, and orchestra, publishing 2 CDs. Nick continues his tradition of breaking barriers in music on WDET, merging genres like soul and funk with electronica and hip-hop into a rich tapestry of rhythm and sound that is uniquely Detroit.   Follow @nickaustinwdet

Recent Posts

New Soul Sunday’s Playlist for March 22, 2015: Exploring Song’s from Kendrick Lamar’s “To Pimp a Butterfly”

March 22, 2015 on Soul Saturday

Playlist for March 22, 2015 featuring songs from Kendrick Lamar’s sophomore album “To Pimp a Butterfly”

Song Artist Album
Better Off Quadron/ Kendrick Lamar Avalanche
Turn It Up Us3 Turn It Up EP
Smooth D'Angelo Brown Sugar
Slide Jeff Bradshaw/ Jill Scott Collaborations
Orange Delight Katrah-Quey Envelopes
Lay It Down Omar/Estelle Sing (If you Want It)
Footsteps in the Dark Isley Brothers Go For Your Guns Buy Song
Rivers (prob. Donnie Trumpet & Double-0) Nikki Jean Champagne Water EP Buy Song
How Much A Dollar Cost Kendrick Lamar/ Ronald Isley To Pimp a Butterfly Buy Song
I Need a Dollar Aloe Blacc Good Things Buy Song
What's Going On (Rhythm 'N' Strings Mix) Marvin Gaye What's Going On
Just Friends Amy Winehouse Black To Black Buy Song
L-O-V-E Joss Stone The Best of Joss Stone (2003-2009) Buy Song
Luv w Luv Muhsinah M Buy Song
Ghetto Ruff Mix (2) Zaki Ibrahim
Really Don't Matter Sulpacio Jones Sulpacio Jones Buy Song
Song Artist Album
Player's Anthem (Remix Instrumental) Junior M.A.F.I.A. Player's Anthem
Bobby James N*E*R*D In Search Of...
Sirens II Bilal/ Adrian Younge/ Ail Shaheed Muhammad A Love Surreal
Dealing Eric Roberson/ Lalah Hathaway Music Fan First
Calls Robert Glasper Experiment/ Jill Scott Black Radio 2
Portlyn The Stuyvesants Refined
These Walls Kendrick Lamar/ Bilal/ Anna Wise To Pimp a Butterfly Buy Song
Is It Love? Diggs Duke/ Vaughan Octavia Offering for Anxious Buy Song
Tron Song Thundercat Apocalypse Buy Song
Deep Inside John Robinson & Chief/ Stan 1 We The Prolific Buy Song
Run to the Sun N*E*R*D In Search Of... Buy Song
Take A Time Jazz Liberatorz Clin d'oeil
Ain't No Sunshine Theophilus London This Charming Mixtape
A Woman's Worth Alicia Keys Songs In A Minor Buy Song
When It Hurts So Bad Lauryn Hill The Miseducation Of Lauryn Hill Buy Song
Detroit Sunrise Dwele/ Monica Blaire/ Lloyd Dwayne W.ants W.orld W.omen Buy Song
Honey Molasses Jill Scott Who Is Jill Scott?- Words & Sounds, Vol. 1 Buy Song
All I Got 2 Amel Larrieux Bravebird Buy Song
Song Artist Album
Wake Up In Another Life Nicolay City Lights Vol 2: Shibuya Buy Song
Alright Kendrick Lamar To Pimp a Butterfly Buy Song
Flyin' High (In The Friendly Skies) Marvin Gaye What's Going On Buy Song
Golden Lady Stevie Wonder Innervisions Buy Song
Sun Lalah Hathaway For Colored Girls Buy Song
Deep Snarky Puppy/ N'Dambi Family Dinner Volume 1 Buy Song

New Soul Sunday’s Playlist for March 15, 2015: Curtis Mayfield, Janet Jackson, Ray Charles & 60 Years of Soul

March 15, 2015 on Soul Saturday

New Soul Sunday’s playlist for March 15, 2015 featuring songs from Curtis Mayfield, Janet Jackson & Ray Charles

Song Artist Album
You Don't Love Me Melo B Jones You Don't Love Me
Turn It Up (Us3 Jazz Remix) Us3 Turn It Up EP
Hello, Goodbye Van Hunt Van Hunt
Appletree Erykah Badu Baduizm
Only One PJ Morton/Stevie Wonder Only One
Is It Love? Diggs Duke Diggs Duke
The Sign Amin PaYnE Curtis Mayfield Tribute
Good Friend Emily King Emily King
That's The Way Love Goes Janet Jackson Janet
Frozen Roane Namuh & Reva DeVito Cloudshine
Alright Soulpersona/Replife/Princess Freesia Soulacoaster 2
My Baby Amin Payne Curtis Mayfield Tribute
Cold Reply Pardon the Stranger Amongst Other Things
SunStorm Zo!/YahZarah SunStorm
Should Know Better Amin Payne Curtis Mayfield Tribute
Spring Summer Feeling Jill Scott Beautifully Human - Words & Sounds, Vol 2
Gills & Tails Amel Larrieux Morning
Song Artist Album
Player's Anthem (Remix Instrumental) Junior M.A.F.I.A. Player's Anthem
Luggage Sidewalk Chalk/Sam Trumpp Leaves
Jazz (We've Got)(Re-Recording) A Tribe Called Quest The Love Movement
Standard of Rhyme Illvibe Collective/John Robinson/Fatin Dantzler All Together Now
One For Curtis Amin Payne Curtis Mayfield Tribute
Clouds Prince Art Official Age
I Got A Woman Ray Charles I Got A Woman
Gold Digger (Instrumental) Kanye West Gold Digger
Cry Over You YahZarah/Phonte The Ballad of Purple Saint James
Now or Never Kendrick Lamar/Mary J. Blige Good Kid M.A.A.D. City
Higher Amin Payne Curtis Mayfield Tribute
Betray My Heart D'Angelo & The Vanguard Black Messiah
Vega (Stripes On) Van Hunt The Fun Rises, The Fun Sets
Give Me Your Love (Love Song) Curtis Mayfield Superfly
Give Me Your Love Sylvia Striplin Give Me Your Love
Wondaland Janelle Monae The Archandroid
Song Artist Album
Wake Up In Another Life (Instrumental) Nicolay City Lights Vol 2: Shibuya
Make Ur Move Tweet Southern Hummingbird
No Stoppin' Larry Gold/Black Thought Kulturkantine
Be Ready Jill Scott Experience: Jill Scott 826+
Atomic Dog George Clinton Atomic Dog
Touch The Sky Lupe Fiasco Lupe the Jedi
Freddie's Dead Curtis Mayfield Superfly
Playground Games TM Juke/Alice Russell Maps From The Wilderness
Rose Garden Shad TSOL
We People Who Are Darker Than Blue We People Who Are Darker Than Blue Give It Up
Darker Than Blue Amin Payne Curtis Mayfield Tribute
You Caught Me Smiling Sly Stone You Caught Me Smiling
Pusherman Curtis Mayfield Superfly
All That Atjazz Labfunk