Saturday Night Session 034: Black Caviar gears up for the Grammys and talk about their first self-released EP

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Saturday Night Session 034: Black Caviar gears up for the Grammys and talk about their first self-released EPBlack Caviar Press

Few moments are more sacred than the reprieve Saturday night provides from the daily grind of school and work. Its importance is meant to be emphasized, and thus, a feature dedicated to “doing the night right” was born. Saturday Night Sessions are set around energizing mixes meant to get the party started. New or old, each episode has one cornerstone thing in similarity: they serve as the perfect backdrop for the weekend pregame.

Challenge Troy Hinson and Jared Piccone to create a heavy metal track, and they could do it. Challenge them to create a hip hop track, and they can do it. Challenge them to create an electronic music track, and they can do it. The list goes on.

Few musicians have lived out careers quite as versatile as Hinson and Piccone have. The New York-based duo, who make up Black Caviar, have spent their years producing music in these respective genres. Although they have now shifted focus to a more electronic leaning sound, listeners never quite know what they will get from the group, which keeps things exciting.

The duo shed some intriguing light on how the fans of the different genres can contrast. They note, “Electronic music fans are so much nicer and well behaved… they are also a lot better looking than a metal audience.” 

Hinson and Piccone’s latest project continues with their electronic music focus, and it is their first self-released EP ever. Titled Caviar Chronicles Vol. 1, the three-track compilation highlights their affinity for a good upbeat house tune, with all three tracks adding a unique flair. The EP is made up of “A Little Bit of Ecstasy,” “Glory Box,” and “Power Of Love.”

The duo speak on their decision to self-release, stating, “Being on a label is great but sometimes there is a lot of nonsense involved… it’s also becoming a lot easier to release music on your own. We really liked these songs and the package of an EP so we decided to give it a shot doing it ourselves.”

Caviar Chronicles Vol. 1 follows their first single of the year, “Mr. Vain.” Hinson and Piccone are off to a strong start to the year with four total tracks out before the end of January, but 2019 will be a big year to live up to. Black Caviar was enlisted to produce a track for the Spiderman: Into the Spider-Verse soundtrack, and this ultimately led the duo to their first Grammy nomination.

Hinson and Piccone speak on the opportunity, saying, “It was amazing to be part of such a spectacular movie. It was a lot of fun for us to take a swing at doing a theatrical hip hop song, and it seemed it worked. We could never have imagined our song ‘What’s Up Danger’ would have resonated with people as much as it did. Having the record go gold and being nominated for a Grammy was bonus.” 

In honor of the release of their EP, and in anticipation for Grammy night, Hinson and Piccone have produced a one-hour Saturday Night Session mix. When asked what kind of a Saturday night their mix would get listeners ready for, they state, “It’s a mix for everyone who loves house music. Whether you are getting ready to go out, relaxing taking a bubble bath, or mowing the lawn, we’ve got something in there for you.”

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You guys have worked with such a diverse range of genres throughout your lives… metal, hip hop, and now you are known primarily as electronic musicians. How do people from your past lives (metal and hip hop) react to your current project as Black Caviar?
I don’t think they are too surprised because even though we have played in different metal/ hardcore and hip hop projects, we have always loved all different genres, including dance music. I am sure they also know with metal and hardcore you can’t keep carrying on like a lunatic forever. It becomes so exhausting. 

How does the electronic music scene differ from the hip hop and metal worlds that you used to be more of a part of?
Electronic music fans are so much nicer and well behaved… they are also a lot better looking than a metal audience. 

What inspired you to self-release Caviar Chronicles Vol 1 as opposed to signing the EP to a label?
Being on a label is great but sometimes there is a lot of nonsense involved… it’s also becoming a lot easier to release music on your own. We really liked these songs and the package of an EP so we decided to give it a shot doing it ourselves.

What was it like being a part of the Spiderman: Into The Spider-Verse soundtrack? It was amazing to be part of such a spectacular movie. It was a lot of fun for us to take a swing at doing a theatrical hip hop song, and it seemed it worked. We could never have imagined our song “What’s Up Danger” would have resonated with people as much as it did. Having the record go gold and being nominated for a Grammy was bonus. 

What are each of you most excited for in 2020?
We have a stack of music that we are excited about releasing including a few hip hop tracks. Jared just got his real estate license, the market is super hot right now, so he’s excited to get in it. I have been working on my stand up comedy. I have been doing weekly guest spots at New York Comedy Club so if you are in NYC, come check me out sometime. 

What kind of a Saturday Night is your Saturday Night Session going to get listeners ready for?
It’s a mix for everyone who loves house music. Whether you are getting ready to go out, relaxing taking a bubble bath, or mowing the lawn, we’ve got something in there for you.

Saturday Night Session 033: Breathe Carolina discuss their hobbies and what is next for them after recent album release

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Saturday Night Session 033: Breathe Carolina discuss their hobbies and what is next for them after recent album releaseBreathe Carolina Press Shot

Few moments are more sacred than the reprieve Saturday night provides from the daily grind of school and work. Its importance is meant to be emphasized, and thus, a feature dedicated to “doing the night right” was born. Saturday Night Sessions are set around energizing mixes meant to get the party started. New or old, each episode has one cornerstone thing in similarity: they serve as the perfect backdrop for the weekend pregame.

There is an increasingly small contingent of successful artists who can claim that a growing popularity on myspace was part of their beginning. Breathe Carolina can, and their continued relevance is a testament to the group’s evolution and ability to craft a catchy tune despite changes in group members over the past 13 years. Breathe Carolina currently consists of founding member David Schmitt and Tommy Cooperman.

Despite Breathe Carolina seeming like a name inspired by one of the states, Schmitt mentions the group’s name was actually decided after he woke up from a dream about calming a woman down named Carolina. In November of 2019, Schmitt and Cooperman released the group’s fifth studio album, DEADTHEALBUM. The 10-track compilation came as a surprise. This is because, earlier in the year, the artists spoke about a renewed interest in focusing on singles and the story around them through music videos as opposed to releasing full studio albums. The surprising nature of the release is further cemented when the duo talk about their high and low points of 2019.

Schmitt and Cooperman comment on this, saying, “High point, releasing our album! Low point, writing the album and doing all the content for it within five weeks! Talk about tired!”

