DJ Drew. (Source: DJ Drew)
Beatport and SiriusXM have partnered on “Pitch Control: Powered by Beatport,” a new weekly radio show airing on Sundays at 11 PM EST on their electronic music channel, BPM. The show debuted this Sunday, April 5, hosted by Beatsource Dance Curator Andrew “DJ Drew” Ortiz. DJ Drew has 20 years of experience programming dance radio at KIIS FM in Los Angeles, making him an ideal host.
DJ Drew’s collaborators for this program include Beatport’s Berlin-based curation team, led by Raphael Pujol, Edwin “DJ Phenom” Paredes, who serves as a Program Director at SiriusXM for Pitbull’s Globalization and BPM channels, SiriusXM’s Vice President of EDM programming, Geronimo, and Program Director, Rida Naser. Tracks will also be selected by taking into account real-time activity on Beatport LINK, the streaming service that’s fully integrated with DJ software and hardware. It allows for songs being played by DJs around the world to be immediately known to the Beatport curation team.
“We are thrilled to enter into this music and broadcasting partnership with SiriusXM, one of the leading music destinations here in the US,” Beatport CEO Robb McDaniels said. “So many U.S.-based electronic music fans are thirsty for the best underground electronic music tracks that will likely be the next big dance floor hits. Our world-class curation team and Beatsource’s expert staff are the perfect combination to deliver the goods on a weekly basis.”
Tune into the show Sundays at 11 PM EST on SiriusXM’s BPM channel.
DJ Spider and DJ Drew
DJ Drew is a mixer on SiriusXM’s Globalization channel and a curator at Beatsource. He previously served as a mixer on Los Angeles’ KIIS FM for 20 years. Drew is also a producer, having released original tracks on labels like Mixmash Records, as well as official remixes for stars like of Pitbull and Flo Rida.
Watch the interview below. An audio version of the podcast is also available on all major platforms.
Hosted by DJ Spider, The 20 Podcast features conversations with influential DJs and music industry professionals. Spider and his guests begin each episode by going through Beatsource‘s weekly list of must-have tracks, The 20.
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DJ Drew at the SUNBURN Pool Party at Hard Rock Hotel in San Diego.
Drew is the longest-running, on-air mixer at KIIS FM, one of Los Angeles’ most influential radio stations.
Preview “Ponte a Bailar” below and download it on DJcity.
DJ Drew at the SUNBURN Pool Lounge at the Hard Rock Hotel in San Diego on August 25. (Credit: Vlatz)
Nearly two weeks after releasing his single “Massive,” Los Angeles DJ/producer DJ Drew has dropped a Latin house remix of Jenn Morel‘s “Tiguere.” Drew’s version speeds up the track to 124 BPM while adding a tribal-influenced drop that incorporates Jenn’s chopped up vocals.
Drew is a mixer on Los Angeles’ KISS FM and SiriusXM’s Globalization channel. He joined DJcity’s music production team in April.
Stream his remix of “Tiguere” below and download it exclusively on DJcity.
Related: DJ Drew Drops New Track, ‘Massive’
DJ Drew at the Control party at Avalon Hollywood. (Source: Facebook)
DJ Drew, a host on Los Angeles’ KIIS FM and member of DJcity’s team, has dropped a Latin-tinged, electro house track titled “Massive.” The hard-hitting track appears on Ones To Watch’s new Jellyfish EP.
Ones To Watch is a division of Laidback Luke‘s Mixmash label. Its goal is to “provide a stepping-stone for fresh, emerging talent that will feed into the Mixmash mothership.”
Stream “Massive” below and download it on DJcity.
DJ Drew at Avalon’s Control party in Los Angeles. (Credit: Oh Dag Yo)
DJ Drew, a mixer on Los Angeles’ KISS FM, has dropped a high-energy, Latin house single titled “Manos Arriba.” The 126 BPM track combines house production alongside Spanish vocals and Latin percussion.
A Los Angeles native, Drew joined DJcity’s music production team in April. In addition to KISS, Drew is also a mixer on SiriusXM’s Globalization channel.
Stream “Manos Arriba” below and download it on DJcity.
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