Shawn Reynaldo is a Barcelona-based writer and editor who specializes in electronic music. A Bay area native who first found his way into the rave scene during the late '90s, he’s spent decades immersed in independent music culture, logging countless hours running labels, throwing parties and hosting radio shows. However, it's his work as a music journalist that has made him one of electronic music’s most prominent voices.
Author of the First Floor newsletter, Shawn was formerly an editor at Red Bull Music Academy and XLR8R and has also contributed to such publications as Pitchfork, NPR, SPIN, Resident Advisor, DJ Mag, Bandcamp Daily and Beatportal. His first book, First Floor Vol. 1: Reflections on Electronic Music Culture, was released in 2023 via Velocity Press.