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The South-East European Music Event (SeeMe) is the only event in the region that is for dance music industry professionals and electronic music fans. Our roving writer Nikki reports!
[Bulgaria's music conference]

Contributing writer Marcy reports with her fantasic Coachella coverage... her words and videos of the performances will make you feel just like you were there on the polo fields with her, minus the sunburn!
[Coachella words music videos here]

The Exit Festival in Serbia is definitely and event not to be missed - you can't help but feel part of something special. 25,000 people attended and Nikki was there and tells us all!
[Exit report & photos here]

DJ Exacta, Bodyrox, and Kate Lawler answer the questions you'd ask if you ran into them in Miami at a music conference pool party or while looking for a taxi at sunrise...
[from the corner of Ocean & 8th...]

So since our own crew is lost in the Miami triangle, and we love love love Cagedbaby, we decided to ask him all about his conference this past week. Next year we're doing what he did! Oh, and look out for his new album too!!!
[Cagedbaby takes Miami here...]

Festivals are the Raves of today! Every year in Miami, Ultra draws tens of thousands of electronic music lovers to Bayfront park. Here are interviews with Paul Oakenfold, DJ Rap, Steve Lawler and Ken Jordan of The Crystal Method about this incredible event.
[Ultra interviews here]

From underwear to marathon sets, Belgium to Eskimos, Mo and David are the connecting link, and the two DJ producer jetsetting remixers who are shining brightly on their latest mix CD for FABRIC LIVE as well as in this interview!
[glimmer and glow here]

Vocalist (English and French), composer, arranger, producer, guitar/bass player and keyboardist - all describe the incredibly talented Emilie Simon, and we got to talk to her about her new album The Flower Book.
[flowers and music of Emilie]

On the eve of the release of his debut CD, NYC MIXX, this influential radio DJ (for the major dance music radio station Party 105.3FM in NYC) sat down with special correspondent Emily Tan for this exclusive interview!
[tune in to THEO here]

A music producer with a worldwide weekly syndicated radio show, marketing and promotions company, and now a new CD called Open Bar. Find out how he manages to do it all in this interview.
[do it all with OSCAR P here]

Rain-showers. Where's the sun? Guest-list nonsense. Miami flu. No sleep. Beach Party. Pool Party. V.I.P. Wristbands. Laughing. Memories. New friends. Amazing music. Photos. Jason's Miami Report!
[Miami. Click. Here. Now.]

Though he started as a hip hop artist with his Canadian group Plaiskool, now you can find Jaspa DJ'ing all over as he carves a name for himself playing a mix of progressive house, trance and ambient tracks, celebrating his new album, A Long Time Coming,.
[Jaspa interview is here]

Known for her amazing style of DJing (where she sings over the records she mixes) as well as her music production skills, Colette's highly anticipated artist album, Hypnotized, is out June 7th. Exclusive video interview!
[watch Colette interview]

You remember him from back in the day, and now, with his fourth artist album, Transfiguration, Alvarado reveals yet another period in his development as an artist and DJ. Find out how he's brought analogue warmth into digital, in our exclusive video interview.
[watch Alavardo interview]

Fresh off his North American tour promoting his new artist album release, Breakfast of Champions, Lee Coombs, the king of house/breaks fusion sits down with Ryan Bernier, and here's what he had to say about his Acid House beginnings in the UK, becoming a DJ and more.
[Lee Coombs interview here]

DJFIX.COM FEATURE - catch up to the whirlwind worldly DJ, who remains down to earth and diverse as she was back in the day in Chicago (check out her ring tone that goes off) in this video interview.
[check out DJ Heather on DJfix.com]

Our favorite week of the year (March 22nd - 27th) is nearly here! Join Raves.com at our two FREE parties on Wednesday (all day, all ages) and then Friday 6-9pm with a 3-hour open bar. C'mon say it with me now: Miamweeeee!!!
[event details here]

Miami is over, and though we're still a bit blurry eyed from the lack of sleep and our ears are still ringing from the late nights of loud music, we couldn't wait to share all that we saw and heard last week with you right away!
[Miami photos & report]

South America is hot!! When we first talked to Hernan Cattaneo several years ago, the Argentinan DJ was climbing the ranks of the world's top DJs. Fast forward years later... and we find out what's happened since then in our exclusive interview.
[Hernan interview here]

DJ Yousef sheds the bedroom moniker and drops bombs alongside Krafty Kuts on the pair's new collaborative release, Circus Chikubu Present.
[Yousef interview here]

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The first SAMC turned a weekend in Buenos Aires Argentina into an informative and fun-filled adventure, with two days of panels and parties satisfying an up-for-it international audience.

We talk to Phil Hartnoll, half of Orbital, about the band splitting up after 15 years of defining techno as one of the first live acts, their last album Blue, they bow-out with a spectacular collection of recycled gems and reworked jams.

From Belarus (400 miles from Moscow) comes the DJ and production duo of Egor and Denis, known as Dreamlin! What's it like to be an electronic music act in their part of the world? Read on to find out.

Leaping from LA to dance floors worldwide with the release of the Static Revenger remixes of their latest single, the brother and sister duo of Layton let us in to their lives for a glimpse and this video interview.
[watch the interview]

We joined our contest winners at the Giant Village 2005 event in downtown Los Angeles to ring in the New Year with Paul Oakenfold, The Crystal Method, John Digweed, Mark Farina and a live performance by The Killers!

With a superhero-like name (and frame) he has taken his talents as a world-renowned remixer and international jet-setting DJ to a whole new "Justice League" level with the recent release of his stunning full-length artist debut, aptly entitled Simmer.

