Rising & Falling: Layo & Bushwacka!

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The week of their new album’s launch party, Layo Paskin and Mathew Benjamin—aka Layo & Bushwacka!—are in great spirits, but on seemingly two different planets. Paskin is writing a script and working on opening a restaurant with his sister, Zoe. Benjamin is getting accustomed to his newly ...

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Zeds Dead: Dynamic Duo

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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, Dim Mak, Ultra, and Hypnotic Records, music ...

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Erol Alkan: Bugged Out/Bugged In

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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 Noize—was fished out of the trash and slapped onto ...

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Audrey Napoleon & Her Robots

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By Justin Hampton In several ways, Audrey Napoleon could be seen as a model DJ. For starters, she’s already warmed up for Deadmau5 and scored a headlining slot on this summer’s national IDentity Festival, just three years after picking up the trade while a waitress at Hollywood’s Geisha House. ...

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Idjut Boys: Goodbye, Kick Drum

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The Idjut Boys have been involved in producing and DJing for nearly 20 years. But it’s only now that the U.K.-based duo of Daniel Tyler and Conrad McConnell has released its first artist album, Cellar Door [Smalltown Supersound]. Less aimed at the dancefloor and more so for the bedroom or the ...

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Droog: Main Culprits

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Los Angeles—If the hype is to be believed, there appears to be something in the once stagnant water of L.A.’s underground scene. In its four years of existence, production trio Droog—Andrei Osyka, Brett Griffin and Justin Sloe—has played a big part of that city’s growing notoriety. In its ...

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