Mix of the Week 19: Kraak and Smaak
Hi Kraak & Smaak, Once again a massive thanks from me and the whole team for supplying this mix. In a time when techno and underground house seem to be the sound of choice you come along and turn us upside down with this concoction of jazz funk, disco,breaks, house and soulful vibes. A momentous set all round that we absolutely adore! Massive congrats on winning our Mix Of The Week! 1. First up please give us an insight into the mix. We know you recorded it especially for us (big-thanks). Is this what listeners can expect to hear when they go to check out Kraak And Smaak? Or do your sets really chop and change across multi genres? Above all, these are all current faves and work well together in this mix, but our recorded sets like this one may sometimes somewhat differ from what we play out. The former situation enables us to drop tracks that we like but not necessarily work in our sets as some of them are too subtle for a number of place we play. And we like all facets of dance music, so for us it is quite natural to look across genres and try to deliver a diverse set. However, we are also autonomous dj’s enough to know that you need to be flexible, and one crowd and one club or festival is not the same as another one. At the same time though, in practice it also very important to put our own stuff in as much as possible, as people who will drop by our performances, either as Djs or with the band, wil expect that. Of course it is always great fun to notice who our own material goes down on the floor. 2. I had the pleasure of promoting a lot of you're early stuff on the amazing Jalapeno Records. ’Never Too Late’ & ‘One of these days’ still get constant rotation in the Stimpy household. Over the past 5 years we have seen a huge percentage of artists literately jump ship into the current trend of musical style. You guys have absolutely stood your ground and remained loyal to your passion and style of sound. Is this something that was agreed from the start or was their a time when you felt like looking for a bandwagon to jump on at all or shift musical style completely? There have never been conscious choices for jumping musical styles in our productions, but we have a history, and to keep things fresh, you need to evolve as an act. At the same time, our music has always moved between quite broad boundaries, touching funk, disco, breakbeat, electronic and pop music. Even soundtrack music. But one way or the other, whether the result is a house track or a downtempo electronic popsong, they always seem to have that K&S mark on them. People often recognize our sound immediately. I think for us it is really important that we continue to have an original sound. 3. Please tell us some golden highlights from the past few years? Phew, a lot! I mean, being able to play everywhere in the world is such a great thing, it never tires. And the feeling that you can still contribute creatively to the scene after quite some years… It’s very special when you come to think of it. It has always been great to tour the US, but als our UK dj gigs are always a treat. 4. Your 5th Album ‘Juicy Fruit’ was released last year and featured some heavyweight collaborations including Mayer Hawthorne and Eric Biddines, and Australians Parcels and Cleopold.How did the album perform now the majority of releases are digital only? Are you feeling the digital pinch or is it working for you? Yeah, great names to have on board :) The album market has changed quite dramatically but streaming has served as well, especially as our albums are generally more song-based.Fun thing too is that with the vinyl hausse of the last couple of years, those album versions have done great too. But overall, most indie acts need to perform to attain a certain level of income, selling records just ain’t enough anymore. Well, at least in our case that is. More and more often we now use releases, for K&S but also for our Boogie Angst label, as pr instruments. 5. We can’t wait for June to hear the brand new Juicy Fruit Remix Album. I hear it's had some additional input from some big faces. Please tell us how that come around and what to expect from this exciting new set of releases? We are producers, DJ and live act that produces both albums with songs but also single club tracks, so it makes sense to have other and new versions available as well. It also functions as a full circle moment for the album of course. We did already have a number of mixes for past singles in but also looked around in our immediate network of K&S and our label Boogie Angst, plus asking a number of acts we just like and could be a great fit to existing tracks. Thinking this way we managed to haul in Purple Disco Machine, Kon and Eli Escobar and Dutch faves Moods and Fouk for example, but also upcoming acts such as Snacks, Feiertag and I Gemin. All good stuff to listen to or to drop in our sets! 6. 5 Tracks rocking your sets at the moment? Omar - Vicky's Tune (Kraak & Smaak remix) Moullinex - Open House feat Tee Flowers (Discotexas) Kraak & Smaak - Prescription feat. Eric Biddines (Moods remix) (Jalapeno) Ponty Mython - Groof Machine 2017 Edit (Quintessentials) Kraak & Smaak - Hendo (Exploited) (upcoming) 7. Funniest thing to have happened or seen while DJ’ing? To be honest too many things to recall immediately at this moment, haha. But is always cool to see how people react to our own tracks when we play them out. In the strangest and most far away places there are big fans out there who know, and go wild on every tune we made. 8. Where can we find Kraak And Smaak rolling out their beats throughout summer 2017? Any special ones to look out for? Besides the usual dj sets in Europe, for the second half of May we have a live and dj tour planned for the USA, extremely proud that we’re visiting Glastonbury again and we may have a first timer @ Sonar Barcelona this Summer. We have also started up vinyl dj sets again, throwing our first Amsterdam and Rotterdam parties in the next two months; they’re cool to do as we grew up with vinyl and bought loads of it when it was still the standard, but due to the whole digitalization of dance music we didn’t get round to spin those anymore. It’s big fun to crate dig again for club music. 9. Finally can you tell us what your thoughts are on Evermix? and can our listeners expect to hear another set from you in the near future? Sure, would be great to do another one in the future – had a lot of fun to record it. Liking the concept much, it’s just very important to have an online dj and dj mix presence nowadays, and Evermix certainly adds to that.Good names there too! Guys, it’s been a real pleasure. We can’t wait to check out Kraak And Smaak very soon. Stimpy Don't Forget to follow Kraak and Smaak: Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/KraakAndSmaak/ Soundcloud - https://soundcloud.com/kraaksmaak
Out-Of-The-Ordinary Festivals You've Probably Never Heard Of
This week we've spent a few happy hours walking the festival road less travelled, to uncover a few mouth-watering music festivals that you've probably never heard of, but will definitely want to put on your summer social wish list. From an oldschool rave in a barn on a farm, to an abandoned prison on a lake; these are not your run-of-the-mill weekenders! We've tried to cover a range of styles and budgets - so read on, get inspired, and please give us some of your suggestions to check out for a followup post :-)
Into The Valley, Rummu Quarry, Estonia: Jun 29 - Jul 1 2017 It took us a while to track this one down. Because this year sees event organisers 'Music Goes Further' move the festival from its original home in Sweden, to a new abandoned quarry site in Estonia where the 'summery beach with crystal blue water stands in stark contrast to the derelict prison on the grounds' (http://musicgoesfurther.com/). With a range of camping options, a roster ranging from local talent to huge global names, and a unique 'Estonian concept' food and beverage offering, it's probably time you start checking Skyscanner for flights. Into The Valley lives by seven 'key principles', all of which suggest this year's event is going to be a belter: Unique locations, advanced electronic music, pioneering technology, innovative art, food and bar architecture, social equality, and holistic awareness. We're not 100% sure what the last one means, but we'd be very happy to find out. Tickets Weekend Tickets €150 Day Tickets from €49 Camping extra €40 Lineup: The Black Madonna - Dixon - Rødhåd - Axel Bowman - Craig Richards - George Fitzgerald - Kerri Chandler - Nina Kraviz - Ricardo Villalobos + many more Out-of-the-ordinariness It's in an abandoned quarry... with a derelict prison... and its own lakeside beach... in Estonia.
HOME 2017, Fernhill Farm, Somerset: Jun 9 - Jun 11 2017 A brand new festival for 2017. The first ever instalment of what promoter Terry Bird hopes will become a stalwart of the Somerset festival scene is set on Fernhill eco-farm amidst the beautiful backdrop of the rolling Mendip Hills - a 15mile drive from Bristol and Bath, and around an hour away from Exeter and Cardiff. Out of the ordinary as much for what's not involved as what is... you won't find any big corporate sponsorship, giant confetti cannons, wacky fancy dress themes, over-priced bars, or any of that stuff at HOME 2017. What you will find is a stripped-back, back-to-basics, old fashioned House & Techno rave in a barn; a warehouse vibe, a top quality sound system and an expansive line-up of over 30 DJs from the the UK scene. Food is locally sourced (mostly from the farm), with drinks provided by local suppliers Thatchers Cider & Cheddar Ales. Camping is free with a festival ticket. No-frills, high quality House + Techno in a beautiful rural setting. Tickets Weekend Tickets £50 + BF (includes two nights camping) Friday Tickets £25 + BF (includes one night camping) Saturday Tickets £35 + BF (includes one night camping) Lineup: Kydus - Phutek - Anti-slam & W.E.A.P.O.N - Ben Remember - Medhat & Dekkstrum - Spektre - Bakkos - Tommy Vercetti + many more Out-of-the-ordinariness A refreshingly simple approach to a music festival that takes us back to when music and ravers were the focal point
Secret Solstice, Reykjavik, Iceland: Jun 15 - Jun 18 2017 Staying up all night and sharing a beery-eyed sunrise with a stranger is an annual highlight for every seasoned Festival-goer. But what if the sun never rises. Or sets. Enter Secret Solstice, perhaps the brightest jewel in Iceland's festival crown. Taking place during the surreal summer solstice means that the sun never actually sets. Making round the clock raving a strange experience indeed. Think you lose track of time in Fabric? This will take it to a whole new level. There are a whole host of side-parties - glacier raves, midnight sun boat parties, lava tunnels, and this is just the tip of the iceberg. Take a few hours off dancing and take an island excursion, helicopter ride.. or a relaxing plunge into the geothermal blue lagoon, one of the most ethereal landscapes on the planet. For the brave of stomach, Iceland provides the opportunity to sample local delicacies toward the more unusual end of the culinary spectrum: puffin, whale, horse, fermented shark and a vast variety of boiled sheep parts. It certainly won't be cheap, but it's a once in a lifetime trip to tick off your bucket list. Tickets There are a variety of ticket options including flight and accommodation packages. Some ranging up to extreme high-roller territory. Standard Festival Ticket €185 Camping extra €89 Lineup: Prodigy - Seth Troxler - Kerri Chandler - Dubfire - Artwork - Dusky - Foreign Beggars - Novelist + a very eclectic mix of rap, hip-hop and local talent Out-of-the-ordinariness It's in Iceland. Nothing here is ordinary.
