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James Kabat

Editor, based in Chicago specializing in pop, dance, and underground club culture. I have interviewed some of the world's biggest DJ's and I enjoy diving deep into the minds of my musical heroes.

Steve Angello Takes On Spirituality on Powerful ‘Genesis’ EP

It took a while for Steve Angello to recover from the enormous success of Swedish House Mafia and find his voice again. Prior to the formation of the DJ supergroup (with Axwell and Sebastian Ingrosso) the Swedish producer was easily one of the best in the business, but after seven successful singles with SHM, the massive […]

Sofi Tukker Showcase Suppressed Aspects Of Their Personalities In Their “Fuck They” Video

You know all of those things that hold you back from being your true self, like negative thoughts, unsupportive superiors, shitty friends, and bad habits? Well, fuck them!!! Who cares about them?! That’s the theme of Sofi Tukker‘s newest smash-in-the-making, candidly entitled Fuck They. The song, co-written by Scissor Sisters‘ Jake Shears, is “About anything that holds […]

Mamby On The Beach Brings Summer Bliss to Chicago Shores

Mamby On The Beach sailed onto Chicago’s Oakwood Beach over the weekend of June 24th and 25th bringing smiles to over 30,000 faces for the third year in a row. The eclectic chill out extravaganza consisted of a well thought out multi-genre lineup, four stages, a multitude of activities and food and drink options, and plenty of sunshine. […]

Galantis Share Their “True Feeling” & Announce Sophomore Album

Galantis’ True Feeling comes out in euphoric new video. Just two weeks after dropping the trippy video for their single Hunter, Swedish duo Galantis return with True Feeling. Highlighted by tropical synths, the song starts out with a scaled-down intro and verse before it explodes into a euphoric house-influenced chorus. The song is a welcome […]

Alan Walker Discusses The Success of Faded, Superstardom at 19, and Helping Children Fight Cancer

If you aren’t at least somewhat familiar with Alan Walker‘s 2015 global smash Faded then you have probably been living under a rock. The overwhelmingly somber downtempo electro house track has gone to number one in over twenty countries, has garnered over 673 million streams on Spotify (and that’s not counting the remixes), and its music video […]