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DJ Rekha takes a deep dive, unearthing classic late 1980s and early 1990s bangers. The beyond spills over with a dancehall infused tune by a bhangra legend, and pays tribute to the multilingual legend S. P. Balasubrahmanyam.
Sammi Lanzetta released her debut LP Ceiling Mirror last fall on 6131 Records, and like many musicians with a fresh release she was expecting to spend most of 2020 on tour promoting it. Of course, that didn’t happen. In this episode of BTR Live Studio at Home, Lanzetta delivers an intimate solo performance from her NYC fire escape. Ceiling Mirror is available now from 6131 Records.
Sammi Lanzetta released her debut LP Ceiling Mirror last fall on 6131 Records, and like many musicians with a fresh release she was expecting to spend most of 2020 on tour promoting it. Of course, that didn’t happen. In this episode of BTR Live Studio at Home, Lanzetta delivers an intimate solo performance from her NYC fire escape. Ceiling Mirror is available now from 6131 Records. Listen to the audio podcast for more music and interview.
Happy 20th birthday to one of the most pivotal indie bands of the early ’00s!
Today features music from Lyric Jones, Conway The Machine, Omen44, and more.
September is ending. Start your new month with new music!
Electronica via MATTN, Roland Clark, Cristian Marchi, Shena, Max Elto, Syzz, Hard Lights, Matroda help you work towards crushing your goals!
Another awesome one this week! Featuring new tracks from Ossa, Natali Kruger, Chirstopher Bissonnette and a ton more! So let’s do this right now; glitch//idm!
This week we get experimental, environmental, & fall in love with the vocals of Denitia—plus, we chat & spin some of her tracks.
Washington DC, singer songwriter Seán Barna stops by BTR Live Studio for a special At Home Session, including a video tour of his home studio! Watch our previous video for Seán Barna’s “God Save The Scene” and listen to the audio podcast for more music and interview.
Her sound combines urban areas with the vast outdoors to create music that’s boundless in genre.
New singles from Lunchbox, Jordana, Ali Awan, Jordan Reyes, and more, plus new album tracks from Anjimile, Deradoorian, Hen Ogledd, and more!
Prost! We won’t be cheersing beer mugs and dancing on tables this year but you can still crack open a Hefeweizen at home and scream ‘Ziggy Zaggy, Ziggy Zaggy, Oi Oi Oi!’ while listening to this mix.
Not that this week’s episode of Jam Session is full of dirges, but I did want to take the time to dedicate this week’s show to Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsberg and all that she did, not just for women in America, for the people of the World.
Electronica via Mat Zo, Alana Aldea, Matan Caspi, Catraz, Livio Cannata! Cool down from your extended workout w/ Master Piece, Mateo & Matos
Goodbye September, see you next September.  Goodbye weekend, see you next weekend.  In the meantime, let’s all be weekend lovers together with 2 hours of tunes.
Tune in to The Jazz Hole with Linus to hear brand new jazz sounds by Kaze & Ikue Mori, Camila Nebbia and Modasaurus
Bill Callahan’s ‘Gold Record’ is our most played of the week. Dent May, Photo Ops, Lawn, and Lomelda make countdown debuts. Click to hear a track from each of our Top 10 most played albums.
Hit up Record Store Day artists in The Listening Booth with alt from Meat Puppets and Dinosaur Jr. and beats with Wale and Tegan and Sara!
Crank up your speakers & enjoy wicked new riddims by Agent Sasco, Kabaka Pyramid, Bounty Killer, Wailing Souls, Alborosie, Kalado, Munga!
Meet Nikkiesha McLeod. Charlie Kaufman’s ‘I’m Thinking of Ending Things.’ Plus music by Photo Ops.
New Lydia Lovless (feat. Laura Jane Grace) from her new album out today! A fresh tune from Tada! out of Boston. A mini-spotlight on Gainesville music. And more!
Representing Brooklyn and the Bronx, the one and only group called Manz Rivalz. The name stems from everyday life, which can be competition with anything or anybody. This crew has talent, laid back flows, lyrical content and Mr. Fitzwell can blow a high note in the middle of a rap verse. Silence The 5th – half of the group – says “everyday is a fight against everyone.” Time Machine is out now. Listen to the audio podcast for more music and interview.
A soulful, jazzy, pop tune that’ll have you hyped & ready for any metaphorical or literal battle you have in life.
Representing Brooklyn and the Bronx, the one and only group called Manz Rivalz. The name stems from everyday life, which can be competition with anything or anybody. This crew has talent, laid back flows, lyrical content and Mr. Fitzwell can blow a high note in the middle of a rap verse. Silence The 5th – half of the group – says “everyday is a fight against everyone”. In this interview, Crazy DJ Bazarro gets deep like a Brett Favre pass on issues pertaining to music and the pandemic. Time Machine is out now.
Tunes by Deradoorian, Alex the Astronaut, LCG & the X, Anjimile, Evangeline Gentle and more!
It’s Friday! It’s time to have some fun, loosen up and rip off your tie. Actually, you probably already did that because you’re working from home, LOL. Some shock and awe reggaeton mix today from Dj Bazarro. I continue to bring it to you and the entire world wide web. Let’s go!!
Electronica via Kate Louise Smith, Bonnie Legion, Max Zotti, Amie M, SAYMYNAME, Nari & Milani help you work towards crushing your goals!
Nothing & no one is safe from deep thoughts and weighted emotions in this new introspective indie track.
In this episode, we’re featuring the young Philadelphia-based label, Dear Life Records, by chatting with Michael Cormier and Frank Meadows and checking out music from their first year!
Kill Me With Bongo begins w/ powerful patterns that pulse at the start. It is a scathing critique of Nabay’s fellow émigrés’ bluffs & b.s.!
Today features tracks from Blaze, Dennis Cruz, Din Jay, and more.
Electronica via Maurice West, Troyak, Marrs TV, Felmax, Mavjak, MOORAD, Luca Guerrieri, Mattjax help you work towards crushing your goals!
Nikkiesha interviews Black Cxspxr, artist and founder of the Black/trans label Trans Trenderz. This podcast is produced by Stereoactive Media.
Get in touch with your inner cowboy and/or honky-tonk angel with Half Stack’s newest & twangiest tunes.
This week we’re getting down with the fall mood and playing some cool new melodies. 
Catch, run, score, pass, win! It’s every sports fans favorite time of year.  Enjoy this reggae sports crossover episode and WIN WIN WIN!
My boy called me at 2am this morning and asked me if I was on tour. I looked at the phone like, this dude must be crazy. I yelled into the phone. “Do you see anybody on tour right now?! It’s a damn pandemic.” Come on man. He said “I saw a pic of you on a bus holding a beer, thought you were on tour”. I’m like, “Man I’m 60 pounds lighter in that pic. Wouldn’t you see a tour date posted or a write up on my page?” 2am? To ask me that? Man pay attention. Listen, read and observe. That’s this mix. Listen to the music and lyrics. People take their craft and business serious so read the whole flyer not just the heading. Let’s go!! PAY ATTENTION!!
Today’s show features music from Omen44, Cut Beetlez, and Conway The Machine.
Electro via Timmy Trumpet, MC Freeflow, POP CULTUR, Xo Man! Take your sweat session to the next level w ‘HNDZ UP’ by Matisse & Sadko!
This week a very on-brand tune from the self proclaimed prince of bhangra, Jazzy B. The beyond segment includes a collaboration with the mighty Asian Dub Foundation and Chillian-French hip-hop phenomena, Ana Tijoux.
Take a retro road trip through the deserts of Utah with shimmering indie San Francisco quartet.
Nasimiyu is a Brooklyn-based musician whose style has evolved over the years from her time in New Orleans making music to her deeply personal, experimental pop. Last seen on BTR Live Studio with the fun and creative Baeb Rxxth, Nasimiyu returns with a very special At Home performance, debuting new music from her upcoming record – the first in 7 years under her own name – with a unique solo performance utilizing live loops and samples and her stunning vocals. Here, Bryan B catches up with Nasimiyu to talk about the song a day project that kickstarted this record, the unique challenges of solo performance, and taking inspiration from the Black Lives Matter movement. Nasimiyu will be releasing new music soon. Listen to the audio podcast for more music and interview.
Nasimiyu is a Brooklyn-based musician whose style has evolved over the years from her time in New Orleans making music to her deeply personal, experimental pop. Last seen on BTR Live Studio with the fun and creative Baeb Rxxth, Nasimiyu returns with a very special At Home performance, debuting new music from her upcoming record – the first in 7 years under her own name – with a unique solo performance utilizing live loops and samples and her stunning vocals. Watch Nasimiyu’s exclusive performance of “Practice” below.
Today features music from Conway The Machine, Kool Taj The Gr8, Count Bass D & DJ Pocket, and Armani Caesar.
It’s the first day of Autumn! We are welcoming it with new tracks as well as some nostalgia inducing throwbacks. Are you an apple person or a a pumpkin person? Apple all the way for me. Find me on Twitter @othermaggie. Some of today’s music was featured on Lottie’s latest ep of Spotlight On The City. Also, check out Photo Ops for BTR Live Studio at Home. Voter registration deadlines are coming up, don’t miss yours! Check this list for reference.
Electronica via Maximals, Nicci, Maurizio Gubellini, Mercer, Axwell, Disco Superstars, Matroda help you work towards crushing your goals!
Oh YeS!!!! We’re back again with big new tracks from Pixelord, Kindohm, Paolo Bellipanni and a ton more! So let’s do this right now. This is the glitch//idm show!!!
A facetious, yet serious chat that shows the fun side & music-making side to this punk trio.
This week we’ve got singles from some favorites: Beat Radio, MOURN, Osees; new discoveries: We Are Joiners, Paper Tapes, and Peel; plus much more great new music from recent and upcoming releases.
This week we have a lot of laughs w/ NYC-based trio Brandy. Plus, we listen to their brand-spankin’ new album.
Portland, Maine songwriter Jeff Beam returns to BTR Live Studio for a very special At Home session, featuring three songs recorded remotely and filmed on VHS – performed with Kate Beaver in their living room/recording studio/dining room. Here, the duo tackles one of the most dynamic tracks off Beam’s latest record, using loops and backing tracks for a stunning experimental pop performance set against a Maine sunset and dripping with psychedelic vibes. Jeff Beam’s self-titled LP is available now. Watch our previous video for Jeff Beam’s “Disarray” and listen to the audio podcast for more music and interview.
Some new bands to feature, and some new releases. This week’s episode is all about exploring the Fall releases.
Electronica via Slow Fish, Bonnie Legion! Cool down from your extended workout w/ Matt Caseli, David Jimenez, Matt Darey, Kate Louise S!
New year, new school, new situation, new weird world.  Let’s pray for world peace and dip some apples in honey.  I’m feeling those vibes, and hopefully if you dig this mix, you will too.
Sharel Cassity, Ran Blake & Frank Carlberg, Sabertooth Swing, Miki Yamanaka and the Brasil Trio +1 – all on today’s Jazz Hole with Linus
Sneaks makes her debut in the one spot! Bill Callahan, Widowspeak, Dolly Valentine, & more are making debuts as well. Click to count them down.
The Listening Booth closes out summer w/electro by Bebel Gilberto & Video Age & a ballad by Corey Flood + DJRePete marks 15 yrs on BTRtoday!
Crank up your speakers & enjoy wicked new riddims by LATENIGHTJIGGY, Jadakingdom, Gyptian, Kabaka Pyramid, Vybz Kartel, Sikka Rymes!
Cosmic country, Americana, cowpunk, psych-folk… What does it all mean? No clue! But, we’re filing it under Alt-Country & you should tune into the mix.
Have all the most inner heartstrings strung inside yourself to this new soothing release.
Photo Ops is the LA-based project of Terry Price. Following a move from Nashville, his songwriting shifted towards a more personal, folk-tinged sort of pop. What remains is his super-attuned sense of melody, in what he refers to as “adult lullabies.” Here, he shares an exclusive, intimate acoustic performance from his home studio. Pure At Heart is out now from Western Vinyl. Listen to the audio podcast for more music and interview.
Photo Ops is the LA-based project of Terry Price. Following a move from Nashville, his songwriting shifted towards a more personal, folk-tinged sort of pop. What remains is his super-attuned sense of melody, in what he refers to as “adult lullabies.” We caught up with him and get into some of the inspiration behind his latest work, and he shares an exclusive, intimate acoustic performance, recorded at his home studio.  Pure At Heart is out now from Western Vinyl.
