Tag Christof nominated Hrishikesh Hirway, the host and producer of the podcast Song Exploder

"Trends in music are shifting so fast that even the coolest kids are lying when they say they know what’s cool right this second. Marvin Lin called the musical culture of today “ridiculously incomprehensible,” and music journalism that almost always resorts to puns and metaphors and arcane references does little to help anyone really understand it better. 

He gives artists whose songs really capture the zeitgeist a forum to talk clearly about the technique and emotion and serendipity that go into making their work

With his podcast, Song Exploder, Hrishikesh helps us take a step away from all the noise. He gives artists whose songs really capture the zeitgeist a forum to talk clearly about the technique and emotion and serendipity that go into making their work – and as a musician himself, he is super sensitive to the ins and outs of it all. He pulls the curtain back on sonic icons, the soundtrack of our times, and helps us understand it from the inside out. Such a genius."

Song Exploder by Hrishikesh Hirway: