Interviews

Guest Reviewer: Graeme Park

Reported by Sam TID on October 25, 2012

The Hacienda is responsible for one of the biggest movements in dance history to date. They were the pioneers of the British club culture and played an integral part in the revolution of the acid house and rave scene.

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Guest Reviewer: Simian Mobile Disco

Reported by Sam TID on October 23, 2012

Simian Mobile Disco returned to the dance floor this year dropping their third studio album 'Unpatterns' back in May and then an awesome deep and techie EP 'A Form Of Change' at the beginning of October.

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Guest Reviewer: Technimatic

Reported by Sam TID on October 17, 2012

Technimatic is a duo made up by Technicolor and Komatic who have been producing drum n bass together since 2008. They're productions are musically rich, emotionally charged yet heavy in beats and bass. On Monday October 22nd Technimatic drop their first release on SgnLtd, we caught up with the pair to find out what life is like with the Shogun team....

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Ben Klock on Berghain, Berlin and Fabric (interview)

Reported by Joshua [Trackitdown] on October 15, 2012

Berghain's Ben Klock has just mixed a compilation for London superclub Fabric (Fabric 66) and met up with Skrufff in a Mitte café this week to talk about the project and life as one of Berghain- and Berlin's best-known DJs internationally. Cheerful and friendly he orders a cream-cake with his coffee, in impressive contrast to his toned and buffed physique.

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Guest Reviewer: Chuckie

Reported by Joshua [Trackitdown] on October 12, 2012

Chuckie rose to fame with chart successes such as "Let The Bass Kick" and "Aftershock" His brand and sound has continued to grow ever since and he is now one of the hottest dance acts in the world.

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Guest Reviewer: Kryder

Reported by Sam TID on October 12, 2012

Kryder burst onto the dance scene in 2011 when he dropped his massive anthem 'K2', alongside Judge Jules, who instantly loved it. Support for the track was then followed by Tiesto, Pete Tong and Swedish House Mafia and from this Kryder began his rise towards the top of dance scene.

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Guest Reviewer: Hatcha

Reported by Sam TID on October 11, 2012

The debate about who or what started the huge genre that is dubstep could go on for hours and no one DJ, producer or promoter could claim sole credit for it.

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Guest Reviewer: Funk D'Void

Reported by Joshua [Trackitdown] on October 10, 2012

Funk D'Void has been involved in the global electronic music scene since the mid-90s. He started DJing at around the tender age of 15, running two under-18 clubs himself. Remixing for the likes of Underworld, New Order and Kevin Saunderson, he is probably best known for the end-of-nighter 'Diabla' which bridged house and techno. He has an amazing compilation album out now on the Balance Series so check it out after reading this...

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Guest Reviewer: S.P.Y.

Reported by Sam TID on October 9, 2012

Brazillian born S.P.Y. has risen to the top of the drum & bass scene in a very short space of time. His style easily flips between deep and dark beats to uplifting and explosive rhythms which in just 5 years have hooked him a spot at the top table with an exclusive signing to Hospital Records.

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Norman Nodge: Berghain’s Part-Time Superstar DJ (extended interview)

Reported by Joshua [Trackitdown] on October 8, 2012

"I never thought it would be realistic to make my living through DJing. I was thinking 'it's fine for me if I can make some money from parties to buy records, so I can afford my hobby'. I was happy with that."

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Guest Reviewer: SQL

Reported by Sam TID on October 5, 2012

SQL steps up to the Guest Reviewer hot seat to tell us about his assault on the techno scene and about life on the road ahead of his gig at the epic Eclipse festival of 2012...

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Guest Reviewer: Emok

Reported by Sam TID on October 5, 2012

Emok is the co-founder of Iboga Records and is a pioneer of the progressive trance scene with a slew of epic releases under his belt. He and label partner Banel have built up one of the most respected labels internationally.

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Guest Reviewer: DJ Hazard

Reported by Joshua [Trackitdown] on October 5, 2012

Those of you who know DJ Hazard will know that this guy genuinely drop bombs. His aggressive production and mixing style has made him one of the leading artists in the jump up sector of drum and bass.

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Guest Reviewer: Dirt Crew

Reported by Joshua [Trackitdown] on October 5, 2012

Dirt Crew aka James Flavour and Break 3000 launched Dirt Crew Recordings after releasing their first EP's "Cleaning up the Ghetto Part 1+2" on MBF. The track "Rok Da House" became one of the hottest releases of 2004, the beginning of the Electro House hype and a big hit that gave the guys worldwide recognition on the dancefloors.

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Teaming up with fellow Sheffield mates Richard H Kirk and Chris Watson to form Cabaret Voltaire in 1973, Stephen Mallinder helped invent electronic dance music, carving out templates that would influence future pioneers from New Order to Derrick May before they themselves inspired an army of producers.

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Guest Reviewer: Funtcase

Reported by Sam TID on September 27, 2012

Funtcase is known for his raw and dirty dubstep sound and on Friday 5th October along with the Circus Records crew will be hitting Electric Brixton in London for Circus The Showcase.

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Teaming up with fellow Sheffield mates Richard H Kirk and Chris Watson to form Cabaret Voltaire in 1973, Stephen Mallinder helped invent electronic dance music, carving out templates that would influence future pioneers from New Order to Derrick May before they themselves inspired an army of producers.

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Guest Reviewer: Paul van Dyk

Reported by Sam TID on September 25, 2012

It is a very special honour to have the pioneer and all round worldwide ambassador for dance music in the Trackitdown Guest Reviewer hot seat this week. Ahead of his two highly anticipated UK club shows we find out what's happening in his world and see what 10 bombs he recommends we slot into our own DJ sets.

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Guest Reviewer: Perfect Stranger

Reported by Sam TID on September 25, 2012

Perfect Stranger has come from the underground trance scene to become one of the world's most respected progressive techno producers. Part of the incredible Iboga Records team, he travels the world constantly while somehow managing to produce futuristic dancefloor bombs.

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Thomas Schumacher- Marketing & ‘Generic House’ (interview)

Reported by JontySkrufff on September 21, 2012

"Sometimes it pisses me off how bluntly DJs use a label as a marketing tool - and how little love they put into it. The result are myriads of mediocre, boring, same sounding tracks that have a shelf life of less than a week. There should be a new genre: 'Generic house'."

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