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Interview: Cassy. The Donna of Techno

I thought I knew exactly how I will introduce Cassy after we finished our long 40 min skype call. Loads to discuss – her her freshly released album, debut on Radio 1’s Essential Mix series, Ibiza, women in the music industry and the rights and wrongs of the dance music industry. So I thought, I will introduce Cassy as someone that every girl in the electronic music scene can look up to. A strong, independent and unique woman with a feminine power and a sensitive musical flow, who also happens to be excellent DJ. But I was wrong. I just did not instantly see the whole picture. ... Read more

Interview: Jackmaster

An artist is a stunt without his philosophy. Meanwhile, how many dance music artists even have a philosophy? Can there be a substantial philosophy behind DJing? As can this craft even be called art? Furthermore, how many of the times we go to parties and gigs, do we go for the DJ, who’s philosophy, personality and approach to music we are aware of? Furthermore, admire. This interview reveals one of Jack Revill, AKA Jackmaster. Today Jackmaster’s over ten years spanning career has led to his latest (and one of very few) release on K7’s prestigious DJ-Kicks series (out on July 8). Drawing ... Read more

Interview: Octave One

Croatia’s Movement got a lot in store this year. At the end, it is one of the very few boutique festivals that is bringing all the main representatives of the two world’s mecca’s of techno – Berlin and Detroit – (and beyond) in one place. One of the truly special performances to await is the live techno set delivered by the Detroit’s Burden Brothers – Octave One. With the upcoming performance in Movement Croatia at the end of July, we catch up with the Burdens about their early inspirations, approach to production and live performance. Their tunes have been on the DJ ... Read more

Back To The Roots With Boogie’s Reigning King

Waving his curls to the beat after his own performance, Danilo Plessow (Motor City Drum Ensemble) stood at the front row of a crowd already hypnotised by the “feel good” vibes of music. I asked him, how did the idea of inviting a live performer from the 80s on the day of his curations at Nuits Sonores – one of the major electronic music festivals in France – come up: “This is where it all started, these are the roots! That is what inspired why and what I play right now!”. Leaping between soul, R&B and funk, no doubt, played by Ron Hardy, ... Read more

Interview: Danny Daze

Just like other DJs, he got his fist DJ set when he was 13, just like other DJs, he played all possible dance music styles within the spectre, just like other DJs, he refuses to define his sound within the brackets, but there is a lot to Daniel Gomez, a.k.a. Danny Daze, that makes himself and his sound just not like any other DJ. If you want to hear a true story worth a Hollywood script in dance music scene, then hear this out. Born and raised in Miami, a kid of Cuban immigrants with many talents and a passion for ... Read more

Interview: Eats Everything

Eats Everything, UK DJ/producer and one of Bristol’s dance music jewels, is coming to Amsterdam on December 18th for a very special performance at the intimate Cruquiusgilde venue. Alongside Dutchmen William Kouam Djoko and Beesmunt Soundsystem, Eats Everything is a long awaited guest by the Dutch crowd, with whom his heavy hitting house sound goes hand in glove. Daniel Pearce, or Eats Everything, is known for his boundless beat making skills, as well as his humorous ways and exuberant off-stage persona and his great ‘from zero to hero’ story which changed Dan’s life in an instant. From a corporate career at a recruiting company in a small English town, he ... Read more

Interview: Groove Armada

Millennials grew up with their time-abiding melodies. They combined the styles of house and trip hop with alluring vocals and the element of Andy’s trombone into what became a decade of their reign throughout the charts. They were one of the first, among Faithless, Moby, and Massive Attack, who established a dance music act playing with a live set up, and what is now widely exercised by artists like Bonobo, Caribou and Floating Points. But house music is where it all started for Groove Armada and back to its core they have come once again. Behind the name of this critically and commercially acclaimed dance music act, are two ultimate ... Read more

Interview: Kenny Dope

Kenny Dope Gonzalez. An absolute house music legend, four times Grammy nominee, also called a living encyclopedia of beats, collector of over 50,000 records and one of the most prolific music artists of the last decades. Nothing, not even reading his 4 pages biography, reading tons of interviews, could have prepared me for that Sunday afternoon interview with a musician with such a strong influence for the history of house music. Nothing except getting to know what a modest genuine guy from Brooklyn he is, with a bio that’s just dope. On a rainy Saturday, the climax of ADE, alongside his friends on a glass ... Read more

Interview: Butch

Butch. Real name Bülent Gürler. Born in Alzey, raised in Mainz, Germany. Currently residing at Watergate, Berlin. Previously Sankeys Ibiza and Robert Johnson in Offenbach Germany. Voted “Best Producer” in magazines Groove and Raveline two years in a row. Is collaborating with Ricardo Villalobos under the name ButRic. Has released records on Desolat, Cocoon, Rekids, Sei Es Drum, and Moon Harbour. His latest release, “Dope”, included into Seth Troxler’s DJ Kicks episode. But everything actually needed to be known about Bülent, aka Butch, by far does not fall under the facts. First and foremost, he is one of the most ... Read more