Noisily Festival 2017, Noseley Hall, Leicestershire: Jul 6 - Jul 9 2017 Finishing up back in rural England at the Grade II listed 18th century estate in the rural heart of Leicestershire - Noisily Festival of Music & Arts wraps up our mini roundup of out of the ordinary events. With a fiercely alternative ethos, a focus on sustainability, and a slant towards spirituality & self expression of mind, body and soul, you might even come away from this one feeling... well, kind of good! At Noisily, hedonism and self awareness go hand in hand for event ticket holders - or 'The Tribe' as the festival organiser calls them - and inner and outer equilibrium is the order of the day. Music is well covered too, with Techno, Psytrance, Drum & Bass, Glitch Hop and House providing the soundtrack in the woods. Bring your yoga pants and your facepaint - just make sure it's biodegradable and eco-friendly! Oh, and try to take public transport if at all possible. Tickets Weekend Tickets from £145 + BF Three boutique camping options available, from bell tents and yurts to retro airstream caravans Lineup: Michel Mayer - Congo Natty - Zen Mechanics - Dominik Eulberg - Beardyman - Gabriel Ananda - AJJA - The Prototypes + a packed programme of installation and performance art Out-of-the-ordinariness Brings the original hippy festival ethos into 2017
ROGER SANCHEZ DJ MASTERCLASS COMPETITION In association with Toolroom Academy, Faderpro, Pioneer & Evermix
Learn from a DJ legend. Submit your mix. Play for Toolroom Live In this unique DJ competition, we are looking for up and coming DJs who have both technical ability AND musical knowledge. OPEN FOR ENTRIES WEDS 26th April 2017
Please ensure you have created and logged into your Evermix DJ account before proceeding to ensure your entry is received This competition is only available to participants in the Toolroom Academy DJ Master Class with Roger Sanchez. If you're already signed up to this course, go ahead and click 'Enter Now' to submit your mix. - You'll be prompted to upload your audio file (Recommended maximum file size 500Mb mp3/m4a.) - Fill in a description and tag genres - If it is a mix recorded at home, you can leave the 'Venue' field blank - This information will automatically be added to your mix - Please allow approx. 30minutes for your mix to upload and process (larger files will take longer) - Make sure you toggle the mix to 'Live' so that it appears on the site If you haven't signed up yet, you'll need to do this by clicking 'Sign Up To The Course'
We're looking for DJs who can learn from the best – the House music legend that is Roger Sanchez – and use this inspiration to push their own creativity. When you watch Roger’s course, you’ll see how he creates unique moments in his set through creative mixing. And you’ll see how he builds his sets through deep knowledge of his music. The winner of this contest will be chosen by Roger himself – and among other prizes, get to warm up for a Toolroom Live event in London. How To Enter - Watch the Roger Sanchez DJ Masterclass course - Create a 60 minute warm-up DJ mix - Include at least 1 track from the course pack - Submit your mix by clicking the 'Enter Now' button Deadline All mixes must be submitted by Friday 9 June First Prize - Gets to warm up at Toolroom Live, London - Mix premiered on Roger Sanchez Radio Show - Skype mentoring session with Roger Sanchez - 1 year on the Toolroom & Stealth mailing list - 3 free courses from Faderpro - Pair of Pioneer HDJ-2000MK2 - Pioneer rekordbox dj licence key - Pioneer DJ USB key - Mix Of The Week Homepage & Newsletter Feature on Evermix Runner Up Prizes - Free course from Faderpo - Toolroom merchandise - Pioneer DJ USB key
Mix of the Week 18: Mar-T b2b Hector Couto
Each week, Evermix's Steve Stimpson, sits down with some of the biggest DJs in the world to talk music, crazy stories and forthcoming plans, and this week, he sat down with Hector Couto to chat about his special back-to-back set with Mar-T at Amnesia Ibiza's London takeover of Electric Brixton. Enjoy! Hi Hector Congratulations on winning the Evermix Mix Of The Week crown. This set has been on rotation for the best part of a month and we simply love it. It’s also our very 1st b2b Mix Of The Week. A big thanks for taking time out on your South America tour to talk to us. 1. Your Mix Of The Week was recorded in London for Amnesia Ibiza. Please tell us how the tour is going and where you have played so far? The tour has been absolutely great, we're touring around Argentina in cities like Buenos Aires / Cordoba / Rosario and Resistencia and for the first time I visited Lima (Peru), and it's amazing! Argentina is one of my favourite places to play and this tour was brilliant from the beginning to the very end !! 2. You are both experienced solo DJ’s so playing back to back must be a refreshing change. Please tell us and our listeners what to expect when Mar T and Hector go 1 on 1 together? We really understand each other very well in the DJ booth and above all we always have fun, we played together last week all over Argentina and the gigs were a blast !! 3. We can’t NOT mention Ibiza & Together, the season is nearly upon us. Can we expect this exciting back-to-back session to carry on at Amnesia or will it be a case of you both going solo again? I think a bit of both for sure, we will share the booth again this summer !! 4. Please tell us what makes the Amnesia brand and tours so successful in terms of atmosphere? What is the essence? Amnesia Ibiza have a huge following and loads of supporters all around the globe, I really feel all the passion and love from the people in the gigs and this is so important to us while touring. 5. Please name us 5 tracks that you are seeing massive responses with? Luuk van Dijk – Destruido (Roush Label) Hector Couto – Climax (Viva Music) M.F.S Observatory - H5 (Observatory Music) Klangkuenstler – Heat it up (Roush Label) Tennan – Rich Out (Sanity) 6. Can you tell us what you are predicting for 2017, do you have any exctitng plans to share with us? 2017 is looking like a great year for me, I have several gigs around the globe and I have signed two new EPs, which will be released this Summer, the first EP “ Mr Magic” will be released via Roush the on 10th July! 7. Can you tell us the funniest thing to have happened to you while DJing? I saw a couple in Ibiza having sex while in playing, that was pretty intense! 8. Finally Can you tell us what your thoughts are on Evermix and will you promise to upload another set soon? I really like the platform and its a really good way to promote new music and artists, we'll definitely be uploading more sets soon! Hector, it’s been a real pleasure. We look forward to seeing and hearing you again very soon. Thanks for all guys!!
Mix of the Week 17: Joe Wheeler
Joe Wheeler entered the dance music scene early in 2014, with a very diverse selection of House & Techno which got people talking. Joe Wheeler delves into a number of sub-genres under the house & techno umbrella, this gives his set a real low-end bassy groove with a skippy percussion element to give his sets energy to keep you moving. Another element to Joe’s DJ’ing arsenal is his layered vocal edits to create a real after-hour atmosphere off the cuff which are tailored to each of his sets. This started to get Joe noticed & made him a familiar face in the London underground music scene, he was made resident at London's leading after-hours party called 'DAWN' late 2014 and has since gone on to play for the likes of Unusual Suspects in Ibiza in the summer of 2016 with dates lined up with Mulletover this spring. The summer of 2016 Joe was named as one of the ‘Stars of Tomorrow’ & with support from DC10 legend Alex Arnout claiming it’s his "time to shine" the future looks promising from Joe. Joe A Big Congrats on winning our Mix Of The Week! Your set was recorded live with Evermix at Mulletover’s event alongside Steve Bug, Djebali, Geddes & Adam Curtain. It’s a wonderful heads down journey, we normally get taken in by the peak-time sets but with the change of weather and this steady pace set it had us all nodding like lost turkeys. 1) A lot has happened for you since our last Ibiza encounter in 2016. Things look like they are really taking off and how about that endorsement from ‘Alex Arnout’ ’Time to shine’. Please tell us what you have lined up this summer? Lots has changed since last Summer, I learnt a lot out there last year, so I’ve spent the winter focusing on parts that I could maybe squeeze myself into and push myself as a DJ. A few dates are still being worked on but you can expect to see me at Sankeys Ibiza a fair amount this Summer in The Basement & The Lab. 2) The Mulletover nights have always been a very cool specialist affair. Please set the scene and what made/makes their events stand out? What a party, hats off to them guys, was one of the coolest events I've been too, everyone is on the same level, no egos, just music & wicked production. It stands out for me because it’s all about the music & sound, no ego’s or people creating a hostile atmosphere, just stripped back, quality from start to finish. Really looking forward to seeing what they come up with next! 3) Tell us 5 tracks that are smashing it for you right now? 1. Jamahr - Final Orbit (Fractal Patterns) 2. Max Jacobson, Sakro - 7am feelings (Hand Out, Chapter Five) 3. Ralph Lawson & Carl Finlow (Remixers) - Lost in Time (The Moment EP) 4. Anton Baje - Lakmus (Fear of a Rose Planet) 5. Deaf Pillow - Words (Fresh Juice) 4) We always ask our MOTW winners who is exciting them right now / who you predict big things for in 2017? Hard question, so many decent up & coming artists. If I have to pick two, it would be Moonlit Vision & Miffy & Miller. Get sent their stuff regularly and it never disappoints! Wish they’d sent it with a download link though! ;) 5) Funniest thing to have happened while spinning? Won’t mention any names here but you can always expect laughs when you’re going back to back with someone. I was playing once turned to give my headphones to the person I was playing with, nowhere to be seen, looked down & spotted him on the floor. doesn’t seem as funny now but when you’ve had a drink it was, more of a be there moment ha! 6) Please tell us what you think of Evermix and can we expect some more Joe Wheeler sets up on the platform very soon? Great tool, so easy to use, look to use it every set I can! So you should see a fair few from me up on the Evermix page! Thanks Joe, looking forward to seeing/hearing you soon Steve
Mix of the Week 16: Tube & Berger
