abstract science is future music radio: a weekly exploration of innovative electronic music and its roots since 1997. this staple of chicago’s airwaves investigates the current evolution and influence of dj culture, dance music and experimental sounds on a global level. co-hosts CHRIS WIDMAN, HENRY SELF, LUKE STOKES + JOSHUA P FERGUSON showcase the latest releases alongside underground classics, overlooked gems, exclusive live performances, interviews and dj mixes. past guest include AMON TOBIN, APPARAT, BONOBO, BURAKA SOUND SYSTEM, CONVEXTION, DAEDELUS, DEADBEAT, DJ KRUSH, FOUR TET, JAGA JAZZIST, JUAN ATKINS, LUKE VIBERT, MONOLAKE, MODESELEKTOR, PLAID, RJD2, ROBERT RICH, SLEEPARCHIVE and SQUAREPUSHER. more info at abstractscience.net
absci radio 1238.1238 – chris widman + henry self + whoa-b + luke stokes
New music from DEEPCHORD, RROXYMORE, TALKDEMONIC, FALTYDL, CARTRIDGE + BIOME, FLOATING POINTS, JIMMY EDGAR, OVAL + more, on this extended ABSTRACT SCIENCE podcast, hosted by CHRIS WIDMAN, HENRY SELF, BILL BEARDEN aka WHOA-B + LUKE STOKES. WIDMAN begins with a mix of deep techno, acid house + astronomical dnb/jungle. For hour 2, HENRY continues with...
absci radio 1235.1236 – whoa-b + henry self + joshua p ferguson + chris widman
New music from IVY LAB, DANIEL AVERY, KORNÉL KOVÁCS, JAMAL MOSS, ACTRESS vs CARMEN VILLIAN, NIKKI NAIR, SARD + more on this extended ABSTRACT SCIENCE podcast, hosted by BILL BEARDEN aka WHOA-B, HENRY SELF, JOSHUA P FERGUSON + CHRIS WIDMAN. BILL begins with a mix of uk club, broken beat + bass-driven house/techno. HENRY follows...
absci radio 1234 – chris widman + henry self
New music from OBJEKT, SHYGIRL, CHRISSY, FEVER RAY + more, on this ABSTRACT SCIENCE podcast, hosted by CHRIS WIDMAN + HENRY SELF. WIDMAN begins with varied dub + percussive sounds on the 90-100 bpm axis, followed by techno, breakbeat + electro. For the second hour, HENRY moves from jazz-driven downtempo into indie dance, space disco...
absci radio 1232 – whoa-b + luke stokes
New music from CURRENT VALUE, METRODOME, SHED, HAAI + more, on this ABSTRACT SCIENCE PODCAST, hosted by BILL BEARDEN aka WHOA-B + LUKE STOKES. BILL mixes drum ‘ bass + jungle for the first hour, followed by dubwise + atmospheric techno + house selections from LUKE for hour two. [aired 06 October 2022 on WLUW...
absci radio 1230 – joshua p ferguson + henry self
HUDSON MOHAWKE, MONKEY SAFARI, PLAID + PANDA BEAR serves as highlights for this edition of ABSTRACT SCIENCE with hosts JOSHUA P. FERGUSON + HENRY SELF. JOSHUA oversees the first hour with mix of ambient, post-rock, downtempo + indie techno. HENRY steps in for the second half with a wide-ranging set that touches on bass, tech-house,...
absci radio 1229 – whoa-b + henry self
New music from HOLLOWAY, CESCO, SUDAN ARCHIVES, FOUR TET + GEORGE FITZGERALD on this ABSTRACT SCIENCE podcast, hosted by BILL BEARDEN aka WHOA-B + HENRY SELF. BILL begins a dancefloor-friendly program with a mix of 2 step + uk garage. HENRY follows with a few downtempo tracks before returning to uptempo house + hands-in-the-air heaters....
Electronic music at its finest
I don’t think a music curation can get much better than this. From club heavy tracks to the most far out experimental. Perfect in every way.
For the heads
This is easily some of the finest curation I’ve heard on a show covering electronic/experimental/underground sounds. From dark, spare D&B to current jazz to techno to breaks and even sometimes some old electro, these shows are giant, satisfying doses of everything that I didn’t even know to look for but should have been. Helmed by a dedicated crew of people who have contributed to the Chicago scene in many ways since the 1990s, creating a body of work that stands as a national treasure.
A Unique and Inspiring Voice in Electronic Music
Always on the pulse, and edge, of electronic music in the world today. With a slight lean towards the UK, but based out of the temple of Chicago, they cover the gamut of new releases on labels big and small, always with a big of real feeling in their selections. Cannot recommend highly enough.