September 2, 2014

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 ...

PLAYING SAME-SEX WEDDINGS

Orlando, Fla.-based jock J.R. Silva is adamant about the fact his company will play for whatever type of wedding reception for which SILVA Entertainment will be booked, no matter the gender makeup. “These alternative events have the same ...

Holy Ship!!

CRAZY CRUISE CARRIES TOP EDM TALENT OUT TO SEA Photos by Drew Ressler/Rukes.com Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.—It’s not every week that you can watch world-class DJs play all night in a club, and then all day on the sandy shores of the Bahamas. In fact, ...