All posts tagged: DJ

NELA Interview

Modern techno music as we know it may have been pioneered by The Belleville Three in Detroit, however the foundation that Juan Atkins, Kevin Saunderson and Derrick May helped to build eventually spread around the world inspiring young producers in Germany, the UK and more, eventually reaching as far as Tel Aviv. Whilst Israel may not be the first country one may think of in terms of the genre, there are DJs and producers creating the music and adding their identity, spreading the sound to international territory. One of those producers are NELA. The Israeli-born artist is fostering a rich and astounding sound bursting with musicality. Already a fixture as a performer in her native Tel Aviv, the now Berlin-based act is establishing herself as a force in the electronic scene pumping out top-notch records and rocking the dance floor as a DJ.

ColoRising Interview with NELA

Modern techno music as we know it may have been pioneered by The Belleville Three in Detroit, however the foundation that Juan Atkins, Kevin Saunderson and Derrick May helped to build eventually spread around the world inspiring young producers in Germany, the UK and more, eventually reaching as far as Tel Aviv. Whilst Israel may not be the first country one may think of in terms of the genre, there are DJs and producers creating the music and adding their identity, spreading the sound to international territory. One of those producers are Nela. The Israeli-born artist is fostering a rich and astounding sound bursting with musicality. Already a fixture as a performer in her native Tel Aviv, the now Berlin-based act is establishing herself as a force in the electronic scene pumping out top-notch records and rocking the dance floor as a DJ.

wAFF Interview

Having played in the biggest venues around the world and released records on some of the most respected labels in the house and techno scene, you can say that East Yorkshire-raised DJ and producer wAFF has done quite alright for himself since truly storming the industry in 2012. With a solid reputation for unleashing bona fide dance floor scorchers, wAFF has rapidly become one of the top artists of choice in the business.

ColoRising Interview with wAFF

Having played in the biggest venues around the world and released records on some of the most respected labels in the house and techno scene, you can say that East Yorkshire-raised DJ and producer wAFF has done quite alright for himself since truly storming the industry in 2012. With a solid reputation for unleashing bona fide dance floor scorchers, wAFF has rapidly become one of the top artists of choice in the business.

Whilst many fans may affiliate wAFF’s entry into the electronic world with his song ‘Jo Johnson’, his hand at music began long before,

Eelke Kleijn Interview

Eelke Kleijn isn’t your average, run-of-the-mill electronic producer, he’s truly a composer. Having studied piano since the age of 12, his production is ripe with lush instrumentation whether it be husky tech or melodic deep house. Embraced by the likes of Pete Tong and Fatboy Slim, just to name a few, the Rotterdam native has released original records and remixes on Global Underground, Ultra, Toolroom, EMI, Spinnin’, Eskimo and more (including his imprint Outside The Box), with acts ranging from Nadia Ali to Benny Benassi and John Legend all being officially reworked by the musical wizard.

Illyus & Barrientos Interview

To say that Scottish producers Illyus Brown and Ivan Barrientos are riding high with a wave of momentum would be a definite understatement. Better known as Illyus & Barrientos, the pair’s production have blossomed from Glasgow’s ever vibrant electronic scene to an international playing field. Having released records like “Do What You Wanna”, along with EPs such as Stranded EP and Need Me, their CV includes remixes of Gorgon City’s “Go All Night” featuring Jennifer Hudson, Lovebirds’ “Want You In My Soul”, Alex Adair’s “Make Me Feel Better”, “Joshi Mami’s “I Need Your Love” and more. Signed to Kevin McKay’s Glasgow Underground label, Illyus & Barrientos have drawn support from industry heavyweights Annie Mac, Danny Howard and dance music taste maker Pete Tong, who recently aired their After Hours mix for BBC Radio 1. With projects in the works for Defected Records and Red Bull Records, as well as a stream of shows this year, Illyus & Barrientos’ tide is only going to continue to rise.

ColoRising Interview with Illyus & Barrientos

To say that Scottish producers Illyus Brown and Ivan Barrientos are riding high with a wave of momentum would be a definite understatement. Better known as Illyus & Barrientos, the pair’s production have blossomed from Glasgow’s ever vibrant electronic scene to an international playing field. Having released records like “Do What You Wanna”, along with EPs such as Stranded EP and Need Me, their CV includes remixes of Gorgon City’s “Go All Night” featuring Jennifer Hudson, Lovebirds’ “Want You In My Soul”, Alex Adair’s “Make Me Feel Better”, “Joshi Mami’s “I Need Your Love” and more. Signed to Kevin McKay’s Glasgow Underground label, Illyus & Barrientos have drawn support from industry heavyweights Annie Mac, Danny Howard and dance music taste maker Pete Tong, who recently aired their After Hours mix for BBC Radio 1. With projects in the works for Defected Records and Red Bull Records, as well as a stream of shows this year, Illyus & Barrientos’ tide is only going to continue to rise.

Graeme Park Interview

There are people who loosely get pinned with the ‘legend’ title and then there are those who truly deserve such status. To call DJ, producer and radio presenter Graeme Park a legend would be an understatement. As one of the pioneers of house music in the UK, Park’s musical CV is extensive, which includes his tenure at the iconic Haçienda in Manchester, 20 years on radio, having played countless gigs around the globe, and remixes for acts such as The Brand New Heavies, New Order, Inner City and loads more. For many, he has provided the soundtrack to the some of the best moments of their lives.

ColoRising Exclusive Interview with Graeme Park

There are people who loosely get pinned with the ‘legend’ title and then there are those who truly deserve such status. To call DJ, producer and radio presenter Graeme Park a legend would be an understatement. As one of the pioneers of house music in the UK, Park’s musical CV is extensive, which includes his tenure at the iconic Haçienda in Manchester, 20 years on radio, having played countless gigs around the globe, and remixes for acts such as The Brand New Heavies, New Order, Inner City and loads more. For many, he has provided the soundtrack to the some of the best moments of their lives.

ColoRising Interview with Skalpel

Jazz has been and continues to play an intricate part in today’s music culture. Whether cleverly being sampled by DJs and producers during Hip-Hop’s “golden years”, resurrected throughout the rare groove and acid jazz period of the UK or carefully twisted by acts in the broken beat and future jazz scene, the sound has served as a foundation to many of the modern grooves that resonate with audiences worldwide. Polish duo Skalpel, consisting of Marcin Cichy and Igor Pudlo, were among the top tier of nu jazz artists fostering a new wave of jazz to the masses while simultaneously reintroducing the 60s and 70s cool jazz sound of their home country.