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

Don’t panic, but there are now only two days left to enter this year’s Mixcloud Online Radio Awards. Not only are the awards the biggest celebration of online radio in the world, it’s free to enter and it’ll only take you a minute or two to submit your nomination.

You can nominate yourself or nominate the shows, stations and radio personalities you love. Submissions for this year’s awards close on Thursday 26 April and you can submit your nominations at mora.fm.

Next up in our series shining a light on 2017’s winners, we caught up with GonesTheDJ, whose chart-topping radios show ‘GhettoBlasterShow’ won Best Online Music Show in the ‘Funk / Soul’ category.

2017 Mixcloud Online Radio Awards winner GonesTheDJ
2017 Mixcloud Online Radio Awards winner GonesTheDJ

GonesTheDJ will be no stranger to funk and soul fans on Mixcloud. Now on its 330th episode, the show has built quite the following and makes regular appearances in our charts. We caught up with the French funk and soul aficionado to find out more about his show and what the thinks about the world of online radio.

Tell us a bit about the GhettoBlasterShow.

The GhettoBlasterShow is a weekly funk and soul radio show. It’s a trip from jazz to house, hip hop to broken beat and worldwide sounds. No boundaries, just good music.

What do you love most about online radio?

As a DJ and Podcaster, online radio is the best way to connect and share with people all around the globe. And I as a listener, I like to be surprised and discover new DJs, artists and songs in just one click.

What most excites you about the future of online radio?

What excites me the most is the idea of having even more diversity and quality, along with more and more powerful broadcasting tools. And the hope of having a real professional recognition for content producers.

Why does something like the Mixcloud Online Radio Awards matter?

Beyond the likes and comments posted on my shows, it highlights and rewards all the work that’s required to make this a reality. And once again it helps me connect with my listeners worldwide.

What’s next for the GhettoBlasterShow and GonesTheDJ?

Next September, I’ll be launching the 10th season for the GhettoBlasterShow and this year I celebrate my 30th year behind the turntables. So I’ll be preparing myself for the next 30 years!

You can follow GonesTheDJ 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.

Lefto’s Last Mix of the Season

10469210_10153473492838833_7680468515878944571_nIt’s LEFTO’s last episode of the season!

Make sure you get it, it’s filled with beats by Thundercat, @Bilal plus a guest mix by Adrian Younge:

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Discovery Project: EDC Las Vegas 2015 DJ competition

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The Discovery Project is searching for the best emerging talent in the electronic music world. The competition has finally arrived for EDC Las Vegas 2015! Enter for your chance to be a part of the experience Under the Electric Sky. Upload a mix and show us what you’re musically capable of in 30 minutes!

More info on all the prizes and conditions to enter here. Good luck!

Rob Da Bank exclusively on Mixcloud with Earworm

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Rob da Bank, founder of the acclaimed Bestival in the United Kingdom, is launching his new exclusive radio show Earworm on Mixcloud. After twelve years of success on the BBC Radio One, the famous DJ joins Mixcloud to continue his voyage as a DJ and producer.

‘I’m very pleased to be bringing my new monthly show Rob da Bank presents Earworm to Mixcloud…it totally sums up where I’m at musically across my Festivals, Music Supervision, Record label, Soundtracking and DJing around the world. I can’t wait to make it a regular date in your diary…please do turn on, tune in and drift away with me.’

We are psyched to have him on board! Follow his channel to never miss an episode:

Soundwall Mag: Best of 2014 Podcasts

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We’re huge fans of the Soundwall mix series, featuring exclusive music from top producers and DJs around the world. To show our appreciation for their incredible taste as curators, we asked them to pick their 10 favorite mixes in 2014.

In no particular order:

Click here for the full list on their website.

Bleep × XLR8R: 100 Tracks Mix Competition

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To celebrate this year’s 100 Tracks Bleep have teamed up with XLR8R to find out your what your favourite tracks from the year are.

Now in its 6th annual instalment, Bleep’s The Top 100 Tracks of 2014 is the definitive guide to the best music of the year available as a high quality download, an ideal gift or for your own listening pleasure.

Submit a mix of your favourite tracks from 2014 for the chance to win prizes listed below.

How to enter:

  • Record a mix of your favourite tracks from 2014, regardless of style or genre here
  • Title the mix “Title the mix: “Bleep x XLR8R 100 Tracks Mix Competition: [Your Name]”
  • Tag the mix: “Bleep x XLR8R 100 Tracks Mix Competition“. If you fail to tag the mix correctly, your entry may be missed.
  • Add the full track listing in the typical Mixcloud format: Track Number – Artist – Track Title.
  • Use the cover art provided here. If you fail to use this cover art, your entry may be missed.

Prizes

Your mix will be included in the Bleep podcast series and you will also receive:

  • AIAIAI TMA-1 DJ Headphones
  • 100 Tracks Gift Card
  • Mixcloud Pro Account for life
  • Warp + Bleep Merch
  • Technology Will Save Us Kit
  • White labels from Ninja Tune + more TBA
  • Test Pressings from Night Slugs + more TBA
  • The forthcoming Nozinja x Tessela 12″ on Bleep
  • All Saints + InFiné Vinyl
  • Bundle of stickers, merchandise, vinyl and CDs from the artists and labels included in The Top 100 Tracks of 2014

For more info go here.