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Interview with Eddie Thoneick

Hey Guys, I had the amazing privilege to meet one of my country fellow and favorite DJ; Eddie Thoneick! He was kind enough to answer few of our questions:

So first Eddie, tell us something about you:

-Well, the story began in 1993 with winning a Dj Contest at a well known institution Club Tribehouse in Düsseldorf at young age of 15. From that day I played all over germany. In 2000 I started producing with an akai s2000 sampler, midi keyboard and Cubase audio..so really urban. In 2006 my first breakthru record “Love Sensation” was released and caused major interest & support around the globe. With my musical background playing various instruments from the age of 4 on, I was able to create my own style and I think I still do have a unique style in my productions. Remixes came flying in from the likes of Guetta, Sinclar, Moby, Van Helden, Sanchez, Placebo and now P Diddy.

I recently started working with House Legend Erick Morillo & his label Subliminal. In early 2010 we already came up with several tracks which will be released over 2010…Next to producing I´m Djing a lot around the globe which is the thing I live for.

What and which Artists influences you to become who you are today?

Wow, well there were plenty. back in the days it was Todd Terry, Little Louis, Erick Morillo, legend Quincy Jones, Van Helden and I was a big Axwell fan from the beginning.

How did you start to produce together with Erick Morillo, and how did you meet each other?

-We´ve known each other for a couple of years, but properly touched base end of last year. Somehow I asked him “hey why don´t we do some proper studio action together”. He was always a big supporter of my tracks, so one thing lead to another and I came up with the idea for “Live Your Life”. I all was so easy, and we simply fit together like we always been working together.

How would you describe your own Style to making Music and what for Elements did you focus on when you making a Track?

-the most important thing is creating something unique, not doing tracks like so called “preset producers”. People who always use the same sounds, just using standard presets of synths. that´s awful. Creating something unique is a challenge I´m working on every day in the studio and it´s never boring. You never know what you can expect and the coolest things happen by accident by just creating new sounds, using effects on synths that are normally not made for that use. For example Vocal or guitar effects on drums or synth. that can do magic from time to time. As well it´s important getting that big tight sound and brilliance which I create by using various Compressors, Sidechains etc…most effective there are the plug ins of Oxford Dynamics, The Quadra Fuzz (in Cubase), Blockfish. Ozone and a whole bunch of Instruments I totally love.

You made a Name in the Scene and now you’re DJing whole over the World. It’s a dream come through?

-yes it´s even been more than I expected and it´s simply fantastic. I have the best job in the world, doing what I love and earning decent money with that.

Do you have more production coming this summer? Is it by yourself or are you collaborating with other artists?

There are several productions in the pipeline with Erick, which we´re gonna release soon. We just finished our remix together for the new P Diddy SIngle “Hello Good Morning” and there are gonna be big remixes by AN21 & max Vangeli, Muzzaik of “Nothing Better and remixes by Chuckie, Eddie Thoneick Dub & Chillout Mix of “Live Your Life”…so a lot going on right now. next to this I´ll be mixing the “Subliminal Essentials” which will be out in September.

Is there anyone that you feel that you don’t have time to produce with?

– Well I think I´m quite satisfied at the moment. Been working with the people I respect the most in the scene. But with Erick I will be doing a lot of work and we´ll be able to work with nearly every artist Vocal-wise we cant.

What is your Top 5 Tracks at the Moment:

1. Erick Morillo & Eddie Thoneick “Live Your Life” (Chuckie Remix)

2. Sandro Silva “Only you” (East & Young remix)

3. HCCR “Here comes that sound”

4. Switchfoot “Always Yours” (Max Vangeli & AN21 Remix)

5.Firebeatz & Joeysuki “Hidden Sound”

Favorite Software-Plugin:

Sylenth1, Quadra Fuzz, Oxford Dynamics, Philharmonic, Ivory Upright Pianos, Blockfish

Favorite Live-Setup:

3 CDJ 2000, EFX 1000, DJM 800

Eddie Thoneick Homepage

Thank you for your time Eddie, it was great to speak with you. Keep us posted on your upcoming work!

If you want to stay in Touch with Eddie Thoneick check out the following:

http://www.myspace.com/eddiethoneick

http://www.facebook.com/eddiethoneick

http://twitter.com/eddiethoneick

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Sebastien Leger Interview @ Nokia Theatre, NYC for Cuepoint

Since there is not much happening today, here is a nice interview made by cuepoint.tv of Sebastien Leger, when he was in NYC for his show at Nokia Theatre.

Mikael Weermets Interview

On Sunday we were telling you about Sebastien Drums & Avicii – My Feeling For You (Tom Geiss, Mikael Weermets, Johan Wedel Remix) and I told you guys we had a lil’ surprise…Well, right before the release (May 10th) we had a chance to talk to really talented DJ/Producer Mikael Weermets, ENJOY 😉

JADORE: Hello Mikael! First of all can you start by introducing yourself to the readers, where you from etc.?
MIKAEL: Hi! My name is Mikael Weermets, 23 years old from Gothenburg Sweden!