Each week Steve Stimpson sits down with some of the biggest DJs in the world to talk music, it's one of the highlights of our week to delve into the world of our favourite artists and find out new exclusive tunes they're listening to. This week is no exception, Steve sat down with one of the biggest acts in the world after one of the Evermix team's favourite sets on evermix.fm - Tube & Berger This German duo are right up there in terms of production and DJing, they been gracing the global decks for many years now and are a firm favourite at Evermix. They have just completed their ‘Little Asia Tour’ in addition to a BBC Radio 1 Essential Mix, so we’re absolutely over the moon to have this monster set on the Evermix platform. They are our Evermix Mix of the Week winners ’Tube & Berger’. Tube & Berger, a massive thanks for uploading the DJ set. We love it and it was a no brainer to award it Mix Of The Week. 1. Your set was recorded at Circus Weekender at Electric Brixton and consists of a combination of styles that all gel together beautifully. Especially loving that G.O.D limited sample track at 1.19. It’s a real beast of a mix. Can you tell us a bit about the night and set the vibe? The vibe at Electric Brixton is always amazing. It's more like a concert atmosphere and the old school theatre touch of the venue. It was a wild night and we hope we remember enough to answer this question properly ... We absolutely enjoy mashing tracks that don't really fit together and sometimes the result is surprisingly cool. A bit risky when we do it live but it's more fun and sometimes those little mistakes make a set more special. ;-)
2. You have just completed your ‘Little Asia Tour’, can you tell us how that went and how does the audience compare with a European club night? We haven't been playing in Asia a lot and it was our first time in Hong Kong in a cool dark club called Volar. We met a fan there that told us that she and her crew waited for 3 years to see us and they even brought a present (which already found its place in our studio). It was great to see that people saved their energy to give us a warm welcome in Asia. In Singapore and Bangkok we played 2 nice little festivals and we loved it. 36 degrees, very humid, people in a good mood. Comparing the audiences is difficult. Every night is a new adventure, isn't it? 3. Please tell us 5 tracks rocking your sets at the moment. 1. Bedouin - No Trace 2. Tube & Berger - International Corporate Motherfuckers 3. Weiss - You Better Run 4. Sooney - Back To The Music 5. Todd Terje - Jungelknugen (Four Tet Remix) 4. Can you tell us who is really hitting the spot for you right now/Who you predict big things for in 2017? There are so many good new acts out there. Too hard to predict who will be the next big thing. But... There's a man called Kean Sanders who is our latest signing on Kittball and his tune "The Beat" is an absolute smash. Watch out for this one! 5. We’re all massive fans of both Set Free, RUCKUS & The Only Thing remix you done, what else can we expect production wise in the not to distant future? Well, we have just finished our second studio album by the name of "We Are All Stars" so there will be a lot of stuff to listen to. Our next single with the funny name "International Corporate Motherfuckers" and will be out in April and yes ... it's a protest song. Resistance House & Revolution Tech. It feels pretty good to shout International Corporate Motherfuckers on the dance floor. Out on the 7th of April. 6. Usually with DJ duos, we see each partner bringing different things to the partnership. Is there a notable difference in who brings what into the DJ booth? And who's the last one standing at the party!? We know each other for more than 20 years now and we are totally different. After all these years the surprising result is 50/50. In every discipline. From party hard to work hard, from being lazy to being busy. We realised it's 50/50 7. Where can we find Tube & Berger playing this Summer? Any special highlights? Without a doubt it's this years Tomorrowland Festival where we'll be playing for the ANTS colony. Another Highlight is definitely the new Hi Ibiza club which some of us remember as Space. Will be fun! Summer is coming... 8. Any thoughts on Evermix? Nice platform. We found a few interesting mixes on first sight and we are happy to be a part of it. Also a great way for newcomers to promote their stuff.
Mix of the Week 15: Martijn ten Velden
He's been rocking the global scene for some years now and is a highly respected producer. He is none other than the awesome Martijn ten Velden and we're chuffed to award him the Mix of the Week Trophy. Evermix's Steve Stimpy sat down with Martijn to chat music and loads more! 1. Big Congrats Martijn !!!! The set had us hooked in a flash. Please tell us a bit about your current musical direction at present and a bit about this specific set? Thank you very much :-) I like it deep and dirty with a solid groove and a touch of techno and progressive (real progressive, not the EDM kind) In this set I just tried to keep switching it up and building it up and keep it interesting and surprising. That's what I usually try to do depending on the crowd and where they lead me. 2. You live in Ibiza now. As a DJ some would think it maybe it a bit over powering music wise, no escape from the constant carnage. How do you find it and tell us a little bit about your nightlife routine on Temptation Island? I pick my battles and dip in and out :-) I've lived in Ibiza for 5 years all year around now, so I've learned to control myself. I have a 5 year old son as well and he helps keeping me grounded. I go out to get inspiration and keep an ear out for fresh sounds and if I don't like a party i'm out of there in a flash to save my energy for something more worthwhile. It's too easy to get lost in it all. 3. Please tell is 5 tracks rocking your sets at the moment 1. Dousk -Sometimes Shugga 2. Cari Golden - Things we might have said 3. Tim Engelhardt - Trabant 4. Mari Kvien Brunvoll & Ricardo Villalobos - Everywhere you go (Villalobos mix) 5. Oliver Koletzki - My Vision 4. Can you tell us who is really hitting the spot for you right now/Who you predict big things for in 2017? I love Solomun on a good night, Nicole Moudaber, Damien Lazarus, Âme, Cassy, I think Hot Since 82 will make a big impact this year with his new night at Pacha. 5. Where can we find you playing this year? Any special highlights? I am on the train now on my way to a gig in Favela Club-Münster Germany for their 8th birthday. Just check my Facebook for updates on gigs:-) 6. We are all highly fond of all your previous and recent productions can you tell us whats coming up? Remixes? Tracks? I have 10 brand new productions finished that I worked on this winter. I just started shopping them around to labels and am getting some nice feedback so watch this space. I also just finished remixing the classic Superfunk 'Lucky Star' for Great Stuff Recordings. I replayed all the instruments as the original is based on a sample. I kept it very true to the original but with a current sounding twist. End of the night kind of track. 7. Funniest thing to happen while spinning in the booth? Getting kicked out for refusing to play a David Guetta track. One of my biggest achievements :-) 8. We always ask our winners to give us a few words about Evermix and can we expect more sets in the near future? I love the Evermix concept, its one step ahead of the curve. I will post more mixes for sure!
Mix of the Week 14: Weiss
He’s hot property on the global underground scene and runs his own night at The Egg, producer, remixer, global plane hopper, we’re chuffed to award this weeks Mix Of The Week to none other than ‘Weiss’. Steve Stimpy caught up with the man himself to talk music and madness. Weiss, thanks for uploading the set using Evermix. It’s a proper stomper of a set and has been wearing our Doctor Martin soles a bit thin over the past week or so. 1. Lets start with ‘ Weiss City’, it’s a big thing to have and dictate your own night. Please set the scene and give the listeners an understanding of the atmosphere. I’m really lucky to have my night at the legendary club Egg in London. Before Weiss City started I played there a few times and thought to myself this club would be perfect for my night. Not only because the staff work really hard in making a good night but I just love playing in the Terrace room. It’s perfect, dark; old school clubbing vibe and the system is great. We’ve been there for two years now this being the second and the nights just go off every time. We’ve had guest DJ’s grace our night such as Oliver Dollar, Dennis Cruz, Riva Starr, S-Man & Mat.Joe. This year looks really good but can’t say much right now. 2. As you know I went bananas about the 1st track in the Evermix set. It’s 4th-coming on the very highly anticipated final Jesse Rose album titled ‘Alright Mate’ How did it come about and who’s idea was it to use the Madness sample. Jesse Rose is a good friend now and we’ve always enjoyed working together so when he decided to make his last album I just had to be part of it. Jesse started off with that idea then we came in together to finish it off. I really wanted to go down the old school Switch route and my style and I feel we’ve done the sample proud. 3. You seem to be on most International flyers nowadays, how do you find the constant travelling? I find it hard being away from the family but I also love playing in different places sharing my music with other people. It’s a shame really because the schedules are so tight you hardly get to see much of the places you’re visiting but I try my best to sample the local culture. 4. Please tell us 5 tracks that are absolutely smashing it in your sets at the moment: Feel free to include Beatport links if they are available. 1. 12 Stories “Bright Lights” ft Digitaria (Walker & Royce Remix) Variety Music https://www.beatport.com/track/bright-lights-feat-digitaria-walker-and-royce-remix/9086525 2. Kyle Watson “Road Trips”(Original Mix) This Ain’t Bristol https://www.beatport.com/track/road-trips-original-mix/9005341 3. Jesse Rose & Weiss “Street Feet”(Original Mix) Play It Down https://www.beatport.com/track/street-feet-original-mix/8971670 4. Left/Right & Jacq “Lies”(Billy Kenny Remix) Punks https://www.beatport.com/track/lies-billy-kenny-remix/9044963 5. Weiss “You Better Run”(Dub Mix) Toolroom https://www.beatport.com/track/you-better-run-dub-mix/9064511 5. Can you tell us who is exciting you right now / who you predict big things for in 2017? I predict big things for Walker & Royce. There production is amazing and think they will do very well. We’re actually working together right now on a track so hopefully you guys will get to hear that at some point this summer. 6. Please tell us where we can hear you playing over the next few months. Any extra special gigs 4th-coming? I’m just about to head off to the states for a 12 date tour including gigs with Dirtybird, This Ain’t Bristol, LA Exchange, Spy Bar and Flash in Washington so I’m really excited about that. I’m dong the Dirtybird BBQ in May, Ibiza this summer plus my residency at London Egg. I’m also off to Australia In June for a tour. 7. Funniest thing to have happened while DJing? I once saw a couple having sex in the back room at Ministry of sound. I wont go into too much detail but during the antics another girl decided to join in halfway through 8. Finally, we always ask our winners what they think about Evermix and if we can be expecting to hear more sets in the very near future? Definitely!! It’s a great gadget to have and so easy to set up. Thanks Weiss, it’s been a pleasure! Stimpy
