FRISKY Loves Norway
Premiere: September 7th 2013 @06AM EST / 12PM NORWAY
Frisky Radio’s global music showcase continues with a journey to the Nordic to spend some quality airtime with the best electronic music representatives of Norway. Featuring some of the top producers in the country, Frisky Loves Norway will be presenting the latest tracks from Robert Solheim, Terje Saether, and Of Norway, through their finely tuned DJ sets. From the underground house and deep dub techno of Balerik and Marianne Iren, to the dark progressive house and tech house of Giselle Moen and Luis Molinari, Norway’s DJs will be representing a wide variety of genres that mix to create a unique experience indicative of their home. The whole show will be a adventure into the music, a whirlwind of influences all working together to bring the listener an experience to remember. Tune in September 7th, starting at 6AM EST / 12PM Norway!
Hosted by Ferry Corsten
Launch Date: August 28 2013 @ 07PM EST
Making an impact in the industry since releasing his first record at age sixteen, Ferry Corsten’s accomplishments include dozens of hit records, worldwide tours, and multiple awards. Under the moniker System F, and in cooperation with Tiesto, Vincent de Moor, and Robert Smit (as Gouryella, Veracocha, and Starparty), Ferry’s tracks continually rose up the UK singles charts and became hits around the world. He was elected Producer of the Year at the Ericsson Muzik Awards in 1999, won at the Dancestar 2000 awards for his remix of Barber’s Adagio For Strings, received platinum status for his Trance Nation compilation, and was awarded the Silver Harp for his numerous contributions to the Dutch dance music industry. His list of hit records and successes in the industry is outstanding, but what truly matters is how much his music has made an impact on his audience and listeners.
For generations, he has moved, inspired, and captivated audiences of all sizes. Recently his shows have been an innovative combination of music and light, with Ferry DJing live inside a 3D LED cube complete with custom visuals. He has taken this performance around the world, and has recently been collaborating with Marcus Schultz under the name New World Punx. Their first performance together debuted at Madison Square Garden for A State Of Trance 600, and included the premiere of their new track “Romper”. Never one to rest, Ferry has also been producing a semi-annual 8-hour long live and interactive broadcast on Sirius XM. With an extensive list of accomplishments, an incredible passion of the music, and a seemingly endless supply of energy, Ferry Corsten is now adding one more piece to the puzzle: a show on Frisky Radio. Ferry’s Fix will feature his unique signature, showcasing the music and flow that can only come from years of experience playing music for the people, knowing how to take the audience on an epic journey.
At FRISKY we want you to have the best listening and web experience, and today we’re launching a few significant updates to our beta site:
1. Uninterrupted playback as you browse the site.
2. Updated show pages.
3. Show times in your local time zone.
4. Search by genre.
1. Uninterrupted playback as you browse:
We’ve completely redone the the front-end and updated it to a single page web application. Now you can enjoy seemless, uninterrupted radio and on-demand playback as you browse the site! To tune into the radio channels simply hover over the TUNE IN menu at the bottom of the page:
We’ve also made downloading or listening to a set easier. No longer is it necessary to click-thru to the show page to listen or download, simply hover over the artwork and press PLAY, or chose Download from the contextual menu.
2. Updated show pages:
Based on feedback from users, we’ve updated our show pages for a more streamlined look. Now, everything you need to know about a show and its episodes is presented in an easy and coherent way.
3. Show times in your local time zone:
FRISKY is an international site with fans and listeners from all over the world. As a result, there’s always been confusion about exactly when a show will air. Historically we’ve displayed all show times in FRISKY’s home town time zone: New York City (USA/EST). Thats fine for our listeners in New York, but it can be confusing for our fans in Korea or Dubai. Today, we’re launching a new feature on the beta site where we try to magically guess your local time zone and display all show times and upcoming episode times in your local time zone! Already used to the show times in USA/EST? Not to worry, you can still change the timezone in Member Settings.
4. Search by gearch & Other Search Improvements:
Another user-requested feature: ability to search based on genre. Now, you can click on the genre tags next to each set artwork on the show page to list similar sets from other artists.
