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About the Bleep43 podcast

I originally started what became the Bleep43 podcast in 2005 as a show on Internet Radio show, transmitting live on Sunday nights, with guest mixes from friends. In 2006, it became clear that it wasn’t quite possible to keep the show going every weekend, and therefore the podcast was born, with me releasing two hours of electronic music on a not-quite-weekly basis.

Since 2005, I have been proud to present over 130 shows, with a wide range of guests, mixes and specials so far. The show’s aim has been since the start to present a personal overview of electronic music, both past and present. It would be foolhardy to try to include everything, and I fully admit that there has been a conspicious absence of drum ‘n’ bass, hardcore, trance, dubstep and some other aspects of dance music. Perhaps at some point they may appear.

In an age where many shows tend to concentrate on one style, the Bleep43 podcast’s purpose has been to surprise as well as entertain and you may find that it changes unexpectedly in style from one song to the next.

Next to guest mixes and live recordings, there are also specials dedicated to musicians that deserve the full attention of one show, such is their contribution to the genre. So far, we have had podcasts on Uwe Schmidt, Drexciya, Popol Vuh, Brian Eno, Conny Plank and Alice Coltrane amongst others, with the most recent being on French composer Olivier Messiaen.

For the time being I am continuing to devote time to European composers and musicians for the rest of 2009. A more accessible archive of the podcasts will shortly appear as well. I would like to thank everyone who has subscribed, listened or contributed since the inception.

Toby Frith

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