DB Burkeman, photo by Ted Barron
DB Burkeman, photo by Ted Barron
DB

As a kid in London, DB used to fall asleep at night with a transistor radio hidden under his pillow. He has been addicted to hearing new music ever since. Here, he brings that music to you. 

This is not a music show that's restricted to a particular genre, or even a specific decade, although it has an emphasis on indie rock with electronic elements or electronic music that's not simply for the dance floor. It's a weekly 90-minute mixtape-style show that is as musically open-minded as the musical landscape is wide. 

Discovering John Peel in the mid 70's, DB loved the way this low-key sounding DJ would mix his shows, not only by genre, but also by playing music from the distant past, alongside music by his favorite new and unknown artists. Although he was known for playing some of the most obscure and left-field music, Peel was never afraid to play something "Pop" if he believed it good – at the peak of the punk rock explosion in the UK, he played the Rolling Stones’ newly released Black & Blue in its entirety. It was this kind of programming that has inspired DB, encouraging him to be as musically open-minded as he could. It's now his goal to try to excite and inspire the listener just as Peel did him. 

As a club & rave DJ for 20 years, DB always felt somewhat frustrated by how confined and restricted DJ's had to be in that culture. Here, DB releases those confines, using the space to share his knowledge and vast collection of music and play what's new and inspiring to him. 

For his website, including a brief bio of DB's career, click here. Also check out his insane record collection here.

For more please visit: DB Does A Blog, or connect with him on his Facebook page.