It’s 5:00pm on a Friday night and instead of enjoying a post-work beer to celebrate the end of another week I’m logging into Skype to chat to a youngster who has exploded onto the EDM scene over the last 12 months.
Three things The Netherlands have a knack for producing: Well-bred horses; delicious cheese; world class dance music producers. Afrojack, aka Nick van de Wall, is the latest super-producer to come out of the lowlands, joining the likes of Laidback Luke, Tiesto, Joris Voorn, Fedde Le Grand, Armin van Buren, Sander Kleinenberg and Ferry Corsten as the country’s top musical exports.
From Blackpool DJ to Radio 1 superstar, Danny Howard’s journey has seen him go from debt ridden student to global superstar in a matter of 14 months. Travelling the world, he plays the music he loves in some of the biggest clubs and with some of the biggest names. I caught up with the man who brings a whole new meaning to the phrase ‘life can change in an instance’.
It’s been a year of landmarks for one of the dance music scene’s hardest working and most widely-recognisable faces, Pete Tong. 2011 has seen Pete celebrate 20 years as electronic music’s ambassador on Radio 1, he has launched a Las Vegas residency at Encore Beach Club, assembled Luciano, Richie Hawtin, Joris Voorn and more for [...]
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