iEDM Radio Episode 118: Mosimann

November 20th, 2016
Bio 
After four months of heavy exposure on French TV in 2008, many people thought Quentin Mosimann's artistic path would be nothing but common. Under the spot lights of his uprising fame and signed by the biggest major company, everything was set to mute this young artist into one more throwable star. Once exposed to the almighty music industry's rules, he had to learn how to hide his deep love for electronic music, while his first album hit the stores with a stunning success ('Duel' is double-platinium certified). However, this wild night bird already had something else in mind, dreaming of larger horizons based on a wide range of electronic sounds. A long time before winning the most looked after vocal French TV show, he defined his strong identity hanging out with his buddies, all DJ's and hard-level clubbers. Just like them, Mosimann considered his decks as his first girlfriends, improving his own skills step by step, through self-taught technics. He also used to deejay in order to pay for his studies, by the way. Therefore, once he gained popularity, he naturally skipped his voice to focus on deejaying. Transition was not brute, though, as his creativity led him to mix a bit of his two natural skills. Respecting his high taste for club culture and electronic music, he went through his music collection and updated his vision of a high-energy dance music. There was no other option for him to loop out the very predictable mainstream format. Proud of the French heritage, inspired by some of his fellow heroes (Jean- Michel Jarre, Cerrone, Daft Punk, Laurent Garnier, David Guetta or, more lately, DJ Snake), he worked hard to build a new musical avatar powered by his strong passion for mixing. Behind his "Change Your Mind" baseline, his will to redefine deejaying came early in his mind. You just need to see him acting live to testify his incredible ability to perform and do the show. Forget about the classical image of all these DJ's satisfied with beat-matched transitions. Mosimann sacrifies his body and shares a wild and sweaty creativity. He plays with the crowd and stretches all kind of emotions into an euphoric danceable experience. He beats the tempo, plays the drums, scratches, sings and jumps like an LFO. Freed from any format, he loves mixing in the darkness of clubs as well as spotting the largest festival stages, offering then an overwhelming performance. Each of his spectacular shows is driven by his intention to give the best. Gifted artist, he drew his own path managing to bring the largest audience to his large electronic culture, somehow underground. After seven years of a solid progression, which four of them were lightened by a solid ranking within DJ Mag's Top 100 DJs, some new perspectives seem to appear now. Even if his hectic touring schedule bounds him to travel a lot, he has recently increased his studio schedule, composing new material and jamming on his synths and drums. Still working as an ambivalent artist, he tries to clone himself to combine his love for Pop with a powerful club energy. Circling back all of his deepest influences and inspirations, Mosimann acts like a chemist looking for unexpected recipes. Mind your ears, you shall be surprised right soon.

Tracklist

Phlegmatic Dogs - Next Level (Original Mix)
Patrick Hagenaar - Love Rhythm (Original Mix)
Cobra Effect - Remedy (Extended Mix)
Gnash VS Luca Bertoni VS Olivia O'Brien - I Hate U Pandora (Mosimann Bootleg)
Bojac, DSTRQT - Formula (Extended Mix)
Dave Winnel - Mosquito (Extended Mix)
The Cube Guys, Kryder - You & Me (Kryder Club Mix)
Tommie Sunshine, Chocolate Puma - Take The Ride (Extended Mix)
Jack Note - Revolt (Original Mix)
Promise Land - Whoomp (Extended)
Kryder - Dogs On Acid (Original Mix)
Djs From Mars & Luca Testa Feat. Becko - Stronger (Mosimann Remix)
Alan Walker VS Eurythmics VS DOD - Faded Zipper From Desire (Mosimann Bootleg)
Axwell, Shapov - Belong (D.O.D Remix)
Mike Posner VS Seeb - I Took A Tumf In Ibiza (Mosimann Bootleg)
Martin Solveig ft. Tkay Maidza - Do It Right (David Puentez Edit)
Albin Myers - What's The Time? (Extended Mix)
 
Socials
 
Instagram : @quentinmosimann
Snapchat : @quentinmosimann
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iEDM Radio Episode 110: Curbi

