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ALPINE UNIVERSE ADDS AN ORGANIC TOUCH TO EDM
Where EDM events mostly revolve around Djs, ALPINE UNIVERSE brings a fresh breeze to the scene. Real name Andy Favre, he's a 27 year-old musician from the heart of Europe, born in the mountains between France, Italy and Switzerland.
Fascinated by EDM in all its forms, he set a goal to perform the genre in a more organic and 100% live setting. As such, he takes the stage with an array of electronic instruments namely electronic drums, synthesizers, effects, and even electronic accordion. Ecstatic crowds are introduced to an energetic sound with the power of a full symphonic orchestra.
Where does your artist name come from?
I was born in a small ski town in the mountains...
Darth & Vader is one of the main electro house projects from Brazil. With influences of complextro, dirty electro, dubstep, rock and progressive, it was created as a duo in 2009, being ruled just by Hugo since the beginning of 2012.
Born in 1988 in Rio de Janeiro and having musical experiences since the age of nine, when began playing the guitar, Hugo Castellan has always been a rock’n’roll lover and had many bands of the style through his adolescence. 2007 was the year when he first heard and also fell in love with electronic music, which made him study musical production and create his fullon project called Harmonika. Two years later and wishing to produce and explore new sounds, came the idea of releasing Darth & Vader, with heavier and more complex bassline
Freaknight Festival is Seattle's annual Halloween event produced by USC Events. Freaknight is the largest and longest running electronic music festival in the Northwest and has grown into a massive 8 hour event that attracts top national and international DJs and thousands of revelers.
This year's edition was sold out in advance, and that's no wonder considering the line-up and giant production.
Mainstage we could find Armin Van Buuren who is this year's newly voted number 1 DJ in the world, Sander Van Doorn who is an amazing DJ/producer recently signed to Jay Z's label, Chuckie the incredible party starter, Dada Life - always bananas, Bingo Players who know their game well, Morgan Page - always ready for the next chapter, Le Castle Vania, Dig-Dug & Sidestep a
Kris O'Neil from Denmark has been rising the ranks consistently the past few years. Lately he has been surprising us with one quality release after another. They range from 'From Canada With Love' with Kiholm, 'No Porn Intended' with JPL and the recently released In Trance In Trust 019 for which he got the honors.
Obviously these are all great achievements. We were delighted to hear the new remix Kris has done for Marco V's GOHF. For people who have been following EDM since its inception, GOHF borrows its name from the sample that was used. 'I Am The God Of Hellfire' is a quote we have heard in early releases of acts such as The Prodigy and Sequentical and was put to great use in this new release. Whereas the original mix by Marco V had strong electro influ
Hi Jochen, first off: thanks for joining Hammarica.com with this interview!
Jochen, you have been DJing for quite a while and enjoying success with massive productions like ‘Lost Connection’, ‘Humanoid’, the Energy2011 anthem ‘Classified’ and recently the Rank-1 and Sarah Bettens collab Wild and Perfect Day. If you had to pick one of your productions as your most favorite one. Which one would that be? And is there a thought behind it for it to be your favorite?
Tough question, same as asking a parent which of his children he loves most;-)) But if I had to pick only one, I guess that would be Lost Connection, because that track really rocketeered my carreer.
You are known to blend styles together ranging from trance to electro and progressive. How do you like the f