Fusing elements of Hip-Hop and House into a wrecking crew of electronic sounds they have dubbed the "Junkyard" sound. Aaron "Ming" Albano talks about the new live set, his most important instrument, the secrets behind the duo's huge success.

We caught up with the trio as their Don't Look Now tour passed through Los Angeles, and found out how the feel about living on a bus ("the sock smell in the morning is really intense") and catch some of their giddy pre-show humor!
[watch video interview]

DJ, producer, vocalist... you'll go into orbit after you spend some time with Suzy Solar! Her mix CDs The Perfect Trance and The Perfect Trance 2.0 topped Billboard's Electronica charts, and her weekly internet radio shows are heating up speakers worldwide. T minus 3, 2, 1...

Bass. Florida reverberates with bottom-heavy, plusating bass. Who's the Queen of Bass, ruling her empire from Orlando with her signature mix of electro and funky breaks? Baby Anne of course!

Never ones to follow the crowd, G&D put out their firth full length Bloom, a unique artist album meets double mix CD. You've sung along to "As The Rush Comes" now come join us for their video interview!
[watch video interview]

News flash says Q!! He's got a new studio album in the works! This on the heels of his Y4K mix CD that lives up to his solid Breakbeat reputation. Get the inside scoop with our by-email interview.

This week is the US elections, and prominent members of the electronic music community are doing a lot more than just speaking up to get young voters out there to protect our right to dance. An interview with Paul van Dyk.

Register, vote and make your voice heard! That's the overwhelming message musicians and artists from BT to Bono are getting out there through their music, events, and organizations. Find out more about what's going on in music and politics locally and nationwide. (repost of earlier feature)

October 29& 30th: Tune in to watch and listen to a two-day 16 hour total LIVE webcast from Holland by "the world's #1 DJ" Tiesto and many special guests! Make sure to get your online tickets early so you don't miss any of the fun! 18 cameras LIVE!

Our documentary's soundtrack CD is out now in stores and you can listen to it (and buy it online) right here! Don't miss "the hottest mix CD of the summer" with tracks from Paul van Dyk, Motorcycle, Scumfrog, The Crystal Method, Afro Mystik and more.
[listen, buy, info]

As his latest double mix CD Perfecto Presents Type 01 hit the shelves in the US, Seb hit the roof of his hotel with our video crew for an exclusive on-camera interview! The tables are turned on this former BBC Radio host and world-famous DJ.
[watch our video interview]

The industry converged on the Union Square Ballroom in New York City for a three-day "meeting of the minds." Our reporter Carl was there to capture the conference highlights - and the DJs rocking the massive parties!
[photos & report]

Her voice flies high over many a dance track, and now she has three new singles on the way. Her personality is as powerful as her voice - she embraces life and people with an infectious enthusiasm and energy. See for yourself in our video interview!
[watch our video interview]

The raw energy and enthusiasm that have made them such a huge success in their native Australia, is propelling them around the US this summer and fall - this totally live electronic act ignited Boston and our interview! Contest for limited 12" too!

A new GRAMMY Award category for "Best Electronic/Dance Album" gets celebrated in LA and NYC, find out what BT, Jason Bentley, and Ken Jordan of The Crystal Method have to say about the new award and see photos from the event.

Shy and quiet, Sasha takes on an entirely different persona once behind the decks and gives his fans more than just something to dance to, like with his latest release on Global Underground, Involver.

This diverse producer, DJ, and record label owner delivers: from his monthly San Francisco parties with Miguel Migs to his his latest mix CD release Gotta Keep Movin, Papp delivers house music from the heart.

Seattle sensation DJ Eva has been present and rising on the international DJ scene for the past seven years. James Lavelle proclaimed her "the best undiscovered DJ" in DJ magazine's Top 100 DJs, invited her to play Fabric and snatched her up for her first ever remix created exclusively for his Global Underground #026 Romania.

To get your hyped up for our upcoming Oakenfold interview, Thrive Records hooked up some incredible prize packs for five lucky Raves.com winners! Click to hear Oakie's brand new Creamfields release and enter the contest.
[listen & contest]

In our continuing efforts to bring you the best up- and-coming talents from your local scene, we've got JJ Boogie from Ohio on the decks. Learn about this grooving DJ and his love of the music.

Their singles "Never" and "Deja Vu" are currently Their alternative meets Pop/Dance singles "Never" and "Deja Vu" (deep soulful beats and killer melodies with infectious vocals) are currently playing Top 40 radio all across the US.

Definitely a DJ with attitude. From first glance he appears to be quite street smart and tough, but after speaking with him, we learned there is a lot more to this DJ than just his looks and love of music - and his first ever mix CD.

With the seemingly never-ending world tour still in effect from last year's release of the critically acclaimed "Bedrock: Compiled and Mixed" compilation, we caught up with the ever-busy Disc-jock to discuss life on the road and a new CD mix project "Fade Records presents Audio Tour" out on FADE/Benz Street/ZYX.

A three-part exclusive video interview and contest for autographed t-shirts and 12" white labels from our official Raves.com ALL AMERICAN DJ Christopher Lawrence! To watch and find out how he became such a rocking DJ, fabulous husband and loving father (and win the prizes), click below.
[video interview & contest here]

Meet the founder of pulseradio.net, the immense online radio station that broadcasts 24/7 to thousands of listeners every day. We talks about his electronic music bands, DJing, writing and what it takes to run his website.

Catch up with Tiësto in this exclusive video interview as his tour for his new artist album Just Be and find out what he thinks of doing an album vs. a mix CD, about his music video, and more!
[watch our video interview here]

MUD-DAROO: The Third Annual Bonnaroo Music Festival was Marred by Torrential Rains and 2 Deaths, however over 150,000 attended for a weekend of music, mud and, well, more mud! Photos of all the wildness and wackiness here.

