Interviews

  • interview-john acquaviva
    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,...

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Interview: Archie Hamilton

April 5, 2017 | Amsterdam

With quick ascension, Archie Hamilton is one of the international dance music scene’s most sought after. In 2015, his tracks ‘Mind Blank’ and ‘Troublemaker’ catapaulted him into the limelight, as did his 5 date Arkityp concept. Now, Archie Hamiton’s music has found its way onto the likes of Fear of Flying, Fasten Musique Concrete, NG...

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Interview: Heidi

March 30, 2017 | Amsterdam

Anyone who has experienced her Jackathon events knows that Heidi has a passion for music and fiery nature. Having worked hard over the past decade to make her mark on the new house and techno music generation, Heidi spends her life immersed in music. The Canadian transplant living in London, Heidi crafted her abilities and...

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Interview: Acid Pauli

March 29, 2017 | Amsterdam

Synonymous with a certain aesthetic and approach towards the culture of electronic music, Acid Pauli (aka Martin Gretschmann) is as eclectic and determined an artist can get. Known for transcending traditional House and Techno sounds with sonic elements across genre, Acid Pauli is equally comfortable performing at the deepest, darkest of Berlin techno dens as...

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Interview: Riva Starr

March 22, 2017 | Amsterdam

Ever since his infamous debuts on Made To Play and DirtyBird, Riva Starr has taken a brave dive into a new world of beats, letting the music speak for itself. Riva records range with the wily eclecticism of all the ages; he strikes chords we can all relate to: from the DJs that have appreciated...

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Interview: Santé & Sidney Charles

March 21, 2017 | Amsterdam

Ready to kick off the Spring in style, Santé and Sidney Charles return to Amsterdam on 1 April for a very special AVOTRE label night at De Marktkantine. A studio wizard and global DJ to boot, Santé emerged as part of a wave of new producers with a different cut to their electronic jib, interjecting...

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Interview: The Martinez Brothers

March 17, 2017 | Amsterdam

Already 10 years into their journey as DJs, and still only in their mid-20s, The Martinez Brothers have achieved a career’s worth of accolades. As two of the most recognizable global stars in dance music culture, The Martinez Brothers empire and experience is vast – a headlining residency at Circoloco,‘#1 DJs in the World’ honors...

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Interview: YokoO

February 22, 2017 | Amsterdam

YokoO is no stranger to house music in its deepest, most spiritual forms. He has released on highly regarded labels such as All Day I Dream, Musik Gewinnt Freunde, Kindisch, Get Physical, Moodmusic and Plastic City, turning the heads of artists such as Kollektiv Turmstrasse, Matthew Dekay and Lee Burridge. As a DJ, he embraces the dance floor with a dynamic...

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Interview: Roman Flügel

February 17, 2017 | Amsterdam

To understand or in any way wrap your head around who is Roman Flügel would be a difficult task. As he rather speaks through his artistic endeavor than his public persona. He doesn’t shock, doesn’t shout or confront anyone with his presence. Thus, it does make it a special occasion to round a set of...

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Interview: MK

February 17, 2017 | Amsterdam

MK is responsible for creating some of the defining sounds and biggest tracks of early House. Through his timeless productions, underground credibility, and work with the biggest international artists like Jay-Z and Rihanna, MK has influenced a new generation of producer, with the result that his sound is more relevant today than it ever has...

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Interview: Kevin Arnemann

January 14, 2017 | Amsterdam

Taped Artifact label boss Kevin Arnemann is ending 2016 on a climax with the launch of his brand new live set. The twenty-four-year-old DJ has been spinning records since 2008, including the Awakenings Festival mainstage in 2013 at barely 21 years old. After eight years on the decks, he felt it was time to take...

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The BPM Festival Interview: Coyu

January 14, 2017 | Amsterdam

As we meet “The Big Cat” at BPM for the Suara showcase in Mexico, he gives the last instructions to the stage manager, “keep the dancers for later when there is more people” he says. The music just started and people are already showing up. It is no surprise, he gets always a strong following....

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The BPM Festival Interview: Francesca Lombardo

January 13, 2017 | Amsterdam

From her memorable sets at Burning Man to her live recordings with Mixmag Lab or recently at The BPM Festival, Francesca Lombardo keep surprising everyone by her versatile selections and her skills behind the decks. 2016 has been a great year for her and when someone like Uner says: “I wanna see Francesca tonight because...

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Interview: Nicole Moudaber

January 7, 2017 | Amsterdam

Since the very beginning of her career in music as a club promoter in London, Nicole Moudaber has been a force to be reckoned with in the underground dance music community. Her ambition and tenacity has allowed her to grow from a club promoter to one of the most recognizable voices in house and techno...

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Interview: Khen

December 28, 2016 | Amsterdam

With Guy J, Sasha, industry media and an exponentially growing fan base across the globe, all signs point to Khen as the next big thing to come out of the dance music hot bed that is Israel. With a hypnotic and emotionally charged style that blends early 2000s progressive house grooves and elements of contemporary...

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Interview: Justin Jay

December 16, 2016 | Amsterdam

Justin Jay has had a quick rise to underground fame since being discovered by Claude Von Stroke a few years ago and descending the ladder into the world of underground music. His style incorporates a new, entirely West Coast, sound into the rhythmic beats normally associated with the Dirtybird label. His music allows a connection...

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