Music
Music Director: Lottie Leymarie
BTR Live Studio: Podcast / Video
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.
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.  
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.
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.
Feel fervent, hopeful, and melancholic all at once with the first single off Molly Martin’s upcoming EP. 
Surf rock and classic Nashville indie rock collide to create this epic new track.
The first single from their upcoming debut EP that’s sure to get you emotional and dancey.
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.
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.
Another episode of World Hip Hip with some excellent artists. See for yourself. Let’s rock!!!
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!
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.
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.
Their newest album takes you into a sci-fi world where a concert takes place and activism is key.
Mixed reviews are in about Jenner’s appearance in the video, but the memes are hilarious either way.
Today features tracks from Blaze & UDAUFL, OFFAIAH, Thierry Tomas, and more.
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.
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.
Summer continues on….
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.
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 isn’t the first time these killer indie rockers were our favs—check out who else made the list!
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
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!
Crank up your speakers & enjoy wicked new riddims by I-Octane, Tony Curtis, Buju Banton, Beenie Man, Pressure Busspipe, ZJ Chrome, Demarco!
Honey, you need to tell your haters to f*ck off and this track will give you that empowering push.
‘The Piper at the Gates of Dawn’ turns 53 today and we’re appreciating the genre it pioneered.
The Richard Shulman Trio performed at The Orange Peel in Asheville, NC for a Quarantine Concert Series sponsored by www.iamavl.com
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.
The third single to come from Dan Hanson , aka Fast Preacher’s, upcoming EP ‘Figure It Out’—coming in August.
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.
2020 has been rough, but at least we’ve still got some great musicians delivering some summertime tunes.
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