Okay, to answer the question we’ve been asked daily for the last month, the Oh Drat Podcast hasn’t been cancelled but we are changing it a little bit. We’re finding it tough to get the time to create a monthly show; we’ve always strived not just to grab a few tracks, but to find the newest, freshest music and present it in a well mixed and presented manner.
the podcast will be bigger, longer, and better than ever
What’s the point in just stringing a bunch of tracks together in this iTunes enabled age? Anyway, creating a podcast to the standard we think is worth it takes time we’re finding increasingly difficult to assign as Oh Drat grows, so we’ve decided that rather than monthly, it’s far more manageable to make the podcast a quarterly deal. Part of that deal to you is that the podcast will be bigger, longer, and better than ever, though, with exclusives and more.
One thing we’d definitely like your input on is what else you’d like to see from the podcasts. Would interviews be something you’re interested in? How about audio tutorials? We’re pretty sure that videos are best served by video streaming sites – subscribe to our YouTube channel to make sure you get your fix of our reviews and tutorials, for instance – but how about other podcastable material. eBooks and PDFs, perhaps? Let us know: we just want to make you happy.
Oh, and if you think you’re the kind of person that can help Oh Drat as we continually expand, be it with writing, editing, researching, sponsorship or anything else for that matter then just let us know by sending Chris an email!
The April/May Podcast is so called because rather than keep the podcast at the end of the month, a place it’s slipped to over the past six, I’d rather flip it back to the beginning… so the June Podcast will actually come out at the start of June. Other than the name, this month’s Oh Drat Podcast is more of the same eclectic blend of soul, jazz, hip hop and electronica – enjoy!
This month’s Oh Drat Podcast features a broad selection of everything from hip hop to acoustic soul, four on the floor electronica to blues. As always, you can subscribe in iTunes via the link below, and this month I’m experimenting with hosting on Mixcloud rather than Soundcloud – let me know if you think the service is better this way…
Christmas has come and gone, the New Year is a bleary memory, and that means it’s time for a new edition of the Oh Drat Podcast! I’ve put together another selection of the month’s best new music for your listening pleasure – don’t forget to subscribe in iTunes!
In addition to the monthly Oh Drat Podcast in which I present a selection of my favourite new music, the Dratcast is an exclusive mix from myself and select guests – focusing on mix, scratch, and production skills.
The first Dratcast is by Jimmy the Hideous Penguin, one of the most proactive turntablists and producers in the UK. With releases and affiliations with Community Scratch Music, Nause Corps, and Nozl, Jimmy blends turntable music, live production, and skills behind the boards in both his live show and long discography – both solo and as part of turntablist quartet Vince Mack Mahon.
You can subscribe to the podcast in iTunes below, and get new Oh Drat Podcasts and Dratcasts fired directly into your iTunes or other media player as soon as they’re uploaded. Enjoy!