Wednesday, 25 May 2011

R.I.P. Radio - Your Future Is Podcasts!

Right, so I know podcasts have been around for many many years now, but it's only since October 2010 that I've realised their significance, and thus been tuning into a number of them every week. Within dance music, as it's not seen as a contemporary genre (no, Black Eyed Peas aren't dance), new released never make it into the charts. So how do you discover new dance music? Well, I've found 2 ways. The first is to keep track of you favourite record labels (some of mine being Anjunabeats, Armada, Hospital, RAM, Garuda, Toolroom Knights, etc.) and the second being podcasts! Most major record labels have a podcast, and I'm going to share with you my favourite podcasts and I've been downloading on a weekly basis for some time now.

Armin Van Buuren - A State of Trance
Gareth Emery - The Gareth Emery Podcast
Above & Beyond - Trance Around The World
Ferry Corsten - Corsten's Countdown
Sander Van Doorn - Identity Podcast

Mark Knight - Toolroom Knights

Drum & Bass:
London Elektricity - Hospital Records Podcast

Various genres (Not weekly):
Mark Eteson - Global Gathering Podcast
Andy Mac - Creamfields Podcast

Well, these are mostly the ones I'm digging at the minute. Would like to find more House and DnB podcasts but I'm struggling to find descent ones. Waiting for Mau5trap to develop one, as I'd love Joel Zimmerman to be doing a weekly podcast. My favourites are definitely The Gareth Emery Podcast and Trance Around The World, I advice anyone who reads this blog post to listen to one of the two this week and form their own opinion. Listen to it whilst you're surfing the web, playing your favourite PC video games (I listen when playing CSS and Starcraft II) or maybe even when working.

I'm going to leave you with a beautiful remix from Daniel Kandi today of Gareth Emery's 'Fight The Sunrise' from the new remix album of Northern Lights which is on Gareth's very own label, Garuda. Brings me back memories of when I saw Gazza at Sankeys in Manchester in March earlier this year. Stay tuned!


  1. I <3 podcasts!

  2. Cheers for the song bro!

  3. I agree The radio is dying because they afraid want to show us anything new

    long live the podcast

  4. Mmmm I love elctronic music.

  5. Radio is dying, gonna check out these though! Thanks.

  6. I'm a big fan of trance around the world and a state of trance. These two radio shows got me into trance along with Markus Schulz's Global DJ Broadcast, have you listened to that one Tom? With regards to the radio, I rarely listen to radio shows and always listen to the podcasts in my own time. Following as definitely an interest of mine :) Great blog

  7. I'm familiar with Global DJ Broadcast, but I thought it was only a radio show and not available as a podcast? I love Markus Schulz, got all his albums and compilations.

  8. I think radio has already died like 4 years ago, when people start communicating through internet and more advanced platform.

  9. awesome, I'd love it if you posted more drum and bass links! thanks!

  10. Fermium - I can't agree Press is dying because of internet news and gossip portals radio can work even better cause it easly adapted to network now everyone can create his own internet radio no more goverment regulations on limited freq

  11. Thanks. I loved those podcasts. Lots of great music here.

  12. Going to have to check out those podcasts. I need music to listen to on my drive to work.

  13. I used to listen to Global DJ Broadcast while I was getting into trance on the radio. Occasionally find a mp3 around of his radio shows but I'm normally doing things while its actually on. You're right though he doesn't do a podcast. Love him too, going to see him do a seven hours set at Ministry next Friday!