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Illbient music on the radio

Illbient is a sub-genre of electronic music that originated in New York City in the mid-1990s. It is characterized by a fusion of various genres such as hip hop, dub, ambient, and industrial music. The name "illbient" is a play on the word "ambient" and represents the dark, gritty, and urban sound of the genre.

Some of the most popular artists of this genre include DJ Spooky, Spectre, and Sub Dub. DJ Spooky, also known as Paul D. Miller, is one of the pioneers of illbient music. His album "Songs of a Dead Dreamer" is considered a classic of the genre. Spectre, another influential artist, combines elements of hip hop and industrial music in his productions. Sub Dub, on the other hand, is known for their use of live dub mixing and improvisation in their performances.

There are several radio stations that specialize in playing illbient music. One of the most popular stations is WFMU's "Give the Drummer Radio". They have a show called "The Cool Blue Flame" which features a mix of illbient, dub, and experimental music. Another popular station is "SomaFM's Drone Zone" which plays a mix of ambient, downtempo, and experimental music, including illbient.

Overall, illbient music continues to evolve and influence other genres, such as trip hop and dubstep. Its fusion of different styles and its dark, urban sound make it a unique and intriguing genre for fans of electronic music.