Project Vinyl - London's Newest Vinyl Emporium
After shooting our crowdfunding pitch video here earlier in the year, Evermix were lucky enough to be invited back on location for the official opening party of South London's newest record shop: 'Project Vinyl'. In between many hours of drinking and dancing, we managed to drag owner & all-round music guru Jason Bacon to one side for a quick Q+A about the store, records, and ridiculous parties. And here it is. Hi Jason, thanks for having us along to the party. Loving the store - it's come on even more since we shot our video here! Can you tell us a bit about the concept behind the venture? Yeah sure. In a nutshell: giving people the opportunity to experience music in a more pleasurable way - from purchasing, through to listening in their own homes/studios and of course on the dancefloor. Fantastic music and making it sound great is my life long passion. Opening our vinyl emporium alongside our mothership 'Project Audio' has come as a natural progression and feels like the right thing to do. And for everyone who hasn't had the pleasure of visiting yet, can you set the scene and give some tips on making the most of a future visit? Well we're a Vinyl Record and Pro-Audio/DJ/Audiophile equipment store. The store is warm and welcoming, in a rustic yet classic style; a space to get cosy in. Think Persian rugs, soft lighting, bespoke sound system, four listening stations with proper headphones... basically our aim is to ensure that you never want to leave! We provide a more relaxed and personable buying experience than the typical record store. We have a wide range of DJ/listening equipment and accessories, stock hot new vinyl releases, a handpicked selection of re-issues and an extensive back catalogue of House, Techno, Nu Disco, Balearics and other musical gems. We’re set off the main road, down an old cobbled alley called Carberry Works in Crystal Palace. It’s a destination. We run on an appointment basis, this way we can give each customer individual attention and really get to know what they want. It’s good to set aside at least an hour or so when visiting. Contact us prior to coming, and if you have a look through our huge discogs library beforehand we can get a music selection ready for you in advance. Speaking of records (obviously) we heard that you stock a whopping 30,000 records - which is a phenomenal amount. How did this collection get so huge, how was it put together, and what's your background? My partner and I at PV have been collecting records since we were boys, breakdancing in the early 80’s. Hip Hop, Electro, Funk and Soul have been my backbone, and Acid House and Balearic have been an equally massive part of my musical journey. I’m a Sound Designer/Engineer by profession (founder of Project Audio). I’ve worked on providing sound systems for many artists over the years... tours with Leftfield, Underworld, Basement Jaxx, Groove Armada, Massive Attack - from Space in Ibiza to Fashion shows in London. Lots of festivals like Homelands, Glastonbury, Creamfields etc, providing big systems to big stages and including underground dance music events. I’ve always been connected to the scene either through the music, or the production of live shows. Music has always been pivotal, so collecting music along the journey just became part of my life. There was a period when many DJs no longer wanted to keep their record collections. We purchased thousands of records and started selling them on Discogs, as a labour of love amongst record collectors. It’s this status in the Discogs world that has helped establish us as bona fide Dance music traders. The Discogs store closed up for a while whilst Chris went travelling and all the records were in my basement at home. Three years passed and I decided that it was time that the vaults of yesteryear were again made available to the world. I had the space next to my warehouse which would make a perfect record shop. A lot of work was needed to bring it to where it is now; six months of non-stop creativity and work. We have a strong team of knowledgable and passionate music specialists with us. It hasn’t been without its struggles and we feel very fortunate that it has come together relatively naturally. I guess it was meant to happen.
This is a major statement in terms of vinyl revival in a time where digital still seems to have the edge. Do you predict a full blown vinyl revolution like the good old days? Obviously a lot of clubs still only present CDJ’s, so do you think we’ll be seeing mass turn table purchases off the back of this surge in record buying? Absolutely! It’s back - there’s no denying that. Where it goes from here, who knows? Lets hope it’s a desire for quality. Digital does have its place; in high quality formats Digital is amazing and works well in very loud nightclubs where they have big bass. A lot of nightclubs are not set up correctly with isolation for feedback etc. for turntables. What we love about vinyl is that it’s romantic in that it has a process to it, and it’s more personable - the process of acquiring vinyl. Playing at home or at parties, There’s a finesse and quality about vinyl that you just don’t get from digital. It is a beautiful format. I love vinyl - it’s that simple. It doesn’t mean it always sounds better though. Good production and mastering is key, whether pressed to vinyl or digital. It’s the whole experience I think people are loving with buying records, especially the younger guys who have never had the buzz of going to a record shop to get some blinding tunes every week! Connecting with a culture by meeting up in a place that cares about what you hear - these places are needed. Vinyl is just a part of it, and the world still has a lot to learn about good sound, good music and how we make it, record it and listen to it. I think the vinyl resurgence is a positive thing, and it appears to be harnessing some of the quality elements involved in achieving a sonic experience that is bringing a deeper connection with music. It’s my pleasure, honour and duty to facilitate that.. I guess that’s what we are all about. Quality sound and quality music! Get your decks out, sort your sound system out, buy loads of quality records and enjoy! A big ask I know - but can you give us five of your top shelf tracks for sale? Any extra special rare gems? Label/Artist/Track name 1. STARKEditions – SE.ONE - Paul Mitchell - a. Heven Sent b. Going Back- Limited addition 10” clear vinyl 2. Ron Trent - Spaces and Places 3 a. Berlin Nights b. Mississippi Mud 3. Originals a. Babe Ruth -The Mexican (Mrfantastic edit) b. Organised Konfusion - Prisoners of War 7” 4. Mushrooms Project on Leng 5. Any of the Psychemagik compilations. They seem to be flying out the door! And finally, though it might get us into trouble... you've known our CEO Macky for many years and we've heard you worked on some fairly insane events together. Please dish the dirt - what's the most ridiculous thing you've seen him do? Really!? Errrr... hahaha … Macky is unlike anyone I know! We worked together on some pretty epic projects back in the golden era of events. MTV At The Movies in Cannes, the MTV Europe Music Awards in various countries, and loads of other MTV related tours. One time in Barcelona we were doing an MTV Campari gig in some swanky space on the beach front called 'Shôko'. We had a big production in the space, a big system installed, and Groove Armada playing - not to mention girls on white horses! It was mad. Macky was our boss at the time - in charge of everyone. Back then we used to work and party very hard. There was a fine line, but we'd always pride ourselves on not breaking, with an ethos of 'excellence' at all times. Not quite sure what happened to that ethos this night. Macky started way too early and was being an absolute pest in the DJ booth, which meant I had to ban him from the booth. But anyway that’s not the point. The night was epic and we partied hard and tried our best to keep an eye on Macky. But it soon became apparent that nobody had seen him for a while. So much much for keeping and eye on him. The gig had ended and we were de-rigging the production. It was early morning by now and the sun was coming up. It was actually getting quite hot in fact. I decided to go out to look for him - combing the beach and surrounding restaurants. I eventually found him sitting on his own, save for a bottle of rosé on ice, and slurring mad mumblings to himself from behind a dodgy pair of sunglasses. A proper trooper. The only thing was, one of the lenses was missing from the frame. When I asked him about it, he was quite taken aback by this news of the missing lens - he hadn't even noticed and had been wearing them like this all through the night and well into the morning. Now that’s nowhere near the most ridiculous thing I’ve seen him do, but I figured there may be people of a sensitive disposition reading. So let’s leave it here for another day haha. He’s still alive that's all that matters. Cheers Guys! x
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Mix of the Week 13 - Bushwacka!
Matthew has held many guises in his journey through electronic music. Launching his career as Matthew B in the midst of the UK acid house explosion, his identity and sound has undertaken many a metamorphosis, through Bushwacka!, The End Soundsystem, Layo and Bushwacka! to settle for the meantime on JUST BE. His set from the launch of 'Project Vinyl' last week, a Record Shop based in South London is our Mix of the Week.
Congrats on winning our Mix Of The Week. It’s been gaining heavy office rotation and we absolutely love it!
1. The set was recorded using Evermix at the brand new Project Vinyl launch party. In terms of playing all vinyl sets nowadays is this something that you doing more of or did you never stop? Any thoughts on how big the vinyl revival will become?
Well like anything the variable depends on the perspective from which it is viewed. I just found my invoicing files from 1998 and there was an invoice for July vinyl sales for £16,000. There was another month before for £6000 from vinyl sales of another release with a different company. This is’t by any means big money, but we needed to be shifting a fair amount of units to get this return. Now, pressing and mastering is more expensive, and for the kind of music I play getting a vinyl only release that has a limited run of 100 is very exciting and makes if feel special, but there is no money in it for the producer on those numbers. But as a medium, figures aside, the culture of vinyl and its revival is a wonderful thing. Hanging out in record shops was and is a huge part of the culture, not just ordering online and waiting for your package to turn up. I have heard that you can buy a repress of a Dire Straights album in Tescos these days. In this more mainstream respect - vinyl is having a massive resurgence. Those buyers haven’t bought records since the start of the 80s.
