Vivian Host; Host of Peak Time - Red Bull Radio


Industry 2019


Vivian Host

Vivian Host is an internationally-known music journalist, DJ and curator who has been simultaneously involved with and documenting underground music and culture in the US and abroad for over two decades. Based in NYC, Vivian has been a member of the Red Bull Music Academy team since 2014, for whom she has hosted lectures, curated events and co-produced documentaries and radio shows. She is currently the host of Peak Time, a daily two-hour program on Red Bull Radio devoted to the best in modern music, offering in-depth artist interviews, breaking music and news and context on the unique stories that shape our culture. 

Vivian is the former Editor-in-Chief of XLR8R Magazine and of THUMP, VICE Media's electronic music vertical, and her writing has appeared in the Dallas Morning NewsSpinUrbVillage VoiceLA Weekly and beyond. An authority on electronic music, she has worked as a panelist and consultant for Google, iTunes, Scion, Native Instruments, Pinkberry, Sprite and numerous others. Raised in Los Angeles, based in Brooklyn, Vivian is also known to many under her bass-loving alter ego Star Eyes – a DJ for over 20 years, she has played around the globe (including Sonar Festival, EDC, Voodoo Fest, Warped Tour, Fabric & beyond), as well as running her own record label and events series called Chaos Clan; her original music appears on labels including Trouble & Bass, Ghostly, Mixpak, Hot Mom and SMOG.


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

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