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To describe Spaniard Dennis Cruz’ sound is to enter a refined, deep-tech and techno groove with a hint of dub that moves you. Known for his deft productions that frequently chart in Beatport’s Top 100, and with releases on acclaimed labels Snatch!, Saved, Stereo Productions, Deeperfect and Material, he’s been steadily making his mark among noted industry veterans. We sat down ahead of his Canadian debut at Captive Audience’s Equinox party this past weekend in Toronto for a light-hearted conversation punctuated with laughs and a few stories. He touches on his production background and process, challenges, influences and advice to...

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With great content from formidable talent, I thought it'd be valuable to take a look back at quotes and ideas that stood out. The intention for the series is to connect with fascinating, creative artists and thought-leaders who have carved out an authentic path in a field they're passionate about, and to reflect their experience, vision and thoughts to you. Here's a glance at four compelling interviews with links to the full version.  There's power in sharing our stories - they call us to our truth, stir us to action and remind us of our common humanity. These conversations abound with insight,...

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Just over four months and 15 interviews in, with great content from formidable talent, I thought it'd be valuable to take a look back at quotes and ideas that stood out. The intention for the series is to connect with fascinating, creative artists and thought-leaders who have carved out an authentic path in a field they're passionate about, and to reflect their experience, vision and thoughts to you.  There's power in sharing our stories - they call us to our truth, stir us to action and remind us of our common humanity. These conversations abound with insight, and have personally been...

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It’s said a picture is worth a thousand words. To see Robert Babicz’s studio set up is to begin to understand the story and trajectory of this unique artist and innovative master of electronic music, sound design and audio engineering. The Polish-born, German-based [Update: now Malta-based] producer has over 1000 releases on seven albums, and tracks for labels including Bedrock, Intec, Systematic, Audiomatique and Treibstoff. We talked over Skype while he was in San Francisco, ahead of the second gig on his North American tour. His spirit is warm, welcoming, thoughtful and light-hearted. The conversation was insightful and punctuated with...

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(photo: Ded Agency) Electric Island’s much anticipated season finale is on the horizon and I had the fine opportunity to talk with Alberto Jossue ahead of his Island debut. Hailing from Lima, Peru and nestled in Toronto for the past 13 years, this producer, audio engineer and DJ has made a tangible mark on the scene in a relatively short time. With three releases out this year, the latest a collaborative effort with fellow Torontonian Aleksandar Kojic, out on L’Enfant Terrible, a growing list of gigs locally and beyond, and an eye on more projects, this talented artist is poised...

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