Tunes by The Moonless Nights, Weekend Lovers, Bill Callahan, Corey Flood, Delicate Steve and more!
Wild fires! Cali, I need you to be good & careful. The virus/pandemic! Everyone, be good be safe & stay clean. All this madness continues! Yep, in the midst of it all, you still have to stay focused, clean and on point to survive these hard times. We have some good music to ease the pain and stretch you out a little. I want ya’ll to dance, wiggle and shake where ever you’re at. Come on, let’s try that. Go!!!
Electronica via Proxyfunk, Woogie, Super8, Alexander Som, Splashfunk, Maurice West, Felix Jaehn help you work towards crushing your goals!
He was one of the forefathers to bring that signature twang out from the country & into the spotlight.
In this episode we’re featuring the Chicago-based label, studio, and collective, Rosebud Allday, with an interview with Billy Giannopoulos.
Triple Bacon is driving & energetic, yet sweet & groovy. Horns & guitar engage in a playful call/response over a bed of skillful snare work!
Today features tracks from Budakid, Carnage & The Martinez Brothers, Dennis Ferrer, and more.
Electronica via Cooperated Souls, ak9, Tujamo, Bobby Rock, Tom Reason, KSHMR, Plastik Funk help you work towards crushing your goals!
We’re keepin’ on keepin’ on with the new music—register to vote, get your flu shot, and listen to these sick new tunes. 
Disconnect from the electronics & let this new lo-fi indie track connect you with yourself once again.
Sweet new school year, sweet new year in general.  We need alittle sugar when everything feels so sour.  Let’s dub it my sweeties!
Like for instance; The burger in all those commercials doesn’t look like the one you purchased in real life, lol. My favorite is the commercial that claims you’re getting a deal while the little itty bitty small print says otherwise. Not here though! World Hip Hop is exactly what it is. Hip hop from around the world. Get my point? Let’s go!
Today’s show features music from MC WhiteOwl, Sum-01 x Lxvndr, and Onyx.
Electro via Phunk Drunk, LOOPERS, Don Diablo, Axwell! Take your sweat session to the next level w ‘Pump Up The Bass’ by R-Wan feat. Big Ali!
Kaur B has been killing it since her debut in 2013. Though her music is solid and standard fare, her standout track on Tigerstyle’s high tempo album Digi-Bang and her most recent duet with Diljit Dosanjh demonstrates she is no ordinary Kaur. The Beyond section traverses the globe with tracks from MALFKTION, Talal Qureshi, and a new from the Vancouver based label Snakes and Ladders.
Themes of civil rights, education, & ending hatred are the main features of this music video.
On today’s episode of BTR Live Studio at Home, Colorado based folk artist Xanthe Alexis plays some of her latest tunes of her new album The Offering. Xanthe speaks with Jen about the process of creating the album, her relationship with healing, and her love of tour.
Colorado based indie-folk artist Xanthe Alexis shares a look inside her home and an intimate, acoustic performance. The Offering is available now. Listen to the audio podcast for more music and interview.
Today features music from Cymarshall Law, MC Eiht, Bumpy Knuckles, and more.
Halfway through September — we start with a throwback block and close out with a new single from Delicate Steve. Much more to hear in the middle — check it out!
Electronica via Wolfpack, Futuristic Polar Bears, Afrojack, Corey James, Don Diablo, Tom Crusher help you work towards crushing your goals!
Hellooooo!!!! This week’s show is full of newness, featuring tracks from Adam Kroll, Alessandro Cortini, William Fields and a ton more!!! So let’s do this right now. This is the glitch//idm show!
(The band) Drugs’ debut album is soothing garage rock with an important angle.
This week we’ve got more great new singles, a special block of music from Maine-based artists, and a few album tracks to balance things out.
Kyle Forester – who has played in the bands Woods, Crystal Stilts, and Purple Mountains – joins us from his home in Queens for an exclusive solo performance of songs from his new record. Hearts In Gardens is available now. Watch our previous video for Kyle Forester’s “Strange Vision” and listen to the audio podcast for more music and interview.
This week I chat about Drugs… Not those kinds of drugs—the band from Long Beach, CA Drugs.
Music from Sonny Knight, Sharon Jones, Mavis Staples, and Son Little. Names you wouldn’t normally see on Jam Session. But Artists that can hang with the best of them (if not already be leading the march).
Electronica via Tolstoi, Fedde Le Grand, X-Change, KAYZO! Cool down from your extended workout w/ Matt Nash, Delayers, Merk & Kremont!
ICYMI: Musicians, bands, and artists we’ve been throwing at you all week, plus other music news.
Let’s do it. Back in the school vibe. Teachers, students, homework, tests. I know it all sounds daunting but its back every year, so this year, let’s be ready for it!
Brand new tracks by The Peter Hess Quartet and by Quintopus, plus Ayn Inserto Jazz Orchestra, Michael Sarian’s New Aurora & Rajiv Jayaweera.
Merce Lemon is our most played artist of the week. Click to listen to a track from each of our most played albums on the site. Let’s count them down from 10 to one!
All new line-up on The Listening Booth spinning R&B with Bebel Gilberto and Nyallah, new Bob Moses, downbeat alt via Animal Scream!
Crank up your speakers & enjoy wicked new riddims by Vybz Kartel, Ding Dong, Gyptian, Alaine, QQ, Oska, Jada Kingdom, Tru Shatta, Quada!
Every track is new to the show! Tunes from Kit, Kissy, Anna McClellan, Annie Dressner, Caitlin Harnett, Tada!, LCG and the X, Arlo Parks, and more…
Playing tracks by Josiah Johnson, Ilithios, Arthur Brothers, Buffalo Rose, Dream Nails, Dolly Valentine and many more. Tune in!
Welcome to the world of Hastyle Rhymes. A hip-hop artist, a cartoon artist. a barber, and a man who served in the U.S. Air Force. A man of many skills and trades, HaStyle is a world traveler and a lyrical writer who has something to say about the state of hip-hop and where it’s going. The crazy one Bazarro sits down and talks to the man who wears many hats…
HaStyle Rhymes is a hip-hop artist, a cartoon artist and a barber who served time in the U.S. Air Force. A man of many skills and trades, a world traveler and a lyrical writer who has something to say about the state of hip-hop and where it’s going. Here he brings us into his home for a straight up performance for BTR Live Studio At Home. Return To Earth is available now. Listen to the audio podcast for more music and interview.
Never forget 9/11. R.I.P. to all that passed that day. We still have another battle in front of us. In the meantime, let’s try to keep our sanity and stay strong. Enjoy the mix!!!
Electronica via Dr. Shiver, Timmy Trumpet, W&W, The Prodigy, KSHMR, Funky Craig, Holl & Rush help you work towards crushing your goals!
In this super-sized playlist mix episode, we’re serving up tracks from the labels featured here on the show so far in 2020 – some lesser-heard artists, additional album tracks, and a few things that we liked so much we had to play them again!
Brazzmatazz is a mad 18-person brass band. From their album, ‘Turbolence,’ the amazing Brazzmatazz flair is most recognizable in Draiaikolk!
Today features tracks from Budakid, Carnage & The Martinez Brothers, Jerome Price, and more.
Electronica via Tritonal, Dannic, Julian Jordan, Steff De Campo, Needs No Sleep, Basstrick help you work towards crushing your goals!
Nikkiesha revisits the artists interviewed on the podcast so far, playing more music by Anjimile, NYALLAH, and Witch Prophet. Also, music by Jay Americana, Silver Spring, Shelz, and Bethany Thomas. This podcast is produced by Stereoactive Media.
Wow, y’all. 200 episodes?? Probably the only cool thing to happen in 2020—here’s a special two-hours of great music!
The synth-pop legends are back with another dance hit—but this time, with a revolutionary ethos.
Theme time, with the idea of NO and KNOW. If you don’t know, now you know. Enjoy the dub, roots and knowledge. YES!
Hello everyone, welcome to another episode of World Hip Hop. The sun, moon, the stars, yep that’s how big this show is. You can hear us everywhere in the galaxy. You can hear the soldiers stomping on the Hastyle’s joint with Configa “Soldiers March”. That’s what it is. Some of us need a boost of love from Blitz the Ambassador’s song “Love On The Run”. Either way, check out the mix and see for yourself.
Today’s show features “Fight” by DMC produced by Bumpy Knuckles.
Electro via Armin van JOYRYDE, Mark Sixma, Dannic, Rama Duke, PBH! Take your sweat session to the next level w ‘Savage’ by Blasterjaxx!
Kicking off the Bhangra set with a classic ragamuffin tune from Bally Sagoo, DJ Rekha drops tracks from an array of producers who invoke the same vibe, plus Brooklyn based artist Krithi’s debut on the show and a new track from Vancouver based Khanvict.
Oginalii is a genre-blending rock band from Nashville, whose sludgy, technical, desert psych has a way of creeping into your brain and sticking there. For this episode of BTR Live Studio At Home, Emma, Emma, Ryan, and Simon descend to an appropriately cave-like basement music space to share an exclusive performance of their latest single with us. “Pillars” is available now. Listen to the audio podcast for more music and interview.
Today we’re checking in with the genre-defying Nashville-based rock band, Oginalii. They recently signed to the Mexico City-based label Devil In The Woods, and have released two singles ahead of their upcoming Pendulum EP. We had a great chat with Emma, Emma, Simon, and Ryan, and they recorded an exclusive performance of three songs – two from their previous album and one of their new singles – for us in this episode of BTR Live Studio At Home.
Gainesville, Florida – based musicians are featured on the September edition of Spotlight on the City.
Light and dark compete for your attention in this new echoing indie rocker by Dylan Gilbert.
Today features music from Cymarshall Law, MC Eiht, Bumpy Knuckles, RJ Payne, and more.
Lots of music and lots of feelings on today’s show. Come along for the emotional roller coaster! Music from the artist of the week, Helvetia, as well as L.A. Witch, The Front Bottoms, Merce Lemmon and more. If you live in the United States and haven’t done so already, fill out the 2020 Census!
Electronica via Bali Bandits, Mike Williams, Garmiani, KURA, Madison, Autoerotique, Netsky help you work towards crushing your goals!
BIG show this week! Featuring new tracks from MTCH, Hooded Dasher, Cylob and always way more!!! So let’s go, this is the glitch//idm show!!!
Monteagle is songwriter and composer Justin Giles Wilcox, who brought his full live band to perform for BTR Live Studio back in May 2018. The Brooklyn based musician recently invited us into his home for a solo acoustic performance of music from his recently released EP, A Colorful Moth. He caught up via video chat with Maia to discuss the EP, plans for the next full length album, Tennessee, Nintendo games, and more. A Colorful Moth is available now from Fire Talk Records. Watch our previous video for Monteagle’s “In Reality” and listen to the audio podcast for more music and interview.
This week I chat w/ Canadian artist Päter who’s sweet, down to earth and her music has a bit of everything.
I don’t know where all this music is coming from lately, but I’m sure glad it’s winding up in our ears. New tracks from Slight Of, Anjimile, IAN SWEET, The Arthur Brothers, Hey, King!, Hen Ogledd, Body Double, CHAI + Hinds, Grant Pavol, Tomberlin, Widowspeak, Felix Hatfield, Corey Flood, French Mouth, Bebel Gilberto, Fever Queen, and Speaker Face!
Her newest EP bursts with energy & hopefulness even though it was created while she was all alone.
Inspired by the West Coast, today’s episode is kicked off by Slightly Stoopid. More BC-hydro inspired music from Papa Grows Funk and The Disco Biscuits, and we end with a long Alt-Rock stream-of-consciousness guitar piece by Erika Wennerstrom.
Electronica via Marshmello, Grum, JØRD! Cool down from your extended workout w/ Robosonic, Ferreck Dawn, Donna Lugassy, Axollo, Ralp Larenzo
Happy Labor Day Weekend!  We use the final moments of the summer to say goodbye to the weirdest one yet!  Will we go back to normal?  Is normal still possible?  Who knows, but the music goes on!
Tune in for a creative set by Lena Bloch & Feathery recorded on March 8th 2020 at The Falcon in Marlboro, NY.
Helvetia takes the top spot. Alex Izenberg, LA Witch, and Will Johnson make their countdown debuts. Click to listen!
