In its bid to continue expanding its Latin programming, SiriusXM is launching a new biweekly, bilingual show hosted by Spanish DJ Juan Magan. “MixDown with Juan Magan” premieres Friday at 9 p.m. The one-hour show will air the first and third Friday of every month, with replays Wednesdays at 3 p.m., on SiriusXM La Mezcla, channel 149.
Magan, who started as a DJ in his native Spain, has become one of the leading Latin music DJs in the world, with his own chart-topping hits as well as collaborations and remixes with many Latin and non-Latin stars. His show will feature both his own material as well as new tracks from emerging acts and global stars.
Magan’s deal with SiriusXM comes at a time when dance music and EDM are increasingly expanding into the Latin realm, in the U.S., Latin America and Spain.
Last December, Universal Music Latin America announced the launch of a new dance label called Aftercluv Dance Lab. Magan is signed to the label, which has offices throughout Latin America as well as the U.S.
Sirius’ La Mezcla channel, where “MixDown With Juan Magan” will live, is one of 10 exclusive commercial-free music channels on SiriusXM Latino, in addition to Sirius’ other Latin programming in sports, news and variety. A new Pitbull channel is expected to launch this year.