The Beat Oracle
By The Beat Oracle
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The Beat Oracle: A Sound Collage of Experimental, Electronic, Dub, and Hip-Hop
||Clean02/06/2016: Stereoscope||It is another exciting edition full of forward-thinking beats. Lots of cool sounds within, including tracks from Adam Bryanbaum Wiltzie, Arca, DeepChord, Kangding Ray, Roly Porter, Bobby Browser, Zomby remixing Gwilym Gold, 214, Hidden Cat remixing [...||2/7/2016||Free||View In iTunes|
||Clean01/30/2016: Open Interval||Great releases abound in our latest edition. Get excited about Ulrich Schnauss remixing Dave Dk, Nitemoves remixing Tycho, Jon Hopkins remixing Disclosure. Not enough? Well there’s new music from Kyle (MF) Hall, house beats from Christopher Ra[...]||2/2/2016||Free||View In iTunes|
||Clean01/23/2016: Stasis||A new week means new view into the world of Future Music This edition moves from uptempo to the ethereal and abstract, and features music from Layup, Chrome Sparks, Pure Bathing Culture, Arca, Max Richter being remixed by Clark, Anthony Naples, John[...||1/26/2016||Free||View In iTunes|
||Clean01/16/2016: Return||We are back from our extended holiday break and ready to begin our 9th season on WCRS! The first episode of the year features cool tracks from Pink Skull, Tomas Barford, Mondowski, Kneedbody & Daedelus, DJ Richard, the late, and wonderful David [...]||1/18/2016||Free||View In iTunes|
||Clean12/19/2015: Year.End (Part Three)||This episode marks the last in our 2015 recap series. I’m Kenny Lectro, weighing in with my favorite sounds of the underground in 2015. New discoveries include Kornel Kovacs and New York Transit Authority. Familiar producers with new stuff ou[...]||1/4/2016||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.