Digging Deeper with DJ Cream

Has the Italian house music scene ever been in better shape? Maybe that’s an argument for another time, but what’s absolutely not for debate right now is the staggering amount of good music currently emitting from the country. One man who personifies Italy – and his city’s – love for eclectic 4/4 is DJ Cream. The owner of the Smile & Stay High label, Cream is exactly the sort of individual to give us some insight into the goings on in his native city.

What’s more, he’s an expert musician in his own right, as anyone who’s sampled (sampling incidentally, is something he’s quite good at) his own body of fantastic work. A producer who seems destined for big things, we decided to put some Qs to him recently. Here’s what he had to say:

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Digging Deeper with London Fields

After making his debut with Find Our Love EP earlier this year, London Fields (aka Joel Edwards of Deepest Blue fame) returns to the Friday Fox den with a superb new slice of indie-fused underground House titled Colour To My Life. Centered around a smoldering deep house groove that’s underpinned by a brooding bass, “Colour To My Life” is charged with an infectious and beautifully candid vocal from Joel.

We caught up with Joel to discuss the release, discuss his career and learn more about the man behind the artist known in the music world as London Fields.

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Digging Deeper with Superfreq Bosses Mr.C and David Scuba

This Friday, February 9th, esteemed label Superfreq lands back in Los Angeles for a special night in the underground featuring Lee Curtiss, Dance Spirit and imprint bosses Mr.C and David Scuba. The night, which is presented in collaboration with Cyclone, goes from 11pm until 6am and promises to be the kind of acid warehouse affair you do not want to miss!

Head here for more info on how to attend and read on for our exclusive interview with Mr.C and David Scuba where we discuss everything Superfreq and more!

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Digging Deeper with Anton Kubikov

Russia might be home to a burgeoning electronic music scene, and although it too offers a healthy dose of 4/4, there’s no doubting that Prague is a city that lags behind the likes of Moscow and St. Petersburg when it comes to discerning electronica.

So the fact that one of Russia’s most celebrated producers, Anton Kubikov, has relocated from Moscow to Prague is news in itself. That said, it’s a move that’s clearly treating him well. Having released his last album (a brilliant ambient release) on Michael Mayer’s Kompakt, he’s kicked off 2018 with his brilliant Ten Days Past Acid release for the fledgling Mayak label, and it’s one that speaks volumes of his diversity and his ability to effortlessly switch genres.

With all this in mind, we decided to put some questions Anton’s way. Here’s what he had to say for himself.

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Digging Deeper with Yamen & EDA

Yamen & EDA have been friends since they were kids, and anyone who’s experience their music won’t be too surprised to learn this. Boasting an almost telepathic understanding of one another’s musical thoughts, their tracks play out like grandiose statements, regardless of whether they veer toward minimal planes or more peak-time pastures.

Born and raised in Montpellier, France, theirs is a sound that is every bit as sophisticated as the country they call home. Recently, the guys have set up their own label, Maison mere, a home for music they love which caught our ear recently courtesy of their most-excellent Retrospect EP.

We put a few questions their way recently to see what they had to say about it all, and here’s what went down:

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Digging Deeper with Tony Hopkins

Finland has long enjoyed a positive relationship with electronic music. From DJ/producers such as Sasse, Jori Hulkonnen and the Deep Space Helsinki boys, theirs is a musical community that’s not lacking in influential names. Contemporary stars such as Lil Tony would seem to suggest that the current scene is no less exciting either. Another such man to make his mark in Finland recently is Mood of the Era label boss, Tony Hopkins.

Tony might not possess a Finnish name (indeed, he’s half American but was born and raised in Turku, Finland), but he’s most definitely a man who’s helping to push the local scene. With the latest release from his label, Mood of the Era, about to drop soon, we decided to put a few questions to the man in question…

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Q&A and Global Vibe Radio 098 feat. Mike Agent X Clark

This week’s episode of Global Vibe Radio comes from a true OG, the legendary producer/DJ & original house head that is known globally as the “Ambassador Of House Music”: Mike Agent X Clark. The mix was recorded Live at Northern Light in Detroit for Mike’s birthday party.

Mike is the founder of international record label, Strictly Beatdown Recordings and clothing line, Strictly Beatdown Detroit. Listen to the mix below, download it for FREE here and read on for our exclusive interview with Mike himself.

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Digging Deeper with CLiQ

Who or what is CLiQ? We are willing to bet that you’ve heard “Wavey” at some point in the past few months, the track that has been absolutely flying in terms of Spotify, YouTube and radio plays. We’re talking over a million Spotify plays inside a month, tens of thousands of Shazams, being in the Top 20 most played tracks on Spotify in London, featured on New Music Friday (#14), UK House Music (#3) and Massive Dance Hits (#11), as well as #1 on the UK Viral Chart.

The crossover track is not only getting daytime radio plays, but also support from the likes of Gorgon City, The Magician, Tough Love and more, so it’s also translating to the dance floor too. There’s already a great story building behind the duo, so we checked in to dig deep and learn more about this enigmatic project.

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Digging Deeper with Brian Power

Those who make music generally start planting their musical roots at an early age, however, UK DJ/producer Brian Power is somewhat an anomaly as he reveals his debut album at the age of… 54!

Feeling inspired by the brilliant level of musicianship of this ’new kid on the block’, we hunted him down for a chat to find out more.

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Digging Deeper with Ralph Zuckermann

As the owner of Destroy All Monsters and a resident at Darkroom, Ralph Zuckermann is a pretty important cog in Asia’s underground electronic music scene.

An ex-pat from Germany, Ralph settled in Asia some time ago and is now firmly based in Hong Kong, where he’s earned a reputation for his long, winding sets and his passionate dedication to pushing discerning sounds in the region. It’s proved a remarkable journey for him thus far, and with his Destroy All Monsters label beginning to make traction outside of just Asia, we thought it a good time to pick the brain of the man who produces using solely his surname.

Here’s what happened when we checked in with recently…  Read more