In Conversation: Benjamin, founder of Radiooooo
A friend recently told me about Radioooo, an online radio station where you select a year, and a country and listen to historical delights. I instantly became fascinated with
Heather: Tell me about Radiooooo – how did it all begin?
Benjamin: It was all about sharing musical gems we had with a bunch of friends.
I always been a science fiction and history nerd, so, making a time machine was a goal for me.
H: Why did you think Radiooooo was needed? – what makes it different to other music platforms?
B: Because it’s difficult to find good music out of the big market. Because you don’t know that foreign countries produce outstanding records. Because you are 2 clicks away from discoveries that will change your musical culture 🙂
H: Where does the name come from? Why 5 ‘O’s’ ?
I wanted that this word « radio » was attached to our site cause it works like that, it is a flow of music, you don’t have to search as on streaming websites.
H: Can anyone upload tracks?
B: Sure! but there is a selection at the entrance…
H: For people that are unfamiliar with Radiooooo, how does it work?
B: Choose a country on the map, select a decade from 1900 to today, and just enjoy the beauties of the world.
H: What’s your favorite recent discovery?
B: The Mexican contemporary electro musical scene that pops so much!
H: How does the site work in terms of licensing?
B: We are considered as a French based webradio.
H: If you went into a time machine, where would you go to and why?
B: Maybe in the swinging 20s. You can feel that something cool and fun were in the air at this time 🙂 !!
H: What are your future plans for Radiooooo?
B: A loooooot o things! At this time we work on a physical machine, just check it out here: www.legloberadiooooo.com. It’s crowdfunded, help us to make it real!
H: How does Radiooooo make money?
B: We sound design cool places.
H: I love the Instagram platform – tell me more about the artwork selected for the channel…
B: We always linked beautiful sounds and pictures, so record covers are a mine for this mix!
H: Give me your top 5 tracks that we should listen to…
B: Very difficult question. Let’s say my last 5 tracks I like:
Polo&Pan – Zoom Zoom
Pete Drake & His talking steel guitar – Forever
Sports – Whatever you want
Comedian Harmonists – Quand il Pleut
Admas – Astawesalehu
H: Thank you!!
B: You welcome 🙂