Episode 11: Interview with Thomas Gold! Episode 11 starts with a voicemail we got from CHI-EDM.com. Then an in-depth interview with Thomas Gold a Berlin-based DJ and producer who within the last couple of years has released a string of smash singles played the planet’s foremost clubs and festivals, remixed some of the biggest pop acts in existence and garnered praise from a whole host of his contemporaries. Since storming onto the scene in 2006, the German artist has emerged as one of the most widely admired producers in modern dance music. His breakout remix of Adele’s “Set Fire to Rain” eclipsed 15 million YouTube views, while his reworks of industry icons like Lady Gaga, OneRepublic and Miike Snow continue to dominate dance floors worldwide.
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Episode 6: Interview with Chicago’s DJ Nurotic and exclusive Mini-Mix! 103.5 Kiss FM’s DJ Nurotic was born and raised on Chicago’s northwest side. DJ Nurotic’s love for music was apparent really early on. It was a birthday party at age twelve when he witnessed a “DJ” for the first time that he instantly knew what he wanted to do with the rest of his life. Years of practice lead to his first residency, at age 17! Throughout the years he has spun at concerts for groups and bands in many genres from hip-hop to reggaeton, house to bachata, he has never limited himself to one crowd or one genre. Besides Chicago, he has performed in many other states and has released an impressive amount of mixtapes. Dj Nurotic is heard weekends in Chicago on 103.5 Kiss FM and nationally on SiriusXM’s BPM.Post Views: 712
By Real EDM — 9 months ago
Episode 21: Interview with Darude! Finnish DJ/Producer Darude (born Ville Virtanen) started experimenting with music and DJing while still attending school, adopting the nickname of “the Rude” (later Darude) after Swedish rap star Leila K.’s “Rude Boy.”
Before the Storm Producer Jaakko Salovaara (aka JS 16), founder of the independent label 16 Inch, teamed up with him to release his first single, called “Sandstorm.” British Neo-Record became involved in the newcomer project soon after. In June 2000, Darude achieved the status of the chart-topping artist in the U.K. Around the same time, Ville Virtanen successfully performed on the BBC Top of the Pops show, bringing forth the release of his debut album titled Before the Storm.Post Views: 490
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Episode 23: Interview with Griz! GRiZ is a Michigan-born electronic music producer and musician who has attracted an enormous live following, regularly playing major festivals and selling out headlining tours. Referring to his music as “future funk,” GRiZ produces glitchy, energetic tracks with booming dubstep bass and elements of jazz, hip-hop, and soul.
Born Grant Kwiecinski in Southfield, Michigan in 1990, he began playing alto saxophone and piano as a youth, and dropped out of Michigan State University in order to pursue a career as a musician. His debut album, End of the World Party, was released in 2011 by Mochipet’s Daly City label, and its sample-heavy downtempo tracks made a splash online. The saxophone-wielding musician began supporting popular touring electronic acts such as Bassnectar and Pretty Lights, leading to his own successful headlining tours.
His self-released second album, Mad Liberation, appeared in 2012, followed by the more socially conscious Rebel Era in 2013. His fourth album, 2015’s Say It Loud, featured numerous guest vocalists (including Talib Kweli and Ivan Neville) and an increased presence of live instrumentation, working toward more of a vintage funk sound while remaining contemporary. GRiZ stuck with the organic funk approach for 2016’s Good Will Prevail. His fifth album, it featured guest appearances from Eric Krasno, Big Gigantic, Muzzy Bear, and others. He’s working on new music — including a sixth studio album to follow-up 2016’s Good Will Prevail. But GRiZ cautions against anyone holding their breath waiting for it to surface imminently.Post Views: 555