September 2, 2014

Cosmic Gate’s American Jaunt

In 2010, we caught Cosmic Gate raising the roof of Amsterdam’s massive Passenger Terminal during the “Synergy” event. Fast-forwarding a year, we found the German duo burning it up in closer confines—Manhattan’s esteemed Cielo club. It was easy ...

Steve Aoki: Wonderland & Beyond

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 ...

Former Jersey Painter Finds a New Brush

Millville, N.J.—For about five years, from 2002 until 2007, Bob Morgan was double dipping, in a sense. But, for him, it created more of a dizzying effect than any laser could. As the full-time owner of a contractor business, he’d paint ...

DJ Q45: Media Maven

Kenneth Eric Williams stands as proof that turntablists can realize dreams beyond winning DJ competitions. Known professionally as DJ Q45, the Jacksonville, Fla.-based Williams has transitioned easily into other media—namely, TV and radio. His ...

Skream & Benga: Foundational Figures

The intro sounds truly fit for a king—or in this case, kings. Before they can even drop a beat or crack wise on the international airwaves, the MC has to make it known: “OK, ready to turn the page to the next chaptah… REAL. I need ...