JADORE: how did you got introduced to house music?
MIKAEL: I started listening to house music when i was 12 years old, it was all about funky house back then, i fell in love instantly, been hooked since then! 🙂

JADORE: You are releasing a remix of AVICII & Sébastien Drums “My feeling for you” alongside Johan Vedel and Tom Geiss – how did you guys met? What made you decide to work together?
MIKAEL: Me & Johan have actually known each other for years, we are close friends and hang out a lot. Tom and Imet through this wonderful world of music, we all liked this project so we just decided to do it together, like a Sweden-France connection 🙂

Sebastien Drums & Avicii – My Feeling For You (Tom Geiss, Mikael Weermets, Johan Wedel Remix)

JADORE: When you started working on the remix, what elements did you want to focus on?
MIKAEL: When we approached this one, the main thing was to do something different than the original, but a straight up dance-floor track.

JADORE: Are there any types of steps you like to stick to when attacking a new track, any kind of golden rules you like to stand by?
MIKAEL: For me, the most essential part of a track is a powerful breakdown, a hook with a melodic bass-formula that gets the dance-floor moving.

JADORE: In your “Producers Briefcase” which tools were used most when creating the remix?
MIKAEL: I have some special kicks & more atmospheric element i tend to use a lot, to get a certain feeling to the track.

JADORE: Currently you are an upcoming DJ in the house scene, your name and tracks are everywhere, what’s the secret?
MIKAEL: I think the secret is hard work. I spend all the time I can in the studio working on new projects & ideas. I have a huge line of remix inquiries that seems to be growing everyday, and that motivates me, to see that so many people would want me to approach their track. I wish I had more time, because I have to turn down so many offers, because of the lack of time.

JADORE: Do you have any upcoming solo release? What do you think 2010 has in store for you?
MIKAEL: There is a lot of solo-stuff actually. EP´s like “This Is”, “Dumdum”, “I´ll House U”, “Love Is” are strictly my own projects, and then there are lots of collaborations besides that. 2010 is going to be a great year, my schedule is packed, both gig wise & production wise, which is really fun, in this amazing world of music, you never know whats next!

100% JADORE SUPPORT

JADORE: Last but not least, will we be hearing any previews of what’s cooking in the oven right now?
MIKAEL: Yes you will my friends! We just launched my official youtube-channel which will be updated weekly, with previews, studio clips & a whole lot of other fun stuff!
Check it out right here : http://www.youtube.com/user/MikaelWeermetsTV
Love, peace & house music! Thank you!

JADORE: Thank you for your time Mikael. Guys make sure to check out “My feeling for you remix” Monday next week, at JADORE we will keep you posted on Mikael new tracks and remixes anyway 🙂

http://weermets.com
http://twitter.com/mikaelweermets

People: Bob Sinclar is Back!

Great interview of Bob Sinclar after his gig at ambassadeur in Stockholm. For all the “French Sexy house” lover, trust me: BOB IS BACK!

PS: I have seen a lot of misspelling of Bob’s name, so just to clarify: It’s not “Sinclair” but SINCLAR.

Swedish House Mafia Interview February 2010 New York

SHM is interviewed by Columbian TV before their gig happening there in a few weeks, they are talking about last year but also their new track coming up!

[YOUTUBE=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gS1QZjL2zBM]

The song they are talking about is the one we posted a video about few days ago. Here is another one from Axwell gig in Russia, playing the new finished but unnamed track:

[YOUTUBE=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w4w2Hgs_JT8]

AN21 Interview

What’s up everyone this is my first post and its a very special one, so let’s straight to it. Here is an interview with AN21 who is an up and coming Producer/DJ, I can’t wait to see how big this kid gets in 2010
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1. Who are you and where are you from?
AN21: Antoine, born & raised in Stockholm, Solna.
2. When did you get your first dj gigs?
AN21: I got it when I was 16. Didn’t know anything about djing at all so I bought an old Pioneer CDj, borrowed Philip Jensen´s old Stanton player, bought a mixer for 30 euros and practiced for 2 days straight. The gig went great! Had to lie in order to enter the club though, since I was underage.
3. If you could give one very good tip for young dj’s/producers to
make it to the top what would it be?
AN21: Work hard and harder… hard work always pays off.. its the key to success.
4. How do you think house music will develop during 2010 for you and
the scene generally?
AN21: I´m not sure really, the house scene is always changing, but in general everything seems to go back a couple of years, more techie and a lot more ”funky discoish” I love it!
5. AN21, What is the best/most usefull thing Steve learned you so far?
AN21: That hard work pays off.
6. What would your ultimate gig be?
Max Vangeli: Sensation White
7. What are your top 5 tracks at the moment?
AN21:
1. Ellie Goulding – Starry eyed (AN21 & Max Vangeli Remix)
2. AN21 & Max Vangeli – Secret Remake
3. Analog People in a Digital World vs Tim Deluxe – It Just Wont Do
4. Bengang (Dirty South Booty)
5. Mescal Kid – I Need You
8. What do you enjoy the most, Dj’ing or Producing?
AN21: Both!
9. What do you think is coming in 2010 since 2009 was such a big year
for house music?
AN21: A LOT of new producers!
10. What do you see as your main strengths as producers?
AN21: That´s gotta be my way to make it clubby, real powerful & energetic sounds… My ”specialty” is beats & bass.. funky & sexy
11. Where are your coming gigs and when are you playing in Sweden next
time?
AN21: My next gig in Stockholm is in May with the release of my compilation.. But I´m not going to say more about that!
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