No Magic

About No Magic

An evening session with Ben Ward playing eclectic blends of pop, rock, electronic, dance and whatever else seems tangentially appropriate. A featured guest brings along their musical inspirations and stories, and we'll pour over the record of the week. “This isn't about looking good. This isn't about making people like you. No magic, just music.”

  • Tuesday 8:00 – 10:00pm


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    •  Sequoia from Roll Over Easy

    This week I'm delighted to welcome one of my favourite compatriots, Sequoia, from Thursday mornings' Roll Over Easy. He's assemble a set of music highlighting the evolutions of…

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  • Two weeks off and hopping between timezones later, No Magic returns with a new live show. This week we feature the new record from Ceschi — Sad, Fat Luck.

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  • This week's show was recorded by Ben in a hotel room in Minsk, Belarus. It's a solo effort, packed full of new music and features the really…

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  • w/ Guest
    •  Rocìo Rødtjer

    This week, the United Kingdom continues to bide its time on whether to remain part of Europe. On this and the old show, we've spent some time…

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  • w/ Guest
    • DJ Karina from Hello Sunshine

    This week, we're joined by dear friend and long-serving DJ Karina from Hello Sunshine. She's brought a selection of music that she's played on her show over the years,…

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  • w/ Guest
    • Simon Batistoni from Eclectic Kettle

    This week, my former Eclectic Kettle co-host Simon makes a visit to San Francisco and joins us for the first time since the last time. He's brought hand-mixed sets of dance…

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  • w/ Guest
    • Laura Gluhanich

    This week, one of my favourite recurring guests from the old show joins us for No Magic. Extra special because eight months ago Laura moved out to Denver —…

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  • w/ Guest
    •  Mz Prizm from Night Light Radio

    This week we venture into a new, recurring feature on No Magic, welcoming a fellow DJ from as a Guest. Carolyn just wrapped her first year presenting Night…

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  • w/ Guest
    • Simon Wistow

    This week we feature Grandchildren's very fine self-titled third LP, while a different British Simon shares his love for Aesop Rock, with both classic work and the…

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  • w/ Guest
    • Fiona Miller

    This week No Magic welcomes Fiona back to, who brings a selection of the great women of punk. Meanwhile we feature the new EP “Jude, Vol.

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