The Godfather of House Music. The first thing that should come to mind is Frankie Knuckles. For more than twenty years Frankie Knuckles has reigned as the King of the genre we so affectionately refer to as house music. Now A New Reality has arrived.

From the obvious affection for 80s acts like New Order and Human League to melodies from the likes of the Beach Boys and Fleetwood Mac, Cut Copy's Bright Like Neon Love remains very much grounded to indie rock roots from Whitfords native Australia.

This DJ and producer from Washington has spun coast to coast, mostly Progressive House and Breaks but he isn't afraid to throw down whatever tracks he wants at his residency at 26mix in San Francisco for the sake of keeping it fresh and keeping clubbers grooving!

From his "Wicked" roots, Garth steps into the present with his latest release, Revolutions In Sound, and talks to us about his London acid house upbringing, touring the US on a modified Greyhound party bus, and what inspires his music and his life.

Unwittingly the holy messenger of today's House music scene with his suave and demure demeanor and deep spirituality, this iconoclastic figure in the history of American nightlife is touring the US, taking the helm as House music's new spiritual ambassador.

Not only do we have an exclusive video interview with this amazing Aussie DJ,, we got him to autograph a bunch of his latest CD to give away! Therapy Sessions is a double mix with Dave on one disc and his hand-picked protege Phil K, Australia's progressive breaks master, on the other.
[video interview & contest]

To get to the bottom of their extraordinarily unique sound, and what it is that makes 'PLUG IT IN' such a great song, we had to get the down-low on the their influences and aspirations. Felix Buxton briefly unlocks the basement to give us a little insight.

This year's edition proved to be an awe-inspiring wonderland filled with beautiful people, magical sounds, and enough memories to last an entire lifetime. Two days of sheer bliss... Radiohead, The Cure, Flaming Lips... exclusive photos and report!

It's already been a huge year for breakbeat favorite DJ Hyper, aka Guy Hatfield. We caught up with him on tour with The Crystal Method to talk about his latest mix CD Wired, his remixes for Pink, Paul van Dyk and Sarah McLaughlan, and more!

Fresh off his Loveslapped mix CD, the founder of Moulton Studios and one of the creators and chief exporters of the West Coast Sound explains to our East Coast interviewer the ins and outs of a record making it into his crate... and other life lessons...

Tune up, chilled listeners, to hear some cool and groovy space-a-licious downtempo, from of Neil Cowley (Zero 7) and Ben Mynott (Blues and Soul), together known as Fragile State. Take a lazy day and spend it virtually drifting along with half of this duo for another exclusive interview.

Shattering the sound barrier once again with his 8th mix CD, Big Floor Funk , Vission present the latest reinvention of his signature progressive funk and bangin' house style. From PowerTools to power mixing, Vission shows why he's one the most popular DJs in the US today.


If you could combine the inflection and tone of U.K. Rap with the polished, brooding delivery of Eminem (and his slightly over-produced catchy beats), into a nearly curse-less rhyming masterpiece of a package, it would be Jack. Just Jack.

Coming at you from Los Angeles... don't touch that dial, you are locked in on Radio JXL... this broadcast promises to bring you the inside track on the hottest import from Amsterdam, the gear pounding, knowN most often as... Junkie XL.
[watch our interview]

Follow our Senior Editor Annalee on her adventures with Kara and a whole lot of other faces you might recognize as they once again took on the fabulous Miami music conference, and check out the tons of photos in her Miami photo album!

Walk the red carpet with these video interviews from our Peace, Love & Beats documentary premiere screening in Miami! We've got dozens of photos and a complete run down on the entire fantastic event... and we also have a new photo album from our daytime party LAID too.
[watch it here]

Now with his debut self-produced album, "Right Of Way", Ferry leaps from the DJ track into that of producer without a hitch. The music reflects his early love of 80s music, with a noticeable electro edge, given a distinctive Ferry twist, as in the first single, "Rock Your Body Rock."

The parties, the premiers... the music!! This was the best Miami ever! Check out our day by day report and photos, along with the essential Miami Survival Tips and Dave Dresden's (of Motorcycle) picks for this year's Records of Conference.

These two are ready to drag you deep into the night. Funk, soul, house, jazz, ambient -- we had a chance to dig a little deeper into the night sounds of Layo and Bushwacka with this interview.

Recently we were granted a brief moment in the chambers with the dancefloor magistrate as prepares for the return of his Judgment Sundays to Ibiza, his party in Miami, and regular onslaught of gigs and radio show around the globe.

The absolute epitome of a Superstar DJ, Sandra has shown the world that being a pretty, witty girl has little to do with her ability to tear your face off with her slamming tracks and unsurpassed energy. Watch our exclusive video interview!
[watch it here]

Meet one of the next generation of superstar DJ/producers, who's gone from opening to Oakenfold and non-stop residencies in New Orleans to his latest releases and slot at our Miami party!

