Everyone loves a good podcast or a great show on mixcloud, here’s a few favourites we like at Funkdub:
First up the NICE UP! Podcast, DJ Shepdog brings the fire every month with an hour of the best in brand new reggae, dancehall, jungle, drum & bass, dubstep & dub, it’s a stone cold treat every time. Check it out here
A brand new one is Don Letts Reggae 45s Podcast, a history of reggae music, themed every week and told via, you’ve guessed it 45″ records, impeccably selected by the man who’s forgotten more than most people know about the culture. Check it out on mixcloud here
Another big one is the Nextmen Podcast, packed with hip hop, house, drum n bass, electronica and reggae, doesn’t come out every month, but guaranteed killer selections when it does, check it out on mixcloud here
Also essential is the Reggae Roast Podcast, it does exactly what the tin indicates, Earl Gateshead and a variety of guest selectors bring great fresh reggae and bass music, with a few old numbers in the mix, check them out on Mixcloud
A run down shouldn’t go without a mention for two Grand Poobahs of music podcasts, The Hospital Records Podcast has been surveying the world of drum n bass for nearly 350 episodes now, Tony Coleman aka London Elektricity is an ebullient and knowledgable host, essential stuff. Then there’s the Solid Steel Show: “Launched by Ninja Tune founding duo Coldcut (Matt Black & Jonathan More) in 1988 on the then pirate radio station KISS FM, solid steel is possibly the longest running mix show in the world”. The list of guests is eye watering, and the quality of the mixes outstanding, still producing amazing shows week on week, check it out on mixcloud here.
To round off mention should certainly go to Tru Thoughts presents Unfold, main man Robert Luis with top quality cuts, Chris Coco’s balearic excursions in Melodica are as lush as you might expect, and the perennial and reliably ace Beats In Space radio show with Tim Sweeney is a long term favourite.
One completely non music based pick, Athletico Mince
If you have any recommendations, let us know in the comments, or over on Facebook