The Listening Booth hosts a safe, unofficial end of summer mix with new surf and rockabilly tracks from H. Kink, and Fontaines D.C.!
Crank up your speakers & enjoy wicked new riddims by Jahvillani, Ding Dong, Barbie J, Goo Crazsy, Movann, Tacktikal, Prospec, Likkly Vybz!
We’re listening to tracks by Buty and the Bass, Dent May, Bebel Gilberto, Merce Lemon, and more!
On this episode of BTR Live Studio at Home, DC based rock band, BRNDA plays us some tunes. Jen sits down and talks with Leah Gage, Torrey Sanders, and Dave Lesser about their new album, the impact of the pandemic on the music scene, and their love for touring.
It feels like the end of the world, so why not listen to some good new tunes till it’s all over?
BRNDA is a band from Washington, DC who have two rules: No covers, and no love songs. For this session, Leah Gage, Dave Lesser, Torrey Sanders, and Mark McInerney masked up to dish out some post-punk and indie rock from their garage practice space, and even got to have a bit of an audience! Thanks For Playing is available now from Banana Tapes. Listen to the audio podcast for more music and interview.
Ahhh man, Do you remember when the quarantine first started in March? It felt like March would never go away. Now, all of a sudden, it’s September. Back to school? Really? That was fast baby, it goes that fast. Well, we are here, we survived a lot of madness and the madness continues. The super big election is coming up. Taking a deep breath. No matter what. We are here for you. We rock no matter what. So let’s get into some more good music to ease your weekend. Bazarro’s Latin Hip Hop mix is here 4 u!!!!
Electronica via David Solano, Muzzy, Drumsound, A&G, Crazibiza, Shermanology, Alesso, Northmark help you work towards crushing your goals!
The mecca of live music is at a standstill, but the artists within it are keeping its musical spirit alive.
For the second half of this indie record label feature on Pittsburgh-based Misra Records, we’re taking a deep dive into the label’s catalog of 20 years with a full two hour mix of music. Check out our interview with Misra Records label manager Jeff Betten.
Negração is about building self-love as a black woman, whilst navigating intersectional experiences of racism, sexism & classism in society.
Today features tracks from Dennis Ferrer, Vaudafunk, and Ananda Project.
Electronica via Drop Department, Benny Benassi, Martin Eriksson, Henri Krinkle, Gregor Salto help you work towards crushing your goals!
Time for new music & we’re here to provide it—also, a quick & friendly reminder to register to vote if you haven’t done so yet.
All of your favorite cities or states have a different approach—some seem hopeful, while others seem outright ridiculous.
If you want to start your Labor Day weekend early by taking a cosmic vacation to outer space, we got you. Enjoy this musical space-cation!
Fasten your seat belts, don’t take your masks off. Let’s take a journey around the world to meet some great artists. I love it! I can’t wait for take off. We’re gonna be flying the free skies. We’re gonna set it off right with “Good & Bad Cop” and the hard pounding 808 kick and snare. Let’s do it!!!
Today’s show features music from Kev Brown, Nomad Carlos, and Young Old Soul.
Electro via Armin van Buuren, Maduk, Suspect 44, Rene Ablaze, Lady V! Take your sweat session to the next level w ‘Ma Sa Ko’ by Agua Sin Gas
Neha Kaka and Parmish Varma team up for a late summer smash, plus the beyond segment takes a cinematic trippy turn with bollywood sampled electronic tunes. Also a classic underground track by once Swaraj Crew producer Juttla.
Wize Crack is an MC from Newark, NJ with serious skills when it comes to clever punch lines and a great flow, who’s been doing it since high school. Step into his home, make yourself a drink, and check out the exclusive performance of “Just Because.”
Wize Crack is an MC from Newark, NJ with serious skills when it comes to clever punch lines and a great flow, who’s been doing it since high school.  DJ Wayne Ski checks in with him for an interview and exclusive performance.
Today features music from Bumpy Knuckles, Kev Brown, The Audible Doctor, and more.
New music for a new month. Dirty Projectors, Dent May, Arlo Parks and much more!
Electronica via La Fuente, G-Dragon, Wrechiski, Taeyang, DJ Fixx, Vicetone, Loz Bridge, Jason Ross help you work towards crushing your goals
Back with another huge one this week! Featuring new tracks from Sleep Clinic, Huno Huno, Enoia and a ton more! So get comfortable, here we go, this is the glitch//idm show!
We’ve moved to Mondays – and what a week to do it. We’re looking back at last week’s new releases, and there sure were a lot of great singles! We’ve even got an extra special block of new music all produced by Sarah Tudzin (Illuminati Hotties) in the mix. Dive in for new music from Divino Niño, Arlo Parks, LLusion, Bust and the Bass & Macy Gray, Mines Falls, Dolly Valentine, Iress, Cartalk, Night Shop, Rapt, Sam Tudor, Tomberlin, Manny10x, Dirty Projectors, Dig Nitty, Gulfer, and The Dirty Nil!
This fall, stay home! Then click the link to listen to this mix provided by a crew of your favorite BTR DJs.
This week we feature Rebelmatic—an NYC thrasher and basher hardcore punk band.
Prolific producer and songwriter Felicia Douglass is a fierce musical talent, whom you may recognize from her solo project or her work with Gemma, Dirty Projectors, Ava Luna, Baile, and Lip Set. This spring she has collaborated with dozens of artists online, found ways to keep moving while inside, and released several new tracks. This June, she’ll be the featured vocalist on Dirty Projectors new EP, Flight Tower. She recently invited us inside her Brooklyn home for a performance in her music room, along with a conversation with Maia Macdonald. “Ready For Your Miracle” (Felicia Douglass) and “Lose Your Love” (Dirty Projectors) are available now. Watch our previous video for Felicia Douglass’ “Booklet” and listen to the audio podcast for more music and interview.
For the first time ever on Jam Session, I play Cleveland’s own jam band Heartless Bastards. Two tracks by the Ghost Town Blues Band, some great music by Bully Pulpit and WhiteWater Ramble, plus a great drinking-politics song by Scott Cooper.
Electronica via SCNDL, Hardwell, Joel Fletcher! Cool down from your extended workout w/ Louis Benedetti, Andricka Hall, K.Joy, Max Martinez!
ICYMI: Musicians, bands, and artists we’ve been throwing at you all week, plus other music news.
Saying goodbye to August and the weekend.  We are getting the end of summer feels and hitting them back with pure Sunday vibes, double shots and love.
Contemporary jazz by Axon Radio, Sonia Johnson, Matty Stecks & Musical Tramps, Pia Salvia, Eric St-Laurent, DreamRoot on today’s episode!
Allegra Krieger slides into first. Animal Scream and Fontaines DC make their countdown debuts. Click to listen!
The Listening Booth is in seasonal wind down mode w/new summer-fall banjo from Pawns or Kings & throwbacks from Mumford & Sons!
Crank up your speakers & enjoy wicked new riddims by Beenie Man, Tia, Liquid, Chris Martin, Digital Sham, Bounty Killer, Dee Dre, Gafar!
Today we’re premiering Killola’s new single and it’s magic. You’ll see what we did there if you click to listen.
From the drummer of Champagne Superchillin’, this album is like a colorful, humid fever dream from Havana, Cuba.
Space Sluts is a synthy, sexy solo project of Brooklyn based musician Madi Cox, who you may recognize as the keys player from the band Shelter Dogs. Space Sluts is a cathartic and very catchy way to deal with the heartbreak one finds while trying to navigate the dating scene of the modern world—made even more complicated in an era of global pandemic. Here, Madi checks out a sweet California sky and delivers a super special performance from the back of a car. “St. v” by Space Sluts is available now. Listen to the audio podcast for more music and interview.
Space Sluts is a synthy, sexy solo project of Brooklyn based musician Madi Cox, who you may recognize as the keys player from the band Shelter Dogs. Space Sluts is a cathartic and very catchy way to deal with the heartbreak one finds while trying to navigate the dating scene of the modern world—made even more complicated in an era of global pandemic. On this episode of BTR Live Studio at Home, Madi dishes on her recently-released  single “St. v,” shares a live version of her quarantine song called “Touch Me (COVID)” and discusses how self-releasing music can feel a whole lot like dating.
For the 200th episode of this show, we’re featuring the Pittsburgh-based label, Misra Records, including an interview with label manager Jeff Betten. In this episode, we cover Misra’s 20 year history, the relationship between physical records and streaming, the impact of the pandemic on the music industry at large, the geography of Pittsburgh and it’s inherent benefits, and signing artists from unsolicited demos! This is part one of two focusing on Misra – in this episode you’ll hear the interview and some new music from the label as well as other artists mentioned in our conversation, and then for next week, we’ll take a deeper dive thru the label’s two decades worth of music.
Yeah, I know. Trying not to lose your mind in this madness. Pandemic, crazy weather and social injustice. I mean what’s next? Aliens on the way? We can get through all this if we just stay on point and do what’s right. On another note, in the meantime and between time, we got some great music to ease the pain along the way. Bazarro’s here to rock some new joints and some classics for you. The weekend is here so, were not banned from having a good time, just be careful out there..Let’s rock!!
Electronica via Dimitri Vegas, Tom Swoon, Showtek, DubVision, Kevin Wild, Bipolar Sunshine, Symo help you work towards crushing your goals!
We’re playing tracks by Busty and the Bass, Tomberlin, Dent May, Renée Reed, 8 Inch Betsy, Merce Lemon, and more!
Papalé kicks off a series of infectious melodies! MHD doesn’t always match his raps to the beat, like on Papalé where he’s in double time!
Electronica via Chocolate Puma, Matisse & Sadko, Speed Limits, Kris Kiss, twoloud, T & Sugah help you work towards crushing your goals!
Today features tracks from Paul Harris, Oscar G, Morixo, and more.
She’s not running, but America wants a pour from that cup of ambition of hers.
This week, Nikkie interviews Leilani of Witch Prophet about their album, ‘DNA Activation,’ as well as their experience in the music industry as a Black and queer artist based in Toronto. This podcast is produced by Stereoactive Media.
2 songs from each artist from top to bottom on todays BTR Reggae Hour. From The Roots Engine to Oba Simba. Let’s do it, “two” it!
Let’s go.. You can stay inside and rock with us if you have to. Don’t wanna go outside, but can’t stand staying in? Rock with us. Yeah, another episode of World Hip Hop from artists around the world. Beat the virus by staying mentally strong, clean and follow the rules. Come on now..Let’s rock!
Today’s show features Bitcoin by the Audible Doctor.
Electro via 3LAU, Julian Jordan, Juicy M, Heda Rose, Tritonal, Mako! Take your sweat session to the next level w ‘Something New’ by Lavaman!
The Bhangra set begins and ends with tracks from Diljit Dosanjh’s’ latest full length, album, humbly titled “The G.O.A.T.” The beyond set features a new collaboration from New York based artist Madlovely and Rolex Rasathy, and a remix by Indian producer SuReal of Saade Maut’s.
Shamir is Shamir is Shamir. Nothing more really needs to be said. A singular voice and chameleon-like talent across mediums, sliding thru music genres and aesthetics – from pop beginnings to “indie rock Shamir” – he’s been thru it all, and puts his whole heart into every single release. Here, Shamir shares an raw, intimate acoustic performance from his home in Philadelphia. “I Wonder” is available now. Listen to the audio podcast for more music and interview.
As the bio says, “Shamir is Shamir is Shamir.”  Nothing more really needs to be said. A singular voice and chameleon-like talent across mediums, sliding thru music genres and aesthetics – from pop beginnings to “indie rock Shamir” – in this exclusive interview and performance from Shamir’s home in Philadelphia, we cover a lot: from sustainable merch and the USPS, to his record label  – Accidental Popstar – and his relationship to the stage and performing, as well as the upcoming self-titled full length record.  
The legendary punk guitarist for Johnny Thunders & the Heartbreakers, whose musical contributions will live on forever, died at 71 over the weekend.
Today features music from Josiah The Gift, RJ Payne, Young RJ & Mega Ran, wizisbeast, and more.
Closing out August with music for every part of your day. Dirty Projectors, H. Kink, Allegra Krieger and more!
Electronica via Dave Silcox, Natasha Burnett, Jugglerz, KDrew, Jack Ü, People Underground, D.O.D help you work towards crushing your goals!
