History of Subterranean Homesick Grooves:

"Standing on the fringes of life offers a unique perspective, but there comes a time to see what it looks like from the dance floor."



Subterranean Homesick Grooves™ started out as a weekly EDM radio show at Mount Allison University in Canada, broadcast on the CHMA FM 106.9 campus radio station. Since then, the show has expanded to become a weekly podcast, available globally through iTunes and other sites. The hour-long show features a mix of house, trance, and techno music, with a particular emphasis on progressive & tribal house. The majority of the music featured on the show either comes from the Richmond Record Pool (based out of Vancouver, Canada) or from submissions by producers that Jonathan Clark has worked with, and occasionally features some of his own productions.

Subterranean Homesick Grooves, as a terrestrial FM broadcast, is covered by the licensing provided through CHMA FM 106.9. Licensing and royalty administration for the online podcast is covered by licensing with Canada's Society of Composers, Authors, and Music Publishers of Canada (SOCAN). SOCAN collects royalty/licensing fees, as set by the Copyright Board of Canada, and distributes the appropriate royalties to affiliated International Performing Rights Organizations.

Jonathan Clark, the host of Subterranean Homesick Grooves, is a resident of Atlantic Canada. As a producer and DJ, he is most commonly known as "Bolivia." Despite having an extensive formal background in music (professional classical piano training, experience with a number of different instruments, and ongoing music studies at the Berklee School of Music in Boston), Jonathan is also involved in many other work-related and extra-curricular activities. His varied career has included time spent as the owner/operator of a restaurant in Canada, running a University nightclub for almost twenty years, twenty years of seasonal employment in Canada's reforestation industry, and owning & operating a small recording studio.

The name of the show, "Subterranean Homesick Grooves," was first used for a DJ mix that Jonathan recorded on February 9th, 2009. That mix was subsequently released to the public on February 11th, 2009, through this blog posting. When the radio show was started on CHMA FM 106.9, that original mix was used as the first episode of the show, in addition to providing the name for the show.

If you are interested in submitting a song for review and possible inclusion on the show, visit our Soundcloud DropBox. Please note that due to the volume of submissions received, not all submissions will be acknowledged. Also, the chance of a submitted track being featured on the show is dependent on a number of factors, but of course, tracks which fit the preferred format (progressive or tech house) will stand a much higher chance of being featured. Submitted tracks must have a minimum original bitrate of 320 kbps for mp3 format, although wave/aiff files are preferred. We request that anyone submitting music should only submit self-produced tracks, not other artists' music, and you should ensure that the correct artist/title/producer information is included with the submission. At the moment, we get about thirty submissions per week, and we select about three or four of them to use in one of our radio shows.

If you're a radio station programming director, and would like to add Subterranean Homesick Grooves to your regular programming lineup, contact djbolivia@gmail.com for details. We currently release SHG as an advance download to a number of stations globally on a weekly basis (at no charge), and we welcome inquiries from additional outlets.

The "Subterranean Homesick Grooves Guy" graphic was designed by Sam Brown of www.explodingdog.com.

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