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A new four-hour daily eclectic music program for community & public radio.

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Deeply eclectic sounds served up daily.

From Ambient to Zydeco, Turnstyles presents a unique freeform music mix. We dig through the deepest crates, curating an irresistible and accessible blend of exciting new discoveries and prized lost gems. Created by a team of passionate radio veterans behind the scenes and hosts Joel Davis & Iris Berkeley - Turnstyles continues to supplement your daily radio broadcasts with a selection of underheard, overlooked recordings.

If you are a public, community or streaming radio station in need of high quality evergreen music content, contact us to learn how to pick up the show.

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Show Overview

Turnstyles is a deeply eclectic freeform music mix crafted to assist terrestrial (AM/FM/HD) or streaming radio stations during unattended operations.

The show explores a wide range of sounds and is set up with a classic vinyl "A Side / B Side" philosophy. The two-hour A-Side is more low-key, while the "flip side" covers a more adventurous range of sounds during the later hours. The program is remarkably cohesive considering the diversity of sounds showcased, and presents a captivating listening experience.

The Turnstyles mix spans multiple eras, styles and artists. For example, you'll hear Folk (Gillian Welch, Phil Cook), Rock (M. Ward, Courtney Barnett), Reggae (Holly Cook, Lee "Scratch" Perry), Latin (Bomba Estereo, Tom Zé), Jazz (Nina Simone, Jeff Parker), Afrobeat (Miriam Makeba, Fela Kuti), Electronic (Suzanne Ciani, Boards of Canada), Modern Composition (Mary Lattimore, Aksak Maboul), and (much, much) more. Host Joel Davis provides context and insight for listeners navigating this journey of musical discovery.

The four-hour show is offered seven days a week in 59-minute, self-contained modules. There are options for one-minute cutaways at the bottom and top of each hour.

You’ll find an example of a full Turnstyles program and playlist below. We welcome your feedback.

Sample Playlist

Hour One - Show #0001

Artist Song Album
Richie Havens Here Comes the Sun Live at The Cellar Door
Juca Chaves Take Me Back To Piauí Take Me Back To Piauí
Big Thief Heavy Bend Dragon New Warm Mountain I Believe in You
Fai Baba Veränderet Veränderet
Hermanos Gutierrez Tres Hermanos El Bueno Y El Malo
Jesse Woods Broken Cowboy Jesse Woods
Josiah and the Bonnevilles Anti-Hero (Country Version) Country Covers
Bob Dylan Country Pie (Take 2) Travelin' Thru, 1967-1969: The Bootleg Series, Vol. 15
The Nude Party Records The Nude Party
Miriam Makeba For What It's Worth Keep Me In Mind
Castanets Celestial Shore City of Refuge
Panda Bear Livin’ in the After Reset
Helado Negro Sound and Vision Modern Love
Khruangbin The Number 4 The Infamous Bill
Moses Sumney & Sufjan Stevens Make Out in My Car (Sufjan Version) Make Out in My Car: Chameleon Suite
Mac Miller Nothing from Nothing Swimming
Jensen McRae Wolves Wolves
Alabaster DePlume Whisky Story Time To Cy & Lee: Instrumentals Vol. 1
The Cinematic Orchestra Channel 1 Suite Motion

Hour Two - Show #0001

Artist Song Album
Boygenius Without You Without Them The Record
Thao & Mirah Little Cup Thao & Mirah
Michelle Shocked Steppin' Out The Texas Campfire Tapes
M. Ward Here Comes The Sun Again (four-track) Transistor Radio (Bonus Disc)
Lou Reed I'm Waiting for the Man (demo, May 1965) [with John Cale] Words & Music, May 1965 (Demos)
Beirut After The Curtain Gulag Orkestar
The Magnetic Fields I Think I Need A New Heart 69 Love Songs Volume 1
Rog Winters When I See You Driftless Dreamers: In Cuca Country
The Bobby Fuller Four Let Her Dance Fantastic Mr. Fox
Bab Peter Mog Boom Boom Boom Konkani Songs - Music From Goa Made In Bombay
Lijadu Sisters Bobby Danger
Board of Canada Over The Horizon Radar Geogaddi
Los Lobos Dream in Blue Kiko
Cymande Bra The Message
De La Soul Change In Speak 3 Feet High and Rising
Tony Trischka Ruben's Wah Wah Solo Banjo Works
Buddy Emmons Witches Brew Live
Supersuckers Roadworn and Weary Must've Been High
Beck True Love Will Find You In The End The Late Great Daniel Johnston: Discovered Covered
Antibalas Afrobeat Orchestra Dub Je Je Government Magic EP

Hour Three - Show #0001

Artist Song Album
Koko Taylor Voodoo Woman I Got What It Takes
Sugar Pie DeSanto Git Back Bay Area Funk
Dub Specialist Hooligan Studio One Dub
Alex Figueira Aprende Juicy / Aprende
Sidestepper Linda Manigua (Quantum Dub Force mix) Palm Beats Volume 1
Psapp Part Like Waves The Camel's Back
Peacock Dreams Peacock Dreams PDX Pop Now! 2010
Alf Alpha Forever Arboleda
Ben Marc Make Way (Excerpt) Glass Effect
A Tribe Called Quest If The Papes Come The Anthology
The Jimi Hendrix Experience Up From The Skies Axis: Bold As Love
Richmond Fontaine Let's Hit One More Place You Can't Go Back If There's Nothing to Go Back To
Gene Austin, Candy and CoCo After You've Gone The French Dispatch
Seprewa Kasa Nkabom Seprewa Kasa
O La Riviére Les Inrockuptibles - Objectif 2016
Joe Gibbs & The Professionals Half Ounce African Dub Chapter 1

Hour Four - Show #0001

Artist Song Album
Pholidor Mwana Pause Roots of OK Jazz - Congo Classics 1955-1956
Mulatu Astatke Yekermo Sew Broken Flowers
Chuck Jackson And That's Saying a Lot Big New York Soul - Wand Records 1961-1966
Devotchka How It Ends How It Ends
Old Crow Medicine Show Angel From Montgomery Broken Hearts & Dirty Windows: Songs of John Prine
Arthur Melo Agosto Agosto
The Lumineers Patience Cleopatra
Red House Painters Long Distance Runaround Ocean Beach
Aphex Twin Curtains (Excerpt) Selected Ambient Works Vol 2
Suzanne Ciani Princess with Orange Feet Lixiviation Ciania/Musica Inc. 1969-1985
Uniting of Opposites Bird Solo Ancient Lights
Daniel Lanois Carla Belladonna
Kid Koala Transmission 4 Music to Draw to: Io
Jorge Ben Menina Mulher Da Pele Preta A Tabua De Esmeralda
Devendra Banhart Saw Kill River Cripple Crow
George Van Eps It's Easy To Remember Once In A While
Jim Bob The Song of the Range Hawaiian Steel Guitar Classics: 1927-1938
Nancy Elizabeth Cat Bells Wrought Iron