The Beat Oracle
By The Beat Oracle
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The Beat Oracle: A Sound Collage of Experimental, Electronic, Dub, and Hip-Hop
||02/21/2015: Accumulation||Our latest episode begins colorfully, with tracks from Röyksopp, Lake Radio, and Mano Le Tough. Newer releases from Populous, NHK’Koyxen, and John Tejada follow, with some top tracks from Kahn, Peverelist, and Monolake rounding out the proceed[...]||3/1/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||02/14/2015: Extensions||A new episode has arrived for all of your ear-refreshing needs! The first half features some archived beats from 1000Names, Dave Aju, Needs remixing Ennio Morricone, fresh music from Synkro and the latest Burial single. The second half includes some[...]||2/17/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||02/07/2015: Drifting, Floating||Enter a sonic journey that is guided by the sounds of Emeralds, brand new music from Björk, Global Communication mixing Lamb, the future sounds of Tokyo courtesy of 2 8 1 4, classics from Oval and Jan Jelinek, pensive beats from the Thought Universe[..||2/9/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||01/31/2015: Bytes From Tomorrow||It’s another episode sourced from the Future Music cosmos. The first half features tracks from Aphex Twin, Mouse On Mars, Luke Vibert, DJ Cam, and some new releases from Tujiko Noriko and Beat Spacek. The second half runs deep with sounds from[...]||2/3/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||01/24/2015: Glass||This episode is largely comprised of shiny and solid sounds. In the first half, tracks from Kuba, the Future Sound of London, the Advisory Circle, Moon B and STL are featured. The beat moves on in the second half with music from Shinichi Atobe, Bruc[...]||1/28/2015||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.