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21 Jan 2017

The Beat Oracle

A Sound Collage of Future Music: Experimental Electronic, Ambient, House, Dub, and Hip-Hop

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    01/14/2017: First Contact

    The beats continue in our first edition of 2017. Things start with jazz-infused Future Music from Jeff Parker and Yussef Kamaal and then flow into some heavy beats from DJ Swagger, Nathan Fake, and Miagma. Newer releases from Vermont and Prince of Denmark create a hypnotic period of atmospheric vibes, before Fluxion closes with his classic […]

  • Posted on 17 Jan 2017

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    12/31/2016: Year.End (Part Three)

    The third and final installment of our 2016 retrospective is here and for this one Kenny assembles some of his favorite music from the year. This mix contains a good amount of one-offs from newly discovered artists who put out songs that defied norms and genre expectations as well as examples from very solid albums. […]

  • Posted on 03 Jan 2017

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    12/10/2016: Year.End (Part Two)

    In part two of our 2016 retrospective, Joseph presents tracks from some of his favorite albums, EPs, and singles. “It was a particularly good year for the ears, if nothing else. These picks all resonated with me in various settings: live performances, in headphones while roaming around the city, with friends…and all the other usual […]

  • Posted on 18 Dec 2016

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    12/03/2016: Year.End (Part One)

    This week Michael presents the first of a three-part 2016 retrospective series. Like last year, we have recorded individual 2-hour sets that showcase our personal favorite albums and tracks of 2016. This annual retrospective series marks the beginning of our tenth year on WCRS. We recently set up a page where you can find a […]

  • Posted on 05 Dec 2016

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    11/12/2016: Red is the color of bloodshed

    This week’s episode was no breeze to put together. There’s fresh angst from Aesop Rock. Drum and Bass desperation from Netsky. Plus, doomsday warnings upbeat (Mr. Oizo) and downtempo (Robert Babicz)! But it’s all about that new XX song in the middle. Life may seem like it’s on hold at the moment, but music can […]

  • Posted on 16 Nov 2016

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