VIDEO: INTERVIEW – Jauz Talks Electric Forest 2018, UK Electronic Music Scene

Electronic producer and DJ Jauz has been on a roll in 2018, with his most recent release garnering much attention, a collaboration with multiplatinum recording artist KIIARA on “Diamonds”. The track follows up the string of successful tracks including, “Gassed Up” (with DJ Snake), “Keep The Rave Alive” (with Lazer Lazer Lazer), “MotherF*ckers” (with Snails) and a remix of Calvin Harris and Dua Lipa’s “One Kiss.” Currently playing the festival circuit, Jauz will embark on a 55 date tour this fall with UK producers Holy Goof and Skepsis on the 'Bite America Label Tour', the latter on his own record

VIDEO: INTERVIEW – Kelly Zutrau of Wet Talks ‘Still Run’, Turning 30

Wet will release their highly anticipated sophomore album Still Run on July 13, 2018 via Columbia Records. Ahead of the release, the band has released a few tracks including, “There’s a Reason”, “Softens”, “Lately” and “You’re Not Wrong”. In between albums, the trio parted ways with original member, Marty Sulkow as remaining members lead singer/songwriter Kelly Zutrau and multi-instrumentalist Joe Valle decided to move forward as a duo. Taking time away during the songwriting and recording process, both Zutrau and Valle would work on other projects that included work with Clams Casino with guest vocals by Zutrau.

VIDEO: INTERVIEW – Kaiser Solzie Talk Warped Tour 2018, New Band Members

Kaiser Solzie is a punk influenced street musician(James Jackson) derived from the fictional character Keyser Söze in the 1995 film The Usual Suspects. Since early 2010, Kaiser has been traveling the United States performing everywhere and anywhere from street corners to open mics to basement shows and has been involved with Warped Tour since his early days covering the event to working in numerous capacities that included delivering water and security. Originally from Rochester, NY, Kaiser Solzie now has a full band behind him that includes other band members Brian Lorenzo(guitar), Jamie McMann(bass) and Lenny Palmieri(drums). 16284

VIDEO: INTERVIEW – Au/Ra Talks Anxiety-Inspired “Panic Room”, Influences of Musician Parents

Up-and-coming artist, Au/Ra, is already well-traveled and has only recently turned 16 years old. Born in Ibiza to parents who are both in the music industry(her father is an electronic/trance producer and mother singer/songwriter), Au/Ra moved to Antigua with her family when she was five years old. It wouldn’t take long for Au/Ra to embark down her own path into music, first starting out with covers ranging from songs by Lorde and Pink to Taylor Swift and others. Her debut EP, Outsiders, was released in late 2017 and features the tracks “Concrete Jungle” and “Kicks”, which have

VIDEO: INTERVIEW – Bryce Vine Talks SF Bay Area Influences, Upcoming ‘Carnival’

Conceived as a love song that focuses more on the inner beauty than physical beauty, the song “Drew Barrymore” by Bryce Vine has garnered more than one million monthly listeners and 75 million plus streams on Spotify in a short period of time. The profile of the song was increased when it was featured on Taylor Swift’s “Favorite Songs” playlist on Apple Music and Spotify. Vine broke out in 2014 with his single "Sour Patch Kids" and had worked with the likes of G-Eazy, Big Sean and Kyle. Born in New York City, Vine grew up in

VIDEO: INTERVIEW – Chinese Man Talk ‘Shikantaza’, Live Shows

French hip-hop collective Chinese Man formed in 2004 and are still going strong, having released their latest album, Shikantaza, last year. The album is highlighted by the tracks “Liar” that features Kendra Morris & Dillon Cooper, and "Escape.” The album is said to act as a link between its musical origins and new aspirations. Its title is a term used in the Sōtō school of Japanese Buddhism that can be translated to "just sitting," making the album an invitation to let go, capture the moment, and find a personal path to enlightenment. Based in Marseille, Chinese Man

VIDEO: INTERVIEW – Quinn XCII Talks ‘The Story of Us’, Grosse Pointe Upbringing

Vocalist and songwriter, Quinn XCII has been on a steady ride since making a strong impression with EP, Change of Scenery in 2015 and subsequently the track “Kings of Summer” that was released in 2016. Having released his debut album, The Story Of Us, in late 2017, the Grosse Pointe, MI native continues to garner acclaim and a loyal yet growing fanbase, who were introduced to him from the track “Straightjacket”. His collaboration with Chelsea Cutler, “Flare Guns” is a standout of the album as Quinn XCII describes as a song that “concentrates on the constant struggle someone