Despite putting the album together in five weeks, DEADTHEALBUM was received warmly thanks to the dynamic collection of feel good and club-ready releases. If there is one thing that characterizes the group’s output, it is energetic. Breathe Carolina know how to craft a track that will translate well into their heavy tour schedule, and this is undoubtedly part of why they have been able to maintain a steady fanbase and global bookings.

When asked about what their passions are outside of being musical artists, the duo respond, “David loves to cook and Tommy used to be a pro BMXer!” Cooperman’s outside of music interests are seemingly as high energy as the music he puts out with Schmitt.

The group crafted a one hour exclusive mix for their Saturday Night Session, and when asked what kind of a Saturday night their mix will get listener’s ready for, they respond that, “it’s full of energy, full of fun, and a ton of party vibes!”

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Given you are Denver based, why the name Breathe Carolina?

The name comes from a dream David had about a girl named Carolina, it’s actually a person and not a place! 

In a recent interview, you spoke about how you’ve been more focused on releasing singles and putting videos, artwork, and everything into those individual releases in order to give them their own life. Then, at the end of 2019 you released DEADTHEALBUM, a full length album. Can you talk to us about your change of heart or what went into this decision?

It wasn’t planned, honestly! We went in to do a single and it had a certain vibe. We decided to write more like that, and the next thing you know, there’s 10 songs! Haha.

High point and low point for each of your 2019’s?

High point, releasing our album! Low point, writing the album and doing all the content for it within five weeks! Talk about tired! 

Now that you have just released a full length album at the end of last year, what does 2020 look like for you?

Lots of touring! Lots of writing! Lots of content!

What is one thing fans don’t know about each of you?

David loves to cook and Tommy used to be a pro BMXer! 

What kind of a Saturday Night is your Saturday Night Session going to get listeners ready for?

It’s full of energy, full of fun, and a ton of party vibes! 

Saturday Night Session 032: R3HAB confirms 2020 EP alongside Sofia Carson, talks working with Zayn Malik for ‘Flames’

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Few moments are more sacred than the reprieve Saturday night provides from the daily grind of school and work. Its importance is meant to be emphasized, and thus, a feature dedicated to “doing the night right” was born. Saturday Night Sessions are set around energizing mixes meant to get the party started. New or old, each episode has one cornerstone thing in similarity: they serve as the perfect backdrop for the weekend pregame.


R3HAB is a producer who has successfully achieved mainstream notoriety while maintaining a positive affinity within the electronic music scene. Once an artist starts enlisting high-profile pop collaborators, many fans are quick to peg him or her as a sellout. R3HAB, whose real name is Fadil El Ghoul, has found a way to release singles authentic to his electronic beginnings while also producing radio hits that blend subtle progressive undertones with a compelling vocal line in order to maintain its radio appeal.

Recently, El Ghoul enlisted one of the most high-profile pop collaborators out there. He tapped Zayn Malik, former member of pop band One Direction, and Jungleboi for new single “Flames.” After the track received a warm reception, they have released an elaborate and thought-provoking music video for the single that’s set to come out in January.

Dancing Astronaut spoke to El Ghoul about the thought-provoking video, and about how the concept for the visual narrative came to be. He explains, “It’s Zayn’s creation to be honest. He had this concept and storyline, and all I really had to do was read it and enjoy.”

While “Flames” is the artist’s most recent release, he has been putting out music for more than a decade. He started off his career putting out various singles alongside Hardwell, and the rest is history. While El Ghoul’s music certainly speaks for itself, he believes that his studies and background in business is certainly a contributor to his success. He got a B.A. in economics, and he even goes as far to say that a lot of today’s successful artists are good entrepreneurs, which has directly correlated to their success. He states, “My mom insisted I study when I was younger. I followed economics and B.A. and I felt like I got a very good handle of things. I’ve definitely been able to apply those skills to my career. A lot of today’s successful artists are actually very good entrepreneurs.”

Fans of the producer’s experimentation with pop will be delighted to learn that he will be releasing a full EP in 2020 alongside Sofia Carson. The duo recently put out single “I luv You,” and their sonic chemistry is apparent.

When asked about his foray into pop and about the single itself, El Ghoul notes, “I’ve been experimenting for quite a while actually, going back to the Trouble album with the song with Verité and with Sofia Carson herself on “Rumors” from The Wave album. Electronic music has so many vibes and feels and I enjoy many of them. Besides, someone has to sing these tracks and Sofia does such a great job – we are actually releasing an EP together next year.”

Part of El Ghoul’s mark on the music industry has been his label CYB3RPVNK, a breeding ground for up-and-coming house artists, as well as the artist’s home for many of his own releases. When asked if there are any particular artists he has worked with through CYB3RPVNK who he thinks have burgeoning careers, he notes, “Please check out CITYZEN and Waysons both. Cityzen is a super productive new House producer that is getting lots of love all over at the moment. He just released a remix on OWSLA too. Waysons, is a duo that I’ve worked with for two years and now they are doing their solo thing – cool groovy atmospheric dance music.”

El Ghoul features both of these artists in his Saturday Night Session mix, which he promises prepares listeners for a Saturday night that is “always upbeat and energetic. Great music for the weekend and the freshest new sounds.”


You’ve stated that you have used your business education background to help you get your start in music. You’re such a household name now that we infrequently touch on your beginnings. Can you tell us more about this time in you career and how you applied your education to help you make it as a DJ and producer?

My mom insisted I study when I was younger. I followed economics and B.A. and I felt like I got a very good handle of things. I’ve definitely been able to apply those skills to my career. A lot of today’s successful artists are actually very good entrepreneurs.

Now that you have achieved what you have as a music producer and performer, what are your biggest goals for yourself? Where do you see the most opportunity for growth in your career?

There is still so much to be done. Great songs and collaborations to share with the world. So many artists to work with and not to mention many parts of the world that we are only just scratching the surface of.

The music video you guys put together for “Flames” has an incredibly elaborate story line. Can you tell us about your inspiration for the video? How did you all come up with this?

It’s Zayn’s creation to be honest. He had this concept and storyline, and all I really had to do was read it and enjoy.

You are currently on tour with Cash Cash. What have been some of your favorite or most anticipated stops on that tour?

We just did the Palladium in Hollywood which was insane. Very much looking forward to a sold out Avant Gardner in Brooklyn Nov. 29.

Is there any up and coming talent, perhaps who you have had sign songs to your label CYB3RPVNK, that you think will be a force to be reckoned with in the future?

