Exclusive Interview with Matisse & Sadko

F.Y.S: What did the journey bending genres and finding the Matisse & Sadko sound mean for you and what do you think were some of your guys’ favorite moments exploring music at the time? M&S: We’ve always listened to and been inspired by the music which belongs to various genres. At the time we worked…

DANIEL EK: 3 THINGS WE LEARNED FROM THE SPOTIFY BOSS IN HIS LATEST INTERVIEW

Spotify CEO and co-founder Daniel Ek doesn’t do many interviews. So when he does, it’s worth paying attention to what he has to say. Ek has just committed some thoughts to a microphone, within the boundaries of a podcast – the very listenable Invest Like The Best – on which he is questioned by host, Patrick O’Shaughnessy. The…

Exclusive Interview: Estiva Talks New Album ‘Metamorphoses’ & More

Here’s our exclusive interview with the Estiva, along with a world-first look at new album ‘Metamorphoses’ FYS : Hello Estiva, first of all a big & heartiest congratulations on latest releases this year, Who is Estiva in real life? Thank you so much, it’s been a fantastic year so far! A big part of me…

MARK SHERRY TALKS ‘CONFIRM HUMANITY’! (Interview)

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Wilkinson ft. Karen Harding “All For You” RAM/Virgin EMI

After two exceptional albums, a recent sold-out UK tour, multiple Top 10 records and the success of his recent Radio 1 playlisted single ‘I Need’, Wilkinson returns with the release of his brand new single ‘All For You’ ft Karen Harding. Download “All For You” The production is a vibrant display of Wilkinson’s signature style and is laced with the soaring…

HYRO THE HERO REVEALS DETAILS ON UPCOMING TOUR DATES & FESTIVAL APPEARANCES: P.O.D., ROCKSTAR DISRUPT FESTIVAL TOUR, AFROPUNK, EPICENTER AND MORE

Photo Credit: Mark Adriane APPEARS ON NEW SINGLE FROM DJ/EDM ARTIST CRANKDAT, “MONSTER” In just shy of a week, rap rock harbinger HYRO THE HERO has announced an upcoming series of shows with nu-metal outfit P.O.D., a spot on Brooklyn‘s annual Afropunk Festival, a headlining gig for the official Epicenter Festival after-show, a spot on the inaugural Rockstar Energy Drink Disrupt Festival summer tour (The Used,…

GETTER Q&A

What has surprised you most in your career? In recent months, I’ve been so surprised by people’s ability to change with the artist. I went from really heavy ignorant party music, to honest pieces of music and–to my surprise–fans have changed with it (for the most part at least). There was a lot less hate…

Exclusive Interview with : HHats

Photo Credit By : Claudio Soto The U.S.A -born singer-songwriter has perfected the recipe for stunningly Bossa Nova,Celtic and Gipsy gems, a feat that, as far as we’re concerned, can only be accomplished by sheer magic. HHats has been traveling across the country, will release her new album ‘Wheel Of Fortune’, earlier May 2019. You…

Exclusive Interview with Donn Camps

FYS : Hi Donn! Welcome back to Find Your Sounds & congrats on the new single ’24 Hours’ Can you tell us a little about what you’ve been up to since ‘Domino’? Donn Camps : Hi guys, Great to be back! Since ” Domino ” I have released 2 tracks on september 25 “Flushing” on US…

Exclusive interview with Ken Bauer

FYS : Welcome to Find Your Sounds, Ken! How’s your summer been? KEN BAUER : Quite hectic. I did a road trip over to the US, been in talks with labels and completed a couple of remixes that have been released by Ninetone Records, distributed by Universal Music. FYS : Your latest record ‘Serenade’ is…

Exclusive interview with Sophie Francis

This week we are speaking all things music with the immensely skilled artist Dutch DJ and producer Sophie Francis ! FYS : Hey Sophie! Introduce yourself and the music that you make! Sophie Francis : Hey guys 😀 I’m Sophie Francis, a 19 year old dj/producer from the Netherlands. If I need to describe my…

