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Studio Essentials: Lawrence Le Doux
Gear talk with a Belgian musician of many guises.

Belgian artist Laurent Baudoux (a.k.a. Lawrence Le Doux) is a musician of many guises. Since the late ‘90s, Baudoux has worked across a range of solo and collaborative projects that have touched on ev…

Artist Tips: Slow Life
Wise words from the Spanish-Italian collective.

The old adage of power in numbers should not be downplayed when it comes to Berlin-based multidisciplinary project Slow Life. Made up of producer S. Moreira, a cast of diggers Cecilio, Dj Tree, and La…

Studio Essentials: Kris Baha
The Australian producer and sound engineer details his favorite pieces of kit.

Australian DJ-producer and sound engineer Kris Baha heads up Power Station Records, a label that stemmed from a weekly club night he ran with brother Dan and Michael Delany in Melbourne, before reloca…

Artist Tips: Matt Abbott and Alex Powell
The engineers behind Label Worx impart their knowledge on mixing and mastering.

Matt Abbott and Alex Powell are the engineering masterminds behind Label Worx’s acclaimed mixing and mastering service. With over 15 years of production, mixing, and mastering experience between…

Real Talk: Jeff Derringer
Can you be a real artist without focusing on your craft full time?

Do you wish to become a full-time musician? Like many of you, Jeff Derringer did too, and it was all very promising until January 2004—when he was diagnosed with cancer, jeopardising his hopes of a li…

Real Talk: Mark Fell
The UK artist recalls how the house and techno wave has impacted the wider European electronic music scene.

This months’ Real Talk comes from Mark Fell, the Rotherham-based artist—recognised for his writing and creative exhibitions/installations in addition to his music. With regards to the latter dom…

Artist Tips: Andre Crom
The OFF Recordings label head draws on experience to advise on pushing past your limits and getting your music heard.

Over the last decade, Berlin DJ and producer Andre Crom has steadily built his career as the man behind OFF Recordings. Since its launch in 2008, Crom has guided the label through over 90 releases fro…

Real Talk: Ceri
The rising London-based DJ-producer explains why freedom on the dancefloor is a fast fading liberty.

Ceri’s journey into the world of electronic music has been underpinned by a determination, dedication to her craft, and a deeply ingrained passion for music. Having immersed herself in electronic musi…

Artist Tips: Alpha 606
The Cuban multi-instrumentalist gives some tips on removing the computer from your workflow.

Born in Miami to Cuban immigrants, Alpha 606 is the project of Armando Martinez, a multi-talented multi-instrumentalist. The group was founded by Armando and Rey Rubio in 1998, and they were joined by…

Real Talk: DeepChord
Rod Modell explains how the harsh nature of modern techno could be damaging our nervous systems.

Up next in our Real Talk series is Rod Modell (a.k.a. DeepChord), a dub techno luminary and sound-designer with 25 years involvement in electronic music and over 50 releases under various aliases and …

Artist Tips: Abayomi
Ableton's Product Specialist offers advice on making music while working full time.

Jesse Abayomi is a London-born Nigerian artist who operates with a fiercely independent outlook. Currently based in Berlin working as Ableton’s in-house Product Specialist, Abayomi also moonligh…

Real Talk: Anja Schneider
Having recently left her Mobilee home, the German artist explains why we too should value creativity over commercialism.

Anja Schneider recently left mobilee, the label she founded over 12 years ago. It was big news, to say the least. Schneider had enjoyed great success as a head of a widely acclaimed and leading house …

Real Talk: Cosmin TRG
The Romanian DJ-producer explores how social media has broken the dance music ecosystem.

Our Real Talk series returns, this time with Cosmin TRG, formerly known as TRG, and now one of dance music’s ubiquitous figures. Throughout a career spanning almost a decade, the Berlin-based Ro…

Ask the Experts: Maceo Plex / Maetrik
Eric Estornel goes deep on your questions.

Maceo Plex, real name Eric Estornel, started his journey in 1993. Intrigued “by a pair of circular shaped objects designed for holding discs created from vinyl that produced vibrations resulting…

Hi-Five: Dorian Paic
A seasoned selector picks five of his favourite records for the after-party.

Dorian Paic is up next in our Hi-Five feature, this time selecting five of his favorite records for the after-party. With over 25 years in the game, Paic is extremely well positioned to compile such a…

Ask the Experts: Carl Craig
The Detroit legend answers your questions.

With our Ask The Experts Maceo Plex feature still in the works, we’re already moving on to publish our next one—this time with Carl Craig, a creative visionary, an electronic music icon, an este…

Live Essentials: Max Cooper
One of electronic music's foremost innovators details the processes behind his awe-inspiring live shows.

Though one of the most acclaimed live acts out there, it’s not easy to do a Live Essentials with Max Cooper, the Belfast-born, London-based DJ, producer, and scientist explains. “I focus o…

Artist Tips: Joey Negro
One of dance music's most prolific producers gives his tips on remixing.

Joey Negro is the most well-known pseudonym of Dave Lee—a DJ, producer, and one of dance music’s most prolific remixers. Under a plethora of other monikers including Akabu, Doug Willis, The Sunb…

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