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A professionally produced podcast that consistently delivers real EDM interviews with the top djs & producers in the electronic dance music genre.

Outside of the podcast our mission is to provide timely EDM news updates through the website and our social media sites.

Before Real EDM, it was real radio

Dylan interviews Chris Willis on Dance Factory Radio. Chris was initially a gospel singer, but he later received international attention for his collaborations with house music artist David Guetta.
Dance Factory
Chris Willis Interview
Listen to an on-air sample of Dylan as he hosts Chicago’s Dance Factory on September 17, 2011. Dylan dishes out celeb updates, takes caller requests, and sets up the DJ’s for their mixshow.
Dylan
Dance Factory 2011
Hear Luis 2 Live as he hosts Dance Factory during a weekend broadcast in 2015. Luis has been with the station the longest, in fact he worked for the original dance radio in Chicago Energy 927&5.
Luis 2 Live
Dance Factory 2015

We have a strong history in EDM

The guys behind Real EDM, Luis and Dylan, have been radio presenters on Chicago’s only dance music station for over a decade. Beginning in 2006, these two where the main hosts of Dance Factory Radio. Dance Factory began broadcasting on 92.5. FM – 92.7 FM – 99.9 FM in the Chicagoland metro area, playing top EDM tracks, exclusive DJ mixes, and producing huge EDM concerts and club nights. Utilizing their substantial knowledge and experience in the broadcasting and EDM industry, they launched their first podcast in 2015. 

About Real EDM

We originally launched our first podcast in 2015 naming it “CHI-EDM” as a nod to the deep history of house in Chicago. Our goal? To provide a genuine high quality podcast that consistently delivered real EDM interviews with the top hit makers in the electronic dance music genre. Outside of the podcast their mission is to provide timely EDM news updates through their website and social media sites.

It was a huge success, instantly our quality content attracted a sizable loyal following. Three years later in 2018, a broader vision was realized when CHI-EDM became REAL EDM. Research showed the name “CHI-EDM” didn’t resonate outside of the local Chicago market. By rebranding to “Real EDM” it is now much easier to convey the brand more clearly to a broader overall audience.

Multiple platforms

More then a Podcast

Podcast

Real EDM is built for every EDM fan. The podcast provides exclusive interviews and DJ mixes that offer altogether something fresh and different than anything else in the EDM and podcasting world.

Website

RealEDM.com provides a continues stream of EDM music news and information. Along with easy access to podcast episodes and exclusive mixes. Our website maintains a high volume of visits every day,

Social Media

EDM fans tweet an average of 11 times per day, roughly 6 times more active than the average Twitter user, who tweets roughly 2 times per day. In the last year, Instagram has become the go to spot for EDM fans. According to a new report, “the most popular DJs are growing their Instagram followers 11 times faster than on Facebook.”

The Hosts

These guys really know EDM

Dylan Rudisill

HOST / BRAND MANAGER

Dylan Rudisill is a long-time Radio Broadcaster turned Podcaster. Dylan grew up in a small Ohio farm town on the shores of Lake Erie close to Cleveland. At the young age of fourteen, he started working for his hometown radio station and during his high school years…ruled the afternoon airwaves. For over two decades, he traveled around the country creating top-rated radio shows and designing audio masterpieces. Over the course of his career, he has helped to develop new radio stations, managed on-air announcers, promotions departments, and sold radio commercials to numerous top advertisers. Today, through his Chicago based company he produces several podcasts and works with current and future podcasters to enhance and grown their brand.

Luis 2 Live

HOST / ACCOUNT MANAGER

Luis “2-Live” Lopez is an experienced radio personality, voice-over artist, and production expert. He is a graduate of Columbia College in Chicago where he earned his Bachelor of Arts in Media focusing on radio and sound. After college, Luis worked extensively in radio in the Chicago area hosting on-air shifts, producing shows and ensuring the voice-over quality for station imaging and commercials. Luis is currently the host of REAL EDM The Podcast, and also the host and producer of a weekend show on 92.7FM, Dance Factory Radio Chicago. When he is not working, Luis likes to spend time with friends and family, enjoys the Chicago nightlife, and traveling to exciting locations.

MOMENTS IN EDM

Welcome to the Party

Luis 2 Live with Chris Willis, known for his collaborations with house music artist David Guetta, including the songs “Just a Little More Love”, “Love Don’t Let Me Go, “Love Is Gone”, “Tomorrow Can Wait”, “Everytime We Touch” (with Steve Angello and Sebastian Ingrosso), “Would I Lie to You” (with Cedric Gervais) and “Gettin’ Over You.”
History of house music

House music’s hometown of Chicago has given the world trailblazing artists, legendary venues, and a genre that remains the backbone of modern dance.

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