An interview with last year’s Mixcloud Online Radio Awards winner The Cookout

Did you know that submissions for the 2018 Mixcloud Online Radio Awards close at 23:59 tonight? Well in case you still need some convincing, we put together seven reasons why you should enter the awards.

Don’t forget entry is free and you can submit your nominations at

2018 Mixcloud Online Radio Awards winner The Cookout

In the final part of our series shining a light on last year’s awards winners, we turn to The Cookout, a weekly radio hosting some of the biggest names in electronic music. Over the past two years, The Cookout has been steadily making a name for itself as a go-to source for everything from EDM and trap to tropical house and nu-disco.

We spoke to the team behind the show to find out more:

Tell us a bit about the The Cookout radio show.

Launched in June 2016, The Cookout is Paradigm’s weekly radio show that showcases the tastes and talents of some of the world’s hottest electronic producers. The show is hosted on Diplo’s Revolution Radio on Sirius XM’s Channel 52, and features both established and up-and-coming acts as guest DJs. Each artist on the show becomes the ‘guest chef’ of the week, offering a menu of sounds to the audience, some familiar, some more obscure. The menu changes each week, adapting to people’s tastes, while encouraging listeners to try something new.

Previous artists include RL Grime, Gorgon City, Rudimental, JAUZ, Boys Noize, Mat Zo, Louis The Child, mija, GTA, Zeds Dead, Flosstradamus, Tchami, Malaa, Seven Lions, MK, Dada Life, Destructo, Sweater Beats, Dombresky, Tiesto, What So Not and many more.

What do you love most about online radio?

Being able to hyperspecialize and serve a niche audience is rare on traditional terrestrial radio. Online radio allows us the freedom to switch things up and keep our show exciting for the fans.

What most excites you about the future of online radio?

Our show on Sirius XM only reaches the countries where Sirius XM is available. We love the ability to connect with our fans from all over the globe, as well as fans who may not have access to an SXM subscription. Continuing to showcase and introduce Paradigm talent to all corners of the world is important to us.

Why does something like the Mixcloud Online Radio Awards matter?

It’s important to recognize and appreciate the Mixcloud community. It inspires artists, fans and radio hosts alike to push online radio forward.

What’s next for the The Cookout?

Taking the radio show to the stage. Paradigm has transformed The Cookout from a standard radio show into a successful touring entity, hosting exclusive music events around some of North America’s biggest music festivals, including Miami Music Week and Coachella. We are in the middle of our first tour with buzzing electronic acts Devault, GG Magree, Noizu and Parker, and you can check out the dates here. Continuing to build this live project is a big goal of ours.

You can follow The Cookout on Mixcloud:

Interested in entering this year’s awards? You can also find out more about the Mixcloud Online Radio Awards with our seven reasons you should enter.

Ministry of Sound thanks you!


As you may or may not know, Ministry of Sound was included in our Best of 2014 Top Dance Music chart. To express their gratitude to everyone who supports, enjoys and follows them,  they have compiled a special celebratory mix of their favourite tunes from 2014!

We hope you enjoy their mix as much as we do!

If you’re not subscribed to their channel yet, you now know where to find them!

And we invite you to discover all the other wonderful categories of our Best of 2014 series.

Mixcloud Best of 2014: Dance Music

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To conclude our Best of 2014,  we make you dance. We’ve gathered the top of the bill in dance music of 2014.

Warning: use extreme caution while you check this out. Highly contagious!













11. Markus Schulz

12. TechnoLiveSets

13. DJ Stevie B

14. LTJ Bukem

15. UMEK

16. Matt Darey

17. UMF Radio


19. Nicky Romero

20. Space Ibiza

21. Anjunabeats


23. Juicy M

24. Ministry of Sound

25. Styline

Mixcloud Welcomes Clubbing TV

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Clubbing TV is run by a team that have a real vehemence for electronic dance music. Whether the party is in Ibiza, Amsterdam, New York, Paris or London – they ensure that you can be at the very heart of any event.

Featuring exclusive interviews with global superstar DJs , festival reports, clubbing experiences, music videos and everything in between – Clubbing TV is an all encompassing hub for electronic dance music. You’ll have probably noticed their logo around because they are partnered with the likes of DJ Mag, Electric Daisy Carnival, Ultra Music Festival and Amsterdam Dance Event.

“Clubbing TV is the worlds first channel exclusively dedicated to electronic music, DJs and club culture”. We at Mixcloud respect that which is why we are delighted to announce a partnership with Clubbing TV who will feature exclusive mixes from the biggest names in electronic dance music right here.

Check out one of their guest mixes from Citizen Kain:

Written by Shivam Sukha