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Danaga Interview
After being stuck between the gears of corporate pocket filling, meat-grinding machine and wannabe scientific paper making for good months, one night I found myself hanging out, riding high in the realm of colorful, photon filled concrete walls and banging beats. IT just happened so, that I've stumbled upon Danaga. I've been kind of aware of the fact that he has earned a name for himself in Romania's second most vibrant electronic stronghold, namely Cluj. As our paths crossed on the stage, this interview was bound to happen. We met for a coffee to have a pre interview chat, we weren't even sure how does the other person exactly looks like, but luckily, both of us were late in the best way, so we didn't had to ask stupid questions from total strangers The "chat" that followed was aimed to be a rough sketch for the interview, but it turned into a long and layered discussion, leaving the written interview to feel like a sketch, giving some space up to your imagination to link the...

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A Healthy Approach to EDM
The problem is, EDM has become such a huge complex phenomenon, that describing it with white and black is almost impossible, yet many music fans and journalists are putting it into one of these boxes. The last drop in the glass for me to lay down these words was an article on Electronic Beats titled "Does playing vinyl legitimize EDM DJs?" In order two answer this question, first of all, we have to be crystal about what EDM is. Contrary to the popular belief EDM is not just BigRoom House and Trap. EDM stands for Electronic Dance Music, which covers anything from Synthwave to Dub-Techno. Drum and Bass, Jungle, Goa-Trance and Splittercore are no different as they all fall under the same umbrella. So where all this confusion came from? You can't say that a Transporter is a VW, but a Polo is notIt's simple, people like to believe what they hear, rather than doing a bit of research into the field. So I did. EDM emerged around 2010 when electronic music had really made its foothold in...

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Depth
Since its debut in Detroit in the late 80's techno has become one of the most influential styles of dance music. It pops up at the most unexpected places and it influences people you'd never think of. As techno grew bigger it found new strongholds, escaping the decaying motor-city. Berlin became the new techno capital, whereas Berghain is the new White House. The effects of this place on the scene are significant at least. The culture that grew around it and the people that are being sucked in by it have gradually turned techno form a harsh futurist statement to a sophisticated neo-classical perfectionist craft. As I was wandering the fields of Airfield Festival, I already knew that I will have a chance to absorb a bit of all I've described above as the veterans of Berghain like Ame and Mathias Kaden were about to hit the stage. What I didn't expected was the passion and talent that accidentally crossed my paths. I was looking for moments to capture with a crappy lens on my camera,...

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Top 5 Romanian Festivals
I used to say that Romania is always somewhat five years behind the western world of which it wants to make part of so badly. Also I had to admit, that this lag isn't about technology or way of life. We have superfast internet, smartphones with countless cores, many ridiculously overpowered expensive sport cars and a bunch of shopping malls so you won't miss out on Zara's latest collection. The point where Romania falls behind is adopting trends and styles at large. The whole point of throwing this piece of mind at you is because I might think that the Romanian festival scene had proved me right. Somewhere around 2010 Big Room House made its foothold in the music world, its simple but highly energetic sound catapulted by events like Tomorrowland into the minds of the masses. This was also the very point when "electronic music" definitely took over the world of music festivals. Some four years later, namely in 2014 people in Romania really got into making festivals and the number of...

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Mathias Kaden Interview at Airfield Festival 2015
1. Please tell a bit about yourself, the description are kind of short of info: I'm Mathias Kaden, I'm from the East part of Germany, I live very close to Leipzig and I've started in 1995, quite early when I was young because in my area the house and techno scene started very early so I got in touch with music very early. Then I started to try to DJ, I've tried to buy my first turntables, I tried to mix and everything. I had my first gigs when I was 17 – 18 in Germany and around Germany and then it evolved step by step. Now, 17 years later I'm still into music, traveling around the world. We also have our own label "Freude am Tanzen" it started in 1998 and I have my other label called "Vakant" where I released my first album in 2009. Three months ago I released my second album on "Freude am Tanzen". I'm not the most active producer, but I'm DJing a lot, and now with the new album I'm doing a live tour. I got a little bit tired of playing music from other people, so basically I'm...

