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

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


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








02/08/2020: Drifting Beyond

Here is the final installment of The Beat Oracle. It is also the final mix for our “Slowly” series. It is a collage of hushed, sometimes drowsy sounds. For this reason, the duration of the show will be uninterrupted by voice. For a satisfactory listening experience we recommend finding a comfortable pair of headphones or […]


01/24/2020: Signing Off

This is the final regular transmission from the Beat Oracle. Thanks to all of our listeners new and old – we hope you discovered some great music during this run. Much has changed in the past twelve years, but the world of Future Music has remained as engaging and stimulating as when we first started […]


01/08/2020: Also Known As

This edition is a bittersweet tribute to our beloved radio show and a testament to a lifelong love of future music. Kenny Lectro has gone by many names in the past and here he revisits a few fond monikers while keeping things current with the music. Showcasing new discoveries such as Roland Tings, Antenna, Benjamin […]


12/20/2019: Year.End

Here we present our final installment of our annual retrospectives series with a look back to 2019. This mix includes some of our favorite future music released over the last year. We announce in this mix that we are winding down The Beat Oracle. We have a few more mixes coming in early 2020, which […]


11/26/2019: Home

This edition is a special mix from longtime Beat Oracle contributor Wagga Man. It’s about home; where we’ve lived, and what it means to return. It is a steady, uninterrupted flow of gorgeous beats throughout, including newer releases from Lapalux, Clarian, Robag Wruhme, Jesper Ryom, Four Tet, and many more. Whether you’re traveling for the […]


11/02/2019: Cache Clear

It’s been a moment since the last edition (If you haven’t checked out Michael’s 20-year retro, it is a must-listen!), so this mix is all about catching up on some great releases, both old and new. Showcased within are some stellar new releases from Teebs, Men I Trust, Chromatics, Bonobo, Special Request, Carla dal Forno, […]


08/25/2019: 20 Years

In this episode I look back on producing The Beat Oracle for 20 years. The mix includes 20 songs chronologically placed from each of those years. I’ve included show notes below describing each song’s selection and placement in the history of the show. Playlist Download 08/25/2019 DJ Food – Nocturne (Sleep Dyad 1) – 2000 […]


07/14/2019: Life Cycles

This edition starts on the mellow side and ramps up to some infectious and abstract beats perfect for summer days or nights. New releases dominate the agenda, with standouts from Erika de Casier, Thom Yorke, Lusine, Move D, Floating Points, and DJ Python leading the way. Touches of introspective pop from Mor Mor, Men I […]


06/15/2019: A Monument

This week’s episode is a reflection on walking. In particular, walking through hot days and cool nights with special ones nearby. The show starts with new music from Yagya and quickly moves into a collage of rock and hip-hop including new tunes from Flying Lotus (featuring Little Dragon), Com Truise, JETS, and Big Thief. The […]


05/18/2019: Transit Lines

This week’s edition is near and dear to the heart as a majority of tracks derive from two all-time favorite labels: City Centre Offices and Morr Music. The pinnacle of these labels came in the early 2000s, and left an indelible influence on The Beat Oracle and (more importantly) electronic music as a whole. In […]


05/05/2019: Sundae

This week’s sonic trip starts with some jazz-infused hip-hop from Cyne and Nujabes and dissolves into some new psychedelic beats from Khruangbin, MorMor, and Bibio. There are also some top new releases featured from Plant 43, 96 Back, Peggy Gou, Kedr Livanskiy, and many more mind-spinning tracks within. Maybe you’ll find a moment or two […]


04/17/2019: Possibilities

This mix celebrates renewed possibilities with new music from Sasami, Galcher Lustwerk, Jayda G, James Blake, DJ Sports, Olafur Arnalds and much more. Best listened to while walking, preferably in the woods. Thanks for tuning in! Playlist Download 04/17/2019


03/23/2019: Circuit Jump

This week’s episode is full of inspired new releases to feed your internal circuits. There are some infectious, fresh sounds from Placid Angles (John Beltran), Janeret, Fort Romeau, and Smallpeople. An ambient suite from Nivhek, William Basinski, and Midori Mirano. Introspective musings from Helado Negro, Jessica Pratt, and Hand Habits. Classics from Cylob, Polygon Window, […]


03/10/2019: Time Loss

This edition takes some twists and turns across the Future-Music spectrum, incorporating a balance of past and present. There are new featured releases from Chromatics, Pye Corner Audio, Efdemin, Weval, King Midas Sound, the Sleaford Mods, and more. Classics from Autechre, Dip In The Pool, and Ulrich Schnauss continue to age with the refinement of […]


02/14/2019: Something Two One

The unending love affair with Future Music continues in this week’s edition. Things get off to an atmospheric start with new music from Volor Flex, Noah, and Mikron. The tempo picks up throughout the show as featured tracks from DJ Koze, Peggy Gou, Frantzvaag, and Moomin take center stage. There are plenty of gems in-between, […]


01/20/2019: Year.End

The Beat Oracle has returned, and the time has come to present selections from our favorite releases of 2018! We hope you enjoy this look back on some of last year’s best Future Music! There were many highlights over the year, and we’d like to thank our listeners for the continued support during a period […]


10/23/2018: Crisp

This month’s mix brings the kaleidoscope of sounds to match the outside colors. Crisp and blunt, the fresh future music found here is worth listening to while on a fall walk. You’ll hear tunes from Cat’s Eyes, Beak>, Synkro & Arovane, DJ Python, Sudan Archives, and Daniel Avery remixed by Four Tet. And, you’ll hear […]


09/23/2018: Imagined Places

This edition opens the door to imaginary places: from prospective dystopias and post-truth societies, to euphoric landscapes and crystal cities. These possibilities are brought to you by new releases from Aphex Twin, The Black Dog, Yves Tumor, Helios, Skee Mask, and more. Classics from FSOL, Carl Craig, and Urban Tribe remind us all that Future […]


08/23/2018: Angel Tech In Action

It’s that time once again when a city springs up out of nothing and becomes populated with all manner of wild people, robots and cutting edge art. This episode is dedicated to the memory and legacy of Larry Harvey, the original instigator of Burning Man. Let this 3 hour mix transport you home with sonic […]


07/04/2018: Regimes

This month’s mix takes us to contrasting places. We’ve got soothing guitar tunes from Snail Mail, Amen Dunes, and Pax. There are hypnotic beats from Kaito, Ross From Friends, Normal Ones and Transformations, a collaboration between Fluxion and Deepchord. Check out symphonic tones from Tor, Poppy Ackroyd, and Actress. There’s much more: experimental computer generated […]