What an insane week!!! We’re featuring new tracks from Tsone, Soutien Gorge, Ital Tek and a bunch more! So let’s get it right now. This is the glitch//idm show!!!
Nyallah takes the top spot with her self-released Reflections EP. Helvetia and Morgan Harper-Jones make their countdown debuts.
The Natvral is the newest project from rocker Kip Berman, who spent much of the past decade heading up The Pains of Being Pure At Heart. In the past few years, he has shifted gears to make music in a way that feels right for right now – free from expectations. The Natvral’s first EP Know Me More, was released by Kanine in 2018, followed by 2019’s cover of Dear Nora’s “You Looked Like A Portrait.” Kip recently invited us into his Princeton, NJ home for a performance of three songs, and a wide ranging phone conversation with Maia. Listen to the audio podcast for more music and interview.
This week is SUPER exciting because we’ve got pioneering punk Rodney Anonymous from The Dead Milkmen on the show.
New music by Axon Radio and some very new-age, out-of-this world jams by CATS, Jaden Carlson, Joss Jaffe, Lotus and the Mickey Hart Band.
Electronica via Mustafa, Dimitri Vegas, MOGUAI, Nicky Romero! Cool down from your extended workout w/ Denny Dugg, Dabin, Daniela Andrade!
NYALLAH makes our knees weak this week—see who else made the list!
Hazy August days, end of summer blues, back to school uncertainty, but Dealer’s Choice is still on point, always, no matter what. 2 hours that we both need, to clear our pallets for the week to come. Dig in!
Lots of new music on today’s episode of The Jazz Hole: Anne Mette Iversen Quartet +1, Quinsin Nachoff, Ricardo Grilli and Richard Shulman
As we head towards Fall, there’s just more and more new music coming out way. Get ready for singles and album tracks from Allegra Krieger, George McFall, Eels, CR and the Nones, Pine Barons, The Cribs, IDLES, Double Grave, and more!
Cool off in The Listening Booth to a Dog Days of Summer mix w/Delicate Steve, the Beths, and Sahara + throwbacks from Maido Project!
Crank up your speakers & enjoy wicked new riddims by Verseetyle, Supa Nytro, Chronic Law, Silver Cat, Banton, Double Standard, Likkle Vybz!
Getting folky and poetic in today’s mix which features new tunes from Allegra Krieger and Jaye Bartell. There’s a new single from Great Peacock and Emily discusses her Drag City standom.
Curt Kiser is the Cincinnati-based musician behind the indie rock band Carriers. With sincere, hopeful lyrics and an impressive knack for composition, he’s currently working towards the followup to the band’s epic 2019 full length. In this episode, we talk about all things Cincinnati, Carriers’ evolving cast of characters, and what it was like to play the first gig in several months. Watch Carriers’ exclusive performance of “Without You” here.
Curt Kiser is the Cincinnati-based musician behind the indie rock band Carriers. With sincere, hopeful lyrics and an impressive knack for composition, he’s currently working towards the followup to the band’s epic 2019 full length. Here, he brings us into his world and practice space for a very special performance of his latest song. “Without You” is available now from Good Eye Records. Listen to the audio podcast for more music and interview.
Listen to these awesome Beirut bands and do what you can to help the city rebuild.
On this episode, we’re checking out the new Portland, Maine-based label Repeating Cloud, featuring an interview with the label’s founder, Galen Richmond, and a bunch of music from the labels releases plus brand new tracks, from artists like Crystal Canyon, Heaven’s Cameras, Crunchcoat,  Festiva, FonFon Ru, Cache Mirrors, Lemon Pitch, Sojourn Suspect, and Galen’s own band, Lemon Pitch. We talk starting a new label in 2020, the Galen family tree of bands, and learning to play basketball during a pandemic.
No music, no fun. LOL. Imagine the world without music. Times up! Yeah we don’t know what it would be like because it will never happen! That’s why I’m here, making sure it never happens and bringing you another episode of some good reggaeton. Reggaeton at the highest level. Always new joints, new artists, good mixes. Let’s go!!!
Electronica via Lost Frequencies, Jose AM, 89ers, Nicky Romero, Marvin Priest, Jay John D help you work towards crushing your goals!
Whoaoaoao, Listen to the Music!
It would’ve been one of the group’s original members’ birthday today and we want to celebrate.
Mèdaho draws on group’s shared reverence for the raw, psychedelic afro-funk sound that captivated Kaleta as a music loving kid in 70s Benin!
Today features tracks from Loco Dice & Eddie Fowlkes, AJourneyOfMilez, The Vision and more.
Electronica via DJane Housekat, Afrojack, Jus Jack, Azteck, Dario Nuñez, James Talk, Max C help you work towards crushing your goals!
The elitist musical lineup is even more proof that the government is just a rich person’s game.
This week we’re still raging to the newest and coolest tracks & try to save the USPS—tune in!
We should uplift, we should inspire, we should lead with gratitude and selflessness. The music will do all of that for us. Take it in then give it out. Peace!
2020, what a year. The madness, the pandemic and the fight for civil rights. The election’s coming up. Unemployment rate is super high, maybe another stimulus package. When does it stop? Well, we are here and trying our best to get you through the day. Not easy to do, but powerful lyrics and incredible instrumentation helps out a lot. Just listen. Take ya mind off some things. Let’s go..
Today’s show features a new joint by wizisbeast called “Masterpiece Theater” produced by J57.
Electro via HRVY, Laidback Luke, ALWZ SNNY! Take your sweat session to the next level w ‘Insatiable’ by Mark Knight feat. Katherine Ellis!
Dancehall vibes from Jags Klimax’s new track, plus DJ Rekha revisits a genre changing tune that does not get its due for changing the sonic landscape of Punjabi music. In the beyond segment, more from Ritviz. Giddha Bounce – Jags Klimax Raahi – Ritviz
Nejma Nefertiti is a powerful Hip Hop artist, sound designer, and creator of natural perfumes. Her radical matriarchal legacy is to create awareness, inspiration, and social change throughout the entire world. Here, she joins us from her home studio for an inspiring, intimate performance. “QueenTona 500” is out now. Listen to the audio podcast for more music and interview.
Buckle Bunny is introducing a city seeped with old-timey country music to a fresh take on the genre. 
In this episode, Crazy DJ Bazarro catches up with the talented, gifted and strong-minded MC, Nejma Nefertiti to talk about her hip-hop career and life, plus we get an exclusive performance of three tracks. Watch Nejma Nefertiti’s exclusive performance of “Ya Habibi” here!
Today features music from Craig G, Josiah The Gift, RJ Payne, and more.
Electronica via Mike Snow, Loco Sunshine, Yves Larock, DJ BL3ND, Naguale, Phelipe, Alex Speaker help you work towards crushing your goals!
Back at it again!!! This week’s show features new tracks from Qebo, Valance Drakes, Nocturnerror and a ton more. So turn it way up and fall back into oblivion…This is the glitch//idm show!
DEHD’s album “Flower of Devotion” is our most played of the week! Liza Anne, Otta and Jonathan Bree make their countdown debuts. Countdown tracks from our most played albums.
Gold Dime is the project of drummer/vocalist Andrya Ambro, who we first encountered as part of the amazing duo Talk Normal several years ago. These days, along with Ian Douglas-Moore and John Bohannon, Ambro drives the propulsive, disjointed post-punk grooves of this project with her impressively relentless and unique drum technique – all while delivering an impressively strong lead vocal. The trio visited us at Serious Business Music in Brooklyn earlier this year and now we present this second video from their session with us. My House is out now from Fire Talk Records. Watch our previous video for Gold Dime’s “My House” and listen to the audio podcast for more music and interview.
This week we get dark & theatrical with Atlanta, GA based group Immaterial Possession.
“Expose these different darker angles and dark selves and let it be as is,” guitarist/singer Madeline Polites says.
A new release from Craig Greenberg plus some bands I have yet to feature since taking over from Laura a little over a year ago: Kyle Hollingsworth, The Orange Constant, Tauk and Surprise Me Mr. Davis.
Electronica via Shazelle, Green Velvet, Dusky! Cool down from your extended workout w/ Alesso, Liam Payne, Major Lazer, Marcus Mumford!
DEHD rocks out as our favorite this week! See who else made the cut.
It’s been a strange summer, and its fading away.  Mid August double shot vibes for your listening pleasure.  Let’s get our head right with 2 hours of good indie tunes, shall we?
Today’s episode of The Jazz Hole with Linus features interview guest Sharel Cassity. Saxophonist, composer and educator Sharel Cassity is back on The Jazz Hole for the third time in 10 years and she talks about her brand new album “Fearless”, her move to Chicago and her recent battle with Post Lyme Disease. Other music today comes from trumpeter and composer Michael Sarian’s new album “Michael Sarian’s Aurora”. Michael Sarian’s New Aurora – “Aurora” & “Primo” Album: New Aurora Michael Sarian (tp, flh), Santiago Leibson (p), Marty Kenney (b) and Dayeon Seok (d) “Fearless”, “Surrender” & “Last Minute” Album: Fearless Sharel Cassity (as, composer of “Fearless” & “Surrender”), Richard Johnson (p, composer of “Last Minute”), Alex Claffy (b) and Mark Whitfield Jr. (d)
It’s a big one this week, with new singles from Anjimile, Drug Couple, Oceanator, Zaliza, Kairos Creature Club, Grant Pavol, Nana Adjoa, Cheekface, LAMPS, Drew Citron, Yankee Bluff, Michael Damani, and more new tunes!
Mid-Summer music discovery awaits in the Listening Booth with new rock with Disheveled Cuss & electro beats with new Dirty Projectors!
Crank up your speakers & enjoy wicked new riddims by Bounty Killer, Skillibeng, Ding Dong, Coutain, Ceky Viciny, Wetty Beatz, Anuel AA!
New tunes abound. Check out tracks from The Northern Belle, Christy Lynn Band, Carmen Canedo and more!
Forever Honey is a new Brooklyn-based four-piece “jangle-pop/sob-rock” band that was just getting going as the live music industry shut down in early 2020. They released an excellent four song debut EP in April that sounds lush and dreamy, with enough variety of genres and feels to give the listener an idea of what this band is capable of. Liv, Aida, Steve, and Jack got together in their new practice space to record for the first time in this exclusive performance. Pre-Mortem High is available now. Listen to the audio podcast for more music and interview.
Their newest album takes you into a sci-fi world where a concert takes place and activism is key.
On this episode of BTR Live Studio at Home, the new Brooklyn-based “jangle-pop/sob-rock” band Forever Honey plays a few of their lush and dreamy songs – including one unreleased tune – for us from their brand new practice space, and chats with host Bryan B about their debut EP, what’s been happening with the band during quarantine, and finding inspiration for writing new music. Watch the band’s exclusive performance of “Christian” here! Forever Honey’s debut EP, Pre-Mortem High, is available now.  
Over the past several months, so many great singles have been coming out for August and September releases that I wanted to take a week to look at these two months, and preview (or in a few cases revisit) those records. Dig in and find something new!
You know the deal. 15 years of BTRtoday. What can you say about that? Yep, stay winning. You stay watching, scared to listen. Who us? We only care about the fans. 15 years worth. Another mix, another banger. Real life, real dj’s. New to this? Check for yourself. Reggaeton at the highest level. Enjoy.
Electronica via Ofenbach, Girls Generation, Ian Carey, Laurentiu Duta, Olene Kadar, NERVO, help you work towards crushing your goals!
Feel fervent, hopeful, and melancholic all at once with the first single off Molly Martin’s upcoming EP. 
Summer continues on….
All the intensity of free jazz is channeled into the percussion heavy groove of Unity, a tribal-funk jam built around a hypnotically droning violin line & wall of drums
Today features tracks from Blaze & UDAUFL, OFFAIAH, Thierry Tomas, and more.
Electronica via LaRoxx, NVS, Nadia Ali, Dan Balan, Tom Boxer, Kato Jiminez, Bryan Bax, DJ Smash, help you work towards crushing your goals!
This week, Nikkie interviews NYALLAH about their debut EP, ‘Reflections,’ as well as their experience in the music industry as a Black queer/GNC femme.
We are all better together than we are apart. Artists who share their talents with other artists share better work with the world. Lets be grateful for it and enjoy it…..together!
Another episode of World Hip Hip with some excellent artists. See for yourself. Let’s rock!!!
Today’s show features The Nerve by Young Old Soul.
