12 Internet Radio Shows You Should Listen To

INTERNET RADIO SHOWS ARE STILL ONE OF THE BEST WAYS TO DISCOVER NEW MUSIC. PERIOD.  

Apple Music, Spotify, Youtube, etc. Forget about fancy music suggesting algorithms. For all the technological advances in how and where we consume and discover new music, music is still way more fun and interesting when there's a real human playing it for you. Even if that means listening to a real person over the Internet. Chats, human music selectors aka DJs playing DJ sets, occasional interviews with DJs and live performances, these are some of the ingredients that make internet radio shows so special. Because it's more than just playing music. It's all about radio shows with hosts that know how to put music in context, so here are some of the best online radio shows we could all do with spending more time on. 

 

Photo credits: Conor McTernan

Photo credits: Conor McTernan

Hessle Audio

THURSDAYS
9PM – 11PM WET / RINSE.FM

The trio at the fore of Hessle Audio, Ben UFO, Pearson Sound and Pangaea, have consistently been breaking boundaries since 2007 joining the dots between dubstep, funky, grime, UK garage and a wider array of house and techno. Co-label heads Ben UFO and David Kennedy aka Pearson Sound are the hosts of the always excellent Hessle Audio Show on Rinse FM, where they tend to take a more adventurous approach and play music they're not necessarily playing in their DJ sets. Each show is pretty much special on its own, and you can pretty much expect to never get bored of the music Ben and David play.

How to listen: Stream via Rinse FM or listen to archived shows.

Recommended Episode: Rinse FM Podcast - Hessle Audio w/ Ben UFO - 17th March 2016

Photo credits: Berlin Community Radio

Photo credits: Berlin Community Radio

Cooking With Palms Trax

MONTHLY
5PM – 7PM CET /  BERLIN COMMUNITY RADIO

Cooking With Palms Trax is a great showcase of the Lobster Theremin artist and RBMA grad’s eclectic taste. Palms Trax will often hit you with the unexpected. Some episodes are heavy on House Music, Detroit-inspired techno or UK Garage, others find inspiration in more obscure records from his collection, with Palms Trax playing a bit of everything. Funk, Soul, West African Disco, Whatever floats his boat. But always good stuff. Sometimes he also invites interesting Guests, dudes like Roi Perez, Pablo Mateo, just to name a few.

How To Listen: Stream via Berlin Community Radio or listen to archived shows.

Recommended Episode: Cooking With Palms Trax 016 ft. Roi Perez

Photo credits: Berlin Community Radio

Photo credits: Berlin Community Radio

#Context with Aybee

BERLIN COMMUNITY RADIO

Aybee, the Chief Alchemist of Deepblak Recordings, presents Deepblak's past, present, and future. Along with whatever futuristic club music and intoxicating melodies he's feeling like sharing with the World at the moment. Sonic eclecticism at its finest. 

How To Listen: Stream via Berlin Community Radio or listen to archived shows.

Recommended Episode: #CONTEXT 13 with AYBEE | March 8th 2016

Photo credits: Beats In Space

Photo credits: Beats In Space

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BEATS IN SPACE

EVERY TUESDAY NIGHT
10:30PM TO 1AM EDT / WNYU 89.1FM

Beats In Space is a legendary radio show mixed live by Tim Sweeney and Guests in New York City. Tim Sweeney achieved the status of a legend around the World not because of his productions or his record label nor for his DJ sets, but mainly due to this Radio show. He's been running Beats In Space for over 12 years from its base in NYC and everyone from DJ Harvey to Voices From The Lake has already visited the show. The first half of the show usually features a nice chat with, and a mix from a guest DJ, whilst the second half is an hour of Sweeney’s own selections. 

How To Listen: Stream via WNYU or listen to archived shows.

Recommended Episode: BIS Radio show #720 Voices From The Lake

Photo credits: Newtown radio.

Photo credits: Newtown radio.

WTBS Radio

MONDAYS
12PM – 2PM EDT / NEWTOWN RADIO

WT records label head William Burnett aka DJ Speculator plays a bit of everything, from dirty old records to unreleased demos. Burnett sometimes also invites cool guests. Expect anything from house to techno, or new age to psychedelic.

How To Listen: Stream via Newtown Radio or listen to archived shows.

