Category: Interviews

Vukelić Drago x Deep House Amsterdam Interview

Running events has never been an occupation for the faint of heart, even before the pandemic started wrecking havoc across our beloved scene. One man who knows all this too well is Vukelić Drago, the mastermind behind Croatia’s BSH parties. Originally a DJ, Drago has since become a promoter of some repute, often throwing some of the most raucous parties across his country of Croatia. The latest offering we’re really excited about is BSH Island. Located in Noa Beach Club from 1st-5th July, the parties boast a world class line-up of talent, featuring the likes of ARTBAT, Mathame, Paco Osuna, ... Read more

Deep House London – A convo with Miss Monique…

Miss Monique is a Ukrainian artist who is one of the most certain young female artists on the scene right now. She has been playing at some of the worlds most prominent venues over the last couple of years, and her label Siona Records has been dominating the Beatport charts also. We caught up with her to find how she’s been coping with the last year or so and her plans for the future… Hey Miss Monique, how are you? How are things for you personally right now? Hey! Thank you, all good. I’m exploring this kind of new life ... Read more

Interview with Mikey Lion

Love has and always will be at the center of everything Mikey Lion does. Since establishing and launching Desert Hearts back in 2021, Mikey has built up a strong community of like-minded fans. His debut album comes at a strange time in the world of dance music, but at a time he continues his path of transparency and positivity; something the album duly delivers. We got to speak exclusively with the US DJ and Producer about the almost decade wait the the album, the talents who feature on it and the behemoth journey both him and Desert Hearts have been ... Read more

Jean Pierre Interview

When it comes to genuinely thrilling underground sounds, Jean Pierre is one of the most famous personalities to emerge from the US for some time. A native of New York, he now resides in Miami, a city that feels at ease with his own eclectic sound palette. A regular in the city’s best clubs, his reputation is nonetheless now more a global than a local one, so it’s only fitting that he’s recently kicked off his label, Pakate, which aims to showcase his sounds to a wider audience. Ahead of the label’s debut release – FLETCH’s awesome Actin Up EP ... Read more

Interview with The Organism

Roman Yarmolenko, known as The Organism, is a Ukrainian artist/producer with a multi-genre background, always unpredictable but with his signature style that combines the best hypnotic bass vibrations, exciting shamanic vocals and mystical ethnic sounds. We spoke to him recently to talk about what’s helped him get through the past year, his new label Organic Tunes, and what the scene in Ukraine is like right now… What has been the highlight of your year so far? I always try to be happy. Most of all I like immersing into the process, spending time in the studio and on the stage. The ... Read more

Interview with Lazarusman

The Lazarusman is a South African Johannesburg based spoken word artist who has spent the last 10 years collaborating and working with some of the best producers and artists from around the world. His aim is to push the boundaries of vocals within dance music. We spoke to him recently about his new release “The Summer Of Your Life” on My Other Side Of The Moon, and his thoughts on the role of the vocalist within dance music… How are you, how has the last year been for you? Hey, what’s Gucci? Yeah man 2020 was weird, being confined allowed me to focus a ... Read more

Interview With Ruede Hagelstein

Ruede Hagelstein is the Berlin-based DJ and Producer known for his eclectic energy and boundless remixes who now see’s himself team up alongside Swede Sailor & I on the latest forthcoming METAPHYSICAL release. Ruede is an artist who’s been a staple as part of Watergate Club as a resident since 2006, one of Germany’s most famous clubbing institutions. Shortly before this he earned an Audio Engineer Degree at the SAE institute and has strong records released across the likes of Cocoon, Kitsune, Bedrock, Get Physical and Culprit. We speak exclusively to Ruede regarding his latest music, specifically how the linup ... Read more

Interview with Nick Castle

For obvious reasons, running parties is no mean feat right now. But then again, electronic music promoters have always fostered a sort of resilience that would impress virtually any other industry. Step forward then Nick Castle, a multifaceted DJ, promoter and more recently, label owner, who’s determined to leave an impressive mark on the UK’s club scene courtesy of his Labyrinth brand. Having slowly but surely earned a solid reputation for great shows when the pandemic hit, the team were forced to go to ground over the past twelve-or-so months, but are now firmly back with a bang, just as upcoming shows with names such ... Read more