Electro via Dancefloor Kingz, NERVO, Jonny Rose! Take your sweat session to the next level w ‘Preciosa’ by Deejay Traian vs. Otilia!
Hoping to evoke a feeling of summer, DJ Rekha selects Latin infused tracks for the first segment, including a remix of Sharry Maan’s classic “3 Peg”. In the beyond portion of the show, with thoughts on the city and people of Beirut, DJ Rekha features Lebanese artists in solidarity.
Sharif Mekawy of the Brooklyn band Looms joins us on this episode of BTR Live Studio at Home to discuss the band’s new single “My Stupid Life,”  staying creatively occupied as life in New York City ground to a halt and the joy of playing music with people IRL again.   Be sure to check out the video for “My Stupid Life,” which was shot by BTR freelance video shooter Liz Maney back in February, and check out Looms on BTR Live Studio back in 2018. “My Stupid Life” is available now.
Sharif Mekawy of the Brooklyn band Looms joins us on this episode of BTR Live Studio at Home to discuss the band’s new single “My Stupid Life,” staying creatively occupied as life in New York City ground to a halt and the joy of playing music with people IRL again. Be sure to check out the video for “My Stupid Life,” which was shot by BTR freelance video shooter Liz Maney back in February, and check out Looms on BTR Live Studio back in 2018. “My Stupid Life” is available now. Listen to the audio podcast for more music and interview.
Mixed reviews are in about Jenner’s appearance in the video, but the memes are hilarious either way.
Youngstown, Ohio – based artists are featured on the August edition of Spotlight on the City.
Today features music from Craig G, Josiah The Gift, Kyah Baby, and more.
Listen to music and buy some stamps!
Electronica via Yolanda Be Cool, Rudeejay, Labrinth, Bruno Barudi, Luvli, Matteo, Trina, Adassa help you work towards crushing your goals!
We are back again!!! This week’s show features new tracks from Rival Consoles, Hudson Mohawke, Roel Funcken and a ton more! So let’s get into it, now. This is glitch//idm.
The Beths take the top spot as our most played artist of the week. H. Kink, Nyallah and Jordana make their countdown debuts. Click to listen to the most played albums on the site.
ing is an experimental rock band from Richmond, VA, comprised of Hannah, Will, and Garen. Employing the distinct–and sonically unusual for a band playing any sort of rock music–technique of playing only single notes and not chords, the band has a unique sound and feel, more akin to jazz or progressive, technical music than rock n’ roll, even though their structures tend to follow a somewhat traditional pop template. They visited us at Serious Business Music in Brooklyn earlier this year and now we present this second video from their session with us. self titled by ing is available now from Citrus City Records. Watch our previous video for ing’s “Sun” and listen to the audio podcast from their session.
The artist’s thoughts & perceptions are evolving to be more abstract and she loves it.
This week I chat with Amsterdam-based artist Nana Adjoa—she’s half Dutch, half Ghanian, & all angelic vocals.
Cornmeal is featured for the first time on one of my episodes of JS. Some great music from ALO and Dangermuffin. And we go out remembering what the great, indoor theater-acoustics are like from the Fillmore in San Francisco.
Electronica via Yves V, Sonny Flame! Cool down from your extended workout w/ Martin Garrix, John Martin, Felix Cartal, Sophie Simmons!
This isn’t the first time these killer indie rockers were our favs—check out who else made the list!
Double shots are on the menu, indie rock is on the menu and crazy electro madness from Dan Deacon is for dessert. Eat up, it’s you Sunday dinner!
The Richard Shulman Trio performed at The Orange Peel in Asheville, NC for a Quarantine Concert Series sponsored by www.iamavl.com
DJRePete marks Way Out West festival with a rewind mix w/Tycho and Stereolab, plus info on this year’s mini virtual DJ set!
Crank up your speakers & enjoy wicked new riddims by I-Octane, Tony Curtis, Buju Banton, Beenie Man, Pressure Busspipe, ZJ Chrome, Demarco!
Surf rock and classic Nashville indie rock collide to create this epic new track.
You don’t have to be a superstar to go on tour and travel the world. You don’t need to sell a billion records to make a living off your creativity. What you really need is courage, patience and some good talent. Mazzi & S.O.U.L. Purpose has been around the world, visiting a ton of countries some people only dream about traveling to. Mazzi is a dancer, MC, and amazing writer who puts out a ton of music each year with most of the proceeds going to a charity of his choice. Listen to the audio podcast for more music and interview.
One thing I learned about the music business: you don’t have to be a superstar to go on tour and travel the world, you don’t need to sell a billion records to make a living off your creativity. What you really need is courage, patience and some good talent. Up next on BTR Live Studio, this young man has been around the world visiting a ton of countries some people only dream about traveling to. Give it up for Mazzi & S.O.U.L. Purpose. Mazzi is a dancer, MC, and amazing writer who puts out a ton of music each year with most of the proceeds going to a charity of his choice. I had a chance to sit down and talk to the humble one. Watch a special at Home performance of “Piece” here. One Vibe Africa presents: “Year Of Return” is available now.
This week we’re catching up with Brooklyn-based musician Elise Okusami, who has a band called Oceanator (pre-order their new record Things I Never Said, out August 28) and recently launched the record label, Plastic Miracles. Here, we cover the motivation behind launching the label, how some of Oceanator’s creative merch came to be, and learn how to play Farkle.
Wooo weee! Another Friday. Time flying. Better enjoy your summer while you can, but don’t be reckless about it. So yes indeed, we’ve got some new joints in the mix for your sanity. Bring out the grill, let’s rock in the backyard, front yard or on the stoop. I know, I know, some people might not even know what a stoop is. LOL. Anyway let’s rock!!! FRIDAYYYY!
Electronica via Swedish House Mafia, Jimmy Clash, Tom Swoon, La Fuente, Don Diablo, Polina help you work towards crushing your goals!
Trippin’ down memory lane with some tunes from the good ol’ days
The first single from their upcoming debut EP that’s sure to get you emotional and dancey.
Hoya Hoye, the crossing of Ethiopian & American cultures, is derived from a Halloween like celebration in which children clap & pound sticks
Electronica via MATTN, Zaxx, Joey Dale, Headhunterz, Timmy Trumpet, Joey Dale, Pete Wilde help you work towards crushing your goals!
Today features tracks from Illyus & Barrientos x Jinadu, The Advocate, OFFAIAH and more.
Honey, you need to tell your haters to f*ck off and this track will give you that empowering push.
Let’s get Zen.  Prayer, mediation, getting calm and staying calm.  That’s the goal for this week.  Let the tunes help us find our serenity.  Dub it!
We’re world wide yo!! We stay rocking and stay dropping joints, jewels and knowledge. Yesss, another episode of World Hip Hop. Music for your dome piece, traveling to places like Greece or Japan. Yeah we here, taking things one day at a time, staying cautious, clean and careful. In the meantime, i’ll be using my skill set to bring you great music from around the globe. Lets’ go!!!
Wayne Ski brings the second part to his conversation with DJ E-Clyps about systematic racism. Make sure to follow us on Instagram @BTRtoday.
Electro via Tom Boxer, Steve Angello, Tom Piper, Quentin Mosimann! Take your sweat session to the next level w ‘Jump!’ by Joel Fletcher!
In a world of rapid one-off single deployment, Diljit Dosanjh releases an old-fashioned full length EP. DJ Rekha selects three of their favorite tracks, and does a side by side comparison of Sukshinder Shinda’s classic tune with his updated version released a mere 17 years later. Plus desi drum and bass and breakbeat vibes in the beyond segment.
‘The Piper at the Gates of Dawn’ turns 53 today and we’re appreciating the genre it pioneered.
Washington DC, indie pop band Lotion Princess stops by BTR Live Studio for a special At Home Session, recorded and filmed remotely in the backyard at a safe social distance by Mariah Miranda. “In The Summer” by Lotion Princess is available now.
Washington DC, indie pop band Lotion Princess stops by BTR Live Studio for a special At Home Session, recorded and filmed remotely in the backyard at a safe social distance by Mariah Miranda. “In The Summer” by Lotion Princess is available now. Listen to the audio podcast for more music and interview. Director of Photography – Mariah Miranda Audio Engineering – Tommy Sherod
Today features music from Josiah The Gift, Young Lo, Kool Taj The Gr8 and more.
New music to start your month!
Electronica via Tom & Jame, Tom Jung, My Name Is Kay, Rico & Miella, Tony Junior, Evol Waves help you work towards crushing your goals!
Another awesome one today!!! Featuring new tracks from William Fields, Synalegg, Açlima and a bunch more! So let’s do this together, here we go…glitch//idm!
Country Westerns out of Nashville take the top spot. Mr. Ben and the Bens, Katie Dey and more new to the mix. Join us as we countdown the most played albums on the site.
Shadow Monster is the Bushwick, Brooklyn-based duo of Gillian Visco and John Swanson who play a potent sort of grunge-inflected indie rock. With heavy lyrical themes dealing with loss, depression, and isolation, there’s a tension just under the surface of their music that explodes into a cathartic big-riffed, hair-whipping frenzy. They visited us at Serious Business Music in Brooklyn earlier this year and now we present this second video from their session with us. Punching Bag is out now from Dadstache Records. Watch our previous video for Shadow Monster’s “Goodwill” and listen to the audio podcast from their session.
This week I chat w/ experimental indie artists Romy Church aka e4444e from Newcastle, Australia.
Combining his love for electric pop and acoustic guitar, Romy Church created e4444e.
Soft voices from decker. and Heidi Lynne Gluck to the jazzy sounds of The California Honeydrops and Lettuce to the trad-jams of moe. and String Cheese Incident.
Electronica via Tonite Only, Vigel, Blasterjaxx, Deorro, Kiyoi! Cool down from your extended workout w/ King P Soul, Rescue Poetix, Joeski!
Hazy August days are here.  Hot hot hot means new new new for this first Dealer’s Choice show in August 2020.  We are here, we are doing it, we are throwing double shots at you.  Get in that pool and crank up the show!
Linus spins music by Jasmine Dreame Wagner, Camila Nebbia, Jorge Perez-Albela (feat. Sissy Castrogiovanni), Glenn Zaleski and Convergence.
The new music for Summer and Fall keeps coming – we’ve got singles from Bartees Strange, Madeline Kenney, Delicate Steve, Merce Lemon, Agent Blå, Ganser, The Next Great American Novelist, Suburban Living, Widowspeak, Sam Tudor, Hoops, as well as album tracks from Chance Wiesner, Liza Anne, Milk For The Angry. Jonathan Bree, Nyallah, Jordana, and Snowgoose on the show!
Lollapalooza lives on! And The Listening Booth has all the details for the virtual 2020 edition of the Chicago festival. Tune in for a mix of artists who will take part, including rock with Portugal. The Man, beats from Chance the Rapper, electro with the Yeah Yeah Yeahs, and festival founder Jane’s Addiction. Plus, with Chicago on our minds, hit up a blues set and new tracks from Don Bryant. And with dreams of next year’s 30th anniversary of Lollapalooza, The Listening Booth hits up some bands that previously hit the stage in Chicago’s Grant Park.
Crank up your speakers & enjoy wicked new riddims by Demigad, Cashtro, KASHNA, Scroogie, Kisko Hyoe, Da Vishoon, Ma’Gowan, Persona!
New music abounds and it’s all so f’ing good we can’t handle it. Enjoy new tracks from Black Bra, H. Kink, Samantha Crain and more.
The third single to come from Dan Hanson , aka Fast Preacher’s, upcoming EP ‘Figure It Out’—coming in August.
Thanya Iyer is joined by Pompey in their new home in Montreal for a very special performance in their music space. Video includes visual overlay by Thanya Iyer collaborator Sophie Grouev, and a taste of music from the brand new record. Thanya Iyer’s sophomore album, KIND, is available now from Topshelf Records. Listen to the audio podcast for more music and interview.
Montreal-based musician Thanya Iyer joins Bryan B for a conversation about her new album, the accompanying visual album, life as a creative during quarantine, trust in your community, and her background/connection to music. For the accompanying exclusive performance, Thanya is joined by Pompey in their new home studio with a mesmerizing take on three songs from the record.  Thanya Iyer’s sophomore album, KIND, is available now from Topshelf Records. Watch Thanya Iyer’s performance of “Bring Back That Which Is Kind To You” on BTR Live Studio.
