06/01/2018: Harmonic Spectrum

Settle in for another trip across the realm of Future Music! This episode is packed with psychedelic beats, inviting pop, modulating synths, rock and/or roll, ambient traces, and other sounds designed to tickle the pleasure points of your auditory perception. Tune in for stellar new releases from the likes of Skee Mask, The Advisory Circle, Cavern Of Anti-Matter, Beach House, The Sea and Cake, Dabrye, Moomin, and many more! Ponder the cosmos, dance in your bedroom, or simply nod along, skeptically indifferent! It’s just a press away, and always 100% algorithm-free. Thanks for listening!

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05/06/2018: Flowing

Explore unfamiliar oceans in this mix as songs swell and recede like the tides. Ross From Friends makes his debut on Brainfeeder, Brainwaltzera heads to Monkeytown and Ruxpin shares an older gem from his vaults! New Beat Oracle discoveries include: Hello Meteor, Coyote Clean Up and Sleep D & Albrecht La’Brooy. Dive in for two hours of sweet sounds from the depths of the digital dreamspace!

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04/02/2018: The Tower. The Tunnel.

Tune in to this mix to hear new music from Ryuichi Sakamoto (remixed by Electric Youth), Björk (remixed by Kelly Lee Owens), Nightmares on Wax, Mouse on Mars, Nils Frahm, Yo La Tengo, Mark Pritchard (featuring The Space Lady) and much more. It’s two hours of inspired sounds focused on transitions.

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03/02/2018: Isotrope

The Beat Oracle is back and revisiting some classic sounds from the mid to late nineties and early aughts. These are selections that (in part) define a large section of the Beat Oracle DNA. Many longtime stalwarts of the show are featured: DJ Shadow, Nightmares On Wax, Plaid, Christian Kleine, Biosphere, Drexciya, and so many more. It’s a deep 2+ hour mix of essential listening!

Whether these tracks are embedded in your memory, or you’re hearing them for the first time, we encourage you to have a listen and thoroughly enjoy. Thanks for tuning in!

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02/02/2018: Coastline Mist

The Beat Oracle is back for 2018 with a hazy mix of downtempo, leftfield and lo-fi house. Artists like Oddnip, Neo Image and Akasha System are perfect for soundtracking those summer recollections during winter. Hear more great stuff from The Range, Central and The Cyclist. Stick around until the end for a hot tip on a local live show!

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2018 Scheduling Changes

As we move into a new year of the Beat Oracle, changes are afoot!

Sharing Future Music with our listeners has always been a labor of love, and due to expanding personal commitments, the podcast will be moving to a monthly two-hour update starting in 2018.

Does this mean the Beat Oracle is finished? Absolutely not! At a minimum, new episodes will be beamed to your listening devices every month, with the possibility of additional shows being added as the inspiration hits. Episodes may end up being 2 hours, 3 hours, or dare we tease…10 hours?

Our year-end retrospectives, Slowly Series, and other specials will also remain intact.

As much as we wish we could continue delivering high-quality mixes each week, we have decided this is the most sustainable path forward to keep the Beat Oracle alive and thriving.

For those listeners looking for more content, check out (or revisit) our 10+ year audio archive for massive amounts of quality tunes.

Thanks to all of our listeners for hanging with us. We look forward to presenting more top sounds this year and beyond!

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12/30/2017: Year.End (Part 3)

This is Michael finishing off our three-part 2017 retrospective series. 2017 was a great year for music and this mix features some of the songs that bookmarked my year. Thank you all for listening and giving feedback this year. I want to also offer my deepest gratitude to my co-hosts for the decade of inspiration and partnership. Here’s a link to our past annual retrospective mixes dating back to 2005.

Bookmarking 2017

Slowdive – Slowdive [Strangely, Parenting]
Four Tet – New Energy [Analyzing Election Results]
Moiré – Façade [Communication Technology & Human Interaction]
Do Make Say Think – Stubborn Persistent Illusions [An old friend]
Clientele – Music For The Age Of Miracles [Schönbrunn Gardens]
Bonobo – Migration [Kids in the Back Seat]
Gas – Narkopop [Train on the Pacific]
Ryuichi Sakamoto – async [Ravenna Rd.]
Broken Social Scene – Hug of Thunder [Stranger’s Baby Shower]
Shed – The Final Experiment [Coach Pitch]

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12/23/2017: Year.End (Part Two)

This is Joseph, bringing you the second entry in our 2017 re-cap. It was an overwhelming year for great sounds, and there were many worthy cuts that were sadly left on the chopping block. Thanks again to our listeners and broadcast partners for their continued support over the past decade. In uncertain and dark times it is music and art that continue to give us light, and show us the way forward.

10 Favorites In No Particular Order

Ryuichi Sakamoto – Async
Four Tet – New Energy
Slowdive – Slowdive
DeepChord – Auratones
Kettenkarussell – Insecurity Guard
The Clientele – Music In The Age Of Miracles
Gas – Narkopop
Colleen – A Flame My Love, A Frequency
Hand Habits – Wildly Idle (Humble Before The Void)
Martin Schulte – Seasons

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