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Showing the rest of the country how we like to do it, Jemmy is one of those DJ’s that keeps dance music fresh and makes sure Liverpool is stuck firmly on the map for rich history and music culture. This well received DJ and producer is beginning to make waves in the North West and beyond with the success of his recent release “Quarry Bank” on Bedrock Records. With his already distinguished record shop 3B records and history of DJing … Continue reading
As we say farewell to 2012, we leave you with a taste of what talent is arising in the New Year. With music becoming more diverse and the mixture of genre’s becoming more inventive and original, this innovative threesome are bringing something new to the table and are challenging all of music’s rules. Pete, Tom and Andy are from the new live bass music act called ANiMAL whose style blends between Dubstep, Electro, Drum and Bass, Drum Step and Hip … Continue reading
By Jess Heaton Working his way up the musical ladder is Norwegians own specialty; John Moss who has worked his magic all over Europe in the past few years. Scoring a residency at Ibiza’s hottest beach bar for the second year running, John has played his cards right and earned himself a very gratifying title in the dance music industry. With his latest EP released in July on Phonetic Records, he has soon become a wanted man in Europe and beyond with bookings going as … Continue reading
A relatively short while ago, a man working for At Night Management introduced the world to a little known Swedish producer called Tim Berg. Berg adopted the name Avicii and shortly after being exclusively interviewed by yours truly, went on to become a global phenomenon. In fact, many would say Avicii is currently the most in demand DJ on the planet. It was almost surprising he didn’t nab the Top 100 DJs spot, although he did manage a certainly credible … Continue reading
We chat to Russian drum and bass producers Dmitry Goncharenko and Alexey Goncharenko aka Gancher & Ruin about their influences, attending club nights underage and what they think about the scenes current dirty word ‘Crossbreed’. Tell us a bit about how the two of you became involved in electronic music and what were/are your main influences? It’s quite a long story. Firstly, we had been listening to The Prodigy and some break-beat. Then in 2005 we heard about Pirate-Station here in Russia, this is … Continue reading
Heartthrob who is formerly known as Jesse Siminski from the US who is signed to Richie Hawtin’s label; M-Nus talks to Maxumi Magazine about his creative stage name, the early years partying in America, his new life in Berlin and the ambition to collaborate with Chaka Kahn?! He has released tracks such as ‘Setting Up’ and ‘Making Contakt’ and is taking the electronic music scene by storm with his fellow artists on the M-Nus label, including Magda, Ambivalent, Loco Dice, … Continue reading
Before his appearances at SW4 and Creamfields, we caught up with emerging talent Tim Mason. The Brighton based DJ has played alongside numerous superstars of EDM and his skills in both DJ’ing and production (first single The Moment was supported by Laidback Luke, Tiesto and others) have gained him thousands of fans worldwide. Part of Steve Angello’s Size Records, Mason has a bright future ahead of him and is certainly one to look out for. And of course – he’s from Brighton.
Tim, you’re playing SW4. You’re not unfamiliar to playing alongside world famous DJs, but just how does it feel to be lining up with Roger Sanchez and Erick Morillo?
I grew up watching those guys DJ! It’s an honour to be sharing a stage with them.
You’re from Brighton, which for such a small city seems to produce some huge names in dance music. How important do you feel the Brighton scene is, and how do you see it going in the future?
Brighton is definitely an inspiring city and a bit of a creative melting pot, I wouldn’t put it down to the scene as such, it’s more the place.
Your remixes have been supported by the likes of Steve Angello, Tiesto, Laidback Luke and Dirty South. How has this exposure helped you in recent months?
I think a large part of the reason why I’m doing what I’m doing is down to what I’ve been doing ha ha. I put everything into everything I do and my remixes are no exception and I’m so happy people like them and DJ’s play them and very grateful that DJ’s of that level support my music.
Can you tell us about any up and coming releases you have in the pipeline?
I’ve been playing my new single a lot recently, that will be released soon. Working on a couple more singles and a couple of collaborations as well, watch this space :)
Are there any plans either currently or in your mind to play in your home town?
I played at Coalition a few months ago, it was my first ever hometown show! Looking forward to the next time. Digital’s always been my favouroite club down there, I also loved the Fatboy Slim Big Beach Boutique’s too but I think theyre not happening any more.
Back to SW4. What do you hope to bring to the show to ensure people remember you?
I just love music and I love sharing it with people that love music. I’m playing quite early so I can make it up to Creamfields for my set that same evening so I’m going to try and kick off the festival with a bang.
What setup do you play with?
4 CDJ 2000’s and a Pioneer DJM 900 preferably.
There’s been a lot of controversy over live DJ performances with some big names being caught out. How do you feel about this?
Every DJ I know or have ever met or seen has always played live. I think people need to stop looking for problems and enjoy themselves a bit more.
Who are you personally hoping to catch at SW4? Can you give us any hints on your set list or will you just play by the crowd?
I always play to the crowd, but I’ll definitely be playing my new single. I would love to stick around but have to shoot off to Creamfields!
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How did you first become involved in electronic music? It must have been around 92/93. I was (and still am) a die hard metalhead, I was heavily into Earache Records stuff – Godflesh, Terrorizer, Carcass, Confessor, Cathedral and listening to a lot of Doom Metal. My link with electronica was somewhat non-existent except for Godflesh who were using drum computers. I thought bands like G.G.F.H (Global Genocide Forget Heaven) and Ministry were cool as well. I was still living at my … Continue reading