Shawn Reynaldo

Host of First Floor - Red Bull Radio


Industry 2019


Shawn Reynaldo

With bylines for publications like Resident Advisor, Spin, NPR and the seminal electronic music magazine XLR8R (where he previously served as editor), Shawn Reynaldo is one of the key journalists in the world of electronic music.

As the host of Red Bull Radio’s First Floor, this Bay Area native and current Barcelona resident is known for highlighting the best new sounds that electronic music has to offer. Over the years, he’s staked his reputation on telling it like it is, along with a knack for identifying the DJs, producers, labels, promoters, parties and festivals whose work rises above the incessant 4/4 thump of this ever-evolving world.

In addition to his work as a music journalist, Reynaldo spent years as a producer and operations manager in terrestrial radio, as well as an independent label boss and party promoter. As you might expect, he's also a DJ, and continues to climb behind the decks from time to time.



Miami has always been a place I’ve considered home and WMC was essential for me and the label in many ways. From showcasing our new music to keeping up with all the new artists and releases. It was the official kickoff of the year and I’m happy to see it thriving again.

Louie Vega

DJ/Vega Records

Winter Music Conference is my ground zero. It has always provided the perfect storm of opportunity and excitement for up and coming artists, including myself back in 2003, where I first caught a glimpse of how it felt to have an audience respond to my work. Over the years, I’ve always made it a point to have WMC in my calendar because that’s the spot where everyone congregates and you can feel it in the air. Creativity, brother and sisterhood, FUN and most of all the chance to come together as a community and celebrate the reason we are all here—the music.”



I feel fortunate to have been part of the first-ever WMC. Over the 35 years, it has grown to give us an international forum where we exchange music and ideas. As an attendee and host of many of the award shows, I am proud each time I see new young talent emerge and then become world-renowned. We all have so many Winter Music Conference moments of hearing a seminal breakthrough record for the first time as well as a new DJ with star quality. Magical moments in my career.

Daniel Glass

Glassnote Records

Before there was Ultra Music Festival, there was The Winter Music Conference, the annual coming together of the dance music tribes. Miami in March is a fundamental place to be from a business perspective, and has always given me endless opportunities for discovering new partnerships and talent. WMC brings together the dance music industry and surrounding culture like no other event in America. I’ve been attending WMC for nearly 20 years, and I’m very much looking forward to experiencing its evolution in 2019.

Matt Colon

Director, North America - YM&U Music

If you want to know about our industry from the people that make it happen then go to WMC. It’s an accelerated masterclass in all things dance music.

Carl Cox

DJ/Intec Records