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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.
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.
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.
This week I chat with Amsterdam-based artist Nana Adjoa—she’s half Dutch, half Ghanian, & all angelic vocals.
Wayne Ski brings the second part to his conversation with DJ E-Clyps about systematic racism. Make sure to follow us on Instagram @BTRtoday.
What do you get when you reunite three friends after seven years of being apart and toss in the host’s mother? Lots of nostalgia and an airing of grievances How else would you know that it was true friendship?
The Richard Shulman Trio performed at The Orange Peel in Asheville, NC for a Quarantine Concert Series sponsored by www.iamavl.com
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.
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.
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!
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!!!
Today features music from Josiah The Gift, Young Lo, Kool Taj The Gr8 and more.
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.
Today features tracks from Illyus & Barrientos x Jinadu, The Advocate, OFFAIAH and more.
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.
Electronica via Yves V, Sonny Flame! Cool down from your extended workout w/ Martin Garrix, John Martin, Felix Cartal, Sophie Simmons!
Super Bowl betting data with American Gaming Association’s Dave Forman. Charles Hinshaw & J. McVay on new movie ‘Beanpole.’ Plus a preview of The Makeout Club’s upcoming BTR Live Studio session.
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.
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.
Linus spins music by Jasmine Dreame Wagner, Camila Nebbia, Jorge Perez-Albela (feat. Sissy Castrogiovanni), Glenn Zaleski and Convergence.
Drummer/composer Rajiv Jayaweera talks about his album Pistils, plus tracks by Huet//Fournier//Kuhl and pianists Ran Blake & Frank Carlberg
Crank up your speakers & enjoy wicked new riddims by I-Octane, Tony Curtis, Buju Banton, Beenie Man, Pressure Busspipe, ZJ Chrome, Demarco!
Hoya Hoye, the crossing of Ethiopian & American cultures, is derived from a Halloween like celebration in which children clap & pound sticks
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!
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.
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!
DJRePete marks Way Out West festival with a rewind mix w/Tycho and Stereolab, plus info on this year’s mini virtual DJ set!
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.
Trippin’ down memory lane with some tunes from the good ol’ days