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IBIZA Q&A: HANNAH WANTS

Hannah Wants’ rise over the past few years has been nothing short of meteoric. Having cut her teeth on the infamously hard-to-crack San An circuit, the Birmingham native followed up her auspicious start with a string of competition wins which ultimately propelled her into the limelight. Hannah has hardly had a minute to look back since — so much so that she now has her own show on BBC Radio 1 and a burgeoning DJ career.

HANNAH WANTS: TO WANT AND TO HAVE

Words: Lily Moayeri Pics: Nathan Damour

VIDEO: AKG'S N9OQ HEADPHONES

AKG in collaboration with Quincy Jones have announced the release of a new pair of headphones featuring state-of-the-art technology. The N90Q feature, as the blurb states, “TruNote technology, which is composed of a new, proprietary software solution for auto-calibration and frequency response measurement in combination with a patented, dual-foam ear cushion and pistonic motion driver”.

In short they sound shit hot!

 

JAMIE TRENCH: DIGGING IN

DJ, producer and enterprising label boss Jamie Trench has seen his vigorous blend of disco, house and deep underground jams — or how he would describe it, “Grooves to move ya” — rise to acclaim over a short, successful period of time. At the young age of 20, Jamie played his first show at the notorious Lightbox in London before becoming integrally involved in his local scene at the Loft Party in Milton Keynes.

DVBBS BE GOOD TO ME

Now that the initial Stateside EDM explosion has had some time to settle, its lasting impact on the music-loving youth of the day is finally being felt. Where David Guetta, Deadmau5 and Skrillex first ushered in the maximalist movement, a second wave of younger, hungrier talents are now taking over. Right at the heart of this secondary evolution are acts like Canadian dance duo DVBBS (pronounced “dubs”), aka brothers Chris and Alex Andre, who are 25 and 24 respectively.

DVBBS BE GOOD TO ME

Now that the initial Stateside EDM explosion has had some time to settle, its lasting impact on the music-loving youth of the day is finally being felt. Where David Guetta, Deadmau5 and Skrillex first ushered in the maximalist movement, a second wave of younger, hungrier talents are now taking over. Right at the heart of this secondary evolution are acts like Canadian dance duo DVBBS (pronounced “dubs”), aka brothers Chris and Alex Andre, who are 25 and 24 respectively.

TEN WALLS: NOT ANOTHER BRICK IN THE WALL

“I'm a straight guy,” says Ten Walls, aka Lithuanian producer Marijus Adomaitis, also known as Mario Basanov, as he fixes his gaze directly across the table in a quiet South London cafe. It's already dark outside where we've decamped, following this month's cover shoot, to talk about the incredible rise of Ten Walls and the launch of his own label, BOSO. 

PREMIERE: MAK & PASTEMAN 'OH BABY'

Best breakthrough producer nominees Mak & Pasteman had a huge year in 2014, and they’re keeping the momentum going. After cutting their teeth on Redlight’s Lobster Boy and Ben Wesbeech’s Naked Naked, Mak & Pasteman are looking to secure their place in UK production royalty with their new release on Digital Soundboy.
 

MUMDANCE & LOGOS: SMASHING THE PROTOCOL

'Sankofa' is both a word and symbol native to the Akan language of southern Ghana that stands for the notion that it is OK, in fact imperative, to keep looking back at the past as we move forward. After speaking to London-based producers Mumdance and Logos, and understanding how they approach sound and songwriting, DJ Mag is reminded of this term since it applies in many way to their modus operandi. 

B.TRAITS ANNOUNCES THURSDAY NIGHT SERIES AT XOYO

The lovely B. Traits has kicked of 2015 well by just announcing her Thursday night series at XOYO. 

The Canadian Radio 1 DJ will be bringing different friends along each time she comes to XOYO.

For the first part of the series she has invited Friend Within.

The action starts at 10pm on Thursday 12th February. Tickets are £6 and can be purchased through XOYO's website and Resident Advisor. 

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