Our documentary film is set to be released! Check out this behind the scenes look (though the eyes of your very own Raves.com journalists, plus over 50 DJs and artists) at the electronic music industry during the Miami music conference.
[watch the trailer]

Tribal Sessions's resident DJ is going off the hook (and off of balconies - kids don't try this at home) in the UK and now gets ready to take the US by storm. With his new mix CD on the way, soon everyone will be jumping like Vickers. [more]

Watch our exclusive Video interview and find out about their new album, current world tour, the secret to getting backstage at their show, plus win an autographed "Legions of Boom" CD and "Born Too Slow" DVDs and vinyl. [more]

Raves.com is proud (actually jumping up and down yelling like crazy is more like it!!!) to announce their nomination for a DanceStar USA 2004 BEST WEBSITE Award! The winner will be decided by online voting at DanceStar.com... [more]

With his Seal remix getting both Grammy and DanceStar nominations this month, this producer, DJ and founder of the influential Sunkissed label looks set to gain some worldwide recognition after more than a decade of work. [more]

From Poland to Chicago to your stereo, this multi-talented DJ, MC and producer is spreading his "Love, Peace and 1200 Technics" around the world any way he can... and end his interview with a raver rap! [more]

After coming together from opposites sides of the globe by way of the legendary Def Mix crew, SAW Recordings founding partners Satoshi Tomiie and Hector Romero have released their first DJ mix compilation entitled Undulation 1. [more]

Music would sweep her away at age 18, when she attended a rave on a barge floating in the Gulf of Mexico, and started her on a life long journey towards breaking down the barriers between music, perceptions and psychology. [more]

With their One Night at Glow mix CD compilation release, DC's own Pete Moutso has created an album that reflects the Glow experience. Kristofer got Pete on the phone for the lowdown on the club, the CD and what it takes to Glow. [more]

Pleasant to look at and hilariously funny, Sander chats Annalee about his latest album release, Renaissance Presents Everybody, from the equipment on which it was made to the meaning behind its name and how he ended up working with Justin Timberlake.[more]

Turning the end of Logic Records into a new beginning, Victor takes to the airwaves with his weekly three hour mix show on satellite radio, the first national trance show in America. Is a 24-hour a day Trance station next? [more]

Another video interview! Just recently Timo hooked up with Sony Playstation2 for a huge promotional tour for his latest release, Music For The Masses 2. We find out about this and his upcoming artist album here. [more]

Watch Annalee interview PvD in our video interview! Find out about his inspiring trip to India, how he met his wife, and his album Reflections which you can win an autographed promo copy of in our exclusive contest. [more]

Strawberry blonde bangs swing to reveal crystal blue eyes above a sweet smile that warms you up like the "Electro-italodisco-robotic-80's-roller-rink-tech-house" music she's pouring off the decks into the dance floor. Meet DJ Lady Lyric in this in-depth interview. [more]


His records grace the decks of Oakenfold, van Dyk, and other lovers of Trance, and we wanted to know more! We grabbed this prolific producer and DJ for some questions via email and then tempted him into the underground for an exclusive photo shoot. Read and see the results. [more]


Mark Farina touches down in his home town of San Francisco long enough to record his latest mesmerizing mix of his two main signature styles, Chicago House and Mushroom Jazz groove, and also to answer his phone and a few questions for this interview. [more]


Barry Ashworth is the mastermind behind Dub Pistols. His new full-length CD of original material, Six Million Ways to Live his sophomore full-length release is a dark, brooding testimony to street-wise punks and a sly interpretation of Ska-influenced Hip-Hop. [more]


Knowing how to instinctively develop melodic melodies and harmonies - and then knowing how to meld them using organic and electronic sound design layered over mesmerizing rhythms - is what Hybrid is all about. Listen in on our conversation with the UK duo right here!
[listen to our interview]


When it comes to DJs/Producers on the rise, few can fail to overlook the DC-based duo of Saeed Younan and Palash Ahmed, better known as Saeed & Palash. Through the combined ability to morph a track into their stylized version of tribal harmony, they have been turning heads across the globe. [more]


Continuing to play raves across the country and promoting his love of music to anyone willing to listen to one of his stellar sets, DJ Dan is truly is on the road to even bigger success! We caught up with him for an interview and he told us all about his thoughts on the rave scene, upcoming projects, and his future goals. [more]


This Chicago duo who perform their infectious funky chunky house music live and have churned out a barrelful of vinyl on their Q-Studios label that's been heating up dancefloors from coast to coast to coast talk to us about how they got together to make such sexy sounds!


Philadelphia-based DJ and producer Josh Wink releases his first mix CD in four years with Profound Sounds Volume 2. Long-time King Britt collaborator and Ovum Recordings' head-honcho, Wink talks to us from his studio, where he's working on new original material for an upcoming full-length artist CD and remixes.


He's come as come a long way from making mixed tapes to fuel his breakdancing craze. Despite his far-out schedule, we were lucky enough to grab an interview from BPM's #1 DJ in America while he was out on the road promoting his brand new CD & DVD, Behind the Decks.


Playful, sweet and above all fun... Sisely Treasure and Kaz Gamble dance around for our cameras (really) and talk about how they met, the making of their album, Punk Debutante and what you can do at their live show, demonstration included! Join the fun by watching our video interview right here.
[watch our video interview]


We caught this groundbreaking pioneer in both the DJ and production world for drum and bass in the midst of working on her upcoming artist album in Los Angeles to talk about her latest mix CD release, Touching Bass, and to learn a little bit more about the label owner, producer, recording artist and world-renowned DJ Rap.


Coming from a long background of jobs that pertain nothing to music, Juice discovered dance music a mere three years ago, but he's achieved what most can't even dream of during their entire career. After he gets out of his coveralls and spikes up that blonde hair, he transforms himself into a hardcore NUNRG in-your-face-DJ that will leave you feeling used and abused.


From his studio while preparing for an upcoming tour to support the release of his latest album Emotional Technology, Brian Transeau, better known as BT, took a few moments to discuss the album, his philosophies on music and production, and what has driven him to maintain a long career in the dance music culture.


