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    An YET AGAIN, Brisbane is being spoilt for choice as another great artist is set to return to the garden Capulet this weekend. OzClubbers was lucky enough to have a very candid chat with Jody ahead of this weekend's show brought to you by Lemon & Lime. As always with OzClubbers we like to keep it local and ask questions that the fans themselves want to know. This Q&A was developed in collaboration with our very own Anjuna Brisbane crew! Big ups to A.B.C Crew Admin Jason Whyte and crew member Riley Keatch. Artist Name: Jody Wisternoff Label: Anjunadeep What’ve you got planned for us here in Brisbane on September 16? Gonna be road testing a lot of new material from Anjunadeep10 which is nearing completion, a few new JW remixes, some classic WOW and just a bunch of hot shit basically! It’s gonna be a day to remember! You’ve been to Brisbane a few times – what do you like about? The parties are always daytime which I’m a huge fan of. This is a concept we’ve really embraced with the Anjunadeep open air events this summer! Capulet is such a fun spot to play, super intimate and a lovely friendly crowd. I usually end up getting kidnapped and going out afterwards too. How do you prepare for a set when you’re travelling? By listening to new music with my ears lol. But seriously, decent noise cancelling headphones are essential (BOSE) and a lot of planning in Rekordbox and Ableton. I generally like to map out my sets beforehand, although things usually change in the heat of the moment… Any thoughts on the progressive scene at the moment? In its broadest sense ie. including deep house/melodic techno/desert music etc, I think the scene is super healthy at the moment, worldwide! Our Anjunadeep parties are starting to get booked at some of the best venues in the world. Printworks in London coming up for example. The show we did at Mirage in Brooklyn in the summer sold more tickets than a lot of the super trendy hipster parties around at that time. Asia seems to be an expanding market for our sound right now too. So all in all I feel things are rocking at the moment! How is the progressive scene different to other crowds? Eg a techno or EDM crowd. I don’t really go to many techno parties and I know the EDM crowd is mostly very young. What I can say about the crowds we seem to pull is that people are generally extremely friendly and really care about the music. We get quite a few young ones (recent converts from trance) a few old ravers and everything in between - plus a good female to male ratio! Our scene here is relatively small - as a DJ do you have any thoughts on keeping the scene alive? Of course, because the scene is my livelihood pretty much. I can only do my bit really, a small cog in a big wheel. You got into music at the early age. What’s around these days that parents could show their kids to get them interested in making electronic music? I would suggest FL Studio (fruity loops) or garage band as an entry point. However, I did recently install FL Studio on my daughter’s laptop as an attempt to train her up as my young padwan but she only seems interested in playing Simms lol. Any work started on Anjunadeep 10? It’s nearing completion and I’ll be road testing some of it at the Brisbane show. Who’s your favourite producer? Volen Sentir. What do you listen to in your downtime? A lot of oldskool hiphop (1986 - 1990) and Rave (1990 – 1991) eg. before the BPM’s went crazy and it all got corny. Not much country music, although I do love the soundtrack to Crazy Heart! For more information https://www.facebook.com/jodywisternoff Check out his latest promo mix here: https://soundcloud.com/jodywisternoff/jody-wisternoff-august-2018-soundcloud-dj-mix Tickets are on final release so if haven't got a ticket for the show this Sunday 16th September get in quick! https://www.facebook.com/events/1082244951931342/
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    After John Digweed played his first ever B2B set without Sasha (can you believe it?) - with Nicole Moudaber at Japan's Ultra Festival, they spoke to Magnetic Magazine, in what was a very frank, open and witty chat. They talked about tequila, 'doing the bins' and of course, the stresses and strengths of DJ life. Around this time last week was a very special day for the attendees of Ultra Japan. On day one of the festival, the headliners of the off-beat Ultra Resistance stage were treated to the first ever B2B set from industry greats Nicole Moudaber and JohnDigweed. Not only was this their first time playing together, but this was in fact the first B2B set that John Digweed has ever done without Sasha. Digweed's expertly curated hard-hitting techno blended expertly with Moudaber's hypnotic, melodic style. The end result was skin crawlingly good; as Nicole strung the crowd out on blissed out chord progressions, John would drop a hammer and pull everyone back to earth. Just after this electric, one of a kind set, we sat down with the two of them to fire off a smattering of questions. Between Nicole's