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Some say that a picture is worth a thousand words. With that thought in mind, we sent RA's photo team to The Amsterdam Dance Event, which is quickly becoming one of the most important conference/festival dates on the dance music calendar.
There's been a lot of talk about deepness lately in the world of electronic music, but hardly any attention paid to some of the originators of the sound. RA's Thomas D. Cox recently caught up with one of the most underappreciated—Rick Wade—to talk Theo Parrish, Kenny Dixon, Jr., booty bass and anime.
San Francisco producer Dave Aju's Open Wide was constructed solely from sounds taken from his mouth. And, believe it or not, it may just be one of the year's best debut albums. RA's Dave Stenton caught up with the man they sometimes call The Unorthodoctor to find out more.
Free of its hyper-local beginnings, dubstep DJs are now fighting the good fight worldwide. RA's Samuel Strang recently tracked down Benga, who will be hitting Turin's Club to Club Festival next month, to find out how it all happened this way.
Frankfurt-based Connaisseur has made a name for itself for it as the place for "minimal trance," but as RA's Eike Kühl tells it, the imprint (and its two sublabels) is much more than that.