Keoki hasn't changed a bit. Or actually, he's changed completely while remaining the same: dramatic, completely compelling, stealing the spotlight wherever he goes. With his latest mix CD, Keokiclash, he takes a hot genre and makes it completely his own.
[watch our video interview]


With his newly released compilation album, Mixology, Mark Lewis adds another notch in his very successful and lengthy career. Things weren't always this way. Back in his hometown of London, he was just a young clubber who hung out with a few friends like Carl Cox and Paul Oakenfold, before any of them were superstars.
[watch our video interview]


Talent, intelligence, common sense, and creativity are only a few of the attributes of the award winning charismatic DJ Sammy. How does a person transmit a their aura over the phone? No idea, but DJ Sammy's vibe emanates so strongly that it would be very difficult for someone to not be effected positively by his energy. Catch it in our interview!


One of the most listened to DJs in the world (his BBC Radio 1 show reaches millions and he's the only DJ to hold a residency at both Cream and Ministry of Sound), Seb talked to us in the midst of a spontaneous weekend birthday celebration while preparing for his tour in support of his new CD, Perfecto Presents: Seb Fontaine.


How do you get to be a producer of a documentary about Disco Donnie? Or a film that sets Shakespeare at a rave? If you're Summer Forest, you turn a lifetime of documenting the rave scene as an author and photographer into a career as a filmmaker, taking your passion for music with you along for the ride.
[watch our video interview]


Toto, we're not in Kansas any more... at least it doesn't sounds like Kansas (or Missouri for that matter) if you're tuned in on Saturday to DJ C-Vaughns hosting Kansas City's largest live radio mix show. As he's making a name for himself from coast to coast, we check in to find out how its done Kansas City style! [more]


Jez Colin and Matt Cooper are the multi-instrumentalist, songwriters and producers that provide the English ingredients and cutting-edge electronic skills that, mixed with a talented brew of international collaborators, results in the sultry Latin meets Western infused essence that is The Latin Project.
[watch our video interview]


One of the pioneering forces in the East Coast rave scene, New York's own DJ Vicious Vic started out more than 10 years ago creating a name for himself behind the decks. Later he and DJ Micro under the name 'Progression' produced a series of successful remixes and original works. What's he been up to lately? Find out in our interview. [more]


In between traveling the world in support of his latest release, "Urban Junglist, we caught up with Gavin King, aka Aphrodite for a phone interview from the U.K. With his amazing sense of humor and relaxed attitude, he shared a bit about himself and his wealth of musical knowledge including insight into how he gets his distinctive drum and bass sound. [more]


You'll know her when you see her: only 5'4" tall, yet larger than life, and did we mention red-hot? She'll be starring in the documentary "Girl"along with Sandra Collins and DJ Rap, is featured in June's issue of BPM Magazine as a "Next on the Decks" winner... put on your fireproof headphones and check out our interview!


Yes, he's related to Ozzy... though it's not exactly "like father like son!" Louis got turned on to the rave scene when he was 16 years old, rising in the DJ ranks and can be found playing at the biggest clubs in Ibiza and around the world. This month sees the release of his first DJ Mix compilation "Motion:Audio" and our interview.

Spinning grooves for over 18 years, he has definitely come a long way from his first gig at the 'Our Lady of Sacred Heart' Spring Dance of 85'! Currently resident at one of LA's biggest and best nightclubs, Spundae and with the infamous Funky Tekno Tribe. Find out all about all his likes, loves, and tastes in music.
She was only 16 years old when she first stepped behind the decks, DJing bar mitzvahs and school dances in her home town of Detroit. But NYC was calling... from the Storm Raves to the Limelight, MTV's The Grind to her new mix CD, she's spun them all! Now you can take a little spin with Jackie and her answers in our interview.
She's come a long way from lifting boxes for UPS... straight up the charts to number one as part of the production team Pusaka, into the crates of the biggest DJs with her own tracks, and now on the phone with us from her Hollywood Hills home for a little chat about eighteen years worth of music memories and the great new projects she's got in the works.
With a touring trail that looks more like a bus schedule (how many cities can you possibly hit in that many days?), Speaker Junkies are set to bounce off the road and into your home stereo with the impending release of their first full length original album, "Decibel Therapy" later this year. Until then, join us for a one-on-two interview.
Etheral female vocals, reaching beautiful high notes, float out over the dancefloor, riding the waves of a driving progressive beat. You push your way through the crowd up to the DJ booth and come face to face with the singer herself, pausing to mix in the next record. Meet DJ Keri, singer, producer and DJ, all rolled into one!
Blending his love of funk, dub, techno, house, tribal and breaks; Kazell has created his own sound dimension on the decks that people never forget. Hailing from Manchester UK,Is the resident DJ at Spundae Los Angeles and plays with John Digweed and Sasha on a regular basis at Liquified events across the country.
Meet Maximus, East Coast DJ turned all-American rising techno star and one to watch! His clean cut image hides a dirty talent for mixing up classic, unforgettable sets, remixes and original productions. We got a pile of his promo mix CDs, his upcoming original "20 White Doves" and had to know more.

DJ, Producer, Entrepreneur... this is Nigel Richards. Annalee got a chance to talk with Nigel about music, parties, singing songs to people in record stores and a lot more. He had a lot to say and joke around about, check out the link to watch the video interview and learn more.
[Watch our video interview]


If you've ever picked up a few rave flyers in Southern California, chances are you saw one unforgettable name: Thee-O. He's heralded as one of the most popular and hardest working DJs in Los Angeles, a reputation which translates into non-stop DJing at events. [more]


Rivera's success has come from combining and exporting the dirty house grooves of Miami, the edgy intensity of New York's big-room tribal drums and a mind-bending, relentless keyboard sound all his own. It's taken him full circle; no matter the scene, size or sound, there may not be a club in America where his tracks aren't being played. [more]


With his signature baseball hat and smile, Danny Tenaglia has presided over many wonderful nights of music friendship and the coming together of people and sure to continue to delight his fans long into the future. Win an autographed copy of his latest double mix CD and check out his story here. [win autographed CD]


