01/30/2016: 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 Rau and Hanna. If that wasn’t enough, the final third of the show has great tracks from Michna, Chromatics, and Airbird & Napolian. Check it out and enjoy!


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01/23/2016: 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 Beltran, Plaid, Q3A and many more. These are must hear tunes, so tune in.


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01/16/2016: 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 Bowie,  Static, Leif, and DeepChord. Tune in and enjoy!


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12/19/2015: 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 out in the last 12 months are Global Communication (Tom Middleton really) and Tycho (remixing Spoon!). There’s music for every mood and unique taste.

Much love and gratitude goes out to WCRS, my co-hosts Michael and Joseph and all our listeners out there. Thank you for the opportunity to express my future music mania!

We’ll be back in two weeks with a fresh new show featuring all 3 Beat Oracle DJs! Stay tuned.

Here are my top albums/EPs of 2015:
Maribou State – Portraits
Whomadewho – Ember
Taragana Pyjarama – Ariel
Michna – Thousand Thursday
Sunken Foal – Friday Syndrome Vol. 3
Grimes – Art Angels
The Cyclist – Hot House
Dan Deacon – Gliss Riffer
Jamie xx – In Colour
Pure Bathing Culture – Pray for Rain


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12/12/2015: Year.End (Part Two)

This week, I (Michael) present my favorite music from 2015: songs from my favorite albums (see below), singles, and EPs including tunes from Maribou State, Bruce Trail, Thundercat, Wild Ones and Voices from the Lake. There was a ton of great music released this year and I am especially proud of the mixes we added to our show’s archives this year.

This show marks the end of my eighth year working with Joseph & Kenny on WCRS and my fifteenth year producing the Beat Oracle. Thank you to my co-hosts for always pushing us forward and to WCRS for being a beacon of participatory community radio in Ohio. As always, thank you to our listeners for your support.

On a personal note, few things in life top the joy of dancing to The Beat Oracle in the living room on Saturdays with little ones. Here’s to future music and future memories in 2016.

Michael’s Favorites of 2015 (Alphabetical)

Floating Points – Elaenia
Nils Frahm – Solo
Gaussian Curve – Clouds
Jamie XX – In Colour
Anthony Naples – Body Pill
Jim O’Rourke – Simple Songs
Pure Bathing Culture – Pray for Rain
Romare – Projections
Sufjan Stevens – Carrie & Lowell
Tame Impala – Currents


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12/05/2015: Year.End (Part One)

Joseph here, presenting the first episode in our three-part 2015 retrospective. This year, we have recorded  individual sets that showcase our personal favorite albums and tracks of 2015. Included within are favorites from Beach House, Dungen, Jessica Pratt, William Basinski, Bjork, Max Richter, Dave DK, Tame Impala, and many many more! I had two hours to work with and still couldn’t squeeze in a number of great releases (sorry Colleen and Helios).

Thanks to WCRS for their continued support as well as our listeners in Columbus, Bali, and beyond. Special thanks to our long time listeners who keep tuning in after all of these years.

Stay tuned – there is more to come…

Yet Another Album List
01. Jessica Pratt – On Your Own Love Again
02. Max Richter – Sleep
03. Jim O’Rourke – Simple Songs
04. Richard Hawley – Hollow Meadows
05. William Basinksi – The Deluge
06. Death and Vanilla – To Where The Wild Things Are…
07. Benoit Pioulard – Sonnet
09. Dave DK – Val Maira
10. Dungen – Allas Sak


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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: We will be re-airing Slowly 2015 next week, and then beginning December 5th, we will be present a special 3-part retrospective of 2015! Each of us will be doing our own solo 2-hour episode, selecting our personal favorites from the year. Be sure to tune in, and as always, thanks for listening. Our listeners are lovely people.


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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 Smallville, a track from Floating Points’ debut LP, newer hip-hop beats from Pete Rock and Vanilla, future funk from Dam-Funk, and many more. Enjoy


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