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Watch Between The Beats: The Black Madonna by Resident Advisor

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In the latest edition of the ever-popular Between The Beats mini-documentary series, Resident Advisor followed Marea Stamper, or The Black Madonna as you may know her, on a string of gigs across Europe. You may remember the series from past editions that featured Seth Troxler or Nina Kraviz, both of which made headlines throughout the worldwide dance music scene.

The near 28-minute-and-a-half video explores Marea’s career journey and the hurdles she faced to get to where she is now. In 2012, just four years ago, she felt that she had failed as a producer and DJ and was ready to hang her headphones for good. But she didn’t.

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Between the Beats with Seth Troxler

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“It can give you the world, but you can lose your soul” – Seth Troxler

Seth Troxler is an artist leading a strong underground movement these days. He’s released on labels such as Crosstown Rebels, Visionquest, and has also started his own vinyl only label Tuskegee Records with The Martinez Brothers. With a string of great releases and headlining clubs and festivals around the world, Troxler is an important player in the global scene.

Resident Advisor recently featured him in their Between the Beats series discussing aspects of his career such as life on the road, his responsibilities as an artist, and the legacy that he will leave behind when he’s no longer an artist. Seth Troxler may have a reputation as being the class clown and an overall jokester, but he’s also a very talented and introspective individual that can share his wisdom to the masses. Take a look at the full-length feature in the video below, and follow Seth on tour to Tomorrowland, Melt Festival in Germany, and everywhere in between.

Sure Seth might have a reputation of being the industry clown, but he’s “not all jokes, he’s [I’m] not Steve Aoki”, Troxler says lightheartedly in the feature. All jokes aside though, one doesn’t get as far as he has without hard work and dedication. We get a little taste of that in the segment about Tomorrowland where he shows how stressful it can be to manage a team and travel around the world touring. Rigorous travel schedules and running on no sleep is not for the faint of heart, yet it is one of the essential parts of success and touring in this industry. This seems to be a consistent theme in the Between the Beats series, but is still one that can’t be ignored.

There’s no arguing that Seth Troxler is one of the more outspoken and lively artists in the scene, and Between the Beats provides nice insight to his life on tour. The feature ends with preview clips of him and Tiga going back-to-back at Melt Festival in Germany. If you’d like to listen to set you can catch the full 2 hour recording here:

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