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DB Burkeman, photo by Ted Barron
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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. 

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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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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The second half of 2014 has brought a ton of high profile releases as well as some wicked underground ones. This 90-minute mixtape features some of these along with classic tracks from Caribou to Thurston Moore to Waywood to Joy Division.

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DB48: Exclusive Business

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DB gives us two exclusives! The first comes in the form of a just finished track by producer Norik, and the second is the first BLURRINGradio exclusive mixtape from Spanish techno weirdoes Downlines Sekt. Electronic, dark, weird, and experimental.

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DB47: Pop Isn't a Dirty Word

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When DB says something is Pop, its not meant with the derogatory connotation that it has in some circles in the U.S. The majority of this mixtape are songs that are Pop-ish and they either have pop potential or were hits in the UK. SOS, The The...

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DB46: Futures, Past & Present

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New productions striving for a sound from eras gone by and older ones all sounding futuristic back then and still sounding very current. Simple Minds, Episode, Todd Terje, Spoon, Wye Oak, Elephant Stone, Arctic Monkeys, and much more.

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DB45: Devil's in the Details

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A wildly eclectic 90-minute mixtape focusing mostly on music from 2014, with a couple of classics thrown in. Why Devil's in the Details? Because so many of these tracks really shine when listened to on headphones. It's all about the subtleties.

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DB44: Back in Black

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DB tracks the word "black" in rock. The show starts soft and builds in intensity with tracks from The Black Angeles, Black Ghosts, The Black Keys, Black Mountain, Black Light White Light & Black Sabbath. Plus another 25 songs with black in the title.

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DB43: Old Ravers Never Die

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DB spills on the history of Rave and so much more in this special live recording from Red Bull Studios New York. Listen to the likes of The House Master Boys and The Rude Boys of House, Sweet Exorcist, Beltram, Warp, Awesome 3, Bass Heads and others.

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DB's Best of 2013

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DB shares some of his favorite tracks from 2013. As expected, he's omitted the obvious and selected some of the unexpected. Tune in for an extended segment and hear tracks from Pional, Jon Hopkins, DARKSIDE, Nu:Logic, Arcade Fire, Low, and more!

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DB41: Intros

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This episode of Blurring Radio brings you an extensive playlist of some of the best rock and electronic intros, spanning over 40 years. Feel the tension build as these epic intros launch you into their accompanying songs!

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DB40: Beats & Pieces

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A random selection of amazing new music, made extra special by a new release from Breach. Also included are tracks from Pional, Moodoid, Danial Avery, RJD2, Black Hearted Brother, Ducktails, Deco, Wooden Shjips, Glasser, Taku, Zombie Disco Squad.

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