August 21, 2014

The Irritant Client

It’s Not Always Wise To Do Everything a Client Asks. Consequently, Some DJs Have Found Ways to Work Around the Demands. Jennifer Tigges of Video Creations knows firsthand the complications that can arise when a wedding client wants something ...

Boston DJ Finds a Diverse Mix

Boston—Rob Peters was attending St. Joseph’s College in Windham, Maine, studying communications and broadcasting when he was introduced to radio. One of his mentors DJed the on-campus events, and Peters would watch and absorb. “Eventually, I was ...

tINI’s White Island Grooves

Most DJs are plenty happy to play Ibiza. But what would it be like for a DJ/producer to actually live and work there? One jock who fits the bill is tINI—aka Germany’s Tini Günter. After meeting Loco Dice a decade ago on the Spanish party island ...

Doing It Right

Inspired by Ibiza, DJ Nicolas Matar Opened Cielo. Ten Years On, It Remains the Jewel in NYC Nightlife. New York City – A full decade ago, Manhattan nightlife was enduring another of its periodic shifts. The legendary Twilo had closed —and, ...

ART DEPARTMENT: Living The Life

IT TAKES 2 As EDM Goes Enormo, Art Department’s Dynamic Duo Keeps the Underground Fires Burning Nearly three years on, the scene is oft-repeated. The pinging opening synth lines to Art Department’s “Without You” waft over a club sound system, ...

EDM’s Cover Girls

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 ...

San Fran DJ Keeps Love in the Mix

Berkeley, Calif.—Prior to making DJing his full-time job in 2011, Dan Rosenbach was a traveling salesperson for a company that imported and distributed decorative lighting fixtures from Europe and Asia. You think DJing is exhaustive? He was ...

Ben UFO: Dubstep Innovator

Is there any genre of music that’s exploded and splintered quite like dubstep? In half a decade, it went from a handful of inner-city youths in U.K. suburbs to domination of the pop charts, co-opted by everyone from Korn to Britney Spears. So ...

Noir: Playing Proper House

Bitten by the EDM bug as a Danish youth and deeply influenced by Detroit’s techno godfathers, René Kristensen finally hit the DJ decks in 1996. But it wasn’t until 2005 that Kristensen (aka Noir) broke through with his now-classic track, “All ...