VIDEO: INTERVIEW – The Wrecks Talk ‘Panic Vertigo’, Formation

The Wrecks burst onto the scene in 2016 with the three-song EP, We Are The Wrecks, which features the breakthrough track, “Favorite Liar” that garnered mainstream alternative radio airplay and 6+ million streams on Spotify. The five-piece originally from the East Coast is led by chief songwriter Nick Anderson (Vocals/Guitar), who formed the band with other members Aaron Kelley (Bass), Nick Schmidt (Guitar), Westen Weiss (Guitar), and Billy Nally (Drums). The band recorded their debut EP on a whim, alongside friend and engineer Andrew D’Angelo, when they were surprised with the news that a friend had been granted

VIDEO: INTERVIEW – The Aces Talk Debut Album, Perform “Fake Nice”

The Aces much anticipated debut album, When My Heart Felt Volcanic is set to be released via Red Bull Records on April 6th. The full-length has been in the making for some time as the quartet most recently released their EP, I Don’t Like Being Honest. Consisting of sisters Cristal Ramirez(lead vocals/guitar) and Alisa Ramirez(drums) and childhood friends McKenna Petty(bass) and Katie Henderson(guitar), the band formed in 2008 in Provo, Utah, initially known as The Blue Aces. The group started at a young age performing at school rallies and events, eventually elevating to city events and local

VIDEO: INTERVIEW – Kimbra Talks ‘Primal Heart’, NYC Influence

After some time away from the public eye, Kimbra released a couple of tracks in late 2017 “Everybody Knows” and “Top Of The World”(co-produced by Skrillex) that are from her third full-length album, Primal Heart, which is out April 20, 2018 via Warner Bros. Records. Having moved to New York City from Los Angeles a couple of years ago, the native New Zealander, Kimbra also worked with other producers in Los Angeles and New Zealand. Her voice is no stranger to many, as she’s recognized for her duet with Gotye on "Somebody That I Used to Know," which garnered

VIDEO: INTERVIEW – 3LAU Talks ‘Ultraviolet’, Bitcoin Guide

Over the past few years, DJ and producer 3LAU has grown as an artist and influencer, eventually starting his own record label in conjunction with philanthropy. Born Justin Blau, the artist started playing piano as a child and would go on to teach himself guitar, bass, and drums. It was during a trip to Sweden while still in college that Blau was exposed to electronic dance music and inspired him to create his own music. While majoring in finance at Washington University in St. Louis on a full scholarship, Blau experienced early success as a DJ/producer with numerous sell-out club

VIDEO: INTERVIEW – Atlas Genius Talk ’63 Days’, Baseball

Australian duo Atlas Genius recently released their first new music in two years with the single "63 Days". The track is the band's most intimate yet, bringing the listener through the story of accidental heartbreak, with the accompanying music video painting the picture of becoming more and more isolated until a moment of love brings clarity. The single ties into the campaign the now LA-based brothers Keith and Michael Jeffrey created to inspire fans and the public to participate in, as the pair stated on their website, "We’re not just a rock band, we’re citizens of the world and

VIDEO: INTERVIEW – Dan Croll Performs “Bad Boy”, Talks ‘Emerging Adulthood’, “Dial Dan”

UK artist Dan Croll emerged in 2017 with the album, Emerging Adulthood, the follow-up to the critically acclaimed Sweet Disarray, that was released in 2014. For Croll, his dream was not to be a professional musician— it was to be a pro rugby player. Unfortunately, a broken leg at the age of 17 forced him to look elsewhere, and he enrolled in the Liverpool Institute for Performing Arts at the age of 18. It became clear he had quite the knack for songwriting, winning his school’s Songwriter of the Year award and a meet and greet with the

VIDEO: INTERVIEW – Milky Chance Talk ‘Blossom’, Expectations, Fatherhood

The sophomore album by Milky Chance, Blossom, has amassed over 160 Million streams since its release earlier this year and the album’s lead single “Cocoon” has graduated to Gold and/or platinum status in countries including Australia, Canada and the band’s native Germany. The band recently teamed up with British singer Izzy Bizu for their latest single “Bad Things”, which lead singer Clemens Rehbein described, “The inspiration for ‘Bad Things” came from a feeling of finding yourself repeatedly stuck in the same kind of situation.” - explaining further, “It’s a tiring, going-around-in-circles-tragedy. In the end it‘s always up to you