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Song Exploder is a podcast where musicians take apart their songs, and piece by piece, tell the story of how they were made. Each episode features an artist discussing a song of theirs, breaking down the sounds and ideas that went into the writing and recording. Hosted and produced by Hrishikesh Hirway.
 
What makes a song a smash? Talent? Luck? Timing? All that—and more. Chris Molanphy, pop-chart analyst and author of Slate’s “Why Is This Song No. 1?” series, tells tales from a half-century of chart history. Through storytelling, trivia and song snippets, Chris dissects how that song you love—or hate—dominated the airwaves, made its way to the top of the charts and shaped your memories forever.
 
Learn more about the albums you love with Dissect. Analyzing one album per season, one song per episode, Dissect dives deep into albums like Childish Gambino's Because the Internet, Beyonce's Lemonade, Kendrick Lamar's To Pimp a Butterfly & DAMN., Kanye West's My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy, Frank Ocean's Blonde, and more. Let's Dissect.
 
Hosts/nerds Bob Boilen and Robin Hilton are your friendly music buddies with the week's best new music discoveries, including conversations with emerging artists, icons and more. Hear songs that can completely change your day, with humor, heart and (sometimes) a whole lot of noise. Directions for use: Morning commute, the gym, or alone time. (If rash persists, discontinue use.)
 
We are musicians, composers, engineers, teachers and students alike. The path of a musician can be challenging and uncertain but it can also be enriching and great fun! This is the path we chose and we are here as your resource. Explore theory, history, ear training, technique, special topics and overall musicianship.
 
Calm Pills are soothing atmospheric ambient albums, seamlessly mixed to help with relaxation, meditation, reading or deep sleep. Mostly consisting of instrumental ambient sounds and soft piano music, these mixes will help you completely relax your mind and body.
 
Composers Datebook™ is a daily two-minute program designed to inform, engage, and entertain listeners with timely information about composers of the past and present. Each program notes significant or intriguing musical events involving composers of the past and present, with appropriate and accessible music related to each.
 
Scorching guests and sizzling records: join music writer Oliver Wang and music supervisor Morgan Rhodes each week as they invite their favorite artists, critics and scholars for in-depth conversations about the albums that shape our lives. Each week our special guests will take you deep into their heat rocks from the world of hip-hop, soul, dance, jazz, funk and more. Get with us!
 
Have you ever heard a song that is so bad or bizarre that it’s actually amazing? The Songtopsy Report is a comedy podcast where bad music experts Nick Brigadier, Mike Russell, and Steven Trolinger explore and dissect the most bad, bizarre, or noteworthy music they have ever come across. Covering one-hit wonders, criminal musicians, underground sub-genres, and other musical oddities, Nick, Mike and Steven refuse to rest until they determine how these songs ever saw the light of day.
 
KEXP’s Song of the Day podcast features stand-out tracks from independent and emerging talent alongside the best new music from more established artists. Curated by KEXP DJs with listeners’ adventurous taste in mind, Song of the Day is delivered daily, Monday through Friday. Finding new music can be hard. Let KEXP help!
 
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Comedian Yamaneika Saunders represents hard for R&B trio TLC and their soulful, sensual and serious sophomore album 1994's CrazySexyCool. Join The 500 Club on Patreon to get merch and watch videos with music every Wednesday: https://www.patreon.com/500podcast Watch videos without music for free on YouTube every Thursday: https://www.youtube.com/c/J…
 
Felicia Douglass - "Continuation," a 2021 self-released single. Felicia Douglass's voice is all around us: not only is she a solo artist, she's also a member of Ava Luna, Gemma, and Dirty Projectors; and she has lent her gorgeous vocals to Lushlife, BAILE, Toro y Moi, Helado Negro, and others. "There was a point a few years ago where I was like, 'O…
 
5-Second Intro Rule Learn how to use our 5-Second Intro Rule to instantly capture the attention of your listeners, so your songs don’t get skipped. But first... Tea! Hello revolutionary music makers, we are Kate and Ray Harmony (AKA Revolution Harmony), and welcome to Hack Music Theory, the fast, easy and fun way to make music! If you’re new to the…
 
Tim said it’s cold outside and he hands me a raincoat, Garrett’s always worried about things like that! Some of you asked for it, many of you didn’t, but we did it anyway. This week we listened to the Matchbox 20 album Yourself or Someone Like You released Oct. 1, 1996. In this episode we discuss wall holes, alternative boys, amputations, toast, or…
 
Cole and S7 co-writer Camden Ostrander have a conversation about Childish Gambino, Because The Internet, 3.15.20, Glover as an artist, and more. Then they answer a handful of questions submitted by Dissect listeners (yes, they address those mysterious alien videos). Shop limited Season 7 merch: https://bit.ly/36ClxIV Dive deeper in…
 
