Since 2012, DKFM is the worldwide leader for shoegaze and dream pop flavours.
DKFM as a radio station is the final product of a journey, begun with 1980s Cocteau Twins and JAMC, through the early 1990s with MBV, Slowdive and Ride, refreshed in the early ‘10s through last.fm, eMusic and especially turntable.fm. DJ Heretic (as he was known even then) was a regular visitor and “performer” in the “shoegaze rooms” of turntable.fm, spinning everything from Airiel to The December Sound. Ultimately the primary shoegaze group on Turntable got a bit wobbly (theme days: “pick a song featuring a color!”), and became less focused on classic but underheard artists and new, breaking tracks. It seemed, surely there ought to be a radio station focused solely on THIS sound, THIS sonic aesthetic. By the time Be Forest released their classic debut single “Florence (lrnc)”, the die was cast. There was a wave of new and groundbreaking artists from around the globe that deserved to be heard by a wider audience.