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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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.

Ellen Allien’s BPitch Control Showcase at The BPM Festival 2015

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The BPM Festival welcomes back Ellen Allien’s BPitch Control showcase with Camea, DJ QU, and Jesse Perez at La Santanera on January 9. Warm up for the fiesta with The BPM Festival Podcast 28 – Ellen Allien Podcast on Mixcloud here, featuring Ellen Allien’s own brand of “happy freaky electric tech-allien-acid-house.” Tickets for the showcase are available while supplies last here.

 

Ellen Allien is constantly exploring new aural worlds, most recently on her ‘Freak’ EP released in September (check out the track “Butterfly” here), with the “Butterfly” Remixes from Radioslave, LA Williams, Aux88 and a new track “Hope” due out in 2015. Ellen Allien is also giving fans the opportunity to remix “Butterfly,” with the winning tracks to be rocked on dancefloors worldwide during her sets, and the top three winners scoring a one-year LANDR Pro unlimited account and prizes from Native Instruments — see details here!


Wherever you find Ellen Allien, you find movement. Born in Berlin, living and working in Berlin and Ibiza, one of the planet’s most dynamic party scenes, her artistic home stands for one thing above all: freedom, in every aspect. DJ, musician, label manager, t-shirt designer and creative all-rounder – Ellen Allien has carved out her own space in all these roles, creating a unique universe.

 

Since 1999 she has managed the label BPitch Control in Berlin, as well as the t-shirt range ellen allien. As a DJ she rocks clubs and festivals all around the world. She is a resident at DC10 in Ibiza, Nitsa in Barcelona and Robert Johnson in Offenbach, as well as at major festivals such as Melt in Germany and Name in France, and tours worldwide with BPitch Control events. Her productions have even been performed at temples of modern art such as the Centre Pompidou in Paris.

 

Most importantly she shares her enthusiasm with others: her creative base and label BPitch Control, her fellow musicians and of course her audience. For a long time now, Ellen Allien has been regarded as a fixed star in the electronic music galaxy. She is an extraordinary creature, a one-of-a-kind artist without whom Berlin’s vibrant electronic club landscape wouldn’t be the same. Fortunately someone thought of a suitably extraterrestrial name for her right at the start of her career: Allien. No name will ever suit her better. Ellen Allien will also be performing at The BPM Festival Circoloco showcase at Mamitas on January 16.

 

The BPM Festival: BPitch Control Showcase
Friday, January 9, 2015
Ellen Allien
Camea
DJ QU
Jesse Perez
La Santanera
10th Street & 10th Avenue
Tickets available at bpm.wantickets.com
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DJ Sneak’s “I’m A House Gangster” Showcase Returns to The BPM Festival 2015

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The BPM Festival is proud to present the newest instalment of its official podcast series featuring DJ Sneak’s “I’M A HOUSE GANGSTER LIVE,” showcasing three hours of his signature underground house.

DJ Sneak returns to The BPM Festival 2015 with his “I’m A House Gangster” showcase featuring DJ Heather, Doc Martin, Jesse Perez, Josh Wink, Mark Farina and Paolo Rocco at Mamita’s Beach Club on January 11, 2015. Tickets are available while supplies last at TheBPMFestival.com.


 

One of house music’s true pioneers, DJ Sneak has the passion and drive to keep house music alive. Self-proclaimed House Gangster, Sneak has helped shape the course of dance music since the early 90s; his early music influencing the likes of Daft Punk, Basement Jaxx and Armand Van Helden. His signature sounds – funky filtered disco-influenced house and tough, jacking beats – have revolutionized and redefined house music for well over 15 years.

Having begun his DJ’ing career in 1983, Sneak continues to be at the top of his game: non-stop beat bumpin’ sets are a one of a kind experience in the electronic music circuit, and a barrage of top quality releases over the last 20 years have culminated and just keep on coming. Meanwhile, “House Gangster” is a concept that was inspired from a hotline that in turn created a motive to inspire and increase followers specifically to house music, with “gangster” used in referenced to those who have that undying commitment and passion for house music, bottom line.

The BPM Festival: I’m A House Gangster
Sunday, January 11, 2015
DJ Sneak
DJ Heather
Doc Martin
Jesse Perez
Josh Wink
Mark Farina
Paolo Rocco
 
Mamita’s Beach Club
28th Street & The Beach
12pm-8pm
Tickets available at thebpmfestival.com
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