Interviews

Guest Reviewer - tyDi

Reported by Joshua [Trackitdown] on July 30, 2012

Since bursting onto the scene only a few years ago, tyDi has already achieved more than some can say in a lifetime. The 25 year old has been voted Australia's top DJ twice in a row and placed in the top 50 of last years DJ Mag Top 100 DJs. tyDi kindly caught up with us to share some of his musical wisdom.

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Guest Reviewer - Brennan Heart

Reported by Nick Trackitdo on July 27, 2012

Brennan Heart is one of the leading names in the global hardstyle scene.

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Guest Reviewer: Spectrasoul

Reported by Sam TID on July 23, 2012

Spectrasoul have been releasing deep basslines and rolling grooves since day one. With a reputation that is second to none, this drum and bass duo from Brighton have had some of the most exciting releases in the scene exploring the boundaries of bass driven music.

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Chris Liberator’s Olympic Shame (interview)

Reported by JontySkrufff on July 23, 2012

Acid techno figurehead Chris Liberator chatted to Skrufff about his spin-off punk band Dogs**te's new EP Olympic Shame this week, and revealed that the incendiary old skool punk style track was inspired by their own experiences dealing with the sporting corporation.

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Olympic Thought Police Target Graffiti Writers (interview)

Reported by JontySkrufff on July 23, 2012

Street Art portal theLondonVandal.com said scores of long retired graffiti artists were rounded up in a series of police raids in London this week, before being interrogated and having their laptops and mobiles seized then released under draconian conditions.

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Guest Reviewer - John O'Callaghan

Reported by Trackitdown TID on July 23, 2012

Ireland's John O'Callaghan is one of the world's biggest trance stars with an incredible history of amazing releases and show stopping DJ sets. His label project Subculture is one of our favourites here on Trackitdown.net and that makes us twice as excited to welcome him as this weeks Guest Reviewer...

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Guest Reviewer: Marco Lys

Reported by Sam TID on July 17, 2012

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.

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Guest Reviewer: Foreign Beggars

Reported by Sam TID on July 17, 2012

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.

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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.

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Guest Reviewer: BT

Reported by Joshua [Trackitdown] on July 13, 2012

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!

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House of Commons’ Disadvantaged DJs will be Safe From Harm (interview)

Reported by Joshua [Trackitdown] on July 10, 2012

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.

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Guest Reviewer: Jordan Suckley

Reported by Joshua [Trackitdown] on July 9, 2012

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.

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Guest Reviewer: Carlo Lio

Reported by Joshua [Trackitdown] on July 6, 2012

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...

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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.

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Guest Reviewer: Futurebound

Reported by Sam TID on July 3, 2012

Futurebound is a pioneer of the DnB scene.

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Guest Reviewer: Wally Lopez

Reported by Sam TID on June 28, 2012

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!

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Guest Reviewer: Hardwell

Reported by Sam TID on June 27, 2012

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.

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Guest Reviewer: Mista Men

Reported by Sam TID on June 26, 2012

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.

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Kicked Off the Decks- DJ Paulette (interview)

Reported by JontySkrufff on June 21, 2012

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' . . .

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