Oh for sure. Please check out CITYZEN and Waysons both. Cityzen is a super productive new House producer that is getting lots of love all over at the moment + just released a remix on OWSLA too. Waysons, is a duo that I’ve worked with for 2 years and now they are doing their solo thing – cool groovy atmospheric dance music.

What is your ideal Saturday Night if you are not on tour?

In the studio making music of course 🙂

“I Luv U” shows your continuation of experimenting with pop following your single with Zayn Malik and Jungleboi. What has inspired you to experiment with this genre and is this a direction fans should start to expect from more of your releases in the future?

I’ve been experimenting for quite a while actually, going back to the Trouble album with the song with Verité and with Sofia Carson herself on “Rumors” from The Wave album. Electronic music has so many vibes and feels and I enjoy many of them. Besides, someone has to sing these tracks and Sofia does such a great job – we are actually releasing an EP together next year.

What kind of a Saturday night is your Saturday Night Session going to get listeners ready for?

Always upbeat and energetic. Great music for the weekend and the freshest new sounds.

Saturday Night Session 031: Audien Presents Cookout Exclusive Mix and Talks Debut ‘Escapism’ LP

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It’s been a decade since Nathaniel Rathbun released his first single, and now fans are finally able to listen to the producer’s highly anticipated debut album. Rathbun, who is more popularly known as Audien, was the perfect embodiment of a feel good electronic music producer who could combine the best elements of pop and fuse them with the most energizing and euphoric parts of electronic music. Rathbun can create crossover releases that captivate listeners from the outset, and his music caught on at the perfect time as electronic music was becoming part of the mainstream.

While his work can largely be considered progressive house, Rathbun has versatile production abilities, and he has a flair for producing uplifting trance music in addition to his radio-friendly roster of crossover releases. All of these styles are captured within 11-track Escapism. Although it took him three years to finish the album, the time is reflected in the work he has put out, which can only be described as quality.

Highlights of the album are previously released single “Reach” featuring Jamie Hartman’s vocals. Hartman is a delicious deviation from Rathbun’s typical ethereal female vocalist, and the track imbues an iridescent strain of subtle, exceedingly accessible drum ‘n’ bass. “Escape” showcases Rathbun’s playful side with melodic trance notes framing a bouncy electronic progression. The drop is everything Audien fans look for in his live show, and the single can’t help but to induce a smile for the listener.

When asked how his creative process is different now compared to when he started creating music, Rathbun notes it is, “so much different. It’s more structured and serious, versus just having fun. That can be a good and bad thing, but the music I’m making now is far more substantial and has a musical story behind it. I still have just as much fun, it’s just less often.”

“Escape” seems to be a return to his original production inspirations, and he comments on how this is one of the singles from the compilation that is most personal to him. He says, “‘Escape,’ ‘Heaven,’ and ‘Reach’ have really crazy stories. They took a substantial amount of time to complete, but so worth it in the end. Those songs really embody the diversity and variety I wanted to have on the album. I try not to be so one-dimensional as a producer.”

Rathbun will be embarking upon an Escapism Tour to accompany to the full album’s release, and he has a refreshing take on what elements the tour will enlist in order to make it a worthy compliment to his newly released body of work. He says, “The Escapism tour is not a reinvention of the wheel, but more of a heightened and dialed in version of an Audien show, which simply put, is a ravey DJ show. I took all of my favorite things about a show and put it in one tour. I could have bought some drum pads or played piano on stage, but I decided to keep it true to me, which is that ultimate release of a traditional electronic show. That will NEVER go out of style.”

For those who want a taste of what they can expect from his show early, Rathbun crafted a one hour Saturday Night Session that infuses his album releases alongside old school electronic hits to get listeners ready for their nights. He notes that his Saturday Night Session will get listeners ready for a “party, release, forget problems, be with friends, love music kind of night.”

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You have been producing music for over a decade. Why the decision to now release your first LP as opposed to continuing to release singles?
It’s been a while! Honestly, I’ve tried to put together an album for years, but my life got too busy, and I didn’t want to rush it. It’s honestly coming at the best time.

Is your creative process or your mindset different now than it was when you first started releasing music? If so, how is it different?
So much different. It’s more structured and serious, vs. just having fun. That can be a good and bad thing, but the music I’m making now is far more substantial and has a musical story behind it. I still have just as much fun, it’s just less often.

Can you tell us the intention behind your choice to name the album Escapism?
I want the album to feel like an escape from reality. I always try to capture that feeling in my music, and the Escapism Tour will be very cohesive with this idea.

Is there a release on the LP is most personal to you?
“Escape,” “Heaven,” and “Reach” have really crazy stories. They took a substantial amount of time to complete, but so worth it in the end. Those songs really embody the diversity and variety I wanted to have on the album. I try not to be so one-dimensional as a producer.

How is Escapism going to translate to a your live show? Any details to get fans excited for your tour?
The Escapism tour is not a reinvention of the wheel, but more of a heightened and dialed in version of an Audien show, which simply put, is a ravey DJ show. I took all of my favorite things about a show and put it in one tour. I could have bought some drum pads or played piano on stage, but I decided to keep it true to me, which is that ultimate release of a traditional electronic show. That will NEVER go out of style.

How long from start to finish did it take you to complete your LP and how does it feel to finally have it released?
3 years. SO GOOD!!

Where do you draw creative inspiration from and were there any specific creative motivators for this LP?
I 100% draw most creative inspiration from nature and being out in the world. Something about vastness, and emotional scenery resonates with me. I’m able to harness that and translate it into melodies easily.

What track on Escapism was easiest for you to produce and were there any that you struggled with completing?
The intro, “See You On The Other Side” .. I made that in literally a few hours. I think the best songs come together that way.

What is one thing your fans likely don’t know about you?
I love real estate, homes, houses, design, interior design. It’s all an art of it’s own and a side hustle for me.

What kind of Saturday Night is your Saturday Night Session going to get listeners ready for?
Party, release, forget problems, be with friends, love music kind of night.

Saturday Night Session 030: Jonas Blue crafts house infused hour long mix and talks about what brings him peace outside of life on the road

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Few moments are more sacred than the reprieve Saturday night provides from the daily grind of school and work. Its importance is meant to be emphasized, and thus, a feature dedicated to “doing the night right” was born. Saturday Night Sessions are set around energizing mixes meant to get the party started. New or old, each episode has one cornerstone thing in similarity: they serve as the perfect backdrop for the weekend pregame.

