November 18, 2004 9:49 AM   Subscribe

I find Paris's Radio ABF the perfect background noise, with an optional 256kb/s stream. It's electronica.
posted by Pretty_Generic (22 comments total)
... and the moment I post it here, the music goes a bit rubbish. :(
posted by Pretty_Generic at 10:07 AM on November 18, 2004

I'm listening to the medium (48kbps) stream right now, this is pretty good background noise. Thanks for the link!

Sorry for ruining your connection. :)
posted by knave at 10:11 AM on November 18, 2004

My stupid first thought - "Paris Paramus has a web radio station?"

I'm giving it a shot for office background noise, so far so good.
posted by Karmakaze at 10:34 AM on November 18, 2004

Pretty generic Pretty_Generic. But thanks for the link.
posted by NewBornHippy at 10:45 AM on November 18, 2004

I like it so far, thanks P_G.

I enjoy listening to Virgin Radio, ads and all. I guess since I'm a non-brit I know the ads aren't for me, so don't bug me.
posted by o2b at 11:01 AM on November 18, 2004

That's pretty smooth background noise. I'll have to wait till I get home from work to listen to it because all of my co-workers just started dancing.
posted by defasdefbe at 11:19 AM on November 18, 2004

personally, i like the mixes at d-i-r-t-y.com...
check their great (and diverse) archives.
posted by bluno at 11:37 AM on November 18, 2004

for a more commercial-free alternative to Virgin Radio (linked above) try SOMA FM.

you know, once your coworkers want to stop dancing...
posted by NationalKato at 11:46 AM on November 18, 2004

N00b says 'hello'. :)
posted by plasticpool at 11:47 AM on November 18, 2004

Last year, SOMA FM ran the only Christmas music feed I could stand. (By and large the Christmas airwave hijacking just makes me postal.)
posted by Karmakaze at 12:04 PM on November 18, 2004

Other good electronics stuff:

http://www.addictivebeat.com/ - Hard house, mix quality varies, but it's 128k

http://www.merckrecords.com/ - Merck radio. Glitch/hip-hop/IDM stuff. All good. Really. All of it.

http://www.paxahau.com/ - promoters out of Detroit. Lots of good mixes, and a decent radio station
posted by qDot at 12:19 PM on November 18, 2004

I forgot about SOMA, I used to listen to it all the time -- i wonder why I stopped.
posted by o2b at 12:42 PM on November 18, 2004

for a more commercial-free alternative to Virgin Radio (linked above) try SOMA FM.

I have been listening to SomaFM for a while... Groove salad is my fav, but I can also be partial to drone zone. I find it more ocnducive to studying than Classical. Make sure to donate!
posted by gagglezoomer at 2:37 PM on November 18, 2004

not sure how 'background' it is, but i like it. thanks for the link. the 256 feed sounds great.
posted by zaack at 5:21 PM on November 18, 2004

The French radio folks are definitely ahead when it comes to electronic dance music. However, just like pretty_generic noted, they have a penchant for playing obscure and wierd french style sounding rubbish at odd times.

I'd also like to reccomend Radio FG as well. Paris 92 FM.
posted by djdrue at 10:10 PM on November 18, 2004

I like mixoftheweek.
posted by worbid411 at 7:09 AM on November 19, 2004

junkast (112k) and sdx's synthetic experience (128k) are some of my personal favorites. junkast is more experimental (idm/breakcore/ragga) and sdx is good idustrial/synth/c64 stuff. Brainwashed (64k) has good stuff, as well. They've been playing lots of Coil lately, since Balance passed. GlobalPopConspiracy (var.) is fun when I'm in the mood for something more upbeat.
posted by nTeleKy at 7:47 AM on November 19, 2004

Radio Magnetic is a good one for house, breakbeat and electronic stuff too, especially when they broadcast live from clubs and gigs.

(I know a couple of the folk involved in running Magnetic from University days, so apologies if this counts as some form of self-linking)
posted by jack_mo at 10:40 AM on November 20, 2004

I'm really surprised no one posted digitally imported.

Thanks for all the great links -- I really liked them!
posted by j at 5:10 PM on November 20, 2004

I really want to recommend this site called Panache. It has loads of downloadable radio sessions with international pop, mostly stuff from Japan, Brazil and France. And there are nice tips on the site as well...
posted by iwanttobuild at 4:58 AM on November 21, 2004

Electronica and ambient downbeat techno (whatever that is) are both good for work. Gets you in the mood to type Word documents for hours on end.
posted by echodolphin at 11:10 AM on November 23, 2004

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