Red Bull Music Academy’s RBMA Radio has re-launched as a 24-hour linear broadcasting service with programming from six continents, bringing local music scenes from across the world to you. Tune in now on the web or download the app for iOS and Android phones.
RBMA Radio celebrates the best in music and culture with hosts you know and respect, from artists like Tune-Yards, Earl Sweatshirt, Kindness, Chelsea Wolfe, DâM-FunK, Mixpak and Teklife to music journalists and longtime Academy team members like Vivian Host and Shawn Reynaldo, hip hop scholar Andrew Noz (Cocaine Blunts), Frosty (Dublab) and Sam Hockley-Smith (New York Times Magazine, The FADER). Whether it’s the latest dancehall out of Kingston, techno from Berlin or old soul gems – you’ll know what you were looking for when you hear it.
RBMA Radio also zeroes in on local scenes in four key US cities: The Slice profiles the sounds that are shaping New York City right now; Bizarre Ride cruises through the freeway-ready funk, blistering gangsta rap and rampaging guitar rock of Los Angeles; Cruisin’ in the ATL meets Atlanta’s hottest artists and blasts the latest in Southern rap; and Deepest Dish spotlights some of the brightest minds in Chicago music. For a more global perspective, Scenery beams out daily reports on the local music scenes in cities as far-flung as Cairo, Nairobi, Sao Paolo, Shanghai and Tokyo.
The RBMA Radio team has been celebrating its updated platform with pop-up stations around the country, including New York City and Detroit in May and an upcoming weeklong broadcast from Atlanta in August. For the next two weeks, RBMA Radio is in the heart of the Arts District in Downtown Los Angeles, broadcasting live interviews, DJ mixes and special performances from the city’s diverse musical landscape, plus LA-centric episodes of current programs.
RBMA Radio also provides exclusive access to events around the world, including live streams from Red Bull Music Academy festival stages at Sonar in Reykjavik and Barcelona, Movement in Detroit and Mutek in Montreal, and intimate, sold-out sessions with such luminaries as Spike Lee, Madlib and Pharaoh Sanders with Kamasi Washington and the Sun Ra Arkestra. The station is also home to breaking music news, with artists like Blood Orange, D’Angelo and A$AP Rocky premiering new songs live on air. Check out the full schedule at rbmaradio.com, because you need to hear this.
About RBMA Radio
Since its first broadcast in 2005, RBMA Radio has grown into one of the world’s largest and most reliable sources of pioneering music, offering an unrivalled selection of exclusive mixes, documentaries and live recordings from leading club nights and festivals around the world, plus interviews with the great musical thinkers of our time. RBMA Radio is now a 24/7 linear channel that broadcasts under the mandate: You need to hear this. We play only what deserves to be heard and bring you exclusive stories you won’t find anywhere else. We can’t promise you’ll like it, but we know you’ll respect it.
About Red Bull Music Academy
The Red Bull Music Academy is a global music institution committed to fostering creativity in music. We celebrate music, its culture and the transformative minds behind it. Begun in 1998, the Academy has taken the core principles that underlie its annual workshop for selected participants and applied this curatorial approach to events, lectures and citywide festivals throughout the year.
The 18th edition of the Red Bull Music Academy will take place in Montreal in 2016, bringing together 70 carefully selected producers, vocalists, beatmakers, instrumentalists and DJs from around the world. The Academy also applies its legacy of acclaimed original programming to its annual festival in New York City, which explores and celebrates the city’s rich cultural heritage while spotlighting the modern music landscape.