Interviews

Boys Noize Returns to His Roots on ‘Strictly Raw Vol. 1′

You might say Boys Noize is in a good position. The German producer and DJ born Alex Ridha demolishes big-tent stages as himself and with…
By: Harley Brown / June 22, 2015

Q&A: Hudson Mohawke on Why New Album ‘Lantern’ Is His ‘Curb Your Enthusiasm’

Lately, Hudson Mohawke has been talking about his TNGHT, his rattle-trap, boom-bap duo with Montreal producer Lunice, a lot. He's also been discussing his production dutie…
By: Harley Brown / June 17, 2015

Q&A: Steve Aoki Talks ‘Neon Future II,’ Believes the Machines Won’t Turn Against Us

To finish Neon Future II, his third studio LP and the conceptual follow-up to last year's Neon Future I, Steve Aoki cut down his extraordinary touring load. "I…
By: Harley Brown / June 12, 2015

Everclear’s Art Alexakis: ”Sparkle and Fade’ Was My Escape Route’

Art Alexakis is nursing a broken foot. Sustained "trying to dodge somebody in a doorway — I didn’t want to trip over them and I tripped…
By: Rachel Brodsky / June 11, 2015

Nozinja ‘Gambles With His Talent’ on Major-Label Debut, ‘Nozinja Lodge’

When journalist and photographer Wills Glasspiegel discovered shangaan electro — a hyper-sped-up, synthesizer-ized interpretation of traditional African music forms like kwaito house and tsonga disco — it…
By: Harley Brown / June 9, 2015

Giorgio Moroder: Disco Kingpin, Reluctant Solo Artist

You won't meet a lot of 74-year-old musical innovators friendlier than Giorgio Moroder. Despite maintaining a distant persona during his heyday as the disco geniu…
By: Andrew Unterberger / June 5, 2015

Tove Styrke’s Guide to Swedish Summering

June signals the start of summer: dripping ice cream cones, blown-out car speakers, and unsophisticated debauchery ensue, but for the animated Swedish singer-songwriter (and former Swedish Idol…
By: Brennan Carley / June 3, 2015

ASTR Celebrate Release of ‘Activate Me’ With an Interview in GIF Form

Earlier this spring, ASTR walked SPIN through the recording process of their upcoming Homecoming EP, the sequel to last year's lauded Varsity. Now they've released "Activate Me," the…
By: Brennan Carley / June 2, 2015

Major Lazer’s Walshy Fire Dives Deep on Influences for ‘Peace Is the Mission’

Before Walshy Fire was known for unleashing bashment bangers as one-third of Major Lazer along with Diplo and Jillionaire, the producer cut his teeth in Black Chiney, a Miami-based…
By: Harley Brown / June 2, 2015

Q&A: Chance the Rapper’s Vocalist Friends Talk ‘Surf”s Overstuffed Chicago Sessions

Chance the Rapper and his band the Social Experiment finally released their long-anticipated full-length Surf on Thursday night. The release boasts an incredibly star-studded crew of…
By: Colin Joyce / May 29, 2015
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