Summary: Attic Beats is a (somewhat) weekly podcast of music ranging from hip-hop to jazz to soul to noise to reggae to international folk.
Attic Beats 022 - Original concept: June 2002; podcast recorded February 26, 2006 This week, I revisit a favorite mix CD I made as part of my short-lived monthly-MP3-mix-CD series on my personal site. This is the soundtrack for driving through New York City at 3am. This is a soundtrack for cabbies that work the graveyard [...]
Attic Beats 021 - Recorded February 1, 2006 aka “The Episode Where I Say ‘Interesting’ Entirely Too Many Times” I admittedly have only a beginner’s level of knowledge on this week’s theme: exotica. So much so that I’m combining exotica, lounge, and space age pop into one big batch, which may make more knowledgeable fans cringe. [...]
Attic Beats 020 - Recorded January 11, 2006 For the 20th episode, I decided it was time to bring on the first guest of the show’s history. It seemed only fitting that for a show on turntablism and the art of DJing that I bring on the dopest DJ I know to drop some knowledge [...]
Attic Beats 019 - Recorded January 2-3, 2006 To kick off the New Year, we’ve got a little (actually a lot) extra for you this week. The show runs nearly two hours and covers loads of great hip-hop, reggae, dub, downtempo, abstract beats, jazz, breaks, exotica, and even some of that forgotten subgenre of the [...]
Attic Beats 018 - Recorded December 7 and 13, 2005 Happy Holidays (and yes, that includes Christmas, dearest AFA)! We’ve got some jolly happy tunes for you this week, so gather the kids ’round the fireplace (actually, the kids shouldn’t be anywhere near this podcast) and enjoy some holiday cheer from your friend at Attic [...]
Attic Beats 017 - Recorded December 1, 2005 To kick off December, we have some great jazz from the 1960s, including tracks from Lee Morgan, Booker Little, Freddie Hubbard, and Miles Davis (duh). (ab) The Sidewinder… Lee Morgan [1963, The Sidewinder] Moods In Free Time… Booker Little [1961, Out Front, my review] Caravan… Freddie Hubbard  Riot… Miles Davis [1967, [...]