When François Vaxelaire moved from Brussels to New York he had only one objective: to set up an online radio station that would somehow keep the scene together. Eight years and many bureaucratic struggles later, he runs The Lot Radio from a sea container at an intersection in northern Williamsburg, Brooklyn. Having been on the air for 2½ years, this oversized LEGO brick is now central to the city’s independent music scene.
In a musical ecosystem as complex as that of New York it is hard to set up shop. Because an approximately 50m3 space serving coffee and beer on a terrace while hosting a wide variety of DJs does not fit within any of the city’s regulations on venues, it took great perseverance to actually get some sound up in the ether. However, François can look back on a successful project that is here to last, check it out here.