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gabrielle nicole pharms

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The ultimate guide to owning your SXSW 2019 experience

Mixmag Link to Story

Common Ground: An Interview With Above & Beyond’s Paavo Siljamäki

Imagine an Earth filled with passion, full of therapeutic color and free from worry. Sounds too good to be true, right? the iconic three-piece electronic music production group consisting of Jono Grant, Paavo Siljamäki and Tony McGuinness — have created this gorgeous world within a world with the unveiling of Common Ground.
Free Press Houston Link to Story

Oliver Talks 'Full Circle', Daft Punk, & Nonconformity

It’s no secret that as wine ages, its flavors become ever more present on the palate. The same rings true of electronic music duo Oliver. Their debut album, Full Circle, took a little over two years to complete, and is full of robust beats and melodies that make us grateful the group carefully took their time to release something that’s timeless in nature. Link to Story

Giraffage's New Album is a Soundtrack to His Past Depression

Imagine entering a world in which you can see, taste and feel sounds in addition to hearing them. This form of synesthesia can be experienced by taking in the multi-textured production style of DJ/producer Charlie Yin, better known as Giraffage. If you’re jonesing for chill electronic music that exudes human emotion coupled with dope beats, then Yin’s debut album Too Real (out October 20 via Counter Records) will satisfy your craving. Link to Story

Lauren Lane Talks Her "Breakthrough Year" & NYC Versus LA

Carving out her space as part of an elite tier of DJ-producers currently shifting dance music in the right direction is Lauren Lane. Since the arrival of her 2014 debut EP, Cool Kids, the rising LA-based artist is proof that creating a signature, one-of-a-kind sound is possible amidst the sea of producers in the industry. Link to Story

Premiere: Watch Ember Island's New "Umbrella" Video

Not all covers are created equal. They are born from three different categories: this-should’ve-never-happened, to bad, to great. Thankfully, the latter is the case for Stockholm-based act Ember Island. consisting of producer-instrumentalists Didrik and Joakim along with vocalist Alex—have done an exceptional job at creating delectable covers of our favorite tunes such as The Weeknd’s “Can’t Feel My Face” and Radiohead’s iconic “Creep”. Link to Story

POSSO Talks "Run This World" & Confronting Industry Sexism

You can’t see the wind, but you know it’s there by its effects. The same rings true of sexism within the electronic dance music arena. Though there aren’t artists donning “I am sexist!”. signage, the ill effects of the marginalization can be felt across multiple facets of the industry, and the the lack of female DJ representation at music festivals or imprints is case in point. Link to Story

Anna Lunoe Talks Dance Music, Coachella, & Her Baby Bump

At last year’s renowned Electric Daisy Carnival in Vegas, multitalented DJ-producer Anna Lunoe became the first solo female to perform on the festival’s main stage. When asked about the formula for success for a hardworking female maverick in the male-dominated dance music scene, Lunoe answers assuredly with, “Work really hard. Link to Story

Steve Aoki on Life, Politics, And His New "Just Hold On" Collab

When renowned DJ-producer Steve Aoki isn’t gallivanting the globe with his highly energetic live shows, he’s busy plotting what he’ll do next. True to his Netflix Originals doc, I’ll Sleep When I’m Dead, which was nominated for a GRAMMY in the “Best Music Film” category—Aoki is indeed restless when it comes to his ability to multi-task his diversified talent. Link to Story

A-Trak Talks Fool's Gold and the Makings of a Perfect Remix

Mastering the science of remixing is no small feat. In celebration of 10 years of remix mastery, A-Trak selected 13 tracks originally by artists like Phoenix, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, and Boys Noize (to name a few) to create In The Loop: A Decade Of Remixes, which will be accompanied by a 34-page booklet detailing completion of each track. Link to Story

The Test of Time

A print Q&A feature with DJ/producer, Richy Ahmed,
DJ Mag Link to Story

Flux Pavilion Sparking Beats To Life With ‘Tesla’

Tesla, UK based producer Flux Pavilion’s debut album, (via Circus Records) shows that creating a mood goes beyond the synths and deep into overall songwriting dynamics. “It’s about having ideas. I don’t really write music if I don’t have a good idea. Sometimes the idea is just a picture of a swan and you’re like, ‘Oh, that swan makes me feel a certain way.
Artist Direct Link to Story


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published in:

- mixmag
- travel + leisure
- w magazine (online)
- imbibe magazine
- bourbon+
- uproxx
- texas monthly (online)
- houstonia magazine (online)
- the bourbon review
- byline houston (formerly free press houston)
- vinepair
- tidal
- teen vogue (online)
- jay z's life + times
- good magazine
- artist direct
- beatport
- outdoor technology
- vice sports
- insomniac
- wonderland magazine (online)
- vibe magazine (online)
- dj mag
- runway magazine
- billboard (online)
- ily magazine



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