Yesterday, Pete Tong got to sit down and talk with the one and only Daft Punk, discussing their life over the last few years and of course about their upcoming album, Random Access Memories. The interview consists of Thomas speaking most of the time with Pete, going in depth on their album and how it came about. He goes into detail about their work with the various collaborators and gives a little more insight to the story behind Pharrel Williams not remembering recording “Get Lucky” in Paris. As you listen, Pete Tong mentions that he has heard the whole album and talks with Thomas about some of the other tracks that we’ve never heard before, hinting at some vibes to expect. We also get word on the current plans for a future tour and to expect some Daft Punk remixes – which I am very excited about. Enjoy!
If you have not yet heard of Klauss Goulart, things are about to change. The young Brazilian may not have much of a following in the states, but continuous support from some of the biggest names in the industry are taking him an entirely new level of prominence. Klauss Goulart got started back in 2009 and has since caught the eye of artists the likes of Armin van Buuren, Markus Schulz, Ferry Corsten and more. The prodigy’s first release, “Deep Universe”, launched him into the forefront of the trance industry after Armin van Buuren began to support the track in a variety of his sets, including his Essential Mix on BBC Radio 1. On a more recent note, Klauss has a brand new collaboration with Mark Sixma, “Rio”, due out on May 15th and it is sure to be huge. Continue on to the interview with Klauss Goulart after the jump and be sure to check out his Miles Ahead Podcast for some new tunes.
The first International Music Summit: Engage occurred almost a month ago on April 17th in Hollywood, California. Jeff Rosenthal interviewed Skrillex during the event and shed light on the producer’s musical history, music rights, previous musical engagements, and everything in between. In a surprisingly intelligent and informative interview, Skrillex gives insight into many factors within his progression into electronic music. The interview is lengthy, but is a really great conversation between Jeff and Sonny and their careers in music production.
We got the chance to catch up with our latest signee to Techibeats Records, Night Crime. The electro duo gave us the low down on their official remix for Steve Aoki, their name change, the EP coming out May 6th on Techibeats Records, and the industry’s current state of affairs. Check out what they had to say after the jump! [Read more...]
In less than a year, Will Sparks has become a favorite amongst the biggest and best DJs in the electronic music world. Sparks, barely out of his teens, has seen the tops of the Beatport charts with his hit ‘Ah Yeah’ and has been gaining respect and momentum in his career ever since. The young Australian is known for his signature contributions within the ‘Melbourne Sound’ movement, creating catchy electro tracks that have an elastic element core to their production. Techibeats had the lucky opportunity to ask Sparks a few questions about his production techniques and rise to fame. Check out what he had to say here!
Markus Schulz has made a name for himself as one of the most talented and prolific DJs in the world. His incredible DJ skills and masterful trance productions earned him the title of America’s number 1 DJ, and he has some really exciting stuff on the schedule for the future. Markus was nice enough to chat with us and let us know what is going on in his world. [Read more...]
Pierce Fulton has been riding a rapid wave of success in the past year as he has transitioned from a part time producer making music out of his dorm room to one of the most talked about up and coming producers around right now. He has developed a very unique style that has gained the praise of Tiesto, Wolfgang Gartner, Above & Beyond and many more. We got the chance to catch up with Pierce and ask him some questions. Also, Pierce will be playing at the Avalon on 4/13 with Alex Gaudino, so if you are in the area I highly suggest you go see his set. You can pick up tickets here.
Maor Levi & Pierce Fulton – Wanna Be | Beatport
The young Norwegian producer Fehrplay is quickly emerging as one of the most talented new producers at the moment. After gaining the attention of the one and only Eric Prydz, Fehrplay has joined the Pryda friends team and has swiftly taken the roll as the front runner of the label. He has four releases on Pryda friends, has been touring with Prydz, has a highly anticipated upcoming single and there is no sign of Fehrplay putting on the brakes anytime soon. We were lucky enough to catch up with Fehrplay and ask him a few questions, so check out his latest mix and read on to see what Fehrplay is all about. Also, if you are in Los Angeles you can catch Fehrplay with Pete Tong at Avalon on 4/6, you can purchase tickets here.
Fehrplay – 30 Minute Mix | Free Download
Miami was a wild and crazy week full of amazing music. During our time down there we were lucky enough to sit down with the techno queen Nicole Moudaber who had a jam packed week in Miami and has some incredibly exciting plans for the up coming months. Check out what she had to say below…
In Miami we were able to catch up with LIV resident DJ and rising producer with a lot of talent. His name is Mednas and he holds it down at one of the most impressive clubs in the world opening for the world’s biggest DJs. Check out our interview with the man himself below: