Podcast Quickies: Music For Your Weekend

Jun 12th, 2009 | By | Category: Audio Podcasting, Podcast Quickies

Summer weather puts me in a mood to listen to upbeat music. It makes a fitting soundtrack for all my outdoor activities. With that in mind, I thought I’d share several electronica/trance/dance music podcasts that I’ll be listening to this weekend.

Dutch superstar DJ Tiesto (pictured, right) has a podcast of his weekly radio show, Tiesto’s Club Life. Readers may remember him from his live set during the Parade of the Athletes at the official opening ceremony of the Olympic Games when the games were in Athens. I could do without the annoying talking in the middle of the podcast, but the trance music is great.

Armin van Buuren is another Dutch trance music celebrity with a pretty good podcast. Among his projects is the music for television spy drama “24.” “State of Trance,” van Buuren’s two-hour weekly radio show, is edited down to a half-hour (ish) podcast.

Not exactly a trance artist, but electronic music veteran Paul Oakenfold launched a podcast earlier this year. Perfecto Podcast (opens iTunes link).  Oakenfold has done music for such movies as Collateral, Swordfish, The Matrix Reloaded, Pirates of the Caribbean, Die Another Day, Planet Of The Apes, The Bourne Identity and (strangely enough) Shrek II. TV credits include music for Alias, Big Brother and Las Vegas. His weekly podcast is about an hour long.

These three artists are people whose albums we’ve bought for a number of years. It is great to have these weekly podcast opportunities to hear new material more frequently.

Photo: www.tiesto.com

One Response to “Podcast Quickies: Music For Your Weekend”

  1. sweet drea says:

    dig it … i like a lot of the new electro-dance music too!! it’s a whole movement, i’ve been going deep into it for the past year or so … check out Steve Aoki, DJ Skeet Skeet, and Spank Rock, 3 of my favs … here’s a link to a podcast (free via iTunes) that’ll get you familiar with their stuff http://tinyurl.com/lwj5vn

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