The Beat Oracle
By The Beat Oracle
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The Beat Oracle: A Sound Collage of Experimental, Electronic, Dub, and Hip-Hop
||11/21/2015: Era||It’s our last new episode of the year! And it is a deep affair – with lots of long meditative tracks from the likes of DeepChord, Edward, Porter Ricks remixing Low, Floating Points, Global Communication, Bvdub, and more. Just a reminder:[...]||11/24/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||11/14/2015: No Pressure||Many lovely tracks adorn this week’s episode. We feature an epic from Brock Van Wey monikers Earth House Hold vs. bvdub, a new single from Nicolas Jaar, new beats from Alex Metric, Djrum remixing Gacha, Smallpeople celebrating 10 years of Smal[...]||11/16/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||11/07/2015: Connect||This week’s show is Future Music firing on all cylinders. Enjoy a sampling of WhoMadeWho, Pulshar, Liar, Odd Nosdam remixing Teebs, Solvent, Helena Hauff, Kelpe, Pure Bathing Cuture, and a classic from Can! More great tracks inside – che[...]||11/9/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||10/31/2015: Dark and Lonely Waters||Our latest episode is a sort of Halloween-tinged episode. While we regrettably failed to include Bobby Pickett’s “Monster Mash,” we did manage to include great tracks from Luke Vibert, Plaid, DJ Krush, Javelin, Moon Wiring Club, Ab[...]||11/2/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||10/17/2015: State Of Mind||Lots of great new releases throughout last week’s edition. Check out a nice blend of Future Music sounds from Helios, Wild Ones, Yppah, Steve Hauschildt, AKSK, Beach House, CFCF, Neon Indian, Recondite, and many many more! Enjoy and thanks for[...]||10/24/2015||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.