Music
Music Director: Lottie Leymarie
BTR Live Studio: Podcast / Video
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.
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.
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.
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.
A soulful, jazzy, pop tune that’ll have you hyped & ready for any metaphorical or literal battle you have in life.
Nothing & no one is safe from deep thoughts and weighted emotions in this new introspective indie track.
Get in touch with your inner cowboy and/or honky-tonk angel with Half Stack’s newest & twangiest tunes.
Nikkiesha interviews Black Cxspxr, artist and founder of the Black/trans label Trans Trenderz. This podcast is produced by Stereoactive Media.
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!!
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.
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!
Bill Callahan’s ‘Gold Record’ is our most played of the week. Deny May, Photo Ops, Lawn, and Lomelda make countdown debuts. Click to hear a track form each of our Top 10 most played albums.
Sneaks makes her debut in the one spot! Bill Callahan, Widowspeak, Dolly Valentine, & more are making debuts as well. Click to count them down.
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.
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Take a retro road trip through the deserts of Utah with shimmering indie San Francisco quartet.
A facetious, yet serious chat that shows the fun side & music-making side to this punk trio.
Today features tracks from Blaze, Dennis Cruz, Din Jay, and more.
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.
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!!!
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!
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!
Tunes by Deradoorian, Alex the Astronaut, LCG & the X, Anjimile, Evangeline Gentle and more!
This week we’re getting down with the fall mood and playing some cool new melodies. 
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.
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.
Crank up your speakers & enjoy wicked new riddims by Agent Sasco, Kabaka Pyramid, Bounty Killer, Wailing Souls, Alborosie, Kalado, Munga!
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.!
Catch, run, score, pass, win! It’s every sports fans favorite time of year.  Enjoy this reggae sports crossover episode and WIN WIN WIN!
We’re keepin’ on keepin’ on with the new music—register to vote, get your flu shot, and listen to these sick new tunes. 
Themes of civil rights, education, & ending hatred are the main features of this music video.
Wow, y’all. 200 episodes?? Probably the only cool thing to happen in 2020—here’s a special two-hours of great music!
Sharel Cassity, Ran Blake & Frank Carlberg, Sabertooth Swing, Miki Yamanaka and the Brasil Trio +1 – all on today’s Jazz Hole with Linus
Some new bands to feature, and some new releases. This week’s episode is all about exploring the Fall releases.
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.
Disconnect from the electronics & let this new lo-fi indie track connect you with yourself once again.
(The band) Drugs’ debut album is soothing garage rock with an important angle.
The Listening Booth closes out summer w/electro by Bebel Gilberto & Video Age & a ballad by Corey Flood + DJRePete marks 15 yrs on BTRtoday!
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.
Tunes by The Moonless Nights, Weekend Lovers, Bill Callahan, Corey Flood, Delicate Steve and more!