no-bullshit, ultra sweet personality and John's dry humor, it was enormously good time. The chemistry continued to impress as we dove into the human side of these two titans of industry. Magnetic Magazine: What puts the biggest smile on your face? Nicole Moudaber: What puts a smile on my face? Honestly, endearment. Endearment and also cheekiness. I'm a bit of both. I'm twisted and dirty or super, super soft. Nothing in between, that's it. John Digweed: What puts a smile on my face would be that I’m still doing what I do after 30 years. There's people on the dance floor from 18 to whatever age having a great time. That's why I started and that's why I still love doing it now. MM: What's your favorite part about your job? John Digweed: Every weekend is different. A lot of people have jobs that they love but they don’t get to experience different things every day. They do the same job, go to the same office, the same commute. Whereas, Tuesday I was in Ibiza, Thursday I was flying out to Japan, tomorrow I’m flying to Beijing. I go back to Europe then to Belgrade, then I go to San Francisco. Every few days there’s a different place, a different country, and a different culture. That’s an incredible life to live. In another world if I took a month slice of my current life and decided “Alright, I’m gonna tour these places” it would be incredible. But I’ve been traveling this way since probably 1994. Traveling opens my mind to how people live outside of my world. Nicole Moudaber: I do agree with everything that John says. For me on a personal level, what I love the most is the love that I get from the people. Maybe because I didn't get enough of it when I was growing up, or something like that. But when I get the energy from the crowd, that, for me, is what I live for. Music is my salvation and DJing is my prayer. MM: What do you do to stay grounded as you travel all across the world? John Digweed: When I get home on Sunday, I’ve got to put the bins out. That's pretty great. I'm not an international DJ in those moments. Nicole Moudaber: For me what keeps me grounded is motivation and drive, really. Also, I generally don't drink too much. Actually I need to be honest, for the last six months I've been cheating. I've been letting my hair down. John Digweed: Well you've got lots of it. Nicole Moudaber: Ha! I am quite proud of this because the last six months I can do this and still travel the next day without feeling too whacked. Do you know what the secret is? Don Julio tequila. It doesn't have any sugar and you don't wake up with a hangover. Try it. John Digweed: She’s got an endorsement deal. MM: What's your least favorite part? Nicole Moudaber: The intense traveling without any sleep. Sleeping is a luxury honestly. I think the last time I slept properly was back in January when I was in Thailand. But you know what, it all disappears once I get on stage. Once you get that whole flow of energy from the crowd, the pain goes away immediately. The tiredness in between gigs is fine, I can live with that. John Digweed: I think everyone has to travel to go to work. Someone at Virgin Trains has got far more to complain about with traveling than I do. For me, the hardest part is being away from my family. Traveling is part and parcel of everyone’s job, but this job takes me away from my family at special times. MM: Nicole, you closed a recent “In The Mood” podcast with a very interesting statement. “Hold your head high, and your middle finger higher! Most importantly, keep smiling baby!” Where do thoughts like that come from? It was very sweet. Nicole Moudaber: I know. Recently I've been showing my softer side. Sometimes people think I'm this animalian, insensitive person because of the way I look or because of the way I say things. Which I get, because I'm quite blunt. But recently I'm learning to be a bit softer. John Digweed: That's the Don Julio for you. Nicole Moudaber: He’s a good influence in my life. John you're so funny. The things that you were throwing on stage and before we got on, you’re actually funny and I didn't know this. John Digweed: I know. It's a hobby of mine. I'm doing stand up on the side. MM: Both of you are very high profile figures in the music industry and as high profile figures you have a lot of expectations placed on you. How do you handle these expectations? John Digweed: I think the expectations are deserved because if you're on top of the bill at a club or a festival, people are paying money to come see you. You have to give 110% every gig. You should carry those expectations because it's important to deliver on them. I've always been very focused on what I do in the music world. If I’m giving my best and criticism comes, I can analyze it and go “well, I did my best and there’s nothing I can say about that.” I think, like with every public figure, we’re here for a reason. We’re only going to stay here as long as we continue to deliver and play our best all the time. If we slip below our standards we’re not going stay in our position. Nicole Moudaber: I can learn from him obviously because with my