Red Bull Radio has announced a new set of programming around Detroit and its rich music and cultural history. Taking over the airwaves every Sunday, The various shows will air on Red Bull Radio in the afternoon from 12-4 with a variety of different hosts like DJ Holographic, DJ Minx, Stacey “Hotwaxx” Hale and more.
"My show is about the present, past and the future. That's why the name of the show is Generations, because every generation has something different to offer. History is just as important as the future because everything had to come from somewhere. I teach kids how to DJ, and I've had some students who have never seen records. I had to tell them about the Victrola because all they knew was the digitization of music. But the history is still music, it's still all of us dancing,” says Stacey "Hotwaxx" Hale.
"What radio means to Detroit has changed so dramatically over the years. Why is radio important to Detroit? Jessica Care Moore, who created a rock band called Black Women Rock, wrote, ‘Detroit is the starting line of the world's imagination.’ Radio is a tool, and because of technology, we have to use all our tools to communicate,” she continues. “People listen to radio for entertainment, to get stories, to get news – get many things. You have radio in your car even though we also have satellite. Now you have the internet and Facebook for live radio, but you have to embrace it all. Detroit uses all the tools."
Check out the full list of programming that started this past Sunday and will continue each upcoming Sunday.
Listen to the programming here.
1st Sunday of each month from 12:00 PM – 2:00 PM EST
DJ Holographic is a tireless champion of Detroit’s underground community and its musical past, present and future, while cultivating a devoted fanbase with her distinctive voice and single-minded dedication to the craft. On her monthly show, DJ Holographic ties tracks together in ways you’d never expect.
1st Sunday of each month from 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM EST
Andrés is one of the most versatile dance music figures in Detroit, counting credentials with Theo Parrish, Moodymann, J Dilla and more – along with his own exceptional releases. Every month, Andrés spins a mesmerizing all-vinyl selection. You might know the record, but you've never heard it like this before.
2nd Sunday of each month from 12:00 PM – 2:00 PM EST
The “First Lady of Wax” founded the all-female DJ collective Women On Wax in 1996, extending the name to her own label in 2001, creating an outlet for her own productions and those by unsung local talent. For her monthly show, the house music veteran heats up the airwaves with her lush grooves and positive vibes.
2nd Sunday of each month from 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM EST
John “Jammin’” Collins has anchored Detroit’s electronic music scene for three decades. A locally and world-renowned DJ and superlative record producer, Collins conducts tours of Exhibit 3000, the only techno museum in the country. Each month John Collins takes listeners on a journey from house and techno to R&B and disco, spinning vinyl from his collection during the first hour and getting into a heated mix for the second.
3rd Sunday of each month from 12:00 PM – 2:00 PM EST
Shigeto's sound folds in hip-hop, IDM, and elegant techno. He recently launched Detroit-based label and studio, Portage Garage Sounds. Charles Trees’ sound includes hip-hop production, far-out jazz, and techno. For the first hour of their monthly show, old friends Shigeto and Trees trace the lineage from old to new Michigan artists, and in the second, they anchor a back-to-back DJ set with members of the PGS family.
3rd Sunday of each month from 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM EST
Godmother of House Music and Detroit’s first female DJ of the genre, Stacey “Hotwaxx” Hale is the assistant musical director of Black Women Rock, teaches after-school programs at Girls Rock Detroit and performs with the band Nyumba Muziki. On her monthly radio show, she presents up-and-coming and established Detroit musicians, artists, and influencers in conversation.
4th Sunday of each month from 12:00 PM – 2:00 PM EST
Expertly versed in both Detroit techno and New York and Chicago house music, K-HAND has been unleashing dancefloor weapons for nearly three decades. On her monthly show, K-HAND presents music from a well- known place to an unknown destination, from techno to deep house to experimental.
4th Sunday of each month from 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM EST
Michigan production cohorts Black Noi$e and SKYWLKR are behind some of your favorite trippy Midwest rap beats for Danny Brown, Zelooperz, Cashout Ant, Lucki, and more. For their monthly two-hour Red Bull Radio show, they keep it simple: rap bangers only, of the gritty underground and forgotten classic variety.