2. Can you tell us a little bit about Project Vinyl apart from the huge collection they have in-store?
Well Jason is a close friend of mine, and a connoisseur of all things quality when it comes to sound, whether it be cables, speakers, amps, needles, or the music itself, and his wife Claire is also very much the same. Its their and our guilty pleasure - vinyl, music, records. When CJDs came out Jason would persistently freak out at DJs for playing MP3s - he would go mad. These guys ooze quality. I refuse to work with anyone else when it comes to installations of sound. I know they will apply the same care to their vinyl emporium
3. Can you tell us how you source your music to play out?
Well I get about 2000 promos a week, but I rarely listen to any of them.I buy vinyl online from a couple of stores in Berlin once every few months, and once a year, maybe twice I do a road trip to Germany for the record shops. I make a lot of the music I play out too. Last but not least, my son is buying vinyl and ripping it and sending me the wavs - so I am getting the new get ear on whats around too.
4. We always ask our MOTW winners to tip us off about anyone who you predict big things for this year, someone you are excited about?
Sorry for the plug, but my boy Oliver Moon. He is making killer music and really coming of age. He just needs to get signed and backed up to a proper label and team to take him up a gear.
6. We hardly missed any of the Dance 88/89 Ibiza events. every single one was a breath of fresh air on the Island. Please tell us if the series will run again this summer and if it will be the same format?
Honestly I have no idea at the moment. The politics behind the scenes on the island are the hottest topic in years here now.
7. Where can we find you throughout the summer gig wise? Any special ones we should look out for?
Layo and Bushwacka! headlining the Experimental Sound Field (Tony Andrews sound system - also connected with Jason) at the Glade festival. Maybe the Secret Garden Party too. And every Saturday in May at Pikes in Ibiza.
8. Finally, can you tell us what you like about Evermix and can we expect to hear some more sets in the future?
I like the simplicity of the interface, the quality of the website and the helpfulness and kindness of the staff. Top company. For sure, more sets.
Mix of the Week 12 - Denney
Denney is without a doubt one of the hottest names on the global circuit and his blend of electronic house fills clubs such as Motion in Bristol, Hideout Festival and countless US and global dance-floors.
He’s a regular Evermix user and we’re very proud to present a consistent flow of brand new sets from the man himself. Our very own Steve Stimpy chats all things music and more.
Thanks for recording your set with Evermix and posting it, we’ve been hammering it non stop, we love it!!!!
1. Your set was recorded at the one and only Back to Basics. The night is pure gold and for anyone home or abroad who hasn’t been to this iconic event, can you you please set the scene for them and tell us why you like it so much and what makes it unique.
Basics is probably one of the friendliest and most up for it dance floors in the world, it is built on Acid House and has been going for 25 years now. It is a straight up party and I guarantee, you can't help but get loose when you get in there.
2. So many killer tracks from start to finish in your set, please tell us how you source your new promos? i.e. promo company, mates sending you stuff?
Thanks! I get around 100 - 150 tracks sent a week and I spend 1 day a week (usually friday) going through them, I also spend a lot of time shopping for new music as well as crate digging through my old stuff. The Basics set has a pretty even mix of new and old in there.
3. Anyone up and coming on your radar who you predict big things for this year?
My good mate Detlef is smashing it and I'm so buzzing for him, he has worked so hard for years!
4. 5 tracks smashing it for you now.
Leftwing & Kody "Redemption" (Wow Recordings)
Davina Moss feat. Matt Tolfrey "Mixie" (Do Not Sleep)
Stefano Noferini & Leonardo Gonnelli "Dirty Work" (VIVa Music)
Cuartero "Up To The Roof" (Repopulate Mars)
Sante "Never Enough" Denney Remix (Avotre)
5. I’m still playing your Oscar G remix from a few years ago can you tell us what you are up to production and remix wise at the moment?
I have a lot of new music dropping this year as well as a host of remixes, I'm also working on a collaboration ep which will feature collabs with the likes of Groove Armada and Skream...exciting times, watch this space!
6. Where can we find you spinning over the next few months? I believe a special gig with Claude Von Stroke is on the cards at the Miami Winter Music Conference?
Next week I'm off on a 3 week tour of North and South America which finishes at Miami WMC. As you mentioned I'll be playing Claude Vonstrokes party there as well as 5 others which should be great. Then I have gigs at the likes of Ants in Bristol and Kater Blau in Berlin when I get back.
7. Can you tell us what you like about Evermix and can we expect to hear more sets in the near future?
I think its just the ease of using it and the fact theres no hassle setting it up, clubs can be quite full on and having something that makes your life easier and works well is great. I think you guys have nailed it!
8. Finally please let the promoters know how they can book you for their clubs?
Through my agents: North/South America: email@example.com
Rest of World: firstname.lastname@example.org
Thanks Denney it’s been a pleasure and thanks for keeping it Evermix X
Mix of the Week 11 - Andy Daniell
He’s not only one of the finest DJ’s on the circuit but also A&R manager for the mighty Defected Records. This week we have the pleasure of introducing the one and only, Andy Daniell, onto the Evermix Mix Of The Week with his very tasty set from XOYO in London. Steve from the Evermix team sat down with Andy to pick his brains on what's going on in the world of Defected.
Hi Andy Thanks for sitting down with us, and congrats on being our Mix Of The Week. It’s highly deserved and has had us pulling some serious moves across the Evermix office floor. Your set was recorded at XOYO using Evermix. For those who haven’t experienced the club can you tell us why it stands out for you?
XOYO is one of my favourite clubbing spaces in the country if not beyond. It’s a perfectly sized dark room with fantastic sound & lighting and a DJ booth that doesn’t have to be the focus of attention at all. You won’t find an LED backing screen here, just a neon sign saying “I Feel Love”, that just works for me.
I had the personal pleasure of joining you at Motion late last year and you had a full room absolutely bouncing. The one thing I noticed is you have that ability to almost start from scratch when you go on and (warm up for yourself) which separates the vibe from the previous DJ. It was a proper journey which is kind of rare these days with a lot of jocks banging out the same records in the same order each week. Is this something you often do?
I guess so, I just try to play what I think are great records. I’m happy to play something more obvious, something you might never have heard before whatever really. Hopefully there is some coherency to it, but I try not to really worry about what other people are doing & just play great records that hopefully make people dance.
Please tell us 5 tracks that blowing your mind right now and guarantee animal reactions from the crowd?
1. Denis Sulta – Dubelle Oh XX (JVIP)
2. Aeroplane feat Tawatha Agee – Love On Hold
3. Charles Ramirez, Luca M & JUST2 – Up & Down (Franky Rizardo Remix)
4. Mr Jack & Oliver Gosseries - Give It Up! (Original Mix)
5. Crookers feat Mike City - Get My Mind Right
Can you tell us where we can find you playing next and over the Summer? Will you be spinning at the Defected Croatia 6 day event?
Yes I will indeed be playing at this years Defected Croatia festival. Last year was so much fun, every single person that attended had made a real effort to be there so the crowd was amazing, super knowledgeable & incredibly up for it so I can’t wait to see what 2017’s version will bring.
What are your thoughts about Evermix - Can we expect to be hearing more of your sets in the coming months?
Evermix is such a useful tool. I try to record all sets I play as I find my live mixes in front of an audience are often far more interesting & creative than studio/ableton mixes & if I have a set I’m super happy with it was generally the one where I forgot a recorder, but I always remember my phone so having a set up that records straight to my iPhone was perfect for me. It takes seconds to set up & as an added bonus charges your phone while you are playing haha.
