September 3, 2014

Zeds Dead: Dynamic Duo

In 2004, the guys from Zeds Dead began as a hip-hop production team known as Mass Productions. But over time, the duo’s style evolved into a winning amalgam of dubstep, glitch, breaks and electro-house. Now, with several releases on Mad Decent, ...

DatsiK: Bigger Bass!

Thousands of dubstep producers there may be, but practically every North American basshead, if asked, can name a handful of DJ/producers that define what’s big, bold and blown-all-the-way-out-to-hell in the scene: Kill The Noise, Excision, ...

A Decade On, DJ Stays Ahead of the Internet Wave

Orlando, Fla.—The last time we heard from DJ Carl Williams in these pages, it was more than 10 years ago, before DJs were using nearly all of the tools they’re currently using to get—and perform—gigs. “The DJ industry has gotten more ...

In The Studio With Tritonal: Piercing the Quiet

If you want to gauge the sheer enthusiasm of trance music’s global fanbase, you’ve got to check the Twitter reactions to the genre’s well-known podcasts. Following Armin Van Buuren’s “A State of Trance” and Above & Beyond’s “Trance Around ...

Erol Alkan: Bugged Out/Bugged In

When working in the studio, Erol Alkan is a hoarder—in the best possible way. The trailblazing DJ/producer never throws away any piece of music he creates. In fact, the identifiable synth riff from “Lemonade”—his 2010 collaboration with Boys ...

Ferry Corsten: Full On!

As Electronic Dance Music continues to grow and its events become larger spectacles, for good or ill, it’s not just about DJs mixing two records anymore. Nonetheless, fans—especially newer ones more accustomed to festivals than clubs—have come ...