The KLF – The White Room

The KLF - or Justified Ancients Of Mu Mu as they've always preferred to be known - are simply unique. That said, Bill Drummond and Jimmy Cauty always had that anarchic Malcolm McLaren vibe of “destroy, subvert and undermine expectations…” and of simply improvising their strategy in response to each new idea or opportunity as it cropped up. That's why The White Room - far…

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Loud & Proud on BBC 6 Music

BBC Radio 6 Music's Loud and Proud season The 1967 Sexual Offences Act marked the start of a long journey towards LGBT equality in the UK. 6 Music will be marking its 50th anniversary with a season of programmes celebrating queer culture and its journey through the intervening decades as part of the BBC's Gay Britannia season. FRIDAY 28 JULY 1600–1900 Steve Lamacq with Tom Robinson Tom…

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Less Is More

Once again, Monday finds me sitting down to build next week's BBC Introducing Mixtape, and as usual it's a case of trying to cram a quart into a pint pot. That's the expression we used in the old days before decimalisation: somehow trying to cram a litre into a half-litre pot doesn't quite have the same ring. But you get the idea. Each week I…

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No Upload = No Airplay

QUESTION: Does sending my music to Fresh On The Net automatically get it considered for radio play on BBC Introducing? ANSWER: No, not automatically. Here's why... BBC INTRODUCING helps independent UK artists get their music heard on the radio free of charge - bypassing the music biz machinery of pluggers, publicists, publishers, managers, agents and labels. Simply upload your music to BBC Introducing and if any presenters or…

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Fresh Faves: Batch 239

These Fresh Faves were picked by our readers over the weekend, and are reviewed this week by Fresh On The Net Founder and BBC Radio 6 Music presenter Tom Robinson. You can hear all these tracks in a single Soundcloud playlist here. It feels like an age since my last turn reviewing Fresh Faves here at Fresh On The Net and when you're out of…

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Welcome – And A Quick Reminder

A big welcome to any new visitors who've recently joined us here at Fresh On The Net. I host a show on BBC Radio 6 Music called The BBC Introducing Mixtape, and this is just a quick reminder that anyone can submit a song for that programme by following these 2 simple steps: (1) send the tune to Fresh On The Net, so I can…

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Fresh Faves: Batch 227

Between Monday lunchtime and Thursday morning any artist is welcome to send us one track here at Fresh On The Net - and all our moderators, including me, will listen to every track. Last week we all heard 157 tunes from our inbox, then jointly picked our 25 favourites for our Listening Post. Additionally I earmarked my own favourites from that longlist for future radio…

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BBC Introducing Mixtape

BBC Introducing was founded in 2007 as a way for new, independent and grassroots artists to bypass the record industry. It allows them to get heard by BBC producers and DJs without having to spend a fortune on pluggers, publicists or other intermediaries. I listen to hundreds of tracks a month: some recommended by BBC Introducing colleagues - plus everything sent to us here at…

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BBC Mixtape: 16 Jan 2017

BBC Introducing was founded in 2007 as a way for new, independent & grassroots artists to bypass the record industry and get their music heard by BBC producers and DJs - without having to spend a fortune on pluggers, publicists or other intermediaries. Many hundreds of tunes a month get uploaded to Fresh On The Net and the BBC Introducing website and, whenever I hear…

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BBC Mixtape: 09 Jan 2017

BBC Introducing was founded in 2007 as a way for new, independent & grassroots artists to bypass the record industry and get their music heard by BBC producers and DJs - without having to spend a fortune on pluggers, publicists or other intermediaries. Many hundreds of tunes a month get uploaded to Fresh On The Net and the BBC Introducing website and, whenever I hear…

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