These days, a lot of dance music’s artists have evolved into multi-faceted talents capable of connecting with their audiences any number of ways. The most common outlets typically include a record label or a radio show allowing them to express to the fans the music that they are really digging and want to share with the rest of the world and have become the norm in today’s scene. Radio shows specifically have proven a fun and expressive outlet for the artists and a great way for fans to discover new music, with several shows sticking out in particular as of late. If you’re looking for some new tunes on a consistent basis, look no further as Dance and Rave has compiled a list of Dance Music’s 5 Best Radio Shows for 2016 for your listening pleasure.
5. The Cookout Hosted By Siriusxm
Less than a month old, this radio show has already made a big splash in just a few short episodes. Throwing any and all genre restrictions out the window, this radio show has one goal and one goal only: To bring fresh, diverse sounds to its listeners week in and week out. Kicking off with a Rudimental and Gorgon City performance, The Cookout got things off on the right foot and looks to bring a wide array of acts on board in the near future.
4. Fedde Le Grand’s Darklight Sessions
This radio show is fantastic solely for the fact that we get to hear Fedde le Grand get a little bit darker and weirder week in and week out with the Darklight Sessions show. One of the longer standing radio shows on the radio today, Fedde’s Darklight Sessions recently broke 200 episodes, signaling to its longevity in a rapidly changing market. His blend of Progressive and Bass influenced tunes with a dark twist is sure to have you groovin’ in your seat in no time.
3. The Deep Edition With Anjunadeep
If you like your dance music on the mellower side of things, then this is the radio show for you. Hosted by the Anjunadeep label, The Deep Edition cycles in some of the top artists on the label and in the Deep House genre on a weekly basis for some chilled rhythms and relaxing vibes. Artists such as Jody Wisternoff and Martin Roth are the shows mainstays and usually hold down the mix label’s CDs while fresh faces such as Gab Rhome and Yotto bring an innovative and unique talent to the table.
2. Annie Mac’s Annie Mac Presents
Annie Mac has absolutely been killing it for longer than most of these guys have had radio shows. The radio personality and now world class DJ and Promoter has had the staple Annie Mac Presents radio show for some time now, largely in part to her incredibly fun personality and near flawless track selection. Bringing anything Techno and House related to the light, the Free Music Monday’s have been a giveaway Annie Mac fans wait for on a weekly basis and has included numerous impressive releases from artists such as J. Phlip.
1. Diffused Music With Michael Woods
This one was a no brainer for us. Michael Woods and his Diffused Music show have provided and incredibly eclectic and well balanced diet of beats for its eager fans from the start. With a healthy dose of just about any club-influenced genre including Bass, Breaks, House, Tech, and Progressive, Woods is able to satisfy the hungriest of dance music fans and his Last Day On Earth tune each week is a gem. Definitely worth the listen.