The Beat Oracle
By The Beat Oracle
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The Beat Oracle: A Sound Collage of Experimental, Electronic, Dub, and Hip-Hop
||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|
||02/22/2014: Forms of Life||Different sounds, different words: Classic hip-hop from U.M.C.’s and Main Source, new groove from Christopher Rau, an older tune from Dominik Eulberg, still-fresh goods from Neil Landstrumm and Jel, fuzzy dubby Donato Dozzy, a trip to Ghettovi[...]||2/25/14||Free||View In iTunes|
||02/15/2014: On Frozen Fields||It’s all firm and steady this week as we feature new releases from the likes of NHK’Koyxen, Pye Corner Audio, and Steve Moore. Still-fresh tracks from Tricksi and Marian round out the first half of the show. Matta remixes Kidnap Kid in h[...]||2/18/14||Free||View In iTunes|
||02/08/2014: Straight Lines In Curved Space||Follow this sequence to achieve pleasant audial sensations: Open ears to the “JuJu” of Mouse on Mars, explore the latest sounds of Rainer Veil, hear the Traveller remix a killer track from Marcel Fengler, have a double dose of new releas[...]||2/11/14||Free||View In iTunes|
||02/01/2014: Gravity Loss||Float away to a first hour of tripped-out beats from The Last Skeptik, Jaisu, Madlib, and Moodymann. Along the way there are some heavy tracks from Global Goon, Andy Stott, Pye Corner Audio, as well as a new single from Tycho. Bostro Pesopeo & P[...]||2/4/14||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.