The Beat Oracle
By The Beat Oracle
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The Beat Oracle: A Sound Collage of Experimental, Electronic, Dub, and Hip-Hop
||07/18/2015: Interpretations||Our latest episode features a range of styles and sounds that defy genre labels, and can be described as “Future Music.” Over the course of the two hours we dropped tracks from The Flashbulb, Movement, iTAL tEK, Herbert, Jaga Jazzist, Ta[...]||7/21/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||07/11/2015: Alternating Currents||Excellent new releases dominate this week’s genre-bending episode. The first hour features new music from Onra, Thundercat, and Dam-Funk, as well as some epic-length compositions from Max Cooper, The Orb, and Bvdub. The second hour showcases t[...]||7/15/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||06/27/2015: Sonoj||A reminder that music is a better universal language than currency or markets. Inside are tracks from Michna, Röyksopp, Jamie xx, Galcher Lustwerk, Art Crime, The Radio Dept, Lusine, Strategy, Leftfield, and many more. Dance, drive, sit, stand, igno[||7/6/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||06/20/2015: Peeled Apart||This episode is made possible by generous support from electrical charges, line cables, computer processors, analog and digital signals, bytes, filters, tones, keys, Jessy Lanza, Cuushe, Rndm, Maricopa, Leftfield, Maribou State, Fort Romeau, Herbert[...||6/23/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||06/13/2015: Highly Flammable||Please read the label before using. Product may contain: Soehngenetic, Dawn Mok, John Talabot, Nils Frahm, Tyondai Braxton, Knxwledge, Pantha Du Prince, Micronism, and Monolake. Proper handling should ensure a safe and enjoyable listening experience[...]||6/17/2015||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.