Taking a musical journey to the Baltic states, FRISKY will be transmitting the sounds of Latvia in the newest episode of the popular FRISKY Loves series. Considered part of both Northern and Eastern Europe, Latvia offers a diverse collection of music, especially when it comes to the electronic side. Making an impact in the industry since the 80’s, Latvia is the home one of the premiere electronic music groups Zodiac, and USSR’s first vinyl DJ Janis Krauklis. Continuing from their early roots, FRISKY Loves Latvia will be showcasing some of the country’s current most influential DJs and producers. Representing the Latvian scene from various angles are many talented artists including Bogdan Taran, Ed De Dano, Electricano, and Kaspar Kondrat. Visit the FRISKY Loves Latvia page to see the complete lineup of DJs who will be bringing you a full day of tunes straight from the heart of their country, and tune in on Saturday July 26th beginning at 8AM EST [convert timezone] to join the newest era of Latvian electronic music.
WindWill’s relationship with electronic music can be heard in his beautiful blends of ambient and chillout woven together throughout his sets. Peaceful and thoughtful, his DJ mixes are complete with pure and soul soothing vibes. His influences from New Age music and the sounds of Cafe Del Mar, as well as a wide variety of various genres, create something special when combined. They become epic journeys that take the listener to a new place with each track, all while connecting seamlessly from start to finish. WindWill’s new show on FRISKY CHILL “Infinite Music”, will be the perfect avenue for these journeys, a space where he can achieve his goals of connecting to the listener through his heart. Tune into the premiere on July 27th at 8AM EST [convert timezone] and listen to his Chillout Sundays mix to get to know WindWill.
Techtower is the result of the combined efforts of Dmitry Sogrin and Rustam Kadyrov, a team who puts their love for the music above everything else. Their deep and pure Progressive House sound reflects this philosophy, with track selections ranging from melodic and light to dark and driving, all finely interwoven throughout every set. While also producing tracks and recording mixes, Techtower has been hosting their own radio show “Forever Young”, where they had many featured guests such as dPen, Max Cooper, Denis A, and more. As guests on FRISKY, Techtower produced exceptional mixes for Feelin’ Frisky, Artist of the Week, and Coskun Simsek’s Labyrinth. Now they’re bringing “Forever Young” to a wide global audience, as hosts of their own show on FRISKY Radio. For those who love their electronic music with lots of melody, rolling beats, and carefully designed journeys, Forever Young is sure to be a new favorite. Tune in to the premiere on July 18th starting at 12PM EST. [convert timezone]
Stuart King’s musical journey has been an epic adventure, from setting up Acid House raves in disused German WWII bunkers to residencies in some of the biggest clubs in the world. He has played among the greatest DJs in the industry at venues including “Warung Club” in Brazil, “Space” in Ibiza, “Sankeys” in the UK, and many others across the globe. As one half of the “Sunday Club”, his productions made major impacts on the progressive trance music scene of the 90’s. They received plays by all of the top DJs of the era including Sasha & Digweed, Pete Tong, and Paul Van Dyke, and appearances on many compilations such as Gatecrasher, Tiesto’s In Search of Sunrise, and Renaissance.
Currently Stuart King hosts the club night “Audio” which has featured exceptional artists including Charlie May, Guy J, Quivver, and Jody Wisternoff, as well as the radio show “This Is Audio” which has reached high acclaim. While he continues to bring his sound to the best venues around the world, Stuart will be hosting his own FRISKY Radio show “Sequential”. As someone who has rocked the crowd as the resident DJ and as the host, Stuart King truly knows how to deliver to an audience. Join in on the action by tuning into the premiere on July 17th, and get ready by listening to his LIGHTWORKS guest mix!
Martin Lutgu has been playing with turntables since the age of three, a connection that has existed ever since he first laid a hand on one. Spending years fascinated with mixing vinyl and tapes, it was when he bought his first pair of turntables after moving to Los Angeles, that Martin really started working his way into the electronic music scene. In 2005, after years of learning the trade and immersing himself in the industry, Martin moved to Florida and began spinning parties regularly. After 2 years of making a name for himself in the Florida scene, he moved back to Manila to become resident of Warehouse 135, as well as Driven Manila. He has played alongside some of the biggest names in underground music including Dave Seaman, Nick Warren, Jim Rivers, and KiNK.
Currently focused on productions and remixes, as well as a residency at Manila’s premier club “Time”, Martin is also involved with promotions through Manila Underground and Frequency Manila. His dedication and love for the music can be felt through the sound he shares, the skill that he mixes with, and the energy he emits. Tune into his new show Mood Swings to get a glimpse into Martin Lutgu’s world, and see why he still loves the turntable as much as ever.