If there were a formula for creating a track that goes Platinum, Jonas Blue would be a master at wielding it. After his debut single “Fast Car” went platinum and gold in over 20 territories, the artist has since amassed 8 billion global streams all in the span of two years. His career started with a high and he has been building on that ever since. In 2018 he released his debut album Blue, which is a 15-track showcase of the producer’s best work. He is known for his ability to craft a dance-floor friendly house tune while conversely creating pop electronic crossovers that stay in listener’s heads far after the songs’ conclusions.

Although Blue has not been in the spotlight for a long period of time, his sudden rise into dance music notoriety has unsurprisingly resulted in a heavy tour schedule. He notes that traveling is one of the most challenging things about this career path, but that gardening brings him peace during the limited times he is at home. Driving is another part of life that brings him a sense of calm.

A big source of creative fulfillment for Blue has been the launch of his label, Electronic Nature, which has enabled him to curate his own sound bring that to the world. He says, “It’s just important to have your own label so you can put music out that has your own personal vision. With the label I’ll be able to sign new artists and new tracks that aren’t currently out there at the moment.”

The slate of artists Blue chose to remix recent release with HRVY, titled “Younger,” is a good example of his diversity in sound and desire to bring his taste to the forefront of electronic music. Blue enlisted Punctual, Steff da Campo, and Myon to try their hands at the release, and they each put a unique spin on the sound bringing new production elements to the forefront of “Younger.”

Blue has crafted a house infused and dance-worthy hour long Saturday Night Session, which he believes will get listeners ready for ‘a massive rave.’ For those looking to have a big Saturday night, look no further for the perfect pregame mix to get the evening going.

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 What made you decide you wanted to get into music production and DJing?

I started out as a musician first and then got into DJ’ing. It was when I did that that I realized I wanted to make my own beats and get into production so that I could DJ My own music.

What inspired you to start your record label Electronic Nature, and what do you think it adds to the electronic scene that we don’t already have?

It’s just important to have your own label so you can put music out that has your own personal vision. With the label I’ll be able to sign new artists and new tracks that aren’t currently out there at the moment.

You’re particularly skilled at enlisting an enamoring vocalist and blending that into a catchy commercial release. Is there a particular vocalist you have worked with who has been incredibly inspiring and who you feel you create with well?

JP Cooper. He’s an incredible singer and songwriter and we’ve worked on quite a few things together. He’s great

What is the hardest part about being a DJ/Producer?

Traveling and not being home

What are your hobbies outside of producing music?

Driving cars and gardening

What does your ideal Saturday night look like?

Home, bottle of wine, friends, movie, popcorn

What kind of a Saturday night is your Saturday Night Session going to get listeners ready for?

A MASSIVE RAVE

Saturday Night Session 029: The Showtek brothers reflect on the importance of musical versatility and the benefits of working with family

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Few moments are more sacred than the reprieve Saturday night provides from the daily grind of school and work. Its importance is meant to be emphasized, and thus, a feature dedicated to “doing the night right” was born. Saturday Night Sessions are set around energizing mixes meant to get the party started. New or old, each episode has one cornerstone thing in similarity: they serve as the perfect backdrop for the weekend pregame.

Showtek is a moniker that means different things to different listeners, and their creativity has undergone different iterations over their 20-year music career. The Dutch electronic duo, who also happen to be brothers, started producing music in 1999, and they haven’t looked back since. Sjoerd and Wouter Janssen have an aversion to complacency, and this is what has allowed them to continuously strengthen their career despite the constant change of what is considered ‘popular’ through the passage of time.

As Showtek, the brothers have produced a few of electronic music’s most influential tracks, including the iconic “Bad” with David Guetta, which has reached over one billion streams. Before they became a commercial powerhouse, they paved the way for hardstyle, helping to define the genre itself. The brothers describe their sound as “melodic, accessible and global,” but they create this sound under the influence of a wide range of genres including Techno, Trance, and House.

Many artists feel pressured to keep a mainstream moniker consistent in terms of the style of music they put out, but the Janssen’s have taken their creative liberties and done their experimentation unapologetically as Showtek. They have taken their fans along for the ride, and this means their listeners aren’t simply interested in hearing Pop or Progressive House or Hardstyle. Showtek fans have proven that they support the creativity of Sjoerd and Wouter given their commitment to the duo despite their wide variety of past productions.

The brothers talk about how they have kept themselves inspired creatively as Showtek, saying, “As Showtek we have always thrived to reinvent ourselves, try new things, and break boundaries. That’s the only way to survive as an artist. You have to be able to be free and try new things.”

A 20-year career has allowed for the brothers’ to witness different popularity cycles, which has ultimately helped to give them perspective in their own musical journey. They comment, “Every genre starts from the underground, reaches the mainstream, and goes back to the underground again. This happens even in hip-hop. It doesn’t mean it dies or doesn’t come back; it means that it needs time to reinvent itself into something new.” Their observations are retrospective, and retrospective thought is a luxury in an industry where careers are so fleeting. The Janssen’s admit that a contributor to their longstanding success is the fact that they are brothers working together versus friends.

They explain how being brothers impacts their working dynamic, saying, “There are more layers in the relationship than you have with friends for example. We can speak our minds without being offended easily, and we know when to give each other space. There is just a difference when you’re blood related. When you know your weaknesses and strengths, it is easier to optimize that, focus, devise tasks etc. We both share the same vision of where we want to go, and even though we have different ideas of how to get there, we always end up where we want to be.”

The duo have crafted an hour long Saturday Night Session that they hope will get listeners in the mood for wherever they would like their night to take them. The brothers close with, “We hope we can get people in the mood- to work out and burn a sweat; to get ready for a party; or to test their subwoofers in the car! We wanna thank everybody for listening and supporting, without our fans we nothing! Enjoy!”

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How has the Hardstyle scene changed since you started producing music, and what do you think the future for the sub-genre is as the electronic music industry continues to commercialize?

