A producer, a vocalist, MC and collaborator – Whiskey Pete is a jack of all trades to electronic music. With releases on Ultra, Mad Decent, Dim Mak and many more, Pete’s widespread involvement in the scene just wasn’t enough. Pete teamed up recently with Kittie Brown and has officially launched the new label Switch Blade Recordings, aiming to seek out artists and producers that are “on the cutting edge of what will be the next big sound in electronic dance music.”
We had a chance to ask 5 big questions revolving around the label launch, and learned a lot more then we expected…
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One of our best friends and GDD familiars John Dadzie aka 12th planet has been on a wild ride over the past few years, paying his dues while subsequently laying the foundation for the emergence of dubstep in the US. All the while, creative visionary directors Mollie Tarlow and Adam Leao have been capturing his life through his experiences as an EDM producer, DJ, and respected friend to all in the industry. With the documentary “SMOG CITY” premiering today on MTV.com, we sat down for an exclusive interview with the directors on their own experiences making the film…
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With the recent release of his solo debut album ‘Pick Me Up, Sort Me Out, Calm Me Down’, the UK bass aficionado Josh Harvey aka Hervé took the time to chat with me about what went on in the studio and behind the emerald curtain. I was lucky enough to get some incredible insight, breaking down the wide spectrum of electronic music that encompassed its production and the Hervé sound as a whole. As you’ll find out below, we timed this right to be on course with the next album single release (and our personal favorite) ‘Night Turns Into Day.’ Read on, and you might just get a free remix if you’re lucky….
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From their origin, we have followed and supported our friends PeaceTreaty throughout their rising success both in productions and performances. Their new single (and first off their forthcoming debut album on Dim Mak Records) was released today, featuring the fresh faced vocals of Anabel Englund and an evolved sound in the studio. We were able to sit down with them for a quick interview about the new track, amidst their European tour and set @ Tomorrowland festival.
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Beni Geffin and Niall Dailly, aka Plus One & Beni G, but better known as the notorious Jack Beats – touched down on West Coast soil last weekend for “HARD Los Angeles” inside the historic, Wiltern Theater. Beni and Niall, both DMC champion turntablists and among the top producers of EDM globally have become a staple in the dance world – and a definite force to be reckoned with! Our Newestra brethren had the chance to share a couple beers and catch up with Beni & Niall backstage just before they went on stage, and talk a bit about their new live show, and what they’ve been up to.
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Earlier this week we caught up with a man who’s been consistently influencing the face of techno music for almost two decades. Hailing from Naples in Italy, Marco Carola is one of the most highly respected and hard working dj/producers in EDM today, touring relentlessly, while also holding down a Monday night residency with Cocoon at Ibiza’s Amnesia during the summer months.
This year saw the release of Play It Loud! on Richie Hawtin‘s Minus label, marking the first full length record from Carola since Open System which dropped on his own Zenit imprint 10 years ago. So already 2011′s been a huge year for Marco Carola who’s just returned to Europe after a Stateside tour. We were lucky enough to catch up with him during a rare break in his hectic schedule, and here’s how it played out:
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