Wilf Libgott: Local DJs/performers are the most underrated hardworking artists around; yet, often the superstars walk away with the credit. In this turn of events, this was not the case.
It was another highly anticipated night in Seattle. The city's biggest and most successful promoters, USC Events and Marble Productions threw a show with yet another amazing line-up in one of the best venues the city has to offer. Entertainment all abound and the best DJs flying in from all over the globe.
This held true for most of the night, until it became clear headliners Above and Beyond had trouble getting to the show. Apparently, their flight was diverted from Seattle's Seatac airport to Yakima due to fog. Not surprising since the amount of fireworks lit f...
Following fan favourite 'Black Is Back', the legendary Finnish duo of Miika Eloranta and Janne Mansnerus, aka Super8 & Tab return with another high-energy anthem in 'Fiesta.'
"Like back in the days with 'Helsinki Scorchin' and 'Elektra,' with 'Fiesta' we wanted to experiment with new sounds and workflows to keep our minds open and fresh. We wrote the track for big stages and according to the reaction at festivals, it was a bullseye. It has been one of the biggest tracks at our gigs for few months now and is a natural crowd mover," says Miika Eloranta (Super8).
Receiving plays in Above & Beyond's recent DJ sets, as well as radio support from Ferry Corsten, 'Fiesta' fuses a gnarly electro-fused groove with trademark stabs and a soaring, infecti...
You have been an influential DJ in the international scene for years now. Starting in 2000 and still going strong in 2012 with the release of your new album. What made you decide one day to want to make it in the electronic music scene and has it been a rather smooth ride or were there any hurdles you had to take on?
I was into electronic music from the first moment I heard a synth. As time passed by, I was fascinated by trying understand how these sounds were made. I was learning many instruments whilst young but decided early on that my main passion was in electronic music way before I had chance to learn all about it. It has a combination of so many attributes all in one genre, energy, groove, emotion, production, tension, release, etc.
How do you look back on your...