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Mix of the Week 10 - Competition Winner Jo Poole
This week, we're excited to share with you our DJ Mix Competition Winner, Jo Poole, as our third Mix of the Week for February. Jo has been turning heads in the London clubbing scene in recent months with her energetic tech-house filled sets and her mix was chosen by Cr2 Record Label Boss, Mark Brown, as the winner amongst almost 100 DJ mixes! We sat down with Jo to ask her a few questions about her plans for 2017, her influences and loads more! Enjoy! 1. Firstly, congrats on winning the competition, we loved your mix - and what an achievement going up against 88 other DJs! Where did you hear about Evermix and the competition, and how does it feel to win? Thank you! I’m so happy to have won! I first heard about Evermix a few months ago when playing at a His & Hers event, our sets were being recorded using the Evermix box. One of your brand ambassadors, Reuben, told me about the competition and suggested I enter. I’m glad I did! 2. How would you describe your style and what / who are your influences/favourite artists? Energetic in terms of my track selection, but certainly focused when it comes to my sets. I always get nervous before a gig but luckily my legs don’t shake anymore haha I am a resident for His & Hers, it’s great to be part of such a fun and genuine team, we have a lot of exciting parties coming up this year. I have a fab group of mates who are DJs and l have met some very good up and coming DJs and promoters, we’re always pushing each other to do better and reach our goals. A special mention must go to Buster Bennett, he has been a fantastic mentor since day one. My no. 1 favourite is Nina Kraviz, l could watch her DJ for hours. Other favourites are Carl Cox, wAFF, Hannah Wants, Erick Morillo, Dubfire, Nic Fanciulli, Solomun, CamelPhat, Cera Alba, Dusky, Ellie Cocks, Artikal, Ejeca, Dennis Cruz, Solardo, Raffa FL, Prok & Fitch, Pete Dorling, PAWSA, Skream, Jamie XX, Loco Dice, High Contrast, Wade, Sven Väth, Marco Faraone, Worakls and Alan Fitzpatrick. I could go on! 3. When you're not DJing, where would we find you on the dance floor? Most likely to be EGG. I went to the opening of Printworks, what a venue and a day l won’t forget in a hurry! I’m really looking forward to Elrow at Tobacco Dock next month, Junction 2 Festival in June and Social Festival again in September. 4. Any good tips to get through the day after the night before? Sleep, shower, carbs, fresh air, carbs, more carbs and mates. 5. What are you up to this Summer? Any plans to join the Ibiza migration? I love Ibiza, I have two trips booked this Summer but no plans to move there at the moment, for now l am focusing on doing as many UK gigs as possible. 6. What are your top 5 tracks you're playing out at the moment? Take It Easy - Wade Triple Fwet - PAWSA Heavy Body - Nico Cabeza Bad Behaviour - Dennis Cruz Mental Help - Goncalo (Dub Mix) - l probably play this too much! 7. And finally - how should anyone interested in booking you get in touch? Please email: email@example.com
Mix of the Week 09 - Chus & Ceballos
This week we have Iberian Kings, Chus & Ceballos, for our Mix of the Week. We recorded their special New Year's Eve mix from Heart in Miami, with tracks from Adrian Hour, Andrea Oliva, Raffa FL and loads more, we had to share make this our Mix of the Week, we haven't stopped listening to it all week! They have also been kind enough to answer a few questions for us! Check out their Mix of the Week in the link below! 1. You are the genuine pioneers of the Iberican/Tribal sound and we are hearing a lot more techno inspired cuts in your sets. Can you tell us where your mind is right now in terms of musical direction? Hello guys, thanks for having us! We are living a great moment right now, playing between House and Techno has been always the core of our DJ sets, steady over the years, two genres you can't go wrong with. Techno has been the most groundbreaking style in the last few years, much more melodic than before, thats why we’ve added those techno cuts on our sets, House and Tech-House are always bringing those funky, organic grooves that we love. At the end of the day, we just take what ever we find interesting from many genres and blend it together, making our audiences dancing on a musical journey, music for your feet and soul! ;) 2. Your set was recorded at club Heart in Miami for New Year’s Eve celebration, how do you compare the American scene in comparison with the rest of the world? America is a vast territory so every single city, venue or party is different, so it's difficult to generalize - we can say that here in America, people feel the electronic music in a very different way because the scene is relatively new. Clubbers and fans are a bit more open minded in terms of genres, they follow so many different styles at the same time. Electronic music in Europe has been rolling for so many years so is not a new or trendy thing, it's not that exciting like in the US right now. In Europe trends follow different ways, they are more purist, they have its own dress-code according to their ‘tribe’, people follow a certain type of genre and they don't melt. Here in the US, the fans are very loyal, traveling often to support their favourite DJ’s all over the country, they are very passionate, as they say, 'we work hard and play harder'. In terms of music tendencies, Europe is the continent that still leads in what is up and coming! 3. Please tell us how the label Stereo Productions is going and what we can expect from it in 2017. We are more than happy with how things are going on with the label, over 17 years and still fresh and motivated, we have a large group of talented artists, DJs and producers who are very loyal to us and it feels like a family, you can see that spirit of unity whenever we have a label showcase like BPM Festival or Miami Music Week. 2017 seems that is going to be another great year, in term of music we’ve just released the 'Playa Del Carmen 2017’ a various artist compilation and in a few weeks will be ‘Miami 2017’, both albums compiled by us including music from Dennis Cruz, David Herrero, Rafa Barrios, Supernova, Oscar L, Fronter and DJ Dep to name a few. We are presenting the first album of Rafa Barrios in a few months, right before the summer and we have scheduled amazing single releases from all the artists mentioned till the end of the year. We are also focusing on the Label Showcases and in-house Parties expanding our presence into new cities so watch out, you will probably see us very soon close to your hometown! 4. Please tell us 5 tracks that blowing your mind right now and guarantee animal reactions from the crowd? 1. Betoko - The Propeth [Smiley Fingers] 2. Carl Cox, John Rundell - Your Light Shines On (Chus & Ceballos Remix) [Intec] 3. DJ Vibe - Bang Da Clock [Stereo Productions] 4. Nicole Moudaber - Your Love picks me up [Truesoul] 5. Green Velvet, Detlef - Issues [Relief Records] 6. Whats next for you, gig wise? Any special ones that we should be looking out for? Any UK gigs planned? We just finished a great tour in Venezuela, we're going to Scandinavia next week, Helsinki and Stockholm, then Miami Music Week with 3 legendary events, 'The Stereo Sunset Yacht Party’ on Thursday March 23rd, the annual 'Toolroom in Stereo Pool Party’ on Friday March 24th along with our homie Mark Knight at The Raleigh Hotel in South Beach, and the Official Stereo Showcase at Heart Night Club in Miami downtown with an amazing line up. We just signed a worldwide booking contract with United Talent Agency, so we are expecting to visit UK very soon, so stay tuned! 7. Please tell us what you think of the Evermix platform and can the listeners expect any more sets in the near future? The first great thing that you can feel when you're using Evermix, is that the platform is specialized in electronic music DJ Sets, comparing it with other platforms, there is no confusion of genres and there is not single tracks or remixes, its just Mixes, Live Sets and DJ sessions. It has a friendly interface, it looks and feels great, with easy access and intuitive menus. Also, there are always useful recommendations at the home page. Evermix is easy to use, fast and beautiful, and with great content, what else would you want!> Thank You Guys C&C
Mix of the Week 08 - Doorly
We have a very special Mix Of The Week winner for you guys this week, featuring the King of Ibiza, Doorly. He has recorded an extra special mix for us from his Australia Tour in late 2016 and he has been kind enough to answer a few questions! Check out his Mix of the Week in the link below! 1. Your set was recorded on tour in Australia. For someone who hasn’t experienced the Australian scene can you tell us what they are doing really well and why you visit so often? It's my favourite country to play in the world, every year it gets better and better. It's a relatively small scene because the population isn't huge considering the size of the country and it's all concentrated in just a few cities which is why it's hard for DJs to tour there more than once or twice a year. But because it's so far away the crowds aren't spoiled so the vibe is always through the roof and everyone is super excited to see you play. Every time I go there I almost decide to move to Melbourne as its such an amazing cultural 24 hour city, and one of my favourite clubs on earth is there called Revolver which is a really special place. 2. Style wise you are very hard to pin down, which is one of the reasons that your sets and mixes are so exciting. Can you tell us what inspires you to keep evolving and being so creative? I've definitely had a bit of an interesting journey on my career so far for sure! I started with hip hop and I've kind of been everywhere along the way at some point! I've always been really open minded with music and as a fan I listen to everything, it took me a very long time to listen to peoples advice and stop trying to be everything to everyone, especially when I started producing music, I've confused a lot of people along the way including myself! My first release was in 2009 on vinyl for Wax:On and the A Side was Minimal techno and the B side was Dubstep for example haha! But I always come back to House & Disco as both a DJ & Producer and aside of the occasional one off fun set here and there that's where I'll always stay from now on. But i still like to have a bit of fun with it as well so my sets will never be Linear i'm just not that kind of DJ, its all about those special moments for me that stand out and grab your attention. 3. Do you go into another musical zone when playing in different countries, i.e.. Australia sets would be completely different to US sets? It's not really country specific to be honest, it's all about the venue, the crowd and even the time of day/night. These days i'm lucky enough to play to mostly busy rooms of people who mostly seem to know what I'm about so I have a bit of a license to go wherever I like with it and see where the wind takes me which is a really lovely feeling. 4. Please tell us 5 tracks that blowing your mind right now and guarantee animal reactions from the crowd? 1. Digwah - Something Else 2. Doorly & Tan Dem Feat Mike Skinner - Tonga Peak Times 3. Boris Pupul - Teknow 4. Artwork / Grain - Acid Test 5. Dude Energy - Renee Running 5. The word is out that your label is now live. Can you tell us a bit more about it and what we can expect? Yep the label is called Reptile Dysfunction, it's a weird and wonky label for afterhours weirdos and everyone is welcome! I've been really happy being able to release between the 3 labels I consider family, Cajual, Dirtybird and Hot Creations but every now and then I make something a bit strange that doesnt quite fit any of those three vibes but still goes mental in the club and I was starting to build a bit of a pile of these secret weapons. Rather than giving them to a random label and them not being understood or heard properly I decided to just set up my own label and build my own sound with it and my own crew consisting of some ridiculously talented people I have met on my travels round and round the world. We just launched with a collab with myself and my first signing "Tan Dem". The brother of Dave Switch Taylor, who is my main focus for this year, he's amazing. The track also featured a very rare outing from the voice of Mike Skinner of the streets. The next EP comes out the first week in March which is another new Los Angeles signing of mine that im very excited about called Trooko. And the EP that follows that will feature Idris Elba on vocals so lots of fun stuff lined up there and lots of Reptile Dys-"Function" parties to come all over the world! 6. Whats next for you, gig wise? Any special ones that we should be looking out for? I've just got home from a 3 month tour which Included a USA support tour for Booka Shade Live, followed by my Austalian tour as well as shows in Fiji, bali, Dubai, New Zealand and the Carribean for Holy Ship so I've given myself a few weeks off at home in Ibiza. I set off in March for a 3 week Doorly & Friends tour across America hitting all the major cities and I have VERY special guest line ups at SXSW and Miami WMC. Then back to Europe for Snowbombing and then off to Asia for the rest of April and then its nearly Ibiza time again!!
DJ Mix Competition with Cr2 Records & Pump Audio
THIS COMPETITION IS NOW CLOSED FOR ENTRIES We’ve teamed up with industry heavyweight Cr2 Records & UK headphone brand Pump Audio in our search for the hottest House, TechHouse, and Techno talent. The winning mix will be featured on Mark Brown's 'Live & Direct' show - syndicated across 70 stations from 50 countries across the globe - to 17 MILLION LISTENERS. Included in the prize is an annual subscription to Cr2's Sample Tools Platinum Producer membership (worth £60), and a pair of amazing Pump Audio Zeus Headphones (worth £169). And what's more... the winner will become the proud new owner of the not-yet-released limited edition MixBox2! We've been blown away by the response and have received 89 entries from DJs all over the world! Show them some support by listening, liking and sharing their sets.
