If you've been anywhere near an electronic music event in the past few years, the likelihood is that at least one point during the evening you will have been moving to the hypnotic sounds of Marco Lys.
If you don't know who Foreign Beggars are then where have you been for the last decade. They are a critically acclaimed rap, grime and dubstep group from London and they are made up of MCs Orifice Vulgatron and Metropolis, producer Dag Nabbit and DJ Nonames.
With the likes of Detroit's Italian spin-off Movement Torino Festival and acclaimed italian superclub Cocorico thriving off the back of booking policies that reflect Berlin or Ibiza as much as traditional Italian house, it's fair to say Italy's newest conference IPM is happening at exactly the right time.
Trance & electronic music pioneer BT is one of the most cutting-edge artists and producers in recent times. Whether composing intricate scores for blockbuster films such as Fast and Furious, and the Oscar winning Monster; writing and producing for global stars such as Sting, David Bowie, Peter Gabriel and Madonna, to creating cutting edge proprietary software tools from scratch to make it happen - BT is at the heart of it all when it comes to the World of EDM!
Jim McNulty from 'Last Night A DJ Saved My Life' chatted to Skrufff this week about the charity foundation's upcoming DJ competition House the House and insisted the 'disadvantaged youth' it's aimed at have nothing to fear from Parliament's historic Westminster headquarters.
After winning a DJ talent competition at the age of 18 things have gone from strength to strength for the 23 year old Jordan Suckley. His mixing skills, using 3 decks, scratching, cutting and looping has set him apart from others. Now holding a set down on BBC Radio 1 In New DJs We Trust we caught up with him to find out how life is on the airwaves.
Carlo is a DJ, producer and a businessman. The Toronto based Lio is also one of the hottest names in techno right now. We caught up the man himself to celebrate the launch of his amazing new album on Dubfire's own label. If you love techno then make sure you check it out alongside his recommedations below...
With tickets almost sold out for their first ever event in London, acclaimed alternative festival organization Bloc are clearly doing something right, not least after doubling capacity from 7,000 to 15,000 in a year when scores of rival events are struggling or have failed.
Spain's biggest DJ and all round global house music superstar, Wally Lopez has been at the top of his game for well over a decade and then some. We're very proud to speak to him about his views on the scene and wider issues in between his incredible Ibiza summer schedule. Enjoy!
He's an award winning DJ, a producer, Revealed Recordings label boss and a 2011 DJ Mag Top 100 newcomer and he's barely 24 years old. This week Hardwell jumps in the Guest Reviewer hot seat to tells us about life on the road.
This week Mista Men, which is made up of Mella Dee and Woozee, are stepping up to the TID Guest Reviewer hot seat, to give us the low down on what they are all about after their recent release on Unknown To The Unknown.
With EDM-pop star Calvin Harris kicked off the decks in Vegas for being not commercial enough recently and house legend Mark Farina similarly stopped before he even started, Skrufff asked a bunch of top DJs if anything similar had ever happened to them. Paris based London expat house hero DJ Paulette said 'of course' . . .
With EDM-pop star Calvin Harris kicked off the decks in Vegas for being not commercial enough recently and house legend Mark Farina similarly stopped before he even started, Skrufff asked a bunch of top DJs if anything similar had ever happened to them. Notorious party animal Danny Howells wasn't quite sure.
"I have never been kicked off the decks but have had promoters vanish on me mid-set leaving me to deal with furious venue owners. Not sure if that is applicable for this, but if so then I'd be happy to contribute."
"My advice is to play what you feel. If the promoter or crowd expect something different then play the opposite to what they want. There is probably a guy sat at the bar listening who owns the bigger club down the road that will book you next time."
Chatting to Balearic site Ibiza-spotlight last month about struggling to launch his club Sankeys in Ibiza last year, club promoter David Vincent spoke of being so broke he was living on Pot Noodles, though in the same interview predicted this year's season will be the 'second coming' with Sankeys Ibiza 'reborn'.
Chatting about why he releases his idiosyncratic blend of analogue electro-techno under his nom de guerre of Sneak-Thief, Berlin based Canadian expat Michel Morin is refreshingly candid.
"I don't have any personal finest sporting moments. I got beaten in boxing competitions, I hated judo and I was crap at all the rest; apart from windsurfing, which I enjoyed very much. My son, who is 8 years old, plays better football than I do."
Australian techno producer and label boss Seb Bayne released new single Dark of the Moon temporarily as a free download this week, offering both MP3s and WAVs via various sources.