A Silver Microphone Against Black Studio Set

Best of Electronic Music

Idyllic Music Podcast has been unearthing and featuring songs by independent electronic music artists since 2006.

Many of these DIY bands have found freedom in the relative low cost of modern software and instruments. Creating their artistic vision became affordable and thousands of ideas sprang forth.

Electronic Music can be played on digital instruments or use sampled analog recordings or studio manipulation to create new sounds.

Downtempo means the songs are not hurried or frantic, instead they slowly unfold. The beats are calming even relaxed.

Music and Ideas. Mind and Hips. Each episode is gathered around a common theme. You will encounter a variety of rhythms and genres from around the world including Trip Hop, Chill-Out, Ambient, Lounge, Jazz, and Dub.

A Woman Sings at a Trip Hop Concert

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This week, we’ll listen to The City at Night.

From the time the sunsets until dawn, the city changes neighborhood by neighborhood,

Glittering to gritty, from evening to the early morning it sounds different, somehow more distant than daytime.

Leading us around this week are Moon Toad, Globular, Cell1110, Trigg and Gusset, Mindseye and Frequent C. I’m Jim Nye

We’ll get the evening started with Moon Toad down by the ‘City River’

Discovering Independent Music since 2006

All our podcasts are evergreen, undated and universal. We try to provide programs you are unlikely to find anywhere else.

A live downtempo independent concert

Podcasting since 2006

When we uploaded our first episode of Idyllic Music Podcast in 2006 the podcasting landscape looked very different than it does now.

Most podcasts used to be music podcasts sounding a lot like underground FM radio. In 2006 there were websites like music.podshow Podsafe Music Network and IodaPromonet offering podcasters ‘podsafe’ material or (CC) Creative Commons copyrighted songs.

Idyllic Music Podcast has been committed to the promotion of the artists who have allowed us access to their work whether by (CC) or special permission.

We provide clear links to the relevant artists websites, updated if possible. Each episode’s transcript also mentions the original source.

As the focus of podcasting has turned towards interviewing, storytelling and personality driven programs, we remain true to our goal to discover, play and promote independent electronic music.