About EXBC

The Mission

Expansion Broadcast (EXBC) is a podcast and streaming internet radio show based out of Washington, DC. Its run by by IllEffect (a.k.a. Erictronica) and is cohosted by Deinfamous, Whighzeguy, Refugee, Tsurugi, and Encryption (Harry Ransom also makes frequent appearances). Our aim is to deliver fresh dubstep, future garage, bass music, and drum & bass mixes to our audience weekly through our live internet stream on Fridays (7 PM EST), our podcast, or via RSS.


Launched in September of 2003, Expansion Broadcast was one of Destroyer.net’s first radio programs dedicated to bringing you the best in drum and bass, hip hop, and UK Garage from the Washington DC/Baltimore corridor. Founder, IllEffect, was aided by co-hosts, MC insuWRECKtionist and Direct Logic, when the show launched out of College Park, Maryland. A year later, EXBC relocated to Washington, DC gaining a new co-host Shade.

In the summer of 2004, Expansion Broadcast family grew to include four of Washington DC’s finest DJs/producers: Deinfamous, Darkenetiks, Hitoi, and Ransom delivered new talent and variety to EXBC as it refocused almost entirely on drum & bass music.

In the years since, Expansion Broadcast has continued to evolve.  While still covering drum & bass thanks to Deinfamous, IllEffect, and the many EXBC podcast contributors, the current stack of hosts all touch on other genres including dubstep, bass music, house, and techno.