Interview with Rony Seikaly

Rony Seikaly is a former NBA star for the Miami Heat from the mid 90s but since his retirement, he has DJ’d around the world at iconic venues like Space Miami, SXM Festival, Pacha Ibiza, and many many more, as well as establishing his deep house label STRIDE as one of the top deep house labels over the last 3 years, featuring the likes of Matthias Tanzmann, Bedouin, Manu Gonzalez, Audiofly, Sabb, Harry Romero and more. We sat down with him recently to discuss the switch from sports star to dj, his M.O for his label STRIDE, and how the last year has been ... Read more

Bobby Nourmand Interview

Deep House London with Bobby Nourmand    How has the last year been – what were the best and worst bits?   Contrary to what most people’s experiences, this year has been one of the best experiences in my lifetime. The greatest part thus far has been the birth of our daughter. Truly, it has enhanced every facet of my journey. The obstacles of the pandemic allotted ample time to go deeper within. The most trying part of this past year has been the lack of connection with my family, friends and peers. However, the future is looking bright as ... Read more

Interview with Parallells

The Parallells duo Julien and Thomas de Bie, former students of the Academy of Music, grew up influenced by jazz and classical music and are now underground electronic stalwarts who are based in Amsterdam.   They perform at major festivals such around the globe, manage Klassified Records and the Klassified Music Festival and also run “The House of Klassified” in Amsterdam; a creative hub for their artists combining: studios, recording facilities, an art gallery and co-working spaces. Next to this they helm their own A Day In series which takes their musical venture even further by discovering different cultures, tribes ... Read more

[Interview] Jeremy Olander

After being the first-ever young talent to be signed to Eric Prydz’s Pryda Friends almost a decade ago, the Swedish DJ, producer, and label head, Jeremy Olander has become one of the most appreciated and highly regarded artists in melodic house and techno. At the start of his career, Olander went on to release multiple EPs, singles, remixes, record a shortlisted BBC Essential Mix, and performed at iconic venues like Madison Square Garden in New York City, Brixton Academy in London. Following his departure from Prydz’s label in 2014 to pursue his own imprint and event series Vivrant, he released ... Read more

Premiere + Interview: MOLØ – Luma [Vivrant]

Übertalent MOLØ Unveils 5-track Solo Debut on Jeremy Olander’s Vivrant Imprint The Stockholm-based underground phenom is the latest addition to the Swedish label family consisting of Jeremy Olander, Marino Canal, Khen and Tim Engelhardt Vivrant’s fourth release of the year brings the solo debut of Stockholm-based MOLØ. The 25-year-old has cut her teeth on the local underground scene in Stockholm for the last five years, and after her collaboration project ‘Vanadis’ with Jeremy Olander, this highly touted talent is now ready to unveil her solo debut.  Born in 1994 in the Swedish capital to a father who’s regarded as one ... Read more

[Interview] Jan Blomqvist & The Importance Of Disconnection

Two years after his debut “Remote Control”, that led Jan Blomqvist and his band around the world, he has returned with an album that falls in line both stylistically and sonically with his distinct sound. “Disconnected” draws from heady themes of broken connections, incoherent narratives, and escapes from reality, exploring the meaning of being disconnected in thirteen tracks. Gradually released across 3 mini albums over the summer, now the complete piece has been released, connecting the disconnected narrative and aiming for insight into the behaviors and necessities of our day, age, and generation. Over the summer, we managed to bring ... Read more

[Interview] Danny Daze

Danny Daze is a man who has many different musical tricks up his sleeve. He emerged on a label and with a sound that doesn’t do him justice, and since then has dipped this toe into techno and electro with great results. Ultramajic, Kompakt Extra, OMNIDISC, and others have released his music, while he continues to play hard to define sets at essential venues around the world. On Saturday, October 6th he plays the huge Mosaic party curated by Maceo Plex at Printworks Next to the likes of Len Faki, Ellen Allien, Silent Servant, and Jennifer Cardini, he will play ... Read more