We love Seth Troxler. Discuss.
It seems like a bit of a paradox that one can make earthy connected songs with various technological pieces, but Eskmo seems to have found that exact niche with his new EP Terra. After his previous release Language out on Ancestor back in October, Terra brings a totally new perspective, this time darker, slower, and more “earthy”. It’s a wonderful release filled with emotion and craftily arranged drums and progressions that are both moving and soulful. You can grab the EP over on his website (and name your own price for it too), and read my quick little interview with him after the jump.
Last Wednesday, I stopped by The Brooklyn Bowl for the sold out Infected Mushrooms DJ set. People rushed the stage, tons of stage dives happend (including one by me) and everyone had an all around rad time. Check out this interview I got before the show, we talk about their new 3D mapping stage production, Erez’s hair, and the ultimate question: Who would you rather fight, 1 horse sized duck, or 100 duck sized horses.
Born and raised in LA I’m sure it makes Paris Blohm proud to see his hometown become the epicenter of the burgeoning United States dance music scene. Having been producing for seven years now, he seems to have finally hit his stride professionally and musically, after taking the plunge and committing fully to his career as an artist. The former delivery driver sits down to answer some questions with yours truly about his recent name change, stepping out of the bedroom into a big-time studio, and recurring nightmares about his stint as a delivery driver.
GDD: First thing’s first, as it’s a bit of a GDD™ tradition, what’s your drink of choice?
Paris: A good ice cold sapporo with hot sake. But that’s just picky, whiskey ginger does me well.
Since it’s inception in 2010, Detroit label, Visionquest, has made waves throughout the underground dance community. Founded by the supergroup consisting of Seth Troxler (biggup on getting the #1 spot on the RA Poll today), Ryan Crosson, Lee Curtiss, and Shaun Reeves, the independent imprint has played home to EPs from some of the best names in Deep/Tech House including Benoit & Sergio, Guy Gerber, Tale of Us, and more, but last month saw the first album release as a collaboration between VQ’s Ryan Crosson and Cadenza‘s Cesar Merveille.
In my chat with Crosson about the DRM project, he talks about how the partnership came about, struggling through 27 versions of one song on the album, and how its good to be unrestrained in the studio… Continue Reading
“Make sure you make me look like a complete wanker.” were Eats Everything’s (aka Daniel Pearce) parting words to me. Mind you, this is at a cracking warehouse party around 5AM, where he’s still bouncing around and having a (ahem) JOLLY GOOD TIME. That’s just the type of person the house producer from Bristol is. Brimming with cheeky English humor and infectious personality, it took all of half a second upon meeting him to realize this was going to be the easiest interview ever.
You can read the interview after the jump, and be sure to check out his new EP on dirtybird, and tune into his radio show on IHeartRadio every Thursday at 9PM EST.
Last Friday, I was able to sit down with one of my favorite dance music artists of all time — living Chicago House legend, Green Velvet. We met him at the Redbury Hotel adjacent to the Avalon in Hollywood, and within seconds of shaking his hand he was cracking jokes, laughing, and evoking an overall sense of good vibes.
We made the short walk over to the venue and downstairs into the green room where I asked Curtis AKA Green Velvet about a handful of topics, including “Skeleton Key,” working with eager young artists, and how his faith makes him a better musician.
Who is Druid Cloak?
We have another case of a rising anonymous producer that is very much as talented as he is mysterious. Druid Cloak embodies a refined unconventional style that incorporates his own brand of smooth bass, detailed percussion, atmospheric sounds, tasteful sampling, and strong, though sometimes subtle, melodies. All of these elements come together to form his distinctive vibe that aligns perfectly with Kastle‘s Symbols Recordings, the imprint that released Druid‘s debut EP, The Grove. I recommend you keep an eye on Druid Cloak as he is currently one of my favorite producers around, and he continues to maintain this standing with every release.
Read on about Druid’s musical background, influences, bucket list to-do’s, what’s next in his career, and of course, what he likes to drink!
Who is Morten Breum?
One of Denmark’s top DJs and recent Los Angeles transplant, Morten Breum, kindly gave us some insight into the man behind the imaginative club and festival-ready music. Coming off of massive releases, most notably “Get Static” with our friend BetatraXx, Morten is well on his way to making a name for himself in the US dance music scene.
We had the pleasure of discussing his move to the states, how he wants Daft Punk in the studio, his thoughts on what’s next for dance music in the US, and much much more. Read on after the jump to get the full scoop.
Last Saturday we stopped by the uber packed and swanky basement club, Tenjune, in New York’s famous Meatpacking District to chat with Josh and Aden of Feenixpawl. The Australian duo is probably best known for their collaboration with Ivan Gough, “In My Mind” but their other productions are just as captivating. Make sure to see our interview to find out their funny nervous habits, thoughts on the ARIA Awards and upcoming releases!