Can you tell us about some of the parties/venues that shaped you as an artist and a performer?
Diego Camejo: The first venue I started DJing at consistently was Mokai. Being the resident here has taught me so much. Because it is a small boutique club, it is naturally a very intimate setting. It is a venue where people are not necessarily going to focus on the DJs performance; they’re their to have a good time, which makes it more difficult as a DJ to craft a set that gets people’s attention.
The Toronto-based hip-hop/electronic trio KEYS N KRATES (comprised of members David Matisse, Flowinsky and Adam Tune) just dropped their latest single on Dim Mak Records "Treat Me Right." The single is the first track to be taken from their upcoming EP SOLOW. The track was premiered across the prime airwaves of Annie Mac’s taste-making BBC Radio 1 show, 'Annie Nightingale's' and also made it on Diplo's 'Diplo & Friends' mix, all to a hefty welcoming.
Since then the trio has been seeing a huge amount of support from the online realm resulting in the track becoming an anchor in the sets of big artists such as Major Lazer, TNGHT, Diplo, Annie Mac and Salva over the past few weeks.
Recently, the iconic trap-tinged electronic/hip-hop monsters have been crowned #1 on Billboard’s official “Next Rising Artists” chart. Keys N Krates are also gearing up for high profile North American LIVE shows at SXSW Festival (Austin, Texas), Blue Martini (Tampa/Orlando FL), and WMC (Miami, FL). Listen to "Treat Me Right" below as you'll be in for quite the trap treat with this song.
Raised by a family of musicians, Swedish house producer and DJ, John Dahlback, found his niche in electronic music in his early teens. Along with topping international charts, his tracks have appeared on Pete Tong’s Essential Mix and Tiesto’s In Search of Sunrise 6: Ibiza album. He is the founder and owner of Pickadoll Records (which has released tracks by artists such as Dada Life and Robbie Rivera), and he has played at Belgium's Tomorrowland Festival five times. John is also no stranger to Miami, spinning at the city's biggest EDM-fueled clubs such as Amnesia, SET, and Mansion, amongst others.
Another day, another rager in Miami! As Thursday is the eve of the Ultra Fest, there is an absolute abundance of bacchanal opportunities. With a plethora of huge musical acts at the most poppin’ spots, the festivities shall be flourishing ‘till the break of dawn. Get an early start on the impending musical maelstrom—rage hard and often!
Here’s the low down on all the madness descending on the eve of the ‘fest!
Chuckie & Friends Presents Dirty Dutch at Amnesia
With Miami Music Week in full swing, the million dollar question quickly becomes: Where are we raging? Wednesday offers a slew of nocturnal festivities, featuring the biggest acts in EDM, plentiful booze, and endless opportunity for explicit shenanigans—hooray for hump day!
Here’s the full fiesta line-up!
When: March 21st: 11pm-5am
Where: Amnesia (136 Collins Avenue)
After discovering house music in 2010, I dabbled in the different sects of electronica and found myself in love. In March of 2011, I made my official crossover from rap-enthusiast to househead when I attended Ultra Music Festival. Nearly a year later, I cannot wait to return to my stomping grounds and once again bask in the harmonious music and beating sunshine.
Last year’s festival was an incredible experience, but as a newbie, I had a lot to learn. The low-point of my weekend was when my ticket was ripped off of the lanyard strewn around my neck by a drunken fool. The maniac grabbed the ticket that was hanging above my chest, and ran. Luckily, my mother had always instilled within me the importance of self-defense, so I lunged at the crazy kid who attempted to steal the $275 ticket and returned the item to its rightful owner... me.
Come down to Beach Bar this Saturday and hit the dance floor jamming to DJ Johnny Budz. Johnny Budz holds more than one title as a popular club DJ, radio DJ, remixer, producer, and entertainment company CEO, just to name a few. If he’s not spinning at the hottest clubs in the New York/New Jersey area, he’s either remixing top Billboard hits or taking over the airwaves on his various mix shows. His extensive repertoire of house music has brought thousands of club goers to his dance floor, wherever he is.
Frankly, tequila and I don’t have the best relationship under the sun. Honestly, we don’t agree AT ALL! We’ve spent many nights together and have shared many special occasions; but in the end, as I spend the remaining rest of the night trying to remove it and the remains of whatever else I had to eat that night off my shoes and the next morning wondering what exactly happened, I’ve realized that there’s no real way to possibly salvage our failed relationship! Yet, there is one great relationship this year between tequila and a significant other: the 2011 WMC! As the Winter Music Conference approaches, or as we fondly refer to it, the WMC, Magave Tequila is one of the conference’s main sponsors. Hmmm…WMC and tequila, how appropriate for such an event during Spring Break in sunny South Florida! Sounds like the perfect couple.