His dreamy green eyes have made Dillon Francis one of the most lusted-after DJs in the tumblrsphere. He is best known for having dual mentors in the form of electronic megastars Diplo and Skrillex.
Laurent Garnier has been a driving force within the French electronic music scene. A man who is universally revered for his constant evolution and forward-thinking approach to his career, he is currently in his 25th year as a DJ and will soon be bringing about an end to his well-received LBS Live project. With this in mind, I sat down for a chat with him recently…
BBC Radio 1 DJ Toddla T has been making solid strides forward with his Girls Music imprint. In a short space of time, the label has released music from emerging talent such as Des Demure, Walter Ego and Roses Gabor.
Toddla, real name Tom Bell, will host the Girls Music party at the Bussy Building in [...]
Cajmere, AKA Curtis Jones (or Green Velvet), is a Chicago-born recording artist and DJ who has been involved in music for over twenty years and remains a very popular entertainer, perhaps more so now than he was twenty years ago. He travels the globe every weekend, playing to huge audiences everywhere he goes and continues to produce new music on a regular basis as well as supporting the younger generation of house and techno artists. This year his label, Cajual Records, celebrates twenty years since its inception – and, with this in mind, I caught up with Cajmere to discuss his story so far…
Although I focus mainly on electronic music, my musical tastes vary and live performances are a favourite of mine, particularly from exciting new talent. A couple of years ago Kings Of The City caught my ear – I saw them perform a few lives shows and was impressed by their set up – they are a large group comprised rappers and live instrumentalists. Full of energy they left an impression on me and, just recently, I had the chance to interview them about their story so far…
There aren’t many DJs who can lay claim to a legacy such as that of Frankie Knuckles. Having been there at the birth of house music, rising up with his friend Larry Levan to help build to legendary Paradise Garage, producing some of the genre’s all-time classic tracks and maintaining a fruitful career for almost decades, Frankie is, to many, a living legend. Despite his achievements, he remains a humble and modest man, continuing to travel the world and play to his loyal followers from New York to Japan. I met up with Frankie for a chat during his recent visit to London and this is the resulting interview…
Here’s an excerpt from an interview I conducted with Footprintz, a Canadian duo comprised Adam Hunter and Clarian North who make alternative electronic music. Their productions take influence from eighties heroes like Depeche Mode and strike that difficult balance between the melancholy and the upbeat. I’ve been following their progress for some time now and with their album soon to be arriving, I spent a little while chatting with them…
Previous releases on Hotep and a string of well-received remixes got plenty of people talking about Letherette. Now, they’ve been signed to Ninja Tune and their new EP, Featurette, is set to get plenty more tongues wagging.
We caught up with them ahead of their debut headline show in London on November 29th to find out [...]
There aren’t too many names in today’s electronic biosphere that can top bills with any of their aliases that they choose to call upon. Yet, when not being Machinedrum or linking up with Praveen to form Sepalcure, Travis Stewart takes on a number of provocative alter egos to spread his musical virtuosity. We caught up [...]
Much of the world’s most popular music is homogenised in its sound with virtually no identifiable local influences, which is a shame but typical of our increasingly inter-connected cultures. Tuki is one such form of music, stemming from hard house and techno it primarily existed within the slums of Venezuela.
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