Resident at Southern California's infamous Club Rubber, Beej is one busiest and most successful DJ's in the state. He's played alongside some the heaviest hitters in the industry and can definitely keep up if not run them over with his unique style, and is set to release his second album, "The Big Bang" this May. [more]


Impeccable taste in music, fashion, and dogs, Angelique is spinning her way both with records and her voice into the future of her already stellar career. You can catch her DJing at parties for Vogue, GQ, Harper's Bazaar and Vanity Fair, as well as regular club gigs in Los Angeles, Las Vegas, New York, Aspen and Miami... and here!
[Interview, free MP3s]



Josh Gabriel and Dave Dresden have a plethora of achievements, acknowledgements, and milestones in their lengthy careers, including remixing Paul Oakenfold, New Order, Way out West, Jewel, Pete Lorimer and Pablo la Rosa. Despite crazy schedules in Miami, they caught up with Raves.com reporter Annalee for this exclusive interview. [Watch video interview here]


Slipping through the glass doors and across the expanse of white polished terrazo floor, Kaskade is as unassuming as the lush deep house music he produces and spins. Ryan Raddon, the man behind the Kaskade mask, brings our interview gently down to earth with his direct, honest answers about himself and his incredible music.
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Love Box... "This is definitely," says Tom Findlay, "the least noodly record we've ever made. Its a funk album, really, with proper songs." Find and more and here's your chance to win a grab bag of Groove Armaad goodies, lots of winners!
[Win Groove Armada CDs, vinyl and stickers]


DJ eEvil (aka Peter J. Jobst) been mixing phat tracks since he was 17 at parties and bars. He was hard core then, but when his ears first heard UK Hard House and Trance, his heart caught the beat. Through the LA club scene, eEvil learned his likes and dislikes of electronica, and has been spinning ever since. [more]


Raves.com staff and a few of our friends were filmed non-stop the entire music conference for a documentary called "Four on the Floor." They followed us four females on our escapades as we worked our way through six days of parties, interviews, meetings and mishaps. It made for an interesting trip! [more]


When Iio unofficially debuted their song "Rapture" at New York's Club Twilo, they had an idea of the songs success, but nothing could have prepared them for the massive response their hit was about to receive. Now Iio has finished their new album and are already working on their third single. [more]


The biggest and the best dance music awards show returns to South Beach Miami for a 2nd year! This time, its on the beach and is definitely an event not to be missed on March 19th. Plus we interview with Grammy Award winner (and DanceStar nominee) Roger Sanchez about this year's event.


Florida-based DJ/producer Andy Hughes, has completed years of building energetic house music sets for dancefloors across America, the UK, and Ibiza. His latest release, Progressive House Elements, is a collection of bass-driven tracks that combine to create an aura of merging the dancefloor with the music. [more]


Originally from Ohio, Roland has played music for most of his life. He moved to Southern California in 1998 where he was introduced to the rave scene. Now 25 years old, Roland has been DJ'ing professionally for 4 and a half years. Check out our interview with this up and coming talent! [more]


For a band that wasn't even a band when they first recorded "Days Go By," the three members - Steve Smith, Paul Harris and Ben Harris - certainly put up a united front. Now, they return to their DJ roots with their latest release "A Night At The Tables" under a slightly modified moniker, Dirty Vegas Sound System. [more]
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Rebecca brings a fresh new sound of tribal, tech and progressive house/trance. When not in the studio, she can be found playing in LA at Spundae, Chemistry, or Silent Taco - or as Kleen resident in cities across the US. If she is not at any of those places, then she is probably out enjoying the fact that she is only 22 years old. [more]


Win a copy of the brand new "Global" CD/DVD signed by Paul van Dyk! The CD presents 13 tracks, including two previously unreleased tracks, "Animacion" from the Mexican film 'Zudro' and "My World." The DVD offers a powerful 74 minute portrait and Paul traveling all over the world. Current US tour dates here too! [more]


An independent filmmaker based in Orlando, Florida, who originally began writing a dramatic script following a group of ravers, has completed his three years of travels and compiling submissions from around the world about dance culture for a unique film, called Headspace. [more]


In the electronic music scene- there are a few names that stand out among the rest, LSDJ's is one of them. This duo has been tearing up turntables and bringing masses to the clubs for over 7 years now. Residing in party-town San Diego California, these guys know how to get the crowd going, and make your night worthwhile. [more]


Progression describes how this multi-faceted producer and successful DJ/Promoter has been able to build a very fulfilling career out of Atlanta, Georgia. With the Seks club night held at Eleven50 Carbonell has come along from way from his early days spent behind the decks while spinning tunes for the devoted. [more]


DJ Rob Martin was kind enough to chill with us for an interview, just before he spun at a private underground party that went off till six in the morning! He's a laid back cat with immense style! Check out what this crazy kid has to say to Raves.com about his life and times as a DJ. [more]


DJ Ruff began his DJ career back at the age of 16 and now, at 25, travels the world from Ibiza to Los Angeles and not so few places in between. When he was last in town, we sent Raves.com reporter Annalee to ask DJ Ruff a few questions about his stunning career - read their interview and learn more about rising star Ruff right here. [more]


They autographed Bedrock Compiled and Mixed CDs for you to win! John Creamer & Stephane K are one of the most unusual pairing of producers we've met, with Creamer's thick outer-borough accent and New York confidence setting off the endearing enthusiasm of the quiet-spoken K. Find out more right here. [more]
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In two years as an illegal dance party promoter during the birth of the Acid House, Wayne Anthony made - and lost - hundreds of thousands of dollars, took vast amounts of drugs, and put his life on the line to further the dance music youth revolution. "Class of 88" is his account of how Acid House changed his life and the world, forever. [more]
Read and download the entire book


