WTD 2009 Week 14 - Area

Discussion in 'WTD Archives' started by Aaron, Feb 15, 2009.

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  1. Aaron

    Aaron Moderator

    The home for world famous DJs like Paul van Dyk and Paul Oakenfold. The station plays trance, progressive house to electronic styles of music. It captures the sound from inside the club.

    What we play: Paul van Dyk, Paul Oakenfold, Armin van Buuren, Deadmau5, Tiesto, Ferry Corsten, George Acosta, Deep Dish, Gabriel & Dresden, Armand van Helden.

    Channel 38 on Sirius, 80 on XM.

    Check out Area's websites for more details on special programming on Area...
    SIRIUS Satellite Radio - Techno Trance Music and More

    * Please indicate how much you like this channel by assigning it a rating. Simply use the thread rating system found at the top of the thread and give it a vote. :)

  2. flap_jackson

    flap_jackson Well-Known Member

    This is the channel I want to listen to when I want a headache, which is never. I just don't get it.
  3. flap_jackson

    flap_jackson Well-Known Member

    Although it has a great logo:bigthumbup:
  4. ROBGv1

    ROBGv1 New Member

    I think the mix shows should be on during prime time. Here is my dream lineup.
    Monday: 5P.M. - John Digweed - Transitions
    7P.M. - Groove Radio International
    11P.M. - Jonathan Peters
    Tuesday: 7P.M. - Paul Okenfold
    9P.M. - Stone Bridge - The Flavor The Vibe
    Wednesday: 7P.M. - Oscar G : Made in Miami
    8P.M. - DJ Times - Shortlist
    9P.M. - Corstens Countdown
    10P.M. - Steve Porters Porterhouse
    Thursday: 7P.M. - A State of Trance with Armin van Buuren
    9P.M. - Markus Schultz - Evolution
    Friday: 5P.M. - Tiesto - Club Life
    7P.M. - Carl Cox - Global
    9P.M. - Paul Van Dyke - Vonyc Sessions
    Saturday: 3P.M. - Matt Darey - Nocturnal
    5P.M. - Jefr Tale - Club Tales
    7P.M. - Benny Benassi
    8P.M. - Automatic Static with D.J. Icey
    9P.M. - Lost World with George Acosta
    10P.M. - The Juicy Show with Robbie Rivera
  5. hexagram

    hexagram Medicinal & Recreational.

    My opinion of this channel is exactly the same as "BPM", so I'll just copy+paste:

    I will add to that by saying it's more 'listenable' than the BPM channel

    I give it 3.5 stars, but since you can't do 1/2 stars; I'm rounding it down to *** [Average].
  6. JayDizz

    JayDizz Member

    Definitely not my favorite genre. I usually can't get passed one song. It could be a brilliantly programmed channel for all I know. I just can't get into it long enough to find out.
  7. Argji

    Argji Member

    I like to stop by every once in a while, especially for Groove Radio International. Not my favorite channel, but it is okay. I'll have to defer to the Electronica experts though on the actual quality of the music.

    This whole "Area" name thing is strange though. I guess they always tried to play off the whole "Area 51" thing. But whenever they needed to shuffle the channels they would just call it "Area + the new channel number". With the XM merge they all together dropped the number since I guess the XM-side is different, so now it is just "Area", which is weird-sounding.
  8. HecticArt

    HecticArt Administrator

    Area still only ranks an average for me. I can tune in for a maybe 2 or 3 hours, maybe twice a week, but that''s about it for me.

    I've been on my soap dish a hundred times before, but Area doesn't hold a candle to Boombox for me. The Boombox show is too short and at a tough time slot for me to tune in.

    I'll give Area a 3.
  9. Grüpsaar

    Grüpsaar DRC Forum Bum

    Used to listen daily bac when it was Area33 and such. Since the dance channels have be cut more in the merger, it seems Area is taking on more dance stuff and getting to broad of a channel. I still agree the mix shows are still top notch and I would like to hear these more often. Overall, it's one of the few places to get this music on radio, even though it could improve.
    4 stars.
  10. TacoKid

    TacoKid Member

    Automatic Static and Groove Radio International are the only things I really enjoy on this channel.

    For some reason, to me at least, the song selection for the station when listening to it seems to drone on.

    Damn I miss Boombox.
    Last edited: Feb 18, 2009
  11. Aaron

    Aaron Moderator

    I see the merit in this music, especially if you're in the right setting to enjoy it, but overall it's just not my thing. Won't become a preset for me.
  12. down4six

    down4six Well-Known Member

    I tuned in while driving in Denver rush hour traffic yesterday, I felt like I should of been on a crotch rocket, weaving through traffic and fighting bad guys and waiting for Neo to come swooping in to save me. I'm not a fan of the genre, but I didn't feel a real dislike for it either. 3 stars.
  13. semipenguin

    semipenguin Bum Looker

    Between the two dance channels we've done so far, I like this one more. bpm is great, but I think I like this channel more...:D

    Like I said during my review of bpm, I'm not really into dance music, but it's nice to listen to every once in a while. I like the more popular music more than the dance mixes. Dance mixes are great, but this seems to be more music the way the artists intended it to be heard, not interpreted by a DJ...:shock:

    5 out of 5 Stars...:cool:
  14. Wolf

    Wolf Manspreading on DRC

    Not really into the Area channel, I give 2 stars.
  15. TSSMario

    TSSMario Member

    Neither Area or BPM do much to skim over more than the basest surface of pop EDM.
    It's all epic trance and prog house fluff, which is disappointing since there is so much more going on in electronic music.

    You have Icey, but no breaks aside from that
    no drum and bass
    no dubstep
    no hard, dark techno
    no aphex, boards of canada, squarepusher, bvenetian snares, amon tobin ect braindance.
    Aaron likes this.
  16. kryptonite

    kryptonite Well-Known Member

    Try blasting liquid metal in a 90 degree day.

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