The Beat Oracle
By The Beat Oracle
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The Beat Oracle: A Sound Collage of Experimental, Electronic, Dub, and Hip-Hop
||04/05/2014: Rotational||This set shifts from past to present. Things start off with some classic hip-hop from Black Moon and O.C., and moves into some stellar new house from Terrence Parker, a delicious Tensnake remix of London Grammar, and new music from Kitsuné artist Cl[...||4/7/14||Free||View In iTunes|
||03/22/2014: Now Sound Source||Our latest set features loads of exciting new tunes for your listening pleasure. Hour one: new beats from Illum Sphere, a gorgeous new track from Teebs’ forthcoming sophomore LP, Tycho returns with fresh music, STL drops a new album on Smallvi[...]||3/25/14||Free||View In iTunes|
||03/15/2014: Inflation Signal||We featured a record low 11 tracks over the course of this two hour set. Grab a stereo and have a deep listen to the Higher Intelligence Agency and Pete Namlook, Bvdub, Deepchord, Deadbeat and St. Paul Hilaire, Voices from the Lake, Burial, and more[...]||3/17/14||Free||View In iTunes|
||03/08/2014: Command Oh||This week’s episode dives in with Objekt remixing Jon Hopkins, and features a beautiful composition from Christina Vantzou’s new album, a gem from Steve Moore’s latest full length on Spectrum Spools, brand new music from Francis Ha[...]||3/10/14||Free||View In iTunes|
||03/01/2014: Element||Lots of anticipated releases on the radar, and we present a number of them within: Hour one features sounds from Untold’s first LP, the latest from IllumSphere, more from Lee Bannon’s debut, and some dusted-off tracks from the stacks. Ho[...]||3/4/14||Free||View In iTunes|
I don't subscribe to too many podcasts because some tend to be inconsistent. However, the Beat Oracle is always right on. They expose me to music I've not heard and yet play some of my favorite cuts at the same time. Makes me miss the hip hop show at my college station. Right on!
The Beat Oracle is just about the best radio show I've heard in some time. Great to put on while you are driving, cooking, lounging. No annoying ads or wacky personas, just straight-up quality music.
Oracular goodness without the volcanic fumes
Since iTunes first incorporated podcasting I've been perusing the various music podcasts available on the Music Store and independently broadcast, and of the several dozen I've tried The Beat Oracle is easily my favorite. The host, Michael (Noah used to co-host but left the show recently, you will be missed, Noah) is phenomenally mellow but his show indicates deep knowledge of modern music in its manifold variety. Everything from Electronica to Indie and foriegn hip-hop to the occasional smatterings of rock and disco is fresh, with excellent transitions and attention paid to the selection of quality complimentary pieces. The Beat Oracle is 2 hours of musical sweetness that are one of the highlights of my week. If you want a sampling of new and influential artists in the modern musical world and you want to enjoy yourself in the process, you can't go wrong with a subscription to the Beat Oracle. Michael, thanks for the tunes.