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From Mad Mashups to the Main Stage
Some say he's the EDM star of Transylvania, some just simply love his banging craft and some say that he's selling out. The question is, what's it like to run a full time career in a place where the vast majority of dance hungry people are toddlers on the fields of electronic music, and the tough core of the dance community consist of unforgiving deep heads, who take music very seriously. In order to take a look inside his world, we asked him a couple of questions hoping to find out what's it like to be the ball in the Pinball Arcade of the Romanian dance scene. Also, we might get a better understanding of what the ball is made up, and why it behaves the way it does. • The M-Pill. For those who don't know who's Shiver, Alex, Raul and Ethylen, what's one should know about the man behind the names? • Shiver: A 10 year old kid in a teenage body dancing even when music's not playing. • The M-Pill: Where and how did you found the teleport to the universe of music? What made you to return...

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A Broken Tale
Music is what feelings sound like. Electronic music being the offspring of engineering, has very little relation to emotions in this regard. As the mind is expands, the technology is crawling forward, and the grounds where emotions grew for centuries are vanishing into the abyss, as the molecules and atoms fall apart under the scope of science. Actions, reactions, causes and reasons arise, ripping emotions into shreds. Where is the new breeding ground for emotions? There has to be, in the very things we do, in what we cherish, based on the very facts that has been dug up. The body that has been shaped by thousands of years of evolution to endure continuity, is thrown into the gears of an ever changing and shaping machinery, driven by the accumulative power of reason. Survival is difficult, change is more challenging than ever, right when it's the mostly needed. Gears and souls brake under the pressure of change, it hurts, it's scary, it feels like the doomsday of humans, but some...

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Homosexuality and Electronic Dance Music
Joel Zimmerman is well known for his hilarious online rants, for a good reason. From time to time he nails things point blank. Ten Walls have proved Joel's theory about the gravitational pull of the dance scene, by firing shots at the gay community that contributed massively to the creation of the dance music industry as we know it. "The Loft" was the first dance club ever, where the first DJ mixer of all times have been used. Naturally, The Loft was a gay club, so as the Paradise Garage, not to mention Larry Levan, the resident DJ of Pradise Garage, who was a pioneer of DJing and prodcuing. He was also the mentor and good friend of Frankie Knuckles (the grandfather of house). Before you start wondering about the sexual orientation of Larry, he was also homosexual. To put it in a simple way, the disco scene had created the spark that blew up the electronic dance culture worldwide some ten years later. 30 years isn't a long time, but it's enough to make an award winning producer, who...

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Electric vs Untold
There was a single major festival called "Peninsula", serving a wide range of audience. As demand for electronic music grew, the lineup followed. By 2013 Peninsula became an electronic music festival, but by then it was clear that it's doomed. The self-proclaimed journalist is happy Luckily the backup came the very same year in the form of a brand new festival called "Electric Castle", shocking the national scene in the best possible way. The medieval castle spiced with classy electronic vibes took the lead, becoming THE major festival in Romania. Now it's 2015 and we got another newbie knocking on the door of the festival goers. "Untold Festival" is in the ring, already flexing its muscles for the festival showdown. The self-proclaimed journalist is happy because it's show time in many ways. It's show-time partly because both events have internationally recognized headliners, partly because there will be two big festivals in a town that barely has 500.000 residents and partly...

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Hardfloor – The Art of Acid:
We love to watch the blood of the Aliens as it burns its way through the spaceship, we love to trip balls and we also like the twisted noise of the 303. Acid house is like a fundamental building block of the house universe. There's not much of it on the surface, but the acid sound emerged among the very first subgenres of house and it's still here. It's so far from spotlight that finding "The Art of Acid" was a bit of miracle. Looking at "Modulations: Cinema for the Ear" (brilliant movie, recommend) for the zillionth time had its result. It took 20-30 seconds and a bit of onscreen text to find Hardfloor's "The Art of Acid". As it turned out, it was quite a big find with 10 tracks on the album which is kind of rare these days. "Analogue Bubbletea" kicks you out of your chair The first two tracks are a good treat if you haven't heard acid since ages or, if you're younger, never. "Necessary Roughness" is a reminder from the era when Phuture's "Acid Trax" was banging on the dance floors...

