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.
Appropriately titled, "Dutch Influence," the film gets right to the point with saying that dance music originated in Europe and explains it's transition into America. The film features talented, global superstars such as Tiesto, Laidback Luke, Fedde Le Grand, and many more. The doc will follow these rising talents through some of the party capitals of the world and give fans an insight of their experiences and what it takes to stay fresh in the revolution of dance music. Check out the trailer and for more information visit the Dutch Influence homepage here.
Italian producer and DJ Alex Gaudino has been a big name in the business for over a decade. His hit track, 'Destination Calabria,' swept dancefloors across the globe in 2007. Having founded two labels, RISE and Magnificent Records, it seems the house music master has done it all, from finding talent as A&R to producing original chart-toppers. We had a chance to sit down with him to get the scoop on how he manages to excel at all of it.
When did you first begin producing music/DJing, and when did it hit you that this is what you wanted to do for the rest of your life?
Nicknamed the ‘Voice Belgique’ (the Voice of Belgium), Quentin Mosimann is making a name for himself internationally as one of the few existing DJ-singers. Known for his use of various instruments and his wild and unpredictable performances, Quentin sat down with Joonbug at the Perry Hotel in South Beach to talk about his favorite names in music, his beginnings as a jazz singer, and his current international tour.
You’re probably best known for your success in the French reality TV show, Star Academy France. What were you doing before the show?
Kristin Schrot, better known as "Miss Nine" has helped pave the way for female DJs everywhere. One of the first to ignite the model/DJ trend worldwide, Miss Nine is one charming, beautiful and talented package in demand everywhere from Seattle to Buenos Aires. When she’s not traveling the world playing the latest tracks from her own label 925 Digital, Miss Nine is busy being the ambassador for Levi’s Curve ID line and Plan International, a designer for the leather jacket brand Goosecraft and a spokesperson for Pioneer. When she’s running at full speed doing the aforementioned things, she’s listening to Michael Jackson and M83, running in forests and throwing down in the kitchen. Sorry fellas, but this fresh-faced beauty is taken.