EDM’s Cover Girls

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Talk about living the life. Of all the DJs on the global stage, the Nervo twins really seem to fit the bill. Right now, they have it all. The Australian sisters—Olivia “Liv” Nervo and Miriam “Mim” Nervo—are blonde, professional models and talented singer/songwriters, DJ/producers in their own ...

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Still Flying High

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Eric Prydz, one of dance music’s more prolific hitmakers. holds a certain mystique over many fans. Part of the mystery might be the deep respect offered the Swedish DJ/producer by his contemporaries, but also likely is the fact that he is much scarcer on the North American clubbing and festival ...

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Armin van Buuren: A State of Trance

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Miami Beach, Fla. —By his own admission, Armin van Buuren rarely grants lengthy interviews. Nonetheless, DJ Times managed to connect with the mega-popular Dutchman for an unhurried talk earlier this year. After he’d touched down in Miami during his A State Of Trance 550 World Tour—he was ...

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Paul van Dyk: EDM Evolution

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In the four-and-a-half years since DJ Times last interviewed Paul van Dyk, the EDM scene in America has undergone a dramatic and positive transformation. To a veteran of the scene like PvD, however, the real culture of clubs hasn’t changed all that much. It just took awhile for America to catch ...

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Kaskade: America’s Best DJ

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Six months after taking the 2011 America’s Best DJ title, Kaskade remains a little giddy. To hear him tell it, he’s just as excited about DJing and making music as he ever was, certainly as much as when he fell in love with it all as a suburban Chicago teen listening to B96 radio and... Read More

Steve Aoki: Wonderland & Beyond

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Some may envy Steve “DJ Kid Millionaire” Aoki for his privileged upbringing. Others may scoff that his flamboyant live-show antics—like crowd-surfing in an inflatable kayak (aka “white raver rafting”)—are mere gimmicks. But, what may seem to EDM purists as a device, in actuality is rooted in ...

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David Guetta: Life at the Top

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It’s one thing for a DJ to enjoy one of the highest pay grades within the nightclub and dance-music industries. It’s entirely another when he’s entered the daily cultural discourse. But that’s exactly what’s happened with France’s top musical export, David Guetta. A recent example: When 2011 ...

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will.i.am: Bridging the Gaps

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As the leader of The Black Eyed Peas–arguably the biggest commercial pop group of the moment–will.i.am’s take on electronic-dance music and his forays into DJing might actually surprise you. Unlike other mainstream artists who have only recently discovered the joys of DJing, will.i.am (aka ...

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