“These individuals work around the clock to provide an endless world of entertainment, working merely on the fuel of coffee and toasted cheese sandwiches.”
Nothing highlights the momentous passion for the music industry than the realm of community and college radio stations. They provide an invaluable space for music and creativity to flourish among volunteers and listeners that simultaneously share a love for the world of music. These individuals work around the clock to provide an endless world of entertainment at your feet, working merely on the fuel of coffee and toasted cheese sandwiches. What we have meticulously selected below is our pick of the top aural pleasures for your radio cravings. Dig in below:
Breaking and Entering on 3RRR // Simon Winkler & Lauren Taylor
This duo seem to know about music before it even exists; they are your cool friends that DJ at warehouse parties with rare afro-beat tapes they found crate-digging on their travels in Nigeria. Providing three enlightening hours of new releases with the softly-spoken dialect of 3RRR you know and love. Other notable Triple R features include the phenomenal ‘Set It Out’ with Luke Pocock, Ennio Styles with his appropriately titled ‘Stylin’, and ‘Strange Holiday’ with hypnotic beatsmith Andras Fox.
Beats In Space on WNYU FM // Tim Sweeney
Mixmaster and DJ extraordinaire Tim Sweeney has the hookups. Spinning exclusive mixes from some of the most prominent names in music production since 1999, Beats In Space has proved itself a staple of the electronic music scene for some time. Recent highlights have been regular mixes from Four Tet, Jamie xx, John Talabot, and Melbourne’s very own Tornado Wallace.
Tomorrowland on PBS // Edd Fisher
Keeping the beat and building the heat every Friday is Melbourne electronic wizard Edd Fisher and his unique blend of cutting edge electronica and vinyl-only sets. Fisher garnered his reputation from regular Boiler Room visits and appearances at some of Australia’s most inaugural festivals and stage shows. Also a recent Jazz Composition graduate from premier music college WAAPA, Edd Fisher has managed to graduate his way to our hearts.
Something More on Double J // Tim Shiel
Multi-instrumentalist, composer, and electronic music producer Tim Shiel is no stranger to the music scene; from his solo work as Faux Pas to his role as Gotye’s right-hand man in his live shows, he has gone from strength to strength. Recently graduating from his five-year stint at 3RRR to his unique broadcast on Triple J’s cooler brother Double J. His unique selections transition from rare African pop grooves to sonic London electro beats almost seamlessly, leaving you wanting so much more.