Chilltrax is powered by the passion of our staff. We're a bunch of music freaks who set the quality bar high, and we all spend enormous amounts of time looking for and listening to music of all genres to find the perfect sound for Chilltrax.
Thievery Corporation, Massive Attack, Bent, and Zero 7 are typical of the Chilltrax sound, plus we're always searching for fresh new songs from breakthrough independent artists.
BLAKE LAWRENCE - PROGRAM DIRECTOR
Chilltrax is Blake Lawrence's first foray into the challenging new world of global Internet audio entertainment, after a long career in local and national radio in the U.S. Blake is the architect of Chilltrax and serves as the channel's Program Director. Originally from Colorado and powered by a fascination for all kinds of music, Blake has programmed major FM stations in New York (WQCD), San Francisco (KKSF), and Houston (KZFX, KLOL). He's also a satellite radio pioneer, having been part of the original programming team at XM Satellite Radio. Blake began his time at XM by creating the dance channels BPM and Chrome, and eventually rose to oversee the entire tier of XM's contemporary hit channels. His alter ego Maxwell House can be heard on Chilltrax's sister channel Radio Danz hosting the weekly Danz 20 Countdown.
BILL HUTCHCROFT - MUSIC DIRECTOR
Bill Hutchcroft, a.k.a. DJ Beatdaddy, is the Chilltrax Music Director. Bill has followed the twists and turns of chillout music for nearly twenty years, and began by introducing friends to the tunes. "I even had a disco room in my home back in the day – when the other DJs who played faster stuff would finish, I would come on in the wee hours and play chill."
Bill is also a Tower Records alumnus and his DJ sets have been heard on XM Satellite Radio and at major parties in his home town of San Francisco..
BERNARDO PASSARIELLO - OPERATIONS MANAGER
Chilltrax is Bernardo Passariello's second successful internet radio station, having already fathered Radio Danz - the world's pure dance channel. As president of Danz Waves, the parent company of Chilltrax and Radio Danz, Bernardo runs the day-to-day operations of Chilltrax, ensuring all technical elements of the station are in complete order and that all those people out there who need their fix of chillout music are satisfied.
Bernardo Passariello is a graduate of Duke University in North Carolina and owner of XomaTech Enterprises, LLC, a website design and software development company based in his hometown of Miami, Florida.