It’s not everyday that you meet a mega DJ-producer who can drop beats as well as he can write code. I’ll hazard a guess that Richard Billis, known by his stage name Lazy Rich, is the only renowned business-minded software and sound engineer out there. Over the blaring beats of Morgan Page’s set at Avalon Hollywood on the last day of February, I interviewed Lazy Rich after his killer set, which unleashed the kraken on Avalon’s refurbished stage.
This self-proclaimed “nerd” hails from England, but is now based out of Canada where he operates his own music label, Big Fish, and his revolutionary online software system, Label Engine. He’s got his hands in all aspects of a variety of different creative and technological business ventures, yet despite his multifaceted success, Lazy is the most humble DJ I’ve ever had the pleasure of chatting with. Lazy studied computer science at the University of Bristol and established himself as an adept computer programmer long before his days as a globetrotting DJ headliner. He is now known for multiple productions that have topped charts on Beatport and other sites, as well as ‘The Lazy Rich Show’, which is one of the most listened to electro podcasts being produced today. His own label, Big Fish, is one of the premier electro-house labels, having helped launch the ascendance of DJs such as Zedd and Porter Robinson. Read on for some great insight into Lazy as a person, an artist and a businessman. Continue reading
Max Graham, the trance DJ and producer behind the wildly popular ‘The Evil ID’, will be performing as part of his Cycles Tour to Exchange LA on Friday March 7th for Insomniac Events Awakening. He’s toured the whole world and his music has been supported by the likes of Markus Schulz, Armin Van Buuren and more. Lucky for you, we’ve got a pair of tickets to giveaway!
HERE’S HOW TO ENTER: head to our facebook page to like, share and tag a friend in our post. We’ll pick one lucky winner at 2PM the day of the show!
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Written by: Cassandra Ibarez – February 28th 2014
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For the first time ever, Krewella is going to take over the Fox Theater on their Road to the Desert tour. Get ready to GET WET!
Krewella does not fit the archetype of the proverbial EDM DJ as this trio has broken all the rules bringing a rebellious rock n’ roll attitude and often performing live vocals, garnering them a faithful group of fans. They got their start in metal bands before dedicating themselves to the Krewella project in 2010, living and creating together in a Chicago loft. Sleeping on mattresses on the floor and creating a make-shift vocal booth, they recorded their song “Alive” which eventually made it to Billboard’s Top 40. Flash forward to today where the young motley crew has become a household name for every EDM enthusiast seeing them headline festivals across the world.
Catch them Saturday March 15th at the Fox Theater in Pomona, because if there’s anything more remarkable than their meteorical rise to fame, it’s definitely going to be the show they will put on. Don’t miss it! We’ll have a full post-show review and in the mean time, make sure to follow @edmvidz on Instagram to get live videos from every event we attend!
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Written: Melissa Kil – Editor: Damien Boulat – February 27th 2014