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.
Bristol duo, Koan Sound bring a truckload of crunked-up bass to the forefront of today’s diverse playing field. The likes of Skrillex has already shown interest and rightfully so. They discuss favourite venues, memories of the 80s and the Bristol scene.
The world of EDM – or electronic dance music to the uninitiated or un-American – is at war. In the last few months several spats have erupted between wildly popular mainstream electronic artists and their apparently slightly bitter underground counterparts.
Making music only to give it away for free may seem like a strange notion, but in an age where file sharing and illegal downloads are widespread, adopting a different approach to spreading your musical message is sometimes the only way to achieve success. Pretty Lights (AKA Derek Vincent Smith) did exactly that and he recently joined electronic music superstar Skrillex on tour as well as amassing his own huge following.
If you were lucky enough to catch Amon Tobin’s ISAM album tour last year then you’ll know just how groundbreaking his audio-visual stage setup was, and even if you didn’t make it along, then chances are you saw the enthusiastic reviews cropping up online at some point.
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