Looking back at music from the first half off 2020 that we’ve been enjoying… part 2 of 2! Check out part 1 here.
Nooo! The summer is going quick. Hurry up and have your good times. LOL! We are here to help, with a dope episode of Latin Hip Hop for the whole world to enjoy. Let’s go!!! Hot fun in the summertime, despite all this madness. Just be clean, and be careful. Stay focused.
Electronica via Jack&Jordan, Tribalero, Dropgun, Allure, Mr. Wilson, Rexhi Mataj, Simon Beta, Rage help you work towards crushing your goals
2020 has been rough, but at least we’ve still got some great musicians delivering some summertime tunes.
DJ Meredith is taking you on a sonic adventure around the world on a journey through sound, introducing a fresh, new lineup of bands & artists from the most unexpected places on Earth! Let’s open the show with ‘Progress’ by Phoenix Afrobeat Orchestra! Enjoy new & rare grooves as we check out Newen Afrobeat, Bole 2 Harlem, Madou Kouyate and so much more!
Today features tracks from The Vision, Black Coffee & Sabrina Claudio, Mike Dunn and more.
Electronica via Steve Aoki, Galantis, Toby Green, KSHMR! Remixes by Don Diablo & Tom Fall will help you work towards smashing your goals!
This week, Nikkie interviews the Black Trans artist Anjimile, whose album, ‘Giver Taker,’ will be released on September 18th by Father/Daughter Records. There’s also music by TruVonne and Shannon Sea. This podcast is produced by Stereoactive Media.
Heavy hearts and broken souls need a chance to heal—Juracán’s new rain-inspired album is a good place to start.
Zion themed, heavily dubbed show this week, including a 4 song dub block from Takana Zion.  Dig in and enjoy!
Hey everybody! What’s good?? Yeah you know it, another episode of this worldly show, BTR World Hip Hop show. Yep, got some treats for you. Ahh man, make sure you check the banger “Good cop, Bad cop”. Already letting you know what’s going on in the police force, Napoleon rocking on the track. Also Kosha Dillz just chilling, looking for his homies. Silence the 5th bringing you that Brain Food all the way from Puerto Rico.. Let’s go!!
Today’s show features a conversation with producer DJ E-Clyps.
Electro via Syn Cole! Take your sweat session to the next level w/ the Autoerotique Remix of Bon To Get Wild by Steve Aoki feat. Will.I.Am!
The vocal versatility Jaz Dhami is on display in this week’s bhangra set while DJ Rekha showcases their favorite tracks from icon British rebel rousing, Asian Dub Foundation’s, first album, Facts and Fictions.
This jazz-educated, oldies-influenced, professional trumpet playing solo artist does way more than just play an instrument.
Basic Bitches is a noisy duo from Brooklyn that features Naomi Scott on guitar and Krystal Grow on drums. Although Naomi started the band back in 2014 while she was still living in London, she didn’t start playing music with Krystal until 2018 for a White Stripes cover show, the rest as they say, is history. For this episode, Naomi and Krystal join us from home with their cats for a very special performance. Relatable Content is available now. Listen to the audio podcast for more music and interview.
Basic Bitches is a noisy duo from Brooklyn that features Naomi Scott on guitar and Krystal Grow on drums. Although Naomi started the band back in 2014 while she was still living in London, she didn’t start playing music with Krystal until 2018 for a White Stripes cover show, the rest as they say, is history. Naomi and Krystal initially thought they’d be spending a chunk of summer on the road, but of course with COVID-19, that didn’t happen. In this episode Naomi and Krystal talk with us about their virtual tour, their ongoing streaming series called Good Morning Bitches, and play a few of the new songs that they’ve written while staying at home. Intro and outro music for this episode is “You Know I’m Right” which can be found on Basic Bitches’ 2019 EP Relatable Content. Watch Basic Bitches’ performance of “Lesbian Space Drama” for BTR Live Studio at Home here!
Today features music from Josiah The Gift, Nomad Carlos, Five Steez & Mordecai, and more.
This mix was made in the midst of Tropical Storm Fay, so enjoy a slight water/nature theme. Also, some tracks from recent tops artists are highlighted, and as this concludes my birthday month shows, a few final reflections from me about things I have learned. Also, maybe your social media feeds have returned to how they looked before the end of May. Black Lives Matter. Keep calling, emailing, and learning. A list of places below you might consider donating. ACLU The Bail Project  Justice For Breonna Taylor
Electronica via Syn Cole, Steve Angello, Michael Brun, Amba Shepard, Tim Sanchez, A-Divizion, TJR help you work towards crushing your goals!
Back again!!! This week’s show features new tracks from Nicolas Jaar, Darren McClure, Syrge and a ton more! So let’s do this, glitch//idm.
Black Bra’s debut self-titled album is out and debuting on our countdown in the one spot!
Mustardmind is the Williamsburg, Brooklyn-based art rock fronted by Bobby Lewis. With music that takes creative twists and turns through rock styles from 90’s alternative to prog and psych, the band isn’t afraid to take their time and enjoy a groove and sweet guitar solo. They visited us at Serious Business Music in Brooklyn earlier this year and now we present this second video from their session with us. Mustardmind’s Modern Evil EP is available now. Watch our previous video for Mustardmind’s “Working for the Bad Guys” and listen to the audio podcast from their session.
We get local and we get hardcore with NYC punk rockers Red Arkade this week!
Cooking outside and need an eclectic mix to accompany you? The BTR staff has joined together for this mix and we’ve got you covered.
“We mean total freedom. Not freedom with restrictions and sh*t. Like, real freedom.”
New music by The New Deal, RJD2, and Pigeons Playing Ping Pong. Medeski, Martin & Wood take us out with an end of the world party, (you know…. just in case).
Electronica via Steve Aoki, Tommy Trash, Ummet Ozcan! Cool down from your extended workout w/ Tiësto, KSHMR, Talay Riley, A.D. Cruze!
New hot tunes to go along with this brutal July heat. Double shots will cool you off. Enjoy 2 hours of my picks, just for your pleasure.
Drummer/composer Rajiv Jayaweera talks about his album Pistils, plus tracks by Huet//Fournier//Kuhl and pianists Ran Blake & Frank Carlberg
This week we’re checking out a bunch of great new singles and album tracks, so let’s get right to it – featuring music from Psymon Spine, Lotion Princess, PAINT, Jerry David DeCicca, Katie Dey, London Plane, Mike Polizze, The Dirty Nil, TWINS, Bob Mould, DEHD, The Heart Of The Sun, otta, Young Jesus, Kate Bollinger, and L.A. Witch.
The Listening Booth scratches your itch for summer festivals w/banjo alt from Pawns or Kings & summer electro vibes w/DEHD & Twins!
Crank up your speakers & enjoy wicked new riddims by Lady La Gurre, Demarco, Nicky B, Chronic Law, Lisa Hype, Mung Honorable, Nyla, Freezy!
H. Kink’s new EP ‘men.’ drops today and we’re kicking off the show with tracks from it. Plus, Lydia Loveless announces a new album ‘Daughter’ and we have the first single.
Washington DC, singer songwriter Seán Barna stops by BTR Live Studio for a special At Home session, featuring 3 songs recorded and filmed remotely, a video tour of Seán’s at home studio, plus an interview with Jen Meller. We discuss Seán’s career in music, his inspirations, and what its like creating an album in the midst of a quarantine. Seán also provides some insight on what it’s like working with Adam Duritz, and his fondest memories from tour. Watch the video of his performance here.
Washington DC, singer songwriter Seán Barna stops by BTR Live Studio for a special At Home Session, including a video tour of his home studio! Listen to the audio podcast for more music and interview.
An extremely relatable song set to a captivating music video is just what you need right now.
This week we’re talking to Mike Cloward and Carla Sarinana of the Mexico City-based independent label, Devil In The Woods. The label has a fascinating story – dating back to the 80’s, with a fresh restart in recent years. We’ll hear all about it and check out music from some of their releases in this episode.
Yeah, welcome to the super reggaeton party of JULY!!!! There’s going to be a whole lot of dancing 6ft apart from each other. The backyard party, the front stoop party and a party in the streets where there’s a lot more room. Just make sure you have permission, nah mean? Yeah hit play, let’s rock. Lots of energy coming from the artist El Super Nuevo. Let’s go!!!
Electronica via Rafael Chavez, Nadia Ali, Alex Kenji, The Golden Army, Zack Martino, Ray Volpe help you work towards crushing your goals!
Love and life don’t always flow in harmony and Neia Jane has written the song to go along to that struggle.
Tunes from Pottery, Will Butler, Lou Canon, Grand Pax, and more!
Culture Vulture is a track made more potent by its contrasts, something which holds for many of the best numbers on Expect The Unexpected!
Today features tracks from John Summit, Oscar G, WEISS & Harry Romero, and more.
Electronica via MYNC, Razco, Mr. Belt & Wezol, Rafael Frost, RAM! Remixes by Askery & SaberZ will help you work towards smashing your goals!
I’ve got some really great new music for your earholes to swoon to, like usual! What more is there to say?
Happy BTRtoday Anniversary! 15 years is a long time to be dubbing, but in my opinion not long enough! Never long enough! Enjoy the tunes and let’s do it another 15!
Yeah um, not to be in people’s business, lol. Last week though, when news is news, I learned a new word called “Entanglement”. So on this mix I wanted to untangle some music and disentangle some beats & lyrics. Also do some unsnarling of mixes into other mixes. Seriously, we got some good music here to feed your soul, hit you with that fire. It’s hump day, we we’re here helping you try to make it through the rest of the week, we got you!! Let’s go!!!
Today’s show features music from Nomad Carlos, Moemaw Naedon, Cut Beetlez, and more.
Electro via Derek Rhodes, NABI, STVCKS, Raverockerz, Cristian Marchi, Shena! Take your sweat session to the next level w/ Zabana by Randall!
The list of accusations keeps getting longer, while the label works feverishly on making a huge shift in more than just policy.
The weeks bhangra segment tracks are hip-hop forward. Some subtle, some more obvious, plus a collaboration with Sidhu Moosewala and Amrit Maan. In the beyond portion, DJ Rekha included an ever green folk song with a contemporary spin.
Lauren Denitzio of the band WORRIERS returns to BTR Live Studio and joins Bryan B for a chat about their music, the Get It Together newsletter,  being stuck at home, and how pets can actually make a great audience for a show. We’ve got a few album tracks from You Or Someone You Know, plus an exclusive At Home performance of the song “Terrible Boyfriend.”
Lauren Denitzio of the band WORRIERS returns to BTR Live Studio with an exclusive, solo At Home performance of the song “Terrible Boyfriend.” ‘You Or Someone You Know’ is available now from 6131 Records. Listen to the audio podcast for more music and interview.
Today features music from Dynasty, Adonis x DJ Skizz, Five Steez & Mordecai, and more.
It’s my birthday month and we are also celebrating 15 years of BTR! Music from the second half of my 29th year, January – July 2020.
Electronica via Promise Land, Chris Willis, Bellorum, Martin Guadagnini, Nadia Ali, Starkillers help you work towards crushing your goals!
Another big show!!! This week we’re featuring new tracks from Scanner, Fxbip, Cult48 and a ton more. So turn it up and put on your thinking caps…This is glitch//idm!
Francis of Delirium shoot up the countdown to the one spot! Plus lots of countdown debuts. All the best new music on BTR in one spot.
Immersed in the NYC music scene for years, Diane Gentile has some wise words about it.
NYC band Activity is a supergroup of sorts, with Travis Johnson, Steve Levine, Zoë Browne, and Jess Rees coming from the excellent bands Grooms, Field Mouse, and Russian Baths. They visited us at Serious Business Music in Brooklyn back before their album came out earlier this year and now we present this second video from their session with us. Unmask Whoever, the debut album from Activity, is available now from by Western Vinyl. Watch our previous video for Activity’s “Earth Angel” and listen to the audio podcast from their session.
This week we get bluesy, twangy, & pure rocker with Diane and The Gentle Men from NYC.
First time plays by New Monsoon and Twiddle for me. Classic CRB and moe. and some Texas and Laurel Canyon sounds with Stu Larsen, Saint James Band, and Field Division.
Electronica via Ralph Good, Quintino, Radjesh, R.I.O.! Cool down from your extended workout w/ Rescue Poetix, Doc Link, Ryan Truman, Mr. V!
