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May 24, 2023

In conversation with: The Proud Show

The Proud Show, based out of UK, is a recurring show hosted by Stephen and DJ. Stephen Ireland is the founder and Director of Diversity and Inclusion and Pride in Surrey. His co-host, DJ, is a Pride Hub Assistant.  The show, which has become a listener favorite, features everything from showtunes to global news, music to celebrity gossip. An act of passion, both Pride in Surrey and the show are non-profits with a mission to, celebrate, educate and connect the LGBTQ+ community and allies across Surrey and the surrounding counties.

Mar 23, 2023

In conversation with: CPowers

Cecilia Powers, or fondly known as CPowers, has been a DJ since she was 11 years old. She’s also spent much of her life  within the tenant organizing and union organizing worlds – namely Don’t Evict Portland. She’s been a regular on the Blast Radio airwaves for more than a year, streaming live DJ sets for listeners around the world.   We recently spoke with Ceclia to learn more about her, her streams, and what she’s got coming down the line. Read on to learn more about the DJ keeping you moving. 

Feb 6, 2023

Carl Craig: All Black Vinyl 2023

If you’re a fan of music – and especially techno – you certainly know Carl Craig. Since day 1, the grammy-nominated DJ and producer has used his influence to tell the inspiring stories of Detroit’s illustrious music scene – and the black creators that made that scene so influential. One way he tells those stories is through his annual ‘All Black Vinyl’ project during which he selects and spotlights a record from a black artist for every day of February for Black History Month. 

Feb 3, 2023

In conversation with: Josh Taerk

Josh Taerk is a billboard charting singer/songwriter from Toronto. He’s released several albums including his latest full-length, Beautiful Tragedy, which has been streamed more than 150,000 times on Spotify.  He built a loyal following doing video livestreams on Twitch and last summer decided to add Blast Radio to the mix for fans that prefer to listen instead of watching (something we recommend all video streamers do).  We recently spoke with Taerk to learn more about him, his taste, his inspirations, and what he’s got going on. Read on to learn about the man singing the songs. 

Jan 18, 2023

In conversation with: Corey Cummings (livefromcocoscabinet)

Corey Cummings is a high school English teacher who also teaches courses focused on Sci-Fi literature and Fantasy literature.  A lifelong film fanatic with a special adoration for the weird and wonderful world of horror, he's been a part-time podcaster for about 7 years and has always dreamed of hosting his own radio show. We're thrilled to see Blast Radio help fulfill that dream.  We recently spoke with Corey to learn more about him, his two radio shows, his massive VHS collection, and the self-help radio show he started when he was 7. 

Dec 6, 2022

In conversation with: Wigflippa

Wigflippa has been a staple of the Blast Radio airwaves for more than a year now. He walks the walk on his tagline, “Not the new school or the old school, the whole school,” with streams covering a lot of musical ground – his own original music, his friends' music, his label mates’ music (Sunday Dinner Records), and music he just loves.  We’ve written about Sunday Dinner Records in the past, but this week we’re going deeper with Wig. Read on to learn about the emcee.  

Nov 11, 2022

In conversation with: Sound Parade

‘Sound Parade’ is the newest, and potentially most mysterious, broadcaster to the Blast Radio airwaves. While a solo broadcaster, his shows are presented in the style of an internal dialogue with the host switching back and forth between two microphones and having a conversation with… himself.  As described in his Blast Radio profile bio, Sound Parade is an intrepid host trying desperately to navigate the stream of consciousness conversations while presenting a “Parade of Sound” featuring personal recordings, vinyl selections, and modular synths. He set himself a goal to do at least 100 broadcasts, however long that takes, and so far he's done 7. You've got 93 more to tune into.   We recently reached out for an interview… In true Sound Parade style, the responses we received were written as an internal conversation. 

Nov 8, 2022

In conversation with: Tray Fisk

Tray Fisk is a visual digital artist with a deep love of culture, art, and music. While his primary creation medium is for the eye, he’s long had a taste to use his voice and love of sound to connect with audiences. For the past year, he’s used Blast Radio to scratch that itch.  Hosting a weekly show every Friday, Tray takes fans on an audible journey through his picks of the week, art news, opinions, and experiences as an American ex-pat now living in Istanbul. More recently, he’s even been giving away a NFT for one of his works of art to a lucky listener.  We recently spoke with Tray to learn more about him, his inspirations, and his love of the movie Labyrinth. 

Oct 26, 2022

In conversation with: OldHead

OldHead is a top contender for the most eccentric of all Blast Radio broadcasters. Going live from his cabin in the woods – frequently with special guests and consistently with pickle sandwiches – his broadcasts bring a combination of laughs, tunes, jokes, and commentary about his late pet moose, Martha.  We recently spoke with him to learn more about his taste, his inspirations, and the album he’s got in the works. Read on to learn about the man in the woods. 

Sep 13, 2022

In conversation with: Brayan Valenzuela

Born in Colombia, raised in Spain, and residing in Berlin, Brayan Valenzuela has been making music for the past decade and his passion for the craft is more fire hot than ever.   Establishing himself with releases like Sweet Girl and Your Drug My Drug on the infamous Detroit Underground label, Brayan has been recognized by the likes of Resident Advisor, Bandcamp, and fans around the world. He’s collaborated with artists like Giant Swan, Paul Birken, and Crystal Geometry – and is now sharing his talents with listeners on Blast Radio.  We recently spoke with Brayan to learn more about him, his taste, his inspirations, and what he’s got going on. Read on to learn about the Berlin DJ lighting up dance floors. 

Sep 8, 2022

In conversation with: QSTV's Marcus Machado and Vicky Casis

QSTV is a Brooklyn-based community of creators spawned out of the COVID-19 related shutdown in NYC.  Founded by siblings Marcus Machado and Vicky Casis, who, like most musicians, needed an outlet to showcase their talent without being a danger to the public.  We recently spoke with QSTV founders Marcus and Vicky to get some insight into the minds behind the collective. Read on for more! 

Sep 1, 2022

In conversation with: John's Little Sister

Jess Sikon, is a songwriter and musician currently living and working in Cleveland, OH. Her musical project is called John’s Little Sister, under which she’s released several records (grab them here on Bandcamp). On Blast Radio, Jess has done live performances, late night radio shows, and even an album release listening party for the drop of Are We Having Fun Yet.  We recently spoke with Jess to learn more about her. Read on for more. 
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