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Track of the day: Ellie Goulding – Hanging On (Draper Remix)

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Last year turned out to be a great year for the 19-year-old German born producer Etnik and for good reason.  With a plethora of well known producers praising the young prodigy for his dark and unique sound, Etnik exploded all over the EDM scene. The final kicker may have been when Skrillex shared Etnik’s newest remix of the track, Summer, by the Berlin-based indie duo, I Heart Sharks.  Ever since, Etnik has been on powerful producers’ radars as he continues to churn out brilliant tunes left and right.  I consider Etnik to be one of my favorite producers, so I could barely contain my excitement when he agreed to do a GDD™ interview and record an exclusive mix just for you dirty dancers.

Check out the Exclusive Interview + Mix after the jump!

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Good morning & happy leap year/hump day. Head on after the jump for stories on Boys Noize, Sub Focus, the UKF Dubstep Tour, EDM in Brazil, & the Pitchfork Music Festival.

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Though Skrillex walked into Sunday (February 12) night’s Grammys having already won three categories during the pre-telecast ceremony earlier in the day, he did not have a chance to give a big acceptance speech before taking to the red carpet.

The EDM DJ and producer spoke with MTV News for the second time in the evening and got to deliver his previously untelevised acceptance speeches, which Skrillex delivered after being confused by stage directions. “I was trying to walk off stage, and I didn’t understand,” he said. “Someone was yelling at me. Then I had to go back on. It was just crazy.”

“I had three speeches that were all kind of weird and all over the place,” he continued. “There are so many people that I’d like to thank.”

Please read on after the jump for the full article. 

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Marseille has been taking the Russian EDM scene by storm lately. The Mako Records prodigy has put out a flood of epic releases this year that have not only created a massive amount of buzz but have also blurred the sometimes too rigid genre lines that exist in the worldwide EDM scene. Championed by acts such as The Proxy and Noise Invaders, it is clear that Marseille isn’t going away anytime soon, so I was more than thrilled when he decided to grant me an interview and record an exclusive mix just for GDD!

GDD™: First off, thanks so much for doing this interview, I’m a huge fan.
M: Yeah!  Thanks a lot! 

GDD™: How did living in a Russian province influence you musically?
M: Personally, I don’t think Russia is interested in quality EDM stuff at the moment.  It’s too complicated to define the particular influence of Russia.  However, I can say that life in a Russian province has helped me to make something big.

GDD™: What gave you the idea to start a monthly mixtape?
M: I got this idea when I was making my first mixtape for Mako called the Otake Mix I really enjoyed the process and decided to release mixes on a monthly basis.  I also wanted to include a techno influence in each mix because at the moment I’m really into techno!

GDD™: You have produced everything from Minimal Techno to Dubstep, and your music has been described as “borderless,” what in particular has influenced you to be such a diverse musician?
M: It’s simple!  It’s just who I am! Lately though, I’ve been leaning towards a more techno and experimental sound.

GDD™: As the popularity of EDM soars, it seems like more genres are emerging every day.  What particular genre has caught your ear recently and why?
M: Techno…Good Techno!  But I love it all!

GDD™: What are your biggest influences? Why?
M: The seasons, especially Autumn! I love autumn, it’s my favorite time of year!  And I think hash as well : )

GDD™: With the recent influx of new technology, gaining access to the means to create music has never been more feasible. How do you think this has affected the EDM scene in particular? How has this affected you?
M: I’m not going to lie, it sometimes seems detrimental.  There is a lot of shit music.  Listeners are overloaded by this huge influx in the amount of the tracks being released.  It’s sometimes hard to remember which shit is good and which is not.  It’s effecting me as a listener as well, so I’m trying to only seek out the really great stuff.

GDD™: EDM is showing up everywhere now, from car commercials to previously untouched music festivals. Where do you see EDM in 10 years?
M: I think EDM will lose its uniqueness due to such a rapidly huge surge in popularity.  EDM will go underground and then becomes more popular again, I feel like it’s a permanent/viscous cycle.  But, I know everything will be fine, I’m always ok with living in the underground.

GDD™: What’s next for Marseille?
M: I’m brining you guys more techno and experimental shit.  My EP is set on fall 2011 on Mako Records and later more stuff on other labels!  Also I’m working on some remixes and good collabs!

GDD™: What artist in the scene is really impressing you right now? Why?
M: I like Mendoza and Etnik at the moment, their sound is very fresh. And of course Jan Driver, Skinnerbox and etc…

M: P.S. Thanks for the interview and listen to more good music!

GDD™: You’re welcome buddy!

Marseille – Marseille Exclusive GDD™ Mix √+
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Always with love,
TRE