Interview With Odesza’s Harrison Mills

EDM duo returning to LA for HARD Day of the Dead

October 17th, 2014
Mary Bonney

Odesza would have landed in the electronic music spotlight sooner or later. Their dreamy, mesmerizing style pulls from multiple genres — classical, rap, hip hop, and indie to name a few — and the attention to detail in every song distinguishes this Seattle-based duo from the chillwave pack.
Continue reading…

Interview With Kill the Noise

Catch the LA-based producer at Club Nokia on 10/11

October 3rd, 2014
Jeanette Hernandez
Category: Interview
Kill The Noise

Show me an artist who is not afraid to speak his or her mind and who can take their audience on a roller coaster ride during a live performance, and I’ll be hooked instantly, which is exactly what happened when I saw Kill the Noise for the first time at HARD Summer 2013. From the moment he began singing over Zedd’s “Clarity,” I knew I’d found someone whose career I’d be paying very close attention to, and I can’t wait to get another up-close look when Kill The Noise comes back through LA later this month.
Continue reading…

Interview with Jack Antonoff of Bleachers

We talk creativity, the universe, & Strange Desire

September 19th, 2014
Christine Perez
Jack Antonoff Bleachers

It’s a totally typical thing. You don’t really mean to write an album. It sort of just happens. You write a song or put some notes together on a page, and before you know it, you’ve released a full-length with RCA Records and you’re embarking on a national tour.
Continue reading…

Interview: Borgore’s Bitches Love Cake Is Layered

There’s more to #NewGoreOrder than you may think

September 15th, 2014
Alice Carson
Category: Interview

Genre-bending composer Borgore is often criticized for his music’s somewhat-misogynistic content, but his newest record, #NewGoreOrder, touches on more serious issues than you may think. When I had a chance to talk to the controversial producer at Made In America fest, he confessed that many of his songs have underlying themes and that he prefers to cover up his critical world views with outlandishness and humor.
Continue reading…

Interview: Gareth Emery’s Cross Country Road Trip

The scenic Route 66 inspires an album

September 9th, 2014
Alice Carson
Category: Interview
Gareth Emery

Gareth Emery had been to America many times, but he’d never really experienced the open prairie, the small-town hospitality, or the ever-changing landscapes that can be found throughout our country. In order to fully understand the United States, the British producer and his wife took a cross country road trip, after which, Emery reflects, “I couldn’t believe I’d missed this side of the country for so long.”
Continue reading…

Interview With Drenge

Brothers talk writing, recording and dance classes

September 8th, 2014
Angelica Corona
Category: Interview
Drenge Featured

“Can I have a minute of your time? I’d like to waste it. I wanna meet you in the middle of the night. I want you to hate it.”

There’s nothing pretty or polished about Drenge’s debut LP. It’s gritty, it’s reckless, it’s full of angst, and it’s damn-near-perfect in its own right.
Continue reading…

Interview With Mike Einziger

Guitarist talks Incubus, saying “yes,” and more!

September 5th, 2014
Alice Carson
Mike Einziger

The luckiest of musicians enjoy a career blessed with longevity, but many can grow comfortable within their respective bands, neglecting to realize the potential that lies outside of their successful projects. For the past few years, Mike Einziger, perhaps best known as the guitarist for Incubus, has been transitioning from successful band member to legendary musician and producer, expanding his creative reach to previously untapped arenas.
Continue reading…

Interview with Pasquale Rotella

Insomniac CEO and founder talks festivals and more

August 22nd, 2014
Twila Grissom
Category: Interview
Beyond Wonderland, Bay Area CuriousJosh-4 Day 1

With Insomniac producing three huge festivals this fall — Nocturnal Wonderland at San Manuel Amphitheater & Grounds on September 5th & 6th, Beyond Wonderland Bay Area at Shoreline Amphitheater & Grounds on September 20th & 21st, and Escape All Hallows’ Eve in  Southern California (location TBA) from October 31st & November 1st — the LA-based company’s founder Pasquale Rotella is a busy man.
Continue reading…

Get Lost LA: 10 Questions With Damian Lazarus

Crosstown Rebels headman talks weekend’s event

August 20th, 2014
Marcus Slater
Category: Interview

Get Lost LA is coming this weekend for all the deep house and techno fans of Los Angeles. The event is an all-day affair with two actual parties scheduled in sequence. Frankly? Not a bad idea. The day party at the Egyptian Theater is great for people who need to sleep eventually, while the night event, “Wizardry,” will keep the crowd bumping until morning.
Continue reading…