Stalks & Talks

A Sit Down With DJ Thomas Newson

Thomas Newson, at the age of merely 15, joined the family business to become an internationally renowned DJ and producer. From monster hit “Flute” to his US bus tour with Hardwell, Thomas Newson is following in his father’s footsteps. Having had three tracks hit #1 spots across Beatport’s progressive house, electro house and main charts, Newson has experienced unprecedented success in […]

A Sit Down With DJ Keys N Krates

Dance music as we know it has evolved into a force that the mainstream has borrowed and copied from for decades, each year ushering new sounds and trends. For the Canadian trio of Keys N Krates, they are less focused on the sounds of the now as they are re contextualizing  the sounds of the […]

A Sit Down With DJ Arty

At the age of eight years old, Arty‘s grandmother insisted that he should attend music school, from which he successfully graduated aged just fourteen.  After that he considered applying for music college, but eventually decided against it, as the chance of becoming a professional pianist was really small and because he no longer enjoyed playing.  Instead he learned […]

A Sit Down With DJ Josh Wink

Josh Wink is one of the pioneering DJs in the American rave scene during the early 1990s. He played records all over the world, but as his career has progressed, he has stayed true to his roots, never selling out and always maintaining his integrity, always coming home to his beloved Philadelphia.     “For […]

A Sit Down With DJ Dinka

The queen of Progressive House; the pioneer of ­summery beach anthems; a multi talent on the modern dance ­music horizon. “Tamara Hunkeler“, known as “Dinka“, has a love for the uplifting side of EDM. Tamara brought a breath of fresh air into the house music scene and quickly gained a fan base for her music […]

A Sit Down With DJ Little Louie Vega

A godfather of global dance music, Louie Vega has painted an award-winning career from a palette mixed with everything from salsa and afro-beat to jazz, hip-hop and soul. What distinguishes the Grammy winner and 4-time nominee as one of the best living house music deejays is his ability to evolve alongside the times, distill the […]

A Sit Down With DJ Butch

His musical influences came from his brother, when he used to record techno mixes from the radio as he was out partying all night long. He absorbed every influence that entered his ear. If there would be one word how to describe Butch, it would indeed be ‘diverse’. ‘Techno heads love him, house heads love […]

A Sit Down With DJ Flosstradamus

One of the most iconic names in trap music, Flosstradamus boast of a cult like following. After sparking the birth of a dance music movement following the release of their massive remix of Major Lazer’s ‘Original Don‘, the bass-heavy project has dropped some of the genre’s most memorable classics. Now solely led by Curtis Cameruci, […]

A Sit Down With DJ Danny Howard

Danny Howard has been a household name for dance lovers for the past three years, starting his rocket to fame on the white isle where he won the BBC Radio 1 Superstar DJ competition and soon after secured himself a slot on Radio 1 with ‘Dance Anthems with Danny Howard’. At an admirable 26 years […]

A Sit Down With DJ Flying Lotus

Writing about Flying Lotus for XLR8R‘s readership is like introducing the Pope to a Catholic church—everyone already knows just about anything that could be said on the guy’s behalf, and they would much rather see what he has to say, anyway.   “When I’m making music I really want to create a mood. When I make […]

A Sit Down With DJ Scndl

Coming from down under, SCNDL are conquering the world with their energetic beats.  As part of the Melbourne Bounce revolution, the duo of Tom Grant and Adam Amuso brings unique elements such as trap, dubstep, and melodic breaks to the ubiquitous bassline.   Their string of massive remixes (Flo Rida, MAKJ, TJR, TI) and collaborations bang […]

A Sit Down With DJ Jochen Miller

Netherlands-born, Jochen Miller, started his career at an early age. DJing was one of his hobbies as a teen, playing under the alias “DJ Jochen”. Now, many years later, his name, which he started using as a replacement alias in 2003, is known worldwide. Throughout his career, he’s played at massive festivals like Electric Daisy Carnival, Ultra Music Festival, […]