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A new radio station is now streaming live from a Brooklyn shipping container

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Vivienne van Vliet
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Electronic music fans rejoice! It looks like NYC finally has a community-oriented radio station dedicated to 100% live-broadcasted DJ mixes. Multimedia producer Francois Vaxelaire has launched the aptly-named Lot Radio from a shipping container on the Williamsburg/Greenpoint border. The music-centric radio station has been streaming online video and audio in beta mode on its website since early February—and the station has already featured local DJs and familiar names like Tiki Disco resident Lloydski, Ninja Tune's FaltyDL, the Bunker's Clay Wilson, Trouble & Bass alumni Star Eyes and the Discwoman collective.

The concept is backed by veterans of the house and techno scene, and is reminiscent of established global live broadcasts such as the U.K.'s Rinse FM and NTS Radio, Amsterdam's Red Light Radio and Berlin Community Radio. But the station will cater to a wide array of music fans, airing diverse DJ mixes as well as talk shows. The Lot Radio also plans on opening an on-site coffee kiosk to fund the station.

Check out the live broadcast (and poke your head in the chat room) at thelotradio.com, or listen to previously broadcasted shows on Mixcloud.

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