And to search by genre, simply append a genre: to search term:
And here’s a preview of what we’re working on next:
1. Updated bottom-bar player. The player is only an alpha release. We’ll be adding more features in the coming days.
2. Follow DJs and Shows. Never miss another set from your favorite artist again! A new dashboard area will show all your favorite artists and shows in one page.
3. Recommendations. Expert human and algorithm curated recommendations based on your tastes and listening / downloading history.
4. Everything above - but on our iOS and Android apps, with a sexy new look!
This is just a taste of whats to come. We have a lot more things in the roadmap that we think will change the way you think of radio!
Huge props to our over-worked dev team on this amazing release! We hope you like the updates as much we do, and as always welcome feedback so do let us know what you think. Also, dont be shy about telling us what you think we should be working on!
As we roll out new features on #TheNewFRISKY, we’d like to shed some light on some of its features. Lets start with something that we initially rolled out as an experiment in beta, and have since been making small improvements behind the scenes: Trending Mixes.
We’ve developed a complex algorithm to determine a snapshot of the popularity of a set at any given time. This is determined by the number of people sharing a show on social networks like Facebook, Twitter and G+, the number of playbacks and downloads of the set on the site, and even the number of tweets that DJ or set is generating. In addition, the number of people tuned into the show when it airs on the radio stream also weighs into the calculations. All these variables add up to what we call a set’s “Popularity Index” - which is then tabulated into the Trending Mixes section of the site.
The Trending Mixes section is therefore a great tool that users can use to discover new artists or mixes. DJs and show hosts can use this area to determine how their set is performing with fans. Also, the FRISKY editorial staff constantly monitors the Trending Mixes to determine what mixes, DJs or shows to feature on the main banner carousel area, or which set to make a ‘Staff Pick’
So - in short: fans and FRISKY DJs alike: keep sharing your favourite show pages on Facebook, Twitter and G+, listen to sets free, on-demand anytime and dont forget to tune into the stream when the set first airs to increase your chances of appearing on the Trending Mixes section and increase your exposure to the tens of thousands of users that visit the FRISKY site every day!
By no means are we done! We’re just getting started to redefine how you consume your radio! We’ll roll out new features on beta.friskyradio.com first, and then move them over to www.friskyradio.com. Keep an eye out on this blog for more product updates.
We’re suckers for feedback! Leave us feedback below in the comments, or use the green “Feedback” tab on the site and tell us what you think and give us suggestions on what we should add to the site. Thanks for your continued support!
Hosted by Digital Department
Launch Date: August 19 2013 @ 8AM EST / 1400 CET
Digital Department is the project of Arseniy Somotov, a Russian DJ who has been performing since 2005. Focusing on Progressive House, Breaks, and Dark Progressive, Digital Department continually produces and showcases the top tracks of the industry. His music is often featured in Beatport’s top 100, with plays by DJs the likes of Paul Oakenfold, Paul Van Dyk, Tomas Haverlik, Fernando Ferraye, Loquai, Bobby Deep, and Suffused.
His experience crafting radio mixes can be heard in his complete and thoughtful sets, infused with the perfect integration of deep progressive breaks and melodic progressive house. His music keeps your attention with impressive builds and drops, creating a unique and memorable journey from start to finish. No stranger to FRISKY radio, Digital Department has appeared on Suffused Diary, Feelin’ Frisky, and as the featured Artist of The Week on July 9th. Check out all his mixes here, and get ready for the premier of Fatalist, coming August 19th at 8AM EST / 1400 CET.
FRISKY Loves Portugal
Premiere: July 27th 2013 @ 9AM / 1400 Lisbon
For the next leg of their epic journey, FRISKY takes you to the westernmost country of mainland Europe, one of the world’s most globalized and peaceful nations: Portugal. Representing the best of Portuguese house music culture will be a fantastic combination of DJs, carefully chosen to seamlessly integrate and flow between sets. By introducing new names as well as showcasing some mainstay talent, the FRISKY Loves series continues to transport the listener through a unique variety of sounds. Get lost in some tribal and tech house beats from Carlos Manaca, go deep in the groove with Marko Melo, dance to some club house with Rui Da Silva, and discover the amazing music that exists everywhere in between. The FRISKY Loves Portugal event will be bringing the listeners the best of all worlds, and you will want to be tuned in all day long in order to not miss a beat.