Coming off a stellar JDJ mix CD, "Ultraviolet," DJ Touche revels in his deeper late-night side. From spinning parties at Manumission in Ibiza, founding The Wiseguys, and producing mega-successful tunes UK and the US (remember last year's "Start The Commotion"?), Touche brushes off mainstream success and focuses on his seductive groove technique. [more]

During the past decade, Noel Sanger has established himself as a progressive house pioneer and one of the most easily recognizable names within the dance music industry. Sanger has shown a depth that few possess through the release of numerous original works, countless remixes, and several highly-successful compilations. [more]
Born in South Africa in the early 70âs, Jupe moved to England at the age of 2 and has since made a name for himself in the underground music scene. Spinning mostly hard house and trace, Jupe currently holds residencies with Union @ Montage in San Diego CA, and Milk in London. He regularly performs all over California with some of the biggest named DJâs out there right now. [more]
The World Party is once again making their annual trek to "thai" one on at one of the most exotic and wildest places on earth, Thailand. Join The TWP for 12 days of extreme fun, breathtaking beauty, and party madness. Take in the legendary scenery of the real temptation islands of Kho Samui & Koh Pha-Ngan. Party in Bangkok & Pattaya. And finally, experience one of the greatest celebrations in the world for that matter, the FULL MOON PARTY! [more]
Everything from Tribal to epic & deep to your soul, Thomas Michael is ăthe DJ for the peopleś quotes Mixer Magazine. Not wasting any time, he explodes into his sets creating his unique style of energy and anthems with an effect nothing short of seismic. He has worked with the top 20 DJâs in the world and played at all of the major events and clubs. [more]
This Florida trio consists of Confucius and Monk, who met up with the third member, Bunny, in the summer of 1992. The production duo, Confucius and the Monk, went on to create some of the most mind expanding electronic music of the '90s. They are responsible for remixing an array of artists, including Garbage, Orbital and The Smashing Pumpkins. [more]
The journey has taken him from playing small undergrounds, to performing at massive overseas festivals - from working with unknown local DJs, to sharing the spotlight with the best the world has to offer. DJs like Carl Cox, Donald Glaude, Juan Atkins, Sandra Collins, DJ Dan, Joey Beltram, Frankie Bones, Christopher Lawrence, Bad Boy Bill and a thousand others have been there. [more]
Satoshi Tomiie is, quite simply, Japan's most successful International DJ and House producer. Satoshi's music career began at an early age when his parents encouraged him to study the piano. Later, the sound of Hip Hop provoked him to not only form his own band but also to start his foray into DJ'ing and production. [more]
In dance music circles, Sasha's name conjures near mythological references and fond memories of unforgettable gigs around the world. What punctuates Sasha's skills as a DJ is his capacity to not only incorporate diverse genres and styles, but to transcend them by infusing his music with pure emotion. [more]
School's out. Underworld are back and ready to play. Time to down rulers and dump the rules about how to create, consume and categorize dance music. The beautifully blurred clarity of the Underworld playworld, germinated, perfected, dissected, stretched and re-pollinated over their ten year reign.... [more]
The Prodigy are of course the only true remaining claimants to the title of 'the last gang in town'. Since their very inception they've steered a singular path through contemporary culture. With 'Firestarter' they reintroduced the generation gap into the living room. And with 'Smack My Bitch Up' they reintroduced punk controversy into the Houses of Parliament. [more]
It's the same outlaw spirit of eclecticism that still informs their five hour DJs sets, whether at their spiritual home in London's The End, or on a beach in Brazil or a state of the art superclub in Ibiza or Argentina. Layo seamlessly segueing cutting edge sounds, while Bushwacka! tears the arse out of the crossfade, turning nondescript breakbeat battle weapons into a compulsive collage of beats and breaks. [more]
A legend. Put simply, DJ Carl Cox is nothing less than a full-blown, crowd loving, honest, caring larger than life DJ«ing legend. Chances are, if you've paid even the slightest attention to the lifestyles and counter cultures of the post Acid house youth , if you've been awake and up for dancing in the last ten years, this man will have touched your life somehow.[more]
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Ali and Sharam Aka-Deep Dish have spent their time since Junk science, on a number of high profile projects and keep people dancing through most of it. A devilish journey thatŐs blazed a trail through deep house, funky progressive, wild percussive grooves, cut-up space-age soul, and never lost its way. Your first trip with Deep Dish wonŐt be forgotten in a hurry. [more]
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John Graham a.k.a. Quivver, a man who has been preeminent in the world of dance and has been championed by Oakenfold, Sasha and many others alike. When it comes to electronic music Quivver strives for excellence making sure every person with in his radius is infected by his melodic groove leaving no one standing still. [more]
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DJ Aphrodite aka Gavin King, is the man himself behind the Aphrodite Recordings empire. It all started way back in the summer of love '88' when Gavin became involved in the phonomona known as 'Acid House Music'. Aphrodite is known for playing out a good vibe that ranges from classic to upfront and completely exclusive dubplates. [more]
This time around, it all starts off with the sound of Hal from 2001 fed on hallucinogens and P-Funk; a call to arms from a space bound Sly Stone conducting a symphony of detuned robots. It ends with the sound of a man stood on the edge of sanity pleading to anyone [more]
April 27 & 28, 2002 the summer festival season officially began in Indio, California with the 3rd annual Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival.ticketholders would be partaking in both legitimate and illicit pleasures while jumping from tent to tent to see a variety of acts--more than 40 on five stages--ranging from rock to hip hop to electronica. [more]

