Sirius XM kills off Electric Area in favor of Diplo… fans are not happy!

This past weekend coinciding with WMC and Ultra, Sirius XM announced that fan favorite dance channel Electric Area was being replaced by a Diplo-curated station focusing more on a cross section of dance, hip hop, reggae and more. While Diplo is of course a huge presence in the industry and more than likely dance fans who subscribe to Sirius would have been happy adding this channel, instead it replaced Electric Area and its eclectic mix of radio shows from many of the top djs and groups in EDM.

Get a preview of the channel here:

Social media comments on Facebook and Twitter have been harsh and Gareth Emery, who does not have a show at the moment so its unbiased, expressed his disappointment at losing the channel:

Diplo’s reply which somewhat encouragingly suggests some of the mix shows may stay:

You can contact Sirius XS here to leave your thoughts: and here on Facebook:

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