Dash Radio was created by the world’s biggest DJ’s who became fed up with the limitations of regular FM radio (and hate internet playlists that pose as radio powered by soulless computers). Together, they formed Dash with one goal: to provide the best radio platform in the world.
What this is, is streaming music, with incredible variety, with zero commercials, live and 24/7, for free. Its borderline genius
I’ll tell you how I got here… remember the FIFA 15 Launch the other day in NYC… well, when I linked the image from Clint’s IG, I saw this picture as well, and I knew that dude looked familiar, but I didn’t think to look in to it, until today while watching Sunday football. Turns out, SKEE has a new venture called DASH Radio and FIFA 15 has a channel.
I knew he was a DJ, but I forgot his name. Anyway, I did some creative googling and figured it was Skee – what an idiot I am – because Skee is a pretty big deal. Then I google Skee and see what kind of noise he is making these days, because you may not know it, but a lot of the shit you see on the internets from your favorite personality, whether its podcast or some sort of music radio, or youtube channel interviewing culture folks and content creators and influencers – Skee has been doing that for 15 years damn near.
Skee is a sneaker head, music dude obviously, and borderline genius with this social networking and branding thing and I think he might have another one with DASH radio. Its brand new, having just dropped in August, but it makes a ton of sense.
Its not like a Beats Audio, or Spotify, or Google music or even satellite – because to be quite honest, thats basically just terrestrial radio in a different skin. What we’d hope satellite radio to be – commercial free since I’m paying for it – has gone the way of the dodo.
Streaming sites are algorithms choosing music. You can find some interesting things, sometimes, but to me they are too busy messing things up trying to make it even better than what other sites do. Pandora is pretty good. Beats still has some work to do. Spotify I love, but I use it as a ginormous mixtape instead of a streaming site.
Satellite radio, and I’ve been with it since the beginning, was fresh as hell at first because it was all about content and different channels with different kinds of music with no commercials and very little personality talking all over the music. Now, basically, its just radios version of cable. Which is great because the content is good, its more specialized, and there are big names associated with stations, but the original reason I got in this thing – the whole no commercial parts and not having to listen to DJ talk all over the music and do station resets all the time, is gone. *
This, has promise, because it seems like the DJs are now here as curators of great music. You can read all about it at the link below.
* To be honest, the only reason I continue with satellite radio is Howard Stern. Literally.