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!