The best electronic music podcasts

May I present my favourite podcasts dealing with dj mixes in the last months.

1. Resident Advisor
Every week a new mix and everyone is of high quality. The genres are diverse from heavier Berghain techno (Dettmann, Fengler) to Experimental (Surgeon), Discoish (Brothers Bouaziz), straigt club (Carl Craig) or dubby and steppy (Applebim).
Here is an example by Scuba ak SCB
RA198 100315 Scuba vs SCB Resident Advisor Mix by Surefire

2. Ninja Tunes Solid Steel
Ninja Tunes used to be and is one of my favourite labels, with their Solid Steel radio show they always manage to surprise and show the diversity of their taste. Bass filled music, rare funk tunes, club bangers come together in this always very well selected and presented mixes. Here is an example of Clubb Rock’s Darren Judge & Mikee Lazy with tracks from Lady Chann, Seiji and MJ Cole, Untold, Joy Orbison and Ramadanman.
Solid Steel Radio Show 18/6/2010 Part 1 + 2 – Clubb Rock, Zero T by Ninja Tune

Holding up the Drum’n’Bass flag for the German scene, J-Cut and Kolt Siewerts unregularly present fresh tunes from the drum and bass universe, pretty straight, with J-Cut leaning more to the liquid, said easy and dense, side of the range, Siewerts with more jumpy and wobbly stuff. With a very entertaining style of presenting their show they soon hit the German podcast charts. Here is one of their own production, also a hit last year, the “Flute Tune” to get an idea.
J-Cut & Kolt Siewerts – The Flute Tune feat. Demolition Man – Fire (Freeze Dubplate) by Michelsen

4. Fabric London
Despite the tragic fact that London’s probably best club has gone into administration their podcast is one of the podcast pearls at the electronic music’s heaven. Great mixes and music presentations by people like Four Tet, Surgeon, Vadim and Jazzanova. Absolutely listenable.

Update No.1 (thanks to Philipp)
5. Xlr8r
Big names like MJ Cole, James Holden or Trentemöller present a very diverse range of electronic music.

Update No.2 (thanks to Kay)
6. Also very awesome and for all the dubby dubstep lovers (just like me) around here is the Wax Treatment Podcast. The regular sunday dubstep night at Horst Berlin features DJs like Pete and Surgeon. Dubstep from its nonwobbly, but atmospheric and complex side.

Liveblogging from “The BOBS”

Yesterday, I attended the ceremony of Deutsche Welle to award the Best of Blogs (theBOBS) which, according to the jury, are the best blogs in different national categories, as well as in video and audio in 2009.

Peter aka thewavingcat blogged live with a very fascinating tool called Coveritlive. It has a very smooth editor surface to write, comment and adjust stuff and codes which can be embedded in other websites where your twitterlike short news are flowing in and can be commented. He worked really hard in typing down the many informations from the stage, approving comments AND answering questions from a worldwide crowd. Respect! Also, Stefanie Suren and Andreas Schepers did a good job in guiding the audience through the evening with a plimpse of Hollywood feel: “And the winner is..!”
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I am learning chinese walking the streets of Barcelona

I never walk so much like I do in Barcelona. Always on the run from one place to the other, people call you spontaneously and most of the time it is too close to take the metro, but still a tough walk. While in the beginning the streets seem fantastic and one cannot stop staring, later you just want to arrive and get passed all the tourists and people who try to sell stuff.
So I really started to love my iPod I almost never used in Berlin. And everytime I find some free wi-fi access point I update my list of podcasts. My favourite is lately: The ChinesePod. A very well done podcast from Shanghai, a Chinese course with a new episode every day (34 until now) each about 10 minutes long.
So now people stare at me in the streets when I concentratedly repeat:
“ni hao!” “hung hao.” “nji schö tschon kwo re ma?” “bu schö..”
Update: Für alle deutschsprachigen Chinafreunde habe ich diesen schönen Ausschnitt aus dem Hörbuch “Gebrauchsanweisung für China” gefunden.