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There’s been a lot of activity on this blog in 2012. Not having a search bar on here, I feel that some interviews have been overlooked. I want to highlight 10 conversations I’ve had in 2012 that left a lasting impact. I also want to say how much I appreciate all of you that read and support Disco Droppings. WordPress sent me my annual statistics report for this blog, and in 2012, people from 135 countries came through; America being number one, followed by the UK and Canada. I haven’t traveled outside of America, besides Canada and Mexico. It’s inspiring and humbling that my features have reached people as far away as Mongolia, New Zealand, Australia, Indonesia, Vietnam, Thailand, Cambodia and Sri Lanka. Onward and upward..

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10. Distal (Atlanta, Georgia) –  We talked about his acceptance into RBMA 2013, his fantastic Boiler Room set, his label Embassy Recordings, along with books and films he’s been into recently.

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9. Bosstone (Melbourne, Australia) – Started off this post with his epic tune “Lean”, off his Gun Club EP via Paradisiaca Recordings. Also profiled his remixes of Pryda’s “Miami To Atlanta” and Amerie’s “1 Thing”.

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8. Alex Bau (Germany) – I was super hyped to talk with Alex, as he’s my favorite techno producer. We discuss his huge output of releases in 2012, where to go out in Germany, why he calls his remixes “Repaints” and what “The Holy Bassdrum” means to him.

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7. Jonny Dub / Hoya:Hoya (Manchester, UK) – Jonny is a resident DJ and co-founder of Hoya:Hoya, one of the top club nights in the world, which has hosted Kode9, Actress and Hudson Mohawke to name a few. I loved his “Hoya:Hoya Podcast Mix #2”, and chat with him about the club night, who he’s inspired by and the dynamics between Illum Sphere (co-founder of Hoya) and himself.

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6. Mosca (London, UK) – It was quite a challenge, coming up with questions for such a razor-sharp producer like Mosca. He gives advice to young producers like myself, and talks about his Eva Mendes EP for Hypercolour.

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5. Slick Shoota (Oslo, Norway) – I had such a good time talking with Slick back in May. For the rest of the year I’ve watched his tunes be exposed to more and more people, through his touring schedule and support from high-profile artists. His tracks were featured on “Diplo and Friends” for BBC Radio 1 and Machinedrum has been regularly playing his remix of Bambounou’s “Alpha”. We talk about his “Percussion Skank” EP, his favorite juke phrases and his “Windbreaker” collaboration with Cedaa.

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4. Ghostdad (Brooklyn, New York) – This dude put together some of the coolest visuals I’ve ever seen for Porter Robinson. When I traveled to Las Vegas back in June for EDC, my favorite set hands down came from Porter. At 19 years old, he played the main stage (which was the biggest stage in North America to date) on the third day. Ghostdad’s visuals for the show combined anime, video games, nature, space and mayan/egyptian imagery. He also accompanied Porter Robinson as a VJ on his Language Tour.

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3. Lucid (Melbourne, Australia) – By far the most in-depth interview I’ve done so far. I got to know Lucid for weeks through AIM leading up to the interview. This is pretty close to his life story, documented on Disco Droppings. Everything from Tupac to N64 to his “cry/lovemaking” dream set is included here.

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2. XI (Berlin, Germany) – This conversation flowed so easily. Christian is a very special man; he talks passionately about Actress, videogame soundtracks and what a game soundtracked by XI would look like.

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1. Alana Watson of Nero (London, UK) – The beautiful and lovely Alana. I got her perspective as the vocalist for Nero. She talked with me about her headlining show in Seattle for Resolution 2012, Daft Punk’s Alive 2007 show and her favorite Nero track.

– Jimi Jaxon

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We goin’ hard today on Disco Droppings, with the powerful return of Bosstone. He’s got a solid EP out on Paradisiaca Recordings called The Gun Club, as well as a remix for Mike G’s Boost release, on Car Crash Set. Pay attention..

 

DD So many stunning Bosstone trax have been created since we last talked in November 2011. You are another talented dude from Australia that’s been profiled on Disco Droppings. I’ve got to get down to your country and see James Arctic, What So Not, Mirror State, Benson and yourself in action. How are you feelin? 

B Feeling good bro. Getting really positive feedback on my new tracks so everything’s going well! Yeah, you’ll have to come down some time! I think you would like Aus.

 

DD I’ve been bumpin’ your new mix for PTW quite a bit. I watched some of the video showing you mixing it up on the Pioneer CDJ’s. We are kindred spirits as DJ’s, got some of those myself. Is that the equipment you usually use, or do you enjoy Ableton and/or Serato for playing shows? 

B Thanks! Really glad you feel it. I’m only just starting to pick up dj’ing so it’s cool to get your support. Yeah the CDJs are mine, they are what I usually use to practice on and what I use in the clubs. I’ve never tried using Ableton or Serato for a show, kinda put off by how unstable they can be sometimes. They look interesting though, so maybe when I get a new laptop and have some time to check them out I will.

 
DD Your remix of “Miami To Atlanta” is INCREDIBLE. I’m happy to say, this Bosstone re-work (along with “Lean”) will be played on a massive stage during my set at Paradiso Festival on 6.23 (Performers include Knife Party, Chris Lake, Afrojack, Digitalism, Dillon Francis). The style of this remix is a bit unexpected, compared to your other productions on Soundcloud. Is that a one-off thing, or will you ever do something similar in the future? 

B I’ve really been influenced a lot by Jersey club, B-more and New Orleans bounce and have been playing around with that sound for a while now and a couple of my tracks have been really influenced by this (Up or my remix of Amerie – One Thing for example). DJ Hook, DJ Sliink and Nadus have definitely been a part of this and I owe them so much for their support. It’s not the last time you’ll hear this sound from me, I’ve got some stuff cooking up.

 

DD I checked out your buddy Lucid‘s music, super rad. You two seem like a formidable pair. What’s your dynamic like together? What do like most about this guy? 

B Lucid is like my big gay brother. But meaner. He’s got a great work ethic and he tells it how it is.

DD Is your community of fans evenly mixed between guys and girls? It feels like you’d get respect from the lads and lots of love from the ladies..

B From the looks of it it is a little weighted towards the guys. I think that’s just the way the scene is at the moment, or at least that’s what it seems like in Melbourne.

 

DD When I hear the music your putting out, the words “swag” and”attitude” pop up. You’ve got a lot of style, and I was wondering if there’s any ultimate examples of swag that you look to currently? 

B Goldust. 17 time WWE & WCW champion. Enough Said. Lunice. He’s just got that aura about him you know. The way he keeps party’s so hype is a real talent to have. Sometimes people take music too seriously, I think he and Hudson Mohawke are bringing some fun into dance music which is something I’ve always tried to do with my tracks. Riff Raff and Lil B have been doing the same sort of thing as Lunice and HudMo in rap which I love.

DD What’s in the works for the rest of 2012? 

B So much! I’m off to Europe next week, staying in the UK and France. Going to link up with some producers over there so hopefully some new collabs are on their way. Going to start work on my next EP while I’m over there too. Just finished up two remixes which I probably can’t say much about… but they are some of my favourite tracks I’ve done to date so I can’t wait to share them with everyone. This year is going to be a big one.

 

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– Jimi Jaxon