On an evening at the end of September 2017, I caught up with Martín Miguel, asking him about Better Listen Records and his DJ career. In this first half of the interview, Martín told me why he started Better Listen, what distinguishes Better Listen from other disco and house labels, some of his insights into the DC party scene, thoughts he has on cultural appropriation in music and what disco has
Yoni Wolf of WHY? is a one-of-a kind, authentic, no nonsense, jack-of-all-trades kind of guy. Not only is he a visual artist, but he’s also a songwriter and lyricist who raps, sings, and plays countless instruments. Out of necessity, he has had a heavy hand in recording and mixing much of the WHY? catalog throughout the years. I believe he does it all through his instinctual knack for curious experimentation.
Oliver Nelson is a Swedish producer who is known for remixing some of the best pop artists in the music industry: ranging from Tov Lo, Kesha, Whitney Houston, Ella Henderson and more. While he has amassed acclaim for his remixes, it is his original tracks that also scream originality and talent. It’s no wonder that popular EDM producer Kygo has sung many praises for Oliver Nelson’s skill as a producer.
Wølffe is an electronic pop artist based in SE London, UK. She is a rising star with her dark, brooding electro-pop music comparable to Banks, AlunaGeorge and MØ. I spent time with Wølffe, aka Lexy, discussing her beginnings as an artist, how she cultivated her stage performance, and we had a behind the scenes discussion of her music video for her single “Fuck With Me.” While her bubbly confidence and impeccable
In the summer of 2015, Tittsworth & Friends brought a dream double bill to U Hall: MikeQ and Vjuan Allure. Baronhawk Poitier started the night with some prime Baltimore club cuts, I remember thinking “why would anyone ever listen to any other type of music?” during his warm up set. Vjuan Allure stepped up with a one-two punch: bootlegs insanely incorporating The Lion King and “Poison”. As MikeQ entered the