Interviews

[INTERVIEW] The Chainsmokers Talk Quarter-Life Crises & Weird Dreams

The Chainsmokers, who have been together for little over a year, shot to fame in 2013 thanks to the electronic music blog scene and online streaming services, like Hype Machine. Thanks to their endearing social media presence and undeniably fun performances, the NYC-based duo has garnered a serious fan following. Their unique progressive house take on indie tracks sounds refreshing and[...] Read more >>

[INTERVIEW] Max Graham Talks Trance, EDM and Loyal Fans

With the high influx of electronic music acts nowadays, an artist who plays straight trance is becoming a rarity. There are so many subgenres and “BPM” categorizations - like progressive, psy, uplifting, euphoric, vocal - that it’s easy to lose sight of why trance is worth listening to in the first place. Max Graham, an exceptional trance DJ/producer out of Canada, doesn’t care[...] Read more >>

[INTERVIEW] Datsik Talks Hip-Hop, His Current Tour & Firepower Records

As bass music fans know, there are few artists who drop heavy, grimy beats that shake your to your very core; Troy Beetles, aka Datsik, is one such artist. Born in Canada, Beetles has rose to prominence in the bass music scene as EDM exploded in North America, alongside friends 12th Planet, Excision and Flux Pavilion. Initially a hip-hop DJ, Datsik is known for creating some of the[...] Read more >>

[INTERVIEW] Infected Mushroom Shares Plans For 2013

Infected Mushroom at the House of Blues in Boston, MA on 1/11. Photograph thanks to Laura Bunzick.   Before playing an energetic show to hundreds of entranced fans at the House of Blues in Boston this past Friday as part of their 'Fungus Among Us' tour, Electric Shepherdess and MASS EDMC had the chance to sit down with Israeli electronic music icons Infected Mushroom, who[...] Read more >>

If It Ain’t Got That Swing: Jive

Summer has meant not only the return of warm weather/sunshine/acceptable day-drinking, but also a shift in musical taste. As much as I love wobbling, deep bass, there is something so much more appropriate about listening to house, disco and electro-swing in 70-degree weather. And one of the most exciting things happening this year (so far) is the rise in popularity of electro-swing (aka[...] Read more >>