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Category: In Depth

Markus Schulz Talks ‘The Nine Skies’, EDC Las Vegas, & More!

Markus Schulz discusses Dakota, The Nine Skies, EDC, his love for San Francisco and more! This past week, Dreamstate San Francisco was the talk of the town in the trance world. This latest iteration of the massive trance-only event curated a list of artists that included many sub-genres included psytrance, uplifting, and classic trance. One such performance that has been talked about heavily is that of Markus Schulz presents Dakota. Schulz’s work in the electronic music scene extends farther than merely being a DJ.  His influence and work are seen in all areas of the music industry. Schulz is...

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In-Depth Interview With Shane 54

Shane 54 talks about life as a solo artist, International Departures, “First Time”, and more! Shane 54 is a true testament to all that defines an artist with unwavering passion, relentless drive, and supreme talent! Since the release of his first solo track, “Paradise”, that was quickly followed up by his debut solo performance at ExchangeLA just this past December, his momentum has not faltered for even a second. With a vision to fuse elements of trance, progressive, and house, Shane 54 has developed his own sound, dripping with his own personality. He is ready to take his faithful fans on the...

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Kutski Talks Keeping The Rave Alive, New Music, & More

Kutski shares his thoughts on the 5th anniversary of Keeping The Rave Alive, his new collaboration with Jordan Suckley, and his passion for the underground scene. Kutski is one of the biggest names in the hard dance scene with his impressive technical mixing and musical versatility. In 2012, he started the ‘Keeping The Rave Alive’ radio show, which showcases 360 degrees of the harder styles of dance music. The ‘Keeping The Rave Alive’ brand is a staple in the scene branching out to hosting its own sold-out events worldwide and inspiring an album series claiming the UK’s highest selling hard dance album...

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In-Depth Interview With Klingande

Klingande has become a champion of uplifting, melodic productions that are refreshing and smile worthy! Cédric Steinmyller, better known as Klingande, has been on the forefront of Tropical House since its creation and explosion over the last couple of years. Although a French-born producer, he admires the Swedish language for it’s “song-like” quality and even chose a Swedish word meaning “chiming” as his stage name. His career began in 2012 as a duo and slowly started to grow with their releases of Punga and Jubel in 2013. By 2014 Klingande became a solo act and he really started to create his own...

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In-Depth Interview With The Thrillseekers!

The Thrillseekers Talks Today’s Trance Scene, Escape, & More! Following our review of his NYC Open to Close show at Cielo back in February, we’ve reached out to The Thrillseekers for an interview. One of the legends of the trance genre, his career spans almost 2 decades, countless anthems, and finally an artist album. Read on to learn about his beginnings as an artist, how he approaches music creation, as well as a couple of exclusive bits of news! Check out our Dreamstate SoCal profile on The Thrillseekers here! Hi Steve, thanks for taking the time to talk to us. How are...

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In-Depth Interview With Pig&Dan

Pig&Dan Talk Techno, The Capsule EP, & More! Pig&Dan both approached me with wide smiles on their faces at Phoenix Lights last month. Both were clearly amped to get on stage to play and you could just feel the energy from the way they arrived. They have been on a decade-long journey of making music and have really established themselves in the techno community. Both artists consider themselves experimentalists that are are always pushing the limit and have really found their own stride when they launched their own music label, Elevate. Coming together as a team was one of their...

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