The Toxic Avenger, aka Simon Delacroix, is set to release his latest LP Romance & Cigarettes on Ultra Records, June 10. The only toxic thing about this release is how addictive it is.
“I read this interview with Avicii the other day in the Guardian,” Axel Boman tells DJ Mag. “And the Guardian interviewer was like, 'Avicii's experiment with country music has paid off and he's raking in millions. But is he having fun, is he enjoying himself?' That's really important. Is he passionate about what he does? I don't know. Not everybody can be the Johnny Depp of acting, having credibility and making shit-loads of money, or be the Prince or David Bowie of music.
Clouded Vision definitely doesn't refer to the clear path Matt Walsh has trodden in his rise up the quality electronic music rankings. Growing up in Clacton-On-Sea in Essex, he remembers hearing The Prodigy's 'Experience' album at an early age “and everyone drawing happy faces on their homework books. I had to find out what this was all about, and it started there.”
The No Regular Play guys, Greg Paulus and Nicholas DeBruyn, have been playing together for the past 20 years or so — literally, since they have known each other since they were both eight-years-old.
“When you know someone for so long, you can guarantee that the typical frustrations of travelling and working with someone just won't be a problem,” Greg tells DJ Mag. “You come to an understanding of each others' ways and personalities.”
Since the “EDM” beast started to roam, much like the all-consuming blob in that ‘50s B-movie, house music has undergone reconstruction — a re-branding process — in effect cleansing the essence of its original roots.