Viral Radio is an Amsterdam based music network that tries to connect the nodes between the ever-changing shapes and forms of contemporary rhythmculture. It serves as a vehicle for investigations into hyperrhythms, bass experimentation and computer improvisation, and tries to draw maps of all the many contemporary music practices.
It was founded in 2007, inspired by a paper by MIT Media Lab co-founder Andrew Lippman on autonomous networks and scalable, collaborative systems. His idea of ‘social mobility’ is a fitting metaphore for how dubstep, beats and other new forms of electronic music are shared and distributed online via informal and social channels like AIM, Soundcloud and Ustream.
“Viral Radio is the most cutting-edge event in Amsterdam, hands down.” – Time Out Amsterdam
“Thank you Viral motherfucking Radio.” – The Gaslamp Killer
“Beat Dimensions at the Bimhuis was my best concert ever. WOAAH!” – Flying Lotus
“For fans of experimental beats on the edges of dubstep.“ – De Volkskrant
“What a joy to have such a whimsical night. An unstoppable desire for things that sound differently, for the music of tomorrow. This night proves that dance music isn’t just interested in the past.” – VPRO 3voor12