It is only a few days before the parties start for Miami Music Week, and the excitement is almost too much to bear. And for a good reason too; MMW hosts a whole lot of pool parties, boat cruises, and exclusive shows featuring the best names in electronic dance music, ending in the three day musical masterpiece that is Ultra Music Festival. Of course, not everyone gets to attend all of these wonderful gathering, or any at all for that matter, which is why UMF Radio will be broadcasting live on SiriusXM radio all throughout Miami Music Week.
The Glitch Mob, comprised of Boreta, edIT, and Ooah, has been fairly quiet in the years since their We Can Make The World Stop EP, doing a bit of remix work here and there for artists like Bassnectar, Daft Punk, and The Prodigy, but finally, the time is almost at hand.
As an electronic music artist, it is becoming increasingly popular to not only own your own record label, but to also have a weekly radio show. Top producers from the likes of Hardwell, Tiësto and Ferry Corsten maintain their own radio shows, which allows them greater autonomy in hand selecting tracks to share with their fans. The latter, who launched Corsten's Countdown in 2007, is an interactive chart show that features a pool of the best and most recent dance tracks. Listeners can then vote for their favorite track after each show, and the top three tracks with the most votes will be replayed on the following week's Corsten's Countdown. If a track is voted #1 within the top three, three times in a row, it will become the "Corsten's Countdown Hattrick."
SiriusXM launched UMF Radio and hosted the SiriusXM Music Lounge at the W Hotel in Miami where the world could hear everything from live DJ sets and interviews with the world’s biggest DJs, all of which were broadcasted on UMF Radio during Miami Music Week.
UMF Radio featured live DJ sets and interviews with artists like Tiësto, Dyro, Calvin Harris, Afrojack, Ferry Corsten, Krewella, Armin van Buuren, Markus Schulz, Steve Aoki, Avicii, Kaskade, Axwell, Nervo, Alesso, Paul Oakenfold, Jacob Plant, Thomas Gold, R3hab, Sander van Doorn, Dirty South, and more.
Missing Miami much? We most definitely are! You can relive all the live sets and interviews right on Sirius XM's Electric Area here.
As the youngest ever prime-time resident on SiriusXM with his weekly Wednesday afternoon show “Ready To Jump,” Avila signifies a new wave of young music-makers producing the freshest progressive house beats around. This Saturday, you can catch Avila spinning his debut single “Breaking Your Fall” and other electro-goodies by entering our giveaway here.
Miss out on Ibiza this year? Never fear, because the very young and talented Spanish DJ/producer Danny Avila will be launching his very own brand new weekly radio show called ‘Ready to Jump’ on Sirius XM’s Electric Area. Avila’s music has been making its way all throughout Ibiza’s legendary nightlife this summer.
Danny has worked with such electronic dance music superstars as Fedde le Grand, David Guetta, Afrojack, and Marin Solveig. At only 16, the rising prodigy got his start in dance music at just 12 years old, and has now earned himself the ‘Best Newcomer DJ Award’ at the Vicious Music Awards in 2011.
Ready to get Sirius Hardwell fans? This Thursday 7/19, the young Dutch DJ/producer gave a select group of fans an exclusive live set in the SiriusXM studio in New York City. Before his set, the award-winning spaceman himself (aka Robbert van de Corput) was interviewed by Sirius XM Radio DJ and Producer Liquid Todd.
Hardwell revealed on air all about his tracks “Spaceman” and “Cobra," what it’s been like to work with EDM luminary Tiesto, his new compilation mix, and what his hectic touring schedule is like.
Dance heads have reason to rejoice, as renowned DJ Fedde le Grand has landed his own show on Sirius XM radio. The Dutch producer will satisfy the appetites of electronic music fans across the nation with an hour block of tuneage on Friday at 9pm EST and Monday at 10pm EST.
“Like everything I do, I’ve made sure that the show is absolutely perfect before I signed it off," said Fedde in a press release. "I’ll be giving this show 110%, giving listeners a unique experience each time they tune in and delivering the biggest and freshest music I can get my hands on."
When you think of the term ‘American Idol' who comes to mind? Maybe Carrie Underwood or Kelly Clarkson, we think of clean, wholesome faces. Not anymore, after reports confirmed that FOX's number one replacement for Simon Cowell is indeed the shock jock, Howard Stern.
FOX approached Stern after he repeatedly mentioned on-air that his exclusive Sirius XM Radio deal expires next January and he was open to other offers. Cowell, who will leave after this season, takes in $50 million a year, but Stern said he would judge for a $100 million. Stern has been discussing the possibilities quite openly on his radio show, "There's not a better job on the planet than judging a f-----g karaoke contest," Stern told his satellite radio listeners. "It might be possible, we'll see."