Category Archives: Interviews

“The Future of Electronic Music in Guam” – An Interview with Electric Island Festival Co-Founder Jia Wang

  In our effort to spread hearing protection awareness throughout the world of dance music we have decided to team up with Electric Island Festival (EIF) in Guam to provide DownBeats hi-fidelity ear filters on the island throughout the festival weekend. VIP ticket holders will be receiving complimentary custom-branded ear plugs while General Admission attendees will find them available at […]

An Interview with Moe Espinosa: What drives Drumcell to be Drumcell

Exactly two weeks ago today I was in the back of a car on my way to Detroit for Movement Electronic Music Festival readying to interview Moe Espinosa, better known in the dance and techno music circuit as Drumcell. As an avid techno listener, there was a lot I wanted to ask, but wasn’t exactly […]

Oliver Dollar on Movement Detroit and the launch of his new label: Industry Standard

It has been a week since I came back from Movement Electronic Music Festival and the PMD (Post Movement Depression) is still very real. One of Sunday’s highlights was Oliver Dollar’s set at the Movement Main Stage smack in the middle of that sunny afternoon – the perfect dose of house to get the day started. Featuring […]

Max Graham talkes Cycles 6, the importance of hearing protection and Chicago

If you’re into dance music, and more specifically trance, progressive house and yes even techno, there’s a strong chance you’ve heard of Max Graham. An extremely talented producer and composer, Max is as well known for his production as his skills behind the decks. What sets him apart, however, is his versatility and ever-evolving music […]

Jody Wisternoff on Anjunadeep06, playing in Chicago and tinnitus

This coming Saturday 27th of September, Chicago’s Spybar will play host to Jody Wisternoff, a man whose work helped put UK electronic music on the map back in the 90s. As one half of Way Out West with Nick Warren, Jody has been at the forefront of the progressive house music sound for over two […]

An Intimate Night With Nicolas Jaar & Friends

I headed to Spybar Chicago this past Sunday night with the usual excitement and anticipation that a big billing at the underground venue always makes me feel. After all, it isn’t every day that one gets to witness the musical prowess of Nicolas Jaar in such an intimate setting, but thanks to his side project […]