September 25th, 2016

BIO
As dance music tends to deliver younger bright stars every year, here's a prodigy the world surely will be talking about. 17-year old DJ/producer Curbi isn't even new to the game, he has already making tunes for a couple of years now. 
For sure, he's the talk of the town, early 2015, after signing a deal with Spinnin' Records and MusicAllStars management at the tender age of sixteen. But the signs were all there; a young lad from Essex, UK, making music in his bedroom, breaking borders as he created a house sound of his own. After Dutch tastemaker Oliver Heldens got hold of his track 'Discharge', it didn't take long for Curbi to get signed to Heldens' home label Spinnin' Records. 
The story is enchanting. 'Discharge' getting hundreds of thousands SoundCloud plays in mere days, getting picked up by the biggest DJs out there, remaining in the Top 10 of Beatport's main chart for 28 days (!) while the video is now counting over 2 million Youtube views and over 2.5 million SoundCloud plays. Not bad for a debut, the buzz around Curbi is only becoming larger by the day. 
After releasing his first mixtape early June, which scored 125,000 plays within a week, his second single 'Rubber' comes out on Spinnin’ Records. And surely, this is a worthy follow-up, a gem for the clubs, including Curbi's characteristic raw bass lines, adding tension with some deep synth chords creeping up on you during the breakdown. 
Pete Tong can't wait to premier it in his BBC radio show, while artists like Diplo, Oliver Heldens, Martin Solveig, David Guetta, Michael Calfan as well as Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike give it full support. Genre crossing, you could say, which is exactly what Curbi does with his bass heavy house music - his sound hits a nerve everywhere. 
Summer 2015 also sees Curbi make his DJ debut, playing at Martin Solveig's event My House in Pacha Ibiza - not bad for a show debut. After that, the young Brit sets on doing more performances, while also venturing into some collabs, releasing the exciting club tune 'Hoohah' together with fellow Brit Fox Stevenson (a track getting picked up by jocks like Hardwell, Diplo and Showtek), followed in October by the release of 'Butterfly Effect', a collab with Dutch duo Bougenvilla. 
In short, Curbi is going through a rollercoaster ride in 2015, concluded with a personal 'thank you' to his fans when he releases the free downloadable 'Fraternité EP', including three full tracks by the youngster. 
2016 sees Curbi continue living up to all the promises. His first release '51' already meets widespread DJ support (including Hardwell, Calvin Harris, Oliver Heldens, R3hab and Porter Robinson) before it's officially released, reaching #2 on Beatport's Electro House chart. 
The follow-up to this, the mighty club tune 'Triple Six', Curbi's first release on Tiësto's label Musical Freedom, reaches the same height, getting support from the label boss as well as DJs Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike, Hardwell, Oliver Heldens, Calvin Harris and Martin Garrix. 
May 2016 also sees Curbi play his first show in his home country, performing at the DOORN Records Label Night in London, while the young Brit also gears up to play key events across Europe in summer 2016, including
 Creamfields, Amnesia Ibiza, Myseryland and Parookaville. 

Tracklist
Alessia Cara - Here(Chris Lorenzo Remix)
Taiki Nulight &Grande - Fire Power (Original Mix)
Laidback Luke &Twoloud - Fcukin Beats (Original Mix)
Cause & Affect- The Herd (Original Mix)
Tchami & Malaa- Prophecy (Joey Rumble Remix)
The BeatThiefs -Umbungo (Chocolate Puma Remix)
HI-LO &Chocolate Puma - Steam Train (Original Mix)
Botnek - Bad Bitch(Original Mix)
Curbi - Red Point(Original Mix)
Pierce - Audi(Original Mix)
Hasse de Moor -Flava (Original Mix)
Dirty Audio - GorillaGlue (Original Mix)
Dallask - Powertrip(Original Mix)
Curbi vs Justice -Triple D.A.N.C.E. (Hardwell Mashup)
Galantis - No Money(Curbi Remix)
Mercer &SAYMYNAME - Wanted (Original Mix)
Fox Stevenson &Curbi - Hoohah (Original Mix)
Yellow Claw - In MyRoom (feat. Ty Dolla $ign & Tyga) (GTA Remix)
GLD - Mercy(Original Mix)
DVBBS & ShaunFrank ft. Delaney Jane - LA LA LAND (Lincoln Jesser Remix)
Shaun Frank ft.Ashe - Let You Go Away (Original Mix) 

