Interviews | Meet One Of LA’s Hottest Progressive House DJs: Varun

Posted by on July 22, 2016

Varun is one of LA’s quickest rising progressive house artists. If you are thinking this is Above and Beyond, think again. This dude goes hard and his releases speak for themselves, delivering heavy-hitting tracks with strong melodies. We go to dive into Varun’s life as a DJ/producer in our up-close and exclusive interview with Varun.

Where do you think the direction of progressive house is heading?

Varun: It’s tough to say. I love Progressive House but the scene is definitely changing. There are a lot of new styles of music that are coming out and people are loving it. The biggest shift I’ve seen are these more percussive and noise driven drops (almost seeming a bit random at times). Some of it is a bit much for me but some of it is executed pretty damn well.

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Interviews | Bricks Break’s Down His House Roots, Timing, Future Plans & More In Exclusive Interview

Posted by on July 19, 2016

Bricks has a classic LA story but with some genuine depth to it that’s just likeable, frankly. In this FNT interview, Bricks breaks down where his house roots came from, why he makes what he does (which is fluid dark hip-hop-influenced house that totally suites 2016, check out previous posts on our site), and so much more. Read all the details here.

How would you describe your style?

Brian: I’d describe it as a collection of all the styles that have influenced me through out my life. It’s combination of House, Miami Bass and Hip Hop. I add the groove of house to the raw 808 miami bass sound, then work in some vocal chopping and analog 80’s synths, and out comes up the Bricks sound.

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Interviews | Hairitage Talk House, Dreams, & More In First-Ever Interview

Posted by on June 21, 2016

Hairitage has been making boss moves lately. He’s landed tracks on Ultra Records, CR2 Records, XXL Audiophile, and many more. Yet, he’s somewhat unknown even though his house jams are on point. Hairitage sat down with us for his first interview where we go deep, read more below.

Who are your biggest house influences that have helped you find your style?
Aaron: Listening to Tchami, some newer Vato Gonzalez, Flume, Friend Within, and some older Chainsmokers tracks were probably my biggest influences for ideas and how I wanted to make this particular song sound.

Who would you love to work with?
Aaron: I’d love to work with anyone mentioned above, Illenium, NGHTMRE, Yntendo, Jauz, Tom Budin, or Loge21. Any of them would pretty much be life made!

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Interviews | Europe’s Steello Shares About Raising Over 100K€ For Charity Through Music, Musical Background, Future Plans & More

Posted by on June 16, 2016

Steello is breaking ground in the American scene and for good reason. His sound focuses on the chill atmospheric vibes, in the same realm/ market gaining traction in the last several months. The arrangement of this original “Faith” make the Steello experience awe inspiring. The solo DJ/producer clearly chooses his collaboration partners wisely because his releases keep improving graciously over months no matter who the name is next to him. Steello talked to us about whats up with him, his background, and much more below:

What inspired the sound for this release? It sounds more dramatic and more ambient than your past releases.

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Interviews | SAYMYNAME Talks Meeting DJ Snake, Official Remixes, Yearly Plans, & More

Posted by on March 1, 2016

 

SAYMYNAME is blowing up right now in a lot of different ways. The support he has garnered is out of this world, and now it’s only gotten bigger with his official remix on “Propaganda” Remix EP, released via Interscope Records, an event that boasts SAYMYNAME’s HARDTRAP style and puts his name next to some of the biggest in the industry. We were lucky enough to snag an interview with SAYMYNAME soon after the release of the remix EP. We dived into several subjects: him meeting Snake, his career taking off, and more.

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Interviews | Marat Leon Breaks Beatport Chart, Talks Future, Past, and More

Posted by on February 2, 2016

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After releasing his last single “Swing,” Marat Leon took the time out to do an interview with FNT. The Baltimore based DJ has a strong focus on house music. In 2015, he’s re-strategized and has been able to put his music center stage. “Swing” recently broke the top 100 on the Indie Dance and Nudisco charts. This is just the start for the solo DJ. Read below to hear more about Marat Leon’s perspective on the scene.

What were the main moments that got you into DJing?

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Interviews | INTERVIEW: John Dahlbäck TALKS NEW ALBUM, NEW MUSIC, AND PRE-SHOW RITUALS

Posted by on December 3, 2015

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Swedish powerhouse producer and DJ, John Dahlbäck, is a name that hasn’t skipped a beat from the spotlight and is back to bless the Armada Music catalogue with his latest single, “Count To Ten,” a stylish blend of disco pop and Melbourne bounce with heart-grabbing vocals. I sat down with Mr. Dahlbäck to talk music, shows, and weird rituals.

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