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DJ DB, photo by John Von Pamer.
DJ DB, photo by John Von Pamer.

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.

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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.

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DB63: Them’s the Breaks

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DB hits us with the tracks that have the wildest breakbeats, ranging from tunes spanning six decades and an array of genres, from left-field electronic to vintage funk, rock, and pop. Featuring tracks by TV On the Radio, UNKLE, Jamie xx, and more.

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DB62: White Hot For Winter

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For the 62nd segment of BLURRINGradio, DB plays 90 minutes of rock music with blood pumping tempos that span across a diverse range of styles and eras, ranging from the 1960's to yet to be released tracks.

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DJ DB unveils the second episode of a two-part series, featuring major hits and underground greats from 2015. The playlist includes Tame Impala, CRATER, EL VY, Gilligan Moss, ODESZA, Uncle Acid & the Deadbeats, Tiga, Kurt Vile, and more

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DB60: The Best of 2015 (Part 1)

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Indulge your ears with this compilation of some of 2015's most engaging tracks --an electric contemporary feast of music that progressively gets more intense and rowdy. Featuring Mark Ronson, The Charlatans, Maribou State, and many more.

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DB59: Reflecting Light to Dark

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DIY electronic, shiny, polished pop and gnarly rock 'n' roll, surf this sonic spectrum that spans from light to dark with yet another eclectic playlist from DB.

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In this episode, DJ DB explores the realm of electronic dance music, a genre he believes goes far beyond the overgeneralized category of EDM. Featuring tracks by Jamie xx, New Order, SBTRKT, LCD Soundsystem, Radiohead, and more.

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DB57: Bright Ideas

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A spread of groove-based rock and electronic treasures style DB’s 57th show. Kick back to 90 minutes of bright tracks with exceptional diversity in style and sound!

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DB56: Eclecticism

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Get into the know with DB's diverse rundown of new music from 2015, featuring two hours of fresh tracks and a handful of exclusive, unreleased numbers tossed in. Featuring music by Hi, Low, Sofi Tukker, Maribou State, DIIV, Mark Ronson, and more.

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DB55: Dark Tones

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Listen in for a moody, electronic, and guitar-based mixtape, for those who find beauty, wonder, and even solace in dark tones. Featuring music from The War On Drugs, Mogwai, Liars, The Velvet Underground, UNKLE, Siouxsie & The Banshees, and more.

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DB54: Minus Guitars

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Groove to the the most danceable Blurring Radio show to date. Keeping all rock n' roll guitars out of the equation, this totally electronic mix features nifty remixes and originals from dance floor legends and saviors of pop music.

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DB53: Close to the Edge

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The ever eclectic Blurring Radio travels to the threshold of experimental music to bring you this edgy mix, full of snazzy covers and remixes. With CRATER, Mura Masa, East India Youth, Cri, The Raveonettes, David Bowie, Asaf Avidan and many more.

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DB52: Rock 'n' Roll, Part 3

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A mixtape of guitar riffs, few electronic grooves, and quite a few names not played on Blurring Radio before, plus some old favorites. Also note that this couple hours features no less than seven female vocals in this still very male dominated genre.

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DB51: Best of 2014

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Here’s over two hours of 2014: TV On The Radio, Caribou, D.D. Dumbo, Royce Wood Junior, The Bug, Teleman, Todd Terje, Tom Vek, The National, The Horrors, Tricky, Faulty DL, Alt J, The Young Fathers, Aphex Twin, Spoon, Elbow, Broken Bells, and more...

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DB50: Faves of the Fifty

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For this 50th segment of his ever eclectic series, DB has gathered 31 of his favorite tracks from all those shows and built this 2 1/2 hour mixtape special of old and new rock music that has a groove foundation or major electronic elements.

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