From the uplifting shades of house and techno to deeper grooves and everything in between or beyond, everyone loves to listen to their favourite electronic music live on air from time to time, so here’s a list of some online radio streams and stations that will keep you entertained anytime you want.
Broadcasting from various locations worldwide, the passionate people behind this kind of venture are always showcasing the latest mixes or releases, hosting interviews with established and upcoming artists, while also organising live transmissions powered by talented selectors performing LIVE at well-known venues. The programme is focused on underground electronic music yet expects special shows and guest sets that explore other related genres, as well as completely different ones, like dub or downtempo vibes, carefully picked for anyone to enjoy a relaxed afternoon or a smooth after-hours session.
Half Is Enough (Romania)
Active since 2010 and functioning as a 24/7 online radio, webzine, podcast series and record label, the local venture Half Is Enough digs deep into underground electronic music, showcasing the best releases out there. Among the artists that have so far collaborated with this unique Romanian outlet, we find Macarie, Vlad Dinu, Faster, Primarie, Vern, Fuueihou, Robert David, Viceversa and many many others.
House Of Funk
The best flavours of house music and all its sub-genres are served in prime blends. A mysterious yet rather entertaining online presence right here. Adjust the volume of your speakers and dive in!
Ibiza Sonica (Spain)
Ibiza Sonica has been at the forefront of promoting top-quality electronic music for quite some time now. From the island’s most acclaimed live shows brought forward either by resident selectors, radio hosts or mysterious guests to inspiring and engaging spontaneous broadcasts, tune in anytime in order to sync with Ibiza’s musical heartbeat.
Intaresu Radio (Germany)
Curated by Isaac Elejalde, the Intaresu network expands worldwide, dropping various shades of house and techno music to enthusiasts all around. From straight pumping cuts to lounge and after-hours sounds, the venture gathers more than 200 recordings for its ongoing podcast series and still counting.
Contempurban online radio. Expect twisted and eclectic selections fitted for any moment of the day. The mornings’ roll-on steady-paced tempos while the evening and night shows are pure fire. The program starts with some chilled soundwaves that merge into funk, followed by exquisite downtempo selections that sometimes include dub & reggae vibes. The night trip continues with atmospheric jazzy drum and bass, followed in the morning with experimental sounds and jazz. Here and there, expect surprise DJ sets coming from skilled selectors that will explore electronic music as well. The project is headed by Dan Andrei, Paul Agripa and Kozo, three well-known artists rooted in the local underground scene for a long time now.
Minimal Mix Radio (Poland)
Powered by Lorens, Gregorythmic and Adke, this Polish stream will deliver the goods accordingly. House, deep house, microhouse, tech house, minimal, techno, dub techno and the progressive aspects, you can find it all here.
Minimal Radio (Germany)
Hosting a generous amount of modern electronic music, this German stream focuses on promoting local artists as well as internationally-known names in the game. Tune in for fresh podcast sessions, live transmissions and more!
Established in UK in 1994, Rinse fm is at the centre of a vast musical community, locked to the pulse of the underground electronic music. Inspiring and nurturing people to create the music that they want to hear, the results speak for themselves. Here you can find two amazing sets recorded by Ricardo Villalobos & Priku for Rinse fm.
Managed by a mysterious person who deeply loves ROminimal and closely related genres, this platform will make you want to move your body in seconds after tuning in. “I felt the air in the music, the space and serenity. The sound filled the space with love, softness, pleasantness and elegance. Like a wind blowing from room to room.“
RTS.FM is the first international internet radio project with LIVE audio-visual broadcasting from 30+ studios around the world that cover all the wicked dimensions of house and techno music. Throughout time, the venture hosted numerous sessions signed by renowned and rising artists alike and some of the local artists like DJ Vasile, Miss I, Vlad Dinu, Charlie, Triptil, Sublee, Oana, Kozo Tulbure & many other. Stay tuned for fresh sounds, always!
Explore our other LISTS about the best online platforms that promote underground electronic music as well as recommended record stores from where you can get the new arrivals on vinyl. Feel free to contribute to this list, drop us a message!
Words by: AndreiB