Author archive for Cyrus

  • RJD2 – More Is Than Isn’t [Album Review]

    By Cyrus on December 5, 2013
    “It’s in my nature to disregard genre” – RJD2 In our interview with RJD2 I realized something: it takes more than skill to break out of this pervasive mentality.  With the conflaguration of genres nowadays, it’s become a constant need for artists to label themselves.  ”I make deep house” or “I make trap beats” have replaced the original thought of […]
  • I Love Techno 2013 [Festival Preview]

    By Cyrus on November 6, 2013
    It’s about that time for the infamous I Love Techno festival in Ghent, Belgium!  Taking place on Sunday, November 9th, the festival is one of Germany’s most famed events for a true electronic experience, and for the past 19 years it’s attracted over 35,000 worldly visitors to each event.  With past years featuring major artists such as Justice, Major Lazer, […]
  • FORMAT & Octopus Present ADE After Hours [ADE] [Show Preview]

    By Cyrus on October 16, 2013
    ADE Amsterdam started today and boy is it moving quickly.  With the city decked out in the festivals traditional colors black and yellow, the inhabitants and sojourners to Amsterdam for the weekend are only getting the beginning taste of what the festival has to offer.  Of course, there’s still a good four days left of the festival to experience, so […]
  • US3 – Never Go Back [Video Review]

    By Cyrus on October 16, 2013
    Raise your hand if you’re a fan of jazz music.  Now raise your hand if you’re a fan of Hip Hop.  Now, imagine your favorite Hip-Hop groups – what did they all have in common?  For me, it’s quite simple: each and every one knew how to integrate jazz elements into their music.  Digable Planets, Digital Undeground, Tribe Called Quest […]
  • Defected in the House @ AIR Amsterdam [ADE] [Show Preview]

    By Cyrus on October 15, 2013
    Words can’t truly express how deeply excited I am for this show.  Like many others, every since I had been introduced to MK’s ‘Look Right Through’ and ‘Burning’, it’s been hard to get that voice; that vibe; that infectious energy out of my head. Now, joining him at ADE this year, is a stacked roster of artists from the UK […]