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October 5, 2012

Drumcell Interview: An Introduction to a Techno DJ

Some of you may be familiar with Moe Espinosa whether that be during his tenure with Native Instruments as a product representative and Traktor clinician, or as a Techno DJ performing around the world. For those of you unfamiliar with Moe he goes by the moniker Drumcell and is the founder of Droid Recordings and co-founder of Droid Behavior. Drumcell with the help of his partners have worked to place Droid Behavior at the center of the West Coast techno scene. If you are a techno fan, you should really check out their website as it is littered with artist biographies, streaming music, as well as a blog and podcast. In the age of Soundcloud, Spotify, Pandora, and other avenues of disposable music, its quite endearing to see the folks at Droid Behavior doing more than hosting live mixes and new tracks, but also actively talking about the music and the culture surrounding it.

Drumcell is …

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September 14, 2012

Dubstep and Heavy Metal: Beautiful Synergy or the Death of Both?

I turned the dial over to the local rock station and something was going on in my speakers that I didn’t expect from a station that played current rock. It was Korn’s “Narcissistic Cannibal” which is a track produced by Korn, Skrillex, and Kill the Noise. If you know anything about Korn and anything about Skrillex then you already know exactly what this track sounds like without even hearing it. As the day turned into weeks and months I found rock radio was playing this track to death and it got me thinking: when did this happen? When did rock radio suddenly become an avenue for dubstep and metal hybridity?…

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September 7, 2012

Summerfest Sessions: Whiskey of the Damned

Hailing from Milwaukee, WI, Whiskey of the Damned bring an eclectic mix of old Irish Celtic music with a punk influence. Frontman Eoin McCarthy, percussionist Jay Wolf, and bass player Matt Schuetz all double as sound engineers and stage workers when they aren’t performing their brand of alternative folk. With so many influences it’s difficult to lock these guys down into a particular genre but however you describe their sound, it’s clear they like playing music and working with other musicians when they are not performing themselves. These three members of Whiskey of the Damned were running their own stage at Summerfest which had seventy plus artists performing. While it may have been a smaller and more down to earth stage when compared to the bloated arena style stages, it was actually the best place to be during the day with a nice cool breeze coming off of Lake Michigan.…

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September 6, 2012

The UniqueSquared Podcast- Episode 3- Gimmicks

We have updated our Podcast format to include more in depth discussions on current trends in the music industry.  Tune in this week as Paul, Taylor, and Jeremy discuss gimmicks used by artists in the music industry.  Is any musician truly original?  Are they all creating a new gimmick to draw fans in?  Listen to Episode 3 of the UniqueSquared Podcast to find out.…

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August 31, 2012

Summerfest Sessions: Alexa Carter

Touring with Staind frontman Aaron Lewis and slated to head out on the road with him once again, big things are happening for singer and recording artist Alexa Carter. With the release of The Ballerina EP earlier this spring, she is headed back into the studio to record her first full length album. Without pigeonholing Alexa Carter into a particular genre, she likes to describe her sound from those artists which influence her like OneRepublic and Sara Bareilles.…