FLOYD MAYWEATHER ANNOUNCES REMATCH WITH MANNY PACQUIAO AT ULTRA JAPAN

SAYS “ULTRA IS THE PLACE TO BE” “I THINK I WANT TO BECOME A DJ, I LOVE IT!” Former world welterweight champion Floyd Mayweather announced a surprise rematch withManny Pacquiao at ULTRA Japan’s 5th anniversary event this past weekend. WATCH UMF TV’S EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW WITH FLOYD MAYWEATHER With his Mayweather Holdings and Money Team Tokyo entourage in tow, Mayweather came face to face with Pacquiao…

Exclusive interview with Dannic !

FYS : Hey Dannic! Introduce yourself and the music that you make! Dannic : Hi! I’m Dannic, a DJ and producer from the Netherlands and I make house music and big-room electro! FYS : Tell us specifically more about your latest single ‘Tenderlove’ – what inspired it and what is the mood behind it? Dannic…

Exclusive Interview | Questions & Answers With Veluzz

After the success of his debut single ‘Sleepaway’ back in the Spring, which picked up a host of club floor & station airwave support, Spanish artist Veluzz returned with his new single – Tomorrow. We caught up with Veluzz to speak to him about his new record, and learnt a bit about how music helped him overcome personal obstacles….

Exclusive interview with Donn Camps !

This week we are speaking all things music with the immensely skilled artist Donn Camps ! Welcome to Find Your Sounds, Donn! How’s it going & what have you been up to lately?  I am good thanks for asking! Lately I have been working on a load of new tracks, I will be releasing a…

Exclusive Interview with Alex Del Toro

FYS : Hey Alex, welcome to Find Your Sounds – tell us a bit about GU, the club you oversee in San Sebastian. What’s the story behind this? GU was born with the idea of offering something different. Located in San Sebastián and with spectacular views of La Concha Bay, our location makes us a…

ARMIN VAN BUUREN AS GAIA TAKING OVER AMSTERDAM DANCE EVENT 2018

AMSTERDAM, June 21, 2018 – The two-man front line, DJ/Producer Armin van Buuren and Producer Benno de Goeij (Rank1), have been recording and producing together since the ‘90s. After producing numerous successful albums and a variety of hit singles for Armin van Buuren it was time to form a new group/alter ego called GAIA to captivate the…

Exclusive Interview with DANNI X and her new single ‘LU$T’

  This week we are speaking all things music with the immensely skilled artist DANNI X, Was there a specific catalyst for your new single, “LU$T,” and how did the writing of it come about?  The specific catalyst for “LU$T” came from my Catholic upbringing, that then got tied with my experiences after moving to “the City…

Dillon Francis teaches how to DJ in new Q&A video

Few Q&A sessions have the promise of being as spontaneous as a Dillon Francis Q&A session. Francis visited WIRED Magazine’s studio to spend some time answering Twitter users’ questions regarding DJing. Francis offers insight on topics like using Serato with CDJs, and general DJ hardware, even offering a beat-matching example on the fly. In true…

GET TO KNOW RISING STAR HOOKIE MOUSSE WITH AN EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW

We have recently been given an amazing opportunity to interview Q & A some of the most talented: artists, songwriters, and producers. This interview with Hookie Mousse . FYS : What’s the story behind the name Hookie Mousse? HOOKIE MOUSSE : In my beginnings the name I had chosen was “Stardust”, when it starts with the…

Hardwell interview ADE 2017 Toazted

Toazted talked with dj Hardwell during Amsterdam Dance event 2017 about his upcoming gig at the Formula 1 event in Mexico, tweeting meeting Max Verstappen the Hardwell revealed volume 8 album, W&W, NWYR, Moksi, a jumping horse named Hardwell, his passion for hardstyle and old school hip hop, the “f*ck you” Dj mag row, the…

10 tidbits we learned from Pasquale Rotella’s Reddit AMA

Yesterday, Reddit got the chance to get up close & personal with Pasquale, AMA style. The Insomniac head has been at the center of industry buzz lately, recently revealing the long-expected, large changes coming to Electric Daisy Carnival Las Vegas. Ever a person of interest for electronic dance music fans everywhere, given his influence in the dance music industry and innovation of some…

