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 […]

How DATA_BYTE Conquered His Destiny & The American Bass Scene [Interview]

Few things are as imaginative as the vibrant visuals of DATA_BYTE, except the story that led to him becoming a VJ.  The artist caught up with MP3 MAG to discuss his long road to finding a home in America, and how he eventually fulfilled the music destiny laid before him by his parents. DATA_BYTE—real name […]

VAMPA & ZÍA Talk Collab “New Levels” & Getting Back On The Road [Mix+Q&A]

Two is always better than one, so it’s an extra special occasion for VAMPA & ZÍA. The bass music artists and friends both made their Circus Records debut earlier this month by joining on the fire-y single, “New Levels.” VAMPA brings her genre-fluid approach, along with unmistakable melodies and vivid sound design. Riding high off […]

The Jungle Giants Talk ‘Love Signs,’ Making Dance Floor Bangers [Interview]

Hailing from Brisbane, The Jungle Giants have steadily become one of Australia’s favorite indie outfits. As they begin their second decade as a band, the four piece have turned a new page with their sound. MP3 MAG caught up with lead singer/songwriter/producer Sam Hales to talk about the band’s recently released fourth album, Love Signs. […]

Benny Bridges Finds Calm & Confidence on Debut LP, The Duck Tape [Interview]

After co-founding indie electronic group and label Fantastic Voyage, Benny Bridges soon caught the itch to depart on his own sonic expedition. At a time when he was struggling with self-doubt, an introspective Bridges took time to explore his own relationship with music, and found the process of creating an album to be highly therapeutic. […]

ASW Finds Identity Through Music, Benefitting Crisis Hotline [Interview]

Some of Alex Wagner’s earliest memories were laying on the ground, listening to his father play the piano. When Wagner got his own piano and learned at the age of 7, he began to teach himself a unique language through music.  A few years later, his mom finally allowed the family to have their first video […]

Polo & Pan Create Magic on Long-Awaited LP, Cyclorama [Interview]

The power music can hold is quite astonishing—from the tingling excitement of hearing your favorite song to the tears shed watching a beloved group perform live, front and center. French electro-pop duo, Polo & Pan, harnessed these emotions and poured it all into their sophomore LP, Cyclorama, which released today, June 25. Made up of […]

Rising from 2020’s Ashes, Dirtybird Icon Worthy is Reborn [Interview]

Iconic DJ and Dirtybird Records co-founder, Worthy, is famous for breaking barriers in house music with eclectic mixes and a one-of-a-kind sound. Last year, while many artists channeled 2020’s chaos into new music and virtual sets, Worthy stepped back from music to focus on herself and coming to the realization that she’s transgender.  “I didn’t […]