Some of my fav 2020/2019 albums, all double shots and all love.  Happy 15th anniversary to BTRtoday and the whole BTRtoday family!
Hear more from Yulia Musayelyan’s Unsaid, Kari van der Kloot’s The Architects and ITACA 4et’s Vortex. Plus music from Ricardo Grilli’s 1962.
This week we’ve got some great new singles from releases coming out over the next month, plus a selection of top-quality album tracks from releases new to the BTRtoday music library.  Tune in for new tracks from No Joy, Eyedress, Monograms, The Prudish Few, Yves Jarvis, Drug Couple, Jon The Guilt, Jaye Bartell, Lou Canon, Rob Dobson, Mr. Ben & The Bens, The Beths, and Black Bra!
The Listening Booth: blues w/Don Bryant, rock w/Pottery & downbeat alt w/Fake Shark + a Bay Area band literally delivers on their new record
Crank up your speakers & enjoy wicked new riddims by Macka Diamond, Christopher Martin, Demarco, Singer J, Gwhizz, King Muziah, Gold Gad!
On today’s mix we’ll book end the show with new music from Oceanator and fill the pages with tunes from The Beths, Dirty Projectors, H. Kink and more.
Napoleon Da Legend is a bilingual MC from Comoros, currently based in Brooklyn, NY. Charles de Gaulle EP is available now, with French and English versions of all tracks. Listen to the audio podcast for more music and interview.
Live outta BTR Live Studio – the Crazy one, Bazarro, finally had a chance to track down the super busy, ill-lyrical, multi-talented artist: Napoleon Da Legend! Straight from the motherland of East Africa, he came to America at a young age – one day he heard hip-hop being played on the radio and kaboom he already knew what he wanted to do for the rest of his life. After a brief stint honing his skills in the Washington, D.C. area. He moved to the home of hip-hop, NYC. Taking his talent to the next level, Napoleon has been rising to new heights every year since his music career started. We sat Napoleon down to get to know the lyrical genius, and for an exclusive live session from his home. Let’s listen! Charles de Gualle EP is available now, with French and English versions of all tracks. Watch Napoleon Da Legend’s performance of “Black Privilege” for BTR Live Studio.
Her genre-bending sound and retro vibe is seeped in historical influences.
Looking back at music from the first half off 2020 that we’ve been enjoying… part 1 of 2!
Summertime is still here, so you know people want to be outside and party. It’s ok to stay home and party in your back and front yards. Turn the music up loud in the house and start that BBQ. We still have to practice social distancing, and avoid big crowds around the country, and one day soon we will be back to the club and big live concerts. Party with me right now, despite all the madness. We can have a good time and be careful all at the same time. Let’s go!!
Electonica by Jeff Retro, Oliver Heldens, Yvvan Back, SIIK! Take your sweat session to the next level w/ Storm by Dave Ruthwell & Mr. Sid!
The twangy indie rockers get retro & competitive in their new music video made while in quarantine.
Black Bra, A.A. Williams, Fake Shark, The Rentals, Songhoy Blues and more!
Smash & Grab’s a blistering mashup of sped up Boogaloo, W. African inspired rhythm guitar lines, slowed down Drum ‘n Bass & shattering horns
Today features tracks from Oscar G, The Vision, Dennis Ferrer, AJourneyOfMilez, and more.
Electronica via Reez, Lost Frequencies, Dimitri Vegas! Remixes by Tisoki & Sunnery James will help you work towards smashing your goals!
This week we’re listening to music by Kin4life, Delila Black, and Mackenzie Shivers. There’s also some poetry in the mix, which discusses being Black in America and all the things we used to do during the summertime and took for granted pre-Coronavirus.
Throw on that hazmat suit and head to the beach to jam out to Milk for the Angry and this new single.
Rooooarrrrr! Lion’s and dub and roots oh my!  Shout out to the Leo’s out there.  This is for you.
Yeahhh, instant gratification is what most people want these days. Not here though, we take our time and bring you the best shows and podcasts for your listening pleasure. Spread the word. We’re here. The team is strong. We’re always on point. It’s Wednesday, hump day. Take your time and check out the BTRtoday team. Today, I’m setting it off with Pegz from Australia. Man I love his voice and flow. So far away, but so close. Make sure you pump it up loud for the Simba joint called “Elevation”. The drums on this joint hit hard. The whole show is dope. Let’s go!!!!
Today’s show features music from Stove God Cook$ & Roc Marciano, Young Old Soul, Cut Beetlez, and more.
Electro via Tujamo, Asketa, Disco Fries, Brohug! Take your sweat session to the next level w/ Soundcontrol by Jaxx & Vega vs. SEEQ!
This combination of visuals and audio will expand your mind to a level of self-comfort that’s hard to obtain alone.
The week’s bhangra segment features lesser known remixes of well-known bhangra tracks. In the beyond portion, we hear new and old selections from the Nasha Records catalog and DJ Rekha current artist crush, Ritviz.
Virginia Beach and Norfolk, Virginia – based artists are featured on the July edition of Spotlight on the City.
Jamie Frey, band-leader of Brooklyn’s NO ICE, has been gigging around New York City for his entire life and so staying at home doesn’t really come naturally for him. Prior to New York’s shutdown, Frey was putting the finishing touches on the group’s second full-length album called All Night—a much poppier affair than the group’s earlier releases. Of course, like so much else in the city, the release is on hold for the time being. In this episode Frey speaks with host Jeanette D. Moses about his coping mechanisms during quarantine, his hopes for whatever comes next, and shares solo versions of three songs from the next album. The intro and outro music for this episode is “ASMR” by Jamie Frey.
Jamie Frey, band-leader of Brooklyn’s NO ICE, has been gigging around New York City for his entire life and so staying at home doesn’t really come naturally for him. Prior to New York’s shutdown, Frey was putting the finishing touches on the group’s second full-length album called All Night—a much poppier affair than the group’s earlier releases. Here, he shares a solo performance of a song from the next album. The “Dweeb” single is available now. Listen to the audio podcast for more music and interview.
Today features music from Sum-01, Five Steez & Mordecai, Jamel Rocwell, and more.
Songs I love to start this next journey around the sun.
Electronica via Leandro Da Silva, Nonsens, Jimmy Clash, Ummet Ozcan, Agent Greg, Timmo Hendriks help you work towards crushing your goals!
Yes!!! We have awesome stuff for you on this one! Featuring new tracks from Karsten Pflum, Datach’i, Global Goon and always more! So let’s do this, glitch//idm.
Don Bryant takes the top spot this week. Bryant has been a rhythm and blues singer and songwriter for more than 50 years and we’ve got his latest album in heavy rotation here at BTR.
He pulls from personal and collective conscious experience to create transformative indie rock.
It’s been a few years since last we saw Parlor Walls here at BTR Live Studio. In that time, the band has trimmed back to a duo (guitarist/vocalist/force of nature Alyse Lamb and drummer/magician/synth dark lord Chris Mulligan), focusing their awesome power on a seething, pulsating, and even more stunning sort of post-punk/art rock. The band dropped by Serious Business Music ahead of the release of their latest record for an intense session. Watch this one closely. Heavy Tongue by Parlor Walls is available now from Northern Spy. Listen to the audio podcast for more music and interview.
We chat with Jersey-native/London-based multi-talented artist Baba Ali and listen to all his latest releases.
Achilles Wheel and Cascade Crescendo help dry the sweat. Longriver and Dangermuffin slow our breathing. The Freeway Revival makes us think, and Karl Denson drives us home.
Electronica via Timmy Trumpet, Pink Panda, Cedric Gervais! Cool down from your extended workout w/ Slatin, Carla Monroe, Star Within!
The pioneering R&B singer & Memphis Music Hall of Famer is back & his talent has done nothing but age like a fine wine.
New, old, fast, slow.  This week I serve it all to you.  My choice, i’m the dealer if you’ve forgotten.  I’m gonna hit you with some double shots and 2 hours of tunes you won’t want to miss, so don’t miss it!
Today’s set on The Jazz Hole Live is by the Jonathan Saraga Sextet, recorded live back in February at NYC’s famous Smalls Jazz Club
This week we’ve got an impressively wide range of brand new music for you, with tracks by Wax Chattels, Moonchild Sanelly, Jordana, SHEHEHE, Hoops, Katie Dey, Anjimile, Rich Girls, Video Age, Illitry, Bendrix Littleton, Songhoy Blues, Bill Callahan, and a collaboration from Bell Witch and Aerial Ruin. It’s a big episode that’s sure to have something new for you.
Celebrate 15 years of BTRtoday in The Listening Booth w/new Katie Malco, and a slew of deep cut throwbacks w/High Decibels & Ra Ra Riot!
Crank up your speakers & enjoy wicked new riddims by Tanto Blacks, Beenie Man, Anthony B, Clymaxx, Biggie Irie, Lil Rick, Ajji, Stylo G!
Tinder helped bring the musician & the filmmaker together—even though quarantine prevented them from ever meeting in person.
Washington DC based singer/songwriter, Adriana-Lucia Cotes also known as the moniker, Antonia and lead singer in Mock Identity appears on BTR Live Studio for a special at home session. Antonia performs two songs and gives us a tour of her at home studio plus an interview with Jen Meller. We discuss her music career, her fond tour memories, and her social activism work to defund the Takoma Park Police Department. In this episode, Adriana also shares her love of stage make-up, her obsession with coffee, and her musical influences. Watch Adriana’s home studio tour and performance of “Wild” here.
Washington DC based singer/songwriter, Adriana-Lucia Cotes also known by the moniker Antonia and lead singer in Mock Identity appears on BTR Live Studio for a special at home session. Antonia performs “Wild” and gives us a tour of her at home studio. La Clave EP is available now. Listen to the audio podcast for more music and interview.
We’re checking out Jam Eater Records, a Long Island-based record label and recording studio run by Ellie Karavas. We check out music from her band Forget This, as well as Robot Princess, CUTTERS, Delanor, and Monster Bad, and talk about the label/studio’s background, the music recommendation show JRECS, the Jam Eater Records Podcast, and much more.
We’re rocking hard today and early on this mix. You have to dance, right from the start we’re jumping on it.
Electonica by ActiveBlaze, Sebastian Ingrosso, Menno De Jong! Take your sweat session to the next level w/ Turn It Up by Sajan Gosrani!
It’s not a good time to lose yourself in music, but it is time to find that song that keeps your heart strong.
When Bosq get his mitts on Kaleta & Super Yamba’s Jibiti, he transforms it into a dancefloor burner rife w/ psychedelic vibes & punchy horns
Electronica Adam Cooper, Abstract Vision, AAfrAA! Remixes by Criminal Vibes & ilan Bluestone will help you work towards smashing your goals!
Today features tracks from John Summit, Liv East, The Vision and more.
Vibe out to this chill, rootsy and dubby July reggae mix.  Some new tunes from new artists in block form to really get what kinda vibes they’re putting out.  Let’s do it!
Yes sir, yes ma’am and yes to the rest of the world! How yawl doing out there? In these crazy times, we still have to find a way to stay focus and sane. There’s a lot of people out there not helping the cause. Something simple like wearing a mask to protect yourself. You see these coronavirus cases going way up, come on America let’s get it right. Ughhhh. Let me take a deep breath for a minute…Okay I’m back. Welcome to another episode of World Hip Hop. Music helps the mind relax, so we’re aiming for that goal. We got some dope tracks on deck for you, like “Wake Up” by GangaLee, It’s “Da Real” by Pearl Harba with Lil Fame from M.O.P fame and “Stupid People” by Pumpkinhead & Jean Grae. That title seems to fit the description of a lot of people who think this virus is a joke. Ok listen for yourself, let’s rock!!!
Today’s show features music from Solomon Childs, Cut Beetlez, Lyric Jones and more.
Electro via Menini & Viani, Me & My Toothbrush, Sarah Lynn, Camouflage! Take your sweat session to the next level w/ Zathan by Acti!
Today, ‘More Songs About Buildings and Food’ turns 42 & we’re diving deep into its magnificence.
The week DJ Rekha select her recent favorite Punjabi tunes ending the first segment with a classic saxophone laden throwback. The beyond segment takes on dubby tone including a super long track that is worth the listen.
