Diplo's Revolution

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Diplo's Revolution
SiriusXM Diplo's Revolution Logo.png
Broadcast areaUnited States
FrequencySirius XM Radio 52
Dish Network 6052
FormatElectronic dance music
ClassSatellite radio station
OwnerSirius XM Radio
WebsiteSiriusXM: Diplo's Revolution

Diplo's Revolution is a global-centric electronic dance music satellite channel operated by Sirius XM Radio, broadcasting on Sirius Satellite Radio channel 52,[1] XM Satellite Radio channel 52[2] and Dish Network channel 6052.

The channel was formerly known as Electric Area (2008–2018) and before that Area (2002–2008 via Sirius) and its XM Radio counterpart The Move (2001–2008). The channel is being programmed by musician/producer/DJ/remixer Diplo and named after his 2013 song "Revolution." The channel made its debut at 9pm (EDT) on March 22, 2018.[3]

Station history[edit]

As "Area"/"Electric Area"[edit]

It was previously on Sirius channel 33, and called Area 33. (Prior to that it was called Area 63 and was on channel 63) Area features some of the world's most renowned DJs such as Tiësto, Armin van Buuren, Dash Berlin, Carl Cox, Erik Morillo, Paul Van Dyk, Benny Benassi, Armand Van Helden, Roger Sanchez, Ferry Corsten, Thomas Gold, Serge Devant, Deep Dish, Annie Mac, Sasha and John Digweed. On June 24, 2008, Area 33 was moved to channel 38 to make room for the move of SIRIUS Disorder, which was on channel 33 (now The Bridge). On November 12, 2008, Area dropped its "38" position on the logo because of the Sirius-XM merger, and replaced The Move on the XM channel lineup. Most recently, Mediabase delisted the S038-FM channel's playlist, along with co-owned Pop2K; Mediabase would readd the station to its Dance panel in January 2014.

On September 12, 2010, the channel was renamed Electric Area to expand its exclusive dance music format.

As "Diplo's Revolution"[edit]

On March 22, 2018 Electric Area was replaced with "Diplo's Revolution". The transition also resulted in sister channel BPM incorporating most of the content into its playlist as its successor plans to utilize a more creative direction consisting of cutting edge product, live sets, and live festival broadcasts.

Unfortunately, after a year on the airwaves, the current presentation has not reached the success of the Electric Area format it replaced and has created an outcry on the internet for its return. The station's loyal listeners are also citing Diplo's so-called "more creative" direction, which is a far cry from the true EDM/Dance music that is elevating and full of energy, as his tribal jungle drum beats sets are often claimed "hard to follow" and feature strange rap lyrics mixed in.


Former Programming[edit]

  • Major Behavior with The Fat Jewish: Internet star Josh Ostrovsky hosted this weekly show where he interviewed celebrities, invited co-hosts, and played guest mixes.[4] The show aired twice a week from May to September 2018.


As Electric Area, it was carried on DirecTV until February 9, 2010. On May 5, 2011, it was moved to channel 52[5] for both services and Dish Network 6052.

Former Logos[edit]


  1. ^ "Sirius Channel Lineup" (PDF). 2011-05-02. Retrieved 2011-05-04.[permanent dead link]
  2. ^ "XM Channel Lineup" (PDF). 2011-05-02. Retrieved 2011-05-04.[permanent dead link]
  3. ^ "Diplo Launching His Own SiriusXM Channel (EXCLUSIVE)" from Variety (March 14, 2018)
  4. ^ "The Fat Jewish Joins Diplo On SiriusXM". 2018-05-11. Retrieved 2018-07-12.
  5. ^ "XM Channel Lineup" (PDF). 2011-05-04. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2011-05-16. Retrieved 2011-05-02.

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