Hey guys Manic Pulse here with a very exciting and intriguing interview. I recently was able to catch up with Jordan Roman and Jack Brady, better know as No Limits. No Limits have been taking over dance floors and festivals throughout the United States. They are two exceptionally talented musicians and producers and it was a absolute pleasure to be able to talk with them about their success. No Limits has been producing track after track of unimaginably unique, exciting, and exhilarating music. One of their most recent and spectacular sets was at the Life In Color Music Festival in Columbus, Ohio. No Limits is not only a pleasure to listen to but they bring new elements to the stage. When you go to a No Limit show you can often find Jack smashing down some gnarly guitar riffs on stage and Jordan tearing up some of the craziest … Read more
Articles in Category: In the Booth
Words by Sam Zwonitzer
If it’s innovation you seek in a live set, look no further than the blazer-clad wonderkid, Hugo Pierre Leclercq — better known as Madeon. At just 18 years young, he sits perched as one of dance music’s most influential producers. His style encompasses something vibrant, decadent and more importantly, something in a league of its own. Few producers have broken the genre-driven mold in electronic music. Among them are deadmau5, Daft Punk and Eric Prydz. Now you can add Madeon to the list, as his music defies Beatport’s categorical classification with an inventiveness Mr. Albert Einstein himself would be proud of. Saturday night would be my first time witnessing Madeon work his magic — and he did not disappoint.
Refusing the standard once again, Madeon took to the booth with a couple of Novation Launchpads as his weapon of choice (you might recognize this as the … Read more
NEW YORK — In the landscape of EDM, fans often get far too serious about the music. After shows people are breaking down DJs’ sets like a group of philosophers. What went on at Webster Hall this past Saturday was anything but that and a strong reminder of what it should be about: a party with great music.
The Generation Wild Tour features 4 DJs: Deniz Koyu, Danny Avila, dBerrie, and Mikael Weermets. Each stop is ignited not just by the music, but the party that ensues and that has a lot to do with the photographer who’s also onboard, Kirill. Champagne Facials were most certainly dispensed this weekend, need I say, a real crowd pleaser (see those and more at www.KirillWasHere.com).
Days after playing to a sold-out Webster Hall, the guys made a stop to Sirius XM where 200+ fans packed the studio. The guys spun a back-to-back … Read more
When it comes to globe trotting tours and explosive experimental music few names are as recognizable as that of Erez Eisen and Amit Duvdevan, better known as Infected Mushroom. Harbingers of the Israeli psy-trance scene, this legendary duo has explored many different forms of electronic music, finding success wherever they tread. From their most recent dub step inspired album Army of Mushrooms, to their classic Legend of the Black Shwarama, Infected Mushroom’s work has earned wide spread acclaim. Currently on their Fungusamongus tour of the U.S. we caught up with one half of the Infected Duo Amit Duvdevan, also known as Duvdev, in Pompano Beach to discuss their latest EP and their views on the expansion of EDM.
Fromdjs4djs: Thanks for sitting down with us. So to start off what got you started, what pushed you to start making music?
Duvdev: … Read more
Los Angeles – Alexander Björklund and Sebastian Furrer, better known as Cazzette, are on the brink of something big. Just two years after an e-mail to Alex Pournouri—the management guru behind Avicii’s meteoric rise to fame—launched their career, the young Swedes are following a similar ascension up the electronic music ladder, while staying true to their vast and ever-evolving sound and influences.
With an American tour, a new album co-released with Spotify and plenty of inspiration, Cazzette are eager to unleash their genre-defying brand of dance music onto the public. I caught up with the boys before they took to the decks at Los Angeles’ Avalon, where they told me about the pursuit of the “Cazzette” sound, why they’re hesitant to compare themselves to Avicii and what’s next for these up-and-comers.
Jordyn Fischer (JF): I wanted to start with the topic of genre: you guys talk about … Read more
Call me crazy, but A DJ’s main focus should always be getting the party started, followed closely by maintaining the energy throughout the night. These goals do not necessarily coincide with the common trend in which DJs feel the need to play the same songs over and over. And even if you are going to play the same tracks everyone else plays, instill a side of creativity in the mix. Fans are getting more educated about the art of DJing; they know a well-crafted set from a pre-recorded, bubblegum bit of progressive house. And this is why Mackenzie Johsnon, aka MAKJ, has a bright future in this business.
Based solely on the eclectic nature of the mashups MAKJ has published, I had a feeling this would be a night where all I could expect was the unexpected. Just minutes into his set, he had already proved these notions to be … Read more
Skinny plaid cargo pants, a gaudy fur jacket that could double as a bear costume, and a bodacious, 1970s-style mustache. Meet Ross, the gatekeeper of Strategic Group’s newly redesigned Marquee nightclub. Add into the equation some red velvet rope, a few models, and an actual hostage situation involving NYPD’s SWAT team across the street — yeah, it was a wild night. Once inside the venue, it was beyond clear that this space had the necessary accoutrements to become New York City’s new oasis for dance music.
High ceilings, a signature chandelier-inspired disco ball, brilliant LED screens and desirable dancers strewn across a walkway above the all the action provided just the right amount of ambience. One must also comment on the service — excellent in all regards. As an avid club-goer, there’s no question that friendly staff greatly improves the overall nightlife experience. No feature, however, is more important than … Read more
At noon in New York City today, Thomas Gold was watching the world from above the clouds on the 86th floor observatory deck of the Empire State Building. The DJ/producer was taking in the sights of New York ahead of his sold-out show this weekend at Roseland Ballroom.
We had the chance to briefly catch up with Mr. Gold and discuss a bit about the upcoming show this weekend, his international tour, and where you may catch him eating while in New York.
Scott: Tell us about playing this weekend here at Roseland.
Thomas Gold: It’s amazing. It’s crazy to see how excited people get about shows now. They tweet me every hour now; they’re counting down the days. I love how passionate people are about the music now, especially in New York.
We sold out the show nearly 3 weeks in advance. I’m in the middle of preparing … Read more
Hey guys Manic Pulse (register & login to view link) here with a HUGE interview and some really cool news! I was lucky enough to catch a interview with Bobby Duque recently. He filled me in on some of the details of his upcoming North America Tour that will be supplying 80,000 watts of heavy bass pumping music. If that isn’t enough to get your panties wet then you should just give up on life now.
Bobby Duque has been performing in rock bands since he was 15 (is now only 21) where he was the front man in several of them and recently switched to electronic music. He has shared the stage with artists such as: Love Hate Hero, Emery, Smile Empty Soul, Taproot, Flaw, Trust Company, Bless the Fall, Showbread, Chiodos, Confide, I Am Abomination , Kid Liberty, Calico System, Cromwell, Attila, Oceana, MemphisMayFire, Everyone Dies In Utah, … Read more
This past Sunday, Pacha & RPM got together with Afrojack and Diplo to host one epic party at Pier 94. By 10 PM on this frigid Manhattan night, the sidewalks surrounding the Westside Highway between 53rd & 56th streets were crowded with bass-hungry dance fiends. They would receive everything they’d hoped for, and then some. Even more impressive is the fact that this event was just one part of the string of sold-out shows at Pier 94 this NYE weekend that attracted a total of over 30,000 fans. Maybe RPM is sending a message: We went big in 2012, but we’re going to go even bigger in 2013.
Splitting the bill for the night was the DJ/producer Diplo (Thomas Wesley Pentz), who’s been a heavily revered influence behind the emerging trap music movement. In 2004, when Thomas met and collaborated with artist M.I.A. he said about her music, “It … Read more