In February, new albums by Aaron Lee Tasjan, Wild Pink and Black Country, New Road had us yearning for live music; VanJess sang matters of the heart; and Will Liverman devoted an entire album to Black composers. Songs featured on this episode: • Aaron Lee Tasjan: "Computer of Love" from Tasjan! Tasjan! Tasjan! • Wild Pink: "Oversharers Anonymous" f…
 
Since forming in 1996, Linkin Park has sold over 100 million records worldwide. Their enormous success mixing genres like hip-hop, metal and anthemic pop was spearheaded by the band’s ultra-talented founder, Mike Shinoda. In this episode Rick Rubin talks to Mike about the albums he produced with Linkin Park that helped redefine the band’s sound. Mi…
 
Podcast from Defected Records 1. Purple Disco Machine feat. Mind Enterprises - Exotica (Edit) 2. Purple Disco Machine feat. Moss Kena & The Knocks - Fireworks (Club Dub) 3. Hercules & Love Affair - Do You Feel The Same? (Purple Disco Machine Remix) [Defected]4. Two Door Cinema Club - Bad Decisions (Purple Disco Machine Remix) 5. Ali Love & Nicky Ni…
 
It’s the second installment of our continuous musical! Join us as twins Catalina and Jenson resolve their encounter with a dragon, Penelope and Gregor deal with the morality of a volcano that hasn’t exploded yet, and Zach and Jess start to figure out what kinds of improv moves make an ongoing narrative musical harder/easier to create! Songs include…
 
“Tempo” is a new album by Dom La Nena dedicated to time. Creating relatively short and poignant dreamy tracks, La Nena plays all of the sounds on the album herself, layering her voice, piano, and her primary instrument, the cello. “Quien Podrá Saberlo” features the beloved Mexican singer Julieta Venegas.…
 
King Khazm - "Superpowerz (feat. Kane Smego & Jessica Care Moore)" from the 2021 album Pangea: Hip Hop Heals on MADK Productions. King Khazm has a long history as an emcee, artist, and community organizer in Seattle's underground hip-hop scene, and with the compilation Pangea: Hip Hop Heals, he gathers 50 emcees, producers, DJs, and artists represe…
 
Giovanna and Baby Bear are talking about bedtime and exploring the sounds we hear as we get ready to go to sleep. Why not play along with your little one as we guess the sound? It’s the sound of... a bedtime book.Join in as we sing ‘Twinkle Twinkle Little Star’ and hear all about your bedtime at home.After Baby Bear has fun hiding and finding toy b…
 
On today’s date in 1965, the now-classic and mega-iconic musical film “The Sound of Music” officially debuted at the Rivoli Theater at Broadway and 49th Street in New York City.Since we at COMPOSERS DATEBOOK are notorious for mentioning “little known facts,” let us state for the record, that the FIRST test audiences to see the film did so in fly-ov…
 
This week we take a trip back to your angsty youth when this timeless gothic nu-metal anthem was all the rage. We dive into the history of the band, the many ways that various Christian groups tried to co-op this song, and the eternal debate over whether the dude-vocals actually make or break the song. Follow us on Podchaser! https://www.podchaser.…
 
Jessica and Camilla of The Staves join us to talk about their stunning new record Good Woman. The pair explain their different mindsets in the writing process, how they created the sonic textures on the record, and how they completed the album after a momentous personal loss. Jess also remembers her time spent in Liverpool, and tells the story of h…
 
LNZNDRF is a band composed of Scott and Bryan Devendorf of The National, and Ben Lanz and Aaron Arntz of Beirut. They improvise their CAN-influenced drone-fuzz psych jams, then edit and structure them into long-form songs, with or without vocals. With pieces named for an isolated 1000 year-old tree and the changing climate and topography of the Xer…
 
Farhot - "Yak Sher" from the 2021 album Kabul Fire Vol. 2 on Kabul Fire Records. “This is one of my goals,” hip-hop producer Farhot (real name: Farhad Samadzada) told Acclaim, “to help make Afghanistan a little bit more seen.” It's been seven years since the release of Kabul Fire Vol. 1, and with the follow-up, he wanted to continue to celebrate hi…
 
Pam Grier Playlist: The Menahan Street Band - Snow Day Frac & Tone, featuring Substance810 & Pee-Tzu - Coast Is Clear DJ Obsolete - Nowhere To Run The Far Out People - Seance Hydrogenii - One For M. Dibango Hydrogenii - Neo Tokyo Lord Finesse - Hip To Da Game (Instrumental) Figub Brazvelic - Afterlife & Fire In The Air Figub Brazvelic - Stickies bl…
 
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