ups and downs, I'm very critical about myself. I'm not always at my best, because I have my own personal issues. It’s very difficult because I psych myself out. Sometimes I don’t want to get up there because I have emotional problems, or some other personal issue, but I’ve got to put on the face and the show must go on. So it’s a difficult job but sometimes getting up there is incredibly healing when you’re at your lowest. You see yourself in the way the crowd sees you. MM: What advice do you both have for people who are having a difficult time keeping their heads up? Nicole Moudaber: My first piece of advice is to have good friends around you. Good friends who don't judge you and who tell you like it is. My second piece of advice is to learn how to be by yourself once in a while. That way you can look at yourself and see why you’re obsessed with this, or bugging out about that, and figure out whatever is bothering you. Lastly, I recommend reading other people’s writing and listening to other people speak about their problems; so that you can learn that you’re not alone. REE FOR © 2018 Magnetic Magazine
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    The Amsterdam Dance Event (ADE), the world’s largest festival and the most important global business conference for electronic music, announced its second selection of artists today. Among them are Amelie Lens (BE), Axwell / Ingrosso (SE), Broederliefde (NL), CIFIKA (KR), Kiasmos (IS), Oliver Heldens (NL), Ricardo Villalobos (CL) and Sasha (UK). With seven weeks left to go, ADE, an initiative of Buma, has nearly completed its festival program. From October 17th through October 21st, the organization expects over 2500 artists in a record-breaking 200 locations, making Amsterdam the epicentre of the global electronic music industry for five straight days. Alongside the previously announced focus on South Korea, this year’s edition also pays tribute to 30 Years of Dutch Dance in both its day and night program. This autumn marks the exact 30th anniversary of when the new wave of music started its rich history. The Amsterdam Dance Event (ADE) kicks off on Wednesday, October 17th with an opening concert that this year features Colin Benders and the Metropole Orkest. The organization expects over 400.000 visitors from both national and global backgrounds for its 23rd edition. Among the second wave of confirmed artists are: 808 State (UK), ACE1 (JP), Adam Beyer (SE), Agar Agar (FR), Agoria (FR), Amelie Lens (BE), Amy Root (NL), Anna (BR), Andrew Weatherall (UK), Anja Schneider (DE), Antal (NL), Animistic Beliefs (NL), Anthony Parasole (US), Arp Frique (NL), ATEQ (DE), Avalon Emerson (US), Awesome Tapes From Africa (US), Axel Boman (SE), Axwell / Ingrosso (SE), Baris K (TR), Bassjackers (NL), Blawan (UK), Bob Sinclar (FR), Bokoesam (NL), Boo Williams (US), Broederliefde (NL), Bruxas (NL), Call Super (UK), Carnage (US), CIFIKA (KR), D-Block & S-Te-Fan (NL), Dâm-Funk (US), Detroit Swindle (NL), DJ Bone (US), Dj Boring (AU), DJ Nobu (JP), DJ Stingray 313 (US), Dr. Rubinstein (DE), Edward (DE), Eefje de Visser (NL), Efdemin (DE), Etapp Kyle (UA) FJAAK (DE), Fedde Le Grand (NL), Feed Me (UK), Gerd Janson (DE), GoldFish (ZA), GOOSE (BE), Gregor Salto (NL), Gui Boratto (BR), Haiku Hands (AU), Headhunterz (NL), Hernan Cattaneo (AR), Honey Dijon (US), Hunee (DE), I-F (NL), Idiotape (KR), Inga Mauer (RU), Jameszoo Quartet (NL), Jayda G (CA), Jensen Interceptor (AU), John Talabot (ES), Joost van Bellen (NL), Josylvio (NL), Julian Jordan (NL), Karenn (UK), Kenny Dope (US), Kevin Saunderson (US), Kiasmos (IS), Konstantin (DE), KSHMR (US), Lena Willikens (DE), Lil’ Kleine (NL), Loco Dice (DE), Low Steppa (UK), Lucas & Steve (NL), Lyzza (NL), Map.ache (DE), Marcel Dettmann (DE), Max Abysmal (NL), Max Cooper (UK), Mehmet Aslan (CH), MEUTE (DE), Michael Mayer (DE), Miss Kittin (FR), Modeselektor (DE), Modestep (UK), Molly (FR), Moody Mehran (NL), Motor City Drum Ensemble (DE), Mount Kimbie (UK), Mr. Wix (NL), Nakadia (TH), Neel (IT), Netsky (BE), Noisia (NL), N’to (FR), OBJECT BLUE (CN), Oliver Heldens (NL), Oceanic (NL), Optimo (UK), Or:la (UK), Orpheu The Wizard (NL), Pachanga Boys (MX), Paquita Gordon (IT), Paul Kalkbrenner (DE), Pegboard Nerds (NO), Phaeleh (KR), Prins Thomas (NO), Project One (NL), Raiden (KR), Rebolledo (MX), Red Axes (IL), Ricardo Villalobos (CL), Rinaly (JP), Robert Hood (US), Roisin Murphy (UK), Roman Flügel (DE), Romare (UK), Ron Morelli (US), Saagara (IN), San Holo (NL), Sandrien (NL), Shanti Celeste (CL), Sasha (UK), Seth Troxler (US), Sevn Alias (NL), Soichi Terada (JP), SOPHIE (UK), Space Dimension Controller (UK), Steven de Peven (BE), Sunnery James & Ryan Marciano (NL), Surgeon (UK), The Mauskovic Dance Band (NL), Tiga (CA), Tijana T (RS), Tsepo (NL), Vladimir Ivkovic (DE), Volvox (US), W&W (NL), Wildstylez (NL), Woody’92 (NL), Yallah! Yallah! (NL), Yellow Claw (NL) & Zip (DE). More than a festival The post Amsterdam Dance Event announces second wave of artists appeared first on Only Techno.
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