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Comment: Bill Thompson on democratic media
Wednesday, August 20, 2014 09:31

I happened to meet Bill Thompson, freelance journalist, commentator and head of partnership development for the archive group at the BBC while I was just taking a break at Wikimania London 2014. For those of you who, democratically would choose facts: „The 2000+ person conference, festival, meetup, workshop, hackathon, and celebration as the official annual event of the Wikimedia movement.“ (read more)

Lion Tree - Sunlight
Wednesday, August 20, 2014 05:36

“Maybe one day the export of Israeli music will work better and maybe one day some German music lovers will write about them?“ Well, what about now? Today's band from Jerusalem has just been suggested for our airplay test in Berlin and the world's 1st democratic radio that let's the listener choose everything that shall appear on the air... (read more)

Wikimania 2014
by David Hawkins
Tuesday, August 19, 2014 10:04

The official event of the Wikimedia movement has ended, but the processing of the massive amount of information and the strengthening of bonds forged over the three days that had the privilege to attend has just begun. (read more)

Les Jupes - Introversion
Tuesday, August 19, 2014 06:12

Introvert? Extrovert? How about your own „vert“? A brilliantvert, a geekvert, a sportyvert, a musicvert, a social media vert, a foodvert? Whatever version of yourself may appeal to you, go for it and by all means we put on the air...let's say what kind of airplayvert you vote. Getting to today's version for the democratic airplay test, it has been said today's band from Winnipeg... (read more)

The Curious Incident - Might As Well Swim
Monday, August 18, 2014 06:16

You might drown in what mass media tells you to listen to but you might as well swim and reach the other side of the sea defining the entire program, do you? How to rate today's curious incident from London who were called to be "The audio equivalent of masturbation”...? (read more)

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Artist To Watch – Chicago Musician Jeremy Marsan

Tuesday, August 05, 2014 14:13

Marsan is a solo project of 21-year-old Chicago musician, Jeremy Marsan, who is currently in the band Acker, and was previously a member of Shy Guy Says. In 2012, Marsan kicked-off a side solo project as a way mainly to channel his “interest in replicating the textures and grooves” with the use of “live instruments” [...]

In Dee Mail, Vol. XXIV – Scarlet Youth, Brokeback, Santah, Widowspeak, Stellar Young, Gibson, Recorder, Javier Dunn

Friday, June 13, 2014 13:54

For those who have followed IRC for years (and thank you for that), you may be familiar with a profile and playlist series called In Dee Mail, which is a play on words to symbolize music that we receive by email. The In Dee Mail series, first published in 2008, is one of the longest [...]

Best New Indie Songs & Albums, April 2014, Vol. II – The Afghan Whigs, Woods, Cloud Cult Plague Vendor, Eels, Modern Rivals

Sunday, June 08, 2014 07:57

A few days ago, we posted the best singles from the top new albums released in the first part of April. Sure, it may be a bit overdue, but the fact that remains is the quality of the music. Here is the second half of the best singles from new releases for April 15th through [...]

Best New Indie Songs & Albums, April 2014, Vol. I – Cloud Nothings, Small Black, Band of Skulls, Sweet Apple, De Lux

Tuesday, May 27, 2014 13:47

April was a good month for music lovers, and record collectors. That also made it an incredibly laborious task to go through the stacks of releases. In fact, the entire process is symbolic of a larger truth – good things take time to come to fruition. Not only were there dozens upon dozens of fantastic [...]

7 Overseas Bands You’ve Gotta Hear, Vol. VI – Gonçalo, Fake Vulgarys, Brockley Forest, Cat Dog Snake, Welcome The Wildfire

Wednesday, May 14, 2014 07:25

Back by popular demand, and because we have had some time to find seven artists and bands from the submissions box, this latest installment of 7 Overseas Bands You’ve Gotta Hear takes us from Sweden and Australia to England and Portugal and Brazil. In our last installment of the 7 Bands series, which was a [...]


Startup fair Start-ups, artists and creatives - Listen up!
Sunday, April 27, 2014 07:31

Are you an aspiring new company, a writer on the move, a new grass roots campaign, a project that should be tested by a majority of voters? Then at we will soon give you the opportunity to test your start-up (or even yourself as a brand) on the market and get direct crowd feedback and of course you can also show your products here. Coming soon!

Support the ones you voted on the air! Buy their products!
Sunday, April 27, 2014 07:14

In our shop section we will soon give bands, companies and emerging start ups the chance to sell music, products and merchandise directly to you. You vote, we broadcast!

Harlem jazz club chino the big bet "Chino & The Big Bet" will be one of our first bands in our shop. What about you?
Saturday, April 26, 2014 23:07

They say: "Mama don't like what we're gonna do tonite... so hush!!!" Will you also like what they sell? In future you will also find things you can buy from our blues and Swing band from Barcelona here. Curious?