We started producing music in 1999/2000 and Hardstyle didn’t exist yet. Our music style was formed by many different genres that influenced us; Hard Trance, Techno, Hardcore and House Music that have been around way longer. We have been in the forefront of the genre, our style was melodic, accessible and global. We were able to bring the sound outside of Europe towards Asia, America and Australia. It was around 2011 that we’ve realized it was becoming harder, faster and more aggressive and we felt like we wanted to shift into a new direction. As Showtek we have always thrived to reinvent ourselves, try new things, and break boundaries. That’s the only way to survive as an artist. You have to be able to be free and try new things. In 2013 we used everything we thought ourselves and decided to create our new path, a new sound that would bring us further in our career. Every genre starts from the underground, reaches the mainstream and goes back to underground again, this happens even in hip-hop. It doesn’t mean it dies or doesn’t come back it means that it needs time to reinvent itself into something new. Listen to David Guetta and Showtek – “The Death of EDM,” which you shouldn’t take too seriously, but it does refer to this matter.

Do you feel it is an advantage to be brothers as a DJ duo in this tricky industry? What is unique about the situation compared to traditional groups of artists who are not related, from your observations?

Being brothers means you know each other really well, there are more layers into the relationship than you have with friends for example. We can speak our mind without being offended easily, and we know when to give each other space. There is just a difference when your blood related. When you know your weaknesses & strengths it easier to optimize that, focus , devise tasks etc. We both share the same vision of where we want to go, and even though we have different ideas of how to get there, we always end up where we want to be. See it as like we are racing in an M5, the guy who steers the wheel is relying also on the guy sitting next to him telling him where to take the corner. It’s harder to drive it yourself as long as you rely on each other. Besides that, we have been hanging out with the same friends all of our lives, we share the same humour, love the same food, so when we are on tour we have a lot of fun because we have been doing things together since we were kids.

Do each of you have a release you are most proud of? And why did you choose the respective release?

Guess we are proud of all our work, so it’s hard to pick one but we think “Bad” with David Guetta has been such a big song for us. With over a billion views and streams, it became one of the biggest EDM bangers of this century and everywhere we play it people go crazy. It became an international dance hit and even your grandpa might have heard the song. We do want to say that “FTS” was our biggest Hardstyle song, and it is still considered to be the biggest Hardstyle anthem of all time. We literally have seen people cry to this song. That’s the beauty of music, it’s an international language. Music can reach to your heart or touch a nerve. It can create a moment where it brings memories back to life, and it can make you happy or make you cry.

You have produced so many genres of music over the years- what do you feel resonates most in a live setting? We would be curious to know what you feel resonates most as a performer and then what you feel gets each of you going most personally when watching a performance.

It’s a mixture of everything together that makes our career successful. We used to go to Techno raves, going crazy on 3 hour DJ sets by Marco Bailey. We bought all the albums of D-Trance by Gary D but we also used to listen to Dutch Hardcore while Wouter also played classical tunes on the piano. So Hardstyle might have been the backbone of our career, it’s not Hardstyle that influenced us. It goes so much deeper. Now a days we do a little bit of everything and again, it can be any track that make a crowd go wild. It’s the connection that they have with the music, so we really think outside the box, in the studio while we produce or on stage while we perform. And for our personal preferences, it’s mostly about the vibe. For example, Tove Lo came to Los Angeles once, just after she had released her song “Habits.” She performed in a small venue for like 150 people, and it was amazing. Nobody knew her really, but we went to see her, and it was incredible. Very intimate, but the effect she got on us was insane! But again, we also had the same experience in a rave, when Marco V played “Satisfaction” by Benny Benassi at Sensation White. It was a new and unreleased song, but the moment he dropped that track it got stuck in our brain. Such an inspiration! So it doesn’t matter what genre, what song, as long as it get to us it can influence us.

What is your ideal Saturday Night?

Going out to a restaurant and have a nice dinner, going home and watching a movie after. Just simple stuff! Hang out with family and friends and enjoy life.

What kind of a Saturday Night is your Saturday Night Session getting listeners ready for?

We hope we can get people in the mood- to work out and burn a sweat; to get ready for a party; or to test their subwoofers in the car! We wanna thank everybody for listening and supporting, without our fans we nothing! Enjoy!

Saturday Night Session 028: Justin Caruso reflects on the past and lays out his hopes for the future as he enters the next stage of his music career

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Saturday Night Session 028: Justin Caruso reflects on the past and lays out his hopes for the future as he enters the next stage of his music careerJustin Caruso Press

Few moments are more sacred than the reprieve Saturday night provides from the daily grind of school and work. Its importance is meant to be emphasized, and thus, a feature dedicated to “doing the night right” was born. Saturday Night Sessions are set around energizing mixes meant to get the party started. New or old, each episode has one cornerstone thing in similarity: they serve as the perfect backdrop for the weekend pregame.

Justin Caruso has only been releasing music for two years, but in that short time period, he has already made a name for himself on the touring circuit and on the radio. A commercial crossover producer through and through, Caruso started his electronic music career with one of the best mentors an aspiring artist could ask for with Justin Blau, better known as 3LAU. The two went on tour together in 2016, and Caruso hasn’t looked back since.

The now 23-year old proceeded to amass over 50 million streams on streaming platforms across his collection of releases, and he has since gone on tour with the likes of Tiësto, The Chainsmokers, and now Loud Luxury. Few acts have the opportunity to tour with such a heavy-hitting roster of artists at the initiation of their careers, and its a tribute to the quality of Caruso’s original releases and remixes. When asked which tour Caruso would repeat aside from his own previous headlining tour, he notes, “I’d say I would repeat my first ever tour with 3LAU. It was such a wild feeling playing shows for the first time, and I’ll forever remember that tour!”

Caruso’s first headlining tour was in 2017, which he dubbed the ‘Can I dropout yet?’ tour. The producer, who was enrolled in University of Southern California’s Thornton School of Music, did ultimately make the decision to put college on hold in an effort to focus on his music career. He notes this is one of the hardest decisions he has ever made, stating, “This was very difficult not only for me, but for my parents as well. They weren’t fully on board at first, but once music became a full time job, they began to understand I needed to drop out. It really hit me when I physically had zero time to go to class as I was too busy touring.”

Caruso is out with new release “Can’t Live Without” featuring Wyn Starks ahead of his fill Good Parts Tour. Opening with soft keys and a melody that compliments the velvety vocals of Wyn Starks, ‘Can’t Live Without’ serves as the ideal end-of-summer track. The smooth transitions from silky melodies into an upbeat, future-pop driven sound shows Caruso’s strength at enlisting a top of the line vocalist and blending their voice with an atmospheric backdrop that creates a melodic whole.

