Entries in ANTS Podcast (69)

Monday
Feb102014

Introducing Gentle Daps — Vintage soft pop, torch songs, ambient, etc.

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Gentle Daps is a new ANTS supplemental playlist series spotlighting vintage soft pop, torch songs, ethereal, IDM, fusion, new age and more. Here's the first installment—many more to come.



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Tuesday
Feb042014

ANTS Podcast #020: Guest DJ Tanner Beam

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D.C.-based DJ Tanner Beam offers up a few warm, dreamy house numbers for his second ANTS entry.

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Wednesday
Jan152014

ANTS Podcast #019: Chill Backlog, 2014 Q1

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The second in my Chill Backlog series, and the first ANTS episode of 2014:



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Wednesday
Dec182013

ANTS Podcast #018: Best Ambient of 2013

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Here's a two-hour playlist of tracks from some of my favorite ambient releases of the year. Plenty more year-end features to come in the coming weeks.

By the way this episode marks the two-year anniversary of ANTS. Thanks for listening!



NOTE: If you want to follow along with what track is playing, I'd recommend streaming it on Mixcloud.

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Tuesday
Nov052013

ANTS Podcast #017: Chill Backlog, 2013 Q4

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Chill Backlog is a new quarterly ANTS segment in which I’ll showcase some of my favorite chill tracks released over the last few months.



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Tuesday
Oct222013

ANTS Podcast #016: Tech-Houseplants

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Here's a dreamy playlist of subdued techno and house for foggy autumn days.



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Monday
Jul152013

ANTS Podcast #015: 2013 Reissues, Pt. 2

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I dug a little deeper into my stack of 2013 reissues to put together this eclectic playlist.

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Friday
Jul122013

ANTS Podcast #014: 2013 Reissues, Pt. 1

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This installment of ANTS highlights dance reissues from the first half of 2013. Detroit techno from Planet E, new wave from Medical, classic house from Rush Hour, electronic Bollywood gonzo-pop from Finders Keepers, and more.

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Friday
Jun072013

ANTS Podcast #013: Proto-Ambient — Atmospheric Electronic Pieces, 1955-1976

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The term "ambient music" was coined by Brian Eno in the mid-1970s, and he is largely credited as the genre's founder. However, academics, studio engineers, and a few well-off counterculturalists were using electronics to aid in making music that could functionally be identified as "ambient" decades before the word was thrown around. This playlist highlights such efforts. I chose to use the term "proto-ambient" to describe this music, but really plain ol' "ambient" works just as well in most cases.

Also, just a quick aside to my listeners who may be yearning for more beat-driven dance music sets. I'm just having fun with something different at the moment. This podcast is meant to be eclectic, even though I tend to stay tethered to dance music. Rest assured—the beats will come back.

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Friday
May312013

ANTS Podcast #012.5: Ambient Boards of Canada Rarities


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On this Mixcloud-exclusive edition of ANTS, I've dug up 40 minutes worth of beatless ambient Boards of Canada rarities ripped largely from cassette and vinyl. Hopefully this will quench your thirst until Tomorrow's Harvest drops next week. It is well known by enthusiasts that there's a plethora of early and unreleased BoC material floating around the P2P universe. I thought it would be fun to compile some of the beatless material into one listen. This took quite a bit of fact checking because there are many fakes and mislabeled releases out there. But I am confident that this playlist is free of errors.

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