Ten Years of Podcasting Independent Downtempo Electronica

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Music for Mind and Hips

Idyllic Music Podcast features songs by independent downtempo electronic music artists working outside the mainstream of modern popular music. On Idyllic Music, the songs are subtle and less intense but more rhythmic and melodic than most pop music. You will hear a variety of rhythms and musical styles from around the world including Trip Hop, Chillout, Dub, Jazz, Electronica and Downbeat. All our podcasts are evergreen, undated and universal. Start browsing now. We try to offer programs you are unlikely to hear anywhere else. It's music for the mind as well as the hips.

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Latest Project

Several years ago while putting together a special podcast marking the 100th episode of Idyllic Music, we considered more than 600 of the best songs of the previous one hundred shows. I think the resulting CD ready mixes were a good representation of the podcast. Episode 150 was a more stripped down affair. For Episode 200, the task is complicated by time and availability (HD crash). Nevertheless, we will be revisiting podcasts from 101 - 199 via social media. Each day a new episode will post with all the original links and scripts. We hope this will help you find some of these evergreen programs from the past you may have overlooked. - Jim -

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Headphone Electronica

What is the new "alternative" music? A strong case can be made that it is headphone electronica created by indie musicians working with twenty first century tools to create, edit and sometimes perform their work. It's a new 'Folk Art' crafted by artists making professional quality music for the digital age. Musicians getting little support or interference from mainstream record labels. Idyllic Music Podcast features songs by these artists and I think you will agree the talent is astounding. This is the true sound alternative.

Episode 100