He speaks on the new release, stating, “I couldn’t be more excited about this new release! I think ‘Can’t Live Without’ expresses the most raw form of love possible, and a lot of people can connect with that.”

Caruso also crafted his Saturday Night Session to highlight the best of his own releases blended with dance-worthy pop releases. The end result is an infectious mix that the listener can sing along to just as well as they can dance to. According to Caruso, his Saturday Night Session prepares the listener for a Saturday night that is, “whatever they want it to be, but for me, I’d say meeting up with your best friends and having a fun night you all always look back on.”

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You’ve been on tour with some pretty great acts- The Chainsmokers, Tiesto, and 3LAU to name a few. If you could only choose 1 tour to repeat (not including your headlining tour), which one would you do again?

I’d say I would repeat my first ever tour with 3LAU. It was such a wild feeling playing shows for the first time, and I’ll forever remember that tour!

Have you always been musical/what got you into music in the first place?

I’ve always loved music, but I didn’t really grow a passion for making it or DJing until highschool after a basketball leg injury. I had so much time to kill laying in bed that I started to mess around making mashups on my computer, and thats where the love began.

The theme of your previous tour is “Can I drop out yet?” We know you made the decision to put school on hold in order to focus on your music career. How difficult of a decision was this for you?

This was very difficult not only for me, but for my parents as well. They weren’t fully on board at first, but once music became a full time job, they began to understand I needed to drop out. It really hit me when I physically had zero time to go to class as I was too busy touring.

Let’s go into the future and imagine you are now 40 year old Justin. What kind of a career are you hoping to look back on?

I’m hoping my career is still going, and I’m owning a label at that time. I want to look back on a career that made me happy and something I can be proud of. I hope to continue to make music I love and enjoy.

What is something about you that your fans probably don’t know?

I’m a big gamer, and basically any free time I have goes towards video games. I usually bring video games on the road too!

Do you have any guilty pleasures?

One of my guilty pleasures would be loving Taylor Swift’s music, especially her new album

What kind of a Saturday Night is your Saturday Night Session getting fans ready for?

Honestly whatever they want it to be, but for me, I’d say meeting up with your best friends and having a fun night you all always look back on.

Saturday Night Session 027: Borgeous discusses how bass music continues to inspire him coming out of recent EP release, ‘Lights Out’

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Saturday Night Session 027: Borgeous discusses how bass music continues to inspire him coming out of recent EP release, ‘Lights Out’Borgeous Press Shots

Few moments are more sacred than the reprieve Saturday night provides from the daily grind of school and work. Its importance is meant to be emphasized, and thus, a feature dedicated to “doing the night right” was born. Saturday Night Sessions are set around energizing mixes meant to get the party started. New or old, each episode has one cornerstone thing in similarity: they serve as the perfect backdrop for the weekend pregame.

DJ and producer Borgeous is long-known for his ability to fluctuate between the trap and dubstep genres while also maintaining a balancing act with catchy commercial releases. His commercial leaning tracks feature flowing melodies without the hard-hitting edge his other works contain. While many producers who have perfected the art of a heavy drop retain hints of intensity in their commercial leaning releases, Borgeous has the ability to display two very distinct creative sides that do not crossover, giving him a dynamic sound and therefore fanbase.

The Las Vegas based producer, whose real name is John Borger, just released a four track EP focusing in on his bass-driven side called Lights Out, and consistent with his previous releases, he has gone straight for an unrelenting compilation of live-performance worthy tracks. He speaks on the EP, giving fans insight into his inspiration for the music and where they can expect it to come to life, stating, “Lights Out is an EP directly connected to my current live shows. I wanted to release music that fit the harder, more bass-heavy sets that I have been playing out at clubs and festivals recently.”

Borger also notes that a crowd’s reaction to his music is one of his biggest inspirations, and that as of late, he has been really inspired by heavier sets at his live shows. The producer is nearing his fifth year with a heavy tour schedule, which is often rumored to be the amount of time it takes for an artist to ‘burn out’ of life on the road. He speaks about what keeps him going, and why burn out won’t be a problem for him.

Borger says, “The energy that electronic music brings to clubs and festivals is unmatched. I wanted to be a part of that movement…Dance music has always been a part of me and has been something that I’ve always been extremely passionate about. I don’t see that changing for me, so burning out is something that has never even crossed my mind.”

When asked what kind of a Saturday Night his Saturday Night Session will get fans ready for, Borger comments, “It gets them ready for a hard-hitting set that they can expect to hear at the next Borgeous show they go to.”

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What initially led you into electronic music production?
The energy that electronic music brings to clubs and festivals is unmatched. I wanted to be a part of that movement.

You’re just hit your five year mark of heavy touring after your breakout single ‘Tsunami.’ Many say that most major artists have 5 years until they need to scale back or burn out. What are your thoughts on that theory?
Dance music has always been a part of me and has been something that I’ve always been extremely passionate about. I don’t see that changing for me, so burning out is something that has never even crossed my mind.

What parts of life do you draw the most inspiration from when it comes to producing music?
I get my inspiration from everything going on around me. But most importantly, I draw inspiration from a crowd’s reaction and response to different sounds and situations.

Can you tell us about the EP you just released?
Lights Out is an EP directly connected to my current live shows. I wanted to release music that fit the harder, more bass-heavy sets that I have been playing out at clubs and festivals recently.

What are your tour essentials- items you can’t live without when you are on the road?
Hat, sunglasses, & a pair of Adidas

Any guilty pleasures?
Candy

What kind of Saturday Night is your Saturday Night Session getting listeners ready for?
It gets them ready for a hard-hitting set that they can expect to hear at the next Borgeous show they go to.

Saturday Night Session 026: From being a die-hard Tiësto fan to playing on the mainstage, GATTÜSO talks about his entrance into electronic music

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Saturday Night Session 026: From being a die-hard Tiësto fan to playing on the mainstage, GATTÜSO talks about his entrance into electronic musicGATTUSO STUDIO 2

Few moments are more sacred than the reprieve Saturday night provides from the daily grind of school and work. Its importance is meant to be emphasized, and thus, a feature dedicated to “doing the night right” was born. Saturday Night Sessions are set around energizing mixes meant to get the party started. New or old, each episode has one cornerstone thing in similarity: they serve as the perfect backdrop for the weekend pregame.