FRISKY Loves South Africa
Premiere: June 29 2013 @ 9AM EST / 03PM Cape Town SA
FRISKY is excited to be continuing its unique global journey with the upcoming event FRISKY Loves South Africa. Representing the diverse cultures, landscapes, and artists of the southern most country in Africa is a group of DJs brimming with true passion and soul. The day long adventure will be filled with groovy deep house, banging electro house, uplifting progressive, and a variety of blissful sounds that capture the essence of the dance music community of South Africa. Ranging from the bedroom to the festival DJ, these outstanding representatives of the industry will be showcasing the best talent their country has to offer.
It will be an adventure not to be missed, so tune in this Saturday starting at 9AM EST 03PM Cape Town SA !
Hosted by NameSpace
Launch Date: June 27 @ 8AM EST
NameSpace is the creation of London/Midlands based DJ & Production duo Ben Shaw and Ben Summers. With over 20 years of experience between them, NameSpace has the talent, and the extensive catalog of music, to impress the most selective listener. Ben Shaw has been releasing tracks since 2001 under the labels Fire, Per-Vurt, Mesmeric, 99% Recordings, and his own imprint Kubist Recordings, while Ben Summers has been touring around the world with performances in Ibiza, LoveZoo, and a residency in Midlands. He also recently released the highly supported track “Phobos7″ on Soulfire Downloads.
Together as NameSpace, they have continued their success with some fantastic productions and remixes. Their release “The Sentinel” was signed to the highly acclaimed Stripped Recordings, and was soon followed by a group of remixes for Seb Dhajje, Deepfunk, D00sh, and Orlinski. Namespace is quickly building a solid following, evidence of the strength of both artists as individuals, and the seamless way they function as a team. Their Artist of the Week Feature on FRISKY shows off this combination of talents in a beautifully deep set (listen here). Their new show Syntax is the perfect continuation of the passion and growth of Namespace, a showcase for years of dedication come to light.
Hosted by Tvardovsky
Launch Date: June 11 2013 @ 6PM EST
Svyatoslav Tvardovsky is a breakthrough Ukrainian DJ and Producer who has been making big waves in the Progressive scene. With a long list of successful releases on popular labels such as Black Hole, Armada Music, DAR, 99percent Recordings, and many more, Tvardovsky’s skills and talent are unquestionable. Not only is he achieving recognition for his production and remix work, his DJ shows are uniquely memorable events that feature unreleased gems and seamless selection. Some of his featured shows include performances at DAR Sessions, Kazantip Z20, and alongside John Digweed, Guy J, Henry Saiz, and Luis Junior.
His label, Stereo Paradise Records, shows the same level of selectiveness and dedication to quality as his own sets and productions, with carefully chosen releases that represent the best of the scene. Tvardovsky featured several of these tracks on his wonderfully smooth progressive set for FRISKY’s Artist of the Week, which aired this January. Now he’s bringing his large collection of music and talent to his own show, Stereo Paradise, launching July 11th. Join in and take a trip to a place filled with flowing beats, deep grooves, and amazing atmosphere.
FRISKY Loves Ireland
Premier: May 25th 2013 @ 9AM EST / 1PM IRELAND
The groundbreaking “FRISKY Loves” series keeps rolling strong with FRISKY Loves Ireland premiering on May 25th. Featuring a variety of DJs who represent the best of what the Irish scene has to offer, FRISKY Loves Ireland is going to be an epic event for house music lovers everywhere. Keep tuned in all day long and hear sets from 10 outstanding DJs and producers, including Ian O’Donovan, Full Funktion, and Shane Robinson.
For many generations, Ireland has spread its unique musical influence through a variety of different genres. Now Ireland’s finest DJs are coming together on FRISKY radio to showcase their perspective on what really makes Irish music special. Varying from Techno to Melodic Progressive and every undefinable groove in between, this lineup is full of stellar artists who are excited to share the best of electronic music from their part of the planet.
Learn more about the FRISKY Loves series & listen to the last episode here: FRISKY Loves Holland.