Apple’s Beats1 radio is the most recent addition to the internet’s array of leading radio stations. Streaming live from cities across the world, listeners can tune in for both a constant stream of the next and best in music and on-demand shows, curated by some of the most prominent DJs and tastemakers today. Channel 4, where the eclectic sounds of underground dance music find a home, and Boiler Room – the live-stream media giant – recently released their fourth partnered show. Host and BR senior curator George Szatan put together an hour long segment that showcases some of the best live recordings Boiler Room has in their catalog. Beginning with sweet, supple beats by Four Tet and Floating Points (be sure to check out their groovy collaboration with Katy B – one of our favorites from the New Year), the stream transitions through amalgamations of Italian ambient composer Gigi Masin.
Once halfway through, Szatan again shifts to a more jazz-centric sound, highlighting Marcos Valle’s “Estrelar” before moving into a bit straighter jazz with Keyon Harrold and Kamasi Washington. Harrold’s set, plucked from Revive’s 10th Anniversary show last April, demonstrates his finesse as a trumpeter and as a band leader. Szatan brings up the high-regard with which Harrold is esteemed, bringing up his intense involvement in the upcoming Miles Davis biopic Miles Ahead – to which he leant both his own trumpet sound as well as his teaching skills as he coached Don Cheadle towards the classic Davis sound. Szatan then transitions into Kamasi Washington‘s live rendition of “Clair De Lune” and moves back into the swing of electronic with Sun Ra and His Myth Science Orchestra. You can check out Keyon Harrold‘s set at the 37-minute mark, but the full-show is definitely worth a listen – George Szatan brought together a web of Boiler Room’s best in a deluge to stand-out sounds.