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Videogram - Cobretti:
For those who haven't seen it, it's a classic example of an 80s action movie, where cars blow into bits after a few shots, there's barely any need to reload weapons, the pretty lady gets kidnapped, and the hero beats the hell out of the antagonist after barely escaping his demise. Videogram took the sound and the images of this classic to create a retro-futuristic "EP" lost somewhere between synthwave and dark electro. Taking the sound and the atmosphere into account, the comparison to the recently released Hotline 2 Miami soundtrack is inevitable. These tunes would fit perfectly in an 8bit style game that would feature the pixelated reincarnation of Cobretti. The vibrating noise and the chaotic percussions would create a perfect setting for smashing thugs with their own axes. The clip is okay, and it strengthens the position of the EP as a flashback, but there's hardly any more pros about it. In fact it is barely an EP, since none of the tracks are longer than two and a half...

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Art or Money 3 / Demand and Supply
As electronic music grew from a basement in the suburbs of Chicago to a worldwide phenomenon, reshaping the dance culture and industry, it became the breeding ground of many controversies and debates. If you're reading this article you probably know a lot about it, even if you were living under a rock on Mars in the last 30 years. The screams of fanboys and the angry mumbling of deep-heads can be heard from other galaxies as well, I suppose. listening to the repetitive sound of Satan There's a lot of talk on the commercial vs. underground topic. Non-music people or if you will it put that way, common people refer to the underground as a dangerous place where the kids your parents warned you about meet to do drugs and other socially "unacceptable" and "dangerous" things while *listening to the repetitive sound of Satan*. On the other hand there is the commercial bunch, who in the eyes of the "underground" are some Regular John's and Janes listening to something that is barely music...

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Action Jackson - Testarossa:
It's entirely possible that no one has ever said this, but everyone feels it who's close to synth-wave. Whether it be Kavinsky, or Miami Nights 1984 just to mention the biggest names, they all come down to these weird and highly mesmerizing essentials. "Testarossa" is the gateway to synth and synth based IDMAction Jakson's "Testarossa" might be the best representation of the scene right now. It's not the most outstanding synth-wave production, but it has a balance of all the components that make the retro futuristic dream what it is. I'm just sitting here ignoring the fact that I should let my cat inside, since I want to hear another track, I want more of that pulsating vibe, and ultimately I want to find the words for it. And yes, it maintains that synth-induced, constantly uplifting coma. As I said it before, it gives you a speck of everything. It's magic, just like Kavinsky's "Drive"; it is energetic such as M.O.O.N's "Crystals", and it's dark like Perturbator's "I am the...

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Music and Globalization:
In a recent article about music and globalization, I wrote about the shift in cultural trends at a global level, which are having a direct impact on the electronic scene. I've chosen Japan because that's where the sun rises. Isn't it? So my articles will follow as the sun is rising... Putting aside all my personal motivations, Japan is a place where, no matter where you look, or even if you don't look at all, you're going to stumble into some weird stuff. Why would anyone drive a car sideways, and why would anyone make cartoons with huge monsters owning skinny girls? The answers to questions like these would be long and mostly useless, even if I had the knowledge to understand them to the greatest extent. Yet, we tend to enjoy the gifts of the Japanese culture a lot. But how does Japanese electronic music sound like? It sounds like early synthpop; it also sounds like French electro, and it also could be hard trance. Yellow Magic Orchestra, Sinichi Osawa, and Yoji Biomehainka stood...

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The Best of Drugs
Here are some of the best. Enjoy! 1.  2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9.

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What Happened to the Electronic Scene in 2014?
After an Ultra Miami headliner, Avicii was hospitalized, Joel Zimmerman aka Deadmau5 took his place to rick-roll tens of thousands of people at the main stage. While everyone was expecting BigRoom and "Wake Me Up" the mau5 dropped a heavy parody of Martin Garrix's "Animals". If that wasn't enough he decided to go full techno for his entire set. The set was shared all over and everyone who knows the scene a little, was bursting in tears laughing his ass off. Well played Joel, well played. 2. Dillon Francis invades social media with "clips" that'll make you shit your pants while ROFL. He comes up with the most unexpected outbursts in the most various ways. Even when he sounds serious he ruins it in the last couple of seconds. GEENIUS. (See the best one's on his facebook) 3. Steve Aoki tries to sue Wunderground only to make people laugh harder at him. Wunderground's response to Steve's Lawyer is as hilarious as it could be. 4. Traktor launches its new flagship model the S8....

