Matador Records is very important to the world of music
NEW YORK, NY (PRWEB) May 1, 2007
BreakThru Radio (BTR), the Internet's source for the World's Best Independent Music, announced today that it will air a brand new specialty show from DJ Patrick Wimberly, showcasing the indie label Matador Records. This great new show will feature a playlist with several talented artists from the influential record label. The "Matador Records Showcase" is the latest installment in the station's electrifying series of record label specialty shows.
Matador Records was started in 1989 by Chris Lombardi. Their first big release came in 1990, with the release of Teenage Fanclub's A Catholic Education. Since then, Matador Records has discovered many talented artists, including Liz Phair, Belle and Sebastian, Spoon, Cat Power, and Guided By Voices. Over the years, the label has grown from an indie rock label to a formidable source of the best new music from all genres, including hip-hop, electronic and experimental.
"Matador Records is very important to the world of music," explains BTR's DJ Pat, who will feature acts such as Lavender Diamond, Love of Diagrams, The Ponys, Pretty Girls Make Graves and Shearwater on the show. "They have unveiled some of the most significant artists in the last twenty years, setting a high standard for all indie record labels."
The "Matador Records Showcase" will premiere on BTR today and will be available in the station's archive and program guide, along with all of BTR's previous record label showcases and other specialty programs. Listeners can tune in to hear DJ Pat's picks from the Matador Records roster by visiting http://www.breakthruradio.com.
ABOUT BREAKTHRU RADIO
BreakThru Radio (BTR) is the Internet's source for the World's Best Independent Music, where expert DJs expose the rich underground of sound not found on commercial radio. Whether it's death metal, dancehall, hip-hop, indie rock, roots country, reggae, electronica, acid jazz, ambient beats, dub, two-step or folk, whatever genre you can imagine, BTR has it well-stocked, and with no expiration date.
In a world where independent music is becoming infinitely more accessible, the need for informed sources to filter out the best of it has become a necessity. Music fans across the globe are beyond frustrated with commercial radio, and often feel victimized by it.
"Music for music lovers," is BTR's motto, and one that its DJ's take very seriously.
BTR offers its listeners unlimited access to underground music, twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week, with a daily audience that includes more than two dozen countries. With its unique on-demand musical programming and focus on the best in new, independent music, it's no surprise the site has garnered over 80 million listeners in its first year.
2007 has seen the addition of independent video coverage to BTR, as well as top-notch editorial content and an intuitive global show calendar. In fact, you could say that BTR has taken everything a music fan could ever need or want, and put it all into one cohesive website, completely free of charge.
Unlike other radio stations, BTR offers on-demand programming; a first in internet radio. Listeners can cater to their specific musical preferences, and at the same time discover the best independent and unsigned artists from across the world.
Using the cutting edge technology of UpSNAP, BreakThru Radio makes all of its shows more accessible to an on-the-go market of students and young professionals, via exclusive access to its on-demand programming through the medium of mobile phones. BreakThru Radio services are available through virtually all of the major carrier networks in the U.S., including Nextel/Sprint, Cingular, AT&T, Verizon, Alltel and T-Mobile.
BTR can be heard on http://www.breakthruradio.com and http://www.NYTrack.com, New York's only website dedicated to the tri-state high school track community, thus reaching over 5 million high school students.
Colleen McAllister, BreakThru Radio