Interview With Rezz

Producer talks CRSSD, dubstep influences & more!

October 11th, 2016
Ashlee Burke
Category: Interview

Rezz’s was my favorite set at the Fall 2016 iteration of CRSSD Fest by far, though she’s not the kind of artist I would typically associate with the festival. When I think of CRSSD, I instinctively think of fun house music that’s easy to groove along with in the afternoon while chilling in the water fountains. When I think of Rezz, I picture a dark room filled with all the weird and sometimes creepy feels and loads of bass.
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Interview and Show Preview: Marlon Williams

New Zealand-born troubadour coming to Troubadour

October 3rd, 2016
Kyle B. Smith

I recently spoke with the man who is perhaps the second biggest act coming out of New Zealand today, Marlon Williams. Often, and rightly, compared to a young Roy Orbison, his music is richly organic, and when we spoke, he was phoning in from an Austin motel in advance of his appearance Sunday at ACL Music Festival. He had just gotten into town after a late night set up in Boston, all performances in support of his self-titled Marlon Williams album
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Exclusive Video: VOKES At Eat|See|Hear!

Concert series wraps with more than a little soul

September 21st, 2016
Kristin Houser

We’ve had some pretty major losses in the music community over the course of 2016, with some particularly painful ones in the mix. One of those artists is Prince, whose artistic brilliance and persona will remain ingrained in our collective consciousness so long as we keep spinning his records and periodically screening Purple Rain, which is exactly what happened at the very last Eat|See|Hear of the summer.
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Interview: Sacha Robotti @ Nocturnal 2016

Good sound systems and sloths make Sacha happy!

September 20th, 2016
Ashlee Burke
Category: Interview
Sacha Robotti

Up next in my series of interviews from the Insomniac music festival Nocturnal Wonderland is none other than Dirtybird’s own Sacha Robotti!

According to Robotti’s biography on Resident Advisor:

“Although Sacha’s sound has evolved throughout the years, you can recognize his signature in everything he creates. Meandering between the dirty bassheavy ‘booty’ plains of electronic dance music and its futuristic shores, his music is funky, creative, has character, uses a palette of rich sounds, and tells a story with layers of depth and emotion. It also has a sonic quality that makes it stand out. Keep your eyes and ears peeled for this gentleman with a weird little thing for sweaty dance workouts and happy bass-massaged faces…”
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Interview With Seratones’ AJ Haynes

Catch ’em 9/18 at Acerogami or 9/20 at The Wiltern

September 13th, 2016
Kyle B. Smith

This week, I caught up with Seratones frontwoman AJ Haynes, who was busy navigating traffic in her home state of Louisiana and getting ready to head back out on the road in support of the band’s much talked about “gospel in the garage” new album, Get Gone. We talked about AJ’s career as a teacher, Marlon Williams, and why punk and jazz go together like peanut butter and jelly.
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Interview: Stephen Lieberman @ Nocturnal 2016

Behind the scenes, in front of the stage…

September 12th, 2016
Ashlee Burke
Category: Interview

The main thing I took away from my first Electric Daisy Carnival was how visually engaging it was compared to other festivals. I was so blown away by the lighting and the stage design that I wrote a whole review about how stunning it was. Little did I know that a few months later I would have the opportunity to interview the mastermind behind it all!
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Interview: Ephwurd @ Nocturnal Wonderland 2016

Throw your W’s in the air!

September 9th, 2016
Ashlee Burke

Over the Labor Day weekend, one music festival was more “lit” than any other: Nocturnal Wonderland! It is the longest running dance music festival in North America, and it came back for its 21st year more beautiful, massive, and full of amazing music than ever.
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