HOW THE MIXES WILL BE JUDGED The competition is formed of two rounds. Round one of the competition will be judged by the Evermix team on a number of factors including track selection, technical ability, number of plays and number of shares. Up to ten mixes will be shortlisted to go through to the next and final round. In Round Two, the mixes will go before a panel of judges from the Cr2 Records team, including Mark Brown. Mark and the team will choose the overall winner + two runners up. Good luck to everyone who entered! KEY DATES: - January 6th 2017 - Competition open for entries - January 22nd 2017 - Closed for entries at midnight - February 6th 2017 - Up to TEN mixes shortlisted and sent to Cr2 for judging - Feb 13th 2017 - Winners announced
PRIZES: OVERALL WINNER: - Limited Edition MixBox2 for winner - Mix featured on Mark Brown's Live & Direct Radio show, syndicated globally (over 70 different stations and 17million listeners!) - Pair of Pump Audio Zeus Headphones - Cr2 Sample Tools Platinum Producer Membership - Nude Audio Super M Bluetooth Speaker - Interview with Evermix, featured on the Evermix Blog & social media RUNNERS UP: - CDs and other small items from Cr2 *Evermix DJ App & MixBox are currently only compatible with Apple devices running iOS 8 or above (iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch) WHAT'S IN THE SAMPLE TOOLS PLATINUM PRODUCER MEMBERSHIP? - Access to every single Sample Tools by Cr2 Prod-Cast Video Tutorial. 100 + videos! - 10% discount on ALL sample pack items in the store - Exclusive branded USB Stick from Sample Tools by Cr2 with 3GB of high quality sample packs, presets and MIDI. Choose from EDM/Mainroom or Underground packages. - Opportunity to be included on Sample Tools by Cr2 ‘Platinum’ compilations. - A free Mastering and Feedback (worth £85!) - Free Pre-release monthly samples (get your samples before non-members)
RULES / TERMS & CONDITIONS - Entry is Free - Mixes must be uploaded and live on Evermix by 11:59pm BST on 22/01/2017 - Mix must be put together by the entrant (one mix per entrant) - The Promoter of the competition is ‘No2Nights Ltd’ T/A Evermix - No cash alternative will be offered and this prize is not transferable to any other person - In the event of unforeseen circumstances the promoter reserves the right to offer an alternative prize of equal or greater value - The Promoter reserves the right to disqualify competition participants if they feel the participant is engaging in fraudulent, suspicious or unfair behaviour or behaviour that is not in accordance with Evermix terms and conditions. - By entering the competition you agree to competition partners Cr2 Records &/or Pump Audio contacting you
Mix Of The Week 07 - under_score
Evermix: Please tell us a bit about under_score as I believe you are a bit of a mysterious character? under_score: Thanks so much. For now it is not about my personality or who I am, but about my music. I want people to discover the music in the first place, without any limitations and devoid of context, which makes me feel very comfortable. It gives me the ability to move freely and enter the world just by doing what I think is cool. I started the project over a year ago and it's developing quite nice and shaping up nicely. It's all about trying out a different path. EM: Your set was recorded on Evermix at Elrow. Obviously one of the most talked about Events out there, how did you start you playing for this iconic night and what is it like to spin at one of these events. us: Fire In The Disco, my booker, arranged that gig for me. It was the most awesome event to play and perfect for me. It's not an ordinary event, which makes it special. The decoration is amazing, people dress up and the crowd was just epic. Elrow is everything you want as a DJ. I enjoyed every minute of my set. EM: One thing that instantly stands out in your set is those little familiar samples for exapmple that Run DMC Peter Piper (Bob James) bells track. Absolutely naughty. Please fill us in a bit about how you go about picking your tracks for Elrow and other gigs. us: What I need in a mix is a good groove, that really takes an audience to the next level. Where one track flows into another. At the same time, it needs to be punchy and I love some great vocals in tracks. I don't like a static mix, that is going nowhere. My sets need to have energy and most of all enthusiasm. And all those tunes I played at Elrow represented that vibe and I love some good samples. EM: Whats next for you, gig wise? Any special ones that we should be looking out for? us: To be real honest with you guys, gig wise I'm just getting started. As the project needed to grow the last year, which worked out great, people now are getting to know it. That gives me the possibility to get into the clubs. We're working on a few new things right now, so will see you guys around pretty soon again. EM: Please tell us 5 tracks that blowing your mind right now and guarantee animal reactions from the crowd? us: 1. Sidney Charles – Many Ways (8Bit) 2. Dennis Cruz – Everybody (Suara) 3. Made By Pete – Sign Of The Times (Simma Black) 4. Majesty - Things You Do (Elrow Music) 5. Dj Deeon - Freak Like Me (under_score Epic Rave Mix) (unreleased) EM: What are your thoughts about Evermix - Can we expect to be hearing more of your sets in the coming months? us: I think it is an awesome platform, that really can make people relive an event or a club night. With all the artists you guys are having, the supply is outstanding and it's a pleasure listening to all those live sets. The live thing makes it unique as well. You can definitely expect more sets in the future. I'll promise I'll record some more for you!
Mix Of The Week 06 - Paolo Francesco
Congratulations Paolo Francesco, this week's 'chosen one' showing THE WAREHOUSE PROJECT how it's done @ the Paradise Takeover show in Manchester! This isn't Paolo's first rodeo at the Store Street venue, and judging by this set it certainly won't be his last! Mr. Francesco explores many different areas of house music in this diverse mix that kept us engrossed to the very end! Evermix's own Steve 'Stimpy' Stimpson caught up with Paolo for a trip down memory lane, learned the importance of staying awake at parties, and plenty more! Read the interview, and then dive right into this week's winning set! WINNING SET:
Q + A WITH PAOLO FRANCESCO: Evermix: Hi Paolo. Congrats, lovely stuff mate! Can you give us all a little insight into your musical inspiration and influences? I’m hearing a lot of pirate station vibes here… Paolo Francesco: Thanks Steve, appreciate the love! My brother first got Technics when I was 8. He was into Jungle and Hardcore and naturally, him being my big brother, I really looked up to him so I wanted to DJ too. I got my first set of belt drives when I was 12 after saving up from my market job - they were awful... just like everyone's first set of belt drives I think! It's a shame that right of passage is kind of lost on the new generation of DJ’s coming up - that wobbly platter was a nightmare. I was always a garage/grime kid from the beginning. I used to hang out with the older boys in my area that did the local pirate radio station, and I had my fair share of police chases with my mates Manic and Playboy... seems they didn’t like us climbing on top of the tallest building we could find to put our aerials up! Around the time I turned 19 I kind of lost my way with garage a bit. It was really violent as I’m sure many people know - it really took the fun out of it. So from then on I started playing Electro and House, then moved on to Techno and Tech House, and so my influences are quite broad. I listen to all kinds of music in the daytime: I’m an open book really when it comes to my tastes. EM: Your set was recorded live at the Paradise takeover show @ Warehouse Project Manchester - set the scene and describe the vibe?! PF: Warehouse Project - and Manchester for that matter - hold a big place in my heart. I’ve been going up there since 2009, back when I did my first season in Ibiza and we had our reunion at the cocoon party there and I was hooked instantly. Sacha, Sam and Damian really know how to run a tight ship! I think with Fabric being closed (not for much longer fingers crossed) WHP is definitely the best club in the UK - perfect for Paradise. We always sell out there just like most of the parties they program, so was really nice that it was packed from the start. EM: Is it true you that you were Jamie Jones tour manager for a few years? How did that come about and can you share any memories of those years, or are they still rather hazy? The wilder the better please haha. PF: I’ve been best mates with Jamie for 6 or 7 years and up until January this year I was also his tour manager. I kind of fell into the role just by doing little bits here and there for him. Then after being sacked from my city job for taking 2 days off work when my girlfriend passed away, Jamie stepped in and gave me a full time job. It’s been an amazing 5 years... the first one is a massive blur, we used to drink every last drop of the rider, but as time went by we calmed down a bit. I think one of the most memorable stories is going back to a big mansion in Vegas for an afterparty where there were about 10-12 girls walking around completely naked... and I managed to fall asleep on a sofa! I think there are about 40 photos of me asleep with loads of naked girls all around me.. slept through the best after party ever! EM: Gutted haha. Back to music! Can you give us 5 tracks that are blowing your mind right now and guarantee animal reactions from the crowd? PF: 1. Solardo - Tribesman (Hot Creations) 2. Max Chapman - Buzzing (Do Not Sleep) 3. Robyn - Don’t Fucking Tell Me What To Do (Konichiwa) 4. M.A.X - Run (D-vine Sounds) 5. Jax Jones - House Work ft. Mike Dunn, MNEK (Darius Syrossian Remix) (Polydor) EM: Finally, what are your thoughts about Evermix - can we expect to be hearing more of your sets in the coming months? PF: I was really impressed by its performance when I used one at WHP a few weeks back, the volume levels were good even though on the night I was having a few problems with the system and adjusting the EQ to counter it - I’m looking forward to seeing it grow as a product and using it more to record my sets :) EM: Thanks, Paolo. It was great chatting to you! DJs - think you've got a better story that you're brave enough to share? Get in touch to set up your own Q+A. Email firstname.lastname@example.org - we look forward to hearing them ;) RE-LIVE PAOLO'S WINNING SET BELOW:
Mix Of The Week 05 - Doorly
