July 15, 2006. Radioactivity is a weekly roundup of the best radio shows, podcasts and downloadable sets online. Things to listen to while you’re cleaning out the attic.
Loveradio: If you can’t make it to Berlin for the Loveparade this weekend, Fritz Radio out of Berlin are morphing into Fritz Loveradio for the occasion with a live stream from the Victory Column from 5 p.m till 11 p.m GMT +1 with sets from Ewan Pearson, Tiefschwarz, Villalobos & Luciano et al (RA wonders how this pair are going to back to back for twenty minutes? One record each?). Better yet, Fritz Radio is celebrating the event by streaming electronic music all weekend with label showcases from Sender, Tuning Spork, Get Physical, Poker Flat, Bpitch Control, Mobilee and Vakant until Sunday 2 p.m GMT +1. Check their page for start times. Tune in now!
Victim Mentality:Music Victim is a stylish new site broadcasting 24/7 on three channels: MV1 has pop and rock, MV2 has dance music and MV3 plays older classics. Sounds like your average ho-hum radio station, except that it isn’t: on all three channels the music is good. They also get known DJs in to spin including dance legend Mark Broom from Ifach and recently Swedish sensations The Knife who spin a home listening selection that ranges from Jean Michel Jarre to Rhythim is Rhythim to Mika Vainio which hits all the right music head notes.
It’s all gone Pete Tong: This week's BBC Essential Selection includes a new Pasta Boys remix, or as host Pete Tong puts it "just a tweak", of the unstoppable 'Rej' by Ame. The show also features interviews with progressive house production whiz Chris Lake and Dirtybird head honcho Claude VonStroke, who also gets on the decks for the last half hour of the show. The live broadcast of The Essential Selection takes place on Friday nights but as with all Radio 1 shows it can be streamed anytime for a week. As always with Tong's shows, the first hour features dance remixes of pop songs by the likes of P Diddy, Keane and Justin Timberlake so the fast forward button is your friend.
Blue on Blue: The Stypod at Stylus Magazine weighs in this week with a deep house mix which we like the sound of. DJ Michael F. Gill describes the mix: “As summer begins and the sweat rings begin to glow off of my forehead, I find myself drifting towards the hazy melancholy and organic warmth of deep house instead of the chill of minimal techno and electro.” Michael gives a little story behind each of the tracks, too, a nice touch for those unfamiliar with the genre. Click on the pic to download. [via ILM]
10 days on: Ignore Belgium at your own peril. 10 Days Off Festival is happening July 14 to 24 and you can tune in to catch sets for the duration of the festival on the net. Expect streams from the likes of Richie Hawtin, Carl Craig, Miss Kittin vs. The Hacker, David Guetta, Andy C, Herbert, Paul Kalkbrenner, DJ Hell and Ellen Allien – i.e. expect everyone. Sets from little sister festival 5 Days Off are already arriving at VPRO with Booka Shade, Dave Clarke and Hot Chip already posted and more in the works. Grab a Stella and tune in.
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