Author: Nick Austin

Nick Austin hosts Soul Saturday, merging genres like soul and hip-hop with electronica and funk into a rich tapestry of sound that is uniquely Detroit. Austin is a native Detroiter with a post-graduate degree from Wayne State University and is a classically trained musician who developed his love and interest in a diverse array of musical styles at a young age. Austin 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.

Supercoolwicked: The Future of Future Soul

Morgan Hutson, who performs as Supercoolwicked, is a lifelong Detroiter who developed her love of performance while part of the Mosaic Youth Theatre. The singer’s stage name was a product of youthful exuberance and a plot to scam the naming conventions on Facebook, but, she says, it stuck. “I try to live up to it...

Soul Saturday’s Best of 2020: Reel People

As part of his series reviewing Soul Saturday's Best of 2020 releases, Nick Austin sat down with Speech from Arrested Development as well as Reel People to discuss the 2020 release "Dancing On The Moon," including how they came together for the single, creating music during a pandemic, and how the veteran musicians our influenced..

Soul Saturday’s Best of 2020: The Potatohead People

As noted in their bio, the Potatohead People (Nick Wisdom & AstroLogical) are a Canadian hiphop/electronic production duo. Called a "formidable tandem" by their sounds have been championed early on by the likes of Kaytranada, Soulection, Nightmares on Wax, Pomo, Exmag, Big Boi, and Phife Dawg. As part of his series reviewing the best releases from 2020, Nick..

Gordon Chambers Joins Nick Austin on New Soul Sunday

Fresh off the release of his 4th album, "Surrender," New Soul Sunday sits down for an in-studio interview with singer/songwriter Gordon Chambers that runs the gamut of his career including working with the great Whitney Houston, creating the #1 R&B of 1994, and overcoming personal tragedy through music. Nick Austin After accruing two decades worth..

New Soul Sunday’s Playlist for May 3, 2015

We're running the gamut of soul, funk, hip-hop, and electronica In 30 mins on ‪#‎NewSoulSunday‬, with the help of artists like Earth, Wind & Fire, Bill Withers, Ledisi, and Macy Gray as we'll continue our preview of Hiatus Kiayote's contender for album of the year, "Choose Your Weapon" while reviewing artists that may have influenced..