Guest post by Nick Garcia, label manager of Sharam’s Yoshitoshi Recordings. For all it’s chocked up to be, the DJ/producer lifestyle is usually not as glamorous as it sounds, especially when it comes to money. For every uber-successful artist with a Porsche and a villa in Ibiza, there are countless more who don’t know where their […]
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About Marco Sgalbazzini
An avid fan of dance music since 2003, Marco launched House of Chi in 2012, a Chicago promotion and event company that hosts weekly techno and house shows at Spybar. Since, he has gone on to launch a digital marketing agency that provides services for a selection of music-related business ventures (including DownBeats ear plugs), and now co-owns 6AM Group in Los Angeles where he heads the content and marketing departments as well as the talent booking for the brand's underground warehouse event series. Recently, Marco has launched Synthetik Minds, a techno-focused event series in LA and Chicago.
Entries by Marco Sgalbazzini
Following his highly acclaimed ‘Doppelganger EP’ on Kevin Saunderson’s KMS Records, Saytek continues to wow the dance music fraternity with his innovation and prowess, trailblazing his way on to playlists of the world’s DJ elite with his signature live jams. As 2017 gathers pace, the latest top dog to be seduced by Saytek’s magic is […]
It’s only May but the DJ Mag Top 100 poll is already being discussed, and as always the discussion eventually leads to the subject of vote buying and the true veracity of a poll that once used to be regarded world over as a standard metric for the industry.
While Circle Of Life may be a fairly new name in the global techno scene, the Serbian producer and DJ has been in the scene for over 20 years. However, it is under this current moniker that he is seriously moving heads in the industry. He began strong with his first release on D-Nox’s imprint […]
This week’s GVR is a two-hour LIVE recording by London-based producer and live act Saytek. He was a special guest on our Facebook page this past Sunday, where he jammed out LIVE from his studio in London for two hours, all music and sounds created by Saytek himself. The North London-based producer is renowned for his […]
Thanks to his blend of Chicago house and old-school techno, Hector Couto has been busy making waves within the dance scene for the past seven years. His groove-thickened vibey DJ sets have seen him throw it down at some of the biggest clubs and festivals in the world, while his prolific work in the studio has landed […]
On June 10th, Downtown Los Angeles’ Lot 613 will be hosting the 56th edition of Prototype, a PRIME showcase in collaboration with esteemed Los Angeles techno label and party curators Droid Behavior as well as fellow techno outfit Dirty Epic. The lineup is big, with Berghain resident Len Faki taking the headlining spot alongside local hero Truncate. Rounding out […]
Detroit will forever be known as the city that gave techno to the world. The genre was born during the mid-to-late 1980s, and remains as popular as ever in no small part thanks to the work of Movement Electronic Music Festival in the 10 years of its existence (and the prior years under different names). This […]
If you have an arduous physics exam coming up? Are you looking to pass the bar in the next coming months? You may be in luck if you’re a fan of underground electronic music. According to Professor Peter Dale of Manchester Metropolitan University, adding techno to your studying routine can increase your chances of getting improved academic […]
We have all laughed at DJ press photos at some point or another. There is no denying that a lot of these photos show artists in serious somber poses, which can be both pretty hilarious and strange. An Instagram account called Happy DJs is seeking to fix that, however, by photoshopping huge, joyous smiles on the face […]