We have a very special Mix Of The Week winner for you guys this week, featuring the famous Doorly with his intoxicating mix of disco-funk, chunky grooves and classic house cuts. His Cafe Mambo set in Ibiza is one of many countless gigs he's played at, the diverse DJ has made people stomp their feet and throw their hands in the air all over the globe. Doorly’s gig schedule took on a life of its own, with DJing in Time Square New York and touring regularly alongside Fatboy Slim which are just some of the highlights. The talented DJ has been a regular at the Cafe Mambo booth across the summer of 2016, soundtracking those infamous sunsets and taking us through the magical Balearic twilight into party mode under his 'Doorly & Friends' banner. We managed to get a quick Q + A with him about his upcoming plans, top advice on becoming a global phenomenon and plenty more! CHECK OUT THE WINNING SET BELOW
Evermix: Congratulations Doorly! Thanks for sending in a proper groovy set at 'Cafe Mambo' in Ibiza. Got us all feeling nostalgic about the summer here at the office :) Tell us about the night? Doorly: It was part of my series of Doorly & Friends parties that I did at Mambos which were very special at the legendary venue. Running through the sunset then getting more crazy as the night went on. I can't wait to do more of these next season! EM: You're probably the most diverse DJ on Evermix at the moment - we've seen some amazing sets from you covering everything from Reggae & Hip-Hop to Nu Disco & Tech House. Don't you find it difficult switching from genre to genre so frequently? D: It's much easier than it used to be! I used to play every genre and in the days of vinyl that would mean carrying around a big box of each genre, one for disco, one hip hop, one House, one Jungle etc it was back breaking. These days and for the last few years i mainly only play House & Disco but I do enjoy wheeling out a specialist concept set for a special occasion. I come from a turntablist hip hop background so I do enjoy mixing things up when I have a crowd in front of me that understands it. EM: You're doing a US mini-tour with Booka Shade later this month, very exciting! Your styles are quite different aren't they - how do you fit with them musically? Is this set to be yet another genre-defying show? D: We're definitely fairly different as a whole but some of my productions definitely fall into their territory and I'm putting together some nice edits and set moments to fit the show perfectly. I really do enjoy conceptualising special bespoke one-off sets so this will be a lot of fun. I will be playing semi-live for these shows breaking down my tracks on the new Pioneer Toraiz so it will be a lot of fun and I look forward to sending over a nice recording exclusively for Evermix. EM: Doorly and Friends were quite a hit this summer at Pikes Hotel! It's got a long standing reputation for its hedonistic parties...what's was the wildest thing you heard of there? D: It's my favourite party on the planet, Pikes is insane all the time so running a party there gives me unparalleled freedom! The list of stories from Pikes debauchery archives is legendary of course lots of which I can't really mention on here... haha. It has to be seen to be understood and believed so you just have to go and check it out for yourself! EM: Can we pick your brains about your career 'journey' from Huddersfield to LA... what would be your top advice for up-and-coming British DJ's trying to make it over in America? D: I think the most important thing for any DJ these days is to learn to make music, that's the only way you're going to get from Huddersfield DJing in a bar to a huge stage at a festival in America. Secondly I think putting the effort into being a skilled Performer of a DJ is what will give you longevity and separate you from the laptop DJ generation and thirdly, be nice to everyone you meet, you'd be surprised how far that gets you and how many great friends for life you will make along the way! EM: You've got several successful Ibiza seasons under your belt, toured the world, and were recently described as 'one of the nicest guys to work with' in DMC World Magazine. What should we expect from you next, and is there any burning ambition you've yet to accomplish? D: Ah that's great : ) To be honest I'm really happy where I am, I've kind of hit all of my dream goals, I work regularly alongside my heroes and I've been around the world more times than I can count playing my music to full dancefloors of people who like what I do. it never gets old and my only ambition now is to keep that going as long as possible :) EM: Finally, what are your top 5 ultimate tracks that are guaranteed to get the crowd going?! D: Right now: Dino Lenny & I's Collab - Magic room (Luke Solomun) (Forthcoming on Seth Troxler's Play It Say It label) Artwork - Acid Test Mood Hut - better Tom Trago - Being Broke Doorly & Tan Dem feat Mike Skinner - Confuse Dem EM: Thank you so much for your time mate. If you didn't get a chance to hear the winning set check out the link below!
Mix Of The Week 04 - Ralph Falcon
Last week we welcomed Miami-based DJ and Murk Co-Founder, Ralph Falcon to the Evermix fold. And he's off to quite a start, coming straight in with a Mix Of The Week winning set bringing the chilled grooves of his Floridian summer. We caught up with Ralph in the wake of his victory. Read the Q+A below, and make sure you check out his winning set: http://bit.ly/RalphFalcon Q+A WITH RALPH FALCON Evermix: Hi Ralph, congratulations on winning Mix Of The Week, your set really makes us miss summer! What was your favourite track in the mix? Ralph Falcon: I really love 'Kabhoo - Danny Rivadeneira mix' EM: You called the mix 'Ralph's end of summer grooves 2016' - what's been your highlight of the summer season this year? RF: I did some serious travelling this summer and made sure I found time to do some awesome outdoor stuff: camping, fishing, that kind of thing. Very relaxing! EM: Miami's famous its beaches, beautiful Art Deco, and the insane nightlife! Is it a summer-only kind of city or is it worth a visit in winter too? RF: For sure, definitely. Winter is actually the peak season for vacationers here and we have loads of interesting events like Winter Music Conference, Art Basel etc to keep you busy. EM: What are you up to this weekend then? Any big Halloween plans? RF: Well this year we will be having our Murk Mondays event on Halloween - should be a scream! (Pun intended) EM: So tell us a bit more about 'MURK Mondays' - you've been running this in Miami for a little while now! What does your night bring to the Miami party scene? RF: Murk Mondays is a weekly audio exploration based on real beat technology! EM: We'd love a place on the guest list next time we're out there?! As a local, what makes the Miami scene unique among the world's great party cities? RF: In Miami, you have to come with bass or you're out of gas. Period. EM: Ralph, thanks so much for your time. Pleasure talking to you. We'll leave you with an easy one: what are the five tracks you wouldn't leave home without? RF: Ha, there are lots! But these five stand out for me... Eyes Without a Face - Billy Idol Paid in Full - Eric B and Rakim Don't Come Around Here - Tom Petty Funky Drummer - James Brown Uncertain Smile - The The EM: Cheers Ralph. If you're heading over to Miami this winter, make sure to check out Ralph & Co. for a Murk Mondays party Miami-style! Mix Of The Week 04 - Ralph Falcon. Link below :)
Top 5 Un-missable Halloween Events!
HAPPY HALLOWEEN! Its about to go OFF this weekend..but as you know, Halloween can be quite overwhelming as there are so many events to think about and so many decisions to make... Well if you're still struggling to decide what to do..look no further. We have put together the Top 5 recommended events around the UK where BIG things are happening! Londoners if you feel like joining a party this Halloween that will make your bones chill, dont miss out on the Krafted x Evermix party @ Egg London! BUY TICKETS HERE: https://www.skiddle.com/whats-on/London/Egg-London/Krafted-x-Evermix-Halloween-Party/12839563/?sktag=14254
FRIGHT FESTIVAL BRIGHTON https://www.facebook.com/events/1628773297447687/
ELROW HALLOWEEN PARTY MANCHESTER https://www.facebook.com/events/821943334605738/
TOBACCO DOCK HALLOWEEN WEEKEND PART 2 https://www.facebook.com/events/1750357298549799/
MOTION BRISTOL https://www.facebook.com/events/1751975768393904/
Mix Of The Week 02 - Franky Rizardo
CHECK OUT THE WINNING SET ABOVE. It's been a BUSY summer for the Dutch House maestro. Franky Rizardo is definitely not one to shy away from the studio as he continues to develop his trademark sound. With a gig diary nearly hitting triple digits this year his versatility and refreshing sound has toured him across the planet. His commitment and passion to the music he plays has amounted to a packed out summer diary, which sees him play across Europe at the likes of We Are FSTVL, Defected Croatia, Tomorrowland, and Mysteryland as well as returning to Ibiza to play a summer-long residency at Sankeys’ Redlight parties. We caught up with Franky after the set to get his thoughts on Ibiza's closing parties, big new tracks, and what we should be doing out at ADE this year. Q&A WITH FRANKY Evermix: Great set Franky - it's been on our speakers all week! Tell us, which track caused that 'hands in the air' moment? Frankie Rizardo: Easy one... Cassius - Go Up (Butch Remix) EM: The Ibiza closing parties are a big deal (obvious statement)! What makes them so special? FR: After the closing party, it's all over for the season. It's the final chance to experience the Ibiza party vibe and everybody is going for it. This creates a unique atmosphere in the room. EM: And do you feel the pressure more at these big events or is every night pretty much the same? FR: Every night is different, I try to see every night as a standalone night. I always want to do my best, regardless the size of the event. Some events do have some more pressure than the other and I like this feeling, keeps you sharp and pushes you to the best of your abilities. EM: You've played at Sankeys all summer with your residency with The Red Light and some recent events with Abode. How would you say the vibe is different between these 2 nights? FR: It's hard to say, musically I tend to play a little more bassline heavy and tougher at Redlight, and more tech house/groovy at Abode. I absolutely loved playing for both events, they had an incredible amount of people in each night. I think they both have a strong future on the island. EM: Apart from attending your event of course, what else should we be doing out at ADE this year... any local tips? FR: Try a real dutch snack called the Kroket at Van Dobben Krokets near Rembrandt Square. Perfect after a night out :) EM: Sounds tasty (and necessary!). And just to round things off we ask this every week: what are your top five tracks at the current moment? FR: Five big favourites of mine at the moment... Andrea Oliva - Vermona Josh Butler - Need Me Cassius - Go Up (Butch Remix) Franky Rizardo - Every Night Groove Armada - Superstylin (Riva Starr Edit) Thanks, Franky! If you're lucky enough to be going to ADE on the 22nd October, be sure to catch Franky in his element at the FLOW event on the 22nd October. Exciting stuff! You can also buy tickets here: