Elevator Program Blog

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5 Reasons to Take the Artist Development Program

Whether you are just starting out or in the middle of your music production career, the Artist Development Program will help you push past your limits. It is designed for artists who want to get their music to a world class level, where they feel confident playing their tracks at clubs and...

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Creativity & Focus in Electronic Music

While building Elevator Program, I began to reflect on common themes and questions that artists have shared with me over the course of a decade of teaching. One that comes up again and again is focus and creativity. There are a number of different aspects to focus and how that helps us with...

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Review: Amsterdam Dance Event 2018

This year was my thirteenth trip to Amsterdam Dance Event (ADE). Now in its 23rd edition, ADE took place from October 17 to 21. This year it welcomed over 400,000 visitors from more than 100 countries for an extensive day and night program featuring over 1000 events and leading artists and...

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Label Talk with Matador (RUKUS)

We caught up with Gavin Lynch aka Matador following the release of his debut album “Ructions” in 2016 to discuss his creative process in making the album and his label RUKUS. Firstly congrats on the debut album. How did you find working on an album versus an EP? Thanks very much. It was a...

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Studio Talk with Fran Hartnett

When I purchased the Elektron Octatrack the first person I contacted was Fran Hartnett. It was his live show that made me look towards that machine as an alternative to what I was doing at that time with laptops, drum machines, controllers and sound cards. Apart from being a master user of...

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Label Talk with Tom Linder (Detroit Techno Militia)

Detroit Tecno Militia are the most exciting group to come out of Detroit since “second wave” artists such as Richie Hawtin, Claude Young and Robert Hood. We caught up with Tom Linder during their debut Irish show, back in 2014. Where did your journey into music begin?The first “instrument” I...

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Tech Talk with Alex Zinn (PLAYdifferently)

We caught up with US producer and tech specialist Alex Zinn aka SpinnZinn in Ibiza to discuss his work with Richie Hawtin and his PLAYdifferently Model 1 DJ Mixer. How did you first start working for Richie Hawtin?I first started working directly with Richie Hawtin back in the summer of 2014,...

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Label Talk with Dominique Keegan (Plant Music, NYC)

We caught up with Plant Music label boss Dominique Keegan; a Trinity College Dublin graduate who moved to NYC in 1994 and played a huge role in New York's underground House Music scene. How did Plant Music come to be?I started DJing in small bars in the East Village with fellow Dubliner Marcus...

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Studio Talk with Eddie Fowlkes

We open our Studio Talk Series with Detroit Techno Godfather and Pioneer Eddie Fowlkes. After attending a 1978 Charivari party with his older sisters where he saw DJ Darryl Shannon mixing records, Eddie requested a mixer for Christmas. From that time on he mastered the art of DJing leading to...

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