Most of my day is spent behind a computer with a pair of headphones on listening to music while I work. In addition to Apple Music and listening to my own personal library, I’ve always found Internet streams to be a great way to find new music.

A few years ago, I stumbled across a live show out of Old Trafford, Manchester, England called The Northern Groove Show. It’s hosted by Dan Soulsmith on Bassdrive and it’s been a standing Wednesday appointment for me going on two-years now.

Drum and bass can be a bit high energy for some people, but Dan’s focus is more on the “liquid” side. He slides between jazzy to spacey vibes but always throws a few tracks out that are a bit out-there to mix things up later in the session. Personally, I find it somewhat relaxing and that I can more easily slide “into the zone” when I’m working.

If you’re a fan of electronic music, especially drum and bass, I would encourage you to give it a listen live, or check out the archives to download a past show.