Socials
www.twitter.com/curbiofficial
www.instagram.com/curbiofficial
www.soundcloud.com/curbiofficial
www.facebook.com/curbiofficial

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iEDM Radio Episode 82: KANDY

January 10th, 2016

Unlike a lot of today's talent, KANDY found his love for producing after discovering his love for music on the dance floor. As a young raver, Kevin Schuppel would be seen at every major festival in the crowd, dancing, raving, and spreading his love for kandi and the music scene. As the years passed Kevin realized his passion wasn't in raving, but in producing and creating the moments we all love. He then started his project: KANDY. Now 3 years in, and over 2 dozen releases KANDY is looking to take over the dance scene in 2016. With a support list including Skrillex, Diplo, Laidback Luke, Hardwell, Tiësto, Kaskade, Axwell, David Guetta, Showtek, Jack Ü, DVBBS, and GTA, KANDY will be a staple on the festival and club circuits for years to come.

Tracklist:

1. Branko - 2 Nice

2. Steve Powers - The Tribe

3. Gregor Salto - Damelo

4. Thomas Feelman - Touch Faith

5. Wobblecraft - Jam Jaffle

6. Nari & Milani vs Delayers - Hypnotic

7. Chocolate Puma - Popatron

8. KANDY & Funky Craig ft. Example - ID

9. Gama - Everybody Rave

10. Valentino Khan & Wiwek - Tropicana

11. M3B8 - Lit

12. Sebjak & Jebu - Banshee

13. Dolphin Blowers - Macalena

14. Gloria Estefan - Conga (Usica Bootleg)

15. Jace Mek - Whales

16. KANDY & Rodrigo Howell - ID

17. The Sneekers vs Jack Beats - Ready For Pressure (Botnek Smashup)

18. Lakke Musky - Jumbuck

19. Pia Mia - Touch (KANDY Remix)

20. AWIIN ft. MCJOLLYGOOD - Marching

21. KANDY - ID

22. KANDY - ID

23. Cesqeaux - Colossal (Rawtek Edit)

24. Bad Royale ft. Snappy Jit - Bringing Da Heat

25. 2 FT LH4L - KoreanBBQ

26. LH4L & AAZAR - Bootay3000

27. Yellow Claw & Mightyfools - Lick Dat (Hasse De Moor Bootleg)


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iEDM Radio Episode 56 - Droptek

June 11th, 2015

1. Droptek - Neon

2. Audio - Ultron

3. State of Mind - Full Force

4. Emperor - Mind Games

5. DC Breaks - Gambino - VIP

6. Mind Vortex - Against The Grain

7. The Prototypes - Pop it Off

8. Misanthrop - I Need More

9. Noisia, Mefjus & Hybris - Clusterfunk

10. Neonlight - Posthuman

11. EastColors - Things Inside (Hybris Remix)

12. Signs - Percuss

13. Neonlight - Guinea Pig

14. Apex - Hench

15. Culture Shock - Troglodyte

16. Friction vs Dimension - Kinetic

17. Noisia - Incessant

18. Teddy Killerz - Endlessly

19. Vaults - Lifespan (Spor Remix)

20. Disprove - What

21. Droptek - ???

22. Mob Tactics - Wolf Trap

23. Misanthrop - Big Data

24. Mefjus - Saturate

25. State of Mind & Chris S.U - Chariots

26. Loadstar - Under Pressure

27. Mind Vortex - Bigger Than That

28. Noisia - Dustup

29. Zhu - Faded (Delta Heavy Remix)


With many years of production experience behind him, and even more musical experience, Droptek (Lewis Munns) is an electronic music producer and live act from Bristol, UK. His sound covers a wide range of tempos and styles such as Drum & Bass, Electro-House, Dubstep and Glitch-hop. While representing his label Monstercat and his agency Kinphonic, Droptek is rapidly building a loyal fan base across the globe.

Some of his biggest achievements during his career as Droptek include remixes for artists (such as Krewella, Pegboard Nerds), Numerous Top 5's on Beatport, performing around Europe,  and a synchronisation deal with Ubisoft.

"Droptek isn’t afraid to explore each and every side of his sound." - Mitchell Buchanan (Dubstep.net)


https://www.facebook.com/droptekofficial

https://soundcloud.com/droptek

https://twitter.com/DroptekOfficial

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