Interviews

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    15 2017 August

    Interview: John Acquaviva

    Whatever your involvement is with electronic music, chances are you’ve felt the influence of John Acquaviva. Perhaps best known for his involvement with Richie Hawtin in forming of the highly influential labels Plus 8 Recordings...

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    12 2017 August

    Interview: Henrik Schwarz & The Metropole Orkest

    The show that opened last year’s Amsterdam Dance Event, Scripted Orkestra, from Henrik Scwharz, The Metropole Orkest, and its Conductor Jules Buckley is returning to Amsterdam for a one night only affair. On 19 August,...

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    10 2017 August

    Interview: Marc Romboy

    Marc Romboy has been involved in virtually every facet of the electronic music scene since the early 1990s. His current imprint Systematic Recordings boasts a roster featuring Stephan Bodzin, Robert Babicz, Robert Owens, and more,...

Exclusive Interview With Marlon Hoffstadt

August 1, 2014 | Amsterdam

“If I would tell my grandmother that I’m a DJ & Producer for House / Techno music she will probably tell me that I should look out for a serious job.” Berlin’s twenty-year-old Marlon Hoffstadt has had a crazy 2013. After releases on Evamore Music, Keno Records and WellDone! Music, he scored a mega hit...

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Exclusive Interview With Digitaria

July 25, 2014 | Amsterdam

“Of course there is music she likes that I can’t stand, and vice versa. Some years ago she was really into happy indie pop dance, and I was really into minimal, we spent maybe one year without a common ground” Digitaria are Daniela Caldellas and Daniel Albinati, two Brazilians that came together in music a...

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Exclusive Interview With Acumen

July 22, 2014 | Amsterdam

“I would like to make something remarkable that people hold in high regard. I don’t just want it to sell well, but I also want it to be respected; both for the music and the artwork, which is why we’re really making an effort to make something different” French producer Acumen has been a consistent...

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Exclusive Interview With Stefan Z

July 16, 2014 | Amsterdam

 “I think every good musician makes a constant effort to better themselves and their craft. Creativity comes and goes but the only way you can be sure to capture it when it comes is to show up and put in the effort” Stefan Z (mix) has been surrounded by music his entire life. A strange...

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Pictures: Thierry Vrakking (Television Photography) You might not realize it every day, but the disappearance of an institution in the club scene is drawing nearer and nearer. From January 2015, Trouw is no more. As the Amsterdam crowd, loyal fan base and curious tourists are still indulging in every single night that the venue still...

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Exclusive Interview With Michael Mayer

June 24, 2014 | Amsterdam

He has been ahead of the game ever since most of us were still playing with Lego. In the nineties he boldly hurled a modest record label into the atmosphere that would soon turn out to be one of the world’s leading, genre-defying labels: Kompakt. Next to co-running the Cologne imprint, Michael Mayer is also...

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Exclusive Interview With Roman Fluegel

June 11, 2014 | Amsterdam

“You always have to keep discovering new music and be enthusiastic about it. When you become cynical, that’s the end of it. That’s the point where as a DJ you should probably look for another job” Roman Fluegel is one of the biggest names in the German electronic music scene. Active since the early 1990’s,...

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Exclusive Interview With Shinedoe

June 6, 2014 | Amsterdam

“The craziest thing I’ve done during a set? DJing in my bra at Berghain. It was hot, dark and no one could see me. At least I think” Living in Amsterdam with strong Nigerian ties, Shinedoe’s love of music and passion for dance provided the fuel to start experimenting with mixes in the early nineties....

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Unsung Heroes: Jamila (Oval Space)

May 23, 2014 | Amsterdam

Name: Jamila Brown Age: 24 Position: Shutter Space Queen Bee. How long working at Oval Space? Six months. Previous experience in the nightlife industry?? Cut my teeth with the Lions, Tigers, and Bears at The King’s Head Members Club. Tell me a bit about what you do each night? I’m the Gatekeeper – I know...

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Exclusive Interview With Melon

May 16, 2014 | Amsterdam

When an 8 year old kid asks for a drum machine and Atari 500 computer with the intention of starting his own band, you know his future does not lie anywhere but in music. Introducing: Jeroen Hofer aka Melon. Not your average human being. Something that becomes obvious the second he enters the room –...

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Exclusive Interview With Lee Van Dowski

May 13, 2014 | Amsterdam

“Sometimes I feel the care DJs receive is disproportionate, we just mix records together and produce music in the end..” Lee Van Dowski, the very name exudes style and intrigue. A country lord, perhaps, who at night throws open the manor gates to host all-night bacchanals legendary for their wine and song. And though the...

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A decade has passed since the masterminds behind the Suol label, Chi-Thien Nguyen and John B. Muder, set out as Chopstick & Johnjon (Mix) with a clear mission: to blaze a trail through the international House and Techno scene. Those ten years seem to have passed in the twinkling of an eye. This Friday Chopstick...

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Exclusive Interview With Flight Facilities

April 28, 2014 | Amsterdam

If you hadn’t noticed, Hugo & Jimmy aka Flight Facilities, are going strong. They have steadily been rising ever since releasing ‘Crave You’ in 2010. They can afford to consistently release only one track a year. In fact, that’s obviously a winning formula for the indie/electronic act. There is no chance that you missed ‘Crave You’,...

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Exclusive Interview with Catz ‘N Dogz

April 15, 2014 | Amsterdam

Thinking back to the only pet I ever had, ran away due to my lack of attention and care, I’m not in the best position to make any statement about animals. So what have Pets recordings, Catz and Dogz in common? Is it the fact that there are two Polish groovedoctors who love animals? Well,...

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Exclusive Interview with DAVI

April 8, 2014 | Amsterdam

Interviewer: Marko Nikolovski David “DAVI” Khanjian grew up listening to classic sounds of Pink Floyd, Led Zeppelin and the likes. Discovering his passion for music from an early age, he was subsequently admitted to the Vocal Department of Yerevan Komitas State Conservatory. David’s immigration to Los Angeles expanded his horizons in music. Focusing on production...

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