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Kidnap Kid offers harmonious remix of Moby’s “Natural Blues” [Q&A]

A staple member of the Anjunadeep family, Kidnap Kid — real name Matt Relton — has flourished through the years as a prominent player in the UK deep house realm. The London producer’s infectiously naturalistic beats have given the artist a stylistic edge, allowing him and his alike musical contemporaries to stand at the forefront […]

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Julian Jordan talks about growing up on tour and his foray into fashion [Interview]

Dutch DJ and Producer Julian Jordan started touring the world at the age of 15 and has not stopped since. Now 22 years old, Jordan has expanded beyond the DJ booth and started his own record label called GOLDKID Records in addition to launching a fashion line. It takes many artists a lifetime to achieve what […]

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Avicii Shares Why He Took A Hiatus In Recent Interview

Avicii has opened up about the break he had last year which many mistook as an announcrment that he was ending his career altogether. His then-indefinite hiatus started a firestorm of discussion on social media, but we now know for sure it was mainly the touring aspects since the Swedish hitmaker has returned with a […]

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Meet the underground talent of CRSSD Fest: Hotel Garuda

San Diego’s CRSSD Fest – presented by FNGRS CRSSD — has become a sanctuary for underground electronic music fans. The upcoming Fall edition is pumped with a wide array of unadulterated talent, where headliners including RÜFÜS DU SOL, Richie Hawtin, and Hot Since 82 are joined by up-and-coming acts like Breakbot, Solardo,and Hito to make for a weekend […]

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Meet the underground talent of CRSSD Fest: Lee K

San Diego’s CRSSD Fest – presented by FNGRS CRSSD — has become a sanctuary for underground electronic music fans. The upcoming Fall edition is pumped with a wide array of unadulterated talent, where headliners including RÜFÜS DU SOL, Richie Hawtin, and Hot Since 82 are joined by up-and-coming acts like Breakbot, Solardo,and Hito to make for a […]

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Agents of Time talk about life ahead of Oasis Festival & share their Boiler Room set [Q&A]

 Agents of Time is an important name to note in the contemporary progressive/techno scene. Their music has already infiltrated the scene in a subtle, yet powerful way. “Obsidian,” for example, made it into sets by DJs ranging from Maceo Plex all the way to Feed Me.Three minds truly meld into a superhuman force in their […]

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From Harvard to the mainstage, Elephante discusses his unconventional entrance into the music industry [Interview]

As Tim Wu stepped foot onto Harvard University’s campus, he never would have predicted that four years of an economic degree and one of the best consulting jobs later, he would be turning in his resignation letter. Neither would he have predicted that he would willingly trade everything he had worked so hard for to be […]

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From Harvard to the mainstage, Elephante discusses his unconventional entrance into the music industry [Interview]

As Tim Wu stepped foot onto Harvard University’s campus, he never would have predicted that four years of an economic degree and one of the best consulting jobs later, he would be turning in his resignation letter. Neither would he have predicted that he would willingly trade everything he had worked so hard for to be […]

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Nero reveals details of their collaboration with ZHU in recent interview

Nero is easily one of the biggest names in electronic music,. The British trio made their highly-anticipated return to London’s legendary nightclub Fabric just a few days ago, much to the delight of their religious fans.Before their return to Fabric, Dan, one of the trio, on caught up with the Fabric crew and opened up on the […]

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Shaun Frank talks Electric Zoo, songwriting, and his “Rave Dad” moniker

For Shaun Frank, the future isn’t illustrated in various “Shades of Grey,” but rather in brilliant Technicolor. The Canadian quadruple-threat singer, songwriter, DJ, and producer is riding a career defining high, closing out the summer festival season with a performance at Electric Zoo’s Main Stage, notably his “biggest festival of the summer.” In witnessing the close of […]

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Monika Kruse sits down at Sonus to talk musical development, current events, Croatia, and more [INTERVIEW]

Monika Kruse has a profound love for electronic music that has propelled her through the decades. Discovering the wonders of the rave scene and the art of DJing at a young age when the culture was beginning to embed itself in the European artscape, she knew she was meant to carry out her life studies by way […]

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ODESZA discuss evolving through experimentation for ‘A Moment Apart’ [Interview]

When ODESZA first hit the indie-electro airwaves in 2012, the angelic chords and lush piano of their debut EP, Summer’s Gone, shone like a golden hue through the cracks in a heavy hitting EDM market. By weaving indie-folk roots into their largely instrumental debut body of work, Harrison Mills and Clayton Knight created a euphoric oasis between the stabbing synths and […]

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Pyre’s Composer On The Challenges Of Creating His Most Diverse Game Soundtrack Yet

Bastion and Transistor are complicated games with emotional depth. Supergiant Games’ latest, Pyre, follows its predecessors—this time with a focus on existential questions of freedom, religion and dogs with mustaches. Accompanying the games are equally as complex and gorgeously arranged music by composer Darren…Read more… Continue Reading at http://kotaku.com

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Meet Cristoph: the next icon in progressive house [Interview]

It seems strange to consider that, in the overall scheme of progressive house, Cristoph is a relatively recent arrival. The Newcastle native has been all but ubiquitous in the scene over the past two years, and his well-honed arrangements indicate the experience of a seasoned veteran producer. Stunningly, however, less than four years have passed since Christopher […]

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Thomas Jack

Electric Zoo 2017: Thomas Jack on the ‘discovery and curation’ that drives his career [Interview]

Thomas Jack is in the midst of a transformative musical journey. The Australian DJ and producer rose to prominence in early 2013 after coining the term tropical house and leading the trend in the buoyant and breezy melodic genre. The evocative atmospherics of the genre grew so quickly, in fact, that it could be heard […]

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StéLouse on the state of SoundCloud, how artists brand themselves and more [Interview]

Ross Ryan, known to his fans as the esteemed producer StéLouse, has been making music for over 10 years, culminating with the release of his debut, self-titled LP earlier this year. With a past in the hard rock and metal scenes, the producer made the switch to electronic music just a few years ago, and has […]

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How Idris Elba is rising to the top of the DJ world amid his demanding acting career [Interview]

Idris Elba is a commanding figure in any setting which he graces with his presence.The British actor has made his mark on a broad variety audiences through roles such as ruthless detective John Luther in Luther, revolutionary leader Nelson Mandela in Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom, and his iconic portrayal of the pragmatic drug lord Russell “Stringer” Bell in The Wire. […]

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LCD Soundsystem’s James Murphy reveals the reasons underlying the band’s 2011 split

Ever since LCD Soundsystem’s surprise return with the announcement of a new album American Dream — to be released in September — fans are understandably puzzled, as well as relieved, given their apparently irreversible breakup back in 2011. In fact, the band even made a feature film about their break-up, which makes their comeback all the […]

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Camo & Krooked discuss their Essential Mix debut, Mosaik Recordings and the future of Drum & Bass [Interview]

Visionary— a word that wouldn’t be out of place when describing the dynamic duo of Reinhard Rietsch and Markus Wagner, popularly known as Drum & Bass group Camo & Krooked. Much the virtuoso production group, they fearlessly operate on the experimental vanguard of a genre which is converging into a dull blend of overused bass-lines […]

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