Recommended Episode: WTBS 1/18/2016

Photo credits: NTS Radio

Photo credits: NTS Radio

SHANTI CELESTE

FRIDAY
4PM-6PM
MONTHLY /NTS Radio

Co-head of the BRSTL label, Shanti Celeste will give you the Friday feeling every four weeks with two hours of fine house, techno and beyond vibes. Shanti is always in the search for the lusciously melodic side of dance music, so expect lots of awesome melodic soundscapes from start to finish.

How To Listen: Stream via NTS Radio or listen to archived shows.

Recommended Episode: Shanti Celeste 26.02.2016

Photo credits: NTS Radio

Photo credits: NTS Radio

NOISE IN MY HEAD

TUESDAY
2PM-4PM
FORTNIGHTLY / NTS Radio

Noise In My Head is a freeform sonic excursion hosted by Sydney based Michael Kucyk. Every episode of Noise In My Head is a real treat and a loose mix that covers a bit of everything - ambient, weird lo-fi disco, hip hop, experimental electronic music, deep mid-90s house nuggets, etc. Over the years the show has been responsible for displaying talent from Australia and around the globe, from producers to DJs, label heads, compilation selectors and record collectors.

How To Listen: Stream via NTS Radio or listen to archived shows.

Recommended episode: NOISE IN MY HEAD W/ DREEMS
 

Photo credits: NTS Radio

Photo credits: NTS Radio

JAPAN BLUES

FRIDAY
MIDDAY-2PM
MONTHLY / NTS Radio

Howard Williams aka Japan Blues is a London record collector known for his passion for japanese music of all kinds (he’s also the head honcho of Ethbo Records and works at the legendary London based record store Honest Jon's). I really recommend checking out his monthly Show on NTS Radio. Expect anything from folk, jazz, beat, psychedelia, new wave, soul, disco and electronic music, all Made In Japan.

How To Listen: Stream via NTS Radio or listen to archived shows.

Recommended episode: JAPAN BLUES 18.03.16

Photo credits: NTS Radio

Photo credits: NTS Radio

FROM THE DEPTHS W/ DRAKEFORD

FRIDAY
6PM-8PM
FORTNIGHTLY / NTS Radio

Hosted by Charles Drakeford, the show joins the dots between real house music and Detroit-flavoured techno, all beautifully mixed with loft party vibes. The show has also featured great guest mixes from artists like Neinzer, Huerco S, Nick Craddock and Call Super.

How To Listen: Stream via NTS Radio or listen to archived shows.

Recommended episode: FROM THE DEPTHS W/ DRAKEFORD 26.02.16

Photo credits: NTS Radio

Photo credits: NTS Radio

DJ QU PRESENTS THE STRENGTH MUSIC HOUR

WEDNESDAY
8PM-9PM
MONTHLY / NTS Radio

New Jersey native DJ Qu is a producer, DJ, and label boss of the excellent Strength Music imprint. On his new show on NTS Radio, the New Jersey DJ explores his unique take on deep, dark, raw house and old soul tracks. 

How To Listen: Stream via NTS Radio or listen to archived shows.

Recommended episode: Dj Qu presents The Strength Music Hour 13th April 2016

Photo credits: Fabric London

Photo credits: Fabric London

Going Good Records with Brian Not Brian

WEDNESDAY
8PM-9PM
MONTHLY  / BALAMII

Irish born, Brixton based vinyl enthusiast, Going Good Records co-founder, and Balamii radio show host Brian Not Brian is probably one of the most interesting and underrated DJs out there.  His radio show on Balamii is a glorious freeform sonic excursion covering all territories - ambient, jazz, soul, experimental, mid 90s house gems, detroit techno, disco, african funk, etc.  

How To Listen: Stream via Balamii or listen to archived shows.

Recommended episode: Going Good Records - Nov 2015

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Rani de Leon – Tizita Radio

2nd MONDAYS
2PM-4PM PDT
MONTHLY / DUBLAB

TIZITA RADIO is self-described as sublime music inspired by the joy of remembering, and the feeling of longing for something that will never return. Tune in every second Monday of the month and you might find Rani de Leon digging through jazz & soul records before transitioning into african and World Music — perfect for anyone looking to feel surprised by music you've never heard before.

How To Listen: Stream via Dublab or listen to archived shows.

Recommended episode: Rani de Leon – Tizita Radio (02.08.16)

 

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