AVICII: ‘EDM STARTED GETTING OVERSATURATED YEARS AGO’

Avicii has opened up about his thoughts on EDM in a new interview. Speaking to Rolling Stone about whether the era of the genre is over, he said, ”EDM started getting oversaturated four, five, six years ago, when money became everything. “From that point, I started mentally not wanting to associate myself with EDM. “Now that I…

THE FUTURE OF RADIO

Michael Huppe (pictured), CEO & President of US-based digital performance licensing organization SoundExchange – which has paid out nearly $5bn in royalties to recorded music rightsholders since being founded in 2003. TIME FOR BROADCASTERS TO EMBRACE DIGITAL Radio’s relationship with the music industry has changed dramatically in a few short years. In its prime, radio…

TOKiMONSTA speaks up on losing her ability to make music after brain surgery

For Jennifer Lee, known by the public by her performer name TOKiMONSTA, the uphill climb into finding her own forward-minded brand of kaleidoscopic electronic music hasn’t exactly been an easy journey. The Los Angeles-based producer just revealed yesterday, Sept. 12, that she wasn’t able to make music after undergoing two brain surgeries in 2015. In fact, she couldn’t even comprehend it…

AVICII TALKS TOURING FATIGUE, LONELINESS, AND NEW MUSIC

Avicii’s forthcoming documentary ‘True Stories’ is set to premiere fall 2017. Ahead of the film’s arrival, the producer has become more candid about his touring fatigue, disappointing former collaborators, his continued inability to enjoy music in the live setting, and trading success for happiness earlier in his career. During a recent interview with ‘Rolling Stone’,…

DARUDE SHARES WHAT HE LIKES/DISLIKES ABOUT CHANGING EDM CULTURE

Darude gets real in a recent interview, revealing his true feelings about EDM culture, where it’s been, and where it’s heading… The renowned trance producer believes newer acts offer a fresh perspective on dance music. “I like the open-mindedness of many young DJs and producers. They can create something that older-schoolers might be too rigid to…

LAIDBACK LUKE COMPARES EDM TO MCDONALD’S AND TECHNO TO STEAK IN NEW INTERVIEW

Laidback Luke has compared EDM to McDonald’s and techno to prime steak in a recent interview with Resident Advisor. The EDM DJ/producer (real name: Luke Van Scheppingen) made the comments in the latest episode of Resident Advisor’s RA Exchange podcast, when speaking about the ongoing divide between overground and underground genres of dance music. “What…

An Interview with Kerem Selek

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IMS Ibiza 2016: Erick Morillo “Keynote Interview” with Pete Tong

IMS Ibiza 2016: Erick Morillo “Keynote Interview” with Pete Tong Erick Morillo opens up with Pete Tong in a keynote interview about his Ketamine addiction and how he has bounced back from a long, but successful road to recovery. The interview took place at the ninth annual IMS Ibiza on May 25th-27th, 2016 at the Hard Rock Hotel Ibiza. Erick…

Calvin Harris takes Grimmy around his home studio in LA

Calvin Harris takes Grimmy around his home studio in LA Watch the moment Calvin Harris revealed ‘This Is What You Came For‘ live on Radio 1 for the first time as part of New Music Friday. Nick Grimshaw visits Calvin’s home in LA and interviews him at his actual studio.

ShockOne ‘In This Light’

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CONVERSATION WITH PASQUALE ROTELLA

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MARKUS SCHULZ INTERVIEW

TALKING NEW ALBUM, INSPIRATIONS, & ALBUM RELEASE TOUR WITH MARKUS SCHULZ INTERVIEW Markus Schulz, a true pioneer of the trance genre, is set release his sixth forthcoming album April 29. EntitledWatch The World, the 17-track artist compilation is the result of a two-year project, featuring an arrangement of vocal tunes and instrumental anthems. Top hits…

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ADRA’S “PROJECT MOGUL”

