NEZ: How the Producer Plans to Bring His Creative Edge from Hip-Hop to House Music

NEZ is no stranger to success, but how does one follow up a fruitful career in Hip-Hop and break into House? They make a splash.  The multi-talented artist caught up with MP3 MAG to discuss his past work with A$AP Rocky and Schoolboy Q, his Chicago roots, and how he plans to take his House […]

How Vinyl, Wakeboarding & Electro Soul Yielded the Rise of Daily Bread

The origins of the Daily Bread project started back in 07-08, when Rhett Whatley began collecting vinyl records. At the time, his mother was moving and amidst packing up her belongings, came across the records that she collected growing up. The collection would be passed down to her young and continuously inspired son. Whatley recalls […]

Saltus: How Community Shaped the Producer, Manager & Promoter

Being raised in a musical family is a blessing that few understand. Shaped by this paradigm, a person will look at the world in an expressive light that’s a privilege to those living it. One such example is Boston-based electronic creative Will Saltus, who has yielded a fruit of labor and love unlike many others.  […]

Mersiv Talks Pretty Dark Loud, The Power of Expression Through Music

Music has the ability to exist in its own vacuum – defined by a shade of emotion or thought conceived in the artist’s mind and incepted into the listener’s.  When an artist intentionally fuses these elements—much like Mersiv has on his debut album, Pretty Dark Loud—it creates something universally relatable that can reach beyond fans […]

Adam Deitch Reflects on Origin of Lettuce, Getting Back on the Road

As an elite funk outfit and purveyors of good times, it’s no wonder why Lettuce have continued to find success and fandom three decades into their career. MP3 MAG caught up with drummer Adam Deitch to reflect on the journey, and what to expect as the live music virtuosos emerge from the pandemic. The Lettuce […]

RUKU Reveals How She Took Control of Her Dreams & Creativity

Though difficult to summarize in words, Renee King—code-named RUKU—is a multi-faceted artist and a true-blue creative in the world of flamboyant fashion. She holds the title and reigns of singer-songwriter, illustrator, and fashion designer, but is not one to be described with a lone descriptor. Following her collaboration with Wreckno, G-Space, and Lysn., “WHO GON […]

Australia’s Night Tales Ready to Make Global Impression [Interview]

Kamaliza Salamba and Aaron Bannie longed for the music world, but it took nearly a decade to find the magic and commoderary needed to transcend that vision. MP3 MAG caught up with the aspiring international producers to detail the journey that got them to America, and how they hope to connect with listeners globally as […]

VEIL and Notlö Talk B2B’s, Inclusivity & Life on the Road [Interview]

When bass music queens VEIL and NotLö first came together, they found an untapped potential to their creativity. The up-and-coming bass artists caught up with MP3 MAG to discuss what more representation and opportunity could mean to women artists throughout the scene. Deep Dark & Dangerous alumni Alex Mantekas—a.k.a. Notlö—and industry veteran Becca Drylie-Perkins, better […]

LP Giobbi: How She Revived the Spirit of House, and Channeled Its Power for Good

LP Giobbi has been called the queen of piano house, but her role in the global dance community is so much more.  She has quickly carved out a unique yet nostalgic sound, striking a fine balance between the power and beauty of house music. LP Giobbi—taken from her name, Leah Chisolm, and her mother’s maiden […]

Making Moves: Muzzy Bearr Talks GRiZ, Red Rocks & New Music [Interview]

It’s a rare and extraordinary feeling to know what to want out of this short life. Some take years to figure it out, while some never do.  For Detroit, Michigan-native Dan Hacker—a.k.a. electronic artist Muzzy Bearr—it was simple. He knew he wanted to make music his life, so he went out and made it happen.  […]