Portland, Maine songwriter Jeff Beam returns to BTR Live Studio for a very special At Home session, featuring three songs recorded remotely and filmed on VHS – performed with Kate Beever in their living room/recording studio/dining room. Here, the duo tackles one of the most dynamic tracks off Beam’s latest record, using loops and backing tracks for a stunning experimental pop performance set against a Maine sunset and dripping with psychedelic vibes. Jeff Beam’s self-titled LP is available now. Listen to the audio podcast for more music and interview.
Portland, Maine songwriter Jeff Beam returns to BTR Live Studio for a very special At Home session, featuring three songs recorded remotely and filmed on VHS – performed with Kate Beever, plus an interview with Bryan B where we cover Beam’s music career, the phenomenon of cover bands in Maine, releasing an album during a pandemic, and more. Jeff also provides some insight into what it’s been like for One Longfellow Square, the nonprofit arts venue where he books events in Portland, who recently launched a campaign to help keep them afloat. In this episode, Jeff mentions the National Independent Venue Association, who you can learn more about here. Watch the trippy video of their “Disarray” performance here.
Today features music from Five Steez & Mordecai, Jamel Rocwell, F.Y.I. and more.
This episode mostly features music from the first half of my 29th year, July – December 2019. Also, a few life lessons I have learned over the years.
Electronica via Turno, Waveshock, Mercer, A-Lab, Abstract Vision, Adam Cooper, Menini, Viani help you work towards crushing your goals!
Back with another one!!! This week’s show features new tracks from Saito (aka Galcid), Patricia, Gábor Lázár and a ton more!!! So get ready; this is the glitch//idm show!
Former number ones, Juan Wauters and Lido Pimienta stick around on the countdown. Francis of Delirium and Owen are new to the mix. And, Sweet Spirit take the top spot.
Electronica via Cazzette, Spencer Baird, AbicahSoul, Bob Sinclair, Dominica! Cool down from your extended workout w/ Adi Ermane & Adam Cruz!
The Canadian punk rockers evolve with the times with new music & using their voice for justice.
This week I chat with the Canadian punk rockers The OBGMs and listen to their new & old music.
Fran is the musical project of Chicago-based songwriter Maria Jacobson. With touches of country, rock, and rockabilly, the versatile musician ties her debut full length record together with vocals that ebb and flow with masterful dramatic timing to tell her stories. The full band dropped by Serious Business Music to show us how they bring these songs to life. A Private Picture is available now from Fire Talk Records. Listen to the audio podcast for more music and interview.
Great keyboards in today’s show with Clayton Doley and Great American Taxi. Some words from Seth Walker that got me thinking. And 23 minutes of jamming with The Breakfast.
Sweet Spirit, from A Giant Dog’s Sabrina Ellis, is giving us everything we need with this new album—see who else made the list!
Let’s spend July 4th weekend celebrating the values America should always try and live up to, while getting a good tan and enjoying the good vibes. Let the music take you on the vacation (or staycation) of your dreams.
Check out tracks by Pia Salvia, Peripheral Vision, Robert Lee, Jonathan Greenstein and Sebastien Ammann’s Color Wheel on today’s Jazz Hole
This week we’re taking a special look at some of the new additions to the BTRtoday music library, checking out releases from BOYO, Dirty Projectors, T-D-R-Co, Becca Mancari, Pottery, Twin Peaks, Sahara, and Starflyer 59!
A firecracker of a line-up in The Listening Booth marks 4th of July w/The Ghost of Paul Revere, zen w/Healing Potpourri & blues w/Don Bryant
Crank up your speakers & enjoy wicked new riddims by Cécile, Konshens, Chino McGregor, Lexie Thickness, Jah Jah Yute, Rhogue, Bunny General!
Starting off the show with Sam Rae and music from her forthcoming album. We welcome Secret Emchy Society to rotation on BTR. Plus tracks from Sweet Spirit, Francis of Delirium and more.
Kyle Forester – who has played in the bands Woods, Crystal Stilts, and Purple Mountains – joins us from his home in Queens for an exclusive solo performance of songs from his new record. Hearts In Gardens is available now. Listen to the audio podcast for more music and interview.
Kyle Forester – who has played in the bands Woods, Crystal Stilts, and Purple Mountains – joins us from his home in Queens for this episode of BTR Live Studio at Home hosted by Bryan B, where we discuss his new album, parenting in the time of COVID-19, and more. Hearts In Gardens is available now.
Stay safe, keep quarantining, and let Gawn bring the DIY punk show vibes to you.
For this big playlist mix episode, we’re pulling tracks by artists previously featured on The Music Digest and our record label features, plus sprinkling in a few new releases for fun. We hope you find something in here that you love!
Another dose of Latin Hip Hop and reggaeton at the highest level. Let’s go!!
Electonica by Purple Haze, Lewis Duggleby, Porter Robinson! Take your sweat session to the next level w/ Gyal Go Mal by BLITZ feat. Ryal!
Spinning the best tunes from the first half of 2020
Benefit For All’s the 1st release from album Unite. It’s a powerful track that will uplift you, unite people & get you on your feet to dance
Today features tracks from Dennis Ferrer, Detroit Swindle, The Vision and more.
Electronica Luisito Quintero, Leventina, La Fuente, Boothed! Remixes by Merk & Kremont will help you work towards smashing your goals!
‘When We See Each Other’ is a new podcast hosted by Nikkiesha McLeod that will focus on work by Black, queer, trans, non-binary artists/writers from a broad range of genres. J McVay joins Nikkiesha for this first episode to discuss their background and goals for the show. Also, Nikkiesha has a special birthday message (and song) for their niece’s birthday!
Did he really think these politically vocal liberal artists would let him use their music?
Like always, coming at ya with more brand new tracks to fuel you to keep fightin’ the good fight!
Not enough to sleep and dream, we must eventually wake up.  The dub and roots will help us all open our eyes wide. Dig it!
“Jack & Jill Ran Up The Hill”; Remember that? A time when life seemed so simple. Now we got killer locusts, deadly viruses and who knows what’s next. One thing I noticed about the pandemic, some people will not change who they are no matter what’s going on. I know I’m dwelling on the ignorant side and all problems might not have a solution, but if there is something out there that can benefit your survival and you say no to it? I just don’t get it. I’m confused. I didn’t think anybody would have a problem wearing a mask to help protect their health. I mean what do they make the mask for anyway? Exactly! To block harmful germs, viruses or deadly bacteria from getting in or out. Anyway, that’s just the way I see things. The other thing I see is, time flies no matter what! It’s July already! It’s hot! This mix is also hot, so let’s rock and listen together. Go!!!! Enjoy your holiday weekend.
Today’s show features music from Young RJ & Mega Ran, Danny Brown, Dynasty and more.
Electro via Dany Lorence, Nytrix, Prok & Fitch, Loud Luxury, Shena! Take your sweat session to the next level w/ Valar by Lee Carter & GVN!
There are no shortages of songs about drinking in bhangra music, and in this weeks episode, DJ Rekha highlights some of her favorites, plus a Gnawan infused set in the beyond section.
Listeners, thank you for fourteen years. Artists, thank you. BTR colleagues, thank you for everything. Stay healthy, keep creating. Signing off –  Maia
The message behind ‘Black Is King’ is more relevant than ever, yet some are approaching it with hate and anger.
Honey Cutt is a Boston-based trio led by Kaley Honeycutt. With surfy touches on their dreamy indie rock sound, the band sounds right at home on the Kanine Records roster, which tends to love an upbeat snare and catchy vocal melodies. The band dropped by Serious Business Music while in town for the New Colossus Music Festival, which ended up being our very last session in the studio for the time being. Coasting by Honey Cutt is available now from Kanine Records. Listen to the audio podcast for more music and interview.
Today features music from Wize Crack & Byrd Land, Josiah The Gift, Sum-01 and more.
Lots of music, a little pregnancy talk and a reminder to register to vote!
Electronica via Les Castizos, Boostedkids, Karl Vanburleo, Promise Land, Criminal Vibes, help you work towards crushing your goals!
Another awesome one for YOU! We’re featuring new tracks from Nesso, Trickfinger, and a ton more! So let’s get it right now. This is the glitch//idm show!!!
Former number one Juan Wauters starts off the show in the 10 spot. Lido Pimienta winds things down as our most played artists of the week. Woods, Psychic Markers, Momma and more in between. Count down with us on the BTR Top 10.
This week we chat w/ Danny Denial about his music, newest album, & living in the Autonomous Zone.
The Black & queer musician uses his art for justice, but is taking it to a whole new level.
Motherhood is the Fredericton, NB, Canada-based trio of Brydon Crain, Penelope Stevens, and Adam Sipkema. A (rightfully) self-proclaimed trio of “deep-thinkin’ rippers,” they share an impressively high level of musicality and intensity that comes thru on record and truly shines in a live environment. With a twisting, propulsive sort of artiness to their heavy, HEAVY rock, the band manages to produce a gnarly, twangy, fuzzy sort of new sound without ever feeling like too much. They dropped by Serious Business Music in Brooklyn to blow our minds for this session. Dear Bongo is available now from Forward Music Group. Listen to the audio podcast for more music and interview.
Marginalized groups are fighting for equality. It’s painful. It’s frustrating. But, today on Roadside Assistance we are celebrating the fact that progress is being made.
Acoustic sounds from moe., Dangermuffin, Buddhafly, Railroad Earth, and Marvelous Funkshun. But before we get to that, a great recent release from Pigeons Playing Ping Pong kicks the whole thing off.
Electronica via R2Bees, Quintino, Leventina, Jesse Davidson! Cool down from your extended workout w/ Jack The Jerk, Tony Lindsey, Jacala!
Time is weird these days.  Quarantine has made distinctions like weekends and weekdays meaningless, and the last time I checked June was just starting.  Welp, now it’s gone, so let’s say goodbye to it together with double shots and new indie tunes, shall we?
Linus talks to Danish bassist and composer Anne Mette Iversen about her new album Racing A Butterfly on today’s episode of The Jazz Hole.
There has been an overwhelming amount of great new music released lately – and this week’s singles are no different. We’re checking out tunes from IDLES, Samia, Katie Dey, Versari, The Rentals, and much more!
The Listening Booth marks what would have been the 50th Glastonbury festival w/a wouldbe performer set. Reminisce and dream of future fests!
Crank up your speakers & enjoy wicked new riddims by Aidonia, Ishawna, Shenseea, Freezy, Agent Sasco, Tina Brown Africa, JusWata, DJ Ashani!
Sam Rae (cellist for Brandi Carlile) drops her solo album “Ten Thousand Years” on August 7th and we’ve got the premiere single to kick off the show! Plus, Cullen Wade and the Waters join the BTR rotation.
It’s almost the end, folks. On today’s show, I’m revisiting moments in the studio with Jo Schornikow, Air Waves, Liz Vice, Worriers, and Miwi La Lupa.
Even bands w/ overtly political songs have fans confused on their hardcore stances.
The music made by Brooklyn band Kissed By An Animal is a perfect sonic parallel to musical mastermind and illustrator Dima Drjuchin’s visual aesthetic – bright, colorful, bold, and often, totally tripped out. With everything from psychedelic riff-loving wailfests to 00’s-esque sweaty dance party vibes, the band rolls along through the many genres at their disposal to great effect. They brought the party to the live room at Serious Business Music in Brooklyn to give us a taste of their world. Kissed By An Animals’ self-titled debut is available now. Listen to the audio podcast for more music and interview.
This week we’re following up our interview with Nick Faidley of the Pittsburgh-based independent label Darling Recordings with two full hours of music from the label!
Nothing, don’t say anything. No complaining, no yelling and no breaking any more stuff in the house. Just turn the music up loud. Don’t say a thing. Dance mode, soldier up and drop that beat. Drop that Bazarro mix. Shhh….not a sound. Just let the music play. Watch your mood change instantly. Let’s go!!! You’re welcome.
Electonica by I See MONSTAS, Doron, Roby Rob, Jay Hardway! Take your sweat session to the next level w/ Rock The Party by Jauz & Ephwurd!
Don’t Stop! Get it. Get it.
Upon 1st intro to ONIPA, the battery of balafons & synthesizer pulses on Fire is as good of a statement of purpose as any you’ll hear!
Electronica via Inaya Day, Jack Holiday, Jason Ross, Ian G! Remixes by Cascada & Zoolanda will help you work towards smashing your goals!
Today features tracks from Mike Dunn, 95 North, Boys Noize and more.
The genre’s fans have been coming through for BLM, but the industry has its own racist history.