ADRA’S “PROJECT MOGUL” ADRA is back with her next dark techno opus with “The Roswell Incident”. Check out our premiere of the track “PROJECT MOGUL”. Humans of planet Earth, there’s been an incident. The otherworldly ADRAhas returned, descending on her sonic spaceship to once again delight us with a tasty techno treat in her “The…

NEW YORK DUO LICK TWIST LOOKS TO MAKE ITS MARK

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NICKY ROMERO INTERVIEW

NICKY ROMERO SPEAKS AGAINST MALICIOUS CRITICS & EXPECTATIONS, PROMISES NEW MATERIAL Nicky Romero is a household name in dance music, but it’s all too easy to forget that the Dutch producer is just like you or I, and is not some electronic deity immune to the spotlight. Romero’s journey hasn’t been without its hardships, and he’s faced…

WOLFGANG GARTNER SPEAKS

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Lido Releases First, Self-Directed Music Video and New Single “Crazy”

Lido Releases First, Self-Directed Music Video and New Single “Crazy” Vocals, drums, piano, electronic production, R&B, future bass, classical – the list of expertise spans far and wide in Norwegian-producer Lido’s artistic repertoire, and he’s here today with his first, self-directed music video Crazy to prove himself a true Renaissance man. Showing uncanny mastery of…

TALKING NEW ALBUM, NEW LABEL, & NEW ALIAS WITH MARTIN GARRIX

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5 things we learned from our interview with Disclosure

5 things we learned from our interview with Disclosure Disclosure have blossomed from budding underground disciples into kings of the crossover dance space. Their sophomore album Caracal, for instance, saw the pair join forces with some of the pop world’s biggest stars like The Weeknd, Miguel, Lorde and more. Meanwhile, since the record’s release last September, they’ve been enrapturing audiences on the live…

Ellie Goulding confirms new collaboration with Calvin Harris

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“I DON’T CARE ABOUT THE DJ MAG TOP 100, GETTING $200,000 PER SHOW”

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5 JOBS BASSNECTAR WORKED BEFORE HE BECAME THE BASS KING

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Artist Access Featuring Roger Sanchez

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JUSTIN BIEBER ON GOD, ADDERALL, LOVE, AND GERMANY TAKING HIS MONKEY

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Steve Angello Talks About Hip Hop Past

Steve Angello Talks About Hip Hop Past In a recent interview with Cuepoint, the Greek-Swedish producer/DJ Steve Angello expounded on the part of the Swedish House Mafia documentary, Leave the World Behind, when Ingrosso talks about Angello’s hip hop days. Some fans may not know but Angello was scratching and touring at age 11! “…the…

Fatboy Slim: DJ fights, Banksy and the fall of EDM

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Jordan Suckley Talks Trance

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Get To Know 30 Under 30 Duo Krewella In Their Own Words

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Glenn Morrison talks about new album ‘Into The Deep’

Glenn Morrison talks about new album ‘Into The Deep’ Glenn Morrison‘s new artist album ‘Into The Deep‘ was released few weeks ago and now we have an exclusive interview with the producer. Glenn reveals all details and his thoughts about this album. You can stream it below the interview and grab your copy on beatport here. Hallo, Glenn!…

“ELECTRONIC DANCE MUSIC WILL NEVER DIE”

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Eric Prydz Sits with Resident Advisor for Massive Interview

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NGHTMRE Slams The Holidays With Street VIP (Interview)

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A-Trak Is Becoming Dance Music’s ‘Real DJing’ Evangelist

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ODESZA TALK THE FUTURE OF DANCE MUSIC

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Steve Angello inducted into BBC Radio 1 Hall of Fame

Steve Angello inducted into BBC Radio 1 Hall of Fame Steve Angello, one-third of Swedish House Mafia and massively successful solo artist in his own right, has been inducted into the elite BBC Radio 1 Hall of Fame. Pete Tongbestowed the honor on the Swedish producer and DJ, and spoke with him about past influences…

Lost Kings Talk Remix Success & ‘Bad’ EP

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Changing The Face Of EDM

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