Vivian Host; Host of Peak Time - Red Bull Radio




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.


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

Partner/founder, Deckstar Artist Management

“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 first went to WMC ’87, the year I started Big Beat. It was an incredibly inspiring congregation of indie labels, DJs, artists, songwriters, producers and dance music lovers dedicated to breaking and discovering new music. WMC has been instrumental in furthering the dance and electronic cause; keeping the community connected, vital and relevant, and serving as an amazing springboard for talent. It’s a fantastic crucible for the future of dance music. Long may it live.

Craig Kallman

CEO & Co-Chairman Atlantic Records, Founder Big Beat Records

WMC is and has always been the lifeblood of the dance music scene. Never missed a year since ’96, I can’t imagine Amsterdam Dance Event or Ibiza Music Summit existing without the blueprint that WMC originated. Seeing this revived is absolutely essential to reunifying the North American scene surrounding electronic music and its fringes.

Tommie Sunshine

Producer/DJ/Activist/Netflix Host

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