Get ready by listening to his Artist of the Week set!
Growing up in Germany during the birth of the techno era, electronic music seems to have always been a part of Daniel Bruns’ life. After quickly picking up the skills and vinyl collection to succeed as a DJ, in 2000 he began playing at some of the most respected clubs in Germany. Working as a promoter and marketer for Pias Recordings, Daniel had the opportunity to oversee a large number of albums, while also beginning his production career. Now with a pair of acclaimed vinyl releases behind him and a long list of exciting projects ahead, Daniel Bruns is getting ready to take things even further. His label Cirque du Son has been gaining much ground with a host of stellar recent releases, and his old label with partner Peer Schmid (Deepdub Recordings) is about to be relaunched.
Daniel’s new FRISKY show “Cirque du Son” will be showcasing the energy and dedication he has been producing throughout his career, with a variety of genres finely blended together for a distinct deep and techy sound. Get ready by listening to his Artist of the Week show, as well as his guest appearances on LIGHTWORKS, and tune in on July 10th for the premiere of this exciting new show!
Gai Barone has been a staple in the progressive house and trance scene since the 90’s, with a long list of popular releases across a variety of genres. He’s made appearances on top labels such as Hope Recordings, Perfecto, Coldharbour, and Armada, with remixes for Markus Schultz, Andy Moor, Cid Inc, and more. Gai’s productions have been supported by the best DJs in the industry for years, his underground sound adapting and adjusting, yet always relevant. His attention to detail, diverse range of sounds, and emphasis on atmosphere can be heard in his own music as well as his fantastic DJ mixes. He has appeared on FRISKY Radio many times, with guest mixes on several shows including Deepsessions, Suffused Diary, Nocturne, and Mindfields, as well as two Artist of the Week features. When you hear his music it becomes clear why he has been a fan and peer favorite for so many years, and with a new studio album and brand new FRISKY show on the way, Gai Barone will surely be making his greatest impact yet. Tune into the premiere on July 8th @ 5PM EST [convert timezone] to be a part of it from the start.
The Frisky Loves series is back with a list of exciting DJs representing the diverse sounds of Brazil. Currently hosting the 2014 FIFA World Cup, and upcoming host of the 2016 Olympics, Brazil has been receiving incredible worldwide attention on a large scale. FRISKY will be taking that global focus deeper, heading into the underground to take you on a journey into the clubs and homes of Brazil’s definitive DJs by showcasing a full day of house music as told from their view.
With some of the top rated venues in the world, and audiences known for their passion and energy, the vast South American country is the perfect host for electronic artists of all styles. Featuring a combination of well known artists and brand new talent, FRISKY Loves Brazil will be sharing the Brazilian music scene as only FRISKY can do. Tune in to hear some driving techno house vibes from Fabricio Pecanha and Alec Arauijo, some deep progressive and techno from DNYO, a unique blend of house from Mary Olivetti, and much more. Expect a full day of music to keep you moving from start to finish. Beginning on June 28th at 10am EST [convert timezone], get down to the underground and hear Brazil from a brand new perspective.
We’d like to thank DJ Magazine for the extended featured story on FRISKY in their latest print edition of the magazine. DJ Mag wanted to focus on programming of our shows, with a focus on Hungarian artists so they interviewed Giuliano Garau, our Programming Manager & myself for some insights into the overall product.
Here are some of the excerpts from the feature interview (full interview is in the print copy):
Name: Faisal Sultan
City: New York City, USA
Function (in radio relation): Founder / CEO
Name: Giuliano Garau
City: Osaka, Japan
Function (in radio relation): Program & Artist Relations Manager
1. Please introduce yourself. What did you interest/do before the radio?
[Faisal] Im a 38-year old media and music tech geek living in New York City. Ive been involved in media technology startups since the early days of the web, working on many products that are used by millions of people everyday. Besides geeking out, I love photography, cycling and travel in search of awesome food and coffee.
[Giuliano] Im Giuliano, 33 years old, living in Osaka, Japan. I am the program-manager for FRISKY. I keep in touch with the artists and make sure the scheduled shows are broadcasted as planned. I also recruit new dj’s and organize the popular monthly ‘FRISKY Loves’ specials - in which we pick a country or region in the world, and showcase their underground electronic music and DJs.
Before I joined frisky I was a student at a design academy, so while I was designing I was always listening to electronic music and stumbled up on friskyRadio. One thing led to another.
