After a year of dreaming, allowing ideas to take shape and checking in with the community here in Seattle about the merits of the platform we had in mind, it is time to launch CRATE Radio: a streaming radio station that focuses on sharing subculture electronic music from the Pacific Northwest; a place where DJ’s, producers and record labels can actively support their scene by doing what they do best, and in turn be supported by their peers in the same way.
Since early February we’ve been asking musical artists to join us in undertaking what is sure to be a great journey. In the past few months, and especially after we opened applications, things started to snowball, gathering over 30 DJ’s for the official launch of which many will return as monthly residents that will be providing mixes and invite new guests along the road we started on.
The exact line-up will be unveiled closer to the launch. Until then, know that the 30+ DJ’s come from every underground genre we found represented: from Drum & Bass to Deep Techno, from Minimal and Deep House to Breaks; Ambient Downtempo to blistering Hard Techno, and of course a healthy dose of dancy Tech, House, and Electronica.
The Official Launch will be 2 days packed with guests and residents mixing it up, like a festival you can take with you anywhere and everywhere you like – and we sincerely hope you will tune in and share in the joy.