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

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

I’m so glad to see WMC rebooted with such thoughtful content and first-class curation. It’s been a long time since the industry had a must-do American event and this is it. The reborn WMC!

Patrick Moxey

Ultra Music

The Winter Music Conference represents a chance for Beatport to connect directly with our customer community. Having a strong conference means we have a platform to embrace the entire spectrum of electronic music culture. We are proud to support the resurgence of this great event.

Jonas Tempel

Beatport, Co-Founder

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