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Endless Melancholy:
You're listening to piano and the feeling is overwhelming. If thinking clearly it is obvious that soundcloud has all sorts of music, but it mostly offers electronic stuff, especially for someone like me who follows "generic" electronic music producers. the feeling is overwhelmingAnyway, it feels awesome so you have to look at the profile and here comes the surprise. Endless Melancholy is hailing from Ukraine, Kiev which is a bit surprising. What the average westerner knows about Ukraine? What a guy who's living right next to Ukraine knows about its musical scene? Not much. All we know about Ukraine that it is has Chernobyl, it is almost like Russia and in the last couple of months it was and still is the place of turmoil in Europe. The news are all about riots, unrest, war, killings and a downed airliner. The last thing that would be associated with Ukraine is this really-really smooth breathtaking music. Of course, there are guys like Jon Hopkins or Tycho, and this craft has very...

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Music and globalization:
The interesting thing about these styles is that one does not necessarily have to be British to produce UK garage, nor French to make French-touch house. It all comes down to the sound. Why can anyone pinpoint these genres as heard? It's quite simple. As far as history can tell different groups off people from all around the world had their own unique way for expressing their art. This art was defined by their surrounding and the conditions they were living in. All in all cultures were mostly far from one another so they developed in different ways. These differences were present all across the history. There were also similarities in music but that was only limited to the technology available for musicians in a given moment of history. USA was the perfect breeding ground for electronic musicAs time was passing by a few things came along that defined the music of a given region. These were the major artistic styles of the past decades, the spread of religion and the rise of...

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Art or Money 2 / The Fear of the Unknown:
There's a never ending debate about what should be in focus for the music biz. Art or Money? Some are surfing on waves of money while some need a daytime job to make a living. There is a gap of creativity between these groups regardless of the fact that not all super rich DJ/producers are sellouts and not all bedroom producers are making gold. In the previous article lines were clearly drawn between art driven and "McDonald's" music with the help of Lifelike. Now that we see the tip of the iceberg it is time to stick our heads in the shallow water in order to capture fragments of something that might be really big. We could only guess the size underneath the surface. The first article ended with questions about what should be the correct path for a DJ or a producer to balance his craft to earn some money and to express musical visions at the same time. I realized that the best way to map this uncharted topic is to talk to producers and DJs from each side. So I found a couple where...

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Vinyl is not superior but we're loving it:
All physical is just plain impossible and also stupid. From a financial point of view it might sound appealing but just try to imagine the environmental damage that would be done by manufacturing billions of vinyl LP's, cassettes and other physical mediums on a daily basis. It is also easier for young, upcoming talents to upload their music to Soundcloud or Bandcamp rather than looking for a record label who might or might not agree to release their music for the first time. Digital music is also very easy to reach and almost 100% user friendly. The quality is also decent regardless of what some say about the compression of MP3s. If a 320kbps MP3 is not enough than you can go for FLAC, AIFF or WAV. That's the point where the difference between the quality of digital and analog becomes irrelevant for the majority of us. Not because there's absolutely no difference, but because your average sound system is not enough to make you hear it. It is also important to mention the fact that...

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The art of Killing awesome Tracks:
At a point something slaps your ears and all of a sudden you're floating. Midsun's track Megathron did the same for me. It is filled with a bunch of things I love. The strange electronic sounds twist your brain but it's not glitchy, it's not chaotic. It's well organized and nicely paced on four on the floor beats. I would refer to it as uber-high energy progressive house. Everything is just fine until I have to mention the miraculous way of finding the track which is impossible to recall. It was a mere miracle. As I heard it, just as any other music junkie would do, the first thing was to find Midsun and to like / follow him as a sign of support and to get more awesome tunes, obviously. This is where the problem is. I didn't manage to find Midsun on any kind of social media. The record label is up on facebook but the average or the slightly above-average music consumer is very-very unlikely to follow a record label. No matter how brilliant they are, it is very unlikely for them to...