2. How was the start/launch? What was the beginning conception/plan?
[FAISAL] Im afraid there was no ‘Master Plan’ of how FRISKY came to be. In 2001, whilst working on the SHOUTcast streaming server, of which I was one of the early-stage team member, I started a test stream of dj sets. Soon DJs from around the world were contacting me to play their mixes on the stream. So thats how “FRISKY Radio” was born. It was, and still remains a labour of love for us and a way to showcase the music and DJs we love with the world. It has grown mostly thru word-of-mouth and we have never spent any money on advertising. We aim and try to remain true to our underground roots and feature young and talented DJs right alongside the big-name DJs.
3. Do you have favourite broadcast or a special broadcast that you always listen? How much time do you have to listen your own radio?
[Giuliano] FRISKY is always playing in the background as I work or play throughout the day. My day mostly consists of checking out sets from DJ’s that want to be on FRISKY. However I always check out our Artist of the Week feature, especially this year ‘2014′ we have had some awesome guests.
4. What’s your mention about the hungarian (frisky) djs? Do they have chance to be up (cope) to the big old names (Nick Warren, Dave Seaman..etc). Can we show up ourselves near to them?
[Giuliano] I think any dj from any country has a chance if they have their heart in the right place and the skills. In this day and age merely having skills is not enough - it helps to be personable and realise that relationships matter. In our case, we work with only selected DJs and when we do - we make sure their careers grow - because as our artists grow, we all grow and benefit.
We have some incredible Hungarian talent that i’m proud to have on FRISKY. In fact some of our djs have been djing alongside Jody Wisternoff in our Get Frisky Hungary party. Even in our programming, we often feature the newer artists alongside industry big names, so that they are seen and heard by more people around the world.
5. What is the situation with getFrisky! parties? It had a lot of station, WMC, LA, Germany and of course Hungary with Jody Wisternoff. What is the short and long plan for the future?
[FAISAL] We put the getFrisky! parties on hold last year because we were focused on development and launch of our new site - which is still in progress. You can get a sense of where we are heading on http://beta.friskyradio.com.
With the new site in full development, we can refocus our energy on getFrisky! You will start to see more and more FRISKY-branded events soon. In fact, we have one at the end of March in Liverpool, UK with Dave Seaman and Steve Parry. Ingo Vogelmann, who is our A&R and getFrisky! coordinator is now based in Asia, so expect to see some getFrisky! activity in that region; in addition to around the world.
6. If new djs would like to introduce themselves at your radio how can they do this? What is necessary if somebody would like to follow the hungarian broadcasters and join as a guest sometimes.
[Giuliano] Our submissions guidelines are posted on our website. Since we get tons of submissions a day it is important to make your submission stand out from the crowd. Its not unlike a job application - put some effort into reaching out personally. And cc-ing hundreds of radio stations in a blanket email is the fastest way for us to never even read your email. So make it personal.
7. What is the future of the netradios and what is YOUR mention about the future of the netradios?
[FAISAL] With various on-demand music services available today, there is still a space for ‘pure-play’ internet radios to thrive. One trend that we’ve seen over the years is that human curation, as opposed to algorithms is becoming more and more of a focus of industry giants like Spotify, Pandora, Deezer etc. Internet radios in general have led this curation trend, in that there is always a human behind the scenes creating the playlists and selecting DJs and the music to play on the radio. That is the differentiator and something that we have focused on since the first day of FRISKY. And now we see the rest of the internet catching up to that trend. I just have to say to them: what took you so long?
Hungarian fans - be sure to pick up a copy to read the entire interview!
Selador Sessions is a brand new FRISKY Radio show hosted by Selador Recordings’ Steve Parry. Representing the premier label he co-owns with Dave Seaman, Steve will be bringing his depth of experience and finely tuned sound to the radio with Selador Sessions. Featuring a catalog of 11 releases which include artists such as Piemont, Samu.l, Robert Babicz, Darren Emerson, Chris Fortier, and many more, Selador Recordings has already received much attention and acclaim in their first year as a label. Taking this energy to the airwaves, you can expect that Selador Sessions will continuously feature a wide variety of exceptional music with every show.
With over 20 years of experience as a DJ, club owner, label manager, A&R consultant, radio show host, and more, Steve has played a significant role in finding and showcasing the best and hottest new music for top DJs and fans alike [Read more about Steve Parry’s experiences in his Artist of the Week Interview here]. His new FRISKY show is the perfect avenue to continue this role, with listeners getting a chance to hear what is up and coming for Selador Recordings, as well as what the best DJs and Producers from around the world have to offer. Tune in every month to experience it all, starting with the premiere episode on May 8 2014 at 6PM EST [convert timezone].