“When it comes to great music, you never have to look too far to find what you love. It’s the sound that starts, drives and ends hundreds of great nights – out in this part of Spain, and now, you can have this music with you wherever you are, whatever the time of day or night.”
That’s the underlying mantra of BeachGrooves Radio, the premier deep house radio station on the coast. They have been in operation for around 4 years now bringing a superb selection of local and international artists directly to listeners up and down the coast and abroad, day in and day out. We caught up with them for a rundown on last season’s event and to find out a little more about their upcoming and future plans…
Q: First of all in your words – why tune into BeachGrooves?
If you’re into your deep house music then BeachGrooves is the number 1 radio station on the coast to keep you entertained and wanting more. With a huge roster of over 40 DJs both locally and internationally producing shows for the station and listeners, the music we provide is second to none. On top of this, our wide radio coverage along the coast means we are always with you wherever you go.
Q: What sets you apart from other radio stations on the coast?
I would say a combination of factors. The music style and format that we play/promote as well as the number of actual LIVE presented shows both day and night. To our knowledge, in terms of presenters, no other radio station on the coast comes close to these numbers. As well as the traditional FM broadcasts we have extended/bridged “radio” to “TV” with all our live sessions being broadcast across a variety on online video platforms (YouTube, Facebook:LIVE, Twitch etc) and on Digital TV (OliveNet CH:998) as well as live video streams from our “outdoor” events both locally and internationally.
Q: You also play live events in partnership with one of the most exciting venues on the coast, Playa Padre. What regular nights are you planning to do in 2018?
We are in the process of renewing and organising events with our partners from last year. In addition to the great venue you’ve mentioned, LIVE FROM IBIZA was a great international broadcasting collaboration with Heaven’s Gate:DEEP coming LIVE from the rooftop of Ocean Drive Hotel in the heart of the clubbing island. This will be followed up this year with the addition of a LIVE FROM FRANKFURT broadcast. We also have a few new names coming on-board this year for the summer season…which, of course, we can’t reveal at this stage…all very exciting tho 😉
Q: Can you ‘name drop’ some of the famous DJs you will be working with in 2018?
We could do but then we’d have to kill you :). Unfortunately at this time of the season we have to keep a lot under wraps but all will soon be revealed and you won’t be disappointed. Last year we were lucky enough to be involved on many different levels with DJs like Black Coffee (Resident of Hi-Ibiza – Ibiza’s latest super club), Pete Tong, Joey Negro, HOT SINCE 82, UNER, Johannes Brecht, Hraach, Magdalena, Los Suruba, Andrea Oliva, Blond:Ish, to name but a few, as well as some of our own better known residents like Roger Sanchez and Jack Eye Jones.
Q: Are there any more unique BeachGrooves shows planned for this year?
Plans are in motion – We want to bring back the excitement of last year but, as we are always striving to be better, we will be implementing them this year with a little extra “groove.”
Q: What advice would you give for any wannabe DJs out there?
Keep on going but most of all BE DIFFERENT. With the multitude of upcoming DJs around these days persistence will get you there, but being different and special will get you there quicker. Believe it or not, actual talent helps as well 😉
Q: Beach Grooves also operates in Ibiza – how are these operations going?
We have been really happy with the positive response we have received from this “extended” area or coverage and the popularity of the station grows month after month. We are looking at more involvement this year with more collaborations on the horizon.
Q: Are there any plans for more BeachGrooves stations?
There are always plans for more stations…world domination plan in full flow. 🙂 – As you may or may not know we have a variety of genres covered from deep house with BeachGrooves, latino music with BeachLatino, rock with BeachRock, trance with…you guessed it… BeachTrance. BeachChill, BeachBass, BeachHouse and BeachDanceClassics (playing the best in soul, funk and disco from yesteryear). All are now available through our mobile app “BEACHRADIOSTATIONS” (available for free from Apple or Google stores) 😉
Q: You run some great listener giveaways too – can you give us any insight into competitions you may be running in 2018?
We shall be having the usual ticket giveaways throughout the summer in conjunction with our promotional and advertising partners. Last year we gave away over 500 tickets entrances to various events up and down the coast. For the last few years we have had our annual Christmas giveaway in which we have given away over €30,000 worth of prizes so looking forward to something like that again at the end of the year.
Q: And what else does Summer 2018 have in store for us?
This year we are looking at raising the profile of our station and music through promotion and involvement with some great international brands as well as our rising involvement on the magical party isle of Ibiza. Whilst raising our profile, the aim is to also help raise the international profile of the Costa and Marbella in particular.
Q: BeachGrooves can also be hired for parties and events – can you tell our readers more?
Depending on your event requirements, we can supply everything needed for your day. Through our sister company EZ Entertainment (http://ezentertainment.es), we can supply sound and lighting equipment, decor and DJs. We also have a full-on events management and organisation service available which includes promotional services through our extensive marketing outlets (for public events of course) 🙂