Trackitdown's Nick Coles caught up with the legendary production icon and global DJ Arthur Baker at the prestigious 18th Edition DJ Awards held at Pacha, Ibiza on Tuesday 29th September. Rightfully being presented with a special award that evening for Electronic Music Pioneer, Arthur Baker is really a man who needs no introduction and we are honoured to have him in the hot seat for the readers of TID...
Trackitdown recently spoke to a duo making big waves in the Trance scene at the moment.. Greenhaven DJs from New York!
Trackitdown's Dan Kelly caught up with The Squatters to chat about their impressive career, the release of their new single Rude Boy and what they have planned for the future.
Trackitdown's Dan Kelly caught up with US House Music legend and all round gentleman Lenny Fontana to ask him some questions about his incredible career, his Ibiza experiences and what he has planned for the future!
Trackitdown's Nick Coles caught up with Radio 1 champion Danny Howard this week ahead of a super-sized summer for him on the white Isle.
With so many new festivals emerging, it is hard to continue to offer exclusiveness. Noisily is one of those festivals to keep an eye out for, as they deliver more than just a dance festival. It combines the best of dance music with several other art forms in the beautiful scenery of Leicestershire. This year, they introduce an impressive line-up to the world, with Boris Brejcha in the lead. While we all impatiently wait for his set, TID decided to have a chat with the man himself first.
This week we interview German trance powerhouse Jorn Van Deynhoven ahead of his visit to the Capital this weekend and what is sure to be another roadblock party at Egg for the Trance Sanctuary family..
28 year old German DJ/producer Dennis Sheperd has already hit the pinnacle of trance stardom, having played twice at the world famous ASOT parties and mainstage at the huge Nature One festival in Germany. In anticipation of the launch party for his new Fight Your Fears album at Trance Sanctuary on Saturday 16th May, we talk to him about what really goes into making an artist album.
A name that seems to be on everyone's lips, Vanilla Ace's multitude of releases just cannot be ignored right now, having been a keen supporter of TID over the years and a frequent chart surfer for us we thought it was high time we caught up with the man himself to talk about things in general, and most importantly his forthcoming appearance for Karma at Electric Brixton on Friday 8th May alongside Stefano Noferini and the Deeperfect records crew.
We caught up with Egyptian trance Gods Aly & Fila ahead of their headline appearance later this month in Birmingham for the almighty Godskitchen.
The Thrillseekers aka Steve Helstrip has been at the forefront of the trance genre since the release in 1998 of his critically acclaimed track, "Synaesthesia (Fly Away)". Having worked under the guises of En Motion, Insigma, Rapid Eye, Hydra as well as prominently recognised for his work remixing the likes of Tiesto, Ferry Corsten, Timo Maas, Sonique, Chicane, Blank & Jones, and Seb Fontaine. He owns his own record label, 'Adjusted Music'.
Ahead of DHF's final showdown at the Union club we had the chance to speak with the legendary Proteus! DJ'ing since 1995 and producing music now for 9 years, Proteus AKA Harri Andersson is recognised & respected as Scandinavian's best known Hard Dance DJ. Having also cemented his status in the global hard dance scene, you can expect high energy & top quality hard dance on November 29th.
With only two weeks left for DHF's final blast at Union Club, Vauxhall; we decided to speak with Hard Dance legend, Luca Antolini!
With the release of Hardwell's - Young Again ft Chris Jones out, we decided to speak with the vocalist who brings the track to life, Chris Jones. Not only has he kindly answered our questions, but he has also created a chart for you to download too! Chris is an increasingly popular British vocalist and songwriter mostly recognized for his successful EDM & Trance collaborations; Bringing his unique style & powerful vocals to any production, he has quickly gained himself a reputation for thrilling, captivating & stunning live & recorded performances.
Ahead of DHF's final showdown, we decided to catch up with Hard Dance & Hard Trance DJ / producer, Argy!
After the release of 'Toolroom Knights mixed by Doorly', we thought it only right to catch up with the man behind the decks to find out more about his plans & insights. The DJ/producer is duly recognised for his exceptional skills behind the mixing decks. He orchestrates dynamic sets; bringing incredible instrumentals, sharp & beautiful accapellas, bootlegs, edits & array of genres, to which mixes through seamlessly. He has a strong knack for lighting up any stage he performs on with his unique musical selection; effectively captivated in his latest works. With a mixture of Indie, house, breaks, techno, hip hop & electro influences in his production Doorly really knows how to capture the best of his sound & work it to his advantage. His musical nous is reflective in his work whether he is mixing at a club or performing a full live set or piecing together a new summer banger.
Hessle Audio co-founder, Ben UFO treated Radio One listners to a full half hour Jungle set. The only vinyl set featured on Rockwell's show includs tracks from Dillinja, Hype & Dj Krust. BEn UFO is well regarded for his feel good music selection, usually ranging from House, Techno & Garage. Distinctly acknowledged for his music selection, you can find the Dj mixing outside of his comfort zone regularly, choosing classic Disco tunes as well as tones of Ragga, Hip hop & other bangers from any musicical enthusiasts collections.Here we've got some classic jungle beats & a few words from the man himself.
Ben Pearce burst onto the scene in 2012 with his killer track 'What I Might Do', which was undoubtably one of the biggest tracks of the summer. Since Ben has had success on Moda Black and Under The Shade but to name a few and this has earned him a nomination for DJ Mag's Best Of British - Best Breakthrough Producer. We caught up with him to find about life as a DJ and producer and to get the lowdown on his record label Purp & Soul.
Marc Kinchen aka MK is undoubtably one of the most influential house producers going, he pioneered the house in the early 90s and remixed some of the biggest pop tunes including Celine Dion and Pet Shop Boys. He then went onto work with Qunicy Jones, where he produced tunes for the likes of Will Smith, Jay-Z and Snoop Dogg.
Jon Rundell is a very talented individual, not only is he an international DJ and producer, he is also the manager of Carl Cox's Intec record label and of his own Etch Recordings.