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Arts Digital acquires The Expansion Broadcast Company

Robert Emery, the CEO of Ted’s List, is proud to announce that is now part of the Ted’s List family.  Arts Digital Ltd, the parent company of Ted’s List, has acquired in September 2023.

Expansion Broadcast (EXBC) was a podcast and streaming internet radio show based out of Washington, DC. It was run by IllEffect (a.k.a. Erictronica) and cohosted by Deinfamous, Whighzeguy, Refugee, Tsurugi, and Encryption (Harry Ransom also makes frequent appearances). Their aim was to deliver fresh dubstep, future garage, bass music, and drum & bass mixes to their audience weekly through live internet stream on Fridays (7 PM EST), their podcast, or via RSS.

Launched in September of 2003, Expansion Broadcast was one of’s first radio programs dedicated to bringing you the best in drum and bass, hip hop, and UK Garage from the Washington DC/Baltimore corridor. Founder, IllEffect, was aided by co-hosts, MC insuWRECKtionist and Direct Logic, when the show launched out of College Park, Maryland. A year later, EXBC relocated to Washington, DC gaining a new co-host Shade.

In the summer of 2004, Expansion Broadcast family grew to include four of Washington DC’s finest DJs/producers: Deinfamous, Darkenetiks, Hitoi, and Ransom delivered new talent and variety to EXBC as it refocused almost entirely on drum & bass music.

In the years since, Expansion Broadcast has continued to evolve. While still covering drum & bass thanks to Deinfamous, IllEffect, and the many EXBC podcast contributors, the current stack of hosts all touch on other genres including dubstep, bass music, house, and techno.

Robert Emery says “Expansion Broadcast was, for many years, one of the most globally recognised drum & bass podcasts on the planet.  I’m honoured that we’ve been able to pull this fantastic resource into the Arts Digital portfolio, and look forward to growing the Ted’s List drum and bass content whilst being able to feature the original EXBC material.”

Some of the articles we are now developing as a result of this acquisition include:

Best budget microphone for podcasting

Podcast mics for beginners

Best Studio Headphones under 100

Best Vocal Mics under 500

Best microphone for singing

Best plugins

Step by step guide to studio monitor speakers




Robert Emery created Ted’s List during the lockdown of Covid-19.  

Aside from entertaining audiences world-wide, he tries to inspire the young musicians of tomorrow.  Ted’s List can help enormously with this task, as all the writers are world-class, professional musicians.  Ted’s List covers all instruments, from Bass Guitar through to Violin and Drums.  Each instrument has a set of dedicated help articles, giving instructional advice on how to play the instrument, and how to improve.  

There are also informative reviews based on specific instruments, to help the musician choose the best instrument for them.



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