Today we’re excited to announce we have launched a brand new, original podcast called ‘Audio Culture‘. The monthly show will be hosted by our Head of Community, Xanthe Fuller, and each episode will include an interview with a leading artist, DJ or podcaster who has helped shape the audio industry.
The first episode features electronic music pioneers Coldcut, who explain the fascinating stories behind some of their greatest achievements to date. Coldcut, who have played a pivotal role in the UK electronic music scene and co-founded the renowned record label Ninja Tune, also reveal exciting details about forthcoming projects.
You can listen to the first episode now on Mixcloud:
Upcoming episodes will include interviews with the likes of Danish singer and songwriter, Agnes Obel, and Brazilian award-winning composer, Eumir Deodato. Fuller will also interview some of the music industry’s unsung heroes, from mastering engineers at the world’s top studios to award-winning record producers.
“The long-form interview format is personal and intimate…it allows creative people a space to tell their stories without feeling inhibited by time or cameras. I’m really looking forward to using this space to draw out stories from some of the most impressive influencers who don’t often get heard,” Fuller explains.
Audio Culture aims to reveal the stories behind some of the industry’s top innovators and figureheads. Since it was launched in 2008, Mixcloud has established itself as the worldwide home of long-form audio with a growing community of artists, DJs and radio presenters who upload new shows from all over the globe. Audio Culture will adopt a similar approach, relying on our community to access interviews with cultural leaders from all corners of the world.
“One of the most exciting aspects of my role at Mixcloud is the incredible variety of talent I meet from around the world, each person influencing the landscape of music, radio or podcasts in their own unsung way,” says Fuller.
Last year, we celebrated reaching 1 million uploaders. As our online radio platform continues to grow, so does the variety of shows available to listeners – and podcasts are no exception. Across the internet, podcast listening grew 23% between 2015 and 2016, and fans of popular podcasts will now likely find their favourite shows on Mixcloud.
Follow Audio Culture on Mixcloud to stay up-to-date with new episodes: