Stalks & Talks

A Sit Down With DJ The Thrillseekers

Steve Helstrip really is Thrillseekers — all by himself. All the euphoric sounds and banging beats you hear come from his head. Touted by many fans as pure genius and by conservative critics as somewhat commercialistic, there’s no denying that his sound is strictly his. His mammoth production Synaesthesia has become a trance classic for […]

A Sit Down With DJ Sharam

Meet Sharam, native Iranian DJ and producer of house-inspired music. In 2002, Sharam won a Grammy for his remix of Dido’s “Thank You”, made with Dubfire when the two worked together as Deep Dish. Now, Sharam seems to have arrived at the pinnacle of perfecting his own unique sound, by returning to his early influences. […]

A Sit Down With DJ David Squillace

His name reminds us of his Italian origins though he’s now settled in Barcelona. His music production is inspired by an interesting blend of genres, Detroit Techno gently sympathising with Spanish After Hours Tech House; but his dedication to making music doesn’t prevent him from being an extremely skillful DJ, who’s ability to create melody […]

A Sit Down With DJ Disclosure

Guy and Howard Lawrence, the brothers behind Disclosure, are 22 and 19 years old (respectively), were born and raised in suburban Surrey, England, and self-identify very strongly as deep house artists. Since their debut album, Settle, dropped at the beginning of the summer, a lot of debate has centered on whether or not they really should. It’s […]

A Sit Down With DJ Undeground Resistance

The main surprise from the last GéNéRiQ festival was obvisouly the coming of the legendary producers from Undeground Resistance. UR is a label but also the name for an impressive group of producers and djs, all originating from Detroit such as Mike Banks, Jeff Mills and Robert Hood. They truly shaped the history of techno […]

A Sit Down With DJ Must Die

Many fans are probably not aware of this, but Must Die, or Lee when he’s being a civilian, was just in Seattle at the beginning of March and opened for Datsik’s show at the Showbox Sodo. After his set he spent some time with his good friend KJ Sawka (of Destroid and Pendulum) immersing himself in […]

A Sit Down With DJ Paul Kalkbrenner

Having rarely listened to contemporary music since 1996, Kalkbrenner has assured himself that outside influences will never over shadow his own internal creative force. But, marrying fellow techno force Simina Grigoriu in 2012, Kalkbrenner is never far removed from the underground community.    “I’m successful because I always do the same thing – consistently – and stick […]

A Sit Down With DJ Syn Cole

In a world where almost anyone can become a superstar overnight, there are few in the “big-room” game that have risen with such subtlety and decorum as Syn Cole. Avoiding the unscrupulous tactics of some of his contemporaries such as buying likes and hiring ghost producers, this Estonian DJ and producer (born Rene Pais), 26, […]

A Sit Down With DJ Nicole Moudaber

Nicole’s love for music and community led her from a successful career as a promoter to becoming one of the most highly respected DJ and Music Producers in techno and house music today. An international figure, Nicole is also credited for being among the first to bring electronic dance music to Beirut, Lebanon.   “What […]

A Sit Down With DJ Joey Negro

Joey Negro is the most well-known pseudonym of Dave Lee—a DJ, producer, and one of dance music’s most prolific remixers. Under a plethora of other monikers including Akabu, Doug Willis, The Sunburst Band, Sessomatto, and Z Factor, Lee was one of the first artists to incorporate disco samples in house music when he began his […]

A Sit Down With DJ Art Department

Jonny White and Kenny Glasgow’s brainchild Art Department burst onto the scene in 2010 with their debut EP Vampire Nightclub/Without You, making huge waves in the industry with their emotive and melancholic sound. Their first LP The Drawing Board turned a new page in dance music history, further cementing the Canadian duo’s status as some of house music’s fastest […]

A Sit Down With DJ Paul Ritch

Having already forged a solid reputation by releasing tracks and remixes as Pacemaker and June on Get Physical records, as well as on labels such as Drumcode, Sci + Tech, Cocoon Recordings and Soma, plus his own Quartz Records, he’s DJed at some of the most influential clubs and events globally including Amnesia, Space, Pacha […]