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Top Electronic Music Podcasts

In the wake of the news that Apple is shutting down iTunes come March 2019, it’s worth reflecting on the platforms we used to listen to and discover music. Spotify and Apple Music are leading the charge in this regard, having transformed the music landscape considerably and altered the way in which people consume music. Streaming services have risen prominently to the surface, but they have monopolized the system yet. There are a number of other channels through which music is disseminated and discovered. Namely: podcasts.

What is a podcast?

A podcast is the natural successor to radio. It’s essentially a long-form audio session in which hosts and participants chat, share music or create audio-based content. Unlike radio, however, podcasts aren’t restricted to the time at which their broadcasted to be heard, nor are they limited by thirty minute time slots and ad breaks. Their unique length and ability to consumed wherever and whenever makes them the perfect medium for long DJ sets, lengthy conversations and audiobooks. But this article is electronic music-based, so below we’re going to share some of the best ravey podcasts in the business:

CLR

For those who love techno, CLR – Create Learn Realize – is an absolute must. It’s a regular podcast series run by Chris Liebing’s label of the same name. If you know what Berghain is, and venture to Detroit every now and then for a sneaky warehouse rave, then this is the podcast for you.

Beats in Space

A true example of how radio adapts to the times, Beats in Space is a legendary show that is now a podcast promote various kinds of independent electronic and club music. It’s hosted by the charismatic Tim Sweeny and continues to showcase the best local talent in the underground scene.

Melbourne Deepcast

No secrets about where this podcast is based, but this Australian podcast focuses on electronic music of all genres. Expect to find classic house, acid, techno as well as outliers such as jazz and hip-hop featured in each episode. The podcasts also regularly feature interviews from the artists themselves, in which they outline the creative process and the thought that went into each track.

Stil vor Talent

Berlin techno giants Stil vor Talent deliver beautiful techno with their regular podcast series. Each podcast features mixes selected and curated by DJs of the label, with frequent additions from the main man, Oliver Koletzki. It’s a techno-lovers dream, and one of the best resources for sourcing new bangers.

Acting as the CEO and founder of the site, the highly successful entrepreneur soon saw his team grow meteorically under his stewardship, amassing more than 1 million followers across the brand’s platforms. In addition, working with esteemed global entities such as Tomorrowland, AMF, EXIT Festival, Ushuaïa, Hï Ibiza, Parookaville and many others festivals and clubs aswell as some of the world’s most reputable record labels, artists and agencies.

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