Stalks & Talks

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 […]

A Sit Down With DJ Reid Speed

Drum and bass queen Reid Speed has been at the top of her game for years. Since she broke into the scene in the late ’90s, she’s continued to outshine her competitors, not only in drum and bass, but throughout the genres of Dubstep, trap and twerk music as well.   “The excitement of music never fails me.”   When […]

A Sit Down With DJ Ramon Tapia

 Ramon Tapia has been playing in the dance scene for quite some years. Ramon was born and raised in Zeeland and spent his entire teenage years in clubs throughout the province. Ramon knew that he wanted to go further in the music because of his job in a record store. Once infected with the techno virus, he moved […]

A Sit Down With DJ Estiva

Big things are happening on Enhanced Recordings this year. As the label showcases more and more emerging talent, its veterans continue to release quality EPs and even a studio length album. One of those veterans is Estiva, a producer turned DJ who was had steady releases on Enhanced for over seven years. This humble and incredibly talented artist has […]

A Sit Down With DJ Crizzly

As the sun set on Sherwood Forest in Michigan and warm hues began to glow bright in the sky, the Tripolee tent at Electric Forest glowed brighter. Chris Lee Marshall, better known by his stage name and nickname, Crizzly, was cutting through the colorful atmosphere with an aggressive fusion of dubstep and hip-hop music. The […]

A Sit Down With DJ Jump Smokers

Jump Smokers are Roman, Flipside & Johnny Digital. That ‘Jump Smokers Sound’ will make you dance, rock, shake AND pop (probably all at the same time). The Chicago based crew have created dance club anthems that have led industry insiders to nickname them “Kings of the Dancefloor”. The Jump Smokers have created club bangers for […]

A Sit Down With DJ Barem

Mauricio Barembuem (a.k.a Barem) burst onto the radar of electronic enthusiasts in 2006, swooped up from his native Buenos Aires as Richie Hawtin’s newest minimal techno protégé. The years that ensued were a valuable learning period for Barem, who, guided by Hawtin and his seminal M-nus imprint, quickly developed a sense of musical sophistication and artistry to his productions while […]