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Art or Money? Artist or sellout?
These days it's about the money, according to some. These people also like to over-emphasize the fact that all is worse than ever. It's not. By looking at the history of music there was no era when there weren't any interests crossing the path of musicians. In the Middle Ages music had to serve the Church, later on it was serving / obeying the system, or it just simply had to meet the expectations of a given era. Today's western musicians are free of the grasp of these forces, but they have a new element to deal with. By the 21st century money became the most powerful unifying force for mankind and music alike. Money gives one the tools to make a living and the amount of income is a very powerful feedback. Yet money is only a mere tool which aids an artistic industry that experiences freedom like never before. Some of this artistic freedom comes from scientific discoveries and advancements that are constantly demolishing outadted governing principles. Money buys software, hardware...

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Berlin Calling is a must-watch
Yet it was five years ago. Five years is a long time in the history of electronic music. In the last two years the scene went crazy and grew into a multi-million-billion-zillion industry. It was like a big boom of the electronic music that expands only in the head of the average (non-musichead) population. grew into a multi-million-billion-zillion industry Despite all these storms of changes we still sing "Sky and Sand" with heart. This is very rare when it comes to electronic music as soundtrack. There are other ones as well, like the soundtrack of the Matrix or Blade and the new Tron, but you don't see one standing on every corner of you social media universe. Berlin Calling is the contemporary ars poetica of the German scene. The atmosphere and the sound turned many young heads including mine. Back than I was one of those guys who listen to everything with a very-very tiny knowledge regarding music whatsoever. Right now my head is stuck in its upper layer and I'm desperately...

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Have you ever been Phunked?
You can feel that in the sound. There are tons and tons of new noises to grab your attention. It would be a major mistake form me to label this good or bad. It is how it is, musical evolution is something far greater than us. Mostly the reasons for my statement in the previous paragraph is that many non and music-head people are telling that there is no new music and nothing compares to the good old times and blah-blah. Breakbeat hardcore had everything I love such as electro driven sounds, acid spicing and breaks of course This is where Lee Coombs steps in. Lee has been around the breaks scene for quite a while. During 2014 he was releasing EP's and singles with another producer Costas G. It took me quite a while to find them and to gather the power to wirte the review, but it's worth it. Breakbeat hardcore or rave music was the phenomena that made the people of England go crazy over electronic music. Breakbeat hardcore had everything I love such as electro driven sounds, acid...

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We Love Russia
As soon as you look away from the attention seeking stuff, you'll find a very rich Russian underground culture. The electronic music junkie of this era doesn't know much about the Russian electronic scene aside from names like Lady Waks and places like Kazantip. the spirit finding freedom in the body of the creatorYet, they have a very unique music scene that's worth to be checked out. As I was wandering around on soundcloud I've found an awesome tune on someone's favorite list. That was Fraktone's track called "Cave". I was mesmerized so there was nothing else to do but to get in touch with this guy. I had no idea what to expect. It turned out that the music world is refusing to let me down and I met Fraktone who is super friendly and some other guys as well. I was amazed how he immediately recommended me some of his friends work rather than showing off with his own craft. I've chosen Mahaon and Fraktone to interview based on their craft. They both make weird and good sounding...

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DiiSTORTiiON :: Hybrid Theory (ft BBK) - Lost ft. Nixie
It was the music of Beatman & Ludmilla that kicked me over the edge and now I've found the latest EP of DiiSTORTiiON. Breaks with a heavy electro vibe and guitar are the perfect compound that kicks you in the face and all you can do is to beg for some more. When you're out of motivation and the crows of depression are circling around your head, this is the very stuff you need. At least this is the stuff I need. turn a fully depressive and unproductive day into a workaholic daydream It has everything that makes it equal to the music of Beatman & Ludmilla that turned my head towards the world of music. This EP, or three tracks, or whatever you want to call it gives the instant extra power that is needed to turn a fully depressive and unproductive day into a workaholic daydream. Besides that I cannot wait to hear these tunes on the dancefloor. Instant mind and ear-blowing will occur only to be followed by days of moving like Quasimodo because of the damage done to the muscles...