Let's talk about three club faces who went into the studio just to see what they could do together and came up with 'Days Go By', a lush song about love and loss they thought might have underground potential, but little more: 'No one was playing tracks with vocals then.' So it came as a surprise when Pete Tong played it on his Radio One show for 12 weeks running [more]


DJ Tiesto's first album of all original material entitled 'In My Memory', promises to deliver a more varied sound as different genres of electronic music are visited upon. The lead off track "Magik Journey" begins the voyage and has all the makings of a modern day epic as classical strings accompany the progressive house track. [more]

If you're a drum & bass fan, there's a chance you will know of Darren Decoder, Markee Substance and Sian Evans already, what with their debut single ěHide Uî smashing it up on the circuit last year and subsequently voted Best Single at the recent Drum & Bass Awards in the UK. Even if you're not a drum & bass fan, you might also recognize their music. [more]

Now one of the biggest household names of Electronic music, Moby goes back to his roots for Raves.com revealing his personal timeine that lead from cockroach-infested warehouses to wearing a suit in the 90s, on up through his super sucessful Play album being licensed in everything imaginable. [more]


The first super star DJ. Sven Vath is the epitome of the German "global player." His name is inseparable from the German club scene of the nineties. Vath's albums like "Accident in Paradise" and "The Harlekin, The Robot, & The Ballet Dancer" are landmarks of contemporary electronic music. [more]

The X-ecutioners’ debut release on Loud Records, entitled Built from Scratch, was three years in the making, and represents a ground-breaking leap for the art of turntablism. Not only is it a treasure chest of classic hip-hop quotables cut with all the latest turntablist precision, but the album as a whole represents a whole new level of songwriting. [more]
Disregard the hip cachet, the bloated salaries, and the celebrity gigs: RALPH, like Oakenfold and Digweed, proves worthy of the superstar-DJ tag for all the right reasons. With one of the fullest and most impressive resumes in dance music, Dave Ralph is also one of the most loved characters in the music industry. [more]
iJ. SCOTT GIAQUINTA and JASON BLUM are DEEPSKY, are New Mexico natives who have produced world-class music that has impacted dance floors and stunned armchair listeners alike for almost a decade. Their style and dedication have pushed them to the forefront of progressive dance music. [more]
Dubbed "America's finest" by The Risky, owner/editor of the British Drum 'n' Bass Arena Web site, has earned respect for fighting on the front lines of this American subcultural revolution since the early '90s, playing every major city and many in-between, and for his surgically precise and devastatingly dramatic mixing skills. [more]
With Fatboy Slim albums, the clue is always in the title, and Norman Cook's third outing is no exception. While "You've Come A Long Way, Baby" was one long whoop of triumph, "Halfway Between The Gutter And The Stars" is the sound of a person taking stock of their life. Norman was staying at LA's Chateau Marmont hotel, when the title came to him. [more]
A true gear-head at heart, our beloved progressive Plastikman is on the cusp of something huge. In cahoots with the creators at N2IT Development, as well as long-time partner and fellow techno DJ, John Acquaviva, he has adopted Final Scratch, which allows the DJ to play digital music live in conjunction with his or her analog, "two-turntables-and-a-mixer" setup. [more]
reen Velvet (aka Cajmere) studied chemical engineering at the University of Illinois, where he exposed himself to the energetic culture and lifestyle of house. In 1991, midway though graduate school, Cajmere returned to Chicago to pursue his dream of producing house music. [more]
  ZERO 7
Zero 7 may be the coolest band in the world . . . .but don't call them "chill out." While they've been incessantly compared to bands like Air, and their self-consciously trendy, lounge-friendly ilk, such comparisons are just too simple. Indeed, Zero 7's debut Simple Things is an innovative, attention-demanding exploration of all things soulful. [more]
The life of George O'Dowd, as his birth certificate knows him, contains so much excitement, tragedy and drama that his bare-all autobiography 'Take it Like A Man' has been an international bestseller. What Americans may not know is that Boy George spends most of his time fully immersed in Europe's thriving dance music scene. [more]
Paul Oakenfold might be the biggest name in dance music and he continues to push his style into new realms with his his debut album BUNKKA out June 18 on Maverick. The high octane beats found on this 11-song slammer have help from A-list talents such as Nelly Furtado, Perry Farrell, Ice Cube, Tricky and others. [more]

André did not make his real breakthrough until "9 PM (Till I Come)", which was released under the name ATB on Kontor Records. This explosive mix of lively dance beats and the unique, characteristic ATB guitar became a massive hit throughout the world. André also entered all important international charts with his follow-up singles. [more]

Standing at the forefront of dance music's futuristic, soulful realm, this 27 year old musician personifies the chilled-out, soul-driven vibe of the Naked Music concept. Smooth, sexy, funky elegant, lush, sophisticated and deep are some of the words commonly used to describe Miguel's unique sound. [more]
Charissa Saverio, also known as DJ Rap, has for the last eight years been the undisputed queen of the hardcore and drum'n'bass turntables. She's become a prime mover, the prime female mover in fact, on the hardcore, jungle and drum'n'bass scenes that have shaped the last ten years of her and countless other lives. [more]
Sneaker Pimps formed in the early nineties. Their roots lie much earlier in the Northeast of England. Chris Corner lived in Middlesborough, where he met Liam Howe who came from nearby Hartlepool. They began to make dance music from their small bedroom studio and soon decided to attempt to release it on a commercial basis. [more]
Cartoon Network's most powerful stars leap to the silver screen this summer when The Powerpuff Girls - Blossom, Bubbles and Buttercup - make their feature film debut. The Powerpuff Girls Movie will be released July 3, 2002, by Warner Bros. Pictures, and tells the story of how the world's cutest superheroes came to be the pride of Townsville. [more]
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