To celebrate the ‘end of the world’, Damian Lazarus – head of record label Crosstown Rebels – is organising a 24-hour festival, called Day Zero. Featuring appearances from a variety of electronic music acts, along with spiritual awareness classes, meetings with Mayan descendents, special ceremonies… and all taking place in an awe-inspiring site in Mexico. I caught up with Damian recently to talk about the Mayans and his forthcoming event.
Miguel Campbell may have risen to fame quite recently, but he’s been dedicated to his sound for a long time now. Having been toiling away on his productions for eight years, he has remained loyal to a heavily funk and disco-influenced sound even though he was often scorned for it when he first started. Now one of the shining lights at Hot Creations as well as running his own successful label, Outcross Recordings. I sat down for a chat with him to get the lowdown on his recent goings-on.
Rio de Janeiro prepares for Red Bull’s B-Boy world championship tomorrow. Sixteen boys from 11 nations will show their best breaking moves in a battle for the crown, where only one wins.
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 to chat hip-hop nostalgia, the woes of learning German and singing in the shower.
SoundCloud is rolling out a brand new design for its web client today, with a plethora of new features and a greater focus on content discovery.
Sishi Rosch hails from Guatemala, but currently resides in Barcelona where he has positioned himself at the forefront of the new house music wave. A self-confessed workaholic, Sishi is the product of a business-savvy family geared towards hard work and success which has paid dividends as far as his career is concerned. Though he was initially on course to become a professional football player, he is now the owner of two successful record labels and travels the world as a DJ – but the work never stops, as he told me during a recent trip to London…
Record breaking Charlie Simpson: My personal journey along Stalin’s Road of Bones was so enlightening
Sending political enemies to Siberia was one of Joseph Stalin’s favourite punishments. However, Charlie Simpson found himself voluntarily making the journey to Oymyakon, the Earth’s coldest permanently inhabited place, to break the Guinness World Record for coldest gig.
Loadstar are one of the few names in today’s drum and bass arena that can satisfy the dancefloor, iPod and whatever else with a similar glut of head-nodding tunes.
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…
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