After weeks of back and forth emails trying to schedule an interview, I finally caught up with the jet setting DJ Antoine on Skype right after he arrived from Italy and before he set off that same evening for Sao Paulo, Brazil.
Such a hectic schedule is nothing new for the Swiss house and electro DJ and producer who is a mega star in Europe. When he is not performing in front of gyrating neon-clothed crowds in exotic locations such as Moscow, Bangkok, Cairo and Dubai, he is working with everyone from Cyndi Lauper, to Snoop Dogg to Pitbull to produce veritable dance anthems.
In fact his album output is positively prolific. To date, DJ Antoine has released 51 albums with his newest album Sky is the Limit scheduled for its North American release on May 14.
“I worked on this album 15 months in my studio with Mad Mark. For me it was important to work with different writers and different singers. Every day some new ideas were born,” he says.
While his personal favourite song off the album is “Crazy World,” because “when I play it in the club you get goose bumps, it goes really under your skin,” other tracks such as Bella Vita and Sky is the Limit deliver the kind of catchy, clean, pump up house that differentiates DJ Antoine from the dirty dubstep sound that’s been popularized by scores of Dutch DJs in North America.
Victoria Abraham defines one up and coming artist each week so you can impress your friends with your musical brilliance. This week, she tackles NERVO, an Australian electronic duo.
What’s better than a set of identical bombshell twins from Australia? A set of identical bombshell twins from Australia who are talented songwriters and general EDM superstars that’s what. Say hello to NERVO, the powerhouse duo who are coming off a busy weekend of making people sweat at Coachella and prepping to release their debut album.
Origins: Melbourne, Australia
Band members: Miriam Nervo, Olivia Nervo
Known for: This delicious duo is known for their hit-writing abilities
Used in a sentence: Mim and Liv know how to make you dance all night long
File next to: Robyn, Afrojack, Avicii
Download now: “Hold On”
Five fun facts:
1. NERVO have written songs for Ke$ha, The Pussycat Dolls and Ashley Tisdale
2. They did some modeling when they were 16.
3. They have a monthly show called NERVO Nation on SiriusXM’s BPM channel Read more…
While pictures may be worth a thousand words, no one ever wants to type out that many to explain their Instagram photos. One person can only have so much patience trying to tap out the right letters on their touch screen smartphones before auto-correct ruins it all. But those long-winded tales are the best part, it’s just too bad we never hear about them—until now.
Our host Simon Mohos hopes to get all your favourite stars to spill those special stories in our new show, #NoFilter.
For our inaugural episode, electronic musician Robert DeLong gives Simon the scoop on what’s it’s like to be on Late Show with David Letterman, the story behind the X’s and why he tags all his photos with “#hulkamania.” It’s one Instagram story you don’t want to miss out on.
Get ready to dance the night away to Daft Punk’s funky new song “Get Lucky”.
Featuring the always talented Pharrell Williams, the song sounds like an old-school disco jam and sounds and awful lot like Canadian electrofunk band Chromeo.
‘Get Lucky’ is Daft Punk’s first single off their fourth album titled, “Random Access Memories”, due to come out on May 21. This will be their first studio album since “Human After All”, which was released in 2005.
However, if anyone has been keeping track, the french duo scored the”Tron: Legacy” soundtrack in 2010, which unfortunately seemed to be the best part of the film…
If you’re sick of the hardcore, in-your-face dubstep we hear in many of today’s Electronic Dance Music singles, then perhaps Daft Punk’s highly anticipated new single is worth a listen.
If you thought you hated veggies, think again. Brooklyn EDM producer j.viewz somehow turned the worst part of dinner into a stunning mini dance music show set to “Teardrop” by Massive Attack (House theme song anyone?). With a carrot spinning on vinyl, a keyboard made of strawberries, and an eggplant drum machine, this is one salad worth watching. Is is just me or do you have the urge to raid the nearest grocery store?
What, Mom? Don’t play with my food? BUT EGGPLANTS MAY LEAD ME TO GREATNESS!
After watching this video I realized it’s a good thing the aliens didn’t visit our planet in 1997. Although I was distracted by the ridiculous outfits and undercuts, the real star of the show is obviously ecstasy. When you see the tweaked out “Hunchback of Coney Island” you’ll know what I’m talking about.
I can only imagine how different these people remember the party but as an outsider that never lived through the era I can say it’s rather depressing. However, if you look at a lot of the major EDM festivals today, you’ll notice some core similarities. Even 15 years later, people still have a case of the rave face. Although, to our current generations credit, we do appear to be a highly evolved version of the original 1997 ravers.
1997 Rave Party
“NEXT LEVEL 2012″
In light of current events and some rather heated debates, we wanted to get Diplo’s opinion on a serious issue. Which presidential candidate would he like to get high with and on what drug? We also go further down the rabbit hole to discuss the effects of illicit substances on the creative process. Do drugs really make you a better producer or songwriter? Are musicians really expanding their creative horizons or just getting high?