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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 […]

DownBeats’ Best Sets of 2014

A couple of weeks ago we sat at our weekly DownBeats staff meeting and began reflecting on the past 12 months and came to the realization that 2014 was a milestone year in terms of the sheer amounts of shows and festivals we attended. We crossed state lines on multiple occasions beginning the festival season […]

Our Chicago Thanksgiving Marathon

In Chicago, the birth-place of House Music, the extended Thanksgiving weekend is a time where thousands are thankful for life, health, family and friends, but also for the gift of dance music. It is no secret in this city that while the day time may be filled with extended meals, early Christmas shopping and a […]

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 […]