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[Artist Profile #6] Grabbitz

[Artist Profile #6] Grabbitz

Editor’s Note: Before we begin, it should be noted that much-appreciated assistance in the interview process came from my co-writer, Sabrina Clark Nick Chiari, better known for his DJ/producer alias Grabbitz, has been really making a name for himself the past year or so. The Buffalo, NY native has seen […]

[Artist Profile #5] SunGlasses Mike

[Artist Profile #5] SunGlasses Mike

What is an evening with SunGlasses Mike like? I was fortunate enough to be able to interview him and also catch him spin a live set right in front of me last Friday. I arrived at his apartment around 8:25pm, parked my car and walked up to the door. I […]

[Artist Profile #4] Rufus Gibson

My man, Rufus motherf#%$$ Gibson. His personality and goofy demeanor is only outmatched by his skill on the decks, constantly spinning the dopest classic house tracks you’ll hear in this part of New York state. Having released several tracks on many different labels–Mr. Jack Recordings, Cabbie Hat Recordings, and Lightworks, just to […]

[Artist Profile #3] Local Heroes

If you’ve been listening to Above and Beyond’s Group Therapy podcast lately, then you probably have heard of a massive track titled “Hera“, produced by Buffalo’s very own trance trio, Local Heroes. They had their track supported by Above and Beyond; that’s a huge feat in itself. When the current […]

[Artist Profile #2] Spencer Brown

[Artist Profile #2] Spencer Brown

Rising progressive house/tech-house phenom Spencer Brown has had one great year to say the least. With the release of two stunning EPs, the first featuring tracks “Double Down” and “Chalice” released on Avicii’s LE7ELS record label. His second EP of the year came with songs “Jaboom” and “Mirek,” all 4 […]

A look behind the scenes of Igloo Music’s “Reanimate”

A look behind the scenes of Igloo Music’s “Reanimate”

For those who decided to ring in the New Year in Buffalo just a few weeks ago, you probably counted down your last few minutes of 2014 at Reanimate 1.5, the annual New Year’s Eve warehouse party hosted by local music collective, Igloo Music. Founded in Buffalo NY during September 2011, Igloo Music was […]

[Contest] Win a Ticket to TomorrowWorld, Mysteryland, or Movement 2015

[Contest] Win a Ticket to TomorrowWorld, Mysteryland, or Movement 2015

It’s an incredible time to be alive; to watch our world come together for several days united by a common goal (music), regardless of our age, physical appearance, religious beliefs, sexuality, ethnic backgrounds, or physical/mental handicaps, is a beautiful thing. For me, music festivals are as much of a learning experience as they […]

[Artist Profile #1] Cosmic Gate

[Artist Profile #1] Cosmic Gate

The number of positive things to say about this German trance duo is limitless. Since Cosmic Gate’s inception in 1999, Claus Terhoeven (AKA Nic Chagall) and Stefan Bossems (AKA Bossi) have created trance masterpieces that have truly helped evolve the electronic music scene into what it is today. You seldom see a […]