Teen Duo De$ignated Usher in New U.K. Bass Sounds

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If Hollywood has taught us anything, it’s that older brothers are trouble. They get you into compromising situations, make you rebel, get you into dangerous hobbies. They’ll lead you astray. Luckily for Nima Bazrcar, his script read a little differently, as his brother had a blueprint for ...

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Uner on Acoustic-to-Digital Techno & His Diynamic Debut

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In the world of techno, Spanish DJ/producer Uner has become a notable force in recent years. He broke out in 2009 (collaboratoring with Coyu) on “Raw Sweat,” a tight, groovy EP for Diynamic. Two years later, Uner scored another underground hit for the label with the deep, chugging “Bassboot” ...

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Markus Schulz: ‘Stop Facing the DJ’ & ‘Start Facing the Party’

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London, England – Nine flatscreens, hanging from the Ministry of Sound’s high ceiling, are staggered in banks of three across the dancefloor, away from the DJ booth. The striking HD footage pierces the smoke and lasers, accentuating the sharp melodic synths that are a fundamental part of Markus ...

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25 Million Views Later, DJ Duo Eton Messy Transcends YouTube

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It’s a common complaint among DJs. In between the producing and the performing, looking after one’s social media—that multi-channel A.D.D.-centric funhouse of updates, hashtags and misinterpreted quotes—begins to feel like a chore. Unless, of course, you’re Adam “DJ Beluga” Englefield or ...

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Will Sparks: ‘It was as if I had some kind of drug problem–with music’

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Just a couple of years ago he was a guitarist in a local Melbourne rock band. Then, the discovery of an unguarded back entrance to a local club playing techno so inspired a teenaged Will Sparks that he started pestering mates to teach him Ableton Live. Obviously, he learned well because his ...

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23-Year-Old Mat Zo Is Just Getting Started

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With the anthemic “Easy,” he topped the Beatport charts this past year alongside Porter Robinson. Then, with Chuck D on the mic, he rode to the top of the Billboard Dance Chart with the funkier “Pyramid Scheme.” He’s a firm favorite of big-room DJ-megastars as varied as Tiësto, Skrillex and ...

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