In The Studio With Alex Niggemann: New Label Chief

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Alex Niggemann is a hard man to pin down. Though he considers himself a house DJ, his productions and DJ sets transcend genre boundaries, as they easily range from taut, techy tracks to vocal-centric floor-fillers. He’s recently launched his own label (AEON) and he kicked it off by releasing ...

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In The Studio With MK: House Master

Loved as much by underground garage heads as he is major-label pop stars, Marc “MK” Kinchen remains one of U.S. house music’s living legends. Raised in Detroit, MK earned his production stripes under the tutelage of Kevin Saunderson, went on to DJ around the globe and release a slew of seminal ...

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In The Studio With… Porter Robinson’s Spitfire

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Already, 2011 has been a big year for Porter Robinson. The Chapel Hill, N.C.-based DJ/producer has played some of America’s largest festivals; he’s supported Skrillex and Tiësto on separate tours; and he was commissioned to offer up a gnarly, underground remix of Lady Gaga’s otherwise anthemic ...

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In The Studio With… Shpongle’s Simon Posford

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Simon Posford really can’t complain today. The British-born producer has some chores, but nothing he considers terribly stressful. No, he’s kicking back at his girlfriend’s house in Los Angeles, and all he needs to do before hitting the road again is to work on a remix of Blues Traveler’s 1994 ...

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In The Studio With… Paul Kalkbrenner: Beyond the Screen

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Paul Kalkbrenner exhales nonchalantly in a prescribing voice over the telephone line from Berlin: “You know, I don’t really think I want to talk about the movie anymore—I just want to concentrate on talking about the album.” And with that, the whistling sound of a cigarette being inhaled cuts ...

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In The Studio With Haneef Raisani: True Believer

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Think you can’t find quality house music deep in the heart of the Middle East? Then check out Raisani Records. Based in Abu Dhabi in the oil-rich United Arab Emirates—an area more culturally liberal than many of its immediate neighbors—the label is the loving endeavor of a Haneef Raisani, a ...

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In the Studio with… Mike E. Clark

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Say what you will about them, but the business of the Psychopathic Records family—home to Insane Clown Posse, Twiztid, Dark Lotus and many other fine representatives of the Juggalo hip-hop aesthetic—is never dull. And no one plays a larger role in constructing its sound than its longstanding ...

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