Music
Music Director: Lottie Leymarie
BTR Live Studio: Podcast / Video
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.
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!
Joanna Sternberg is an artist and musician from Manhattan, NY. With a background in jazz and tons of experience on a wide range of instruments, their own music uses folk composition to tell brutally…
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.
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.
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.
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.
Today features music from Five Steez & Mordecai, Jamel Rocwell, F.Y.I. and more.
The Canadian punk rockers evolve with the times with new music & using their voice for justice.
Just cause the world is pure chaos right now, doesn’t mean you can’t reach for the stars.
It's not a good time to lose yourself in music, but it is time to find that song that keeps your heart strong.
Today, ‘More Songs About Buildings and Food’ turns 42 & we’re diving deep into its magnificence.
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!
Today features tracks from John Summit, Liv East, The Vision and more.
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.
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!
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.
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
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.
Stay safe, keep quarantining, and let Gawn bring the DIY punk show vibes to you.
When Bosq get his mitts on Kaleta & Super Yamba’s Jibiti, he transforms it into a dancefloor burner rife w/ psychedelic vibes & punchy horns
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!
Crank up your speakers & enjoy wicked new riddims by Cécile, Konshens, Chino McGregor, Lexie Thickness, Jah Jah Yute, Rhogue, Bunny General!
Like always, coming at ya with more brand new tracks to fuel you to keep fightin' the good fight!
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.
Check out tracks by Pia Salvia, Peripheral Vision, Robert Lee, Jonathan Greenstein and Sebastien Ammann’s Color Wheel on today’s Jazz Hole
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.
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.
Spinning the best tunes from the first half of 2020
‘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!
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.