The journey of becoming a successful DJ and producer is different for everyone, but almost always unified by years of hard work. It’s a grind, and for many, an uphill battle to get booked, grow a fanbase, and score radio placements. Reem Taoz is as familiar with the hard work part of this story as the best of them, but the electronic music industry seemingly woke up one morning and decided that he was going to be a household name. Taoz arrived to the forefront of the electronic music scene the second he got into the studio, and this is almost certainly thanks to his infectious spin on progressive house and club music.

Taoz performs under artist alias GATTÜSO, and the Israel native actually credits legendary producer Tiësto as his inspiration to become involved in the electronic music industry.

He mentions, “I have to credit Tiësto as my biggest inspiration.  I heard him play first in Israel, and when I first started to really travel – it was to go to a Tiësto show, and I ended up following him to shows around the world.”

This led him to Peru, where he started working in the nightclub industry. The more time he spent around the music, the more certain he became that he needed to start creating his own. In 2017, a now New York City based Taoz stopped everything to focus on making music. Two years later he has 12 remixes and seven originals under his belt with 10 new original releases in the works. He has released music on Dim Mak, Armada, Enhanced, and he has his own record label called T&T Records. He has also done official remixes for an extensive list of tier one artists including forthcoming remixes for Galantis, Yellow Claw, and Sam Feldt among others.

The sheer volume of music Taoz has put out despite being a music producer for only two years is impressive. His output begins to make more sense after discussing the amount of time he spends in the studio and what he does outside of work to unwind. He notes, “The past month, I spent 300 hours in the studio, which hasn’t left a whole lot of time…I really try to spend every minute outside of the studio enjoying food, family, and staying healthy.  I’ve said it before, but Im a HUGE fan of sushi, and working out, and I hit the gym and run at least a few miles every day.  I also love tequila and champagne, although I try not to do that every day!”

For those trying to figure out what led to Taoz’s meteoric ascension, one stunt comes to the forefront. Taoz chose the artist name GATTÜSO because he was a huge Genaro Gattuso fan, who is an Italian soccer player from AC Milan.

When asked how he chose his artist name, he explains, “It’s ironic, because the name just came to me one night.  I wanted something that sounded strong and forceful.  I’m a huge football fan (soccer), and I knew that there was a former player for AC Milan, who was a major star, and then went on to coach the team.  I figured that somewhere down the road, we might cross paths, and as it turns out a huge AC Milan fan, with a big instagram account, realized that we had the same name, created a bunch of buzz on it, and we ended up collaborating on a song called ‘Scuza Gattuso,’ which started as an inside joke and went on to be featured in tons of global press outlets, featured on top playlists, and brought me a loyal fan base of Italian listeners.”

GATTÜSO’s inside joke has certainly garnered him a strong Italian fanbase. He also touts an ever-expanding group of loyal listeners in the U.S. and throughout the world. When asked what kind of a Saturday Night his Saturday Night Session will get listeners ready for, Taoz comments, “Life with GATTÜSO is always a party.  Life is meant to be enjoyed – every minute of it, especially this Saturday night! So get ready for good vibes and a playlist you’re going to play again and again.”

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You kind of came out of nowhere- releasing your first original in 2018, and all of the sudden you’re doing remixes for major artists and your originals are amassing millions of streams. Tell us about your entrance into dance music and why you started producing. 

I have to credit Tiësto as my biggest inspiration.  I heard him play first in Israel, and when I first started to really travel – it was to go to a Tiësto show, and I ended up following him to shows around the world.  Thats what led me to Peru, where I spent a few years in the nightclub business.  The more time that I spent around dance music and DJ’s, I realized that it was time to turn my passion for music as a fan into finding myself as an artist.  I played music as a kid and had messed around with some production software over the years, but in 2017 I stopped everything and turned to focus on producing full time.  My first original releases, “Who We Are” and “Dance Stay High” were really personal songs for me, as was “I Will Play.” This writing was directly from my personal life and was very cathartic for me.  Seeing these songs with millions of streams now is very satisfying because I think it shows that other people feel the way I do, and I’m happy to see my music resonating with people around the world. 

How would you describe your musical style to those who haven’t heard you before?

I love progressive, with big drops, catchy melodies, and driven by memorable vocals and great songs.  Thats what I try to do! I balance this out with club tracks, and Im going to be releasing more of those in the near future, since I have a lot of fun making them. 

Given your first original came out in 2018 and you have since released a plethora of remixes and originals- you must spend quite a lot of time in the studio. What do you do to unwind? 

As of this week, Ive actually released about or exactly 12 remixes and 7 originals. I have another 10 originals that I’m working on now, and about 5 are ready to release.  The past month, I spent 300 hours in the studio, which hasn’t left a whole lot of time.  That said, I love to enjoy my life, and I make sure that I carve out time to do that.  I love making music and that time is very special to me, but I really try to spend every minute outside of the studio enjoying food, family, and staying healthy.  I’ve said it before, but Im a HUGE fan of sushi, and working out, and I hit the gym and run at least a few miles every day.  I also love tequila and champagne, although I try not to do that every day 🙂 

How did you choose the artist name GATTÜSO?

It’s ironic, because the name just came to me one night.  I wanted something that sounded strong and forceful.  I’m a huge football fan (soccer), and I knew that there was a former player for AC Milan, who was a major star, and then went on to coach the team.  I figured that somewhere down the road, we might cross paths, and as it turns out a huge AC Milan fan, with a big instagram account, realized that we had the same name, created a bunch of buzz on it, and we ended up collaborating on a song called “Scuza Gattuso,” which started as an inside joke and went on to be featured in tons of global press outlets, featured on top playlists, and brought me a loyal fan base of Italian listeners.  

Do you have any specific releases or remixes coming out soon that you are particularly excited about?

Yes! All of them.  August was a huge month for me, with 4 remixes back to back. There’s a Two Friends remix coming this month, “Dollar Menu” (Dim Mak 9/6), and then Im finishing up great remixes for Icona Pop (who I have always loved), and Starley, which should be out in October. It’s been amazing to work with such great songs and artists, that I’ve been following and listening to for some time now.  They have all inspired and influenced me, so its really awesome to have these kinds of opportunities.  I’m in the process of finalizing some label deals on a handful of originals, and I’m going to release one this month on my own label, T&T Records, called “Love Is Not Enough.”  I LOVE this record and the singer S.A.L.E.M just kills me.  She’s amazing, has something very special I think, which is hard to find.  