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Cyber-Synth:
Synthesizers are the backbone of electronic music since the 50's. New tracks still show signs of the sound effects first introduced as features of the MiniMoog back in the 70's. As the synthesizers became popular with the spread of the Minimoog a new genre was born with a distinctive mark of being almost entirely made up of synth sounds. Not surprisingly the style was named as synth. Much creative. Jean Michel Jarre was and still is the first highly popular synth artist. He begun to make a name for himself in the 70's and even to this day he has some pretty amazing concerts all around the globe. (Synthpop came from the same place but as music and sound it became something totally different.) The pulsating vibe creates a perfect set for a retro-futuristic cyberpunk worldSome ten years later the 80's have made its mark on art with blurry Ferrari F-40s', the Knight Rider series, the Back to Future saga, the Blade Runner and a whole bunch of other stuff that formed the era to the shape...

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This is live electronic music

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Trap
So what do I do when I don't understand some sort of music? I kick it over the edge shouting shii.... Wait, that's not me! As I was killing my time on twitter and listening the music of my followers I bumped into a guy called Munchkin who turned out to be a bedroom trap producer with some cool tunes on his soundcloud profile. As we were chatting it became clear that I'm talking to someone who's doing his craft by heart and not because it's so trendy and let's throw some samples into a new Ableton project and voila. He had to be the guy to answer my question about trap. It's enough of my thoughts let's learn how to trap from the man himself, Munchkin. I got into the world of electronic music way back in the day with Aphex Twin. I was listening to house and DnB, later I moved onto dubstep then I heard trap. After I heard trap for the first time it was a match made in heaven because I always listened to the "dirty south" types of rap like T.I with those low 808 kicks, tons of hats and...

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Visuals
Visuals were immediately there to support electronic music as it came out from the experimental stage and it was shown to larger audiences. In the very beginning The Throbbing Gristle used disturbing imagery to assist their weird sound in dislocating the line of thought of the audience. Since then the whole scene went on steroids and got huge. With the exponential development of the technology the visuals scene grew into a high-end playground for gearheads with an artistic touch. They are always somewhere near or on the stage setting parameters and pushing copious amounts of buttons. Despite that one can have fun at a party without even realizing and paying attention to the work of man and machine that elevates the atmosphere into another level. they are attracted by what has to be done and not what by awaits if they can achieve success Who are the people behind the visuals and how are they doing it? I would like to introduce two guys, Plus and Lamaskier. Making visuals started out...

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Fluke - Risotto
It's not just about the mind-fuck you get, it's about the fever that is transmitted to your body. Some sounds are enough to get your mind high but that's it. They are the tracks that you want to listen to while lying on your sofa with your cat. But there is another side. The side that makes your mind climb the highest of peaks and rockets your body into motion. The ultimate raving experience, for me at least. Fluke's Risotto hits the bullseye of this category. It is the sound of sex mixed with dancing in the meanest place that a mind can create Absurd is the first track and it just kicks you over the edge of a very deep (high?) rabbit hole. It is the sound of sex mixed with dancing in the meanest place that a mind can create.. These sounds always remind me that back then, at the dawn of electronic era people went to parties not because of the fame of an artist, not for picking up chicks, not to get drunk as hell but to enjoy the music, THE SOUND. This is the very sound that brings...

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Hard House
After giving birth to the sound of acid, deep and many other highly influential sub-genres house took on the 21st century as well. After the millennia electro house was the new sound which morphed into Dutch House by 2009-2010. From this point came the one thing that managed to highjack the ears of millions turning electronic music from a partially underground scene into the most popular genre in the history of mankind. BigRoom House took over a festival scene at a ferocious rate pulling in even those into the vortex of festival fever who were never ever interested in this sort of things. In the same time the term EDM came along to cover those expressions like electronica, electronic music, electronic who the hell knows what under one term, electronic dance music. From this point came the one thing that managed to highjack the ears of millions People love cool sounding abbreviations like KFC, NFL, THC and so on and so for. It was only a matter of time before the popular music was...

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StereoTrombone
Today we live the era of electronic music. Everyone is becoming a DJ, a producer or most likely both, which is a bit messy as I see it. In this madness heated by CDJs and controllers one might ask that where the live performers are, who will follow Depeche Mode or The Prodigy in their footsteps. Well, ladies and gentleman, they are here. Daft Punk had made "Random Access Memories" with live instruments, Adam Freeland is defining genres with his new band called The Acid and so on and so for. It is only the EDM media that wipes everyone clean with a huge load of news about cake throwing, vodka drinking and Ferrari crashing edm peeps. cake throwing, vodka drinking and Ferrari crashing edm peeps When I have looked up from the screen of my laptop to go out and actually live I've bumped into a new live/electronic band that was formed not even a year ago just "next door". It is called StereoTrombone and the funny thing is that I sort of knew the guys who came up with the whole idea. DJ...

