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9 items by Max Mertens

  • Ryan Hemsworth Is Getting the Hang of the DJ Lifestyle

    Ryan Hemsworth Is Getting the Hang of the DJ Lifestyle | ARTICLE

    Over the last few years, Ryan Hemsworth has received praise from the likes of A-Trak and Diplo, met Skrillex backstage at an EDM festival, and played a New York Fashion Week runway show where Justin Bieber and...

    November 6, 2013 3:05 PM ET
  • Producer Boi-1da on Drake's Evolution and Doing Shots Out of Grammys

    Producer Boi-1da on Drake's Evolution and Doing Shots Out of Grammys | ARTICLE

    Next week, Drake's much-anticipated album Nothing Was the Same finally arrives and along for the ride again is producer Boi-1da. The Grammy-winning Canadian producer has worked with a slew of top-notch talent over the years, including Eminem,...

    September 20, 2013 12:20 PM ET
  • Ed Banger Records Turns 10

    Ed Banger Records Turns 10 | ARTICLE

    France's Ed Banger Records is one of the most influential labels in electronic music, but to hear founder and owner Pedro Winter (a.k.a. Busy P) tell it, its launch 10 years ago was simply a matter of...

    August 2, 2013 12:25 PM ET
  • Secrets of 'The Bling Ring' Soundtrack

    Secrets of 'The Bling Ring' Soundtrack | ARTICLE

    You might not recognize Brian Reitzell's name, but if you've seen any of Sofia Coppola's films, there's a good chance that you're familiar with his work. As the director's longtime music supervisor, Reitzell has been responsible for...

    June 6, 2013 11:55 AM ET
  • Thundercat's Cosmic Bass Odyssey

    Thundercat's Cosmic Bass Odyssey | ARTICLE

    "Wow, this is beautiful," says Thundercat. The West Coast bass wizard (born Stephen Bruner) looks out on Toronto's Lake Ontario, sparkling in the late-afternoon spring sunshine, during a brief break before an opening set for his friend,...

    May 24, 2013 11:35 AM ET
  • Saxophonist Colin Stetson Enlists Bon Iver's Justin Vernon for Heavy New Album

    Saxophonist Colin Stetson Enlists Bon Iver's Justin Vernon for Heavy New Album | ARTICLE

    He's one of the most sought-after saxophonists in indie rock and has several solo albums to his name. So when it came time for Colin Stetson to record his latest album, New History Warfare Vol. 3: To...

    April 29, 2013 1:00 PM ET
  • Future Inspired by Jimi Hendrix for Next Record

    Future Inspired by Jimi Hendrix for Next Record | ARTICLE

    "This sets the tone for everything that's about to come. I feel like this is my first album that's really going to touch the people in the right way." Atlanta rapper Future has just woken up, but...

    January 28, 2013 1:20 PM ET
  • Vancouver's Punk Scene Blows Up

    Vancouver's Punk Scene Blows Up | ARTICLE

    No one knows where exactly the nickname came from, but Vancouver has become known in recent years as "No Fun City." "It's kind of an urban legend," says Melissa James, who co-directed a 2010 documentary of that...

    January 10, 2013 1:30 PM ET
  • Skrillex, Diplo Bring the Beat to Canada

    Skrillex, Diplo Bring the Beat to Canada | ARTICLE

    With Toronto's CN Tower looming in the background, Skrillex stopped several minutes into his headlining set last weekend to address the crowd. "I'm so happy to be in Canada tonight," he announced from his spaceship-looking DJ booth,...

    July 18, 2012 3:35 PM ET
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