I just did a swap with Mark Sixma.  He’s awesome.  My song with Disco Killerz, “Million Things” was on Dance Rising with his song “Million Miles.”  I loved his style, and when I released “When In Rome” on Armada in July, when it came time to get remixes done, I hit him up and we decided to trade.  Really excited for that to come out September 20th.  

Other releases and remixes I have coming out:

Breathe Carolina X Asketa & Natan Chaim “Get Away feat. Rama Duke” (Spinnin Records)

Steve Void & Louisa – Aint Got You (Strange Fruits/Universal 8/23)

Sam Feldt – Post Malone (Spinnin Records 8/29) 

Galantis & Yellow Claw – We Can Get High (Big Beat/Atlantic 8/30)

What is your favorite song of all time?

Thats a tough call.  Lets go with top 3

Radiohead “Creep” 

Dash Berlin “Till The Sky Falls Down”

R3HAB “Lullaby,” and I was fortunate to do a remix for that one.  I have always been a big fan of Fadil’s and he has now become a friend.  

What kind of a Saturday night is your Saturday night session going to get listeners ready for?

Life with Gattuso is always a party.  Life is meant to be enjoyed – every minute of it, especially this Saturday night! So get ready for good vibes and a playlist you’re going to play again and again.  

Photo Credit: Richard “Parlay” Copier @OneiPhotography

Saturday Night Session 025: Borgore ranks his favorite fast food chains and gives insight into the creative process behind his new single

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Saturday Night Session 025: Borgore ranks his favorite fast food chains and gives insight into the creative process behind his new singleBorgore

Few moments are more sacred than the reprieve Saturday night provides from the daily grind of school and work. Its importance is meant to be emphasized, and thus, a feature dedicated to “doing the night right” was born. Saturday Night Sessions are set around energizing mixes meant to get the party started. New or old, each episode has one cornerstone thing in similarity: they serve as the perfect backdrop for the weekend pregame.

Being a die-hard Borgore fan requires one to have a variety of interests; an affinity for a wide-range of musical genres; and an open-minded sense of humor. Born in Tel Aviv, Israel, Yosef Asaf Borger is known for his hard-hitting releases in addition to his edgy and carefully crafted public facing persona. His persona has come to define him as an artist almost as much as his music, and one thing the artist can promise is that despite being controversial at times, he certainly won’t leave anyone bored.

Everything from Borger’s lyrics to his song art and social media presence are sensationalized, often times featuring the producer surrounded by half naked women who call him ‘daddy.’ Borger’s is known for debuting songs on Pornhub, and his personality shines through unprovoked, such as when the artist confirmed that he could never pick a favorite song because he is ‘a polygamist’ with his music. His latest single serves as a continuation of his Pornhub partnership. The song is titled “911,” and it features adult film aficionado Abella Danger. The track opens with a bass-laden melody and carries into hard-hitting dubstep drops paired with Danger’s sultry vocals.

Borger speaks about his creative process for the new single, stating, “I wrote ‘911’ and didn’t even know if it’d be on the album, it’s so different. I was sitting on the instrumental and felt the only thing that would make it perfect is a sexy female vocal on it.” He continues, “I met Abella a while back on my “Savages” music video shoot (she and the rest of the girls killed that music video), and saw her around just regular LA hangouts. She’s one of the nicest and most humble people I’ve come to know, she was just the perfect fit. We met 2 or 3 times to record the verse because she’s such a perfectionist, funny enough I eventually just ended up using the first take.”

While Borger has historically been most closely associated with dubstep and trap music, his musical progression since his start in the electronic music industry is noteworthy. He has released a variety of musical genres, and the artist continues to push the boundaries of his style while still delivering dubstep tracks to a fanatical core fanbase. Borger speaks about this, saying, “I like producing all music! I just enjoy producing, in general. I’d say the more complex the more interesting for me, hence the dubstep or jazz.”

Borgore recently released single “Summerlake,” where he enlisted himself as the vocalist on the track. Utilizing the producer’s own vocals have been a trend that many of the electronic music producers have been experimenting with as of late, and Borger comments on his decision to do so, noting, “I like producing with my own vocals cause its more control over the song and I’m a control freak. It is also a much quicker process. I feel like my audience would like to hear what I have to say and a lot of the time I say things no one else would.”

When asked what fans can expect moving forward from him, he states that ‘fans should never expect anything from him because he is very unexpected.’ The producer crafted a hour-long Saturday Night Session that is filled with cutting drops and energetic builds that is sure to get the listener energized for a big Saturday night. Borger’s parting message is that the mix is ‘so good that people won’t even bother leaving their house.’

Photo Credit: Cybele Malinowski

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The last 6-10 tweets on your account have been about food, and more specifically fast food. Give us your top three fast food places please.

Oporto no question is my #1. McDonald’s is #2 because I don’t care what people say, everything on the menu is amazing and consistent. Sorry. #3 is A&W but only in Canada because of this habanero chicken sandwich they have that is flying under the radar.

What inspired your YouTube series, Lunch Time?

My YouTube show is the mastermind of my management and myself. We tried to find a way to deliver funny content that people can watch while they are eating lunch.

While you are most closely associated with dubstep/trap music, you have really spanned a variety of genres. Which is the most fun for you to produce?

I like producing all music! I just enjoy producing, in general. I’d say the more complex the more interesting for me, hence the dubstep or jazz.

What can we expect from you moving forward?

Moving forward you really can’t expect anything from me because I am very unexpected.

We know you lent your own vocals on recent single “Summerlake.” Is producing a song that uses your own vocals a different creative process for you emotionally?

I like producing with my own vocals cause its more control over the song and I’m a control freak. It is also a much quicker process. I feel like my audience would like to hear what I have to say and a lot of the time I say things no one else would.

What is your craziest fan story?

I can’t really pick one because I’m crazy, my fans are crazy, and I think it’s crazy when someone’s normal.

What is your favorite song of all time?

I can’t choose just one song, it’s impossible. I’m a polygamist with my music.

What kind of a Saturday night is your “Saturday Night Session” going to get listeners ready for?

My Saturday night session probably going to be too good for people to even bother leaving the house.