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At Dawn We Rage
Writing is different though. A written text is not aimed towards anyone and it also gives more room for thoughts to clarify themselves. So I don't feel like I'm hurting someone with contradicting his or her theory. These days it happens that some say that there is nothing new in music So you hear that there's no real talent and there are no new genres of music. Than you hear At Dawn We Rage and you realize the exact opposite of this misbelief. It is also important to mention here that a certain mindset and background knowledge is required to see that point. But I don't want to dig into that, since that topic will be discussed in detail in a future article. Back on At The Dawn We Rage their music is a delightful mix of everything. They have some awesome trap remixes along with some smooth cocktail of chillout and deep house. Despite the huge stylistic spectrum of their music each and every track has something in common, which is a smooth and well-paced vibe. Using these sounds the...

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Collecto
House, acid house and breakbeat was melted into one giving a unique sound that defined the electronic scene till the mid 90's. For those who considered 4/4 too organized and saw hip hop as something too loose breakbeat hardcore was the real thing. The pumping basslines, the uplifting vocals and the energizing vibes made the illegal rave scene such a phenomenon in England that police had to intervene on a high profile. It is mad and it just gives anything that one needs to dance like hell and forget about anything. It is mad and it just gives anything that one needs to dance like hell and forget about anything Than evolution came along and breakbeat hardcore became the feeding ground for new styles like oldschool jungle, bigbeat, Uk garage and Drum and Bass. Breakbeat hardcore became a part of the past and by today is only knew by the people who were living it or those who get stuck in the world of the music like me and many others. The fact is that mainstream music consumers and...

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Beatman & Ludmilla
My musical life took a sudden turn when my aunt who was a teenager at that time moved to us. I was listening to tons of music with her like The Prodigy, Pink Floyd and many others. Jean Michel Jarre became my favorite. I was 3-4 years old. The sounds of his albums had a great impact on me. Then I turned eight and my parents have brought our first TV. From that point I was listening to any commercial music that was on the screen. That was in 1998 – 1999. I was listening to virtually anything except for folk music Jean Michel Jarre became my favorite. I was 3-4 years old As time was passing by, I was listening to Britney Spears, Eminem, Scooter, Dj Alligator, Dj Bobo etc. Jean Michel Jarre fell out of my view. After finishing elementary school, I started to attend parties and started to drink as well. In my teenage years I just thought that partying is about drinking and getting laid. Than the day that changed my life forever had arrived. I just turned 19, I have finished High School...

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Mr. Goju
Electronic music and mostly electronic dance music which rules the majority of parties is mostly about banging you hard. Which is good and I like to be banged as well. The problem kicks in when it's all about the banging. Sometimes I feel a desperate need to hear more organic like sounds so I can rather dance than rave. Raving is a huge part of my life, but I guess we all know that even the finest of foods can become a nightmare if you get nothing else to eat. Sometimes I feel a desperate need to hear more organic like sounds so I can rather dance than rave From time to time I feel like I'm sucked in by that raging electronic vortex generated around the dance scene. Which has evolved because of a complex phenomenon generated by both the Dj's and their crowds. So Dj's shouldn't just play electronic music, just because of Djing is related to electronic gadgets. Dj's should play any kind of music that matches their perception of good music and their crowd is enjoying it as well. This...

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Infragandhi
I've been to a loads of places and I've heard tons of DJs playing. I bet that you're in quite the same situation and for the most of the time you know what is going to happen. You can tell the direction the music is heading to, you feel the length of the loop in advance and you also know when the drop comes. When you go to a big festival with famous headliners than the thing is different. That's because those headliners that people use to adore are no DJs, they are producers forced by the EDM scene to act like DJs. They play their own tunes a zillion times in zillions of versions. Sometimes you hear the original, sometimes you hear a good remix and sometimes you hear a shitty remix. The bottom line is that they are not disc jockeys. But then who can be considered a good DJ? But then who can be considered a good DJ? A good DJ makes art out of the mixing of the tracks. The way one track follows the other and the feel of hearing parts from different tracks simultaneously gives the...

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