Berlin-based producer, DJ and label owner Shonky will spin at Tabaq this Sunday for D33P S3CR3TS, Stranger Than Paradise and Denis Bejan’s “Sunday’s Rooftop Closing Party” – alongside Panorama Bar resident Ryan Elliot, Circoloco’s Andrew Grant, Navbox and Jubilee. We were more than excited to catch up with him to discuss his inspirations, new productions, Appolonia, crate digging in Berlin and the “Shonky Touch.” As a former student of mathematics and

Back in November, we featured some new music by Milwalkee based DJ/producer/visual artist Richard Galling, aka Richard Richard. Well, we’re really excited to have him guest at BLISS this Saturday (RSVP here and purchase tickets here). Richard’s productions just keep getting better as he finds more ways to reinvent classic House and Techno sounds. Case in point – check out this bassline in his remix of “Holiday Romance” by Detachments. Detachments: Holiday Romance

I had a chance to catch up with Berlin DJ/Producer DJ Kaos and ask him about touring, his independent label, and what to expect in 2012. Also be sure to check out his new mix below.

One of United Kingdom’s latest musical hypes is Darren Williams, better known as Star Slinger. Despite beginning less than two years ago, Star Slinger has already built up a well-respected, eclectic portfolio that has reached media across the globe with his sampling aurora of old and new school influenced work. Darren just recently arrived in the states and is currently making his rounds across the country on his very own

I recently caught up with D.C. native Jacques Renault as we discussed music, life, Twin Peaks, and a possible return home. For more info, check out his site here. Bonkerz: You grew up in Washington, DC and used to be involved in the punk scene before moving to Chicago in 1997 and then NYC in 2002. How did both of these cities change your career/direction in music ? Jacques Renault: It