Simina Grigoriu shares DJ insights: “Experimentation is key. Try EVERYTHING.”

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Born in Romania, raised in Canada, now living in Berlin, Simina Grigoriu describes herself as a “DJ and producer, a mom and a wife, a two-time immigrant and a citizen of the world.” She’s gradually perfected her sound over the course of her decade-long career in music. She produces techno with diamond-hard, dance floor grooves, […]

Simina Grigoriu shares DJ insights: “Experimentation is key. Try EVERYTHING.”

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Born in Romania, raised in Canada, now living in Berlin, Simina Grigoriu describes herself as a “DJ and producer, a mom and a wife, a two-time immigrant and a citizen of the world.” She’s gradually perfected her sound over the course of her decade-long career in music. She produces techno with diamond-hard, dance floor grooves, […]

Interview: Ellen Allien shares, “a great DJ mixes the people into a dream.”

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In her long career, Ellen Allien has seen many changes in the industry, from the transition from vinyl to digital and eventual triumph of the MP3, to the various genres, fashions and fads that have come and gone in dance music. Through it all, she’s remained committed to her own particular, underground vision of techno. […]

Interview: Ellen Allien shares, “a great DJ mixes the people into a dream.”

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In her long career, Ellen Allien has seen many changes in the industry, from the transition from vinyl to digital and eventual triumph of the MP3, to the various genres, fashions and fads that have come and gone in dance music. Through it all, she’s remained committed to her own particular, underground vision of techno. […]

Interview: Detroit Swindle – “Played at the right moment, these tracks can really create magic.”

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The music of Detroit Swindle is largely house, but takes in a wide range of influences. Compare, for example, their recent laid-back, electro-soul remix of Hablot Brown’s ‘GO’ to their burgeoning collection of soul-infused 4/4 underground jams on their Heist catalogue. Their 2018 album ‘High Life’ featured a strong mix of jazz flavoured cuts, melodic […]

Interview: Detroit Swindle – “Played at the right moment, these tracks can really create magic.”

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The music of Detroit Swindle is largely house, but takes in a wide range of influences. Compare, for example, their recent laid-back, electro-soul remix of Hablot Brown’s ‘GO’ to their burgeoning collection of soul-infused 4/4 underground jams on their Heist catalogue. Their 2018 album ‘High Life’ featured a strong mix of jazz flavoured cuts, melodic […]

Interview: Kraak & Smaak share tips on DJing technique + crate digging

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Recording together since 2003, Kraak & Smaak‘s sound is heavily influenced by disco and funk, their productions and live shows a happy marriage of live instrumentation and super-charged house beats. They’ve released six original albums, a Toolroom mix CD, what they describe as a “mega-load” of remixes, and have performed all over Europe, Asia, North […]

Interview: Kraak & Smaak share tips on DJing technique + crate digging

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Recording together since 2003, Kraak & Smaak‘s sound is heavily influenced by disco and funk, their productions and live shows a happy marriage of live instrumentation and super-charged house beats. They’ve released six original albums, a Toolroom mix CD, what they describe as a “mega-load” of remixes, and have performed all over Europe, Asia, North […]

6 ways DJs can get organized during lockdown (you’ll thank yourself later)

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We all feel it – the COVID-19 burnout is real. Many of us are itching to get outside, to play clubs again, to be back on a dancefloor, and to play on a big soundsystem again. Yep, we miss it too. But we’re not quite there yet – particularly in the United States. That’s why so […]

6 ways DJs can get organized during lockdown (you’ll thank yourself later)

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We all feel it – the COVID-19 burnout is real. Many of us are itching to get outside, to play clubs again, to be back on a dancefloor, and to play on a big soundsystem again. Yep, we miss it too. But we’re not quite there yet – particularly in the United States. That’s why so […]